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HeinOnline and co-authored articles

Dru Stevenson (South Texas) writes: I've enjoyed your recent blog posts about the law school rankings. As far as I can tell, HeinOnline counts two-author... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, HeinOnline, South Texas, Brian Leiter, Dru Stevenson


New Pentagon Policy Sets Limitations on Transgender Troops

It will likely force the military to eventually discharge transgender individuals who can't or won't serve in their birth gende
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Military, Overnight, Onetime


Ex Post Breaks in the Chain of Priority

by Dennis Crouch Patent families generally require a chain of copendency.  A later filed application may claim the same priority of an earlier-filed application so long as the later is filed while the earlier is still pending (not yet patented, abandoned, or otherwise terminated).  This pending Supreme Court petition focuses on the situation where the earlier-filed application is amended to alter its priority claim — and asks What happens to the later-filed application’s priority claim . Natura...
Tags: UK, Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Patent, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Intellectual Property Rights TRIPS, Iancu Supreme Court, Natural Alternatives


Duke Law’s New Center For Firearms Law Aims For ‘Rigorous And Balanced’ Second Amendment Scholarship

Sure they do. The Duke Center for Firearms Law is searching for a scholarly alternative to the politically charged national debate surrounding gun rights and regulation. Joseph Blocher, Lanty L. Smith ’67 professor of law, and Darrell Miller, the Melvin G. Shimm professor of law, created the Center to advance non-partisan scholarship about the Second Amendment. The two co-directors are joined by Jake Charles, Law School ’13, as the Center’s executive director. Blocher said there is a lack of rel...
Tags: Supreme Court, Bloomberg, Military, United States, Gun Control, Charles, District Of Columbia, Miller, PAUL, McDonald, Duke University, Duke Law, Heller, Antonin -RSB- Scalia, Fordham University, Saul Cornell


When No One Believes In The First Amendment Anymore

David Codrea: … the new climate in Florida where even some Republicans are scrambling to support citizen disarmament edicts. Pizzo is now pushing a bill that, along with “lock up your safety” infringements, makes “posting or publishing of a picture of a firearm, BB gun, air or gas-operated gun, or device displayed to resemble a firearm to social media” by minors a criminal act that will result in guns being “promptly seized by a law enforcement officer and disposed of,” and other penalties. Do s...
Tags: Florida, Military, Gun Control, Don, Pizzo, David Codrea


At the St. B Café...

... you can talk until your tongue curls. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Dogs, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


NYPD Touts Rifle Confiscation In New Springville

News from NYC: STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — The NYPD posted a photo on social media of a rifle and bullets that were seized during a domestic incident in New Springville. Domestic Violence and Field Intelligence officers found the gun and ammunition during a home visit, according to the 121st Precinct Twitter feed. The officers were conducting a home visit in the vicinity of Windham Loop and Marsh Avenue on Monday when they were made aware of a gun that was not registered, according to a spokeswoman f...
Tags: Police, Domestic Violence, Military, Gun Control, Nypd, Staten Island, New Springville, Windham Loop, Marsh Avenue


Support For Trump Dwindles Among ICE Officers

The Washington Times: ICE officers who endorsed President Trump in 2016 now say he has failed to follow through on his get-tough promises, saying catch-and-release of immigrants living illegally in the U.S. is not only still happening, but has gone into “overdrive.” Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers say they’re being roped into such mundane tasks as opening the doors on vans to release immigrants already caught by Border Patrol agents. That’s dragging the officers from their usual dut...
Tags: Washington, Mexico, White House, Immigration, Military, House Of Representatives, Customs, Border Patrol, Trump, Border Protection, Crane, Customs Enforcement, Trump Administration, National ICE Council, Border War


"I just played what I felt and they let me play. You know, once you kind of make a name for yourself, then when producers would come in..."

"... they would say, 'Oh Hal, just do your thing, you know, don't worry about it — just whatever you feel.' They felt that I would always do the right thing."Said Hal Blaine, who has died at the age of 90. NPR has put together a play list of 40 amazing recordings on which he played the drums — "Be My Baby," "Good Vibrations," "Strangers in the Night," "California Dreamin'," The Byrds' "Mr. Tambourine Man," "Bridge Over Troubled Waters," and on and on: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Music, Law, Npr, Hal, Ann Althouse, Said Hal Blaine


Spousal Support and Alimony: Motion to Terminate Alimony: How to Cite Length of Support in Motion

My question involves a marriage in the state of: California Hi, I'm trying to write a motion to terminate spousal support (not child support, we don't have children). For it, I need to quote the relevant family code laws. My marriage was 7 years, so the support period should be 3.5 years as far as I have read, but there is no law that specifies this (checking the California Family Code). When citing it, what is it called? Is it precedent or what? It might not fly well if I mention that "ever...
Tags: Law, California, Divorce, Annulment and Separation


Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – as it happened

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 12.24am GMT We’re going to close down this live blog now, so here’s a summary of the day’s events: Related: MPs ignore May’s pleas and defeat her Brexit deal by 149 votes 12.01am GMT The UK is moving closer to crashing out of the European Union without a deal, the German...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Britain, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons


Grenfell residents’ rights were breached – equalities watchdog

Both central and local government strongly criticised by EHRC report into tragedyThe human rights of Grenfell Tower residents were breached by the council and central government before the disaster that killed 72 people, according to a hard-hitting report by the government’s own equalities watchdog.Residents’ rights to life and adequate housing were contravened before the fire started on 14 June 2017, including by allowing the use of combustible cladding and allocating flats high in the building...
Tags: London, Housing, Race, Communities, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Ehrc, Grenfell, Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire


"So what exactly are Americans’ biggest gripes with traveling with people?"

