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The sunrise brings the glassy calm surface of the lake to life.

At 5:46, the surface of the lake was like a mirror... At 5:50 — the "actual" sunrise time — the lake began to stir... One minute later — at 5:51 — there were long swooping waves, criss-crossed with tiny ripples... In half a minute, as the sun peeked over the line, the effect was distinctly more dramatic... And at 5:53, it looked like this... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Let’s See… Yep, Still Just COVID News — See Also

Cutback Corner: Dickinson Wright, Dorsey & Whitney, Squire Patton Boggs, and Cozen O'Connor. If We Can't Trust Judges...: It's terrifying that we needed a letter to tell judges to do the right thing. New York Bar Exam Not Making Any Friends: Out-of-state law schools aren't pleased. Settle In: The head of the biggest law firm in the world doesn't see an immediate end to working from home.
Tags: New York, Law, Cozen O Connor, See Also


The Highest-Ranked Am Law 100 Firm To Slash Salaries Due To COVID-19

Almost three billion in revenue didn't stop this firm from cutting costs.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, COVID-19


EU Joins In The Bullying Of South Africa For Daring To Adopt US-Style Fair Use Principles

The intellectual property regime continues to crack down on reasonability.
Tags: Technology, Law, Eu, Copyright, South Africa, Intellectual Property, Fair Use


Can you Select England as the Forum for US Patent Litigation?

In re Fortinet (Fed. Cir. 2020) British Telecom (BT) and Fortinet have a written agreement associated with their global commercial relationship that establishes the courts of England as the “exclusive jurisdiction” for resolving both “contractual and/or non-contractual obligations” between the parties.  Despite that agreement, BT sued Fortinet in U.S. Federal Court (D.Del.) alleging infringement of its U.S. patent. The district court refused to dismiss the case on forum-non-conveniens — holding ...
Tags: England, Law, Bt, Patent, Fortinet, Fortinet Inc, Federal Circuit However, US Patent Litigation, Fortinet Fed Cir 2020 British Telecom BT, Fortinet in U S Federal Court D Del, British Telecomm PLC, Atlantic Marine Construction Co, Atlantic Marine the Supreme Court, Atlantic Marine, Supreme Court in Atlantic Marine


Thoughts On The Pandemic

As we rebuild our foundation, we must carefully select what we grow and have patience as the seeds are sewn.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Unicorns, In-House Counsel, Sarah Feingold


Dealing With Regret

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in the emergence of strong feelings for some who experienced regret during their addiction-recovery period.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Brian Cuban, Health / Wellness, The Addicted Lawyer, COVID-19


#makelawbetter: A Call To Action

This Tennessee law professor is assembling an ‘army of innovators’ to spur and sustain legal tech innovation.
Tags: Technology, Law, Tennessee, Molly McDonough, Makelawbetter


Global Chairman Of World’s Biggest Law Firm Says Going Back To The Office Is ‘Not Going To Happen’

Thanks to COVID-19, nothing is ever going to be the same in professional workplaces.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Dentons, Joe Andrew, COVID-19


Global Chairman Of World’s Law Firm Says Going Back To The Office Is ‘Not Going To Happen’

Thanks to COVID-19, nothing is ever going to be the same in professional workplaces.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Dentons, Joe Andrew, COVID-19


Do The ‘Boring’ Logistical Work Or Suffer As A Trial Lawyer

You need to know your case, and do the prep, and be smart and all that, but pay attention to all the administrative details or you will not like the result.
Tags: Law, Trials, Litigators, John G. Balestriere, Courtroom


Breaking Down The 2020 Am Law 100 Rankings [Sponsored]

The biggest Biglaw firms, ranked by gross revenue, revenue per lawyer, and profits per partner.
Tags: Money, Law, Rankings, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Partner Issues, Partner Profits, Am Law 100, Kent Zimmermann, Eric Seeger


At the Daffodil Diner...

... let's have lunch. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Daffodil Diner


Am Law 100 Firm Cuts Retirement Benefits And Makes Other Cost-Cutting Moves

So far, salary cuts and layoffs are off the table.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Dorsey & Whitney, Coronavirus, COVID-19


New Federal Clerkship Guidelines Ask Federal Judges Not To Be Stupid

Please don't kill potential clerks before they have a chance to collect their huge bonuses.
Tags: Law, Courts, Clerkships, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Federal Clerkships


Economic Activity Sharply Declines with Surge in Job Losses; ‘Funds’ Rate Unchanged [Sponsored]

Causing tremendous human and economic hardship across the nation and around the world, the coronavirus pandemic has impaired the flow of credit to U.S. households and businesses.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


'Truly shocking': the area of the UK worst-affected by Covid-19

Coronavirus has hit the London borough of Newham – one of the UK’s most deprived areas – harder than anywhere elseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKamrul Islam doesn’t dare visit his local supermarket. Over the last few weeks, he said three of his closest friends fell ill with the coronavirus shortly after shopping there. One friend’s mother became seriously unwell after contracting the virus and sadly died.The 40-year-old former cab driver insists a day doesn’t go by ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, London, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Islam, Newham, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


'Every day I hear about a Covid-19 death': Living in the UK's worst-affected area

Coronavirus has hit the London borough of Newham – one of the most deprived and diverse areas of Britain – harder than anywhere elseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKamrul Islam doesn’t dare visit his local supermarket. Over the last few weeks, he said three of his closest friends fell ill with the coronavirus shortly after shopping there. One friend’s mother became seriously unwell after contracting the virus and sadly died.The 40-year-old former cab driver insists a ...
Tags: Health, UK, England, London, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Britain, Social exclusion, Newham, Coronavirus outbreak


