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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 09:13:03 PM »
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 03:56:26 AM »
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Corona Virus Public Discussions / Re: Covid-19. The Lighter Side
« Last post by Jan Hurst-Nicholson on May 30, 2020, 02:26:56 AM »
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"The judge wasn't applying his own opinion or substituting personal views for the law."


OK, tell me where "the law" is in this judgement. What was the law that empowered the Governor to act the way he did, the law that was being challenged? What was the part of the Constitution that this law allegedly violated? (And for that matter, which Constitution are we talking about here?) What was the constitutional standard the judge applied to this law and the Governor's acts? What part of the (whichever) Constitution was violated? It is a judge's job to tell you all that.

If the judge did indeed apply "the law", and not his own personal opinion, you will see this law cited front and center in his decision.

Some of the most famous and consequential judicial rulings in history, in this century and the last, don't follow this convention. And some, like the great Antonin Scalia, regularly preceded and framed his decisions in brilliant, colorful reflections on the broader cultural and intellectual landscape and events at hand before touching on the legal merits.
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I'm now up to speed on Zoom, and Discord.

Worldcon NZ asked me to volunteer, and so I'm helping them out with testing what they're building for the new virtual Worldcon event end of July.

While Baltican was on, I was active looking at how they were doing things, and suggesting improvements ConNZ could do.

Successfully figured out how to put a background on webcam meetings. And working on a decent one which advertises my books as well putting a nive image behind me.

Discord was a challenge, as it is incompatible with Chromacam, but if you put Manycam in the middle, it works. Zoom does it better though.

All a lot of fun.  Grin
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I think I am now qualified as an electrician's assistant, having helped my husband (who knows what he's doing) change five old-style ceiling light fittings to LED ones. Amazingly, they make the rooms look bigger and brighter, a real advantage in a Victorian-era stone cottage.

Notthat amanda -- Oh, I hear you on the rabbit cleaning. We had three and you're quite right -- flipping them on their backs makes them play dead but it's still an unpleasant task. One of ours was also convinced if he hid his head under our arms so he couldn't see us, then we couldn't see him either.
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