Should law schools be penalized for admitting students from wealthy families who are not motivated to work? (Michael Simkovic)

Scott F. Norberg argues for a law school accreditation standard tied to student employment outcomes. The proposal is interesting, and may have some advantages over... [Author: Michael Simkovic]
Tags: Law, Michael Simkovic, Scott F Norberg

Houston Police Department Announces End To No-Knock Police Raids

ABC13: HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo says ‘no-knock’ warrants will end on his watch after the controversial raid that left a man and his wife dead on the southeast side. The announcement came during a town hall meeting Monday night hosted by the Greater Houston Coalition of Justice. Acevedo added that any exceptions to that rule will be circumstantial, and he’ll know about it. He also promised a new policy, stating that undercover officers will wear body cameras d...
Tags: Police, Military, Houston Police Department, Acevedo, Art Acevedo, HOUSTON Texas KTRK Houston Police, Greater Houston Coalition of Justice

Agree Or Disagree, Sheriffs Must Enforce New State Gun Law

So says the editorial board of the Seattle Times. After their elections, county sheriffs take an oath to uphold the laws of the country, state and county — even when they disagree. At least 13 county sheriffs have said they won’t enforce the state’s new gun law, Initiative 1639. They must reconsider, enforce the law as it is and find another, legal way to protest. Not to do so is to flout their oath and responsibility to citizens. And, as Attorney General Bob Ferguson warns in a sharply worded l...
Tags: Iraq, America, Military, Yale, Gun Control, Ferguson, Emory, National Rifle Association, Bob Ferguson, Seattle Times, Franklin County, Yakima, Sheriffs, Jim Raymond, Multinational Force

Collection Lawsuits: Appealing Judgement for Medical Debts Not Owed

My question involves collection proceedings in the State of: Michigan I'm trying to help my girlfriend figure out what to do next. She was sued by a law firm for medical debts in the amount of $700.00 dollars that should not be owed. Small back story, few years ago she had a credit check done and found some debt on her credit for medical related stuff from Spectrum Health related to her autistic son. She had no idea why this was on her credit so she disputed it wth the credit bureos and said t...
Tags: Google, Law, Michigan, Debts and Collections

At the Chartreuse Café,,,

... you can stay up talking.And you can buy things through the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Drawing, Rats, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon

Staple or Paperclip Your Return.the Ultimate Tax Question

Such an inane question, but I can find no authoritative answer on this simple question, not even from the IRS. Any one tax forum with tax professionals will render totally different answers. So, is there an authoritative answer? Do I staple or paperclip my return, or none? If stapled or paperclipped....exactly where on the page should the staple or clip be attached? Crazy, nutty...but I've never found an final answer for this.
Tags: Law, Irs, Tax Law

Return Mail: We start from the baseline that the government is not a person

by Dennis Crouch [Oral Arguments Transcript] Today, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the business method review case of Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service.  The basic question in the case is whether the United States government (here the USPS) counts as “a person who is not the owner of a patent.”  If the US is a person, then it has standing to file a petition for inter partes review, post grant review, covered business method review. See 35 U.S. Code § 321.* Question presented: Wh...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, United States, US Postal Service, Usps, Uspto, AIA, Patent, Ginsberg, Stewart, Stevens, Ginsburg, U S Postal Service, PTO

New Ohio Gov puts halt to all executions until Ohio develops new execution method

As reported in this local article, headlined "Gov. Mike DeWine freezes all Ohio executions while new method developed," the Buckeye state is yet again in a capital holding pattern because it governor is troubled by the state's current execution method. Here are the details: Gov. Mike DeWine said Tuesday that there will be no more executions in Ohio until a new method of carrying them out can be developed and deemed constitutional by the courts. “As long as the status quo remains, where we don’t...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Columbus, Mike DeWine, United States Supreme Court, DeWine, Buckeye, Mertz, Douglas A Berman, United States Ohio, Michael Merz, Henness, Warren Henness, Dennis B McGuire

Who Are Alternative Legal Service Providers Today?

