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E18 – Nicholas Alexiou – Professional Development Needs for Law Students

The Geek In Review – Episode 18 is ready just in time for your Thanksgiving travel enjoyment. Don’t forget to subscribe on iTunes or Google (or where ever you listen to your podcasts) so that you automatically get the latest episodes. Comments can be sent to @glambert or @gebauerm. Also, if you like our new theme music, check out Jerry David DeCicca’s new album on Spotify, or iTunes, Nicholas Alexiou, Director of LL.M and Alumni Advising at Vanderbilt University Law School joins us for an in-de...
Tags: Google, Law, Uncategorized, Mit, Dc, Don, Greg, Emily, GPA, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Vanderbilt University Law School, Jerry David DeCicca, Nicholas Alexiou, Greg s Mom


A Bleak Look At Children Training For Jihad

News from Syria: He said he is still haunted by several scenes in his film, notably the one with the children playing with the makeshift bomb. In another scene, one of the children proudly boasts to Abu Osama — which means father of Osama in Arabic — about killing a little bird. “We put his head down and cut it off, like how you did it, father, to that man,” the boy proclaims. The bombed-out desert landscape that the family calls home and the fact that the family’s women are never shown or even ...
Tags: America, Syria, Military, Mohammed, Osama, Islamists, Islamic Facism, Children Training For Jihad, Abu Osama


Towards a National Security Regulator

I had always presumed, erroneously, that all those entering the legal field would have some modicum of interest in public policy, equity issues, and promoting the rule of law. A significant chunk of the profession certainly do share those concerns, even while differing in the positions they may take. But I was bewildered by those I encountered early in my legal education who simply were indifferent towards politics or any legal topic that did not directly impact their professional pursuits. I co...
Tags: England, Law, Court, Canada, Atlantic, Nova Scotia, Parliament, Quebec, Ontario, Yukon, Supreme Court of Canada, Council of Ministers, SCC, Royal Commission, Quebec Court of Appeal, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions


Non Sequiturs: 11.18.18

* Walter Dellinger and Marty Lederman offer their analysis of the Office of Legal Counsel memo, written by Assistant Attorney General Steve Engel, on the appointment of Matthew Whitaker as Acting Attorney General. [Just Security] * WWRMD: What Would Robert Mueller Do, in the event that he's fired by Matt Whitaker? His options would be limited, according to Joel Cohen and Jennifer Rodgers. [The Hill] * As for who will become the next Senate-confirmed Attorney General, here are some possibilitie...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Senate, Social Media, Department Of Justice, Bruce Macewen, Josh Blackman, Hill, Florida Supreme Court, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Federalist Society, John Browning, Don Willett, Eugene Volokh, Matthew Whitaker


Islamic Scholars Declare PUBG Haram

The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars has issued a fatwa against popular shooting game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, declaring it to be un-Islamic. The Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars, which is responsible for religious rulings in the region of Iraqi Kurdistan, has issued an official fatwa against playing online battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. Imams have declared […]
Tags: Games, Law, Iraq, Censorship, Religion, Islam, Anime, Kurdistan, Shooting Games, PUBG, PUBG Haram, Kurdish Union of Islamic Scholars


Peanut allergy treatment around the corner but cost raises concerns

Scientists think treatment in which children take increasing doses of peanut protein will be approved next yearThe first medical treatment for children with peanut allergies is likely to be approved next year but there are concerns about its affordability, even though it consists essentially of peanut flour.A study in the US and at the UK’s Evelina children’s hospital shows that gradually increasing a tiny initial dose of peanut protein over six months enabled two-thirds of children eventually t...
Tags: Health, Food, UK, Nutrition, Children, Drugs, US, Society, UK News, US news, Medical Research, Pharmaceuticals industry, Allergies, New England Journal of Medicine, Cambridge UK, Evelina


At the Cayenne Café...

