In Memoriam: Oscar Gray (1926-2019)

A well-known torts scholar, Professor Gray taught for a quarter-century at the University of Maryland, where he was emeritus. There is a memorial notice here.... [Author: Brian Leiter]
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Poor Judgment

The Oklahoma Supreme Court imposed an interim suspension for a criminal conviction On September 11, 2019, Shelley Lynne Levisay entered the plea of no contest to a felony charge of Harboring a Fugitive From Justice in violation of 21 O.S.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Shelley Lynne Levisay

Mental Health And Fitness To Practice

The Illinois Review Board recommends that an attorney be suspended for six months and until further order for criminal conduct This matter arose from an incident in which Respondent broke windows of several businesses, for which he pled guilty to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Review Board

The Second Amendment Isn’t The Second Commandment

A pastor named James Pence. As a nation we have seemed to somehow elevated the Second Amendment to the status of one of the Ten Commandments as if God positively said, “Thou shalt bear arms.” Of course the irony is there is the commandment that forbids murder, and nowhere in Holy Scriptures do we see the necessity of having weapons. [ … ] The times call for bold action once again in the face of the national epidemic of gun violence by restricting a class of weapons to only the military and our l...
Tags: Religion, Rome, Military, Gun Control, Jesus, Digest, Cicero, Adam, Fitzgerald, Cyrene, Mommsen, Linderski, Atticus Letter, Cicero Philippics, Synesius, James Pence

Weapon Of War And It’s Contemporary Relevance

David Codrea. “They all started out as ‘weapons war,’ you lying [email protected]$$!” I’d love to hear somebody within microphone range yell back. Having “every other terrible implement of the soldier” is what the Founders intended “the people” to keep and bear. Even the rigged Miller opinion admitted the plan was for their arms to have “some reasonable relationship to the preservation or efficiency of a well-regulated militia [or] that this weapon is any part of the ordinary military equipment, or that its...
Tags: Guns, Afghanistan, Military, Marine Corps, Miller, Firearms, Quantico, John Moses Browning, David Codrea, Vietnam Iraq, Weapons and Tactics, Zad Afghanistan Carlos Hathcock

Behavior Issues: Protecting Student from Threatening Classmate

My question involves juvenile law in the State of: CA My daughter is in high school. A boy in one of her classes seems to be emotionally disturbed and has behaviour issues including making inappropriate comments to other students. He is being bullied by some students and is also bullying students like my daughter and two other girls in the ciass. He repeatedly calls my daughter by a wrong name, (example, referring to her as "Jane" when her name is "Mary") & telling my daughter that he hopes she...
Tags: Law, Juvenile Law, Jane, Mary quot

Law School Students Take To The Streets — See Also

DLA Piper Protests: The controversy at the firm won't let up. Giuliani Associates Arrested: Comic Sans was your first hint something wasn't right. That's One Way To Retire Early: But is it worth it? Dentons Has A Plan: Getting bigger by getting more local. Welcome To The GRE: Akron Law gets on board.
Tags: Law, Giuliani, Dla Piper, See Also, Akron Law


I am becoming irritated by the vagueness surrounding the origins of the word millionaire, and I am hoping the Varied Reader can help out. I was intrigued by the idea that (as Wikipedia puts it s.v. John Law) “The term ‘millionaire’ was coined specifically to describe the beneficiaries of Law’s scheme,” i.e. the Banque Royale (“The collapse of the Mississippi Company and the Banque Royale tarnished the word banque (‘bank’) so much that France abandoned central banking for almost a century, possi...
Tags: Law, France, Wikipedia, Uncategorized, Linguistics, Byron, Benjamin Disraeli, Louis XVI, Mississippi Company, Banque Royale, Wikipedia Millionaire, Vivian Grey, Steven Fentiman

Forget Law Schools, This Undergraduate College Dominates The Supreme Court

Another thing some of the justices have in common.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Trivia Question of the Day

vLex Partners With LexBlog To Add 400,000 Blog Posts To Global Research Collection

These blogs will become part of a new category that vLex launched in July.
Tags: Technology, Law, Global Research Collection

Neuberger Berman, Saba Capital Disagree On Definition Of ‘Winning’

You’d think it wouldn’t matter, given that both agree on the practical implications, but the hedge fund hopes the SEC sees it differently.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC, Neuberger Berman Saba Capital Disagree

They Didn’t Teach This In Law School: Interviewing Clients Who Have Experienced Trauma [Sponsored]

You need to navigate boundaries and potential triggers carefully.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline

Prominent Conservative Lawyers Supporting Impeachment

They aren't happy with the latest presidential scandal.
Tags: Politics, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Impeachment

Dallas Cop Seen Wearing Punisher Logo During Altercation at Community Oversight Meeting

At the first public meeting of Dallas’s newly formed Community Police Oversight Board earlier this week, dozens of residents who came to share their concerns about law enforcement were surprised to learn the board had no intention of letting anyone from the community actually make a comment. And at least one officer…Read more...
Tags: Science, Police, Marvel, Racism, Military, Terrorism, Dallas, Police Brutality, Marvel Comics, Mass Shootings, The Punisher, Community Police Oversight Board

