Pennsylvania election officials and Democrats respond to Trump campaign’s plea to join Supreme Court proceedings on ballot deadline

Pennsylvania election officials urged the Supreme Court to deny the Trump campaign’s motion to join the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s appeal of a state court ruling that requires election officials to count mail-in ballots received by Nov. 6. The campaign went to the court on Wednesday afternoon, telling them that the outcome of the presidential election could hinge on the vote in Pennsylvania. By the time the election officials and the Democratic Party filed their briefs opposing the campaign...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Republican Party, Trump, Democratic Party, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Howe, State Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Pennsylvania Republican Party, Cases in the Pipeline, Election litigation, Supreme Court The Pennsylvania Democratic Party

Lobby Number

The Florida Supreme Court has approved a reprimand of a judge We approve the parties’ stipulation that Judge Miller behaved inappropriately in the lobby outside his courtroom, that Judge Miller’s conduct violated the Code of Judicial Conduct, and that the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Miller, Florida Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts


A lawyer's report to law enforcement led to an investigation and ultimately disbarment from the North Dakota Supreme Court On December 3, 2017, Hibl contacted law enforcement to report that she had been a victim of a robbery at gunpoint.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, North Dakota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Hibl

Interim Suspension Of Convicted Judge

The Louisiana Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of a judge. WBRZ2 reported A Louisiana judge was convicted Saturday of four sex crimes involving juveniles. Prosecutors said Perilloux groomed friends of his daughters as young as 14 and inappropriately... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Perilloux

Texas prison population ↓ by more in last year than most US states incarcerate

Grits mentioned before that Texas' prison population in the last few months plummeted to 21st century lows - a little more than 120K, down from the low-140s in 2019. At the time, though, one couldn't tell from the data whether this was because of people backlogged in county jails waiting to be sent to TDCJ.  Our pal Keri Blakinger answered that question a few days ago, emailing to say: "there are just 1,600 jail inmates that are state ready and waiting to be picked up, per Jeremy [Desel, TDCJ ...
Tags: Texas, Law, US, Austin, Arkansas, Jeremy, Abbott, Keri, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Keri Blakinger, Bureau of Justice Statistics Only

At the Wild Accusations Café...

  ... it's a complicated business. The photo was taken at 6:44 this morning.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

New Zealand narrowly votes no to legalising cannabis in referendum

Yes campaign garnered 48.4% of votes, while the no vote won 50.7%, meaning the referendum does not passNew Zealanders have voted not to legalise cannabis in a referendum that painted a portrait of a country starkly divided over drug policy.The yes vote for legalising cannabis finished with 48.4% of the vote, trailing the no vote on 50.7% – or just 67,662 votes out of 2.9m. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Society, World news, Cannabis, Asia Pacific, New Zealand

While Americans voted, the Trump administration quietly revoked the union rights of immigration judges, which could jeopardize their independence

Ashley Tabaddor, a federal immigration judge in Los Angeles who serves as the President of the National Association of Immigration Judges, listens as she is introduced to speak at the National Press Club​ in Washington, DC. AP Photo/Susan Walsh The Federal Labor Relations Authority ruled this week that immigration judges are "managers," not workers, denying them the right to collectively bargain. The ruling comes after the Trump administration sought to silence the judges, some of whom hav...
Tags: Politics, Law, Unions, Immigration, Los Angeles, Trends, Cnn, Washington Dc, Bill Clinton, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Collective Bargaining, Business Insider, Trump, National Press Club

Let The Election 2020 Blame Game Begin! — See Also

Were Court Packers Behind The GOP's (Likely) Ability To Hold The Senate? He's got an argument. But Who Benefits The Most From The Election Results? Moderate Republicans, like always. The Election Litigation Continues: Who needs a coherent legal strategy? Because You Say "Wasting Time": I say billing. But Don't Talk About The Election: At this Biglaw firm.
Tags: Law, Senate, Gop, Don, See Also

An effective disquisition on the drug war's descent

This lengthy new New York Times article provides a thoughtful review of how diverse coalitions have now come together to start unwinding the war on drugs. The full title of this piece highlights its themes: "This Election, a Divided America Stands United on One Topic: All kinds of Americans have turned their back on the destructive war on drugs." I recommend the full piece, and here is how it starts and ends: It can take a while to determine the victor in a presidential election.  But one winne...
Tags: Mississippi, Law, Colorado, California, Montana, Washington, Oregon, White House, America, South Dakota, New York Times, New Jersey, Arizona, Obamas, Ivanka Trump, Pollan

Symposium: The individual plaintiffs in California v. Texas suffer a greater Article III injury than did the individual plaintiffs in NFIB v. Sebelius

This article is part of a symposium previewing California v. Texas. Josh Blackman is a professor of law at South Texas College of Law Houston, an adjunct scholar at the Cato Institute, and the author of two (and soon three) books on Obamacare’s legal controversies. Ilya Shapiro is director of the Robert A. Levy Center for Constitutional Studies and author of Supreme Disorder: Judicial Nominations and the Politics of America’s Highest Court. Together they filed an amicus brief on Cato’s behalf su...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obamacare, Congress, California, ACA, Hurley, Brown, John Roberts, Josh Blackman, Cato, Cato Institute, Roberts, NFIB

