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More on the case of Professor Kesan at the University of Illinois

Blog Emperor Caron has some new details and information. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, University Of Illinois, Caron, Brian Leiter, Kesan


Police Kills Armed Security Outside Chicago

WGN9: ROBBINS, Ill. — Witnesses said a Midlothian police officer responding to a shooting inside a south suburban bar shot at the wrong person early Sunday morning. After security asked a group of drunken men to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar around 4 a.m. Sunday, witnesses said someone came back with a gun and opened fire. Security returned fire, and according to witnesses, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson apprehended one of the men involved outside. “He had somebody on the ground w...
Tags: Police, Chicago, Military, Robbins, HARRIS, Cook County Sheriff s Office, Roberson, Midlothian, Manny, Adam Harris, Blue Room Bar, Jemel Roberson


CNN On What House Democrats Can Do About Guns

CNN: Deutch said implementing universal background checks, a “gun violence restraining order,” which allows law enforcement to ask a judge to temporarily take guns away from people who are deemed a threat, and banning so-called “bump stocks,” are at the top of his list, along with other school safety and mental health initiatives. With Democrats in control of the House, they can also hold hearings on gun violence, which they tried to pressure Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte, the Repub...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, Texas, Oregon, Virginia, America, Reagan, Cnn, Military, House, Ted Cruz, Gun Control, Clemson, Puerto Rico, Trump


Law school career services directors need to be skilled in social media

Being the director of career services is not an easy job at most law schools today.  Assuming you’re not working at a top tier law school, you have more grads than jobs. Combine that with declining budgets at many law schools leaving you understaffed. Despite the challenges, career services directors have one thing their predecessors never had, the Internet. Networking through the Internet for building out the reputation of the school, nurturing relationships with potential employers, connec...
Tags: Law, Law School, Twitter LinkedIn Facebook


Trusts: Is It Possible to Incorporate a Trust As Part of a Will

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: Pennsylvania Is it possible to incorporate a trust as part of a will under PA law? My grandfather's will was written in 1972. The beginning deals with specific things and who he wanted them to go to. The second part which is about 3/4 of the document specifically lay out in great detain the terms of an "unnamed" trust. It says it provides for his wife and that she is to receive quarterly disbursements and that the three grandchildren (who...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate, Orphan s Court, PA Orphan s Court


Happy Veterans Day — See Also

LAW PROFESSOR WHO USED THE N-WORD IN CLASS ALLEGEDLY USED IN OFFICE HOURS: Does this guy have to lynch a brother to get fired? OPEN LETTER TO JUSTICE GINSBURG'S CLERKS: Y'all have one job and you're slipping. WIDOW BLAMES HUSBAND'S SUICIDE ON BIGLAW CULTURE: This story is just hard to read. CNN MIGHT SUE TRUMP: Weird to see a media organization actually standing up for the First Amendment. MICHELLE OBAMA IS EVERYTHING: I'ma buy her book.
Tags: Law, Cnn, Michelle Obama, Ginsburg, See Also


Latest push for passage of FIRST STEP Act with sentencing reforms now afoot

The New York Times and CNN are reporting this evening on the latest chapter in efforts to enact significant federal criminal justice reforms.  This lengthy New York Times piece is headlined "Bipartisan Sentencing Overhaul Moves Forward, but Rests on Trump," and here are excerpts: A bipartisan group of senators has reached a tentative deal on the most substantial rewrite of the nation’s sentencing and prison laws in a generation, giving judges more latitude to sidestep mandatory minimum sentence...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Cnn, House, New York Times, Capitol Hill, The New York Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Mike Pence, Grassley, Jeff Sessions, Kushner


Master Your Bar Prep Time Management

Make sure that you don’t get hung up on tasks that don’t serve your bar exam goals and to keep your eye on the prize.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Bar Prep, Kerriann Stout


ALPS OutdoorZ Hybrid X Pack Receives Editor’s Choice Award

ALPS OutdoorZ Hybrid X Pack NEW HAVEN, Mo. – -(AmmoLand.com)- ALPS OutdoorZ is pleased to announce that its popular Hybrid X pack—part of the ALPS OutdoorZ Extreme Pack line—recently earned the Editor's Choice Award in the hunting pack category by Petersen's Hunting magazine. ALPS OutdoorZ Hybrid X Pack Each year, the editors of Petersen's Hunting test and evaluate products from across the hunting and shooting spectrum and select the top products in their respective categories based on quality...
Tags: Guns, Awards, US, Canada, Gear, Hunting, Petersen, ALPS OutdoorZ, Petersen's HUNTING, ALPS Brands, Sarah Heidmann Brune


The Costanza Method

Using The Constanza Method and faking a good work ethic won’t get you very far as a lawyer, no matter where you work.
Tags: Law, George Costanza, Labor / Employment, On The Job, Evan Gibbs, The Costanza Method


How Much Should You Freak Out If You Don’t Have A Job Lined Up When You Graduate Law School?

