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At the Gentle Morning Café...

... you can write about whatever you like.And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon. Something I just bought there and highly recommend is "Stranger Planet." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Nathan W. Pyle, Amazon Something


"He had a very odd relationship with money. He never wanted any. He had an anarchist view of the relationship between humanity and money."

Said Caroline Dawnay, who was, for a while, the literary agent to Charles Webb, quoted in "Charles Webb, Elusive Author of ‘The Graduate,’ Dies at 81/His novel was turned into an era-defining movie, but he was never comfortable with its success, and he chose to live in poverty" (NYT).At his second wedding to [Eve] Rudd — they married in 1962, then divorced in 1981 to protest the institution of marriage, then remarried around 2001 for immigration purposes — he did not give his bride a ring, becau...
Tags: Law, California, Careers, Poverty, New Jersey, Kmart, West Coast, The Graduate, Performance art, Rudd, Robert Rauschenberg, Benjamin, Elaine, Webb, Charles Webb, Roswell Rudd


My Interview With Mathew Ingram Regarding Section 230

[Note: I did this interview with Mathew Ingram in late February–before the recent flood of new anti-Section 230 activity in DC that I still need to blog. I had always planned to share it here, but the issue got backburnered as the pandemic killed 120k+ Americans and shut down our country. I’m sharing it now because so many people in DC are now prioritizing the destruction of Section 230 over addressing the many other devastating problems in our country.] Ingram: …Eric, could you start by giving...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Congress, Nsa, Russia, Disney, Ibm, Homeland Security, Nancy Pelosi, Goldman, 21st Century Fox, Oracle, Cornell, Ugc, Ftc


A Historic Verdict

History was made on June 26, 2020, in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision in R. v. Theriault. It was a very detailed and meticulous decision that was well over 300 paragraphs long. It cited nearly 50 cases, and carefully went through the evidence and the law. But that’s not what made it noteworthy. For the first time in Canadian history, the verdict was read out loud and live-streamed on YouTube. Over 20,000 people were reported to watch the verdict, which consisted of a judge reading...
Tags: Law, North America, Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Justice Issues, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Theriault It


Just 6% of UK public 'want a return to pre-pandemic economy'

Exclusive: Poll comes as 350 union, business and religious leaders issue call for fair and green recoveryCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOnly 6% of the public want to return to the same type of economy as before the coronavirus pandemic, according to new polling, as trade unions, business groups and religious and civic leaders unite in calling for a fairer financial recovery.The former head of the civil service Bob Kerslake, the former archbishop of Canterbury Rowan W...
Tags: Politics, UK, Environment, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Economic policy, Economic recovery, TUC, Rowan Williams, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, British Chambers of Commerce, Bob Kerslake, Canterbury Rowan Williams, Coronavirus outbreak


Poland election: Duda forced to second round, exit poll suggests

Andrzej Duda, ally of rightwing PiS party, could face liberal Rafał Trzaskowski in presidential run-offThe incumbent Andrzej Duda won the most votes in Sunday’s Polish presidential election, but fell short of the 50% he would need to win without a second round of voting, an exit poll has suggested.As polls closed at 9pm local time, the exit poll carried out by Ipsos suggested that Duda, allied with Poland’s ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party, had received 41.8% of the vote, with second place goi...
Tags: Europe, Law, Poland, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Ipsos, Rafał Trzaskowski, Warsaw Rafał Trzaskowski


Milkweed at dawn.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


This week at the court

On Monday, the court will release orders from the June 25 conference at 9:30 a.m., followed by opinions at 10 a.m. On Tuesday, the court will release opinions at 10 a.m. On Wednesday, the justices have scheduled an additional conference. The court will release orders from that conference on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. On Friday, the court will be closed for Independence Day. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, This Week at the Court


"[S]ome miscreant(s) erected 50 signs declaring 'We Support Our Madison Police' on the lawn nearby the 'Forward!' statue’s base, that being on the State Street side of the Capitol."