'Every day I hear about a Covid-19 death': life in the UK's worst-affected area

Coronavirus has hit the London borough of Newham – one of the UK’s most deprived areas – harder than anywhere elseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageKamrul Islam doesn’t dare visit his local supermarket. Over the last few weeks, he said three of his closest friends fell ill with the coronavirus shortly after shopping there. One friend’s mother became seriously unwell after contracting the virus and died.The 40-year-old former cab driver says a day doesn’t go by when he i...
Tags: Health, UK, England, London, Wales, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Islam, Newham, Coronavirus outbreak


Educational seminar: Preview of Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania

Today at noon, we held a webinar before the oral argument in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Pennsylvania.  Eric Citron of Goldstein & Russell and Nelson Tebbe of Cornell Law School led a discussion for law school students on the case and religious freedom jurisprudence. A recording of the webinar is available below. The case will be argued at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, with live audio access on the blog. We will host another webinar to talk about the argument, at 12 p.m. on Friday, May 8...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Poor, Goldstein Russell, Cornell Law School, Nelson Tebbe, Little Sisters of the Poor, Eric Citron, Educational seminars on May 2020 oral arguments


"Rose Byrne’s Gloria Steinem comes off as a vacillating, shallow, vain egomaniac; Tracey Ullman’s Betty Friedan strongly suggests that her feminist anger..."

"... came out of crushed romantic dreams; Bella Abzug is only slightly more appealing — but largely because her pragmatism seems so sane in comparison with the antics of her fellows.... And what the series gets so right about left-wing identitarianism is how riddled it often is with jealousy, personal rivalry, and internal spats... The intersection, if you’ll forgive my using that word, of glamour and elite left-wing politics is pretty damning of both. The feminists completely underestimated Sch...
Tags: Movies, Law, Feminism, Rose Byrne, Tracey Ullman, Hulu, Cate Blanchett, Gloria Steinem, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse, Schlafly, Phyllis Schlafly, Betty Friedan, Bella Abzug, Left-wing Ideology, NY Magazine Here


"By Biden’s Own Standards, He Is Guilty As Charged."

Headline at the new Andrew Sullivan column (in NY Magazine). Excerpt:Perhaps in part to atone for his shabby treatment of Anita Hill, Biden was especially prominent in the Obama administration’s overhaul of Title IX treatment of claims of sexual discrimination and harassment on campus. You can listen to Biden’s strident speeches and rhetoric on this question and find not a single smidgen of concern with the rights of the accused. Men in college were to be regarded as guilty before being proven i...
Tags: Law, Vladimir Putin, Obama, Joe Biden, Rape, Biden, Sexual Harassment, Bernie Sanders, Trump, Anita Hill, Bernie, Mika, Andrew Sullivan, KC Johnson, Ann Althouse, Reade


"Joe Rhodes, who’s been on the move in his 'Traipsemobile' camper for 10 years, has made a life of eating in restaurants, drinking in local bars and going to gyms, where he uses the shower."

"'But what’s happened is that those spaces where I was living my life have slowly but surely all shut down,' he said. As the crisis worsened, he fled to a friend’s home in Dallas, where he is now parked in the driveway. He has access to the house, a shower, a meal or bed should he desire, but he feels keenly aware of not wanting to impose on his hosts.... Robert Meinhofer, 49, has been living in a one-bedroom trailer with his wife, Jessica, 42, and their two children since 2015... which is maroo...
Tags: Travel, Law, Dallas, Tiny House, Jessica, Ann Althouse, MOUNT DORA Fla, Coronavirus, Joe Rhodes, Traipsemobile, Robert Meinhofer, Meinhofer




Fears for Nigerian humanist held for blasphemy in sharia state

Mubarak Bala, head of humanist association, taken to Kano after Facebook posts criticising IslamA prominent Nigerian humanist accused of blasphemy has been arrested and taken to the northern city of Kano, according to figures close to him.Mubarak Bala, the president of the Humanist Association of Nigeria, was taken from his home on 28 April in neighbouring Kaduna state and taken to Kano, where a warrant for his arrest was issued, Leo Igwe, a fellow Nigerian humanist and human rights advocate, sa...
Tags: Facebook, Human Rights, Law, Nigeria, Africa, Religion, World news, Islam, Atheism, Freedom Of Speech, Kano, Freedom Of Religion, Kaduna, Leo Igwe, Mubarak Bala, Humanist Association of Nigeria


Encourage cycling and walking after lockdown, UK mayors told

Boris Johnson uses call with regional leaders to stress importance of keeping cars out of city centresCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has told regional leaders to encourage people to commute on foot or by bike to help avoid a dramatic increase in car use when lockdown restrictions are partially lifted.The prime minister spoke on Friday afternoon to the “M9” – the group of mayors covering areas including Greater Manchester, South Yorkshire and North Tynes...
Tags: Travel, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Greater Manchester, Newcastle, Devolution, Transport, Local Government, Sheffield, Mayoral elections, Local Politics, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Birmingham


Am Law 100 Firm Deferring Partner Compensation And Furloughing Some Staff Members

The firm wants to avoid layoffs and salary cuts.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Partner Issues, Cozen O'Connor, Furloughs, Coronavirus, COVID-19



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