Not everyone -- not even close -- graduates with a job in hand.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, Job Placement


Jaden Smith Announces He’s Dating ‘Tyler the Creator’ on Stage

Smith starts by saying, "I wanna tell you something.... Tyler doesn't want to say." Uh oh.
Tags: Art, Music, Entertainment, Cute, Life, Relationships, Society, Amazing, Gallery, Social Issues, Jaden Smith, Smith, Tyler, Intriguing


Whistleblower: Austin PD fudged rape clearance rates to boost numbers, pretend hundreds of crimes were solved when no arrests were made

A former Austin police sergeant who was in charge of APD's sex crimes unit claims she was forced out after refusing to close cases where arrests were never made and no one was prosecuted, even if the suspect had been identified. The result was to give a false impression that the department had solved many more rape cases than was really the case. The podcast, Reveal, from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, covered the topic of clearance cases in rape cases, and about 2/3 of the way...
Tags: Law, Austin, Apd, Manley, Steve Adler, Public Safety Commission, Center for Investigative Reporting, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Mandy Marzullo, Bryan Manley, Beyond Austin


Watch And Learn: Why (And How) You Should Record Your Speeches And Presentations

You can enhance your public speaking skills drastically by watching your recording and identifying ways to improve in areas that went poorly.
Tags: Videos, Technology, Law, Public Speaking, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


The Most Human Lawyer — James Lee Of LegalMation

There's a lot of time to be saved in the early days of a litigation.
Tags: Technology, Law, James Lee, LegalMation, James Lee Of LegalMation


Fun and Learning at the 39th Annual Construction Law and Public Contracts Seminar

On November 2nd and 3rd, construction attorneys from Virginia and surrounding jurisdictions gathered in Charlottesville for the 39th Annual Construction and Public Contracts seminar co-hosted by the Virginia State Bar’s Construction Law and Public Contracts Section and Virginia CLE.  This was also the first year in a while where I was not a member of the board of governors for the Construction section. As always, the event was a great time for learning, networking and catching up with old and ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, Charlottesville, Richmond VA, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Attorney, Mechanic's Liens, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Virginia Construction Mediator, Virginia Mechanic's Lien, Virginia Construction, DPOR, VACLE, 39th Annual Construction and Public Contracts


Setting a maximum wage for CEOs would be good for everyone

Under capitalism, the argument goes, it's every man for himself. Through the relentless pursuit of self-interest, everyone benefits, as if an invisible hand were guiding each of us toward the common good. Everyone should accordingly try to get as much as they can, not only for their goods but also for their labour. Whatever the market price is is, in turn, what the buyer should pay. Just like the idea that there should be a minimum wage, the idea that there should be a maximum wage seems to unde...
Tags: Apple, Steve Jobs, Government, US, Entrepreneur, Markets, Economics, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Inequality, Global Issues, Mark R ReiffThis


Become The Hand That Turns The Key

7 tips to help legal department operations professionals stay front and center.
Tags: Law, Archer Daniels Midland, In-House Counsel, Baker & McKenzie, Legal Operations, Consilio, Phillips 66, Brad Blickstein, Law Department Operations Survey


Free CLE Webinar From Practical Law [Sponsored]

Do you know what it takes to comply with the new laws and stay ahead of the curve of these legal developments? 
Tags: Law, Thomson Reuters, Webinars, Sponsored Content, Practical Law


CNN Preparing To Sue Trump Administration On First Amendment Grounds

Does retaliating against Jim Acosta finally cross a First Amendment line?
Tags: Law, Government, Cnn, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Trump, Jim Acosta


A Potentially Major Lifeline For Low-Income Legal Tech And A2J

The Pew Charitable Trusts will tackle the use of technology to modernize the civil legal justice system.
Tags: Technology, Law, Robert Ambrogi, Pew Charitable Trusts, Access to justice, Erika Rickard, Susan K. Urahn


LawNext Episode 18: Adam Ziegler on How Harvard Put 360 Years of Caselaw Online

The recently launched Caselaw Access Project is the capstone to a massive undertaking executed over three years to digitize all U.S. case law, some 6.4 million cases dating back to 1658. Leading the project was Adam Ziegler, director of the Library Innovation Lab at Harvard Law School, which partnered with Ravel Law to digitize the school’s entire library of U.S. cases. In this episode of LawNext, Ziegler joins me as my guest to describe the project and its significance for legal researchers....
Tags: Facebook, Law, Washington, Boston, Harvard University, Harvard Law School, Ravel Law, Suffolk University Law School, Bob Ambrogi, Adam Ziegler, Library Innovation Lab, Berkman Klein Center for Internet Society, LawNext, LawNext Ziegler, Library Innovation Lab Ziegler


Is the DTSA Ex Parte Seizure Provision Constitutional?

The Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) has been law for 2 1/2 years. At this point, it’s pretty clear the DTSA ex parte seizure provision never belonged in the statute. Courts have ordered only a few ex parte seizures, and I think none of those actually met the statutory requirements. Furthermore, the Federal Judicial Center guidance to judges proved that trade secret owners could never legitimately use the ex parte seizure procedure for the situations Congress contemplated. In my pre-passage essay...
Tags: Law, Congress, Trade Secrets, Bts, Nyu, Coleman, House Judiciary Committee, Federal Judicial Center, Evidence/Discovery, Forbes Cross Post, DTSA, RBC Bearings, Stephen Levandoski, Blue Star Land Services LLC, Brunswick Rail, Sultanov Court Benchslaps Trade Secret Plaintiff


Hunton Andrews Kurth Attorney Tops List As Biggest Jackhole Lawyer In America

This is not the way to conduct yourself in the public spotlight.
Tags: Law, America, Insurance, Biglaw, Legal Ethics, Aetna, Health Care / Medicine, Hunton Andrews Kurth, John Shely


Speeding Tickets: City Administrative Citation for Driving Too Fast

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California My wife was issued a ticket for allegedly driving too fast - I have successfully defended some speeding tickets before, but they were "regular" VC 22350. Court procedure, what to do and what not - but this time, it's a "City of Hayward Administrative Citation" and the offense is HTC 5.02 "Fail to Obey Sign". https://www.hayward-ca.gov/sites/def...Code031413.pdf "Section 5.02 OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. Th...
Tags: Law, California, Htc, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Speeding Tickets: City Administrative Citation

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California My wife was issued a ticket for allegedly driving too fast - I have successfully defended some speeding tickets before, but they were "regular" VC 22350. Court procedure, what to do and what not - but this time, it's a "City of Hayward Administrative Citation" and the offense is HTC 5.02 "Fail to Obey Sign". https://www.hayward-ca.gov/sites/def...Code031413.pdf "Section 5.02 OBEDIENCE TO TRAFFIC CONTROL DEVICES. Th...
Tags: Law, California, Htc, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


British soldier recruited for far-right group while in army

Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen was jailed for eight years in March for being a member of National Action A British army veteran who served in Afghanistan and was described as an “outstanding” soldier was convicted of being a member of the far-right group National Action, it can be reported for the first time.Restrictions preventing the identification of Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen and Alexander Deakin, the Midlands regional organiser and senior member of National Action, were lifted after the conclusion on Mon...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Afghanistan, Military, British Army, The far right, National Action, Alexander Deakin, Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen, Adam Thomas Claudia Patatas, Daniel Bogunovic


British solider recruited for far-right group while in army

Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen was jailed for eight years in March for being a member of National Action A British army veteran who served in Afghanistan and was described as an “outstanding” soldier was convicted of being a member of the far-right group National Action, it can be reported for the first time.Restrictions preventing the identification of Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen and Alexander Deakin, the Midlands regional organiser and senior member of National Action, were lifted after the conclusion on Mon...
Tags: UK News, Afghanistan, Military, British Army, The far right, National Action, Alexander Deakin, Cpl Mikko Vehvilainen, Adam Thomas Claudia Patatas, Daniel Bogunovic


Game Of Memes? HBO, Trump, And Trademark Parody

Reasonable minds can (and do) disagree on the president’s 'Sanctions are Coming' meme, but it’s not 'trademark misuse.'
Tags: Hbo, Law, Uncategorized, Game Of Thrones, Intellectual Property, Donald Trump, Trademarks, Tom Kulik, HBO Trump


No Costs to Government when it Intervenes in IPR Proceedings

by Dennis Crouch LG Electronics v. Iancu (Fed. Cir. 2018) [ORDER] In a R.36 Affirmance, the Federal Circuit upheld the PTAB obviousness judgment. The USPTO promptly filed a request for a bill of costs for $387.60.  The Federal Circuit has now rejected that request since the PTO was an intervenor, not a party. LG Electronics (LG) sued Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD) for infringement back in 2014 and AMD responded with the filing of this inter partes review (IPR) petition. U.S. Patent 7,664,971...
Tags: Law, US, United States, Uspto, Amd, Lg, Patent, PTO, LG Electronics, Federal Circuit, Patent Trial and Appeal Board, Lge, Dennis Crouch, Advanced Micro Devices Inc AMD, Federal Circuit Rule, LG Electronics LG



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