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Advice for Texas police reform activists outside the big counties: Interview with Chas Moore, plus was George Floyd set up by a crooked Houston narcotics cop? Texas' anachronistic 'riot' laws, and other stories

Better late than never, here's the June episode of Just Liberty's Reasonably Suspicious podcast, co-hosted by me and Amanda Marzullo. This month, Mandy and I reflect on the last month's tumultuous protests and calls for police reform in Texas and beyond. Top Story Reflecting on the George Floyd protests, including an interview with Chas Moore of the Austin Justice Coalition. Fill in the Blank Was George Floyd set up by a crooked Houston narcotics cop?The policy behind the slogan of "Defunding ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Houston, Marshall, East Texas, Mandy, Chas, Gritsforbreakfast, Chas Moore, Brian Manley, Amanda Marzullo, George Floyd, Austin Justice Coalition Fill, Defunding Police Texas


At the 5:07 Café...

... you can write about anything you want.This is the earliest of the 3 sunrise photos I've put up today — from the pre-run vantage point. The actual sunrise time was 5:21.And here's the Althouse Portal to Amazon. Thanks to all of you who are using it! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal


Opinion analysis: Court holds that “generic.com” marks may be registered trademarks or service marks when consumers do not perceive them as generic

When the digital travel company Booking.com sought to register its domain name as a service mark for hotel reservation services, the U.S. Patent and Trademark office denied registration under a longstanding policy that the combination of a generic term for goods and services with the “.com” suffix did not create a protectable trademark. Booking.com sought review of the PTO’s decision in federal district court, and introduced survey evidence supporting an inference that 74 percent of consumers re...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, Ginsburg, PTO, U S Court of Appeals, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, 4th Circuit, Merits Cases, U S Patent and Trademark


From Discrimination to Systemic Racism: Understanding Societal Construction

INTRODUCTION Recently RCMP Commissioner Brenda Lucki admitted she really didn’t understand the term “systemic racism” and later showed she was correct when she provided an old and obvious example of indirect discrimination as an example of systemic racism. Here I explore the evolution from discrimination to systemic discrimination to systemic racism and why they are different, although related. There’s a lot of talk now about systemic or structural racism: how widespread it is and why it needs t...
Tags: Europe, England, Supreme Court, Law, Minneapolis, Canada, United States, Commission, Quebec, Edward, Black, Cornell University, Alley, Ontario, McIntyre, RCMP


‘The Supreme Court Has Roundly Rejected Prior Restraint’ — See Also

If You're Tired Of Hearing The Prior Restraints Joke From Big Lebowski, I've Got Bad News For You: And also bad news for Mary Trump. Staff Furloughs Become Layoffs: At Katten. But Some Firms Are Still Hiring: The lateral moves rocking through Biglaw. More COVID-Inspired Diploma Privilege: In Oregon. This Lawyer In The News: Has a deeply disturbing addition to his website.
Tags: Law, Oregon, See Also, Mary Trump, Supreme Court Has Roundly Rejected Prior Restraint


"Rural Spaces, Communities of Color, and the 'Progressive' Prosecutor"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Maybell Romero available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: The concept of the “progressive prosecutor” has captured the attention of many newspapers, media outlets, district attorney candidates, legal scholars, and the public at large.  The success of candidates declaring themselves progressive prosecutors has been tracked with much excitement by those who have sincere interests in criminal justice reform and has been lauded in ma...
Tags: Law, Boston, Chicago, United States, Philadelphia, St Louis, Kim Foxx, Douglas A Berman, Larry Krasner, Wesley Bell, Rachael Rollins, Maybell Romero




Transformation 2020: Instrumental Tools for the Future – The PLLIP Summit

The 2020 PLLIP Summit is set to kick off on Friday, July 10 th .  For the first time ever the Summit will be presented as a virtual event.  While over the past several months, we all have experienced and possibly, over experienced Zoom, WebEx, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime, the Summit promises to be an unforgettable experience.  We asked each speaker to provide some insight into what you can expect from their session.  Keynote Address: Reinventing the Modern Law Firm From Information...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Innovation, Collaboration, Facetime, Conferences, Pll, Thompson Reuters, Alycia, Ari Kaplan, Jeremy Sullivan, Power of Practical Innovation, Competitive Intelligence Analytics DLA Piper LLP, Alycia Sutor, PLLIP


Peekaboo, I See You II: Why Facial Recognition Technology Needs Humans As Much As AI

With great innovation comes great responsibility.
Tags: Technology, Law, Surveillance, Artificial Intelligence, Tom Kulik


Some Leicester factories stayed open and forced staff to come in

Allegations come as the city begins a second lockdown after infection rates increaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome garment factories in Leicester stayed open as normal throughout the coronavirus crisis and ordered workers to continue to report for duty even when they were sick, a report from a charity has claimed.The findings from the charity Labour Behind the Label includes allegations that workers were forced to work despite high levels of infection in factori...
Tags: Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Leicester, Coronavirus outbreak


Some Leicester factories stayed open and forced staff to come in, charity claims

Allegations come as city begins second lockdown after infection rates increaseCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSome garment factories in Leicester stayed open as normal throughout the coronavirus crisis and ordered workers to continue to report for duty even when they were sick, a report from a charity has claimed.The findings from the charity Labour Behind the Label includes allegations that workers were forced to work despite high levels of infection in factories and...
Tags: Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Leicester, Coronavirus outbreak


Patchwork Of Judicial Decisions Exacerbates Confusion On Legality Of CBD Products

Until the FDA starts to serve its role of regulator, CBD companies, especially deep-pocketed ones, should obtain sound legal advice regarding federal and state regulations.
Tags: Law, Marijuana, Fda, Nathalie Bougenies, Cannabidiol (CBD


