Editorial: Another call for the justices to speak to the country

Soon, the Supreme Court is likely to deny several cert petitions filed by the president and his allies that challenge the election. There is no legally serious challenge to the results certified by any state. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory does not depend on the electors of any individual state that is being challenged. So, either upon Congress’ certification of the electors or the inauguration, the petitions are functionally moot. The court can deny the petitions without comment. That is i...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Joe Biden, United States, Republican Party, Biden, Donald Trump, Capitol, The Supreme Court

Stipulated Sanction

The Minnesota Supreme Court accepted the stipulated discipline of a 45 day suspension and two years of supervised probation for the following The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility has filed a petition for disciplinary action alleging that... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Minnesota Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility

How the Covid surge has left the NHS on the brink – podcast

Boris Johnson has announced a new national lockdown amid fears the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks with Covid patients. Denis Campbell and Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden describe a service already at breaking point Fears that the NHS could be overwhelmed within weeks have prompted new national lockdowns across the UK. There are now more than 30,000 people in NHS hospitals with coronavirus as staff levels have been hit too by the disease. The Guardian’s health policy editor, Denis Campbell, tells ...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Hospitals, NHS, Doctors, The Guardian, Boris Johnson, Anushka Asthana, Coronavirus, Denis Campbell, Samantha Batt Rawden

At the Wednesday Night Café...

... you can do all the talking. I’ll withhold my comments until tomorrow. It’s been a strange day. I’m waiting for things to settle down. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse

Moot on Appeal: Patentee’s Infringement Disclaimer Remove’s Challenger’s Ability to Appeal IPR

ABS Global, Inc. v. Cytonome/ST, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2021). In a split opinion, the Federal Circuit has dismissed ABS Global’s appeal of its failed IPR trial — finding the appeal moot. U.S. Patent No. 8,529,161. The simple story here is that Cytonome sued ABS for infringement of the ‘161 patent but lost on summary judgment of non-infringement.  ABS did not pursue an appeal, and expressly “disclaim[ed] such an appeal.” Meanwhile ABS had filed an Inter Partes Review proceeding that resulted in most of ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Patent, Kessler, Board, Abs, Inter Partes Review, Global Inc, Federal Circuit, Prost, IPR, PTAB, Cytonome ST LLC Fed, ABS Global, Cytonome, Federal Circuit Appellant

The social determinants of health, explained

Social determinants of health, such as income and access to healthy food, affect well-being long before people may enter medical facilities. They're one reason neighborhoods in the same city can maintain life expectancy gaps larger than a decade. With growing awareness of how societal ills determine health, medical professionals and their partners are devising more holistic approaches to health. New York City is a vibrant, vivacious city. No one knows this better than the people who live on...
Tags: Health, Government, New York City, Society, Poverty, Policy, Chicago, Brooklyn, United States, Innovation, Manhattan, Health Care, OECD, Upper East Side, Inequality, Central Park

How the the 25th Amendment works to remove a sitting president

Then-President-elect Donald Trump stands with Vice President-elect Mike Pence at a news conference at Trump Tower on January 11, 2017 in New York City. Spencer Platt/Getty Images The 25th Amendment formally outlines the transition of power if the president is unable or unfit to serve. Section IV also allows the vice president and a majority of the Cabinet to remove the president from office. Americans have been particularly interested in the amendment since President Donald Trump took off...
Tags: Google, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Life, Senate, White House, Trends, Cnn, Fbi, Commerce, Tennessee, New York Times, House Of Representatives, Treasury

Future armies could use teams of drones and robots to storm buildings

An Israeli defense firm has shown off a new A.I.-powered system that allows for drones and robots to enter buildings to scan the insides to create maps.
Tags: News, Trends, Military, Drones, Robots

Rudy Giuliani Challenges Antifa To Fight Him Mano-a-Mano

If there we're ever rails, we're well and truly off 'em.
Tags: Law, Government, Rudy Giuliani, Sidney Powell, Election Law, John Chapman, Lin Wood

Twitter limited Trump's tweets for 'risk of violence' as pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol

A protester is seen hanging from the balcony in the Senate Chamber on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC. Congress held a joint session on Wednesday to ratify President-elect Joe Biden's 306-232 Electoral College win over President Donald Trump. Pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol building after mass demonstrations in the nation's capital. Win McNamee/Getty Images As pro-Trump rioters broke into the US Capitol on Wednesday afternoon with Congress in session, President Trum...
Tags: Twitter, Politics, Usa, Crime, Protest, Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House, House Of Representatives, National Security

Trump’s MAGA Coup Attempt Must Be ‘Condemned’

It's time for the 'Party of Law & Order' to bow to the rule of law.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trump, Quote Of The Day, Letitia James, Insurrection, Coup Attempt

"I didn't support animal skin guy..."