Random Neural Firings About Diversity And Discrimination 

Although misery loves company, it shouldn’t be that way, either here or across the pond, and yet, it is.
Tags: Law, California, Women's Issues, Minority Issues, Jill Switzer, Alexandra Wilson

Post-Election Analysis, Remote Mediations, And More [Sponsored]

If you can’t attend a live webcast, don’t worry! All of our courses go on-demand within 48 hours after airing.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline

It’s Never Too Late To Start A Law Firm

Maybe as a Biglaw partner, you’ve earned all the money you need and then some -- but long for something new.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms

The Lincoln Project Got Every. Damn. Thing. They. Wanted.

Count these Republicans in the winners column.
Tags: Politics, Law, Election 2020, Wachtell, George Conway, Lincoln Project

"The Compassionate Computer: Algorithms, Sentencing, and Mercy"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article by Netanel Dagan now available on SSRN. Here is its abstract: Sentencing scholarship largely neglects the possibility of applying algorithms to mercy.  This ‎doesn’t come as a surprise: Is there any greater contradiction than between algorithmic decision-‎making and the compassionate, human and interpersonal nature of mercy?   Such polarity brings ‎some theorists and policy makers to reject algorithm-based sentencing altogether.  I...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Netanel Dagan

Trump Lawyers ‘Basically Wasting Time’ With Their Election 2020 Lawsuits

This Biden campaign lawyer is ice cold in his assessments.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Joe Biden, Courts, Biden, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Election 2020

Someone Is Getting Marianne Lake’s Hopes Up Again

An unidentified regulator has some bad news for Jamie Dimon.
Tags: Law, Finance, Marianne Lake

Priscilla Jana obituary | Pat Devereaux

Lawyer and key anti-apartheid figure in South Africa who represented Nelson Mandela and other political prisonersPriscilla Jana, who has died aged 76, was a formidable human rights lawyer and key anti-apartheid figure in South Africa. An active member of the banned African National Congress, Jana was pivotal in the underground battle against the apartheid state, even transporting AK47s in the boot of her car on one occasion. Unlike her world-famous client, the ANC leader Nelson Mandela, Jana str...
Tags: Human Rights, Law, Africa, World news, South Africa, Nelson Mandela, Mandela, Winnie, Robben Island, ANC, African National Congress, Jana, Priscilla Jana, Pat Devereaux, Nelson Mandela Jana, Soon Jana

Operation Moonshot: rapid Covid test missed over 50% of cases in pilot

Exclusive: Finding raises significant concerns about key test in UK’s mass-testing planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA rapid coronavirus test at the heart of Boris Johnson’s mass-testing strategy missed more than 50% of positive cases in an Operation Moonshot pilot in Greater Manchester, the Guardian can reveal.The 20-minute tests, on which the government has spent £323m for use on hospital and care home staff with no symptoms, identified only 46.7% of infections du...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Manchester, Greater Manchester, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Salford, Coronavirus

How Your Firm Can Prosper With Cloud-Based Case Management [Sponsored]

How to work remotely with full matter and case management functionality.
Tags: Cloud, Technology, Law, Paas, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, AdvoLogix

QAnon Conspiracy Theorists Can’t Force YouTube to Carry Their Videos–Doe v. Google

This lawsuit is peak 2020. The plaintiffs dubiously characterized themselves as “‘extremely controversial’ ‘conservative news’ channels,” and they claim YouTube tossed them overboard due to its alleged anti-conservative bias. I don’t know the word “conservative” means in the Trump era, but the plaintiffs in this case weren’t mainstream “conservatives” at all. Instead, many or all of them were espousing QAnon conspiracy theories. YouTube wisely decided to crack down on QAnon content, which appare...
Tags: Google, Law, Congress, Youtube, DOE, Alphabet, Trump, Lewis, Garcia, Overton, Ninth Circuit, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Cris Armenta, Mishiyev

Biglaw Firm Encourages ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Policy When It Comes To Election Results

This firm seems to care about everyone's election-related feelings.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Election 2020, Ice Miller

Covid immune response faster and stronger post-infection, scientists say

Strongest evidence yet found of sustained defence in people who recover from coronavirusCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageScientists have found the strongest evidence yet that people who recover from Covid may mount a much faster and more effective defence against the infection if they encounter the virus again.Researchers at Rockefeller University in New York found that the immune system not only remembered the virus but improved the quality of protective antibodies af...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Society, World news, Medical Research, Rockefeller University, Coronavirus, COVID

Being A Black Mother And Attorney … In 2020 … No Pressure!

New Mom. New State. New Attorney. New Pandemic. No Big Deal.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Minority Issues, Health / Wellness, MothersEsquire, Lashawn Paige McQueen

Florida’s Next Sports Law Consideration Should Be The Legalization Of Sports Betting

Twenty-two states and the District of Columbia allow individuals to place wagers on sporting contests.
Tags: Florida, Law, Gambling, Sports, District Of Columbia, Darren Heitner

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