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New Product Video Alert!

This month Rothco has introduced several new product breakdown videos which you can find on our YouTube Channel. We've also highlighted a few below.   Subscribe to the Camobloge [Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Youtube, Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Tactical Gear, Military Gear, Tactical Pack, Tactical Jacket, Plate Carrier Vest


The New York prosecutor investigating Trump's tax records is calling in reinforcements as the president's time in office comes to an end

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Forensic accounting specialists have been brought on to help with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's probe into President Donald Trump's business transactions, The Washington Post reported.  This is part of an ongoing investigation that's expanded s...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Office, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, Investigation, The Washington Post, FTI Consulting


At the Sunrise Cafe

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


Back to Basics – What is Errors & Omissions Insurance?

A short review of the basic professional and management liability coverages (E&O, D&O, EPL, Cyber Risk) will be helpful for some clients, and the first Back to Basics summary covers Errors & Omissions (E&O, Malpractice or Professional Liability). Errors & Omissions (E&O, Malpractice or Professional Liability) insurance protects professionals and professional organizations from financial loss from allegations of negligence. There are many types of professional classes that need E&O insurance, inc...
Tags: Insurance


I don’t believe in blind idealism: An interview with Katarzyna Boni

Is it possible to bring a utopia to life? When searching for an ideal world, do we part with reality or maybe give it a new shape? And is creating alternative realities something only cult leaders do? Stasia Budzisz discussed these and other questions with Katarzyna Boni, whose reportage Auroville: The City Made of Dreams was published in Polish in June 2020.Stasia Budzisz: You came across one of the communities of Auroville, the city of the future, by accident in 2009. You knew nothing about it...
Tags: Songdo, South Korea, Japan, Writing, India, Society, Unesco, Sociology, Innovation, Mother, Himalayas, University of Cambridge, Christiania, John Paul II, Jurgen, Kasia


Want Americans to graduate college? Make it affordable.

Many of the fastest-growing jobs in the U.S. require a postsecondary education, while college tuition rates continue to climb. Recent research finds that making college more affordable improves bachelor degree attainment. Aid recipients who benefit most are students from historically underrepresented groups. The benefits bestowed by a college degree are well-known. Degrees open access to job opportunities and, with them, economic stability. The average earning potential of a college graduate is...
Tags: Education, Finance, Youth, America, Debt, Society, Mit, Teaching, United States, Innovation, Community, Nebraska, Department Of Education, Foundation, Urban Institute, Baum


"I loathe domestic life.... I don’t want anyone in my house that I don’t know when they are leaving, so I don’t want there to be anyone else in the house."

"So you’ve never had a live-in relationship?"/"Never! That’s what I’m saying, never! Never. I never did it. I never would do it. I don’t want to do it. I have no interest in it. I don’t like domestic life like that. I am not that share-y a person; I’m not accommodating in that way, in any real way. I have zero ability or desire — the only monogamous relationship I have had in my life is with my car. That is my monogamous relationship; I still have that car, the same car, yes, and the reason that...
Tags: Real Estate, New York, Law, Netflix, Driving, Solitude, Martin Scorsese, Ann Althouse, Fran Lebowitz, City New York Magazine


"Like Nietzsche’s Socrates, Trump was 'the buffoon who got himself taken seriously.' Unlike a Socratic buffoon, however..."

"... Trump never overcame himself. Bereft of the wider critique that once confounded political elites, his personality cult is no longer compelling even as a vessel for ressentiment. Its chief acolytes today are the legacy media operations whose fortunes his nonstop controversies helped revive, opportunistic scribblers hoping to cash in on one more #Maga or #Resistance potboiler, and those who prefer that the media focus on anything except the substantive issues raised in 2016. They will happily...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Socrates, Nietzsche, Ann Althouse, Maga, what Trump did to the GOP, Julius Krein, Socrates Trump, Trump the ex-President, Trump and the media


Associate Layoffs, A New Court, And Racial Unrest: 2020 In Review

2020 In The Legal Industry Was Just As Awful As In The World Writ Large.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, 2020 Year In Review


William Gibson — deploying the old "grocer's apostrophe" — says something inscrutable about Nazis and the Space Force.