... you can talk all night.And buy your stuff at Amazon through the Althouse Portal. If you need a recommendation, I'd say that about once a year you should order a giant pump bottle of Precipitation. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Tablescape, Ann Althouse


Law Firm Innovation – The Newest BS Phrase

Having recently attended a conference on law firm innovation, I came to the realization that Blockchain has lost its pre-eminent place in the legal BS stratosphere. This is a sad day. Blockchain had a good life and provided tons of opportunities for people to opine on how ‘everything’ will change because of it. I recall one especially insightful article on emerging crypto-toilet paper offerings. Too bad we will never know the warm comfort of crypto-paper making a pass around the seventh planet. ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Blockchain


Indian Coast Guard Assistant Commandant - 02/2019 Batch entry

Coast Guard  Assistant Commandant  - 02/2019 Batch entry The Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union, offers you a challenging and inspiring career as a Group ‘A’ Gazetted Officer in the pay scale for Assistant Commandant in 02/2018 batch entry at Rs.15600-39100  with Grade Pay Rs 5400/- (Now Starting from Rs.56000/- in 7th Pay Commission as it is in the Level 10 of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Law, Online, Pilot, Armed Forces, Coast Guard, Indian Coast Guard, Commandant, 7th Pay Commission


Trump gives a Schitt.

So funny to see little Adam Schitt (D-CA) talking about the fact that Acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker was not approved by the Senate, but not mentioning the fact that Bob Mueller (who is highly conflicted) was not approved by the Senate!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Senate, Trump, Adam Schiff, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Dirty Words, Bob Mueller, Matt Whitaker, Adam Schitt, Senate Donald J Trump


Hong Kong protesters go on trial as fight for democracy continues

Case highlights failure to honour promise of free elections, say campaigners Nine leaders of Hong Kong’s 2014 pro-democracy Umbrella Movement go on trial on Monday on various charges that each carrya maximum penalty of seven years’ imprisonment.The justice department has prosecuted leading activists from the 2014 protests, in which huge crowds turned out to call for political reform, with some barred from standing for office and others removed from the legislature. Continue reading...
Tags: Hong Kong, Human Rights, Protest, Law, China, World news, Asia Pacific, Freedom Of Speech, Umbrella Movement


Greenbuild Clearly Showed the State of LEED is Strong

This post is a compilation of the highlights from the just completed Greenbuild International Conference and Expo that took place last week in Chicago. Possibly more accurately stated, this is a report on the state of the LEED green building rating system. The state of LEED is strong. It is a given that each year Greenbuild is “the” target rich environment for networking with others across the environmental industrial complex and for learning about what is new from the U.S. Green Building Counci...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Atlanta, Chicago, Amal Clooney, Icc, Stuart Kaplow, U S Green Building Council, House of Blues, LEED, Sarasota Florida, USGBC, Field Museum, Greenbuild, Buddy Guy, IgCC


Junior Engineer Recruitment in ESIC

Recruitment of Junior Engineers Vacancy in ESIC    Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is a statutory body constituted under an Act of Parliament (ESI Act, 1948) and works under the administrative control of Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) invites online application from desired and eligible... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Jobs, Insurance, Online, Engg.-Diploma, Jr. Engineer, ESIC, HotJob, ESIC Employees ' State Insurance Corporation ESIC, Diploma Engineer


Benefits for Injured Workers: How are Retroactive TTD Benefit Calculated

My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: ca My claim was denied within 20 days of my injury. I never received any benefits other than sdi. There was a period of unemployment but that has been taking care of. How is retro ttd calculated. I have all ptp reports showing ttd since eligible date. The first qme had me mmi in his supplemental report a year after I was injured but he noted his report that my mmi date is the same date of evaluation. The new qme says ttd and I’m...
Tags: Law, Worker's Compensation


TTD Benefit Noticed

My question involves workers compensation law for the state of: ca My claim was denied within 20 days of my injury. I never received any benefits other than sdi. There was a period of unemployment but that has been taking care of. How is retro ttd calculated. I have all ptp reports showing ttd since eligible date. The first qme had me mmi in his supplemental report a year after I was injured but he noted his report that my mmi date is the same date of evaluation. The new qme says ttd and I’m...
Tags: Law, Worker's Compensation