I didn't support animal skin guy, but he is our new leader and we should give him a chance to grow in office— Jonathan Chait (@jonathanchait) January 6, 2021 Less humorously... You are a joke. You are a traitor. You are a disgrace. You demanded this. You created it. You are guilty and you should be held accountable.— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) January 6, 2021 this you?— Dmitry Pozdniakov (@Hambo_dev) January 6, 2021 [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Law, Protests, Josh Marshall, Jonathan Chait, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020

Drowning In Data Chaos? Your Worries Are Over. [Sponsored]

AdvoLogix brings new efficiencies and actionable insights to law firms and law departments alike.
Tags: Technology, Law, Sponsored Content, AdvoLogix

Parents, please don't take a school place just because you can | Anonymous

This lockdown comes with increased pressures for educators, writes a primary headteacherCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn March 2020, when we first went into lockdown, my school went overnight from over 200 pupils to having between three and 10 pupils. Having seen it coming way before the government – not that you needed the gift of prophecy – we were prepared with remote learning from the very next day.We were able to keep staff and pupils safe, and invite in the ha...
Tags: Health, Education, Children, Society, UK News, Schools, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus

Legal Twitter Reacts To The Rule Of Law Collapsing

Story is updating as more information becomes available.
Tags: Law, Government, Coups, Josh Hawley

Foley & Lardner’s Wild Week

The firm said Cleta Mitchell went rogue, but that was only the start of their issues.
Tags: Law, Ted Cruz, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Foley, Lardner, Election Law, Foley & Lardner, Josh Hawley, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Cleta Mitchell, Featured Podcasts

46 Hospitals File Suit To Reverse HHS Bad Debt Policy

A group of hospitals have sued HHS Secretary Alex Azar, arguing he should reverse a policy that prevents hospitals from getting reimbursed for Medicare-related bad debts pending at outside collection agencies. The policy has raised hospital debt payments by about $1.35 million, the lawsuit claims.
Tags: Law, Medicare, HHS, Health Care / Medicine, Alex Azar, Healthcare Docket

Merrick Garland Nominated As Attorney General

He's certainly qualified. But is that enough?
Tags: Law, Government, Joe Biden, Department Of Justice, Merrick Garland

She Signed A Contract Not To Have Sex, Then She Got Pregnant

A recent news item on a case of superfetation brings to mind an unusual surrogacy case.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART

This has an excellent healing quality: "Biden to nominate Merrick Garland as attorney general."

CNN reports. MEANWHILE: From Politico: "The results of the Georgia Senate runoffs aren’t yet final. But left-wing activists are already pressuring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer to take advantage of a possible Democratic majority in the Senate and retire.... President-elect Joe Biden has committed to nominating a Black woman to the next open Justice seat... Bakari Sellers, a former South Carolina Representative who has been involved in several presidential campaigns, tweeted Tuesday nigh...
Tags: Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, Biden, South Carolina, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Georgia Senate, Ann Althouse, Merrick Garland, Bakari Sellers, Biden's judges

Trump's last stand about to unfold in Congress.

Let's watch here:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Congress, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump 2020, what Trump did to the GOP

"The Georgia results broke the back of Trumpism. His phone call to Brad Raffensperger was hunker-in-the-bunker bonkers."

