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Oktoberfest, Denver.

Photo from last weekend in LoDo.Discuss any topics in the comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Dog, Law, Colorado, Sculpture, LoDo, Festivities, Ann Althouse, Men In Shorts, Oktoberfest Denver


If Someone in Possession of Your Property Becomes Deceased

My question involves personal property located in the State of: Texas In short, I have a personal mechanic I have used to work on my car. He runs his own shop at his residence but its a 1 man show. I purchased a motor and authorized him to pick it up and store it at his location. Well, not long after he was admitted into the hospital. If something were to happen to him and he were to become deceased, what would I need to do to re-obtain my property? I have reciepts and proof that he picked up t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Personal Property


Son of WWII Marine vet walks 150 miles, from Malibu to Coronado, to raise more than $200,000 for Navy SEAL Foundation

Ted Gallagher is dedicated to helping wounded military veterans. So much so that the 57-year-old from the San Francisco Bay Area is walking 150 miles — from Zuma Beach in Malibu to Coronado Island — to raise money for the Navy SEAL Foundation. He plans to end his journey Oct. 19, near Naval Amphibious Base Coronado. Ted Gallagher, center, surrounded by his friends from left, Russ Graybehl, Kevin Humann, Mark Brown and Kris Kjellman during a break in his walk on the Veterans Memorial Pier in ...
Tags: News, Navy, Sport, Ted, Soccer, Military, Veterans, San Diego, Long Beach, Lake Tahoe, Orange County, Pacific Coast Highway, East Bay, Naples, Malibu, San Francisco Bay Area


Legal Blogging In 280 Characters

Legal bloggers can blog on Twitter in 280 characters – and blog effectively. When Twitter was launched, blog publishers often described Twitter as micro-blogging. In fact, American Lawyer Media (ALM) once asked me to do a program at their Legaltech Show on micro-blogging using Twitter. Blogging, done at its best, is a conversation. You listen to your audience and the subjects in which you have a interest. By referencing what is being discussed on your blog you are engaging folks, building your ...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Law, American Lawyer Media ALM


Three grants and you’re out (of coffee)

States are often a party in cases before the Supreme Court. In fact, Article III of the Constitution specifically lists suits between states as an explicit reason for establishing a high court. As this practice has developed over time, most state attorneys general have created offices devoted solely to arguing appellate cases. But no matter how long its history of appellate adjudication, no matter how experienced its attorneys, nothing can quite prepare a state for three Supreme Court oral ar...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Virginia, United States, Alaska, Warren, Kansas, Frost, Sturgeon, Garcia, Roberts, SCHMIDT, Glover, Derek Schmidt


Booking Photo

My question involves defamation in the state of: NM A friend of mine was arrested on an aggravated driving , open container and dwi. the blood alcohol was 1.6 I was immediately concerned and before work on e day I printed her booking photo with her inmate id , it did not have charges simply her photo with the id the purpose was to remember the info prior to mailing the letter . after mailing the letter I threw it in my book bag and went to work . several people inadvertently s...
Tags: Law, Defamation, Slander And Libel


Making a righteous call for Prez candidates to walk the walk, and not just talk the talk, on criminal justice reform

This new USA Today commentary, authored by four criminal justice reform advocates who have all been previously incarcerated, astutely stresses that candidates for political office can and should do more than just talk about criminal justice reform in order to show real commitment on justice reform. Authored by Daryl Atkinson, Norris Henderson, DeAnna Hoskins and Vivian Nixon, I recommend the piece in full. Here are extended excerpts: An examination of the criminal justice reform proposals of th...
Tags: Texas, Law, Philadelphia, Usa Today, South Carolina, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Douglas A Berman, Beto O Rourke, Vivian Nixon, Daryl Atkinson Norris Henderson DeAnna Hoskins


Heirs and Beneficiaries: How Does Power of Attorney Work

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: New York How does a power of attorney work? Do you still need a will? Does power of attorney overrule a will and the executor of a will? I am looking into putting my affairs in order and I want to make sure my wishes are followed.
Tags: Law, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate


Partial Screenshot Qualifies as Fair Use (on a Motion to Dismiss)–Yang v. Mic

We’ve blogged about a few cases involving screenshots of newspaper pages consisting of copyrighted photos, including Clark v. TransAlt and Hirsch v. Complex Media. This case adds to that canon, but not in a particularly enlightening way. The screenshot at issue included only about half of the photo, so it qualified as fair use as everyone (except for the plaintiff’ and his lawyer) thought it would. The photo at issue depicted a man in a bar named Dan Rochkind. The NY Post licensed the photo for ...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Abc, Copyright, Goldman, Mic, Ny Post, Breitbart, Clark, Yang, Katz, Complex Media, Hirsch, Barcroft, Dan Rochkind, Rochkind


"Well, there were pictures of naked Trump..."

