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"Forum Of Hate" Emails Draw Indefinite Suspensions

The Maryland Court of Appeals has indefinitely suspended two attorneys for their email communications Court of Appeals indefinitely suspended from practice of law in Maryland two lawyers who, for approximately seven years, while working for federal government, participated in exchange... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Maryland, Law, Court of Appeals, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


At the 5:05 Café...

... you can write about anything you want. The photos were taken at 5:05 a.m. this morning. The pictures I put up here, earlier today, were done at a different vantage point at 5:22.And let me remind you to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon if you've got some shopping. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"What's at stake in this election as you compare and contrast...?"

How to second term pic.twitter.com/WTuH277sUA— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) June 26, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Comedy, Law, Sarah Cooper, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020


"In a seminar... Mary [Trump] and her 15 or so fellow students analyzed the Compson family portrayed in novels such as 'The Sound and the Fury.' The Compsons bore some similarities to her own family..."

"...Like Donald Trump’s mother, the Compsons immigrated to the United States from Scotland, and the family was riven by dysfunction. At the time, Donald Trump was running his Atlantic City casinos, which went into bankruptcy, and preparing to divorce his first wife, Ivana, and marry Marla Maples."From "Mary Trump once stood up to her uncle Donald. Now her book describes a ‘nightmare’ of family dysfunction" (WaPo).The Compson family, eh? Here's the rundown of the supposedly Trump-like clan:Jason ...
Tags: Books, Law, Scotland, United States, Atlantic City, Donald Trump, Jason, Trump, Benjamin, WaPo, Earl, FAULKNER, Quentin, Ivana, Benjy, William Faulkner


Room Rater gives Matt Yglesias a 6 out of 10 even though the background is an unmade bed.

This grading on a political curve is ridiculous:Art. Window plus. Reframe. Someone woke up on the wrong side of the unmade bed. 2 point deduction. 6/10 @mattyglesias pic.twitter.com/xOfY90Cckj— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) June 26, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Matt Yglesias, Yglesias, Ann Althouse, Order And Chaos, Room Rater


Another Law School Closes — See Also

So Long: Concordia isn't going to make it after all. Crackerjack Operation: Maybe the Harris County DA's office isn't the best run outfit? The Counsel Has No Clothes: The Zoom court dress code needs work. Fifth Anniversary: Not one of ours, but this is a great interview with Mary Bonauto on the anniversary of Obergefell
Tags: Law, Concordia, Harris County, Mary Bonauto, See Also


Court Upholds New Price Transparency Rules. What’s Next?

A district court judge ruled in favor of the Department of Health and Human Services’ price transparency rule, which would require hospitals to disclose negotiated rates with insurers, among other things. The case will likely be appealed, but experts shared what could happen if the rule goes into effect.
Tags: Law, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Care / Medicine


Strategic Consulting for Legal Bloggers

It was sixteen years ago, following my introduction to the Legal Marketing Association in San Francisco as the “national leader on blogs for lawyers,” that I realized there could be an opportunity to start a “law blog company.” At the conclusion of my talk, law firm leaders came up and asked, “Can you help me and my firm.” I was thinking, “Help you do what? Set up a blog on Typepad by paying a $4.95 a month subscription as I was?” But I bit my tongue, realizing practicing lawyers were no...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, San Francisco, Legal Marketing Association


Justices reject effort to allow mail-in voting for all in Texas

The Supreme Court today refused to reinstate a ruling by a federal trial court that would have allowed all eligible voters in Texas to vote by mail for the 2020 election cycle. In a brief order without any noted dissents, the justices turned down a request from the Texas Democratic Party and a group of Texas voters to block a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit that put the trial court’s ruling on hold. In a short statement, Justice Sonia Sotomayor urged the 5th Circuit to se...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Sonia Sotomayor, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor, 5th Circuit, Fred Biery, Texas Democratic Party, Biery, Emergency appeals and applications


The Legal Profession Turns The Corner

New report shows that firms are beginning to open new matters again.
Tags: Technology, Law, Clio, Small Law Firms, Jack Newton, Coronavirus, COVID-19, COVID Cast Podcast, Featured Podcasts


"How to have less crime with less punishment"

The title of this post is the headline of this new Hill commentary authored by Benjamin van Rooij and Adam Fine.  Here are excerpts: For too long, America has been under the illusion that punishment is an effective medicine against crime.  This has led to the largest prison population in the world, a system of mass incarceration that has destroyed families and neighborhoods caught in circles of arrests, imprisonment, probation, and legal discrimination.  And with very little to show for it. It ...
Tags: New York, Law, America, Douglas A Berman, Benjamin van Rooij, Adam Fine


Legal Analytics For Federal Torts Litigation [Sponsored]

Join us on July 9th to learn how legal analytics can help your litigation plan and to develop strategies for better outcomes.
Tags: Technology, Law, Webinars, Lex Machina, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Legal Analytics For Federal Torts Litigation


