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"I find this more embarrassing for the country than debilitating for my ability to get started."

Said Joe Biden, quoted in "'More People May Die' Because of Trump’s Transition Delay, Biden Says/Adopting a graver tone, the president-elect said that President Trump’s refusal to authorize a transition could have deadly consequences" (NYT).  He'd said "If we have to wait until Jan. 20 to start that planning [to distribute the vaccine], it puts us behind. More people may die if we don’t coordinate." And yet... the embarrassment for the country is the real problem. Why would embarrassment b...
Tags: Law, America, Biden, Trump, Embarrassment, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, Said Joe Biden, Biden rhetoric, Coronavirus


At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

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


We Go Together Like Biglaw And Money — See Also

Wishin' And Hopin': For Biglaw bonuses. Tears On My Pillow: The case for P/F at NYU Law. I Wonder Why: These partners (allegedly) thought this was a good idea. I Only Have Eyes For You: Rudy just can't quit Trump -- even in the face of less-than-stellar legal arguments. Money Honey: Schiff Hardin reinstates salaries after COVID austerity measures. Yakety Yak: Wait, what did Lindsay Graham try to do?
Tags: Law, Rudy, Nyu, Trump, Lindsay Graham, Schiff Hardin, See Also


"The Rule of Judicial Political Affiliation in Criminal Sentencing Outcomes"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now available via SSRN authred by Wendy Calaway, Jennifer Kinsley and Taylor Wadian.  Here is its abstract: Legislative efforts to bring consistency to criminal sentencing outcomes has been much discussed in academic literature and Congressional hearings alike.  Despite these efforts disparate sentencing outcomes persist.  Researchers have studied many variables seeking to understand these disparities but have been unable to form a consensus...
Tags: Law, Harvard, Ohio, Republican, Democratic, Congressional, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Wendy Calaway Jennifer Kinsley, Taylor Wadian Here


Of Course This Lone Star State Firm Has The Best Energy, Oil, And Gas Practice

Sometimes the obvious answer is the right one.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day


Your Compassionate Final Exam

We hate the bar exam -- now smile on cam for our very time-limited final.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, LawProfBlawg, Bar Exams, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Can The U.S. Break Down Trade Barriers To Enter Europe’s CBD Food Market? 

The NIHC will need to overcome some significant regulatory challenges.
Tags: Europe, Law, Marijuana, NIHC, Nathalie Bougenies, Cannabidiol (CBD


Carrie Tolstedt Was Just Following Orders

Everything she said had the sign off from other people, so why are you hassling her?
Tags: Law, Finance, Carrie Tolstedt


Trump orders the Pentagon to pull thousands of US troops out of Iraq and Afghanistan

Pfc. Poff, a 3rd Cavalry Regiment soldier assigned to the Train, Advise, Assist Command – East advisory team security force, keeps watch from behind a position of cover in a rural area adjacent to the the Nangarhar police Regional Logistics Center during an advising trip Jan. 6, 2015. US Army US Army Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller announced Tuesday afternoon that the US is withdrawing thousands of US troops from Afghanistan and Iraq. By Jan. 15, there will be 2,500 troops in Iraq...
Tags: Politics, News, Senate, White House, Iraq, Defense, US, Trends, Cnn, Afghanistan, Military, Middle East, Mitch McConnell, National Security, Pentagon, Chris Miller


Amy Coney Barrett’s Husband To Continue At Private Practice Firm Despite Ethics Concerns

Other lawyer-spouses of Supreme Court justices have left their firms.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Amy Coney Barrett, Jesse Barrett


This Lindsey Graham Vote-Tossing Thing Seems… Not Legally Good

'Nice electoral system you have here, it'd be a shame if something happened to it.'
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Lindsey Graham, Election Law


Biglaw Partners Accused Of Blowing Off Intellectual Property Laws

The complaint says the attorneys removed plaintiffs copyright notices and pasted on their own before using it in a client presentation.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Biglaw, Littler, Chris Gokturk, Lance Gibbons


How AI Is Reshaping Privilege Review [Sponsored]

Experts from GCs to judges explore transformative eDiscovery tech in this on-demand webinar from Text IQ.
Tags: Law, Webinars, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Text IQ


So much great data and analysis from the Prison Policy Initiative

I have been behind on reading and blogging on various fronts, particularly with respect to a number of notable new items from the Prison Policy Initiative.  I will "catch up" poorly through this set of links to recent PPI works: "The promise — and peril — of Biden’s criminal justice reform platform: We discuss Biden's plans for clemency, reentry support, drug courts, and juvenile justice reform." "Since you asked: What role does drug enforcement play in the rising incarceration of women?  Wo...
Tags: Law, Biden, Douglas A Berman


Are Biglaw Associates Billing Themselves To The Brink Of Exhaustion For Subpar Bonuses?

