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Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter


Civil Asset Forfeiture

Greenville News: W hen a man barged into Isiah Kinloch’s apartment and broke a bottle over his head, the North Charleston resident called 911. After cops arrived on that day in 2015, they searched the injured man’s home and found an ounce of marijuana. So they took $1,800 in cash from his apartment and kept it. ______ When Eamon Cools-Lartigue was driving on Interstate 85 in Spartanburg County, deputies stopped him for speeding. The Atlanta businessman wasn’t criminally charged in the April 201...
Tags: Police, Atlanta, Military, South Carolina, North Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Cooke, Greenville News, Interstate 85, Spartanburg County, Isiah Kinloch, Eamon Cools Lartigue, Brandy Cooke


Printed AR-15 Magazine Project

At Reddit/Firearms.  It’s well worth the couple of minutes it takes to watch the video. After all, a magazine is just a box, and boxes can be made with a 3D printer.  Prohibition never works.  Never.
Tags: Military, Magazines, Reddit, AR-15s


Art Acevedo Pushes Gun Control After Raiding The Wrong Home In Houston, Texas

Houston Chronicle: The day after four Houston police officers were shot while serving a search warrant in southeast Houston, Chief Art Acevedo once again called on lawmakers to find ways to reduce gun violence. “I would express my personal frustration at lawmakers that know we have a public health epidemic in this country we call gun violence,” Acevedo said at a news conference Tuesday morning related to the shooting. “It doesn’t just impact law enforcement. It crushes communities, tears apart f...
Tags: Police, Military, Houston, Houston Texas, Acevedo, Art Acevedo


Gun Control In Maine

It’s everywhere, including Maine: AUGUSTA, Maine — Former Portland police Chief Michael Sauschuck’s nomination for Maine public safety commissioner advanced past a legislative panel along party lines on Friday despite support for gun control policies that became the main focus of an hourslong hearing. The nomination of Sauschuck, 48, of Windham, a Marine veteran who served for more than 20 years for Portland’s department before taking a city administrative job last year, has never been in dange...
Tags: Marine, Military, Maine, Portland, Gun Control, Cabinet, Augusta, Usmc, Legislature, Maine Drug Enforcement Agency, National Rifle Association, Mills, State House, AUGUSTA Maine, Franklin County, Windham


Older Gun Owners Have An Alternative To AARP

David Codrea: While not exactly buried, it does take a bit of digging on the AARP website to locate the association’s Policy Book, and then to narrow it down further to find its position on guns: “Congress should eliminate gaps in and strengthen enforcement of the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act and other federal gun laws. States should enact legislation to eliminate gaps in and strengthen enforcement of federal and state gun laws, particularly with regard to possession by juveniles, convi...
Tags: Politics, Congress, David, Military, States, AARP, David Codrea


Hungary, populism and my Orbán-voting father

Viktor Orbán, Hungary’s far-right prime minister, is at the forefront of a nationalist surge in Europe, and his anti-migrant rhetoric has brought condemnation from the EU. The Guardian’s John Domokos went to find out the attraction Orbán holds to Hungarian voters, including his own father. Plus: how one woman is campaigning to prevent her frozen eggs being destroyedWhat makes a person vote for Hungary’s nationalist prime minister, Viktor Orbán? It was a question intensely personal to the Guardia...
Tags: Europe, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Hungary, The far right, Fertility problems, Princeton University, Viktor Orban, Orban, Viktor Orban Hungary, Anushka Asthana, John Domokos, Kim Lane Scheppele, Orbán John


Ontario Courts Finally Go Digital (Almost)

The process of digitizing the legal system in Ontario has been fraught with challenges and setbacks. In 2011, Precedent Magazine detailed some of the efforts to modernize legal records, with the Integrated Justice Project dating as far back to 1996, intending to create a centralized online electronic filing and case management system. These unsuccessful efforts cost taxpayers an untold millions of dollars, without anything significant achieved. For anyone working in the legal system in Ontario, ...
Tags: Technology, Law, Ontario, Court Services, Integrated Justice Project, GTHA


Inventors Per Patent III

U.S. patents list the country of residence of the inventors at the time of patent issue — although I imagine that many applicants do not update residence during application pendency.  The chart below looks at the first-listed inventor for recently issued patents and then reports the average number of inventors per patent for each country.  An interesting caveat to this report is that about 8% of U.S. patents involve cross-border inventions. These are multi-inventor patents with at least two of ...
Tags: Law, Patent


In case you want to talk about the Super Bowl and its commercials...

