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The Story Behind RDS

With widespread discussion around law enforcement and their interaction with young Black men, some people have tried to claim that these problems are not prevalent in Canada. We know this to not be true on many grounds, but one of the early post-Charter cases was in 1997 with R. v. RDS, where the presiding judge took judicial notice of racial profiling that occurred in Halifax. The Supreme Court of Canada rejected the calls of judicial bias, and upheld the trial decision. Worth noting is that th...
Tags: Law, Canada, Cbc, R, Justice Issues, Halifax The Supreme Court of Canada


Governor Lamont Issues New Sector Rules for Phase Two Reopenings

Over the weekend, Governor Ned Lamont issued the latest batch of rules for businesses that can reopen on June 17th.  You can find them all here. The rules are, in many ways, a natural extension of the rules for essential and Phase One businesses. For example, businesses that open will do so at the state’s “strictest controls on business operations and societal interaction”.  This includes: Capacity limit of 50% for most businesses that reopen. Strict cleaning and disinfection protocols in all s...
Tags: Law, Institute, Lamont, Ned Lamont, Amusement Parks Outdoor


At the Western Sunrise Café...

... you don't have to look right at things. And, by the way, here is the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Flowers, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Sudden death at Shropshire army base investigated

An investigation has begun after a man was found dead at Clive Barracks in Tern HillAn investigation has been launched after a man was found dead at an army base in Shropshire.The body was discovered at Clive Barracks in Tern Hill on Sunday morning. A Ministry of Defence spokesperson told PA news agency that the circumstances of the death were being investigated. Continue reading...
Tags: UK News, PA, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Shropshire, Clive Barracks, Tern HillAn, Tern Hill


"A veto-proof majority of the Minneapolis City Council pledged on Sunday to dismantle the city’s Police Department."

The NYT reports.Saying that the city’s current policing system could not be reformed, the council members stood before hundreds of people who gathered late in the day on a grassy hill, and signed a pledge to begin the process of taking apart the Police Department as it now exists.I don't see how this can possibly be done. It sounds like madness. There is some ray of rationality in "to begin the process" and "taking apart the Police Department as it now exists."Maybe it's a slow process and they ...
Tags: Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Police, Council, Police Department, Minneapolis City Council, Ann Althouse


"I want a dog that doesn’t know it’s cute."

An overheard line, reported in the NYT's Metropolitan Diary. I'm no dog expert, but this one is easy. The way a dog knows it's cute is that the people continually tell it it's cute. The same thing happens with children too. If you don't want to find yourself living with a dog/child that knows it's cute, you need to keep a straight face about the cuteness. That will preserve the cuteness of the cuteness. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Children, Law, Dogs, Cute, Ann Althouse


IRA and former soldiers urged to help solve 1972 killing of young woman

Police appeal for information on Belfast shooting of Jean Smyth-CampbellA senior detective investigating one of Britain’s most controversial spy scandals has appealed to both ex-IRA and retired soldiers to help him get the truth about the killing of a young woman in the Troubles.Jon Boutcher is a former chief constable of Bedfordshire and the head of Operation Kenova, which is investigating the military intelligence agent known as Stakeknife who betrayed the IRA for three decades. Continue readi...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Britain, Military, Northern Ireland, UK security and counter-terrorism, Belfast, Ira, Bedfordshire, Kenova, Jon Boutcher, Jean Smyth


"The New York Times announced Sunday that Editorial Page Editor James Bennet is resigning — amid reports of anger inside the company over the publication of an op-ed from Sen. Tom Cotton..."

"... about the George Floyd unrest last week. Bennet, the brother of 2020 White House candidate Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., had apologized late last week after previously defending the piece, titled, 'Send in the Troops.' Cotton, R-Ark., called for the government to deploy troops as a last resort to help quell riots and looting that emerged amid the anger over Floyd's death in Minneapolis police custody last month. The publication sparked a revolt among Times journalists, with some saying it e...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, White House, New York Times, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Bennet, James, Floyd, Tom Cotton, Sen Michael Bennet D Colo, Ann Althouse, James Bennet, Sulzberger, Trump And The Military


An initial list of federal sentencing reforms to advance greater equity and justice for congressional consideration

According to this recent Hill article, headlined "Pelosi: Democrats to unveil sweeping criminal justice proposal Monday," a federal criminal justice bill is in the works that may go beyond police reforms.  Here are the basics: Democrats on Monday will introduce wide-ranging legislation designed to combat racial inequities in the criminal justice system, Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) announced Thursday.  The much awaited package, currently being crafted by members of the Congressional Black Ca...
Tags: Law, Congress, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, Michigan, Nancy Pelosi, Doj, Calif, Minnesota Supreme Court, Hill, Yang, Pelosi, USSC, Obama Justice Department, Congressional Black Caucus CBC, Douglas A Berman


