Recent Articles from Stuart Hindman
Summer is coming!
Paid time-off is a benefit of your job. Why not take advantage of all the benefits provided by your employer, not just the health insurance?
Avoiding the 4-4 SCOTUS split, Part 2
If the Senate insists on being obstinate regarding confirmation hearings, the least it can do is amend the law to allow the court to plug its own hole, even temporarily.
Avoiding the 4-4 SCOTUS split, Part 1
The practical effect of a split court is to affirm the lower court’s ruling. But its impact could be much larger.
Four simple tips for mastering the law
A national guide on how to more effectively study the college rulebook easily translates to how a lawyer can better prepare for a hearing, trial or appellate argument.
Hail to the (fictional) Chief!
In honor of President Underwood's new portrait, I thought it would be appropriate to do a Top 10 list of Hollywood’s best fictitious presidents.
Give me a break, give me a break…
It was widely reported last week, that a British woman is seeking compensation from Nestle after she bit into a Kit Kat bar only to discover that the chocolate bar she purchased was missing its iconic crispy wafer. The woman, a second-year law student at Kings College London, was so upset by this disturbing mistake […]
Are you working during Zombie Week?
A law school friend of mine posted on Facebook the other day that, after five years of working for the government, she was finally taking time off during the holidays. Specifically, she’s taking off this week, between Christmas and New Year’s. The Washington Post recently referred to this week as the “office dead zone.” The […]
There’s no offseason, but we can’t forget to breathe and reboot
From NFL stadiums to college campuses to high school fields, the fall always brings the excitement of America’s favorite sport. While NFL and Division I college games will continue into December and January, the regular season is wrapping up for high school and lower-division universities. That means for officials like me, the time to begin […]
An attack on a football official cannot go unpunished
It’s the first week of September, so naturally, there is a lot of news from the world of sports that I could discuss. From the opening weeks of college and professional football to the final month of the baseball season to the U.S. Open, I could discuss myriad happenings in sports. However, I will focus […]
End the mandatory retirement age for judges
The Daily Record reported Tuesday on the five applicants for the vacant Court of Appeals seat that is the result of the “retirement” of Judge Glenn T. Harrell Jr. I used quotation marks because Harrell’s departure from the high court is most likely not voluntary, though I cannot purport to know the thoughts of the […]
Let’s eliminate the phrase ‘unelected judges’ from our discourse
(Note: I’m about to go on a rant. The views expressed in this post, as with all of my posts, are mine alone and do NOT represent the views of the federal government or my department. Here we go…) Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued two landmark decisions: King v. Burwell, upholding federal subsides […]
When spelling matters the most, can you ‘Bee’ A-C-C-U-R-A-T-E?
Recently, our great state once again played host to time-honored sporting event steeped with history and tradition. No, I’m not referring to the 140th running of the Preakness but the 88th annual Scripps National Spelling Bee. I love the Spelling Bee. The student participants study for years to be able to master some of the […]