Attorney Suspended For Felon In Possession Plea

An immediate suspension has been ordered by the Oklahoma Supreme Court based on a complaint filed by the state Bar Association In support, the OBA presented a plea agreement filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, U S District Court, State Bar Association, Oklahoma Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Oba

Big D city-council majority endorses defunding police agenda; other Texas cities may follow suit

The Dallas City Council is considering its own defunding police agenda. Reported the Dallas Morning News:as the council tries to address ongoing demonstrations against police violence, more members say they’re open to “defunding” — or reallocating resources from public safety into other city services.Several council members plan to release a memo calling for City Manager T.C. Broadnax to propose budget options that would take public safety dollars and funnel them into other resources to “restore...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Dallas City Council, Sylvester Turner, Gritsforbreakfast, Broadnax, Austin Grits, Adam Bazaldua, Leticia Plummer

Protest fallout, remembering George Floyd, abolishing police in schools, coronavirus and the courts, and other stories

Let's clear a few browser tabs with a roundup of odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention: Austin city council ready for its close up on police reform First, on Thursday, the Austin City Council will hear 5 #cjreform resolutions including a directive to strengthen Austin PD's use of force policy and another calling for a reduction in the police department's budget. Council offices report having received so many thousands of emails and phone calls that their systems are failing an...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Houston, Council, Abbott, Greg Abbott, Austin City Council, Houston Chronicle, Floyd, Harris County, Texas Supreme Court, Smith County, Mike Hall, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin Statesman

Man begged for his life while Williamson County deputy repeatedly tazed him, then he died

At the Austin Statesman, Tony Plohetski has the story of a man killed by Williamson County Sheriff's deputies last year while reality-TV cameras looked on as he begged for his life. His story opens: Javier Ambler was driving home from a friendly poker game in the early hours of March 28, 2019, when a Williamson County sheriff’s deputy noticed that he failed to dim the headlights of his SUV to oncoming traffic. Twenty-eight minutes later, the black father of two sons lay dying on a North...
Tags: Law, Austin, Camden, Taser, Williamson, North Austin, Ambler, Williamson County, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Tony Plohetski, Javier Ambler, Williamson County Sheriff, Travis County Austin, Plohetski, Zachary Camden Amber

‘Little Britain’ Pulled From Netflix, U.K. Streaming Services for Use of Blackface

Little Britain, one of the most popular BBC shows when it premiered in 2003, remains widely unknown outside of the U.K. But it will likely be remembered for its notoriety now, as the sketch comedy series written by and starring Matt Lucas and David Walliams has been pulled from streaming on Netflix, BBC iPlayer, and Britbox over its use of blackface. Variety reports that Netflix has joined U.K. streaming services BBC iPlayer and Britbox in pulling Little Britain from its platform amid concer...
Tags: Comedy, Hollywood, Television, Movies, Society, Bbc, Netflix, Britain, David Walliams, Times, Alice, Lucas, Variety, Netflix BBC, Matt Lucas, Little Britain

The End Of One Of The Best Lawyers Behaving Badly Stories Ever –See Also

The $54 Million Pants Lawsuit: Doesn't end well for the lawyer involved. Thank Goodness For Widely Available Video Evidence: As police caught slashing tires. Racist Tirade Caught On Video: Yes, another one. Law School Exam SNAFUs: Two of them at one school. Kirkland's Bankruptcy Practice Is Ballin': COVID-19 is helping this firm's bottom line.
Tags: Law, Kirkland, Ballin, See Also

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about anything you like.And let me give you another gentle reminder about the Althouse Portal to Amazon, the door to an easy way to show some appreciate this blog. Thanks for using it! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon

Want To Be Ready To Practice? This Law School Is The Best

Getting students ready to be real lawyers.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

As Law Firms Self-Reflect, State Bar Exams Double Down

The George Floyd killing is inspiring law firms to reconsider their policies, while bar exams ask applicants to sign liability waivers.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Biglaw, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Featured Podcasts, George Floyd

Prosecutors Say Michael Avenatti Violated Terms Of Release… By Preparing His Own Defense

Someone who worked with pornstars should have cleared the metadata.
Tags: Crime, Law, Courts, James Selna, Michael Avenatti

Biglaw Partner Calls Out GCs For Failing Black Lawyers’ Careers

'Will stop your complicity in the asphyxiation of Black legal careers?'
Tags: In-House Counsel, Donald Prophete, Minority Issues, Quote of the Day

"Senate Republicans said they are working on a comprehensive proposal to respond to racially motivated police misconduct and other reforms to the criminal justice system."

