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A 25-month suspension has been imposed by the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge based on a conditional admission of misconduct In June 2020, Noffsinger, who had worked as a prosecutor until 2016, was sentenced to two years of criminal probation, with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Portugal: Amendments To The Portuguese Nationality Law - Caiado Guerreiro

This new amendment to Law 37/81 of 3 October 1981 was promulgated by the President on the 3rd of November and will enter into force on the day following its publication which is expected to occur soon.
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At the Sunrise Cafe...

... you can talk about whatever you like. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Trolls and social media platforms face huge fines in Australia for failing to remove abuse material

Proposed legislation would also give government power to unmask identities of anonymous accounts Australian internet service providers, social media companies and other online platforms will need to remove severely harmful, abusive or bullying content within 24 hours or risk being blocked and fined $555,000 under the federal government’s proposed online safety legislation.Currently, takedown notices for image-based abuse, cyber-abuse, cyberbullying, and seriously harmful online content needs to ...
Tags: Internet, Australia, Social Media, Society, Australia news, Australian politics, Child protection, Online Abuse, Law (Australia

Former Rep. Katie Hill sues ex-husband, Daily Mail, & Redstate for 'nonconsensual porn'

Former congresswoman Katie Hill filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles on Tuesday that claims ex-husband and the owners of and the Daily Mail distributed sexual images of her that amounted to "nonconsensual porn." The suit claims the outlets did not have a "carte blanche right" under the First Amendment to "sexually degrade and expose public officials." — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Los Angeles, Lawsuits, Revenge Porn, Katie Hill

Callow, Fraser and G: Perspectives on the Role of Law and of the Courts

Three recent Supreme Court of Canada decisions illustrate the very different perspectives or philosophies the judges bring to their consideration of the cases before them. The most recent, CM Callow Inc. v. Zollinger, dealt with the duty of honest performance in contract law, while the other two were concerned with equality issues: Fraser v. Canada (Attorney General), which considered whether the RCMP pension plan discriminated against members (primarily women) who shared jobs, and Ontario (Atto...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Canada, Court of appeal, Quebec, Ontario, Brown, RCMP, Abella, Supreme Court of Canada, Cote, Fraser, Rowe, SCC, Royal Commission

Judge Has Had It With This Defendant — See Also

Bonus News: At Quinn and Selendy & Gay. Federal Judge Is Not Happy: “Unprofessional” and “petty” are never words you want a judge to say to you. Why Would Anything Related To The Bar Exam Go Smoothly? Jersey results are delayed. Rapping Partner? Okay, I was incredulous but this is cute. 
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Want To Transfer Law Schools? We Have A Suggestion.

The law school seems to welcome transfers with open arms.
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French policemen detained over assault of music producer are released

Michel Zecler’s lawyer ‘astonished’ at release of two officers under supervision, one month after Paris beating caught on cameraFrench investigating judges have ordered the release under judicial supervision of two policemen detained last month in connection with the beating of black music producer Michel Zecler, a judicial source said.Both officers will be barred from having any contact with Zecler or anyone else connected with the case. They will also be banned from carrying firearms and all p...
Tags: Europe, Law, France, World news, Paris, Michel Zecler, Zecler

Planting Seeds

Fostering IP literacy in today’s students before they enter the workforce is more important than ever.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Gaston Kroub

Russia and China fly bombers in joint patrol over Pacific

• Russia's Defense Ministry: "the measure was conducted as part of implementing the provisions of the 2020 military cooperation plan and is not aimed against third countries" Russian and Chinese bomber aircraft flew a joint mission over the Western Pacific on Tuesday. — Read the rest
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Prez Trump issues 15 full pardons and 5 commutations on Festivus eve

As detailed in this White House press release, titled "Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding Executive Grants of Clemency," Prez Trump issued a set of notable clemency grants this evening.  Here are the basics from the statement: Today, President Donald J. Trump granted Full Pardons to 15 individuals and commuted part or all of the sentences of an additional 5 individuals. Alfonso Costa — President Trump granted a full pardon to Alfonso Costa, a dentist from Pittsburgh... Alfred Lee Crum...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, Russia, Gop, Pittsburgh, Trump, Donald J Trump, Chris Collins, Dustin, Weldon, Alfonso Costa, Steve Stockman, Douglas A Berman, Weldon Angelos, Hill Trump

Jack Ma’s Bribe To Chinese Regulators Didn’t Work

They’re not saying they won’t take some or all of Ant Group eventually, just not in exchange for not cancelling its IPO.
Tags: Law, Finance, Jack Ma, Ant Group

NHS leaders raise concerns over pace of Covid vaccine rollout

Exclusive: more than half of hospital trusts in England yet to receive supplies amid fears of variant spreadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageNHS leaders have raised concerns about the rollout of the coronavirus vaccine, with more than half of hospital trusts and two-thirds of GPs yet to receive supplies amid growing alarm over the new fast-spreading variant.Dr Richard Vautrey, the chair of the British Medical Association’s GP committee, urged the government to speed up...
Tags: Health, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Britain, NHS, Gps, Vaccines and immunisation, British Medical Association, Richard Vautrey, Coronavirus