How was it, given fascism's theoretical predilection for kitsch, that the Nazi's generally had such strongly stylin' uniforms? Could it all have been Hugo Boss? https://t.co/C9Su69H1Nb— William Gibson (@GreatDismal) December 29, 2020 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Fashion, Law, Punctuation, Nazis, Military, William Gibson, Nazi, Ann Althouse, Hugo Boss, Space Force


Federal Circuit: User Experience is not Computer Functionality

by Dennis Crouch Simio, LLC v. FlexSim Software (Fed. Cir. 2020) (opinion by Chief Judge Prost and joined by Judges Clevenger and Stoll). In this case, the Federal Circuit has affirmed the lower court’s summary dismissal of Simio’s infringement lawsuit on eligibility grounds.  The appellate panel also upheld the lower court’s refusal to permit the patentee to amend its complaint — seeing the proposed amendment as “futile.” Dennis Pegden has received many awards for his work developing software (...
Tags: Law, Patent, LLC, Federal Circuit, Stoll, Prost, Clevenger, Alice Step, Dennis Crouch Simio, FlexSim Software Fed, Simio, Dennis Pegden, Rockwell Later, FlexSim


Military nano drones help soldiers map out the battlefield ahead

This tiny, lightweight drone could be used by the military for intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition, and reconnaissance.
Tags: News, Trends, Military, Drones


Rounding up some notable recent criminal justice commentary

There are lots and lots of interesting criminal justice issues floating around these days, and these recent commentary catching my eye capture just a slice of what some folks are talking about: From the Boston Globe, "What Trump’s pardons say about criminal justice" From CNN, "How Joe Biden can root out racism in criminal justice" From CNN Business, "Criminal justice reform can start with employers who give felons a second chance" From The Hill, "Joe Biden should eliminate federal death row on h...
Tags: Law, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Boston Globe What Trump, CNN Business Criminal, Hill Joe Biden, The Hill Five, USA Today COVID


Is it defamation to accuse someone of sending a bogus DMCA takedown notice?

Esports aren’t only about 21st century video games. Apparently there is a relatively robust community of Tecmo Bowl enthusiasts who – though the game is three decades old – gets together to compete in tournaments. A couple of members of that community got into it with one another online, and the spat spawned some fierce litigation. That scuffle raised the question of whether accusing someone of sending a bogus DMCA takedown notice is defamatory. The online scuffle Plaintiff was up...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Law, Copyright, Chicago, Dmca, Esports, Defamation, Perjury, Hawkins, Tecmo, Evan Brown, Knobbe, Court of Appeals of Texas


Covid: UK woman who was first in world to receive vaccine has second dose

Margaret Keenan, 91, receives second injection three weeks later – having celebrated a birthday in betweenCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA woman who became the first person in the world to receive the Pfizer vaccine this month following its clinical approval has been given her second dose.Margaret Keenan was given the follow-up injection at Coventry university hospital on Tuesday, three weeks after making history with the first jab. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Coventry, Coronavirus, Margaret Keenan


Colleagues Search For Meaning Following Christmas Day Murder-Suicide Of Attorney

Mental health of attorneys is under scrutiny following the recent, awful events.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Quote Of The Day, Murder Suicide, John Liquori


Holiday Spirit

I have mentioned previously that I am a big fan of the web page of the Vermont disciplinary system, which provides easy access to all pleadings in bar cases. An interesting pending matter involves a petition charging misconduct filed by... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Vermont, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


The 10 Most Popular LawNext Podcasts of 2020

My LawNext podcast features conversations with the “innovators and entrepreneurs who are driving what’s next in law.” But in 2020, “what’s next” was anybody’s guess. In this list of the 10 LawNext episodes that were most popular during 2020, it may be little surprise that my April interview with legal futurist Richard Susskind was the most popular, as we all sought to answer that question of what’s next. In fact, Susskind’s interview is now my most-downloaded ever. We were also captivated and ul...
Tags: Apple, New York, Microsoft, Law, Stanford, Uncategorized, Tech, David, Deloitte, David Lat, Avvo, Richard Susskind, Susskind, Mark Harris, Margaret Hagan, Mark Britton


Supreme Court Clerk Hiring Watch: The Complete Clerk Roster For October Term 2020

With Justice Barrett's first set of clerks, plus the destinations of the late Justice Ginsburg's clerks.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Courts, Federal Judges, Ginsburg, Barrett, Clerks, Supreme Court clerks, SCOTUS clerkships, Clerkships, SCOTUS Clerks, Law Clerks


"One of the more unexpected character arcs of the Trump era is the emergence of 'Dilbert' creator Scott Adams as a pro-Trump political commentator."

"Adams, a 'trained hypnotist' with a self-proclaimed expertise in the rhetorical dark arts, has made any number of dazzlingly confident predictions over the last four years. But few are quite as grim as his March 12 tweet predicting that before November 3, Sanders, Biden and Trump would all contract Covid-19 — and one of them would die from it. It’s December, the election is over, and all three men are still alive. Though Trump did contract coronavirus before Election Day, after a hospitalizati...
Tags: Law, Trump, Adams, Scott Adams, Ann Althouse, Annual Nonsense, Sanders Biden, Coronavirus


McConnell Blocks Vote on $2k Stimulus Payments

Mitch McConnell does it again. He's blocked the vote on the increased stimulus payments sought by most of Congress and Donald Trump. McConnell brought the chamber back this week with one major goal: overriding Trump’s veto of the annual... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Congress, Mitch McConnell, Trump, McConnell, Donald Trump McConnell


