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'Free the nipple' female campaigners lose challenge to US topless conviction

New Hampshire court upholds conviction of three women arrested in 2016 after removing their tops at a beachNew Hampshire’s highest court has upheld the conviction of three women who were arrested for going topless on a beach, finding their constitutional rights were not violated.In a 3-2 ruling, the court decided that an indecent exposure law in the New Hampshire city of Laconia does not discriminate on the basis of gender or violate the women’s right to free speech. Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Women, US, World news, New Hampshire, Hampshire, Laconia


LexBlog Network adding blog publications by the day

I’m little slow sharing an email I received from LexBlog’s Associate Editor, Melissa Lin, a couple weeks ago. Gave me goosebumps to feel her excitement and passion and to know we were on our way to showcasing blogs and bloggers, worldwide. I thought it a perfect way to share with you how the LexBlog network is growing.   ———————————————————————————————————— As I announced at our company goals meeting last week, the publishing team will add 1000 member blogs to the LexBlog network by t...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Ohio, North Carolina, Lexblog Community, U S Supreme Court, LexBlog Network, Douglas Berman, Bob Ambrogi, Howard Friedman, Melissa Lin, Jason Dzubow, State University Law School, University of Toledo Law


At the Green Mouse Café...

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


People Who Had A Better Day Than Matt Whitaker — See Also

JEFF BEZOS IS GETTING BLACKMAILED OVER HIS PENIS PICS: And still had a better day than Matt Whitaker. LAW STUDENTS UNABLE TO PAY RENT AFTER SCHOOL GOES INTO RECEIVERSHIP: Had a better day than Matt Whitaker. LAWYERS REALIZING THEY'RE GETTING SLAMMED BY TRUMP'S NEW TAXES: Had a better day than Matt Whitaker. PEOPLE WHO MAKE LAW SCHOOL MEMES: Had an infinitely better day than Matt Whitaker. MCGUIREWOODS PARTNER WHO CALLED OUT BLACKFACE IN REAL TIME WHEN HE WAS IN COLLEGE: Had a better day, and...
Tags: Law, Jeff Bezos, Matt Whitaker, See Also


Does Diversity Hurt The Quality Of Law Reviews?

Let's repeat it one more time for the people in the back: diversity is a good thing -- and there's cold, hard evidence to prove it.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Affirmative Action, Law Schools, Jonathan Masur, Law Reviews, The Jabot, Kyle Rozema, Adam Chilton


No Interlocutory Suspension For Child Pornography Charges

The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society denied a motion for interlocutory suspension Mr. Rooney (“the Licensee”) has been charged with making, distributing, possessing and accessing child pornography. At the time of the hearing, he had not... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Rooney, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Tribunal Hearing Division, Upper Canada Law Society


When No Response Is The Correct Response

A public reprimand summarized on the web page of the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers The respondent, who was admitted to practice in 1977, received a public reprimand for sending multiple emails to an opposing party, who she knew was... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Board of Bar


Salts Of The Earth: Former DA Sanctioned For Phony Facebook Page

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has approved a year and a day suspension of a former elected District Attorney as proposed by its Disciplinary Board. The board reports contains extensive findings that the DA (who had been an Assistant in Clearfield... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clearfield, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Phony Facebook Page


Conservative SCOTUS Thinks Religious Liberty Is Just For Christians

Even on the Supreme Court, conservatives no longer feel the need to hide their bigotry.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Religion, Courts


Like Elizabeth Warren, Scott Adams grew up believing he had substantial Native American ancestry... and he confesses that he once checked the box as Native American to see what would happen.

It had a radical affect on the college application process, he says. Offers of full scholarships poured in...... but that made him realize it wasn't right to hold himself out as Native American. He didn't take any of the offers and he didn't check the box again."I'll tell ya — checking the box back in my childhood opened up the heavens, and you got free stuff."Adams does however endorse checking the box if you are low-income person who can honestly check the box and take advantage in a way the s...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Ethics, Warren, Native Americans, Affirmative Action, Adams, Scott, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Elizabeth Warren Scott Adams


Regulations and Procedures: Problem with Postal Service (Usps)

My mail service has become extremely unreliable lately. Over the past month, I've only gotten mail delivered to me on 3 occasions: 1. I got a small package with blank checks ordered by someone else, but misdelivered to me. 2. I got an advertising circular that normally gets delivered every Saturday, and is the first one I got after 3 weeks. This delivery was after I reported the issue. 3. I finally got something today. A single envelope. There's more. On the occasion of #2, it happened th...
Tags: Law, Government Agencies


How Legal Departments Can Make The Most Of Their Resources [Sponsored]

A new report from Thomson Reuters identifies and tracks trends in managing internal and external resources as well as adapting to business growth and needs.
Tags: Law, Thomson Reuters, Sponsored Content, 2018 Corporate Legal Department Efficiency Report


How does Finland’s top-ranking education system work?

