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How long can the Democratic public counter-memorandum remain redacted?

No. 1,428 The whole point of intelligence/counter-intelligence is obtaining secret information and keeping it secret.  In an effort to rebut a prior (unreacted) memo released by Chairman Nunes of the House Intelligence Committee, the minority (pronounced Democrats) released a response which the White House would not approve, for National Security reasons, without serious redaction. The […]

Growing the Culture of Winning.

No. 1,421 Pirate third baseman David Freese arrived at spring training and gave a candid answer to the question of the hour. What’s wrong with the Pirates?  He is quoted extensively this morning in the Post Gazette.  Here’s some of it: “My opinion is I don’t think we lost 87 games because [Starling] Marte wasn’t […]

Ok, Admit It! You Think You’re a Genius Too, But You Won’t Say So In Public.

No. 1,391 Donald Trump probably should have just ignored the publication of “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House”, but that would have been out of character.  This President strikes back when criticized and this occasion would be no exception. Michael Wolff portrayed him as a low-intellect, television watching, undisciplined and incompetent man-child without […]

Forgiveness Doesn’t Seem to be an Option in 2017.

No. 1,374 The Time Magazine selection for Persons of the Year is dead on.  As trends go, this one is a monsoon and it doesn’t look like the wind is going to play itself out any time soon. The anger that drives it has been held back too long to be spent in a few […]

Prince Who?

No. 1,350 Yes, its true.  A whole bunch of people signed a petition to replace a statue of Columbus in the Minnesota Capitol with one of Prince.  And in case you asked the reasonable question — “Prince who?” — it refers to the author of Purple Rain who died not too long ago of multiple […]

Why Didn’t We All Know That This Man Was Living and Teaching in Our City?

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Challenge to CFPB Constitutionality to be Reconsidered by Court en Banc

No. 1,326 As had been expected for some time, the challenge to the constitutionality of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau will be reconsidered by the full court of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals in a suit brought by mortgage lender PHH.  A panel of the Court had ruled that the agency, as constituted with […]

Confession of Judgment and Political Advertising

No. 1,289 The TV advertising on both sides of the Pennsylvania Senatorial race has been an abomination of untruth, half truth and true but irrelevant statements.  So perhaps one more wrong allegation doesn’t matter very much. In fact, some of the claims are so outrageous, that even a child could see through them. Nevertheless,  the […]

Daylight Savings

So what to do with all that pleasant daylight after dinner?

Take a walk. Or better yet, take a walk with a family member or a friend. Talk and walk.

And as long as we are are walking, select a destination. Like a coffee shop. Or the library.

If You Are Considering Buying a Drone For Christmas, Read the Review in The Gadgeteer.

No. 1,235 Summary: Everything you ever wanted to know (or didn’t) about buying and operating a drone.   A blog known as The Gadgeteer, written by Julie Streitelmeier, reviews all kinds of technology.  She and her contributors test and use the products and write candid assessments, full of photos and how-to explanations. In her review […]

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CLIFF TUTTLE has been a Pennsylvania lawyer for over 40 years and (inter alia) is a real estate litigator and legal writer. The posts in this blog are intended to provide general information about legal topics of interest to lawyers and consumers with a Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania focus. However, this information does not constitute legal advice and there is no lawyer-client relationship created when you read this blog. You are encouraged to leave comments but be aware that posted comments can be read by others. If you wish to contact me in privacy, please use the Contact Form located immediately below this message. I will reply promptly and in strict confidence.


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