Disbarment Not Imposed

The New Jersey Supreme Court rejected a proposed disbarment in favor of a three-year suspension retroactive to the attorney's May 2018 interim suspension. The discipline was the result of a criminal conviction reported by A majority of the Disciplinary... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof

No Longer Suspended For Bridgegate

As a result of the overturned Bridgegate conviction, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals entered this order No. 17-BG-942 IN RE WILLIAM E. BARONI, JR., A Suspended Member of the Bar of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

The high cost of hubris: Ransomware attack sidelines online presence of Texas courts

Somebody successfully launched a ransomware attack on the Texas appellate court system. State officials decided not to pay, so now it's impossible to access hand-down lists, opinions, orders, etc., online for the Court of Criminal Appeals, the Texas Supreme Court, or any of the 14 intermediate appellate courts.Readers will recall that, last year, Potter County (Amarillo) was struck with a ransomware attack. They also refused to pay and as of last fall, it was unclear if they would ever be able t...
Tags: Texas, Law, Amarillo, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Office of Court Administration, Potter county, Court of Criminal Appeals the Texas Supreme Court, Potter County Amarillo, Texas Department of Information Resources DIR

Members of Congress submit amicus brief urging Ninth Circuit to rule FIRST STEP Act provisions lowering mandatory minimums apply at a resentencing

In this post way back in 2018 just a few days after the FIRST STEP Act became law, I took note of the notable provisions in the Act which expressly addressed just which types of offenders should get the benefit of the Act's new statutory sentencing provisions if their cases were already in the criminal justice pipeline.  In that post, I complimented Congress for addressing these issues, but I also noted that some matters left unclear such as whether "a defendant already sentenced earlier in 2018...
Tags: Law, Congress, Fsa, Justice Department, Executive Branch, United States of America, Ninth Circuit, Cory Booker, Douglas A Berman, Dick Durbin D IL Chuck Grassley, Alan L Mapuatuli

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn.(And don't forget to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon.) [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Argument analysis: A marathon debate, and no clear winners, in debate over Trump tax returns

The battle over efforts to obtain President Donald Trump’s tax returns reached the Supreme Court in two oral arguments today. Over a year ago, committees in the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives and a Manhattan district attorney issued subpoenas for the president’s financial records to the president’s longtime accountant and lenders, but the president has tried to block those institutions from complying with the subpoenas. After nearly three-and-a-half hours of oral arguments today,...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, House, House Of Representatives, Bill Clinton, Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Francisco, Wall, Jones, Clinton

Federal judge orders Danbury warden to start "evaluating inmates with COVID-19 risk factors for home confinement and other forms of release"

As reported in this local press piece, a "federal court gave a victory Tuesday night to about 1,000 inmates at the federal prison in Danbury who charged in a class action suit late last month that they are being confined in unconstitutionally dangerous conditions because authorities have failed to release prisoners to home confinement and take other steps to stem the spread of the coronavirus in the institution."  Here is more about this new ruling: U.S. District Judge Michael Shea issued an or...
Tags: Law, Congress, United States, Bureau, Shea, Danbury, Barr, ECF, Danbury Federal Correctional Institution, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Danbury Connecticut, FCI, William Barr, Michael Shea, FCI Danbury

COVID-19’s Toll On The Legal Industry — See Also

64,000 Legal Sector Jobs Lost In April: Due to COVID-19. Law School Tuition Freeze: It's just the right thing to do.  FEMA Is Bungling COVID-19 Legal Assistance: Because of course. Simpson Thacher Wants Law Students To Do Community Outreach: And is paying them for it. Coronavirus's Impact On IP: There's a new reality out there.
Tags: Law, Fema, See Also

Virtual Court Proceedings: Fictional and the Real Thing

Addicted as I am to tv dramas (and sometimes comedies) about the law, I’ve been watching All Rise. Located in Los Angeles, it follows the professional lives of various characters involved in the criminal court there (and as a “popular” show, it also follows their personal lives). Sometimes it raises some important legal issues, but its finale was its best performance: it did a fine job of responding to the coronavirus crisis by being filmed on Cisco Webex, with all the actors working from their ...
Tags: Technology, Microsoft, Law, Australia, Court, Los Angeles, Canada, United States, Carmichael, Smith, Skype, Alberta, Lola, Miller, Federal Court, Ford Motor Company

Argument analysis: For the second time in two terms, justices consider reservation status of eastern Oklahoma

McGirt v. Oklahoma asks whether the eastern half of Oklahoma is an Indian reservation, exempt in important ways from the control of state and local authorities. It would be the most populous reservation in the United States, and it would include the state’s second largest city, Tulsa, as well as many other predominantly non-Indian communities in the area. Among other things, reservation status would require federal (rather than state) prosecution of major crimes involving Indians, and thus would...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Arkansas, Sharp, Nebraska, Oklahoma, United, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Parker, John Roberts, Tulsa, Creek Nation

Revenue Per Lawyer Is Down At This Biglaw Firm

Don't worry, the firm is still doing just fine.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Don, Trivia Question of the Day

JEDI: Inside Amazon’s Nesting-Doll Protest

Amazon’s new protest to the Pentagon isn’t about getting the Defense Department to change its mind, experts say. It’s really a signal to the judge in the long-running court battle over the JEDI contract.
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Law, Pentagon, Defense Department, Jedi, Inside Amazon

