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Human censorship and legal bloggers

There’s going to come a day when there will be a need to police the speech of legal bloggers. Not across the Internet in entirety, but by a company or organization hosting or syndicating legal blogs. Could be LexBlog. Censorship of legal bloggers has not been a big topic of concern among the legal blogosphere. Sadly, most legal bloggers are afraid to offend anyone, though we have seen a few get bounced off Twitter for a bit, I suspect out of machines doing automatic takedowns.  With lega...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Blogging, New York Times, First Amendment, Patreon, Nellie Bowles, Jack -RSB- Conte, Jaqueline Hart Patreon


Not That There 's Anything Wrong With It

An agreed upon admonition has been imposed by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge Ms. Tarascio represented Father in a family law matter and believed Mother had kidnapped their baby with the assistance of Mothers’ parents. According to the Agreement this... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Mother, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge Ms Tarascio


SWAT Team: “Sorry, Not The Right House Ma’am”

KSAT.com: SAN ANTONIO – A Leon Valley family is suing several law enforcement agencies after authorities mistakenly raided their home in a search for drugs and left them traumatized, according to a lawsuit filed Monday. On Nov. 14, the suit said, Lucil Basco was on her way to pick up her son from Empower Behavioral Health, which offers clinic-based applied behavior analysis services to learners across the state. During her drive, Basco was “unlawfully” pulled over for not using “her blinker, her...
Tags: Police, Military, San Antonio, Drug Enforcement Administration, Basco, Leon Valley, Lucil Basco


Gun Controller In Chief

The Washington Examiner: P resident Trump’s Tuesday announcement of a bump stock ban is upsetting members of a core constituency: gun owners wooed by his effusive campaign-trail vows to defend the Second Amendment, with two groups promising to see Trump in court. “If there’s anything that irritates you more than a president like Obama who’s trying to stab you in the heart, it’s one who is trying to stab you in the back,” said Michael Hammond, legislative counsel of Gun Owners of America, a grou...
Tags: Obama, Military, Gun Control, Las Vegas, Clinton, Trump, Hammond, Combs, Firearms Policy Coalition, Brandon Combs, Gun Owners of America, Michael Hammond, PARKLAND Fla, Trump s Federal Commission on School Safety


Sales Agreements: Car Dealership Owner Died What Happens Next

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Washington The owner of the used car dealership I deal with recently passed away and the 2 cars I was buying from him aren't paid off what should I expect to happen next do I continue payments?
Tags: Law, Washington, Cars and Dealerships


"This is why Trump won (re-election)."

This is why Trump won (re-election) https://t.co/W01zEBhJZ6— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) December 26, 2018 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign


President Trump Makes Surprise Visit to Combat Zone for the First Time Following Syria Withdrawal

When President Donald Trump met Lt. Gen. Paul LaCamera, the commander of U.S.-led military forces fighting ISIS during a surprise visit to Iraq on Wednesday, it was the first time the Commander in Chief had spoken directly to a military commander on the ground in a combat zone since taking office nearly two years ago.…
Tags: Isis, News, Iraq, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Onetime, Paul LaCamera


The 20 Most Important Legal Technology Developments of 2018

What a whirlwind of a year it has been for legal technology. Barely a week into 2018, industry-changing news broke of Avvo’s sale to Internet Brands. Legal tech news has been nonstop ever since – so much that it’s a struggle to keep up with it all. For several years now, I’ve closed out the year with a round-up of the 10 most important legal developments (2016, 2015, 2014, 2013). Last year, I bypassed the top 10 to focus on a single overarching development, The Year of Women in Legal Tech. This ...
Tags: Europe, Utah, Florida, UK, New York, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington, Russia, Uncategorized, Toronto, San Francisco, Georgia, Analytics, Portland


How to Regain Custody of My Daughter from Her Grandmother

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: North Carolina Ok I've not seen my daughter in 3 years because I had gotten into some trouble and was involved with drugs, but I am clean and sober now and have been for a little over 7 months. I have a job now and my own place so I can now provide for my daughter and I want to be back in her life. Here's how her grandmother gained custody of her: Almost 4 years ago I was in trouble and on probation so instead of staying on probati...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, North Carolina, Support And Visitation, Oak Island, Asheboro NC, Lexington NC


MelonBooks Bans All Gridman Doujinshi

Doujinshi site MelonBooks has announced that it will no longer be providing SSSS.Gridman doujinshi, a most unusual decision that was carried out at the behest of the actual copyright holders. A news post on the official MelonBooks website provided an explanation: To all circles, as always, we are all very much grateful for you. This […]
Tags: Law, Copyright, Anime, Bans, Doujinshi, Gridman, Gridman Doujinshi, MelonBooks


The $90,000 Ring

An interim order of suspension has been imposed by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge. ADI reported Prominent Scottsdale attorney, Scott Allan Maasen, was sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to one count of concealment of assets in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Scottsdale, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge ADI, Scott Allan Maasen


Unwanted Touching

A justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has ordered a three-year suspension of an attorney who had engaged in "unwanted physical advances that rose to the level of criminal conduct in the form of unlawful sexual touching and assault."... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maine Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Deterioration Known To Insured Forecloses Collapse Coverage

   The insurer properly denied coverage for collapse of a building when the insured knew from an expert’s examination that the walls of his house were deteriorating. Jaimes v. Liberty Ins. Corp ., 2018 U. S. Dust. LEXIS 198224 (D. Colo. Nov. 21, 2018).     The insured discovered a crack in the wall of his home. He hired Anchor Engineering to inspect. Anchor found a large bulge in the south wall. Several problems with deterioration were noted in the basement. The structure of the house was unsta...
Tags: Insurance, Liberty, Collapse, Tred Eyerly, First Party Insurance, Jaimes, Liberty Ins Corp


