Jody Arias Prosecutor Reprimanded: Not All Prosecutor Error Is Sanctionable As Ethics Violation

The Arizona Supreme Court reprimanded a prosecutor, affirming in part and vacating in part the order of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge We consider whether prosecutor Juan M. Martinez’s conduct, characterized in five Arizona appellate court decisions as “prosecutorial misconduct” that... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof

We’re Back Friday: Join Us for the Legaltech Journalists’ Week-in-Review Roundtable

Last week, we tried an experiment — a live video panel of leading legaltech journalists coming together for an open, roundtable discussion of the week in review. The experiment worked well in that we had a fairly robust discussion of the week’s top legaltech stories in front of a live webinar audience. It would have even been better if someone who shall go unnamed had remembered to turn on the record button, since the idea was to later distribute it as a podcast. Well, we’re going to try it agai...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Molly McDonough, MyCase Caroline Hill, ABA Journal Joe Patrice, Legaltech Journalists ' Week

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Gov. Tony Evers' administration's extended 'safer at home' directive..."

"... that canceled in-person K-12 schooling this academic year and kept ‘nonessential’ businesses closed until the last week of May. The court, in a 4-3 ruling released Wednesday, found the order issued by the state's top health official exceeded her authority and that she needed legislative oversight to implement the language in the first place.... [L]ocal officials are likely to put in place their own restrictions, meaning it's possible the state could see a patchwork of regulations where bars...
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Legislature, Dane County, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Wisconsin State Journal, Wisconsin Institute for Law, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse, Rick Esenberg, Coronavirus

"Some listeners will buy whatever he narrates, which might help explain why a collection of Albert Camus essays from the mid-20th century suddenly..."

"... found itself on the audiobook best-seller list last year. When the publisher Recorded Books needed someone to narrate all five volumes of Robert Alter’s new, acclaimed translation of the Hebrew Bible, Ballerini was chosen to read it.... After years spent giving voice to novelists ranging from Dean Koontz to Ha Jin, Ballerini was now also the voice of God.... At 50, Edoardo Ballerini enjoys a particular kind of stardom.... Reading and recording for hours was harder than he expected. Sound bo...
Tags: Amazon, Audiobooks, Law, Bible, James Earl Jones, Albert Camus, Ballerini, Dean Koontz, Ann Althouse, Robert Alter, Recorded Books, Edoardo Ballerini, Ha Jin Ballerini, Knausgaard Whitman Machiavelli

More Associates Find Their Salaries On The Chopping Block — See Also

Perkins Coie Reverses Course: Austerity measures ahoy. Faegre Drinker Makes More Cuts: Associate salaries are getting cut. Hey, If Slashing Salaries Works... Why didn't Biglaw do that in 2009? Law Students Working For A Good Cause: COVID-19 edition. Say Goodbye to Sports (And Normalcy) In The Fall: Cal State system goes virtual.
Tags: Law, Cal State, See Also, COVID

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Tags: Law, Advertising, Shameless Plugs, This Is an Ad, Thanks to Advertisers

"Most fungi take the form of tiny cylindrical threads, from which hyphal tips branch in all directions, creating a meandering, gossamer-like network..."

"... known as mycelium. Fungus has been breaking down organic matter for millions of years, transforming it into soil. A handful of healthy soil might contain miles of mycelia, invisible to the human eye. It’s estimated that there are a million and a half species of fungus, though nearly ninety per cent of them remain undocumented.... [T]he hyphal tips of mycelium seem to communicate with one another, making decisions without a real center.... ...Toby Kiers, an evolutionary biologist who was tak...
Tags: Law, Socialism, Capitalism, Thomas Piketty, Piketty, Mushrooms, Toby Kiers, Ann Althouse, Kiers