Bonuses are coming... but they might not be big enough.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Billable Hours, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


House Committee on the Judiciary asks court to put off oral argument on Mueller materials

The House Committee on the Judiciary on Tuesday asked the Supreme Court to remove its dispute with the Department of Justice over secret materials from the Mueller investigation from the court’s December argument calendar. The committee told the justices that once a new Congress and President-elect Joe Biden take office in January, it “will have to determine whether it wishes to continue” its efforts to gain access to the materials at the center of the case now before the court, Department of Ju...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Court, Joe Biden, Judiciary, Department Of Justice, Biden, Trump, House Committee, Howe, Mueller, Robert Mueller, Merits Cases


Red States’ Case Against ACA Hinges On Whether They Were Actually Harmed By The Law

The states are trying to prove they were harmed by the 2010 health law — and thus have 'legal standing' to challenge its constitutionality.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine


NYU Law School Section On Its Third Professor Of The Semester, Sparks Calls For Pass/Fail

This situation is exactly why we invented Pass/Fail in the first place.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Nyu, NYU School of Law


Common Job Interview Questions – Bill Gates’ Cheat Sheet

Common job interview questions may result in uncommon or suboptimal answers. Listen to Bill Gates for his thoughts on the topic. For your legal job interview, do your research and get multiple perspectives on topics such as how to answer salary questions, what questions you should be asking at the interview, how to prepare for an in-house interview, and last but not least, how to ace the in-house counsel job interview. Keep in mind that you may be asked questions that are uncommon, unusual and u...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Careers, Bill Gates, Steph Curry, Inc, Legal Job Interview


Should you copy clients on emails to opposing counsel?

Here is a recent Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Should You Copy Clients On Emails to Opposing Counsel? As a result of the pandemic lawyers are working remotely now more than ever before. This means that out of necessity, in-person meetings are far less common during the pandemic, and lawyers are increasingly relying on email to communicate with clients and other attorneys. Of course, email is not an ideal way to communicate when confidential in...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Ethics, Web/Tech, Thomson Reuters, Aba, ABA Journal, Rochester New York, Bruner, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black


Coronavirus Update 11-17-2020: Retaliation under the FFCRA is as illegal as is retaliation under any other employment statute

MaryJo Delaney is suing her former employer after it demoted her from her management position following her return from a Covid-related layoff, for which she had volunteered so that she could stay at home with her 9-year-old son whose school was closed. When her governor locked down the state early in the pandemic, her employer remained open as an essential business. It offered a voluntary layoff to anyone who wished to avoid the risk of contracting the virus. Delaney chose that option to ca...
Tags: Law, Delaney, Jon Hyman, MaryJo Delaney


Put your clients at the center of everything you do

Exceptional client service differentiates your firm from the next. At Actionstep we create software that enables you to run your firm AND delight your clients. We know the lawyer-client relationship is fundamental to keeping clients happy and coming back. However, no one person can control client experience in its entirety—it is a firm-wide endeavor. Client experience is made up of 100s of touchpoints throughout the client’s journey with your firm. From the first response they get from an in...
Tags: Law, Sponsored Posts, Actionstep


Patent Porn War Plays On

We can assume that the end result of the legal wrangling will be some kind of settlement, as it is in the majority of patent disputes.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Pornhub, Gaston Kroub, Haulstars


Almost Heaven

A decision issued yesterday by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals absolves a defendant of claims of deceptive practices brought by the state Attorney General The Attorney General of West Virginia (the Attorney General) sued the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, West Virginia, Current Affairs, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Diocese of Wheeling Charleston


Who Will Be Nominated To Serve As Attorney General Under President Joe Biden?

When it comes to possible AG picks, President-elect Joe Biden enjoys an embarrassment of riches.
Tags: Politics, Law, Attorney General, Government, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Department Of Justice, Jeh Johnson, Justice Department, Sally Yates, Federal Government, Kamala Harris, AG, Tom Perez, Xavier Becerra, Doug Jones


New Thomson Reuters Marketplace Lets Users Test Products Before Buying Them

Thomson Reuters is announcing two new features today: the Thomson Reuters Marketplace, an online store where users can research, demo, test and buy products and services, and Thomson Reuters Legal Home, a single point of entry where legal professionals can log in and access all their TR products. The Marketplace, introduced as a beta version today and slated for global availability in February, is an open environment where users can test some 50 products. With today’s rollout, many of the produc...
Tags: UK, Law, Uncategorized, New Zealand, Kpmg, Thomson Reuters, Canada Australia, Thomson Reuters Marketplace, Thomson Reuters Legal Home, Legal Operations and Transformation Services


Service of Process and Theft of Ideas

Tracy Nixon v. General Motors (Fed. Cir. 2020). Nixon sued GM in E.D. Texas, acting pro-se.  The complaint makes the following allegation: The defendant infringed on the Plaintiffs Design for the Chevrolet Corvette that consisted of the rear trunk LTD Wing, Aerodynamic Full Body Combo Kit, and Hood DAM sold on the 2014-2019 Corvette C7 and Z06 Corvette before the Plaintiff could patent the invention for sale to the public. Pro Se Complaint. GM did not make an entry of appearance into the lawsui...
Tags: Texas, Law, Congress, General Motors, Gm, Patent, Nixon, State, Wilder, District Court, Gilstrap, Fifth Circuit, Federal Circuit, 5th Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Chevrolet Corvette



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