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Zuckerberg won’t budge on violent Trump posts despite employee protests

“When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” So tweeted Donald Trump on May 29, in response to nationwide protests over the murder of George Floyd — an incitement to violence by the ostensible leader of the United States. ….These THUGS are dishonoring the memory of George Floyd, and I won’t let that happen. Just spoke to Governor Tim Walz and told him that the Military is with him all the way. Any difficulty and we will assume control but, when the looting starts, the shooting starts. Thank y...
Tags: Startups, Facebook, Military, United States, Donald Trump, Zuckerberg, Insider, Trump, Donald J Trump, Tim Walz, George Floyd


Round Up: Getting Paid, Reopening Your Firm, Ethical Videoconferencing and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Here are my posts and articles published from late-April to the present: How to get paid quickly with online payment tools in the time of the coronavirus - ABA Journal  Internet Legal Research On A Budget  -Above the Law Reopening Your Law Firm During COVID-19: There’s ...
Tags: Law, Daily Record, NBlack, Bar Association Guide


More law firm reopening guidance, this time from the Indiana State Bar Association

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** More law firm reopening guidance, this time from the Indiana State Bar Association Now that some states are flattening the curve, guidelines are being established to allow phased reopenings of businesses, including law firms. Of course, no one’s ever attempted to reopen businesses after a worldwide pandemic, sowe’re in uncharted territory. No doubt you’re wondering how to go about the reopening p...
Tags: New York, Law, Thomson Reuters, Aba, Committee, ABA Journal, Legal Practice, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, NBlack, Nicole Black, Indiana State Bar Association


NYSBA Releases Guidance on Re-Opening Law Firms

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** NYSBA Releases Guidance on Re-Opening Law Firms Right now, most New York law firms are closed as a result of the Governor’s mandate relating to COVID-19 shelter-in-place requirements. But that will soon change as some parts of New York State begin to transition under the Governor’s 4-phase regional re-opening plan. Because law firms are permitted to return to work during Phase 2, they will be som...
Tags: New York, Law, Rochester, New York State, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Legal Practice, Rochester New York, New York State Bar Association, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, NBlack, Nicole Black, Finger Lakes Region


DC BPR Providing Access To Oral Arguments

A positive development in bar discipline transparency in the District of Columbia - public access to oral arguments before the Board on Professional Responsibility Board Oral Arguments are held in Courtroom II of the Historic Courthouse of the District of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


'Law & Order' spinoff fires writer after he appeared to make threatening social media post

"Law & Order" boss Dick Wolf has fired TV writer Craig Gore from an upcoming spinoff series after Gore allegedly made threatening comments on Facebook amid widespread protests in Los Angeles.
Tags: Facebook, Law, Cnn, Gore, Dick Wolf, Craig Gore


Invention without the Inventor

The Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA) is the professional organization of UK Patent attorneys. The organization has released a new discussion paper on invention without the inventor. Although the current debate is captioned around artificial intelligence (AI) systems, a real underlying focal point is a mechanism to allow for immediate and automatic corporate ownership: Many in CIPA think patent rights should be available for inventions which represent new, non-obvious technical de...
Tags: UK, Law, Patent, CIPA, Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys CIPA


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.I took that photograph at 5:15 — 5 minutes before the "actual" sunrise time.But that was then. There's a big thunderstorm rolling in now. The wind is howling... so consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Sixth Circuit panel rules so-called "exhaustion" procedural requirement for sentence-reduction motions under § 3582(c)(1)(A) to be "mandatory claim-processing rule"

A few months ago, I discussed in this post some sloppy Third Circuit panel dicta in Raia on the so-called "exhaustion" procedural requirement for sentence-reduction motions under § 3582(c)(1)(A).  Among my complaints about the ruling in Raia was that the issue had not be directly brought or fully briefed before the Third Circuit in that case.  But today the Sixth Circuit addressed this issue squarely in US v. Alam, No. 20-1298 (6th Cir. June 2, 2020) (available here).  Here is how the opinion be...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Law, Congress, US, Third Circuit, Raia, Alam, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Alam No, Waseem Alam


The Constitutionality of Interprovincial Boundary Closures (Part III)

This is the third and final post in a series considering the constitutionality of intraprovincial/territorial border closures. In Part I, I set out the background to the closures, with a summary of which provinces had closed their borders to travellers from other provinces/territories and those implementing other non-closure procedures. In Part II, I considered the constitutionality of the closure provisions (including the federal closure of Canadian borders) under sections 6 and 7 of the Canadi...
Tags: Law, Canada, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Morrisey, Labrador, Charron, Government of Canada, PHA, Global News, Substantive Law


"We're on your side! We're on your side!"

