U.C. Hastings' Ethics Professor Assails the State Bar of California

"The State Bar has unfortunately long been more interested in how things look rather than how they really are," stated Professor Richard Zitrin -- one of the nation's leading authorities on legal ethics -- in a recent article appearing in the Recorder.

Professor Zitrin, who has taught Legal Ethics at U.C. Hastings College of the Law since 1994, along with Professors Deborah Rhode and Geoffrey Hazard, recently delivered a petition to the State Bar Board of Governors.

Public school teacher absenteeism declines when principals have more control

I thought this is worth mentioning, especially here in Toledo.
ANN ARBOR, Mich.—Public school teachers took less time off when principals had more flexibility to dismiss them without completing elaborate documentation or attending a hearing, one of two new University of Michigan studies shows.

Two papers authored by Brian Jacob, a professor at the U-M Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, examined a policy change in the Chicago Public School system in which principals were given complete autonomy to dismiss probationary teachers.

Another bad decision by former UT dean Yueh-Ting Lee

As you can see with the previous post Yueh-Ting Lee has threatened to sue Lisa Renee at Glass City Jungle for linking to stories about his resignation at the University of Toledo as his role as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. As we also read, he moved to the HR department but it makes one wonder if he should be in an admin position at all.

Israeli cover-up continues

Professor: Yigal Amir's Life is in Danger
by Maayana Miskin @
Zaritsky believes that pathological evidence is available proving that Rabin was not killed by Amir, but that the evidence has been covered up by senior state officials. Among those he named as having refused to release information were Attorney General Menachem Mazuz and infamous chief pathologist Professor Yehuda Hiss.


Toledo, OH – The Primary Election results are in, and we now know who is advancing to the General Election.


Wayne Seely, Owens Community College Criminal Justice Instructor

Toledo, OH – Stephen Ward has received an endorsement from Criminal Justice Instructor Wayne Seely. Professor Seely asserts, “Stephen is a man of honor and integrity.”

Parallels could be drawn of 1930 German Propagandists and 2009 American Radio and Cable Hosts

Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945) Master propagandist of the Nazi regime and dictator of its cultural life for twelve years, Joseph Goebbels was born into a strict Catholic, working-class family from Rheydt, in the Rhineland, on 29 October 1897.

Black Monologue on Race?

A Revealing Moment for America

After hurling inflammatory remarks, charging highly professional police officer James Crowley of being a racist and making uncouth comments about his mother ("Yeah, I'll speak with your mama outside"), Negro Harvard Professor Henry Gates, Jr. - seriously lacking self-control and discipline - has the chutzpah to preach to America about race!

Tell the Toledo Free Press to keep their promises

The Toledo Free Press apparently has a plagiarism problem. The Toledo Blade highlights once such instance uncovered by a University of Toledo professor, Mary Linehan. Ms Linehan discovered some unattributed work in the Free Press and informed TFP's publisher and president Tom Pounds in a letter. The letter went unanswered by Mr Pounds, but instead found it's way into the hands of the author of the plagiarized work--Gregg Schwartz. What happened next, is beyong the pale.

Under Restructuring, GM To Build More Cars Overseas

Under Restructuring, GM To Build More Cars Overseas

By Peter Whoriskey
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 8, 2009

The U.S. government is pouring billions into General Motors in hopes of reviving the domestic economy, but when the automaker completes its restructuring plan, many of the company's new jobs will be filled by workers overseas.

According to an outline the company has been sharing privately with Washington legislators, the number of cars that GM sells in the United States and builds in Mexico, China and South Korea will roughly double.

Everyone here take note: Law professor says Kaptur co-sponsored bill would make it a felony to post certain things here

A law professor is putting up the warning flag on this proposed law (HB 1966) and the very vague terms in it. It is being based on the tragic events that lead up to the death of Megan Meier and interestingly enough, the woman who intimidated Megan was convicted, so apparently current laws do work. One has to wonder then why this a one is being proposed. Read it yourself and see how alarmingly vague it is, how it appears to open up a whole can of worms if passed and how that could toss a bucket of cold water on free speech.
2 examples from the blog:

Our Confusing Economy, Explained

Interesting Podcast, Professor highlights part of the financial mess brought on by deregulation and off book deals.

"Perplexed by the U.S. economy? You're not alone. Law professor Michael Greenberger joins Fresh Air to explain the sub-prime mortgage crisis, credit defaults, the shaky future of other types of loans and what we can expect from the U.S. financial markets.

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