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Snowy trees in the dawn light.

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


"I keep to this routine every day without variation. The repetition itself becomes the important thing; it’s a form of mesmerism."

"I mesmerize myself to reach a deeper state of mind. But to hold to such repetition for so long — six months to a year — requires a good amount of mental and physical strength. In that sense, writing a long novel is like survival training. Physical strength is as necessary as artistic sensitivity."Said the novelist Haruki Murakami, quoted in "How To Wake Up at 5 A.M. Every Day/An unconventional and compassionate guide to becoming an early bird" (in Medium). The author of the essay, Brian Ye, lik...
Tags: Writing, Law, Haruki Murakami, Normal


"Good. Beto O'Rourke was abysmal in the debates. It seemed like he wasn't thinking through what he was saying about issues like gun bans and tax exemptions for churches."

"Once the consequences of his statements were pointed out to him, he seemed weak and confused. Beto will join Scott Walker, the Republican former governor of Wisconsin, in showing that a politician who makes a big splash in their own state can't necessarily transplant their local star power onto the national stage."My son John reacts to Beto O'Rourke's dropping out of the presidential race.Did Beto make a big splash in his home state? He never held statewide office. The most you can say is he lo...
Tags: Law, Scott Walker, Jaltcoh, Beto O'Rourke


It’s For The Birds — See Also

GIVING THE LIBRARY THE BIRD: Literally, I guess. KARDASHIAN HALLOWEEN: She had a legal twist this year. DERSHOWITZ DIDN'T WANT TO DEAL WITH DAVID BOIES: So now he gets Chuck Cooper. Good luck, bub. LET'S REMEMBER SOME BONUSES: We're past Halloween, so we're in bonus watch mode. JAMES COMEY ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO BECOME ETHICAL LEADERS: Says nothing about their emails.
Tags: Law, See Also


"Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer [terms other than 'Latinx'] to describe their ethnicity."

"Despite its usage by academics and cultural influencers, 98% of Latinos prefer other terms to describe their ethnicity. Only 2% of our respondents said the label accurately describes them, making it the least popular ethnic label among Latinos. Some have speculated that 'Latinx' resonates with women and Latino youth. We found no evidence of this in our study. While Latinos’ preferences for other labels vary by age, the limited appeal of 'Latinx' is consistent across generations and genders.... ...
Tags: Law, Language, Ethnicity


Frenchface again?!!

(If you missed yesterday's discussion of Frenchface, it's here.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, France, Bread, Accents, Tik Tok


The Lateral Partner Market In Texas [Sponsored]

Texas continues to be a hotbed of activity.
Tags: Texas, Law, Uncategorized, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Miranda Ganguly


Exceptionally Tall James Comey Sets Even Higher Goals For Law School Graduates

What did he learn from his time dealing with the Trump administration? He now insists on ethical leadership.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Legal Ethics, James Comey, Quote Of The Day


Justices add securities-law case to merits docket, extend DACA argument

With less than two weeks to go before the Supreme Court hears oral argument in the challenge to the Trump administration’s decision to end the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the justices today expanded the time devoted to the argument from 60 to 80 minutes. The federal government will have 40 of those minutes, while the other 40 will be divided equally between the states (led by California and New York) and other challengers (including DACA recipients and the NAACP). In...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, United States, SEC, Naacp, Securities And Exchange Commission, Trump, Liu, Howe, Wang, DACA, What's Happening Now, Charles Liu


Tightrope Walking The Digital Supply Chain (Part I)

How the False Claims Act has upped the ante on security and the insider threat.
Tags: Technology, Law, Cybersecurity, False Claims Act, Jennifer DeTrani


New PatentlyO Law Journal Article: Alice at Five

New PatentlyO Law Journal article by Jasper L. Tran (Jones Day) and J. Sean Benevento. This article builds on Mr. Tran’s prior work Two Years After Alice v. CLS Bank. 98 Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society, 354 (2016). Abstract: This paper updates the statistics on the five years after Alice v. CLS Bank and discusses 19 Federal Circuit cases (including their exemplary patent claims) that found eligibility upon Alice challenges. The Alice invalidation rate at the Federal Circuit ...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Jasper, Dc, Patent, Journal, Alice, Federal Trade Commission, Donald, PAUL, Mayo, Duffy, Patent Office, Tran, Federal Circuit


Dershowitz Wanted To Get Boies Disqualified… So Now He Has To Deal With Another Famous SCOTUS Litigator

Chuck Cooper is taking on the Dershowitz defamation case.
Tags: Law, David Boies, Law Schools, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Chuck Cooper


Man Who Drank Tequila And Smoked Pot Barefoot On Company Jet Allegedly Thought Maternity Leave Was Paid Vacation

The Adam Neumann platinum parachute lawsuits are coming in hot, and the first one is a doozy.
Tags: Law, Finance, Adam Neumann


Nearly Half of Solos Have No Website; Two-Thirds of Firms Not on Twitter; 30% Have Blogs

Can a law firm be successful in 2019 without a website? I wondered this as I reviewed the findings of the 2019 Legal Technology Survey Report produced by the American Bar Association’s Legal Technology Resource Center. According to the survey, 43% of solos do not have websites. Even more surprising, this percentage has gone up since 2016, when the survey found that 38% of solos did not have websites. Across firms of all sizes, 86% report that they do have websites — but even then, 14% do not hav...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Uncategorized, Aba, LTRC, Bob Ambrogi, ABA Tech Survey


