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Reasonably Suspicious podcast: TX elections through a #cjreform lens, artists confront the justice system, update on Austin police contract victory, and a bid to ban forensic hypnosis from Texas courtrooms

If you find yourself with a spare 45 minutes over the holiday, or get bored on the ride home from Grandma's, here's the November 2018 episode of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast. As always, you can also listen to it on iTunes, Google Play, and SoundCloud. This month: Top Stories Elections: DA race updates; judicial races, and #cjreform implications for Harris County turning blue.Artists confront the justice system in exhibit at Houston museum. Interview Kathy Mitchell on the Austin ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Ted Cruz, Bill, Houston, TX, Kathy Mitchell, Harris County, Gritsforbreakfast, Blank Austin PD


The Oldest U.S. Military Survivor of the Pearl Harbor Attack Has Died at the Age of 106

Ray Chavez, 106, had been battling pneumonia
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Pearl Harbor, Overnight, Onetime, Ray Chavez


At the Getting-Ready-For-Thanksgiving Café...

... there you go.I don't know what you're eating but you can buy Epic Turkey bars here and you can buy almost anything else you need at Amazon through The Althouse Portal.This is an open thread — of course, with "Café" in the title — so talk about anything you want. I'm bored with the subject of Thanksgiving. Please don't imagine the topic to be restricted to the most talked-out topic of the week. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Thanksgiving, Law, Turkey, Ann Althouse


"Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have 'Obama judges,' and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country."

"It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an 'independent judiciary,' but if it is why...... .....are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!"Trump tweets (1, 2).Backstory: John Roberts said,"We do not have Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judge...
Tags: Law, Obama, Clinton, Trump, Bush, John Roberts, Roberts, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and immigration, Trump and the judiciary




Happy Thanksgiving — See Also

[Ed. note: Above the Law is taking Thursday off. And maybe Friday, depending on the news. But certainly not Monday, because that would just be weird.] MATT WHITAKER’S JOB APPLICATION IS LUDICROUS: The Pretending A.G. once applied to be on Iowa’s Supreme Court and… well just read it. HARVARD LAW DEFEATS KIRKLAND: Trying to get […]
Tags: Law, Iowa s Supreme Court, Matt Whitaker, See Also


The Bar Counsel Seal Of Approval

A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court resolved a dispute between an attorney and Bar Counsel concerning whether an ethics course satisfied a condition of a disciplinary sanction. The attorney is a prosecutor who violated Rule 4.2 by interviewing... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"She Said No" Intimate Texts To Domestic Violence Victim Client Draws Suspension

A disciplinary summary from the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Robert Phillip Odle (attorney registration number 18091) for six months, effective March 1, 2019.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Robert Phillip Odle


The Domino's Theory

The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department reversed the grant of summary judgment to a defendant law firm in a legal malpractice action On November 4, 2011, the plaintiff, a pedestrian, allegedly was injured when he was... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Legal Profession Prof


Lawyer Disbarred; Referee Just Dissed

The Florida Supreme Court disbarred an attorney As discussed below, after having considered the referee’s report, the record in this case, the parties’ briefs, and oral arguments, we approve in part the referee’s findings of fact. However, we additionally find... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Tax Crimes Draw Indefinite Suspension

Tax violations have led to an indefinite suspension of an attorney by the Kansas Supreme Court For years, the respondent engaged in the private practice of law in Kansas City, Kansas. The respondent was the sole proprietor of her law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas City Kansas, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


5 Tips For So-Called White Allies This Thanksgiving

Here are some exhausting steps for those who do not want to be part of the problem.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, White People, Donald Trump, Holidays and Seasons, Not Law


Love Canned Cranberry Sauce? Thank A Lawyer

Lawyers are a part of this holiday staple.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Law, Trivia Question of the Day, Holidays and Seasons


SCOTUS for law students: Justice William Brennan and Supreme Court avoidance

Even before Justice Brett Kavanaugh replaced Justice Anthony Kennedy this fall, some commentators were suggesting that liberals might want to avoid appealing cases to the increasingly conservative Supreme Court. “If you are liberal,” wrote Ian Millhiser of the Center for American Progress in 2014, “you should probably try to keep your case away from the justices.” With the appointment of Kavanaugh and the expectation that the majority will be more conservative, the idea of Supreme Court avoida...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Williams, New Jersey, California Supreme Court, Kennedy, Harvard Law School, Harvard Law Review, Ian Millhiser, University of Oregon, Brennan, Center for American Progress, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Dick Howard


An Entire Country Blacklists New York’s Most Famous Sperm Donor

Its government acts in a paternalistic manner toward citizens looking to grow their families through assisted reproductive technology.
Tags: New York, Law, Israel, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Sperm Donors, Ari Nagel


Startups: Deadline is Friday for ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley Competition!

