At first, the shows proliferated because they were cheap to produce. But now the asinine antics of the producers of some of them are driving up the costs, according to this article from the New York Times.
News & Politics
In a 7-0 opinion, the Court held today that sex that begins consensually can still legally constitute rape if the man keeps going after the woman says “stop.” Sounds like good sense to me. The AP is reporting on it here, or read the Court’s opinion here.
As discussed below, the Supreme Court will decide a case (Chavez v. Martinez) this term that will reconcile different views of the scope of the Fifth Amendment’s protection against un-Mirandized interrogations. CNN has a long and interesting article about the issue presented here.
The New York Times has an interesting article about the tragic case of Lionel Tate, now 15.
UPDATE (1/26/04): Tate is now free.
Next Friday, the Supremes will decided whether to grant review in a slew of interesting cases, including a free speech case arising from the Columbine massacre. Read all about it here from law.com.
As noted below, the Disturbing Search Requests website is one of my favorite diversions. There, smartass bloggers like me post the strange search requests that web surfers type in to search engines to find our websites. I’m now proud to report that WeirdOfTheNews is among the top websites worldwide for the searches “free oral sex peeping letters” and “swimming pool bikini mom.” WooHoo! UPDATE: I’m now number four for the search “sexless marriages” on Google!!!