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In Memoriam: David W. Robertson (1937-2018)

It has only just come to my attention that my former colleague and longtime faculty member at the University of Texas School of Law, David... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, David W Robertson, University of Texas School of Law David


Age of Majority: Can You Move Out Just Before Your 18th Birthday

Hello there. I'm 17 years old, about 2 weeks from being 18 and I live in the state of Wisconsin. My question is, can I move out of my parents house? While I know it is not legal, my social worker at my high school said that the police probably wouldn't do much about it if I left my parents' house being as how close I am to 18. I have a good paying job and will be switching to a different one soon, if not two. I'll be transferring to online courses to finish and graduate high school. My uncle and...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Juvenile Law


Minors' Rights: I'm Roughly 2 Weeks from Being 18. Can I Leave My Parents House

Hello there. I'm 17 years old, about 2 weeks from being 18 and I live in the state of Wisconsin. My question is, can I move out of my parents house? While I know it is not legal, my social worker at my high school said that the police probably wouldn't do much about it if I left my parents' house being as how close I am to 18. I have a good paying job and will be switching to a different one soon, if not two. I'll be transferring to online courses to finish and graduate high school. My uncle and...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Juvenile Law, Leave My Parents House


Fonting Fraud Reveals Sham Trust

High-stakes litigation often involves the use of experts, who are expected under the Rules of Civil Procedure to provide fair, objective and non-partisan evidence to assist the court to determine issues under dispute. These experts are required to limit their evidence to matters within their expertise, and it’s not uncommon to see experts in a wide range of technological, medial, and other areas. Typically, the opinion evidence provided by an expert evidence must comply with certain requirements...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Cambria, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Calibri, Phinney, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Westerhof, Fonting Fraud Reveals Sham Trust, McGoey Re, Thomas W Phinney, Ledge Lodge, Calibri Like Cambria Calibri, Humber Station


How to Fix a Description in a Quit Deed Without Grantor

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Florida Description was incomplete and am unable to locate grantor to reissue new deed or get signatures. Is there a way to get corrected description in deed. For purpose of land and taxes to be in our name.
Tags: Florida, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Indiana Police Officer Shot By Partner As The Clueless Cops Force Her To Walk To Get Help

Via WiscoDave, this sad tale. An Indiana police officer is in critical but stable condition after she was accidentally shot by her partner while on duty. The Lafayette Police Department released body camera footage showing Officer Lane Butler, her partner Aaron Wright and a third officer searching a home for a fugitive on January 8. After the officers failed to find the suspect inside, Butler is seen on camera exiting the home with Wright following behind her with his gun drawn. Authorities say...
Tags: Police, Indiana, Military, Don, Wright, Butler, Aaron Wright, Lafayette Police Department, Lafayette Police, Patrick Flannelly, Butler Wright


Deeds - Quitclaim: How to Fix a Description in a Quitclaim Deed Without Access to the Grantor

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Florida Description was incomplete and am unable to locate grantor to reissue new deed or get signatures. Is there a way to get corrected description in deed. For purpose of land and taxes to be in our name.
Tags: Florida, Law, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Hundreds More Active-Duty Troops May Be Sent To U.S.-Mexico Border

Military Times: U.S. officials say the Pentagon is finalizing plans that would send hundreds of additional active-duty troops to the U.S.-Mexico border for several more months to support the Department of Homeland Security. The troops would install another 160 miles of concertina wire in Arizona and California. Details are being worked out, but the plan likely would extend the military’s border mission though the end of September. The mission is separate from President Donald Trump’s...
Tags: Navy, California, Mexico, Department Of Defense, Military, Arizona, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Lawfare, Mexico Border, Congress the senate, FBI BLM ATF


Video games want us to be enemies. But developers underestimate our humanity | Anna Spargo-Ryan

Not all gamers are secretly good. But as in the real world, there’s a groundswell of people who want to lift up othersAt Christmas I was avoiding adult responsibility and leftovers by playing an online video game. Wandering in a post-apocalyptic wilderness, I happened upon a group of guys playing together. To my surprise, they didn’t kill me. They didn’t even steal my meagre possessions. Actually, I soon learned, they were a bunch of dads. Nice dads. They visited my base and instead of destroyin...
Tags: Games, Communities, Society, Game culture, Nice, Anna Spargo Ryan


FMLA Retsliation Discrimination

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: North Carolina I am trying to get an idea of what I can do. I have contacted an attorney but the consultation fee is too high for me, especially since I don’t know if I even have a case. I am disabled and on intermittent fmla. Since we got a new manager she has made life hard for me. My performance Evaluation states that my work and dependability suffer due to being absent. She also told me that the unit and agency suffer due ...
Tags: Law, North Carolina, Employment and Labor, FMLA