French DPA Issues Guidance Surrounding Practice of Web Scraping

Jeffrey Neuburger, Stéphanie Martinier and Mathilde Pepin On April 30, 2020, the French data protection authority, the CNIL, published a guidance surrounding considerations behind what it calls “commercial prospecting,” meaning scraping publicly available website data to obtain individuals’ contact info for purposes of selling such data to third parties for direct marketing purposes.  The guidance is significant in two respects.  First, it speaks to the CNIL’s view of this activity in the contex...
Tags: Law, France, Eu, European Union, Personal Data, Guidance, Data Collection, Cnil, Data Security, Gdpr, Direct Marketing, DPA, French Data Protection Authority, Bisnode, Data Privacy Laws, Web Scraping

Surrogacy Drama: My American Friend Who Got Stuck In Mexico

Topelson was stuck in Mexico City for months with a newborn, while her own pregnancy was progressing.
Tags: Law, Mexico, Mexico City, Family law, Surrogacy, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Topelson

Morgan Stanley Forgot To Add Opposite Clause To Flat, Transparent Fee Product

These words mean different, diametrically opposite things in Jim Gorman’s homeland.
Tags: Law, Finance, Morgan Stanley, Jim Gorman

There’s A Way If There’s The Will  

Don’t just tell us what can’t be done. Tell us what can be done and how to do it.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law School Admission Council, Bar Exams, Jill Switzer

Jared Kushner Declares No Plans To Cancel Election. Yet.

In case you slept through ConLaw ... NO.
Tags: Law, Government, Election Law, Jared Kushner

Argument analysis: In a close case, concerns about chaos from “faithless electors”

This morning the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a pair of challenges to the constitutionality of so-called “faithless elector” laws – state laws that penalize or remove a presidential elector who does not vote for the candidate he has pledged to support. Six presidential electors, who hail from Washington and Colorado, argue that the Founding Fathers didn’t want electors, who are part of the Electoral College that meets to formally elect the president after voters cast their ballots, simpl...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, Washington, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harrow, Clinton, Lessig, John Kasich, State, Democratic Party, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts

Innovation in the Law: Whose Perspectives Should We Seek?

Over the past several weeks, there has been a flurry of new ideas for revamping our legal system. But whose ideas should we seek out? We should seek out ideas from people that are experienced users of the legal system but also from people who are new to the legal system. The experienced users have an accumulated stock of knowledge to learn from. While novice users have an easier time questioning assumptions and seeing the absurdity in antiquated processes. In the Podcast WorkLife With Adam Grant...
Tags: Law, Eureka, Darwin, Adam Grant, Justice Issues, Career Decline Isn't Inevitable, Revamping The Justice System, Whose Perspectives Should We Include

Biglaw Chair On What It Takes To Weather The COVID-19 Storm Without Layoffs Or Salary Cuts

Cooley's chair says the firm is well positioned in these troubled times.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Cooley, Joe Conroy, Coronavirus, COVID-19

"A little more than a year after its opening, a Far East Side Madison low-income housing complex has been declared a chronic nuisance..."

"... and its owner could face fines and other charges if it doesn't make changes to improve quality of life and public safety there.... In its April 9 notice declaring the property a nuisance, the city points to three of the most serious incidents: a 4-year-old accidentally shot in the foot on Feb. 26; a tenant's nephew shot in the leg outside the tenant's apartment on March 17, and an argument between two tenants over loud music that escalated into a physical fight on March 31.... The six-build...
Tags: Real Estate, Crime, Law, Madison, UnitedHealthcare, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Capital Times, Ellen Sexton, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Wisconsin, Jennifer Zilavy

Tomorrow on Litera TV, I’ll Interview ABA President Judy Perry Martinez

For my weekly Law Insights program on Litera TV, tomorrow I will interview Judy Perry Martinez, the president of the American Bar Association. Our conversation will be streamed live tomorrow, May 14, at 9:30 a.m. CDT / 3:30 p.m. BST at Litera TV. A lawyer who has made public service a part of her career from the very start, Martinez assumed the presidency of the 400,000-member ABA last August. Never could she have anticipated how the year would turn out. Yet the ABA responded quickly, appointing...
Tags: Law, American Bar Association, Aba, Martinez, BST, Judy Perry Martinez, Litera

"Don’t do acid and drive. Control your set (i.e., the people you’re tripping with) and setting. Don’t ever look in the mirror."