Bob Ambrogi reported this morning that Axiom, a global legal services company providing legal professionals and technology to legal departments in the largest companies in the world, is going public. Made me wonder who were the “alternative” legal service providers of today. Companies like Axiom or traditional law firms? After all, Axiom already has 2,000 employees across three continents.   A few weeks ago, Frank Ready of Legaltech News reported that Elevate, providing consulting, te...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, UK, Technology, Law, Cisco, Andreessen Horowitz, Thomson Reuters, Justin Kan, Chandler, Atrium, Ambrogi, LegalZoom, Bob Ambrogi, Access to legal services, Liam Brown

Emergency Song Lyrics — See Also

Urgent, Urgent, Emergency We're in a national emergency and we'll sum up today's ATL news in song lyrics. What The Hell Am I Doing Here? I Don't Belong Here. Justice Thomas summed up in one classic chorus. Aaaah! Freak Out! Time for the bar exam. Ah. Ah. Ah. Ah. Stayin' Alive But RBG truthers are still out there swearing that she's dead and somehow an imposter is just fooling the 5 arch conservatives she spends every day hanging out with. You Could Be Another Lincoln If You Only Had A Brain ...
Tags: Law, Thomas, Don, Roger Stone, See Also

Honestly… What’s The Bare Minimum LSAT Score You Need To Get Into Law School?

Are you sure you want to go to law school?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

Trusts And Estates, Presidents’ Day Edition

Presidents die with the same concerns as regular citizens. In the trusts and estates world, this means they pass with or without a will.
Tags: Law, Government, Presidents, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson

Ask the Lawyer: Can the police officer change the ticket?

Q: The police officer who gave me a ticket also gave me the impression he would consider changing it if I go to court. If he shows up for trial in traffic court, what are the chances that he will agree to a lesser charge? -S.C., Torrance Ron Sokol A: In my view, none. Police officers are not prosecutors. He is a witness, and is not authorized nor permitted to modify the charges or negotiate a plea. Q: It seems like the traffic judges always decide the cases right then and there. In small cla...
Tags: News, Law, California, Sport, Soccer, San Pedro, Carson, Manhattan Beach, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT

Argument analysis: Justices seem divided about government right to challenge patents in administrative process

The justices have a light calendar this week, with only two arguments. If the first argument of the week (Return Mail Inc. v. U.S. Postal Service) is any guide, they’ve spent their extra time focusing carefully on the relatively thin session. At first glance, Return Mail is a simple statutory case, involving another in a long line of drafting flaws in the AIA (Congress’ 2011 patent-reform bill, the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act). But the argument presented a highly engaged bench, with all of t...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Post Office, Postal Service, AIA, Stewart, John Roberts, Cato Institute, Ginsburg, U S Postal Service, Alito, PTO, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer

TX bail-reform momentum growing amidst supportive press

Source: SA Express-News In San Antonio, bail companies openly advertise to defendants that they should reject "personal bonds" and use bail bondsmen instead to avoid court fees, in-person check ins, and drug testing. That's pretty brash, for a group trying to convince the Texas Legislature that they're in the business of protecting public safety!Here are several items anyone tracking the Texas bail debate will want to have read:SA Express-News: Bexar's stunning embrace of cash bailAustin ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Philadelphia, San Antonio, Texas Legislature, Bexar County, Travis County, Express News, Bexar, Jerry Valdez, Gritsforbreakfast, SA Express News, Larry Krasner, Mandy Marzullo, Janice Dotson Stephens, John Longoria

Remembering David Williams

How did this law professor turned university administrator handle the role of running the athletic program of a Southeastern Conference school?
Tags: Law, Deaths, Law Schools, David Williams, Career Services, Nicholas Alexiou

Argument preview: Justices to consider whether First Amendment applies to public-access channels

Next week the Supreme Court will hear oral argument in a case involving free speech and public-access television channels. Although the issue may sound somewhat obscure, internet giants like Facebook and YouTube are paying close attention, fearing that the court’s ruling could have ripple effects that limit their ability to control their content. The First Amendment provides that “Congress shall make no law” restricting freedom of speech. Through the 14th Amendment, the First Amendment also ap...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Youtube, Hawaii, Federal Communications Commission, Manhattan, Rhode Island, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Anthony Kennedy

R. v. Jarvis: The Centrality of Technology

How hard can it be to find that someone who takes surreptitious videos of the breasts of young women who have not given consent is guilty of voyeurism? As it turns out, more complex than one might think. In R. v. Jarvis, the Supreme Court of Canada took a strong stand against “voyeurism”, particularly in the context of that case. It took what seems to be an inordinate effort of analysis to get there, though. Jarvis had made videos focused on the upper bodies, particularly their breasts and cle...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court of appeal, Globe, Quebec, Jarvis, Wagner, Supreme Court of Canada, Aubry, Rowe, R, SCC, Case Comment, Google Streetview, Rowe J, Teresa Scassa

