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EU demands release of Chinese human rights lawyer jailed for four years

European Union says Yu Wensheng’s right to a fair trial was not respected and also calls China national security laws in Hong Kong an ‘assault’ on freedomThe EU has demanded the immediate release of a Chinese human rights lawyer sentenced to four years in jail, saying his right to a fair trial was not respected.Yu Wensheng was sentenced on Wednesday, after two years in detention, on charges of “inciting subversion of state power”, after penning an open letter calling for constitutional reforms. ...
Tags: Hong Kong, Human Rights, Law, China, Eu, European Union, World news, Asia Pacific, Yu Wensheng


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about whatever topics you like.That photo was taken at 5:05, on a day when the actual sunrise time was 5:17, the earliest sunrise of the year. We've been parked on 5:17 for 10 days now, and tomorrow we finally begin moving toward a later sunrise. The sun will rise (here in Madison) at 5:18, but the day length will still be the longest of the year — 15 hours and 22 minutes. There are 5 days that long, and today was the second of those days. The latest sunset — 8:41 — is not un...
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Time, Sunrise, Madison, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


2020 Navy Enlistment Bonus June Update

Effective, June 13, 2020, the following enlistment bonus (EB) opportunities have been continued and or adjusted by the Commander, Navy Recruiting Command. For those whose shipping date may have been affected by COVID 19, please read the message at the end of the this article. The Enlistment Bonus for Shipping (EBSHP) continues with the current […]
Tags: Navy, Military, Navy Recruiting, Rating-School, Enlistment Bonus, Commander Navy Recruiting Command


Symposium: Potential hardships to DREAMers can no longer be ignored

Craig Newby and Jeffrey Conner are deputy solicitors general for the State of Nevada, which filed an amicus brief on behalf of five states in support of the respondents in University of Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP and Wolf v. Vidal. Does anybody really want to throw out good, educated and accomplished young people who have jobs, some serving in the military? Really! — President Donald Trump, September 14, 2017 In Department of Homela...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, Dhs, United States, Nevada, Naacp, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Trump, Wolf, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, Rio Grande, Silva


Chechnya's leader blames police failures for violence in Dijon

Ramzan Kadyrov defends compatriots in France after an attack on a Chechen teenager sparked unrestRamzan Kadyrov, the autocratic leader of Chechnya, has expressed support for compatriots involved in clashes in the French city of Dijon this month, saying they were protecting one of their own because police failed to act.Kadyrov’s message came as French police carried out raids and made a number of arrests of Chechens after several nights of violence blamed on members of the Chechen community from ...
Tags: Europe, Drugs, France, Police, Russia, Society, World news, Ramzan Kadyrov, Chechnya, Kadyrov, Dijon


Recognizing Juneteenth

Forty-six states do recognize Juneteenth as a holiday.
Tags: Law, Trivia Question of the Day, Juneteenth, Holidays and Seasons


Preclusion: Expanding Upon the Kessler Doctrine

by Dennis Crouch In In re PersonalWeb Techs. LLC, 2019-1918, 2020 WL 3261168 (Fed. Cir. June 17, 2020), the court reinvigorates the Kessler Doctrine — holding preclusion is triggered even in cases voluntarily dismissed (with prejudice) by the patentee and is subsequently operable to block actions against subsequent allegations of infringement against the original defendant its customers. The doctrine is seen as a gap-filler for a situation not covered by either issue or claim preclusion.  Anothe...
Tags: Amazon, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Davis, Patent, Amazon Web Services, Kessler, Fed, Freeman, Office Depot Inc, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Goodyear Tire Rubber Co, Fed Cir, SpeedTrack Inc


Symposium: DACA and the need for symmetrical legal principles

Zachary Price is a professor of law at UC Hastings Law in San Francisco. In its decision in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California barring repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, the Supreme Court reached an attractive result through flawed legal reasoning. The decision may carry implications that progressives will regret, but it is hard to tell because Chief Justice John Roberts’ opinion seems deliberately designed for one...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, San Francisco, Dhs, United States, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, American Legion, Trump, John Roberts, Stephen Breyer, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Regents


