Does Facebook have an obligation to prevent murder?

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Does Facebook Have an Obligation to Prevent Murder? These days, we spend a lot of time online - probably more than we should. And for most of us, especially during the pandemic, a good percentage of our after work downtime occurs on social networks. We share (and sometimes overshare) our ups and downs, family celebrations, and in recent months, political opinions. Social media platforms have beco...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Court, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Stephens, Facebook Inc, Rochester New York, Facebook Even, Godwin, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack

Interactions With Witness Draw Public Reprimand

A public reprimand has been imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court Respondent represented Brienne Russ in two separate custody cases in Orleans Civil District Court. One case was against her former husband, Wendell Russ, and the second was against her... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Louisiana Supreme Court Respondent, Orleans Civil District Court, Brienne Russ, Wendell Russ

Media Contact In Terror Case Leads To Sanction In New Zealand

The New Zealand Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal sanctioned an attorney for interactions with the media in a high-profile terror case. Star News (Canterbury) reported on the action The mosque terrorist’s first lawyer after his arrest for the March 15... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Zealand, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal, Star News Canterbury

Attorney Seeks Consent Disbarment For Crimes Involving His Son's Death

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for disbarment by consent in the wake of his plea to a superseding information According to the superseding information filed against Movant in case number 19CF290, on or about March 4, 2019, Movant... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Houston cops use force at traffic stops at 18x San Antonio's rate: #SandraBland data provides new insights into roadside police violence

You'd have to be naïve to think police should never use force when doing their job, and traffic stops can be a dangerous setting. But training and supervision matter. How frequently and how aggressively police use force at traffic stops varies widely from department to department. While preparing some testimony for the Texas House County Affairs Committee, your correspondent from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement's website regarding use of force at traffic stops, which agencies had to st...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, New Braunfels, DPS, Galveston County, Texas Commission, Gritsforbreakfast, Garnet Coleman, Harris County Sheriff, Texas House County Affairs Committee, Houston PD, Eagle Pass

Law professors who are part of the Biden transition teams

Law professor Jonathan Adler (Case Western) compiles the names. [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Biden, Jonathan Adler, Brian Leiter

Patent Eligibility of Claims Directed to Printed Matter

by Dennis Crouch C R Bard Inc. v. AngioDynamics, Inc., No. 19-1756 (Fed. Cir. 2020) (Opinion by Judge Reyna, joined by Judges Schall and Stoll). = = = = Important: The court in this case particularly holds that “a claim may be found patent ineligible under § 101 on the grounds that it is directed solely to non-functional printed matter and the claim contains no additional inventive concept.” = = = = Question: How does the printed-matter-doctrine apply to letters that can only be read using an X-...
Tags: Law, Court, Fda, Patent, Alice, Fed, Bard, Bruce, Praxair, Reyna, Johns, Federal Circuit, C R Bard Inc, Stoll, AngioDynamics Inc, AngioDynamics

Legal Blogs as a Community, Worldwide – by Country, by State, by Town and by Niche

Conceptualizing legal blogs, worldwide, as a community makes it easier to conceptualize the network of information these bloggers are creating, the positive impact they are having and how LexBlog can work on a goal that is much bigger than itself – a worldwide legal blog community, including every legal blog. This from an interview with Geo-Cities co-founder, David Bohnett, who was struggling with a way to describe the Internet. “And one day in 1994, it just came to him. His hosting sit...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Lexblog, David Bohnett, Geocities, Garry Vander Voort, Bohnett

Bonuses AND Dunking On Jones Day?? Above The Law Christmas Came Early — See Also

Jones Day Responds To Controversy: It doesn't go well. Baker McKenzie Announced Year-End Bonuses: But still lag behind the likely market rate. Rolling Back Austerity Measures: And back pay! Joe Biden And Michael Flynn Are Not The Same: Nor are their phone calls with world leaders. A Dive Into The Michigan Election Case: No actual fraud, mind you.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Michigan, Michael Flynn, Baker McKenzie, See Also

The Simple Practice: Blogging For Your Law Practice

Blogging should be done but isn’t really necessary if you have other marketing strategies.
Tags: Technology, Law, Blogging, Small Law Firms, Steven Chung

‘My son’s studies inspired me to do a law degree – 14 years later he admitted me into the supreme court’

Someone said to me: ‘Do you really think you can do a law degree? It’s hard.’ I said: ‘Being a single mother and raising four children by myself is hard’I never considered leaving my home town, or going to university, when I was growing up. I thought that I would live in Mount Isa all my life, and find a job there in one of the shops. No one I knew at that time lived outside of Mount Isa.I am Wannyi/Kalkadoon, and I was born prematurely as my mother had cancer. Sadly, she passed six months late...
Tags: Family, Law, Life and style, Australia news, Indigenous Australians, Mount Isa, Australian lifestyle, Wannyi Kalkadoon

At the Sunrise Café...

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

British Chancellor Closes Eyes, Wishes Real Hard That London Will Remain Relevant

Barring that, it welcomes your green finance dreams.
Tags: Law, Finance

Pandemic- Or Election-Caused Divorce Pending, But Still Want A Baby? Expect Legal Obstacles.

Clinics have very real legal risks when it comes to treating a patient mid-divorce.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART

"There is a high level of degenerate behavior with Elon. There’s a paranoia: Are you with me or against me? I genuinely want to leave the room sometimes when he walks in."

