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Mattis Quit After Trump’s Syria Pullout. Here Are All the Times He Publicly Split With the President

He and Trump disagreed over the conflict in Syria, among other things
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Overnight, Onetime, Mattis Quit After Trump


Jim Mattis’ Resignation Letter Made Clear That He Disagreed With Trump. Here’s a List of Times He Said So Publicly

He and Trump disagreed over the conflict in Syria, among other things
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Overnight, Onetime, Jim Mattis


The Good And The Bad In Recent Police Searches

David Codrea: An out of state concealed carry permit does not establish sufficient cause to warrant a car search for firearms, a New York judge’s Decision and Order decided Wednesday. Further, the opinion concludes the sworn testimony of the officers involved is not borne out by police video camera and microphone evidence, and a recording from a defendant’s cell phone. The search wasn’t good, the judges decision to vacate it was.  Read the entire article, as there are many more importanr details...
Tags: New York, Police, Military, Jackson, David Codrea


Pittsburgh Gun Control Plan And AR-15s

Paul Muschick: The reaction to my recent column supporting Pittsburgh’s proposed ban on assault weapons, and calling for a similar ban statewide, was predictable. There was a passionate and often vile backlash from gun owners who cited the Constitution’s Second Amendment and argued it forbids government from interfering with their right to own firearms. I was called a traitor, a parasitic person, a shoddy hack, a fool, a Marxist, a leftist reporter, a libtard, a dumb $%& liberal and so on. Sever...
Tags: Guns, Germany, Massachusetts, Military, Brazil, Gun Control, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Firearms, PAUL, William Young, AR-15s, Charles Whitman, Paul Muschick, Andrew Kehoe, Bath Consolidated School


At the Friday Night Cafe...

... go ahead and say what you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


The Pentagon Is Planning to Withdraw Up to 7,000 Troops From Afghanistan, Officials Say

U.S. officials say the Pentagon is developing plans to withdraw up to half of the 14,000 American troops serving in Afghanistan
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Afghanistan, Military, Pentagon, Overnight, Onetime


Woman Tracks Down Mysterious Man Who Helped Her Travel to the U.S. After 15 Years

This beautiful story of a young girl rescued from a Sierra Leone airport by a total stranger is part of a greater Twitter trend.
Tags: Politics, Cute, Life, Society, Amazing, History, World, Bizarre, Sierra Leone, Gallery, Social Issues, Happiness Heroes


I’m Ready To Be Not Sick — See Also

AND... OUR "CONSERVATIVE" COLUMNIST IS OFF THE TRUMP TRAIN: That didn't take long. FIRST STEP IS A START: A weak, pathetic start, but at least you can drink Tom Cotton's tears. HEY, WELCOME TO RAISES: Also bonuses. TRUMP ISN'T GOING TO VETO SQUAT: Debunking one of the most persistent political myths. NOMINATIONS FOR LAWYER OF THE YEAR ARE OPEN: Hint, we've already thought of "Robert Mueller" and "Michael Cohen," and they'll be finalists so, hit is up with somebody we may have overlooked.
Tags: Law, Michael Cohen, Tom Cotton, Robert Mueller, See Also


Some accounts of what should come after the FIRST STEP Act

So far I have be disinclined to blog about what should come after the FIRST STEP Act, in part because the bill is still not yet officially law and in part because I think the most important (and challenging) work right after the enactment of the FIRST STEP Act is taking the many steps necessarily to effectively and expansively apply and implement all of its provisions. But, perhaps unsurprisingly given the modest nature of so many of the provisions of the FIRST STEP Act, a number of fine folks a...
Tags: Law, Shon Hopwood, Federal Bureau, Douglas A Berman, Inimai Chettiar


"Don't steal, because you could be stealing someone's dream."

(If only thoughts like that were persuasive! But it is kind of sweet.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Tiny House, Don, Ann Althouse


"Jim Mattis, the four-star Marine general turned defense secretary, resigned on Thursday..."

"... in protest of President Trump’s decision to withdraw 2,000 American troops from Syria, where they have been fighting the Islamic State," the NYT reports.Officials said Mr. Mattis went to the White House on Thursday afternoon in a last attempt to convince Mr. Trump to keep American troops in Syria. He was rebuffed, and told the president that he was resigning as a result....“One core belief I have always held is that our strength as a nation is inextricably linked to the strength of our uniq...
Tags: Isis, Law, White House, Islamic State, Defense, Syria, Marine, Nyt, Pentagon, Trump, Mattis, Ann Althouse, Mr Trump, Jim Mattis, Trump And The Military


"House Republican caucus was thrown into chaos Thursday as conservatives revolted against a funding bill that includes no new money for President Donald Trump’s border wall."