This is so nuts. Sad, but kind of hilarious pic.twitter.com/9fHBDX8FP9— Ami Horowitz (@AmiHorowitz) June 2, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Ami Horowitz, Ann Althouse


Mike Mullen, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman: 'I Cannot Remain Silent'

“I Cannot Remain Silent,” former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen writes in an Atlantic op-ed today, “Our fellow citizens are not the enemy, and must never become so.” Excerpt: It sickened me yesterday to see security personnel—including members of the National Guard—forcibly and violently clear a path through Lafayette Square to accommodate the president's visit outside St. John's Church. I have to date been reticent to speak out on issues surrounding President Trump's lea...
Tags: Post, News, US news, Atlantic, Military, Protests, John, Donald Trump, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Trump, Donald, National Guard, Episcopal Church, Joint Chiefs of Staff, St John s Church


'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff writer fired for threatening to 'light up' looters in Instagram post

Producer Dick Wolf fired a 'Law & Order: SVU' spinoff writer Tuesday after he threatened looters in a social-media post.         [Author: USA TODAY]
Tags: Usa, News, Instagram, Law, Usa Today, Dick Wolf


Biglaw’s Thoughts On Racism — See Also

Roundup Of What Biglaw's Doing About The Black Lives Matter Protests: Will this pressure more firms to donate resources? I hope so. Judge Contradicts Herself: Yeah, this is a fun one. NCBE Online? Well, we'll see about that. Furloughed Biglaw Associated Accused Of Involvement In Molotov Cocktail Incident Released: The latest on the case. Chief Justice Roberts Takes A Stand: In religious liberties case.
Tags: Law, Roberts, See Also


no-challenge clauses

by Dennis Crouch Patent settlement agreements often include a no-challenge clauses — where the accused infringer promises to never (again) challenge the validity of the asserted patents. Courts have done a slow about face on the notion of licensees challenging the validity of a licensed patent.  In 1905, Licensee Estoppel was the general rule.  That rule was slowly eroded until finally eliminated in Lear, Inc. v. Adkins, 395 U.S. 653, 670 (1969).  Later, in MedImmune, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., 54...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Patent, Fed, Lear, Transocean, Adkins, Noble, Genentech Inc, Dennis Crouch, Diversey, Lear Inc, MedImmune Inc, CRP Inc, Transocean Offshore Deepwater Drilling Inc, Federal Circuit altered course See Flex Foot Inc


Color of Change President Rashad Robinson spent a "lot of time explaining" things to Mark Zuckerberg and said that Zuckerberg "just very much lacks the ability to understand it."

I'm reading "Zuckerberg Leaves Race Justice Leader Frustrated After Call" (Bloomberg). I wonder if Robinson has "the ability to understand" that someone can understand your argument and still not agree with it. You can get so deeply into your own ideas that you think people who don't agree with you haven't grasped your point.Robinson wants Facebook to take down Trump's "when the looting starts, the shooting starts" post.If Zuckerberg spent a lot of time explaining his position to Robinson, I am ...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, Censorship, Intelligence, Zuckerberg, Trump, Robinson, Ann Althouse, Rashad Robinson


Tomorrow on Litera TV: Dan Linna, Director of Law and Tech at Northwestern Law

Join me tomorrow at 10:30 a.m. ET on Litera TV for a live interview with Daniel W. Linna Jr., director of Law and Technology Initiatives and senior lecturer at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and McCormick School of Engineering. Dan also writes the blog LegalTech Lever, on leveraging legal innovation and technology to improve legal services, and hosts the podcast Law Technology Now. Among other things, we’ll talk about Dan’s draft book chapter, “ ,” the final version of which will be availab...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Dan, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Dan Linna, Daniel W Linna Jr, Litera TV, McCormick School of Engineering Dan


Federal Judge Dissents From… Her Own Opinion

Clearly a lot of animosity between the majority author and herself.
Tags: Law, Courts, 5th Circuit, Edith Jones


Federal Regulators Furnish Guidance on CRA Consideration for Activities in Response to COVID-19 [Sponsored]

The Fed, FDIC, and OCC released FAQs clarifying Community Reinvestment Act consideration for activities in response to the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, OCC, CRA, Sponsored Content, COVID-19, Fed FDIC


The Apple Store in Madison is chicly sculptural, boarded up in black.

