Round Up: Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Conferences, Surveys and More

I often write articles and blog posts for other outlets and am going to post a round up here from time to time (but won't include my weekly Daily Record articles in the round up since I re-publish them to this blog in full). Apologize for the delay in posting this roundup, but in addition to my job with MyCase, I've been busy writing the annual update for the New York criminal law treatise I co-author for Thomson Reuters. In any event, here are my posts and articles published from September: ...
Tags: New York, Law, Cloud Computing, Ethics, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Daily Record, Law & Technology, NBlack

Analogous Art: What is the “Particular Problem”?

Donner Technology, LLC v. Pro Stage Gear, LLC, App. No. 20-1104 (Fed. Cir. 2020) The PTAB sided with the IPR patentee — finding the cited prior art had not been proven “analogous” On appeal, the Federal Circuit has vacated and remanded for lack of substantial evidence to support that conclusion. The Analogous Art Test: Federal Circuit obviousness doctrine begins with prior art as defined by 35 U.S.C. 102, but then limits the scope of potential references with the “analogous art” test.  The test ...
Tags: Law, US, Patent, Fed, Mullen, Board, The Board, Federal Circuit, IPR, Winslow, DONNER, PTAB, KSR, Bigio, Donner Technology LLC, Giles Sutherland Rich

At the Monday Night Café...

 ... you can talk 'til dawn. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

"Let’s not have any lectures about how the president should immediately, cheerfully accept preliminary election results from the same characters who just spent four years refusing to accept the validity of the last election."

Mitch McConnell, the majority leader of the Senate, said today, quoted in the NYT.  "President Trump is 100 percent within his rights to look into allegations of irregularities and weigh his legal options." That's some big support for President Trump, and it severely undercuts all the news reports I've been seeing about various Republicans who've supposedly been leaning on Trump to concede. Only 4 Republican Senators have publicly congratulated Biden — Susan Collins, Mitt Romney, Lisa Murkow...
Tags: Voting, Law, Senate, Georgia, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Biden, Trump, HARRIS, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Litigiousness, Republican Senators, Trump 2020, Susan Collins Mitt Romney Lisa Murkowski

3 Things to Consider Before Taking Out Life Insurance

One of the most important decisions you can ever make is to take out life insurance. It will protect the people you will eventually leave behind, and it can also help far before then. However, you may not know exactly what you need in a life insurance policy. There is a plethora of things to consider when taking out life insurance, but we have compiled the three most necessary. These three things to consider before taking out life insurance will be able to help you with your important decision. ...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance

Lawyers Are The Worst — See Also

Putting That Law Degree To Terrible Use: After a string of controversies and investigations, Emily Murphy is trying to slide one more blatant disregard of her legal duties in before shutting off the lights. Biglaw Dishonesty: Foley & Lardner partner spins some doozies on cable news. For Everything There Is A Season: Even landscaping, as it turns out. On The Other Hand: Bar association wades into vaccination discussion, proving some lawyers can still do some good.
Tags: Law, Foley Lardner, See Also, Emily Murphy

"The Intersectionality of Age and Gender on the Bench: Are Younger Female Judges Harsher with Serious Crimes?"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now available via SSRN authored by Morris Hoffman, Francis Shen, Vijeth Iyengar and Frank Krueger. Here is its abstract: We analyzed sentencing data from sixteen years of criminal trials in the State of Colorado, consisting of almost 3,000 individual sentences, and discovered an interaction effect of harm, gender, and age not reported in any of the empirical or experimental literature.  Young female judges punished high harm crimes substanti...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Morris Hoffman Francis Shen Vijeth Iyengar, Frank Krueger

"Lurking on a perch."

It's a podcast.  Topics: "Alex Trebek, corrupt sommeliers, Buttigieg to the U.N., Democratic Party in-fighting, Trump can help keep the Senate red, Jake Tapper invites job discrimination." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Law, Senate, Alex Trebek, Trump, Jake Tapper, Buttigieg, Ann Althouse, U N Democratic Party

Will Doug Emhoff Leave His Job As DLA Piper Partner To Become Unpaid ‘Second Gentleman’?

Equity partners at the firm took in $1.951 million in profits in 2019.
Tags: Law, Government, Biglaw, Kamala Harris, Quote Of The Day, Dla Piper, Partner Issues, Doug Emhoff

New ‘Legal Tune Up’ App Helps People Check Public Records for Legal Issues and Resolve Them

Minor legal infractions from the past can have major consequences in the present when they appear in public records, keeping some individuals from obtaining gainful employment. A unique new app called Legal Tune Up is designed to help Wisconsin residents address that problem. It enables them to access public data to identify legal issues — issues they might not even be aware of — and then resolve those issues on their own. The app was developed by LIFT Dane, a social justice collaboration create...
Tags: Dane, Law, Uncategorized, Wisconsin, Michigan, Harvard Law Review, Dane County, Portland Maine, University of Wisconsin Law School, J J Prescott, Dane County Wisconsin, Sonja B Starr, Helps People Check Public Records for Legal Issues, Employment And Training Association EATA, Marsha Mansfield

Dispatch 44: Return to America: THE MATRIX — Back in Washington, D.C.