"The top worry is that your travel buddy may not want to do something you want to do (58 percent), while another 53 percent are worried about exactly the opposite — being pressured to do something they don’t want to do. An additional 1 in 3 (36 percent) are concerned they’d simply get on each other’s nerves."From "Americans are traveling alone more than ever" (NY Post), which reports that 22% of Americans always travel alone and 45% say that traveling with another person holds them back. [Author...
Tags: Travel, Law, Solitude, Ny Post, Ann Althouse, Annoyingness


It’s Not A Great Day To Be A Biglaw Partner — See Also

You've Heard About The Bonkers College Admissions Scandal? Willkie Farr's co-chair has been charged in the case. The Head Of Orrick's Africa Practice Is Out: After the firm launched an investigation into his behavior. Official U.S. News Rankings: Same as the leaked U.S. News rankings. Salt, Meet Wound: Cardozo Law's elevator saga continues. But at least they're getting in their cardio?? What To Do When You Hate Your Son-In-Law: Practical advice.
Tags: Law, Africa, Orrick, Willkie Farr, See Also


Chance of no-deal Brexit has 'significantly increased', says EU – Politics live

Statement from Donald Tusk’s spokesman comes after Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffers second heavy defeatFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?What happens next? 10.20pm GMT An interesting line – unconfirmed, of course – from ITV News’ Robert Peston:I am hearing that @theresa_may and most - but not all - cabinet will vote to cancel no deal on 29 March. Interestingly ministers think former Remainer @Jeremy_Hunt will vote in other directi...
Tags: Europe, Business, Politics, Law, Eu, Spain, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland


Let’s Talk About These Rankings

Our first impressions of this year's rankings.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Rankings, Law Schools, Thinking Like A Lawyer


Trinity Love Jones: Mom’s Boyfriend, a Convicted Child Abuser, Charged With Murder of 9-Year-Old Girl Found in Duffel Bag

The boyfriend of Trinity Love Jones’ mother faces a murder charge in the death of the 9-year-old girl whose body was found partially stuffed in a duffel bag on a trail east of Los Angeles. PREVIOUSLY: 9-Year-Old Trinity Love Jones Identified As Girl Found Dead in Duffel Bag, Mom’s Boyfriend Arrested The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced in a press release Tuesday (Mar. 12) that 38-year-old Emiel Lamar Hunt was arrested in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones.Emiel Hunt...
Tags: Facebook, Murder, Crime, Kids, News, Nbc, Children, Law, California, Los Angeles, Jazz, Graham, Trinity, San Diego County, Jones, Charged


Episode 31: Vishal Agnihotri on Legal Hackathons and her ‘Femme LeGALs’ team

It only took us 31 episodes, but Marlene decided that what the show lacked was a phone number for listeners to call in. So, we now have one, and we have a question for you to vote on. “Should The Geek In Review create a video promo for upcoming episodes?” (Greg says he has the face for radio, so vote no… Marlene says it’s a great idea, so vote yes. Call 713-487-7270 and leave your voicemail of “YES” or “NO” and what other ideas you may have for the show. This week we have a great guest, Vishal A...
Tags: Podcast, New York, Law, Uncategorized, Austin, Vishal, Knowledge Management, Hackathon, Data Security, Sxsw, Greg, Jerry, Hinshaw Culbertson, American Association of Law Libraries, Marlene, Caroline Hill


A Look At The Trend Of Moving Up The U.S. News Rankings

Impressive results for lots of law schools this year.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


Figuring Out Where to Go With a Complaint: Different Answers in Academia and Unionized Workplaces

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal case reaffirmed that for certain purposes, academic complaints are properly brought to court, rather than addressed in university internal processes. In Lam v. University of Western Ontario, 2019 ONCA 82, the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed Lam’s appeal from the decision of a motions judge that his complaint should have been brought as a complaint to the university and not as a claim for damages in superior court. The test for determining where to bring the compl...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, University, Commission, Court of appeal, Academia, Weber, Brown, Supreme Court of Canada, Lam, Ontario Court of Appeal, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, NRHA, Case Comment, Ontario Hydro


Emerging Corporate Legal Departments: Jumpstart Your Legal Tech Capabilities

Second ‘Emerging Legal Departments: Legal Tech 101 Roundtable’ event set for March.
Tags: Law, Evolve the Law