"On the brink of a Christmastime shutdown, House Speaker Paul Ryan is confronting resistance from rank-and-file Republicans, who have begun personally egging on Trump to force a shutdown over the wall."Politico reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, House, Paul ryan, Donald Trump, Trump, House Republican, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump's Congress


Experiments by China and Russia to heat up the atmosphere cause concern

Russian scientists emitted a large amount of high-frequency radio waves into the ionosphere.A Chinese satellite studied the data from orbit.Potential military applications of this tech raise alarms. None A series of controversial experiments by Russia and China recently came to light, drawing concern from experts over their potential military applications. A newly published paper shows that in June 2018, Russian scientists emitted high-frequency radio waves in order to affect the ionosphere - th...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, China, Russia, War, Physics, Britain, Military, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Moscow, Invention, South China Sea, South China, Sura, SANYA Hainan


China and Russia heat up the atmosphere by over 200 degrees in controversial experiments

Russian scientists emitted a large amount of high-frequency radio waves into the ionosphere.A Chinese satellite studied the data from orbit.Potential military applications of this tech raise alarms. None A series of controversial experiments by Russia and China recently came to light, drawing concern from experts over their potential military applications. A newly published paper shows that in June 2018, Russian scientists emitted high-frequency radio waves in order to affect the ionosphere - th...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, China, Russia, War, Physics, Britain, Military, Foreign Policy, Innovation, Moscow, Invention, South China Sea, South China, Sura, SANYA Hainan


LawNext: Dan Rodriguez On Innovating Law And Legal Education

As dean of Northwestern University’s Pritzker School of Law, he gained wide recognition for his work to innovate legal education.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Dan Rodriguez, Northwestern University 's Pritzker School of Law


Employee Theft Draws Strong Rebuke

A busy day for an ethics blogger. The Florida Supreme Court has a dim view of employee merchandise theft This case is before us on the review of a referee’s report recommending that Respondent, Jacqueline Marie Kinsella, be found guilty... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Jacqueline Marie Kinsella


No Second Disbarment

The Maryland Court of Appeals has imposed an indefinite suspension (rather than disbarment sought by Bar Counsel) of an attorney who previously had been disbarred and reinstated Respondent was admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1974. In 1979, after a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Maryland, Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Two Wills And A Way (To Get Disbarred)

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney This attorney discipline case traces the protracted plight of one man’s estate administration. When Freelove Jefferies died in February 2012, he left behind two executed wills. His longtime friend Ronald Hutchens... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Freelove Jefferies, Ronald Hutchens


Parking Violations: Failed to Notified Law Enforcement About Car Towed in California

Hello, Question: Do I have a valid case for small claims On 12/17/18 At 7:28 pm, I went to a gym in Long Beach, CA. I entered the parking lot from back of a adjacent building didn't see any illegal parking posting as it was very dark (late I walked to that entrance and sign is there, but no visible at night) . At 8:34 I walked out of the gym to a missing car, 5 minutes later the security guard approach me to tell me my car was towed. I call towing company to find out that if I want my car that...
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Solo And Small Firms: 2018 In Review And What’s Next

Some of the year’s trends and events and how they impacted solo and small law firms.
Tags: Technology, Law, Practice Management, Legal Ethics, Avvo, Carolyn Elefant, Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms


Release Of TRIPS Flexibilities Database On Medicines

While a patent holder can charge whatever the market will bear, what happens in a public health emergency? Enter TRIPS flexibilities.
Tags: Law, Patents, Intellectual Property, Health Care / Medicine, Krista L. Cox, World Trade Organization (WTO


Power versus discretion: Extraordinary relief and the Supreme Court

In an overwhelming majority of the cases that the Supreme Court hears, the matter at issue has been adjudicated all the way through the lower courts, and comes to the justices only on the far side of a ruling by a federal court of appeals or the highest court of a state or territory. As the justices have reiterated often in recent years, “[o]urs is a court of final review and not first view.” By waiting for most cases to go through multiple layers of review by lower courts, the justices give the...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Court, United States, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, U S Court of Appeals, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, 7th Circuit, banc U S Court of Appeals, Office of the Solicitor General


There’s A New World Coming

Today’s release of the 2018 Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey Report reveals law departments are taking advantage of #newlaw options,
Tags: Law, Legal Technology, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, LDO Survey, AI. data mining, ALSPs, LPOs, Blickstein Group Law Department Operations


There’s A New World Coming [Sponsored]

Today’s release of the 2018 Blickstein Group Law Department Operations Survey Report reveals law departments are taking advantage of #newlaw options,
Tags: Law, Legal Technology, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Legal Operations, LDO Survey, AI. data mining, ALSPs, LPOs, Blickstein Group Law Department Operations


Trump And The Presidential Veto

He may go a full term without a veto because he loves signing things and taking 'credit' for them.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Eric Turkewitz, Presidential Veto Power


"On gun control, criminal justice reform and now Syria, President Donald Trump is advancing policies this week that could appeal to voters far outside his much-talked-about political base."

Jonathan Allen observes (at NBC News):[And] Trump appears to be backing down from his threat to shut down parts of the federal government over Congress' refusal to give him $5 billion for a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico.The domestic and foreign policy maneuvers are converging partly on Trump's own timetable and partly as a result of the calendar...... Trump is signaling something bigger to the American public — that he is "starting to bring Americans home from some of these wars and int...
Tags: Guns, Law, Congress, Mexico, Nbc News, Syria, Gop, Donald Trump, Trump, Jonathan Allen, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign


Second Circuit panel reverses federal death sentence based on "prosecutorial error" during sentencing phase

A helpful reader made sure I did not miss this 146-page(!) Second Circuit opinion in US v. Aquart, No. 12‐5086 (2d Cir. Dec. 20, 2018) (available here). Here is an overview from the start of the opinion for the panel: Aquart here appeals both his conviction and his death sentence. As to conviction, he argues that (1) the trial evidence was insufficient to support guilty verdicts on any of the charged VICAR counts, (2) the prosecution suborned perjury by witnesses John Taylor and Lashika Johnson...
Tags: Law, US, John Taylor, Second Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Calabresi, Supreme Court Law, Aquart, Lashika Johnson



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