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Facing a World of Trouble, Trump Tries Normal

In past presidencies, Jan. 19’s events might have seemed normal. President Donald Trump began his Saturday on a bitterly cold tarmac in Delaware, paying his respects to the remains of four Americans killed in Syria. He ended it staring into a teleprompter, offering to make a deal with Democrats in a broadcast announcement from the…
Tags: News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Donald Trump, Shutdown, Delaware


At the Deep Snow Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Deep Snow Café


Firing a Lawyer: Violation of Morality

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Hi All, My Husband James seems to be fretted since last couple of months. Ava works for an MNC in Vancouver. I just came to know that he got fired from his company for some unlawful activities also the company filed a case for some serious offence in violation of morality. But James promised me that he is innocent. Probing into the case we came to know that one of her co-workers hacked his email and using her identity, crooked some busi...
Tags: Law, Vancouver, Criminal Defense Lawyers, Ava, James, MNC


Promotion: Using a Promotion to Quell a Lawsuit

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: New York Very large employer. In my division there was a position posted for a next step promotion, I'm keeping the title vague but the promotion is to the next logical rung in the ladder. There were 5 positions. On a certain day this month the 5 candidates who got the position were posted. One of these candidates was so absurd that got the promotion there was an audible gasp in the crowd. This person has had numerous peforman...
Tags: New York, Law, Employment and Labor


"BuzzFeed's report... as written, was as clean as it gets: Trump directed Cohen to lie about the Trump Tower in Moscow project, and there’s tons of evidence to support that."

"Very rarely has a story been so unequivocal — usually there are more hedges and acknowledgments of what isn't known. And unlike most other reportage in this saga, this accused the president of a felony — a very different bar. Democrats read the story and began immediately dreaming up articles of impeachment. Even some conservatives joined the 'If true' chorus...."Writes Axios in "A reckoning for political journalism" (also reporting that BuzzFeed Editor-in-Chief Ben Smith is standing by his sto...
Tags: Law, Buzzfeed, Journalism, Moscow, Ben Smith, Trump, Cohen, Trump Tower, Mueller, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Axios, Trump troubles


Badgers beat Michigan.

That was amusing. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Basketball, Michigan, Badgers, Ann Althouse


"President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech."

"The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.... Advocates for the plan argue that by offering the new proposal, Trump is showing he’s willing to negotiate while Pelosi remains unmoved. But even some top Republican...
Tags: Law, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, Pelosi, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Trump's shutdown


"[Kamala] Harris is not, of course, alone in possessing 'baggage' that will attract criticism from within her own party and intense media scrutiny."

"Joe Biden famously has enough baggage to derail a train’s luggage car. Critics of Bernie Sanders always suspected that conservatives built a massive oppo research file on the Vermont socialist that they would have pushed with hundreds of millions of dollars of negative 'stories' and ads had he won the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, matching or exceeding the damage they did to Hillary Clinton. Elizabeth Warren has struggled to overcome the stupid but pervasive 'Pocohontas' taunt, along...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Kirsten Gillibrand, Vermont, Kamala Harris, Bernie Sanders, Cory Booker, Ed Kilgore, Hillary Clinton Elizabeth Warren, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2020 Campaign, Beto O'Rourke, Kamala -RSB- Harris


"Video footage showed dozens of people in an almost festive atmosphere gathered in a field where a duct had been breached by fuel thieves. Footage then showed..."

"... flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Screaming people ran from the explosion, some themselves burning and waving their arms.... Lost shoes were scattered around the scorched field, as were plastic jugs and jerry cans that the victims had carried to gather spilling fuel. 'Ay, no, where is my son?' wailed Hugo Olvera Estrada, whose 13-year-old son, Hugo Olvera Bautista, was at the spot where the fire erupted. Wrapped in a blanket outside a clinic, the...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Disaster, Fire, Ann Althouse, Hugo Olvera Estrada, Hugo Olvera Bautista


Recruitment in National Seeds Corporation

Recruitment in National Seeds Corporation National Seeds Corporation Limited (NCS), A Government of India Undertaking under the administrative control of Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Department of Agriculture Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, New Delhi is an apex body engaged in production of quality seeds and distribution. National Seeds  invites online application from... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Legal, Jobs, Law, Mba, Marketing, Engineer, Quality, HR, Online, Agriculture, Logistics, Public-Sector, Trainee, Data Entry Operator, Management Trainee, HotJob


Most Talked About New Archery Products for 2019

Get a first look at some of the hottest new archery products for... Read more... The post Most Talked About New Archery Products for 2019 appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Mathews, Bowhunting Blog, ATA2019, 2019 New Products, Easton Arrows, Rangefinding Bow Sight, Ravin Crossbow, TenPoint Crossbow


People are criticizing Gladys Knight for accepting the invitation to sing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl.

CNN reports.My reaction is, in this order: 1. Don't criticize Gladys Knight, 2. Don't make singing the National Anthem into a bad thing, 3. The question of protesting the National Anthem is separate, and if you want to defend the players who have been protesting, you're making a big leap if you go from arguing that the protest is respectful, respectable, and permissible to saying that protest is required and anyone not protesting is to be disrespected, 4. Those who are making that big leap are c...
Tags: Protest, Law, Football, Cnn, National Anthem, Gladys Knight, Don, Ann Althouse


The Daily Beast calls this — from Bill Maher — a "sexual harassment meltdown."