California Supreme Court exercises its curious, rarely-used power to reject 10 of out-going Gov's clemencies

I have often said California is a crazy and crazy-interesting state for sentencing developments, and this story about recent clemency developments showcases this reality.  The story is headlined "‘It was like a ton of bricks crushed me’: California grapples with historic clemency rejections," and here are some of the particulars: Joe Hernandez found out that the California Supreme Court had rejected his commutation request late last month during a phone call with his wife, when she checked the ...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, California Supreme Court, Gavin Newsom, Brown, Hernandez, Santa Clara County, Rosen, Newsom, Jeff Rosen, Joe Hernandez, Douglas A Berman, David Ettinger, Kate Chatfield


Non Sequiturs: 01.13.19

* A happy 200th birthday to Cravath, which celebrates its bicentennial in 2019 (and which has launched a sharp-looking, historically rich microsite for the occasion). [Cravath/200] * According to Dayvon Love, "the policy response from mainstream political institutions and the Democratic Leadership in Maryland to the issue of gun violence and homicide in the Black community is mired in racism." [Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle] * The current Term of the Supreme Court doesn't boast many blockbus...
Tags: Florida, Crime, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Copyright, Racism, United States, Intellectual Property, Government Shutdown, Shutdown, Capitol Records, Florida Supreme Court, Adam Feldman, Grady


Author overuses a word.

Let's just talk about books you like by authors you completely respect. Now... ever notice the overuse of a word? Some words are so strange that even once seems like too much. For example, the other day I ran across "marmoreally":“OK, so stay awake, right?” he said, pressing as much of his surface as he could against her marmoreally cold skin.I was listening to an audiobook, and I thought maybe the reader was garbling "mammalian"... or, I guess, "mammalianly." But no, it was "marmoreally." That ...
Tags: Law, Language, Jonathan Franzen, Carol, Joey, Connie, Ann Althouse, Carol Monaghan


Did You Know: Reducing USPTO Fees

The America Invents Act requires the USPTO Director to consider reducing Patent Office fees each fiscal year.  In particular, the Act requires that the Director: (1) shall consult with the Patent Public Advisory Committee and the Trademark Public Advisory Committee on the advisability of reducing any fees [subject to USPTO Fee Setting Authority] and (2) after the consultation required under paragraph (1), may reduce such fees. This requirement is not codified in the U.S. Code because it is part ...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Patent Office, Trademark Public Advisory Committee, Patent Public Advisory Committee, USPTO Fee Setting Authority


2H 2018 Quick Links, Part 6 (IP, E-Commerce, Censorship, & More)

Intellectual Property * Daniel v. FanDuel (Ind. Oct. 24, 2018): “online fantasy sports operators that condition entry to contests on payment and distribute cash prizes do not violate the Indiana right of publicity statute when those organizations use the names, pictures, and statistics of players without their consent because the use falls within the meaning of “material that has newsworthy value,” an exception under the statute.” * Washington Post: ‘Everyone signed one’: Trump is aggressive in ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Minnesota, Law, Congress, Washington Post, China, Massachusetts, Court, E-commerce, Indiana, Trade Secrets, Maine, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Ada


Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Will Shoplifting at Universal Studios Affect Immigration

My question involves criminal law for the state of: One of my friend from India on tourist visa unfortunately shop lifted at Universal studios last year. He was caught by authorities and given a letter which said he confirms that he was involved in shop lifting and hence he is barred from entering Universal Studios in LA for next one year and the legal team of universal studios will contact him as per law of the land. But its been a year he has not received any mail or communication from univ...
Tags: Law, La, India, San Francisco, Criminal Charges, Universal Studios, Universal Studios Affect Immigration


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. CONSTITUTIONNEL (DROIT) : En l’absence d’un objet de droit criminel, on doit conclure que la Loi sur la non-discrimination génétique édictée par les articles 1 à 7 de la Loi visant à interdire et...
Tags: Law, Canada, Robert, Canadiens, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Marie France Bich Dominique Bélanger Manon Savard


Retail Fraud / Shoplifting: Shop Lifting at Universal Studios

My question involves criminal law for the state of: One of my friend from India on tourist visa unfortunately shop lifted at Universal studios last year. He was caught by authorities and given a letter which said he confirms that he was involved in shop lifting and hence he is barred from entering Universal Studios in LA for next one year and the legal team of universal studios will contact him as per law of the land. But its been a year he has not received any mail or communication from univ...
Tags: Law, La, India, San Francisco, Criminal Charges, Universal Studios