T14 Law School To Hold All Fall 2020 Classes Online Due To Coronavirus

But will the school be offering lower tuition to account for its remote classes?
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Berkeley Law School, Coronavirus, COVID-19


The American Museum Of Tort Law Needs Your Help

If you or a loved one is a tort law expert, you may be entitled to financial compensation participate in this video series.
Tags: Law, Museums, Announcements, American Museum Of Tort Law, Tort Law


Quick Question From Legal Madness

Oh, yes. You will be losing sleep over these.
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Sarah Feingold, Legal Madness


Event announcement: Supreme Court in Review: View from the Press Gallery

On June 30, 2020, from 3-4:30 p.m. ET, the Washington Council of Lawyers will host a discussion on the 2019-2020 Supreme Court term and the court’s future under COVID-19, led by a panel of veteran court reporters: Robert Barnes of the Washington Post, Joan Biskupic of CNN and Amy Howe of Howe on the Court. The event will be moderated by Art Spitzer of ACLU-DC. The cost of this program is $10 for members of WCL or co-sponsoring organizations, $15 for public interest and government lawyers and $20...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Cnn, Aclu, Robert Barnes, Howe, Joan Biskupic, Amy Howe, WCL, Event Announcements, ET the Washington Council of Lawyers, Art Spitzer


“The technology involved in this appeal is simple” and Allows Common Sense to Substitute for Elements Not in the Prior Art

by Dennis Crouch B/E Aerospace v C&D Zodiac (Fed. Cir. 2020) Commercial aircraft lavatories are always oddly shaped in order provide some amount of functionality while minimizing space usage. B/E’s patent here covers the shape of the bathroom that includes the carve-out for a seat just forward — notice the “s” shape of the wall in the image below.  On appeal here the Federal Circuit has affirmed the PTAB obviousness decision.  This outcome was easy to guess once I read the court’s opening discus...
Tags: Law, Patent, Anderson, Board, E Aerospace, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, C D Zodiac Fed


Why Is The DOJ Trying To Send The Mack Brothers Back To Prison?

There seems to be no point apart from pointless cruelty.
Tags: Justice, Law, Doj, Criminal Justice Reform, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, Kevin Ring, Ronald and Rodney Mack


Attorney Pens Epic Resignation Letter After COVID-19 ‘Death Chart’ Leak

'[Y]ou seem to have emboldened dishonesty. I simply cannot work for you any longer.'
Tags: Law, Government, I Quit, Kim Ogg, Scorched Earth, Resignations, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Cheryl Williamson Chapell, Death Chart


Nearly One-Third of Workers Expect to Have to Work Remotely Full-Time After Pandemic [Sponsored]

Of surveyed workers, 30 percent say that working from home made their jobs harder, 26 percent say it made them easier, and 40 percent say the impact of remote work was both positive and negative.
Tags: Law, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content, COVID-19


"Just because he was anti-slavery doesn’t mean he was pro-Black" — UW-Madison students demanding the beloved Lincoln statue be extracted from its place of honor in the center of campus.

I'm reading the news report at Channel 3000 with near disbelief. This is not like the Lincoln statue in Washington D.C. that's been deemed problematic because he's looming over the figure of a slave like he's such a big shot "Emancipator."This is a lone, seated figure that has presided over Bascom Mall for decades and is inscribed on the hearts of those who have spent time — as I did for more than 30 years — at Wisconsin's beautiful university. I've taken many photographs of the statue, but I'll...
Tags: Photography, Law, Congress, Washington, Empathy, Sculpture, Protests, Slavery, Wisconsin, Lincoln, University Of Wisconsin, UW Madison, Rebecca Blank, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, McWhorter


June linkfest

This month’s book recommendation, Being Wrong: Adventures in the Margin of Error, by Kathryn Schulz, is ten years old and as timely as ever. I wrote last month about Schulz’s excellent pieces for the New Yorker, and I’m here to tell you that Being Wrong is every bit as well researched, witty, and graceful. I’m sure it doesn’t hurt that I’m fascinated by failure, but hey—everyone has a story to tell about wrongness petty or vast. Schulz’s catalog of errors includes explorers undone by mirag...
Tags: Books, Japan, Politics, Texas, London, Navy, Advertising, Karen, Military, Renaming, Linguistics, New Zealand, Army, Marine Corps, Words, Ben Smith


The Boston Legal Market In The Era Of COVID-19 [Sponsored]

Three months in, here's a look at the numbers.
Tags: Law, Advice, Boston, Career Advice, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Job Searches, Lateral Moves, Lateral Link, Abby Gordon, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Law School To Permanently Close Its Doors

A sad ending for a law school that thought it would survive the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Law School Closures, Concordia University School of Law


Northern Exposure

The Wisconsin Supreme Court affirmed the denial of admission to an applicant on character and fitness grounds as found by the Board of Bar Examiners The Board's decision was based primarily on the fact that Mr. Hammer, who was a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar Examiners The Board



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