Attorney Immune From Opposing Party's Statutory Theft Claim

The Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the dismissal of a claim against an attorney on litigation privilege immunity grounds. This appeal concerns an issue of first impression in Connecticut: whether an attorney is protected by absolute immunity under the litigation privilege... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Legal Profession Prof, Connecticut Appellate Court

At the Waning Gibbous Café...

... you can wax eloquent.And you can shop though the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Moon, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon

So many more federal sentence reductions using § 3582(c)(1)(A) to report before week concludes

Readers may recall this post from mid May listing more than two dozen grants of sentence reductions under § 3582(c)(1)(A) in one week showing up on Westlaw, and this latest posting reporting on grants from the first week on June showing comparable activity with sentence reduction grants.  As the long listing below highlights, the sentence reduction hits just keep on coming; I felt compelled to compile these grants before the week is out because there are already so many (and included below are f...
Tags: Law, United States, Williams, Iowa, Smith, United, Flores, Holmes, Riley, Marshall Project, LRA, Mason, Burke, Malone, Rodriguez, Abdallah

They're back... the celebrities...

regret to inform you the celebs are at it again— Marlow Stern (@MarlowNYC) June 11, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Celebripolitics

"The Corrective Justice Theory of Punishment"

The title of this post is the title of this new article authored by Jacob Bronsther recently posted to SSRN. Here is its abstract: The American penal system is racist, degrading, and inefficient.  Nonetheless, we cannot give up on punishment entirely, for social peace and cooperation depend on the deterrent threat of the criminal sanction.  The question — central to determining the degree to which punishment is justified — is why society’s need for general deterrence is an offender’s problem.  ...
Tags: Law, America, Douglas A Berman, Jacob Bronsther

Statements and Commitments From the Canadian Library World on Racism

The website has put together a list of statements made by the Canadian library, archives, and museum community on racism, injustice, and violence. The statements and commitments come from local, regional and national groups. This includes a by the Canadian Federation of Library Associations (CFLA). The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is one of the member organizations of the CFLA. Earlier today, the CALL Executive Board and the CALL Diversity, Inclusion, and Decol...
Tags: Law, Executive Board, Justice Issues, CFLA, Diversity Inclusion and Decolonization Committee

Councils ask for UK to lift bars on emergency help for migrants

Call to suspend ‘NRPF’ hostile environment measure that stops some people accessing public funds Local authorities have called on the government to suspend the controversial “no recourse to public funds” immigration status for the duration of the coronavirus pandemic, to prevent thousands from falling into destitution and homelessness.High numbers of people who have this status attached to their visas have been approaching councils for emergency assistance during the pandemic. Many are strugglin...
Tags: Politics, UK, England, Wales, Benefits, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Local Government, Local Government Association LGA, Coronavirus outbreak

When You See Something (Corrupt), Say Something — See Also

This Did Not Go Well For The DOJ: Words like "corrupt" get bandied about. Law Schools With Underemployed Grads: You don't want to be on this list. Noel Francisco Is Stepping Down: But who will replace him? Protect Your Rights: During BLM protests. Former Baker McKenzie Chair Died By Suicide: A recent inquest reveals.
Tags: Law, Doj, Noel Francisco, See Also Is Not… Yet

Unlike its predecessor, it’s profitable and still alive a year after its IPO, but…
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Washington, State That Pioneered Licensed Legal Technicians, Cancels The Program

The program was the first in the United States to license paraprofessionals to give legal advice without the supervision of a lawyer.
Tags: Technology, Law, Washington, United States

Internet Troll Worried T14 Law School Finally Sick Of His Crap

Cornell professor thinks faculty, alumni, and students are out to get him. Dude, maybe it's just you.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Racism, Law Schools, Cornell, Cornell Law School, William Jacobson

"Ever since I started Legal Insurrection in October 2008, it’s been an awkward relationship given the overwhelmingly liberal faculty and atmosphere."

"Living as a conservative on a liberal campus is like being the mouse waiting for the cat to pounce. For over 12 years, the Cornell cat did not pounce. Though there were frequent and aggressive attempts by outsiders to get me fired, including threats and harassment, it always came from off campus.... Not until now, to the best of my knowledge, has there been an effort from inside the Cornell community to get me fired. The impetus for the effort was two posts I wrote at Legal Insurrection regardi...
Tags: Law, Michael Brown, Law School, Cornell, Black Lives Matter Movement, Black Law Students Association, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Intellectual Diversity, William Jacobson, Cornell Sun

"Right now, our model thinks Joe Biden is likely to beat Donald Trump in the electoral college."

