Federal Taxes: Claiming Dependants

State of GA Mother and children live in GA the entire 12 months of the year. Mother is the sole provider. Biological father lives in PA, does not pay child support and hasn't seen the children in 10 years. Bio dad claims children on taxes. Can mom sue? Can mom report dad for tax fraud? What can be done? Can social security numbers be changed due to fraud? Should the police be alerted?
Tags: Law, PA, Tax Law

At the Raturday Night Café...

... we're electrified at the prospect of all-night conversation.And please be a doll and use the Althouse Portal to Amazon if you need to buy anything. A nice men's towel wrap maybe. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse

The Army Thinks Their New Rifle Will Be Like an iPhone

There are not many ways in which an iPhone resembles a battle rifle, but military officials searching for a contractor to build the gun of the future seem to think there is.Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Science, Technology, Guns, War, Military, US military, Army, Rifles, Sure Whatever, Next Generation Squad Weapon

"Collegiality wise it was you stepping on my dick."

Wrote Jake Tapper, in email to Buzzfeed's Ben Smith, quoted in "Emails Reveal Jake Tapper Ripping BuzzFeed Editor Ben Smith as ‘Irresponsible’ For Publishing Trump Dossier" (Mediaite).Male bravado, even in humiliation. It's a funny expression. You've got the concession that the other man has impinged on you and hurt you, but you've worked in an image of your huge, out-there dick.ADDED: In other news of newsfolk talking about body parts, there's "Rachel Maddow Skewers Matt Whitaker for Chugging W...
Tags: Law, Buzzfeed, Metaphor, Ben Smith, Jake Tapper, Rachel She, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, The Dossier, Rachel Maddow Skewers Matt Whitaker, Matt Whitaker Matt Watertaker

Failure to pay software license fees was breach of contract, not copyright infringement

As part of a larger business dispute that found its way into litigation, counterclaimant DDS sued counterdefendant EGS for copyright infringement after EGS allegedly used DDS’s software without paying required license fees. EGS moved to dismiss the copyright infringement claims, asserting that there was no copyright infringement occurring, only a breach of the license agreement. The court granted the motion to dismiss.  The court found that the provision of the agreement between the parties, ...
Tags: Law, Copyright, Contracts, Egs, Software Licensing, Eclipse Gaming Systems LLC, Antonucci

Trade Secrets: Is My Idea the Property of My Employer

Hi all! I work for a company as a product manager, creating data and operational models for new services. I'm relatively new to the company, and actually joined because I had an idea that I believed I would be able to convince management was good for the firm. It wasn't in my contract to undertake it, just thought I would be able to get them to agree after putting out some quality work. Note that this idea, while related to the industry the firm operates, does not compete with any other servic...
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property

Elizabeth Warren just gave a fantastic speech — announcing her candidacy.

I don't see how she could have done any better. Her delivery — the passion, inflection, energy, clarity — is as close to perfect as I can imagine from someone who's found her way into the position to run for the presidency.I'm not saying I agree substantively. I'm talking about the sheer achievement in speech giving. And you may remember that my instant reaction to Trump's SOTU was, "That was damn near perfect. So upbeat, full of optimism." I appreciate a great speech. And Elizabeth Warren just ...
Tags: Law, Elizabeth Warren, Warren, Hillary, Trump, Ann Althouse, Warren is like Trump

"But look, I was trying to write a seamless narrative, and to keep breaking it up with 'according to' qualifiers would have been extremely clunky. But in retrospect, I wish I’d done that."

Jill Abramson, caught and waffling. Interviewed at Vox.Sean Illing —Would you call any of this plagiarism?Jill Abramson — No, I wouldn’t. This was completely unintentional. I mean, I have 70 pages of footnotes and I tried to credit everyone’s work as best I can. What we’re talking about here are sets of facts that I borrowed; obviously, the language is too close in some cases, but I’m not lifting original ideas. Again, I wish I had got the citation right, but it’s not an intentional theft or tak...
Tags: Post, Chris Christie, Writing, Law, Washington, White House, Wikipedia, Iran, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, New Jersey, Plagiarism, Jeb Bush, Amy Klobuchar, Npr, Matt Groening

Green emergencies and grownups

“An end to industrial civilization, but like in a totally pro-union way.” My two cents at Ricochet on the politics of this week’s “Green New Deal” boomlet, the land of pure imagination that exists beyond trade-offs, and the likelihood of universal high-speed rail’s getting even through its preliminary litigation stages, let alone built and operating, within ten years. Tags: environment, politics, , WO writings
Tags: Politics, Law, Environment, Uncategorized, Railroads, WO writings, Green New Deal

Custodial Parentex-Wife Drinks, Abusive Toward Children

My question involves child abuse or neglect in the State of: New York This situation has become a big problem for me and I'm trying to figure out how to resolve it. Bit of a long story, but I will keep it as short as I can. My ex has residential custody of our two children who are now 19 and 13. I realize the 19 year old doesn't figure into the equation much anymore, but for the last two plus years we have had a lot of problems, mostly tied to my daughter (the 19 year old), but now also my s...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Abuse and Neglect, Don, Tae Kwon

Like A Virgin (Islands Attorney)

As we previously had reported, the Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands is concerned about unauthorized practice by attorneys not admitted in the jurisdiction This matter comes before this Court pursuant to the response of Karin A. Bentz, Esq. and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Supreme Court of the Virgin Islands, Karin A Bentz Esq

You know me — I said, last December, "Why aren't the Democratic candidates better? I'm just going to be for Amy Klobuchar."

