Category Archives: Whimsical Wednesday

Two Blawgs You Should Be Reading

What’s a blawg? A blawg is a legal blog. there are a few directories of blawgs including a directory from the ABA.

The first blawg everyone should be following is Law and the Multiverse.  James Daily and Ryan Davidson look through the world of comics, sci fi, and other fiction to answer the legal issues presented. For example, see the post on alter egos. It’s a fun way to review legal issues and to see there are legal issues everywhere!

Second, a more serious blawg is Jotwell, where recently published law journal and law review articles are reviewed. A great place to start looking for recent articles in your ALWR topic area!

Whales sue SeaWorld!

Courts are dealing with a whale of an issue–whether animals have constitutional protection under the 13th Amendment!  The organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) recently filed a lawsuit against SeaWorld, naming five whales held at SeaWorld Orlando and SeaWorld San Diego as the plaintiffs.  CNN and the BBC report the lawsuit claims a violation of the five whales’ 13th Amendment protections. You can see a copy of the complaint by going to the PETA’s Official blog under the post for October 11, 2011 (click the hyperlink “filing a lawsuit” for a PDF of the complaint).