"Sen. Tim Scott of South Carolina, who is the only black Republican in the Senate, is leading the effort, GOP lawmakers said Tuesday. 'I’ve asked Sen. Tim Scott to lead a group working on proposals to allow us to respond to the obvious racial discrimination on full display on our television screens the last two weeks and what is the appropriate response of the federal government,' Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said" (Washington Examiner).They asked their black guy. Is that racist? [Auth...
Tags: Law, Police, Senate, Gop, Mitch McConnell, South Carolina, Washington Examiner, Sen Tim Scott, Tim Scott, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics


Pregnancy Over 40, Trying To Conceive Over 40 No big surprise here. You have a huge influence on the future health of your child from the time of conception.  I've heard that you should start preparing for pregnancy up to 3 months before conception.Here is an article that explains how your physical health influences your child's IQ, weight, and general health.Continued below: You Can Get Pregnant Over 40 Naturally Paperback or Ebook, click here From the article:The lives of futur...
Tags: Health, Society, Infertility, British Medical Journal, University Of Southampton, Sandy Robertson, Hazel Inskip, Medical Research Council Centre

Smithfield Plant Workers in Dismissed COVID-19 Safety Suit Seek Stay Instead [Sponsored]

At the time of the dismissal, there were no confirmed cases at the plant, but within weeks, Smithfield determined that between 20 and 30 workers needed to be quarantined.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Smithfield, Sponsored Content, COVID-19, Smithfield Plant Workers

An endless loop of loopy Nadler.

This person has power over you.— Dave Rubin (@RubinReport) June 9, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Masks, Ann Althouse, Nadler, Dave Rubin

Law School Screws Up Final Exam, Student Have To Restart Halfway Through

Remote exams get a vote of no confidence at this school.
Tags: Law, Exams, Oxford University, Law Schools, Screw-Ups

Holding Down the Fort

I had a chance to talk with a number of people for the In Seclusion Podcast recently who have been holding down the fort, in one way or another, to make sure the wheels of Justice and the economy keep turning. Some of us had to look out for those still caught in the justice system. Some remained in the office to make sure others didn’t need to. Some of us found new ways to provide training and professional development processes. Some of us leveraged the crisis to try new experiments. And some o...
Tags: Podcast, Justice, Law, Uncategorized, Alm, Puerto Rico, NextLaw Labs, Williams Lea, Maya Markovich Maya Markovich, Clare Hart, Williams Lea Not, Vivia Chen Vivia Chen, Ian Nelson Ian Nelson, Diego Alcala Diego Alcala

An extremely light diversion: 4 completely different songs titled — variously spelled —  "La Dee Dah"

The most familiar one to me is this — on the first 4 Seasons album. Much as I've loved the 4 Seasons in my time, I've got to promote the Billy and Lillie version from 1958:This is a silly song, with lyrics that include: "La dee dah, oh boy/Let's go/Cha, cha, cha/I feel so fine/Now that you are mine...." Excellent candy.I'm not sure if I remember the Ringo song "La De Da" — spelled like that. This is from 1998, from his 11th album:This too is pretty silly, with lyrics like "La la de da, like que...
Tags: Music, Law, Wikipedia, Language, Ringo, Spelling, Billy, Jim Jones, Petula Clark, Jake Thackray, Lillie, Rod McKuen, Ann Althouse, 4 Seasons, La Dee Da, Dee Dah

Being A Product Counsel Even If You’re Not Technical [Sponsored]

Join us June 18th to hear from our expert panel on the role of product counsel and how it could translate into success for your company.
Tags: Technology, Law, Webinars, Fossa, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel

$54 Million Lawsuit Over Missing Pants Ends With Suspension

He puts his pants on one leg at a time... and then he sues for $54 million.
Tags: Law, Legal Ethics, Roy Pearson

Could those who are talking about dismantling the police address the problem of violence against women?