Another YouTube Remove-and-Relocate Case Fails–Kinney v. YouTube

This is one of numerous cases relating to YouTube’s crackdowns on videos allegedly promoted by bots. YouTube removed the videos from the promoted URLs and relocated them to new URLs, thus stripping the initial videos of the benefits of the unwanted promotions while keeping the videos online. YouTube’s crackdown campaign spurred an unusual amount of litigation for a relatively routine anti-spam initiative, suggesting that maybe it could have been handled better. Years later, we’re still seeing ca...
Tags: Google, Law, Youtube, Marketing, Spam, Terms Of Service, Lewis, Lancaster, Kinney, Google Google, YouTube YouTube, Bartholomew, Licensing/Contracts, Darnaa, Spy Phone, YouTube LLC


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the November 16 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this 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


Trump gives a long interview to Chris Wallace.

Watch the whole thing: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Chris Wallace, Ann Althouse, President Trump


Justin Driver, The Schoolhouse Gate

The Schoolhouse Gate: Public Education, The Supreme Court, and the Battle for the American Mind, a new book by Justin Driver of the University of Chicago Law School, is a cross-cutting look at the constitutional law of American public schools — a change from the usual format of broad constitutional law scholarship, which tends to stick closely to doctrinal categories such as criminal procedure or equal protection. Introduced by Will Baude, Driver guest-posted at the Volokh Conspiracy in Septembe...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, New York Times, Schools, DOE, Constitutional Law, Justin, Volokh Conspiracy, University of Chicago Law School, Justin Driver, Plyler, Public Education the Supreme Court


Celine Dion is a super-hero who bestows gender privacy on babies... with her new fashion line.

This weird commercial is worth watching — if only for the expression of philosophy:Gender privacy for babies... and older kids... with stuff like this:ADDED: At the shopping site, called CELINUNUNU, the brand explains itself in the kind of prose I've seen too often on wall cards at art museums:CELINUNUNU liberates children from the traditional roles of boy/girl, and enables younger people to grow on values of equality with the freedom to strengthen their own power of personality based on mutual ...
Tags: Fashion, Children, Law, Babies, Celine Dion, Skull, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Gender Privacy


"Fiction that isn’t an author's personal adventure into the frightening or the unknown isn’t worth writing for anything but money."

That's Rule 2, my favorite of Jonathan Franzen's "10 Rules for the Novelist" — an excerpt from his new collection of essays "The End of the End of the Earth," which is one of the books I'm reading these days.For some reason, I always read Jonathan Franzen's essays, but I have never read one of his novels. The main novelist I've read in the last year is Haruki Murakami. I've read 4 of his novels this year (plus a short story collection). Franzen's Rule 2 sounds very much like what Murakami does, ...
Tags: Writing, Law, Earth, United States, Jonathan Franzen, Haruki Murakami, Trolls, Leonard, Franzen, Murakami, Elmore Leonard, Ann Althouse


French whistleblower welcomes U-turn on study into babies with missing limbs

Epidemiologist in Rhône-Alpes who raised alarm says government move vindicates her workThe whistleblower who raised the alarm over clusters of babies born with missing upper limbs in France has welcomed the government’s decision to set up a national scientific committee to search for a cause.Emmanuelle Amar said the move, announced by the health ministry, vindicated her work after she had been “dragged through the dirt”, and more importantly recognised the concerns of the families affected. Cont...
Tags: Health, Europe, France, Pregnancy, Society, World news, Parents and parenting, Rhone Alpes, Emmanuelle Amar


Adverse Possession: Recourse Against Sellers, Title Company, or Realtor in Adverse Possession

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Minnesota Hello, My question is: What is the best way to move forward and do I have any recourse against the sellers, title company, or realtor in the following situation? I recently purchased a home on 3 acres. A neighboring party has been partially using approximately 0.5 acres of the property and have brought up their intent to claim ownership of the property through adverse possession. They have been using it for over 15 years, bu...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Recourse Against Sellers Title Company


Determination of Fault: Do You Have to Pay for Accident Damage to Utility Poles or Property

