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"Democrats have been quick to dismiss any Trump supporter as a racist, homophobe or redneck, but they all shared a common trait with him..."

"... an unapologetic love of America. The Republican success down-ballot and in state legislatures shows the folly of this condescension and sends a clear message that a majority of Americans are not ready for the socialist agenda favored by the radical left. Not only were there more Trump voters in 2020, there were more Hispanic and African-American voters backing Trump. The supreme irony here is that gradually the Republicans are becoming the party of the working class.... [T]o the media:... ...
Tags: Law, America, Fox News, Trump, Martha MacCallum, Kevin, Bret Baier, Chris Wallace, Maureen Dowd, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Democratic Party in Trumpland, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP


At the Sunrise Café...

  ... you can talk about whatever you like.  And please think of supporting this blog by doing your shopping through the Althouse portal to Amazon, which is always right there in the sidebar. Thanks! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse


The LORD is my Teleprompter and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and He helps me... except when He doesn't help me... and I'm sure He has His reasons....

Oh. My. Heavens. This is Joe Biden’s Thanksgiving Day message. He has no idea what the Psalms are.He calls them the “Palmists” and then looks confused.So humiliating pic.twitter.com/GMIbkbBWNj— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Bible, Pronunciation, Ann Althouse, Biden rhetoric


"What do you do when the masses of minks that you hastily killed and buried because of covid-19 fears start rising up from the grave?..."

"The government had admitted that at least some of the minks killed improperly were also buried improperly. Two gravesites in Jutland, Denmark’s northern region and the home to most of its mink farm industry, have become points of concerns over risks that the decomposing animals could affect nearby water. Some dead minks have surfaced because the top soil above them was not heavy enough. The Danish press dubbed them 'Zombiemink.'... On Thursday, the Danish prime minister [Mette Frederikson] visi...
Tags: Law, Animals, US, Taiwan, Denmark, Pigs, Fur, Kolding, Ann Althouse, Frederiksen, Jutland Denmark, Coronavirus, Mette Frederikson, Peter Hindbo


512(f) Claim Against Robo-Notice Sender Can Proceed–Enttech v. Okularity

Okularity “represents” several photography clearinghouses. This means that Okularity’s robots scour the Internet looking for clearinghouse photos and then send automated takedown notices for alleged infringements. “Okularity waits until the notices accumulate to the point when a social media platform disables the infringer’s account before contacting the purported infringer to initiate settlement negotiations.” In this case, the target was the magazine Paper, and Okularity filed 48 takedown noti...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Law, Copyright, Dmca, Johnson, Smith, Crossfit, Vodka, Usc, Viacom, Automattic, Shropshire, Umg, Dod, Amaretto


Hospitals in England told to prepare for Covid vaccine rollout in 10 days' time

Exclusive: NHS could receive first deliveries of Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine as soon as 7 December Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageHospitals have been told to prepare for the rollout of a coronavirus vaccine in as little as 10 days’ time, with NHS workers expected to be at the front of the queue, the Guardian has learned.NHS bosses said hospitals in England could expect to receive their first deliveries of a vaccine produced by Pfizer/BioNTech as soon as Monday 7 December...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Health policy, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Pfizer BioNTech


Tech is revolutionizing the old-school legal industry. How law firms are partnering up to cut costs and the startups set to benefit.

Samantha Lee/Business Insider The legal industry is seeking to streamline efficiency and meet client demands by using startups or building up their own tech.  Business Insider is tracking the latest innovations across the legal industry.   Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The coronavirus pandemic has accelerated virtually every industry's path to digitize and the notoriously old-school world of law is no exception.Legal firms are demanding more innovation in a bid to ...
Tags: Law, US, Trends, Andreessen, Netflix, Silicon Valley, Lazard, Wolters Kluwer, Bessemer Venture Partners, Docusign, Dla Piper, Baker McKenzie, Mintz, Bessemer Venture, Georgian Partners, Bloomberg Law


Cheesemaking YouTuber threatened with legal action by Grana Padano after showing people how to make similar cheese

Gavin Webber, a cheesemaking YouTuber, was threatened with legal action after posting a video of him making a Grana Padano-style cheese. The ingredients and methods of recipes are not copyrightable, but the Grana Padano consortium claims that mentioning the name (which refers to a "protected designation of origin") breaks the law, even though he was clear that what he was making was not, in fact, Grana Padano cheese or cheese from Grana Padano. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Law, Streisand Effect, Copyright, Trademark, Youtuber, Grana Padano, Streisand Cheese, Gavin Webber, Grana Padano Read


