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Indiana Sanctions School Board Outside Counsel

The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded an attorney For several months in the fall of 2015, a prominent high school instructor preyed upon a fifteen-year-old student. The discovery of this criminal conduct, and subsequent attempts to cover it up,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Indiana Sanctions School Board


Justices refuse to delay execution of Brandon Bernard

The Supreme Court on Thursday evening declined to postpone the execution of Brandon Bernard, who was sentenced to death for his involvement in the carjacking and murder of two youth ministers, Todd and Stacie Bagley, in Fort Hood, Texas. The court’s three liberal justices publicly dissented from the decision to allow the execution to proceed. Bernard, who had just turned 18 at the time of the crime in 1999, is the ninth person to be executed by the federal government since July, when the Trump a...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Starr, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Todd, Bernard, Sotomayor, Elena Kagan, Harvard Law


"How could a computer possibly know you sound like a Debbie Downer? Amazon said it spent years training its tone AI..."

"... by having people categorize voice recordings. The company held internal trials and says it tried to address any biases that might arise from varying ethnicity, gender, or age. In our experience, the Halo could detect ups and downs in our voice, but seemed to misinterpret situations regularly. And some of the feedback feels, ironically, a bit tone-deaf — especially when judging a woman’s voice. Our sample size of two isn’t sufficient to conclude whether Amazon’s AI has gender bias. But when ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Law, Washington Post, Halo, Emotion, Speaking, Heather, Geoffrey, Debbie Downer, Ann Althouse, Amazon Associate


At the Sunrise Café...

  ... you can write about whatever you want.  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


Who Says its Not Convenient? Mandamus on 1404(a) Convenience

by Dennis Crouch In re Apple (Apple v. Uniloc), Misc. Docket No. 20-135 (Fed. Cir. 2020) In November 2020, the Federal Circuit granted Apple’s mandamus petition and ordered the case of Uniloc v. Apple to be transferred from W.D.Tex. (Albright, J) to Apple’s other home-court of N.D. Cal.  In the Federal Circuit’s opinion, the district court had clearly abused its discretion in finding that N.D. Cal. was not clearly the more convenient forum.  Notice the double-use of the word clearly above — the ...
Tags: Apple, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Cupertino, Patent, Fed, Moore, Albright, Fifth Circuit, Apple Apple, Eastern District of Texas, Federal Circuit, Rader, Tex, Dennis Crouch


Argument analysis: Justices at odds over federal robocall ban in the face of technological change

Bryan Garner argues over telephone for Noah Duguid (Art Lien) On Tuesday, for the second time this year, the Supreme Court heard oral argument on the federal law that bans robocalls to cellphones. The question this time, in Facebook v. Duguid, is whether the Telephone Consumer Protection Act’s ban on robocalling or robotexting cellphones using an “automatic telephone dialing system” includes using a device that can store and automatically dial telephone numbers without using a “random or seque...
Tags: Facebook, Featured, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Siri, Federal Communications Commission, Facetime, Paul Clement, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Garner, Roberts


Mix Of Good News And Bad In Today’s Bonus Roundup — See Also

There's Good Bonus News: At Boies Schiller and Schulte Roth. And Bad Bonus News: At Sidley and Arnold & Porter. Speaking Of Bad News: This effort at citation goes poorly for the Trump legal team. When Will The (COVID) Bad News End: And when will you go back to the office? This Is Kinda Good News: But don't take your eye off the big picture.
Tags: Law, Trump, Arnold Porter, Sidley, Boies Schiller, Schulte Roth, See Also


Dogs and owners may share resemblance in diabetes risk

Research shows people who have a dog with type 2 diabetes are 38% more at risk of having disease themselvesIt’s said that dogs resemble their owners, but the similarities may also extend to their risk of diabetes, research suggests. The same cannot be said of cat owners and their companions, however.Previous studies had hinted that overweight owners tend to have porkier pets, possibly because of shared health behaviours such as overeating or not taking regular exercise. To investigate whether th...
Tags: Health, Science, Sweden, Dogs, Pets, Society, Diabetes, Medical Research, Uppsala University, Beatrice Kennedy


FDA advisory panel recommends approval of Pfizer Covid vaccine for emergency use

Recommendation signals formal FDA approval for Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine in the US could be imminentAn advisory panel to the US Food and Drug Administration has recommended the emergency approval of a Covid-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech.The recommendation is expected to signal that the first approval of a Covid-19 vaccine for use in the US is imminent. That would mark a major milestone in a pandemic that has killed more than 285,000 Americans and 1.5 million people globally. Continue...
Tags: Health, Science, US, Society, World news, US news, Fda, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, US Food and Drug Administration, Coronavirus


Incoming ‘Second Gentleman’ Proves There’s Life After Biglaw

He's left DLA Piper, but he isn't done with the law.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Dla Piper, Trivia Question of the Day, Doug Emhoff


Mars and masculinity.

Men will literally spend two decades trying to colonize mars instead of just going to therapy— Daniel Tenreiro (@TenreiroDaniel) December 10, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Mars, Masculinity, Ann Althouse, Daniel Tenreiro


"Curiously, the media maintains that Feinstein was declining mentally for years but neither reporters nor members noted it before her recent election."

Curiously, the media maintains that Feinstein was declining mentally for years but neither reporters nor members noted it before her recent election.https://t.co/Cy0wqXzp4f It was only after she hugged Graham after the Barrett hearing that she was declared effectively incompetent— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) December 10, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Aging, Graham, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, Jane Mayer, Feinstein, Schumer, Barrett, Jonathan Turley, Ann Althouse, Amy Coney Barrett


"President-elect Joe Biden expressed skepticism about his powers to implement his agenda by executive action Tuesday in a private virtual meeting with civil rights leaders..."

