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Mark Of Cain: Two Year Suspension Insufficient For Million Dollar Misappropriation

The Nevada Supreme Court has rejected as insufficient a proposed two-year consent suspension This is an automatic review of a Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board hearing panel's recommendation that this court approve, pursuant to SCR 113, a conditional guilty plea agreement... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Nevada Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Southern Nevada Disciplinary Board, Mark Of Cain


Colorado Is About to Ban Abstinence-Only Sex Education

The state of sex ed in the U.S. is pretty abysmal, but Colorado is making steps towards improvement.
Tags: Colorado, Life, Society, Gallery, Science & Nature, Ban Abstinence Only Sex Education


At the Monday Night Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Colorado Red Flag Bill A Treacherous Mine Field

This is a bit wordy. DENVER–The “Red Flag” bill moving through the Colorado Legislature has been the subject of plenty of debate, but as it stands now, for persons against whom even a temporary Extreme Risk Protection Order (ERPO) has been issued, there is a risk they could be trapped into inadvertently violating federal gun control laws. House Bill 19-1177  requires that at the initial ex parte hearing (where the subject is excluded), and based on a judge finding by a preponderance of the ev...
Tags: Colorado, Military, House, Gun Control, Bill, NICS, Colorado Legislature, Complete Colorado, ERPO, Colorado Gun Laws


Mauldin Police Officer Arrested After Pointing Gun At Woman During Argument

Greenville News: A Mauldin police officer was arrested and placed on suspension after he was charged with pointing a firearm at a female victim early Sunday morning, according to authorities. The officer was taken into custody Sunday after Greenville County sheriff’s deputies were called to investigate a disturbance involving a firearm, Lt. Jimmy Bolt of the Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Bolt said deputies responded to Sprouts Grocery in Simpsonville early Sunday in reference to a distu...
Tags: Police, Military, Bolt, Greenville, Sheriff s Office, Greenville County, Simpsonville, Mauldin, Jimmy Bolt, Mauldin Police


Parking and Access: Unregistered Cars Parked in Driveway in Boston

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Massachusetts I currently have tenants that have 2 unregistered cars parked in the driveway of my deceased mothers home. These tenants have historically been late with paying the rent. The home is in my name and is currently in probate. What recourse to I have to make the tenants remove their vehicles? I will be evicting them hopefully within the next 6 months and I want to do it legally.
Tags: Law, Boston, Massachusetts, Landlord-Tenant Law


Gen. Nakasone on US Cyber Command

Really interesting article by and interview with Paul M. Nakasone (Commander of US Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency, and Chief of the Central Security Service) in the current issue of Joint Forces Quarterly. He talks about the evolving role of US Cyber Command, and its new posture of "persistent engagement" using a "cyber-persistant force." From the article: We must "defend forward" in cyberspace, as we do in the physical domains. Our naval forces do not defend by stayin...
Tags: Interviews, Nsa, Dhs, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Infrastructure, Military, Intelligence Community, National Security Agency, Cyberwar, Dod, Bruce Schneier, US Cyber Command, Nakasone, National Security Policy, Central Security Service


Star Wars undermines female characters through costume choices

Strong women become sexualised and romanticised as the sci-fi saga progresses. Samantha Page reports.
Tags: Society, Samantha Page


Contractors and Subcontractors: I Would Like to Get Out of Possible Construction/Roofing Contract Hours After Signing

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Virginia I was offered a "free estimate" from a contracting company while I was shopping in a warehouse store. I accepted it because my roof needs work. The estimate was done today and when I told the rep I couldn't afford that price, he offered me financing. He said he needed to check my credit score and asked me to send a copy of my W2. In the meantime, he gave me what he called an "application" for financing to fill out, which I ...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Construction, Repair and Renovation


Paul Manafort's sentencing memorandum in DC makes pitch for a sentence "significantly below" ten years

