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Sunday Open Thread: Reversing Time

What if we could turn back the hands of time for two years instead of an hour? Would Trump have been elected if the public knew then what it knows now? I don't think so. [More....] Put another way: Sometimes I wish I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Trump


At the Saturday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about anything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Traffic Lane Violations: What is a Continous Turning Lane

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Georgia Is there such a thing as a continous turning lane? When turning right?
Tags: Law, Georgia, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Will Contests: Contesting the Validity of My Fathers Will

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New Jersey My father, who suffered with substance abuse issues for most of his adult life, recently passed away in September. His last will and testament bequeathed the entirety of his estate to his sister. My brother and I were mentioned nowhere in the will after I obtained a copy from the surrogate. He never contributed anything of value to either of our lives and basically put two children on this earth without caring for them. Althoug...
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


Wills: Contesting the Validity of My Fathers Will

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New Jersey My father, who suffered with substance abuse issues for most of his adult life, recently passed away in September. His last will and testament bequeathed the entirety of his estate to his sister. My brother and I were mentioned nowhere in the will after I obtained a copy from the surrogate. He never contributed anything of value to either of our lives and basically put two children on this earth without caring for them. Althoug...
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


Expungement and Sealing: How to Expunge Records of an Appeal

My question involves criminal records for the state of: Oklahoma Back in May, I successfully got an expungment and after looking up the osbi records, it has been deleted. However, I'm having some difficulty getting the appeals records deleted from when it was appealed and charges dismissed. I mentioned it to my lawyer, and he said he couldn't find it, even though I told him it was still on the ok supreme Court website that links with odcr. The upside is that the online case shows nothing in th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Criminal Records, Oklahoma Back


Expungement and Sealing: Expunging My Appeals Records

My question involves criminal records for the state of: Oklahoma Back in May, I successfully got an expungment and after looking up the osbi records, it has been deleted. However, I'm having some difficulty getting the appeals records deleted from when it was appealed and charges dismissed. I mentioned it to my lawyer, and he said he couldn't find it, even though I told him it was still on the ok supreme Court website that links with odcr. The upside is that the online case shows nothing in th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Criminal Records, Oklahoma Back, My Appeals Records


"The man who shot dead two women at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday before killing himself was a far-right extremist and self-proclaimed misogynist..."

"... who railed against women, black people, and immigrants in a series of online videos and songs.... On a YouTube channel in 2014, [Scott] Beierle filmed several videos of himself offering extremely racist and misogynistic opinions, in which he called women 'sluts' and 'whores,' and lamented 'the collective treachery' of girls he went to high school with.... In one video called 'Plight of the Adolescent Male,' he named Elliot Rodger, who killed six people and injured 14 and is often seen as a ...
Tags: Murder, Law, Obama, Elliot Rodger, Tallahassee Florida, Celibacy, Ann Althouse, Beierle, Scott -RSB- Beierle


Your Advice

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Pennsylvania My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Pennsylvania Ok first let me say thanks for taking the time out of your day to read this somewhat lengthy post. I had to move due to a job relocation. Me and my wife decided to rent until we got familiar with the area and to then choose a forever home. When we started the rental search I was contacted by a couple with a rental close to work and all amenities that w...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Landlord-Tenant Law


Flint Michigan

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board noticed the interim suspension of a convicted attorney On October 19, 2018, respondent was convicted by a jury of entering an aircraft or airport area in violation of security requirements with intent to evade security... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan, Flint Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"HAVE FUN IN PRISON"

The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured an attorney for misconduct toward a client. As detailed by the Disciplinary Review Board, the attorney represented a client facing criminal charges of sexual assault on four minors In the days immediately prior... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


Utah, Idaho, Pennsylvania, New Jersey

A prosecutor who was suspended for six-months by the Utah Supreme Court for a Rule 3.8(d) disclosure violation received identical reciprocal discipline in Idaho and Pennsylvania. He also now also gets six-months in New Jersey notwithstanding this notable aspect reported... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Idaho, New Jersey, Utah Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Utah Idaho Pennsylvania New Jersey


Salem's Lot: A Case Of First Impression

An attorney not admitted in Illinois should be censured in that jurisdiction, according to a recent report of the state bar Review Board. Respondent is an Illinois resident who holds a New York law license but not an Illinois law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Salem, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Review Board Respondent


