Attorney fees for NRA Attorneys

Attached is the recently-filed attorneys fees opinion from the district court in Illinois resolving a fee petition for the prevailing lawyers for the NRA before the Supreme Court. Two lawyers who argued before the Supreme Court were found entitled to hourly rates of $1,020 and $880, respectively.  Another such lawyer who sought compensation at $800 […]

2012 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 600 people reached the top of Mt. Everest in 2012. This blog got about 5,200 views in 2012. If every person who reached the top of Mt. Everest viewed this blog, it would have taken 9 years to get […]

Student Blawg: The Costa Concordia

By: An Anonymous Student During the night of January 13, 2012, the 955-foot Italian-flagged COSTA CONCORDIA struck rocks and capsized near the coast of Giglio, Italy, resulting in evacuation of the 4,252 people on board. Thirty-two people are known to have died during this tragic event, others were injured and two are still missing. This […]

Student Blawg: Two thoughts about the Lower North Fork Fire

Lower North Fork Fire, Raise the Cap? By, An Anonymous Student On March 26 2012 a fire now known as the Lower North Fork fire raged near Conifer resulting in three deaths and the destruction of 23 homes.  Total damage amounts to at least $11.3 million.  However, since the Colorado State Forrest Service started the […]

Student Blawg: Oil and Gas Producers Don’t Belong in the Free Lunch Line

By: Anonymous Student   I applaud the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for finalizing a rule which includes the first federal air pollution standards for hydraulic fracturing operations under the Clean Air Act. Now it is time for EPA to do the same for water quality standards under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) and Clean […]