Says The Economist — which views Wisconsin, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Florida as likely wins for Biden. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Florida, Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Donald Trump, Economist, Ann Althouse, Wisconsin Michigan Pennsylvania, 2020 Campaign

Join Us for Our Legaltech Journalists’ Roundtable, Tomorrow at 11 ET

Our weekly journalists’ roundtable is back again tomorrow, at an earlier hour this time. Join us as our panel of legaltech journalists discuss the top stories of the week. We’re convening at an earlier hour this time: Friday, June 12, 11 a.m. ET. It is free but registration is required. REGISTER HERE. Panelists this week: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase. Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider. Victoria Hudgins, reporter, Legaltech News. Moll...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Uncategorized, Nicole Black, MyCase Caroline Hill, ABA Journal Joe Patrice, Victoria Hudgins, Legaltech News Molly McDonough

If Numbers Won’t Bring Justice, Maybe Names Will

Despite the numbers, problems of access to justice and equal justice persist. It's time to get to work.
Tags: Justice, Law

Generic Drugmakers Thwarted Competition On Topical Drugs, Suit Alleges

The suit, filed Wednesday in federal court by more than four dozen attorneys general, accuses 26 generic drug companies and 10 executives of keeping prices artificially high for the drugs. It is the third in a series of antitrust lawsuits targeting the industry.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine

Gentlemen. It has been a privilege playing with you tonight.

by Dennis Crouch Ubisoft v. Yousician (Fed. Cir. 2020) (nonprecedential) Ubisoft (Rocksmith) and Yousician are competitors in the music-lesson software market.  Truthfully, I really enjoy using these tools — their main problem is the added screen time. In 2018, Ubisoft sued Yousician for infringing its U.S. Patent 9,839,852 covering an “Interactive Guitar Game.”  Before the opening act even started, the district court dismissed the case on failure-to-state-a-claim. Fed. R. Civ. Pro. 12(b)(6). ...
Tags: Law, Ubisoft, Patent, Fed, Civ, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch Ubisoft, Yousician Fed, Ubisoft Rocksmith

The Law Schools With The Most Underemployed Graduates (2019)

You better hope your law school isn't on this list.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Underemployment, Law Schools, Job Searches

Locals prevent removal of Baden-Powell statue from Poole Quay

Supporters deny ‘vicious rumours’ about Scouting founder being pro-HitlerA council’s plans to remove a statue of the founder of the Scout movement amid fears that it would be targeted by anti-racist activists were thwarted when it was surrounded by dozens of locals refusing to allow it to be taken away.Former scouts were among those who formed a ring around the statue of Robert Baden-Powell, a divisive figure who has been accused of support for Adolf Hitler, on the quayside in Poole. They vowed ...
Tags: Race, Society, UK News, Heritage, LGBT rights, Bournemouth, Adolf Hitler, Scouts and scouting, Poole, Black Lives Matter Movement, Baden Powell, Poole Quay, Robert Baden Powell, HitlerA council

Fed Expands Main Street Lending Program, Updates Term Sheets [Sponsored]

The Fed has made changes to its Main Street Lending Program to allow more small and medium-sized businesses to be able to participate.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Fed, Sponsored Content, COVID-19

Federal death-row inmates ask court to put on hold D.C. Circuit ruling that would allow executions to proceed (Updated)

This morning federal death-row inmates asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block a lower-court ruling that upheld new federal regulations for carrying out the death penalty. The decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, which is scheduled to go into effect tomorrow, would allow the federal government to resume executions for the first time in over 15 years. This is the second time that the justices have been asked to intervene in the dispute between the inm...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, District Of Columbia, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, D C Circuit, Howe, Goldstein Russell, Tanya Chutkan, Chutkan, David Tatel, Gregory Katsas, Neomi Rao, Capital Cases

Former Biglaw Chair Died By Suicide, Inquest Reveals

He's remembered as an 'inspirational leader.'
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Deaths, Biglaw, Baker & McKenzie, Paul Rawlinson

Trump targets ICC with sanctions after court opens war crimes investigation

Administration officials to sanction court investigatorsBarr attacks ‘long history of corruption and malfeasance’The Trump administration is launching an economic and legal offensive on the international criminal court in response to the court’s decision to open an investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan carried out by all sides, including the US. Related: Top general Mark Milley apologizes for part in Trump's church photo-op – live Continue reading...
Tags: Law, US, US foreign policy, US news, Afghanistan, International criminal court, Icc, Trump, Mark Milley, Mike Pompeo, Trump Administration, William Barr

Spanish archaeologist sentenced for faking Basque finds

‘Third-century’ artefacts with hieroglyphics and Basque words referred to non-existent gods and to René DescartesA Spanish archaeologist whose staggering discoveries included one of the earliest representations of the crucifixion and proof that the written Basque language was centuries older than previously thought has been found guilty of faking the finds.The saga began in June 2006 when the archaeologist, Eliseo Gil, presented artefacts excavated from the Roman town of Veleia, near the Basque ...
Tags: Europe, Science, Law, Spain, World news, Culture, Archaeology, Eliseo Gil, Veleia, Vitoria Continue

Shamima Begum's UK citizenship should be restored, court told

Woman who fled as schoolgirl to join Isis cannot fight fair appeal from Syria, lawyers sayShamima Begum, the woman who left Britain as a schoolgirl to join Islamic State, cannot effectively challenge the government’s decision to deprive her of British citizenship while she is in a detention camp in northern Syria, the court of appeal has been told.At the start of a two-day online hearing, her lawyers challenged a ruling by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission (Siac) this year that she has ...
Tags: UK, Isis, Human Rights, Law, Islamic State, UK News, Syria, Britain, Shamima Begum, Begum, Special Immigration Appeals Commission, Special Immigration Appeals Commission Siac

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