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Public Disclosure of Private Facts – Redux

Privacy law is the new frontier in personal rights. Although privacy may be “a protean concept” (R v. Tessling, para 25), it is one of the most fundamental issues in a digital era. The lack of statutory development, and the challenges of extending existing statutory frameworks to emerging privacy issues, has forced the courts to develop new rights of action to protect the privacy interests of Canadians. The second of these, the tort of public disclosure of private facts, has a troubled history. ...
Tags: Law, Bill, Parliament, Jones, Ontario, Manitoba, Ontario Court of Appeal, R, Jane Doe, Stinson, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Supreme Court of Canada in R, Tessling, Gomery, Jobidon, Tsige the Ontario Court of Appeal


Five Top Hunting Cartridges For The 21st Century

American Hunter: Federal’s brainchild was released at the 2018 SHOT Show, and made some serious waves among both long-range shooters and hunters who love the .22 centerfires. Designed to give supersonic flight out past 1,300 yards—the .22 Nosler will drive the high B.C. 90-grain Sierra MatchKing to 2700 fps—the .224 Valkyrie gives true long-range performance with very little recoil. I spent some time with it on the range, and could watch my own vapor trails to nearly 900 yards. But it’s not just...
Tags: America, Military, Sierra, Hunter, Jeffery, Nosler, Creedmoor, Ammunition


Coyote Attacks In Sundry Places

Dogs being attacked by Coyotes has become a routine occurrence throughout the country.  But remember, it can happen to humans as well. The child had just gotten off her school bus and was walking toward her house, located in a wooded area, when the coyote approached her and bit her on the leg, the television station reported. Multnomah County Animal Services spokesman Jay LeVitre said the girl was taken to a hospital and treated in case the animal was rabid, KATU reported. Michelle Dennehy, an O...
Tags: Animals, America, Military, Coyote, Coyotes, Coons, KATU, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, Coywolf, Michelle Dennehy, Multnomah County Animal Services, Jay LeVitre, Denehy, Snotsdale, AZ Trust


Man Punches Black Bear In The Nose

In Western North Carolina: A Haywood County man says he battled a bear outside his home and he has the scrapes and bruises to prove it, WLOS reported. Sonny Pumphrey was in his driveway Tuesday afternoon when he says a mother bear and her two cubs showed up. He says the cubs ran off but the mother bear reared up and attacked him. “She made a charging dead run at me. That sucker was eyeball to eyeball to me,” he said. Pumphrey says he punched the bear in the nose, but then she dropped down and bi...
Tags: Animals, Military, Bears, Sonny, Western North Carolina, Haywood County, Betty, WLOS, Pumphrey, Bear Attacks, Black Bear Attack, Sonny Pumphrey, Waynesville WAYNESVILLE, Liberty Church Road Sonny Pumphrey


At the Sunday Café...

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


Podcast Episode 17 – Scott Mozarsky on Litigation Financing and Its Ties to Knowledge Management

Sometimes when you drop by Greg’s office, he will ask if you’ll sit down for an interview for the Geek In Review Podcast. This week, Scott Mozarsky, Managing Directory for North American at Vannin Capital fell into that trap, and even Marlene jumped in on Skype and joined the conversation. Scott was the former President of Bloomberg Law and has been in the legal media industry for decades. During the discussion, Mazarsky talks about how the Knowledge Management skills found in law firms can be a...
Tags: Law, China, Uncategorized, Skype, Scott, Greg, Jerry, Marlene, Joe Patrice, Bloomberg Law, Litigation Finance, Scott Mozarsky, Jerry David DeCicca, Vannin Capital


Service of Process: Serving the Tsa with Small Claims

My question involves court procedures for the state of: Colorado I want to file a small claims suit against the TSA (Transportation Security Administration), but am unsure what the right process is. I have never sued anyone before. I understand there is a "registered agent" I need to get the papers sent to? Not sure if that's correct, if it is how to find the address & if I need to pay the Sheriff to do the actual service? Any guidance would be appreciated. Ross
Tags: Law, Colorado, Tsa, Civil Procedure, TSA Transportation Security Administration


