At the Sunrise Café...

You can talk all night.(And do any shopping you might have through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.)(Photo taken at 5:52 this morning.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon

Another 512(f) Claim Fails–Ningbo Mizhihe v Doe

The plaintiff is a Chinese vendor that claims copyright in unicorn images (see depictions on the right). The defendants are also vendors using unicorn images. The plaintiff accuses the defendants of infringing the plaintiff’s copyrights. In support of that, the plaintiff sent takedown notices to Amazon targeting the defendants’ listings, which resulted in Amazon disabling the defendants’ Amazon storefront. The plaintiff also sued the defendants for copyright infringement. In response, the defen...
Tags: Amazon, Law, E-commerce, Copyright, Johnson, Smith, DOE, Crossfit, Vodka, Usc, Viacom, Automattic, Shropshire, Umg, Dod, Amaretto

South Korea says troops exchange fire with North Korea along border

SEOUL, South Korea — North and South Korean troops exchanged fire along their tense border on Sunday, the South’s military said, blaming North Korean soldiers for targeting a guard post. The Joint Chiefs of Staff in Seoul said in a statement that North Korean troops fired several bullets at a South Korean guard post inside the heavily fortified border. South Korea fired two rounds in response after issuing a warning broadcast, it said. South Korea suffered no casualties, the military said. It’s ...
Tags: South Korea, News, North Korea, Sport, Soccer, Military, Kim, Donald Trump, Seoul, Pyongyang, South, DMZ, Workers Party, Koreas, Seoul South Korea, Kim Jong

Fearful Britons remain strongly opposed to lifting lockdown

Just one in five want schools, pubs and restaurants to be reopened, according to new poll by Opinium• Coronavirus – latest updates• See all our coronavirus coverageFewer than one in five of the British public believe the time is right to consider reopening schools, restaurants, pubs and stadiums. The findings, in a new poll for the Observer, suggest Boris Johnson will struggle to convince people to return their lives to normal if he tries to ease the lockdown soon.The poll by Opinium, taken betw...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Health policy, Opinion polls, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus outbreak

Malaysia Erecting Barbed Wire to Keep People at Home

Some countries are apparently trying to nullify as much risk as possible in regards to the Coronavirus as Malaysia in particular has been seen constructing barbed wire fences in an attempt to keep people from leaving home. A video of the strange wall of wire in Malaysia, with soldiers being recorded putting them up: It […]
Tags: Health, Politics, International, Bizarre, Military, Malaysia, Anime, Coronavirus


I turned on the car radio and CNN was talking about "Jenzeers." Jenzeers, in the aftermath of the coronavirus lockdown, were going to decide whether to abandon New York City and leave it hurting for population and economic vigor.Jenzeers... Jenzeers... who the hell are Jenzeers?Gen Z-ers.The story I was hearing on the satellite radio corresponds to this text news report at "Coronavirus is making some people rethink where they want to live":After years of growth, New York City's populati...
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Things no one was picturing in 2016... but we are now!

I'm going back to my old posts in early October 2016 to see what I said about Trump's Access Hollywood remarks (because I want to see how well I'm maintaining my cruel neutrality now as I process the news about Joe Biden). I was struck by this post from October 9, 2016, "Jake Tapper attempts a euphemism — and it's not 'vulva'":So what Trump said was "And when you're a star they let you do it. You can do anything... Grab them by the pussy. You can do anything." And Jake Tapper obviously didn't wa...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Joe Biden, Vagina, Rape, Biden, Slang, Trump, Jake Tapper, Ann Althouse, Genitalia, Trump's Access Hollywood remarks, Tara Reade

Robert Jenrick announces £76m support for abuse survivors affected by lockdown – video

The communities secretary has announced £76m in support for survivors of domestic and sexual abuse who have been affected by the coronavirus lockdown. Admitting the measures have been 'a nightmare' for people trapped at home with abusers, Jenrick said the money would be used to provide more safe spaces and accommodation, recruit workers for survivors of sexual violence and support frontline charities working with those in needUK coronavirus live: number of people to die rises by 621 to more than...
Tags: Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Coronavirus outbreak

More on whether shutdown orders are a taking; WSJ federalism reprint ungated

A month ago I posted about the interesting legal and policy question of whether business closures aimed at preventing spread of the COVID-19 virus should be seen as a taking for which fair compensation is due. I’ve got another round on that subject up now at Cato at Liberty. In addition, the piece I wrote a month ago for the Wall Street Journal on federalism and the pandemic response is now out from behind that newspaper’s paywall in a Cato reprint. Tags: COVID-19 virus, eminent domain, f...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Wall Street Journal, Cato, Eminent Domain, WO writings, Federalism, COVID-19 virus

Data protection laws are great. Shame they are not being enforced | John Naughton

A shortage of technical experts in EU regulatory authorities means companies can carry on invading our privacyOn 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) became law throughout the European Union. Because it’s a regulation rather than a directive, implementation is not left to the discretion of states; it became part of the legal code of every member of the EU, including the UK at the time. In essence, the GDPR is a set of rules designed to give EU citizens more control over the...
Tags: Europe, UK, Technology, Privacy, Law, Eu, European Union, Data Protection, John Naughton

"Joe Biden’s most effective campaign strategy has been to lie low and let people vote for whatever imagined version of Joe Biden congealed inside their heads."

