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At the Creature-of-the-Day Café...

... you can look through any window.I checked the photographs of all 870 insects of Wisconsin, then double-checked a separate page of dragonflies of Wisconsin and wasps of Wisconsin, and I found nothing with wings like that a red spot on its thorax/abdomen, so I cannot tell you what it is. I know when I saw it, I jumped up, grabbed my camera, and yelled, "It's the murder hornet," and for that, I will encourage you to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, Insect Politics


Japan’s Revised Anti-Online Piracy Law Gets Approved

Proposed revisions to Japan’s anti-online piracy law have been approved by the Diet, strengthening measures against piracy and subjecting other content to regulation, such as manga and magazines. The illegal download of manga, magazines, academic texts, newspapers, and other works can now lead to criminal charges (effective January 1st, 2021), though derivative works (parodies) were […]
Tags: Japan, Law, Internet, Copyright, Piracy, Anime, Announcements




You Think I’d Join This Crummy Snobatorium? — See Also

I Don't Care To Belong To Any Club That Will Have Me As A Member! Check out these exclusive law schools. Lawyers Are The Worst! Sometimes it takes tragedies like these to realize how awful lawyers can be. You Flatter Me, Sir! Judge in trouble for his particular brand of compliment. John Dowd Is Back, Baby! And he's got a message, so slap on your tinfoil hats. But What About The Slippery Slope! Seriously, can we knock it off with the slippery slope.
Tags: Law, John Dowd, See Also


Law School Applications By Black People Are Down This Year

Now more than ever, Black Lawyers Matter.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


Harvard Law Goes Fully Remote For Fall 2020: Will Other Law Schools Follow Suit And What It Means for Applicants

Will this cause more waitlist movement? What about deferrals?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Harvard Law School, Mike Spivey, COVID-19


Prince William is counsellor for mental health crisis service

Duke of Cambridge reveals he is trained volunteer for UK’s Shout text platformThe Duke of Cambridge has been secretly counselling people contacting a crisis helpline for mental health support, he has revealed.Unbeknown to those who have accessed the Shout 85258 text-messaging service, Prince William is one of its 2,000 trained volunteers. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Charities, Voluntary sector, Cambridge, Monarchy, Prince William, The Duchess of Cambridge, Volunteering, Kate, William, Duke


Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road

Don't aim for the bottom, go top down In his 1959 address to the American Physical Society at Caltech, physicist Richard Feynman gave a lecture titled, "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," laying out the opportunity ahead to manipulate matter at the atomic scale.…
Tags: Law, Software, Richard Feynman, Caltech, Don, Moore


CALL/ACBD 2020 Virtual Conference Series

I am delighted to report that it is not too late to participate in the Canadian Association of Law Libraries 2020 Virtual Conference Series. This educational conference is being supported by legal information partner sponsors and there is no cost to attend. Register by following the links at https://www.callacbd.ca/2020-Virtual-Conference We have some exciting sessions for our final week of learning: My CALL-eagues and I hope that you are not suffering from Zoomsaustion and can join in. Thank...
Tags: Law, Education & Training, Legal Information, Zoomsaustion


Law School Faculty Wants To Strip Bill Barr Of Degree

GWU struggles to figure out why they honored this guy.
Tags: Law, Law School, Law Schools, GWU, George Washington University Law School, Bill Barr, Bill Barr Of Degree


I get email from Tom Cotton, addressing me as "Patriot."

It says:On Wednesday, I published an article in the New York Times calling for an end to violence in our streets. Outnumbered police officers, encumbered by feckless politicians, bore the brunt of the violence. Feckless!*These rioters, if not subdued, not only will destroy the livelihoods of law-abiding citizens but will also take more innocent lives. The overwhelming majority of Americans are sick and tired of this violence and want to see strong action taken to restore law and order.I’ve cause...
Tags: Law, Police, Language, New York Times, Samantha Bee, Kathy Griffin, Melania Trump, Tom Cotton, Ivanka Trump, Melania, Ann Althouse, Order And Chaos, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez


How Likely Will A Conviction Be In George Floyd’s Death?

The odds seem to be against the police officer in this case.
Tags: Crime, Law, Uncategorized, Quote Of The Day, Criminal Law, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin, Mike Snipes


I think they're hoping!

