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'Wise and humane': Soviet dissident Lyudmila Alexeyeva dies aged 91

Moscow Helsinki Group founder became a critic of Vladimir Putin after defending human rights in USSRLyudmila Alexeyeva, a Soviet-era dissident who became a symbol of resistance in modern-day Russia, has died at the age of 91 after a long illness.In a career emblematic of the country’s turbulent history, she defended human rights in the Soviet Union from the 1950s, and continued to do so in Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Activism, Law, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Soviet Union, Moscow Helsinki Group, Lyudmila Alexeyeva, USSRLyudmila Alexeyeva


Eviction Notices: When Can a Landlord Issue a 4-Day Notice to Quit

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of California, County of Los Angeles. Can I issue a 4 (or any X up to, say, 10) Day Notice to Quit rather than a 3 Day Notice, and if the tenant doesn't pay, initiate the Unlawful Detainer process as one would with a 3 day Notice?
Tags: Law, Los Angeles, Landlord-Tenant Law, California County


Eviction Notices: 4 Day Notice to Quit

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of California, County of Los Angeles. Can I issue a 4 (or any X up to, say, 10) Day Notice to Quit rather than a 3 Day Notice, and if the tenant doesn't pay, initiate the Unlawful Detainer process as one would with a 3 day Notice?
Tags: Law, Los Angeles, Landlord-Tenant Law, California County


Gutenberg is the future of legal publishing

Watching WordPress cofounder, Matt Mullenweg deliver his annual State of the Word at WordCamp US on Saturday afternoon from Nashville there was little question that Gutenberg is the future of legal publishing. Beginning with the WordPress text editor (unchanged for a decade till now) released this week with WordPress 5.0, Gutenberg will ultimately impact the entire publishing experience, including customization of our publications.  Gutenberg will empower lawyers, law firms, law students...
Tags: Publishing, Law, Wordpress, Cms, Nashville, Matt Mullenweg, Gutenberg, WordPress Gutenberg, WordCamp US, Thomson Reuters LexisNexis, Bloomberg Gutenberg, Gutenberg Sure WordPress


Roommates: Getting Married Moving in with Spouse

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Washington My daughter is engaged. She's is concerned she could be denied being added to her new spouses lease. If she does not qualify at the apartments where her fiance currently lives. Can they deny her being added as an occupant, if they are legally married? They are saving up to buy a new home as soon as they can. So really don't want to use their savings for getting into a new apartment, and having to sign a new lease. So that if ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Landlord-Tenant Law


Comey...

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Comey, Ann Althouse


This is what 'going viral' looks like

Sometimes I blog about something and it goes nowhere, much like this girl's domino: Sometimes I blog about something and it continues to weave its way to the many corners of the internet, much like this: But, sometimes I blog about something and it starts a chain reaction that looks more like this (I looked for a domino video that featured fireworks and confetti but came up short): via In other words, it goes viral. Now, on November 11, I blogged about Tim Klein's "puzzle montages" and I beli...
Tags: Facebook, Feature, Japan, Usa, England, New York, News, Stephen King, Case Study, Society, Turkey, Puzzles, Harvard, Thailand, Italy, Viral


"I met men at hotels and at their homes in the hills. Then, I met a new guy at a bar in the Mission District, the perfect place to meet before a one-night stand. Except..."

"... I fell for him the moment he handed me a red Gerber daisy. I fell for the small gap between his teeth. I touched his hand by feigning interest in the ring he had made from a bicycle spoke. We loved the same obscure music. Days later, he waltzed with me on Berkeley Pier, my gloves arranged in his breast pocket like a kerchief. He created a rabbit out of a squeegee and a towel and made me laugh at its antics. The afternoon I chose to tell my husband, light streamed into our yellow kitchen. Ou...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Adultery, Love, Mission District, Hogwarts, Polyamory, Ann Althouse, Berkeley Pier


"After completing the New Warrior Training Adventure, many men join Integration Groups, or I-Groups, where they continue, on a weekly basis..."

