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Expression, sunrise.

5:05, reenvisioned at 7:40. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Ann Althouse, Expression Sunrise


5:05 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"She’s a paragon of the values that Donald Trump, for all his practice as a performer, can’t even pantomime."

"She’s best described by words that are musty relics in his venal and vainglorious circle: 'sacrifice,' 'honor,' 'humility.' More than any of the many extraordinary women on Biden’s list of potential vice-presidential nominees, she’s the anti-Trump, the antidote to the ugliness he revels in and the cynicism he stokes. Americans can feel good — no, wonderful — about voting for a ticket with [Tammy] Duckworth on it. And we’re beyond hungry for that. We’re starving. That ache transcends all of the ...
Tags: Law, Iraq, Army, Tammy Duckworth, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Duckworth, Frank Bruni, Bruni, Ann Althouse, Tammy -RSB- Duckworth, Elizabeth Warren Kamala Harris Val Demings


"Why are you fighting me?"

“Why are you protecting it?!”BLM activist gets into a verbal exchange with an older black guy who was speaking up against tearing the statue down.#emancipationstatue pic.twitter.com/4crUOJhDFP— Sagnik Basu (@_sagnikbasu) June 27, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Conversation, Protests, Lincoln, BLM, Frederick Douglass, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Destruction Of Art, Sagnik Basu


At the Wispy Gray Café...

... you can write about whatever you like.This photo was taken at 5:21 this morning. And let me add that I greatly appreciate the use of The Althouse Portal by readers who choose to support this blog when they do their shopping at Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Clouds, Ann Althouse, Wispy Gray Café


"The Princeton University Board of Trustees voted on Friday to remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from the university’s School of Public and International Affairs."

"It acted because Wilson’s racist opinions and policies make him an inappropriate namesake for a school whose scholars, students and alumni must stand firmly against racism and for equality and justice.... Wilson... discouraged black applicants from applying to Princeton. While president of the United States, Wilson segregated the previously integrated federal civil service.... Wilson helped to create the university that I love. I do not pretend to know how to evaluate his life or his staggering...
Tags: Law, United States, Princeton, Wilson, Racists, WaPo, Woodrow Wilson, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University Board of Trustees, Christopher Eisgruber, School of Public and International Affairs From


"Sentencing Disparities and the Dangerous Perpetuation of Racial Bias"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Jelani Jefferson Exum now available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: This Article addresses the role that racial disparities — specifically sentencing disparities — play in perpetuating the racial bias that increases the daily danger of living as a Black American in the United States.  As documented in the news and by often humorous internet memes, White people have called the police many times to report Black people who were sim...
Tags: Law, United States, Douglas A Berman, Jelani Jefferson Exum


Is Prez Trump trying to convince himself to have the guts to pardon Roger Stone?

The question in the title of this post was my first thought upon seeing this news piece headlined "Trump tweet fuels speculation of Stone pardon: The tweet came after a judge ruled Stone would report to prison in July."  Here are the details: President Donald Trump further fueled speculation Saturday morning that he plans to pardon longtime friend and adviser Roger Stone. After a judge on Friday gave Stone a surrender date of July 14 -- he had sought to report to the Georgia prison on Sept. 3 -...
Tags: Law, Congress, Georgia, Donald Trump, Doj, Trump, Roger Stone, Roger, Stone, Rod Blagojevich, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Will Prez Trump


The Brimley/Cocoon Line.

Born October 3, 1969, No Doubt singer Gwen Stefani is 18,530 days old today, making her the same age as Wilford Brimley on the day 'Cocoon' was released. Congrats, @gwenstefani! You've reached the Brimley/Cocoon Line. pic.twitter.com/ZIV02DeDdA— Brimley/Cocoon Line (@BrimleyLine) June 27, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Aging, Gwen Stefani, Ann Althouse, Wilford Brimley


"PizzaGate is reaching a level that nearly exceeds its 2016 fever pitch..."

