ABA approves Illinois/Chicago acquisition of John Marshall Law School

Details. Assuming tuition is set at more typical levels for public law schools in Illinois, that, together with the University of Illinois brand, will change... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Aba, University Of Illinois, Brian Leiter, Illinois Chicago, John Marshall Law School

Motorcyclist Wins $65,000 Settlement After King County Deputy Pulls Gun On Him

News from the Northwest: King County Sheriff Mitzi Johanknecht has agreed to update her department’s use of force policies and pay a man $65,000 in damages after one of her department’s detectives drew his gun on an unsuspecting motorcyclist in a video that went viral last year. The settlement, which was shared with me by the motorcyclist, states that the sheriff has agreed to implement an order classifying aiming a gun as a “use of force” and requiring that the department to track every single ...
Tags: Police, Sheriff, Military, Sydney, Randall, Rowe, Seattle Police Department, Alex Randall, Richard Rowe, Mitzi Johanknecht, Johanknecht, King County Sheriff s Office KCSO, Internal Investigation Unit

Arguments That Are Easier To Pass Than Brexit — See Also

DO YOU HAVE ASSOCIATES WHO ARE PREGNANT OR MIGHT BECOME PREGNANT AT YOUR FIRM? If yes, then... don't talk to them like this. WE'RE NOW INTO THE RBG ORIGIN STORY: A review of "On The Basis Of Sex." MARIA BUTINA TO PLEAD GUILTY: Looking forward to her allocution of cucking the NRA. SOME MARKET-BEATING BONUS NEWS: It's good to work at a boutique. NO, REALLY, IT'S GOOD TO WORK AT A BOUTIQUE: Don't let John Quinn tell you otherwise.
Tags: Law, Nra, Don, John Quinn, See Also

The Most Profitable Time For Law School Graduates

A look at median starting salaries for law school graduates.
Tags: Money, Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

At the Winter Sky Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.And think about using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. If you want to buy what I bought, buy "Ninety-Nine Glimpses of Princess Margaret." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Clouds, Margaret, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

22 Gifts That Work For Everyone

Sometimes, the gift you thought was absolutely perfect doesn't go over so well. Sure, your giftee may seem happy, but, deep down, you know your present was a total dud, and they'll be exchanging it for something they actually want before that gift receipt expires. Well, we're letting you in on a little holiday-gifting secret; there are items that will work for everyone on your list.Maybe, you're not 100% sure what to get the random coworker you drew for this year's Secret Santa or the aunt who ...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Society, Secret Santa, Trump, DON T, VF, Wildfang, Dunder Mifflin, Evelyne, Porter Don, Saks Fifth Avenue Photo Courtesy of Amazon DON, Brook York Sofia, Brook York Photo Courtesy of Net a Porter DON T, Aritzia Photo Courtesy of Aritzia DON T, Acne Studios Photo Courtesy of Acne Studios DON

Divorce: Divorce

My question involves a marriage in the state of: NJ My husband cheated on me with a manager at his work which caused him to leave his wife and kids i wanted to know if his workplace can be sued because one she is a manager and the other managers know about it and two they were sleeping in the work place which is a restaurant. This has led my daughter to seem counseling
Tags: Law, Divorce, Annulment and Separation

Jim Dolan As Bad At Following Antitrust Laws As He Is At Owning A Basketball Team

et ready for a searing song about a downtrodden billionaire and his run-in with the big, bad F.T.C.
Tags: Law, Finance, Jim Dolan

Will Ice Deport Me

Hi. I was recently convicted of what's called felony stalking my ex-wife because she withheld my child from me. I am Austrian and have lived in the US legally since 1991 (with a 3 yr. hiatus). No prior convictions or troubles with the law. I am in Washington state. I was sentenced to 5 months house arrest with ankle monitor. My questions are as follows: 1) what are the chances of ICE showing up at my door and detaining me for deportation? 2) do they have the right to enter my house with a wa...
Tags: Law, Washington, US, Immigration Issues

At Seventeen

An Illinois Hearing Board recommends a 60-day suspension for a false statement Summary The Hearing Board found Respondent's motion to vacate his client's criminal conviction, which asserted as its basis that his client was 17 years old at the time... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hearing Board, Illinois Hearing Board

How To End A Presentation Vividly And Memorably

Actively engage with your listeners. Appeal to their emotions. Compel them to act.
Tags: Law, Advice, Public Speaking, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack

What Is Your Firm Doing On Christmas Eve?