Finland has been a top contender on every Program for International Student Assessment survey.The country built a comprehensive education structure designed to offer citizens free education with no dead ends.The inspiration for Finland's approach was American education research and philosophers such as John Dewey.Finland's education system enjoys a lot of buzz lately. It is considered one of the best education systems in the world. It routinely outperforms the United States in reading, science, ...
Tags: Europe, Education, Washington Post, Society, Policy, Teaching, United States, Testing, Innovation, Finland, Universities, Social Change, Don, John Dewey, Dewey, Pasi Sahlberg


Remembering Georgetown Law Alum John Dingell, 92, A Lion Of Congress And Lively Twitter User

John Dingell’s legacy and life lessons will reverberate throughout our country for quite some time.
Tags: Law, Congress, Government, Deaths, John Dingell, Georgetown University Law Center, Renwei Chung


The Public Is Angry About the Opioid Crisis. We Need to Listen

They consider it a betrayal, says Chris McGeal, author of "American Overdose"
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Society, Ideas, Onetime, Chris McGeal


Dread Checking Your Email When You Wake Up? You’re Not The Only One

Some advice for new lawyers about how to prioritize their mornings.
Tags: Law, Lawyers, Career Center, Career Files


Fisking An Instagram Law School Decision

Breaking down someone's law school woes, line by line.
Tags: Instagram, Law, Law Schools, Career Services, Job Searches, Law Students, Nicholas Alexiou, Instagram Law School Decision


Friday night open thread

I am stuck in traffic headed up I 70 with all the Skiers — only I’m going to the jail not the slopes. I’ll be back writing Tomorrow . This is an open thread all topics welcome [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law


Top 5 Reasons To Move To A Law Firm In Texas

The Texas legal market is flourishing, with available positions for associates of all practices and seniority levels.
Tags: Texas, Law, Biglaw, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Wendy Boone Jaikaran, Mainspring Legal


Twitter Tips for Attorneys to Increase Engagement

If you’d like to start using Twitter — or if you’ve already started but want to do better — here are some tips for attorneys on how to engage: Pick a trending topic and offer your own spin. Every time you sign in, your Twitter home page will give you a list of topics that are currently trending on the site. You can even customize this feed for your geographical area. Picking a trending topic and adding your own spin on it is a good way to get more attention for your posts. Perk up your profile. ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Social Media Marketing, Social Media Marketing for Law Firms, Social Media Marketing For Lawyers, Twitter For Attorneys


Law Students Unable To Pay Rent Without Student Loans After School Goes Into Receivership

Unable to afford the essentials, students have been seen crying in the law school's hallways.
Tags: Law, Student Loans, Law Schools, Law Students, Dream Center Education Holdings, Western State College of Law at Argosy University


Biglaw Partner Gets A Cookie For Calling Out Blackface In 1980

Dear White People: Calling out obvious racism is the least we can do.
Tags: Law, Racism, Biglaw, Blackface, McGuireWoods, Bradley Kutrow


Eastern Puma officially extinct, allows for mountain lion reintroduction

The eastern puma, which used to range from Quebec and Manitoba to South Carolina and Illinois, is now officially extinct, said Officials with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. The government agency has also removed the cougars from endangered species list. Taking the eastern pumas off the endangered list will enable eastern states, such as New York, to reintroduce western pumas, also called mountain lions, into the region. The last eastern puma killed in the wild was in Maine over 80...
Tags: Florida, New York, Design, News, Animals, United States, North Dakota, Maine, Endangered Species, South America, Hunting, North, Illinois, Quebec, Bahamas, Endangered Animals


Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, the scrutiny applicable to a government policy of pretrial detainment for misdemeanor and traffic-offense arrestees based solely on their inability to pay a predetermined bail amount, the requirements for a patent to satisfy Section 101 of the Patent Act, the expenses encompassed in the phrase “[a]ll the expenses of the proceedings” in 35 U.S.C. § 145, and whether the use of an acoustic device can...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Maguire, U S Court of Appeals, United States Patent and Trademark Office, Cases in the Pipeline, Iancu, NantKwest Inc, Vanda Pharmaceuticals Inc, Edrei, Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc, City of Calhoun Georgia


You Are Responsible For Controlling How Your Time Is Spent

Use good judgment to spend your time wisely and win for your clients.
Tags: Law, Advice, Litigators, Boutique Law Firms, John Balestriere, Phone Calls


Finland's 'free cash' experiment fails to boost employment

But scheme giving unemployed £475 a month did leave participants happier and healthierEurope’s first national government-backed experiment in giving citizens free cash failed to encourage its participants to work more as organisers had hoped – but it did improve their wellbeing.Under Finland’s two-year basic income trial, which ended a month ago, a random sample of 2,000 unemployed people aged 25 to 58 were paid a monthly €560 (£475), with no requirement to seek or accept employment. Any recipie...
Tags: Europe, Society, World news, Unemployment, Finland


Many Lawyers Will Be Getting Screwed This Tax Season

You can probably kiss that refund check you were hoping for goodbye.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Tax Law, Quote Of The Day, Ben Williams, Tax Refunds, Tax Cuts and Jobs Act



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