In normal times, that black expanse is all sparkling clear glass. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Apple, Law, Architecture, Madison, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


Vandalized stores on State Street.

Madison’s State Street. pic.twitter.com/nfrwvlmmHH — Vicki McKenna (@VickiMcKenna) June 2, 2020 They got Ian's Pizza! The darling of the 2011 anti-Walker protests! A closer look — "Nasty ass Pizza": [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Crime, Law, Pizza, Madison, Graffiti, Ian, State Street, Ann Althouse, Vicki McKenna


Get Ready For THOUSANDS Of Biglaw Layoffs Due To COVID-19

Things are probably going to get pretty bad...
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Chief Justice Strikes A Blow For Balanced Religious Liberty

The theocratic movement is far from finished, but it appears more and more that the Chief Justice is willing to draw the line.
Tags: Law, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker, Coronavirus, COVID-19


"If you can’t keep a Fox News correspondent from getting attacked directly across from your house, how can you protect my family? How are you going to protect the country? How hard are you trying?"

Said Tucker Carlson, quoted in "Tucker Carlson of Fox News Accuses Trump of Being Too Lenient on Protests/In a sign of partisan divide, his monologue came as Anderson Cooper of CNN criticized Mr. Trump for calling protesters 'thugs'" (NYT).More Tucker: "[I]f you don’t protect them — or, worse, if you seem like you can’t be bothered to protect them — then you’re done. It’s over. People will not forgive weakness." That was after Trump's little speech yesterday about dominating the streets and send...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Fox News, Anderson Cooper, Trump, Tucker Carlson, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump And The Military, Trump and crime, Fox News Accuses Trump of Being Too Lenient


CFTC To Calculate Fines On More Specific Range Of Envelope Backs

There won’t be consistency, but there will be a more consistent range of made-up numbers you have to put on a check.
Tags: Law, Finance, Cftc


"The looters tore off the plywood that boarded up Macy’s flagship store in Herald Square, swarming by the dozens inside to steal whatever they could find before being chased down by the police."

"Others smashed the windows at a Nike store, grabbing shirts, jeans and zip-up jackets. They crashed into a Coach store, vandalized a Barnes & Noble, ransacked a Bergdorf Goodman branch and destroyed scores of smaller storefronts along the way. The eruption of looting in the central business district of Manhattan — long an emblem of the New York’s stature and prowess — struck yet another blow to a city reeling from the nation’s worst coronavirus outbreak....  On Tuesday... Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, ...
Tags: New York, Crime, Protest, Shopping, Law, NYC, Nike, New York Times, Manhattan, Andrew Cuomo, Macy, Andrew M Cuomo, Bergdorf Goodman, Herald Square, Midtown Manhattan, Barnes Noble


"Pay to Play? Campaign Finance and the Incentive Gap in the Sixth Amendment's Right to Counsel"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Neel Sukhatme and Jay Jenkins now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract For nearly 60 years, the U.S. Supreme Court has affirmed that the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees felony defendants the right to counsel, regardless of their ability to pay.  Yet nearly all criminal procedure scholars agree that indigent defense as practiced today falls far short of its initial promise.  These scholars frequentl...
Tags: Law, United States, New York Times, Ohio, Campaign Finance, U S Supreme Court, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Jay Jenkins, Harris County Houston Texas, Neel Sukhatme


Quibi’s IP Quibble

Armed to the teeth with Biglaw IP heavyweights leading their representation, both sides have filled the case docket with filings.
Tags: Technology, Law, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Eko, Gaston Kroub, Quibi, Coronavirus, COVID-19



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