People talk about "free speech rights" all the time. But, in reality, our free speech rights are rather limited. Until the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lane v. Franks, No. 13-483 (6/19/14), for example, "free speech" did not apply to speaking publicly about a co-worker at the risk of one’s job. Edward Lane testified before

Judicial interpretation is art, not science.  Judicial interpretation depends entirely on the individual judgment of the judge.  So, it is quite remarkable when a sitting Justice of the Supreme Court calls a justice on the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals a "liar."  Judge Antonin Scalia recently penned a book with another author regarding judicial interpretation.

 Are pantsuits still verbotten as professional wear?  Recently, the new US Solicitor General (ie, the person who actually argues cases to the US Supreme Court on behalf of the federal government) appeared before the US Supreme Court wearing a pantsuit.  One might shrug and think no big deal.  But her choice became the topic of

 I have been in the trenches, too long.  II have been representing employees in their struggle for justice and vindication, too long.   After all these years, I tend to look at judges in terms of how they will look at employment lawsuits.  I should be more balanced, but have to admit that I am