This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release additional orders from the January 11 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m.; John Elwood’s Relist Watch compiles the petitions that were relisted for this conference. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. On Monday, the justices hear oral argument in Thacker v. Tennessee Valley Authority and Rimini Street Inc. v. Oracle USA Inc. On Tuesday, the justices hear oral argument in Home Depot U.S.A. Inc. v. Jackson and Azar v. Allina Health Services. On Wed...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Jackson, Blair, Tennessee Valley Authority, Thacker, Rimini Street Inc, This Week at the Court, John Elwood, Azar, Allina Health Services, Home Depot U S A Inc, Knick v Township of Scott, Oracle USA Inc, Tennessee Wine Spirits Retailers Association


Our inside tips vs. your inside tips

Concurring in a Second Circuit opinion declining to overturn an insider trading conviction in the case of U.S. v. Walters, Judge Dennis Jacobs points out “egregious” FBI leaks and “notices the irony that Walters and the FBI agent both apparently misused confidential information, but that only one of them is going to jail.” [Ira Stoll, Future of Capitalism] Tags: prosecutorial abuse, Second Circuit, securities litigation
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Fbi, U S, Second Circuit, Walters, Dennis Jacobs, Prosecutorial Abuse, Securities Litigation


Massage Misconduct Matter Concludes

The terms of a stayed suspension have been concluded by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The 2017 order had stayed a three-month suspension on conditions for twelve months. From the summary of the misconduct on the web page of the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Stealing From His Widowed Mother Gets Attorney Disbarred

A summary of a recent disbarment from the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers On July 21, 2015, Joseph P. Bernardo (respondent) was convicted after a bench trial in the Pittsfield District Court of larceny over $250... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Board of Bar, Joseph P Bernardo, Pittsfield District Court


Ravin R26 Crossbow: Short and Sweet

With a super compact design, the all new Ravin R26 crossbow proved to be one of the hottest items of the 2019 ATA show for crossbow shooters.... Read more... The post Ravin R26 Crossbow: Short and Sweet appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, New Products, ATA, Bowhunting Blog, ATA2019, Ravin R26 Crossbow


I like that there's football team named after the item I'm most likely to forget in my hotel room.

Nice helmet design expressing the concept. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Football, Logos, Ann Althouse, Misreadings


"Ocasio-Cortez is the latest Twitter powerhouse."

Reports Axios, with this chart (click to enlarge and clarify): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Ocasio-Cortez


"What if there were no collusion or conspiracy but simple cognitive bias on both sides, where the actions of one seemed to confirm precisely the suspicions of the other?"

Asks Jonathan Turley (at The Hill).There are now two possibilities. The first of those is that Trump really was some “manchurian candidate” placed in the Oval Office by Russia and controlled from afar by Vladimir Putin. Many are unlikely to ever accept any other possibility, though the New York Times story does not suggest that this counterintelligence operation found any basis for the original allegation....Now to the more intriguing theory that is more consistent with known facts.... Trump sta...
Tags: Law, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Fbi, New York Times, Conspiracies, Clinton, Trump, Oval Office, Jonathan Turley, Hillary 2016, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Deep State, The Dossier, Rick Turley


Ramcat Cage Ripper Broadhead

Ramcat has unleashed what they are calling the deepest penetrating broadhead in the world with their new Ramcat Cage Ripper... Read more... The post Ramcat Cage Ripper Broadhead appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, New Products, Broadhead, Bowhunting Blog, Ramcat, Ramcat Broadheads, ATA2019, Cage Ripper


"With the start of the new year, Belgium became the latest European country to ban traditional Jewish and Muslim animal slaughtering practices."

"The move was applauded by animal rights activists but condemned by religious leaders who see the ban as a threat to their communities. At issue is whether to allow religious exemptions to European Union rules that state animals must be knocked out before they are slaughtered, which supporters say is more humane. The United States has similar regulations, but allows for religious exemptions.... Religious leaders say minimizing an animal’s pain has always been central to their traditions, and a r...
Tags: Meat, Law, Nazis, European Union, United States, Animal Cruelty, Belgium, Muslim, North American Meat Institute, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse


Confusing headline of the day: "Nancy Pelosi Spanks the First Brat."

Hint: It's Maureen Dowd's new column.It caught my eye because here in Wisconsin, a brat — rhymes with "squat" — is a very popular sausage. So what's "spanking the brat"? Seems like another one of the many euphemisms for masturbation.But the NYT is not Wisconsin, so it must be brat — rhymes with "slat" — "a child, so called in contempt" (to quote Samuel Johnson's "Dictionary of the English Language"). What brat would Nancy Pelosi be spanking? I'm thinking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez or maybe Rashida...
Tags: Headlines, Law, Hillary Clinton, United States, House, Language, Wisconsin, Brats, Nancy Pelosi, Rhetoric, Motherhood, Hillary, Trump, Sartre, Samuel Johnson, Pelosi


Wake up!

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse



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