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Afternoon Links: Pro Se Litigants for the Win, Louise Linton Raked Over the Coals

Occupational Licensing Stinks. At the Atlantic, Conor Friedersdorf laments the declining right to earn a living. While criticism of occupational licensing is not a new or novel concept (we’ve covered it extensively), I did learn something sort of horrifying: Tree trimmers and cosmetologists in some locales are required to undergo more training than do EMTs.

Pro Se can you see? Pro se litigants are often crazy, and they often waste many a judge’s time with novel legal theories. Sometimes, though, they hit on something big. In South Carolina, they’re dealing with #Sealmageddon: a scandal resulting from the secretary of state’s failure to stamp papers:

For nearly a decade-and-a-half, [Mark] Hammond been failing to perform one of his most basic constitutional duties – affixing the “Great Seal of the State” onto acts and resolutions passed by the S.C. General Assembly.

His failure to perform this ministerial task – which

Read more at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/afternoon-links-pro-se-litigants-for-the-win-louise-linton-raked-over-the-coals/article/2010555

True crime book links one of the country’s first serial killers to infamous NC murders

Interest in true crime has to be at an all-time high right now, with the number of documentaries, podcasts, TV shows and books devoted to the topic too high to count.

One incredible book that shouldn’t get lost in today’s flood of true crime material is “The Man From the Train: The Solving of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery” by Bill James with research assistance from his daughter, Rachel McCarthy James.

The book centers on the Villisca ax murders of 1912, a case often described as the greatest unsolved crime in American history. I count at least seven podcasts with episodes on the Villisca murders — in fact, a true crime podcast is where I first heard of Villisca.

But James’ book goes way beyond that one horrific act — the gruesome murder of an entire family of six plus two young neighbor girls in the small town of Villisca, Iowa — to

Read more at: http://www.greensboro.com/go_triad/arts/books/true-crime-book-links-one-of-the-country-s-first/article_9b32a270-ade9-5362-92de-9898e0654bfa.html

True crime book links one of the country’s first serial killers to infamous NC murders

“The Man From the Train” by Bill James and Rachel McCarthy James; Scribner (480 pages, $30)

 

Interest in true crime has to be at an all-time high right now, with the number of documentaries, podcasts, TV shows and books devoted to the topic too high to count. 

One incredible book that shouldn’t get lost in today’s flood of true crime material is “The Man From the Train: The Solving of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery” by Bill James with research assistance from his daughter, Rachel McCarthy James. 

The book centers around The Villisca Axe Murders of 1912, a case often described as the greatest unsolved crime in American history. I count at least seven podcasts with episodes on the Villisca murders — in fact, a true crime podcast is where I first heard of Villisca. 

But James’ book goes way beyond

Read more at: http://www.poconorecord.com/entertainmentlife/20171111/true-crime-book-links-one-of-countrys-first-serial-killers-to-infamous-nc-murders

Afternoon Links: Return of the Assault Weapons Ban, Subsidizing Parking for Rich Foodies, and Greta the App Baron

Greta Van Susteren, APP Baron? You of course remember Greta from her long tenures on CNN and Fox News and her brief one on MSNBC, right? Now, she’s about to release an “APP” that she wants you to install on your phone. It’s called Sorry:

You will get to ‘accept or reject’ apologies from a friend (kept private between you and your friend) or ‘accept or reject’ apologies of public figures which we ALL get to see and vote to accept or reject. We all get to see what others think about accept or reject of public apologies when we see the numbers roll in on those very public apologies. Eg, imagine if you and everyone else got to vote ‘accept or reject’ when Kathy Griffin apologized? Was it enough? or not? And how would she know if her apology was accepted without the vote counter?

It’s easy to

Read more at: http://www.weeklystandard.com/afternoon-links-return-of-the-assault-weapons-ban-subsidizing-parking-for-rich-foodies-and-greta-the-app-baron/article/2010396

True crime book links one of the country’s first serial killers to infamous NC murders

Interest in true crime has to be at an all-time high right now, with the number of documentaries, podcasts, TV shows and books devoted to the topic too high to count.

One incredible book that shouldn’t get lost in today’s flood of true crime material is “The Man From the Train: The Solving of A Century-Old Serial Killer Mystery” by Bill James with research assistance from his daughter, Rachel McCarthy James.

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The book centers around The Villisca Axe Murders of

Read more at: http://www.newsobserver.com/entertainment/books/article181223686.html

DNA Links Long Island Serial Killer Case to Woman’s Torso Found in 1997

New clues have emerged in the case of the Long Island Serial Killer, PEOPLE has learned.

DNA links a woman’s torso found in 1997 in Nassau County, New York, and the body parts of a woman whose remains were found years later on Gilgo Beach in Suffolk County, New York.

The link, showing the torso belong to the unidentified female victim known as “Peaches,” is according to information in the federal National Missing Unidentified Persons System.

Both the woman and her toddler child, who were found dead in April 2011, are believed to be victims of the Long Island serial killer or killers, who authorities believe left more than ten people dead — mostly women. The victims’ bodies were found in the Gilgo Beach area on Long Island.

No suspects have ever been identified.

Read more at: http://people.com/crime/long-island-serial-killer-womans-torso-1997/