I'm seeing "Why the Shockingly Good Jobs Report Might Be Bad News" (New York Magazine).What godawful talking points did they come up with?[J]ob growth was wholly attributable to temporarily sidelined workers returning to their old jobs.... But the number of Americans who were outright fired last month — as opposed to being furloughed — is actually 295,000 higher than in April, with 2.3 million workers suffering permanent job losses....Last month, personal income in the U.S. actually rose by a re...
Tags: Law, Labor, Economics, Ann Althouse, New York Magazine What


Compassion For Bernie Madoff In Pretty Short Supply

U.S. District Judge Denny Chin understands math and actuarial tables as well now as he did 11 years ago.
Tags: Law, Finance, Bernie Madoff, Denny Chin


WHO advises public to wear face masks when unable to distance

Over-60s should use medical-grade masks and all others three-layer fabric ones, health body saysCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople over 60 or with health issues should wear a medical-grade mask when they are out and cannot socially distance, according to new guidance from the World Health Organization, while all others should wear a three-layer fabric mask.The announcement on Friday marks a significant change of stance by the WHO, which until now has been reluctan...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Who, World Health Organization, Coronavirus outbreak


A restaurant and a café are trying to be open on State Street — despite boarded up windows and with the help of some slap-dash painting.

Photographed by me yesterday... Look closely — it cries: WE'RE OPEN... The word "PEACE" is right next to a fist... [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Restaurants, Starbucks, Butterflies, Madison, State Street, Murals, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics


Navigating A Path Forward In The Legal Industry

The legal industry’s historic work environment and structure (fully staffed offices with in-person meetings) will not be as mission-critical going forward as one would have guessed before the COVID-19 outbreak.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, Stephanie Corey, Nancy B. Rapoport, Catherine Krow, Joseph R. Tiano Jr, Legal Decoder


Kelowna RCMP chief stepping down to take on new role

Kelowna's top cop is leaving his position after 3½ years in charge of the local RCMP, and in the wake of an investigation launching into the conduct of a local officer that was recently caught on video.Kelowna RCMP announced Friday that Supt. Brent Mundle is transferring to a new role with the Southeast District Senior Management Team.According to a statement from the force's spokesperson, Cpl. Jocelyn Noseworthy, the transfer has been in the works for several months and has nothing to...
Tags: News, Law, Canada, Council, Cbc, RCMP, Kelowna, Kelowna RCMP, Basran, Brent Mundle, Cpl Jocelyn Noseworthy, Mundle, Kelowna Mountie, Colin Basran, Daybreak South, RCMP Sexual Assault Review Team


Judge Describes Lawyer As ‘[C-Word] On Wheels’… You Know, As A Compliment!

One of the more innovative defenses we've seen...
Tags: Law, Courts, Legal Ethics, Paul Senzer


"District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser on Friday had 'Black Lives Matter' painted on the street that leads to the White House..."

"... where protesters have been demonstrating following George Floyd’s death in police custody. 'There was a dispute this week about whose street this is,' John Falcicchio, chief of staff for Bowser, a Democrat, said in a tweet. 'Mayor Bowser wanted to make it abundantly clear that this is DC's street and to honor demonstrators who (were) peacefully protesting on Monday evening.' People were seen painting the words "Black Lives Matter" on Friday morning in large block letters in yellow across 16...
Tags: Law, White House, Washington Dc, Columbia, Muriel Bowser, Bowser, Lafayette Square, Murals, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, White House NBC, George Floyd, John Falcicchio


Managing Labor Relations in a COVID-19 Environment: Q&A with Fisher Phillips [Sponsored]

Fisher Phillips attorneys address the complexities of labor relations in the context of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, Fisher Phillips, COVID-19


The Weight Of Blackness [Sponsored]

I was five years old when I first felt the weight of being black in this country.
Tags: Kids, Justice, Law, Diversity, Racism, Black Lives Matter, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Minority Issues, Lateral Link, Diversity and Inclusion, Monique Williams, Ahmaud Arbery, Monique Burt Williams, George Floyd


John Dowd Tells General Mattis Protesters ‘Aren’t Real’ And Other Delusions

In fairness, it's more coherent than anything he wrote for Trump's Russia defense.
Tags: Law, Government, Russia, Donald Trump, Trump, John Dowd, Mattis, Jim Mattis


Unauthorized Computer Access Draws Reprimand

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reprimanded an attorney for criminal conduct The Disciplinary Review Board described the conduct, which involved a dispute with the attorney's in laws In 2009, respondent graduated from law school and accepted a position as... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Disciplinary Review Board


"A Petty, Senseless Act"

A reprimand with proof of fitness has been ordered by the New Jersey Supreme Court for an attorney's plea to criminal mischief described in the report of the Disciplinary Review Board During his plea allocution before the court, respondent admitted... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process



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