Happy Veterans' Day

By Rick Colosimo / November 11, 2010 /

Today is a day I treat much like Memorial Day, with the difference that I’m not uncomfortable about receiving greetings today. (Memorial Day is for fallen servicemembers; I’m not in that category nor have I been in harm’s way. Many others have; think of them today.

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Five-minute general counsel: can a nonprofit change mission?

By Rick Colosimo / October 15, 2010 /

This LinkedIn question asked about mission drift for non-profits. There are a couple different layers of answer, depending on what’s going on and who’s asking. First, the fundamental concern: will the change of mission jeopardize nonprofit status (and that typically means jeopardize 501(c)(3) status, which means deductibility of donations by donors)? The answer depends on…

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Is branding a 1st Amendment right?

By Rick Colosimo / May 25, 2010 /

This interesting Neuromarketing post on a proposed Australian law to eviscerate the branding value of cigarette packaging is a doozy. Separate from the inherent interest in the notion that the pack may be far more powerful than the cigarette (and I like both Why We Buy and Call of the Mall by Paco Underhill as…

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Originalism outside of the law

By Rick Colosimo / February 25, 2010 /

What would Supreme Court originalism look like in other disciplines? This delightful little post is sort of an originalist approach to geography.

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