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Interlocutory Suspension Imposed For A Host Of Issues

An interlocutory suspension had been accepted by an attorney and ordered by the Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada in connection with allegations reported in The Star. He impregnated a 17-year-old client, a homeless Crown ward,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


At the Monday Night Cafe...

... talk all you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


The Syria Withdrawal Shows the Problem With Trump Going Off-Script

After more than two weeks of contradictory statements regarding when he would pull American troops from Syria, the Pentagon has been left guessing. U.S. military commanders don’t know what strategy to pursue, Administration officials told TIME. Should they intensify operations on the remaining ISIS fighters holed up in a stretch of desert near the Iraq-Syria…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, Donald Trump


Sex Offenses: 25 Year Old Got a 17 Year Old Pregnant. Will He Get in Trouble

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Texas I’m 17 and my boyfriend is 25. I found out I might be pregnant. Will he go to jail? I know the age of consent in Texas is 17 but Texas Penal Code Section 43.25 says that, and I quote, “the defendant employs, authorizes, or induces a child younger than 18 years of age; to engage in sexual conduct or a sexual performance; knowing the character and content thereof” which makes no sense to me, please help me. Thank you for reading:)
Tags: Texas, Law, Criminal Charges, Texas Penal Code Section


"It Might Be Time to Start Fireproofing the Reichstag/Ruth Bader Ginsburg's absence signals our last line of defense is in peril."

Writes Charles P. Pierce in Esquire.It's time for everyone to start getting used to the fact that, unless some massive legal apocalypse intervenes, the president is going to get at least one more nominee for the United States Supreme Court and that, barring a sudden desire to keep the republic from turning entirely to guacamole, the Senate is going to rubber-stamp Justice Wingnut McWingnutty onto the Court for the next 40 years.....[And Trump] has announced that he will give a Big Boy speech on ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Ginsburg, Pierce, United States Supreme Court, Charles P. Pierce, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Trump and the judiciary, Wingnut McWingnutty


Disability and Elder Law Issues: My Grandchildren's Great Grandmother in Montana No Family There Can She Be Moved

My question involves a person located in the state of: Montana She is the great grandmother of my grandchildren on the paternal side. Most of her family and relatives live in Panhandle of Idaho or in or near Spokane, Wa. Her son has Severe Parkinson's and is living with his daughter who also has an autistic child and a 2 year old so they could not take her. Her older daughter is not healthy either and living with her dad who is healthier than she is but he is 85 and her younger daughte...
Tags: Law, Montana, Washington, Oregon, Social Security, Nebraska, Washington State, Disability and Elder Law, Spokane, Washington Spokane, Panhandle of Idaho


Snoozing on the job: Japanese firms tackle epidemic of sleeplessness

Companies offer napping at work as lack of proper rest is estimated to cost economy $138bn a yearImagine working for an employer who, aware that you’re probably not sleeping enough at night, allows you to down tools and nap as part of your regular work duties – and not just forty winks at your desk, but a restorative snooze in a quiet room.These are some of the measures being used by a growing number of companies in Japan to counter an epidemic of sleeplessness that costs its economy an estimate...
Tags: Business, Japan, Society, Asia Pacific, Work-life balance


And… We’re Back At Full Strength — See Also

SADLY, RUTH BADER GINSBURG IS NOT: But there's nothing to worry about... I pray directly to God now. A DEPARTURE MEMO FROM A CONTRACT ATTORNEY: You don't see this everyday. Which is kind of wrong, when you think about it. SOME CLARIFICATION ON SOTOMAYOR'S INFLUENCE ON OCASIO-CORTEZ: Red hot progress right here. TRUMPY LAW CLERK ATTACKS SCHOOL OVER PRO-BONO CELEBRATION: It feels redundant to mention that he's a University of Chicago alum. SPEAKING OF FEDERAL CLERKS: Should judges adopt a "Roo...
Tags: Law, University Of Chicago, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sotomayor, See Also, Ocasio Cortez


Expanding Your Speaking Opportunities

Having an effective speaking career needs vision, strategy, and practice. Here are some tips you can use.
Tags: Law, Advice, Public Speaking, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


Judge Penalizes Lawyers For Not Using Artificial Intelligence

It may not be the most significant opinion, but it may be a sign of things to come.
Tags: Technology, Law, Artificial Intelligence


"The First Thing I Truly Regret..."

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has temporarily suspended an attorney who entered a guilty plea to federal criminal charges. The Inquirer reported Former Lower Southampton Public Safety Director Robert Hoopes pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking part in a money-laundering scheme with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Inquirer, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Southampton Public Safety, Robert Hoopes


Whoopi Goldberg to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: "Before you start pooping on people and what they’ve done, you got to do something too."

On "The View" today. My favorite thing about this is, Abby Huntsman immediately intones in the flattest possible voice, "That's well said. That's really well said." She knows her place, Huntsman does. Unlike some people. Pooping people. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Whoopi Goldberg, Abby Huntsman, HUNTSMAN, Ann Althouse, Excrement, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez


"This place sounds great. The only thing Keene needs more than a great Pho place is a sense of humor."

