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Theatre Calgary, Executive Director opening

Theatre Calgary is on the search for its next Executive Director. THE ORGANIZATION Theatre Calgary’s vision is to stand amongst the best theatres globally as a leader in innovative, impactful and diverse programming. Its mission is to stimulate, provoke and delight through ambitious programming created to ignite, local, national and international engagement in a sustainable manner. Theatre Calgary reflects the communities, the country, and the world we live in with ambitious programming...
Tags: Art, Jobs, Society, Canada, Broadway, Ed, Shakespeare, Alberta, Calgary, Board, Finance and Administration, Stafford Arima, Lonny Price, Communications Department, Development Department, Audience Services


Illinois Actions

Actions announced yesterday by the Illinois Supreme Court include these matters Former Governor Blagojevich, who was licensed in 1984, was disbarred after engaging in numerous criminal acts while serving as the Governor of Illinois. A federal jury found that he... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Illinois Supreme Court, Blagojevich, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The Haircut

The California State Bar Court Review Department recommends disbarment of an attorney convicted of crimes TerBeek first met Daniel Rush at an Instituto Laboral de la Raza (Instituto) dinner in late 2002 or early 2003. The Instituto is an organization... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, California State Bar Court Review Department, Daniel Rush, Instituto Laboral de la Raza Instituto


Manley's Men: Austin police chief's defenders don't have many valid arguments

Apparently, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley is feeling the heat. His allies have created a sparsely populated Facebook group (in which dissenting views are banned) to support him, and the Greater Austin Crime Commission issued a letter, with a memo from Manley attached touting his ostensible accomplishments, attempting to defend his record. The Facebook group is full of pablum, but I thought it worth examining the Greater Austin Crime Commission letter to evaluate their arguments.  It star...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Austin, City Council, Apd, Ia, Austin City Council, Department, Manley, Tatum, OPO, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin Police Association, Art Acevedo, Brian Manley, Spencer Cronk


At the Sunrise Diner...

... we're open late. You will notice the social distancing: Moderated comments. The old back-and-forth is not happening. You can see that as an opportunity if you are an optimist. And do consider doing your shopping — if you've got any — through the Althouse portal to Amazon.The photograph of the relentlessly Type #1 sunrise was done at 5:37. The "actual" sunrise time was 5:29. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse


The Constitutionality of Interprovincial/Territorial Boundary Closures (Part I)

Efforts to respond to and get under control the coronavirus pandemic have led to government actions that many people would be unlikely to accept in less dire times. Many of these have been at the provincial and municipal levels with emergency measures that have restricted a wide range of business, social and recreational activities that we had previously taken for granted. Another set of restrictions have been in relation to whether we can visit other provinces. Some provinces closed their bound...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Miscellaneous, Toronto, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Court of appeal, Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Ontario, RCMP, LCA


As long as the NYT is attacking Ronan Farrow as "too good to be true," Matt Lauer would like to say...

"Why Ronan Farrow Is Indeed Too Good to Be True" (Mediaite). Excerpt:On October 9, 2019, I was falsely accused of rape. The allegation came from Brooke Nevils, the same woman whose complaint resulted in my termination at NBC. It was made public as part of the promotional rollout for a new book by Ronan Farrow. This accusation was one of the worst and most consequential things to ever happen in my life, it was devastating for my family, and outrageously it was used to sell books. At no time did B...
Tags: Nbc, Law, Matt Lauer, Ronan, Ronan Farrow, Ann Althouse, MeToo, Brooke Nevils


Great coverage and perspectives on incarceration nation thanks to a global pandemic

Though it is disappointing that it took a global pandemic to get some media folk to take a harder look at mass incarceration and prison practices, I am still inclined to celebrate that the COVID era has brought a lot of important and critical coverage of incarceration nation.  Here is a round-up of just some of the great pieces I have seen in just the last few days: From CBS News, "Inmates share what life is like inside prison during the coronavirus pandemic" From CNN,"Inside New York's notoriou...
Tags: New York, Law, Rikers Island, Douglas A Berman, Paul Manafort, CBS News Inmates


Max and Keira's Law: Mum 'blown away' by organ transplant legacy

Max and Keira's Law will make all adults in England potential organ donors unless they opt out.
Tags: England, News, Law, Max, Keira


