At the Second Day Cafe...

... how’s the new year going for you? [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

Pets and Animals: Interstate Break Up, Dog, and Abandoned Property

My question involves personal property located in the State of: FL I broke up with my ex GF shortly after she left FL in early December to go back to PA. She says that she doesn't have money to drive back to FL and back for her things and that I legally have to give her money for the trip before I can declare her property abandoned. I put her things in a locked and gated storage unit and told her I would pay storage for one month (so she has until February). After that I would consider it aban...
Tags: Law, Personal Property

Lawyers In Demand — See Also

Demand For Legal Services Is Up: Even more so in New York. We Crown A Winner: Best legally themed holiday card. Legal Tech + Christmas Carols = Fun. Chief Justice John Roberts End Of The Year Report: Not that it means much. Managing Expectations For The New Year: Don't expect too much.
Tags: New York, Law, John Roberts, See Also

2018 Clawbies and a Story About Omar

The 13th Canadian Law Blog Awards were announced this past Monday. If you haven’t done so already, please head on over to the Clawbies website to see our full list of winners. I can tell you that this year’s Fodden Award for the “Best Canadian Law Blog” went to Michael Spratt and Emilie Taman’s groundbreaking podcast The Docket; and, that the three best new blogs were Moly Law, Juriblogue, and ; and, the best Law Library Blog went to a former Slaw writer, David Whelan (O’Faolain). [A side not...
Tags: Law, Russia, David, Canada, Announcements, Simon, Omar, Slaw, Sarah Sutherland, Michael Spratt, Clawbie, Emilie Taman, Clawbies, Law Library Blog, David Whelan O'Faolain, Omar Years

Reboot Your Law Firm: An Interactive Day Of Learning [Sponsored]

Ready to get more tech-enabled in 2019? Tickets are on sale now. Space is limited. Purchase your ticket today!
Tags: Law, Events, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, EHG Law Firm

Trump Says He ‘Would Have Been a Good General’ While Feuding With Generals

"I think I would have been a good general, but who knows?"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Donald Trump, Trump, Onetime

The California Bar Exam Wreaks Havoc Yet Again

What were the best predictors of student ability to pass the bar? Again, the report states the obvious.
Tags: Law, California, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Jill Switzer, California Bar Exam

Weapons Offenses: The Not So Well Deferred Adjudication

So, 20 years ago I was in the wrong place at the wrong time and got hit with theft of a firearm and placed on deferred adjudication in Texas. Because I was young and dumb 19-year-old, and didn't know any better, and not to mention my lawyer was crap, I didn't fight it. Now 20 years later, I get out of the military, and finish my degree, wanting to become a police officer. I get slap in the face by remembering that one little incident on my record. I know 100% of shot are missed if I don't try, b...
Tags: Texas, Law, North Carolina, Criminal Charges

Argument preview: Tribes, treaties and animals return to the Supreme Court

In January 2014, Clayvin Herrera, a member of the Apsáalooke Nation, also known as the Crow Tribe, went hunting on the nation’s reservation in Montana. He and his companions successfully bagged three elk, but their pursuit had taken them outside the reservation borders into the Bighorn National Forest in Wyoming. Wyoming authorities subsequently charged Herrera with violating state hunting laws. Wyoming’s prosecution has led the Supreme Court to venture yet again into the interpretation of tri...
Tags: Featured, Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Washington, West, United States, Wyoming, Pacific Northwest, Murphy, Indians, Carpenter, Mille Lacs, Crow, Herrera

That Awkward Moment When You Find Out You And Your Twin Sister Are Not Citizens Of Any Country

The girls are stateless thanks to unfriendly rules regarding automatic citizenship were changed in 2015.
Tags: Law, Immigration, Canada, Family law, Kenya, Surrogacy, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Joseph Tito

The Ever-Expanding Culture Of Persecution

The now infamous Colorado baker Jack Phillips has no doubt become the target of a troll, but the law remains clear.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Religion, Courts, Constitutional Law, Jack Phillips, Tyler Broker

Man Who Sued Law School Because He Didn’t Want To Take LSAT Asks Judge To Recuse Because Obama Appointed Him

We bet you never thought you'd see a 'birther' argument raised in a federal recusal motion.
Tags: Law, Obama, Barack Obama, Courts, Federal Judges, Law Schools, Richard Andrews, LSAT, Duke University Law School, Edward Thomas Kennedy

"Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility...."

"Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. 'The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,' she writes [in her forthcoming book 'Merchants of Truth']. Trump claims he is keeping the 'failing' Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a 'Trump bump' that saw...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Trump, Ny Times, Howard Kurtz, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Merchants of Truth -RSB- Trump

"This is what the Trump playbook looks like when it comes from the left."

This is what the Trump playbook looks like when it comes from the left. AOC is sucking attention away from every other politician with a "big ask" as a starting point of negotiations. You may now commence playing into her hands by screaming about how impractical this list is.— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 2, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Aoc, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Ocasio-Cortez, Everything's moving left

John Roberts Praises Efforts To Rid Judiciary Of Sexual Misconduct, Ignores Sexual Misconduct Of His Colleagues

Roberts's year-end report ignores the rape-y elephant in the room.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, John Roberts, Roberts

Good News For Lawyers: Demand For Legal Services Is Up — Especially In New York

Companies need lawyers now more than ever.
Tags: New York, Law, HBR Consulting, In-House Counsel, Legal Demand

Don’t Expect 2019 To Be A Perfect Year

Let’s remember that life isn’t perfect and we shouldn’t expect everything to happen the way we want it to.
Tags: Law, Advice, Social Media, Tax Law, Small Law Firms, Steven Chung