3 Questions For A Litigator Turned Litigation Funding Executive (Part II)

Even without the increased stress on law firms and clients due to COVID-19, funders like Longford are positioning themselves as true financial partners for companies with meritorious legal claims -- no matter where in the life cycle of those claims the funder gets involved.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Longford, Gaston Kroub, Litigation Finance, John Garda, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Opinion analysis: Court rules that religious schools cannot be excluded from state funding for private schools

In 2015, the Montana legislature created a scholarship program that provided a dollar-for-dollar tax credit for donations to private scholarship organizations. Those organizations used the money to fund scholarships for children to attend private schools – which, in Montana, are primarily religious schools. In 2018, the Montana Supreme Court struck down the tax-credit program, holding that it violated the state constitution’s ban on aid for churches and religious schools. Today the U.S. Supreme ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Montana, Court, Catholic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Institute for Justice, Stillwater, Roberts, Howe, Ginsburg


Supreme Court Promotes Weaponization of Generic Domain Names–USPTO v. Booking.com

The USPTO believed that “generic.com” domain names were almost always generic and therefore unregistrable. On that basis, it denied registration for Booking.com. The Supreme Court holds that generic.com domain names aren’t necessarily generic, which means they have the potential to become protectable trademarks and registrable. Justice Ginsburg’s majority opinion holds: “Whether any given ‘generic.com’ term is generic… depends on whether consumers in fact perceive that term as the name of a cla...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, E-commerce, Uspto, Domain Names, Trademark, Travelocity, Ginsburg, Breyer, Corp, U S Patent Trademark Office, Generic Corp, Generic Inc, Wine Corp


Regulation Under Late Trumpism

It’s time to do your worst and get the hell out.
Tags: Law, Finance


The COVID-19 Crisis And The Perils It Poses

Make no mistake: we're not out of the woods yet.
Tags: Layoffs, Law, Mental Health, Law Schools, Biglaw, Online Learning, Legal Education, Bridget McCormack, Depressing Things, Depressing stuff, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Yet Another Law School To Hold All Fall 2020 Classes Online Due To Coronavirus

Trendspotting: Which law school will be next to make a similar announcement?
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Quote Of The Day, Vermont Law School, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Patent Law and Booking.Com: as a whole or by parts

Patent scholars and attorneys will recognize the battle in https://t.co/7wn2gtAbSC between the majority (Justice Ginsburg) and dissent (Justice Breyer) looks much the same to the debate over patentable subject matter. As a whole or by parts? — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) June 30, 2020 The difference: In trademark law Justice Breyer dissented against the 8-1 majority supported strong IP rights and focused on the booking dot com mark "as a whole" In patent law the 9-0 court agreed with Br...
Tags: Law, Patent, Ginsburg, Breyer, Dennis Crouch


Symposium: RIP state “Blaine Amendments” – Espinoza and the “no-aid” principle

Steven Green is the Fred H. Paulus Professor of Law and director of the Center for Religion, Law & Democracy at Willamette University College of Law. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of a number of religious groups in support of the respondents in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue. There is so much contained in the various opinions in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue that a college instructor could use that one case to teach an entire course about American church-state law: di...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Montana, Senate, Pennsylvania, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitchell, Thomas, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court, Alito, William Rehnquist, Locke


Symposium: June Medical and the many faces of judicial discretion

Jane Schacter is the William Nelson Cromwell professor of law at Stanford Law School. She signed an amicus brief in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. The headline from the 5-4 decision in June Medical Services v. Russo striking down Louisiana’s abortion restriction is unquestionably the vote of Chief Justice John Roberts. He determined the outcome. While he may have previewed his position a year ago when he voted to stay the ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for t...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Law, Stanford, Louisiana, King, John Roberts, Roberts, Williamson, Lochner, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Stephen Breyer, Breyer


Colombian soldiers accused of raping indigenous teen in second case to emerge in a week

Allegation comes as nation reels from similarly horrific crime and prompted protests in BogotáColombian soldiers have been accused of raping a 15-year-old indigenous girl, in the second such case to emerge in a week.Troops in the southern Guaviare region were accused in September of kidnapping, torturing and repeatedly raping a 15-year-old girl from the Nukak Makú tribe, but the case was not widely reported until this week. Continue reading...
Tags: Americas, Society, Colombia, Global development, Indigenous Peoples, Rape and sexual assault, Guaviare, Nukak Maku


IBPS 9th IX CRP RRB Officer Office-Assistant Recruitment 2020

IBPS IXth (9th) CRP RRB for Officer and Office Assistant Recruitment 2020 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) IXth Common Recruitment Process (CRP)  Examination 2020 for Recruitment of Officers (Scale-I, II & III) and Office Assistants (Multipurpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) The next Online CRP (IXth  9th) for Regional Rural Banks (RRB) (RRB CRP IX)... Please Click on the Title to Read Full Details. [Author: [email protected] (Manisha)]
Tags: Jobs, Law, Mba, Marketing, Engineer, Manager, Agriculture, Bank, Officer, Rural, MCA, Manisha, CA-ICWA-Finance, Specialist, Office-Assistant, IBPS


Fishing at sunrise, 5:22.

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


Symposium: June Medical Services v. Russo: When a “win” is not a win

Gretchen Borchelt is vice president for reproductive rights and health at the National Women’s Law Center. She filed an amicus brief on behalf of NWLC and 72 other organizations in support of the petitioners in June Medical Services v. Russo. In June Medical Services v. Russo, a plurality of the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that would have thwarted abortion access to such a degree that it would have left “thousands of Louisiana women with no practical means of obtaining a safe, lega...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Louisiana, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Casey, GONZALES, Elena Kagan, Samuel Alito, Carhart, Hellerstedt, Russo





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