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With violent protests in Atlanta, has potential VP nominee Stacey Abrams taken the opportunity to distinguish herself?

Now is the time to show leadership and courage. I found "Georgia politicians condemn violent protests, others see 'day of reckoning'" at AJC. The "day of reckoning" quote is not Abrams's. The part about her is just:Stacey Abrams, the 2018 Democratic gubernatorial candidate and a potential vice presidential nominee, urged those infuriated by the police brutality to channel their anger to the ballot box. “As long as those who suborn injustice are in charge, nothing changes,” she said. "So we must ...
Tags: Voting, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Atlanta, Georgia, Joe Biden, Protests, Biden, Democratic Party, Al Gore, Abrams, Hubert Humphrey, Andrew Jackson, AJC, Walter Mondale


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ian Lopez: Apple, BlackBerry Score Win Over Uniloc Wireless Patent (Source: Bloomberg Law) Blake Brittain: Apple Patent Wins Sent Back to PTAB by Fed. Cir. Under Arthrex (Source: Bloomberg Law) Dr. Daniel J. Pereira: USPTO Launches “IP Marketplace” Related To COVID-19  (Source: Mondaq) Ed Silverman: Pharma Leaders Shoot Down WHO Voluntary Pool for Patent Rights on Covid-19 Products (Source: STAT) Ben Lovejoy: Apple Patent for the iPad Magic Keyboard Shows S...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Itc, Patent, Chris Roberts, Fed, Ben Lovejoy, Ajinomoto, Bloomberg Law, Ian Lopez, Ana Santos Rutschman, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Federal Circuit Source, Bloomberg Law Blake Brittain, Daniel J Pereira


Within The Guardrails

The Indiana Supreme Court reversed an award of attorney's fees, concluding that the litigation was not meritless or brought in bad faith The guardrails of zealous advocacy must leave ample room for a party to make its case. But when... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn. That photo was taken at 5:06 this morning, which is a good reason to remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon as you do you Saturday night shopping.Here's how things looked at 5:25: The "actual" sunrise time was 5:21 a.m. We're slowly closing in on the earliest sunrise time, which is 5:17. I've been able to do 5:21, so there's no reason to think 5:17 — 4 minutes earlier — will be difficult. The 5:17 will begin on June 10th and continue to June 19th. The latest...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Light And Shade


"An emotional, peaceful demonstration in Downtown Madison on Saturday to condemn the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis devolved into a window-shattering, tear-gas-filled riot later in the evening..."

"... with at least one person injured in a fight after some people started looting a State Street store.... Some protesters could be seen throwing rocks and other items at police and their vehicles; others worked together to overturn several large planters. But in a game of cat and mouse, hundreds of demonstrators followed police back up the street toward the Capitol, where another, larger crowd began to gather.... Erin Beehner and Gina Nolan, who are both Madison educators and created the Faceb...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Minneapolis, Nolan, Madison, Capitol, State Street, Wisconsin State Journal, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin protests, Downtown Madison, George Floyd, Erin Beehner, Gina Nolan, Beehner


Do legal clinics help reduce civil unrest? (Michael Simkovic)

A recent article argues that legal clinics funded in the 1960s to help the poor obtain access to legal services helped reduce civil unrest and... [Author: Michael Simkovic]
Tags: Law, Michael Simkovic


Searching the Overlawyered archives

Overlawyered always prided itself on having usable archives, and I would often hear from writers, attorneys, and others who had been alerted to cases or issues by our old posts or had found them useful in other ways. It was sometimes a struggle, because changeovers from one blogging platform/format to another can throw old posts into less readable or useful form, while the march of technology obsoletes some methods for organizing information while advancing others. (“Tags” replaced “categories,”...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, About the site, Cato Institute, Manhattan Institute, Overlawyered Walter Olson


Ozarks Pool Party-Goer Contracts COVID-19

A party-goer who attended the shameful display of indifference to the lives of others at the now infamous pool party in the Ozarks on Memorial Day weekend has now tested positive for the coronavirus, possibly infecting as many as 250 people. If... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law


Legaltech Week 5.29.20: In Which ‘Cash Cab’ Makes the Legaltech News Roundup

Our weekly Legaltech Week journalist roundtable, rounding up the top legaltech news, kicks off this time with news that one of our panelists was a contestant on Cash Cab. And if you don’t know what that is, then you’ll have to listen to the episode. Joining host Bob Ambrogi this week are Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase; Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider; Molly McDonough, media consultant, former publisher and editor-in-chief of the ABA J...
Tags: Texas, Law, Oracle, ABA Journal, Trump, Bob Ambrogi, Nicole Black, MyCase, Zach Warren, Joe Patrice, Caroline Hill, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, Legaltech News Roundup, Legaltech News Among


Curfews Coming

The City and County of Denver has just announced a curfew for tonight. Appearing on my cell phone: I don't mind the curfew as much as I do the end of social distancing in Denver. (From today at the state capitol). The past two... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Denver


Video: The 38LRX Bow Light Hog Hunting Texas

Sniper Hog Lights have a Focusable beam so you can go from spot beam to flood beam allowing you to put just the right amount of light on the animal without spooking it with too bright of light. Fast focus only takes 3/4 of a turn of the head to go from full flood to full spot beam. Interchangeable LED modules so you can easily change the color.
Tags: Video, Texas, Hunting, Sniper Hog Lights


Kentucky iconoclasm.

