Hiring more Harris Co. prosecutors would harm the rest of the system

In Houston, liberal advocacy groups, including the Texas Organizing Project, the Texas Civil Rights Project, and the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, are opposing Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg's request for 102 additional prosecutor slots. Ogg says the slots are needed to make dockets move quicker. But Grits would favor expanding the public-defender office by that much LONG before I'd support that many more ADAs. As it happens, an academic paper several years ago analyzed high prosec...
Tags: Law, Houston, Harris County, Harris Co, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Criminal Justice Coalition, Kim Ogg, OGG

Sin Tax On Ammunition

In Connecticut: A Connecticut state representative is proposing a 50-percent tax increase on ammunition, breaking new ground in the gun control debate. Freshman Democratic Rep. Jillian Gilchrest from Hartford introduced House Bill (HB) 5700, which would enshrine the tax into state law, in late January. A companion bill has been introduced in the state Senate by Democrat Will Haskell, who recently became the youngest Senator in state history at the age of 22. [ … ] “Currently ammunition is taxed ...
Tags: Senate, Military, Connecticut, Illinois, Hartford, Ammunition, Lamont Robinson, Ammunition Control, Will Haskell, Jillian Gilchrest, Gilchrest, Gilchrest Same

At the State of the Union Café...

... you can talk about anything you want, but I'm going to be watching the State of the Union, which is just about to start. How about you? I don't live-blog anymore. I don't like the feeling of coming out with instant opinions. I'd rather soak it up, then see what stays with me and write the next morning, with the aid of a transcript. I hope Trump does well — brings us together, inspires optimism and so forth. I wonder what it will be like with Nancy in the background the whole time...UPDATE: T...
Tags: Law, Nancy, Trump, Sotu, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump's new Congress

To Modify or Keep Current Order Until Father Modifies

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: CA I currently have an order in the state of CA which was put in effect while my son and I lived in NY. It gave me full custody of him and granted his father visitation as he could in NY. His father did not have an established relationship with him. I came back to CA and nothing has been modified officially in court but my son's father is trying to call the shots with how we are splitting up time. But he is getting the quality time wi...
Tags: Law, Child Custody, Ny, Support And Visitation

Former Supervisor Possibly Giving Poor Reference

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: CA I am a "new" graduate (finished last Spring) looking for a full time job. I have no other work experience aside from an unpaid internship that was part of graduating requirements. My supervisor at this internship is my sole professional reference. I thought I did well when working under him because he gave me a good "performance appraisal" at the end (a good review was required to graduate). Since June of 2018, I have had *man...
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor

Daughter Father Not Landlord

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Michigan My question is how long does my 31yr old have to be absent from my house to be considered moved out. ?? Started eviction process but withdrew when she said she was moving and would be gone by March 1st. Saturday we had a big blow up which involved the police. Haven't seen her for 4 days now. So how long do i wait to move her stuff out. ??? Thnx
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"It’s an amazing story. Everyone is baffled and impressed. He had no weapons, no knives or trekking poles with him."

"How did he do it? It’s pretty rare. That is definitely a twist on this, I’m sure.... With a mountain lion, your best chance is to fight. If you make yourself small they will think you are prey."Said the spokeswoman for Colorado Parks and Wildlife, quoted in "How the trail runner attacked by a mountain lion in Larimer County killed the animal/Necropsy: Jogger suffocated mountain lion in life-or-death struggle" (The Denver Post).The victim was running on West Ridge Trail [west of Fort Collins] wh...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Fort Collins, Survival, Lions, Ferrell, Larimer County, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Ann Althouse, West Ridge Trail

The Awful Story Of Bed Bugs In The Courthouse — See Also

Try Not To Scratch As You Read This Story: Courthouse closed down over an attorney's visible bed bug problem. You, Too, Can Quit Biglaw:Lessons from a quitter. Biglaw Firm Makes Big Changes: After a number of notable departures. Biglaw Partner Files $20 Million Lawsuit: Over an alleged 2015 sexual assault. The Kardashians' Legal Victory: Remember Kardashian Beauty?
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Bigger bubs and taller mums mean more C-sections

