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The Louisiana Supreme Court has determined that no additional discipline should be imposed reciprocally based on sanctions imposed by a federal bankruptcy court The record indicates that respondent has served the ninety-day suspension imposed by the Bankruptcy Court as well... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy Court, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Why there's no way Austin PD can hold a July cadet class and comply with City Council's orders

Today on Twitter, Grits analyzed a December Austin City Council resolution delaying Austin PD cadet classes until their training could be analyzed and revamped. I decided to embed the links and republish the string here. Austin City Manager Spencer Cronk announced today that the Austin Police Department will hold another cadet class in mid-July, despite having achieved very few of the benchmarks the Austin City Council said they must address before doing so. Here's the council's resolution.For e...
Tags: Law, Austin, City Council, Apd, Austin City Council, Austin City, Said, Austin Police Department, Gritsforbreakfast, Twitter Grits, Spencer Cronk


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night... and do any shopping you might have through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.The photo was taken at 5:48 this morning. The actual sunrise time was 5:46. Should I give you the 5:44 photograph too, so you can see what I was getting when Meade took this photo of me? Okay. Here: Isn't it interesting how much the clouds reconfigured themselves in 4 minutes? They're really not as different as it may look, because the top photo is zoomed in. [Author: [email protected] (An...
Tags: Photography, Law, Clouds, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon


Legalising cannabis: what will New Zealanders be asked to vote on in September?

More than 50% of voters must say yes to the proposed changes for parliament to consider the changesNew Zealanders will be asked at September’s national election whether they want to pass a bill that would legalise cannabis and regulate how it is used and sold. This will include producing and selling fresh and dried cannabis, including plants and seeds – for people over 20 years old. The change would impose more stringent restrictions than the rules around sales of alcohol and tobacco. Continue r...
Tags: Drugs, Society, World news, Cannabis, Asia Pacific, New Zealand


Courtroom access: Let’s talk data – the public line

This post is based extensively on data collected by Casey Quinlan, Kalvis Golde and Katie Bart and analyzed and put into graphic form by Kalvis Golde and Katie Bart. It’s one of the questions we get most often at SCOTUSblog, and it’s one of the hardest to answer: When should I get in line for a seat in the courtroom? Trying to predict when someone needs to arrive to ensure a seat is more art than science, depending on factors such as the cases being argued, the time of year and even the weather...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Puerto Rico, Trump, Howe, Appalachian Trail, Kalvis Golde, Katie Bart, Courtroom access — October Term 2019, Casey Quinlan Kalvis Golde


Monday, May 4, 2020 #Blog4Good

I’ve been noodling on ways that my at LexBlog team and I can help people impacted by the pandemic. That’s most everyone on the world. You’re getting my thinking out loud on the ways LexBlog can help by quick iteration of our existing technology and harnessing the passion and expertise of legal professionals. It’s the latter who’ll drive this. Who are the people we can help? Consumers, small business people, corporations, government agencies, fellow legal professionals and more.  We all have leg...
Tags: Law, Boston, Uncategorized, States, FAQ, LexisNexis, State, Scott, Sheppard Mullin, Mullin, Prairielaw, Scott Fennell, Arizona Illinois Texas Wisconsin, Metro Bars, Prairielaw Great


If You’re Right For The Wrong Reasons, You’re Still Wrong — See Also

Cutback Corner: Pillsbury, Davidoff Hutcher, Nixon Peabody. Deans Want To Put New York On Double Secret Probation: 21 law school deans wrote a letter protesting the NY bar's plan to stagger administration of the exam. Our columnist Dean Vik Amar agrees with their stance, but we think the complaints engage in counterproductive hyperbole. Don't Fear The Reaper: An interview with the Grim Reaper haunting Florida beaches. Pro Bono Blues: White & Case partner has no time for your "protecting the p...
Tags: Florida, Law, Don, Clarence Thomas, Dean Vik Amar, See Also


2019 Was A Great Year For This Biglaw Firm

You know, before the economy went in the toilet.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Am Law 100


A “view” from my laptop: Arguments.com

There is much anticipation going into this morning’s argument, historic for being conducted via teleconference because of pandemic concerns and for offering live audio for the first time. On C-SPAN in the hour before the argument, Jeffrey Rosen, the president of the National Constitution Center, is giddy with excitement. “It is indeed a historic morning,” says Rosen. “It’s an experiment for everyone.” The lawyers arguing this morning’s case, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com B.V., ...
Tags: Featured, News, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, United States, God, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ross, Container Store, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Blatt


Today is the 50th anniversary of the Kent State shooting. Here's what happened.

