At the 6:42:49 Café...

  ... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Finally! TV news gives voice to criticisms of Austin chief's 'staunch resistance to change'

Wonder of wonders, KXAN, a local Austin TV station, picked up on the story of the Austin Office of Police Oversight recommending new rules against rudeness. (See earlier Grits coverage of the OPO's recommendations.) Reporter Alyssa Goard then followed up when OPO Director Farah Muscadin sent a letter to city  management complaining their recommendations were ignored. Muscadin opined to City Manager Spencer Cronk that Austin PD management under Brian Manley continues his "staunch resistance to ch...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Apd, Austin City Council, Manley, Alyssa, OPO, KXAN, Gritsforbreakfast, Austin PD, Alyssa Goard, Brian Manley, Spencer Cronk, Farah Muscadin, Muscadin

Words And Bonds

An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended a 90-day suspension of an attorney Respondent admitted that, while acting as an Assistant State's Attorney, he made false statements and failed to disclose material information to a judge regarding a bond matter, which... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Illinois Hearing Board

Tomorrow can be today for some Biden-Sanders Unity Task Force criminal justice recommendations

Now that former VP Joe Biden is starting to begin work as Prez Elect Joe Biden, I started thinking about some of Dr. Martin Luther King's famous words about the persistent and pressing need for urgent action to advance justice.  As MLK put it in one 1967 speech: We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today.  We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late.  Procrastination is still t...
Tags: Law, Obama, Joe Biden, Biden, Martin Luther King, U S Department of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Clemency Board, Biden Sanders Unity Task Force

Marcus Rashford ‘overwhelmed’ as government pledges £170m to help families

Manchester United and England striker had ‘good conversation’ with Boris Johnson over action to combat child food povertyThe footballer Marcus Rashford has described being “overwhelmed with pride” at the progress of his campaign to fight child food poverty as ministers announced a £170m winter grant scheme aimed at helping low-income families struggling as a result of Covid-19.Rashford said he had talked with Boris Johnson after his Manchester United team played Everton on Saturday, and was told...
Tags: England, Society, Poverty, Social exclusion, Manchester United, Everton, Schools, Food poverty, Boris Johnson, School meals, Rashford, Marcus Rashford

"That’s the way the cookie crumbles and that’s the way the ball bounces are... the two commonest of a score of variant [catchphrases] for That’s fate–that’s the way things go..."

According to Eric Partridge's "Dictionary of Catch Phrases": that’s the way (or that’s how) the cookie crumbles ... It has been a frequent c.p. in the US since the 1950s and in UK since the middle 1960s... in 1975, Prof. Emeritus F.E.L. Priestley spoke of ‘the now happily obsolete “that’s the way the cookie crumbles”’ and referred to ‘the lovely take-off line in the movie The Apartment [1960] when Jack Lemmon says, “That’s the way it crumbles cookiewise” ’–when he is also deriding ‘the horrible ...
Tags: UK, Comedy, New York, Law, Berlin, US, Edward Albee, Cookies, Jack Lemmon, Slang, Peter, Jerry, Madison Avenue, Priestley, Ann Althouse, Patrick Campbell

"Weasels and chainsaws distracted me."

    It's a podcast. Topics: "Mutated minks in Denmark, Chainsaw Gordy, Biden’s speech, chanting at the sun, a gracious concession, the cookie crumbles, tracking down fake ballots, irrational faith in Biden’s laying on of hands." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Law, Denmark, Biden, Ann Althouse, Gordy Biden

Dispatch 43: Philadelphia

Please seen the description on my YouTube -- see the video, and make sure to SUBSCRIBE to my YouTube, and HIT the BELL for notifications. And please support my hard work with monthly subscriptions! Much need! Thank you. [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
Tags: Featured, Military, Philadelphia, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon

Winners Biden and Harris Speaks to the Nation

Update: Great speech by Kamala Harris. Biden now comes running down tarmac - he certainly seems very physically fit for his age. He's really happy. He talks about unity and healing. Original Post: Kamala Harris starts with a quote from John... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, John, Biden, Kamala Harris, HARRIS, Kamala Harris Biden

"As a young widower, he drove them to school, blasting Elton John’s 'Crocodile Rock' from the car radio, willing normalcy’s return."

