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Jesus Wasn’t A Socialist


Tags: Politics, Military, Jesus


The Geek in Review Ep. 56 – And the Survey Says… Kevin Clem on the HBR Law Department Survey

This week, we bring on Kevin Clem, Chief Commercial Officer for HBR Consulting. Kevin discusses the HBR Law Department Survey which has become a staple in the industry over the past 16 years. There is still a bit of a Family Feud between the in-house and the outside counsel ranks, but the survey is showing that there are lots of opportunities for the two sides to communicate and collaborate, rather than keep the status quo in the relationship. GC’s are wanting their outside firms to help th...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, Foia, Surveys, Hbr, Levi, Trump, Greg, Kevin, Richard Dawson, Clem, Marlene, Pepperdine, Jerry David DeCicca, Kevin Clem


Woman Puts Injured Bobcat In Her Car

Via WiscoDave, this ridiculous report. Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials say if you see an injured animal, do not pick it up and put it in your car. CPW tweeted that a woman found an injured bobcat on the side of the road. She placed the cat in the backseat of her car next to her child. Officials were able to remove the cat and say it was too injured to react to the woman putting it in her car. She’s blessed that cat didn’t rip her child’s eyes out.  These are feral animals.  Teach people n...
Tags: Animals, Military, Colorado Parks


Rare, High-Priced Guns

TFB: The famous command given to Revolutionary War soldiers at the Battle of Bunker Hill – “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes” – resulted in forever identifying the musket credited with the first shot fired against British troops on that fateful day in June of 1775. John Simpson, a Private in the 1st New Hampshire Regiment, was court martialed for disobeying orders, successfully documenting the gun that fired the first shot in the historic battle. However, Simpson was lightly pun...
Tags: Guns, Military, Denver, Firearms, John Simpson, Simpson, Bunker Hill, Army Air Force, Francis Marion, 1911, 1911s, Charlestown Massachusetts, Morphy Auctions, Dan Morphy, New Hampshire Regiment, Battle of Bunker Hill


British Porn Ban Abandoned

The British government has dropped their plan to force internet users to submit personal details in order to access pornography. Conservative Member of Parliament Nicky Morgan, who is currently the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, has issued a statement confirming that the British government will “not be commencing” with its plans […]
Tags: Politics, UK, Privacy, Law, International, Nicky Morgan, Pornography, Anime, Porn Sites, State for Digital Culture Media and Sport


Fall colors.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Ann Althouse


Police arrest hundreds over international child sexual abuse website

South Korean-based site accepted digital currency for access to videos, with victims rescued in US, UK and SpainHundreds of people have been arrested in a worldwide operation over a South Korea-based dark web child sexual abuse site that sold videos for digital cash.Officials from the United States, Britain and South Korea described the network as one of the largest operations they had encountered to date. Continue reading...
Tags: South Korea, Internet, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Child protection, Cryptocurrencies, Darknet, US UK, United States Britain


Usual suspects playing usual roles in Malvo argument over juve LWOP sentencing

In recent SCOTUS history, Eighth Amendment cases in the Supreme Court tended to be pretty predictable with certain Justices as regular votes for defendants, others as regular votes for the state, and Justice Kennedy (and sometimes the Chief Justice) being the key swing voter.  But Justice Kennedy is now gone, and it appear from this SCOTUS review of the oral argument in Mathena v. Malvo that Justice Kennedy's replacement, Justice Kavanaugh, may be slipping into the swinger shoes: Kavanaugh aske...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Kennedy, Montgomery, Miller, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Fourth Circuit, Ginsburg, Alito, Virginia Supreme Court, Breyer, Kagan, Kavanaugh


House Judiciary subcommittee to hold oversight hearing on "Federal Bureau of Prisons and Implementation of the First Step Act"

As detailed at this link, the US House of Representative's Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security (of the Committee on the Judiciary) has scheduled for the afternoon of Thursday October 17 an "Oversight Hearing on the Federal Bureau of Prisons and Implementation of the First Step Act."  The witness list is available at this link. I am cautiously hopeful that this hearing will result in some significant new data and other information about FIRST STEP Act implementation effort, al...
Tags: Law, US, Federal Bureau of Prisons, House Judiciary Subcommittee, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Homeland Security of the Committee