"[S]tarting in April, a confluence of factors renewed interest. A documentary promoting PizzaGate, 'Out of Shadows,' made by a former Hollywood stuntman, was released on YouTube that month and passed around the QAnon community. In May, the idea that [Justin] Bieber was connected to the conspiracy surfaced. Teenagers on TikTok began promoting both...." The NYT reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Conspiracies, Ann Althouse, Justin -RSB- Bieber


Abandoning Disparaging Marks

As TM owners willingly give up their racially disparaging and gender stereotyping marks, are there ways to ensure that the marks are not reoccupied by others wanting to free ride on their fame and infamy? Guest Post by Deborah R. Gerhardt, Reef C. Ivey II Excellence Fund Term Professor of Law at UNC School of Law Quaker Oats says it plans to phase out its “Aunt Jemima” brand. The character has long been criticized as a stereotypical representation of black women as inferior servants. In recognit...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, South Park, California, China, Uspto, Washington Redskins, Trevor Noah, Patent, Redskins, Usc, Tam, Company, Mark Cohen, Colgate Palmolive, Southpark


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire he had meeting with is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over official meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mining projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financi...
Tags: Business, Politics, Society, UK News, Mining, Treasury, Richard Desmond, Sirius Minerals, Ofer, Idan Ofer, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Cleveland Potash Continue


"It is not safe to speak, but it is even less safe not to speak. … You'll just be a miserable worm at the end of about 20 years of that."

"No self respect, no power, no ability to voice your opinions, nothing left but resentment, because everyone's against you, because of course you've never stood up for yourself.… Don't be thinking you're alone. It's just that people … are afraid to talk or they don't know what to say.… The enemy is a cloud. They're a cloud of gnats. They're only courageous in groups. They're only courageous in mobs. If you stand your ground and don't apologize and articulate things properly, they'll disperse aro...
Tags: Law, John, Free Speech, Don, Ann Althouse, Jordan Peterson


From Diversion To Disbarment

The Maryland Court of Appeals disbarred an attorney for multiple violations that began with a matter in which the complaint response was part of the misconduct From the outset of our interaction, Ms. Lyles impressed me as dishonest and untrustworthy.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Maryland Court of Appeals, Lyles, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


New Mexico: Improper Argument Leads To Reversal Of Conviction

The New Mexico Supreme Court reversed a conviction for, among other things, an improper closing argument by the prosecutor The conviction A jury found Defendant guilty of one count of each of the following crimes: criminal sexual penetration (CSP) in... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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"Revolutionary moments also require public confessions of iniquity by those complicit in oppression. These now seem to come almost daily."

"I’m still marveling this week at the apology the actress Jenny Slate gave for voicing a biracial cartoon character. It’s a classic confession of counterrevolutionary error: 'I acknowledge how my original reasoning was flawed and that it existed as an example of white privilege and unjust allowances made within a system of societal white supremacy … Ending my portrayal of "Missy" is one step in a life-long process of uncovering the racism in my actions.'... If you find this creepy, but don’t wan...
Tags: Law, America, New York Times, Mlk, Kkk, Actress, Orwell, Jenny Slate, South, 1960s, Racists, Sullivan, Madison Wisconsin, Missy, Andrew Sullivan, Race Consciousness


"Here is a newsflash for CNN — I have a name and it's Tim Scott... News outlets like CNN time and time again refuse to use my name when referring to me in article headlines."

"The double standard with CNN is stunning. In fact, check out these headlines for Democrat Senators Kamala Harris and Cory Booker. Why is it that when I give a floor speech on the same topic, I am simply referred to as a black senator?"Writes Senator Tim Scott in in fundraising email I received at 7:54 this morning (full text below, after the jump).He quotes 2 CNN headlines — "Sen. Booker: This nation is greater than this" and "See Sen. Harris speech on anti-lynching legislation" — and and then ...
Tags: Headlines, Law, Senate, Journalism, Cnn, United States, Protests, Kamala Harris, North Charleston, Scott, Cory Booker, Tim Scott, Ann Althouse, Conservatism, Racial Politics, Sen Harris


Top 8 Reasons That Show Why Insurance Is Important For You

You insure your vehicle and your home. Be that as it may, nothing is a higher priority than your life and your capacity to get by. So it bodes well to safeguard your most prominent resource – you!    As you travel through life, discover an accomplice, raise a family, and perhaps start a business, the significance of insurance in drawn-out plans increments. That is on the grounds that insurance is tied in with giving a money related wellbeing net that causes you to deal with yourself and thos...
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Please don't keep asking.

Please don't keep asking me to explain everything I tweet. I don't have to!— Boy George (Boomer) (@BoyGeorge) June 27, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Boy George, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Boy George Boomer


Joe Rogan and Jon Stewart enthuse about the protests turning into something "foundational."