UK coronavirus victims have lain undetected at home for two weeks

Doctors say there have been dozens of cases and warn of ‘epidemic of loneliness’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePeople have died at home alone of Covid-19 during the pandemic and not been found for up to two weeks, doctors who have investigated such deaths have said.They have only been discovered after a relative, friend or neighbour raised the alarm and have in many cases gone undetected for so long that their body has started to decompose. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Older people, Coronavirus outbreak


New Maryland Real Estate Laws from the 2020 Legislative Session

The 71 day session of the Maryland General Assembly was for the first time since the Civil War cut short from the prescribed 90 days (.. of note, the legislature has met for 90 days since the predecessor, appointed not elected, General Assembly of Maryland was first called together in 1635 in St. Mary’s). Despite the Coronavirus pandemic concern shortened session, the legislature acted on 1,664 House bills and 12 resolutions and 1,081 Senate bills and 6 resolutions with 667 bills passing both ch...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Labor, Senate, House, General Assembly, State, Senate Finance Committee, Maryland General Assembly, St Mary, Stuart Kaplow, Maryland Department of Legislative Services, Senate Bill, Real Estate Commission, House Economic Matters Committee, Codes and Regulations


Ex-Salvadoran colonel to be tried over murder of six priests in 1989

Inocente Orlando Montano accused of planning atrocity aimed at stopping peace talksA former Salvadoran army colonel who served as a government security minister will appear in court in Madrid on Monday to face trial over the murders of six Jesuit priests, their housekeeper and her teenage daughter in 1989.The attack, at the Central American University (UCA) in San Salvador, was planned and authorised by senior military commanders and was an attempt to derail peace talks aimed at ending the count...
Tags: Europe, Law, Americas, Spain, World news, El Salvador, Madrid, SAN SALVADOR, Inocente Orlando Montano, Central American University UCA


Resignation Accepted

The Indiana Supreme Court accepted an attorney's resignation. Respondent has tendered to this Court an affidavit of resignation from the bar of this State, pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(17), which requires an acknowledgement that there is presently... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"The Past Is Never Dead. It's Not Even Past "

One of the highlights of my prior life as a disciplinary counsel was the opportunity to argue In re Abrams before the en banc District of Columbia Court of Appeals. At issue was the court's power to sanction a convicted... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Legal Profession Prof, banc District of Columbia Court of Appeals


This week at the court

On Monday, the court will release orders from the June 4 conference at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions at 10 a.m. On Thursday, the justices will hold their June 11 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, This Week at the Court


Austin City Council to consider limiting police use of force, no-confidence vote for police chief, in wake of recent protests

Next Thursday, the Austin City Council will consider several resolutions related to policing issues in response to recent protests. Two in particular merit Grits readers' attention: Item 95 by Greg Casar would limit use of lethal force and so-called less-lethal munititions. The new direction on police use of force policy would be much more restrictive than the current one: Use of deadly force against individuals, including persons fleeing (in vehicle or on foot), shall be limited to situati...
Tags: Law, Apd, Austin City Council, Manley, Greg Casar, Gritsforbreakfast, Brian Manley, Spencer Cronk, Natasha Harper Madison


"I have never felt desired. My past boyfriends never made me feel desired. None of them."

"And it’s a big thing in my life that I feel I have never been physically desired by somebody. So I dress the way I dress as I don’t like to think of you guys – I mean anyone, everyone – judging it, or the size of it.... And sometimes I feel trapped by this persona that I have created, because sometimes I think people view me not as a woman.... But my body is mine and yours is yours. Our own bodies are kind of the only real things which are truly ours. I get to see it and get to show it when I w...
Tags: Fashion, Law, Relationships, Billie Eilish, Ann Althouse, Gender Privacy, Billie Ellish


Aya Hachem death: Further arrest over Blackburn shooting

Law student Aya Hachem died when shots were fired from a passing car in Blackburn.
Tags: UK, News, Law, Blackburn, Aya Hachem


"[S]ome of the usual tools for organizing students may be of limited use in the coming months if colleges begin the fall semester virtually...."

"... That makes messaging to large groups of students at once trickier, and Democrats are making plans to be as present as possible on the virtual versions of those quads and dorms: 'There are so many campus-based meme pages where you can spread content dedicated to people usually on those campuses,' he said. He cited the University of Wisconsin at Madison as an example: The 'UW-Madison Memes for Milk-Chugging Teens' Facebook group has nearly 28,000 members; the school has around 32,000 undergra...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Madison, University Of Wisconsin, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Things That Won't Work, UW Madison Memes for Milk Chugging Teens Facebook, Gabriel Debenedetti Intelligencer


"JK Rowling faces backlash for comments on the phrase ‘people who menstruate.'"

"... Rowling said she believed that the headline should refer to women instead. Her comment was seen as transphobic, as transgender men can still menstruate." Twitter reports on a Twitter trend that started here: ‘People who menstruate.’ I’m sure there used to be a word for those people. Someone help me out. Wumben? Wimpund? Woomud? Opinion: Creating a more equal post-COVID-19 world for people who menstruate https://t.co/cVpZxG7gaA — J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) June 6, 2020 She followed up with:...
Tags: Law, Empathy, Transgender, Language, Jk Rowling, Menstruation, Rowling, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Gender Difference, Wumben, Woomud


Why #STFUHillary is trending on Twitter.

