Ranieri v. Ranieri

Ranieri v. Ranieri Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of the State of New York, Second Department.146 A.D.2d 34 (1989) Two divorcees, Rocco and Rae, were wed in Suffolk Country...

Prester John

Prester John The legendary Prester (Presbyter/Elder) John shows up in the writings of Shakespeare, Robert Lewis Stevenson, and Umberto Eco, and in the pages of Marvel and DC Comics. In...

Mount Peck

Mount Peck No doubt the Soviet Union, with Joseph Stalin at its head, played a major role in the fall of Hitler. Die Fuhrer was a fool to invade Russia,...

Katko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa 1971)

Katko v. Briney, 183 N.W.2d 657 (Iowa 1971) Bertha Briney had inherited a farmhouse in Iowa, though she and her husband Edward had never moved into it. Over the years...

Backstage

Here’s the floorplan for a typical theater (this particular one drawn from Asheville, NC). Of course, the stage and seating are the prime features, but the backstage is crucial. Without...

Gleitman v. Cosgrove 49 N.J. 22 (1967) 227 A.2d 689

Gleitman v. Cosgrove 49 N.J. 22 (1967) 227 A.2d 689 When Dr. Robert Cosgrove, Jr. told Sandra Gleitman she was two months’ pregnant, she told him that a month earlier,...

Pineal Gland

Pineal Gland Today, we know that the pineal gland, located deep within the brain, secretes the hormone melatonin, which helps us sleep. But three centuries ago, René Descartes believed it...

Weather Map Copies

Weather Map Copies Seventeenth-century philosopher René Descartes turned the philosophical world upside down (or rightside up) when he said that we needed some ground of certainty for our knowledge claims....

Robbie v. City of Miami 469 So.2d 1384 (Fla. 1985)

Robbie v. City of Miami469 So.2d 1384 (Fla. 1985) Because of a National Football League players strike in 1982, the Miami Dolphins (owned by Joe Robbie) did not play all...

Aronow v. U.S. US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1970) 432 Federal Reporter, Second Series, 242

Aronow v. U.S.US Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit (1970)432 Federal Reporter, Second Series, 242 Stefan Ray Aronow brought suit claiming that the law which called “In God we trust” the...