Judge Richard Posner, the renowned jurist of the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago, has many admirers. But law professor Robert Blomquist is surely one of Posner’s biggest fans. Blomquist, who teaches at Valparaiso University School of Law, has read all of the judge’s more than 2,200 opinions from the 25-year period between 1981 and 2006 and put together a book of Posner’s jurisprudential gems. The Quotable Judge Posner organizes Posner’s quotes alphabetically by subject area of the law.
An apparent altercation Tuesday among prisoners being held just outside a courtroom in a small town in Alberta, Canada, led to a sheriff’s deputy being shot in the hand and a subsequent escape by two defendants in the sheriff’s prison transport van. The two were soon captured, and no one, including the deputy, suffered any life-threatening injury, although a witness to the capture of the escapees told the Edmonton Journal he heard additional shots fired at that time.
A former tax practice chief who brought down his BigLaw firm by masterminding what prosecutors described as a fraudulent $8 billion tax-shelter scheme was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years by a federal judge in Manhattan. Calling Paul Daugerdas “a tax-shelter racketeer who tapped into the incredible greed of some of the super wealthy,” U.S. District Judge William Pauley nonetheless gave him less than the 20 years sought by the government, Bloomberg reports.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".