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Quitting Facebook because of the Facebook Friends you chose makes no sense

Announcing that you’ve quit Facebook is almost like a badge of honor for folks these days. Many try to recruit others to follow them. I get people leaving Facebook out of “philosophical” concerns, though I think they’ll miss out on a lot by doing so. I don’t understand people quitting Facebook because they found their Facebook News Feed so awful. Afterall, your News Feed is created by your Facebook friends and your engagement with those friends. You choose your friends on Facebook, you s...
Tags: Facebook, Law, US, New York Times, Tehran, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Robert Scoble, Facebook News Feed, York Times, Facebook Friends, Scoble, Larry Port, Facebook Again, Ronald Langeveld, Wall Street JournalAssociated Press


The Virtues Of Being A Small Firearms Manufacturer

Reuters: A decade ago, Kentucky’s Anderson Manufacturing was a small machine shop that didn’t make firearms. By 2016, it was making more rifles than Smith & Wesson, according to the latest available data from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF). Anderson’s big seller: assault-style rifles that cost up to $2,100 and require no lubrication. Anderson says it made nearly 454,000 rifles that year, or about 57,000 more than Smith & Wesson. Anderson is the leader among a ...
Tags: Guns, Kentucky, America, Military, Maine, North Carolina, Anderson, Firearms, Reuters, Smith Wesson, Sturm Ruger Company Inc, BB T Corp, Remington Outdoor Company, ATF, Daniel Defense, Anderson Manufacturing


Police union reps sit down with reform advocate for post mortem on Austin-police-contract fight

On December 13, 2017, a contract negotiated between the Austion police union and city management was voted down by the city council in response to a large community uprising led by the Austin Justice Coalition. After nearly a year-long standoff, the sides came to an agreement in November, with the union agreeing to significant new reforms and $10 million per year less than in the previously negotiated contract.On December 4th, police union representatives Ron DeLord and Chris Perkins sat down wi...
Tags: Law, Austin, Union, Chris Perkins, Gritsforbreakfast, Saul Alinsky, Chas Moore, Ron DeLord, Austin Justice Coalition, Sam SinyangweA


Communists In Alaska?

News from the bush country: Since the 1990s, Alaska’s state constitution has said gun rights can be exercised by individuals. The Legislature has expanded gun rights over the years. First, there was the “Castle Doctrine,” which allowed people to use deadly force to protect their homes. Then, a few years ago, the Legislature expanded that doctrine with a “Stand Your Ground” law, removing the requirement that an Alaskan had to retreat from a confrontation — if possible. Now an Alaskan can use dead...
Tags: Military, Alaska, Gun Control, Legislature, Anchorage, Tarr, Geran Tarr


Parker Bows Going Out of Business

After over two decades in the bowhunting business, Parker Bows is going out of business as 2018 draws to a close.... Read more... The post Parker Bows Going Out of Business appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, Parker Bows closes, Parker Bows, Parker Bow, Parker Bows Out Of Business


Parker Bows Ceases Operations

After over two decades in the bowhunting business, Parker Bows ceases operations as 2018 draws to a close.... Read more... The post Parker Bows Ceases Operations appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Parker, Bowhunting Blog, Parker Bows closes, Parker Bows


Law: Brantley, Ramos key pickups for Astros, Mets

Michael Brantley can fill the DH role for the Astros, while the Mets didn't have to gut their farm system in landing catcher Wilson Ramos.
Tags: Law, Baseball, Mets, Astros, Michael Brantley, Brantley Ramos, Astros Mets


Unlicensed Driving You Don't Need a Drivers License to Travel on Public Roadway

SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER BULLETIN U.S. COURT DECISIONS CONFIRM "DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE" IS A CITIZENS RIGHT AND NOT A GOVERNMENT GRANTED PRIVILEGE. By Jack McLamb (from Aid & Abet Newsletter) For many years Professionals within the criminal justice System have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state government in the form of the issuance of a permit or license to that Part...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Davis, States, Johnson, Kent, Smith, Miranda, Citizens, Driver's Licenses, Thompson, Miller, Barney


