Watching the National League Wild Card Game.

Brewers up 3 to 0. Go Brewers!UPDATE: Next year. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Fellow Hunter Mistook Him For A Deer

News from Georgia. Deer season for archery is currently open in Georgia, but firearms season doesn’t start until Oct. 19. Meanwhile, Glynn County police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources is continuing to investigate how a teen was shot dead by another man’s rifle while hunting Saturday. Bobby Lane, 17, was pronounced dead at a hospital after police say fellow hunter Hector Romero mistook him for a deer, according to a DNR news release. Witnesses told police that all of the parties ...
Tags: Animals, Georgia, Military, Don, Romero, Lane, First Coast News, Glynn County, Bobby Lane, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Rawling, Hector Romero, Myers Hill, Myers Hill Road, Friendly Express

Which Rifle Barrels Last The Longest?

Via Kenny, question asked and answered. Another misgiven “fact” I see running rampant is associated with comparing stainless steel to chromemoly steel barrels for longevity. Stainless steel barrels will, yes, shoot their best for more rounds, but, chromemoly will shoot better for an overall longer time. Lemmeesplain: the difference is in the nature of the flame cutting effect on these two steels. Stainless tends to form cracks, looking like a dried up lakebed, while chromemoly tends to just get ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Kenny

There Is No Open Carry In Florida, I’m Going To Take Your Weapons

It sure seems like one day Florida LEOs would get the news.  Who trains these guys anyway?
Tags: Florida, Military, Gun Control, Florida Gun Laws

This One Thing Could Predict Whether A Gun Owner Is More Likely To Commit Violent Crimes

Market Watch. Convictions for driving under the influence may be linked to the risk of being arrested for subsequent violent crimes, a new study of legal gun owners suggests. Researchers studied 79,678 California handgun owners from their first legal firearm purchase in 2001 until 2013, using the state Justice Department’s database of legal handgun sales. During that period, nearly 9% of the 1,495 handgun buyers with previous DUI convictions were later arrested for crimes classified as violent b...
Tags: California, Military, Gun Control, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, JAMA Internal Medicine Mmm

The Humiliation Of New Zealand Gun Owners

From a reader, news from New Zealand. A man who took a bullet for his country is getting over the ordeal of being “interrogated” after he tried to get into a gun buyback event with his support dog in Canterbury. Dion Taka took his service dog, Delta, with him when he went to hand his guns over in Rakaia on Saturday. It was already a daunting prospect for the war veteran. Badly wounded when he was shot in , he now lives with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and type-2 complex regional pain...
Tags: Military, Delta, New Zealand, Gun Control, Taka, Rakaia, Canterbury Dion Taka

After murder conviction, Texas jury on to sentencing phase in trial of Amber Guyger for killing Botham Jean

As reported in this Dallas Morning News piece, headlined "Amber Guyger convicted of murder for killing Botham Jean; sentencing phase to continue Wednesday," a high-profile trial resulted in the murder verdict and then immediately shifted into a jury sentencing phase. Here are the basics: A Dallas County jury on Tuesday convicted Amber Guyger of murdering Botham Jean in his apartment last year, in a trial that renewed international outrage over white police officers killing unarmed black men. Je...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dallas, Dallas Morning News, Jean, Botham, Brandt, Dallas County, Guyger, Douglas A Berman, Allison Jean, Allisa, Botham Jean, LaQuita Long, Jean Guyger, Findley Botham Jean

Guest post by Prof. Chien: Comparative Patent Quality and the Prior Art Gap

Guest post by Colleen V. Chien, Professor, Santa Clara University Law School. This post is the third in a series about insights developed based on USPTO data. “If we could further narrow this gap in prior art between examination and litigation, then the accuracy of the patent grant – and therefore, its reliability – would increase.” – Director Andrei Iancu As Congress charts its path for the rest of the year, many in the patent community are eagerly awaiting new legislation on patentable subject...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Office, US, Commission, Uspto, Patent, Wasserman, NPL, Examiner, IPR, Patent Trial and Appeals Board, PTAB

Court will not aid company that was banned from accessing Facebook API

Facebook’s ability to decisively police the integrity of its platforms was without question a pressing public interest. Plaintiffs provided software-as-a-service to help their clients locate social media content, gain approval to use that content, and then re-purpose it in the clients’ own advertising and marketing activities. Previously, plaintiffs had operated in partnership with Facebook, whereby plaintiffs had access to the Facebook Open Graph API. In late August 2019 (a few weeks...
Tags: Facebook, Instagram, Law, Linkedin, Api, Litigation, Contracts, Facebook Inc, Ninth Circuit, Facebook API, Scraping, Injunctive Relief, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Plaintiffs, Stackla Inc