Hancock to tell summit of goal to revolutionise NHS with new tech

Health secretary to speak at GovTech summit in Paris and meet Emmanuel MacronThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, is to meet the French president, Emmanuel Macron, the Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, and other world leaders at a summit on new technologies that could revolutionise health and social care.The minister will champion the UK’s genomics, life sciences and artificial intelligence programmes as he addresses the GovTech summit in Paris on Monday about how innovation can transform ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Technology, Society, UK News, NHS, Paris, Justin Trudeau, Emmanuel Macron, Hancock, Matt Hancock, Govtech, Emmanuel MacronThe


"US Criminal Justice Policy and Practice in the Twenty‐First Century: Toward the End of Mass Incarceration?"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now available via SSRN and authored by Katherine Beckett, Lindsey Beach, Emily Knaphus and Anna Reosti.  Here is its abstract: Although the wisdom of mass incarceration is now widely questioned, incarceration rates have fallen far less than what would be predicted on the basis of crime trends.  Informed by institutional studies of path dependence, sociolegal scholarship on legal discretion, and research suggesting that “late mass incarcerati...
Tags: Law, US, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Katherine Beckett Lindsey Beach Emily Knaphus, Anna Reosti


Non Sequiturs: 11.11.18

* The unstoppable Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg maintains her three-Term streak as author of the Supreme Court's first signed majority opinion -- and, interestingly enough, it's a unanimous affirmance of the Ninth Circuit (opinion by my former boss, Judge Diarmuid O'Scannlain). [Empirical SCOTUS] * When he's not busy issuing landmark decisions (and feeding his clerks to SCOTUS), Judge Jed Rakoff (S.D.N.Y.) writes erudite essays for the New York Review of Books -- like his latest, a review of Joel...
Tags: Books, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Oregon, Michelle Obama, Louisiana, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Constitutional Law, Bell, Ninth Circuit, John Marshall, FCPA, New York Review of Books


How about a few clemency grants, Prez Trump, to really honor vets in need on Veterans Day?

Five years ago in this post, I noted that on Veterans Day I often find myself thinking about veterans who, after serving our country in the military and thereby supporting of our nation's commitment to liberty and freedom, return home and discover the hard way that these constitutional values are not always paramount in our modern criminal justice systems.  This 2015 report on "Veterans in Prison and Jail, 2011–12" found that in "2011–12, an estimated 181,500 veterans (8% of all inmates in state...
Tags: Law, Obama, White House, Kanye West, Prez Obama, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Alice Johnson Prez Trump


How to Appeal a Second Denial

My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: ca After 11 months of appealing my claim, they sent me an accepted letter. A few days later I received a denial letter. The reason they gave was that benefits is denied for termination for cause. They’ve known of this and has used this excuse from the beginning of my injury. There’s no medical or legal evidence to support the reason they are denying it. It just says to contact the adjuster if I dont agree. How do I appeal this...
Tags: Law, Worker's Compensation


Asset Protection: Beneficiary Designation

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: CA For retirement accounts, let’s say you designate 50% to a person. Let’s call him John. Let’s say you designate the other 50% to a trust. If you select “per stripes” if John dies, then his 50% goes to his children. But if you do NOT select “per stripes” what happens if John dies? Does his 50% automatically go to the trust making it 100%?
Tags: Law, John, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate, John Let


The Guardian view on Yemen’s misery: the west is complicit | Editorial

The suffering grows and no end is in sight. This is turning out to be our crime tooThe suffering of civilians in Yemen is not only the world’s worst humanitarian crisis. It is a crime. Nobel peace laureate Tawakkol Karman says her country is being “systematically destroyed”. Half of the country’s 22 million inhabitants are on the brink of starvation; 1.8 million children are severely malnourished. For many it is already too late. The United Nations predicts this could become the worst famine for...
Tags: Health, Politics, Saudi Arabia, US, Society, World news, US foreign policy, US news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, United Nations, World Health Organization, Un, Yemen, Emirati, Hodeidah