"On Friday, he went on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the Tara Reade allegations. It was not a good argument for changing this strategy.... In the face of mounting evidence that Reade’s allegations are more than the baseless smear his campaign has dismissed them to be, Biden has mostly faded into the background, while his surrogates, supporters, and some pundits went to bat for him, deploying timeworn canards about sexual assault victims and what circumstances justify disbelieving them, or dismi...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, New York Times, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Msnbc, Kirsten Gillibrand, Al Franken, Democratic Party, NY Magazine, Ann Althouse, Reade, Stacey Abrams, Zak Cheney Rice, Cheney Rice, Tara Reade

5:46, 5:49.

Actual sunrise time: 5:49. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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How compassionate capitalism flourished in medieval Cambridge

Wealthy entrepreneurs gave their profits away to city’s religious houses and hospitalsIt is the most unequal city in the land – a place of college spires and glamorous May balls, where homelessness and food poverty are rife and the lowest-paid workers cannot afford their rent.Now newly discovered historical documents reveal that Cambridge has also achieved a more egalitarian economic feat: as the birthplace of compassionate capitalism in the UK. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Society, Poverty, Income Inequality, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Inequality

The pro-Biden talking point was the NYT did an investigation and found the Tara Reade allegations to be false.

So it's especially inconvenient that The Editorial Board of the New York Times is saying "Investigate Tara Reade’s Allegations/Americans deserve to know more about a sexual assault accusation against the likely Democratic Party nominee."Last year, this board advocated strongly for a vigorous inquiry into accusations of sexual misconduct raised against Brett Kavanaugh when he was nominated to a seat on the Supreme Court. Mr. Biden’s pursuit of the presidency requires no less. His campaign, and hi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Dnc, Nyt, Biden, National Archives, Democratic Party, Democratic National Committee, University of Delaware, Editorial Board, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Reade, Editorial Board of The New York Times, Roger Sweeny

"I've never seen a beautiful lady reading The Guide... so far away from the TV... you must really like television...."

Goodbye to the actor Sam Lloyd, who has died at the age of 56.Lloyd is best remembered for his portrayal of lawyer Ted Buckland on the comedy-drama series Scrubs and the sitcom Cougar Town. He and his uncle [Christopher Lloyd] both guest starred on Malcolm in the Middle, Lloyd as a housing lawyer and his uncle as Hal's father. The two also guested on The West Wing, Lloyd requesting the White House to release information about UFOs and his uncle as a constitutional law expert... Aside from acting...
Tags: Law, White House, Actors, Paul Mccartney, Seinfeld, Beatles, Lloyd, Hal, Malcolm, Christopher Lloyd, Ann Althouse, Sam Lloyd, Ted Buckland, Middle Lloyd

"I recognize this request is unusual and constitutes a drastic measure, and the emergency powers set out under the Riot Control Act should be invoked sparingly.

"However, the COVID-19 outbreak in the city of Gallup is a crisis of the highest order. Immediate action is necessary," wrote Mayor Louis Bonaguidi,  quoted in "Roads closed into New Mexico city to mitigate 'uninhibited spread of Covid-19'" (CNN).Under the Riot Control Act, anyone who fails to comply with restrictions imposed under the act is guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction of a second or subsequent offense is guilty of a fourth-degree felony...."The spread of this virus in McKinley...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Atlantic, New Mexico, Albuquerque, Gallup, Flagstaff, Navajo, Winona, Gallup New Mexico, Ann Althouse, Navajo Hopi, Lujan Grisham, McKinley County, David Gallup, Zuni

Another day, another set of ugly COVID stories and data emerging from federal prisons

I surmise that federal lawyers are making claims in federal courts around the nation that the Bureau of Prisons are doing a great "expert" job dealing with the COVID pandemic in federal facilities around the nation.  But a quick scan of recent media stories and even BOP's own data suggests a very different story.  First, some headlines: From CBS News, "No phone or email for nearly 4,000 inmates at three federal prisons in effort to fight virus": As coronavirus cases surge inside three federal p...
Tags: Law, California, Cbs News, Brooklyn, Brooklyn New York, Lompoc, Metropolitan Detention Center, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, Douglas A Berman, COVID, Forbes Bureau, U S Attorney 's Office for the Eastern District

Lack of PPE killed care home nurse who died of coronavirus, says her son

Suzanne Loverseed ‘died as she lived: sacrificing herself for others,’ says Ian O’Neal Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The son of a care home nurse who died after contracting Covid-19 has said a lack of personal protective equipment is what killed his mother, as the family were forced to say goodbye via an iPad.In an online tribute, Ian O’Neal described Suzanne Loverseed, 63, as a “lioness” who gave everything for her children. Continue reading...
Tags: Society, UK News, Hospitals, Social Care, Care workers, Coronavirus outbreak, Suzanne Loverseed, Ian O'Neal Coronavirus, Ian O'Neal

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