Category Archives: South Carolina
“Customers ordered the pills, but were unable to cancel or get a refund. A former VP of the company testified that Warshak required customers to provide notarized documents from a doctor proving that they had small genitals in order to get a refund.”
Learn more about the Enzyte scam here. Wonder if the penalty would have been as severe if women had been the victims.
We invite you to attend “Obama Phenomena: Facets of a Historic Campaign,” a one-day symposium at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law on Friday, August 29, 2008, the day after the Democratic National Convention. Randall Kennedy, the Michael … Continue reading
The LA Times reports: Trojans have priority of use for ‘SC’ logo, says the administrative tribunal of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. August 8, 2008 The University of Southern California and the University of South Carolina share the same … Continue reading
Here. While it is nice to see Columbia get positive media attention, out of all the fine eating establishments here, this decision is flabbergasting. Below is the excerpt endorsing “Maurice’s Piggy Park:” Maurice’s Piggy Park is a chain of BBQ … Continue reading
This. And this. –Ann Bartow
Announcement here. It was clear to me when the two other finalists were women that Pastides was going to get the job. As far as I can tell, the women finalists were perfectly well qualified, but there wasn’t a chance … Continue reading
The State reports: South Carolina’s top tourism agency has canceled an overseas advertising campaign targeting gay tourists. The campaign, tied to gay pride week celebrations in London, included ads that proclaimed”South Carolina is so gay.”A handful of other U.S. destinations … Continue reading
There Are Three Finalists for the Presidency of the University of South Carolina. Two Are Women. This About Guarantees the Job Will Go To the Man.
Information about the three finalists is here. See also. I’ll be happy enough to eat my words if I’m wrong. We’ll see tomorrow. –Ann Bartow
Is that a sign of progress, or of an impending Apocalypse? –Ann Bartow
According to this announcement, and this one as well, which notes: The American Civil Liberties Union will announce the opening of its new South Carolina Office July 2 at a press conference and ceremonial ribbon-cutting that will include Charleston Mayor … Continue reading
Here. And my thoughts turn to trademark law. Which of the two trademarks should be understood to designate source? This pairing is confusing to consumers, the marks potentially dilute each other, and by gosh I feel like the University of … Continue reading
“Irmo High School principal Eddie Walker announced he would step down at the end of the next school year because the Gay-Straight Alliance conflicts with his beliefs and religious convictions.”
Good riddance. And hopefully the Lexington-Richland School District 5 will vote to allow a club for gay students. –Ann Bartow
Or plaster bumper stickers all over your vehicle. You don’t need one of these. And, see also. –Ann Bartow
From the NYT: Matthew J. Bruccoli, whose biography of F. Scott Fitzgerald and outpouring of scholarly essays and critical editions made him the dean of Fitzgerald studies in the United States, died at his home in Columbia, S.C., on Wednesday. … Continue reading
As I told Adam Hochberg. More information here.
“My teaching philosophy is starting to mirror that of Morpheus in The Matrix, who told his pupil, Neo: ‘I can only point you to the door. It is you who has to walk through it.'”
So says Anxious Black Woman, in this post entitled “Advocacy on Behalf of Students of Color.” It gave me a lot to think about, for both general and specific (but unfortunately non-bloggable) reasons. Some students arrogantly demand special privileges, while … Continue reading
And I think they got that one exactly right! Learn more about Feminist Law Prof and all around great colleague Susan Kuo here.
Their Complaint is here. The letter the organization says it sent to the University President is here. (NB: both links are to CLS sites). Application card credit online secured Instant fleet 0 apr credit card application Set up a VPN … Continue reading
Yesterday, by more than a 2-1 margin, Columbia SC voters approved a proposal to allow sales of beer and wine : but not liquor : on Sundays.
Story here. Hope this doesn’t lead to dancing! Slowly but surely McGowan v. Maryland, in which the Supreme Court held that state “blue laws” which prohibited specific activities on Sundays or limited them to certain hours, places or conditions did … Continue reading
Why? Because of this: Gov. Mark Sanford said today that he will not comply with the federal Department of Homeland Security’s standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and IDs, meaning S.C. residents could be subjected to extra security screenings when boarding … Continue reading
Traveling to and from Columbia, SC by air often requires two planes. So I’ve spent a lot of “layover” time in airports. Because Fort Jackson, “the largest and most active Initial Entry Training Center in the United States” is located … Continue reading
By the brilliant Historiann, here. She writes in part: … Although feminist intellectuals who have sophisticated understandings about how power works, we still feel shame about our own experiences. We still see themâ€“to one degree or anotherâ€“as personal failures, rather … Continue reading
Rankings data here. This is in part because the Palmetto State has the highest level of violence of any state in the nation. See also (“…South Carolina has ranked first in the nation, per capita, for violent crime in all … Continue reading
Today I joined thousands of friends and neighbors in running the 5K Get To The Green! My time was not bad for a middle aged law prof (1,041st place, but come on, this is a college town!) and I’ve earned … Continue reading
Columbia SC passes ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity in housing.
From here: Columbia, South Carolina on Wednesday became the first municipality in the state to enact laws protecting gays and transgendereds. City Council voted unanimously to pass the ordinances prohibiting discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender … Continue reading
Background information, if you don’t remember the details, is here. The reasons the official version of events seems utterly implausible are laid out pretty well here. The bad actors may get away with this, but their actions will not be … Continue reading
DJ Snacks versus MC Vegetable made me want to throw my computer out the window. Is that really supposed to reach and persuade schoolchildren? Yeesh. –Ann Bartow
From Popgadget: I don’t use an umbrella because 1) I live in Southern California and it generally only rains 3 days a year, 2) I might poke someone’s eye out, and 3) Where do you store the thing when it’s … Continue reading
So says the Pig! Above is a scan of an advertisement from the print version of my local newspaper today, and beneath it a higher resolution version found on the Internets. I can only imagine what life is like outside … Continue reading
At One Good Thing, Flea, a native of South Carolina, posted about a domestic violence situation here that touched her personally. And she captured in a sentence how I feel about this state most days when she wrote: I think … Continue reading
It’s Democratic Primary Day here, so I voted. Two polling places had been merged into one, and there were only three voting machines, so the line was long. And it was hot inside, for no good reason since it’s only … Continue reading