As the heir of #LouisXVI, and attached to the defense of his memory, I do hope that the damage will be repaired and that the statue will be restored. I already thank the Authorities for the measures they will take for that. #Louisville #Louisvilleprotests #Kentucky https://t.co/UHzUrCuSnD— Louis de Bourbon, Duc d’Anjou (@louisducdanjou) May 30, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Kentucky, Sculpture, Protests, Royalty, Ann Althouse, Louisville Louisvilleprotests Kentucky, Louis de Bourbon Duc


"World’s saddest looter..."

Play on mute if you don't want to hear "Oh, shit!"World’s saddest looter... pic.twitter.com/bAu1pFoZMB— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) May 30, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Stupid, James Woods, Ann Althouse


"Great job last night at the White House by the U.S. They were not only totally professional, but very cool. I was inside, watched every move..."

"... and couldn’t have felt more safe. They let the 'protesters' scream & rant as much as they wanted, but whenever someone.... ....got too frisky or out of line, they would quickly come down on them, hard - didn’t know what hit them. The front line was replaced with fresh agents, like magic. Big crowd, professionally organized, but nobody came close to breaching the fence. If they had they would.... ....have been greeted with the most vicious dogs, and most ominous weapons, I have ever seen. Th...
Tags: Law, Dogs, White House, Protests, Secret Service, Donald Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


Best of Overlawyered

More than once a “best of Overlawyered” book was envisioned, but the project never panned out. We did, however, occasionally assemble January roundups of the best posts of the previous year, or sometimes of the most popular or clicked-on posts. You can read those, along with a number of anniversary and other themed posts, at our Best Of tag. Tags: about the site, best of
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Best Of, About the site


About those newly declassified Flynn transcripts...

At The Federalist, from Sean Davis: "Declassified Flynn Transcripts Contradict Key Mueller Claims Against Flynn/Newly released declassified transcripts of call transcripts and summaries between Flynn and Kislyak contradict key claims made against Flynn by former Special Counsel Robert Mueller." ("Although Obama officials claimed via leaks to the press that Flynn, a decorated combat veteran and retired three-star Army general, was illegally operating as a secret Russian agent, the transcripts sho...
Tags: Isis, Law, Obama, Russia, United States, Army, Trump, Jonathan Chait, Flynn, NY Magazine, Mueller, Michael Flynn, Sean Davis, Robert Mueller, Kislyak, Ann Althouse


No Spousal Privilege In Alleged Crime Against Child

The Louisiana Supreme Court has held that the spousal privilege is trumped by statutes that protect children from abuse. On January 30, 2018, the target of the grand jury investigation was charged by Bill of Information with one count of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Bill, Privilege, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof


"Masks cover critical cues that those who are HoH rely on to distinguish speech and expressions of the speaker."

"Today we refer to the holistic process of seeing facial expressions and lip reading to communicate as speech reading," said an audiologist quoted in "Coronavirus masks pose challenges for those hard of hearing."Only 30% of sounds in English are visible on the lips, so for people who are HoH, the capacity to see the speaker’s face is important in distinguishing between words like “beer” and “cheer.” The speaker’s face also communicates mood and intent. Is the person mad? Happy? It all makes a di...
Tags: Law, Masks, Hearing, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Hearing Review


"I've been struggling with how to respond to the President's tweets and posts all day. Personally, I have a visceral negative reaction..."

"... to this kind of divisive and inflammatory rhetoric. This moment calls for unity and calmness, and we need empathy for the people and communities who are hurting. We need to come together as a country to pursue justice and break this cycle. But I'm responsible for reacting not just in my personal capacity but as the leader of an institution committed to free expression. I know many people are upset that we've left the President's posts up, but our position is that we should enable as much ex...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Censorship, Free Speech, Zuckerberg, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, George Floyd


"Last night the Supreme Court declined to intervene in challenges by churches in southern California and the Chicago area to stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 crisis...."

"The court issued only a terse order in the Illinois case that referred to the new guidance issued by the state earlier this week. But the justices were closely divided in the California case, with Chief Justice John Roberts casting the deciding vote and writing a late-night opinion to explain his decision to deny relief. The California case was filed on Tuesday by the South Bay United Pentecostal Church, which is located in Chula Vista, California – just south of San Diego. The church argued th...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Chicago, San Diego, Illinois, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, State, John Roberts, Roberts, Kavanaugh, Chula Vista California, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, SCOTUSblog


"We cannot arrest people when we’re trying to hold ground because of the sheer size, the dynamics and the wanton violence that’s coming out there."

