Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Link roundup

1. "On Tuesday around 6:15 p.m., people across Southern California, Arizona and Nevada reported seeing a fireball streak across the night sky, prompting speculation over what the source of it was. Turns out it just old fashioned space junk, courtesy of the Russians."

2. "More than 50 police officers involved in fatal shootings this year had previously fired their guns in deadly on-duty shootings, according to a Washington Post investigation."

3. "Mystery Surrounds Newspaper's Relationship To Las Vegas Casino Mogul Sheldon Adelson's Legal Fight"

the Herald surprised some earlier this month by devoting an entire page to a lengthy exposition on business courts, including a 10-paragraph section criticizing the actions of a little-known judge three time zones away in Las Vegas.
Why would a local paper in New Britain devote so much space to dissecting the rulings of a county judge 2,288 miles away? And who is the mysterious "Edward Clarkin" whose name appears as the author of the Herald story?
The story gave a detailed analysis of rulings the judge had made in Adelson's lawsuit and another involving rival casino owner Steve Wynn, asserting that Gonzalez "has made rulings that appear inconsistent and even contradictory" between the two cases.