The Beatles did it in the 1960s, and now...

"Donald Trump Is Going to India to Find Himself/Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is the American president’s spiritual home: an inferno of systemic cruelty" — NYT headline.Sample text:Last September at a rock-concert-like rally at a Houston football stadium, Mr. Modi and Mr. Trump walked hand-in-hand, the two stocky strongmen looking like brothers-in-arms. Certainly, nowhere in the world can Mr. Trump encounter a profounder fraternal spirit than among India’s present rulers. India under...
Tags: Google, Writing, Law, Wikipedia, India, United States, Houston, Donald Trump, Beatles, Slang, Trump, Modi, Ann Althouse, Narendra Modi India, Sun Wukong, Trump and foreign policy

Nuclear power: the tort system angle

Discussed by economists Tyler Cowen and John Cochrane. Cowen: …in general American society has become far more litigious, and it is much harder to build things, and risk-aversion and infrastructure-aversion have risen dramatically. ,,, So the odds are that without a Price-Anderson Act America’s nuclear industry would have shut down some time ago, with no real chance of a return. Cochrane in response: A society that allows its lawyers to nearly bankrupt Toyota and Audi over non-existent auto def...
Tags: Utilities, Law, Environment, Uncategorized, US, America, Toyota, Audi, Tyler Cowen, Bayer, Cochrane, John Cochrane Cowen

Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. Deux actions en réclamation de dommages-intérêts sont autorisées contre la société pharmaceutique Valeant et d’autres défendeurs en vertu de l’article 225.4 de la Loi sur les valeurs mobilières. ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Juge Peter Kalichman, Banque Canadienne Impériale de Commerce, Mayrand, Serge Morency

"In a new graphic-nonfiction book, 'Open Borders: The Science and Ethics of Immigration'..."

"... Bryan Caplan, a libertarian economist at George Mason University, makes the radical pro-immigration argument that others don’t. In his view, immigration should be essentially unlimited.... Opening the world’s borders wouldn’t mean abolishing them, Caplan explains.... Governments would relinquish their exclusionary authority, so that anyone, regardless of citizenship, could 'accept a job offer from a willing employer or rent an apartment from a willing landlord.' In one illustration, a carto...
Tags: Books, Comics, Law, Immigration, Economics, Eyebrows, Lips, Western Union, Libertarians, Smiling, George Mason University, Caplan, Bryan Caplan, Ann Althouse

The sunrise owl...

... swooped across our path and landed in an old tree... I didn't think there was time to tromp through the deep snow and get a close look... ... but he wasn't bothered by our presence at all and seemed to be in an unwakeable pre-sleep trance. or do owls sleep like that, with eyes slitted? No, no, I saw the head swivel a bit. He was looking at us, but he's used to people walking around under his space and it would take a lot more to rouse him from his sweet torpor. [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Photography, Sleep, Law, Birds, Ann Althouse, Seen And Unseen

At The Owl Tree Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like... except the Democratic Party candidates and the Nevada caucus. Go to the previous post for that. The Owl Tree Café is a place for variety and unusualness.Here's this morning sunrise: Enjoy the conversation! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Snow, Birds, Sunrise, Nevada, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse

"irascible appetite, irascible affection, irascible part of the soul, in Plato's tripartite division of the soul, τὸ θυμοειδές, one of the two parts of the irrational nature..."

"... being that in which courage, spirit, passion, were held to reside; and which was superior to τὸ ἐπιθυμητικόν, the concupiscible... part in which resided the appetites."From the OED definition of "irascible," which I looked up just now after writing "irascible" in the first 2 posts of the day. The first definition of "irascible" is "Easily provoked to anger or resentment; prone to anger; irritable, choleric, hot-tempered, passionate." My first post today had a quote about Trump's "irascible ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, United States, Language, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Emotion, Trump, Plato, Heritage Foundation, Holloway, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, OED, getting used to Trump, Carson Holloway


A Twitter trend this morning.Examples:How else will they learn? #MansplainingIn5Words— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) February 23, 2020 This is how it’s done #MansplainingIn5Words— Mandy Amory (@LilMissMystic) February 23, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Twitter, Law, Conversation, Bannon, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Mandy Amory

Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers. Some states are trying to change that

Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them about the parts of their life that would be examined to determine if they were qualified to become lawyers. Along with questions about speeding tickets, academic history, and violations of law, he told them, prospective lawyers would need to open up about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.
Tags: Law, Cnn, Justin