SHIFTY SCHIFF DUPED BY RUSSIAN PRANKSTERS! pic.twitter.com/CpIL0b5FLW— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Donald J Trump, Adam Schiff, Schiff, Ann Althouse, Fake News


"If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won... He is a pompous 'ass' who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement..."

Somebody please wake up Mitt Romney and tell him that my conversation with the Ukrainian President was a congenial and very appropriate one, and my statement on China pertained to corruption, not politics. If Mitt worked this hard on Obama, he could have won. Sadly, he choked!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 5, 2019 Mitt Romney never knew how to win. He is a pompous “ass” who has been fighting me from the beginning, except when he begged me for my endorsement for his Senate run (I g...
Tags: Law, Obama, Punctuation, Senate, China, Mitt, Mitt Romney, State, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and Ukraine


David Brooks has "An imagined conversation with Flyover Man."

Should I read that or is everything funny about it already there in that screen grab? I'll be back in a few minutes — very few, I hope — to let you know.ADDED: From the column (which is much better than the first-impression teaser made me think):Flyover Man: ... There’s always some fight between Trump and the East Coast media. I guess I just try to stay focused on the big picture. The big picture is this: We knew this guy was a snake...Wait! That's a poetry-reading cue. Pause and listen:Back to ...
Tags: David Brooks, Law, Washington, Poetry, America, Snakes, East Coast, Trump, Democratic Party, Brooks, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump 2020, 2020 Campaign, Trump and Ukraine


In the name of child welfare

Three pending federal bills “call for increasing CPS [Child Protective Services] investigations of minor marks on children… The proposed bills should raise special concerns for families of children with rare medical conditions and disabilities” [Diane Redleaf] Argument: negotiations for kinship care in the shadow of threatened CPS proceedings amount to a parallel, hidden foster care system [Josh Gupta-Kagan, Stanford Law Review via Diane Redleaf] “Why Jailing Parents Who Can’t Pay Child Support ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Settlement, Foster Care, Child Support, Cps, Child Protective Services, Diane Redleaf, Josh Gupta Kagan Stanford Law, Hans Bader FEE


US prosecutors say the "bankrupt" Sacklers still have billions hidden away

The Sackler family (previously) made more money than the Rockefellers when their family business, Purdue Pharma, misled the public about the addictiveness of its flagship opioid, Oxycontin, and induced doctors to overprescribe it, kicking off an epidemic that has killed more Americans than the Vietnam war, with the body count at 400,000 and still climbing. Until recently, the Sacklers were best known as "philanthropists," having perfected the reputation-washing playbook that corrupt oligarc...
Tags: Post, News, Law, Billionaires, Purdue Pharma, Opioids, Late Stage Capitalism, Guillotine Watch, Financial Secrecy, Sacklers, Corporate Murder


Bernie and the Fever

First, my best wishes to Bernie Sanders for a full and speedy recovery from his heart attack. I don't think he will drop out of the race yet. He's got The Fever. He's a man on a mission. His life would lose meaning without his... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Bernie Sanders, Bernie


"I don’t see them. I tried, you know? But that’s not cinema. Honestly, the closest I can think of them..."

"... as well made as they are, with actors doing the best they can under the circumstances, is theme parks. It isn’t the cinema of human beings trying to convey emotional, psychological experiences to another human being."From "Martin Scorsese says Marvel movies ‘aren’t cinema,’ they’re ‘theme parks.'"Of course, literally, these things are cinema. Scorsese is making a witticism in the tradition of Truman Capote's "That’s not writing, that’s typing" (disrespecting Jack Kerouac's "On the Road").Di...
Tags: Movies, Writing, Law, Language, James Bond, Scorsese, Jack Kerouac, Kerouac, Truman Capote, Bond, Martin Scorsese, Norman Mailer, Capote, Susskind, Ann Althouse, Dorothy Parker


"Luckily through the divorce process I had the opportunity to take over this shithole place.... Everything is for sale except the pink chandelier and the dog. Anyone is free to stop by at anytime."

View this post on Instagram “My husband got involved with a younger woman at work. I was relaxed about it at first. He’s thirteen years younger than me, so I thought: ‘Shit happens.’ But then she got pregnant. Luckily through the divorce process I had the opportunity to take over this shithole place with no heating, which I've turned into an art studio. And now I’m living my best life. Everything is for sale except the pink chandelier a...
Tags: Art, Real Estate, New York, Law, Relationships, Divorce, Netherlands, Amsterdam The Netherlands, Ann Althouse


"Audience members in a Washington, DC, synagogue hurled boos and heckles at journalist Bob Woodward..."

