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To Disbarment And Back

An unusual journey has led the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to grant reinstatement to a disbarred attorney. The story begins in 2005 when the petitioner was 22 years old. He was hired by a company as a van driver but the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Judge Reprimanded For COVID Guideline Disobedience

The Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct has reprimanded a judge for violation of the state Supreme Court COVID guidelines your courtroom has at times been filled to capacity, even to the point of members of the public having to stand... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Supreme Court COVID


Moral Change Merits Reinstatement

The Minnesota Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney who was disbarred in the wake of a federal conviction. The court majority found that he had carried his burden of proof We fully acknowledge the seriousness of Sand’s misconduct and the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


At the Sunrise Café...

  ... you can talk 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


First female Marine drill instructors graduate from an integrated course at San Diego recruit depot

Sgt. Stephanie Fahl is shouldering great expectations. Eight years ago, the 33-year-old San Diego resident went through boot camp at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island in South Carolina. Her drill instructors inspired her then and she hopes now to carry that same motivation forward as she helps to forge the Corps’ newest Marines. A Marine with Drill Instructor School attends a graduation ceremony at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, San Diego, Dec. 16, 2020. During drill instructor school, M...
Tags: News, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Hawaii, Marine Corps, Marines, San Diego, West Coast, South Carolina, Kaufman, Corps, Marine Corps Reserves, Camp Pendleton, Parris Island


All The President’s Lawyers… And Their Ethical Problems — See Also

From The Department Of No-Brainers: It's time to disbar Trump's lawyers. Damning With Faint Praise: Jenna Ellis didn't commit enough "irreparable, egregious acts" to be denied unemployment. So there's that! All The Embarrassing Profiles That Are Fit To Print: The New York Times pitched its case to invite Jeffrey Toobin back to America's Zoom call. Yay Money: Big bonuses at Orrick. Time Creates More Wounds: Cahill bonuses please seniors but more junior attorneys aren't as excited.
Tags: Law, America, New York Times, Trump, Jeffrey Toobin, Cahill, See Also, Jenna Ellis


A Hashtag Leads To Marketing #Success [Sponsored]

Business development and marketing success is a long game. Chris Ekimoff & Kurt Wolfe , co-hosts of Practising Law Institute’s inSecurities podcast, know that success starts small — sometimes with a hashtag.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Pli, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute, Practising Law Institute (PLI, PLI Custom, Chris Ekimoff Kurt Wolfe


Bill Gross’s Girlfriend Offers Precious Glimpse Into Psyche Of Person Dating Bill Gross

She’s got a favorite song and doesn’t know how to work iTunes.
Tags: Law, Finance, Bill Gross


Notorious Sperm Bank Case Settles. Can We Buy Holiday-Sale DNA Kits For Our Donor-Conceived Loved Ones Now?

Who’d have thought that taking a home DNA kit to learn more about personal ancestry would cause a sperm bank to send a cease-and-desist letter?
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


The future of military training? Target practice on running, shrieking robots

How do you create the shooting range of the future? Get your hands on an army of autonomous robots to shoot at, of course.
Tags: News, Trends, Military, Robots


Randy Rainbow Slays Rudy Giuliani In New Holiday-Themed Music Video

Rudolph the leaky lawyer, had a very slimy face. And to the law profession, he was, well, a big disgrace.
Tags: Law, Rudy Giuliani, Rudolph, Quote Of The Day, Randy Rainbow, Holidays and Seasons


Using everything you've got.

Click here for a phenomenal Rube Goldberg device. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Things, Basketball, Rube Goldberg, Ann Althouse


More Law Firms Should Buy Work-From-Home Items For Employees

Although practical matters need to be hammered out, this should not keep more firms from paying for work-from-home items needed to boost the productivity of virtual workers.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Class-Action Gender Discrimination Case Against Jones Day Dropped

Plaintiffs' individual claims against the firm live on.
Tags: Law, Gender Discrimination, Biglaw, Black Box, Jones Day, The Jabot, Sanford Heisler Sharp


I Wonder If The Big City Lawyer Will Choose Love Or Career?!?!?

It's made-for-cable holiday movie season, so we tackle the burning question.
Tags: Television, Law, Courts, Dress Codes, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Naomi Biden, Holidays and Seasons, Featured Podcasts


Remedies for Visitor Visa Refusals

The Temporary Resident Visa application (a.k.a. Visitor Visa) system is broken. This is not a controversial statement. Currently, the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration is in the midst of reviewing the system and, in particular, section 179 of the Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations (IRPR). I gave testimony and they have heard from many experts. Officers have used their discretionary powers per R179 and it has caused extreme hardship for many applicants. Over the past f...
Tags: Usa, Law, India, Africa, Eu, Canada, Middle East, Swaziland, Las Vegas, Doj, Ontario, Manitoba, Trump, Federal Court, Trudeau, Kenney


Hunter Biden’s Tax Troubles

There is no news that President-elect Biden is under investigation. Nor is there any indication that he has illegally profited from Hunter’s activities.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Tax Law, Hunter, Hunter Biden, Steven Chung


