Prosecutors who AG Bill Barr dispatched to investigate Trump's evidence-free claims of mass election fraud say they found no substantial irregularities

US Attorney General Bill Barr speaks during a press conference in Chicago on September 9, 2020. KAMIL KRZACZYNSKI/AFP via Getty Prosecutors assigned to investigate baseless allegations of irregularities in vote tallies told Attorney General William Barr that they found no "substantial irregularities," The Washington Post reported.  Barr sent a memo on Monday requesting prosecutors to investigate "substantial claims" of fraud.  Some in the Department of Justice have said the request was bas...
Tags: Post, Politics, Law, Washington Post, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Dhs, Fraud, Chicago, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Department Of Homeland Security, Doj, The Washington Post

“Hate Speech” Toward LGBT Outlawed in Norway

Another country has decided to give certain individuals special privileges and freedoms over others as Norway is said to have just passed a law that makes it illegal to direct hate speech towards those that label themselves as trans or bisexual. An expansion to Norway’s penal code has outlawed “hate speech” against transgenders and bisexuals, […]
Tags: Politics, Law, Lgbt, Censorship, International, Norway, Anime, Announcements

At the Observatory Café...

  ... you can make all the observations you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Observatory Café

Hey, Did Something Happen With Jones Day Or Something? — See Also

Fight For Your Right...: "To not be Right." Jones Day attorneys are starting to spar over the firm's commitment to the MAGA cause. Takin' It To The Streets: Protestors show up at Jones Day (and others). Crazy Train: Samuel Alito spoke to the FedSoc faithful and launched assaults on everything from contraception to COVID church restrictions. Money (That's What I Want): When will Cravath (or Milbank, or someone else) get the holiday season rolling?
Tags: Law, Samuel Alito, Milbank, Cravath, Maga, See Also

"That's just an alabai."

  It's a podcast. Topics: "Elon Musk and COVID, my dream about Biden, Alito and the erosion of rights, colossal dog statue in Turkmenistan, the largest statues in the world, Meghan McCain mocks Trump, a cheeky interviewer in Nebraska, Trump adjust to losing, Harvard and affirmative action."  Episode title appropriates a line from this: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Podcast, Elon Musk, Law, Harvard, Turkmenistan, Trump, Meghan McCain, Ann Althouse, 4 Seasons, Nebraska Trump, Biden Alito

When On Trial, Give Your Mind A Break

Trials are the most fun we have as lawyers and require near-constant focus -- for weeks. But to win, focus on something else sometimes.
Tags: Law, Trials, Litigators, John G. Balestriere

No Time To Specify (That Our CEO Was Accused Of Sexual Battery)

Anchorage Capital appears to have forgotten that lawsuits are public record.
Tags: Law, Finance, Anchorage Capital

90-Day Known Expert: Week 9 Roundup

Number nine...number nine...number nine...
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Small Law Firms, Mike Whelan, Featured Podcasts, Lawyer Forward, Lawyer Forward Podcast

ATL Special Report Podcast: User Experience On The Lexis+ Platform [Sponsored]

We explore data visualization, user experience, and the importance of good design in this our final ATL Special Report Podcast Series with Lexis+.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Research, Legal Technology, Lexis, Sponsored Content, LexisNexis / Lexis-Nexis, LexisNexis Custom

Bush v. Gore Lawyer Tells Federalist Society That 2020 Election ‘Is Over’

It's time to accept Joe Biden as the president-elect.
Tags: Law, Government, Joe Biden, Donald Trump, Gore, Quote Of The Day, Bush, Election 2020

Trump’s Clown Car Election Suit Turns Arizona Courtroom Into A Three Ring Circus

Rules of evidence? That's just, like, your opinion, man.
Tags: Law, Government, Arizona, Donald Trump, Trump, Election Law

Justices will review property rights case

The Supreme Court on Friday added one new case to its merits docket for 2020-21 term. In Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid, the justices will weigh in on a California regulation that gives union organizers access to the property of agricultural growers up to three hours per day, 120 days each year. The lawsuit was filed by a California strawberry nursery after union organizers relied on the regulation to enter the nursery’s property with bullhorns in an effort to recruit employees. The nursery argue...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, 9th Circuit, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, Hassid, Cases in the Pipeline, In Cedar Point Nursery

Petitions of the week: First Step Act, student-athlete compensation, detained bystanders and more

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to review, among other things, resentencing under the First Step Act, amateurism in college sports under the Sherman Antitrust Act, and an exception to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement allowing police to detain bystanders. In Bates v. United States, the justices are presented with the First Step Act, passed in 2018. Section 404 of the First Step Act permits district courts to resentence drug offenders in light of the Fair...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, Ncaa, Michigan, Hull, Alston, Summers, 9th Circuit, Board of Regents, Strickland, Hines, Bates, American Athletic Conference

Workers at Montreal-based video-game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in a potential hostage situation that turned out to be a hoax

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images Police responded to the video-game studio Ubisoft in Montreal on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reported. Reports had described it as a potential hostage situation, but it turned out to be a hoax. Police officers surrounded the building on Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Mile End neighborhood. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. A representative of the Montreal police service told Business ...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Quebec, Assassin, Eric Thomas, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert

Oh, To Be A Fly On The Wall At Jones Day As Dissension At The Firm Grows

Associate mouths off with a reply-all email.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Election 2020, Kevyn Orr, Jones Day, Parker Rider-Longmaid

What’s The Future Of The Brick-And-Mortar Law Office?