I'm reading "UNBELIEVABLE/Bill Maher Has Sexual-Harassment Meltdown Over Bernie Sanders Story on ‘Real Time’/The HBO host appeared to minimize the allegations of sexual harassment in Bernie Sanders’ campaign, saying, 'It didn’t seem like it was the worst kind of sexual harassment'" — about this segment on last night's show:I hate the overuse of the term "meltdown," which I believe used to be more common. I don't like the implication that a person speaking with passion is becoming mentally incomp...
Tags: Hbo, Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, Metaphor, Nato, Homosexuality, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Al Franken, Clinton, Sanders, Bill Maher, WaPo


Bail litigation updates across Texas, and other stories

A bit of personal news: After Just Liberty's Executive Director, Shakira Pumphrey, left to join the new Texas House Speaker's staff to work on criminal-justice policy, your correspondent was elevated to her old post on an interim basis. Many thanks to Shakira for all her hard work for Just Liberty over the last two years, and good luck at the new gig! Meanwhile, as Grits struggles to fulfill his new admin duties, here are a few odds and ends that merit readers' attention. New Harris judges propo...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Rangers, Shakira, Houston, Texas Rangers, Lasalle, Houston Chronicle, Legislature, DPS, Harris County, Harris Co, Galveston, Hanks, 5th Circuit


Cutthroat doings in Miami real estate

Of most interest for our purposes for the criminal-law consequences: “’Classic resolution of a lawsuit before it’s filed,’ he told the jury. But the argument didn’t fly: in the end, the jury returned with a unanimous verdict … of extortion.” [Mark Seal, Vanity Fair] Tags: Florida, legal extortion, real estate, settlement
Tags: Florida, Real Estate, Law, Uncategorized, Miami, Settlement, Legal Extortion


"Positive Sanctions versus Imprisonment"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article authored by Murat Mungan.  Here is its abstract: This article considers the possibility of simultaneously reducing crime, prison sentences, and the tax burden of financing the criminal justice system by introducing positive sanctions, which are benefits conferred to individuals who refrain from committing crime.  Specifically, it proposes a procedure wherein a part of the imprisonment budget is re-directed towards financing positiv...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Murat Mungan


February D.C. Bar Exam At Risk

It appears that the federal government shutdown has placed the administration of the February 2019 District of Columbia Bar examination in jeopardy. From the court's web page IMPORTANT NOTICES During the federal government shutdown the Committee on Admissions is closed.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, Committee on Admissions


Joe Rogan rants about the Gillette "toxic masculinity" commercial...

... and — within 3 minutes — gets on to the topic of southern accents and the fact that — because of the internet — there are now "cool people everywhere": [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Advertising, Shaving, Gillette, Accents, Joe Rogan, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Class Politics


I will ignore... and resist...

It's sentence-diagramming time at Althouse. Today's sentence comes from Roger Cohen in a NYT column titled "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump": I will ignore the hermetic sealing of Trump’s personality against decency, and resist the temptation to riff on Abraham Lincoln’s brooding portrait in the White House dining room above the buffoon in chief with his burgers, to ask a simple question: If President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, what would he be working to a...
Tags: Writing, Law, Punctuation, White House, Russia, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Ann Althouse, Roger Cohen, Trump derangement syndrome, 2020 Campaign, Althouse Today


Former Chicago cop Jason Van Dyke sentenced in state court to only 81 months for murder of Laquan McDonald

As reported in this lengthy local article, headlined "Jason Van Dyke given relatively lenient sentence of under 7 years in prison for Laquan McDonald shooting," a high-profile killer seems to get a relative low sentence in an Illinois courtroom yesterday. Here are some of the details: Former Chicago police Officer Jason Van Dyke was sentenced Friday to nearly seven years in prison for the fatal on-duty shooting of Laquan McDonald, bringing to a close one of the most racially fraught and sociall...
Tags: Law, Obama, Fbi, Chicago, Fox News, Illinois, Donald Trump, South Carolina, James Comey, Trump, Laquan Mcdonald, Hunter, Walter Scott, Michael Slager, Cook County, McDonald


"But on Friday, Trump and Pence spoke again. And again, some said they were unhappy to associate the antiabortion movement with a president they dislike."

I'm reading the Washington Post article about yesterday's March for Life, "Trump and Pence give surprise addresses at antiabortion March for Life."[L]last year, when Trump addressed the crowd, some complained that the polarizing president distanced those who aren’t fans of Trump from the antiabortion movement. In this shifting environment, the march leaders picked science as their theme this year — under the headline, “Unique from Day One: Pro-Life is Pro-Science.”March for Life president Jeanne...
Tags: Protest, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Abortion, National Mall, Usa Today, Mall, Trump, Mike Pence, Jeanne Mancini, Ann Althouse, Trump and abortion, Herndon De La Rosa, New Wave Feminists


Black police paid less as ethnic pay gap widens, Met figures show

White officers get £1.80 an hour more than black and Asian peers, says studyThe pay gap in the Metropolitan police between white officers and their black and Asian counterparts has widened in the past year despite promises to close the divide, new figures have shown.A Met study of average wages found that black and Asian police officers working in London were paid £1.80 an hour less than their white colleagues last year, compared with £1.52 in 2017. All 37 senior officers on salaries of £100,000...
Tags: London, Police, Race, Society, UK News, Metropolitan Police, Equal Pay


Legalweek Preview: Diversity in Legal in the Wake of #MeToo

Diversity has long been widely discussed in the legal industry. In the past year, however, new questions have been raised about equality in the profession, driven by prominent movements such as #MeToo and #TimesUp. Even as stories continue to pour out of Hollywood and elsewhere, the legal industry is confronting difficult questions about whether women in law firms, or in the legal profession in general, receive equal representation and treatment. This is one in a series of posts previewing the u...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Law, Time, Uncategorized, Pearson, Goodwin Procter LLP, Bob Ambrogi, Duane Morris, Drinker Biddle, Patrick Fuller, Steve Kovalan, Legalweek Preview, GCFC US Enterprise Commercial Microsoft, Ann Kappler, External Affairs Prudential Financial



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