Episode 28: Jennifer Roberts – Data Science Superhero

  Not all Data Scientists wear lab coats to work. Intapp’s Jennifer Roberts wears a cape! On the latest episode of The Geek in Review, Marlene and Greg dive into the wonderfully geeky world of data science and its application within law firms and the legal industry. Jennifer Roberts, Manager, Strategic Research at Intapp, discusses exactly what it means to be a data scientist, and why law firms are leveraging them to help run their legal operations. When it comes to “the business of law,” Rober...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Congress, California, Uncategorized, Cisco, Eu, New York Times, Data Science, Gdpr, Cristian Farias, Greg, Jennifer, Roberts, Emily, American Association of Law Libraries

Wisconsin Revokes Convicted Attorney's License

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked the license of a convicted attorney The federal indictment alleged that from March 2007 until March 2011, Attorney Sweeney devised a scheme to defraud three limited liability companies in which he held a member's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Sweeney, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Inadequate Cooperation Gets Attorney Suspended

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has imposed an interim suspension of an attorney subject to this complaint the Committee received a complaint from a former client of respondent who had retained respondent to represent him... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Committee, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department

Loose Talk Ends Up On Wikileaks And Leads To Suspension

An Ad Hoc District of Columbia Hearing Committee has recommended approval of a negotiated discipline agreement that would suspend the attorney for 18 months and require proof of fitness prior to reinstatement. CNN had earlier reported on the underlying controversy.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Cnn, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hoc District of Columbia Hearing Committee

One Law School Advancing Discovery Technology Education, One Student At A Time

What’s cool about the UF Law E-Discovery Conference is that anyone can attend via livestream.
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Ediscovery, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Mike Quartararo

How Technology Is Changing The Corporate Filing Game Through The Power Of Automation [Sponsored]

Simply put, handling corporation filings and registered agent services has never been easier.
Tags: Technology, Law, Automation, Sponsored Content, Stephanie Wilkins, Legalinc, Power Of Automation

We Must Measure The Size Of Our … Scholarly Impact

Now U.S. News wants to get into the scholarly impact game. 
Tags: Law, Rankings, Law Schools, U.S. News, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg, Scholarly Impact

6 Winning Search Strategies for Law Firm Marketing

Law firms should take it as a given by now that online search plays a crucial role in business development, especially for B2C law firms. Consumers needing legal services will turn to the Internet first to research their options. Even when a friend has recommended an attorney, you can bet that referral is being researched online before a call is made. If you do not rank well in search — being on the first page is key — you are losing potential clients to competitors that have deployed better sea...
Tags: Google, Law, Seo, Search, Search Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Local Search, Phoenix, SEO for law firms

Inventing Invention…

The IP community should be focusing on solutions that will encourage women to innovate in the first place.
Tags: Law, Patents, Intellectual Property, Women's Issues, Gaston Kroub

Congressional Responses to Emergency Declarations

     As sixteen states and a host of private parties challenge President Trump’s emergency declaration in court, it seems timely to consider the other avenue for reversing his decision:   congressional override.   Although the odds likely are against such an override, the threat of one could affect how the Administration chooses to implement the President’s declaration.   It also could significantly alter other aspects of the legislative process.      To appreciate how Congress might inte...
Tags: Congress, Senate, Defense, Military, House, Pentagon, Branding, Administration, Trump, McConnell, INS, Congress Most, Chadha, David Super

Space Force will be a Marines-like branch under Air Force authority

President Trump is expected to sign into creation the Space Force today, as a special branch of the military overseen by the Air Force Department, according to a report in The Washington Post. The President’s decision is considered a win for the Air Force and Defense Department broadly, which had argued against setting up an independent military department based on their concerns that it would add new layers of bureaucracy, according to the Pentagon . Speaking at an event at The Brookings Inst...
Tags: TC, Star Wars, Post, Navy, Washington Post, US, America, Tech, Department Of Defense, Reagan, Military, United States, President, Army, Marine Corps, Pentagon

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