Friday Links

  • The comic book cover above is that of Star Spangled Comics #10, published way back in 1942. Depicted are The Guardian, sitting a bit too casually in the jury box, and members of the Newsboy Legion, who appear to be conducting a criminal prosecution of sorts. Meanwhile, someone at counsel’s table seems to be drafting the confession of Nick Cappa, the apparent villain of the story, although it’s unclear from the cover whether Cappa is the defendant standing trial. The presiding judge, who is apparently rather lenient on courtroom decorum, looks eerily like Clark Kent, doesn’t he?
  • We just realized that this month marks the twentieth anniversary of the publication of John Grisham’s novel, The Firm, which according to Wikipedia, was first published on February 1, 1991. The popular film based on the novel, directed by the late, great Sydney Pollack and starring Tom Cruise, was released two years later in June of 1993.
  •, not an insurance website, asks “Is your download collection insured?” Good question. What happens if you lose both your desktop computer and any external hard drive back up due to some type of accident? We here would be crestfallen. That article, published last November, just recently came to our attention, and notes that most insurance policies in the United Kingdom do not cover downloaded media.
  • The Faculty Lounge has a brief post – with links to candidate bios – regarding the five finalists for the dean position at the University of South Carolina law school.
  • Alan H. Crede at the Boston Personal Injury Lawyer Blog authors this post entitled “CPSC May Mandate Flesh Detection in Table Saws: Is It a Good Idea?” An issue to monitor, that.
  • Our own Jim Dedman takes a break for law blogging to review the new album by David Lowery, the former frontman of such bands as Cracker and Camper Van Beethoven. See his thoughts here at the Dead Journalist blog, a music site out of Atlanta.


  1. I'm curious as to why the cover art to Superman #12 is leaning against the jury box. National Comics may have put the art in the hands of the Newsboy Legion, one supposes.