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The United States Supreme Court has held in a per curiam decision that a death penalty defendant's counsel rendered ineffective assistance in the penalty phase and remanded to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on the issue of prejudice In... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Texas, Law, United States Supreme Court, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Legal Profession Prof


Data sources on racial disparities in the Texas justice system

Been asked a few times now by reporters where to get data about racial disparities in the Texas criminal-justice system. Were I assigned that task, here's where I'd start: Texas Justice Initiative has data on police shootings and deaths in custody, including prisons and jails.TCJC's criminal court database for Bexar, Harris, and Dallas counties lets you do racial break outs by arresting agency, offense category, and average bail amounts for those three jurisdictions.For data on prisons, probati...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dallas, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, TCJC, Prison Policy Institute, Texas Justice Initiative, Bexar Harris


Roundup on policing and COVID in prisons

Here are some recent articles Grits found enlightening that may interest readers as well: Policing More police-reform polling: People don't want to "defund" police; 50/50 on divestment/reinvestment; but other reforms are popular. See additional, related polling here, here, and here. Police unions and police misconduct: what the research says. As cities grew safer, . Former police chief explains why it's so hard to fire bad cops. . Confessions of a former bastard cop. St...
Tags: Texas, Law, America, Gritsforbreakfast, Minneapolis Police Department COVID


Hydroxychloroquine: US revokes emergency approval of malaria drug for Covid-19

Food and Drug Administration says drug is unlikely to work against coronavirus and notes heart risksCoronavirus – latest updatesUS regulators revoked the emergency authorization for malaria drugs championed by Donald Trump for treating Covid-19, amid growing evidence they don’t work and could cause serious side effects.The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Monday the drugs hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine were unlikely to be effective in treating the coronavirus. Citing reports of hea...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, US news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Food And Drug Administration, US healthcare, Donald Trump, The Food and Drug Administration FDA, Coronavirus outbreak


Symposium: The triumph of textualism: “Only the written word is the law”

Jonathan Skrmetti is chief deputy attorney general of the state of Tennessee, which filed an amicus brief on behalf of 15 states in support of the employers in Bostock v. Clayton County and Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. Justice Elena Kagan famously remarked, eulogizing her friend Justice Antonin Scalia, that “[w]e are all textualists now.”  Bostock v. Clayton County puts to rest any doubt about that sentiment. Although the 6-3 decision prompted vigorous dissents, all nine justices adopt a purely...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Tennessee, District Of Columbia, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, EEOC, Matthew Shepard, Alito, Clayton County, Elena Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write until dawn.That photo was taken at 5:19 this morning — the 6th of the 10 days with a 5:17 actual sunrise, the earliest sunrises of the year.Here's how it looked — at my secondary vantage point — at 5 a.m.: And please consider using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Supreme Court ruling is like pot of gold at end of Rainbow Flag

The minute she read the headline about the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark civil rights decision barring job discrimination against LGBT people, Peg Corley turned to her partner. “Good news, honey,” Corley, executive director of the LGBTQ Center Orange County, said on Monday morning, June 15. “The Supreme Court is taking a stand to protect our rights!” Soon, text messages started flooding Corley’s phone, adding to the euphoria felt by members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer c...
Tags: Florida, Politics, New York, News, Supreme Court, Law, Obama Administration, California, Senate, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, House, Associated Press, Lgbtq


Most Firms Intend To Host Summer Programs Entirely Online

Summer associates are about to learn valuable 'work from home' skills.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Summer Associates, COVID-19


Symposium: The strength of the written word fulfills Title VII’s promise

Sarah Rice is an assistant attorney general for the state of Maryland, which joined an amicus brief on behalf of 21 states and the District of Columbia in support of the employees in Bostock v. Clayton County and Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC. In affirming that Title VII’s broad scope prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, the Supreme Court immediately ended a form of stigmatic injury suffered by millions of citizens who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, States, District Of Columbia, The Supreme Court, EEOC, Clayton County, Bostock, Harris Funeral Homes, Sarah Rice


Gorsuch To Alito ‘I’ll Hit You Up Over Text’ — See Also

Alito Wonders If He May As Well Have Had Garland: Gorsuch authors landmark LGBTQ rights case... but there's probably a catch. A Welcome Sign: Law school determines "not being a racist prick" at least as important as mathlete champion on application. Where To Go?: If you're looking to get out of law school and work in the public sector, here are some ideas. What If We Don't Try To Kill Them?: Washington joins Utah in setting up an emergency diploma privilege regime.
Tags: Utah, Law, Washington, Alito, Gorsuch, See Also, Gorsuch To Alito


