Light Posting For The Next Few Days

It’s been a season of loss for me.  First, my job at the end of 2018.  Then my beloved dog of ten years, on New Year’s eve. Today I lost my precious father, who passed away at 5:15 pm.  But the great thing is that he knew the Lord, so I will see him in heaven.  I will be posting, but it will be light.  I must focus on other things.  As always, talk to each other in the comments.
Tags: Personal, Military

Paul Harrell On Non-Hollow Point Ammunition In Your Carry Gun

The “Extreme Defender” did very well.  I thought it would, and had blogged on this in the past.  The nose flute is designed, combined with the spinning bullet, to cause localized hydrostatic shock with velocities lower than that caused by bullet velocity alone would with a FMJ, whether pointed or flat nose (which is somewhere near 2200 FPS).
Tags: Guns, Military, Firearms, Paul Harrell

HOA and Adoption of Bylaws

My question involves personal property located in the State of: Arizona I recently sued my HOA to host a removal meeting. The judge at the time ruled that all signatories on the petition were allowed to vote. The judge ruled that the bylaws submitted by the BOD were invalid because they were not signed and/or adopted through minute meeting notes. The BOD asked homeowners to prove they paid their monthly assessment dues, since the old BOD refused to turn over any financial records. They star...
Tags: Law, Arizona, Personal Property

.50 Caliber Rifle In Mexico

The Trace. Mexican authorities were outgunned by criminal cartels in two notable incidents this month. In both cases, the criminals were armed with high-powered .50-caliber firearms. First, on October 13, in the state of Michoacan, a police convoy was ambushed with .50-caliber sniper rifles, leaving 13 officers dead and nine wounded. Four days later, in the state of Sinaloa, the government was forced to abandon an operation to arrest the son of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, after his henchmen assau...
Tags: Asia, Mexico, China, Military, United States, Middle East, Arizona, Gun Control, Fox News, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Tijuana, Sinaloa, Joaquin, MichoacAn, CNC

Under Obama There Came To Be A Cancer In the Pentagon

News and views. Do  you remember when Obama started purging the upper echelons in the Pentagon, sometimes under cover of law, sometimes under cover of darkness? After the pullout from Iraq, Obama had a little list of those people he didn’t want to see serving anymore in America’s military. Some he fired outright. Others he treated so shabbily that they had no option put to leave. Just in the first five years of his presidency, Obama fired almost 200 military officers: [W]hat has happened to ou...
Tags: Obama, Obama Administration, White House, America, Department Of Defense, Military, Pentagon, Benghazi, Iraq Obama, U S Africa Command, Paul Vallely, Carter Ham, Benghazi Rear Adm, Gaouette

No Compensation For Destroyed Bump Stocks A federal judge last week dismissed a claim from bump stock retailers who sued the government for damages they incurred after having to destroy their inventory. The plaintiffs include two companies as well as two individuals who in all lost 74,995 bump stocks to the ban which took effect in March. The case, filed in a Washington, D.C. federal court, argued that the ban’s requirement that bump-stocks be surrendered or destroyed within 90 days, with no opportunity for registration, viola...
Tags: Washington, Reagan, Military, Ronald Reagan, Gun Control, Smith, ATF, Bump Stocks, Bump Stock Ban, Loren A Smith

Your Netflix binge-watching makes climate change worse, say experts

Increasing numbers are watching video on streaming services, requiring more and more energy.The emissions generated by watching a half hour of Netflix is the same as from driving almost 4 miles.Data centers consume much of the energy from streaming. None It would seem that going out to a Blockbuster of old would have left a sizable carbon footprint, with all the driving, clunky tapes and packaging. But while it may seem more environmentally friendly, expert say your modern-day rental experience...
Tags: Apple, Energy, Technology, Cook, Internet, Climate Change, Environment, Disney, Digital, Cisco, Spain, Society, Netflix, Culture, Innovation, Greenpeace

Morning snow pictures.