NCAA v. Alston: Antitrust and Athlete Pay

Best sports of the season may actually be in the court — the Supreme Court.  The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the antitrust against the NCAA and ACC regarding payments to student athletes. National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Alston American Athletic Conference v. Alston The basic issue here is that big-sport colleges and their associations (NCAA, SEC, ACC, etc.) generate tremendous revenue while at the same time use horizontal agreements to force their athletes to remain amateur. Q...
Tags: Law, Ncaa, Patent, Alston, Ninth Circuit, National Collegiate Athletic Association, University of Oklahoma, Supreme Court The Supreme Court, Alston American Athletic Conference, NCAA SEC ACC


5 Big Healthcare Lawsuits Of 2020

Some of the biggest legal stories of the year include patients attempting to mount a class-action lawsuit against Mayo Clinic after an employee improperly viewed more than 1,600 health records and the Supreme Court hearing opening arguments in a case challenging the constitutionality of the ACA's individual mandate.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Mayo Clinic, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket


Can Influencers’ Failure to Disclose Sponsorship Constitute False Advertising?–EIS v. WOW Tech (Guest Blog Post)

by guest blogger Prof. Alexandra J. Roberts This decision has everything—from sex toys with proprietary air pulse technology to Instagram influencers and Amazon astroturfing to illicit meetings inside the sauna of a well-known Las Vegas hotel.  Most exciting for this guest blogger, it appears to be the first published decision concluding that an influencer’s failure to disclose material benefit qualifies as a false or misleading representation of fact under the Lanham Act. Background Plaintiff E...
Tags: Amazon, Utah, Instagram, Law, California, Marketing, US, Patents, Michigan, Las Vegas, Delaware, Ftc, Blue Cross, Eis, Eric, PTO


Court to take on student-athlete compensation, class action cases

The justices on Wednesday added three new cases, for a total of two hours of argument time, to their list of cases slated for oral argument this term. The announcement that the justices would tackle significant issues relating to antitrust protection for the National Collegiate Athletic Association and class-action lawsuits came just two days after the justices released their second set of orders from their private conference on Dec. 11. The move resembled a similar set of orders at this time la...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Mexico, Ncaa, Nissan, Alston, 9th Circuit, Board of Regents, Howe, Ramirez, U S Court of Appeals, National Collegiate Athletic Association, TransUnion, FCRA


Canadian cannabis firms Tilray and Aphria reveal £2.8bn merger

All-share deal will create world’s largest weed company, as industry hopes for further liberalisation in USTwo of the leading players in Canada’s booming cannabis sector have announced merger plans that will create the world’s largest weed company, as the industry hopes for further liberalisation in the US under Joe Biden.Tilray and Aphria announced an all-share deal giving the new entity a stock market value of C$4.8bn (£2.8bn), with the two companies’ combined revenues over the past 12 months ...
Tags: Business, Americas, US, Society, World news, Cannabis, Canada, Tilray, Aphria, Joe Biden Tilray


New York Times Spews A Lot Of Hot Garbage About Jeffrey Toobin

Intellectual masturbation about masturbation is so very meta!
Tags: Technology, Television, Law, New York Times, New Yorker, Zoom, Jeffrey Toobin, Media and Journalism


Biden might not be a competent President. But America might not need one.

Get used to headlines like this: "Pete Buttigieg Isn’t a Transit Visionary. But Biden Might Not Need One" (New York Magazine).I was wondering why it made any sense that Buttigieg should run the Department of Transportation, but I think questions like that will be answered with a brush off. Oh, what difference does it make?! Let go of your anxiety. Biden is here. And everything's going to be all right. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, America, Biden, Department Of Transportation, New York Magazine, Buttigieg, Ann Althouse, Pete Buttigieg, Getting Comfortable


Above Market Biglaw Bonuses Wow For Mid-Level And Senior Associates While Some Associates Feel Slighted

Junior associates get market bonuses which feels a bit like participation trophies at this point.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized


Lots of notable pardon headlines as we approach the last month of Prez Trump's clemency powers

In part because Prez Trump has not used his clemency power since last month's Thanksgiving week pardon for Michael Flynn, I have managed to avoid discussing the out-going President's potential pardon spree for many days now.  But there is, unsurprisingly, a cacophony of clemency chatter in various media, and highlighted by these recent piece: From CNN, "'It's turned crazy': Inside the scramble for Trump pardons" From the Daily Beast, "Trump Is Considering Clemency for Silk Road Founder" From For...
Tags: Law, White House, Cnn, Edward Snowden, Julian Assange, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Michael Flynn, Mark Meadows, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Jared Kushner, Presidential Pardons, Forbes Trump, Pat Cipollone


Two household limit to be law in Wales amid new Christmas Covid lockdown

Mark Drakeford announces closure of shops and two-household limit on festive gatheringsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFresh lockdown measures are to be imposed in Wales beginning on Christmas Eve, while the law will be changed to limit Christmas mixing to two households, the first minister, Mark Drakeford, has announced.Amid surging cases, all non-essential shops, plus leisure and fitness centres and close-contact services, will shut at the end of trading on Thursday...
Tags: Health, Politics, Wales, Society, UK News, Health policy, Mark Drakeford, Coronavirus



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