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Bullpup Rifle Competing To Replace The M4s And M249s

From The Drive. Great idea.  Put the explosion closer to the shooter’s ear and cause even more hearing damage. In the mean time, there is absolutely nothing wrong with the M4 or M249.
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Firearms


Henry Side Gate Lever Action Rifle Review

At Ammoland. For now, available only in .35 Remington, .38-55 Winchester, and .30-30 Winchester. I saw a comment from Matt Bracken a few days ago with which I agreed.  There is a good argument for having a wheel gun and a lever gun in the same caliber (and I don’t have to point out that it has to do with ammunition compatibility, with the rifle round having a somewhat higher muzzle velocity than the revolver). But for me to become interested, they’re going to have to expand the line to include ...
Tags: Guns, Military, Winchester, Firearms, Matt Bracken, Remington, Ammoland, Henry Side Gate Lever Action Rifle Review


The Hong Kong Protests: A Case Study Of Police And Military Use Of Force

Via WRSA, this report wasn’t authored in China.  No, it was written by Nicholas Blasco, of the U.S. Army War College. The second concern regards the use of paramilitary forces, especially as a deterrent. The Chinese military started to build up across the border from Hong Kong on 11 August. A paramilitary force known as the People’s Armed Police can loosely be equated to a stability policing unit. Stability police conducts activities along the full spectrum of conflict with one of its primary mi...
Tags: Hong Kong, Politics, China, Department Of Defense, Beijing, Military, Nato, Department of Defense DOD, WRSA, People 's Armed Police, Hong Kong Given, Nicholas Blasco, U S Army War College


"Utterly Refuted"

A legal malpractice claim dismissal was affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department In this legal malpractice action, plaintiff alleges that defendant Frunzi, a partner of defendant Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP, agreed to represent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, LLP, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Schulte Roth Zabel, Frunzi


Improvised Bush Shelter

If you have the time, this is a unique solution to the problem of improvising a shelter in the bush.  I do have one comment from an engineering perspective. For the ropes he used on top for “widow makers,” since he didn’t cut the rope and attach each piece to the trees (he just wrapped it around repeatedly), one falling tree with enough force to break a single strand of the rope would cause the rest to fail since the parts are all connected.  For more protection, cut the rope and attach pieces t...
Tags: Military, Survival


USPTO Eligibility Examination Practice

Under Dir. Iancu, the USPTO has taken a seemingly broader view of eligibility than the Supreme Court, albeit much narrower than before Bilski, Alice, and Mayo. In January 2019, the PTO published a set of Patent Eligibility Guidance (2019 PEG).  On October 17, 2019, the PTO released a new set of revisions based upon public comments. “All USPTO personnel are expected to follow the guidance.” [January 2019 PEG][October 2019 UPDATE] The January 2019 PEG particularly limits “abstract ideas” to three ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Patent, PTO, Alice Step, Dir Iancu, USPTO Eligibility Examination Practice, Bilski Alice


Ransomware Attack Reportedly Hits Practice Management Company, Locking Lawyers Out of their Case Files

The case management software company TrialWorks was reportedly hit by a ransomware attack, shutting down its platform for at least four days and locking some lawyers out of their case files. According to the TechBento blog, the attack started last Sunday and lasted at least through yesterday. I have not been able to confirm with the company if the situation has been resolved. One customer on Twitter told me as of 8:49 p.m. ET on Oct. 17 that her firm was still unable to access their files. I hav...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Uncategorized, Alex, Anthony, TrialWorks, Defense Research Institute, Lawyers Lake Worth


"Living in a state of enquiry, neutrality and uncertainty, beyond dogma and grand conviction, is good for the business of songwriting, and for my life in general."

"This is the reason I tend to become uncomfortable around all ideologies that brand themselves as 'the truth' or 'the way.'... This not only includes most religions, but also atheism, radical bi-partisan politics or any system of thought, including 'woke' culture, that finds its energy in self-righteous belief and the suppression of contrary systems of thought. Regardless of the virtuous intentions of many woke issues, it is its lack of humility and the paternalistic and doctrinal sureness of it...
Tags: Law, Amsterdam, Nick Cave, Ann Althouse, Cruel Neutrality, The Amsterdam Notebooks


Retailers: Taking Pet Shop to Small Claims Court - Sold Dog with Parvovirus

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: Florida I have filed a claim in Small Claims Court to recover cost of dog and medical expenses in treating dog who died 5 days after brining it home. Dog was diagnosed with Parvovirus. I have just received a "Motion to Invoke Florida Rules of Civil Procedure" from the defendant's attorney. Do I need to hire an attorney? What does this mean I should do?
Tags: Florida, Law, Consumer Law


"Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday agreed to a deal with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that accepted a Turkish military presence in a broad part of northern Syria in exchange for the promise of a five-day cease-fire..."