"In an effort to heal, he rushed to wrap himself around others in mourning. Like Steven Spielberg’s E.T., he seems to instinctually believe in the healing power of physical connection—even if that intimacy can sometimes feel a bit too close. As the Irish literary critic Fintan O’Toole has written of Biden’s grasp, 'There is something religious in this laying-on of hands. It is an act of communion.' After the destruction of the Trump era, the nation is desperate for a parental figure to cultivate...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Atlantic, Elton John, Biden, Franklin Foer, Spielberg, Steven Spielberg, Trump, Fintan O'Toole, Ann Althouse, Religion Substitutes

"Two armed Virginia men who were arrested Thursday outside the Philadelphia Convention Center may have believed fake ballots were being counted there..."

"'According to our information at this very early stage of investigation, it appears these individuals were operating under the belief that 'fake ballots' are being counted at the Convention Center — a completely unsupported claim -- and that belief may have been what drew their attention to Philadelphia.' [Philadelphia District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jane Roh emailed CNN].CNN affiliate KYW had earlier reported that the men were 'coming to deliver a truck full of fake ballots' to the city...
Tags: Crime, Voting, Law, Virginia, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Hummer, Convention Center, KYW, Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia District Attorney s Office, Chesapeake Virginia, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections, Philadelphia Convention Center

The dilemma of the Pennsylvania injunction request

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that mail-in ballots received within three days of Election Day will be counted and presumed to have been timely mailed. That ruling interprets the state constitution to invalidate a state statute that requires mail-in ballots to be received by Election Day. Pennsylvania Republicans argue to the contrary that the legislative deadline is controlling because the U.S. Constitution gives state legislatures the authority to determine how to count votes for pre...
Tags: Featured, Law, Pennsylvania, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Alito, Barrett, Samuel Alito, Amy Coney Barrett, Election litigation

"To clarify, President Trump's press conference will NOT be held at Four Seasons Hotel Philadelphia. It will be held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping- no relation with the hotel."

Tweeted the Four Seasons hotel, quoted in "Watch Live: Trump election press conference held at Four Seasons Total Landscaping in Philadelphia" (CBS News). Bizarre. Almost... deplorable. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cbs News, Philadelphia, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020

The NYT headline just changed to this:

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

If You Want an Enforceable Online Contract, You Better Keep a Good Chain of Evidence–Snow v. Eventbrite

Eventbrite wanted to send a lawsuit to arbitration, so it invoked the arbitration clause in its TOS. But did the plaintiffs assent to Eventbrite’s TOS? The court says no. What went wrong? Eventbrite has three online venues: its desktop website, a separate mobile website, and its mobile app. Each venue has two relevant pages, the signup page and the purchase page. This means Eventbrite needs to lay the evidentiary foundation for 6 different TOS formation processes. Because each of the 6 screens a...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, Law, Eventbrite, Licensing/Contracts, Evidence/Discovery, Eventbrite Inc

Sun! Sun! Sun!

Young people assembled to watch the sun rise suddenly notice the sun has come into view. A woman shouts "Oh, my God!" and the group begins to chant... A few seconds after that, they were playing The Beatles' "Here Comes the Sun." The sun was first visible to me at 6:42:33:   I started the video at 6:43:00, a couple seconds after the "Oh, my God!" While I was out there, I believed that they'd gotten distracted talking to each other and missed the first break of the sun, but putting this po...
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Beatles, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, These Kids Today, Sun sun sun

"The vote counting in Arizona and Georgia has seemed professional and transparent. The same can’t be said of Philadelphia..."

"... where the Trump campaign had to go to court so its poll-watchers could observe vote counting. Incredibly, Democratic lawyers opposed that Trump request. This is exactly the wrong way for Democrats to behave, feeding GOP suspicions.... The Democratic Pennsylvania Supreme Court also contributed to the mistrust by rewriting state election law to let mailed ballots be counted until Nov. 6. We warned multiple times that this mess could happen, and the U.S. Supreme Court could have helped by inte...
Tags: Voting, Law, America, Georgia, Gop, Arizona, Philadelphia, Biden, Wall Street Journal, Trump, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, Keystone State, Pat Toomey, Ann Althouse, 2020 Elections

It's Official: Biden-Harris Take Back America

It is so heartening to see the streets filled with youth and people of color cheering and dancing in cities across America. Congratulations, America. You won. The witch is gone. Let's all take a few days to breathe our sighs of relief. ... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, America, Biden Harris

Denmark will kill its 15 million caged minks — and not save the furs — because it's found a mutated version of the coronavirus.