Research finds improvement in generational health correlates with more surgical births. Andrew Masterson reports. 
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Why the UK is taking on social networks over child safety

Worries are growing about the destructive effects of algorithms on the youngSocial networks are facing a new legislative crackdown as worries about child safety online mount.While all sides agree that protecting children online is of paramount importance, the calls have led to a tense conflict between larger social networks, who argue that they cannot be held to an expectation of perfection, and the government, which is increasingly threatening to redefine the roles of internet companies if they...
Tags: Facebook, UK, Technology, Media, Pinterest, Instagram, Social Networking, Children, Internet, Society, Child protection, Internet Safety

"I got a boo."

Said Cory Booker on a radio show today, using cutesy slang to let us know he has a girlfriend. (Booker is 49 and never married.)“Before I declared for president, I’m dating someone that’s really special to me,” he said, not revealing her name. Booker was asked whether being a “bachelor in a basement apartment” could impact his chances of winning the 2020 presidential race.“First of all, there’s two more years until I might fulfill this duty, so give me some time,” he responded. “My girlfriend mi...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Booker, Slang, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Court of Appeals, Cory Booker, Rao, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Neomi Rao, Sen Cory Booker D NJ, Ryan Saavedra, CircuitCircuit Court of Appeals

Understanding The Law School Graduate Underemployment Problem

A lot of law school graduates are underemployed.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

"Joshua Trump is a 6th grade student in Wilmington, Delaware."

"He appreciates science, art, and history. He also loves animals and hopes to pursue a related career in the future. His hero and best friend is his Uncle Cody, who serves in the United States Air Force. Unfortunately, Joshua has been bullied in school due to his last name. He is thankful to the First Lady and the Trump family for their support."I like the stylish Official White House photographs — by Keegan Barber. You can see all of Trump's SOTU guests here — all photographed in a dark square ...
Tags: Photography, Law, Names, Trump, Sotu, Wilmington Delaware, Joshua, United States Air Force, Cody, Official White House, Ann Althouse, Joshua Trump, Keegan Barber

"Learn to code" is irritating, but why would you do anything but ignore it?

Your time would be better spent learning to act like an adult. — Sean Davis (@seanmdav) February 5, 2019 ADDED: Remember that Washington Post Super Bowl ad that called on us to admire journalists because some of them go into war zones and show great courage in the face of real physical dangers? Here, watch it again and as the faces go by imagine Popken in the mix, with a caption about the time he was told to learn to code.... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Washington Post, Advertising, Journalism, Courage, Sean Davis, Ann Althouse, Insults, Popken

Italian Food Thought Leader Rides To Rescue Of Papa John’s

Ignore everything you’ve heard or tasted: Hedge fund manager Jeff Smith says Papa’s pizzas are top-notch.
Tags: Law, Finance, Jeff Smith

Prez Trump gives early and considerable attention to criminal justice reform in 2019 State of the Union address

As expected given the invitation of Matthew Charles and Alice Johnson to be in the audience, Prez Trump devoted considerable time to discussing criminal justice reform during the first part of his State of the Union address tonight. He spoke on these issues at length, and here is what he had to say drawn from this transcript of the full speech: Just weeks ago, both parties united for groundbreaking Criminal Justice Reform. Last year, I heard through friends the story of Alice Johnson.  I was de...
Tags: Law, America, Tennessee, Alice, Matthew, Matthew Charles, Alice Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Matthew Charlesfrom

50 years ago today: The TV show "Turn-On!" premiered and was taken off the air in the middle of episode 1.

According to Wikipedia:The show was created by Ed Friendly and George Schlatter, the producers of Rowan & Martin's Laugh-In. Bristol-Myers contracted with them to develop the show, and provided it to ABC for a projected 13-week run after NBC and CBS rejected it. A CBS official confessed, "It was so fast with the cuts and chops that some of our people actually got physically disturbed by it." Production executive Digby Wolfe described it as a "visual, comedic, sensory assault involving animation,...
Tags: Comedy, TV, Nbc, Law, Abc, Wikipedia, Cbs, 1960s, Harlan Ellison, George Schlatter, Dean Martin, Bristol Myers, Timothy Leary, Rowan Martin, Ann Althouse, Smothers Brothers

