Dewey Defeats Truman

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on April 1, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. So read the (in)famous banner headline of the Chicago Tribune on November 3, 1948.  “Truman,” of course, is Democrat Harry Truman, successfully reelected for a second term in office.  Nearly forgotten today is the “Dewey” of newspaper… Read More

“Point of parliamentary procedure” on the JOBS Act

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on March 21, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. Today, the U.S. Senate invoked cloture on the JOBS Act, or to use the parliamentary term more appropriate these days, the “guillotine” has dropped.  Whatever parliamentary verbiage you prefer, it means that debate is now officially time constrained… Read More

Lawyering up for the JOBS Act

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on March 19, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. So, the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (aka the “JOBS Act” … nice touch) is afloat and headed to the Senate for almost certain approval.  In mechanical terms, the “JOBS Act” is a “legislative package,” i.e., a series… Read More

File-or-Die; Ugly New Law Afoot in California

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on February 23, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. California Senate Bill No. 978 was recently introduced by Senators Juan Vargas (D) (District 40, San Diego) and Curren D. Price, Jr. (D) (District 26, Los Angeles) and is apparently threading its way through the legislative process. SB 978 is lawmaking at its… Read More

Tulips, Buggy Whips, the Blue-Plate Special, and Various Other Deep Thoughts on the Law

This piece was initially posted on Tumblr on February 18, 2012; it is reposted here. ©David Jargiello 2012-2016 All Rights Reserved. “All said, not a bad year …” Really? To be fair, here’s the whole quote from Citi Private Bank: “All said, not a bad year and we suspect likely to be the new definition of a… Read More