Speeding Tickets: Speeding Ticket in a Three Cars Accident

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: WA Hello, I was involving a car accident. In an intersection a car in front of me wanna make a left turn in a green light, so I slowed down and try to change a lane. But I didn't thoroughly check the right line and there is a car in my blind spot side sweep me and smashed me to the left, so i hit the car in front of me as well. The police came in and I was too nervous that time (my first traffic ticket). I told the police I have to cha...
Tags: Law, Seattle, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, WA

Business Finance: Who is Responsible for Employee Wages: Ceo or Cfo (100% Shareholder)

My question involves business law in the state of: California The CEO wants to leave the company and remove his name from the corporation, or close it down. The CFO/investor is threatening that if the CEO leaves or closes the corporation, CFO won't pay the employees and will leave the employees to sue the CEO and be responsible for everyone's pay. Other (complicated information): The CEO has no shares. The CEO of company A is hired by company B. However, company B does not pay the employe...
Tags: Law, California, Business Law

Court Order Trumps Loyalty To Client

The Wisconsin Supreme Court imposed a 60-day suspension of an attorney admitted in 1966 for misconduct in representing a divorce client. The attorney had received funds and failed to comply with a court order to turn the funds over to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

"When Lewis demands 'full surrogacy now,' she isn’t talking about commercial surrogacy.... she uses the surrogacy industry to build the argument that all gestation is work..."

"... because of the immense physical and emotional labor it requires of those who do it. She often refers to pregnancy as an 'extreme sport.' If all forms of pregnancy count as work, we can take a clear-eyed look at our current working conditions: 'It is a wonder we let fetuses inside us,' she says... 'This situation is social, not simply "natural." Things are like this for political and economic reasons: we made them this way.'... She imagines a future where the labor of making new human beings...
Tags: Family, Law, Love, Feminism, Motherhood, Sophie Lewis, Lewis, Ann Althouse

"'It’s just like a little squirt gun,' she told the group of children, before passing around the small plastic device for them to hold and squeeze."

"At the end of the session, each child received a blue zippered bag containing two doses of Narcan to take home.... In the past three years, the county’s drug prevention coalition has given Narcan training to an estimated 600 young children and teenagers in after-school programs, babysitting classes and vaping cessation courses.... At least 100 young people have returned for additional doses... typically after going through their personal supply.... 'Drugs are bad things that could kill you,' [...
Tags: Children, Law, Drugs, Tennessee, Ann Althouse, Carter County Tenn

Mandatory Vasectomy Bill Proposed For Alabama

A representative for the state of Alabama has submitted a bill that will require men over the age of 50 or who have created three children to receive a vasectomy (whichever happens sooner), which she says is meant to “neutralize the abortion ban bill”. Alabama men will have to pay for the operation themselves, and […]
Tags: Politics, Law, International, Alabama, Feminism, Abortion, Contraception, Anime

No Private Right

A criminal defendant has no right to seek a judge's disqualification in any matter other than his own, according to a decision of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. His own demand was mooted by his guilty plea Murphy's request for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Murphy, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts

Sunday morning sarcasm.

Very surprised, and very disappointed, and more than a little angry, that working-class Nevada voters didn't listen to the urgent and wise advice of Bush/Cheney neocons and DC Third Way corporatist operatives about who they should vote for. — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) February 23, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Glenn Greenwald, Sarcasm, Nevada, Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party, Greenwald, Bush Cheney, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Class Politics

Won Without Court

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: IL So recently posted landlord was being mean. The apartment was dirty, bed bugs infested and strong musty odor in apartment prior to move in. She didn't give my partial rent back. Good News- is I complained to so many places online and to State and local government , that she finally gave in to paying me back just last week a check came in the mail. She kept like $20 or so. Sometimes you win without court!
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law

Findings Of Misconduct For The Forum Of Hate

Findings of fact have been filed by the hearing judge in a Maryland bar disciplinary case of potentially significant implications in the regulation of attorney hate speech. The Attorney Grievance Commission had filed charges against two former government attorneys The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof

Nevada caucus results.

I'm not seeing anything worth linking to. The results just aren't in yet. Bernie is winning big, that's the projection. But how big? And how much panic will ensue? I'm avoiding the chatter on TV, and I have some pity on the talking heads tasked with keeping it up for hours on end. But here's my post, where you can chat all you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Nevada, Bernie Sanders, Bernie, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign

Julian Assange was ‘harassed’ by cell search, father claims

John Shipton says his son’s Belmarsh room was targeted on eve of extradition hearingJulian Assange’s father has claimed his son was “harassed” by a prison cell search the day before his extradition hearing was planned to begin.John Shipton visited the WikiLeaks founder at Belmarsh prison in south-east London for two hours on Sunday. Continue reading...
Tags: Media, Law, UK News, UK criminal justice, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Extradition, Chelsea Manning, Yanis Varoufakis, South East London, Belmarsh, John Shipton

