Tag: Courts

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I must admit, I laughed more than a little last week when a pair of headlines crossed my transom. Here’s the first: Apple Granted Over 2,000 Patents Last Year, Ranking It Around #10 in the US “Around #10” – ???: “Two different organizations came up with slightly different numbers and rankings….” Either way, in a…

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The Founding Fathers – were exceedingly intelligent individuals.  They established for us with their Constitution a framework – which allowed us to create the most successful society in humanity’s history. And the Founding Fathers – loved Intellectual Property (IP).  Because they knew how vital its protection was to their fledgling nation. Behold the Constitution’s Article…

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Tom Cruise has made more than a little bit of money as an actor. For which Cruise has to thank genetics, astronomical-odds-beating luck – and rigidly protective copyright laws. These Intellectual Property (IP) statutes protect the movies in which Cruise appears.  Thereby ensuring said flicks are (mostly) commercially available in formats on which he and…

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We didn’t win the (first) Cold War with Communist Russia – by handing them trillions of dollars. Embargoes and Sanctions – Cold War Sanctions: “In 1948, the United States began a campaign of economic sanctions against the Soviet Union that would last more than fifty years…. “For many years, the embargo on the Soviet Union…

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Judicial activism has been a huge problem for decades.  Judges and Justices ignoring the Constitution and the law – and instead imposing their personal policy preferences.  Pretending they aren’t part of the Judicial Branch – but of the Legislative. The original sin of judicial activism? The Senate has over and over and over again consented…

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Impeaching judges is serious.  So am I: “Impeachment is the constitutionally specified means by which an official of the executive or judicial branch may be removed from office for misconduct. There has been considerable controversy about what constitutes an impeachable offense…. “Because ‘high Crimes and Misdemeanors’ was a term of art used in English impeachments,…