As our oil-and-gas trial prepares to drill into day eight, Blawgletter pauses to reflect on events outside DeRidder, Louisiana, the charming and friendly seat of Beauregard Parish.

The news that most caught our eye involves the case that took our breath away in law school more than any other — Wickard v. Filburn, 317 U.S. 111 (1942).

Today, a