Hate to ruin your Thanksgiving, but if you have not yet entered to compete for a spot in the third-annual Startup Alley at ABA TECHSHOW, this is your last chance — the deadline is Friday, Nov. 23. The competition offers startups a shot at being one of 15 companies that will be selected to receive exhibit space in a special Startup Alley within the exhibit hall at TECHSHOW, the American Bar Association’s annual legal technology conference, which is taking place in Chicago Feb. 27 to March 2, 2019...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, American Bar Association, Aba, Techshow, Startup Alley, Catherine Sanders, Bob Ambrogi, John Simek, ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, Lincoln Mead, Heidi Alexander TECHSHOW


This Blog’s 16th Birthday is Sweet Indeed

After 16 years, I guess I’m finally eligible to get my blogger learner’s permit. It was 16 years ago this week, on Nov. 19, 2002, that I launched this blog. The original purpose was to “post news and reviews of Web sites of interest to the legal profession.” Since then, I’ve expanded to cover legal technology generally, including social media and ethics. I’ve had some companies tell me this blog was responsible for launching their sales. I’ve had others blame me for putting them out of business....
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bob Ambrogi


What Were These Lawyers Thinking?!

Handing out awards to the lawyers who did some of the stupidest things in 2018.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Old Lady Lawyer, Jill Switzer, Stupid Lawyer Tricks


Episode 877: The Laws Of The Office

Parkinson's Law says work expands to fill the time allotted. Goodhart's Law says you get what you measure. Has anyone ever tested these laws of the modern workplace?(Image credit: RyanJLane/Getty Images)
Tags: News, Law, Goodhart


Wild Game Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try

Looking to mix things up this Thanksgiving? Check out these wild game Thanksgiving recipes for your family gathering this year.... Read more... The post Wild Game Thanksgiving Recipes You Should Try appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Hunting, Wild Game Recipes, Bowhunting Blog


IBM And Columbia University To Accelerate Blockchain Ventures

Blockchain is for real, and it is a big deal -- as evidenced by this one.
Tags: Technology, Law, Ibm, Columbia University, Blockchain, David Post, Alt.legal, Ed Sohn, Jules Miller, IBM Blockchain Accelerator, Satish Rao


The Guardian view on the sentencing of Matthew Hedges: a violation of rights | Editorial

Foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt is right to stand firm in defence of the British academic jailed for life in the UAE for spyingThis year, the United Arab Emirates launched the inaugural World Tolerance Summit – its latest initiative to brand itself a humane and progressive country celebrating openness and dialogue. That was last week. Today, it jailed the British academic Matthew Hedges for life for spying, stunning diplomats as well as friends and supporters. The sentence has sent a chill through...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Education, Law, UK News, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Higher Education, United Arab Emirates, Jeremy Hunt, Uae, Durham University, Mohammed bin Zayed, Hedges


Biglaw Attorneys Are Thankful For Marijuana

Puff, puff, pass those dank billable hours.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Canada, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Weed Law, Patricia Olasker, Davies Ward Phillips & Vineberg


Law School Students Stand Up To Biglaw Firm, Win

Look out Biglaw, there are other firms in their sights.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, Harvard Law School, Kirkland & Ellis, Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Dumpkirkland


Should You Upgrade To Westlaw Edge? [Sponsored]

Hear users of Westlaw Edge discuss how they are using its analytics and AI-based technology to better serve their clients and advance their practices.
Tags: Technology, Law, Thomson Reuters, Webinars, Westlaw, Sponsored Content, Westlaw Edge


Compensation and Overtime: Compensation for Being on Call During Pto

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: Texas My question is regarding being On Call while using PTO. My company forces us to use PTO at certain times. They also require that we be On Call while using the PTO. Salary/Non-Union. Is this legal? Thanks.
Tags: Texas, Law, Employment and Labor, PTO, PTO Salary Non Union


Reschedule Watch

John Elwood reviews next Monday’s likely relists. of the great things about being paid absolutely nothing for writing is that pay is the same whatever you wind up producing. That is comforting indeed when, having staked out one absurdly specialized subject area to write about weekly, you wake up one morning and decide that this week, you really need to write about something even more obscure. That’s what happened today. No point writing about the new relists this week: There aren’t any. Or, ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Montana, Virginia, Austin, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Kansas, Miami, Ohio, Atkins, Oklahoma



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