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Gun Control In Portugal Serves As A Beacon Of Warning For Gun Owners In America

ZBROJNICE.com: Portugal has the most restrictive gun laws in all of Europe, apart from the UK. But in several aspects, Portuguese weapons law is more severe and extremely perverse because it has a lot of dubious subjective prohibitions. Therefore, our law is – by far – the worst I know in any democratic country. I believe it violates Constitutional Rights and the basic structure of our legal system that is constructed around the principles of the Portuguese Republic Constitution. The Portuguese ...
Tags: Europe, Japan, UK, America, Eu, Military, Portugal, Marine Corps, Gun Control, Vietnam, Sako, Vitor, Fudds, Carlos Hathcock, EU gun ban, Portuguese Parliament


Do Me a #SOLID

The legal industry is tiny.  It’s full of cliques and special interest groups; kind of like high school, except with inverted popularity, where the geeks and the nerds are ‘the cool kids’.   And given the opportunity to be ‘cool’ the geeks tend to step up and rise above the petty jealousies of adolescence.  We are an open clique.  We share our ideas, theories, and models.  And we are effusive with praise for each other and quick to give credit to our friends, colleagues, and fellow legal geeks....
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Plagiarism, Conferences, Don, Ron Friedmann, Zena Applebaum, Ryan McClead, Toby Brown, Vendor Relations, Geeks Toby Greg Casey, College of Legal Practice Management Still


Entry-level hiring report for 2019

Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting information. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Lawsky Northwestern


Funding needed to bolster Office of Capital and Forensic Writs

My Reasonably Suspicious podcast co-host, Amanda Marzullo, who is the executive director of the Texas Defender Service, asked me to publish this guest blog post she authored advocating for expanded resources for the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs. Give it a read:Members of the Senate Finance Committee’s Article IV Subcommittee should take a lead from their counterpart committee in the House  and adequately fund the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs (OCFW), which has been under-resourced...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, House, Dallas, Senate Finance Committee, Lubbock, Gritsforbreakfast, Forensic Science Commission, Texas Defender Service, Hinojosa, Office of Capital, Amanda Marzullo, OCFW, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases


Guns, Man-Buns And Shaggy Beards

Elizabeth MacBride: Shaggy beards are to South Carolina gun shops what man-buns are to Vermont coffee shops. And both places are modern-day town squares, but in different Americas. [ … ] As an aside, enjoying the shock value of his statement, he tells me that it’s legal to buy and sell small tanks in South Carolina, too. Shades of Fort Sumter, I think. If it’s man-buns versus shaggy beards, does the side with the WWI-era tanks win? I’m not sure what she’s insinuating from the way that question w...
Tags: Politics, Americas, Military, Humor, Vermont, South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Coon, Elizabeth MacBride


At the Monday Night Cafe...

... bring up some good new topics. And eschew the “back and forth.” [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


OMG! The New Overtime Rules are Lit! (Or, Not)

Sometime soon, your e-mail inboxes are going to be bombarded from attorneys telling you that you need to pay attention NOW to new overtime rules by the U.S. Department of Labor.  ROFL.   At least based on what we know now, it’s best taking a lesson from my teenagers and ignoring the messages and hype (and all the text abbreviations too.)  SMH.  Late last week, Bloomberg news reported that the DOL is considering changing the rules regarding who is eligible to receive overtime by increasing the sa...
Tags: Law, Obama, Bloomberg, Overtime, Trump, White Collar, U S Department of Labor, Department of Labor, SMH, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Mego, Featured Content, Salary Test


Opinion analysis: The doctrine that dare not speak its name

A laid-off railroad worker goes head to head with the world’s fourth-largest publicly traded corporation over a $3,765 payment that — the worker says — is owed to him because the corporation’s negligence caused him to fall through a snow-covered drainage grate and suffer a severe knee injury. The Trump administration backs the corporation, while a trial lawyers’ group with close ties to the Democratic Party comes in to support the worker. The Supreme Court sides with the corporation, but only ov...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Social Security, Wisconsin, Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Chevron, Justice Department, Irs, National Labor Relations Board, Bnsf, Trump


