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The Legacy Of John Moses Browning

I consider John Moses Browning and Eugene Stoner to be the two premier weapons designers in American history, and certainly, Browning much more prolific.
Tags: Guns, Military, Browning, Firearms, John Moses Browning, Eugene Stoner


Announcing the Judges for the LexBlog Excellence Awards

With the Nov. 1 deadline for submissions fast approaching, I am thrilled to announce the stellar line-up of judges for the inaugural LexBlog Excellence Awards, which will honor exemplary writing on legal blogs. As I explained in a post announcing the awards, 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 b...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Lexblog, Bob Ambrogi, Ivy Grey, Molly McDonough, WordRake Amy Howe, Colin S Levy, ABA Journal Gina Passarella, Global Legal Brands


LawNext Special Report – Clio COO George Psiharis at the Clio Cloud Conference

George Psiharis was employee number six at Clio, which he joined shortly after the practice management company was founded in 2008. Now, he is COO of an enterprise with more than 400 employees and growing, responsible for customer success, business development and data operations. Psiharis also oversees Clio’s annual Legal Trends Report, the fourth of which was released at the recent Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego. This year’s report included a unique feature, a study that Clio said was t...
Tags: Law, San Diego, Clio, Bob Ambrogi, George Psiharis, LawNext, Psiharis


This morning's sunrise.

Time of photograph: 7:23. Actual sunrise time: 7:29. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


All Hallow’s Eve Eve — See Also

BIGLAW PARTNER HERO BALL: Tries case, runs marathon, in the same week. INVOLUNTARY DONATIONS OF EMBRYOS? This... seems wrong. TAKINGS: Time for me to sound like a Republican for a bit. BLOW, THEN XANAX: Makes for difficult motion practice. FIRMS GETTING READY FOR THE NEXT RECESSION: Maybe it'll go better this time?
Tags: Law, See Also


F-1 Student / Driving on a Suspended License - California

My question involves a driver's license issued by the State of: Canada / California. Hello, I need some help as the Public Defenders seem to keep giving me more than one answer. Back to the beginning. I am a student from Canada, F-1 Visa, with legal license from a foreign jurisdiction. Feb.2018 I got pulled over for a texting & driving ticket. It was my first time being pulled over ever here in Cali and yes it was a stupid mistake I assumed it was a warning. I don't know what happened to the ...
Tags: Law, California, Canada, DMV, Driver's Licenses, Cali, Public Defenders, GC Services, Canada CALIFORNIA, Canada License


Trump tweets "AMERICAN HERO!"

With this photograph:Amusingly, this is getting attacked for being what it obviously is: photoshopped. I'm seeing, for example:Trump, bro, this is beyond gross. This is obviously photoshopped. It’s not even a meme or something funny to laugh at because the subject material is plausible for many people who do not examine the picture carefully and don’t notice the unnatural lines and silhouettes.It's like they don't understand the internet.... They do, but as with everything else, when Trump does ...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Photoshopping, Steve Herman, Trump And The Military, James McCloughan


Employee’s unauthorized conduct was not a DMCA prohibited circumvention

Plaintiff sued its former employee and alleged, among other things, that defendant violated the anticircumvention provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act  (17 USC 1201). While defendant was still an employee, she used her username and password to access and download copyrighted material stored on plaintiff’s server after she had already accepted an employment offer from a competitor. Defendant moved to dismiss the anticircumvention claim. The court granted the motion to dism...
Tags: Law, Copyright, Chicago, Dmca, Usc, Evan, Evan Brown, Anticircumvention, SEARCH Inc, Egilman, Keller Heckman LLP, R Christopher Goodwin Assoc Inc


The Columbia Law School Grad Responsible For A National Anthem

Biglaw isn't the only career path out there.
Tags: Law, Columbia Law School, Law Schools, National Anthem, Trivia Question of the Day


I love the facial expression at 0:13. It's like: Oh, Joe, now you've done it.

[email protected] makes odd joke about his parents’ sex life; “those walls were awful thin” pic.twitter.com/VXRUksmyhH — Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 30, 2019 Maybe he had a vivid flashback of hearing his parents copulating right there and the thought in his head was: Mother is not going to like this.  His mother is no longer with us, but you know how flashbacks are. Inside an old man's head, a departed mother can still give him that look, can still say "Now, son..." [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Law, Motherhood, Joe, Tom Elliott, Ann Althouse, Biden gaffes, Biden rhetoric


"We’ve made the decision to stop all political advertising on Twitter globally. We believe political message reach should be earned, not bought. Why? A few reasons..."

"A political message earns reach when people decide to follow an account or retweet. Paying for reach removes that decision, forcing highly optimized and targeted political messages on people. We believe this decision should not be compromised by money. While internet advertising is incredibly powerful and very effective for commercial advertisers, that power brings significant risks to politics, where it can be used to influence votes to affect the lives of millions. Internet political ads pres...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Law, Advertising, Jack Dorsey, Ann Althouse


Tesla Smashes Profit Expectations, Stock Price Soars, Hobbled Elon Musk Critics Pause Decade-Long Whine

Tesla is not just a money-making machine. Tesla aims to change something fundamental about our society, for the better, and it has to get consistently profitable to do it.
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Finance, Tesla, Jonathan Wolf


Mr. Chelsea Clinton Tries Changing His Luck By Doing His Last Job Backwards

Marc Mezvinsky is a TPG man now (for now).
Tags: Law, Finance, Chelsea Clinton, Marc Mezvinsky, TPG


