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Emancipation: 16 Year Old Abused Female W/O Parental Consent

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Florida I have been constantly physically and emotionally abused by my mother since early elementary school. I have only recently reached out to DCFS regarding my circumstances, but my father and mother both refused to answer questions pertaining to abuse within the household and even denied some of the claims I made. I created a substantial list of abuse which I sent to a teacher, counselor, social worker, and father and all statements were cl...
Tags: Florida, Law, Juvenile Law


An Eight-Hour Course

A stayed year and a day suspension has been approved by the Colorado Presiding Discipline Judge Wiegand, a Denver attorney, hired a female associate in 2009. Around that time, he also hired a female office manager. Wiegand’s office shared two... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Denver, Wiegand, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Two State Solution

Reciprocal discipline has been imposed in Colorado for Nevada misconduct This reciprocal discipline case arose out of discipline imposed in Nevada. On September 7, 2018, the Nevada Supreme Court entered an order suspending Pengilly for six months and one day,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Nevada, Nevada Supreme Court, Pengilly, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Kevin Spacey puts out a strange video.

He's defending himself somehow, in a puzzling way. The title "Let Me Be Frank" refers to his "House of Cards" character who is named Frank. I didn't watch that show, but I assume he's adopting the persona. The lines, as I heard them, are challenging us to give him a fair process and indicating that he intends to rise from what has been social death.Here's an article about it in Vox, giving some important context:News broke on December 24, 2018, that the two-time Oscar winner would be arraigned o...
Tags: Law, Boston, House, House Of Cards, Viral Video, Kevin Spacey, Vox, Frank Underwood, Claire, Underwood, Spacey, Ann Althouse, Nantucket District Court, Heather Unruh Allegedly Spacey


Hometown Cops Are Crazy

So I live in a small town and last night around 1am I was driving to a gas station going under the speed limit and doing absolutely nothing wrong or suspicious and I passed a cop in the opposite late which immediately slammed on the brakes, did a U-turn in the road and then sped at like 70mph to catch up to me and then high beamed me before I turned into the gas station and he just slowly drove by, then he came back and parked across the street in a bank drive through and literally watched me an...
Tags: Law, Banter


U2 stars busk for the homeless at festive charity gig in Dublin

Bono and The Edge joined by host of other Irish musicians for fundraising showBono has joined The Edge at the annual Christmas Eve charity busking session outside the Gaiety theatre in Dublin, performing along with a host of other famous Irish musicians in aid of the city’s homeless.The event took place in support of the Simon Community, a homelessness charity that helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. It was Bono’s first appearance at the charity gig in three years, and his s...
Tags: Music, Bono, Housing, Communities, Society, Homelessness, Ireland, Social exclusion, U2, Dublin, Simon Community


U2 stars busk for the homeless in first performance since 2015

Bono and The Edge joined by host of other Irish musicians for fundraising show in DublinBono joined The Edge for the U2 stars’ first performance since 2015 at the annual Christmas Eve charity busking session outside the Gaiety theatre in Dublin, performing along with a host of other famous Irish musicians in aid of the city’s homeless.The event took place in support of the Simon Community, a homelessness charity that helps people who are homeless or at risk of becoming so. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Bono, Housing, Communities, Society, Homelessness, Ireland, Social exclusion, U2, Dublin, DublinBono, Simon Community


Top 5 Posts From December (Thus Far) — See Also

Ed. note : Above the Law will not be publishing on Christmas Day. But we'll be back on December 26th for some nonsense reason. PICTURE WORTH A THOUSAND CLICKS: It's actually been worth way more than that. TITLE IX INVESTIGATION INTO A PROFESSOR: Professor "voluntarily checked himself into a hospital." HOW NOT TO TALK TO PREGNANT ASSOCIATES: This year's stories look suspiciously like they could have been 1950s era stories. 10 WORST LAW SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY: "Worst" is such a harsh word....
Tags: Law, John Edwards, See Also


How To Speak In The Age Of Technology

The art of public speaking must be preserved and considered critical during this time.
Tags: Technology, Law, Advice, Public Speaking, Olga V. Mack


The Law Schools Where 1L Enrollment Skyrocketed

Whoa! Enrollment is WAY up at these law schools.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, Law Students, Law School Enrollment, 1Ls


In a huge win for open data, Congress passes the Open, Public, Electronic, and Necessary Government Data Act

In 2009, Obama signed an executive order requiring the administrative branch to embrace the broadest, most liberal approach to the Freedom of Information Act, reversing John Ashcroft's 2001 memo that instructed government agencies to turn over as little information to the public as possible. At the time, I published a column in Make magazine lauding the decision: John Ashcroft, then Attorney General, issued a directive to government agencies on October 12, 2001 that gutted FOIA. Under ...
Tags: Post, Transparency, News, Fcc, Law, Obama, Congress, US, America, Barack Obama, United States, Coalition, Treasury, Paul ryan, Open Data, Murray


Another Law School Changes Course On The LSAT

University at Buffalo School of Law will now take the GRE in lieu of the LSAT.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, GRE, LSAT, University at Buffalo School of Law, Buffalo School of Law


Wishing you some Christmas calm...

