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Marines and Seabees are camped out on Catalina Island, repairing decaying runway at Airport in the Sky

CATALINA ISLAND — For more than two weeks Capt. Nicole Stockham has overseen a company of Marines and a dozen Navy Seabees tasked with rebuilding a decaying, 77-year-old runway at Channel Island’s Airport in the Sky. The Marines and Seabees are living in tents near the airport nestled in the hilly interior high on the island. The only access is a winding narrow road bordered in places by eucalyptus trees that act as barriers to steep drop-offs. There are dramatic views of the town of Avalon, whi...
Tags: Isis, News, Navy, California, Iraq, Department Of Defense, Sport, UPS, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, Marine Corps, Marines, Cia


Tennessee Extends Privilege

From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court has held that the attorney-client privilege protects communications between a business’s attorneys and a third party when the third party acts as the functional equivalent of an... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Privilege, Legal Profession Prof


Wills: Does a Will Give Executor Power to Sale Real Estate

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: California. Does the executor of a will have the authority to sale real estate that belonged to the deceased person? I've had people tell me in California an executor can not sale real estate without it first going thru probate. I want my executor to be able to sale my house when I die and want to make sure I have things in order to allow him to do so without any issues. Thank you
Tags: Law, California, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate, Sale Real Estate


For the annals of Bob Dylan and advertising...

Watch Budweiser's Bob Dylan-backed Super Bowl ad touting wind power https://t.co/M64ApqJkOr pic.twitter.com/lIHUfifZ1f— Ad Age (@adage) January 24, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Energy, Law, Beer, Bob Dylan, Dylan, Ann Althouse


At the Staggering Mouse Café...

... don't give up. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mouse, Drawing, Ann Althouse


Orkney rated Britain's best place to live in terms of quality of life

Scotland and north of England dominate top five as measured by housing, crime and schoolsOrkney is the best place to live in the UK, with cheap houses, low crime, good schools and a population who are among the happiest and healthiest in the country, according to the annual Halifax quality of life survey.The survey found that all the top five best places to live in the UK were in Scotland or the north of England. Richmondshire in the north of the Yorkshire Dales came second, while the appropriat...
Tags: Business, UK, England, Crime, Money, Education, Housing, Scotland, Life and style, Communities, Society, UK News, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Schools, Halifax


Top Court Stories Of The Month So Far — See Also

THERE WILL BE NO WALL: Not if the 5th Amendment is still a thing. DRESS TO DISSENT: You can have your very own RBG collar. JUDGE CRASHES INTO POLICE CAR: Not a good look. WILL THE SHUTDOWN DELAY TRIALS? Not according to this federal judge. CLERK HIRING DIVERSITY: Here's an actual plan.
Tags: Law, See Also


Government asks justices to resolve census citizenship case this term

Last week the Supreme Court announced that it would no longer hear oral argument on February 19 in a dispute over evidence in a challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to bring a question about citizenship back to the 2020 census. That announcement came after a federal district court in New York barred the government from using the question. Today to consider right away whether it can include the question, without waiting for the court of appeals to weigh in on the issue first. Quick ...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Commerce, Doj, Ross, Gore, Trump, U S Department of Justice, U S Court of Appeals, Everything Else, Wilbur Ross, Noel Francisco, John Gore


Podcast: Taking a bite out of junk science, update on bail-reform litigation, and much more

The January episode of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast was delayed a bit by my co-host's enviable trip to Vietnam at the beginning of the year. But the results were worth the wait. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, GooglePlay, or SoundCloud, or listen to this month's episode here: We've got a good show this month, featuring a review of bail-reform litigation around the state and how it might influence legislation in Texas. We updated listeners on criminal-justice reform b...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Vietnam, Gritsforbreakfast, Court of Criminal Appeals Chaney, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals Chaney


