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300 Blackout Versus 7.62×39

Shooting Illustrated: Nothing particularly appeals to me about either cartridge, but if you’re into one or the other, or both, it would seem that the sweet spot is 110-gr BO, with the best accuracy coupled with about the highest muzzle velocity.
Tags: Military, Ammunition


New Zealand doctors move clinics outside in bid to stop measles' spread

Vaccinations taking place in car parks to reduce risk of infectious disease being transmitted in crowded clinicsDoctors are treating unimmunised New Zealanders in carparks and outdoor areas in an attempt to reduce the spread of measles, as the number of confirmed cases of the contagious disease rose to 25.A severe measles outbreak, described as the worst “in years” continues to spread in the Canterbury region of the South Island, with health authorities saying 100,000 people need to be urgently ...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Vaccines and immunisation, Canterbury, South Island


The Real Immigration Problem

ICE had to simply drop off newly minted immigrants to a bus stop. Immigration officials dropped off about 50 more undocumented migrants, mostly from Central America, Friday morning at a Greyhound bus station near Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, where they were left to fend for themselves as overwhelmed volunteers sought help for them. [ … ] Since Dec. 21, according to the data, ICE has released 84,500 migrant family members. Of that, 14,500 have been released in the Phoenix area, 37,50...
Tags: Apple, Texas, White House, Immigration, America, Walmart, Military, United States, Tim Cook, San Diego, Wall Street Journal, Central America, Lindsey Graham, Trump, El Paso, Phoenix


Trouble In Green Beret Land?

Breitbart: In October 2017, one instructor asked his students to show up for physical training the Thursday before a four-day weekend. When only three students showed up out of 40, he called another mandatory training session that weekend. Two hours later, he was fired. Poor babies.  I feel so sorry for them.  I’m glad the USMC wouldn’t have done anything so wicked to my son when he was in the fleet. Maybe we could have the officers and NCOs arrange for catered meals, back rubs and lacy underwea...
Tags: Military, Army, Breitbart, Usmc, Special Forces, Green Berets


Appellate Standing, Biosimilars, and the Federal Circuit

Guest post by Jonathan Stroud (Unified Patents) and Saurabh Vishnubhakat (Texas A&M Law).  After a long wait, the Federal Circuit last month decided Momenta Pharms. v. Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. (Fed. Cir. 2019), dismissing Momenta’s appeal of an adverse PTAB decision based on standing and mootness concerns.  (The PTAB had instituted Momenta’s petition for inter partes review of Bristol-Myers Squibb’s patent on certain formulations of an immunosuppressive agent, but ultimately sustained the paten...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, Uspto, Rpx, Fda, DuPont, Itc, AIA, Patent, Kennedy, Consumer Watchdog, Warf, Bms, Gkn, Mylan


Put on your hock-dockies, and let's read a little more...

... from the 1869 book, "The Slang Dictionary: Or, the Vulgar Words, Street Phrases, and 'Fast' Expressions of High and Low Society."(Click image to enlarge and clarify.)What do you think of the "Gipsy" origin of "hocus pocus" and the alternative explanation that it's a mockery of the Eucharist? Etymonline buys into the "sham-Latin" explanation, but the OED says "The notion that hocus pocus was a parody of the Latin words used in the Eucharist, rests merely on a conjecture...."I like these other...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Wikipedia, Shoes, History, Language, Drinking, Hodge, Hobson, John Stuart Mill, Snopes, Ann Althouse, Clowns, Gipsy


Half of children who are tasered come from BAME groups – report

Rights campaigners reveal sharp rise in use of spit hoods on under-18s by policeHalf of the children tasered by police, and a third of those restrained using spit hoods, in England are black or from other minority ethnic groups, according to figures obtained by children’s rights campaigners.The data, compiled from freedom of information requests, showed that in the first nine months of last year police across England used Tasers 839 times on people aged under 18, compared with 879 uses on childr...
Tags: England, London, Crime, Children, Police, Race, Society, UK News, BAME, Taser electronic weapons


At the Demo-Cats Café...