"There’s simply more of them than us," said Minnesota Governor Tim Walz, quoted in "George Floyd Updates: ‘Absolute Chaos’ in Minneapolis as Protests Grow Across U.S." (NYT).Gunshots rang out near a different police precinct and flames streamed from businesses over several city blocks — a gas station, a post office, a bank, a restaurant — as residents asked where the police and firefighters had gone.Gunshots rang out... and flames streamed.... The NYT is writing as if human individuals are not i...
Tags: Crime, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Protests, Department of Public Safety, Harrington, John Harrington, Tim Walz, Ann Althouse, George Floyd


Supreme Court rejects church lockdown exemption

The Supreme Court ruled friday that lockdown rules during the Covid-19 pandemic do not place an unconstitutional burden on free speech. The court's four liberals were joined by chief justice John Roberts to form a 5-4 majority over the other conservative justices; the case concerned a church's right to fill the pews after California governor Gavin Newsome imposed a 25%-or-100-person occupancy limit. Chief Justice John Roberts sided with the court's liberals in rejecting a San Diego church's req...
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, San Diego, Gavin Newsom, John Roberts, Roberts, Rona, Gavin Newsome, Death Cults


Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services (UPDATED)

Last night the Supreme Court declined to intervene in challenges by churches in southern California and the Chicago area to stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The churches had asked the justices earlier this week to lift restrictions on crowds in time for them to hold services on Sunday, when Christians celebrate the holy day of Pentecost. But the justices turned them down. The court issued only a terse order in the Illinois case that referred to the new guidance issu...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Chicago, San Diego, Illinois, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, Thomas, John Roberts, South Bay, Roberts, Kavanaugh, Chula Vista California, What's Happening Now


Court declines to lift restrictions on crowds at church services

Last night the Supreme Court declined to intervene in challenges by churches in southern California and the Chicago area to stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. The churches had asked the justices earlier this week to lift restrictions on crowds in time for them to hold services on Sunday, when Christians celebrate the holy day of Pentecost. But the justices turned them down. The court issued only a terse order in the Illinois case that referred to the new guidance issu...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Chicago, San Diego, Illinois, San Diego County, Gavin Newsom, John Roberts, South Bay, Roberts, Chula Vista California, What's Happening Now, Brett Kavanaugh, San Diego County Health Department


When did political leaders first start showing their teeth in official photographs?

This is a question that occurred to me as I was looking at Wikipedia's list of Vice Presidents of the United States to try to answer a question I had about former Vice Presidents who run for the presidency.Most of these VPs are not smiling at all, and it seems that only a hint of a smile seemed consistent with the exercise of political power. They look grumpy to us today, but presumably the idea was to look completely serious. We expect smiles now. The emergence of teeth comes in 1953 with Richa...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Wikipedia, Kodak, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, History, United States, Winston Churchill, Brazil, Biden, Donald Trump, Apes, Teeth, Kennedy


"The Case for a Federal Criminal Court System (and Sentencing Reform)"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article authored by Christopher Slobogin now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: This article proposes the establishment of a federal criminal court system, comprised of separate criminal trial courts, circuit courts of appeal and a National Court of Criminal Appeals, with discretionary review by the Supreme Court.  Compared to the 1970s, when there were many fewer cases per judge than there are today, federal criminal adjudications ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Douglas A Berman, Christopher Slobogin, National Court of Criminal Appeals, Supreme Court Compared


Weekend round-up of array of prison stories and commentary in incarceration nation

As I continue to follow closely the news and commentary surrounding prison and prisoners during this COVID-19 era, I am reminded again and again how jails and prisons (and all the people therein) are inextricably woven into the broader fabric of all of our communities.  Here is a Saturday round-up of a few recent headlines that in various ways reflect this reality: "California prison staff posted ‘racist’ and ‘extremely hurtful’ comments about George Floyd’s killing, CDCR secretary says" "Te...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Ohio, CDCR, Douglas A Berman, George Floyd


United India Insurance Administrative Officer Medical Recruitment 2020

Recruitment of Administrative Officer Medical vacancy in UIIC   United India Insurance Company Limited (UIIC) is a leading Public sector General insurance company wholly owned by the Government of India. United India Insurance Company UIIC invites online application on prescribed format from Indian Citizens for the recruitment 2020 for following Government Job Vacancy posts of... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Medical, Insurance, Officer, Administrative, Manisha, Public-Sector, MBBS, General Insurance Company, UIIC United India Insurance Company Limited UIIC


I like the sound of my own voice – but does that make me a narcissist?

Millennials are said to be more narcissistic than any other cohort of society. A self-confessed self-obsessive works out whether that’s a problemI was on the phone to a friend recently, blathering away as usual, when I realised that there was no one on the other end of the line. How long ago had this happened? I checked my phone and discovered, to my horror, that the call had ended almost five minutes ago.In the pub with another friend, not long after this incident, I asked how self-obsessed she...
Tags: Relationships, Friendship, Social Media, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Health & wellbeing



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