It’s Budget Time! 12 Timely Tips To Help Manage Law Firm Costs

Law firms that want to invest in new technologies must subsidize investments with lean budget practices that continuously reassess all ongoing costs.
Tags: Technology, Law, Budgeting, Budget Time, Jean O'Grady


State Court Rejects Prager University’s Lawsuit Against YouTube

Prager University publishes videos on YouTube. YouTube demonetized some of its videos and placed some in “restricted mode,” meaning that users of YouTube’s restricted mode functionality won’t see them. Prager claimed that YouTube took these steps due to anti-conservative bias, a claim that has zero credibility. Prager sued Google in federal court. In March 2018, Judge Koh dismissed the federal claims and declined to exercise supplemental jurisdiction over the state law claims. Prager appealed t...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, California, Youtube, Marketing, Linkedin, Enigma, Robins, Malwarebytes, Koh, Ninth Circuit, YouTube YouTube, Prager, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation


Associate Bonus Watch 2019: Bonus Season Is Here!

Wouldn’t it be nice if your law firm gave you a little something extra to be thankful for this year?
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Billable Hours, Associate Bonus Watch 2019


Google just went from being a nobody in wearables to a top player with Fitbit, and that's sure to put an even bigger target on its back (GOOG, GOOGL, FIT)

Google has acquired smartwatch maker Fitbit for $2.1 billion, giving it a sizeable presence in the wearable technology market. The move comes as lawmakers have been pressuring large tech firms like Google over whether their size and influence has enabled them to become too powerful. Google's software already dominates the smartphone industry, as it holds an 87% grip on the market. Now it owns the third-largest smartwatch company in the world behind Apple and Samsung. The acquisition could make...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Instagram, Law, Elizabeth Warren, Samsung, Trends, United States, Fitbit, Department Of Justice, Strategy Analytics, Google Facebook, Facebook Google, Mountain View California, Google Apple Facebook


The Harvard Law School Bird Has A Twitter Account And He’s NOT Happy About The Food Situation

The bird shares its feelings about the effort to evict him from the Harvard Law School library.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Harvard Law School, Animal Law, Harvard Law School Bird


Need Freelance Attorneys And Paralegals? [Sponsored]

Comparing the four types of freelance legal marketplaces and staffing concepts.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Headhunters / Recruiters, Hire An Esquire, Contract Attorneys


Human rights in the tobacco fields of Malawi – in pictures

Photographer David Levene visited Malawi with Sarah Boseley, to document the impact of the tobacco industry on the wellbeing of the local farming communities whose livelihood depends on it. Human rights lawyers Leigh Day are working with Malawian translators and paralegals interviewing potential clients to join the watershed legal action against British American TobaccoBAT faces landmark legal case over Malawi families’ poverty wagesThe children labouring in Malawi’s fields for British American ...
Tags: Business, Human Rights, Law, Africa, World news, Global development, Child Labour, Tobacco industry, Malawi, British American Tobacco, Leigh Day, Sarah Boseley, David Levene, British American Tobacco Continue


This Unaccredited Law School In California Is Closing Down

Lady Justice Law School in Bakersfield lasted only three years.
Tags: Law, California, Law Schools, Bakersfield, Lyle Moran, Lady Justice Law School, Unaccredited Law Schools, Justice Law School


An impeachment trial would help Joe Biden — because Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Amy Klobuchar, and Cory Booker would all face the obligation to do their job as Senator.

I'm reading "Could a Long Impeachment Trial Derail the Senators Running for President?" by Ed Kilgore (in NY Magazine). An impeachment trial doesn’t allow for time off to do campaign events: The Senate rules require that once the trial begins, it must stay in session six days a week...[T]he current Senate rules compel virtual silence from senators during the trial itself... [A]ll senators get to do is to send written questions to be posed by the House managers or the president’s attorneys, and t...
Tags: Law, Senate, Joe Biden, Gop, House, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Trump, Republican Senate, McConnell, Cory Booker, Ed Kilgore, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign


Kim Kardashian Channels Her Law School Dream This Halloween

Of course Kim Kardashian does a legally themed Halloween costume.
Tags: Halloween, Kim Kardashian, Law, Law Schools, Elle Woods


Running/simplicity/immigration.

A NYT video: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Health, Law, Sports, Ann Althouse


"The Pelosi impeachment resolution was supposed to deprive the GOP of its complaint that the process wasn't formal. Instead, it formalized a rigged process..."

"... and gives Republicans a solid rationale for rejecting the entire proceeding. Democrats gripe that the GOP refuses to talk about the substance of the case against the president. But it is Democrats who have made that impossible, given the secrecy and one-sided approach. Due process is at the heart of America's system of ordered liberty, and the 'evidence' Democrats are secretly compiling in the basement of the House is already soiled. That's why every House Republican -- even vulnerable ones...
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Intelligence, Gop, House, Bill Clinton, Trump, Pelosi, Adam Schiff, Liz Cheney, Ann Althouse, Strassel, Kimberly Strassel, Impeachment, Trump troubles


Man Sues Twitter For $1 Billion Claiming His Account’s Suspension Violated His Right To Worship President Trump As A Demigod

There are probably more people like this guy than you'd think.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Law, Donald Trump, Trump



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