Merger Creates What Is Said to Be Largest Business Intelligence Company in Legal

The merger this week of two major technology companies has resulted in what is now the single-largest provider of business intelligence technology to law firms, the companies’ principals say. Iridium Technology and Data Fusion Technologies (DFTech), both of which provide business intelligence (BI) technology to many of the largest law firms in the United States, announced their merger Tuesday. The merged company will continue under the Iridium name. It also includes the line of financial managem...
Tags: Law, California, Boston, Uncategorized, United States, Thomson Reuters, Jones, Suhr, Iridium, Bob Ambrogi, Steere, Rippe Kingston, Polaris Growth Fund, Largest Business Intelligence Company, Iridium Technology and Data Fusion Technologies, Randy Steere

Law students say they don't get mental health treatment for fear it will keep them from becoming lawyers

Before classes had even begun, a judge stood in front of Justin's law school class to tell them about the parts of their life that would be examined to determine if they were qualified to become lawyers. Along with questions about speeding tickets, academic history, and violations of law, he told them, prospective lawyers would need to open up about their mental health, including any diagnosed conditions.
Tags: News, Law, Stories, Justin

"As Sanders builds what could eventually be an insurmountable delegate lead, many Democratic House and Senate candidates are approaching a dramatic shift in their campaigns, as they recalibrate..."

" include praise of capitalism and distance themselves from the national party. Top campaign strategists from both parties view Sanders’s success as a potentially tectonic event, which could narrow the party’s already slim hopes of retaking the Senate majority and fuel GOP dreams of reclaiming the House, which it lost amid a Democratic romp in 2018.... 'The Democrats’ embrace of socialism is going to cost them their majority — I mean, it’s as simple as that,' said Rep. Tom Emmer (R-Minn.), ...
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Gop, House, John, Nevada, Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, United States of America, Bernie, WaPo, National Republican Congressional Committee, Buttigieg, Tom Emmer R Minn

Saturday, February 22, 2020

I’m headed to Chicago next week for the ABA TechShow. I’ll be in Chicago Wednesday through Saturday morning. TechShow is as much about the people and companies as it is about the conference itself. The organizers should be proud of what they have accomplished here. TechShow appears to have made a concerted effort to bring tech, in addition to lawyers using tech in more advanced ways, to those lawyers who may proudly call themselves luddites. The result is a lot of sessions which tend to be pret...
Tags: Law, Wordpress, Uncategorized, Chicago, Kent, Monterey, Aba, ABA Journal, Hyatt, ABA Women Rainmakers Committee, ITT Chicago Kent College of Law, Emerald Loop Pub

"In June 2016, Haney testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he alleged that the Obama-era DHS had ordered him to delete hundreds of files..."

"... about reputed associates of Islamic terrorist groups. Haney made the case that several attacks in the U.S. could have been prevented if some of the files had not been deleted....  [I]n February 2016, Haney claimed Obama had thrown the U.S. intelligence community 'under the bus' for failing to 'connect the dots' after a Nigerian Muslim terror suspect was linked to a failed terror plot on Christmas Day in 2009. 'Most Americans were unaware of the enormous damage to morale at the Department of...
Tags: Law, Obama, Dhs, Fox News, Department Of Homeland Security, Senate Judiciary Committee, Haney, Ann Althouse, Philip Haney, Obama's war on terror

"I love this shirt... You gotta see this shirt... He looks safe. He doesn't look like he's gonna start a fist fight."

Says Donald Trump, asking that a guy in a shirt be brought up on stage at yesterday's Las Vegas rally. Then he brings up another guy — a guy wearing a suit patterned as a brick wall — and the woman with him. Here, I've clipped out a couple minutes:After they go back to their seats, he says, about the couple, "I just said how long have you 2 been together. Figured they'd say, 'We're married.' He met her at the rally in Colorado" — the previous day! — "Do you believe it?! Man, did he get lucky!" —...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Colorado, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump idolatry

The Consequences Of Audacity

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ratcheted up a proposed sanction We approve the referee's recommendations with respect to the stipulated findings of fact and conclusions of law and we adopt those findings and conclusions. We determine that a three-year suspension is... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Vandalism the Hard-To-Remove Parking Violation Stickers

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California Is the placement of hard-to-remove parking violation stickers on cars vandalism? If it is vandalism, is there an exemption for those who use these stickers on a car which is in violation of parking rules? (see the first video below). Here is the California penal code for vandalism Here are a couple videos highlighting this htt...
Tags: Law, California, Criminal Charges

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