March Coming At You Like A Damn Lion — See Also

HOUSE JUDICIARY REQUESTS ALL THE DOCUMENTS: They won't get them, but in the meantime, weeee. GRAND LARCENY LAW: Woman who claims to be a law student allegedly made charges on a credit card left at a gym. AND NOW FOR SOME CUBAN EMBARGO LAW: Trump is prepared to do something bad, again, but this time the seeds were sown by Bill Clinton. NO BARR TO WEED: Bill Barr apparently does not share Jeff Sessions's hatred for the sticky-icky. PERFECTION OR MONEY? Which would you rather your law firm priz...
Tags: Law, Bill Clinton, Trump, Jeff Sessions, Bill Barr, See Also


Tests on London patient offer hope of HIV 'cure'

Man becomes second person in world to be cleared of virus after stem cell donationA man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the ma...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


London patient becomes second adult to be cleared of HIV

Tests show no trace of man’s previous infection after stem cells donation A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of HIV after he received a bone marrow transplant from a virus-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of the man’s prev...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


London patient becomes second man to be cleared of Aids virus

Tests show no trace of the man’s previous HIV infection after stem cells donation A man in Britain has become the second known adult worldwide to be cleared of the virus after he received a bone marrow transplant from an HIV-resistant donor, his doctors said.Almost three years after receiving bone marrow stem cells from a donor with a rare genetic mutation that resists HIV infection – and more than 18 months after he came off antiretroviral drugs – highly sensitive tests still show no trace of t...
Tags: Health, Science, London, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Aids and HIV


Challenge or Deferral of Speeding Ticket in Wa

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington As indicated, I'm looking for input on my best approach for dealing with a speeding ticket in the city of Shoreline, WA. I was traveling south on I5, approaching the 45th/50th St exits. I was in the left most lane, a dually truck was about 30 feet ahead of me in the lane to my right. He appeared wobly, uncertain whether he was going to enter my lane or something else entirely, so rather than test it, I accelerated past him ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Shoreline WA


The Law School Students Who Help Pay Their Peers’ Tuition

Students paying full sticker price to go to law school are really quite charitable.
Tags: Law, Tuition, Law Schools, Scholarships, Trivia Question of the Day, Law Students


The Church Sex Abuse Conference: Too Little Too Late, Or Has It Made A Difference?

Change must come to the church, or credibility (already eroding) will be lost forever.
Tags: Crime, Law, Religion, Catholic Church, Sex Abuse, Toni Messina


A “view” from the courtroom: Third Mondays

The title above is not a new Supreme Court podcast, to replace the recently shelved “First Mondays” (which we hold out hope will be unshelved someday). No, it refers to days like today, when the court meets on a Monday after hearing two weeks of arguments to issue orders and opinions. Such days often get a bit less attention than argument days, or opinion days later in the term when bigger decisions tend to be announced. But they have their charms. Today we will have three opinions from the benc...
Tags: England, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Nasa, United States, Cbs, Mars, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Oracle, Mother Teresa, Copyright Office, John Roberts, Sally


What to Do When You've Witnessed a Hit-and-Run Accident

You’re on a sidewalk, and suddenly, a driver in a Tesla hits a parked car. The car smashes the other’s side-view mirror, leaving shards in its wake. Before you have time to process what’s happened, the driver speeds off. Come back here, you filthy rascal! You won’t last long with your electric charge! Read more...
Tags: Car Insurance, Insurance, Accident, Lifehacks, Car Accident, Hit And Run


Thinking of buying a convertible...