Momentum Is Building For Online Bar Exam — See Also

Indiana Welcomes Michigan To The Party: The online bar party, that is. This Law Firm Knows The Truth About COVID-19: Well done! More Cutbacks: Layoffs at workers' comp firm, and voluntary leave at Troutman Sanders. Republican State Attorneys General Go To Bat For Bill Barr: It's... something to behold.
Tags: Law, Bill Barr, See Also, Indiana Welcomes Michigan, Troutman Sanders Republican State


Justices clear the way for Missouri’s execution of Walter Barton

This evening the Supreme Court , scheduled for 6:00 p.m. CST. Barton was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death for the 1991 killing of Gladys Kuehler. There were no recorded dissents. If Missouri proceeds with Barton’s execution tonight, it will be the first in the United States since Alabama’s March 5 execution of Nathaniel Woods. At least four executions have been stayed since then due to the coronavirus. The post Justices clear the way for Missouri’s execution of Walter Bar...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, United States, Missouri, Barton, Walter Barton, Capital Cases, Gladys Kuehler


Missouri completes first US execution of COVID era ... with social distancing

As detailed in prior posts (linked below), Texas and a few other states have postponed more than a few executions as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.  But, as detailed in this local piece, headlined "State of Missouri executes Ozark, Mo. death row inmate for 1991 killing," the Show-Me State got its machinery of death up and running tonight.  Here are some of the details: The state of Missouri executed an Ozark, Mo. death row inmate Tuesday night for fatally stabbing an 81-year-old woman ne...
Tags: Texas, Law, US, Alabama, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona, Ohio, Associated Press, St Louis, State, Huntsville, Barton, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, OHIO TENNESSEE, Bonne Terre Missouri


3 Questions For A Published Law Student Turned IP Practitioner (Part I)

Xavi Giroud shares how her undergraduate studies in engineering, coupled with exposure to certain aspects of patent practice, cemented her desire to practice IP law.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Gaston Kroub, Xaviere Giroud, Xavi Giroud


It’s Not Jamie Dimon’s Fault He Can’t Help Sounding Presidential

Maybe all of you Bernie Bros should have thought about that before scaring him out of the race and leaving us with Joe Biden.
Tags: Law, Finance, Jamie Dimon, Bernie Bros


Biglaw Firm Enacts Voluntary Leave Amid COVID-19 Upheaval

All in all, a fairly kind austerity measure.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Staff, Biglaw, Troutman Sanders, Furloughs, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Status Quo Watch

John Elwood reviews this week’s relists. If these weeks in lockdown all are beginning to feel the same to you, you’re not alone: The torpor has spread to the relist rolls as well. This week, there was very little movement. There were no new relists. With one exception, all of last week’s relists are back. Most notably, all 10 Second Amendment relists are back, suggesting that the justices are still choosing among them (or perhaps writing an opinion dissenting from denial of cert, although I cons...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Massachusetts, United States, District Of Columbia, Illinois, Rogers, Wilson, Cook County, Gould, Raoul


SCOTUS for law students: COVID-19 and Supreme Court emergencies

Live teleconference oral arguments have been the most visible sign of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the Supreme Court, and they have prompted copious coverage and commentary. However, the justices have also been busy with a steady flow of cases arising from the pandemic, mostly in the form of emergency stay requests. These COVID-19-related cases have covered a broad array of important rights and liberties, from voting practices to abortion services to immigration issues to prison condit...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Barack Obama, Austin, Pennsylvania, United States, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Republican National Committee, Valentine, Abbott


Up to 1,500 English primary schools to defy 1 June reopening plan

Coronavirus rebellion by councils forces government to say it will not sanction themCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUp to 1,500 primary schools in England are expected to remain closed on 1 June after a rebellion by at least 18 councils forced the government to say it had no plans to sanction them.As the backlash escalated over the government’s policy of lifting the coronavirus lockdown on schools in a fortnight, a number of new local authorities said on Tuesday they ...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Primary schools, Education policy, Local Government, Yorkshire, Solihull, Coronavirus outbreak, Birmingham Calderdale council


Coronavirus Craters Law Firm Revenues, With 81 Percent Of Surveyed Firms Seeing Losses

The hits keep coming for the legal profession thanks to COVID-19.
Tags: Layoffs, Money, Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Small Law Firms, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms


"The new FX documentary 'AKA Jane Roe'... contains a shocking revelation: Roe... played the part of an anti-abortion crusader in exchange for money."

