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At the First Light Café...

... you can talk all night.And I'll give you this bonus toad... ... to highlight the availability of the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Frogs, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon


"The Guy With The Hat"

The Louisiana Supreme Court has permanently disbarred a suspended attorney based on multiple findings of ethics violations. In its report, the committee concluded that respondent’s offenses are so egregious that he should be permanently prohibited from applying for readmission to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Sotomayor blocks Ohio prisoner release plan for now

Last week the Supreme Court rejected a request by the federal government to temporarily block an order that could have required the release or transfer of over 800 inmates from a federal prison in Ohio where nine inmates have died from COVID-19. But the court’s ruling suggested that it was largely based on procedural grounds, because the government had not appealed the lower court’s most recent order. On Monday the government returned to the Supreme Court. This time the government asked the just...
Tags: Featured, Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Ohio, Sonia Sotomayor, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, Elkton, United States Court of Appeals, Bureau of Prisons, Bop, What's Happening Now, Elkton Ohio, 6th Circuit


Liberty Bell Auto Protect Review: Coverage, Cost, Perks

Affiliate Disclosure: Automoblog and its partners may be compensated when you purchase the products below. Liberty Bell Auto Protect Review In Our Opinion: Liberty Bell Auto Protect rivals well-known providers with its affordable costs and high customer ratings. We awarded Liberty Bell Auto Protect with the title "Best Military Discount" because of the deals it gives those with military backgrounds. Industry Standing Coverage Affordability Customer Service ...
Tags: California, Military, Autos, Kelley Blue Book, Honda Odyssey, Better Business Bureau BBB, U S and Canada Here, Vehicle Ownership, Carchex, Kristin McClure, Auto Warranty, Trustpilot All, Liberty Bell Auto Protect Review, Liberty Bell Auto Protect, Saddle Brook New Jersey Since, Well Liberty Bell Auto Protect


Webinar: Understanding Legal Technology Competence, with Clio’s Joshua Lenon and Me

As the practice of law evolves—and as modern technology becomes ever more prevalent in society—legal professionals have an ever-increasing responsibility to be technologically competent. It’s vital—and, in the majority of U.S. states, it is now an ethical duty—for lawyers to understand the benefits and risks that technology poses for themselves, their law firms, and their clients. Next Tuesday at 2 p.m. ET, join Joshua Lenon, Clio’s Lawyer in Residence, and me for a free, CLE-eligible webinar in...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Joshua Lenon, Joshua Lenon Clio


Helping Firms Make The Most Out Of What They’ve Got — See Also

The Economy Still Isn't Doing Well: How to monetize the assets your firm already has. Opportunities For Black Attorneys Are The Same As They Are For Their White Peers: Of course not. What It's Really Like To Be A Black Associate In Biglaw: A frank discussion. COVID-19's Impact On Law Schools: It's still early, but whatever happens it won't be neutral.
Tags: Law, See Also, Opportunities For Black Attorneys


Trump started a new craze — Bible-clutching for the camera.

Nancy Pelosi is doing it. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Bible, Nancy Pelosi, Trump, Pelosi, Ann Althouse


“The Trump administration on Thursday released new requirements for states to report coronavirus data based on race, ethnicity, age and sex...”

“... of individuals tested for the virus, in an effort to respond to demands from lawmakers for a better picture of the pandemic.... The new guidelines came as Dr. Robert R. Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, faced a barrage of questions from House lawmakers at a health subcommittee hearing about his agency’s often halting response to the pandemic, and what some members of Congress said was its failure to anticipate the pandemic’s effect on black and Hispan...
Tags: Law, Congress, House, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Trump, Ann Althouse, Race And Health, Robert R Redfield, Coronavirus


Not all of Madison's boarded-up up windows have painted murals.

