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At the Yellow Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Yellow Café


“People Usually Don’t Walk Into An Office With A Million Dollars In Cash”

A three year suspension has been imposed for a criminal conviction by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On January 5, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, before... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Conviction Leads To Disbarment

A 2019 felony conviction drew an order of disbarment from the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department Under the circumstances of this case, we conclude that the respondent’s conviction of unarmed robbery (Mass Gen Laws ch 265... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Former Prosecutors Face Bar Charges

A hearing is scheduled in a high profile bar discipline matter in Massachusetts involving three former prosecutors implicated in a state drug laboratory scandal. The Netflix documentary How To Fix A Drug Scandal touches on the allegations to be tried.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Former Prosecutors Face Bar Charges


Esper Abruptly Reverses Decision To Send Home Active-Duty Troops Deployed Around DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — In an abrupt reversal, Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday overturned an earlier Pentagon decision to send a couple hundred active-duty soldiers home from the Washington, D.C., region, amid growing tensions with the White House over the military response to the protests. Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy told The Associated Press that the reversal came after Esper attended a meeting at the White House, and after other internal Pentagon discussions. It is unclear if Esper met w...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, White House, Defense, Indiana, Ap, Military, Tennessee, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, South Carolina, Mccarthy, Esper


More States Try To Absolve Their Bar Exams — See Also

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Liability: North Carolina wants to post a sign absolving them in case anyone dies from the bar exam. Delicate Balance: When will returning to the office be worth it? Removed! Sexual harassment allegations finally catch up to judge. Just Whistlin' Dixie: Alabama Attorney General goes after town for taking down Confederate monument.
Tags: Law, Alabama, North Carolina, See Also


Actual Graduates From Law School Are On The Decline

Despite the much trumpeted law school enrollment Trump Bump...
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


You Got Your Estate In Federal Court — You Got Federal Court In My Estate

The 7th Circuit decision highlights the intersection of estates, constitutional rights, and law and order.
Tags: Law, Federal Court, 7th Circuit, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson


Active-Duty Troops Deployed To DC Begin To Return To Home Bases

WASHINGTON (AP) — Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The officials said that about 200 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s immediate response force will be the first to leave on Wednesday, returning to their base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The remainder of th...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, Defense, Indiana, Ap, Military, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Capitol


A Quick And Easy Guide To The Charges Against The Cops In George Floyd Case

In case you were wondering what these statutes say, we've got you covered.
Tags: Crime, Law, Racism, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Harvard Law School To Hold All Fall 2020 Classes Online Due To Coronavirus

When will the rest of the T14 fall in line?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Harvard Law School, Law Students, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Results Are In, Your Surrogacy Is NOT Covered By Insurance

The lesson: always carefully review an insurance policy before relying on it!
Tags: Law, Family law, Surrogacy, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


Judge Accused Of A 20-Year Spree Of Sexual Harassment Removed From The Bench

The Commission on Judicial Performance removed him unanimously.
Tags: Law, Courts, Sexual Harassment, State Judges, Judicial Misconduct, Jeffrey Johnson, The Jabot, MeToo


Active-Duty Troops Begin To Pull Out Of DC

WASHINGTON (AP) — Active-duty troops brought in to help if needed with the civil unrest in the nation’s capitol are beginning to return to their home base, after two days of more peaceful demonstrations in Washington, D.C., senior defense officials told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The officials said that about 200 soldiers with the 82nd Airborne’s immediate response force will be the first to leave on Wednesday, returning to their base at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The remainder of th...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Maryland, Washington, Defense, Indiana, Ap, Military, Washington Dc, Tennessee, Army, Pentagon, Associated Press, Donald Trump, South Carolina, Capitol


"I mean, a guy like Sleepy Joe Biden was in there for 43 years, and he says, I think we should do this."