"The mischief-makers, it would appear, do not believe that Madison police are institutionally racist. (In contrast to the folks who put up this ugliness on the boarded-up window of the State Historical Society directly across Carroll Street. We will not blot an otherwise beautiful blog post but you can see it here. Parental discretion advised. N.S.F.W.)"Writes David Blaska, displaying a picture of the "We Support Our Madison Police" — which were gone this morning when we drove by — and declining...
Tags: Law, Police, David, Protests, Madison, Graffiti, Capitol, Carroll Street, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, State Historical Society


"Donald Trump has deleted a tweet in which he approvingly shared a video showing one of his supporters yelling 'White power!' at a group of anti-Trump demonstrators."

"The US president, or someone with access to his Twitter account, deleted the controversial tweet at 11am Eastern time, more than three hours after it was posted at 7.39am," The Guardian reports.White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere has issued a statement on Trump’s retweet, saying the US president “did not hear” the portion of the video in which one of his supporters yelled ‘white power’ in an argument with anti-Trump demonstrators.“President Trump is a big fan of The Villages,” Deere s...
Tags: Florida, Law, White House, US, Protests, Donald Trump, Trump, Racists, Deere, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Judd Deere


"Sentencing Rape A Comparative Analysis"

The title of this post is the title of this new book authored by Graeme Brown for which I received an announce from the publisher offering a discount for SL&P readers.  Here are the details: This book presents an in-depth comparative study of sentencing practice for  rape in six common law jurisdictions: England and Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and South Africa.  It provides a thorough review of the medical literature on the physical and psychological effects of  rape , the l...
Tags: England, Law, South Africa, Douglas A Berman, Graeme Brown, Sentencing Rape A Comparative Analysis, Wales Scotland Ireland Canada New Zealand, Durham Law School Durham University


"Thirty-five percent of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign operation are people of color and just over half are women..."

"... according to figures released Saturday under public prodding, after months in which his campaign declined to make that information public. At least 60 percent of the staff is white, a number in line with the percentage of the United States population identifying as such, according to 2019 data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Five percent of the staff opted not to specify a race. When it comes to senior officials — which the campaign said includes nonstaff  'senior consultants who spend the maj...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, United States, Lincoln, Biden, Democratic Party, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Never Enough, Aimee Allison, U S Census Bureau Five


"The remote Siberian town of Verkhoyans... six miles north of the Arctic Circle, has long held the record... for the coldest inhabited place in the world."

"The record was set in 1892, when the temperature dropped to ninety below zero Fahrenheit, although these days winter temperatures are noticeably milder, hovering around fifty below. Last Saturday, Verkhoyansk claimed a new record: the hottest temperature ever recorded in the Arctic, with an observation of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit—the same temperature was recorded that day in Las Vegas.... On May 29th, outside Norilsk, the northernmost city in the world, the thawing ground buckled, causing an oi...
Tags: Law, Russia, Global Warming, Geology, Arctic, Las Vegas, Arctic Circle, Norilsk, Ann Althouse, Verkhoyansk, Ambarnaya River


"Israel Pulls Plug on God TV, Evangelical Channel 'Spreading Gospel of Jesus' to Jews."

Haaretz reports.It is very rare for the [Cable and Satellite Broadcasting Council] to take a channel [Shelanu] off the air, and it is the first time a Christian channel broadcast in Israel is being shut down. God TV was told by the council that it was welcome to submit a new license application that provided a more honest depiction of the nature of its programming....“A channel that wishes to spread the gospel of Jesus among the Jewish nation sitting in Israel had never been broadcast on [Israel...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Israel, Judaism, Christianity, Jesus, Council, Free Speech, Haaretz, Biton, Ann Althouse, Ward Simpson, Israel Pulls Plug, Satellite Broadcasting Council, Asher Biton, Christianity Simpson


"President Trump responded Sunday to a New York Times report about American intelligence learning that Russia offered bounties to Taliban-linked militants for killing coalition forces including American troops..."

"... insisting that no one had briefed him, Vice President Pence, or White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows on this information" — Fox News reports."Nobody briefed or told me, @VP Pence, or Chief of Staff @MarkMeadows about the so-called attacks on our troops in Afghanistan by Russians, as reported through an 'anonymous source' by the Fake News @nytimes," Trump tweeted Sunday morning. "Everybody is denying it & there have not been many attacks on us. Nobody’s been tougher on Russia than the Tr...
Tags: Law, White House, Russia, Afghanistan, Taliban, New York Times, Fox News, Trump, Mark Meadows, Ann Althouse, Trump Administration, Trump and foreign policy, Fake News @nytimes Trump




This morning at 5:54, a man erected a large cross on the empty plinth where the "Forward!" statue had stood until protesters tore it down last week.