Top 5 Trivia Questions Of 2018 — See Also

The Youngest Person To Ever Graduate From An American Law School: He was a child prodigy who loved the law. The Law School With The Highest Paid Recent Graduates: Want to make the big bucks? Try this law school. Of Course This Firm Has Already Raised Associate Salaries: They had a great year, and they're sharing that with their associates. If You Work At This Biglaw Firm, Be Ready To Bill Your Butt Off: Not a lot of slackers at this firm... The Most Indebted Law School Graduates With The Wor...
Tags: Law, Trivia Question of the Day, See Also


Thanks So Much To All Of Our Advertisers

We appreciate your support this holiday season.
Tags: Law, Advertising, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad, Thanks to Advertisers


There was no relationship between obesity and poverty — until high-fructose corn syrup

Before 1990, there was no noticeable correlation between obesity and poverty. Within a quarter-century, impoverished regions showed a massive uptick in obesity and type 1 diabetes. Researchers chart the relationship between "food deserts" along with obesity levels. None In 1841, Orlando Jones patented alkali starch extraction, a process that separated corn starch from kernels in what is known as wet milling. One year later, Thomas Kingford opened the first commercial wet milling plant in the St...
Tags: Biology, Obesity, Cdc, Mexico, Race, America, Society, Public Health, Sociology, Innovation, States, Bentley, Oaxaca, Derek, Earl Grey, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation


A good day.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Financial Markets, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military


The 4 Agreements For Business

If you are positive and putting in the best effort, that will translate to your work and your ultimate customers.
Tags: Law, Advice, Small Law Firms, Mary E. Juetten


Life on the breadline: 'Am I wearing out my welcome?' is a lingering question | David Samuel

I wrestle the social anxiety that only multiplies the uncertainty of living in a spare bedroom, trying to be a low maintenance guest in someone’s houseBeing homeless is more than the loss of the physical space – the ambience and decor you created for yourself to enjoy. It is more than losing that mental space where you feel comfortable, relaxed and secure. Homelessness is a state of being. People usually take it to mean no permanent physical place of residence; agency forms record NFA (no fixed ...
Tags: Society, Australia news, Poverty, Tasmania, Welfare in Australia, NFA, David Samuel


President Trump and First Lady Melania Make Surprise Visit to U.S. Troops in Iraq

The trip marks Trump's first to meet with troops in a combat zone
Tags: News, Iraq, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime


Ask A Lawyer: Can I Sue My Sperm Bank For My Kid’s Hazel Eyes?

Reproductive third parties should be accountable for their word, and this particular entity has not be completely truthful.
Tags: Law, Family law, Sperm Banks, I Want To Put A Baby In You, Ellen Trachman, Hazel Eyes, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


Explaining The Importance Of Saying ‘Happy Holidays’ To A Three-Year-Old

I tried to get my child to say 'Happy Holidays' and, while it didn't actually work, the struggle was worth it.
Tags: Parenting, Law, Holidays and Seasons, Not Law


Second Amendment News By The Numbers: Bump Stock Ban Makes Trump More Of A Gun Control President Than Obama Ever Was

Trump's most significant gun control policy achievement to date outstrips Obama's by nearly a full order of magnitude.
Tags: Law, Obama, Finance, Barack Obama, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Trump, Background Check, Guns / Firearms, Jonathan Wolf, Bump Stocks, Obama Ever Was


Anti-hunt protester taken to hospital after Boxing Day clashes

Violence breaks out at several meets across the country as hunts met by saboteurs and animal rights activistsAn anti-hunt protester was taken to hospital and a fox reportedly torn apart by dogs during tense Boxing Day meets in several counties.Hunt saboteurs and animal rights activists met in rural towns and villages across the UK to disrupt the traditional meets, which critics say continue to flout the ban on hunting with hounds. Violence was reported in Kent, Leicestershire, Sussex and Wales. ...
Tags: UK, Wales, Animals, UK News, Animal Welfare, Hunting, Kent Leicestershire Sussex


CBP To Adopt New Policy After Child Dies In Their Custody On Christmas Eve

Apparently having a 'secondary' medical exam is a new idea to these terrorists.
Tags: Law, Government, International Law, Immigration Law


Another dive into the choppy waters of Miller and Montgomery implementation

I am sure I have posted any number of articles highlighting that implementation of the Eighth Amendment limit of juvenile life without parole sentences has been choppy at best (see here and here and here for a few more examples). The latest iteration of this depressingly evergreen story comes from Mother Jones here under the headline "The Supreme Court Said No More Life Without Parole for Kids. Why Is Antonio Espree One of the Few to Get Out of Prison?".  I recommend this long piece in full, and...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, Angola, Graham, Philadelphia, Michigan, Louisiana, Kennedy, Montgomery, Miller, Mother Jones, Henry Montgomery, Douglas A Berman, Larry Krasner, Jody Kent Lavy


Biglaw Partner Makes Life-Saving Donation This Holiday Season: A Kidney

Please consider giving someone the gift of life. You could be a match!
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Partner Issues, John Worden, Kidney Donations, Schiff Harden


Establishing Paternity: How to Establish Paternity from a Deceased Parent

My question involves paternity law for the State of: If we were never married & the father did not sign the birth cert, therefore was not listed as the father and he passed away 3 mos ago (although an autopsy was done, but his extended family had him cremated), how can I establish paternity in order to legally list him on the birth certificate so that I can apply for SS survivors benefits for our child?
Tags: Law, Paternity Law



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