Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 26th Jan 2011 22:38 UTC, submitted by brewmastre
Legal "President Barack Obama on Monday nominated former Recording Industry Association of America lawyer Donald Verrilli Jr. to serve as the nation's solicitor general. The solicitor general is charged with defending the government before the Supreme Court, and files friend-of-the court briefs in cases in which the government believes there is a significant legal issue. The office also determines which cases it would bring to the Supreme Court for review. Verrilli is best known for leading the recording industry's legal charge against music- and movie-sharing site Grokster. That 2003 case ultimately led to Grokster's demise when the U.S. Supreme Court sided with the RIAA's verdict." Cough.
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RE[5]: 3rd tier educations
by aesiamun on Thu 27th Jan 2011 18:25 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: 3rd tier educations"
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Yeah I focused on one part of 'getting involved' when I should have known you could have meant on all levels. Actually, just getting a clear understanding of politics, understanding that what they say isn't true, and voting are all great ways of getting involved...

I am a strong proponent of our elective system, but I do understand the need for an overhaul. The government won't overhaul it, they exploit it. The only way is if the people demand it, and they won't until they learn. They won't learn because they either do not have the drive or the means (public education is just another outlet for the incumbent gov't) to do it...

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