Cheesemaking YouTuber threatened with legal action by Grana Padano after showing people how to make similar cheese (UPDATE: they backed off)

Gavin Webber, a cheesemaking YouTuber, was threatened with legal action after posting a video of him making a Grana Padano-style cheese. The ingredients and methods of recipes are not copyrightable, but the Grana Padano consortium claims that mentioning the name (which refers to a "protected designation of origin") breaks the law, even though he was clear that what he was making was not, in fact, Grana Padano cheese or cheese from Grana Padano. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, News, Law, Streisand Effect, Copyright, Trademark, Youtuber, Grana Padano, Streisand Cheese, Gavin Webber, Grana Padano Read


Cuban security forces evict hunger-striking activists in raid on HQ

Dissident San Isidro movement little known until it publicised protest on social mediaCuban authorities have broken up a protest by a group of dissident artists, academics, journalists and activists, evicting them from their headquarters where they had declared a hunger strike against curbs on civil liberties.Authorities said they had to intervene late on Thursday because of violations of hygiene protocols to prevent coronavirus spread. But the group said this was an “absurd” pretext for ending ...
Tags: Protest, Law, Americas, World news, Civil liberties - international, Freedom Of Speech, Cuba, Authorities, San Isidro


There is a mountain.

  Donovan's "There Is a Mountain" came up in my shuffled songs as I was running the other day, and I'd been thinking about it for a while. At the Genius annotation of the lyrics:  “There Is A Mountain” by Donovan was released as a single in 1967. The lyrics reference a saying by Qingyuan Weixin. Here translated by D. T. Suzuki: "Before I had studied Chan (Zen) for thirty years, I saw mountains as mountains, and rivers as rivers. When I arrived at a more intimate knowledge, I came to the ...
Tags: Google, Fashion, Law, Buddhism, Donovan, Bob Ross, Ann Althouse, Smothers Brothers, D T Suzuki, Qingyuan Weixin


"Behind the frustration with 'The Crown' is a recognition that, right or wrong, its version of the royal family is likely to serve as the go-to narrative for a generation of viewers..."

"... particularly young ones, who do not remember the 1980s, let alone the more distant events covered in earlier seasons. 'They’ll watch it and think this is the way it was,' said Dickie Arbiter, who served as a press secretary to the queen from 1988 to 2000. He took issue with parts of the plot, including a scene in which aides to Charles question Diana about whether she is mentally stable enough to travel alone to New York City. 'I was actually at that meeting,' Mr. Arbiter said. 'No courtier...
Tags: Law, Fiction, New York City, Journalism, History, Netflix, Princess Diana, Diana, Charles, Royalty, Gestures, Mrs Thatcher, Ann Althouse, The Crown, Charles Diana, Penny Junor


"You can press Trump and the vote goes to Biden. All you have to do is play with a chip, and it’s shown all the time. All you have to do is play with a chip..."

"... and they played with a chip, especially in Wayne County and Detroit. You take a look. In Philadelphia, you take a look. We’ve had excellent meetings with senators from Pennsylvania, Republican senators and others, and they’re seeing things. They knew it was dishonest, but they didn’t know it was this dishonest. You’ll see it all. You’ll see it also, so we’ll see." Said Trump, in the second half of what began as the Thanksgiving call to the troops. Here's the transcript. Video: Did the ...
Tags: Voting, Law, Obama, White House, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Hillary Clinton, United States, Philadelphia, Biden, Detroit, Trump, Barack Hussein Obama, Wayne County, Electoral College


Announcing the National Family Law Arbitration Course

I am really very pleased to announce the new National Family Law Arbitration Course, a 40-hour course organized by myself, Lorne Wolfson and the inimitable Lawrence Pinksy. This course is intended to provide a comprehensive introduction to the arbitration of family law disputes in Canada, and includes two optional 7-hour pre-course programs for mental health professionals and family law lawyers inclined toward masochism and therefore interested in working as parenting coordinators. While good ar...
Tags: Law, Canada, Alberta, Ontario, Bryan Smith, Education & Training: CLE/PD, British Columbia Alberta Manitoba, Murray Sinclair, Lorne Wolfson, Eugene Raponi, Wayne Barkauskas, Lawrence Pinksy, Brahm Siegel, Lorne Lawrence


BioNTech's Covid vaccine is a triumph of innovation and immigration | Hans-Werner Sinn