AP reports. The coronavirus evolves constantly and, to date, there is no evidence that any of the mutations pose an increased danger to people. But Danish authorities were not taking any chances. “Instead of waiting for evidence, it is better to act quickly,” said Tyra Grove Krause, head department at Statens Serum Institut, a government agency that maps the spread of the coronavirus in Denmark....Instead of waiting for evidence, it is better to act quickly. A scary adage, but probably the righ...
Tags: UK, Law, Ap, Denmark, Columbia University, Giuliani, Fur, Statens Serum Institut, Ann Althouse, Althouse, Weasels, Mustela, Coronavirus, Keven Law, Tyra Grove Krause, Matteo Porotto

Weasels and chainsaws distracted me from getting to the obvious first thing I feel I'm supposed to blog this morning. That's how dull it is.

 Biden tottered out onto the national stage last night and said some words. I was asleep, so good for him. The old man stayed up late. Or got up early, maybe. Ha ha. What was it, 11 p.m.?  I'll just read the transcript. Excerpts:Good evening, my fellow Americans. We don’t have a final declaration of victory yet but the numbers tell us it’s clear. They tell us a clear and convincing story we’re going to win this race....So he came out, not to prematurely declare victory, but to tell us he sees ...
Tags: Law, America, United States, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Civility Bullshit, Biden rhetoric

Test and trace needs radical reform in England, health experts say

Sir John Oldham suggests coronavirus lockdown will be futile unless system is overhauled Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage The government faces renewed calls for the central NHS test and trace system to be scrapped in favour of handing responsibility for contact tracing to local public health teams.Weekly test and trace figures for England show it reached just under 60% of close contacts of people testing positive, the lowest since the service began. It comes as the Of...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, NHS, Office For National Statistics, John Oldham, Coronavirus

"Chainsaw Gordy."

    That's from one of our favorite TV shows, "Wisconsin Life." I love the sculptural outdoor display of the chainsaw collection... not to be confused with chainsaw sculptures where chainsaws are the tools used to sculpt things out of tree stumps.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sculpture, Gordy, Ann Althouse

"Promoting Expungements to Minimize the Adverse Impact of Substance Use Disorder Criminalization"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article authored by Brittany Kelly, John Heinz, Anthony Singer and Aila Hoss now available via SSRN.  Here is its abstract: Research has already documented the irreparable harm of the criminalization of drugs.  In the United States, these policies have led to disproportionate rates of incarceration of black men, separated children from their parents in foster care and custody proceedings, and often left people unable to secure employment a...
Tags: Law, Indiana, United States, Douglas A Berman, Brittany Kelly John Heinz Anthony Singer, Aila Hoss

Forgetting Alzheimer's Association Leads To Reprimand

The Maine Grievance Commission has issued a stipulated reprimand with one year of supervision for misconduct set forth below According to the parties’ stipulations, the Commission finds the following relevant facts: On October 15, 2019, Attorney Nora Baker filed a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Commission, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Maine Grievance Commission, Nora Baker

Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban smacking of children

Law comes into force giving same protection from assault as adultsScotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children after new legislation came into effect.Changes to the law giving children the same protection from assault as adults were passed by the Scottish parliament last year and take effect from Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Children, Law, Scotland, Society, UK News, Child protection

Scotland becomes first UK nation to ban smacking children

Law comes into force giving same protection from assault as adultsScotland has become the first part of the UK to ban the smacking of children after new legislation came into effect.Changes to the law giving children the same protection from assault as adults were passed by the Scottish parliament last year and take effect from Saturday. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Children, Law, Scotland, Society, UK News, Child protection

‘We need hope, not platitudes’: what I’ve learned as the parent of an ill child

Fussy feeding, bad nights – after my daughter’s birth, I thought I was just dealing with the typical challenges of a newborn. Then came an emergency visit to A&E...A chorus announces the arrival of birthday cake in the corridor of paediatric A&E in Lewisham hospital, London. Were it not for the paper curtain separating the corridor from our cubicle, we’d be at the party, but there’s a different kind of bustle where we are.Two registrars, a junior doctor and a nurse are trying to draw blood from ...
Tags: Health, Family, London, Children, Life and style, Society, Parents and parenting, Lewisham

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