Organizers want yesterday’s Thrival Innovation + Music Festival in East Liberty to one day become the Pittsburgh equivalent to Austin’s South by Southwest. Station to Station makes one of its nine U.S. art train stops downtown tonight. Sandwiched in between is the Steelers’ home opener on the North Shore. Toto, I don’t think we’re in Smoky City anymore …
This September, like Septembers past, is full of “coming attractions” previews. This week the Post-Gazette had special sections on new fall movies and the 2013 National Football League season, and I anticipate features on new fall recorded music, the 2013 National Hockey League season, and the 2013 Carnegie International in the very near future.
Why is there no fall preview for law? Yes, I know that there will be a host of stories on cases to be considered by the U.S. Supreme Court when its new term begins on the first Monday in October (October 7 in 2013). But most U.S. law is made elsewhere. So here is my look at 6 subjects – familiar to those who have read PSL since 2010 -- where autumn law may be made at levels below the High Court: