Friday Links

  • Back in the 1980s, The Flash was put on trial for the murder of Professor Zoom, a villain also known as the Reverse Flash. Above, you’ll see the cover of The Flash #347, published back in 1985, which features the faces of the twelve members of the jury called upon to weigh the evidence against the hero. (We wonder how that voir dire was conducted.). Below, at the end of this post, you’ll find the cover of The Flash #348, which features the verdict rendered by that jury. Let’s just say it did not go well for The Flash.
  • You’re likely aware that the U.S. Supreme Court issued not one, but two, opinions on preemption this week (one on express preemption in the vaccine context, another on implied preemption in the automotive industry context). We here at Abnormal Use are preparing are own post(s) on those cases, but in the mean time, please check out the coverage and analysis by our friends at the Drug and Device Law Blog here and here.
  • Trademark lawyers might be interested in this post at the Reverb blog, published by Seattle Weekly, detailing four Pacific Northwest local bands that share a name with national acts. I guess this means we here cannot call our musical side project Arcade Fire or Nirvana. Alas.
  • We must offer our congratulations to Jeff Richardson of the iPhone J.D. blog, whose site just celebrated its one millionth page view. We’d like to say we were trailing him and approaching that number ourselves, but unfortunately, we aren’t quite there yet.
  • Lawyerist has a must-read post entitled “How Lawyers Can Protect Against Wi-Fi Security Risks.” An important topic, particularly if you are using an unsecured wi-fi network while on the road. As always, beware of such things.

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