YoungJastrow commented on the blog post To Those Who Have Supported My Coverage of Bradley Manning’s Court Martial (So Far)
Your work on the Manning case is amazing. Keep up the excellent work!
YoungJastrow commented on the blog post SCOTUS: State University ‘Christian’ clubs not allowed to discriminate against LGBT students
They probably didn’t vote to accept the case because it sounds a lot like the situation presented in “Christian Legal Soc. Chapter of the University of California, Hastings College of Law v. Martinez.” That was decided fairly recently and this case doesn’t sound like it would present any new issues for them to decide.
Just in case you’re wondering, the christian legal society in that case also discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and their arguments lost at the SCOTUS.
youngjastrow commented on the blog post Conservatives Now Officially Hate All of the Republican Presidential Candidates
Just for the record, pat robertson isn’t wigged out by the crazy. He just thinks it means they won’t get elected – he actually loves everything they say.
youngjastrow commented on the diary post Frog Gravy: The Kentucky Incarceration Experience 3 by Crane-Station.
A man is touring Ireland when he is approached by a wicked looking fellow holding a knife. The fiend demands that the man tell him what religion he follows. The man, knowing of the violence between catholics and protestants, takes a moment before saying “I am jewish.” The fiend replies “Then I’m the luckiest palestinian [...]
Appellate courts give a good amount of deference to trial court findings of fact and rulings on evidence, but the appellate court can overturn even those issues, usually on an abuse of discretion/clearly erroneous standard. Law issues are reviewed de novo – no deference at all. Basically this means that on the question of whether [...]