I remember when I was being gang-raped & beaten by a mob in Egypt, would have been great to have a police force to call then. Would that have been my white privilege talking? I’ve stood against racism all my life,don’t have a racist bone in my body. My heart breaks... — Lara Logan (@laralogan) June 9, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, Egypt, Rape, Lara Logan, Ann Althouse

This spreadsheet lists 500+ videos of alleged police brutality amid George Floyd protests

The publicly accessible Google Sheet lists nearly 600 incidents of alleged police misconduct.Each entry is organized by city, and most contain a link to a video.From tear gas to rubber bullets, the videos highlight the extensive powers police are given in certain situations. Activists have been compiling videos of violent clashes between protestors and police in the two weeks since George Floyd was killed by officer Derek Chauvin. Hundreds of these videos appear on a that currently lists more...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, California, Police, Government, New York City, Innovation, Protests, San Diego, Police Brutality, Oakland, North Carolina, St Louis, Police Violence, Social Change, Miller

Announcing The Lawyer Forward Podcast

In his first episode, 'Connection,' Mike Whelan explores the loneliness and isolation many lawyers feel right now.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Small Law Firms, Mike Whelan, Featured Podcasts, Lawyer Forward, Lawyer Forward Podcast

The Rule Of Law Is A Precarious Thing

The most astounding development in the past few years is that increasing agreement can be found from all political sides that major problems with police accountability exist.
Tags: Law, Police, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker

Coronavirus leaves one in 10 UK charities facing bankruptcy this year

Study reveals sector struggling with £10bn funding shortfall as demand for services rises Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage One in 10 UK charities are facing bankruptcy by the end of the year as they struggle to cope with a £10bn shortfall caused by soaring demand for their services and lost fundraising income due to the coronavirus pandemic, a study shows. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Charities, Voluntary sector, Coronavirus outbreak

"We the People of the United States have hope for the future..."

Photographed yesterday on State Street in Madison. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Hope, Law, United States, Madison, Graffiti, Murals, Ann Althouse

Backdating at the Board: Provisionals & Prior Art

by Dennis Crouch Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp. v. Microspherix LLC (Fed. Cir. 2020) The Federal Circuit here affirms the PTAB IPR final determination that Merck failed to prove the Microspherix claims invalid. US9636401; US9636402; US8821835. Microspherix sued Merck — accusing Merck’s implantable contraceptive of infringing. Merck responded with the three IPR petitions. The patents here cover implantable therapeutic/diagnostic devices that also have a radiopaque marker that helps find the device aft...
Tags: Law, Merck, AIA, Patent, Fed, Lee, Federal Circuit, IPR, Zamora, Dennis Crouch, Merck Sharp Dohme Corp, Cuozzo Speed Techs LLC, Drinkware LLC, Federal Circuit Backtracks, PTAB IPR, Microspherix LLC Fed

Law Firm Employee Gets Slapped After Racist Tirade

You have to watch the video of the incident.
Tags: Law, Racists, Small Law Firms, The Jabot, Tamara Harrian

"A ban against luring mothers from their dens with doughnuts and other treats will be lifted."

"Trump administration makes it easier for hunters to kill bear cubs and wolf pups in Alaska" (WaPo).With a final rule published Tuesday in the Federal Register, the Trump administration is ending a five-year-old ban on the practices, which also include shooting swimming caribou from a boat and targeting animals from airplanes and snowmobiles. It will take effect in 30 days. State officials primarily composed of hunters in Alaska argued that the October 2015 regulations ordered by the Obama admin...
Tags: Law, Obama, Alaska, Native Americans, Bears, Trump, Ann Althouse, Doughnuts, Trump's environmentalism, Federal Register the Trump

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