"... with the guidance of a trained peer facilitator, the 'work,' as it is called in MKP, that was started during those 48 hours. I-Groups are attended not just by woke, liberal elites on the coasts. Kansas City, Mo.; the greater Carolinas; Atlanta; Indianapolis; Milwaukee; Memphis; and Louisville, Ky., all have sizable groups, according to the organization. Evryman has a half a dozen groups in Montana and over 20 in the Northern Rockies. In March, one of its retreats will take place in Logan, O...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Montana, Milwaukee, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Kansas City, Memphis, Carolinas, Louisville Ky, Northern Rockies, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, LOGAN OHIO, Evryman


Social activism, the law, and the 501(c)(4) route

Many groups on the left, following the example of the right, have been de-emphasizing or even abandoning the old 501(c)(3) format of tax-deductible charitable endeavor in favor of the 501(c)(4) format, which has fewer tax advantages but allows a wider range of frankly political activity. For some on the progressive side, writes David Pozen, who teaches law at Columbia, this is in part a matter of giving up on the Supreme Court as an engine of far-reaching social change. “The 501(c)(3) form fit s...
Tags: Politics, Taxes, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Atlantic, Columbia, David Pozen


Sales Agreements: Buying Back a Car Due to Title and Registration Issues

Hello there, about 2 years ago I sold a vehicle to a guy my works with for a thousand bucks, it was a California clean clear title and I’m selling it in Texas after it had been registered in my name in Texas. it was a duplicate title I had gotten because I had lost the prior duplicate and original, I found one of them and signed it over to the guy for a grand. I thought it was all good until about 2 years later(this past August) he contacts me saying the dmv(tx) tells him they can’t process due ...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Cars and Dealerships


Do You Have Rights to Prosecution if You Are a Victim with a Criminal Record

My question involves criminal law for the state of: MI If a crime is committed against you, do you have a right to seek prosecution even if you have a criminal record or a history/reputation with a police agency. I ask because a serious crime was committed against me, but a detective rationalized not pursuing an investigation because she had a vendetta against me and thought the constitution didn’t protect me because I was a ‘criminal’. This didn’t sound right to me, but I don’t know how thes...
Tags: Law, Criminal Charges


Initiation of Charges Do You Have Rights to Prosecution if You Are a Victim with a Criminal Record

My question involves criminal law for the state of: MI If a crime is committed against you, do you have a right to seek prosecution even if you have a criminal record or a history/reputation with a police agency. I ask because a serious crime was committed against me, but a detective rationalized not pursuing an investigation because she had a vendetta against me and thought the constitution didn’t protect me because I was a ‘criminal’. This didn’t sound right to me, but I don’t know how thes...
Tags: Law, Criminal Procedure


Appeal Denied In Prosecution Of Former Bar Prosecutor

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board declined to disturb a county panel disposition On November 17,2014, the Grievance Administrator filed a request for investigation against respondent with the Michigan Supreme Court, pursuant to the provisions of MCR 9.131 (A), because respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Michigan Supreme Court, MCR, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Michigan Attorney Discipline Board


"Bias In, Bias Out"

The title of this post is the title of this recent article authored by Sandra Mayson that I just came across on SSRN. Here is its abstract: Police, prosecutors, judges, and other criminal justice actors increasingly use algorithmic risk assessment to estimate the likelihood that a person will commit future crime.  As many scholars have noted, these algorithms tend to have disparate racial impact. In response, critics advocate three strategies of resistance: (1) the exclusion of input factors th...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Sandra Mayson


Even more great clemency news in Oklahoma in wake of 2016 sentencing reform ballot initiative

In this post a few month ago, I noted the important work of lawyers and law students in seeking commutations for dozens of Oklahoma inmates in the aftermath of the state's passage of Question 780, which  made nonviolent drug possession offenses and low-level property offenses misdemeanors instead of felonies.  And last month in this post I reported that the Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board had recommended commutations for a sizable group of offender, and this past week Governor Mary Fallin offic...
Tags: News, Law, Oklahoma, Richard, Tulsa, Edmond, Peralta, Mary Fallin, Alexis, Fallin, Jeffries, Mabel Bassett Correctional Center, Douglas A Berman, Pinon, Oklahoma Pardon and Parole Board, Juanita Peralta


Things you might want to spend Saturday mulling over.

I'm not in the mood to pick this apart. All the links can be found here. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles


"While many of us are familiar with SAD, there are, in fact, people who get SAD in reverse."

"For a small group of people, the dark days of winter don’t elicit depression, but renewed vigor and improved mood.... While winter SAD is linked to a lack of sunlight, it is thought that summer SAD is due to the reverse—possibly too much sunlight, which also lead to modulations in melatonin production.... Melatonin is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger that serves to protect the brain. However, more importantly, melatonin’s immediate precursor is the neurotransmitter serotonin, a...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Eyes, Law, Wisconsin, Brown, The North, Ann Althouse, University of South Wales, Light And Shade, Darkmonth


Kirsten Gillibrand is "running for president, and invoking the language of critical gender theory, she seems to believe, will help her in the primaries."