Unlicensed Driving You Don't Need a Drivers License to Travel on Publjc Roadway

SPECIAL POLICE OFFICER BULLETIN U.S. COURT DECISIONS CONFIRM "DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE" IS A CITIZENS RIGHT AND NOT A GOVERNMENT GRANTED PRIVILEGE. By Jack McLamb (from Aid & Abet Newsletter) For many years Professionals within the criminal justice System have acted upon the belief that traveling by motor vehicle upon the roadway was a privilege that was gained by a citizen only after approval by their respective state government in the form of the issuance of a permit or license to that Part...
Tags: Law, California, Chicago, United States, Arizona, Davis, States, Johnson, Kent, Smith, Miranda, Citizens, Driver's Licenses, Thompson, Miller, Barney


At the Monday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like.(And please allow me to remind you that it might be a good time to use the Althouse Portal to do your Amazon shopping. The link is always there in the banner and in the sidebar, for your convenience.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Ann Althouse


"I was pretty enough, I was smart enough, I was nonconfrontational, I was non-judgmental, I was discreet, and nothing shocks me...."

"I was a pleaser, agreeable... Knowing he was a director, I didn't argue. I was coming from a place of devotion."From "Woody Allen's Secret Teen Lover Speaks: Sex, Power and a Conflicted Muse Who Inspired 'Manhattan'" (Hollywood Reporter). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Woody Allen, Ann Althouse, Manhattan Hollywood


Ugh, Alan Dershowitz — See Also

Oh Dersh, Oh God, Make It Stop: Another absurd TV appearance from the once-lauded law professor. More Lawyers Acting Badly: This time with a racist subway rant! And Of Course Bonus Stories: What is December at Above the Law without obsessive bonus coverage? Today's offerings from Alston & Bird, Cahill, McGuireWoods, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Managing Relationships: Law school edition.
Tags: Law, Alan Dershowitz, See Also, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Alston Bird Cahill McGuireWoods


Alan Dershowitz Makes Getting Older Look Awful — See Also

Oh Dersh, Oh God, Make It Stop: Another absurd TV appearance from the once-lauded law professor. More Lawyers Acting Badly: This time with a racist subway rant! And Of Course Bonus Stories: What is December at Above the Law without obsessive bonus coverage? Today's offerings from Alston & Bird, Cahill, McGuireWoods, and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. Managing Relationships: Law school edition.
Tags: Law, Alan Dershowitz, See Also, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Alston Bird Cahill McGuireWoods


"Some of the strongest advocates for the bill and conservative reform seem to be those with personal connections to the criminal-justice system."

"Much of the public and private heavy lifting in building support for the bill has been done by Jared Kushner, who made a rare appearance on Sean Hannity’s show to promote it and is reportedly responsible for securing an endorsement of the bill from Fox News. Kushner’s father, Charles Kushner, spent over a year in federal prison after being convicted for white-collar crimes, in 2005."From "The Improbable Success of a Criminal-Justice-Reform Bill Under Trump" (The New Yorker). [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Crime, Law, Sentencing, Sean Hannity, Ann Althouse, Jared Kushner, Charles Kushner, Trump's Congress, Fox News Kushner, Criminal Justice Reform Bill Under Trump


"Yeah, they’ve been fighting and killing each other. They have mole-rat wars to determine who’s going to be the queen..."

".. or who’s going to breed with the queen. We’re hoping things will calm down a little bit now." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, Animals Are Jerks


Immigration groups and Republican officials urge justices to deny stay in asylum case

Last week the Trump administration asked the Supreme Court to block a ruling by a federal judge in San Francisco in a challenge to a new U.S. policy on asylum, announced last month as thousands of migrants moved from Central America towards the U.S. border. The rule would prohibit immigrants who enter the United States illegally along the southern border from seeking asylum, but U.S. District Judge Jon Tigar barred the government from enforcing the rule, so the government asked the Supreme Court...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, San Francisco, United States, State Department, Department Of Justice, Doj, Central Intelligence Agency, Central America, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Jon Tigar


Podcast excerpt: TX Court of Criminal Appeals hears arguments about when it's okay to electrocute pro se defendants