Sneak Peek: GOTM February 2019

Hey Guys, January is almost over and February is about to start. With that being said, we wanted to give you an exciting sneak peek at February's GOTM, which is the amazing Concealed Carry Tactical Waist Pack. The pack comes in 3 different colorways (Coyote Brown, Olive Drab and Black) and has 5 sleek compartments making it most generous for storage. Out of those 5 compartments, you have a discreet, firearm pocket located on the back of the pack which is lined with a full loop field panel. W...
Tags: Military, Rothco, Concealed Carry, Rothco NY, Tactical Pack, Concealed Carry Bag, Concealed Carry Tactical Waist Pack, Tactical Waist Pack, Waist Pack, Coyote Brown Olive Drab


Court releases March calendar

The Supreme Court issued the argument calendar for its March sitting today. Over a six-day period from March 18 through March 27, the justices will hear oral argument in nine cases. Three of those cases are likely to be among the biggest cases of the term. On March 26, in Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek, the justices will return to the topic of partisan gerrymandering – that is, the idea that state officials violate the Constitution when they draw district lines to favor one politica...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, Virginia, United States, Federal Communications Commission, North Carolina, Flowers, Smith, U S Supreme Court, Howe, Mississippi Supreme Court, Wilkie


Optum Sues To Protect Trade Secrets From Amazon-Berkshire-J.P. Morgan Venture

Optum said in the suit that former executive David Smith was one of fewer than 50 people at the company with access to its profit and loss statements at a product-line level.
Tags: Law, David Smith, Optum, Health Care / Medicine, Amazon Berkshire J P Morgan Venture


The joy that comes from embracing trans identity shouldn't be so rare | Andy Connor

‘Gender euphoria’ is a concept whose time has come, and at this year’s Midsumma festival we got a chance to see it in full flightAs the chorus of voices lifted in the final kaleidoscopic song of Gender Euphoria, the first mainstage all-transgender show in Australian history, something rare and vital was communicated. So many trans stories are tragedies; it’s easy to miss the triumphs. So much of the world is still so stigmatising and cruel to trans people that it’s easy to overlook the joy. More...
Tags: Gender, Society, Australia news, Transgender, Culture, Stage, LGBT rights, Cabaret, Midsumma, Andy Connor


Baseball Player's Email Fails To Prevent Disbarment

The Kansas Supreme rejected a Hearing Panel's proposed indefinite suspension and disbarred an attorney. The court quoted the panel The respondent engaged in serious misconduct. The respondent took $45,000 from an estate without permission. While it is important that he... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hearing Panel, Kansas Supreme


If Law Students Focus On MLK’s Blueprint, Then They Can Straighten Their Question Marks Into Exclamation Points

Don’t let anybody make you feel like are nobody. Always realize your self-worth.
Tags: Law, Advice, Martin Luther King Jr, Law Schools, Renwei Chung, Law Students


The Key To Crafting A Winning Argument? Context. [Sponsored]

Litigators are usually forced to take a one-size-fits-all approach to litigation, and it shouldn’t be that way. With Context, it no longer has to be.
Tags: Law, Artificial Intelligence, Ai, Litigators, Sponsored Content, Lexis-Nexis, Litigation Analytics, LexisNexis Custom


Noam Chomsky: Writer, linguist... anarchist?

Anarchism is usually connected to violence and chaos, but as a philosophy, its tenets are more nuanced than mere destruction for destruction's sake.It may surprise some to find out that Noam Chomsky, famous for his innovations in linguistics and philosophy, describes himself as an anarchist.Whether you agree with him or not, understanding anarchism can lead to a better understanding of our society and its politics. None What comes to mind when we think of an anarchist? Most likely, it's some pun...
Tags: Activism, Government, Economics, Society, George Orwell, Capitalism, Innovation, Inequality, Consumerism, Orwell, Churchill, Noam Chomsky, Chomsky, U S Defense Department, Mohandas Gandhi


Wordcloud of #Legalweek19 Agenda Reveals the Show’s Dominant Themes

Every year, the folks at the legal marketing and public relations firm InsideLegal analyze the agenda of the Legalweek/Legaltech conference and create a wordcloud revealing the show’s major and not-so-major themes. With the conference kicking off next Tuesday, they’ve done it again, and this year’s wordcloud reveals that the two dominant themes are … (drum roll please) … “legal” and “technology.” That might sound anticlimactic for a conference about law and technology. But it is notable for sho...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Bob Ambrogi, Legaltech, LegalWeek, Jobst Elster


