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False and Misleading Claims Around COVID

We see it everywhere these days, and not just on social media. They’re touted by leaders and people in positions of power. False claims of prevention and treatment for COVID-19 are proliferating, and pose a danger to Canadians. The Competition Bureau is aware of this and is monitoring the marketplace to ensure safety in messaging. They have already issued compliance warnings, including: making claims that herbal remedies, bee-related products, vitamins, vegetables or other food and drink produc...
Tags: Justice, Law, Competition, Canada, Parliament, Tribunal, Manitoba, Phelan, Ontario Court of Appeal, SCC, Royal Commission, Competition Tribunal, Competition Bureau, Justice Issues, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Stucky


Jury Verdicts and Forward-Looking Royalties

TCL Communication Technology Holdings Limited, et al., Petitioners v. Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson, et al. (Supreme Court 2020) Petition for writ of certiorari: Technical standards created by standard-setting organizations—such as the 2G, 3G, and 4G wireless communication standards—are ubiquitous in the modern economy and enable the interoperability of products made by different manufacturers. To facilitate the implementation of standards and prevent abusive practices, most standard-setting ...
Tags: Law, Patent, Federal Circuit, FRAND


"Did he have a sense of humor about himself? Kind of. But you couldn’t quite tell..."

"... because he would start saying things like, 'I am the most beautiful. I am the king,' all that kind of stuff. It’s like [Flamboyant 1940s and Fifties wrestler] Gorgeous George. A lot of boxers and wrestlers do that. Trump does that [laughs]. But that was like stuff he said on stage. Maybe he got confused, as many of us do, about whether you’re on the stage or in real life.... When he was the biggest singer in the country and his songs were huge hits, people didn’t talk about him being gay or...
Tags: Movies, Law, Homosexuality, Christianity, Richard, Trump, Drag, John Waters, LaVonne, Jayne Mansfield, Mustache, Ann Althouse, Moonies, Little Richard, Ted Patrick


New Zealand domestic violence services to get $200m as lockdown takes toll

Nation has one of the highest rates of sexual and domestic violence in the developed world and rates have risen during coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDomestic and sexual violence services will receive more than NZ$200m in this year’s budget, a record investment for many struggling frontline services who have been under immense pressure during weeks of Covid-19 lockdown.New Zealand has one of the highest rates of sexual and domestic violence in the develope...
Tags: Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nz, Coronavirus outbreak


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night.And please consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon if you've got any shopping you need to accomplish. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"The completely dishonest editing by Chuck Todd..."

The completely dishonest editing by Chuck Todd on Meet the Press is exposed below.Attorney General Bill Barr DID “make the case” that he was upholding the rule of law, but Todd uses deceptive editing to leave that part out. WATCH ⬇️ https://t.co/ssOfKI4lNy— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) May 10, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Todd, Chuck Todd, Ann Althouse, Kayleigh McEnany, William Barr, Bill Barr


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Ju stice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL (DROIT) : Les demandes d’habeas corpus découlant d’une décision de transfèrement non sollicité de détenus sont assujetties à la procédure civile et non à la procédure criminelle. Intitulé ...
Tags: Law, Canada, SCC, Ju, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Snooks, Michel Beaupré Date, Juges Yves Marie Morissette Jocelyn F Rancourt


"Criminal Law in Crisis"

The title of this post is the title of this timely new essay authored by Benjamin Levin and now available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: In this Essay, I offer a brief account of how the COVID-19 pandemic lays bare the realities and structural flaws of the carceral state.  I provide two primary examples or illustrations, but they are not meant to serve as an exhaustive list.  Rather, by highlighting these issues, problems, or (perhaps) features, I mean to suggest that this moment of crisis sh...
Tags: New York, Law, Colorado, Douglas A Berman, Benjamin Levin


"France, the originator of the burqa ban, has done more than any other Western nation over the past decade to resist face coverings in public."

"But as the country begins to emerge from its coronavirus lockdown Monday, masks are mandatory.... 'If you are Muslim and you hide your face for religious reasons, you are liable to a fine and a citizenship course where you will be taught what it is to be "a good citizen,"' said Fatima Khemilat, a fellow at the Political Science Institute of Aix-en-Provence. 'But if you are a non-Muslim citizen in the pandemic, you are encouraged and forced as a "good citizen" to adopt "barrier gestures" to prot...
Tags: Law, France, Masks, Islam, Muslim, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Religious Garb, Olivier Roy, Islam Which, Fatima Khemilat, Political Science Institute of Aix


"Can I get a few words?"

Important!! pic.twitter.com/kwlmCXd0vO— rebug (@rebugmp4) April 29, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Dogs, Ann Althouse


"That lady... that new press secretary... she's a gangsta..."