Facebook Isn’t a Constructive Public Trust–Cameron Atkinson v. Facebook

Cameron Atkinson self-describes himself as “a Christian, a published constitutional scholar, a soon-to-be trial and appellate lawyer, and a general hell-raiser.” He also describes himself as “Liberty’s sheriff” and you can even buy t-shirts apparently depicting him in that role. Atkinson sued Facebook for allegedly censoring several of his posts. The court dismisses his lawsuit. First Amendment. As confirmed in PragerU v. YouTube, an online service “censors” its users only if it is a state acto...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Congress, Youtube, Linkedin, Icann, United States, Circuit, Johnson, Alphabet, Atkinson, Wilson, Trump, Perez, Lewis


'I'm going back to carnage': a junior doctor on working under Covid

As England hospital admissions increase, emotional reserves of frontline NHS staff diminishCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt’s 5pm in a busy London hospital and a patient who came in a few days ago has deteriorated rapidly. The woman in her 60s has coronavirus. In a few days, she has gone from coping well to her oxygen levels dropping dramatically.This is a moment that replays in the mind of Ian (not his real name), a junior doctor who works in an infectious diseases...
Tags: Health, England, London, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Doctors, Ian, Coronavirus


Biglaw Firm Busts Out Special Bonuses — But They’re (Mostly) Below Market Rate

It may not be market rate, but it's better than nothing.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Cozen O'Connor, Special Bonuses, COVID-19, Associate Bonus Watch 2020


Tuesday round-up

Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Second half of SCOTUS term may bring the temperature down compared to its feverish first (Mark Walsh, ABA Journal) Justices Staring Down Another Slow Term Despite Head Start (Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law) The Supreme Court considers when the U.S. can judge other nations’ human rights violations (Charles Lane, The Washington Post) Legal Docket: Suing the IRS (Jenny Rough, The World and Everything ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Round-up, Charles Lane, Mark Walsh, Barr, Daniel Cotter, Kimberly Strawbridge, Robinson Bloomberg Law The Supreme Court, IRS Jenny Rough The World


"This is the best gift idea I've ever had."

@kylescheele This is the best gift idea I’ve ever had. #greenscreen #photoshop #christmas #gift #family #familypictures #funny ♬ original sound - kylescheele [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Gifts, Ann Althouse, Photoshopping


"We're told Biden doesn't have a 'vision.' He doesn't. We’re told he doesn’t have an ideology. He doesn’t. But he has a public image..."

"... which is that he’s a middle-class guy in the center who knows what he doesn't like — and he doesn’t like departures from common sense. In this initial, breath-gathering post-Trump moment, that might do as a Vision Substitute. It’s not asking not what your country can do for you or having a dream or a shining city on a hill or 'as Americans that is not enough we must be equal in the eyes of each other.' It’s just 'C'mon man.' Like Biden, it might do."  Writes Mickey Kaus in "Wokeism Should...
Tags: Law, Reagan, Biden, Trump, KAUS, Mickey Kaus, Ann Althouse, Left-wing Ideology


Morning Docket: 12.29.20

* A new lawsuit alleges that New York City restaurants should be open for indoor dining because this "saves lives." Since I can't cook for my life, I might agree... [New York Post] * A Connecticut lawyer allegedly shot his wife on Christmas Day and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide. [Connecticut Law Tribune] * The New York Attorney General is warning of COVID-19 vaccine scams. [Rochester Democrat & Chronicle] * California is now allowing lawsuits for emotional distress even...
Tags: New York Post, Law, California, New York City, Netflix, Connecticut, North Carolina, The Goonies, San Francisco Chronicle, Outer Banks, Connecticut Law Tribune, Goonies, Morning Docket, New York Attorney General, Rochester Democrat Chronicle


Tips Tuesday

Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on practice, research, writing and technology. Research & Writing Terrible Transitions Neil Guthrie In an op-ed piece prompted by the Ontario government’s threatened invocation of the Charter’s ‘notwithstanding’ clause (s 33), Professor Lissa Paul of Brock University mused about the prevalence of similar ‘useless adverbs’ in student writing: ‘”Notwithstanding” and the...
Tags: Law, Ontario, Tips Tuesday, Neil Guthrie, Brock University, Lissa Paul


UK wants new drones in wake of Azerbaijan military success

MoD wants to procure cheaper armed drones for UK as it studies lessons from recent conflict in Nagorno-KarabakhThe UK’s military is expected to embark on a new armed drone programme in response to Azerbaijan’s controversial use of the technology in its victory over Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.Defence officials believe that Azerbaijan’s use of cheaper Turkish drones in the six-week autumn war was crucial in defeating the Armenians, and forcing them to cede control of territory in the...
Tags: UK, UK News, World news, Military, Defence policy, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Defence, Ben Wallace, Caucasus, Nagorno-Karabakh, Drones (military, Nagorno KarabakhThe UK



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