Random thoughts of the week, through May 13

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May 13, 2012 Random thoughts of the week, through May 13

On Sundays, I sometimes veer well beyond the law in my blog entries.

On my Twitterpage,, and elsewhere, I sometimes jot out news items, legal ideas, and personal ideas of interest. Every week or so  I am assembling some of those recent random thoughts.

4th Cir. reverses grant of summary judgment against Muslim inmate denied right to grow 1/8″ beard.

Here is the online detainee locator of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.


D.C. Cir. in Watson affirms non-Mirandized post-detention answer to “What’s in your sock?” question. Keep silent.

The breathalyzer culture in DWI prosecutions is broken and needs to be abolished. Blood is much more accurate.

Each drug felony conviction risks substantially more damage for any further drug felony convictions. .

Dronabinol is the generic version of Marinol.

CT governor expects to sign medical marijuana bill.

The DC area Contemplative Law group meets the last Tuesday of each month.

From Arlington County, Virginia. The quota push on police.

Ways to cope with panic.

When kindness and mindfulness reduce school suspensions.

Sara Davidson’s insightful coverage of Ram Dass.

The White House issued a fake presidential schedule when he was actually flying to Afghanistan. When to believe POTUS?

The AP embargoes story on foiled alleged underwear bomb plot. Obama’s administration seeks a further embargo.,0,7392962.story

Magician Harlan Tarbell directed “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century.”

RT @ZMSeungSahn: Human life has no meaning, no reason and no choice, but we have our practice to help us understand our true self…

Another of the overarching reasons why life is worth living.

An article by Anh-Huong. The Power of Forgiveness. With her husband Thu Nguyen, Anh-Huong is a principal teacher at the Mindfulness Practice Center of Fairfax, Virginia.

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