... this post is for you. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Football, Advertising, Ann Althouse


Trump keeps a red button on his desk and it puzzles/worries visitors.

According to a new book by a former staffer. I love Jake Tapper's visualization: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cartoons, Trump, Jake Tapper, Ann Althouse, President Trump


Spotify, eBay set standard for fertility benefits, study finds

The technology sector awards women and same-sex couples the most comprehensive fertility benefit packages, according to a survey by FertilityIQ, an online platform for fertility patients to review doctors and research treatments. The company asked 30,000 in vitro fertilisation (IVF) patients across industries about their employers’ — or their spouse’s employer’s’ — 2019 fertility treatment policy, and allocated points based on their support for IVF procedures and egg freezing, among other servic...
Tags: Apple, Health, Startups, Facebook, Spotify, Pinterest, Ebay, Insurance, Tech, Fertility, Vice Media, Silicon Valley, Sequoia Capital, Anderson, Armour, Analog Devices


Pentagon Will Send 3,750 More Troops to U.S.-Mexico Border to Install 150 Miles of Wire

The additions will bring the total number of active-duty troops on the border to 4,350
Tags: News, Immigration, Uncategorized, Military, Pentagon, U S Mexico Border, Onetime


Non Sequiturs: 02.03.19

* How have personnel changes at the Supreme Court affected the dynamics at oral argument? Adam Feldman offers this analysis. [Empirical SCOTUS] * Ed Whelan expresses relief over the White House’s new slate of Ninth Circuit nominations. [Bench Memos / National Review] * Can President Trump declare a “national emergency” in order to build his […]
Tags: Technology, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, White House, Analytics, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Thomson Reuters, Trump, Adam Feldman, Ninth Circuit, Rudolph Giuliani, Brianne Gorod, Stephen Cooper, Kenneth Lee


LEED Prerequisite Now Prohibits Smoking Cannabis

The U.S. Green Building Council issued a LEED Interpretation in 2018 ruling, “smoking of cannabis is considered a form of smoking for the purposes of both the interior and exterior smoking provisions of the LEED Prerequisite Environmental Tobacco Smoke Control.” The LEED prerequisite prohibits smoking outside the building except in designated smoking areas located at least 25 feet from all entries and operable windows. But the dramatic impact is that the prerequisite additionally requires one of...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Marijuana, Cannabis, District Of Columbia, Stuart Kaplow, LEED, USGBC, Richard M Nixon, Moir, Green Building Council, Green Building Law, Kaplow, Environmental Attorney, LEED 4.1, District of Columbia California Colorado


Could there soon be a western wave of death penalty repeals?

The question in the title of this post is prompted by this group of headlines that I saw in my news feed recently: From Colorado, "Friednash: I helped expand the Colorado death penalty; now I support its repeal" From Nevada, "Nevada's Future: 'Broken' death penalty could be banned in 2019 legislative session" From Wyoming, "Wyoming is the closest it's ever been to repealing the death penalty" Because the Wyoming House of Representatives actually voted for repeal last week, that state seems to ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Wyoming, Equality State, Wyoming Wyoming, Nevada Nevada, Wyoming House of Representatives, Douglas A Berman


Applying to Rent: Can I Get My Holding Deposit Back if Terms of Lease Weren't Agreed to

