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Indiana Suspends State Attorney General

The Indiana Supreme Court has suspended the state Attorney General for 30 days. with automatic reinstatement We find, as did the hearing officer, that Respondent committed acts of misdemeanor battery, conduct that under the circumstances of this case violated Indiana... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Facebook Unfriend As Evidence

This headnote describes an opinion issued today by the Maryland Court of Appeals Court of Appeals held that trial court did not abuse its discretion in admitting Facebook-related evidence, as there was sufficient circumstantial evidence under Maryland Rule 5-901(b)(4) for... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Facebook, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Facebook Unfriend, Maryland Court of Appeals Court of Appeals


Not Just a Hole in One, Court Finds Holes in All the Arguments

Agarwal v. Topgolf Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2020) Writing about golf in the midst of a national health crisis it a bit misguided, but the invention at issue is still interesting. Amit Agarwal is a former patent litigator and current assignee of U.S. Patent No. 5,370,389 (1994 patent – expired). As Agarwal explained in his patent infringement complaint, the invention “revolutionized the boring, slow sport of golf by infusing the golf driving range experience with technology.” The technology here is to i...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Fed, Peter, U S Supreme Court, Celgene, PTO, Federal Circuit, Petitioner, Agarwal, Celgene Corp, IPR, Amit Agarwal, Topgolf, Thales Visionix Inc


Ukraine: Force Majeure In Ukraine: Legal Aspects - DLF Attorneys-at-law

This Law also provides for interpreting the quarantine as the force majeure.
Tags: News, Law, Ukraine


At the Monday Night Café...

... reach out.(And remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse


Argument analysis: Justices divided in debate over “ministerial exception”

This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a pair of cases filed by two teachers in southern California, who sued the Catholic schools where they worked after they learned that their contracts wouldn’t be renewed. The Catholic schools have urged the courts to throw out the teachers’ cases, relying on a doctrine known as the “ministerial exception,” which bars ministers from suing churches and other religious institutions for employment discrimination. In 2012, the Supreme Court ruled ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Judaism, Vatican, Catholic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Matthew, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, Fisher, EEOC, Roberts


"... another disciplined turn of the dial that will allow Wisconsin's business owners to safely get back to work and Wisconsin consumers to support their favorite local spots...."

Governor Tony Evers is allowing small stores with exits to the outdoors to admit 5 socially distanced customers at a time. Stores in shopping malls — where you have to enter and exit into an interior space — must remain closed.Fox11News reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Shopping, Law, Wisconsin, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture


Not The Best Way To Express Yourself — See Also

Cutback Corner: Freshfields, Thompson Hine, and Quinn Emanuel. Maybe Don't Be A Dick: Thompson & Knight had to let someone go for being a jerk about COVID. Everyone else needs to stay off the law boards about it too. Welcome To The O.C.: Failing the bar exam is how they do things in Orange County. Who's The Lawyer Here: Indiana's Attorney General isn't one anymore and D.C.'s ousted U.S. Attorney is phantom filing motions.
Tags: Law, Indiana, Orange County, Thompson Knight, See Also, Freshfields Thompson Hine, Quinn Emanuel Maybe Don


"It’s not that there’s no sincere sentiment underneath the Republican reticence to do too much to save the economy."

"Republicans are genuinely fearful that people will be too thankful if government helps them too much and that the crisis will make the passage of stronger safety-net programs more likely in the future. But if you thought Trump could still win, your best move would be to give the economy the biggest short-term boost possible with massive government spending, then worry about cutting it back later. Doing nothing now, even if you’re planning to promote cuts in a year or two, suggests only that you...
Tags: Law, Trump, Paul Waldman, Ann Althouse, 2020 Campaign, Trump economics, Trump and medicine, Coronavirus


"... another disciplined turn of the dial that will allow Wisconsin's business owners to safely get back to work and Wisconsin consumers to support their favorite local spotsl..."

Governor Tony Evers is allowing small stores with exits to the outdoors to admit 5 socially distanced customers at a time. Stores in shopping malls — where you have to enter and exit into an interior space — must remain closed.Fox11News reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Shopping, Law, Wisconsin, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture


"There is nothing like the energy and atmosphere of live music. It is the most life-affirming experience..."

"... to see your favorite performer onstage, in the flesh, rather than as a one-dimensional image glowing in your lap as you spiral down a midnight YouTube wormhole. Even our most beloved superheroes become human in person. Imagine being at Wembley Stadium in 1985 as Freddie Mercury walked onstage for the Live Aid benefit concert... It was Freddie's connection with the audience that transformed that dilapidated soccer stadium into a sonic cathedral. In broad daylight, he majestically made 72,000...
Tags: Music, Law, Suicide, Atlantic, Wembley Stadium, Narcissism, Dave Grohl, Queen, Freddie Mercury, Kurt Cobain, Grohl, Ann Althouse, Bodily Fluids, Post-coronavirus Culture


"Ikea has said it will take 'more careful' security measures in its shops in China after..."