Transitioning To A New Law Firm: Growth & Growing Pains

A few points that will help you get through the first couple of weeks at a new firm.
Tags: Law, Advice, Boutique Law Firms, Lateral Moves, Peter S. Garnett


Collection and Enforcement: Adjust Child Support Tampa Florida

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida I just got a divorce and the judge approved giving us 50/50 custody However the department of revenue is still changing me the same amount and now taking out health insurance. 700 for child support and 450 for health insurance and i only make 18 an hour. I literally cannot afford a lawyer and will probably lose my apartment if this keeps up Does anyone know wtf i can do to force this shit to be more fair? Edit: the final judge...
Tags: Florida, Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation, Tampa Florida


"It just beggars belief that the same liberals who fret about 'micro-aggressions' for 20-somethings were able to see 16-year-olds absorbing the worst racist garbage from religious bigots..."

"… and then express the desire to punch the kids in the face. How did this grotesque inversion of the truth become the central narrative for what seemed to be the entire class of elite journalists on Twitter? That’s the somewhat terrifying question. Ruth Graham on Slate saw a 16-year-old she’d seen on a tape for a couple of minutes and immediately knew that he was indistinguishable from the 'white young men crowding around a single black man at a lunch counter sit-in in Virginia in the 1960s' or...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Virginia, New York Times, Abortion, Graham, New York Magazine, Jessica Valenti, Ruth Graham, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Racial Politics, Microaggression, Maga, Covington Catholic boys


Announcing Law Jobs For Humans – A Career Event For Legal Futurists

Join us on April 24, 2019, in Chicago for our legal professional development conference!
Tags: Law, Chicago, Announcements


Trump's speech just now....

https://t.co/RUFlgMxOUq — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 25, 2019 As reported in the NYT (boldface mine):President Trump agreed Friday to reopen the federal government for three weeks while negotiations proceeded over how to secure the nation’s southwestern border, backing down after a monthlong standoff failed to force Democrats to give him billions of dollars for his long-promised wall.The decision paved the way for Congress to quickly pass spending bills that Mr. Trump will sig...
Tags: Law, Congress, Trump, Northeast, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump's shutdown


Copyrights and Ownership Regarding Videos by Someone Who Passed

My question is this: Who would hold the copyrights of content, mainly videos, after someone has suddenly passed away? How about if the user is a minor or under 13? Would any copyrights automatically go to the parent(s) of the individual? Does a guardian of an estate have any relevance to copyright ownership? I ask in regards to archived streams that i've seen on youtube under the search ᴋᴀᴛᴇʟʏɴ ɴɪᴄᴏʟᴇ ᴅᴀᴠɪs. Would those videos of their archived streams be violating any sort of copyright?
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property


The Tolerance Wars

When does mainstream social criticism of religious belief regarding homosexuality become unacceptable intolerance in a pluralistic society?
Tags: Law, Religion, Christianity, Constitutional Law, Karen Pence, Tyler Broker


#Legalweek19 Preview: How Technology Is Transforming Legal Practice

If you are reading this blog, then I don’t have to tell you: Little has more dramatically changed the practice of law than technology. For better or for worse, the technological advances of the past decade have irrevocably changed the legal industry and forever transformed the way we practice law. This is one in a series of posts previewing the upcoming Legalweek/Legaltech conference, Jan. 28-31 in New York. From e-discovery to cybersecurity, technology is integral to virtually everything that h...
Tags: New York, Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, Operations, McKenzie, TIAA, Michele, David Curle, Bob Ambrogi, Littler Mendelson, David Cambria, O'Melveny Myers LLP, Brad Rogers, Research Services, LegalWeek


Brewster Buck Dethrones Beatty Buck: How Did Beatty Respond?

The Brewster Buck has dethroned the Beatty Buck's 18-year-old P&Y world record whitetail. Here's a look at what Michael Beatty had to say in... Read more... The post Brewster Buck Dethrones Beatty Buck: How Did Beatty Respond? appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Michael Beatty, Bowhunting Blog, Beatty Buck, Brewster Buck, World Record Whitetail





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