San Francisco: forget that NRA contractor blacklist

A memo last week from San Francisco Mayor London Breed made clear that “the City’s contracting processes and policies have not changed and will not change as a result of the Resolution” by the Board of Supervisors branding the National Rifle Association a domestic terrorist group. [Joshua Koehn, San Francisco Chronicle] The resolution had proclaimed that the city should take all reasonable steps to identify and limit business and financial links between its vendors and contractors and the member...
Tags: Guns, Law, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Nra, National Rifle Association, San Francisco Chronicle, Board of Supervisors, San Francisco Mayor London, Joshua Koehn

SEO Efforts a Bust? Here are 10 Reasons Why

Originally published on March 8, 2019, and updated on Oct. 1, 2019: You know the importance of digital marketing for law firm business development. You realize that much of your online success — if and when it comes — depends on doing the right things SEO-wise so your law firm website shows up on the first page of Google. You know that you certainly do not have the time (nor the inclination, probably) to become an SEO expert. You did not go to law school for this. So you hire someone to take thi...
Tags: Google, Law, Seo, Google Analytics, Search Engine Watch, SEO for law firms, Seo For Lawyers, Seo For Law Firm Websites

Missouri Gov denies clemency request to Russell Bucklew hours before his potentially "gruesome" execution... which went forward seemingly without difficulty

As reported in this CNN article, headlined "A man set to be executed tonight could suffer a 'gruesome' death because of his rare disease, activists say," the last person in Missouri who could have readily stopped a high-profile execution has decided to allow it to go forward tonight.  Here are the details: Missouri's governor has refused to stop what activists say would be "one of the most gruesome" executions in US history. Russell Bucklew, 51, is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 6 p.m....
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, US, Ap, Cnn, Missouri, Aclu, Sanders, American Civil Liberties Union, Pilate, Bucklew, Bonne Terre, Douglas A Berman, Michael Sanders, Neil Gorsuch, Mike Parson

Tale of a Patent: Seeking Permission to File a Motion to Petition for Correction

by Dennis Crouch Honeywell Int’l. Inc. v. Arkema Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019) On Arkema’s request, the PTAB initiated a post grant review against Honeywell’s U.S. Patent 9,157,017 (“method for producing an automobile air conditioning system for use with 2,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene”). (Filed 4-months after patent issuance). The patent includes a priority chain that goes back to 2002 and Honeywell thus argued that the patent was not amenable to PGR review. However, it turns out that Honeywell had a mistak...
Tags: Law, Patent, Board, Honeywell, PTO, Arkema, The Board, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, PGR, PTAB, Honeywell Int ' l Inc, Arkema Inc Fed, U S Patent, Arkena, Arkema The Board

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again

Failure can lead to greater career success. Natalie Parletta reports.
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Russian Artist Creates Incredible Ultrarealistic Miniature Models Of The Military And Utility Vehicles

A man from Tomsk, Russia, Sergey Osipov makes toy models of military and civil vehicles. They impress with detalization and accuracy. More: Source
Tags: Design, Cars, Military, Vehicles, Models, Utility, Miniature, Tomsk Russia, Sergey Osipov

Back Out of the Deference Labyrinth—a Response to Prof. Golden

David Boundy This is a response to Prof. Golden’s A Walk in the Deference Labyrinth: Further Comment on Facebook v. Windy City, Patently-O (Sept. 27, 2019).  In my view, Prof. Golden overlooked some things (the same things overlooked by the PTO in its brief).  When those additional factors are clearly in view, Prof. Golden’s labyrinth falls into nice straight lines of sight showing that the Chevron deference issue in Facebook v. Windy City is no labyrinth at all: the PTAB’s Proppant decision is ...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Court, United States, Commerce, Commission, Bia, SEC, Chevron, Patent, Nlrb, Federal Trade Commission, Securities And Exchange Commission

IP Docketing Company Alt Legal Makes An Acquisition and Announces Its First User Conference

Alt Legal, the cloud-based, intellectual-property docketing software company, has acquired MarkTend, a trademark docketing and monitoring software, for an undisclosed price. As a result of the acquisition, MarkTend will shut down its docketing software business and its customers will be transitioned to Alt Legal. Alt Legal will continue to operate MarkTend’s trademark monitoring service and may eventually integrate it with the Alt Legal application. This is the first acquisition for the six-year...
Tags: Law, New York City, Uncategorized, Brooklyn, Johnson, Sacramento Calif, Steve Johnson, Proskauer, Cornell Law School, Madhani, Michael Kassing, Nehal Madhani Alt Legal, Kassing, Lauren Amanda Adler