... let's all go to Wisconsin. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Cats, Law, Drawing, Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Demo Cats Café


Second Amendment Sanctuaries and the Constitutional Rule of Law

Michelle Lujan Grisham at a rally. (AFGE) New Mexico/Colorado – -(AmmoLand.com)- Recently some very pro-Second Amendment localities have begun to take a page from opponents of the enforcement of immigration laws. That page is to declare their counties to be “Second Amendment sanctuary” jurisdictions. It is very ironic that the very anti-Second Amendment politicians, many of whom also support the “sanctuary city” concept, are now quite irritated about this new development. Look, Second Amendme...
Tags: Guns, Law, Colorado, Reagan, Chris Brown, New Mexico, Madison, Second Amendment, Rhianna, Brown, Harold, Marbury, John Marshall, Grisham, Gun Rights News, Harold Hutchison


"The database, whose server is in China, included fields labeled in English for sex, age, education, marital status, as well as a column titled 'BreedReady'..."

"... which could be a poor translation of Chinese terms to describe whether a woman has children or is of child-bearing age, observers noted.... The data breach is alarming in the context of official concerns over China’s falling birthrates. Women rights advocates and critics of China’s use of strict family planning rules worry about how far the government will go to encourage more women to have children.... In a thread titled 'Is this the prologue to The Handmaid’s Tale?' on the discussion foru...
Tags: Privacy, Law, China, Pregnancy, The Web, Ann Althouse, The Handmaid's Tale


Grandparents and Third Parties: Can I Refuse for My Co-Parent's Girlfriend to Be Able to Pick Our Son Up from School

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Florida First, my problem is not with the fact he has a girlfriend, it is the fact that her and I do not communicate. She does not have my number anymore (to my knowledge), and I have never had her number. We have never met in person and my son has said some questionable things about how she treats him. The father and I do not have specific language within our Final Order regarding partners. We have some language of third parties but ...
Tags: Florida, Law, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


"How would I describe my relationship to the president? My relationship toward him is respectful..."

"... respectful of the office that he holds. Straightforward, just tell him what I think. And I always say you’re not going to hear me saying anything publicly that I’m not saying here in the office. Hopeful that at some point we can find common ground that he’ll stick to. So, yeah, respectful, honest and hopeful.... I’m not for impeachment. This is news. I’m going to give you some news right now because I haven’t said this to any press person before. But since you asked, and I’ve been thinking ...
Tags: Law, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump's new Congress


This Was Not A Good Day For University of Chicago Law — See Also

GUESS WHICH SCHOOL WON'T CONDEMN THE N-WORD? The University of Chicago Law School is basically a caricature of itself. AND IT CAN'T EVEN GET DATA PRIVACY RIGHT: UofC accidentally breaches the confidentiality of LL.M. applicants. AT LEAST THEY'RE NOT INVITING ANTI-ABORTION ACTIVISTS FOR INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: That would be the FedSoc at Georgia Law. EVERY LAW SCHOOL WITH WORKING ELEVATORS, PLEASE STEP FORWARD: Not so fast, Cardozo. IN NON-LAW SCHOOL NEWS, SOMEBODY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT UN...
Tags: Law, Georgia, Cardozo, University of Chicago Law School, University of Chicago Law, See Also


New indictment exposes underbelly of federal RDAP program ... and provides still more reason to be thankful for passage of FIRST STEP Act

This interesting new AP piece, headlined "Show up drunk: Indictments spotlight prison rehab scams," reports on indictments surrounding efforts to defraud the only long-standing federal prison program thathas  allowed prisoners to earn reductions in their rehabilitative efforts.  Here are the details: It's a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a yea...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, Ap, Connecticut, Michigan, Spokane Washington, Wild West, Hudsonville, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Mattei, Dan Wise, Tony Pham, Jack Donson, RDAP


In praise of Collateral Consequences Resource Center for new major study of non-conviction records

Regular readers know I have regularly urged folks to regularly check out the work and commentary over at the Collateral Consequences Resource Center, and today brings a new post at CCRC that seems important to highlight because it talks about filing a very important gap in our understanding of modern law, policy and practice.  Here is the start of the post: CCRC is pleased to announce that we are undertaking a major study of the public availability and use of non-conviction records – including ...
Tags: Law, Ccrc, Douglas A Berman, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Restoration of Rights Project


This Law School Had A Great Year — At Least According To The Latest U.S. News Rankings

After a big snafu last year, the law school's back on track.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, Latest U S News Rankings


Jay Powell Hates Running The Fed So Much That He’s Now Daring Trump To Fire Him On Television

Pack your bags, Jim Cramer, you're getting called up to the big show.
Tags: Law, Finance, Fed, Jim Cramer, Jay Powell