So why didn't you, Obama and Biden deal with it when you all had the power to do so? #STFUHillary https://t.co/4yt6tIeclr— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) June 7, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Twitter, Law, Obama, Biden, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Ian Miles Cheong, Hillary goes away


"Sleepy Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats want to 'DEFUND THE POLICE'"? Well... they probably won't quickly deny it.

Sleepy Joe Biden and the Radical Left Democrats want to “DEFUND THE POLICE”. I want great and well paid LAW ENFORCEMENT. I want LAW & ORDER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Democratic Party in Trumpland, 2020 Campaign, Sleepy Joe Biden, Trump's law-and-order issue


Perhaps the children will save us.

In the comments to yesterday's post, "Las Vegas is back," Browndog said:We had lunch at a restaurant for the first time on Friday. It felt good, but the creep factor was still prevalent. Large room with few tables, wait staff in masks.As we were leaving a couple families with small children came in. It was that moment it felt normal.Hearing the laughter of children gave me a sense of warmth and normalcy.ADDED: From "'Defund The Police' painted on D.C. street as tensions among protesters flare":...
Tags: Hope, Children, Law, Restaurants, Masks, Las Vegas, District, Ann Althouse, Laughing, Creepiness, Browndog, Post-coronavirus Culture, Nile Joyner Willey, John Willey, Krystle Joyner


How many protesters does it take to "pack" Washington D.C.?

According to The Washington Post, the city is "packed" when there are "more than 10,000."That's the WaPo headline as displayed at Memeorandum. The headline is no longer written like that. Now, it is "'Defund The Police' painted on D.C. street as tensions among protesters flare." Now, my question is: How bad did it get for WaPo to write "tensions... flare"?More than 10,000 people poured into the nation’s capital on the ninth day of protests over police brutality.... The cause even led to flares ...
Tags: Protest, Law, Washington, Police, Wikipedia, Journalism, Secret Service, The Washington Post, Vermont, Watts, WaPo, Tom Wolfe, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Racial Politics, John Woodrow Cox


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL (DROIT): L’accusé, déclaré coupable du meurtre au second degré de sa conjointe, devra purger 11 ans 1/2 d’emprisonnement avant de pouvoir bénéficier d’une libération conditionnelle, compte ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Nadeau, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice


Another week with lots of federal sentence reductions from judges using § 3582(c)(1)(A) ... dare I wonder about the racial breakdown?

I flagged in this Friday post five grants of sentence reductions under § 3582(c)(1)(A) on same day Bernie Madoff was denied a reduction, and this past week was filled with many, many more judicial grants of sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A).  Readers may recall, this post from mid May with more than two dozen grants in one week showing up on Westalw, and the first week on June shows comparable activity (though I have included below a few from late May that have only recently appeared on ...
Tags: Law, United States, Hawaii, Iowa, Smith, Black, Anderson, Van, Chapman, Marshall Project, Torres, Castillo, Westlaw, Kelley, Dickerson, Hodges


"Have you considered that, if you identify as white and read only the work of white authors, you are in some ways listening to an extension of your own voice on repeat?"

A question asked at NPR — in "Your Bookshelf May Be Part Of The Problem," by Juan Vidal. Vidal begins a sentence with "As a Latino," so I'm reading that to mean that he identifies as Latino.Myself, I identify as an American who was young in the 1960s, and back then, the word "identify" had a colloquial meaning that I haven't seen in a long time. We would talk about "identifying" with an idea or a situation. It made sense back then to say "I can identify." It meant you could immediately feel your...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Zoos, Reading, Conversation, Ethnicity, Npr, Mars, The Twilight Zone, Conrad, Ann Althouse, Young Althouse, Althouse, Juan Vidal Vidal, Warren Marcusson, Samuel A Conrad


"The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio"

The title of this post is the title of this lengthy empirical paper recently posted to SSRN authored by Samuel Norris, Matthew Pecenco and Jeffrey Weaver.  Here is its abstract: Every year, millions of Americans experience the incarceration of a family member.  Using 30 years of administrative data from Ohio and exploiting differing incarceration propensities of randomly assigned judges, this paper provides the first quasi-experimental estimates of the effects of parental and sibling incarcerat...
Tags: Law, US, Ohio, Douglas A Berman, Samuel Norris Matthew Pecenco, Jeffrey Weaver


Sign posted in my neighborhood tells white people we "don't get to criticize" the choice of protesters to resort to rioting.

It's "white privilege," we are told, to express a desire for order and security: A second sign attempts to convince us to abolish the police because they "uphold an inherently racist system" and "protect whiteness and capitalism": ADDED: I anticipate that my post title will be criticized on the ground that there were a lot of peaceful protesters and we don't know whether any of them participated in anything that can properly be called "rioting." I want to keep the facts straight, and I want to...
Tags: Law, Police, Censorship, Signs, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Unconvincing Arguments, Race And Economics



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