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Tampering Conviction Leads To Disbarment

A federal conviction has led to disbarment by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department We conclude that the respondent’s conviction of the federal crime of tampering with a witness, victim, or informant in violation of 18... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


"I cannot promise that I will not make missteps along the way, particularly as a white woman... realizing that I cannot fully see the system that has been built up to benefit me and others like me."

Our mayor, Satya Rhodes-Conway, apologizes for her kind words to the police, which she had not intended to be heard by the general public. She thanked the police for their work during the protests, vandalism, and theft, and — as she puts it now — "failed to center" her message on Black Lives Matter. There's a hostage video quality to this: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Police, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Satya Rhodes-Conway


"Republican legislative leaders lashed out Wednesday at Democratic Gov. Tony Evers after his staff secretly recorded a May 14 phone conversation..."

"... over how to respond to the coronavirus pandemic the day after the state Supreme Court struck down the state's stay-at-home order. The recording and the reaction to it all but ensures a permanently broken relationship between Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature.... Evers' spokeswoman, Melissa Baldauff, said... 'This was not intended for release to the media or anyone else, however, we were obligated to comply with the open records law to release these records once they were req...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Sports, Wisconsin, Nixon, University Of Wisconsin, Brewers, Fitz, Fitzgerald, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Vos, Barry Alvarez, Eric Bott, Evers, Tony Evers, Ann Althouse


Quite a powerful phantom, Antifa.

Antifa is a bogeyman, little more than a figment of overheated right-wing imaginations. Also, they just declared an autonomous zone covering several blocks in Seattle, and are planning to expand their territory.— Megan McArdle (@asymmetricinfo) June 11, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Seattle, Megan Mcardle, Ann Althouse, Antifa


"Meow!"

... it's your turn to howl.Talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Murals, Ann Althouse


A few interesting accounts of Joe Biden on criminal justice

In the criminal justice arena, I have come to think of Joe Biden as a Zelig-like figure: out of a desire to fit in politically, Biden seems to be inclined to take on the criminal justice character of the era. For that reason, I expect he would prove to be somewhat reform-minded (though still pretty mainstream) were he to become President in 2021.  My framing and thinking here is reinforced by a number of new press articles on Biden and criminal justice: From the AP, "Joe Biden says questions ab...
Tags: Law, Obama, Senate, Joe Biden, Npr, Biden, Bernie Sanders, Sanders, Democratic Party, Bains, Douglas A Berman, Department of Justice s Civil Rights Division, Chiraag Bains


No, Not Even Harvard Law School On Your Résumé Stops The Racism — See Also

F This Guy: Lawyer Admits To Egging Judge's Car: Pleaded not guilty, though. Change Of Plans In D.C.: They've seen the error of their ways. Law School Unemployment Rates: Things you should know before you spend money on law school. GOP Police Brutality Plan Isn't Inspiring: The plan is spearheaded by Tim Scott.
Tags: Law, Gop, Harvard Law School, See Also


COVID-19 in U.S. Passes 2 Million

There are now more than 2 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S. More than 112,000 people have died - the highest number among all the countries in the world. Coronavirus rates are rising in 21 states. I think this was entirely predictable given... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, COVID


"I’ve wondered whether, if I’d been born 30 years later, I too might have tried to transition. The allure of escaping womanhood would have been huge."

"I struggled with severe OCD as a teenager. If I’d found community and sympathy online that I couldn’t find in my immediate environment, I believe I could have been persuaded to turn myself into the son my father had openly said he’d have preferred."I'm reading "J.K. Rowling Writes about Her Reasons for Speaking out on Sex and Gender Issues" (at J.K. Rowling's website). Excerpt:I’m concerned about the huge explosion in young women wishing to transition and also about the increasing numbers who s...
Tags: UK, England, Law, US, Transgender, Autism, NHS, Homosexuality, Jk Rowling, Colette, Rowling, Marcus Evans, Jimmy Choos, Simone de Beauvoir, Ann Althouse, Littman


COVID-19 Special General Counsel Podcast [Sponsored]

Examining the new role of a general counsel in a post-COVID legal environment.
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, Sponsored Content, COVID-19, Featured Podcasts, Wolters Kluwer COVID-19 Podcast


North And South, Minneapolis To New Orleans, Unite Against Dark Forces Gripping The Nation

I marched with my cousin to the seventh night of protests in New Orleans.
Tags: Law, Government, South Minneapolis, Jonathan Wolf, George Floyd


"The decision to buy a handgun for the first time is typically motivated by self-protection. But..."