As reported in this Politico piece, counsel for "Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman, pleaded on Monday for a federal judge to spare their 69-year-old client from a sentence that would essentially send him to prison for the rest of his life."  Here is more about the latest sentencing filing: In a 47-page filing, Manafort’s attorneys described a client who has been “personally, professionally, and financially” broken by special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation and who ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Virginia, Russia, Ukraine, Dc, Jackson, Republican, Trump, U S District Court, Ellis, Enron, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Douglas A Berman, Amy Berman Jackson


Defamation: Falsely Accused of Theft by the Person Who Replaced Me in a Job

My question involves labor and employment law for the state of: ca I’ve recently found out that the person who replaced me told everyone that I stole money. He said that he noticed missing money on his third day and lately the other employees came to complain that I forced them to pay me money. All of these accusations was made after I was no longer working there. This person has accused several others of theft and it would always be after they quit or was terminated. I have not been able ...
Tags: Law, Defamation, Slander And Libel


Repair and Maintenance: How Quickly Must a Landlord Repair a Downed Power Line

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: Ohio Ohio. We had strong windstorms yesterday. My electricity went out at 1:00 and the power wasn't restored until 10:45 a.m. this morning--the longest I've been without power since I've lived here over 38 years. Meanwhile a mobile home (on 20+ acres) that I inherited from my late father, located about 15 miles from me, that I rent out, had a utility pole next to the mobile home that came down at about 9:30 p.m. last night. The tena...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law, Ohio Ohio


Mid- to Senior Level Environmental Staff Attorney [Sponsored]

Is needed by a top West Coast Am law firm in San Diego.
Tags: Asia, Law, California, Job, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, West Coast Am


Like It Or Not, Emoji Law Is Here — See Also

IS EMOJI LAW GOING TO BE A THING? It already is a thing, but courts have been ignoring it. DON'T MAKE FAKE CHILD PORN: Even if it's for an exhibit at trial. It won't go well for you. WOMEN'S LAW CENTER CALLED OUT: Allegations of racial insensitivity abound at UT Law. BEST OF LUCK ON THE BAR EXAM! A great pep talk for everyone taking the test this week. You can do it!
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Google v. Oracle Filings Thus Far

Google LLC, Petitioner v. Oracle America, Inc., SCT Docket No. 18-956 Questions Presented: Whether copyright protection extends to a software interface. Whether, as the jury found, petitioner’s use of a software interface in the context of creating a new computer program constitutes fair use. Party Documents Google: Petition for a writ of certiorari Oracle: Responsive Brief Due March 27, 2019 Briefs in Support of Google Brief amicus curiae of Developers Alliance Amicus brief of Eight Int...
Tags: Google, Law, Oracle, Patent, Red Hat Inc, Python Software Foundation, Oracle America Inc, Peter S Menell, Google LLC Petitioner, Eight Intellectual Property Scholars Amicus, David Nimmer Amicus, Sixty Five Intellectual Property Scholars Amicus, Tidelift Amicus, American Antitrust Institute Amicus, Microsoft Corporation Briefs


Unlocking Blockchain: 3 Considerations To Minimize Cybersecurity Risk In Smart Contracts

Sound cybersecurity practices cannot be taken for granted when implementing or using this technology.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cybersecurity, Blockchain, Smart Contracts, Tom Kulik


Why 65 Intellectual Property Scholars Filed an Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of Google’s Petition for Cert in the Oracle Case

Guest Post by Pamela Samuelson, Berkeley Law School.  Prof. Samuelson has been involved with digital copyright law for the past 35 years. She recently led an amicus effort pushing against the Federal Circuit’s enforcement of Copyrights on the method call names (API) for Java. – DC [Read the Amicus Brief] In January 2018, Google filed a petition to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review two adverse rulings by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in the Oracle Am. Inc. v. Google Inc. case. T...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Guest Post, Berkeley, Baker, Oracle, Patent, Catherine Crump, Altai, First Circuit, U S Supreme Court, District Court, Google Inc, Second Circuit


"It Always Costs Brother"

The Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed a 24-page complaint alleging client-related misconduct in multiple matters. There is also a conviction for telecommunications fraud relating directly to the administration of justice. The attorney represented client K.R. who had been charged with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Medical Marijuana Mitigation Despite Felony Conviction

A disposition summarized on the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Lee Travis Balman (attorney registration number 41279) for one year and one day, all... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Colorado, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Lee Travis Balman


No Private Citizen Exception

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (Justice Lowy) has indefinitely suspended an attorney for misconduct with respect to employee retirement payments Although he withheld money from Hinds's paycheck each week for seven years, the respondent either did not pay any of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Hinds, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court Justice Lowy


Elder Theft Charges Lead To Resignation

A Massachusetts attorney has been disbarred for misappropriation In the affidavit of resignation, the respondent admitted that bar counsel could prove by a preponderance of the evidence that she had misappropriated $164,454.57 for a client and that she has only... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Chapter And Verse

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed dismissal of an action as an appropriate litigation sanction. Mitra Rangarajan, who claims that she was constructively discharged as a nurse practitioner at the School of Medicine of Johns... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Fourth Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Mitra Rangarajan, School of Medicine of Johns


Use and Enforcement: Whose Insurance is Responsible for Injuries That Occur on an Easement

My question involves real estate located in the State of: CO Our subdivision plat shows a dedicated trail easement encircling our neighborhood. After the subdivion was created and the plat was approved, the developer also deeded to the HOA a right-of-way easement that connects the two ends of the larger trail easement. Use of the easement is restricted to walking, horse-back riding and bicycle riding by members of the Association and their guests (if accompanied by a member). The HOA does not o...
Tags: Law, Hoa, Association, Real Estate Ownership And Title


Judge Sides With Men’s Rights Group In Ruling Military Draft Unconstitutional

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A court ruling in Texas declaring the U.S. military draft system unconstitutional because it applies only to men has left observers waiting to see what the government does next. The Justice Department declined comment Monday on the decision that has renewed attention over whether American women should be eligible for a military draft. U.S. District Judge Gray Miller didn’t order any immediate action in his decision Friday. But he said the time to “discuss the place of wome...
Tags: Texas, News, Congress, Ap, Military, Nevada, Justice Department, Austin Texas, Joe Heck, National Coalition, Armed Services, Summer Concepcion, Men's Rights Activists, Gray Miller, Texas- Justice Department


Is Emoji Law Going To Be A Thing?

Santa Clara Law professor sparks conversation about emoji evidence.
Tags: Law, Courts, Litigators, Eric Goldman, Emoji Law, Clara Law


John Childs Charged With Allegedly Taking His Love Of Leverage Way Too Far

Another Boston bIllionaire busted in Florida prostitution sting.
Tags: Florida, Law, Finance, Boston, John Childs


Argument analysis: No clear resolution on whether First Amendment applies to public-access channels

The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in a case involving whether a private nonprofit corporation that runs a public-access TV channel is a “state actor,” who can be sued for violations of the First Amendment. After roughly an hour of debate, there was no clear winner in the case: The justices who spoke appeared to be divided, and two justices – Clarence Thomas and Neil Gorsuch – asked no questions at all. The events leading up to today’s case began back in 2012, when DeeDee Halleck, an aw...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Youtube, Manhattan, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Hughes, Howe, Ginsburg, U S Court of Appeals, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Pro Tip: Don’t Call The Prosecutor You’re Facing A ‘Little Girl’

Unless you're facing Dougie Anne Howser, Esq., stop calling professional women girls.
Tags: Law, Sexism, Legal Ethics, Small Law Firms, The Jabot, Clifford Woodards II, Heather Washington, Dougie Anne Howser Esq


Monday Night Open Thread

San Francisco erases 8,000 marijuana convictions, dating to 1975. Also, San Francisco loses a crusader for justice -- Public Defender Jeff Adachi has died. 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, San Francisco, Jeff Adachi



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