EU Agrees to Set the Floor for Whistleblower Protection Across All Member States

Erika C. Collins, Daniel Ornstein, Lloyd B. Chinn and Vanessa P. Avello According to a press release issued by the European Commission today, the European Parliament and the Member States have agreed to adopt new rules that set the standard for protecting individuals who blow the whistle on breaches of EU law from dismissal, demotion, and other forms of retaliation. This reform, which was first proposed by the European Commission in April 2018, seeks to replace the patchwork of whistleblowe...
Tags: Workplace, Law, International, Legislation, Eu, European Union, European Commission, Data Privacy, European Parliament, Parliament and Council, Whistleblower Protection Across All Member States, Erika C Collins Daniel Ornstein Lloyd B Chinn, Vanessa P Avello


This Is The Greatest eDiscovery Show

eDiscovery isn't a fad that's going away -- instead it's growing in importance and complexity, and this conference will help you get on top of what's happening now.
Tags: Technology, Law, Ediscovery, Conferences / Symposia, Kelly Twigger, University of Florida eDiscovery Conference


NCI’s Norman Sharpless Named As Acting FDA Commissioner To Succeed Gottlieb

Sharpless, the director of the National Cancer Institute, was reportedly favored by HHS Secretary Alex Azar as outgoing Commissioner Scott Gottlieb's successor.
Tags: Law, Government, Fda, HHS, National Cancer Institute, Sharpless, Gottlieb, NCI, Scott Gottlieb, Alex Azar, Norman Sharpless


Brexit: May defeated by 391 votes to 242 as MPs reject revised deal – Politics live

Speaking after defeat, May says there will be free vote on Wednesday on no-deal BrexitFull story: MPs defeat May’s Brexit deal by 149 votesHow did your MP vote on May’s Brexit deal?Guide to this week’s crucial votes 8.05pm GMT Andrea Leadsom, the leader of the Commons, is still taking questions. MPs have been repeatedly trying to get her to say what length article 50 extension the government will propose, if the debate goes ahead on Thursday, but she has refused to say. 8.04pm GMT This i...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Law, Buzzfeed, Eu, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland


Tweet Containing Question Mark Isn’t Defamatory–Boulger v. Woods

In 2016, the Chicago Tribune published a photo of a woman giving a Nazi salute at a Trump rally. Twitter user @voxday wrongly identified the plaintiff as that woman. Shortly afterwards, actor James Woods, who then had 350,000 twitter users, tweeted the Nazi salute photograph along with a photo of plaintiff (Portia Boulger), saying “So called #Trump “Nazi” is a #BernieSanders agitator/operative?” Woods later deleted the tweet but did not, as requested by Boulger’s counsel, issue a formal retract...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Ohio, Nazi, Charlottesville, Patterson, Woods, James Woods, Trump, Chicago Tribune, Cox, Eric, Adelson, Ohio Supreme Court, Redmond


"Olivia Jade Giannulli... is the daughter of the actress Lori Loughlin and the designer Mossimo Giannulli.... a social media influencer with close to two million YouTube subscribers and over a million Instagram followers."

"In September, she posted two paid advertisements on Instagram that highlighted her identity as a student. The legitimacy of her college acceptance has been called into question as a result of a Justice Department indictment, along with that of a number of others.... The fall semester at her school began on Aug. 20; a day later, Ms. Jade announced on Twitter that she had just arrived in Fiji.... Ms. Giannulli’s parents were described in the investigation as having paid multiple bribes amounting ...
Tags: Hollywood, Crime, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Viral Video, Justice Department, Isabella, Olivia, Jade, Ann Althouse, Lori Loughlin, Mossimo Giannulli, Operation Varsity Blues, Jade Giannulli, Fiji Ms Giannulli


Some Thoughts On Vendor Selection For Legal Ops Pros

Consider some of these guidelines and not only will the vendor selection process will be a little easier, but your project outcomes will be more successful.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Operations, Vendor Selection, Mike Quartararo


What Would Law School Look Like In A World Without The U.S. News Rankings?

Things could be a whole lot better if lawyers weren't so obsessed with prestige.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Dan Rodriguez, U.S. News 2020 Law School Rankings


Brexit: May faces fresh defeat as MPs vote on revised deal – Politics live

PM puts new plan to Commons after Geoffrey Cox says legal risk over backstop ‘remains unchanged’ERG lawyers reject backstop concessions May deal: has anything changed?Guide to this week’s crucial votesAfternoon summary 7.14pm GMT This is from the Labour MP Paul Sweeney.Massive majority from across the House of Commons voting down the Prime Minister's deal yet again. pic.twitter.com/FuWvNX7QjJ 7.11pm GMT From the Telegraph’s Christopher HopeDUP MPs have now voted in the No lobby. One MP w...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Law, European Union, Conservatives, UK News, World news, Ireland, Theresa May, Foreign Policy, Labour, House Of Commons, Northern Ireland, Michael Gove, Telegraph, Northern Irish politics



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