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Other Issues: If I Brought a Lady from the Flippines to the United States

I got into a deep conversation tonight with a family member about if I brought a lady who I been talking to online from the Flippians for the past two years.The family member said if I brought her here that they seen on a TV Show “90 Day Fiance” that if it didn’t work out between us that I would be responceable for her here or stuck with her here for 10 years per what they seen on the TV Show...My question is....Is this true?
Tags: Law, United States, Immigration Issues, Flippines


Traffic Lights, Signs and Controls: No Left Turn Sign Does Not Appear to Comply with MUTCD

Fact 1: One individual No Left Turn sign is mounted on the right side of the road at a T intersection within a residential area. MUTCD reads: Figure 2B-4 Movement Prohibition and Lane Control Signs and Plaques If No Left Turn (R3-2) signs (see Figure 2B-4) are used, at least one should be placed over the roadway, at the far left-hand corner of the intersection, on a median, or in conjunction with the STOP sign or YIELD sign located on the near right-hand corner. Question: Would a ticket l...
Tags: Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Lane Control Signs


Justices asked to intervene in grand jury dispute (UPDATED)

UPDATE: On Sunday evening, Chief Justice John Roberts temporarily blocked the district court’s order requiring the foreign corporation to comply with the grand jury subpoena or pay penalties. In a brief order, the chief justice directed the government to respond by noon on December 31 and indicated that the district court’s order would remain on hold until the government’s response is filed and either he or the full court takes additional action.  This afternoon the Supreme Court was asked to st...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, District Of Columbia, John Roberts, D C Circuit, Howe, Robert Mueller, Everything Else, FSIA


Justices asked to intervene in grand jury dispute

This afternoon the Supreme Court was asked to step into a clash over a grand jury subpoena that is widely believed to be related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into interference in the 2016 election. In a filing made under seal, an unnamed corporation – owned by a foreign country identified in the lower court only as “Country A” – apparently asked the justices to block the subpoena after the lower courts refused to do so. The case had been kept under wraps when the U.S. Court ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, District Of Columbia, John Roberts, D C Circuit, Robert Mueller, Everything Else, FSIA


Right to Privacy

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California Sorry if this is in the wrong topic but I wasn't sure of the appropriate one. My immediate neighbor in my apartment building has a hidden camera facing the hallway. You can clearly see when I or anyone approach or leave my front door. While this makes me feel kinda safe, it also concerns me. I'm a single female and do not necessarily want my comings and goings known to the average person. Is my neighbor in the right? Or is i...
Tags: Law, California, Landlord-Tenant Law


Anatomy Of A Judicial Disaster

You won't read a much harsher assessment of judicial misconduct than that found in a recent Special Master report before the Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission. The high-profile hearing took eight days. Perhaps the most serious charge proven against respondent Theresa... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Theresa, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Michigan Judicial Tenure Commission


"Shoot For The Stars"

A dispute over $3,577.93 to repair a defective horizontal steel I-beam in a condominium garage led to a two-year suspension by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The attorney was admitted in 1976 and had no prior discipline. The misconduct as described... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Stars, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Junk science writ takes out bite-mark evidence, Understaffing let prisoner's flesh-eating bacteria linger without medical care, Christmas while mommy's in jail, and other stories

A few odds and ends headed into the holiday: Junk science writ takes out bite-mark evidence In the Steven Chaney case, Texas' junk science writ worked exactly as it was intended. Texas courts have refused to exclude bite-mark evidence on the front end through Daubert hearings. But the junk science writ gave wrongfully convicted defendants an avenue to challenge false convictions on the back end. And it provided the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals a vehicle to declare junk science invalid in a wa...
Tags: Texas, Law, Inmate, Tom, Legislature, Mother Jones, HRO, Texas Legislature, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Daubert, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Dallas News, Office of Court Administration, Keri Blakinger, House Research Organization


The figurative and literal rabbit hole.

Inside the wonderful apartment of Amy Sedaris: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rabbits, Amy Sedaris, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration


"You couldn’t create a creepier Yuletide scene if you tried" — says The Guardian about Trump and Melania's Christmas portrait.