Promoting the Useful Arts: How can Congress prevent the issuance of poor quality patents?

by D.Crouch The Senate IP Subcommittee heard testimony today on the topic of patent quality: Promoting the Useful Arts: How can Congress prevent the issuance of poor quality patents? Testimony from PTO Commissioner  Drew Hirshfeld; Professors Polk Wagner, Melissa Freeney Wasserman, Colleen Chien; and Former PTO Acting Driector Teresa Stanek Rea.   Sen. Tillis began with his remarks with a statement that about the “madness” of patent eligibility, including the Chamberlain case that found a garage...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Uspto, Patent, Chamberlain, Wagner, PTO, Patent Office, Drew Hirshfeld, Hirshfeld, Melissa Freeney Wasserman Colleen Chien, Driector Teresa Stanek Rea Sen Tillis, Sen Tellis, Wagner Testimony, Prof Wasserman


The Medieval History Behind Our Halloween Fascination With Skeletons

A fascination with our bodies’ bones goes back much further than modern Halloween merch—all the way to the Middle Ages
Tags: News, Holidays, Uncategorized, Society, Faith


Reports From Clio Cloud Conference: Legal Media React To The Show

Legal media join Legal Talk Network for a podcast on technology.
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, Legal Talk Network, Clio Cloud Conference




Don’t Forget To Impeach Bill Barr

Here's a whole thread reminding you to do that.
Tags: Politics, Law, Tweet Of The Day, William Barr, Bill Barr


LawNext Special Report – Clio COO George Psiharis at the Clio Cloud Conference

George Psiharis was employee number six at Clio, which he joined shortly after the practice management company was founded in 2008. Now, he is COO of an enterprise with more than 400 employees and growing, responsible for customer success, business development and data operations. Psiharis also oversees Clio’s annual Legal Trends Report, the fourth of which was released at the recent Clio Cloud Conference in San Diego. This year’s report included a unique feature, a study that Clio said was t...
Tags: Law, San Diego, Clio, Bob Ambrogi, George Psiharis, LawNext, Psiharis


Intent to Relocate in Indiana

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: Indiana My ex moved and told me about it, but didn’t file the intent to relocate. A friend told me this is suppose to be done. My ex said she had not heard about it and I had t either before now. What should I do? Do I have to file a motion for anything to be done about it? Or should I let it go since parenting time has not been effected and she told me? We settled everything outside of court and came to a mutual agreement. And are...
Tags: Law, Indiana, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


The Transformational Power Of Law Firm Ownership

Ownership can transform ordinary lawyers into agents of change for the legal profession.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


Justices to consider liability of insiders for mismanagement of pension plans that invest in employer stock

The argument next week in Retirement Plans Committee of IBM v. Jander asks the justices to apply their 2014 decision in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer. The current case may allow the justices to offer guidance on how to reconcile two dissonant themes from that decision. The general topic is how to apply the duty of prudence that the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 imposes on the fiduciaries of pension plans that invest in employer stock (often referred to as employee stock ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Ibm, HARRIS, Amgen, Fifth Third Bancorp, ERISA, U S Court of Appeals, ESOP, Bancorp, 2nd Circuit, Dudenhoeffer, Merits Cases, Retirement Plans Committee


Scarier Than Halloween: Polish Government Legalizes Involuntary ‘Donation’ Of Embryos

This has created a grim situation for 'non-traditional' families.
Tags: Law, Family law, Poland, Ellen Trachman, In Vitro Fertilization (IVF, Assisted Repro


Grenfell inquiry chair demands end to 'stay put' advice for all high-rises

Sir Martin Moore-Bick’s call for new fire guidelines would mark shift away from advice given in tower disasterGrenfell Tower inquiry: the chair’s findings so farGrenfell Tower inquiry: the main playersLives of Grenfell: portraits of the 72 who diedHundreds of thousands of people who live in tower blocks should be prepared to evacuate in the event of a fire, according to a key demand made by Sir Martin Moore-Bick, the chair of the Grenfell Tower public inquiry.In what fire safety experts said wou...
Tags: Housing, Communities, Society, UK News, Grenfell, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Martin Moore Bick, Grenfell tower inquiry


Quebec raises legal consumption age for cannabis to 21

New law, which goes into effect 1 January, is intended to ‘protect’ teens and their developing brains, said junior health ministerThe day cannabis was legalized in Canada in 2018, the line outside of Quebec’s government-run pot shop in downtown Montreal ran hundreds deep down multiple city blocks.At least some of those enthusiasts will be gravely disappointed after a new law passed by the provincial government has brought the legal consumption age from 18 to 21. The change, announced this week, ...
Tags: Americas, Society, World news, Cannabis, Canada, Montreal, Quebec, Lionel Carmant


I Want This To Be A ‘Taking,’ Even Though It’s Not

The Takings standard adopted here seems equitably wrong in every way.
Tags: Law, Police, Courts, Takings


Modifying a Lease: Attempting to Negotiate a Shorter Lease Due to Medical Issues

My question involves landlord-tenant law in the State of: PA My husband and I are both over 60. I am disabled, and have a progressive illness which renders me progressively weaker. Earlier this year we decided to purchase a single level home so that I won't have to use stairs, or a home where we can add modifications which wouldn't be realistic for our current apartment. Unfortunately we had to defer our house search until only recently, and then our option to renew the lease came up. The le...
Tags: Law, Landlord-Tenant Law


Why Do Nonlawyers Think They Are Legal Experts?

People should recognize that certain opinions can only soundly be made by legal professionals.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman



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