The Daily Beast reports.[The] 79-minute documentary, featuring many end-of-life reflections from ["Jane Roe," Norma] McCorvey—who grew up queer, poor, and was sexually abused by a family member her mother sent her to live with after leaving reform school—[ she] admits that her later turn to the anti-abortion camp as a born-again Christian was “all an act.”“This is my deathbed confession,” she chuckles, sitting in a chair in her nursing home room, on oxygen. [The director Nick] Sweeney asks McCor...
Tags: Movies, Law, Lying, Abortion, Sweeney, Roe, Schenck, Ann Althouse, Jane Roe, McCorvey, Jane Roe Norma -RSB- McCorvey, Nick -RSB- Sweeney


Process Trumps Software All Day For Legal Operations

Shiny, new objects can have a tendency to tarnish quickly.
Tags: Law, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo, Legal Ops Resource Center


In a 1950s time-warp, Eddie Haskell — from the real 1950s — grew up and met — in the 70s idea of the 50s — his counterpart Fonzie.

Presented for your contemplation, in a tribute to Ken Osmond ("Eddie"):Osmond died yesterday. Here's the NYT obituary. Everyone easily took the prompt to loathe Eddie Haskell, who was the trickster and outsider to the conventional family, the Cleavers, back when TV was teaching us Baby Boomers the timeless values of honesty and domesticated sexuality. Think I'm exaggerating? Here's Mrs. Cleaver smacking down young Eddie's sexuality:20 years later, as we Baby Boomer were rebellious young adults, ...
Tags: TV, Law, America, 1950s, Eddie, 1970s, Baby Boomer, Baby Boomers, Fonzie, Osmond, Beaver, Ken Osmond, Leave It to Beaver, Ann Althouse, Eddie Haskell, Eddie Eddie


A Higher Purpose Brings a Higher Culture

At an individual level, many of us try to make changes within our lives and ourselves to lead a happier more fulfilled life. We’re trying to find purpose. So why aren’t we doing this at an organisational level? Many organisations are trying to create a culture of innovation, but are not pausing to ask why? If we want to innovate well, we need the right culture – we need vision people, and in a big way. As we know, to innovate and move your organisation, your people need to move with you (...
Tags: Uncategorized, Society, Netflix, Innovation, Horizon, Richard, Enron, MASLOW, Google Academy, Alan Watts, Patty McCord, Nicola Darke, Innovation Academy Innovation


Government Staying Out Of Religious Instruction Is Not Granting An ‘Exception’ To Churches

Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Morrisey-Berru should not be viewed as granting an exception to religious schools but about furthering a much-needed recommitment to the universal liberty of church and state separation.
Tags: Law, Constitutional Law, Separation Of Church And State, Tyler Broker, Guadalupe School, Morrisey Berru


No Appeal of Real-Party-In-Interest Errors

by Dennis Crouch Esip Series 2, LLC v. Puhzen Life USA, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2020) In its decision here, the Federal Circuit has applied Thryv, Inc v. Click-To-Call Techs., LP, 140 S. Ct. 1367 (2020) and refused to consider whether the USPTO erred in its real-party-in-interest analysis. In Cuozzo  (2016), the Supreme Court held that this Court is precluded from reviewing Board decisions concerning the “particularity” requirement under § 312(a)(3). The Court explained that § 314(d) bars appellate rev...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Patent, Board, LLC, Patent Office, Federal Circuit, IPR, Cuozzo, PTAB, Thryv Inc, Real Party In Interest Errors, Dennis Crouch Esip, Puhzen Life USA LLC Fed, In Cuozzo 2016 the Supreme Court


The Supreme Court’s Successful New Approach To Oral Argument

Let's hope that SCOTUS sticks with these reforms post-pandemic.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Courts, Federal Judges, Appellate Advocacy, Oral Argument



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