"The President’s coattails are toxic. He under-performed all five Republican congressmen in Wisconsin, who won election without difficulty. Had he matched their performance, he would have won the state. Georgia, we should note, elected a Republican legislature in November and until today had two Republican U.S. senators. Republicans in November flipped two Democratic seats to take 10 of its 14 House seats even as Trump lost the state for the first Republican defeat in 28 years..... As for the cr...
Tags: Law, Georgia, House, Wisconsin, Donald Trump, Trump, Tom Cotton, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, David Blaska, what Trump did to the GOP, Brad Raffensperger, 2024 Campaign, Nikki Haley Like

This 2-Minute Survey Could Cut Millions From Your Budget [Sponsored]

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Tags: Law, Litigation, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Text IQ

EU approves Moderna jab amid tensions over slow rollout of vaccines

Move should ease frustrations over low supplies of Pfizer vaccine and EU’s longer authorisation process Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has approved the Moderna vaccine, making it the second coronavirus shot to be cleared for general use across the EU, as tensions continued to rise over the slow progress of vaccination programmes in the bloc.In a move that should ease frustrations over a shortfall in supplies of the BioNTech/Pfizer jab an...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Eu, European Union, Society, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Netherlands, Amsterdam, Microbiology, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, European Medicines Agency

I’m not in Kansas anymore … or ever (an unemployment fraud story)

What's wrong with this photo? I've never lived in Kansas.I've never worked in Kansas.I've never even been to Kansas.I never filed a claim for unemployment benefits with the State of Kansas. 1+2+3+4=unemployment fraud.  I've been the victim of identity theft and attempted unemployment fraud. And I'm not alone. According to USA Today, fraudsters have stolen at least $36 billion from state unemployment systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. How? USA Today spoke to Mayowa, an engineering...
Tags: Law, Nigeria, Chicago, Kansas, Usa Today, Illinois, Federal Trade Commission, Kansas Department of Labor, Jon Hyman, State of Kansas, Mayowa, Kelly Maculan

Albatross Of Six-Figure Student Loan Debts Stymieing Young Lawyers’ Pursuit Of Meaningful Work

Three-quarters of graduates finish law school with at least $100,000 of student loan debt.
Tags: Law, Finance, Student Loans, Student Loan Debt, Law Schools, American Bar Association / ABA, Jonathan Wolf, Debt Forgiveness

Relativity Acquires VerQu, Strengthening Its Ability to Capture Enterprise Communication Data

Just six days into 2021, the year has already brought two major mergers and acquisitions, with the merger of Fastcase and Casemaker and Litera’s acquisition of Foundation Software Group. Now there is another notable acquisition, as Relativity, the global e-discovery and compliance technology company, has acquired VerQu, a data management software company that helps organizations migrate and capture communications data for record retention and compliance purposes. Of VerQu’s three core products, ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, New Jersey, Chris Brown, Relativity, Fastcase, Phoenix, Brown, Slack Skype, Perrone, Litera, Capture Enterprise Communication Data, Foundation Software Group Now, Frank Perrone, Proofpoint Perrone, Relativity Perrone

Uh, What The Hell Is Going On With These Chinese Telecom NYSE Listings?

No one knows, least of all the NYSE itself.
Tags: Law, Finance, Nyse

What the U.S. Senate Flip May Mean for Employers in Connecticut

With both Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock the likely winners of the U.S. Senate races in Georgia, a result that seemed unlikely just two months ago, Congress is suddenly back to being a major player in the next year or two. Over the last several years, the amount of legislation coming out of Congress had slowed to a trickle; Majority Leader McConnell used his powers to block bills that might have otherwise passed. It wasn’t that long ago that pieces of legislation like the ADA Amendments Act pass...
Tags: New York, Laws, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, Georgia, Regulations, Minimum Wage, New York Times, Connecticut, Employment law, Judge, Biden, Vacancy, Overtime

Case preview: Justices will confront statutory puzzle on bond eligibility for noncitizens contesting deportation

Pham v. Guzman Chavez, which will be argued on Jan. 11, addresses the right of certain noncitizens to be released on bond while they are in the process of removal from the United States. The migrants at issue are a subgroup of a subgroup: those who have previously been ordered removed, and are statutorily subject to swift deportation based on reinstatement of the prior order, but who have a so-called “withholding” claim, which, if granted, prohibits their removal to a particular country under th...
Tags: Featured, Law, United States, Department Of Justice, Department Of Homeland Security, U S Court of Appeals, Customs Enforcement, Natural Resources Defense Council, Pham, INA, Board of Immigration Appeals, Chevron USA, Merits Cases, Zadvydas, Davis the Supreme Court, Guzman Chavez

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