Court sends case of Texas death-row inmate back for new look (Corrected)

The justices revived the case of Terence Andrus, a Texas inmate who was sentenced to death for the 2008 shootings of two people during an attempted carjacking in a grocery-store parking lot. The lawyer who was appointed to defend Andrus didn’t meet with him for almost eight months, and then only met with him outside of court six times in roughly four years; the lawyer admits that he did not do any work until just before jury selection began. At the trial, the lawyer did not present any evidence ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Corrections, Howe, Alito, Strickland, Andrus, Samuel Alito, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Cases in the Pipeline, Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch Alito


Court sends case of Texas death-row inmate back for new look

The justices revived the case of Terence Andrus, a Texas inmate who was sentenced to death for the 2008 shootings of two people during an attempted carjacking in a grocery-store parking lot. The lawyer who was appointed to defend Andrus didn’t meet with him for almost eight months, and then only met with him outside of court six times in roughly four years; the lawyer admits that he did not do any work until just before jury selection began. At the trial, the lawyer did not present any evidence ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Howe, Alito, Strickland, Andrus, Samuel Alito, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Cases in the Pipeline, Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch Alito, Capital Cases


Tough Guy Ted Cruz Delivers Conservate Asswhuppin’ By Threatening To Have His Buddy Beat Up An Aging Actor

As befits a sitting senator, member of the bar, and alleged adult.
Tags: Law, Government, Ted Cruz


Justice Department announces the scheduling of four new federal execution dates

As detailed in this DOJ press release, titled "Executions Scheduled for Four Federal Inmates Convicted of Murdering Children," new federal executions dates have been set for four murderers.  Here are the details: Attorney General William P. Barr today directed the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) to schedule the executions of four federal death-row inmates who were convicted of murdering children in violation of federal law and who, in two cases, raped the children they murdered.  In...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Illinois, Doj, Justice Department, Nelson, Lee, U S District Court, Federal Bureau of Prisons BOP, D C Circuit, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Barr, AG Barr, Eastern District of Arkansas


Mitch McConnell Protests Way Too Much About Justin Walker Circuit Nomination

Justin Walker's warp speed nomination process was always suspicious, but now it really feels weird.
Tags: Law, Courts, Mitch McConnell, D.C. Circuit, Justin Walker


Court grants two new cases

The Supreme Court added two new merits cases to its docket for next term, even as the issues that it declined to take up dominated today’s orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices also asked the federal government for its views on a dispute between Texas and California over the latter’s ban on government-funded travel to states that it regards as having laws or policies that discriminate against gays, lesbians and transgender people. Last term, in Henry Schein Inc. ...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, United States, Archer, Nashville, Thomas, Howe, Baxter, Clarence Thomas, Henry Schein Inc, Cases in the Pipeline, John Elwood, Albence


Not Your Average ALSP: How DWF Mindcrest Is Disrupting The Legal Services Market [Sponsored]

By combining, DWF and Mindcrest have positioned themselves to offer clients expert solutions in jurisdictions across the globe.
Tags: Technology, Law, Sponsored Content, Mindcrest, DWF, DWF Mindcrest


FDA Revokes Emergency Use Authorization For Hydroxychloroquine In COVID-19

The agency said its own analysis of the EUA, issued in March, and emerging data showed the drug and a related compound, chloroquine, were unlikely to be effective. The Trump administration had aggressively promoted the drug despite a lack of supporting scientific evidence.
Tags: Law, Fda, Trump, EUA, Health Care / Medicine


Empirical SCOTUS: Interesting meetings of the minds of Supreme Court justices

Unanimity in the Supreme Court used to be the norm. In the early years of court history there were few dissents, and so there was little opportunity to examine differences between the justices outside of how they authored their majority opinions. This practice has changed over the years, and decisions are more frequently divided rather than unanimous. Certain justices are also more likely to vote alongside, or against, one another. Differences in voting agreements can be somewhat staggering. ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, State, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Alito, William Rehnquist, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan


After long wait, court spurns gun-rights challenges

In late April the Supreme Court sent a challenge to the constitutionality of New York City’s ban on the transport of handguns outside the city back to the lower court without ruling on whether the ban was constitutional. By a vote of 6-3, the justices concluded that the case was moot – that is, no longer a live controversy – because the city had changed the rule last year. In a concurring opinion, Justice Brett Kavanaugh suggested that the lower courts “may not be properly applying” the Supreme ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Court, New Jersey, Rogers, Thomas, Howe, Clarence Thomas, Kavanaugh, Grewal, Cases in the Pipeline, Brett Kavanaugh, Thomas Rogers


Court turns down government’s “sanctuary state” petition

After considering a major case involving immigration — this time, an effort by the federal government to invalidate one of California’s so-called “sanctuary state” laws — at 12 consecutive conferences, the justices declined to add the case to their docket. Passed in 2017, S.B. 54 (known as the California Values Act) prohibits state and local law enforcement officials from cooperating with federal immigration officials – for example, by providing information about individuals in custody, or trans...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Cases in the Pipeline


Ohio State’s Coronavirus Pledge Is Troublesome For Enrolled Athletes

Sign and play? Or fail to sign and be forced to sit out?
Tags: Law, Sports, Ohio State, Ohio State University, Darren Heitner, Coronavirus, COVID-19


SEC Goes After Microcap Traders Allegedly Cashing on COVID-19 Pandemic [Sponsored]

The companies and individuals hid their identities to sell stock to unsuspecting investors, the Commission states.
Tags: Law, Commission, SEC, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


The Law Schools Where The Most Graduates Got Government & Public Interest Jobs (2019)

The law schools that will help graduates fight for justice in America.
Tags: Law, Government, Law Schools, Public Interest, Job Searches, Employment Statistics, Public Interest Jobs


Assignor Estoppel

In Hologic, Inc. v. Minerva Surgical, Inc., 957 F.3d 1256 (Fed. Cir. 2020), the court upheld the doctrine of “assignor estoppel” but also found that it could be collaterally attacked via IPR since the PTO does not enforce the doctrine.  The panel – led by Judge Stoll — also called for reconsideration of the doctrine “as it applies both in district court and in the Patent Office.” The patentee in this case want the the court to broadly hold that assignor estoppel cannot be circumvented via IPR pr...
Tags: Law, Patent, Fed, PTO, Patent Office, Federal Circuit, Hologic Inc, Stoll, Mark Lemley Stanford, Minerva Surgical Inc


Trans activists write to Sun condemning JK Rowling abuse story

Letter says they disagree with author on gender, but paper’s front page was “abhorrent”Trans and non-binary activists have written a public letter in support of JK Rowling after the Sun published a front page interview with her ex-husband headlined: “I slapped JK and I’m not sorry.”The group of campaigners said that while they strongly opposed the Harry Potter author’s stance on trans rights, they stood in solidarity with her against the newspaper’s “abhorrent” approach to a domestic violence st...
Tags: Gender, Society, UK News, Transgender, Harry Potter, Identity politics, Jk Rowling, JK


Law School Offer Of Admissions Rescinded Over ‘Racially Offensive Behavior’

The statements are not in line with the law school's values.
Tags: Law, Racism, Law Schools, The Jabot


Access To Justice And Strict Unlicensed Practice Laws

Check out the week in review on the legal technology front!
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Ethics, Access to justice


Covid-19 can damage lungs of victims beyond recognition, expert says

Organs of some who die after over a month in hospital sustain ‘complete disruption’, MPs toldCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageCovid-19 can leave the lungs of people who died from the disease completely unrecognisable, a professor of cardiovascular science has told parliament.It created such massive damage in those who spent more than a month in hospital that it resulted in “complete disruption of the lung architecture”, said Prof Mauro Giacca of King’s College London. ...
Tags: Health, Politics, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Health policy, King's College London, King 's College London Continue, Mauro Giacca, Coronavirus outbreak


Savvy Review: Compare Quotes To Get Better Auto Insurance Rates

The Savvy auto insurance comparison website makes getting cheaper car insurance quick and hassle-free. The tool takes 30-seconds and can save you hundreds. The post Savvy Review: Compare Quotes To Get Better Auto Insurance Rates appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit biblemoneymatters.com for more great content.
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, Automobiles, Auto Insurance, Peter Anderson, Better Auto Insurance Rates



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