"I saw today, he took his mask off for the first time in a while, I haven't seen his face for a long time. And he said, I think we should do this, or I think we should do that. And actually then he started speaking through the mask again. He feels comfortable with the mask on I think, and -- even though there was nobody anywhere near him, which is interesting, but he made a statement about what he should do. I said, he's been there for 43 years, he was vice president for 8 years, he didn't do a ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Masks, Fox, Democrats, Biden, Clarence Thomas, Said Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, 2020 Campaign, Trump and crime, Sleepy Joe Biden, Biden rhetoric, Clarence Thomas Now


Why Drew Brees is trending on Twitter — lots of hostility for saying this:

Highlight: @readdanwrite asks @drewbrees what the star NFL quarterback thinks about "players kneeling again when the NFL season starts."@drewbrees: “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.”Full exchange: pic.twitter.com/MpCkFyOMed— Yahoo Finance (@YahooFinance) June 3, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, NFL, Drew Brees, Wwii, Gestures, United States of America, Flag, Brees, Ann Althouse


George Floyd killing: Derek Chauvin charges elevated to 2nd degree murder, and 3 more Minneapolis officers charged

• Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison increased the charge against Derek Chauvin, and charged Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao with aiding and abetting second-degree murder in the death of George Floyd. On Wednesday, three additional Minneapolis police officers were charged in the killing of George Floyd, and charges against Derek Chauvin were elevated to second degree murder. READ THE AMENDED CRIMINAL COMPLAINT: [PDF LINK] All four officers seen on the video in which George Floyd dies...
Tags: Post, News, Minnesota, Justice, Law, Minneapolis, US news, Amy Klobuchar, Black Lives Matter, Blacklivesmatter, Minneapolis Police, Reuters, Star Tribune, Keith Ellison, Leila Fadel, Sen Amy Klobuchar


Another Communication Method – Not Patent Eligible

by Dennis Crouch.  NOTE – The patentee here is represented by my former law firm MBHB, including my mentors of mine Dan Boehnen & Grant Drutchas. MBHB is also a financial sponsor of Patently-O. That said, I have not had any communication with MBHB regarding this case.  British Telecom v. IAC/InteractiveCorp and Tinder, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) In a short nonprecedential decision, the Federal Circuit has again affirmed a FRCP 12(b)(6) dismissal of an infringement lawsuit based upon a finding that th...
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, HP Inc, Bryson, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, British Telecom, IAC InterActiveCorp, MBHB, Berkheimer, Dan Boehnen Grant Drutchas MBHB, Tinder Inc Fed, Slip Op Quoting Berkheimer


"... when assessing how voters evaluate Trump and where his approval ratings might go, it's perhaps important to note that both COVID and the protests involve profound disruptions to everyday life..."

"... in a way that say impeachment didn't. The protests perhaps slightly less so if you're not living in a major city, although there are also a lot of protests in smaller cities. But the images on TV will instantly remind Americans everywhere that 'this is not normal.' But there are a lot of voters who, in ordinary times, are softly pro-Trump. They may not like his conduct. But they think 'politics is silly,' 'both sides are so partisan,' 'this stuff is overblown.' LOTS of people in this bucket...
Tags: Law, Trump, Democratic Party, Nate Silver, Pessimism, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Trump 2020, Coronavirus


How were medical journals and WHO caught out over hydroxychloroquine?

Studies under microscope after Guardian investigation reveals flaws with data from US company SurgisphereGovernments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data from tiny US companyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome scientific papers stop the world in its tracks. In the middle of a raging pandemic, a study in the world’s leading global health journal that seemed to prove President Trump wrong to laud the drug hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 was always goin...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, US, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Who, World Health Organization, Trump, World Health Organization Now, Coronavirus outbreak, COVID


STILL ANOTHER REMINDER of exciting DEPC and OJPC sentencing project: "Drafting Contest: An Ohio 'Second Look' Statute"

I warned in this initial posting that I would be repeatedly promoting an exciting new project from a partnership of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the Ohio Justice & Policy Center (OJPC).  The basic details are explained on this webpage, more background appears in  , and here are the essentials: About A robust national discussion about how best to remedy extreme and unwarranted prison sentences has prompted various new prop...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Douglas A Berman, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, DEPC, Ohio Criminal Sentencing Commission, OJPC, COVID