Post Useless Debate — See Also

CODIFYING ROE AS A STATUTE WILL PROTECTION NOTHING: If you want to strengthen women’s rights, we’re gonna need that Constitutional Amendment. JUDGE MOCKS DERSHOWITZ ARGUMENT: Republication is still a thing I guess. DLA PIPER PARTNER OUT: Partner at center of sexual misconduct investigation has parted ways with the firm. NY LAWYER GUNNED DOWN: While serving […]
Tags: Law, Dershowitz, See Also


This Law School Is Aces At Getting You Real Life Legal Experience

It is possible for law schools to provide you with hands on experience.
Tags: Law, Law Schools


London Metropolitan Police Service bans Extinction Rebellion from entering the city

Folks have been protesting about our species' slow turning of the knife deeper into the belly of Mother Earth for a long time now. However, once it became evident that it was a killing wound we inflicted on the environment, leaving us well and truly fucked, the protests escalated in size and numbers. Quickly. Kids have been walking out of class, taking to the streets by the thousands. The pillaging of the Amazon, which has been going on for decades, is suddenly on the agenda in a big way with th...
Tags: Amazon, Post, UK, London, News, Activism, Law, United Nations, The Environment, Heathrow Airport, Dumpster Fires, Extinction Rebellion, London s Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police Areas, Not So Hot Fuzz, London Metropolitan Police Service


It’s Brian Moynihan’s World, We’re All Just Basking In His Sunshine

The former Eeyore of Wall Street is now a compulsive winner making life more interesting for Jamie Dimon.
Tags: Law, Finance, Brian Moynihan, Eeyore


"I’m into some cool sheet, some dark stuff."

Is anyone else listening to Ronan Farrow’s audiobook of “Catch and Kill” and baffled by his decision to do voices? Important reporting/audition for SNL showcase? This is his “Tough Ukrainian Guy.” pic.twitter.com/ULGGtNPAWe— Craig Rowin (@CraigRowin) October 16, 2019 From "Ronan Farrow’s Deranged Impressions on the Catch and Kill Audiobook, Reviewed" (Slate).I think it's great that he does the voices! Both his parents are actors. Well, I guess it does make it comical... and the topic is dead s...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Accents, Ronan Farrow, Ann Althouse, Craig Rowin


Off-Topic Chart of the Day from Google’s N-Gram Viewer

As you can see,  “Justice” is down; “Property” is up; and “Rights” are soaring; “Equity” never had a chance.
Tags: Google, Law, Patent


National Debt No Big Deal? More Economists Unconcerned With Trillion-Dollar Government Deficits

More national debt is not ‘bad’ under any and all conditions, and less is not ‘good’ under any and all conditions. It really depends on what you’re doing with the money.
Tags: Law, Finance, Gdp, Deficit, National Debt, Economists, Jonathan Wolf


Argument analysis: “D.C. sniper” case could hinge on Kavanaugh

It has been 17 years since John Allen Muhammad and Lee Boyd Malvo, known as the “D.C. snipers,” shot and killed 12 people and injured six more. The Washington, D.C., area was paralyzed with fear until the then-42-year-old Muhammad and Malvo, who was then 17, were arrested at a Maryland rest stop. Muhammad was sentenced to death and executed in 2009, and Malvo was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. This afternoon the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Malvo’s challen...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Virginia, Louisiana, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Montgomery, Miller, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Howe, Simmons, Muhammad


How To Increase Your Odds Of Solo And Small Law Firm Success By 42 Percent

Putting goals into writing is such a powerful tool for increasing your odds of success. Why not try it today?
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


"[Felicity] Huffman will be expected to eat breakfast from 5:30 a.m. to 6:15 a.m., lunch from 10:45 a.m. to noon, and dinner after 4 p.m. When she’s not eating, Huffman can do a variety of things..."

"... including listening to music on a pre-approved device. She’s also allowed to work on one in-unit craft project at a time. This includes cross-stitch, drawing, card making, crotchet, origami, scrapbooking and watercolor. If she wants to spend time outside, which is open to her from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Huffman can engage in a series of sports, including basketball, volleyball, track, softball, and tennis. While at the prison, Huffman will be expected to wear an inmate uniform at all times...
Tags: Prison, Law, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, Dublin, People Magazine, Knitting, Felicity Huffman, Moore, Huffman, Patty Hearst, Gerald Ford, Ann Althouse, Sara Jane Moore


"Hello, the men. My advice on modern masculinity would be to look at all those traits you believe are feminine and interrogate why you are so obsessed with being the opposite."