"... or, alternatively, do look in the mirror. And, as Marc Maron says he was once told, during a bad trip: Just hang in there, man. According to Maron, that’s advice he still gives people today, although it sounds pretty banal."From "Talking about LSD sounds funnier than taking it in 'Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics'" (WaPo)(reviewing a Netflix movie). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Movies, Law, Drugs, Netflix, Lsd, Marc Maron, Maron, Ann Althouse

"Aimee Stephens, the center of landmark transgender rights Supreme Court case, dies before the ruling."

WaPo reports.Writing in a column for The Washington Post last summer, Stephens said she “would like to believe that the United States — and the Supreme Court — will see that transgender people should be able to live free from discrimination in the workplace and beyond.”“No one should face discrimination because of who they are,” she wrote. “My case is about so much more than me — or even transgender people. It’s about anyone who has ever been told they are not enough of a man or not the right ki...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Transgender, United States, Stephens, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Aimee Stephens

"If Garcia indeed wins, expect Democrats to downplay the loss by saying that the special election is too idiosyncratic to draw lessons for the fall."

Writes the NYT reporter Jennifer Medina, as the Republican Mike Garcia leads the Democrat Christy Smith in the 25th Congressional District. Garcia is ahead by a 12-point margin — after 79% of the votes are counted in Los Angeles county and 56% in Ventura County.Garcia, a political newcomer, leaned heavily on his credentials as a former Navy pilot. His logo resembled jet wings and nearly all of his ads showed him in front of a plane....Supporters of Mike Garcia are already calling tonight a “land...
Tags: Law, Navy, California, Nyt, Garcia, Los Angeles County, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Mike Garcia, Jennifer Medina, Christy Smith, Ventura County Garcia

So-Called Rich Guy Warns Real Americans To Ignore The Other So-Called Rich Guys

Thou shalt have no other god before Trump.
Tags: Law, Finance

Attorney General William Barr and the Rule of Law

The attorney general’s intervention in prosecutions of Mr. Trump’s allies is a new low.
Tags: News, Law, Russia, Attorneys General, Justice Department, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Trump, Nixon, Flynn, Stone, Mueller, Barr, Sessions, Presidential Election of 2016, Whistle-Blowers, Jefferson B III

Yes, it's totally based on the "Twilight Zone" episode "The After Hours."

the twist is that at the end of the meal you realize that you didn’t come to the restaurant after all and in fact you too are a 1940s-era mannequin— Alexandra Petri (@petridishes) May 13, 2020 "Marsha White, in her normal and natural state, a wooden lady with a painted face who, one month out of the year, takes on the characteristics of someone as normal and as flesh and blood as you and I. But it makes you wonder, doesn't it, just how normal are we? Just who are the peo...
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Dolls, Alexandra Petri, Ann Althouse, Marsha White

I love the sigh at 0:11...

Does anybody believe this man? Caught!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 13, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Donald J Trump, Stephanopoulos, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020

Am Law 50 Firm Slashes Associate Salaries Indefinitely

The firm is changing its response to COVID-19.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Perkins Coie, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Three Legaltech Companies, All in Contracts, Have Financing Rounds, for Total of $26M

We may all be working from home, but that doesn’t mean investment money isn’t flowing into legaltech — and particularly into legaltech for commercial contracts. This week, three companies, all providers of technology for contract review or management, announced financing rounds, raising a total of $26 million among them. LawGeex: $20 Million The largest of the rounds involved the AI contract review company LawGeex, which said yesterday that it had closed a $20 million round of financing, bring...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Philadelphia, Thomson Reuters, LexisNexis, Clover Health, Sangha, Palo Alto Calif, Shearman Sterling, Vivek Garipalli, La Maison, Osage Venture Partners, Howard Morgan, Lawgeex, Noory Bechor, Intelligize

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