Can I Sue for Lost Time Spent (70+hrs) Fighting Health Insurance Billing Mistake

My question involves insurance law for the state of: California. Basically Healthnet made a mistake on their billing side and it led to me being sent to collections and fighting off collections. My credit score did not go down luckily but I spent over 70 hours on the phone with both Healthnet and collections fighting this claim that they denied was their fault. The CA board of insurance made them pay and in the end, I got a letter from healthnet admitting it was their fault and they will pay up....
Tags: Law, California, Insurance Law, HealthNet


I finally renewed my passport.

It's not that I have a plan to go anywhere, it's just that I don't want not having a passport to be an obstacle to making a plan.I'm not really interested in traveling anywhere until I get my eyes fixed (next February), but I'm thinking once I can see what should feel like amazingly well, I'm going to want to get around and look at things. Whether any of these things will ever be out of the United States, I do not know.What places would you suggest I consider? [Author: [email protected] (Ann A...
Tags: Travel, Law, United States, Ann Althouse


"I’m boycotting the recount stories. They make me feel terrible and there’s nothing my watching them can do to help."

Said I, in the comments in last night's café. Some commenters insisted I needed to shout about the outrages in the works, and I said, "I can’t shout about anything without studying and understanding what’s going on and I am not going to be goaded into doing that." And, "There’s so much alarmism from all sides these days. I am unimpressed." The pressure continued, and I said:Those of you who are alarmed about "stealing" the election have a taste of how many anti-Trumpists have felt for 2 years. H...
Tags: Voting, Law, Ann Althouse, I'm for Boring, 2018 Elections


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the November 9 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. On Friday, the justices will meet for their November 16 conference. The calendar for the December sitting, which will begin on Monday, November 26, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court, John Elwood


Transferring Title: California Smog Failed

My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: California/Oregon. I recently bought a car off of Craigslist that has a title from Oregon. The previous owner put the ad up advertising that "never been smogged in California, not sure if it will pass." When I bought the car, he mentioned that he does not know if it will pass smog. I asked him specifically if he has ever tried, he said no. So I bought the car with the Oregon title and without the smog. I looked inside the gl...
Tags: Law, California, Oregon, Vehicle Registration and Title, California Oregon


Operation Choke Point documents show FDIC brass covertly pressured banks

Since the termination of Operation Choke Point, some have questioned whether Obama-era federal regulators really did engage in systematic and top-down attempts to squeeze off access to financial services for businesses that were lawful but disliked. Now Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-Mo.) has released documents produced in connection with a lawsuit against the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. They show extensive pressure by numerous FDIC regional directors and other officials on regulated bank...
Tags: Law, Obama, Banks, Uncategorized, FDIC, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Blaine Luetkemeyer R Mo, Luetkemeyer, Regulation And Its Reform, John Berlau Forbes, Norbert Michel Forbes, Community Financial Services of America


Identity Theft: How Illegal is It to Impersonate Someone Over the Phone for Discount Abuse

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Vermont Can you be prosecuted or sued for using somebodies employment information over the phone for purchasing at staff discount and then reselling at profit. Talking tens of thousands of dollars. Less than 100,000$ though. Secondly if you have authorization from this person to call on their behalf are you still liable? Thanks
Tags: Law, Criminal Charges


Deprivation of Civil Rights: Denied Service at a Restaurant

Last night we made a reservation online to eat at a restaurant we've enjoyed in the past. When we arrived, we were approached by a manager asking if we were related to a particular person, as our last names are the same. We asked why they were asking, and we were informed that the person they were asking about had filed a lawsuit against the owner of their sister restaurant and that they couldn't serve us. Can they do this? We had no knowledge of the lawsuit, and the person they connected us to...
Tags: Law, Civil Rights