"... completing an abrupt reversal of American policy in the Syrian conflict. Emerging from close to five hours of talks after a hastily arranged trip to Ankara, the Turkish capital, Mr. Pence hailed the agreement as a diplomatic victory for President Trump, calling it a 'solution we believe will save lives.' The agreement 'ends the violence — which is what President Trump sent us here to do,' Mr. Pence said at a news conference at the ambassador’s residence. Turkey’s foreign minister, Mevlut Ca...
Tags: Law, Turkey, Syria, United States, Erdogan, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Trump, Ankara, Mike Pence, Donald J Trump, Pence, Mevlut Cavusoglu, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump and foreign policy, nice Trump


Civil Rights Issues: Can a Cop Blue Light You and Issue a Ticket While in Your Driveway

My question involves civil rights in the State of: Mississippi. I was driving down some back roads on my way home. While I was going up my driveway, an unmarked Dodge charger pulled in behind me out of nowhere. They then turned out their blue lights, and I pulled up to where I normally park. The cops gets out and says I was going 140 mph for about a mile. He gives me a reckless driving ticket and never explains the ticket, writes the ticket wrong, and tells me he should be arresting me. I asked ...
Tags: Mississippi, Law, Civil Rights


Rudy’s Folly — See Also

Rudy Giuliani Fires His Lawyer: I'm sure this will work out well for him. The Latest Twist In The DLA Piper Sexual Assault Case: Now the accuser has been put on leave. Getting Fired Isn't That Bad: Well, if you're Preet Bharara. Technology Fails: I'm just here for the LOLZ. Not Every Legal Ranking Is Good: Like when women are left out.
Tags: Law, Rudy, Rudy Giuliani, Dla Piper, See Also


Argument analysis: Justices probe the limits of prosecutions of noncitizens under state identity-theft laws

The Supreme Court heard oral argument yesterday in Kansas v. Garcia, which presents a potential conflict between state identity-theft prosecutions and federal immigration law. The justices must decide whether the federal Immigration Reform and Control Act preempts the state’s prosecution of unauthorized noncitizens who used stolen social security numbers to gain employment. After a lively hour of argument, during which all but the famously reticent Justice Clarence Thomas asked multiple question...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Arizona, Kansas, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Doj, Garcia, John Roberts, Kansas Supreme Court, SCHMIDT, Hughes, Ginsburg


Real Lawyers To Stage Road Show at Clio Cloud Conference

Real Lawyers will be staging a road show at the Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego next Monday and Tuesday. Real Lawyers has staged road shows in close to 100 cities across the United States, Canada and Europe over the last fifteen years. We’ll be there live video interviewing legal tech entrepreneurs, legal bloggers who are connecting with people and advancing the law, speakers (the likes of whom are not seen at other legal conferences), and attendees. People’s stories – the highs, the lows, t...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Law, San Diego, Jack, Clio, Legal Marketing, Facebook Live, Twitter Linkedin, United States Canada, Melissa Lin, Facebook With Real Lawyers


Six People Who Managed Not To Get Fired By Henry Kravis Now Taking Over For Henry Kravis

It takes a half-dozen men what it once took only one Kravis and one Roberts to do.
Tags: Law, Finance, Roberts, Henry Kravis, Kravis


They’re Just Admitting It, Again

Trump's chief of staff admits to corruption.
Tags: Politics, Crime, Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Tweet Of The Day


The Law Of Foul Language

A village court justice has been removed from office by the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct email statements to a client in his (permitted) part-time law practice Between October 24, 2014, and February 22, 2015, respondent sent nine emails... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, New York Commission on Judicial Conduct


Guns For Fees Draws Stayed Suspension

The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed a stayed suspension as described in this report from Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court today sanctioned a law firm’s former managing partner for accepting $28,000 in guns in lieu of payment for legal... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court


Biglaw Partner Slams Ranking For Not Including Enough Women

You can't just hope diversity works out.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Biglaw, Chris Arnold, Mayer Brown, The Jabot, Legal Cheek


