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What does LexBlog value?

Rather than establish company values for LexBlog, I thought it better to memorialize the values that have guided us over the last fourteen years. In other words, what’s brung us this far together? Over a few days, okay a few months, I gathered my thoughts, shared my thinking and memorialized our values by sharing them in a meeting with my team this summer. Trying to massage the values for the perfect words the last month or two was only an excuse for not sharing them with you and my teammat...
Tags: Law, Legal Marketing


Can Silicon Valley find its moral compass in a fight over homelessness?

Big tech faces a test as San Francisco weighs a ballot measure that would tax companies to help the homelessFor years, a Google search for “tech” and “homelessness” in San Francisco would invariably be populated by various rants and open letters from startup founders and other entrepreneurs decrying the “riff-raff” and “degenerates” they were forced to encounter on their streets on their way to work.These tone-deaf tech bros came to define the tenor of San Francisco’s second dotcom boom, fueling...
Tags: Google, Technology, California, San Francisco, Society, US news, Homelessness, Silicon Valley, Versailles


At the Glass Roof Cafe...

... you can see your way clear. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Glass Roof Cafe


A New Thread is Coming

So, Pres Trump, in reference to the sanctions about to hit Iran, tweeted, "Sanctions are Coming," which is obviously a play on "Winter Is Coming" from Game of Thrones. The article I read said, "HBO did not say whether they would pursue legal action..." which, assuming the article is not going off a cliff, leads me to believe that HBO thinks it may have a legal claim. How could they? If I record a vid (which I then later post on the net) of me standing on my porch as the sun is setting, during...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Iran, Debate the Issues, Pres Trump


Halloween Winners — See Also

LOTS OF CUTE RUTH BADER GINSBURGS HERE: Thank God nobody sent in a Brett Kavanaugh baby costume. Nobody needs to see a sneering toddler with a beer. FIRSTHAND ACCOUNT OF THE JACOB WOHL PRESSER: Dealbreaker went to the bizarre event. 1Ls SEEKING SUMMER JOBS: December 1st is an important date for you. TAKING FACEBOOK RACISM SERIOUSLY: May have stopped a school shooting. I'll deal with all the alt-right lawyers complaining about "thought crimes" in the world for that result. BEST BIGLAW FIRMS F...
Tags: Law, Brett Kavanaugh, See Also, RUTH BADER GINSBURGS, JACOB WOHL PRESSER


Busy afternoon at the Supreme Court: Six grants and one reargument order, but no stay in census dispute

This afternoon the Supreme Court issued orders from the justices’ private conference. The justices added six new cases, for a total of five hours of oral argument, to their merits docket for the term, and they ordered reargument in a case that was argued before Justice Brett Kavanaugh joined the court. In a separate order, the justices also rejected the government’s request to delay the trial in a dispute over a question regarding citizenship on the 2020 census. Perhaps the biggest news of the d...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Kentucky, Atlanta, Commerce, Va, Evans, Department Of Justice, Vietnam, Flowers, Smith


Justices refuse to block climate-change trial

Tonight the Supreme Court to block the trial in a lawsuit filed by a group of children and teenagers who have asked a federal district court in Oregon to order the federal government to prepare and put in place a plan to phase out fossil-fuel emissions. Although the justices’ ruling formally cleared the way for a trial in the case to go forward, the court stressed that the government may be able to get the relief that it is seeking in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, and it did n...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Oregon, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, What's Happening Now, Neil Gorsuch, U S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit


Which Would You Rather: Pitch In The Big League Or Become A Biglaw Partner?

Pro ball player wasn't enough for this partner.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day


Will Voting in North Dakota Result in the Loss of Hunting Licenses from Other States?

An ad promoted by the North Dakota Democratic Party made a dubious claim about voters' losing out-of-state hunting licenses.
Tags: News, North Dakota, Hunting, Voter Suppression, North Dakota Democratic Party


From The Career Files: Business Development And You

Set modest goals and aim for consistency.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


Dismissal: Can You Dismiss a State Lawsuit and Refile in Federal Court

My question involves court procedures for the state of: Florida; Collier, Pro se Plaintiff. Can i drop a case in County Civil and refile in US District Courts? If the judge stuck down a claim "punitive damages with prejudice , do that follow into the US courts? Cici
Tags: Florida, Law, US, Civil Procedure, Federal Court


Circuit Court Dismissed Case: Can I Move Case to Us Middle Court

My question involves court procedures for the state of: Florida; Collier, Pro se Plaintiff. Can i drop a case in County Civil and refile in US District Courts? If the judge stuck down a claim "punitive damages with prejudice , do that follow into the US courts? Cici
Tags: Florida, Law, US, Civil Procedure, Circuit Court, Us Middle Court




Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Henry Schein Inc. v. Archer and White Sales Inc. Lamps Plus Inc. v. Varela Washington State Department of Licensing v. Cougar Den Inc. Garza v. Idaho Frank v. Gaos Jam v. International Finance Corp.   The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Henry Schein Inc, Oyez, International Finance Corp, Merits Cases, Archer and White Sales Inc Lamps Plus Inc, Varela Washington State Department of Licensing, Cougar Den Inc Garza, Idaho Frank, Gaos Jam


Shipping Up To Boston: Why Biglaw Associates Should Seriously Consider Lateraling To Boston Law Firms [Sponsored]

Want increased purchasing power and good quality of life? You should seriously consider transitioning your career to Boston. 
Tags: Law, Boston, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Mainspring Legal, Eamon Welch, Boston Law Firms


Would This Constitute Solicitation of Prostitution

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California Husband and wife. Husband makes a verbal request of his wife to have sex. Wife says, "only if you give me $1,000". Would that constitute solicitation of prostitution on the part of the wife?
Tags: Law, Husband, Wife, Criminal Charges, California Husband


Sex Offenses: Can a Spouse be Charged With Solicitation of Prostitution of the Other Spouse

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California Husband and wife. Husband makes a verbal request of his wife to have sex. Wife says, "only if you give me $1,000". Would that constitute solicitation of prostitution on the part of the wife?
Tags: Law, Husband, Wife, Criminal Charges, California Husband


Today Is ‘Love Your Lawyer Day’ — And It’s Completely Stupid

Please don't drag the rest of us into your Sarlacc pit of need.
Tags: Law, Holidays and Seasons, Love Your Lawyer Day


Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against Airbnb Has the Potential to Change Online Marketplaces–Harrington v. Airbnb

Airbnb has admitted that some of its vendors have engaged in racial discrimination. It really had no choice in this admission, after both empirical and anecdotal evidence demonstrated it. Plaintiffs sued Airbnb for violating Oregon’s discrimination law. The magistrate judge dismissed the claim. In a surprising move, the district court judge revives it: Plaintiffs allege that Airbnb acted with discriminatory intent when it devised and chose to maintain its mandatory photograph policy, even after ...
Tags: Law, Oregon, E-commerce, Airbnb, DOE, Harrington, Plaintiffs, Airbnb Inc, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Backpage, Airbnb Airbnb


Taking Facebook Racism Seriously Potentially Thwarts School Shooting

New Jersey mom and Kentucky cop teamed up to care, and that made all the difference.
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Police, Racism, New Jersey, School Shootings


A Look A Biglaw’s Tough Trial Tactics

Are aggressive Biglaw attorneys the difference maker?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Diane Sullivan, Allison Brown, Weil Gotshal & Manges


Settlement: Don’t Hate The Player, Hate The Game

To win for our clients, we have to be ready to set aside the fighting sometimes and try to get to settlement.
Tags: Law, Advice, Litigators, Settlements, John Balestriere


'End war on Yemen's children': conflict escalates around Hodeidah hospital

UN warns heightening of hostilities following US ceasefire calls will have devastating impact on severely malnourished childrenFighting has intensified around the largest hospital operating in the port city of Hodeidah, preventing access to severely malnourished and vulnerable children, the UN’s children’s agency has warned.The escalation in conflict follows US calls for a ceasefire and suggestions that peace talks may be held in Sweden. On Thursday, the Saudi-led coalition said it had attacked ...
Tags: Sweden, Children, US, Famine, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Aid, Global development, Un, Humanitarian response, Yemen, Sana'a, Hodeidah, Conflict and arms


SCOTUS grants cert on another supervised release issue (and a Batson issue in a capital case)

The Supreme Court last week, as noted here, granted cert in United States v. Haymond, No. 17-1672, an interesting case from the Tenth Circuit in which the defendant prevailed on the claim that the procedures used to sentence him following his supervised release violation was unconstitutional.  Today, as reflected in this order, the Court granted cert on another issue related to supervised release through a grant in Mont v. United States, No. 17-8995.  The petitioner's cert petition posed this "Q...
Tags: Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Court, United States, Flowers, Mississippi Supreme Court, Tenth Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Mont, Batson, Haymond


Something made "pettish" seem like the right adjective with "heiress," so I wondered if "pettish" was to "heiress" as "scantily" is to "clad."

I don't want to write in clichés. I eschew triteness here. I wrote "pettish heiress" and felt artistically compelled to Google the phrase...Far from trite, "pettish heiress" hasn't been (googlably) used since 1891, in "Mr. Zinzan of Bath, Or, Seen in an Old Mirror." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Google, Writing, Law, Ann Althouse


Feds Also Using ‘Reverse Warrants’ To Gather Location/Identifying Info On Thousands Of Non-Suspects

Just like the Bill of Rights intended...
Tags: Google, Technology, Crime, Law, Police, Fbi, Department Of Justice


38 minutes of Swedes looking askance at Jordan Peterson.

Peterson holds forth in his usual way, quite cogent, earnest and unflappable, and not for one minute is he released from the stinkande öga. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Sweden, Law, Peterson, Ann Althouse, Jordan Peterson



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