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  • The Death of the Divine Augustus

    Today is the 2000th anniversary of the death of Caesar Augustus. For anyone who has ever seen it, the Divine Augustus will always be associated with Brian Blessed's portrayal of him (left) in the BBC adaptation of the wonderful Robert Graves novels, I, Claudius and Claudius the God.

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  • Drakeman on Garnett on the Freedom of the Church

    Our friend and board member Don Drakeman has a typically smart and interesting response to Prof ...

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    • The Death of the Divine Augustus

      …Today is the 2000th anniversary of the death of Caesar Augustus. For anyone who has ever seen it, the Divine Augustus will always be associated with Brian Blessed's portrayal of him (left) in the BBC adaptation of the wonderful Robert Graves novels, I, Claudius and Claudius the God. And so, to commemorate the day, here's a snippet of dialogue…

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    • Pope Francis on the Crisis in Iraq

      …In an airborne press conference on the way back from Korea yesterday, Pope Francis addressed the ongoing humanitarian crisis in Iraq. In response to a question about the American bombing of ISIS targets, the Holy Father made three important points. One, unfortunately, was not helpful. First, the Pope said, under Just War theory, it is "licit…

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    • Don’t Forget the Christians

      …This past weekend, the United States began to intervene in the humanitarian crisis unfolding in northern Iraq. The Islamist group, ISIS, has made a lightning conquest of much of the region, persecuting religious minorities, and even some Sunni Muslims, everywhere … Continue reading…

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    • Indefiniteness in the ED Tex After Nautilus

      … No, not theheavy metal band- they just had a useful logo. Multiple opinions from ED judges in recent weeks on the subject of indefinitness under the new standard set forth inNautilus.  As you might expect, the outcomes are dependent on the specific claims at issue.  As I posted several weeks ago, one court has already found all the remaining…

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    • "Fifty Shades of iPad" - MCS seminar tomorrow

      … As a reminder, if anyone has paralegals in the area that need CLE, I will be conducting my purportedly lip-biting seminar on personal productivity, managing a law office, going paper-less and updating attendees on practice in local federal tomorrow tomorrow at the Summit Club in Longview.  The seminar brochure is attached.Download Fifty Shades…

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    • Iraq’s Christians Still Need Our Help

      …For people seeking to understand the crisis facing the Christians of Iraq, there’s an interesting panel discussion on the website of France 24, an English-language news station based in Paris: “Iraq’s Christians: Nowhere to Run?” The discussion is in two segments, … Continue reading…

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    • The Civil Religion of the First World War

      …Today is the centenary anniversary of the beginning of World War I. On July 28, 1914,  one month after Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria was assassinated, the Austro-Hungarian empire made its first moves against Serbia. The Great War would end … Continue reading…

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