Traffic Lane Violations: Turning Across a Double-Yellow Line

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Maryland I travel a two-lane road with one north bound and one south bound lane. This road cuts through a residential area where there is a double-yellow line down the middle. I frequently see residents turning into their driveway across the double-yellow line. Is that legal?
Tags: Maryland, Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

Austin police chief needs better responses to whistleblower allegations of improperly cleared rape cases

After the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX aired complaints in a podcast from an Austin PD whistleblower claiming she'd been pressured to declare rape cases "cleared," the City Council got an earful at the hearing on police oversight Thursday evening. (Go here to listen to the podcast; the APD segment begins at ~35:10 mark.) KUT has now followed up, with one of the reporters discussing in detail what evidence they do and don't have surrounding the alleged clearance-rate coverup.Grits w...
Tags: Law, Austin, City Council, Apd, Manley, Kut, Center for Investigative Reporting, Gritsforbreakfast, City Council Don

How Trump won the Acosta lawsuit.

You don't alway win by winning. That's too easy. The genius move is to win by losing. AP reports on Trump's reaction to the temporary restraining order that Acosta won against him:[The judge] ordered Acosta’s pass returned for now in part because he said CNN was likely to prevail on its Fifth Amendment claim — that Acosta hadn’t received sufficient notice or explanation before his credentials were revoked or been given sufficient opportunity to respond before they were....“In response to the cou...
Tags: Law, White House, Ap, Cnn, Trump, Acosta, Jim Acosta, Ann Althouse, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump and the judiciary, Trump and the press

At the Friday Night Café...

... you can talk all night.And think of using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. If you'd like to buy what I just bought, it would be this wooden spoon and this jumbo bottle of Philosophy Purity. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Ann Althouse

Liens and Encumbrances: Lots of Problems with a Forclosure/Standing to File Suit

My question involves real estate located in the State of:Washington Friend was 1 of 3 owners of a home. Land was owned by 1 of the owners. Predatory lender ad entices land owner to put up land for $10,000. Lender was committing embezzlement, cut check without all proper paperwork and signatures. Was fired next day. Went to make payment on loan lender refused to accept payment. Stated they would take as a loss as loan was fraudulent. 6 years pass, owners did not receive proper notice, surprise ...
Tags: Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Owners, Washington Friend

WaPo's Jennifer Rubin pushes for a primary challenge to Trump... with the end of getting — who else? — John Kasich elected.

In "Here’s what a primary challenge to Trump would accomplish," she writes:While there might be downside to the person challenging Trump, a primary opponent isn’t likely to take Trump on if he’s concerned about playing it safe and husbanding his or her popularity. The primary challenger, if you will, acts like the horse who jumps out to the lead, wears down the favorite and allows his stablemate to come from behind for the victory. And sometimes, the lead horse might actually win. Who’d do this?...
Tags: Utah, Law, Gop, New Hampshire, Mitt Romney, The Washington Post, Jeff Flake, Trump, John Kasich, Kasich, WaPo, David Weigel, Jennifer Rubin, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign

Sales Agreements: Dealership Made a Mistake in My Favor. Am I Required by Law to Sign a New Contract

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida I went to the dealership and inquired on a used truck with high miles. My application was approved through my credit union (I called and spoke to them myself). The sales contract and finance contract was signed by myself and the dealership 2 days ago. The dealership has contacted me and stated there was a mistake on their part on the purchase price of the vehicle. Both the sales contract AND the finance contract both refle...
Tags: Florida, Law, Cars and Dealerships

"CIA concludes Saudi crown prince ordered Jamal Khashoggi’s assassination."

WaPo reports.The CIA’s assessment, in which officials have said they have high confidence, is [based on] multiple sources of intelligence, including a phone call that the prince’s brother Khalid bin Salman, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, had with Khashoggi, according to the people familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss the intelligence. Khalid told Khashoggi, a contributing columnist to The Washington Post, that he should go to the Saudi consulate...
Tags: Law, Saudi Arabia, United States, Cia, The Washington Post, Istanbul, Mohammed, Mohammed bin Salman, WaPo, Khalid, Ann Althouse, Khalid bin Salman, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi

Khashoggi: CIA Assessment and Reports of Prior Marriage

Journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have secretly gotten married in the U.S. last June. The Washington Post reports a CIA assessment of Khashoggi's murder led the agency to conclude the Crown Prince ordered it. The CIA assessment relies in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Cia, Khashoggi, Jamal Khashoggi, CIA Assessment and Reports of Prior Marriage

Parking Tickets: Is My California Parking Citation CVC 5204 (A) Invalid

My question involves a parking violation from the city of San Diego, California: Recently I received a parking citation Code CVC 5204 (A) with remark "NO CURRENT YEAR TAB." The year on the plate is out of date because I never received my current year tab or registration however all fees were timely paid and received by the DMV. A copy of CVC 5204 can be found here: My citation references 5204 (A) but that is subject to an exclusion detai...
Tags: Law, California, DMV, CVC, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, San Diego California


"[Stacey] Abrams mulls asking a court to order a second vote in Georgia governor’s race" (WaPo).[Abrams] would rely on a provision in Georgia law that has never been utilized in such a high-profile contest. It allows losing candidates to challenge results based on “misconduct, fraud or irregularities . . . sufficient to change or place in doubt the results.”...Unofficial returns show Kemp with about 50.2 percent of the more than 3.9 million votes cast. To avoid a runoff with Abrams, he must win ...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Voting Rights, Abrams, Kemp, Müller, Ann Althouse, Stacey -RSB- Abrams