Symposium: SCOTUS 2020 and the DACA decision: just another reason to wish it were still 2019

Kimberly Hermann is General Counsel at Southeastern Legal Foundation, which filed an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The date is June 19, 2020. The America we live in today is drastically different from the America we lived in when the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. In the past six months, our country has endured a pandemic, economic instability, tragedy, hard yet overdue conversations and riots. I...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, America, Barack Obama, Dhs, Pandora, United States, Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Environmental Protection Agency, University Of California, Duke


Symposium: As administration weighs next steps, it must consider that millions of American patients rely on DACA health care workers

Heather Alarcon is Senior Director of Legal Services at the Association of American Medical Colleges, which joined an amicus brief in support of the respondents in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. The Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision vacating the rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is a victory for health care workers and their patients across the country. Every day that DACA recipients are here is to our mutual benefit. The ent...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Boston, America, San Francisco, Chicago, Arkansas, New Jersey, Houston, St Louis, Donald Trump, Berkeley, Department Of Homeland Security


Symposium: DACA déjà vu

Nicholas Bronni is the solicitor general for the state of Arkansas, which joined an amicus brief in support of the federal government in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California. Yesterday, the Supreme Court concluded that Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Elaine Duke acted arbitrarily and capriciously when she rescinded the Obama administration’s memorandum creating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. But although that decision is important,...
Tags: New York, Featured, Law, Obama, Congress, Court, Barack Obama, Arkansas, Nielsen, Department Of Homeland Security, Executive Branch, State Farm, Trump, Thomas, John Roberts, Roberts


"Respect/Empower/Include."

Murals on the boarded up windows of State Street, photographed today, in Madison, Wisconsin.Madisonians in shorts trudge past a mural of Barack and Michelle Obama that is painted on the boarded-up window of Which Wich Superior Sandwiches: On the boarded-up window of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, a drooling troglodyte cop observes what might be a pile of burning doughnuts that give off smoke that reads — like a thought balloon — "Defund the Police": A longer view of the side of the mu...
Tags: Photography, Law, Signs, Michelle Obama, Madison, Barack, State Street, Madison Wisconsin, Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Murals, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Michelle O, Women In Shorts, Men In Shorts


Rely On Your Colleagues, But Do Your Own Cross-Check

Your team may have done it before -- learn from that, but remember every new case is just that: new and needs its own attention.
Tags: Law, Litigators, John G. Balestriere


We need highly formal rituals in order to make life more democratic

Benedictus, Benedicat, per Jesum Christum, Dominum Nostrum. Amen.Please be seated. It's dinner time in St Paul's College, Sydney, where I'm dean and head of house at Graduate House. The members of the High Table, wearing academic gowns, have processed into the refectory to a table laden with candelabra and silver accoutrements from the college treasury, each place set with cutlery and glasses. The students, also in gowns, rise from their seats to acknowledge the High Table, and stand until the p...
Tags: Politics, London, Australia, Democracy, Government, Society, House Of Lords, Britain, United States, United Kingdom, Innovation, Oxford, United Nations, Sydney, Cambridge, Columbus




A New Way To Do Practice Questions For The Bar Exam [Sponsored]

Studying for the bar exam can be expensive and overwhelming. It doesn't have to be.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Sponsored Content, Bar Exams, BarPrepHero


When Biglaw’s Statements On Racial Justice Ring Hollow

Biglaw needs to go beyond saying the right thing.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Black Lives, Juneteenth, George Floyd


Profiteering Off Publicly Funded COVID Treatments

Everyone's making money off our tax dollars but us.
Tags: Technology, Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, Coronavirus, COVID-19


CFPB Issues FAQs on Consumer Reporting Requirements of the CARES Act [Sponsored]

