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Domestic Battery Conviction Leads To Bar Charges

A recent complaint filed by the Illinois Administrator alleges On the morning of August 23, 2015, Respondent got into an argument with his then-wife, Victoria Meissner ("Meissner"). Later that same day, after cancelling their previously-made plans to go to a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Victoria Meissner Meissner


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write until dawn.That photo was taken at 5:20 this morning, the 7th of the 10 mornings with the earliest sunrise of the year — officially: 5:17.Don't forget about the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Don, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Confederate Monument Reply-All Debacle In The D.C. Circuit — See Also

Where Was Merrick Garland In All This? A black law clerk calls out a D.C. Circuit judge. Staff Buyouts: At Fried Frank. Bat-Wielding Law School Student: 2020 remains the worst. Law Prof Goes All Karen: Over fireworks... can't wait to see what next month will bring. Further Proof Conservatives Just Use The First Amendment As A Prop: Featuring prior restraints.
Tags: Law, D C Circuit, See Also


Justices block Texas execution

Tonight the Supreme Court put a temporary hold on the execution of Texas death-row inmate Ruben Gutierrez, who had been scheduled to die at 7 p.m. EDT. In a short unsigned order, the justices granted a request by Gutierrez to stay his execution while it considers his petition to review his case on the merits. Gutierrez has spent more than 20 years on death row for the murder of 85-year-old Escolastica Harrison. Gutierrez and an accomplice robbed Harrison of cash, beat her and stabbed her repea...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Muslim, Catholic, Christian, Buddhist, Murphy, Gutierrez, Howe, Harrison, U S Court of Appeals, Patrick Murphy, Kavanaugh, 5th Circuit


Texas Democrats ask justices to allow mail-in voting for all

With just over two weeks remaining before the deadline to request mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary runoff election, the Texas Democratic Party and a group of Texas voters have asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a ruling by a federal trial court that would allow all eligible voters in Texas to vote by mail for the 2020 election cycle. Citing concerns that allowing widespread mail-in voting will lead to voter fraud, Texas officials have opposed their effort; a decision by the Supreme Cou...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, 5th Circuit, Texas Texas, Fred Biery, Texas Democratic Party, Biery, Texas Democrats, 5th Circuit Alito, Emergency appeals and applications, Joseph Cascino


Trump administration sues John Bolton to block publication of new book that claims presidential misconduct

LOL: “The United States of America respectfully requests [that John Bolton] take any and all available steps to retrieve and dispose of any copies of The Room Where It Happened that may be in the possession of any third party in a manner acceptable to the United States.” Okay. Donald Trump's Justice Department has just filed a lawsuit seeking to block publication of former national security adviser John Bolton's forthcoming book, according to a complaint filed in 'United States of America v. B...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, US, US news, United States, Lawsuits, Bolton, Donald Trump, Doj, Justice Department, Trump, Charlie Savage, United States of America, John Bolton


Texas Democrats ask justices to allow mail-in voting for all (Updated)

With just over two weeks remaining before the deadline to request mail-in ballots for the upcoming primary runoff election, the Texas Democratic Party and a group of Texas voters have asked the Supreme Court to reinstate a ruling by a federal trial court that would allow all eligible voters in Texas to vote by mail for the 2020 election cycle. Citing concerns that allowing widespread mail-in voting will lead to voter fraud, Texas officials have opposed their effort; a decision by the Supreme Cou...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Samuel Alito, 5th Circuit, Texas Texas, Fred Biery, Texas Democratic Party, Biery, Texas Democrats, 5th Circuit Alito, Emergency appeals and applications


Explaining Michael Flynn’s Case To Non-Lawyers And Other Challenges

There are some very ill-informed things being said about this case... mostly by the DOJ.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Michael Flynn, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Bill Barr, Featured Podcasts


Street Cat Named Bob: pet who inspired books and film dies aged 14

James Bowen, who met Bob during his battle with drug addiction, says pet ‘saved his life’The pet that inspired the book series and film A Street Cat Named Bob has died aged 14.James Bowen met Bob in 2007 during his battle with drug addiction when he found the cat abandoned and injured and decided to look after him. Continue reading...
Tags: Cats, Animals, Pets, Society, The Big Issue, Bob, James Bowen