Surprise Settlement Occurs In Sutter Health Antitrust Case

The case was expected to have nationwide implications on how hospital systems negotiate prices with insurers. If the plaintiffs prevailed, Sutter was expected to face damages of up to $2.7 billion.
Tags: Law, Sutter, Health Care / Medicine


Sales Agreements: Bought 2005 Vehicle from Private Party. Not Given Smog Certificate

My question involves a consumer law issue in the State of: CA Last Saturday I bought a used 2005 vehicle from a private party. I checked that it had current registration paid (renewal is in 01/2020). But I didn't know I also needed a smog certificate. All I received was the title, bill of sale, and the current registration. He drove the car to the bank parking lot so I figured it was legally drive-able. We only communicated through text, so I have extensive records. He agreed to a 40 second vide...
Tags: Law, Cars and Dealerships


New EEOC case is a not-so-subtle reminder that we still have a lot of work to do to improve race relations

The allegations in this case—which the EEOC just filed against a Louisiana river transporter—remind us that while race relations have improved over the past several decades, they are far from perfect and we remain a nation with a lot of work to do. Lionel Jones, African-American, has worked for American River Transportation Company as a deckhand since September 2016. For the first year of his employment, he worked with a white employee by the name of Cody Hampton. Hampton, along with other whi...
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Jones, Hampton, EEOC, Keith Hill, Jon Hyman, Lionel Jones, American River Transportation Company, Cody Hampton Hampton, Hampton Commenting, New Orleans Field Office, Rudy Sustaita, Houston Office


Why America’s Christian foundation is a myth

A new book by attorney Andrew Seidel, 'The Founding Myth: Why Christian nationalism Is Un-American', takes on the myth of America's Christian founding. Christian nationalism is the belief that the United States was founded as a Christian nation on Christian principles, and that the nation has strayed from that original foundation. Judeo-Christian principles are fundamentally opposed to the principles on which America was built, argues Seidel. The Founding Myth: Why Christian Nationali...
Tags: Europe, Politics, Education, Law, Religion, America, History, Policy, United States, Netherlands, Christianity, Innovation, Muslim, Jesus, God, Christian


Trademark Filing Issues

If you have a trademark deadline coming up in the next two weeks, I’d advise that you plan ahead just a bit to ensure that you have enough time to make it through the new USPTO security. The new system will require two-step authentication both for TEAS and TEASi (international version). You’ll need a USPTO.gov account: https://my.uspto.gov/ More info here: https://www.uspto.gov/about-us/news-updates/teas-login-requirement
Tags: Law, Uspto, Patent


Wyden's "Mind Your Own Business Act" would force online services to respect Do Not Track

Do Not Track was a standardized way for browsers to tell services that their owners did not consent to having their activities and usage logged; however, it was subverted by Big Tech and big media companies and turned into a useless tick-box that had virtually no impact on your privacy. Now, Senator Ron Wyden [D-OR] (previously) is circulating a characteristically right-on piece of draft online privacy legislation called the Mind Your Own Business Act that would give Do Not Track settings t...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Business, Happy Mutants, News, Privacy, Law, Congress, Commission, Wyden, Ftc, Ron Wyden, Big Tech, Do Not Track, Joe Simons, Makena Kelly


Lawyer Gets Court-Ordered Extension To Watch Baseball Playoffs

Do we really need extensions for baseball?
Tags: Law, Sports, Courts


IP-Backed Finance: When Using IP As Collateral Can Pay Dividends

An IP portfolio can be a hidden source of collateral for a lender who is otherwise on the fence about whether to put forth a loan to a company in need.
Tags: Law, Finance, Intellectual Property, Jennifer DeTrani


The Attorney Of Tomorrow: One Law School’s Approach To Preparing Students For The Future Of Legal Practice [Sponsored]

Lawyers will need to be tech-fluent, business-savvy, and highly skilled in specialty areas.
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Legal Practice, Sponsored Content, Hofstra Law School


Donald R. Dunner (1931-2019)

Donald Dunner passed away this week at 88. He was a dean of the patent bar, excellent attorney, and a good friend to many of us. I personally learned a tremendous amount from Don – both in our private conversations and in watching his craft.  Patent law mainstay Hal Wegner called him “one of the most important figures in the American patent field of recent decades.” I already miss him. Tribute from his firm Law.Com Tribute IPWatchdog Tribute BIO Article from 2009 (via Hal Wegner)
Tags: Law, Patent, Don, Donald Dunner, Donald R Dunner, Hal Wegner



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