Floyd: Charges Expanded, Obama to Speak

MN Attorney General Keith Ellison today announced that three additional police officers present at the scene of George Floyd's death who witnessed Derek Chauvin's attack on Floyd have been charged with aiding and abetting Chavin.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Obama, Floyd, Keith Ellison, Chavin, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


Army To Investigate Low-Flying Helos Scattering DC Protestors

Monday night’s D.C. protests saw something nearly unprecedented. Starting after around 10 p.m. ET on Monday evening, protestors were treated to thumping helicopter engines, deafening noise and violent downwash from rotors spinning on military choppers hovering low over the crowds. Now, the military is investigating the episode. Secretary of Defense Mark Esper confirmed at a Wednesday press conference that it was a national guard helicopter that “hovered low” above the protestors. “I directed ...
Tags: News, Nbc, Washington Post, Iraq, Defense, Ap, Fbi, Afghanistan, Military, Taliban, Helicopters, New York Times, Army, Marine Corps, New Orleans, Dc


Embarrassing teenage posts on Facebook? Now you can delete them

Firm that said privacy no longer a ‘social norm’ rolls out tool to delete or archive Facebook users no longer need to worry about their teenage posts coming back to haunt them in later life, thanks to a new tool for deleting hundreds or thousands of posts at once.The “manage activity” feature, available now on Facebook’s mobile apps, lets users search for and remove posts from a particular time, mentioning a particular person, or within a range of dates.  Continue reading...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Technology, Media, Instagram, Privacy, Social Networking, Internet, Society, World news


Revisiting R v. S. (R.D.), 1997: A Case About a Black Judge on “Trial” for Acquitting a Black Boy

“It wasn’t that long ago in Canada when our justice system put a Black judge on trial for acquitting a Black boy of allegedly running his bike into an officer’s leg – her offence? Speaking truth to power by stating that sometimes police over-react when dealing with Black youth.” – Professor Daniel Tanovich @dtanovich  In R v S. (R.D.), 1997 CanLII 324 (SCC), R.D.S. was a young person accused of assaulting a police officer. At trial, the testimonies of the police officer and the accused differed ...
Tags: Case Comment, Anti-black Racism, Daniel Tanovich, Impartiality, Judicial Bias, R v S. (R.D


Head of Innovation at Hogan Lovells Moves to Elevate, Gets Title of the Day Year

Stephen Allen, head of innovation and digital at the law firm Hogan Lovells, is moving July 1 to law company Elevate, where he will take on one of the best job titles ever: Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Get Sh*t Done. Allen was the inaugural recipient last year of the “Law Firm Legal Intrapreneur” Financial Times Innovative Lawyers Europe Award, and he was the architect of the Hogan Lovells’ AI-based LIBOR solution, which won the Financial Times “Innovation in Collaboration” North Ame...
Tags: UK, Law, Uncategorized, Pwc, Hogan Lovells, Stephen, Brown, Allen, Liam Brown, Elevate, Stephen Allen, Orange France Telecom, Hogan Lovells Moves, Done Allen, Financial Times Innovation, Hogan Lovells Allen


We Are Still In The People Business

As we approach the three-month mark of the pandemic and alternative working environments, it is important to remember that we still provide a service that is focused upon the needs of people. On the In Seclusion Podcast last week, I talked with four consultants and business development professionals to see how they are adjusting to these unique times. The common theme was that we needed to have more personal and professional discussions with our clients, not less. What that means, however, is t...
Tags: Podcast, Law, Uncategorized, New Orleans, Sexton, Business Development, McGlinchey Stafford, Client Interaction, The Tilt Institute Inc, Marcie Borgal Shunk Marcie Borgal Shunk, Tim Corcoran Tim Corcoran, Roy Sexton Clark Hill, Roy Sexton, Heather Morse Heather Morse



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