Here's the first option: I'd be replacing the TT. The reasoning is partly technological — I want a car with Apple Carplay and some of the safety things like a blind-spot alert and a backup camera. And it's partly aesthetic — I love the TT and don't think any car is prettier, but the window space is relatively small and with a convertible I could really open up the visibility. I've got my eyesight fixed, and I'm getting back to driving again, and I want to drive through the American landscapes a...
Tags: Travel, Law, Cars, Driving, TT, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Opinion analysis: Court limits fee awards in copyright cases

The desultory argument in Rimini Street v. Oracle USA (discussed in my earlier post) suggested a consensus hostile to the broad fee award approved by the lower court, so nothing in today’s unanimous opinion reversing the court of appeals comes as a surprise. The case involves the problem of litigation expenses in copyright litigation. Specifically, it calls for interpretation of Section 505 of the Copyright Act, which defines the expenses that a prevailing party in copyright litigation can obtai...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Mars, Oracle, Kavanaugh, Rimini Street, Merits Cases, Oracle USA, Brett Kavanaugh, First Oracle


Opinion analysis: A copyright owner can’t sue for infringement before the Register has processed its copyright registration application

In Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation v. Wall-Street.com, a unanimous court held today that although the copyright statute confers exclusive rights upon the author of a work as soon as the work is created, a copyright owner may not file an infringement suit until the Register of Copyrights has acted on the owner’s application to register the copyright in the work. The result turned on the meaning of the phrase “registration of the copyright claim has been made” in Section 411(a) of the sta...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Wall Street, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Copyright Office, Ginsburg, U S Court of Appeals, Fourth Estate, Merits Cases, Courts of Appeals, Register, Fourth Estate Public Benefit Corporation, Moreover Congress


After 33 Years, The ABA TECHSHOW Remains Relevant And Essential

TECHSHOW remains one of the quintessential legal technology conferences in the United States.
Tags: Technology, Law, Aba, Robert Ambrogi, ABA Techshow, Conferences / Symposia


Michael Cohen’s Testimony Was Brutal For Public Funding Of Sports Sites

Trump Links is just the tip of the sh**ty iceberg.
Tags: Law, Finance, Michael Cohen, Trump Links


An Unappealing Notice Gets Attorney Referred To State Bar: The Perils Of Reverse Peristalsis

The California Court of Appeals Fourth Appellate District Division Three affirmed a judgment and referred plaintiff's counsel to the State Bar As explained in section V of the Discussion post, as required by the California Code of Judicial Ethics, we... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Base Vile And Depraved

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility recommends the statutory disbarment of Paul J Manafort D.C. Code § 11-2503(a) requires the disbarment of a member of the District of Columbia Bar convicted of a crime of moral turpitude. The... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Bar, District of Columbia Board, Paul J Manafort


Pot debate at #txlege launches early, Soldiers as cops?, Tailoring corrections practices to women prisoners, and other stories

At the Texas Legislature this week, criminal-justice bills are finally being heard, although not yet in all committees, and all on the House side. Most of the major legislation remains to be seen; some of it has yet to be filed. Excepting marijuana discussions described below, all the biggest #cjreform debates of the session are all yet to come. But here are a few mostly-small bills up in committee this week that deserve Grits readers' attention: Marijuana reform debate launches early This after...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Law, Gop, House, Republican Party, Greg Abbott, Legislature, Plano, Moody, James White, Wu, Texas Legislature, Juvenile Justice, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ


Attorney In Hot Water After Referring To A Judge As A Succubus

The appeals court is having none of this BS.
Tags: Law, Sexism, Small Law Firms, The Jabot, Benjamin Pavone


Making A Move With A Purpose [Sponsored]

What are your motives? Tips to get you hired.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Moves, Darin Morgan, Major Lindsey & Africa, MLA custom


First Monday Musings By Dean Vik Amar: Reflections On The Lawsuit Against Harvard Law Review

Efforts by law reviews to increase diversity need to be viewed in the larger context of attempts by law schools to diversify more generally.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Law Schools, Harvard Law Review, Law School Deans, Vikram Amar, Dean Vik Amar, First Monday Musings, Lawsuit Against Harvard Law Review


Consumer Law Issues: Solar Panel Faulty Installation and Insurance Release

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Massachusetts To give a little background on my issue, I had solar panels installed over my entire roof and they were done so incorrectly. The solar company admitted it was due to faulty installation after several visits and 5 leaks. Finally the solar co. insurance carrier has accepted my estimate of damages and agreed to pay but wants me to sign 2 releases (one for mold damage and the other for roof repair, interior damage). The sol...
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Consumer Law, Releasee



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