Sheppard Mullin is giving the staff a holiday -- everyone else is doing this too, right?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Sheppard Mullin, Holidays and Seasons

Speeding Ticket With a Mandatory Court Appearance

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: MO. I was stopped by a state trooper in MO for excessive speeding. I was clocked at 84mph in a 55. Since this falls into the bracket of 26mph+ I am required to appear in court. I am 18 years old and also have a CDL drivers permit. My question is would it be better to pay the fines or to contest the ticket? There’s not much evidence to argue the ticket. I am just interested in keeping points off my license to avoid having my CDL permit rev...
Tags: Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, CDL, Mo

Opinion analysis: Justices hold their fire on the ACCA, unanimously agreeing that “burglary” includes vehicles “adapted or customarily used” for overnight sleeping

In a brief and straightforward opinion, the Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that “burglary” as used in the federal Armed Career Criminal Act encompasses not just buildings but also any “vehicle that has been adapted or is customarily used for overnight accommodation.” As I previously reported, today’s two consolidated cases (U.S. v. Stitt and U.S. v. Sims) were argued on the same day (October 9, Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s first day on the Supreme Court bench) as another ACCA case, Stokeling...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Arkansas, Tennessee, States, Taylor, Sims, U S, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Kavanaugh, ACCA, Stitt

Elon Musk Mocks SEC Enforcement

At least he's being honest for the rest of us.
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Government, SEC, Rich People, Elon Musk Mocks SEC Enforcement

U.S. Withdrawing Thousands of Troops From President Trump’s Border Mission in Time for Christmas

(WASHINGTON) – The U.S. this week will begin withdrawing many of the active duty troops sent to the border with Mexico by President Donald Trump just before the midterm election in response to a caravan of Central American migrants, U.S. officials said Monday. About 2,200 of the active duty troops will be pulled out before…
Tags: News, Washington, Mexico, Immigration, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime

Liens: Lien Showing on a Vehicle Registered to Me (That I No Longer Own) After 10+ Years

My question involves vehicle registration or title in the state of: Florida I had a Plymouth Sundance in the early 1990s with a small lien on it. My father drove it out of state with the intentions of moving and taking over what was left of the lien to pay it off. This was approximately 1994...All I know is that he returned to Florida a very short (a month or so) time later sans Plymouth and in a brand new vehicle. He could not give me a straight story on what happened to it. I recently went ...
Tags: Florida, Law, DMV, Plymouth, Vehicle Registration and Title, Carfax, Vin, Plymouth Sundance

How To Effectively Use Goal Setting To Grow Your Business

The people who really slay their year are working on their goals right now.
Tags: Law, Advice, Small Law Firms, Kerriann Stout

As Thomson Reuters Readies Layoffs of 3,200, What’s It Mean for Customers?

Thomson Reuters, the dominant provider of research and information services for the legal profession, last week announced plans to reduce its workforce by 3,200 and close 30 percent of its offices by the end of 2020. What is going on and what does it mean for the company’s customers? The timing of the news, announced at a meeting of investors, seemed befuddling. Just two months ago, TR closed a major deal to sell 55 percent of its Financial & Risk unit to private equity firm Blackstone Group, in...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Smith, Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Coo, Masterson, Blackstone Group, Jean, Eagan, Westlaw, Reuters News, Brian Peccarelli, Jean O Grady, Westlaw Edge, Refinitiv