"...according to a recording reported Thursday by The Intercept. Biden told a group of seven leaders of civil rights organizations that some progressive Democrats are urging executive actions that are 'way beyond the bounds' of a president's legal authority.... In the meeting, Biden said he planned to roll back everything President Donald Trump has done through executive action, rather than with the approval of Congress. He said he would use his powers 'to undo every single damn thing this guy h...
Tags: Guns, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, Donald Trump, Executive Power, Ann Althouse, Vanita -LSB- Gupta, Al -LSB- Sharpton


How to Find A Bucks Bedding Area

The post How to Find A Bucks Bedding Area appeared first on Deerhuntingbigbucks.com. Deer bed on average nearly 3/4 of the day. When you learn how to find a bucks bedding area you can figure out where to place a stand that gives you a better chance at getting a shot at hi...
Tags: Georgia, Google Earth, Hunting, Remus, Deer Hunting, Best Ways to Look for Bucks Beds Google


Privacy/Data Security Associate Attorney Job [Sponsored]

Fantastic opportunity in DC for an attorney interested in cutting edge privacy and cybersecurity issues.
Tags: Asia, Privacy, Law, Cybersecurity, Dc, Data Security, Sponsored Content, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles


Ray Dalio Figures Out What ‘Sustainable’ Means, How To Make Money From It

The great semantic debate of, uh, this week is over!
Tags: Law, Finance, Ray Dalio


Biglaw Firm Offers $20,000 Bonus For New Associates Who Don’t Even Work There Yet

Boies Schiller is sharing the love with associates before they even start working.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Boies Schiller & Flexner, Boies Schiller, New Associates, COVID-19


US completes execution of Brendan Bernard despite high-profile appeals for relief

As reported in this AP piece, the "Trump administration on Thursday carried out its ninth federal execution of the year and the first during a presidential lame-duck period in 130 years, putting to death a Texas street-gang member for his role in the slayings of a religious couple from Iowa more than two decades ago."  Here is more: Four more federal executions, including one Friday, are planned in the weeks before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. The case of Brendan Bernard, who recei...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Court, US, Joe Biden, Ap, Harvard, Iowa, Bill Clinton, Mike Tyson, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West, Trump, Todd, Bernard


Amid Disaster, Clients & Lawyers Align On Priorities: Top 5 Takeaways From The 2020 CLIO Legal Trends Report [Sponsored]

For law firms, the 2020 report provides actionable steps towards moving into 2021 and the eventual post-pandemic world.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline, Legal Trends Report


Biglaw Firm Gives Out Year-End Bonuses, Remains Conspicuously Silent On Any Special Bonuses

Tipsters say it negatively impacts recruiting.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Arnold & Porter, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Texas AG’s SCOTUS Suit To Cancel The Election Manages To Get Even Stupider Somehow

Don't mess with Texas, 'cause they're already knee-deep in bullshit.
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Don, Ken Paxton, Texas AG, Election Law, State Attorneys General


States tell justices to deny Texas request to overturn 2020 election

Four states – Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin – urged the Supreme Court on Thursday afternoon to reject Texas’ efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Using strong language rarely seen in Supreme Court filings, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro told the justices that they should “not abide this seditious abuse of the judicial process, and should send a clear and unmistakable signal that such abuse must never be replicated.” The filings came in the lawsuit that Texas is seek...
Tags: Utah, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Georgia, Joe Biden, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, States, Department Of Justice, Donald Trump, Trump, Ken Paxton, Howe


"Not surprisingly, Warnock’s beliefs have already been widely mischaracterized in coverage of the Georgia Senate runoff. Conservative pundits claim..."

"... they inject politics into the pulpit. They appear to be completely unaware that the 'politics' of the Black church tradition are rooted in the words of Jesus, who called for every Christian to be a champion of the poor. Warnock’s preaching has also been branded as 'anti-American.' But he is following Jesus — and in the footsteps of the best-known articulator of the Black church tradition, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who believed poverty, racism and militarism were the triple evils that...
Tags: Law, Senate, America, Atlanta, Georgia, History, Chicago, Christianity, Mlk, Slavery, Jesus, King, Black, Rev Martin Luther King Jr, Raphael Warnock, Ebenezer Baptist Church


Study: Militarization of police does not reduce crime

The United States Department of Defense gifts surplus military equipment and clothing to local police departments.The militarization of police coincides with a significant loss of trust in law enforcement from the American public.Militarized police departments are more likely to interact violently with their communities. Watching coverage of protests in American streets, many of us have been shocked to witness what modern policing often looks like. Even putting aside the reason for many of thes...
Tags: Crime, Obama, Police, Trust, LSU, Military, United States, Innovation, Protests, Ferguson, Pentagon, Npr, Sam, Criminal Justice, Free Speech, Justice System


Trump Subtweets Supreme Court Justices During White House Hanukkah Party

C'mon, SCOTUS. The president wants one election litigation win for Hanukkah.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day


D.C. Bar Results Continue To Feed False ‘Everything Is Normal’ Narrative

Positive results are great, but they can't overshadow what we just witnessed.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exam


Long Live Corporate Legal Departments

Often, companies regret outsourcing the legal function and decide to rebuild in-house.
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Jill Switzer


Why Biglaw, GCs, And Judges Love This AI Tool [Sponsored]

A Text IQ webinar — featuring experts from GCs to judges — explores how AI technology is reshaping eDiscovery and privilege review.
Tags: Law, Ai, Webinars, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Text IQ



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