What a lawful "civility" policy looks like under the NLRB's Boeing test

Consider and compare the following workplace civility policies: Commitment to My Co-Workers I will accept responsibility for establishing and maintaining healthy interpersonal relationships with you and every member of this team. I will talk to your promptly if I am having a problem with you. The only time I will discuss it with another person is when I need advice or help in deciding how to communicate with you appropriately. I will not complain about another team member and ask you not to as ...
Tags: Law, Boeing, Nlrb, NLRA, Jon Hyman, My Co, NLRB Office of General Counsel, My Co Workers


Small Firms, Small Bars, And Tech Training

The front lines in tech literacy training.
Tags: Technology, Law, Bar Associations


The Passengers And The Crushed Chili Peppers

A California attorney has been disbarred for a federal felony conviction described in the report of the State Bar Court Hearing Department In February 2014 respondent visited Mexico. While there, he was approached by individuals and asked if he would... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, California, Mexico, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, State Bar Court Hearing Department


Attorney Sanctioned For Disclosing Confidential Drug Tests

An attorney who had disclosed the result of confidential drug tests has been suspended for 30 days based on the recommendation by the California State Bar Court. The wife is a registered nurse. On June 23, 2017, in violation of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court


The Defendant And The DA

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has suspended a convicted attorney. The Meadville Tribune reported The sentencing of Mercer County District Attorney Miles Karson Jr., convicted last week on 10 criminal charges, is scheduled for Feb. 13. On Jan. 18, a jury... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Mercer County, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Meadville Tribune, Miles Karson Jr


The Plane Truth

The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with misconduct in failing to supervise his employee spouse At all times alleged in this complaint, Respondent had designated his wife, Nina Cunningham, as the president, registered agent, office manager and senior paralegal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Nina Cunningham


Purchase Contracts: New Construction vs Preowned Closing/Contracts

My question involves real estate located in the State of: Pennsylvania. We're buying a townhome, which includes property, from a builder in a new development. But they're wanting us to use their title company and said it's unusual for us to to have an attorney involved since it's new construction, so that sounded a bit odd to us. Also that there isn't an inspection. Is that standard practice? We've bought pre-owned homes before but not new construction. This particular unit was originally orde...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Buying, Selling and Conveying Real Estate


Four Law Firm Partners Die In Plane Crash

The attorneys were returning from a meeting with a prospective client when the plane crashed.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Plane Crash, Eric Peterson, Small Law Firms, Edwin Mortell, Heather Bridwell, Matthew Fiorello


SCOTUS Laughter As A ‘Blood Sport’: When The Justices Aren’t Trying To Be Funny

It isn't for the sake of humor, it's actually a power grab.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Law Professors, Tonja Jacobi, Matthew Sag


Milwaukee and socialism.

WI GOP exec director: "No city in America has stronger ties to socialism than Milwaukee ... And with the rise of Bernie Sanders and the embrace of socialism by its newest leaders, the American left has come full circle. It’s only fitting the Democrats would come to Milwaukee.” — Molly Beck (@MollyBeck) March 11, 2019 From the Wikipedia article on Milwaukee:During the first sixty years of the 20th century, Milwaukee was the major city in which the Socialist Party of America earned the highest ...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Milwaukee, America, Gop, Socialism, Wisconsin, Progressive, Bernie Sanders, Socialist Party, Ann Althouse, Socialist Party of America, Molly Beck, Emil Seidel, Democrat cats in Wisconsin, Daniel Hoan


What The Future May Hold For Legal Recruiting

Where do we stand with the loss of the NALP Recruiting Guidelines?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Career Services, Law Students, Nicholas Alexiou, NALP Recruiting Guidelines


"The best argument for impeachment is, ironically, the case for national unity. Americans ought to be able to agree..."

"... that, while all opinions are open to debate, some behavior really is out of bounds. An impeachment trial can’t be won? Well, the Republican Party may be obedient now, but there is just enough Never Trumping among those who were once the staunchest of conservatives to make it clear that the difference between constitutional conservatism and thuggishness is real and can be argued for, and maybe even partly won.... Pragmatism is not a way of negating principle but, rather, the realist’s way of...
Tags: Law, Republican Party, Adam Gopnik, Ann Althouse, Pragmatism, Impeachment, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump troubles, Democratic Party in Trumpland, what Trump did to the GOP



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