Friday, July 04, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Despite recent complaints about law prof bloggers, the invaluable Law Librarian Blog has as good a roundup of Fourth of July themed reading you could ask for here, here and here. See also Doc Berman's essay on Celebrating liberty in the country leading the world in incarceration rates.

Or if that's too heavy for you, here's a lovely flag-themed pic of American sprinter Allyson Felix taking a victory lap after she won the 200m at the 2005 World Championships, a year after winning the silver medal in the event at the 2004 Olympics in Athens. She runs in the preliminaries this evening in the Olympic Trials in that race and is a favorite to represent the US in the event at the Olympics in Beijing.

Have a great holiday, everybody. Use this as an open thread to let us know what's going on in your neck of the woods.


Anonymous said...

Go Toyota!

SB said...

Have you seen this?
Texas PC Repair Now Requires PI License
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by Brian Heater
From its Texas Rangers to its enthusiastic take on the death penalty, the Lone Star State has long been known for its aggressive stance on law enforcement. Thanks to a strange new law, it's a sting that may soon be felt by a number of the state's computer-repair people.
A recently passed law requires that Texas computer-repair technicians have a private-investigator license, according to a story posted by a Dallas-Fort Worth CW affiliate.
In order to obtain said license, technicians must receive a criminal justice degree or participate in a three-year apprenticeship. Those shops that refuse to participate will be forced to shut down. Violators of the new law can be hit with a $4,000 dollar fine and up to a year in jail, penalties that apply to customers who seek out their services.
Some of the area's larger companies already employee technicians with PI licenses, a fact which generally doesn't apply to small computer repair shops.
Originally published on Gearlog.
Editor's Note: This story has been updated on July 1 with a link to the law that serves as a source for this story.