Defendant Can’t Send Virtual Gambling Claims to Arbitration

Churchill Downs’ Big Fish Casino is accused of violating Washington’s gambling statute. It moved to dismiss and was successful in district court. On appeal, the Ninth Circuit said that the Big Fish casino may violate Washington’s anti-gambling statute. (Previous blog posts on this case here and here. See also the Director of the Gambling Commission’s statement on the appellate ruling: “Director’s statement regarding Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ published decision in Kater v. Churchill Downs“...
Tags: Law, California, Washington, E-commerce, Churchill, Mason, Ninth Circuit, McLeod, Western District, Gambling Commission, Churchill Downs, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Kater, Churchill Downs CV


Trump emoluments case ruling opens way to financial records

Tax returns could be unearthed in Washington hotel suitDC attorney general salutes ‘major win in historic case’A federal judge has denied the justice department’s efforts to halt legal proceedings in a case in which Donald Trump is accused of violating the US constitution, opening the door for the president’s critics to gain access to financial records related to his Washington DC hotel. Related: Brett Kavanaugh to be denied inaugural walk down supreme court steps Continue reading...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Washington, US, World news, US news, US politics, Washington Dc, US constitution and civil liberties, Donald Trump, Trump, Brett Kavanaugh, Law (US


California’s rent control temptation

Even if California voters defeat Proposition 10 on Nov. 6, battles over rent control are likely to continue, I write in my new Cato post: Though once favored in voter surveys, Proposition 10 has sagged lately, well behind in one poll and ahead in a second by only 41-38 with 21 percent undecided. But advocates of liberty (and all who prize the lessons of Economics 101) shouldn’t get complacent. … It’s true that many California localities, the Bay Area especially, are experiencing skyrocketing h...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Land Use And Zoning, Bay Area, Cato, WO writings, Landlord Tenant Law


Crime Before Admission May Lead To Disbarment

Did you know whether an attorney can be disbarred for a conviction that took place nearly a decade before admission? Yes, according to the California State Bar Court Hearing Department Even though Respondent’s convictions occurred more than 16 years ago... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Hearing Department Even


A long and winding road to new copyright legislation

Dave Davis Contributor Dave Davis joined Copyright Clearance Center in 1994 and currently serves as a research analyst. He previously held directorships in both public libraries and corporate libraries and earned joint master’s degrees in Library and Information Sciences and Medieval European History from Catholic University of America. More posts by this contributor How AI and copyright would work Back in May, as part of a settlement, ...
Tags: Column, Spotify, Music, Law, Congress, Senate, US, Tech, Data, Economy, Copyright, United States, Liverpool, House, President, Sony


Resignation Should Be Permitted

A senior attorney with a revered last name should be allowed to resign rather than face sanctions for failure to timely comply with probation conditions Frisch is 84 years old and does not intend to practice law again. His prior... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Frisch, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Fifteen Large Men

An attorney admitted in 2014 should be disbarred for identity theft and related dishonesty, according to a recommendation of the California State Bar Court Hearing Department. It began with an office move of her employer As part of the move,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Hearing Department


"The mystery of Donald Trump is what impels him to overturn the usual rules. Is it a dark sort of cunning or simple defects of character?"

"Because the president’s critics tend to be educated and educated people tend to think that the only kind of smarts worth having is the kind they possess — superior powers of articulation combined with deep stores of knowledge — those critics generally assume the latter. He’s a bigot. He’s a con artist. His followers are dumb. They got lucky last time. They won’t be so lucky again. Maybe this is even right. But as Trump’s presidency moves forward, it’s no longer smart to think it’s right. There’...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Bret Stephens, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump and immigration, 2018 Elections


‘A time bomb’: how social tensions are rising in a corner of northern England

Roma and British Pakistani communities are increasingly divided over problems of crime, litter and antisocial behaviourIt was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September.The drama, inevitably, was caught on camera. The screaming in the dinner hall, children climbing on tables to escape. Outside, a teenage girl in handcuffs, face-down on a po...
Tags: England, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Migration, Local Government, Sheffield, Rotherham, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, Page Hall Sheffield, Fir Vale Academy