The Law Schools Where The Most Graduates Got Federal Clerkships (2019)

These law schools may help you get the most prestigious jobs.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Law Schools, Job Searches, Clerkships, Employment Statistics




UK Finance boss resigns as Amanda Staveley high court case continues

Ex-Barclays executive Stephen Jones says he apologised over alleged sexist remarks referred to in court documentsThe boss of the banking lobby group UK Finance has resigned just weeks before his alleged sexist remarks about the financier Amanda Staveley are due to be revealed in the high court.Stephen Jones, a senior Barclays executive during the financial crisis who became the first chief executive of UK Finance in 2017, said he had also apologised to Staveley and the body’s staff about the com...
Tags: Business, UK, Law, Qatar, UK News, World news, Banking, Middle East and North Africa, Barclays, Stephen Jones, Staveley, Amanda Staveley, UK Finance


New York City EMTs, Paramedics Say They Were Fired for Talking to Media About COVID-19 Dangers [Sponsored]

The four plaintiffs were featured in their union’s media campaign to highlight the dangers that New York City EMTs and paramedics faced due to COVID-19.
Tags: Law, New York City, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


The Role Of Marijuana Tax Revenue In Fighting Racial Injustices

The proper allocation of marijuana tax revenue is part of the national issue of cannabis reform.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Tax Law, Nathalie Bougenies, George Floyd


SCOTUS stays Texas execution based seemingly on clergy claim

As reported in this AP article, the "Supreme Court granted a reprieve Tuesday to a Texas inmate scheduled to die for fatally stabbing an 85-year-old woman more than two decades ago, continuing a more than four-month delay of executions in the nation’s busiest death penalty state during the coronavirus pandemic." Here are the details: The justices blocked Ruben Gutierrez’s execution about an hour before he could have been executed. Gutierrez’s attorneys had argued his religious rights are being ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Ap, Missouri, Buddhist, Murphy, Gutierrez, District Court, Alito, Patrick Murphy, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Douglas A Berman, Ruben Gutierrez, Shawn Nolan


Johnson makes U-turn on free school meals after Rashford campaign

‘Covid summer food fund’ announced after pressure from footballer and campaignersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson has been forced into a humbling U-turn over providing food vouchers for some of England’s poorest families after a campaign launched by the footballer Marcus Rashford threatened to engulf his government in another crisis.In an embarrassing about-face, the prime minister said that on Tuesday he had called the England and Manchester United strik...
Tags: Politics, England, Education, Children, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Schools, Education policy, Johnson, School meals, Rashford, Marcus Rashford


The Unexpected Changes COVID-19 Will Bring To The Legal Profession

Make sure you're getting all the Above the Law COVID content.
Tags: Law, Admin, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID Cast Podcast


Camp Fire: PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter for negligence in California’s worst wildfire

• PG&E pleads guilty in 84 Deaths caused by the Camp Fire • PG&E has agreed to pay the maximum penalty of $3.5 million along with $500,000 to cover the cost of the county’s investigation The California utility Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to pay out a fine of close to $2 billion for causing the Camp Fire blaze that killed dozens of people, and destroyed the town of Paradise. “The judge overseeing the case, Michael R. Deems, has set aside time for people who lost loved ones in the fire to...
Tags: Post, Business, News, Justice, Law, California, Fire, US news, Wildfires, New York Times, Fires, Wildfire, Campfire, San Bruno, Bill Johnson, Pacific Gas Electric


TCW Sounds Like A ‘Fun’ Place To Work

Who knew bond investing was so arousing?
Tags: Law, Finance, TCW


Symposium: The simplistic logic of Justice Neil Gorsuch’s account of sex discrimination

Ryan T. Anderson is the William E. Simon Senior Research Fellow at The Heritage Foundation and the John Paul II Teaching Fellow at the University of Dallas. He filed an amicus brief in support of the employers in Bostock v. Clayton County and Harris Funeral Homes v. EEOC, which he then revised into an article for the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Justice Neil Gorsuch’s majority opinion in Bostock v. Clayton County claims to apply a simple and straightforward test: “An employer violat...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Hopkins, EEOC, John Paul, Ginsburg, Clayton County, Heritage Foundation, Ryan T Anderson, Gorsuch, First Congress, Oncale, Price Waterhouse