"... it also raises the purchasers’ risk of deliberately shooting themselves by ninefold on average, with the danger most acute in the weeks after purchase, scientists reported on Wednesday. The risk remains elevated for years, they said," the NYT reports.Thanks, scientists, but did you exclude the people who bought guns because they'd already formed an intention to shoot themselves? Or maybe it's just the NYT that wrote it that way, making it sound as though there are a lot of people who buy a ...
Tags: Guns, Law, Suicide, Statistics, Bad Science, Ann Althouse


Most Remote Court Conferences Should Be By Phone, Not Videoconference

Holding most remote court proceedings by phone can help reduce stress and eliminate technical challenges inherent with videoconferences.
Tags: Technology, Law, Courts, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Canada Eyes $75 Million Government Backstop for Film & TV Insurance Plan (EXCLUSIVE)

Canada’s insurance solution for the film and TV industry could see a CAD$100 million ($75 million) government backstop instated to help productions restart in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Variety can reveal. Producers’ trade body, the Canadian Media Producers Association (CMPA), has confirmed it has asked the federal government to contribute CAD$100 million ($75 […]
Tags: Insurance, Canada, Coronavirus, Canadian Media Producers Association, Canadian Media Producers Association CMPA, Million Government Backstop for Film amp


US Government Goes All-In To Deny Citizenship To Children Born Of LGBTQ Couples

Of intense debate this week: the question of the meaning of the statutory words 'born of … parents.'
Tags: Law, US, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


JK Rowling says she is survivor of domestic abuse and sexual assault

Author reveals experiences in essay after facing criticism over her comments on trans issuesJK Rowling has revealed her experience of domestic abuse and sexual assault for the first time, in a lengthy and highly personal essay written in response to criticism of her public comments on transgender issues.In a 3,600-word statement published on her website on Wednesday, Rowling described in more detail than ever how she became involved in an increasingly bitter and polarised debate around the conce...
Tags: Books, Gender, Society, World news, Transgender, Identity politics, Jk Rowling, Rowling


Internet Law at the Supreme Court

Although I love teaching patent law, my favorite class to teach is often Internet Law. This next year I’ll be teaching it both to law students and as a sophomore-level undergraduate class. One thing that is great about the class is that all of the students already have a set of preconceived notions about how internet society should work, but without much information about the legal background. Here are three cases Supreme Court petitions that I’ve been following that are closely related to civil...
Tags: Facebook, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Linkedin, University, Republican Party, Patent, Trump, Hunt, 9th Circuit, Board of Regents, University of New Mexico, UNM, CDA, Twitter Google


What’s The Plan?

Sometimes that first break is all that is needed. We all had one, didn’t we? Or if we didn’t, we should have had.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Jill Switzer, George Floyd


'Scandalous' postcode lottery of coronavirus care home testing in Scotland

Figures show huge divergence in figures for different parts of the country Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Scottish health board figures for tests on care home staff and residents reveal a “scandalous” postcode lottery, with vast divergence in how different parts of the country are coping with new testing policy.Scotland’s health secretary, Jeane Freeman, pledged on 28 May to offer weekly tests to all 50,000 care home workers. Last Friday, after concerns were raised ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Scotland, Society, UK News, Social Care, Scottish politics, Care workers, Jeane Freeman, Coronavirus outbreak


"For the first time ever, the weather getting nicer is *not* correlating with more men demanding that I smile, so that’s something. Thanks face mask!"

Tweeted Steph Herold, "an activist and researcher in Queens," quoted in "Silver Lining to the Mask? Not Having to Smile/Like everything else, seasonal catcalling will be different this year" (NYT).Why be thankful for this? 1. It's approving of the hiding of a woman's face as the right approach to fend off male intrusion. That's retrograde! 2. You lose you opportunity to resist and demonstrate your power by maintaining the facial expression you've chosen for yourself. That's passive! 3. You're co...
Tags: Law, Wales, Masks, Feminism, Queens, Smiling, Ann Althouse, Clare Mackintosh, Steph Herold


Does The Cloud Offer More Security? [Sponsored]

While it may appear to a law firm that moving into the cloud means your data will have more potential for access and exposure, the opposite is often true.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Thomson Reuters, Sponsored Content, Whitepapers, Is the Cloud More Secure Than You Think


CBO Report Leads Lawmakers to Different Conclusions About COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits Boost [Sponsored]

While Members of Congress mull what, if any, additional relief should be extended to workers and businesses to help mitigate the devastating economic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, lawmakers from both political parties are touting the same Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report to support their assessment of what the country needs next.
Tags: Law, Congress, Wolters Kluwer, Congressional Budget Office CBO, CBO, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


The Myth Of the High-Functioning, Impaired Lawyer

You can and will recover from addiction.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Brian Cuban, Health / Wellness



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