Exhaustion Day — See Also

HOW SHOULD CAREER SERVICES DEAL WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: The struggle is real. BIGLAW FIRM REACTS TO WIDOW: It shouldn't take tragedy for us to talk about this, but talking about it is important. MEANWHILE, THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS STILL A THING: So is due process, according to a Trump judge who ruled against Trump in the CNN case. BEST LAW SCHOOLS FOR WOMEN: I think it's cool that the Kavanaugh School of Complicity at Yale Law isn't on this list. I LIKE ELENA KAGAN'S TASTE IN MOVIES: I'd re...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Trump, Yale Law, Elena Kagan, See Also, Kavanaugh School of Complicity

The Legal Mental Health Crisis Hits Home

From the perspective of Career Services, the mental health crisis unfolding that has unfolded in the legal community is hard to ignore.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Law Schools, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Career Services, Sidley Austin, Nicholas Alexiou, Gabriel MacConaill

Intertwined Drug Use And Misconduct Draws Suspension

The Indiana Supreme Court further sanctioned an already-suspended attorney We find that Respondent, Tia R. Brewer, committed attorney misconduct by, among other things, neglecting clients’ cases, failing to appear at show cause hearings, failing to withdraw from cases when her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Respondent Tia R Brewer

Flagrant Disregard

The Rhode Island Supreme Court has granted a motion to suspend a non-responding attorney on an interim basis On June 8, 2018, Disciplinary Counsel received a complaint alleging that respondent had settled personal injury claims on behalf of clients, withheld... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Rhode Island Supreme Court

Snapchat Couch Fee Proposal Leads To Bar Charges

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging misconduct in a domestic relations matter. In or around September 2017, C.S. telephoned Respondent to discuss a possible divorce from her husband. In late September or early October, C.S. met with Respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Intemperate Email Draws Sanction

An intemperate communication to an unrepresented alleged domestic violence victim drew a public reprimand without terms (i. e. a slap on the wrist) from the First District Subcommittee of the Virginia State Bar for violation of Rules 3.4 (fairness to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

4 Thoughts To Help You Have A Better Experience As An Associate [Sponsored]

There are too many nuances to succeeding in a law firm that simply can’t be taught in a classroom or via textbook. Here are some ideas that can help.
Tags: Law, Thomson Reuters, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms

Civil Unions: Real Estate

My question involves marriage law for the State of: Illinois My father is in the middle of a divorce after 30 years of marriage (he is 77) . He built and owned his home before the marriage. His spouses name was never on the deed. A few years ago he had a quit claim deed with a life estate made in which stated that when he passes away that the house will go to his wife and after her passing the house will go to his 4 children. She is requesting that she receive 60% of what the house is appraise...
Tags: Real Estate, Marriage, Law, Illinois, Cohabitation and Civil Unions

From The Career Files: Networking Is Really In The Notes

Whether you’re a newly minted associate or a seasoned partner, the message that you need to be 'networking' never goes away.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files

Justices to weigh in on evidence in census citizenship-question dispute

The Supreme Court announced this afternoon that it would hear oral argument in February in a dispute over evidence in the challenge to the government’s decision to add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. The order is the latest chapter at the court for the case; the justices had previously rejected the government’s request to put the trial in the case on hold, allowing the trial to go forward (now nearly to completion) earlier this month. The events giving rise to the dispute now be...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commerce, Department Of Justice, Ross, Gore, The Supreme Court, Howe, What's Happening Now, Wilbur Ross, John Gore, Cochise Consultancy

Yale Law School Alum And Author Gretchen Rubin On Mental Health, Clerking For Sandra Day O’Connor, And Our Highest Aims

Through her research and scholarship, Rubin has emerged as one of the most interesting commentators on happiness.
Tags: Law, Happiness, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Gretchen Rubin, Rubin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Yale Law School, Renwei Chung

A Look Inside The Conservative Judge-Making Machine

When it comes to transforming the federal judiciary, what is the secret to the Republicans' success?
Tags: Politics, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Courts, Mitch McConnell, Federal Judges, Donald Trump, Judicial Nominations, Don McGahn, Brett Kavanaugh

Making 2019 Your Best Year Ever [Sponsored]

Understand your priorities and use your time wisely and you'll be able to achieve success.
Tags: Law, Advice, Success, Biglaw, Cordell Parvin, Sponsored Content, Lateral Link, Mainspring Legal

Is Your Job Safe?

No.   I hate it when an article title present a question and then draws out the answer until you are over half-way through the material. So I started with the answer on this post.   Of course you could have guessed that answer pretty easily. But as I have been thinking about this issue lately, another dimension to this question came to mind.   Turning the way-back machine to 1999 – I was involved in a start-up as part of the Dot.Com boom (and bust). We had a technology that provided Enforceable ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized

You Have To Be Ready To Make A Judgment Call

Lawyers need to find opportunities to make choices and to make judgment calls. Practice often so you can become a great lawyer.
Tags: Law, Litigators, Boutique Law Firms, John Balestriere, Decision-making processes

The Best Law Schools For Women (2019)

Law school may be the perfect place for women in America to resist, persist, and prove that the future is female.
Tags: Law, America, Rankings, Women's Issues, Law Schools, Princeton Review, Law Students, The Jabot

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