Accreditation Issue Decided In Applicant's Favor In Virgin Islands

The Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands has granted an applicant's petition to sit for the bae examination This matter comes before the Court pursuant to a June 11, 2018 motion filed by Eddy G. Robert, an applicant for regular... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Court, Virgin Islands, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, Eddy G Robert


A Buck And A Bed Leads To A Legal Malpractice Matter Of First Impression In Idaho

A disinherited son lost his legal malpractice case in the Idaho Supreme Court which affirmed the grant of summary judgment by the district court. The court considered a matter of first impression: the problem of a "hypothetical appeal." Thomas Lanham... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Idaho, Idaho Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Thomas Lanham


Sanction Increased For "Sexually-Based Misconduct"

Reciprocal discipline of a two-year suspension has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division f or the Third Judicial Department in a matter where New Jersey had imposed a three-month suspension on a revoked attorney In 2013, respondent's license... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Third Judicial Department


Pleas Pleas Me

An attorney who recently entered guilty pleas in state and federal court has been struck from the roll of attorneys by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. WGRZ reported on his recent pleas Long-time political power... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department WGRZ


Third Party Agent Privilege At Issue In Tennessee

The Tennessee Supreme Court has posted videos of oral arguments held in October 2018. Of possible interest Dialysis Clinic, Inc. v. Kevin Medley, et al.-This case considers whether the attorney-client privilege applies to communications between an attorney and a corporate... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Tennessee Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Dialysis Clinic Inc, Kevin Medley


"We were going to be cremated when we die, but I thought, this is it, I’m going to be cremated right now. This is when I die."

Said Beverly Fillmore, 87, who drove out of the Paradise fire, quoted in The Mercury News.The inferno has claimed at least 23 people so far — six in vehicles, another just outside one — as the Camp Fire roared to life Thursday morning.... More than ever, it seems, those trapped by wildfires aren’t just the stubborn few who refuse to evacuate. California wildfires are increasingly wicked fast — with year-round fire season colliding with late-autumn near-hurricane strength winds — giving people li...
Tags: Law, California, Fire, Survival, Richard, Ann Althouse, Said Beverly Fillmore, Zetta Gore


"Scotty’s been scorched by this firestorm, and just like a bratwurst, he’s fried!"

New lyrics for the Solidarity Singers, quoted in "Sha na na na, goodbye!/Walker is on his way out, but the Solidarity Sing Along might stick around a while longer" (Isthmus).Isn't the headline writer mixed up? Sha Na Na was that band, but the oft-sung song, originally recorded by Steam, is "Na Na Hey Hey Kiss Him Goodbye." It was also recorded by Bananarama, or as Isthmus might call them Shananarama:Interesting fashion and hairstyles there. For comparison, here's Steam:By the way, it seems insen...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Law, Wikipedia, Fire, Metaphor, Scott Walker, Brats, Solidarity, Hairstyles, Walker, Scotty, Bananarama, Ann Althouse, Misreadings, Civility Bullshit


"What I was surprised to find was the extent to which [the 'manosphere' is] using ancient Greek and Roman figures and texts to prop up an ideal of white masculinity."

Said Donna Zuckerberg, interviewed in "Donna Zuckerberg: ‘Social media has elevated misogyny to new levels of violence’/When the academic, sister of Mark Zuckerberg, began exploring online antifeminism, she discovered far-right men’s groups were using classical antiquity to support their views" (The Guardian). She's an "academic" in the sense that she has a PhD (in classics). Her job is editing an on-line scholarly journal.[I]n the case of stoicism’s sudden revival, Zuckerberg found that an acti...
Tags: Psychology, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Labor, Karen, Brooklyn, Feminism, Reddit, Ed, Zuckerberg, Mark, Westchester, Donna, Randi, Ann Althouse, Blog Commenting



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