Go 3 posts down to see my photographs of the painted murals I saw today. I want to show this separately — messy graffiti on The Wisconsin Veterans Museum: That graffiti is not limited to the temporary plywood. Most of it is on the permanent wall. Why would anyone with what they believe is a good cause choose to deface a veterans museum? There's the idea: Where is our museum? It's written in black (with the spelling of "museum" corrected in red). You see that? Obviously, many veterans are black,...
Tags: Law, Museums, Madison, Graffiti, Spelling, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse


In Shaky Economy, Polsinelli & UnitedLex Team Up To Help Companies Monetize Existing Assets

Seeking out new revenue streams is the name of the game.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, UnitedLex, Polsinelli LLP, Shaky Economy Polsinelli


Justice Sotomayor stays federal judicial orders to transfer vulnerable Elkton prisoners pending Sixth Circuit appeal

As noted in this post, last week the full Supreme Court denied, by a 6-3 vote, a request by the federal government to stay a federal district court order to release or transfer vulnerable inmates from the Elkton federal prison.  But this ruling was, in essence, based on a technicality, and today Justice Sotomayor via this order granted the stay the feds were seeking: IT IS ORDERED that the District Court’s April 22 and May 19 orders are hereby stayed pending disposition of the Government’s appea...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Supreme Court, Law, Court, District Court, Sotomayor, Elkton, United States Court of Appeals, Douglas A Berman


Boutique Partner Says Opportunities Are Not The Same For Black People

Black lawyers are the least represented minorities in the legal profession.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Minority Issues


OCC Expresses Concerns Over Impact of Continued COVID-19 Lockdowns on Banking System [Sponsored]

As states and local municipalities make the decisions about how and when to end their communities’ economic shutdown imposed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OCC cautioned governors and local leaders on the risks to the nation’s banking system created by state and local lockdown orders.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, OCC, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


Juries Are About To Get A Lot More Corporate-Friendly Thanks To COVID

Jury pools are likely to get a lot more corporate-friendly in the short-term.
Tags: Law, Jury Duty, Biglaw, COVID Cast Podcast, Featured Podcasts


'It sickened me', says fmr Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Mike Mullen on Trump's church gassing stunt

Former Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Mullen said today in an interview with ABC News anchor Martha Raddatz, "We are at an inflection point, and the events of the past few weeks have made it impossible to remain silent." Mullen: "It sickened me" 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." Watch the interview clip here. JUST IN: Former C...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, US news, Military, Protests, Donald Trump, Abc News, Trump, St John, Mullen, National Guard, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Martha Raddatz, St John s Church, Mariann Edgar Budde


"They tried to live as they had in Berkeley, in an improvisational community, their doors open to anyone."

"But things started to go missing, and it was unclear whether their neighbors also believed in communal sharing or if they were taking advantage of the Kingstons. Kahalu’u is on the island’s windward side, and Maxine, like many Chinese people who believe that wind disturbs one’s qi, or life-force equilibrium, found the constant gusts distressing. She couldn’t think.... In the seventies, publishers had begun responding to America’s social realities by offering challenging, textured depictions of ...
Tags: Law, Fiction, Immigration, America, Hawaii, Ethnicity, Kingston, Berkeley, Solitude, Maxine, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Maxine Hong Kingston


Mike Novogratz Wants A Blockchain For Police Brutality

The cryptocurrency enthusiast is angry, and you wouldn’t want to see Mike Novogratz angry.
Tags: Law, Finance, Mike Novogratz


"The Federal Judiciary’s Role in Drug Law Reform in an Era of Congressional Dysfunction"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article now available via SSRN authored by Erica Zunkel and Alison Siegler. Here is its abstract: While state drug law reform is moving apace, federal drug law reform has moved much more slowly.  Many, including the Judicial Conference of the United States and the United States Sentencing Commission, have urged Congress to enact substantive federal drug law reform for years.  But Congress has not acted.  As a result, the federal system con...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, United, Kimbrough, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, United States Sentencing Commission, Sentencing Commission, Alison Siegler, Erica Zunkel


Love Trumps Hate.