Am sitting just near the White House at the Black Lives Matter Plaza. Ghost town—skeleton crew of ‘protestors.’ Last night, peak here was maybe a few hundred, including press. BLM Plaza is a sort of media stage. International media here with camera crews, big dish-trucks, tripods, suits, ties, heels, the works. Some journalists here appear to be single agents. Using camera phones, or other tiny cameras. Similar in Portland. In larger context, this is normal stage-craft. You will see ne...
Tags: Hong Kong, Featured, Washington, White House, America, Thailand, Military, Pennsylvania, Nepal, Portland, Philadelphia, Biden, Trump, Harrisburg, Drexel Hill, Harrisburg Pennsylvania

Is this a general rule — resistance to acknowledging the winner of an election ought to affect a person's job prospects? Or is this just for those who want to wait for the Biden-vs-Trump process to play out?

I truly sympathize with those dealing with losing — it’s not easy — but at a certain point one has to think not only about what’s best for the nation (peaceful transfer of power) but how any future employers might see your character defined during adversity.— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) November 9, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Voting, Law, Biden, Trump, Jake Tapper, Ann Althouse, Employment Discrimination, Trump 2020

'Very early days': Johnson says UK cannot yet rely on Covid vaccine - video

Boris Johnson has welcomed the promising news about the BioNTech/Pfizer coronavirus vaccine and said the UK was at 'the front of the pack' if and when it becomes available. At a Downing Street briefing, however, the prime minister also cautioned that it was 'very early days'. He said the vaccine still needed to be peer reviewed and clear any potential safety hurdles. 'We cannot rely on this news as a solution,' he said. 'The biggest mistake we could make now would be to slacken our resolve at a ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Coronavirus

Symposium: The court should not “sever” where the president cannot

This article the final entry in a symposium previewing California v. Texas. Andy Schlafly is general counsel of the Association of American Physicians & Surgeons. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of AAPS in support of Texas. “To sever or not to sever” is not as profound a question as the immortal one asked by Hamlet, but it may decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act. Congress did not include a severability clause in the ACA, and if the individual mandate is unconstitutional, then the law c...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, House, Bill Clinton, Nancy Pelosi, Hamlet, ACA, Madison, Kamala Harris, Hamilton, Clinton

The Destructive Era Of Drug Prohibition Is Collapsing

From the Deep South to each of the coasts, the only universal American policy mandate to be found is ending the destructive war on drugs.
Tags: Law, Drugs, Government, Fourth Amendment, Tyler Broker

Hopes rise for end of pandemic as Pfizer says vaccine is 90% effective

Global stocks surge and experts optimistic as Covid vaccine exceeds expectations Explainer: what has Pfizer found and is this a breakthrough?Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHopes are soaring that a Covid vaccine is within reach, following news that an interim analysis has shown Pfizer/BioNTech’s candidate was 90% effective in protecting people from transmission of the virus in global trials. The vaccine performed much better than most experts had hoped for, according ...
Tags: Health, Science, Biology, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus

Symposium: Severability poses a high-stakes question with (what should be) an easy answer

This article is part of a symposium previewing California v. Texas. Pratik Shah, a veteran of the Office of the Solicitor General, is co-head of the Supreme Court and appellate practice at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and has argued 15 cases before the Supreme Court. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans, the national trade association representing health insurance providers, in support of California, et al., and the U.S. House of Representatives. The Affordabl...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, America, Medicare, District Of Columbia, ACA, Thomas, John Roberts, Congressional Budget Office, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Clarence Thomas, Barr

Warrior women: New evidence of ancient female big-game hunters

A recent archaeological dig in the Peruvian mountains uncovered evidence of ancient female big-game hunters. This adds to a growing consensus that women played a much bigger role in hunting than previously assumed. Gender assumptions are a constant throughout history, with culture often playing a more important role than biology. You've likely heard it like this: for most of history, women foraged, secured water, and partook in minor agriculture while men went out to hunt. Even if this was the...
Tags: Facebook, Gender, California, Environment, Women, Americas, Society, Culture, Innovation, Peru, Scandinavia, Mongolia, Cooperation, Derek, Andes Mountains, University of California Davis

Justices grant new cases involving challenges to Social Security Administration judges

The Supreme Court on Monday morning issued orders from the justices’ private conference last week. The justices added two new cases, consolidated for one hour of oral argument, to their merits docket for the term. Monday’s list was also the first set of regularly scheduled orders in which the court’s newest justice, Amy Coney Barrett, participated. The justices agreed in Carr v. Saul and Davis v. Saul to weigh in on when someone seeking Social Security benefits can challenge the validity of the ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Social Security, Davis, Social Security Administration, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Carr, Calif, Howe, Barrett, Saul, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Election Commission

Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine announcement is cause for cautious celebration

Interim trial results are encouraging as scientists welcome news Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage It is not yet the end of the pandemic, but the announcement by Pfizer/BioNTech that their vaccine has been 90% successful in the vital large-scale trials has got even the soberest of scientists excited.These are interim results and the trial will continue into December to collect more data. The two companies – a tiny German biotech with the big idea and the giant pharma c...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Germany, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus

On A Historic Night, Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris And Dr. Jill Biden Represent American Fashion

Their sartorial choices shine a light on the industry's talent.
Tags: Fashion, Law, Kamala Harris, Jill Biden

Archery Hunting Whitetail Deer

The post Archery Hunting Whitetail Deer appeared first on There is nothing quite as challenging as archery hunting whitetail deer. It is guaranteed to get your heart pumping unlike any other challenging thing you will ever try. When you have to wait for that big buck to get into close range while trying not to spook him while drawing your bow back it can really get the adrenaline going. Archery Hunting Whitetail Deer Challenging It takes a lot of practice to get good e...
Tags: Georgia, Kansas, Hunting, Northeast Kansas, Walton County, Whitetail, Bow Hunting, Archery Hunting, Horn Donkey

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