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: California I recently signed a Deposit with offer to rent or lease for a lease take over for an apartment in Long Beach. The application asked if I had pets and asked for breed etc. I filled out that information accurately and was approved to rent the unit. When i reviewed the lease, there were terms regarding additional pet deposits and pet rent. When I asked the leasing agent about it she wasn't aware that I had pets. I told her t...
Tags: Law, California, Long Beach, Landlord-Tenant Law


The long battle against infectious diseases | Letters

Readers respond to a recent article and letter published in the GuardianI would like to clarify that, contrary to your article (The microbes are fighting back, and if anyone thinks there is a simple solution, they are wrong, 25 January), a few decades ago precisely no one in drug discovery thought that the war against infectious diseases had been won. Sir Alexander Fleming, who first discovered antibiotics, warned of microbial resistance and it has been known about ever since.The reason drug com...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Biology, China, Society, World news, Medical Research, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, People in science, Antibiotics, Alexander Fleming, Dominic PyeResearch


United India Insurance Administrative Officer Medical Recruitment

Recruitment of Administrative Officer Medical in United India Insurance  United India Insurance Company Limited (UIIC) is a leading Public sector General insurance company wholly owned by Government of India. United India Insurance Company  invites applications from Indian Citizens for the Govt. Job Vacancy posts of Administrative Officer - Medical... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (SarkariNaukriBlog com)]
Tags: Doctor, Jobs, Medical, Insurance, Officer, Administrative, Chennai, Public-Sector, MBBS, Indian Citizens, General Insurance Company, Government of India United India Insurance Company


President Trump gave a strong interview on "Face the Nation."

Here's the video and transcript. I'll just highlight the way he handled the challenges about race. The interviewer, Margaret Brennan, tries 3 times to get him to speak in terms of whether he is "sensitive," and he never takes that bait. His strategy is to respond to questions by immediately forefronting something he has accomplished:MARGARET BRENNAN: Talking about the- the kneeling position you've taken and the controversy around it. Do you think that the players who did kneel had a point? I mea...
Tags: Law, Obama, Football, US, NFL, Colin Kaepernick, Cbs, Donald Trump, Tim Allen, South Carolina, National Anthem, Trump, Tim, Brennan, Margaret Brennan, Face the Nation


Asset forfeiture: Philly, Texas, South Carolina, Mississippi

Investigation of asset forfeiture outrages in Philadelphia, where the D.A. “pursued nearly door-to-door confiscation of real estate” on some blocks [Ryan Briggs, Plan Philly] Texas police made more than $50 million in 2017 from seizing people’s property, but not everyone was guilty of a crime [Texas Tribune] How police departments in South Carolina make millions by seizing property [Anna Lee, Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis, Greenville News] “Civil Asset Forfeiture: An Overview & Conversation”, sh...
Tags: Texas, Mississippi, Law, Uncategorized, Philadelphia, South Carolina, Phil Bryant, Texas Tribune, Greenville News, Mike Ellis, Forfeiture, Darpana Sheth, Stefan Cassella, Ryan Briggs, Philly Texas South Carolina Mississippi, Plan Philly


Sunday Superbowl and Open Thread

I love Superbowl Sunday because I get a holiday from the whole world. Almost everyone but me watches it. I don't even know who is playing. But for those of you who watch and feast, here's a place to talk about it -- and anything else you... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Out Of The Game

A notice from the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board On December 14, 2018, respondent was convicted of causing mental harm to a child, a Class F felony in the State of Wisconsin, in violation of Wisconsin Statute 948.04, in a matter... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Michigan, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


SA bail tragedy illustrates how misdemeanors can ruin lives

One of Grits' favorite thinkers on justice topics, Alexandra Natapoff, whose new book about the misdemeanor system, Punishment Without Crime, I hope to review in the coming week, had a column in the New York Post with a Texas anecdote in the lede. It began: Just before Christmas, Janice Dotson-Stephens died in a San Antonio jail. The 61-year-old grandmother had been arrested for trespassing, a class B misdemeanor in Texas. She couldn’t afford the $300 bail, and a mere $30 payment to a bail bonds...
Tags: New York Post, Texas, Law, US, America, Department Of Justice, San Antonio, Thompson, Sandra Bland, Harris County, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson, Alexandra Natapoff, Natapoff, Janice Dotson Stephens, Dotson Stephens