"Association of Prior Convictions for Driving Under the Influence With Risk of Subsequent Arrest for Violent Crimes Among Handgun Purchasers"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new research authored by multiple researchers appearing in JAMA Internal Medicine.  Here is its abstract: Importance  Alcohol use is a risk factor for firearm-related violence, and firearm owners are more likely than others to report risky drinking behaviors. Objective  To study the association between prior convictions for driving under the influence (DUI) and risk of subsequent arrest for violent crimes among handgun purchasers. Design  In t...
Tags: Law, California, Federal Bureau of Investigation, California Department of Justice, Douglas A Berman, JAMA Internal Medicine Here, Crime Index

Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Practice Set small goals Sandra Bekhor September always seems to be a time when Canadians get more serious about work. Well, we have a short summer and we need to make the most of it, right? One simple tip that can take some of sting out of leaving vacations behind and getting back to the daily grind is to get into the ha...
Tags: Law, Tips Tuesday, Neil Guthrie

Canada Not Among 46 Nations Signing UN Mediation Convention

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (under UN custom referred to as the ‘Singapore Convention’) was formally signed in August 2019. Canada is not one of the initial signatories to the Convention, which was previously approved by the UN General Assembly. The Convention sets requirements for reliance on settlement agreements, standards for enforcing the agreements, and grounds for refusing to grant relief. It applies specifically to settlem...
Tags: Law, US, European Union, Canada, Un, UN General Assembly, United States Canada, United States China India, UK Australia, Dispute Resolution, United Nations Convention on International, Singapore Convention

USPTO Patent Open Data Conference – Oct 22

I’m looking forward to being part of the upcoming Patent Open Data Conference at USPTO-Detroit – hosted by Regional Director Damian Porcari.  Attend in person or via web. Sign-up to join the conversation: Sign-Up: Speakers: Keynote: Russell Slifer (Black Hills IP; former PTO Deputy Director); Gov’t: Damian Porcari (PTO Regional Director) Gov’t: Scott Beliveau (PTO Chief of Advanced Analytics) ...
Tags: Law, Patent, PTO, Dennis Crouch, Scott Beliveau, Damian Porcari, USPTO Detroit, Russell Slifer Black Hills IP, Christophe Mazenc, Lustin Diaconescu WIPO, Jay Yonamine Google Patents, Chad Gilles BigPatentData, Lisa Lepore Questel, Tony Trippe Patinfomatics, John Russell MR, McCoy Russell

“Were the collective nerve endings of the electorate not so frayed and numbed by now, we might be even more alive to the ugliness of this message from the White House.”

Writes David Remnick in “The Floodgates Open on Trump” (The New Yorker).The “collective nerve endings” that matter are the nerve endings of Trump haters, and they are “frayed and numbed” and insufficiently “alive” because they’ve received so many “ugly” messages that they can’t feel the ugliness anymore. And yet supposedly, the ugliness has been dammed up. I guess the “dammed-up” image is useful (metaphorically) because it suggests a vast quantity of ugliness that hasn’t got out yet and so there...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Ukraine, Metaphor, United States, Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, David Remnick, Remnick, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Civility Bullshit, Trump and Ukraine

Cato Constitution Day video

The video of Cato’s 18th Constitution Day forum, held September 17, is now online, with a line-up of eminent speakers including Tom Goldstein of SCOTUSBlog, Jan Crawford of CBS News, and Judge Thomas Hardiman of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, who in the annual B. Kenneth Simon Lecture discussed judicial independence and service during good behavior. I moderate the third panel, on Property Rights, Antitrust, and the Census. Tags: Cato Institute, constitutional law, live in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cbs News, Uncategorized, Constitutional Law, Cato Institute, U S Court of Appeals, Tom Goldstein, Jan Crawford, Live In Person, Thomas Hardiman, Kenneth Simon Lecture, Property Rights Antitrust

How Long After "Meat Market" Before Candidates Hear from Schools?

MOVING TO FRONT FROM LAST YEAR (SINCE TIMELY AGAIN--AND MORE COMMENTS WELCOME--ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 2007) A rookie job seeker writes: A question about the law... [Author: Brian Leiter]
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“The Golden Rule of Laws”

Court-packing schemes have something in common with passing a municipal resolution to label one’s political adversaries “domestic terrorists”: their proponents, as David Boaz has observed, tend not to ask “What if my opponents had this power?” Eric Turkewitz expands on the idea in a post: This is as good a time as any to discuss the Golden Rule of Laws. This rule states that when you want to use some legal maneuver to attack “the other side” ask yourself how “the other side” could likewise use i...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Legislature, David Boaz, Eric Turkewitz, Judicial Nominations

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