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At the Bloodshot Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse


Border Town Residents Fear Cartel Retaliation For Reporting Criminal Illegal Alien Activity

Via WiscoDave, Iotwreport.com: Americans in border towns in New Mexico are leery of reporting crimes and suspicious activities by illegal immigrants because they fear they will be retaliated against by drug cartels, according to a  Washington Examiner report. Seven residents who live within 30 to 50 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border told the paper that calling local or federal law enforcement for help after discovering they have been victims of illegal immigrant crime could lead to “nasty co...
Tags: Mexico, Immigration, Military, Monsanto, Jesus, New Mexico, Border Patrol, Archer Daniels Midland, Washington Examiner, Examiner, Hidalgo County, Mexican Cartels


Lock Your Doors, Load Your Guns, And Get A Biting, Barking Dog

WOWKTV.com: MARTIN COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – A Kentucky Sheriff has had enough after he says budget cuts have ravaged his department, telling citizens “Folks, lock your doors, load your guns and get you a barking, biting dog. If the Sheriff’s Office can’t protect you, who will?” Martin County Sheriff John Kirk wrote on Facebook addressing citizens of the county on Sunday. According to the Sheriff, with the recent cuts to the department, he will have to move his only other deputy to dayshift, leaving n...
Tags: Facebook, Police, Military, John Kirk, Martin County, Kentucky Sheriff


Liens and Encumbrances: Filing Notice of Renewal of Judgment

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Oklahoma I have a judgment against an individual who owed me money and owns a residential property in state of Oklahoma. I filed the judgment with county clerk when I received the judgment. I had to renew the judgment before 5 years to keep the judgment attached to the person's property. Initially when I filed the judgment against the property I had only used their name not the legal description of the property. So the judgment order is...
Tags: Law, Oklahoma, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Is free expression online threatened by content removal?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


Is free expression online threatened?

U.S. laws regulating online speech offer broad protections for internet intermediaries.Despite this, companies typically follow a "better safe than sorry" approach to protect against legal action or loss of reputation. Silencing contentious opinions can have detrimental effects, such as social exclusion and negating reconciliation. None Megan Phelps-Roper grew up in the Westboro Baptist Church. At the tender age of five, she joined her parents on Westboro's now notorious picket lines. She held ...
Tags: Google, Politics, Law, Internet, Democracy, Government, Society, Afghanistan, United States, Innovation, Dmca, Columbia University, Speech, UC Berkeley, Matthew Prince, Public Spaces


Black History Month Has Been Wild So Far — See Also

WE NEED ACCOUNTABILITY FOR WHAT HAPPENED AT THE BROOKLYN MDC: Somebody, multiple somebodies, need to be fired. IN MORE POSITIVE VIRGINIA NEWS: Law student will compete to be Miss Virginia. HARVARD LAW STUDENTS TARGETING ANOTHER FIRM OVER MANDATORY ARBITRATION: It's Venable's time in the barrel. WHAT HAPPENED AT NALP: On the recruitment front? THERE WAS A FOOTBALL GAME: That the Patriots won.
Tags: Law, Virginia, Brooklyn, Venable, NALP, See Also


Legal Tech For The Legal Elite: Observations Of Two Conferences

Conversations about innovation in legal technology and practice continue to be stuck in the same echo chamber.
Tags: Technology, Law, Robert Ambrogi, Conferences / Symposia, LegalWeek, Inspire.Legal


Junior Government Associate Attorney [Sponsored]

Litigation and Trial practice in New York City has an immediate opening for an associate.
Tags: Asia, Law, New York City, Job, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


This Biglaw Partner Made A Big Splash In Law School

The start of an impressive legal career.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


Bad Blood: Even More Red Flags That Were Simply Ignored

Theranos had both in-house and outside lawyers teams. What went wrong?
Tags: Law, David Boies, Biglaw, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack


D.C. Court Thanks Those Caught "In A Period Of Stressful Uncertainty"

Posted on the web page of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals Committee on Admissions The District of Columbia bar exam is administered twice a year – February and July – as designated by the National Conference of Bar... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, National Conference of Bar


Struck For Elder Theft

The New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department struck an attorney's license after a conviction described by the Erie County District Attorney's office 12/13/2018 Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 79-year-old Carl B. Kustell of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department, John J Flynn, Carl B Kustell


An Ordinary Arrangement

A newly-released opinion of the District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee Ethics Opinion 376 Mandatory Arbitration Provisions in Fee Agreements Fee agreements containing mandatory arbitration provisions are "ordinary fee arrangements," and the requirements of Rule 1.8 which addresses business... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof


Pohland Sprung

A former assistant attorney general's conviction for official misconduct was reversed by the Alaska Court of Appeals We previously reported that the attorney was disbarred in Alaska and Pennsylvania for shoplifting shoes. Here Erin A. Pohland, a former assistant attorney... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Legal Profession Prof, Pohland Sprung, Alaska Court of Appeals We, Erin A Pohland


Justices to tackle partisan gerrymandering … again: In Plain English

Every 10 years, the federal government conducts a census. The states then use the data from the census to draw new maps for their state legislatures and federal congressional districts. The maps often take politics into account – for example, to protect incumbents. But in March, the Supreme Court will hear oral argument on whether state officials can go too far, so that they actually violate the Constitution, when they draw maps that favor one political party at another’s expense. And with the r...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Pennsylvania, United States, Wisconsin, Party, North Carolina, John Delaney, Charlotte, Raleigh, John Roberts, Roberts, Fayetteville


"A new snack style humankind has been waiting for."