Momentum founders push benefits of NHS-style healthcare in US

Emma Rees and Adam Klug seek British volunteers to back free healthcare campaignTwo of the founders of the leftwing pressure group Momentum are to launch a campaign asking British volunteers to back a campaign for free healthcare in the US by telling Americans about the benefits of the NHS.The idea is to sign up activists who are prepared to talk up the British healthcare system as a good example of how a campaign such as “National Medicare For All” in the US would work. It comes as part of a ca...
Tags: Health, Politics, US, America, Society, UK News, World news, US news, NHS, Labour, National Nurses United, Momentum, Emma Rees, Adam Klug


"Surprisingly, it was not controversial," says a University of Richmond professor who taught courses called "American Blackface" and "Blackface in Post-Soul Literature and Culture."

“I honestly do not recall it being uncomfortable, mostly because I guess we were taking it seriously. We weren’t looking at if as, ‘Hey, isn’t this funny?’”I'm reading "Where blackface is concerned, outrage is appropriate, says UR professor," by Michael Paul Williams in the Richmond Times-Dispatch. He's quoting Bertram Ashe, who teaches English and American Studies.Ashe said the history of blackface dates far back to about the 1830s and extended well into the 20th century. He described it as “a ...
Tags: Amazon, Education, Law, Savion Glover, Spike Lee, ASHE, South, Racists, Blackface, Lee, Pierre, Richmond Times Dispatch, Northam, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, University of Richmond


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. PÉNAL (DROIT) : L’appel est rejeté à l’égard de déclarations de culpabilité sous des chefs d’agressions sexuelles et de voies de fait à l’endroit de 4 travailleuses du sexe entre 2002 et 2005; la...
Tags: Law, Canada, Grant, Patrick, Amico, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Juges France Thibault Martin Vauclair, Simon Ruel Date


What Gov. Northam did was "unforgivable" Trump says... but look at what he's calling "unforgivable."

Democrat Governor Ralph Northam of Virginia just stated, “I believe that I am not either of the people in that photo.” This was 24 hours after apologizing for appearing in the picture and after making the most horrible statement on “super” late term abortion. Unforgivable! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019 What is Trump calling unforgivable?Theory #1: What's unforgivable is the tight cluster of poor expression. In quick succession, Northam said something about late-term ab...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Christianity, Abortion, Forgiveness, Trump, Blackface, Donald J Trump, Meade, Ralph Northam, Northam, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump rhetoric, Trump's genius, Gov. Northam


Voices in action: the Hollywood actors taking a stand against abuse

What if Harvey Weinstein’s many accusers had known they were not alone? A new, anonymous platform lets victims report abuse – and get their stories heardOn 9 January 2018 the American actors Jessica Barth and Caitlin Dulany met at Verlaine, a hip coffee bar on Beverly Boulevard, in West Hollywood. They weren’t alone. Nine other women had also arrived, all of whom had recently accused the film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct. The meeting had been arranged as part of an hour-long BB...
Tags: Hollywood, Film, Society, Culture, Sexuality, Harvey Weinstein, Sexual Harassment, West Hollywood, Verlaine, Weinstein, BBC Panorama, Barth, Beverly Boulevard, Dulany, Sexual Violence, Jessica Barth


'You will have an emotional reboot': the ultimate guide to stress at every age

Every life stage brings its own pressures, from worrying about exams to juggling the needs of family. Here are the best coping tactics for each generationTriggers“Children are really the canaries in the mineshaft of human society. They are the individuals within our cultures that are the most sensitive to the difficulties – and stresses – that societies experience,” Tom Boyce tells me. Professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, he specialises in the treatment of thre...
Tags: Health, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing, University Of California, Tom Boyce



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