Said a commenter, quoted in "A New Hampshire city council is miffed by ‘Pho Keene Great’ restaurant name" (WaPo). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Signs, New Hampshire, Keene, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Pho Keene Great


Elon Musk Determined To Keep Legal System Aware That He Once Had A Cool Girlfriend

If you want to keep your ex-girlfriend out of a legal situation, make your lawyer file a motion all about your ex-girlfriend.
Tags: Law, Finance


How You Pick A Jury Can Make (Or Break) Your Case

While voir dire is an art not a science, everyone can pick up tips and learn to improve.
Tags: Crime, Law, Trials, Toni Messina, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Argument preview: Justices to consider limits on awards of “costs” to prevailing parties in copyright cases

Rimini Street v Oracle USA, set for argument on January 14, is another one of those routine statutory interpretation cases that reach the Supreme Court’s docket not because they present deep intellectual issues, but rather because of the justices’ continuing obligation to ensure uniformity in the decisions of the lower courts. The question in this case is the nature of the “costs” that a federal district court can award the prevailing party in litigation under the federal Copyright Act. The...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oracle, RIMINI, Rimini Street, Merits Cases, Oracle USA


First Monday Musings by Dean Vik Amar: A Few Interesting Topics At The January 2018 AALS Meeting

What's going on with the GRE v. LSAT debate for law schools, and how will schools deal with NALP's new rules?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, GRE, LSAT, NALP, Vikram Amar, Dean Vik Amar, National Association for Law Placement (NALP, Association of American Law Schools (AALS


Argument transcripts

The transcript of oral argument in Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Albrecht is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in Obduskey v. McCarthy & Holthus LLP is also available.   The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Albrecht, Merits Cases, Merck Sharp Dohme Corp, Obduskey, McCarthy Holthus LLP


Minors' Rights: Granddaughter Age 17 Parents Moved Left Her Behind Situation

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: Idaho My grandaughter is 17 and will be 18 in May we reside in Washington a border state and she often visits and attends church in Washington where we are Last summer her parents moved to another state 1500 miles away. They own the home she stays in and are paying the bills there. She did not want to move as it is her senior year of high school and she wanted to graduate where she attends now. Parents arranged to have her stay with fri...
Tags: Law, Labor, Washington, Idaho, Washington State, Juvenile Law, Idaho Which


Senior Real Estate Attorney [Sponsored]

Am law 200 firm in Milwaukee is looking for a mid-level to senior associate.
Tags: Asia, Law, Milwaukee, Job, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


Attention RBG Fans: Banana Republic Is Re-Issuing Its Original Dissent Collar

Resist, persist, and prove that the future is female with RBG's fierce dissent collar.
Tags: Fashion, Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Banana Republic, The Jabot, Dissent collar


Former UT Law School Student Gun Nut Indicted On Multiple Counts Of Sexual Assault

Grand jury delivers bad news for Cody Wilson.
Tags: Crime, Law, Rape, Law Schools, Cody Wilson, Guns / Firearms, UT Law School


‘Auld Lang Syne’ For Website Immunity? A Novel Approach To An Old Problem

2019 is off to an interesting start regarding this novel application of products liability law against the backdrop of CDA immunity,
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Grindr, Products Liability, CDA, Auld Lang Syne, Section 230, Software design, Tom Kulik


Is Redefining Criminal Sexual Misconduct The Way To Address #MeToo?

Do we need more criminal laws to achieve justice and accountability?
Tags: Crime, Justice, Law, Law Schools, AALS, Law Professors, MeToo


A former hunger striker writes: help give Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe hope | Letters

Fifty-five years ago, I was part of a hunger strike in apartheid South Africa, writes Beverley NaidooThe news that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe intends to go on hunger strike, to protest against denial of medical care in her Iranian prison, is heart-rending (Report, 4 January).It’s a desperate decision but one that may cause permanent, if not fatal, self-harm. Fifty-five years ago, I was part of a hunger strike in the segregated white women’s section of Pretoria Central Prison in apartheid South Af...
Tags: Politics, Technology, Human Rights, Law, US, UK News, World news, Iran, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, South Africa, Amnesty International, Brexit, Trump, E-petitions, Amnesty International UK


Doc Review Attorney Demands To Be Seen In Biglaw Departure Email

After 10 years, does anyone know who this even is?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Wilmerhale, Document Review, Farewell Email, Discovery Attorneys


Argument preview: When the Tennessee Valley Authority’s activities cause personal injury, may it claim discretionary policy immunity from liability?

When sued for a common-law tort, the United States government enjoys the benefit of a statutory exception to liability that prevents judicial second-guessing of executive policy decisions. The question before the Supreme Court in Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority is whether the same “discretionary function” defense should be judicially implied for a tort suit against a federally chartered corporation engaging in what is arguably commercial activity. The Tennessee Valley Authority, a fed...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, United States, Amtrak, TVA, 9th Circuit, The Supreme Court, Pierce, U S Court of Appeals, Tennessee River, Burr, Federal Housing Administration, Tennessee Valley Authority


Leadership Lessons From Westeros (Part II)

Tommen Baratheon is a people pleaser. Does your boss use his leadership style?
Tags: Law, Game Of Thrones, Labor / Employment, Tommen Baratheon, On The Job, Evan Gibbs


Trump Seeks Network Prime Time to Promote Border Wall

Donald Trump has asked the major networks to allow him to address the nation tomorrow night on the importance of the border wall. No answer yet. I hope they turn him down. Let him hold his talk on his Facebook page where his fans can watch and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump Seeks Network Prime Time



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