It seems different this time, they say.One thing that's different is that it happened on top of the coronavirus lockdown. It's been something of a national nervous breakdown. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Jon Stewart, Joe Rogan, Ann Althouse, Post-coronavirus Culture, George Floyd


"The man whose arrest Tuesday helped spark the protests that led to two landmark statues being knocked down and a state senator being assaulted is now facing federal charges..."

"... for activities that allegedly occurred a day earlier. The U.S. Department of Justice has charged Devonere Johnson with extortion after authorities say he threatened two Madison businesses unless they sent him money and his associates were provided with free food and beverages.... According to the complaint... [t]he owner of the business told the FBI that on June 22, Johnson and another man were inside the business blasting music from a boom box. The complaint states Johnson said to the owne...
Tags: Crime, Law, Fbi, Chicago, Kkk, Johnson, Madison, Venmo, U S Department of Justice, WMTV, Ann Althouse, Capitol Square, Devonere Johnson


Twitter closes Graham Linehan account after trans comment

Account of Father Ted creator permanently suspended over ‘hateful conduct rules breach’The Father Ted creator Graham Linehan has been permanently suspended from Twitter for breaching the site’s rules on banned words.Twitter said the account, which uses the handle @glinner, had been suspended after “repeated violations of our rules against hateful conduct and platform manipulation”. Continue reading...
Tags: Twitter, Gender, Technology, Internet, Society, UK News, Blogging, Ted, Transgender, Digital Media, Graham Linehan


Bomb attack kills two human rights workers in Kabul

Homemade device attached to vehicle caused explosion in Afghan capital, says employerTwo employees of Afghanistan’s human rights body have been killed in a bomb attack in Kabul.The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said the workers died when a homemade sticky bomb attached to their vehicle exploded.
Tags: Human Rights, Law, World news, Afghanistan, South and Central Asia, Kabul, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire in mine controversy is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financial support from ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Society, UK News, Mining, Treasury, Richard Desmond, Sirius Minerals, Ofer, Idan Ofer, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Cleveland Potash Continue


Robert Jenrick admits Israeli billionaire in donor row is family friend

Tory minister under pressure over meeting with Idan Ofer while considering rival mine projectLabour has called on the beleaguered housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, to explain a ministerial meeting with a “family friend” who had a financial interest in the future of a rival mining project that Jenrick was overseeing.The Guardian revealed this week that Jenrick met the Israeli billionaire Idan Ofer while the then exchequer secretary to the Treasury was considering a request for financial support ...
Tags: Business, Politics, Society, UK News, Mining, Treasury, Richard Desmond, Sirius Minerals, Ofer, Idan Ofer, Robert Jenrick, Jenrick, Cleveland Potash Continue


Combining diplomacy and development will make UK aid's work even better | Anne-Marie Trevelyan

Concerns have been raised about the plan to merge the Foreign Office and DfID. Here’s why I am confident it will help us lead the way on aidAnne-Marie Trevelyan is the UK’s international development secretaryI have seen the enormous difference made by UK aid during my time as international development secretary. The UK is rightly respected and admired around the world for this work, which saves and changes lives in developing countries every day. The power of our commitment to spend 0.7% of our ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Aid, Global development, Foreign Office, Department for International Development (DfID, Anne Marie Trevelyan, Marie Trevelyan


'People were abandoned': injustices of pandemic laid bare in Brent

At least 36 people have died in Church End, a neighbourhood dealing with housing pressures, in-work poverty and racial inequalities Rhoda Ibrahim had been excited to celebrate International Women’s Day. The community leader, 57, has spent three decades championing the rights of Somali and minority ethnic women in the north-west London borough of Brent. After going to a council event in the early afternoon – the theme was “Each for Equal” – she headed to the local Queens Park community school. He...
Tags: UK, London, Housing, Society, UK News, Poverty, Ibrahim, Queens Park, Coronavirus outbreak, Rhoda Ibrahim, Somali Advice and Forum of Information, Hassan Farah


Poles set to vote in postponed presidential election

Incumbent Andrzej Duda expected to face run-off against liberal mayor of WarsawPoles will vote on Sunday in a postponed presidential election that will determine whether the ruling rightwing populist party continues to have full control over the country’s political system.Andrzej Duda, an ally of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, is standing for re-election in a crowded field of candidates, with the closest challenger expected to be Rafał Trzaskowski, the liberal mayor of Warsaw. Continue ...
Tags: Europe, Law, World news, Poland, Warsaw, Andrzej Duda, Rafał Trzaskowski



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