"... an explicit video of a woman masturbating in one of its stores went viral online. The pornographic clip shows a woman pleasuring herself half-naked on various sofas and beds in the furniture store's showroom, while oblivious shoppers walk by in the background.... 'This woman is so brave, I don't understand, [she's] just doing it in broad daylight,' read one Weibo post that gained more than 8,000 likes. 'There are so many people around, I just don't understand,' another wrote."Yahoo News rep...
Tags: Shopping, Law, China, Furniture, Ikea, Masturbation, Weibo, Ann Althouse


An Interview With Lawyer-Turned-Filmmaker Anthony Desiato

Make Desiato’s most recent documentary, 'My Comic Shop Country,' your next quarantine movie. 
Tags: Law, Documentaries, Law Schools, Kerriann Stout, An Interview With, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Anthony Desiato, Desiato


U.S. Attorney For D.C. ‘Borrows’ His Predecessor’s Bar Number For Flynn Filing

Because the Flynn filing was hinky enough already!
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Flynn, Michael Flynn, Tim Shea, Bill Barr, Jessie Liu


Staying Supportive And Involved During The Collective Layoffs Experience

Now is the time to focus on what is in our control.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack, Coronavirus, COVID-19




Relist Watch: And then there were guns

John Elwood reviews this week’s relists. Because I’m for argument, today’s installment will be . This week’s most intriguing development is a follow-on to our last post. After the Supreme Court denied as moot the closely watched Second Amendment case New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. City of New York, New York, Justice Brett Kavanaugh wrote a brief opinion concurring in the dismissal to note that he shared the concerns of dissenting justices that the lower courts were misapplying...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, New Jersey, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Rogers, Wilson, Cook County


On LawNext: The Innovation Advantage – A Panel Discussion with Leading Experts in Law Firm Innovation

 Virtually overnight, COVID-19 changed the landscape for law firms and how they serve clients. While some firms were caught unprepared – struggling to adapt to a remote work environment and lacking the technologies and procedures to ensure seamless client service and team performance – other firms made the pivot quickly. What gave these successful firms the edge? In this special episode, which was recorded as a live video webinar on May 7, 2020, we speak with the heads of innovation at four...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, LexisNexis, Josh Becker, LawNext, Valerie Chan, John E Grant, Agile Professionals LLC, Adam Ruttenberg, Baker McKenzie Linda Novosel, Value Officer Blank Rome LLP Meredith Williams, Technology Committee Cooley LLP


Partner Shows All The Compassion You’d Expect From Biglaw (Read: None At All)

The message? You are only useful to the firm if you keep on billing.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Kirkland & Ellis, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Andy Calder


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson says 'I hope, hope, hope' for a vaccine, but it is 'by no means guaranteed' — as it happened

Official death toll rises by 210; government publishes 50-page blueprint; Keir Starmer says Johnson’s strategy has caused ‘considerable confusion’Public advised to wear face coverings under lockdown easing planPoint by point: the government’s plan to leave lockdownCan I meet friends and family? New lockdown rules explainedLockdown easing: have other leaders fared better than Johnson?Coronavirus – latest global updates 8.14pm BST There is no guarantee of a Covid-19 vaccine, Boris Johnson said...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Law, Scotland, UK News, Oxford, Nicola Sturgeon, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Office For National Statistics, Johnson, Keir Starmer, MHA, Dominic Raab


Judge Sees Lynn Tilton’s Studded-Leather-Jumpsuit Fingerprints All Over Defunct Ambulance Company

Now, he’d like to see her name in the signature line of some four-year-old paychecks.
Tags: Law, Finance, Lynn Tilton


JBS Named in Wrongful Death Suit Alleging COVID-19 Infection Under Unsafe Work Conditions [Sponsored]

Instead of following CDC and OSHA guidelines, JBS purportedly ramped up production without implementing safety measures in order to capitalize on panic-motivated increased demand for ground meat, according to the complaint.
Tags: Law, Cdc, Wolters Kluwer, OSHA, JBS, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


UK coronavirus live: Boris Johnson answers questions from the public on lockdown exit plans

Official death toll rises by 210; government publishes 50-page blueprint; Keir Starmer says Johnson’s strategy has caused ‘considerable confusion’Public advised to wear face coverings under lockdown easing planPoint by point: the government’s plan to leave lockdownCan I meet friends and family? New lockdown rules explainedLockdown easing: have other leaders fared better than Johnson?Coronavirus – latest global updates 7.33pm BST Patrick Vallance said “there’s been great progress made” on vac...
Tags: Politics, UK, London, Law, Scotland, UK News, Nicola Sturgeon, Social Care, Boris Johnson, Andy Burnham, Office For National Statistics, Johnson, Keir Starmer, Patrick Vallance, Dominic Raab, Whitty


Attorney General’s Law License Suspended Over Groping Incident

Accused of grabbing four women at a party, Curtis Hill may be forced to step down.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Curtis Hill


At the Sunrise Café...

... keep the conversation going.(That is this morning's sunrise, at Type #5 sunrise, photographed at 5:44 — 7 minutes after the "actual" sunrise time.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Quinn Emanuel Adjusts Partner Compensation Due To Pandemic

Unexpected news from a firm with top partner profits.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Quinn Emanuel, Partner Issues, Salary Cuts


Biglaw Firm Fires Staff Member Who Posted ‘Threatening’ Message About Being Forced To Wear COVID-19 Mask

Now is not the time to allegedly suggest shooting up grocery stores.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Thompson & Knight, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Federal Defenders write to members of Congress to detail BOP/DOJ failings in response to COVID-19

I just received a copy of this lengthy letter from the Federal Public & Community Defenders to Members of Congress. I recommend the 13-page letter in full, and here are some excerpts (with footnotes omitted): We are grateful for the continued interest in the views of the Federal Public and Community Defenders (“Federal Defenders”) by Congress during the COVID-19 crisis. Federal Defenders and other counsel appointed under the Criminal Justice Act represent 90 percent of all federal defendants. W...
Tags: Law, Congress, Cdc, New York City, Brooklyn, United States, Doj, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Congressional, House Judiciary Committee, MDC, OSHA, U S Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Douglas A Berman, Federal Defenders, Jerry Nadler


Another Am Law 200 Firm Is On-Board With Cost Cutting Measures

Partners and staff are feeling the pinch here.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Thompson Hine, Partner Issues, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts



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