Law firm office plans are about to change.
Tags: Technology, Law, Biglaw, James Goodnow

Biglaw Firm Restores All Partner Pay After 5 Months Of COVID Cuts

They carried the pandemic's burdens without cutting anyone else's pay.
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Taft, Partner Issues, COVID-19, Salary Cuts

Workers at Montreal-based video game studio Ubisoft were forced to flee to the roof in potential hostage situation

Ubisoft's main office in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Eric Thomas/AFP via Getty Images A potential hostage situation at the video game studio Ubisoft in Montreal was ongoing on Friday afternoon, Le Journal de Montreal reports. Police surrounded the building Saint-Laurent Boulevard in the Montreal neighborhood of Mile End. A live news feed showed employees on the roof. "We are verifying that there is a police operation going on, but we aren't confirming a hostage situation," a representat...
Tags: Gaming, Crime, News, Video Games, Law, Police, Trends, Canada, Hostage, Ubisoft, Montreal, Montreal Canada, Assassin, Saint Laurent Boulevard, Ben Gilbert, Mile End

At Federalist Society convention, Alito says religious liberty, gun ownership are under attack

Justice Samuel Alito told the Federalist Society on Thursday night that two constitutional protections – the First Amendment right to free exercise of religion, and the Second Amendment right to bear arms – are rapidly becoming “second-class” liberties. Alito’s keynote address at the group’s 2020 National Convention was the first public appearance by a Supreme Court justice (aside from the court’s telephonic oral arguments) since the election. Speaking to a virtual audience over video, Alito beg...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, New York City, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Catholic, Nevada, Smith, Harvard Law School, Antonin Scalia, Scalia, Alito

Protests And Boycotts Come To Jones Day’s Doorstep

This controversy isn't going away any time soon.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Election 2020, Porter Wright, Jones Day, King & Spalding

Conversation with Lucy Dillon, Reed Smith’s Global Chief Knowledge Officer

Not long after Lucy Dillon joined Reed Smith as global chief knowledge officer in 2015, the firm embarked on a firmwide initiative to develop a culture of innovation. The initiative included giving lawyers billable credit for work on innovation projects and a summer associates program that focuses on legal technology. Innovation projects that resulted from this initiative helped Reed Smith win recognition as Outstanding Law Firm of the Year in 2018 in The Changing Lawyer awards sponsored by Lite...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Reed Smith, Dillon, Litera, Lucy Dillon, Lucy Dillon Reed Smith

Let’s Break Down Every Utterly Bonkers Thing Justice Alito Said Last Night

This is a string of very, very troubling thoughts.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Samuel Alito, Federalist Society, Alito Said

"A two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit found that Harvard’s race-conscious admissions process does not violate civil rights law..."

"... when the university selects an incoming undergraduate class.... The plaintiff alleged that Harvard... intentionally discriminated against Asian Americans in ways that benefited applicants from other groups seeking entry to one of the world’s most competitive universities.... Judge Juan R. Torruella, who had also been on the panel reviewing the appeal, died last month.... The university says it adheres to Supreme Court rulings over decades that have allowed the use of race within certain lim...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Harvard, Affirmative Action, Black Lives Matter, First Circuit, Ginsburg, WaPo, U S Court of Appeals, Nov, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Amy Coney Barrett, Juan R Torruella

At the Sunrise Café...

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

Top Tips For A Successful Video Interview [Sponsored]

Virtual interviews have become the new normal during the pandemic -- and they come with their share of unique issues.
Tags: Law, Interviews, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Lateral Link, Interview Advice, Amy Savage

Italian farmworker given hospital order for strangling Devon writer

Luigi Palmas admits killing Katherine Bevan and leaving her body in cattle penAn Italian farmworker with paranoid schizophrenia who strangled an animal-loving writer and left her body in a cattle pen on a Devon farm, has been given a hospital order at Exeter crown court after admitting manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility.Luigi Palmas, 27, waited in the shadows at Combe Farm in Gittisham and attacked Katherine Bevan, 53, as she tended the cows she adored and which she had written ...
Tags: Health, Crime, Society, UK News, Mental Health, Schizophrenia, Devon, Exeter, Farm Animals, Gittisham, Katherine Bevan, Combe Farm, Luigi Palmas

Stat Of The Week: Lawyers On ‘Jeopardy!’

How the legal industry crossed paths with an iconic show. 
Tags: Law, Jeopardy, Biglaw, Stat of the Week

"Approximate heights of various notable statues."

"1. Statue of Unity 240 m (790 ft) (incl. 58 m (190 ft) base) 2. Spring Temple Buddha 153 m (502 ft) (incl. 25 m (82 ft) pedestal and 20 m (66 ft) throne) 3. Statue of Liberty 93 m (305 ft) (incl. 47 m (154 ft) pedestal) 4. The Motherland Calls 87 m (285 ft) (incl. 2 m (6 ft 7 in) pedestal) 5. Christ the Redeemer 38 m (125 ft) (incl. 8 m (26 ft) pedestal) 6. Michelangelo's David 5.17 m (17.0 ft) (excl. 2.5 m (8 ft 2 in) plinth)" From the Wikipedia article on the Statue of Unity, the tallest sta...
Tags: Law, Dogs, Wikipedia, Singapore, David, Sculpture, Turkmenistan, Central Park, Monuments, Michelangelo, Big And Small, Ann Althouse

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