"Because this idea that to be a man you have to be the furthest away from being a woman that you possibly can is really weird. Why is everyone so scared of not being masculine? If you consider many of those in power, those who claim to be 'leading' the world at the moment, you've got a lot of hypermasculine man-babies, with terrible hair and no ability to compromise." , writing in (of all places) Gentleman's Quarterly.With that "hypermasculine man-babies, with terrible hair," she's got to mean T...
Tags: Law, Mitt Romney, Donald Trump, Columbia, Trump, John McWhorter, Meade, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Gadsby, McWhorter, Hannah Gadsby, Trump styles, Julie Sedivy, Sedivy, McWhorter Trump


Judge Mocks That Bonkers Republication Argument Dershowitz Made

Dershowitz fails in his motion to dismiss but succeeds in disqualifying Boies Schiller.
Tags: Law, Courts, David Boies, Jeffrey Epstein, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Loretta Preska, Sigrid Stone McCawley


How Much Should Lawyers Charge? [Sponsored]

Check out these 7 factors to determine your hourly rate.
Tags: Money, Law, Clio, Attorney Fees, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms


‘Codifying’ Roe v. Wade Will Do Nothing To Save It From Conservatives

It's not a bad idea, it's just not nearly enough to blunt the conservative war on women.
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Roe v. Wade, The Jabot


Expungement and Sealing: New Jersey State Background Check

My question involves criminal records for the state of: NEW JERSEY Do I have to list arrest for dui's on expungement petition? I peaded guilty of one in 1982. They are not on my background check. Do I have to list arrests on the expungement papers that are not on my State background check? I was arrested about 38 years ago for drinking in public. I think I was only issues a ticket and paid a $15.00 fine. The town could not locate anything on me. Also that same year I was charged with a di...
Tags: Law, Criminal Records, New Jersey State Background Check


‘Criminals Owe Me Favors’: Defense Attorney Accused Of Threatening, Beating, Stalking Ex-Girlfriend

A criminal defense attorney on the wrong side of the law now needs his own criminal defense attorney.
Tags: Crime, Law, Domestic Violence, Legal Ethics, Quote Of The Day, Attorney Misconduct, Criminal Defense Attorneys, Matthew Russel Meyer


Transgender Man Ruled ‘Mother’ Of His Child

Hopefully, this family will find the legal recognition and protection they deserve, one way or another.
Tags: Law, Family law, Transgender Rights, United Kingdom / Great Britain, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Freddy McConnell


Webinar Tomorrow: How Law Firms Can Use Lean Methodologies to Grow Profits

Some of the world’s most efficient and forward-thinking manufacturing companies long ago learned the power of lean methodologies and systems thinking. But how can law firms employ lean thinking and methodologies to grow profits and strengthen client relationships? That will be the topic we explore in a free webinar tomorrow, Leaner Law Firm, Fatter Revenues, presented by the cloud-based practice-management software Rocket Matter and the blog Above the Law. I’ll be serving as moderator, but the p...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Aba, Rocket Matter, Bob Ambrogi, Larry Port


Just Two Weeks Left to Enter Your Blog in the LexBlog Excellence Awards

The deadline is Nov. 1 to nominate a blog post for the inaugural LexBlog Excellence Awards, designed to honor exemplary writing on legal blogs. As I explained in an earlier post, these awards are unlike other “best blog” awards. Rather than focus on the blog as a whole, ours are intended to recognize individual blog posts. We want to celebrate and recognize great writing on legal blogs by shining a spotlight on the best examples. We will present awards honoring outstanding posts in six categorie...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Lexblog, Bob Ambrogi


"Mark Sanford kicked off his presidential campaign against Donald Trump in Philly. One person showed up."

Headline at The Philadelphia Inquirer. The reporter was the only person.“Nobody knows me in Philadelphia. I get it,” Sanford said. “I think in life we all do what we can do, what’s within our power to have an effect. So we’re just sort of moving along as we go along.”ADDED: This made me think of Pat Paulson. Pat Paulsen For President from The Hammer Works on Vimeo. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Philadelphia, Donald Trump, Philly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Sanford, Mark Sanford, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Gov. Sanford, Pat Paulson Pat Paulsen



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