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

The Public Health Establishment Threw Science Into The Wastebasket

David Codrea. In it we learn how “the public health establishment threw science into the wastebasket, confusing microbiology and pathology with sociology and politics.” Faria shows us how the corrupt “public health model” of “gun violence” is really social engineering, not science, how to spot and debunk fraudulent “studies,” and how the American Medical Association has discarded the scientific method to instead push partisan politics. Doctors need to focus on the healing arts, the amelioration ...
Tags: Military, Gun Control, American Medical Association, David Codrea, Faria

The plight of military veterans who face deportation spark discussion on Capitol Hill

The plight of non-citizen U.S. military veterans who face deportation was discussed Tuesday during a Congressional hearing that examined the impact of immigration policies on active service members, veterans and their families. The hearing came a week after the deportation of Jose Segovia Benitez, a long-time Long Beach resident and former Marine who fought for the U.S. in Iraq before running afoul of the law. Most of the House members and witnesses who spoke during the Subcommittee on Immigrati...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, California, Iraq, Immigration, America, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, United States, House, Aclu, Arizona, Army

Australia Suggesting Face-Recognition for Porn Access

Australia has tried to follow in the footsteps of the United Kingdom as the sex-doll despising country’s Department of Home Affairs is suggesting that online pornography (and online wagering) should require face-recognition. In an effort to prevent children from accessing the soul-sucking, evil medium that is pornography, it has been suggested that face-recognition be required […]
Tags: Privacy, Law, Australia, International, Bizarre, United Kingdom, Pornography, Anime, Department of Home Affairs

Winners Named of Relativity’s 2019 Innovation Awards

At its 10th annual Relativity Fest conference in Chicago last week, the e-discovery company Relativity announced the winners of the 2019 Innovation Awards, which recognize third-party applications that integrate with Relativity to streamline processes, solve complex workflows, or create an altogether new solution that positively impacts business strategy. This year’s winners were: Best Innovation: Solution Provider: icourts for Go X. Go X is an innovative iPad app that lets Relativity users go ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Relativity, Deloitte, Kilpatrick Townsend, The Walt Disney Company, Bob Ambrogi, Korein Tillery, Clayton Utz, Community Choice, Relativity Fest, Peg Gianuca, Mary Pat Poteet, Poteet Consulting, Keith Carlson

LawNext Episode 56: Mark Harris, Axiom Founder and Now Knowable CEO

Nineteen years ago, Mark Harris and Alec Guettel founded Axiom, a pioneering service to provide on-demand legal talent to corporate legal departments, growing it into a company with a roster of more than 2,000 lawyers that works with over half of the Fortune 100, while also developing technology and managed services arms. Last February, gearing up for a possible IPO, Axiom spun off its technology and managed services entities into two new companies: Knowable, which uses machine-learning techn...
Tags: Law, LexisNexis, Cto, Axiom, HARRIS, Bob Ambrogi, LexisNexis Legal Professional, Mark Harris, Knowable, LawNext, Guettel, Alec Guettel, IPO Axiom, LawNext Harris

Biglaw Was Not Good For Andrew Yang — See Also

Shocking No One Who Actually Practiced In Biglaw: Andrew Yang hated his time in Biglaw. Potential Law School Closing: The final decision should be made in November. RBG Got A C+?!?!?! Harry Blackmun is a tough grader. Yeah, Legal Opinions Should Be Written By The Legal Department: Otherwise, ghost 'em. Today In Trying To Kill Your Lawyer News: No, I am not kidding.
Tags: Law, Harry Blackmun, Andrew Yang, See Also

Now What Could These Lawyers Be Up To?

Impeachment is coming and will be handled by professionals.
Tags: Politics, Law, Donald Trump, Tweet Of The Day, Impeachment

Have you noticed that the term "Boomer" is now being used to refer to anyone at all old, including (at least) Gen Xers?

I was alerted to this evolution of language by this Tik Tok I saw yesterday:I was reminded of that today when I saw this article in the NYT, "‘OK Boomer’ Marks the End of Friendly Generational Relations/Now it’s war: Gen Z has finally snapped over climate change and financial inequality." Generation Z has snapped and they've got a catchphrase "OK Boomer"...Teens say “ok boomer" is the perfect response because it’s blasé but cutting. It’s the digital equivalent of an eye roll. And because boomers...
Tags: Law, Aging, Williams, Millenials, Ac Dc, Slang, Olive Garden, Baby Boomers, Applebee, Boomer, Generation Z, Ann Althouse, Insults, Monster Energy Zero Ultra, Boomer A Boomer, My Boomer