Link.So what am I supposed to do with this: "Staffers, Documents Show Amy Klobuchar’s Wrath Toward Her Aides/'It’s hard to explain the anxiety that permeates the office,' a former staffer for the Minnesota Democrat told BuzzFeed News."I could say, eh, it's BuzzFeed, well known fake-newsers.Or I could say, this is what they do to women. The same thing that would be tolerated (or even celebrated) in a man is terrible in a woman. Oh, Amy's not nice enough. Every single woman who could pull off the ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Senate, Hillary Clinton, Washington Dc, New York Times, Amy Klobuchar, Bill, Hillary, Cruz, Amy, BuzzFeed News, Klobuchar, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trumpspeak

"Wish you could have seen the Seattle-area panic shopping yesterday."

"People in the grocery stores were buying everything in the store, because of the prospect of 3 or 4 days of snow. It was hilarious. The Governor declared a state of emergency. When I was at Loring AFB, we called this weather 'springtime.' I remember an April Fool's day in Denver in 1980 or 81 when we had 11 inches of snowfall over night, and by noon it was in the 60's. Imagine 11 inches of slush. Today's weather gave us maybe an inch of snow. God help us."Writes alanc709 in last night's café.Pr...
Tags: Shopping, Law, Snow, Scary, Seattle, Denver, Ann Althouse, Alanc709, Loring AFB

Highlighting, though Ohio's remarkable recent experience, a possible tipping point on midazolam as a lethal injection drug

Because there have been so many fewer executions nationwide in recent years, it seems there have been fewer struggles over access and use of execution drugs in recent years.  But Ohio, which always struggles in so many ways with carrying out death sentences, has already had significant 2019 developments in this arena.  This lengthy new article at The Intercept, headlined "Ohio’s Governor Stopped An Execution Over Fears It Would Feel Like Waterboarding," provides a great review of these developme...
Tags: Law, Tennessee, Ohio, Edgar, Mike DeWine, Dayton Ohio, Glossip, Merz, Emory University School of Medicine, Southern Ohio Correctional Facility, Douglas A Berman, United States Ohio, Lucasville, Allen Bohnert, Van Hook, Robert Van Hook

Bloody brilliant: new emoji to symbolize menstruation welcomed

The red blood droplet with a period-positive message is hailed as a step forward but some see it as a half-measureThe newest emoji made crimson waves across the internet upon its unveiling this week – and that was exactly the point.Plan International UK’s fight for the cartoon red blood droplet – an emoji meant to symbolize menstruation – was almost poetically symbolic to the message it was trying to convey with it: that periods aren’t shameful. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Women, Social Media, Society, Feminism, Girls, Emoji, Menstruation

Michigan Attorney General files amicus briefs in state Supreme Court supporting challenges to state's sex offender registry

As reported in this press release, "Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel filed amicus briefs in the Michigan Supreme Court [Friday, Feb 8] in Michigan v Snyder (Case number 153696) and People v Betts (Case number 148981), arguing that Michigan’s sex offender registration and notification requirements are punishment because they are so burdensome and fail to distinguish between dangerous offenders and those who are not a threat to the community."  Here is more from the release: “When originally...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, People, Pennsylvania, Alaska, Michigan, Smith, DOE, U S Supreme Court, Snyder, Michigan Supreme Court, Betts, Dana Nessel, John Does, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

The best thing you can do for your health: sleep well

‘A consistent seven to nine-hour sleep each night is the most effective thing we can do to reset our brain and body health’Do you think you got enough sleep this past week? Can you remember the last time you woke up without an alarm clock, feeling refreshed, not needing caffeine? If the answer to any of these questions is “no,” you are not alone. Two-thirds of adults throughout all developed nations fail to obtain the recommended eight hours of nightly sleep.Indeed, surveys by the and YouGov r...
Tags: Health, Sleep, Obesity, Cancer, Life and style, Society, Heart Attack, Britain, Health & wellbeing, Alzheimer's, Yougov, Sleep apnoea

Pennsylvania “Taxing Violent Games to Stop School Shootings”

The state of Pennsylvania is explicitly blaming video games for school shootings as lawmakers propose a massive 10% tax on them, which would be contributed to the “Digital Protection for School Safety Account” to improve upon security to prevent any bullied kids or gangbangers from shooting up schools. The 10% “sin tax” (known as House […]
Tags: School, Games, Politics, Usa, Crime, Taxes, Guns, Law, Pennsylvania, House, Anime

Sentencing: Restitution and Court Costs

My question involves criminal law for the state of: California. Kind of piggybacking on the thread I started about a hit-and-run charge from last year; I have another appearance coming up on March 6 for determining restitution. I'm still on the hook for $220 in court costs. I also finished my 24 hours community service last month; the court has the proof that I did it. I know I have until December of this year to pay them, but my lawyer said that if I do my service (which I have) AND paid my co...
Tags: Law, California, Criminal Procedure

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