Burying The Dead

COVID-19, non-COVID, it is incumbent upon all of us to get it right. Not just for ourselves but for our loved ones.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Elayne Boosler, Cori A. Robinson, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Law Students And Dealing With COVID-19

School may be finishing up for the year, but the challenges will continue.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Featured Podcasts, Pocasts

Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that involve, among other things, whether a sign regulation containing an exception for on-premises signs violates the First Amendment under the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Reed v. Town of Gilbert; whether criminal defendants’ Sixth Amendment and due process rights entitle them to obtain witnesses’ privileged treatment records from private doctors, psychotherapists or counselors; and whether the government is required to show...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, Chevron, Thomas, Reed, Duckworth, Natural Resources Defense Council, Barr, Cases in the Pipeline, Town of Gilbert, National Cable Telecommunications Association, Brand X Internet Services, Town of Gilbert Wolf

The Worst Response To Our Grossly Flawed And Biased Application Of The Law Is Fatalism

The need to bring attention to the grotesque flaws within our legal systems cannot be underestimated, but the greatest danger we face is the impression that nothing can be done.
Tags: Law, Courts, Tyler Broker, Ahmaud Arbery

Top Labor and Employment COVID-19 Developments for April 2020 [Sponsored]

In case you missed the in-depth COVID-19 coverage in Labor and Employment Law Daily for April, here’s a recap of key labor and employment developments.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19

Biglaw Firms Must Attend To Lawyers’ Mental Health During The COVID-19 Crisis

Times are tough, and it's time to check in on lawyers who have been working in isolation.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Biglaw, Reed Smith, Health & Wellness, Quote Of The Day, Coronavirus, COVID-19

The Pandemic’s Impact On The Legal Industry (Through April)

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says what we all know is true.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Biglaw, U S Bureau of Labor Statistics, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Man Who Named His Child A String Of Letters, Numbers, And Symbols Wants You To Know He’s Not Messing Around

This lawsuit is no joke, to Elon Musk, anyway.
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, Finance

A Full-Functioned Platform For Remote Depositions and Mediations

It seems that Zoom has become the go-to video conferencing platform for all sorts of uses, and that extends to conducting online depositions and mediations. But why use generic video conferencing software for depositions when there is a product specifically designed for that purpose? Recently, I was given a demonstration of vTestify, a cloud-based platform designed for conducting depositions remotely. Unlike generic conferencing software, it offers the features, functionality and security that l...
Tags: Amazon, Texas, Law, Uncategorized, United States, Legal Tech, American Bar Association, Amazon Web Services, Hewitt, AES, Legal Services Corporation, Sanction, LexisNexis Legal Tech Accelerator, Goucher Parker Spivey LLC, Michael J Hewitt

FEMA Could Help Looming Legal Services Crisis… But It’s Bumbling That Just Like Everything Else

The White House hasn't approved multiple requests.
Tags: Law, Government, White House, Fema, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Will coronavirus lead to fairer societies? Thomas Piketty explores the prospect

Economist discusses the effects of pandemic on economies, societies and globalisationCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe French economist Thomas Piketty is the bestselling author of Capital in the Twenty-First Century (2013) and its follow-up, Capital and Ideology (2019), a sweep through 1,000 years of the history of inequality.Speaking to the Guardian, he said he had been thinking about the opportunities this pandemic may present to build fairer, more equal societies...
Tags: Europe, Books, Business, Politics, Economics, European Union, Society, UK News, Tax and spending, Social exclusion, Socialism, Globalisation, Thomas Piketty, Social Mobility, Social history, Inequality

Supreme court grills Trump lawyers over president's unreleased tax returns

Trump has refused to release documents but Sonia Sotomayor says there is a tradition of Congress ‘seeking records and getting them’As the supreme court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday, justice Sonia Sotomayor told a lawyer for the president “there is a long, long history of Congress seeking records and getting them” from occupants of the Oval Office. Related: McConnell tells Obama to 'keep his mouth shut' after Trump criticism Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, World news, US news, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, McConnell, Law (US

Supreme court justices grill Trump lawyers over president's unreleased tax returns

Trump has refused to release documents but Sonia Sotomayor says there is a tradition of Congress ‘seeking records and getting them’As the supreme court heard arguments concerning Donald Trump’s tax returns on Tuesday, justice Sonia Sotomayor told a lawyer for the president “there is a long, long history of Congress seeking records and getting them” from occupants of the Oval Office. Related: McConnell tells Obama to 'keep his mouth shut' after Trump criticism Continue reading...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, World news, US news, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, McConnell, Law (US

Important eDiscovery Insights Lawyers Need To Know About [Sponsored]

Learn valuable data to help you choose your next eDiscovery solution.
Tags: Technology, Law, Ediscovery, Everlaw, Sponsored Content

Simpson Thacher’s Bold Plan For Summer Associates

The firm wants law school students to give back.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Simpson Thacher, Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, Summer Associates, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Professional Managers Vacancies in BEML Limited 2020

Recruitment of  Senior Manager Vacancies in BEML Limited BEML Limited, a pioneer Multi Business (Defence, Mining & Construction, Rail & Metro, Aerospace, Dredging etc.) Heavy Engineering Company, is on the look for promising and energetic professionals recruitment in the level of Chief General Manager/ General Manager to operate from Corporate Office, Bengaluru (Advt. No.... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Legal, Jobs, Law, Marketing, Manager, Delhi, Bengaluru, Manisha, Public-Sector, BEML, IT(Computer, Company-Secretary

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