Saturday, July 24, 2010

New York Bar Exam Stories

It's cool and comfortable here in the library, but even a virtual feline can't help noticing that the stress-filled final days before the New York Bar Exam are here. Bar exam stories (great for a quick study break) are all over the web, but there's a particularly interesting blog post about some "legendary screw-ups" made in past years--not by those taking the New York exam, but by the system examining them. "Bar Exam Horror Stories (A Round-Up From Years Gone By)" was put together by attorney Eric Turkewitz, author of the New York Personal Injury Law Blog, who was personally involved in one of these snafus. As he notes, there is a lesson here for all future attorneys.
Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Thursday, July 22, 2010

From Unearthly Landscapes On Earth, To The Truly Unearthly

Escaping from the Earth is the ultimate Summer vacation. Do so vicariously by having a look at some of the superb images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Privacy or the Lack thereof on the Internet

You may or may not be concerned about your privacy or lack of privacy on the web. Social networking such as Facebook, twitter and LinkedIn have their issues; and the way your use of the web is tracked raises other issues. Should you be concerned about privacy? Check out:
Social Networking Privacy: Something to Tweet About; and,
E-Monitoring and the First Amendment: What Can Tech Do?

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat

Sunday, July 18, 2010

People's Court Testimony Not Good Enough for Brooklyn Supreme Court

It turns out that The People's Court isn't quite the same as a real state court. Last week, a judge in Brooklyn found that testimony from the show could not be relied on in NY Supreme Court. However, the city might appeal the decision, which probably also affects testimony given before Judge Judy and Judge Joe Brown.

Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat