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Why Brexit could make it harder to fight money laundering

The prime minister says the United Kingdom will not extend the Brexit transition period. The UK is leaving transition on 31 December 2020, with or without a deal. London lawyers have questioned whether intelligence sharing has become a political bargaining chip in ongoing negotiations. The City of London is asking whether Brexit risks making the UK’s money laundering fight harder. If we don’t share information with our neighbours, it will be more difficult to detect and prosecute financial crime...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Featured, Law, Russia, US, Eu, European Union, Iran, United Kingdom, Brexit, Arts & Humanities, UK law, EU trade law, Christine Roy


"Donald Trump suffered 'child abuse' at the hands of his father', the President's niece will claim in her explosive memoir...."

"Mary calls Fred Sr a ‘high functioning sociopath’, marked by a lack of empathy, a facility for lying and a lack of interest in others.... 'Donald's mother became ill when he was two and a half, suddenly depriving him of his main source of comfort and human contact. His father, Fred, became his only available parent. But Fred firmly believed that dealing with young children was not his duty, and kept to his twelve-hours-a-day, six-days-a-week job at Trump Management, as if his children could loo...
Tags: Psychology, Books, Law, Donald Trump, Donald, Mary, Fred, Ann Althouse, Trump's family, Trump Management, Fred Sr


Why we can’t tell if a witness is telling the truth

Imagine that you are a juror in a trial in which the chief witness for the prosecution gives evidence about the alleged crime which is completely at odds with the evidence given by the accused. One of them is either very badly mistaken or lying. On what basis will you decide which one of them is telling the truth? And how sure can you be in your conclusion?Perhaps demeanour, way of speaking and body language are high on your list of relevant factors to look at to decide if someone is being hones...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, Court, Evidence, Arts & Humanities, Reasonable Doubt, HE law, Remote Hearings


"People who have lost trust in the police are more prone to settle scores on their own, experts said."

"'The lack of trust, the lack of confidence in police and the lack of willingness to use police, I think is going to have a broader effect,' said [said Thomas Abt, a senior fellow at the Council on Criminal Justice and one author of the nationwide homicide study by Arnold Ventures, a philanthropy focused on criminal justice].... [Chicago’s new police superintendent, David O. Brown] called the open air drug markets on street corners 'the precursors' to much of the violence.... Asked about how the...
Tags: Murder, Guns, Law, Police, Chicago, Ann Althouse, David O Brown, Arnold Ventures, Thomas Abt, Council on Criminal Justice, Rev Ira Acree, Rev Acree


I don't know how you read, but...

learning book guy dance from Hamilton pic.twitter.com/UvaBG2u6KM— COLiN BURGESS (@Colinoscopy) July 5, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Books, Law, Dancing, Hamilton, Alexander Hamilton, Ann Althouse


Why victims can sometimes inherit from their abusers- even if they kill them

It is a basic rule of English law that a person who kills someone should not inherit from their victim. The justification behind the rule, known as the forfeiture rule, is that a person should not benefit from their crimes and therefore forfeits entitlement. Many other jurisdictions have the same basic rule for fundamental reasons of public policy, including the need to avoid incentivising homicide. Importantly, however, Parliament passed the Forfeiture Act 1982 to give courts in England and Wal...
Tags: Books, England, Featured, Law, Wales, Court of appeal, Manslaughter, Parliament, Richard, Sloan, Brian Sloan, Murder Case, Coercive Control, Law Of Succession, Sally Challen, Challen




I'll just show you one example of the mockery I've seeing of this poor couple, who were beset by a mob and unable to get help from the police.

Fox News has done to our parents what they thought gangsta rap would do to us pic.twitter.com/7tv5SRb6Xz — Seltzer In Place (@VernorsHerzog) June 29, 2020 That went up this morning — after it's been in the news that these people are not uneducated right-wingers. They are lawyers (i.e., educated) and they are Democrats (with a record of donations). [UPDATE: Snopes says the reports that he donated to Democrats were wrong — mistaking him for someone else with the same name: "According to the FEC,...
Tags: Facebook, Crime, Guns, Law, Protests, Fox News, Republican National Committee, Mark, Donald J Trump, FEC, Instapundit, McCloskey, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Mark McCloskey, Trump Make America Great Again Committee


"Average people have no opportunity to prepare when there’s a bump in the night or a riot breaks out...."

"Americans who find themselves needing to defend themselves are unlikely to have spares on hand trained for the occasion. It’s these situations where they need a proven, reliable, and multi‐​purpose firearm—and yes, that includes 'assault weapons.' When innocent Americans can face multiple attackers, and it can take more than 10 shots to reliably stop a single one, is a 30‐​round magazine and a reliable firearm unreasonable? Definitely not."From "A Defense of 'Assault Weapons'" published at Cato...
Tags: Guns, Law, Cato Institute, Ann Althouse, Defense of Assault Weapons


Mystery Readers Journal and Miss Birdie

Law, hit's good to see you, honey. Come on up here and git you a chair on that end of the porch. I'll set myself over here and we'll holler back and forth. I'm doing just fine. Calven has been doing what little shopping I need and I ain't in need of much. This flu thing is hitting the old folks hard and I praise mercy I ain't in a nursing home. And it's a good thing I ain't going out for if I saw some of those folks that won't wear masks, carrying on like they do, I believe I'd take my wa...
Tags: Gardening, Law, Vicki Lane, Lizzie Beth, Calven


"In a seminar... Mary [Trump] and her 15 or so fellow students analyzed the Compson family portrayed in novels such as 'The Sound and the Fury.' The Compsons bore some similarities to her own family..."

"...Like Donald Trump’s mother, the Compsons immigrated to the United States from Scotland, and the family was riven by dysfunction. At the time, Donald Trump was running his Atlantic City casinos, which went into bankruptcy, and preparing to divorce his first wife, Ivana, and marry Marla Maples."From "Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare’ of family dysfunction" (WaPo).The Compson family, eh? Here's the rundown of the supposedly Trump-like clan:Jason ...
Tags: Books, Law, Scotland, United States, Atlantic City, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, Benjamin, WaPo, Earl, FAULKNER, Quentin, Ivana, Benjy, William Faulkner


"Social analytics firm Talkwalker has just released its list of the world’s most loved brands. At the top of the roster: Lego..."

AdWeek reports. Also in the top 10: The Container Store, Four Seasons Hotels, and Tiger Beer.[Talkwalker] "measured instances of phrases like ‘I love it when’ or ‘I would love if’ near mentions of the brands, giving different weights to those mentions if they occurred on social media or in the press.... This gave us a unique list of companies that have cultivated passionate fans, if not perhaps the largest number of mentions.”“Lego placed tops because out of the 11 brand-love traits we measured,...
Tags: Toys, Children, Law, Love, America, Lego, Adweek, Ann Althouse, Analogies, TalkWalker, Order And Chaos, Todd -RSB- Grossman


Black lives matter in prisons too

Recent events have spotlighted the pervasive and historic problem of racial disparities in criminal justice treatment in the United States. Videos of people seeking to use the police for racial control as well as videos of black people being killed by police have sparked outrage across the nation, and the world. Much of the attention, understandably, has been on police reform. However, if America’s knee, literally and figuratively, is on the neck of black people, its prisons and jails have playe...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, America, Blog, United States, Black Lives Matter, Sentencing Project, Black Lives Matter In Prisons Too, Criminology And Criminal Justice, PixabayThe post Black


Why talk about bad actors versus good people misses the problem of systemic racism

In an eerie echo of the 2016 presidential campaign, President Trump has denied that the brutal murder of George Floyd by police officer Derek Chauvin reveals systemic racism and implicit bias in the U.S., instead describing it as a horrible act by a “bad apple.” Tweeting about law and order and vowing that the police will not be defunded, President Trump asserted that 99% of the police are “great, great people.” In 2016, while on the campaign trail, vice presidential candidate Mike Pence remarke...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, Minneapolis, Police Misconduct, United States, US politics, Dallas, Police Brutality, Discrimination, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Clinton, Trump, Democratic, Mike Pence


"White fragility is the sort of powerful notion that, once articulated, becomes easily recognizable and widely applicable.... But stare at it a little longer..."

"... and one realizes how slippery it is, too. As defined by [author of 'White Fragility' Robin] DiAngelo, white fragility is irrefutable; any alternative perspective or counterargument is defeated by the concept itself. Either white people admit their inherent and unending racism and vow to work on their white fragility, in which case DiAngelo was correct in her assessment, or they resist such categorizations or question the interpretation of a particular incident, in which case they are only p...
Tags: Books, Law, Washington Post, DiAngelo, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Whiteness, Carlos Lozada, White Fragility


I told you I was going to do something today that I've never done before.

I shot a gun! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Guns, Law, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


"As the book nears publication and details spill out, many congressional Democrats quickly assailed Mr. Bolton for not telling his story during the impeachment proceedings and instead saving it for his $2 million book."

"Mr. Bolton explains his position in the epilogue, saying he wanted to wait to see if a judge would order one of his deputies to testify over White House objections. Once the House impeached Mr. Trump over the Ukraine matter, Mr. Bolton volunteered to testify in the Senate trial that followed if subpoenaed. But Senate Republicans voted to block new testimony by him and any other witnesses even after The New York Times reported that his forthcoming book would confirm the quid pro quo. Some of tho...
Tags: Books, Law, Senate, White House, Ukraine, House, New York Times, Bolton, Trump, Donald J Trump, John Bolton, Said, Peter Baker, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Impeachment


It’s Not A Prior Restraint, It’s A Contract Dispute WINK WINK

DOJ sues Bolton over tell-all book, cordially requests that he pulp it ... or else.
Tags: Books, Law, Government, Bolton, Donald Trump, Doj, Free Speech, First Amendment, John Bolton, Bradley Moss, Bill Barr




"The book will... allege that Trump and his father, Fred Trump Sr, contributed to the death of Trump's alcoholic elder brother Fred Trump Jr by failing to help him."

From "Donald Trump’s niece reveals in new book that she leaked details of his 'fraudulent' tax schemes, alleges he contributed to his brother’s death and says his retired federal judge sister disapproves of him" (Daily Mail). The niece is the daughter of the brother who died. It's sad to think about what could have been done to prevent a death — sad to look for living persons to blame.Most of the time, we soothe the survivors and tell them there's nothing they could have done, and when we choose...
Tags: Books, Death, Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's family, Fred Trump Jr, Fred Trump Sr


"[W]hen things get real — really murderous, really tragic, really violent or aggressive — my white, liberal, educated friends already know what to do. What they do is read."

"And talk about their reading. What they do is listen. And talk about how they listened. What they do is never enough. This isn’t the time to circle up with other white people and discuss black pain in the abstract; it’s the time to acknowledge and examine the pain they’ve personally caused. Black people live and die every day under the burdens of a racism more insidious than the current virus that’s also disproportionately killing us. And yet white people tend to take a slow route to meaningful...
Tags: Books, Law, Reading, Johnson, Racists, White Privilege, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Tre Johnson, Tre Johnson WaPo


"The decision to buy a handgun for the first time is typically motivated by self-protection. But..."

"... it also raises the purchasers’ risk of deliberately shooting themselves by ninefold on average, with the danger most acute in the weeks after purchase, scientists reported on Wednesday. The risk remains elevated for years, they said," the NYT reports.Thanks, scientists, but did you exclude the people who bought guns because they'd already formed an intention to shoot themselves? Or maybe it's just the NYT that wrote it that way, making it sound as though there are a lot of people who buy a ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Suicide, Statistics, Bad Science, Ann Althouse


Gay rights, religion, and what’s wrong with principles

The Equality Act, which would protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing, and public accommodations, has such broad support in public opinion that it ought to be able to sail through Congress.  It won’t.  Both sides are dug into positions that make legislation impossible.  Conservative Christians regard the bill as an existential threat, because they reasonably fear that it would take away control of their own formative institutions, such as hiring of teachers at religious sc...
Tags: Books, Politics, Featured, Religious Freedom, Law, Congress, Senate, Lgbt, Religion, America, House, Gay Rights, Lgbtq, Homophobia, Discrimination, District Of Columbia


"Many white people I know are spilling over with guilt and overzealous attempts to offer sympathy."

"I have been avoiding them as best I can.... But brazen as ever, white people who have my phone number are finding a way to drain my time and energy. Some are friends, others old co-workers and acquaintances I’ve intentionally released from my life for the sake of my peace of mind. Every few days I receive a bunch of texts like this one, from last week: 'Hi friend. I just wanted to reach out and let you know I love you and so deeply appreciate you in my life and your stories in the world. And I’...
Tags: Books, Law, Sex, Names, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Analogies, Chad Sanders, NYT Well


"I mean, a guy like Sleepy Joe Biden was in there for 43 years, and he says, I think we should do this."

"I saw today, he took his mask off for the first time in a while, I haven't seen his face for a long time. And he said, I think we should do this, or I think we should do that. And actually then he started speaking through the mask again. He feels comfortable with the mask on I think, and -- even though there was nobody anywhere near him, which is interesting, but he made a statement about what he should do. I said, he's been there for 43 years, he was vice president for 8 years, he didn't do a ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Masks, Fox, Democrats, Biden, Clarence Thomas, Said Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, 2020 Campaign, Trump and crime, Sleepy Joe Biden, Biden rhetoric, Clarence Thomas Now


"The last time I checked Illinois citizens are also Americans and Americans don’t get ruled"

Judge Mike McHaney for Appellate Court Mike McHaney is a judge on the Illinois Fourth Judicial Circuit Court. He was appointed to fill the vacancy left by Kathleen P. Moran and was elected to the seat in 2010. McHaney was retained in the general election on November 8, 2016.On April 27, 2020, Clay County Circuit Court Judge Michael McHaney granted a restraining order against Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s (D) 30-day extension of the state’s stay-at-home order.  Judge McHaney has overseen two sui...
Tags: Florida, Guns, Law, Walmart, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kevin, Centers for Disease Control, Pritzker, Carlyle Lake, Appellate Court, Federal Appeals, Clay County Circuit Court, Michael McHaney, Mike McHaney, Illinois Fourth Judicial Circuit Court


I'm trying to write up one wolf story, and another wolf story pops ups. I'm beset by wolves this morning.

I express my frustration out loud like this: "Remember 'Women who Run with the Wolves'? What the hell was that?""I also remember Naomi Wolf," says Meade."May I quote you?""Yes," he answers, adding "I also remember Wolf Blitzer."So the first story I'm trying very hard to process for this blog is: "A Feud in Wolf-Kink Erotica Raises a Deep Legal Question/What do copyright and authorship mean in the crowdsourced realm known as the Omegaverse?" That's in the NYT. I've had the tag open since yesterda...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Music, Law, Dogs, Wikipedia, Berlin, Copyright, Mythology, Architecture, Feminism, Pornography, Emma Watson, Wolves, Menstruation, Wolf



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