James Calvert is a mentally ill capital murder defendant who allegedly murdered his ex-wife on Halloween night in 2012. He represented himself at trial in Smith County, Texas and was sentenced to the death penalty. Among other remarkable elements of the case, Mr. Calvert was shocked with a 50,000 volt stun belt during the trial for refusing to obey the court's demands. In addition, Judge Jack Skeen, who presided over the trial, repeatedly made negative comments about Mr. Calvert and the evidenc...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Calvert, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, James Calvert, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Defender Service, Mandy Marzullo, Jack Skeen, TX Court of Criminal Appeals, Smith County Texas


Why Criminal Forfeiture Of The Mongols Nation’s Trademark Is An Outlaw Idea

Criminal forfeiture is a dangerous tool when it comes to intellectual property.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Trademarks, Tom Kulik, Criminal Forfeiture, Mongols Nation


Poacher Ordered to Watch ‘Bambi’ Repeatedly

Conservation agents have called it one of the largest deer poaching cases in Missouri's history, the Springfield News-Leader reports .
Tags: News, Missouri, Hunting, Poaching, Springfield News, Disney Films


Barclays Managed To Lose $400 Million Betting Against Hedge Fund That Lost $850 Million

It shouldn’t be possible, but it is Barclays.
Tags: Law, Finance, Barclays


"Certify Your Own Stupidity"

A recently-filed complaint of the Illinois Administrator Count One 1. At all times alleged in this complaint, Respondent represented the plaintiff, William Green ("Green"), in a complaint for declaratory judgment related to a coverage dispute wherein Green sought to compel... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Green, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, William Green Green


Commingling Draws Reprimand

An attorney who maintained multiple trust accounts had a $10 overdraft that was reported to the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics. An investigation revealed conduct described by the Disciplinary Review Board Specifically, in respect of commingling, on January 2,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics An


Time To Vote: Pick The Finalists For ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley

Which of these firms do you want to see at ABA TECHSHOW?
Tags: Technology, Law, Aba, Startup Alley, Robert Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, ABA TECHSHOW Startup Alley


Cloture vote on FIRST STEP Act gets super-majority support in Senate

As reported in this article from The Hill, the "Senate advanced a White House-backed criminal justice reform bill on Monday, paving the way for senators to try to pass the bill as early as Tuesday." Here is more on the vote and what comes next: Senators voted 82-12 to end debate on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill with a handful of changes to sentencing laws. Twelve Republicans voted against advancing the legislation despite President Trump endorsing the measure i...
Tags: Utah, Law, Senate, White House, Cotton, Gop, House, Iowa, Mike Lee, Kennedy, Trump, National Review, Mitch McConnell R Ky, Toomey, Sens Chuck Grassley, Dick Durbin D Ill


Biglaw Firm Benefits From Lowered Expectations This Bonus Season

Less-than-market bonuses, but some people are still happy.
Tags: Money, Law, Uncategorized, Bonuses, Biglaw, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, Associate Bonus Watch 2018


How To Strike The Right Balance In Your Law School Relationships

Get yourself on the right path to having successful and balanced law school relationships.
Tags: Law, Relationships, Advice, Law Schools, Law Students, Kerriann Stout


Age This Buck Results – Cal Ripken

The results for our December edition of Age This Buck are in. Check it out to see how old the Illinois buck named, Cal Ripken, truly was.... Read more... The post Age This Buck Results – Cal Ripken appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Illinois, Cal Ripken, Bowhunting Blog, Age This Buck, Deer Aging


LawNext Episode 23: Dan Rodriguez on Innovating Law and Legal Education

Our guest this week on LawNext is Daniel B. Rodriguez, who recently stepped down as dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, where he gained wide recognition for his work to innovate legal education, and recently stepped up to become chair of the governing council of the ABA Center for Innovation, which focuses on improving the affordability, effectiveness, efficiency, and accessibility of legal services. Rodriguez was dean at Northwestern Law from 2012-2018 and now serves on...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Harvard Law School, Harold Washington, Rodriguez, University of San Diego School of Law, University of Texas Austin, Stanford Law School, Association of American Law Schools, Northwestern Law, Daniel B Rodriguez, Dan Rodriguez, LawNext, Northwestern University 's Pritzker School of Law, ABA Center



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