So, I trekked to Lake Placid yesterday. There’s a great running loop around Mirror Lake. If you’re in LP, I recommend the Lake Placid Pub & Brewery. It’s a few steps off the main drag, so it’s a tad less crowded. Great views of Mirror Lake and, in other direction, both Olympic rinks (1932 & 1980).
Friday’s questions are HERE. Spoiler alert – the answers follow today’s Honor Roll.
- Anna Saxman & Rob Halpert
- Elizbeth Kruska & Wesley Lawrence
- Matthew Anderson, Pratt Vreeland Kennelly Martin & White
- Penny Benelli, Dakin & Benelli
- Alberto Bernabe, Professor of Law, John Marshall Law School, Chicago
- Lindsay Cabreros, Graduate Intern, First American
- Beth DeBernardi, ALJ, VT Dept of Labor
- Andrew Delaney, Martin & Associates
- Robert Grundstein
- Keith Kasper, McCormick Fitzpatrick Kasper & Burchard
- Patrick Kennedy, First Brother
- Nicole Killoran, Legal Extern Coordinator, Vermont Law School
- Eric Knudsen, Langrock Sperry & Wool
- Jordana Levine, Marsicovetere & Levine
- Tom Little, VSAC
- Pam Marsh, Marsh & Wagner
- Jeffrey Messina, Bergeron Paradis & Fitzpatrick
- Lon McClintock
- Hal Miller, First American
- Allison Wannop, Law Clerk, Vermont Superior Court
Name the lawyer who is the only U.S. President to have been born on July 4.
I understand that you have 45 choices. Most readers of this blog, however, should be able to narrow it down to a 50/50.
Vermont’s Own Calvin “Silent Cal” Coolidge.
Did I say “ethics free?” Oops. It was mere puffery.
Rule 8.4(d) prohibits lawyers from engaging in “conduct that is prejudicial to the administration of justice.”
In July 1776, a relatively well-known document was approved. It included a section that is often referred to as “the indictment.” In the document, who was indicted for, among other things, “obstruct[ing] the Administration of Justice by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary Powers?”
In January 1777, a group of people declared independence from the various jurisdictions laying claim to their land, forever declaring “a free and independent jurisdiction . . . hereafter to be called, known and distinguished by the name of New-Connecticut.”
What’s it called now?
The first public reading of the Declaration of Independence was on July 8, 1776. The reading took place at what, at the time, was the Pennsylvania State House.
What was used to summon the public to the reading?
Bells, including the Liberty Bell
Seinfeld is never far from this blog. As Independence Day approaches, let us never forget that dark moment in time when Independent George was under threat.
In the dialogue below, what’s the word that fills in the blanks? Hint: the same word goes in each blank.
The answer is RELATIONSHIP George, and the scene is HERE.
- George: “You have no idea of the magnitude of this thing. If she is allowed to infiltrate this world then George Costanza as you know him ceases to exist You see, right now I have RELATIONSHIP George. But there is also Independent George. That’s the George you know, the George you grew up with…..Movie George, Coffee Shop George, Liar George, Bawdy George.”
- Jerry: “I love that George.”
- George: “Me too! And he’s dying. If RELATIONSHIP George walks thru this door, he will kill Independent George. A George divided against itself cannot stand!”