Here's the photograph: Merry Christmas from President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. @POTUS & @FLOTUS are seen Saturday, December 15, in their official 2018 Christmas portrait, in the Cross Hall of the White House in Washington, D.C. (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks) pic.twitter.com/nIuplZSDBe — Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) December 18, 2018 This, from Jonathan Jones seems ludicrously subjective. He just hates Trump. I get that.Multiple Christmas trees are currently a statu...
Tags: Law, Washington, White House, Christmas, Jones, Trump, Donald, Melania Trump, Donald J Trump, Jonathan Jones, Melania, Ann Althouse, Albert Speer, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump and pop culture, Creepiness


First Step Act becomes law

President Trump has signed into law, Congress having passed by wide margins, the First Step Act, which will make substantial changes to incarceration practices at the federal level and lesser but still significant changes to sentencing practices. Joe Luppino-Esposito of the Due Process Institute responds to five criticisms that some conservatives have leveled against the bill in its later stages. Jonathan Blanks has more. Families Against Mandatory Minimums . And Caleb Brown interviews Shon Ho...
Tags: Law, Congress, Uncategorized, Trump, Crime And Punishment, Prisoners, CALEB BROWN, Shon Hopwood, Jonathan Blanks, Joe Luppino Esposito, Due Process Institute


Living off the grid in northern Wyoming.

A charmingly practical view of what it takes: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Wyoming, Survival, Tiny House, Ann Althouse


From the World Cup to the royal wedding, seven big stories of 2018

Observer writers recall revealing moments behind the headlines of stories they coveredWith Pavarotti’s Nessun Dorma playing in the background and hands clasped together in prayer, Matteo Salvini walked onto a stage in Rome to a long applause from a crowd of around 80,000. Continue reading...
Tags: Society, UK News, Rome, Homelessness, Donald Trump, Pavarotti, Matteo Salvini, Nessun Dorma, Jamal Khashoggi, Royal Wedding 2018, Thailand Cave Rescue


Xmas in America: Trump's Government Shutdown

It's official. CBS reports (no link due to auto play video): Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced shortly after 3 p.m. Saturday that there is no deal, and the Senate is adjourned until Thursday, Dec. 27. We are in a partial... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Mitch McConnell, Cbs, Trump


"If estrogen modulates psychosis, it might explain why schizophrenic symptoms in menstruating women were less severe than those in men..."

"... and why these women needed lower doses of antipsychotics to control them. It might even be protective enough to delay onset for a number of years. Sudden, dramatic fluctuations in estrogen during perimenopause, the months or years before a woman stops menstruating, might explain why a woman with no previous history of mental illness might suddenly come down with a bad case of psychosis. And the absence of estrogen after menopause might explain why a woman’s psychotic symptoms could suddenly...
Tags: Psychology, Health, Law, New York Magazine, DSM, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Estrogen Hormones


More notable state clemency developments for the holiday season

In this post a few days ago, I flagged some notable recent clemency grants by Governors in Arkansas and Colorado and Pennsylvania (while also lamenting that Prez Trump has not followed up a lot of big clemency talk with any big clemency action). With the Christmas holiday nudging every closer, I am not surprised (though still pleased and grateful) that Governors in a few more states are using the ink their clemency pens. Here is another round-up of notable new state clemency stories: Colorado: "...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Pennsylvania, Arkansas, Tennessee, Michigan, Greg Abbott, Wolf, Rick Snyder, Hickenlooper, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Melissa Chapman


Deeds - Quitclaim: Predator Lender - Buy Here / Pay Here Horse Paybacks - Need Advise Please for Niece

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Florida Preface: The seller of this property is a PREDATOR LENDER AND A SCUMBAG:grumpy: for years, everyone who know him says the same. My niece and her new husband with a little one on the way answered an add for rental. Within weeks of moving in the owner produced a promissory note together with a contract for deed offering my niece to purchase the home. This appeared to be a great blessing for she in hopes of the American Dream of...
Tags: Florida, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Hes


"Not one cent of our taxpayer money should be wasted on this absurd monument to Trump's racism and ignorance. It's revolting..."