"All of these guys, I’ve spent time with them, Musk, Zuck, all of them; they all exhibit tendencies of total and complete pathological sociopathy. They don’t at their core give a flying fuck about you or me as individuals."   Said an unnamed person, quoted in "ELON MUSK’S TOTALLY AWFUL, BATSHIT-CRAZY, COMPLETELY BONKERS, MOST EXCELLENT YEAR/In 2020, the COVID-doubting, media-hating Twitterholic CEO became the third-richest man alive, SpaceX launched two astronauts into orbit, and Tesla became ...
Tags: Spacex, Elon Musk, Law, Tesla, Silicon Valley, Mars, Astronauts, Free Speech, Elon, Bilton, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Musk Zuck, Nick Bilton Vanity Fair Musk

How Lexis+ Is Leading The Shift To Data-Driven Law [Sponsored]

How do lawyers use data to inform their decision-making and provide better client service? Tools like Lexis+ are making it possible.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, Data Analysis, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Small Law Firms, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis Custom, Executive Interview

Law Firms Should Skip Attorney Reviews This Year

In this extraordinary -- yes, let's go with that adjective -- year, such reviews may do more damage than good.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman

Current Trend: Optimism That Civil Jury Trials Will Take Place in Spring 2021

COVID-19 has delayed many civil jury trials, creating concerns of prejudice. In the recent decision of Saadi v. Silva, 2020 ONSC 6700, the plaintiff brought a motion to strike the jury after the trial was adjourned. In October, a jury was selected for the Saadi v Silva matter. However, after jury selection, Premier Ford announced that Toronto would return to a modified Stage 2. As part of this return, in-person trials were to continue at the discretion of the trial judge. Since in this case, no ...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Hamilton, Ottawa, Saadi, Ontario, Spencer, Kimmel, Silva, Belton, Chiarot, Case Comment, Jury Trials, Higashi, Premier Ford, COVID

No, World Leaders Calling Joe Biden Is Not ‘Exactly What Michael Flynn Did’

Congratulatory calls are just not at all the same.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Uncategorized, Joe Biden, Fbi, Glenn Greenwald, Michael Flynn, White-Collar Crime

Bridging The Well-Being Gap From Law School To Lawyering [Sponsored]

Attorney well-being has been in crisis for decades, even before the pandemic. Happily, our profession finally is making a broader push to address well-being in a more comprehensive way.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Pli, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute (PLI, PLI Custom

Qatari officials intimidated claimants in terror case, high court told

Met police counter-terror unit has been asked to investigate allegations, court hearsCounter-terrorism police have been asked to investigate claims that witnesses and claimants in a terror-funding case were intimidated by officials working for the state of Qatar, the high court has been told.Allegations of perverting the course of justice emerged at the hearing in London on Wednesday in a case involving compensation claims submitted originally by eight Syrian refugees against Doha Bank, the head...
Tags: London, Law, Qatar, UK News, World news, Banking, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, UK security and counter-terrorism, Metropolitan Police, Gulf, Doha Bank

Veterans Day, 2020 – In front of the White House: Washington, D.C.

My apology up front: this is a NO EDIT STREAM OF CONCIOUSNESS – am very busy here: Let’s roll: Black Lives Matter has defaced the road with gang markings in front of the White House. I am right here right now but about 50 meters away from that top photo. Buildings around Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Portland, and many other cities are pasted with “BLACK LIVES MATTER.” Businesses are boarded up to ward off the Flat Screen Rioters (FSRs) encouraged by team-Biden. Some readers will say...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Featured, Australia, Navy, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, White House, China, Iraq, America, Syria, Fox, Afghanistan, Thailand

Am Law 50 Firm Offers Retroactive Pay For All, Plus Amazing Benefits For Lawyers Who Became Caretakers During Pandemic

This is a unique program that's sure to be appreciated by all.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Orrick, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Can You Save By Pausing Your Car Insurance?

With many companies extending work-from-home policies through to next summer, you might no longer need your car for the commute. As the average household has nearly two cars, could you keep one in storage, and save money by cancelling the car insurance until you need it again? Read more...
Tags: Storage, Insurance, Vehicles, Lifehacks, Automobiles, Auto Insurance, Pandemic Life

So, Donald Trump … Lock Him Up?

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance has been criminally investigating Trump and the Trump Organization for more than two years.
Tags: Law, Sexual Assault, Finance, Manhattan, Tax Fraud, Donald Trump, Trump, Cyrus Vance, Trump Organization, Jonathan Wolf, Lock Him Up, Lock Her Up

SCOTUSblog and Goldstein & Russell are hiring

SCOTUSblog and Goldstein & Russell, P.C. are seeking to hire a full-time employee to serve as firm manager for Goldstein & Russell, P.C., and deputy manager of SCOTUSblog. The position is based in Bethesda, Maryland, and requires occasional in-person work during the COVID-19 pandemic. The principal responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: Administrative work for the firm [60%]: Managing finances, including payables, receivables, invoicing, and budgets; Keeping orga...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, U S Supreme Court, Russell, Tom Goldstein, Goldstein Russell, Bethesda Maryland, Goldstein, Everything Else, Goldstein Russell P C, Harvard Supreme Court Clinic Executive

"The watery bejeezus."

  It's a podcast.  Topics: "Nude and naked sculptures, water meadows, the Oversoul, Trump declassifying secrets, Benford’s law, the Electoral College." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Law, Electoral College, Ann Althouse, Benford, Oversoul Trump

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