MONDAY UPDATE: NFL LOCKOUT IS OVER! Free agent signings will be allowed by as early as Tuesday. Dolphins not expected to make big splash but may lose one or two of their starting running backs from last year.
NO MOVEMENT ON DEBT CRISIS as competing Republican and Democratic plans falter amid internicine politics.
Even the hardest working attorney takes holiday every now and then.
Bu fear not, a loyal army of blog assistants will pitch in and the blog will run smoothly. So post your comments and we'll try and stay on top of the issues as they emerge.
A heat wave has blanketed most of the country (but if you're a Republican it was not because of global warming, so just keep praying for cooler weather).
We hereby humbly offer our Summer Cooler ( (c) Rumpole 2011) to help our northern friends stay cool:
Squeeze one large organic navel orange into a container along with the juice of two organic lemons and one organic lime. Pour in three quarts of cold water and two tablespoons of agave sweetener. Pour in some ice and let sit. While waiting, go into the refrigerator and start drinking cold beer. When done, your summer cooler will be ready. Rinse. Repeat.
DEBT CEILING ANSWER?
Does section 4 of the 14 Amendment allow the President to raise the debt ceiling all on his own?
Section. 4. The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payment of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned. But neither the United States nor any State shall assume or pay any debt or obligation incurred in aid of insurrection or rebellion against the United States, or any claim for the loss or emancipation of any slave; but all such debts, obligations and claims shall be held illegal and void.
The NY Times article is here.
See You In Court when we get back.