October 07, 2002

Courts and awards

IRST Monday in October: here's a preview of what SCOTUS will take up beginning today. There are cases stemming from the Patriot Act and the "enemy combatant" designation slowly moving up the chain towards the Supremes, as well as a copyright extension case.

Could classical music be a smoking gun behind pop music hits? That's the claim from some guy I've never heard of.

The IgNobel prizes have been handed out; you'll be glad to know that there's now a mathematical technique for estimating the surface area of an elephant's skin. On the other hand, the MacArthur Fellows were named recently as well. I was not a recipient of either prize, to my vast regret.

Finally, my sympathies and condolences go out to Lee, whose mother passed away over the weekend. Losing a parent is devastating, no matter whether rationally expected or not, as I am all too well aware. Good thoughts and wishes to you, ma'am.

Posted by Linkmeister at October 7, 2002 12:03 PM

The Supremes?
*imagining the justices lip synching to Stop in the Name of Love*

Posted by: batgrl at October 8, 2002 09:55 AM

Thank you, Linky. Your thoughts are much appreciated!

Posted by: Lee at October 11, 2002 05:33 PM