Glen Whitman has an interesting post on why anti-abortion laws violate the Takings Clause.
Eugene Volokh links to this article about honor killings in Germany. Note the passage on families selecting juveniles to do the killing because they get off light in German courts.
Word of mouth is the way to publishing success. No joke! I just heard my housemate recommending Old Man's War to his dad, and most of my recent reading has been books selected due to recommendations from fellow bloggers.
Can you even be six feet tall as a seven year old?