Can a Off Duty Officer Make a Warrantless Search of a Home

My question involves civil rights in the State of: Alabama
Tags: Law, Civil Rights

Former Judge Consents To Disbarment

An attorney who had "stabbed his wife multiple times" has consented to disbarment in Arizona. The crime took place on August 17 2017 during a domestic disturbance at Respondent's home. Respondent stabbed his wife several times. When initially questioned by... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Arizona, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

A Halloween To Forget

A reprimand has been approved by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge For purposes of the Agreement, the parties stipulate that on October 31, 2017, Ms. Oppenheim was intoxicated and argued with her husband about a divorce. Thereafter, she discharged her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Arizona, Oppenheim, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Undue Pressure

An Illinois Hearing Board recommends that bar charges be dismissed as unproven We found the Administrator failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent knowingly made false statements in a motion to reopen his client's case and his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Board

Search and Seizure: Can the Police Search My House if You Leave Your Child Home Alone

My question involves civil rights in the State of: Alabama. Can the police search my home if I leave my four-year-old child at home alone? She was asleep and it was four in the morning.
Tags: Law, Alabama, House, Criminal Procedure

Civil Rights Issues: Can the Police Search My House Because I Lefted My 4 Years Daughter Home Alone ?

My question involves civil rights in the State of: Alabama
Tags: Law, Civil Rights

Establishing an Order: Child Support Back Pay for a 17-Year-Old Child

My son received for the first time a child support order. His son is 17 years old. Is he liable for Back Pay? The child's mother has been on welfare all these years. He has been sending her money/money orders thru the mail all this time! He was served papers a little over a year ago. He has lived in DELAWARE for the last 5 years. His son has lived in NYC.
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Delaware, Support And Visitation

How is the USPTO Operating During the Federal Government Shutdown?

by Dennis Crouch Absent a more creative solution, the current Federal Government shutdown will continue until a new appropriations law is passed by Congress and signed by the President (or veto-overridden).  The Patent Office (USPTO) is caught-up in this, but in a little bit of a quirky way. The USPTO is a fee funded agency.  Generally, patent applicants pay the USPTO, and the USPTO uses that money to pay the examiners.  However, Congress has not provided USPTO with authority to simply spend wha...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, Uspto, Patent, Agency, PTO, Dennis Crouch, PPAC, The Administration, Tony Scardino, Patent Office USPTO

Trump Signals Support For Renewed Assault Weapons Ban

UPDATE: My oldest son points out that this is from a year ago.  I asked him if that is important?  He says, “The Art of War” is necessary for understanding Trump.  It’s difficult to understand whether he’s serious or simply tactically owning or feigning positions.  My response: Then why the red flag laws and bump stock ban? Via Uncle, this isn’t the Onion.  It’s real. President Donald Trump raised the issue, unprompted, during a roughly hour-long televised meeting with Feinstein and other member...
Tags: Congress, California, White House, West Virginia, Military, Pennsylvania, Bill Clinton, Arizona, Gun Control, Donald Trump, Trump, Nra, Amy, Feinstein, National Rifle Association, Manchin

Overweight Operator

Remember me saying this? Some folks in the patriot community talk about wearing body armor, whether soft or plate.  Don’t even discuss that, don’t even consider that, if you can’t strap on a 50 pound pack and make a climb, perhaps not this difficult, but one like it. Well, they’re not talking about wearing body armor, at least not in this video, but nonetheless my counsel remains.  If you’re not in good shape, stop worrying about the hardware and get in shape.  You’re getting the cart before the...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms

At the Fading Fast Cafe...

... hang on just a few moments more. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

NRA 2019 Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee: Interview

Editor Note: AmmoLand News has officially endorsed Willes Lee for the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. Please consider him for your vote. NRA Board Candidate Lt. Colonel Willes K. Lee U.S.A. –-( Later this month NRA members will receive their ballots to select members of the 2019 NRA Board of Directors. One-third of the Board's 76 seats are due to expire in April at the NRA Annual Meeting. Voting-eligible NRA members will determine which 25 nominees will receive a three-year term t...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Obama, Congress, Senate, US, America, Military, House, Marco Rubio, US Senate, John, Goa, Gun Rights, Rnc, Nra

Federal Taxes: Streamlined Domestic Offshore Program and Statute of Limitations

Hi, I filed under the SDOP because I had (unwittingly) failed to declare some bank accounts in my home country. I am already disgusted at having had to pay a penalty of over $9k on a tax liability of just over $450 (IRS just notified acceptance). However, I thought - and the attorney I used had led me to believe - that the penalty would at least be partly offset by substantial refunds I was due upon amending my tax returns for 2013-2015. There was a bunch of exemptions I had never bothered takin...
Tags: Law, Irs, Tax Law

Impact on Legal & Public Information of Partial US Government Shutdown

The US federal government has been in partial shutdown since just before Christmas 2018. There has been a lot of well deserved focus on how the shutdown is affecting the hundreds of thousands of US federal employees who are not being paid. Or air travel. Or the poorly housed. The list goes on. Many observers are now starting to worry about how this will impact access to various kinds of government and legal information south of the border. The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) issued ...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, Department Of Justice, American Association of Law Libraries AALL, Institute of Museum and Library Services, National Archives and Records Administration, Legislative Branch, Legal Information, Legal Services Corporation, Administrative Office of the U S Courts, Government Publishing Office, Congress Law Library of Congress, Library of Congress Law Library of Congress, Government Publishing Office Both

