COURTROOM NEWS….An appeals court has upheld the Do-Not-Call registry. Hurrah!

Meanwhile, in San Francisco, a semicolon is holding up a ruling on gay marriage:

Superior Court Judge James Warren told plaintiffs late this afternoon that they would likely succeed on the merits of their case but said he would not issue a court order until they corrected a punctuation error in their legal filing.

“I am not trying to be petty here, but it is a big deal. That semicolon is a big deal,” Warren told attorneys, according to an account by Associated Press.

My high school teachers always warned me that grammar and punctuation would turn out to be more important than I thought someday….

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