‘Boiling pot’ towns ignite as Roma and British Pakistanis wage street war

Newest migrants face simmering resentment in communities where problems of crime, litter and anti-social behaviour persistIt was an unusually heavy response to a fight in a school canteen: a police helicopter, police dog and 15 police vehicles all rushed to Fir Vale Academy in Page Hall, Sheffield, one Tuesday in late September.The drama, inevitably, was caught on camera. The screaming in the dinner hall, children climbing on tables to escape. Outside, a teenage girl in handcuffs, face-down on a...
Tags: Race, Communities, Society, UK News, World news, Migration, Local Government, Sheffield, Rotherham, Roma, Gypsies And Travellers, Page Hall Sheffield, Fir Vale Academy


"Is Ted Cruz really 'Tough as Texas'? Hardly. Here's one Texan's take on that Ted Cruz fella... Directed by Richard Linklater."

Pretty fine little film. Not sure whether it has the intended effect — seems too pro-violence! — but I'm a fan of Linklater's early film "Slacker," so, whatever. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Texas, Law, Advertising, Ted Cruz, Richard Linklater, Linklater, Ann Althouse, Slacker


"Those horrible pink hats': midterms divide women in era of #MeToo."

A nicely done, nicely balanced little film, from The Guardian. Watch the whole thing. I love the low-key, steadfast demeanor of the filmmaker, Paul Lewis: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Native Americans, New Mexico, Paul Lewis, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, 2018 Elections, MeToo


#BelieveWomen

This is bullshit. Just because they never met, that does NOT mean that Kavanaugh didn’t rape her. #BelieveWomen https://t.co/6GDFiUUiEh— Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) November 2, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Lying, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse


"There haven’t been any interviews in any of my films. I think some people make great interview movies. It’s just not a style that I’m interested in."

"I think my movies are more novelistic than journalistic and I think when my films work, they work because you feel you’re present in the sequence that you’re watching and hearing. I like the sense of immediacy that it gives." Said the great documentary filmmaker Frederick Wiseman, who, at the age of 88, has a new movie, "Monrovia, Indiana."“I’ve made movies in 17 states, but I never made one in the Middle West before, with the exception of a public housing film in Chicago. I thought it would be...
Tags: Movies, Law, Indiana, Chicago, Donald Trump, Monrovia, Carrot, Said, Wiseman, Frederick Wiseman, Ann Althouse, Middle West, Monrovia Indiana, Masonic lodge Lions Club


What's up with the pinned Tweet on Trump's Twitter feed?

pic.twitter.com/nk2vKvHuaL — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 2, 2018 The vertical lines in the "O"s refer to what... "Game of Thrones"?Ah! Yes: "Game of Thrones Stars and HBO Are Not Happy About Donald Trump's Bad Meme/It was a total Joffrey move" (Esquire). What's the point of getting mad in public? You'll only boost the virality of Trump's own tweet. Trump tweeted an image of himself with the text “Sanctions Are Coming, November 5” to warn about upcoming sanctions on Iran. The f...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Iran, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Trump, Donald J Trump, Dothraki, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and foreign policy


"Normally, I would not comment on something as egregiously misstated as today’s story. However, the assertion that I punched anyone over a parking spot is false."

"I wanted to go on the record stating as much. I realize that it has become a sport to tag people w as many negative negative charges and defaming allegations as possible for the purposes of clickbait entertainment. Fortunately, no matter how reverberating the echos [sic], it doesn’t make the statements true."Tweeted Alec Baldwin, after his humiliating arrest, reports Page Six. Video at the link shows him hounded by the press as he leaves the police station. "Hey, Alec, what kind of example are ...
Tags: Crime, Law, ALEC, Alec Baldwin, Trump, Baldwin, Donald Trump Jr, Trump Jr, Ann Althouse, President Trump


"Gone is the senator who once called the future president 'the world’s biggest jackass' and a 'race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot.'"

"With an eye toward re-election in 2020 in a state still on the Trump Train, Mr. Graham has climbed into the locomotive. 'I stepped up,' he boasted in an interview, 'and I’m getting rewarded for it by conservatives, and liberals are all upset.'"From "What Happened to Lindsey Graham? He’s Become a Conservative ‘Rock Star’" (NYT). Part of what happened is that John McCain died. His friend Trey Gowdy is quoted saying that McCain was "the closest thing he ever had to a father." And McCain — as the T...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Graham, John Mccain, Times, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Trey Gowdy, McCain, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Trump Train, what Trump did to the GOP, Christine Blasey Ford, Mr Graham



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