Judge Writes, ‘To Say That This Case Is Trouble Is Like Saying 2020 Has Been Difficult’

Things promptly go downhill for defendant from there.
Tags: Law, Courts, Legal Ethics, Legal Recruiting, Headhunters / Recruiters

5 (Unforeseeable, Predicable, And Surprising) Legal Tech Trends In 2020

The momentum of technological change and innovation in 2020 assured a steady stream of new products.
Tags: Technology, Law, Legal Technology, Jean O'Grady

New Jersey Bar Exam STILL Hasn’t Released Results And Folks Fear They May Miss February Deadlines

And no one from the NJ BOLE seems to be answering questions.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Bar Exam, New Jersey Bar Exam, NJ BOLE

Couple 'have justice for first time' after separate killings of three sons

John and Linda Burke-Monerville were in court for the sentencing of son David’s killers; no one has been convicted over the deaths of two other sonsA couple who have lost three sons to separate murders said they had got justice for the first time after three men were sentenced for a total of 58 years for their roles in the fatal stabbing of David Bello-Monerville.John and Linda Burke-Monerville were in court on Tuesday for the sentencing of the three men involved in the murder of their son David...
Tags: London, Crime, Law, UK News, David, John, Sentencing, Linda Burke Monerville, Taiye, David Bello Monerville John, Nathan Harewood, Khalil Rehman, Francis Appiageyi

How Legal Ops Weathered The Storms Of 2020

This year’s survey from the Blickstein Group offers the first real data on the pandemic’s effects on law department operations. Join an expert panel at 1 p.m. on Jan. 14 for insights on the report.
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DOJ produces huge "Final Report" from the work of the President's Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice

The day before current Attorney General William Barr is stepping down, the US Department of Justice has released this 300+ page "Final Report" to conclude the work of the Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice.  This press release provides the context for this big document: Today, following months of virtual meetings, testimony and study, U.S. Attorney General William P. Barr submitted the final report of the President’s Commission on Law Enforcement and th...
Tags: Law, White House, Law Enforcement, Commission, Department Of Justice, Doj, US Department of Justice, Donald J Trump, Barr, Administration of Justice, Douglas A Berman, William P Barr, William Barr, Commission on Law Enforcement, Presidential Commission on Law Enforcement

Top 25 Biglaw Firm Will Dump Tons Of Bonus Cash On Associates Who Bill Their Butts Off

'Many' associates will also be receiving special bonuses.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Quinn Emanuel, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, Associate Bonus Watch 2020

YouTube’s Copyright Filter Is Crushing Video Critique—And It’s Getting Worse

In July, Harry “hbomberguy” Brewis shared a video on his popular YouTube channel called “RWBY Is Disappointing, And Here’s Why.” The two-and-half-hour video — a sharp, detailed critique of the cartoon RWBY — was the result of a lot of work by Brewis and his producer, Kat Lo. It also took an extra week and a half of…Read more...
Tags: Science, Law, Youtube, Copyright, Criticism, Eff, Dmca, Content Id, Brewis, Kat Lo It

Government Contracts and Ownership of Technical Data

by Dennis Crouch The Boeing Company v. Air Force (Fed. Cir. 2020) This is a government contract case involving rights to technical data provided to the government from a contractor.  Boeing is working on a multi-billion-dollar F-15 Eagle Passive/Active Warning Survivability System (EPAWSS) project subject to a DoD contract.  Under the contract, Boeing “retains ownership” of the technical data it generates and delivers.  However, the U.S. Gov’t receives also “unlimited rights” to the data, includ...
Tags: Law, US, Boeing, Patent, Board, Federal Circuit, Boeing Company, Dennis Crouch, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals ASBCA, Federal Circuit On, Air Force Fed

Cardiff drug deaths: Man admits deals linked to two deaths

Law student Megan Pollitt and estate agent Rhys Trezise both collapsed and died in November.
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NSO Group spyware 'dangerous', say tech firms in legal filing

Israeli company should be held liable to American anti-hacking laws, Google, Microsoft and others argueSpyware made by NSO Group is “powerful and dangerous” and the Israeli company should be held liable to US anti-hacking laws, Google, Microsoft, Cisco and other leading technology companies have said in a .An amicus brief filed by the companies in support of WhatsApp, which has sued NSO Group in the US, appears to mark a major turning point in the popular messaging app’s legal fight against the...
Tags: Google, Technology, Microsoft, Law, Israel, US, Cisco, World news, US news, Whatsapp, Software, Hacking, Technology sector, Espionage, Google Microsoft, NSO Group

New Stimulus Bill To Axe Surprise Billing Practices

Congress finally reached an agreement on a $900 billion stimulus package, which includes a ban on surprise medical billing. A previous, but very similar version of the bill, raised concerns among providers and payers.
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Making A Point

The North Carolina Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a judge who held a probable cause hearing in the absence of counsel, who was late for a scheduled 2 pm hearing. The judge held the hearing at the end of his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, North Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts

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