Snowflakes That Stay On My Nose And Eyelashes — See Also

THIS IS MY FAVORITE HEADLINE TODAY: Being A Judge Doesn’t Help When You Crash Into A Police Car THIS IS MY FAVORITE VIDEO TODAY: Law School Versus Trade School THIS IS MY FAVORITE ACT OF DESPERATION TODAY: Law School Openly Begging Students To Talk To Kasowitz THIS IS MY FAVORITE LIE TODAY: AG Nominee Says It’s ‘Vitally Important’ That Robert Mueller Be Allowed To Complete Russia Probe THIS IS MY FAVORITE CONTEST TODAY: Above The Law’s 2018 Lawyer Of The Year Contest: The Finalists!
Tags: Law, AG, Robert Mueller, Kasowitz, See Also

Beto bitter over El Paso police-union fight: Here's why that's okay

Grits must admit, I thought a bit more highly of Beto O'Rourke after reading this feature from The Intercept detailing his fraught relationship with the police union in El Paso when he was on the City Council.Police unions have increasingly found themselves in conflict with progressive Democrats in cities across the country, and are notorious for defending even the worst officers on the force against charges of assault or murder. Chris Evans, O’Rourke’s spokesperson, said that when he relayed Th...
Tags: Texas, Law, Senate, Boston, Austin, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Council, AFL, Sierra Club, BETO, El Paso, Chris Perkins, Ron, Rourke, Moore

TightSpot Rise Arrow Quiver

The new TightSpot Rise arrow quiver is TightSpot's first quiver designed specifically for the treestand hunter.... Read more... The post TightSpot Rise Arrow Quiver appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, New Products, Bowhunting Blog, TightSpot quivers, TightSpot Rise

Anti Trust

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court in a law firm dispute The dispute here is between two firms that represented plaintiffs in a large antitrust class action. The appellant, Criden & Love,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Economics, Billable Hours, Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof


A proposed 60-day suspension from the California State Bar Court Review Department Diddo Ruth Clark is charged with three counts of misconduct related to her representation of her brother in an appeal: appearing for a party without authority, seeking to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department, Diddo Ruth Clark

Unrestrained Attorney Faces Sanction

The New Hampshire Professional Conduct Board recommends a two-year suspension of an attorney The Attorney Discipline Office ("the ADO") filed a Notice of Charges ("Notice") alleging that the Respondent, James E. Michalik, violated Rules of Professional Conduct 8.1, 8.4(a), 8.4(b),... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Sanction, New Hampshire Professional Conduct Board, Notice of Charges Notice, James E Michalik

Memories Of Judge Wald

The passing of Judge Patricia Wald brings back some reflections on events that took place 45 years ago. My time as a student at Georgetown Law (1971-74) was a period of extraordinary opportunities in the legal profession. The education provided... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Georgetown, Wald, Legal Profession Prof, Patricia Wald

Greasing The Gears Of Legal Commerce — Automatic, Systematic, Hydromatic ( Innovation

Close your eyes and picture a magically perfect legal services market.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw

Trump Administration Floating Some Names For Last Head Of The World Bank

Ivanka or David Malpass? How about the sweet release of death?
Tags: Law, Finance, World Bank, Ivanka, Trump Administration, David Malpass

How To Pick A Good Criminal Defense Attorney

How do you really know your lawyer is the right one for you? Common sense.
Tags: Crime, Law, Advice, Toni Messina, Criminal Defense Attorneys

"All in all... I prefer a campfire-roasted porcupine that I killed and butchered... slathered with highbush cranberry ketchup..."

"... foraged chickweed salad with mushrooms on the side, a hot cup of stinging nettle tea to wash it down and a handful of wild blueberries for dessert. Bugs, sticks, sand and assorted forest floor debris sometimes makes it into my vittles but... 'It’s clean dirt.'.... My toilet is a hollow cottonwood stump and I bathe with a kettle of hot creek water. Some places along the highway offer showers but they cost money and contribute to ecocide, so I clean my crotch in the creek occasionally. But pe...
Tags: Cleaning, Law, America, Poverty, Alaska, Commerce, Survival, Ann Althouse

Biglaw Firm That Just Lost Over A Dozen Partner Loses Even More

Wow, more partners are leaving the firm.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Whiteford Taylor Preston, Lateral Moves, LeClairRyan

A Gillette ad, titled “We Believe,” speaks of #MeToo movement,"toxic masculinity," and question whether "boys will be boys" is "the best a man can get."

The Wall Street Journal reports (in "P&G Challenges Men to Shave Their ‘Toxic Masculinity’ in Gillette Ad"):“This is an important conversation happening, and as a company that encourages men to be their best, we feel compelled to both address it and take action of our own,” said Pankaj Bhalla, Gillette brand director for North America in an emailed statement....Gillette needs to appeal to millennials who care about what companies stand for, he said. “There’s a demand for this, for purpose, for b...
Tags: Bullying, Law, Advertising, Shaving, North America, Sexual Harassment, Wall Street Journal, Gillette, Ann Althouse, Dean Crutchfield, MeToo, Pankaj Bhalla Gillette, Crutchfield Partners

LawNext Episode 25: Using AI to Enhance Virtual Receptionists, with

 What do you get if you combine a virtual receptionist service with artificial intelligence? Spoiler alert: The answer is not robots answering the phone. Rather, the folks at say the combination results in a superior receptionist service for both live calls and website chat. By incorporating AI, they say, their service continually gets smarter as it comes to know your practice and your clients. On this episode of LawNext, I speak with’s Justin Maxwell, cofounder and chief ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Law, Maxwell, Silicon Valley, Smith, Justin Maxwell, Martin, LawNext, Maddy Martin, Google Apple Mint Intuit Sony

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