Seeking to define the survey terms of Gap and Overlap reminds me of what a colleague once said: “You know how on the East Coast people are up in your face and gruff, sometimes mean even? Well, they don’t mean it. Similarly, you know how people on the West Coast are pleasant and kind to
Thoughts & Theory
Scrape that Tar Right Off Your Shoe
Bulldogs 65 – 71 Tarheels. Any lessons for Boundary Disputants?
I am going to venture that there is.
Quite a number of people think that they should go to an attorney who is a “real bulldog.”
The problem with this approach is that they are already signaling that they are already so emotionally charged that…
Beating Your Neighbor Legally Senseless is Good for Them
Many of us are aware of the 10,000 hour rule which Malcom Gladwell pointed out to the world in his book The Tipping Point.
Don’t know what I am talking about?
Well here is a quote apparently about the difference between good and great musicians which I found in my inbox from Brian Johnson…
Without naming it outright, yesterday I introduced “Kettle Logic.”
This is the term that Jacques Derrida – who came up with the famous line “form is content” (or some such in his native French) and many other concepts of deconstructionism – uses to describe the situation of throwing together a stew of contradictory logical claims.…
The Practical Boundary LIne
In his 2008 book titled The End of Lawyers? Rethinking the Nature of Legal Services, futurist Richard Susskind in no less than two places speaks of a future in which legal consumers benefit from ‘a fence at the top of the cliff, instead of an ambulance at the bottom of it.’
No, no this …
The Other Washington
Several years ago when I was yet a “China Hand”, I would often hear those involved in Washington State politics refer to D.C. as “The Other Washington”. At the same time, people who live on the East Coast refer to “our” (local) politics as “The Other Washington”. I am quite certain that this hasn’t changed.…
James Comey is the Double-Hinged Gate of American Democracy
Today’s op-ed section of the Los Angeles Times leads with the intriguing question: “Why doesn’t James Comey run for President?” 
This of course is completely impractical with exactly one week to go until the 2016 election. But there is an important sentiment worthy of exploration here.
Just like this election in which many undecided…
What is a Fulcrum Fact?
A Fulcrum Fact is my designation for the one particular, ambiguous fact for which the argued attached meaning determines the legal contest.
First, recall a fulcrum is that point on a scale where balance is struck between the scale’s two sides. As such, if the weight and dimensions of both sides are equal then the…
Fame Right off the Stage Trump
In a previous post, I indicated why I think Trump is making this bid for president. He want’s Fame! 
Think about it. The guy has plenty of money, but he’s getting older.
He has to be thinking to himself that it won’t be long before things like “Trump steak” will have any meaning.
Love You Till Tuesday?
The Republican race only worsened by virtue of Trump’s widening margin after his coral of majorities yesterday in Michigan, Mississippi and Hawaii.  There appears to be potential room for Ted Cruz if Marco Rubio and John Kasich were to fall in line behind him … but they won’t.
Whereas Trump is otherworldly in a…