We happened to be driving by: The shirt says "We want more" (front) and "SOULutions" (BACK). I'd gotten out of the car to take the second picture, and as I was getting back, a black man walked up to me and began, "I'm from Minnesota...." I said "Sorry" and got in the car. The man went up to the guy who was putting up the cross (and the woman who was there with him).I couldn't hear the conversation, but the man with the cross listened, handed the man what I assume was money, continued to talk ...
Tags: Photography, Minnesota, Law, Religion, Christianity, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


Trump shifts his attack on Biden from insinuations that he suffers from old-age-related dementia to the more general impairment of "low IQ."

THE VAST SILENT MAJORITY IS ALIVE AND WELL!!! We will win this Election big. Nobody wants a Low IQ person in charge of our Country, and Sleepy Joe is definitely a Low IQ person!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 28, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Intelligence, Alzheimer's, Biden, Trump, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Insults, Trump rhetoric, Sleepy Joe


"Do they make a 'safe space' from the 'woke mob?'"

Do they make a ‘safe space’ from the ‘woke mob?’ — Sean Ono Lennon (@seanonolennon) June 27, 2020 ADDED: Both "safe space" and "woke mob" have to do with the exclusion of voices that you don't want to hear, so these ideas are not necessarily in contradiction, but the wokeism of today undervalues the desire for safety. That's because of the direction from which the threat to safety comes. The "woke mob" would like everyone to feel unsafe from the charge of racism. And the "safe space" was alway...
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Safe Space, Sean Ono Lennon, Cancel Culture


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PÉNAL (DROIT) : La tenue d’un nouveau procès est ordonnée pour l’appelant, déclaré coupable de meurtre au second degré au terme d’un procès devant jury, car la déclaration incriminante qu’il a fa...
Tags: Law, Canada, Grant, CSC, Sinclair, Stevens, Appel, McCrimmon, Dussault, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Patrick Healy Date, Juges Marie France Bich Jean Bouchard


Poland holds presidential election delayed by pandemic

Poles began voting in a presidential election Sunday that had been scheduled for May but was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic, a ballot taking place amid deep cultural and political divisions in the European Union nation.President Andrzej Duda, a 48-year-old conservative backed by the nationalist ruling Law and Justice party, is running against 10 other candidates as he seeks a second 5-year term. Whether Duda wins or not will determine whether the ruling party keeps its near-monopoly on poli...
Tags: News, Justice, Law, European Union, Hungary, Poland, Warsaw, Western Europe, Andrzej Duda, Duda, Robert Biedron, Rafal Trzaskowski, Trzaskowski, COVID, Szymon Holownia, Holownia


Poetic justice: black lives and the power of poetry

Leading black British poets including Linton Kwesi Johnson, Grace Nichols and Raymond Antrobus share their thoughts on protest, change and the trailblazers who inspired them. Introduction by Kadish MorrisPerformance poetry revolutionised me. When I was 13, my mother invited me to a group called Leeds Young Authors, which she co-ran with founder and poet Khadijah Ibrahiim. Together, along with visiting poets, they ran writing workshops for teenagers. The selling point was that I would get the cha...
Tags: Books, UK, London, Poetry, US, Society, Culture, Caribbean, Jackie Kay, Brixton, Black Lives Matter Movement, Saul Williams, Lemn Sissay, BAME, Benjamin Zephaniah, Sonia Sanchez


Far-right thugs exploit Black Lives Matter movement, warns UK anti-extremism chief

Home Office commissioner Sara Khan reveals surge in online hate material since death of George FloydThe Black Lives Matter movement has been aggressively exploited by the UK’s far right, which has recruited and radicalised people on the back of its success, the government’s chief adviser on extremism has warned.Sara Khan, Britain’s first counter-extremism commissioner, said far-right activists had used the death of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter (BLM) to propagate white supremacist narrativ...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Home Office, The far right, Hate Crime, Black Lives Matter, English Defence League, Black Lives Matter Movement, Sara Khan, George Floyd, George FloydThe Black Lives Matter, Sara Khan Britain



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