I'm reading another section of the Andrew Sullivan column I already linked to in the previous post (NY Magazine). Sullivan notes Gillibrand's recent tweet: "Our future is female. Intersectional. Powered by our belief in one another. And we’re just getting started." What's going on there?Gillibrand’s evolution... has been long in the works — and reveals, I’d say, where the Democrats are going. When Gillibrand was a member of Congress...He means when she was a member of the House of Representative...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Feminism, House, House Of Representatives, Emma Sulkowicz, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, Franken, Andrew Sullivan, Gillibrand, Ann Althouse, Senate Ethics Committee, Kirsten E. Gillibrand, 2020 Campaign


"It is Christianity that came to champion the individual conscience against the collective, which paved the way for individual rights."

"It is in Christianity that the seeds of Western religious toleration were first sown. Christianity is the only monotheism that seeks no sway over Caesar, that is content with the ultimate truth over the immediate satisfaction of power. It was Christianity that gave us successive social movements, which enabled more people to be included in the liberal project, thus renewing it. It was on these foundations that liberalism was built, and it is by these foundations it has endured. The question we ...
Tags: Law, America, Christianity, Caesar, Andrew Sullivan, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Religion Substitutes, New Religions NY Magazine


Teenagers trade personal stories: 'It's great to find you are not alone'

These students from Birmingham and Limerick have only just met. What did a weekend of sharing their most intimate stories teach them? In 2012, the Irish author Colum McCann and a group of fellow writers hit on an idea. They were at a festival in the US, and it started with a challenge they set themselves: “What is the highest aim of storytelling, and how can we harness that energy to transform our society?” They believed the stories they told had power – writers are not short of confidence – but...
Tags: US, Life and style, Society, Young People, Birmingham, Limerick, McCann, Colum McCann, Lisa Consiglio


"It takes courage to admit that people hate your face, and it’s both sad and heartening to see Cruz do so after years of taunts to that effect."

"Stephen Colbert has called the senator a 'half-melted G.I. Joe.' The Kid Mero told him he looks like he eats mice. USA Today, the most boring and benign newspaper on the planet, once headlined a piece, 'Why You May Not like Ted Cruz’s Face, According to Science.' Cruz seemed impervious to such criticism, what with his nonstop grandstanding and that unrelenting dumb smirk. But apparently he took the feedback to heart, because now the dumb smirk is ever so slightly obscured by a moustache."From "...
Tags: Texas, Law, Stephen Colbert, Etiquette, Looks, Ted Cruz, Cruz, Beards, Mero, Ann Althouse


Online Services: Company Refuses Refund of a Digital Product Within the 30 Day Refund Period

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: International Law Three weeks ago signed up for an online course. I agreed to pay the price of the course in ten single monthy installements, but now I have come to the conclusion that the course is not something that I want to have anymore and I would like a refund. They refused to give me the refund, claiming that they don't give out refunds if it has been more than 48 hours after purchase, or if the the payment plan agreed to was t...
Tags: Law, Consumer Law, Aren


Two More States Have Adopted Duty of Tech Competence; Total Now 34

In my continuing quest to track the states that have adopted the duty of technology competence for lawyers, I have learned of two more that should be on the list, bringing the total to 34. The new additions to the list are Alaska and Montana. Both adopted the rule some time ago, but I somehow managed to miss them. Thanks to an alert reader for pointing them out. Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court adopted the duty in an order dated March 20, 2017, with an effective date of Oct. 15, 2017. The revis...
Tags: Law, Montana, Uncategorized, Alaska, Aba, Bob Ambrogi, Montana Supreme Court, Tech Competence, Alaska The Alaska Supreme Court, Montana The Supreme Court of Montana


I Was At-Fault in an Accident and I Didn't Have Insurance

My question involves an accident that occurred in the state of: Oregon. I hit another driver a couple weeks ago and had no insurance at the time. I have gotten insurance since. The car i was/am driving was bought by me several months ago, but due to financial troubles and having to move i never finished the paperwork for changing the title into my name. So, I was at-fault in an accident driving an uninsured vehicle that I do own and possess a title for. I am aware that I will likely be fined f...
Tags: Law, Oregon, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets



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