"... when he repeatedly interrupted two New York Times reporters during a discussion about their new Harvey Weinstein book Wednesday evening. Woodward was speaking to reporters Jodi Kantor and Megan Twohey at the Sixth and I synagogue about their book 'She Said' when audience members began walking out, booing and tweeting criticisms of the questions posed by Woodward.... 'Let her finish!' one audience member shouted from a balcony.... [A]nother shouted, 'All women deserve to be heard!' when Wood...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Dc, New York Times, Harvey Weinstein, Woodward, Weinstein, Bob Woodward, Megan Twohey, Kantor, Ann Althouse, Jodi Kantor, MeToo, Twohey, Christine Blasey Ford, Brett Kavanaugh When @mega2e


"A surprising new study challenged decades of nutrition advice and gave consumers the green light to eat more red and processed meat."

"But what the study didn’t say is that its lead author has past research ties to the meat and food industry. The new report, published this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, stunned scientists and public health officials because it contradicted longstanding nutrition guidelines about limiting consumption of red and processed meats. The analysis, led by Bradley C. Johnston, an epidemiologist at Dalhousie University in Canada, and more than a dozen researchers concluded that warnings linkin...
Tags: Health, Meat, Law, Canada, Ethics, World Health Organization, Cargill, North America, Coca Cola, International Life Sciences Institute, Johnston, Dalhousie University, Annals of Internal Medicine, Ann Althouse, Bradley C Johnston, McDonald 's Coca Cola PepsiCo


A journey in search of the north London metropolitan elite

Last week the home secretary launched a blistering attack on an increasingly maligned species. We tracked them down to their fragile Hampstead habitat…In her speech to the Tory conference last week the home secretary, Priti Patel, pledged to “end the free movement of people once and for all”. The applause was lacklustre but she could barely contain her glee as she added, as a daughter of immigrants, she would take no lectures from the “north London metropolitan liberal elite”. Continue reading.....
Tags: Politics, London, Society, UK News, British identity and society, Social trends, Brexit, Priti Patel, Class issues, Conservative conference 2019


"Is a crop top empowering for girls?"

Asks a headline at WaPo — in a section of the paper called "Social Issues." Social issues. Ah, it was a social issue to me in the mid-1960s when I had to tangle with the school authorities over miniskirts. But these days, the school authorities "rarely call out dress code violations." The struggle, we're told, is with the parents.What's supposed to be interesting here is that the parents have to grapple with the feminist ideology that the girls use in their defense. The kids are "claiming autono...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Fathers, Feminism, Sydney, Motherhood, Blair, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, These Kids Today, Blair High School, Sydney Acuff, Khushboo Rathore


Public invited to 100-year-old Jamaican war veteran's funeral

Oswald Dixon served in RAF in second world war and died at care home in SalfordA care home is inviting members of the public to attend the funeral of a second world war veteran from Jamaica with no family in the UK.Oswald Dixon died on 25 September aged 100 after living his last four years at a home for retired service personnel in Salford, Greater Manchester. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, Society, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Military, Royal Air Force, Second world war, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Older people, Jamaica, Commonwealth immigration


"Infrequency as Constitutional Infirmity"

The title of this post is the title of this paper which was recently posted to SSRN and authored by Sam Kamin.  From its abstract: In this Article, I argue that the infrequency with which the death penalty is currently being imposed in this country is one of the principal reasons that courts should intervene to prevent it.  Infrequency is the fatal flaw in the contemporary imposition of the death penalty for at least three reasons.  First, and most obviously, it demonstrates that the penalty ha...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Georgia, Furman, Sam Kamin, Douglas A Berman


'We are hurtling towards a surveillance state’: the rise of facial recognition technology

It can pick out shoplifters, international criminals and lost children in seconds. But as the cameras proliferate, who’s watching the watchers?Gordon’s wine bar is reached through a discreet side-door, a few paces from the slipstream of London theatregoers and suited professionals powering towards their evening train. A steep staircase plunges visitors into a dimly lit cavern, lined with dusty champagne bottles and faded newspaper clippings, which appears to have had only minor refurbishment sin...
Tags: Technology, Human Rights, Privacy, Law, Surveillance, Facial Recognition


Vic Mignogna Lawsuits Tossed Out, Cancel Culture Reigns

Vic Mignogna, a popular Western voice actor known for voicing several notable anime characters such as Edward Elric, had the remainder of his 17 claims in his lawsuit dismissed, once again proving that cancel culture is very much real and that a person can have their life ruined with false accusations (that is if the […]
Tags: Politics, Usa, Law, International, Feminism, Courts, Anime, Seiyuu, Funimation



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