We went down to State Street to see the aftermath of the protests... Meade wore his Peace gear... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Donald Trump, Madison, Meade, Ann Althouse


Down on State Street here in Madison, every ground floor window is covered in plywood, and there's an effort to turn it into something good by painting murals.

A small procession... "Silence is complicity"... "Silence is violence"... That's at the art museum, but the award for the best painting goes to... Walking with coffee... Controlling the narrative... The iconic Triangle Market... And the beloved Paul's Books... Nonsense... this was on the credit union... "Inclusion" — It's Sugar.... "UNITY"... Imagine not leaving Ragstock alone! Background: "For three nights, business[es] on and around State Street in Downtown Madison have been sittin...
Tags: Photography, Crime, Shopping, Law, Commerce, Protests, Madison, Graffiti, PAUL, State Street, Wisconsin State Journal, Murals, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Aphorism, Ragstock


Head Of Innovation At Hogan Lovells Moves To Elevate, Gets Title Of The Year

He will take on one of the best job titles ever: Vice President, Enterprise Solutions and Get Sh*t Done.
Tags: Technology, Law, Hogan Lovells


Law School Professor On What You Really Need To Know About Social Justice In America

Not everyone in this country gets the same rights.
Tags: Law, America, Law Schools


Coronavirus Update 6–4–2020: Can you force employees who participate in George Floyd protests to quarantine without pay?

Yesterday I discussed the legalities of placing on an unpaid leave of absence employees who engaging in leisure mass gatherings outside of work. What about employees who you discover gathered in mass to protest George Floyd's murder and racial injustice? There are legitimate concerns that the mass protests taking place in cities around the country will cause an acceleration of COVID-19 spread and a spike in cases. Can you place protesting employees on an unpaid leave of absence to quarantine ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, North Dakota, Connecticut, New Mexico, District Of Columbia, Title VII, South Carolina, California New York, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Bruce Emmerling, George Floyd


Pants Judge Suspended

The seemingly endless saga involving former Judge Roy Pearson has ended in a discipline decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals The Board on Professional Responsibility (the “Board”) concluded that the respondent, Roy L. Pearson, Jr., violated two... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Roy Pearson, District of Columbia Court of Appeals the Board, Roy L Pearson Jr


In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated with conditions an attorney whose license was revoked in 2003 On September 6, 2019, the referee filed a report recommending that this court conditionally grant Attorney Banks' reinstatement petition. Among other things, the referee... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Section 230 Ends Demonetized YouTuber’s Lawsuit–Lewis v. Google

Lewis ran a YouTube channel called “Misandry Today.” Misandry is hatred of men, like misogyny but with reversed genders. I didn’t look at Lewis’ content but I worry that its examples of alleged misandry actually might be presented to advance a misogynistic narrative. Whatever the case, YouTube demonetized, restricted, or removed some of his videos. He sued YouTube for: violating the First Amendment national origin discrimination (allegedly, YouTube acted because he “is a patriotic American citi...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, Law, Colorado, Youtube, Marketing, Icann, Green, Noah, United States, Aol, Johnson, Ada, Richard


On Being A Black American Biglaw Associate

Being a black Biglaw associate is uniquely difficult. Here are just a few reasons why.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Minority Issues, Lauren E. Skerrett


It's time to play "Was that racist?"

I'm getting email from an outraged reader who's on my case for not censoring the following comment, which appeared on yesterday's post about a NYT article titled, "Protests Draw Shoulder-to-Shoulder Crowds After Months of Virus Isolation." Out of discretion, I will refrain from naming the commenter, who said:I'm sayin right out now. Like the 60s, the bulk of the "protesters" are lookin for a hook up. Nothin like a meaningful virtue signal to fire up the hormones. Mostly lookin for that Hot Monke...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Protests, Free Speech, Madison, Zuckerberg, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, MadisonMan, Madison Man, the Althouse comments community, Leslie Graves



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