Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Phil Spector: another entertainer endorses Obama

The LA Times calls Phil Spector's endorsement of Barack Obama "dubious"...I'm inclined to think that Phil's endorsement is genuine and heartfelt. Perhaps the election is keeping Phil's mind off the tedious business of being tried (again) for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson.

Barack Obama endorsement...and, be careful what you ask for....

Convicted (and subsequently executed) kidnapper and murderer (okay, he was a "participant" -- the guy who actually did the deed with a claw hammer got life in prison -- Bishop's conviction was for felony murder under Mississippi law) Dale Leo Bishop endorsed presidential hopeful Barack Obama before his execution on Wednesday, 23 July 2008.

In the "be careful what you ask for" category, "Bishop, who was mentally ill [a fact disputed in his appeal to the Mississippi Supreme Court], asked a judge for the death penalty after he was convicted." ...and so, he got satisfaction, nearly ten years after the crime of which he was convicted.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Heller and voting rights

Over at the Volokh Conspiracy, commenter Mikeyes has drawn an interesting parallel between Heller and voting rights. Worth thinking about as Heller litigation rages on....