British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers

The British Army is testing out an unorthodox glider-based drone that could one day be used to resupply troops or deliver humanitarian aid in locations that would ordinarily be inaccessible. The post British Army tests autonomous glider drone for transporting supplies, soldiers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Drone, Military, British Army, Emerging Tech

The 2nd nominee for the “worst employer of 2019” is … the little rascal racist

Welcome to 2019. New year, same old employers earning themselves nominations for my annual race to the bottom. Darryl Robinson, the only African-American employee in his Marriott Vacations Worldwide office, claims he was subjected to repeated racial harassment during his 11 months of employment. NBC News offers the allegations. Robinson alleges that a director of sales repeatedly asked him to dance to music by Michael Jackson during sales meetings. While complimenting his staff, the dire...
Tags: Law, Nbc News, Michael Jackson, Robinson, Daryl, Marriott Vacations Worldwide, Jon Hyman, Darryl Robinson

What is the Role of the Objective Indicia of Nonobviousness

by Dennis Crouch ZUP, LLC, Petitioner v.  Nash Manufacturing, Inc. is a nice teaching case because the invention is so simple.  Zup’s patent covers a wake-board with a particular handle configuration and a method of riding the board — using the handles to change positions. U.S. Patent No. 8,292,681. In its decision, the Federal Circuit sided with the accused infringer Nash — affirming that the asserted claims are invalid as obvious.  In particular, the Federal Circuit agreed with the lower cour...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Patent, Newman, Nash, Federal Circuit, Prost, Dennis Crouch, Lourie, Nash Manufacturing Inc, ZUP LLC Petitioner, Zup

"I discovered a love for cooking and working with ingredients when I started cooking for myself after becoming vegan, and I noticed that I used my stump naturally as a kitchen tool - a juicer, a masher, as a spatula..."

"... you name it! This whole process helped me fall in love with this awesome part of myself that I had kind of forgotten about in my adulthood (yes, sometimes I even forget I have one hand!) I also swear, wear sweatpants, and don't give a shit about dropping or burning stuff!"From about Alexis Hillyard, which links to her YouTube page, "Stump Kitchen." The video that autoplays when you click on that last link illustrates the proposition in the quote. Here's a more sustained video, "Episode 1:...
Tags: Food, Law, Disability, Vlog, Ann Althouse, Alexis Hillyard

Pro-choice activists hope Ireland’s success can be replicated in North

Campaigners vow to join with MPs to force UK government to support end to abortion banWomen’s rights campaigners in Northern Ireland have vowed to join forces with pro-choice activists in the Irish Republic and MPs at Westminster to force the UK government to address the “denial of human rights” in 2019 by supporting moves to end the region’s abortion ban.Activists urged Theresa May’s government not to sacrifice the rights and health of women at the altar of Brexit, and back potential legislatio...
Tags: Health, UK, Human Rights, Society, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Northern Ireland, Abortion, Westminster, Brexit, Irish Republic

More than a clerical error: DPS audit proves Austin PD forced out sex-crimes chief for refusing to fake clearance rates

Auditors from the Texas Department of Public Safety  confirmed allegations that the Austin Police Department pressured the head of its sex-crimes unit to improperly classify rapes as "exceptionally cleared" when that was not the case. She was removed from her position when she didn't comply.Chief Bryan Manley announced the results from the DPS audit late afternoon on New Years Eve, hoping it would get lost in the holiday media cycle. That's a disgraceful, punk move. This is too serious an issue ...
Tags: Law, Fbi, Austin, Apd, Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, Manley, Austin Police Department, Acevedo, KXAN, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Grits, Bryan Manley

Insured's Striking Multiple Vehicles Constitutes One Occurrence under Texas Law

    Reversing the district court, the Fifth Circuit found one occurrence after the insured's truck struck multiple vehicles.  Evanston Ins. Co. v. Mid-Contenint Cas. Co. , 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 32722 (5th Cir. Nov. 19, 2018).     An employee of Global Waste Services, LLC, Marlon Diggs, lost control of his Mack truck. At 11:04 a.m., the Mack truck hit a Dodge Ram. Three minutes later, the Mack truck struck a Ford F150. Two minutes after that, the Mack truck approached a toll plaza and caused the s...
Tags: Texas, Global, Insurance, Ford, Honda, Evanston, Mack, Fifth Circuit, Diggs, Comprehensive General Liability, Tred Eyerly, Evanston Ins Co, Occurrence, Mid Continent, Texas Law, Limit of Insurance

Ninth Lawsuit Against Social Media Providers for “Materially Supporting Terrorists” Fails–Clayborn v. Twitter

This is the ninth different case where a court concludes that social media services aren’t liable for providing “material support” to terrorists. This particular litigation involves the San Bernardino shooting, but the underlying incident doesn’t matter much. Instead, the court is governed by the Ninth Circuit’s Fields v. Twitter case, which held that social media services aren’t proximate causes of terrorist attacks. That ruling pretty much dictates this dismissal. So apologies for my light com...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Isis, Law, Congress, Force, San Bernardino, Crosby, Cohen, Twitter Inc, Malik, Cain, Google Facebook, Gonzalez, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, Copeland

Japan protects artists with new 70 year Copyright laws

Japan have updated their copyright laws to protect intellectual property for up to 70 years following agreements with countries around the world. Japan have updated their copyright law to extend the copyright protection period from 50 years to 70 years in the country. The bill was passed through their National Diet legislature houses on June 29th, 2018 and the law went into effect on the 30th December to protect creator’s content for a longer period of time. It’s not clear what this will mean ...
Tags: Tpp, Music, Japan, Laws, Entertainment, Law, Mexico, US, IP, Copyright, Canada, Creators, Artists, Musicians, Protection, Parliament

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