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Bart Torvik
Attended University of Wisconsin-Madison
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Friday Facts every day of the week.
I've got a Friday Facts post up over at Bucky's Fifth Quarter, this time with conference-only stats for the Big Ten. I've also gone ahead and set up a page here that has the conference-only stats for every conference. It's ov...
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Other than March Madness, this might be the best time of the year for college basketball. Michigan and Villanova played a great neutral court game last night. It looked looked like Nova was going to run away with it after the...
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Last week I argued that not many Americans actually love the death penalty so much that they are okay with killing innocent people. Yet there's good reason to believe that innocent people have been put to death, which raises ...
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That's my Onion style headline.
I've been meaning to respond to Mr. Gillette's thoughtful post inspired by Judge Kopf's statement that “many federal judges, and I would suppose many state judges as well, understand that the death penalty has and will contin...
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A recent New York Times op-ed extols the supposed virtues of unsupervised childhood. The argument in the op-ed is essentially that letting kids get into a little trouble makes them more well-rounded human beings, leading them...
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Our eyes turn, once again, toward The Prize
Longtime Reader(s)™ surely recall the saga of Kenneth Kratz, the Wisconsin prosecutor who sent sexual texts (what the kids call "sexts") to a victim in a domestic abuse case he was charged with prosecuting, and other terrible...
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Pleased to announce this year's winner ....
I'm excited to announce that the winner of the 2015 Bart Torvik Wisconsin Sports Person of the Year is: BO RYAN Congratulations to Coach Ryan! This is the 13th year in a row that he has won the award. Reached for comment, C...
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The most vociferous criticism of the T-Rank results has been about the Big East projections, so I thought I'd take a moment to discuss them here. Here are the T-Rank projections for the Big East: T-RankTeamPyth ProjHanner18Vi...
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You may have heard that Apple has implemented a robust new security feature with its latest mobile operating system: the phone's data is now encrypted by default, and Apple retains record of your passcode or other "backdoor."...
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No need to be cynical - believing the best about people usually is enough to explain partisan disagreement
We haven't yet discussed the latest legal challenge to Obamacare, which is now in the news thanks to conflicting decisions issued by the DC Circuit and the 4th Circuit on the same day last week. The issue is that the Obamacar...
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When I was spending a few months over at the Minneapolis City Attorney's office, the big issue in misdemeanor criminal defense was "source code" challenges to the Breathalyzer test in DUI cases. The criminal defense bar was a...
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Reader(s)™ have lodged many complaints against the blog over the years, but the most recent complaints have been: Mr. Torvik seems to have gone AWOL; and Specifically, Mr. Torvik appears to have abandoned his promised 94-par...
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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
    Philosophy, 1994 - 1999
  • University of Minnesota Law School
    Law, 2000 - 2003
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Early Big Ten test for Illinois
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Among Big Ten teams, it's safe to say Illinois had the most surprisingly positive performance during the non-conference season. No one was e

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Gillette-Torvik Blog: The cost of a slur? Apparently $1,000.
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The cost of a slur? Apparently $1000. When asked (and sometimes without being asked), I identify my religon as Roman Catholic. Some of my ir

"E pur si muove!": The Militarization of the Police
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Here is an excellent article by Radley Balko on a very disturbing trend: More and more, police forces across the US are using military-style

Junior Seau Is Dead Cont.
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Art Schlichter, who started four years at quarterback for Ohio State, was picked fourth overall in…

The Awesome Powers of the Librarian of Congress
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Reihan Salam writes on NRO: Recently, the Librarian of Congress decreed that it is now illegal for Americans to unlock their own smartphones

Gillette-Torvik Blog
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UPDATE 4.15.2012: In its typically deliberative (that is slow) fashion, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has gotten around to imposing "reci

The Volokh Conspiracy » More on the Supreme Court Leak
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My own sort of educated guess, based on people I talk to at the Supreme Court, is that — Well, as I'm sure people know, there's an initial v

Accounting for less-than-perfect policy
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OFTEN it happens that the ideal technocratic solution to an urgent economic problem of national scope is incompatible with the beliefs or in

Torvik Law LLC
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Torvik Law LLC is an Evanston-based business law and litigation firm that serves small and growing businesses in Chicago and its northern su

Busy Busy Busy
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Reihan Salam writes on NRO: Tim Kreider has written the provocation of the movement for educated professionals and semi-professionals. We ar

The state of the Macro Wars
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New Update: The pessimism in this post has been proven (somewhat) wrong. Bernanke just announced that the Fed will buy $40B of mortgage-back

Why There's No Such Thing as 'Having It All'—and There Never Will Be
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When smart women lament the challenges of having everything at once all of the time, they sound awfully childish

Reality bites
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BACK in the salad days of Gen X, when Ethan, Winona and Janeane took to the silver screen to whinge about divorce, AIDS and McJobs, it was o

Individualism and its alleged discontents
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KURT ANDERSEN, a writer and public-radio presenter, pins America's imagined ills on the rise of rampant individualism, by way of observing t

Happy Independence Day: A Story About Becoming American | Popehat
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Note: I've posted this story before. But I think about it every Fourth of July, so I wanted to post it again. I've updated and edited it a b

Balkinization: The Missing Constitution
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Front page · Balkin.com. Balkinization an unanticipated consequence of. Jack M. Balkin E-mail: Jack Balkin: jackbalkin at yahoo.com. Bruce A

Private Equity and the Smithian Division of Labor
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Reihan Salam writes on NRO: I have a pet theory that complaints about private equity are rooted in discomfort with the Smithian division of

Balkinization: Clear Statement Rules and Taxes
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Front page · Balkin.com. Balkinization an unanticipated consequence of. Jack M. Balkin E-mail: Jack Balkin: jackbalkin at yahoo.com. Bruce A

How You Know When You Have Hit Rock Bottom…
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Alcoholism is a terrible and destructive illness and a critical step to recovery is recognizing that one suffers from it. Sometimes, it is