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Canada bc ( couldn’t find good Canadian law forum) I was involved in a single car accident that resulted in me hitting a telephone pole. My car was written off and minor damage to the pole. I didn’t knock it over there was no fallen power lines that I saw. But I think it lost power till bc hydro got there. Will I have to pay for the pole?
Tags: Law, Canada, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Was in a Single Car Accident and Hit a Telephone Pole

My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Canada bc ( couldn’t find good Canadian law forum) I was involved in a single car accident that resulted in me hitting a telephone pole. My car was written off and minor damage to the pole. I didn’t knock it over there was no fallen power lines that I saw. But I think it lost power till bc hydro got there. Will I have to pay for the pole?
Tags: Law, Canada, Accidents and Injuries


Trans rights activists attacked with pepper spray during Ukraine march

Kiev demonstration was interrupted by far-right protesters who threw smoke bombs into the crowdTwo activists were attacked with pepper spray in the Ukrainian capital of Kiev on Sunday during a transgender rights march that was interrupted by dozens of far-right protesters.About 30 people were taking part in the demonstration, holding rainbow flags and banners with slogans including “Transphobia must be stopped” and “If you stay silent, they will come after you too”. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Society, World news, Ukraine, Transgender, The far right, Kiev


Four changes to the FIRST STEP Act sought by Senator Tom Cotton

As regular readers know, Senator Tom Cotton has been the leading vocal advocate against significant statutory federal criminal justice reform in recent years (see, e.g., Cotton commentary covered here in 2016 regarding the SRCA and more recently here and here on the FIRST STEP front.)  I have recently been informed by knowledgeable authority that Senator Cotton's office made the following offer to the bill's proponents concerning modifications to the House-passed version of the FIRST STEP Act th...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cotton, House, Johnson, Kennedy, Ron Wyden, Tom Cotton, Elena Kagan, ACCA, Douglas A Berman, SRCA, Prez Trump, Cotton Graham, Cotton Hatch


"I’m so upset, I feel physically ill. Just the ugliness of it all. It’s so heartbreaking that all we can do is bring each other down and cut into each other. I feel like I’m going to cry."

Said Marsha Newman, a 66-year old school counselor in Chapmanville, W.Va., quoted in "These Americans Are Done With Politics/The Exhausted Majority needs a break" (NYT). According to the article, a study by a "nonpartisan organization" found two thirds of "a representative group of 8,000 Americans" to fall into a category labeled "Exhausted Majority."“It feels very lonely out here,” said Jamie McDaniel, a 36-year-old home health care worker in Topeka, Kan., one of several people in the study who...
Tags: Law, Senate, Barack Obama, Grammar, Democrat, Donald Trump, Baltimore, Bell, Trump, Democratic Party, Topeka, Damon, Ann Althouse, CHAPMANVILLE W Va, Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Party in Trumpland


Morning Docket: 11.18.18

* "You were very busy. Wow. Wow. I always knew I liked him." President Trump posthumously awarded the Medal of Freedom to the Justice Antonin Scalia on Friday and managed to crack a joke about the late justice's sex life when referring to his wife and their nine children. Wow. [USA Today] * Speaking about birth control... President Trump has proposed a new way for employers to get around the Affordable Care Act's birth control mandate by creating a Title X loophole that would "hijack" programs ...
Tags: Crime, Law, California, New York Times, Affordable Care Act, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Law Schools, Biglaw, Aba, ABA Journal, Trump, Antonin Scalia, Dewey & LeBoeuf, Weil Gotshal, Work/Life Balance


Spotlighting the still-challenging politics that surround the intersection of marijuana reform, criminal justice reform and racial inequities

Today's must-read for both marijuana reform and criminal justice reform fans is this lengthy new Politico article fully headlined "Racial Justice and Legal Pot Are Colliding in Congress: The latest fight over criminal justice reform is over allowing felons access to newly legal aspects of the cannabis industry. Lawmakers are getting woke — slowly." I recommend this piece is full, and here are some extended excerpts: Thanks to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the [Farm] bill includes an a...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Obama, Congress, California, Oregon, Senate, Elizabeth Warren, America, Tennessee, House, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Dc, Bill



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