The FAQs clarify statements in the Bureau’s April guidance detailing the responsibilities of credit reporters during the COVID-19 pandemic
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Bureau, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


Black Biglaw Partner Writes Touching Letter To His Son Amid Racial Injustice In America

The killing of yet another black person has put this father in an unenviable position. Here are the words of wisdom he has for his son.
Tags: Law, America, Black Lives Matter, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Minority Issues, A. Michael Pratt


Maryland Adopts Online Bar Exam

More jurisdictions are taking this route.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Law Schools, Bar Exams, Maryland Adopts Online Bar Exam


Amanda Staveley in tears as Barclays lawyer accuses her of 'hustle'

Businesswoman is seeking £1.5bn from bank in high court action over £2bn Qatari loanA businesswoman embroiled in a £1.5bn high court battle with Barclays broke down in tears after bank bosses accused her of engaging in a “hustle”.Amanda Staveley has made complaints about bank bosses’ behaviour when negotiating investment deals during the 2008 financial crisis. Continue reading...
Tags: Business, Crime, Law, Financial Crisis, Qatar, UK News, World news, Banking, Financial Sector, Middle East and North Africa, Barclays, Newcastle United, Private Equity, Serious Fraud Office, Amanda Staveley


Symposium: The Supreme Court again rejects flawed administrative action targeting Latinos

Nina Perales is vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund, which filed an   on behalf of the state of New Jersey and defendant-intervenor DACA recipients in Texas v. United States – an ongoing lawsuit challenging the legality of DACA – in support of the respondents in Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California, Trump v. NAACP and Wolf v. Vidal. The sequence of events is familiar by now: The White House decides to take...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, White House, Dhs, United States, Commerce, New Jersey, Department Of Justice, Naacp, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, Duke, Ross


Claim Specificity Required for an Inventive Concept

Dropbox, Inc. v. Syncrhonoss Tecnologies, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) The appellate court here invalidates three Dropbox patents as ineligible (abstract ideas) and also confirms that the lawsuit was properly disposed on the pleadings. U.S. Patent Numbers 6,178,505, 6,058,399, and 7,567,541. Looking at the ‘505 patent.  Claim 8 requires the following: An “apparatus” for providing an information resource to a user.  The apparatus has the following element: “an access checker” that (a) compares the “tr...
Tags: Law, Patent, Federal Circuit, Dropbox Inc, Alice Step, Syncrhonoss Tecnologies Inc Fed


UK coronavirus live: all children in England will be back at school in September, says Gavin Williamson

News updates: education secretary says guidance will be issued to schools in next two weeks; Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173Coronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.56pm BST The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 among prisons in England and Wales continues ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Boris Johnson, Ministry Of Justice, Pamela Duncan




"Of course they despise Washington. Notice the graffiti '1619' on the toppled statue...."

Of course they despise Washington. Notice the graffiti “1619” on the toppled statue. And the burnt flags. The NYT must be proud. They taught these people well. https://t.co/4JTPEv2KMd— Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 19, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Washington, Protests, Slavery, Nyt, George Washington, Andrew Sullivan, Ann Althouse


UK coronavirus live: Gavin Williamson holds Downing Street daily briefing

News updates: Boris Johnson suggests social distancing will change; death toll rises by 173; infections fall across UK by between 4% and 2% a day, but could be increasing in LondonCoronavirus alert level cut from 4 to 3Black men three times more likely to die of Covid-19 than white menSouth Asians in Britain more likely to die in hospital, study findsCoronavirus global updatesAll our coronavirus coverage 5.24pm BST Q. Northern Ireland has already done this, why are we waiting?Williamson says...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Science, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Britain, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Northern Ireland, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Gavin Williamson


Some Reflections On The Importance Of Today, Juneteenth [Sponsored]

Why is today, June 19, such a significant day in American history? And how is Biglaw commemorating it?
Tags: Justice, Law, Racism, Slavery, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Minority Issues, Lateral Link, Juneteenth



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