"... to think that House Republicans can pull $5 billion out of thin air for this hateful vanity project, but immediately turn into hard-nosed misers should we dare to spend our money on something that actually matters and helps Americans, such as healthcare, education, or infrastructure. Go ahead, Donald, shut it down. You own it."Writes a commenter with over 3,000 up-votes on the NYT article "Government Shuts Down as Talks Fail to Break Impasse." From the article:While the president has been ...
Tags: Law, White House, House, Trump, Donald, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration, Trump's Congress


Women are generally more liberal than men, so why is there a "reverse gender gap" on marijuana legalization?

2 polisci profs — Laurel Elder and Steven Greene — analyze (at WaPo) why only 49% of women support legalization when 59% percent of men do.One factor that didn’t matter was parenthood... But neither mothers nor fathers were more likely to oppose marijuana legalization than people without children.One factor that did matter was women’s greater religiosity... Because religious people are more opposed to marijuana legalization, factoring in religiosity narrows but does not eliminate the reverse gen...
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Kevin, WaPo, Greene, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Steven Greene, Kevin (the commenter, Laurel Elder


"The risky white male hypothesis!" — I say out loud as I'm writing the last post.

"Did you see the video I just sent you?" is Meade's response. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ice, Surfers, Meade, Ann Althouse, Althouse + Meade


Pennsylvania nurses inspired by teachers’ strikes to ‘fight the same fight’

After about 370 nurses protested drastic changes from hospital management, union officials expect more across the US in 2019Deep in the heart of Trump country, Indiana, Pennsylvania, the hometown of Jimmy Stewart served as the inspiration for Bedford Falls in the hit holiday classic It’s a Wonderful Life. However, this year nurses say that one of the town’s largest employers, the Indiana Regional Medical Center (IRMC), is turning Stewart’s hometown into a Pottersville, the dystopian alternative ...
Tags: Health, Activism, Protest, US, Society, US news, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Nursing, US unions, Trump, Stewart, Jimmy Stewart, Bedford Falls, Pottersville, MeToo Movement


Federal judiciary has funds for three weeks of shutdown operations ... so let the FIRST STEP Act litigation begin

This notice from the US Courts, headed "Judiciary Operating During Shutdown," reports that "despite a partial shutdown of the federal government that began on Dec. 22, 2018, the Judiciary remains open and can continue operations for approximately three weeks, through Jan. 11, 2019, by using court fee balances and other funds not dependent on a new appropriation."  Here is more: Most proceedings and deadlines will occur as scheduled. In cases where an attorney from an Executive Branch agency i...
Tags: Law, US, Judiciary, Beltway, ECF, Douglas A Berman


It's Complicated

Where jurisdictions share disciplinary authority over an attorney, issues of reciprocal discipline can be complicated. The Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia must share literally thousands of admitted members. A recent recommendation of the District of Columbia Board... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Virginia, District Of Columbia, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board


Legal Tech in the Heartland: Episode 1, David Sisson, Norman, OK

In October 2018, I recorded a series of 18 interviews with solo and small firm lawyers about how they use technology in their practices. For an explanation of the reason for the series, see this post. A special thanks to the Law Firm 500 conference for hosting us to record these videos, and to Ben Ambrogi for the videography and editing. Lawyers attending the conference volunteered to be interviewed. The videos were completely unscripted and I knew virtually nothing about the lawyer before we tu...
Tags: Law, Bob Ambrogi, Norman Okla, Ben Ambrogi, Legal Tech in the Heartland, David Sisson Norman OK, David Sisson


2019 Maximum HSA Contribution Limits – How Much Can You Save for Your Medical Expenses?

Health Savings Accounts, or HSAs, are growing in popularity among people who need affordable health insurance and among employers looking to save on health insurance costs. HSAs have many benefits beyond cost savings. Let’s dive in and take a look at what exactly is a health savings account, the HSA contribution limits for each calendar year, how HSAs are one of the most flexible financial accounts you can open, and why it’s a good idea to max out your annual HSA contributions. What is a Health...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Ira, Irs, HSA, ROTH IRA, Health Savings Account, HDHP, HSA Bank, High Deductible Health Plan High Deductible Health, Tax Advantages of Health Savings, Health Savings Account However, HSA IRS



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