Pioneered by a Turkish-German couple, its significance exceeds its practical valueThe world took note when the German startup BioNTech announced its breakthrough in the development of a new type of vaccine to combat Covid-19. After testing tens of thousands of people, BioNTech’s vaccine has been shown to be 95% effective in providing protection for those who would otherwise have been infected. The company was the first to apply for emergency use authorisation for a coronavirus vaccine in the US ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Business, Science, Biology, Germany, US, Society, US news, Genetics, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer


Using Covid to Progress Your Firm

Austrian economist Joseph Schumpeter developed the theory of creative destruction to describe how something good, and even much needed, can come out of a tragedy. The theory suggests that some businesses must die and paradigms must be “swept away” in order to make room for new ones that will better survive the future. This is a concept found in nature. For example, we know that left to their own devices, forests will burn down from time to time to clean out the forest floor and force a renewal. ...
Tags: Law, US, Harvard, Canada, Partners, Economist, Legal Marketing, Cbc, Cirque Du Soleil, Associates, Joseph Schumpeter, Reitman, Practice Of Law, Heenan Blaikie, Don Pittis, Aldo David


Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca. Current postings on Slaw Jobs: Research Resources and Inclusivity Initiatives Librarian (Full-time) | Ithaca, New York (Cornell University Law Library) Legal Cont...
Tags: Law, Slaw, Friday Jobs Roundup, Ontario Legal Information and Resource Network


Exploring what Prez-elect Biden might (or might not) get done for criminal justice reforms

NBC News has this new piece discussing, mostly in vague terms, what criminal justice reform might look like under a Biden Administration. The piece is headlined "Biden was pilloried for his criminal justice record. During his presidency, advocates expect change," and here are excerpts: Experts told NBC News that now as both political parties appear to have common ground on the issue and significant steps have been made over the past decade, a Biden administration needs to make criminal justice ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, White House, Nbc News, Biden, Kamala Harris, Trump, Senate judiciary, Gelb, Douglas A Berman, Council on Criminal Justice, Biden Sanders Unity Task Force, Louis L Reed


EU to use Magnitsky-style law to impose sanctions on human rights abusers

Provisionally approved act will allow EU to freeze assets and impose travel bans The EU will take on powers to freeze assets and impose travel bans on individuals involved in human rights abuses from next month, after the bloc’s member states provisionally approved a European Magnitsky Act.The restrictive measures – set to be formally signed off on Human Rights Day on 10 December, marking the 77th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights – would target those involved in crimes ra...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, Eu, European Union, World news


Different age groups may get different Covid vaccines, experts say

Oxford/AstraZeneca planning new trial of lower-dose jab to see how well it works in older peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageConcerns around the efficacy of the Oxford University/AstraZeneca coronavirus jab in older people could lead to different age groups being given different vaccines, experts have said.The partners announced last week that the vaccine had a 70% efficacy overall. For most trial participants – given two full doses, spaced a month apart – the effi...
Tags: Health, Business, Science, Education, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Higher Education, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Oxford, Coronavirus, Oxford University AstraZeneca, Oxford AstraZeneca


Climate ‘apocalypse’ fears stopping people having children – study

Survey of 600 people finds some parents regret having offspring for same reasonPeople worried about the climate crisis are deciding not to have children because of fears that their offspring would have to struggle through a climate apocalypse, according to the first academic study of the issue.The researchers surveyed 600 people aged 27 to 45 who were already factoring climate concerns into their reproductive choices and found 96% were very or extremely concerned about the wellbeing of their pot...
Tags: Family, Education, Children, Climate Change, Environment, Research, Life and style, Society, World news, Health & wellbeing, Higher Education, Parents and parenting, Childbirth


Thankful the federal prison population is at lowest level in two decades

I am always thankful to have a good reason to express thanks, and this holiday period seems like a fitting time to be thankful about the federal prison population declining to modern lows.  Of course, it is sad that a global pandemic in part accounts for recent declines, but the COVID era was an accerant that continued positive trends which began after the federal prison population hit historic highs in 2013. In 2013, the federal prison population reach a peak of around 220,000 total prisoners. ...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission


Sudan says it will stamp out child marriage and enforce ban on FGM

Police told to enforce law against cutting girls passed in July as country says it will adhere to African charter on child rightsSudanese authorities have announced they will end child marriage and enforce the country’s ban on female genital mutilation (FGM), in a major step forward for the rights of women and girls.Police officers were told on Wednesday they must inform local communities that FGM is illegal following new laws passed in July that make it punishable by up to three years in jail. ...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Global development, Sudan, Fgm, Child marriage, Female genital mutilation (FGM, Women's rights and gender equality



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