To Tell The Truth

A law firm associate who stipulated to ethics violations was suspended for three months by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department From 2008, through May 2, 2017, respondent was employed as an associate with a law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

Guerra-Thompson: Harris County bail compromise still discriminates against poor people

Sandra Guerra Thompson, Director of the Criminal Justice Institute at the University of Houston Law School, is unimpressed with the proposed bail settlement in Harris County, saying it continues to discriminate against the poor. Grits received this email from her this morning and am reprinting it with her permission: I’ve spent much less time on the bail issue of late, but I have made some inquiries recently about the new Harris County policies.  Much to my chagrin, the county has tweaked the sy...
Tags: Law, Harris County, Gritsforbreakfast, Sandra Guerra Thompson, Criminal Justice Institute, Pretrial Justice Institute, University Of Houston Law School, Guerra Thompson

57 Million Reasons To Get Your Organization’s Data In Order

How is it possible organizations do not know what information they possess, the value of that information, and how it is accessed and used?
Tags: Privacy, Law, Information Governance, Legal Operations, General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR, Mike Quartararo

Check Out These Legalweek Interviews With Our ETL Members!

We chatted with Evolve the Law members about industry trends and new products.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law

Trump's State of the Union

Has anyone thought of taking their blood pressure before and during Trump's State of the Union speech? Mine would rise so much I'm not going to risk it by watching. If you are watching, please fill us in. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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Getting Through Law School AND Hardship At The Same Time

Sometimes law school isn’t the only hurdle for law students.
Tags: Law, Advice, Law Schools, Law Students, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg

Law Firm Wilson Sonsini Launches Subsidiary to Develop Consumer-Facing Tech Products

The law firm Wilson Sonsini today announced the launch of SixFifty, a software subsidiary that will develop automated tools designed to make legal processes more efficient and affordable for individuals, small businesses and emerging companies. Named to lead the new subsidiary are Kimball Dean Parker as president and Lincoln Porter as CTO. Parker is the lawyer who developed the innovative LawX design lab at BYU Law School together with the school’s dean, D. Gordon Smith.  (I have written a numbe...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Data Protection, Parker, Porter, Bob Ambrogi, Lehi Utah, CCPA, Wilson Sonsini, BYU Law School, LawX, D Gordon Smith, Parsons Behle Latimer, Parsons Behle Lab, Kimball Dean Parker

Best Law School In The Country Finally Adds More Gender-Neutral Restrooms

Students lobbied for three years before these changes were made.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Yale Law School, The Jabot, Gender-Neutral Restrooms, Hannah Hussey

Could you kill a mountain lion with your bare hands?

A runner in Colorado was taking a jog when he heard something behind him, according to a press release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The post Could you kill a mountain lion with your bare hands? appeared first on
Tags: Colorado, Weird, Blog, Hunting, Colorado Parks, Mountain Lion

Amazon Hints At National Online Pharmacy Plans With New Licenses

Pillpack's Phoenix, Arizona facility has been granted nine additional state pharmacy licenses in the past two months, allowing that site to sell into other states.
Tags: Amazon, Law, PillPack, PHOENIX Arizona, Health Care / Medicine

LawNext Episode 27: Founder Eric Elfman On Onit’s $200M Investment

We thought 2018 was a banner year for investment in legal technology companies. But then, less than two weeks into 2019, the year got off to a roaring start with news of a $200 million strategic investment in Onit, a Houston company that provides enterprise workflow products for legal management, contract management and business process automation. To discuss one of the largest investments ever in a legal technology company, cofounder and CEO Eric M. Elfman is our guest this week on LawNext. ...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, New York City, Los Angeles, Houston, Wolters Kluwer, Eric Smith, Bob Ambrogi, Elfman, LegalWeek, K1 Investment Management, LawNext, Onit, Eric M Elfman, Eric Elfman

The Law Schools Where The Most Women Enrolled As Students (2019)

For the third year in a row, there are more women learning the law than ever before.
Tags: Law, Women's Issues, Law Schools, Law Students, The Jabot, Enjuris

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