Andrew Sinclair

November 2004


New tortfeasor Color

+ (November 25, 2004)

The “Competitive Justice” tortfeasor shirt is now available in a new color called slate. “Slate” is another way of saying dark grey with a hint of blue.... more

There’s a lot of buzz around this decision (full pdf opinion – see pages 12-14) to allow archived web pages from into federal court, overcoming hearsay and authentication objections. This doesn’t seem very surprising to me, but I’m often... more


Ironic Typo

+ (November 19, 2004)

Check out this sentence from a recent job listing: "Justices reiew work for technical accuracy."... more

I saw a fabulous performance by Crooked Fingers on Wednesday night. Crooked Fingers is essentially the solo project of Eric Bachmann, the former singer for Archers of Loaf. They've been one of my favorite musical selections over the last couple... more


FedEx Kinko's and E*Trade Logos

+ (November 17, 2004)

I was thinking recently about the similarity between the E*Trade logo and the new FedEx Kinko’s logo. I saw a commercial for E*Trade but thought their asterisk was telling me something about Kinko’s. Where there’s consumer confusion there’s either (1)... more

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I Passed the NY Bar Exam

+ (November 16, 2004)

I found out today that passed the NY bar exam. (If you didn’t know the results were out, click here.) Now that I know I passed both NY and MA, I can say that I’m glad I took two bar... more


First Snow 2004

+ (November 13, 2004)

The first snow of the season was heavy but didn’t accumulate. The Old Farmer’s Almanac predicts more snow than usual this year, but I can’t seem to find any other opinions right now. Weather Underground has some interesting charts of... more

I woke up this morning at 6am to the screaming sound of my building’s fire alarm. Since moving in a few months ago, there have been at least five false fire alarms here. A couple of those were of mischievous... more


New Microsoft Search Engine

+ (November 11, 2004)

Microsoft has been lurking in Google’s ever-growing shadow for a long time. Today it launches a beta version of its new search engine. I did a few quick searches to try it out, and it looks like it works pretty... more


Announcing tortfeasor Stickers

+ (November 9, 2004)

These are available as of today. In addition, tortfeasor is pre-selling a new t-shirt for the women of Law School Discussion. That’s really a promotion for Law School Discussion, so there are no links on the tortfeasor site.... more


Why I Love Massachusetts

+ (November 8, 2004)

Massachusetts issues a certificate to attorneys when they are admitted to the Massachusetts bar. It's something like a diploma, and thus contains antiquated language. My college diploma (from California) has some old language such as, "rights thereto pertaining," but that's... more

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I Passed the bar Exam

+ (November 4, 2004)

I found out today that I passed the Massachusetts bar exam. You don’t have to be a lawyer to know that the bar exam is a big deal. In Massachusetts, most first-time takers pass the exam. I can’t seem to... more

Earlier today I wrote that the people who chose not to vote this year could easily have swayed the election (as is always the case). I used popular vote numbers because they’re easier to find, and I think the point... more

George W. Bush will be the president for another four years. I’m disappointed by this, but I’m not going to be making any arguments here on the subject. It’s not worth the time. The voters have spoken. The people of... more


When Local is National

+ (November 2, 2004)

John Kerry voted this morning at the State House on Beacon Hill. I didn’t have such luxurious voting accommodations this morning at the LBJ apartment complex in Cambridge, but it was adequate. I love the local aspect of all of... more