"The idea originated with the observation that customers like the mix of potato chip crumbs and flavored powder left at the bottom of the bag. Some eaters tip the chip bag into their mouths to dump the delectable detritus. 'What we said is, Why don't we make it easier for them to do that?' said Kohei Shimosaka, who led a five-member team of chip designers to find the optimum configuration.... The research and development finally cooked up a hand-held package with an angled opening... 'With One H...
Tags: Food, Cleaning, Japan, Video Games, Law, Ann Althouse, Kohei Shimosaka, Keisuke Koresawa


Supermarket Chain Sues Goldman Sachs For Not Disclosing That It Would Behave Like Goldman Sachs

United Natural Foods really should have read the not-so-fine print.
Tags: Law, Finance, Goldman Sachs, United Natural Foods


"It seems like him trying to buy time for what is the firing squad circling around him, calling for him to resign, but it kind of defies logic here."

Said Astead Herndon, a national politics reporter for the NYT, just now on CNN, when Jake Tapper wanted to know why Governor Northam has not resigned.I think Herndon meant to express the idea that Northam is hopelessly vulnerable and he only accidentally referred to a circular firing squad.I don't think he is. What's his motivation to resign? If he goes, he's defeated, and no one will care about him anymore. Where will he go? And those who are pressuring him to leave — how can they do anything m...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, America, Cnn, Metaphor, Che Guevara, Jake Tapper, HERNDON, Che, Northam, Ann Althouse, Danny Goldberg, Kellyanne Conway, Astead Herndon, Gov. Northam


Home Insurance: Billed Even After Non-Renewal

My question involves insurance law for the state of: North Carolina Hi, After one year expiration of insurance contract, I chose non-renewal and simply didn't pay the premium up billing (my experience with other insurance company). I didn't have an escrow account, now they send me to a collection agency for none payment. I read the contract that isn't automatically renewed. But in cancellation clause: "You may cancel this policy at any time by returning it to us or by letting us know in wri...
Tags: Law, North Carolina, Insurance Law


#Unscience The Stone Indictment

At the intersection of #LawTwitter and #ScienceTwitter.
Tags: Law, Government, Courts, UnScienceAnAnimal, LawTwitter


Pentagon Warns ISIS Could Resurge in Syria Within Months

Despite President Donald Trump’s assertions, ISIS is not defeated and could re-emerge without continued military engagement in Syria, according to candid assessments from the Pentagon and the State Department released this week. The U.S. military said “absent sustained pressure,” the Sunni Muslim extremist group would re-emerge in Syria within six to 12 months, according to…
Tags: Isis, News, White House, Uncategorized, Syria, Military, Foreign Policy, Pentagon, State Department, Donald Trump, Sunni Muslim, Pentagon Warns ISIS




Illegal Left Turn, Go to Court or Not

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: California.I just got a ticket for illegal left turn. There is sign says no left turn from 6:00 to 8:00. I turn left there everyday after 8:00 by sending my kids to school. It is already a habit or routine. But today my son has special event so I went there early around 7:30. Completely forgot and made the left and caught by a police. Should I just pay for the ticket or is there any chance I go to the court?
Tags: Law, California, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Without Her Robe, Female Judge Was Often Mistaken For Assistant

Assumptions like this only contribute to sexism in the legal profession.
Tags: Florida, Law, Sexism, Courts, Women's Issues, Quote Of The Day, State Judges, The Jabot, Brownwyn Miller


Prez Trump's special guests for his 2019 State of the Union Address suggest he will give significant attention to criminal justice reforms

This new White House release details a baker's dozen list of "the special guests who will join the President and First Lady at the U.S. Capitol when President Donald J. Trump delivers the second State of the Union Address of his presidency."  Here are two names on the list that should be familiar to regular readers of this blog: Matthew Charles Matthew Charles’s life is a story of redemption.  In 1996, he was sentenced to 35 years in prison for selling crack cocaine and other related offenses. ...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Alice, Matthew, Trump, Donald J Trump, U S Capitol, Matthew Charles, Alice Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Matthew Charles Matthew Charles


"18 U.S.C. § 3553(a)’s Undervalued Sentencing Command: Providing a Federal Criminal Defendant with Rehabilitation, Training, and Treatment in 'the Most Effective Manner'"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new (and very timely) article authored by Erica Zunkel now available in the Notre Dame Journal of International & Comparative Law.  Here is its abstract: The vast majority of federal criminal defendants are sentenced to prison, and non-incarceration sentences have become vanishingly small.  During the sentencing process, federal district court judges are required to consider what sentence will provide the defendant with necessary rehabilitatio...
Tags: Law, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Erica Zunkel, Rehabilitation Training and Treatment, Notre Dame Journal of International


What Happened At The NALP Recruiting Summit?

Living life in a post-Guidelines world...
Tags: Law, Career Advice, Law Schools, Biglaw, NALP


Women’s brains are four years younger than men’s, study finds

Analysis of metabolic brain age may explain differences in cognitive decline rate Women’s brains are nearly four years younger than men’s, at least in how they burn fuel, according to scans performed by US researchers.Scientists found that healthy women have a “metabolic brain age” that is persistently younger than men’s of the same chronological age. The difference is apparent from early adulthood and remains into old age. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Gender, Science, Biology, US, Neuroscience, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research



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