... and even cheer if you can find it. And joy.It's a brighter day today than yesterday, when I took that snapshot of Lake Mendota from Picnic Point. If that photo had audio it would sound like this (trumpeter swans). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Clouds, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Supreme Court Intervenes In Mystery Mueller Filing

It's the first challenge to Mueller's authority.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Mueller probe


Thank God This Beloved Actor’s Parents Didn’t Encourage Him To Go To Law School

To quote one of his most popular characters, 'That's what she said.'
Tags: Celebrities, Law, Steve Carell, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day


Lamenting lack of retroactive application of new sentencing changes in FIRST STEP Act (... and so rooting again for robust clemency)

This recent piece from The Guardian, fully headlined "Current inmates feel left behind by Trump's criminal justice reform bill; First Step Act reduces the mandatory sentence for three-strikes offenders but the provisions will not be made retroactive," spotlights how certain inmates have gotten left behind even as the inappropriateness of their sentences inspired key sentencing reforms in the FIRST STEP Act.  Here are excerpts: On paper, Chris Young seems exactly the kind of person a prison refo...
Tags: Kim Kardashian, Law, Obama, Senate, White House, US, West Virginia, Kanye West, The Guardian, Sharp, John, Donald Trump, Young, Oliver, Trump, Martin


Amici #25 [UNLOCKED]: “Tough Phone Call”

Merry Christmas Eve! We at First Mondays have gotten you all the gift we know you’ve been wishing for: an unlocked bonus episode that was previous released exclusively to our Patreon backers. Last June, Dan Epps interviewed our first judicial guests at the Arizona State Bar Convention. Judge Andrew D. Hurwitz of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and former Chief Justice Ruth McGregor of the Arizona Supreme Court join us to talk about their careers, as well as their memories from thei...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Arizona, Arizona Supreme Court, Amici, U S Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, Dan Epps, First Mondays, Andrew D Hurwitz, Ruth McGregor


Merry Christmas Eve Open Thread

I'm off to buy Christmas gifts for the family. Karter already opened the one I got her -- she's sitting in it in the picture. Please let us know how you are celebrating, and I'll be back later this evening. A happy holiday eve... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Karter


Christmas Eve Open Thread

I'm off to buy Christmas gifts for the family. Karter already opened the one I got her -- she's sitting in it in the picture. Please let us know how you are celebrating, and I'll be back later this evening. A happy holiday eve to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Karter


The Insidiousness Of Overindicting

Mitigating factors are often ignored by prosecutor offices and the highest crime possible is unjustly charged.
Tags: Crime, Law, Toni Messina, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Anand Oswal, SVP at Cisco, on Building a Better Network – Harlow On Healthcare

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Tags: Security, Podcast, Law, Interview, Audio, Cisco, Artificial Intelligence, Hit, Health Law, Health care policy, Healthcare Innovation, Harlow on Healthcare, Anand Oswal SVP, Better Network


Morning Docket: 12.24.18

* How awesome is Ruth Bader Ginsburg? The Supreme Court justice had two cancerous growths removed from her left lung on Friday and voted from her hospital bed to reject Trump's asylum ban. Nothing can keep her down. [NBC News] * Acting AG Matt Whitaker is getting to know the President in the same way his predecessor did. Word on the street is that Trump was royally pissed that Whitaker allowed federal prosecutors to make him look bad in Michael Cohen's criminal case. [CNN] * Just because the g...
Tags: Crime, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Courts, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Government Shutdown, Law Schools, Trump, Whitaker, Michael Cohen, Southern District of New York, Austin American Statesman, Matthew Whitaker, Federal Courts


Tsunami Sweeps Away Rock Band During Performance

The popular Indonesian rock band Seventeen was performing on a stage at the edge of Tanjung Lesung beach in West Java Saturday night when the waves came crashing down and swept them away. Three members of the band , the road manager and a crew... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Tanjung Lesung


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Legal Post Blog 2. Susan On The Soapbox 3. Municipal Matters 4. DroitDu.Net OK 5. Michael Geist Legal Post Blog The key players in Bernie Madoff’s orbit: Ten years later, what’s become of ...
Tags: Law, Canada, William Shakespeare, OECD, Alberta, Ontario, Madoff, Susan, CRTC, Michael Geist, Bernie Madoff, Jason Kenney, Monday’s Mix, Susan On The Soapbox, Michael Geist Legal Post, Donald Trump in America Doug Ford


Monday round-up

Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, that on Saturday “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,” when, “[i]n a filing made under seal, an unnamed corporation … apparently asked the justices to block the subpoena after the lower courts refused to do so”; on Sunday Chief Justice John Roberts...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Bloomberg, Cnn, United States, New York Times, Fox News, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Round-up, John Roberts, Larrabee, The Supreme Court, Roberts


"Fifty Years of American Sentencing Reform — Nine Lessons"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Michael Tonry now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Efforts to standardize sentences and eliminate disparities in a state or the federal system cannot succeed; distinctive practices and norms, diverse local cultures, and practical and political needs of officials and agencies assure major local differences in sentencing practice.  Presumptive sentencing guidelines developed by sentencing commissions, however, are ...
Tags: Law, United States, Douglas A Berman, Michael Tonry



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