Archive for October 11, 2011
Tonight is the seventh in what sometimes seems a neverending string of Republican Presidential debates. This two-hour debate, to be broadcast on WBIN-TV and Bloomberg TV at 8PM EDT (5PM PDT), is at Dartmouth University in Hanover, New Hampshire, and moderated by Charlie Rose, to be joined by Julianna Goldman of Bloomberg TV and Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post. Tonight’s sponsors are WBIN-TV, Bloomberg, and the Washington Post.
The exclusive focus of this debate is the economy.
We’re back to the Élite Eight candidates; Gary Johnson, present at the last debate, is again absent from the mix. So where are we now? (more…)
Today’s case to be argued before the Court, Pacific Operators Offshore LLP v. Valladolid, is a perfect example of why I’m not an attorney or judge.
A good abstract of the case by Richard Epstein is in the SCOTUSblog. The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act (OCSLA), 43 U.S.C. § 1331–35 and Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA), 33 U.S.C. § 901–95 cover harbor workers, and with the extension provided by the OCSLA, offshore workers or their heirs are compensated for:
any injury occurring as the result of operations conducted on the outer Continental Shelf for the purpose of exploring for, developing, removing, or transporting by pipeline the natural resources, or involving rights to the natural resources, of the subsoil and seabed of the outer Continental Shelf.
The question before the Court in the instant case is what is meant by “as the result of operations”. (more…)