The killings marked the height of escalating tensions between protestors and police in Kent, Ohio, during the spring of 1970.Despite how the culture views the tragedy today, the majority of Americans sided with the National Guard shortly after the incident.To this day, nobody knows exactly why the guardsmen decided to open fire on the crowd of students. Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Kent State massacre, in which the National Guard killed four students during a protest against the Vi...
Tags: Congress, College, New York City, America, Society, History, Fbi, United States, Innovation, Protests, Manhattan, Cambodia, Ohio, Vietnam, Kent, UC Berkeley


Paul Singer Thinks Quibi Has A Great Idea

The only problem is, he think it stole it from someone else.
Tags: Law, Finance


Same Storm, Different Boat: How To Make Sure That We Thrive Together

It is absolutely a reality in the 21st century United States that not everyone has internet at home.
Tags: Law, United States, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Coronavirus


A Third of the World's Population Could Be Blanketed in Sahara-Like Heat by 2070

Brain geniuses like Elon Musk may want to colonize Mars, which sure. But for simpletons like me, keeping Earth mostly habitable seems like a better use of time and resources.Read more...
Tags: Elon Musk, Science, Society, Mars, Civilization, Heat Wave, They Call It Global Warming For A Reason


Hacker Bribed and Phished to Access Some Roblox Accounts

A hacker is accused of bribing an employee of the game Roblox and gaining access that allowed the hacker to see user account info, reset passwords, and grant virtual in-game currency, by way of the back end customer support panel of the massively popular online video game. Roblox claims more than 100 million monthly users, and VICE originally reported that the hacker accessed up to that many accounts. A Roblox spokesperson contacted Boing Boing to clarify that this wasn't accurate, and that on...
Tags: Security, Post, Games, Crime, News, Game, Law, Hackers, Motherboard, Online Gaming, Roblox, Joseph Cox


Law School Deans Rail Against Grave Injustice Of… Waiting A Few Months To Take The Bar Exam

The plan for staggering the administration of the New York bar exam isn't a great one... but not for any of these reasons.
Tags: New York, Law, Law Schools, Bar Exams, New York Bar Exam, Law School Deans Rail Against Grave Injustice


Colorado man caught with pipe bombs at home planned armed protest of COVID-19 orders, say FBI and ATF

A Loveland, Colorado man who claimed to be angry at the state's COVID-19 restrictions has been arrested after federal agents say they discovered pipe bombs in his home. Bradley Bunn, 53, is identified as one of a group of people who were organizing an armed protest to demand the state lift anti-coronavirus measures that are intended to limit the pandemic's death toll. Here is the Justice Department's Sunday statement announcing the arrest: Northern Colorado Man Arrested For Possessing Pipe...
Tags: Post, Video, Crime, News, Law, Colorado, Fbi, Abc News, Justice Department, Domestic Terrorism, ATF, Loveland Colorado, Bunn, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID


'Roblox' hacker got 100 million user accounts for popular online game, reports VICE

A hacker is accused of bribing an employee of the game Roblox and gaining access that allowed the hacker to see user account info, reset passwords, and grant virtual in-game currency, by way of the back end customer support panel of the massively popular online video game. Roblox claims more than 100 million monthly users. Reports Joseph Cox at VICE Motherboard: With this access, the hacker could see users' email address, as well as change passwords, remove two-factor authentication from their...
Tags: Security, Post, Games, Crime, News, Game, Law, Hackers, Motherboard, Online Gaming, Roblox, Joseph Cox


For Insurers, Rising Unemployment A More Pressing Concern Than COVID-19 Costs

It’s too early to say at this point, but these companies face another concern: how many Americans will lose their insurance if unemployment rates continue to rise?
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine


Rounding up some recent commentary on the current COVID prison state

I continue to see more COVID commentary than I have time to read closely, let alone blog about effectively.  But, trying to cover lots of ground, here is a round up of some pieces that caught my eye in recent days: By Mia Armstrong, "Life Has Moved to Zoom. Can Prison Visitation Do the Same?" By Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard, "Two Prominent COVID-19 Federal Prison Deaths’ Common Denominator? Joe Biden" By Rory Fleming, "In a Prison Where Coronavirus Is Rife, Waiting on a Judge’s Call to Be Freed" By ...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, John Wetzel, Douglas A Berman, Rory Fleming, Grant Duwe, Brent Orrell, Sessi Kuwabara Blanchard, Mia Armstrong Life Has Moved, Oren Gur Jacob Kaplan, Aaron Littman, Nicole Lewis Can College Programs


COVID-19 Humor, And The Things That Have Changed Forever

Forever is exactly how long it feels like we've all been trapped at home. But there are silver linings.
Tags: Law, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, COVID-19


How Is Your Firm Leveraging Tech To Adapt To Disruption? [Sponsored]

Taking a look at technologies, processes, and systems being employed to run today’s firms.
Tags: Technology, Law, Surveys, Accounting, Bookkeeping, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, AbacusNext


Educational seminar: Preview of Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants

Today at noon, we held a webinar before the oral argument in Barr v. American Association of Political Consultants. Tom Goldstein, Genevieve Lakier of the University of Chicago Law School and Amanda Shanor of the University of Pennsylvia Wharton School led a discussion for law school students on the First Amendment. A recording of the webinar is available below. The case will be argued at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 6, with live audio access via the blog. We will host another webinar to talk...
Tags: Law, Barr, University of Chicago Law School, American Association of Political Consultants, Amanda Shanor, Educational seminars on May 2020 oral arguments, Preview of Barr, Tom Goldstein Genevieve Lakier, University of Pennsylvia Wharton School, American Association of Political Consultants lt


Windy City IPR: Are Joinder Decisions Appealable after Thryv?

by Dennis Crouch In Facebook, Inc. v. Windy City Innovations, LLC, 953 F.3d 1313 (Fed. Cir. 2020), the Federal Circuit held that the PTAB had improperly allowed Facebook to self-join to its own already-granted inter partes review (IPR) proceeding.  Prof. Vishnubhakat explained: The panel held that § 315(c) does not authorize same-party joinder, i.e., does not allow a petitioner who has filed an inter partes review petition to join its own, earlier inter partes review petition. The panel also hel...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Patent, Fed, PTO, Facebook Inc, Keefe, Federal Circuit, IPR, Heidi Keefe, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Inter Partes, Prof Vishnubhakat


On the Latest LawNext: Legal Education In A Lockdown, with UCLA Law Dean Jennifer Mnookin

The coronavirus crisis has created turmoil for legal education and bar admissions, as law schools have shut down their campuses and states have put off bar exams. One proposal, advocated by Jennifer L. Mnookin, dean of UCLA Law School, and Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of UC Berkeley Law School, in The National Law Journal, is for states to provisionally license law school graduates for two years, without a bar exam. Of course, bar admission is only one of the many difficult challenges facing law s...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Ucla, Ralph, Erwin Chemerinsky, UC Berkeley Law School, UCLA Law School, Jennifer Mnookin, LawNext, Mnookin, John E Grant, Agile Professionals LLC, Jennifer L Mnookin, Shirley Shapiro


J.Crew Officially Files For Bankruptcy

The retailer's problems started long before the pandemic.
Tags: Fashion, Law


New Cornonavirus Numbers Prematurely Revealed

The White House and author of this modeling report showing an expected increase in covid-19 cases and deaths by June 1 are doing their best to convice the media this report was not finished and isn't meanat to be relied on. The daily death... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, White House


Biglaw Partner So Peeved By Pro Bono Assignment He Hits Reply All To Whine About It

One assumes he meant this email to reach a more limited audience.
Tags: Law, Biglaw


Investor Sues Healthcare Data Provider Over Coronavirus Testing Claims [Sponsored]

A new securities class action complaint alleges that a medical data services company made false or misleading statements about an announced $35 million deal to purchase testing kits for the coronavirus (COVID-19).
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19



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