This week, The Whistleblower Law Blog is delighted to host Blawg Review #159, the blog carnival for everyone interested in law.
During the week of May 11-18, 2008, independent whistleblower coalitions, such as the International Association of Whistleblowers (IAW), the Make it Safe Campaign, and many other independent whistleblower coalitions, will hold a series of simultaneous but separate events in Washington, D.C.. These events are designed to lobby Congress and alert the public to the need to support whistleblower protection. Some of the speakers for the Whistleblower Week 2008 in Washington D.D., include: Adam Kokesh, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Rev. Lennox Yearwood Jr, a former United States Air Force chaplain, and Congresswoman Sheila Jackson.
A few of the discussions shared on blogs covering Whistleblower topics this week included the following posts:
...In a post on the Whistleblower Protection Blog, Marshall Chriswell talks about a hearing by the Democratic Policy Committee for Monday, May 12th. The purpose of the hearing is to "examine the impact of American reconstruction and anti-corruption failures on the U.S. mission in Iraq." Hopefully this will become an important bi-partisan issue to the Republican policy committee too.
...In a post on the Balkanization Blog, Marty Lederman discusses : The Military Commission Decision Disqualifying the Legal Adviser, Brig. Gen. Thomas Hartmann. Interesting how the media is covering this story in the various outlets.
...In a post on the Virginia Qui Tam Law Blog, Zachary Kitts discusses his rebuttal to an editorial in the D.C. Examiner on the False Claims Correction Act of 2007. Blogging is a great way to voice your opinions to information found in the traditional papers and online. Let's hope that the Republicans and Democrats find a way to support this important legislation that Senator Grassley and several others have worked so diligently to make it a bi-partisan effort.
...In the formerly named Question Authority Blog, Peter Rost, (One of the world's most well-known and whistleblowers) tries on the new site name Pharma Law Blog for size. Personally, I think it sounds great. Good Luck with the new name.
To add some fun and to bring back memories, I thought that I would use a few Nursery Rhymes to help me out with the Blawg Carnival. I hope that it brings a "Smile on Your Face" while reading the stimulating posts selected for the Blawg Carnival this week.
Our first Nursery Rhyme is: London Bridges: London Bridge Is falling down, Falling down, Falling down. London Bridge Is falling down, My fair lady.
... In My Shingle, Carolyn Elephant has a great post with burning bridges and finding new ones. She bravely admits being wrong about a previous opinion on how an associate handled a termination from a law firm. I see this as just changing one's opinion, once more facts were presented. How refreshing to reassess a situation in light of new facts.
...In Law 21, Jordan Furlong discusses an important subject: Burning the Law Firm Newsletters. Okay, I must admit burning them all together is a bit harsh. You can also survey clients and ask what topics are of interest to them. Implementing reader feedback is a way to make it better.
This leads to our next Nursery Rhyme: Humpty Dumpty
Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall. Humpty Dumpty had a great fall. All the king's horses and all the king's men, Couldn't put Humpty together again.
...In the Legal Scoop, Scott Felsenthal, raises valid points in his post about the wear and tear of the practice of law. In the legal profession as well as in life, we should be aware of stressful things and take the appropriate actions to prevent Burnout.
...In the Sports Law Blog, Geoffrey Rapp, discusses the tragedy that happened to the filly, Eight Belles, the recent Kentucky derby, runner-up that had to be put down, due to two broken ankles. Sadly, I was rooting for Eight Bells to win. I wonder if she had not been pushed so hard, would she be with us today?
This leads me to our next Nursery Rhyme: Itsy Bitsy Spider:
The itsy bitsy spider went up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the spider out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain
And the itsy bitsy spider went up the spout again.
....In the Business Association's Blog on Law and Business, Stephen Bainbridge writes an interesting post about the Yahoo and Microsoft Merger that never happened. A strategic Partnership can be a poison pill. Time will tell if Yahoo/Microsoft merger will make another attempt at trying to reach an agreement in the future.
....In Lowering the Bar, Kevin Underhill, discusses the battle going on in the state of Oregon, regarding the publishing of the laws by some legal websites, such as Justia.com and Public Resource.org. We are all anxious to see how the Iowa copyright fight plays out,
This leads to our next Nursery Rhyme: Hickory, dickory, dock:
Hickory, dickory, dock
The mouse ran up the clock.
The clock struck one,
The mouse ran down,
Hickory, dickory, dock
...In James5, Devon Whittle, discusses the dynamics of being involved in the ELSA WTO Moot Team. Enjoy and savor your University experiences, because time passes away so quickly.
...In the California Blog of Appeal, Greg May discusses what leads parties to appeal. It is anyone's guess what makes the losing party feel they will win a case on appeal, especially, when the deck was stacked up against them in the first trial.
This leads me to our next Nursery Rhyme: Jack and Jill
Jack and Jill went up the hill
to fetch a pail of water;
Jack fell down and broke his crown,
And Jill came tumbling after.
...In the Drug and Device Law Blog, post on "Warning-Causation, authors Jim Beck/Mark Hermann, share "their views" of the all-time greatest pro-defense decisions in pharmaceutical product liability claims.
...In the new niche Marler Clark Enterobacter Sakazakii Blog, the E. Sakazakii Lawyer, sheds light on how infant milk supplements are getting contaminated and can lead to meningitis. We can see that this cause and affect can be dangerous to infants health. Let's hope they fix this real soon.
I really enjoyed hosting this week's Blog Carnival (Blawg Review #159). Thank you to everyone who submitted posts this week. There was so much to choose from, I hope that my final selections are enjoyed by all.
Until we meet again: Please remember: Implement a few things each day to help preserve our planet. Every Day can be Earth Day. For example:
1. Lower your thermostat. Buy a programmable thermostat.
2. Reuse your water bottle. In fact, reuse everything at least once, especially plastics.
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