Just a note for those not in my class who are looking for civ pro exam questions. They are all available here. (Warning for those in my class: not all of these are suitable for you - some cover material we will not do this semester.)
Quoted in the Daily Press about the 4th Circuit's opinion in Bland v. Roberts. The plaintiffs
are suing Hampton Sheriff B.J. Roberts for wrongful termination. District
Judge Raymond A. Jackson granted
summary judgment to Roberts on a number of grounds: the plaintiffs had failed
to offer evidence that there was a causal nexus between being fired and their
expressive activities, the plaintiffs' actions (including "liking"
Facebook posts) were not expressive speech protected under the First Amendment,
and qualified immunity applied. The 4th Circuit reversed concerning some
Charles Gulley asked a great question in class today (one I have never heard before): Sure you might have waived venue as a defense by failing to bring it up in a timely fashion as spelled out in FRCP 12(g)-(h). But you could still ask to transfer the case under 28 USC 1404, right?
Wim Wenders, Himmel über Berlin I'm a sucker for this movie, mostly because it reminds me of Berlin in the late 80s. The Peter Falk stuff can get tiresome. At 11:50, you can see the Cinema Paris on the Ku'damm, which is where I first saw the movie. I remember at the time that it was an odd experience to see in a movie the very place where I was watching the movie. One of my favorite scenes is at 1:33:00