Quick Hits


The New Oxford American Dictionary has anointed "unfriend" as 2009's Word of the Year. Um ... OK. Beats "tramp stamp", I guess.

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft and owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trail Blazers has non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. I wish him well.

Lexis now has an iPhone app that allows you to search for a case by citation and review its Shepard’s Summary. (Link via ResourceShelf.)

Google Scholar now searches federal and state cases, plus law journals. (Link via BeSpacific.)

... And speaking of hits, here's why I'm glad, apart from the cost, why my son has chosen cross-country/track over hockey.