LawNext Episode 22: Elevate’s Acquisition of LexPredict, with Pratik Patel and Dan Katz

In major legal industry news, global law company Elevate announced its acquisition of the legal AI technology and consulting firm LexPredict. The move combines the comprehensive legal services offering of Elevate with the data science team and AI engine of LexPredict. With the combination of Elevate’s alternative services model and LexPredict’s cutting-edge technology, does this acquisition foreshadow the future of legal practice? In this episode of LawNext, we take a deep dive into the acqui...
Tags: Facebook, Law, ABA Journal, Katz, Patel, Bob Ambrogi, Chicago Kent College, Pratik Patel, Huron Legal, Chicago Kent, Dan Katz, Daniel Martin Katz, Elevate, Legal Analytics, LexPredict, LawNext

Russian Operative To Plead Guilty To Cucking The NRA

I believe we have to start referring to the Second Amendment as the Вторая Поправка.
Tags: Law, Government, Russia, Department Of Justice, Second Amendment, Nra

Leadership Lessons From Westeros (Part I)

Cersei Lannister is also an objectively terrible person. Does your boss use her leadership style?
Tags: Law, Game Of Thrones, Cersei Lannister, Labor / Employment, On The Job, Evan Gibbs

The Guardian view on surveillance: Australia is giving too much power to the state | Editorial

Laws on encryption must not pose an unwarranted danger to the freedom and privacy of citizensThe Australian government has just hustled into law a wide-ranging bill which attempts to give its intelligence services powers against encrypted communications. Whatever the government may wish, there are of course limits set to these powers by the mathematics that underpin strong encryption. If it is properly implemented, strong encryption is quite literally unbreakable for the foreseeable future. That...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Human Rights, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Law, Australia, Gchq, China, UK News, World news, Australia news

Victims Rights: How to Determine if a Restitution Request Was Approved

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania Okay, so I was in a car accident in february of this year. A driver who was drunk and had drugs in their system had crossed over a median and struck me, 2 other vehicles, and then crashed into the side of a bridge (oncoming traffic side.) I was sent letters seeking information on the case and if I would be seeking restitution etc. The original hearing date was set for June 4, 2018. Several continuances have since been filed and ha...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Criminal Procedure

Victims Rights: Restitution

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Pennsylvania Okay, so I was in a car accident in february of this year. A driver who was drunk and had drugs in their system had crossed over a median and struck me, 2 other vehicles, and then crashed into the side of a bridge (oncoming traffic side.) I was sent letters seeking information on the case and if I would be seeking restitution etc. The original hearing date was set for June 4, 2018. Several continuances have since been filed and ha...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Criminal Procedure

Justices to consider constitutionality of cross-shaped war memorial on public land: In Plain English

Over the years, the Supreme Court has sometimes struggled to explain when and why religious symbols are permitted in the public sphere and when they are not. Sometime early in 2019, the justices will hear oral argument in a dispute over the constitutionality of a cross that sits on a traffic median in the suburbs outside Washington, D.C. The challengers say that the cross is an illegal government endorsement of Christianity, while its defenders counter that the cross is simply a secular war me...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Atlanta, Christian, Lemon, American Legion, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Arlington National Cemetery, Perry, Howe, U S Court of Appeals

Rhode Island lawsuit argues that the Constitution guarantees a right to sufficient education to be an informed citizen

In 1973, the Supreme Court ruled that the Constitution does not guarantee Americans "equal" education (which would require similar per-student funding in both rich and poor neighborhoods), merely "adequate" education. Even that adequacy standard has weakened over the years, as right-wing governments have systematically gutted education budgets, and in 20 states, the state supreme court will not hear challenges to education cuts that argue that these cuts undermine an "adequate" education. ...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Education, Law, Congress, Inequality, Rhode Island, Thomas Jefferson, Republicanism, Civics, George Washington John Adams, Northwest Ordinances, Derek W Black

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