How To Go In-House, And How To Excel Once You’re There: An Interview With David Stiepleman

After graduating from Columbia Law and spending five years at Cleary, David worked as an in-house lawyer at Goldman Sachs and Fortress Investment Group, before becoming COO of a multibillion-dollar business.
Tags: Law, Advice, Wall Street, Goldman Sachs, Career Advice, Biglaw, Fortress Investment Group, In-House Counsel, Cleary Gottlieb, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Columbia Law, Goldman Sachs and Fortress Investment Group, Sixth Street Partners, David Stiepleman, Cleary David


Public prosecutor faces legal action over Cummings' Durham trip

Member of public seeks judicial review of Max Hill’s ‘inaction’ over alleged lockdown breachesA judicial review is being sought over the failure of the director of public prosecutions, Max Hill, to investigate Dominic Cummings for alleged breaches of the coronavirus lockdown rules.The complaint has been lodged on behalf of a member of the public, Martin Redston, who is concerned the DPP has shown insufficient independence from the government over the movements of Boris Johnson’s key adviser. Con...
Tags: Politics, Law, UK News, Boris Johnson, Crown Prosecution Service, Dpp, Dominic Cummings, Max Hill, Coronavirus outbreak, Cummings Durham, Martin Redston


On LawNext: Exploring the Meaning of Legal Terms through Corpus Linguistics

 At BYU Law in Provo, Utah, a first-of-its-kind technology platform is enabling legal researchers to explore the meanings of legal words and phrases by examining the contexts in which they historically were used. The Law and Corpus Linguistics platform enables users to examine large collections of historical texts to help determine, for example, what early drafters meant by a phrase such as “bear arms.” In this episode of LawNext, my guest is David Armond, head of infrastructure and technol...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, BYU, Provo Utah, Ambrogi, Bob Ambrogi, Corpus Linguistics, BYU Law, Armond, LawNext, David Armond


Air Force One for Boris? RAF plane for VIPs gets a union jack makeover

The prime minister’s plane, also used by royalty, is getting a new paint job costing £100,000 plusThe RAF VIP plane used by Boris Johnson and senior members of the government to travel around the world is to have its grey livery repainted red white and blue in a makeover estimated to cost more than six figures.The Union Jack-inspired paint job for the Voyager aircraft comes two years after the prime minister complained about the dullness of its former colour. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, David Cameron, UK News, Military, Royal Air Force, Tony Blair, Raf, Boris Johnson, Jack, Boris


The CCPA Proposed Regs’ Data Valuation Calculation Provisions Provide Flexibility, But Raise Ambiguity & Transparency Concerns

by guest blogger Lourdes M. Turrecha, Privacy Tech & Law Fellow at Santa Clara Law [Eric’s Note: I am working on a mondo blog post about the AG’s final CCPA regulations. In the interim, I’m sharing this post from Lourdes Turrecha, our new Privacy Law Fellow, about the regulations’ price discrimination provisions.] The CA Attorney General recently published the final text of the CCPA proposed regulations (the AG still calls them “Proposed Regs,” though it has completed its work on them). While t...
Tags: Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Law, California, US, E-commerce, Berkeley, Goldman, Doj, Privacy/security, Eric, DVC, AG, Eric Goldman, Lourdes, CCPA


Fordham Law School Student Starts Bat-Wielding Patrol Group

It spiraled into a hot bed for aggressive racists? Who'd have thunk it?
Tags: Law, Police, Law Schools, Fordham School of Law, George Floyd


'Political vandalism': DfID and Foreign Office merger met with anger by UK charities

Unicef, Save the Children and Christian Aid among organisations warning move will harm those most in need and reduce UK’s power overseasThe prime minister’s announcement on Tuesday that the Department for International Development (DfID) will be merged with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has been met with widespread anger and disappointment among UK aid charities.Stephanie Draper, the CEO of Bond, a UK network for international development NGOs, said the announcement on Tuesday, durin...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Aid, Global development, Boris Johnson, Foreign Office, Department for International Development (DfID, Commonwealth Office FCO, Unicef Save the Children, Stephanie Draper



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