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Tom W. Bell
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just learned about the sole corporation, originating in ecclesiastical law and recognized at common law. Cf. aggregate corporations (the usual type). 
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What do you see?  (Maybe something like Account Receivable 1?  Yeah, me too.)
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All hail the Third Amendment!
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Looking for a hand-made Valentine's Day card and informed ruminations about copyright law?  Lucky you.
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Where did our universe come from? E.R. Harrison offers a biological explanation: "Intelligent life in parent universes creates offspring universes, and in the offspring universes fit for inhabitation, new life evolves to a high level of intelligence and creates further universes." From the abstract of, "The Natural Selection of Universes Containing Intelligent Life," Quarterly J. Royal Ast. Soc'y, vol. 36, no. 3 (1995), pp.193-203.
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What feels better than finally finishing a paper that gave you fits?  Lots of things, sure.  But it still feels great.

Abstract of "Unconstitutional Quartering, Governmental Immunity, and Van Halen's Brown M&M Test":

The jurisprudence of the Third Amendment, which limits the quartering of troops in private homes, effectively consists of just one case:  Engblom v. Carey.  But what a case!  In addition to showcasing an unjustly neglected corner of our constitutional heritage, Engblom demonstrates the troubling effects of a dubious legal doctrine:  governmental immunity.  Though the court of appeals had held New York officials potentially liable for violating the Third Amendment when they had quartered National Guard troops in the dormintory rooms of striking prison guards, the lower court on remand in Engblom denied the plaintiffs a remedy.  Why?  Because throughout the United States, all levels of government—federal, state, and local—enjoy immunity from civil lawsuits.  Courts have moreover extended this privilege from sovereigns to their officials; hence Engblom's refusal to hold New York officials liable for violating the Third Amendment and various common law rights.  Few people today worry about the quartering of troops.  More people should worry, though, about governmental immunity.  Inspired by the sort of royal privileges that the Constitution expressly rejects, and invented by public officials all too eager to exempt themselves from ordinary civil liability, governmental immunity can claim neither an honorable pedigree nor very convincing policy justifications.  Like brown M&Ms backstage at a Van Halen concert, the Engblom court's refusal to remedy violations of the Third Amendment signals a more serious problem:  The doctrine of governmental immunity leaves the victims of wrongdoing by sovereigns and their officials without judicial relief.  We would do better to treat the government the way that the common law treats private communities, relying on independent third parties to adjudicate disputes and holding both the community and its agents liable for their wrongs. 
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"I think it is fair to say that there has been a unification fusing the physical quantity (negative) entropy and the conceptual quantity information."  Frank Wilczek, Physics in 100 Years, p. 17.  H/T:  Tyler Cowen.
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Prediction at id:  "Fundamental action principles, and thus the laws of physics, will be reinterpreted as statements about information and its transformations."
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performed "Disclose It," a song about the duty to reveal defects in real property, to his students today. With an accompanying PowerPoint. Because law geeks do that kind of thing.
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"Legally speaking, this house is haunted."
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Looking for that "Mind. Blown." feeling?  Check out this draft paper on the fractal helix and similar smooth, self-similar curves.
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The Fractal HelixThe Fractal Helix and Other Smooth, Self-Similar Curves Tom W. Bell draft v. 2015.03.07 Abstract This paper describes the fractal helix and other smooth, self-similar curves. It begins by studying the fractal wave, a complex curve made by overlapping, self-similar sine waves. Aft
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HT:  Donald Kochan.
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Jeff Fong explains how propriety cities could be better cities.
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