Challenges Of The California Consumer Privacy Act

In many companies, legal operations professionals are likely to be asked for input to lead the CCPA compliance efforts.
Tags: Privacy, Law, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo, California Consumer Privacy Act

Speeding Tickets: Speeding Ticket (WA State) Discovery Included

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington Hello everyone, Haven't been here in a while, need some advice please :cool: Received the discovery and at first I thought that I don't have any chances of dismissing it. But later I realized that only one page of "Exhibit A" was mailed to me and the SMD used in my case is not listed there. Can this be enough grounds for dismissal? Please take a look:
Tags: Law, Washington, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets

Area Company With $4 Billion In Debt And Annual Losses Of $3 Billion Would Like To Sell You A Credit Card

Nobody handles money like Uber, so Uber needs more money to handle.
Tags: Law, Finance, Uber so Uber

Let’s Get Wildly Off Topic

This impeachment thing has a way of taking over.
Tags: Politics, Podcasts, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Legal Ethics, Don McGahn, Thinking Like A Lawyer, Bill Barr


Assess each mistake as an opportunity to learn more about what makes you tick. That is the path to confidence.
Tags: Law, Mistakes, Law Schools, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg

Obama and Trump, contrasted.

We mashed up @BarackObama’s Bin Laden speech with @RealDonaldTrump’s al-Baghdadi speech, and the results are amazing— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) October 29, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Jimmy Kimmel, Law, Obama, Bin Laden, Trump, al Baghdadi, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Obama rhetoric

"Civility is a wonderful thing, when shared among equals. When people who have power require civility from those with less, or none, though..."

"... that demand is a cudgel, a weapon the haves use to keep the have-nots in line. When you’re confronted with evil, you don’t shake its hand or applaud it. If booing is incivility, bring it on.... The booing is fine. It’s my own reaction to the booing that troubles me — the joy I took from Mr. Trump’s pain and the example it sets for my kids.... We — Democrats, liberals, progressives, the resistance... are supposed to be better than that. We’re supposed to be the party of the downtrodden and t...
Tags: Law, Ethics, Trump, Weiner, Jennifer Weiner, Ann Althouse, Civility Bullshit, Era of That's Not Funny

Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists, after a fashion. The work crunch at my day job, so another, uh, … succinct installment today. Two noteworthy changes this week. First, on the abortion front, the Indiana ultrasound case, Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc., 18-1019, is no longer being relisted and it appears the court is holding it for the Louisiana admitting-privileges case, June Medical Services LLC v. Gee. Second, we have one new relist: Liu v. Securities and Exchange...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Planned Parenthood, Indiana, United States, Arkansas, SEC, Pope, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Sam, Terry, Securities And Exchange Commission, PAUL

The Future Ready Law Firm: A Guide To New Technologies

Organizations that are investing in technology today believe that they are well equipped to manage change.
Tags: Technology, Law, Dean Sonderegger, Jean O'Grady, 2019 Future Ready Lawyer Survey

All The Changes To Expect For The MPRE

Students will have a lot more options in 2020.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Multistate Professional Responsbility Exam (MPRE

Amazon Can’t Force Arbitration of Minors’ Privacy Claims Based on Alexa Recordings–BF v. Amazon

This lawsuit alleges that Alexa improperly stores the voiceprints of minor users. The trial court declines to order arbitration. (It’s the recommendation of a magistrate, so it will go to the district judge for adoption or modification of the order.) There is no dispute that the parents accepted Amazon’s terms of use, which apparently contain disclosures regarding the collection of personal information, including the information of children. Amazon implemented a consent specifically for the col...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Law, Washington, E-commerce, Illinois, Alexa, Privacy/security, Eric, Nicosia, Dillon, Lawsuit Against Apple, EKD, Licensing/Contracts, BF, Seattle Deposition Reporters

Closing A Deal: A Lonely Time For The Solo Practitioner

As a solo practitioner, we close, as we begin: Alone.
Tags: Law, Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson

Contract Editing Gets A Major Makeover For Lawyers [Sponsored]

Donna, a new contract analysis software, can spot small issues before they blow up.
Tags: Technology, Law, Donna, Sponsored Content

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