And as for Trump: "A lion should not be so concerned about the opinions of sheep." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Trump, Joe Rogan, Ann Althouse, Kayleigh McEnany, Trump and the press


This week at the court

On Monday, the justices will hear oral argument in McGirt v. Oklahoma and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrissey-Berru. On Tuesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Trump v. Mazars USA and Trump v. Vance. On Wednesday, the justices will hear oral argument in Chiafalo v. Washington and Colorado Department of State v. Baca. On Thursday, there is a possibility of opinions at 10am. On Friday, the justices will hold their May 15 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Oklahoma, Trump, Vance, BACA, This Week at the Court, McGirt, Mazars USA, Colorado Department of State, Guadalupe School, Morrissey Berru, Chiafalo


High court challenge to mandatory bar dues, cont’d

“A case awaiting acceptance by the Supreme Court challenges required fees paid by attorneys to State Bar of Wisconsin. Much of that money then goes to fund extensive lobbying. Trevor Burrus and Andrew Grossman comment.” [Cato Daily Podcast with Caleb Brown on Jarchow v. State Bar of Wisconsin, distributed for Supreme Court conference of May 15; earlier] Tags: bar associations, First Amendment, Supreme Court, Wisconsin
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Wisconsin, First Amendment, Bar Associations, Andrew Grossman, CALEB BROWN, Cato Daily Podcast, Trevor Burrus, State Bar of Wisconsin, Jarchow, State Bar of Wisconsin Much


"Oh, but they're weird and they're wonderful."

Sang Elton John in "Bennie and the Jets"...... and I'm just seeing and being surprised that "weird and wonderful" is, officially (according to the OED) a colloquial phrase. A couple posts down, I got embroiled in the subject of what "weird" means and what's up with the people who overuse the word "weird," and I ran into this other subject that needed its own post.The colloquial phrase "weird and wonderful"  means  — according to the unlinkable OED  — "marvellous in a strange or eccentric way; bo...
Tags: Law, America, Language, Elton John, South Australia, Oscar Wilde, Feb, Bennie, Jo Burg, Ann Althouse, OED, V.S. Naipaul, Naipaul North


Listen to Ben Gibbard (of Death Cab for Cutie) sing a lot of Beatles songs.

It's one of these coronavirus at-home, live-stream things. It's quite nice: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Beatles, Death Cab For Cutie, Cutie, Ben Gibbard, Ann Althouse


"Weird Christianity is equal parts traditionalism and, well, punk: Christianity as transgressive alternative to contemporary secular capitalist culture."

"Like punk, Weird Christianity has its own, clearly defined aesthetic. Many Weird Christians across the denominational and political spectrum express fondness for older, more liturgically elaborate practices — like the Episcopal Rite I, a form of worship that draws on Elizabethan-era language, say, or the Latin Mass, or the wearing of veils to church.... One Weird Christian is Ben Crosby... a student at Yale Divinity School.... Raised Lutheran, he was unprepared for what he found as a first-year...
Tags: Law, France, Religion, America, Yale, Christianity, Jonathan Franzen, Burton, Patty, Crosby, Rod Dreher, Chartres Cathedral, Aesthetics, Ann Althouse, American Christianity, American Conservative


"Try to imagine Muhammad Ali without Little Richard’s winking persona, his swing and swagger ('I am the King!')."

"Try to imagine James Brown, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Bob Dylan, Mick Jagger, David Bowie, Janis Joplin, Elton John, and Prince without his electrical charge. Little Richard was an original, and he did not hesitate to remind his students of their debt. He once looked into a television camera and, with affection, told Prince, 'I was wearing purple before you was wearing it!'... Richard Penniman was born in 1932 into a large, poor Christian family, in Macon, Georgia. His father was...
Tags: Law, James Brown, Disability, Homosexuality, Christian, Prince, Muhammad Ali, ANN, Richard, Sam, Hudson, Drag, Macon Georgia, Macon, LaVonne, David Remnick


Yard sign: "Any Functioning Adult/2020."

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Signs, Normal, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign


This is the paradigm shift that could stop racism

You can't jump over the difficult personal work required to examine your role in racism's presence in our society, says writer and consultant Robin DiAngelo. Relying on easy answers from people around you won't solve the problem. DiAngelo compares this to your doctor delivering a diagnosis without an explanation. Wouldn't you take it upon yourself to learn about the ailment? Racism should be treated the same way.Receiving feedback with grace, reflecting on it, and seeking to change the behavior ...
Tags: Motivation, Learning, Education, Identity, Race, Communication, Society, Compassion, Teaching, Language, Innovation, Community, Speech, Inequality, Curiosity, Personal Growth


The New and Improved 2020 ICC 700 National Green Building Standard

The 2020 version of the ICC 700 National Green Building Standard (NGBS) is now available for free download and public use. You care about this because the NGBS is the most used green building standard in the United States. As of April 1, 2020, more than 216,000 residential dwellings have been certified to the NGBS through NGBS Green, the third-party certification program administered by Home Innovation Research Labs. And yes, that is more domestic certifications than LEED and Green Globes combin...
Tags: Law, United States, Green Building, Icc, Shrewsbury, Stuart Kaplow, ANSI, National Association of Home Builders, LEED, Green Globes, IgCC, Kaplow, NAHB, Bronze Silver Gold, ICC 700, National Green Building Standard



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