Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Legal Briefs: Huntsman to China, Blogs are Liberal, PBS doesn't care for Christianity, Mormon swimmer causes drama in Myanmar

  • Obama makes it official, Utah's Governor Huntsman is the United States Ambassador to China. Huntsman, 49, is fluent in Mandarin Chinese from his days as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Taiwan. He previously served as U.S. ambassador to Singapore and as a deputy U.S. trade ambassador. Daily Herald.
  • A Brigham Young University survey of more than 200 journalists seems to indicate that news blogs seem to be "left leaning" and more popular than many conservative blogs....I think I could have told you that without the survey...good thing we're here to give the blogosphere balance!
  • PBS is planning to kick out stations that broadcast 'sectarian religious programs', this includes KBYU. Yes, speech in America is free as long as you're not a Christian, Conservative, or Straight. News Busters.
  • In Myanmar, riot police behind barbed wire barricades ringed a notorious prison where pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi was to go on trial Monday for allegedly harboring an American (who is LDS) man who swam to her lakeside home. AP


  1. Is that all this is? A conservative political blog? I didn't get that memo.

  2. While the links might not have all been law related, at least they were all relevant to the Mormon church. And the title at the top of the page says "News" for the Mormon Legal Community, and describes the blog as providing "LDS News and Commentary."

    Politics are often a focus of legal blogs; the two go hand in hand. See, i.e., the Volokh Conspiracy.

    I like the "Legal Briefs." The short blurbs and links are more suited for members of the ADD generation. Keep it up.

  3. Hmmm...so does this mean PBS will stop doing the Tabernacle Choir Christmas specials...? (In re PBS) --SJR