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

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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...

Robertson v. Oelschlaeger US Supreme Court, October Term (1890), 436

Robertson v. Oelschlaeger US Supreme Court, October Term (1890), 436 In 1844, a Mr. Oelschlaeger was importing a variety of instruments when a collector for the port of New York...

People v. Elmer Supreme Court of Michigan. May 26, 1896. 67 NW 550

People v. Elmer Supreme Court of Michigan. May 26, 1896. 67 NW 5506 Arthur Elmer was convicted of being a “disorderly person,” when be published a newspaper ad saying:   ...

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624

People V. Nathan F. Leopold, Jr., and Richard Loeb Cook County Criminal Court #33623 and 33624 In May of 1924, two college graduates, Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb (who’d earned...

Naruto v. Slater | U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018)

Naruto v. Slater U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (April 23, 2018) This case was brought on behalf of seven-year old crested macaque on the Indonesian Island of...