Argument preview: A conflict between plain text and background rules

On Wednesday, October 16, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Rotkiske v. Klemm, yet another case arising from the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Although the FDCPA has a long history of putting fiddly questions of statutory interpretation before the justices, this case has broader implications. It forces the court to confront the question of how to read language commonly used in statutes of limitations against the background of the so-called “discovery rule.” Under the discovery rule, ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Fdcpa, Antonin Scalia, Klemm, U S Court of Appeals, Equitable, Philadelphia Municipal Court, 3rd Circuit, NCLC, Merits Cases, National Consumer Law Center, U S Courts of Appeals

Halloween-Themed Legal Tech Podcast In Case That’s Exactly What You Need For The Holiday

Building your legal tech the Frankenstein way.
Tags: Technology, Law, Jess Birken, LAWSome

Bruce Schneier makes the case for "public interest technologists"

Law school grads routinely go to work for crusading nonprofits and even those in private practice do pro bono work, thanks to a widespread understanding that lawyers have a professional duty to work for the public interest -- after all, understanding and navigating the law is a necessary precondition for freedom and fairness. Technology is another form of law, and a failure to understand tech can get us into real problems, especially at the policy level, where politicians' failures to come ...
Tags: Video, News, Law, Tech, Royal Society, Schneier, Mike Masnick, Bruce Schneier, Pro Bono, Public Interest Technologists

Lawyer Reflects On Mental Health After Surviving Attempt To Take His Own Life

If you are concerned about yourself or another bar member, there is help available.
Tags: Law, Suicide, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Quote Of The Day, Eric Lang

The Donna Read Show: New Contract Analysis Software Spots Small Issues Before They Blow Up [Sponsored]

Donna is a contract-editing software whose purpose is to provide context and relevant information when you need it in order to spot those easy-to-overlook mistakes.
Tags: Technology, Law, Donna, Sponsored Content, Jared Correia, Contract Editing Software, Donna Legal, Donna Read

Speeding Tickets: Contesting 71 Over 55 on Washington State's SR 270

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington, Whitman County District Court in Pullman, WA. Presiding Judge would be John Hart. I read Barry's sticky thread on this topic, but WA state prosecution has updated their boilerplate forms (both infraction and officer's SMD affidavit) to fix many, if not all of the loopholes mentioned in the sticky. Out of naivety and taking friends' advise, I subpoenaed the ticketing officer. After researching online, I found out that it's a bad...
Tags: Law, Washington State, Barry, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, WA, IRLJ, John Hart

Look Who’s Laughing Now: Rudy Giuliani’s ‘Comic Sans’ Stooges Arrested

Crazy Rudy's got more problems, but John Dowd is looking like he made the right choice.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Rudy, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, John Dowd, Igor Fruman, Lev Parnas

Cheap Biglaw Associate Survives On Rice And Beans, Squirrels Away Six Figures To Retire

Do you think you'd be able to live like this?
Tags: Money, Law, Millennials, Biglaw

Cheap Biglaw Associate Survives On Rice And Beans Has Squirreled Away Six Figures To Retire

Do you think you'd be able to live like this?
Tags: Money, Law, Millennials, Biglaw

Initial One-On-One CSO Meetings: What I Am Looking For

Career services officers want to find out all about first-year students, why they came to law school, and what they hope to accomplish upon graduation. 
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Career Services, Law Students, 1Ls, Nicholas Alexiou

"Turkey has been planning to attack the Kurds for a long time. They have been fighting forever. We have no soldiers or Military anywhere near the attack area."

"I am trying to end the ENDLESS WARS. Talking to both sides. Some want us to send tens of thousands of soldiers to the area and start a new war all over again. Turkey is a member of NATO. Others say STAY OUT, let the Kurds fight their own battles (even with our financial help). I say hit Turkey very hard financially & with sanctions if they don’t play by the rules! I am watching closely."Trump tweets.Did he mean we had no soldiers or military anywhere near the attack area even before his recent ...
Tags: Law, Turkey, Syria, Nato, Trump, Genocide, Ann Althouse, Trump And The Military

"So by the time the Norwegian Spirit had diverted to several alternative ports — spending extra unplanned days at sea — passengers were on edge."

"They had already missed out on Iceland, the trip’s main attraction. By Monday, a week and a half in, travelers were gathered with their bags and cameras, looking forward to being on land again in Scotland. As the 2,018-passenger vessel neared shore, according to two passengers, a voice came over the public-address system announcing that weather would prevent it from making yet another stop. 'That’s when the riots broke out on the ship,' says Cody McNutt, 31, of Denver, who was onboard with his ...
Tags: Travel, Law, Scotland, Stupid, Iceland, Ships, Denver, McNutt, Ann Althouse, Cody McNutt

Contracts Everywhere: How To Survive In A ‘Do More With Less’ Environment [Sponsored]

Contracts are getting more complex, more difficult to manage, and more resource intensive. Learn how you can set your team up for success.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Legal Operations, Malbek

5 Ways for Lawyers to Attract Your Ideal Client [Infographic]

Originally published on May 22, 2019; updated with new info on Oct. 10, 2019. Here’s a lesson that many attorneys learn the hard way: you will never have that lifestyle law firm you want if you keep taking on the wrong types of clients. These are the people that fall outside a pre-defined category of what constitutes your ideal client.  You need to look at your most profitable clients and create an ideal client profile, then qualify your leads to fit that profile. These five tried-and-true tips ...
Tags: Law, Ways for Lawyers

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