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The Evidence May Be Lean

A portion of a claim brought against Hunton & Williams was resuscitated by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department In light of the basis for the court's ruling in the underlying action, plaintiff's allegations of malpractice... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Hunton Williams, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


The 7 most violence-inciting statements in Donald Trump's speech to the crowd on January 6th.

Here's the transcript. I read the entire speech — which was over an hour — looking for the sentences that are most subject to the interpretation that he was inciting the crowd to break into the Capitol building or commit any sort of act of violence. I'm doing this because I realized I wasn't seeing quotes from Trump, just assertions that the speech was an incitement and cause-and-effect inferences based on the sequence of events: He spoke and then they acted.  There are places where he clearly...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, Pennsylvania Avenue, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, the Trump resistance


Justices grant review in 14 new cases but don’t act on hot-button issues

The Supreme Court took a big step on Friday night toward filling up its merits docket for the rest of the 2020-21 term, granting review in 14 new cases for a total of 12 hours of argument. The justices will weigh in on the First Amendment rights of students and charitable organizations, as well as sentencing reductions for inmates serving time for small amounts of crack cocaine. Perhaps just as notably, the justices did not act on several high-profile petitions that they considered at Friday’s c...
Tags: Twitter, Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Navy, California, Pennsylvania, United States, Boston Marathon, Nevada, Donald Trump, Terry, San Antonio, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev


At the Friday Night Café...

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


Twitter has "permanently suspended" Donald Trump "due to the risk of further incitement of violence."

After close review of recent Tweets from the @realDonaldTrump account and the context around them we have permanently suspended the account due to the risk of further incitement of violence.https://t.co/CBpE1I6j8Y— Twitter Safety (@TwitterSafety) January 8, 2021 ADDED: Here's a detailed explanation from Twitter, objecting to the 2 tweets Trump put up today (which we've been discussing here): "To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th" and "The 75,0...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Donald Trump, Trump, U S Capitol, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance


"There's absolutely a new War on Terror... aimed inward, domestically."

There's absolutely a new War on Terror being initiated -- it'd been lurking for awhile, but it's accelerating now for obvious reasons. This new one is aimed inward, domestically. It entails many of the same frameworks. They're saying it explicitly:https://t.co/TUkK0mmMxU pic.twitter.com/ygCLuTZe2C— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 8, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Glenn Greenwald, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance, Biden's war on terror


For Every Season… — See Also

A Time To Sow: A time to reap... the fruits of encouraging yahoos to go to the Capitol based on lies. Play Stupid Games: Lose your Biglaw partnership. F Around: And find out about massive defamation claims. What Goes Around The U.S. Capitol: Comes around to the West Virginia State Capitol and more importantly the prosecutor's office. Sometimes You Eat The Bear: And sometimes the bear disbars Rudy.
Tags: Law, Capitol, West Virginia State Capitol, See Also


The Biglaw Firm Doing The Most Work Defending Companies Against Activist Investors

The firm got into a real groove with this kind of work.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day


Petitions of the week: Four petitions that test the limits on lawsuits against the government

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider cases and statutes about suing various government entities, ranging from two counties to a state governor to the United States itself. Three of the petitions involve women seeking redress from counties and the military for their role in creating conditions that allowed them to suffer sexual and physical assaults. Broadly speaking, sovereign immunity protects states from suit. However, in 1908’s Ex parte Young, the Supre...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, West Point, Congress, United States, New Jersey, Ohio, Ada, Terry, DOE, Young, Murphy, Robinson, U S Court of Appeals


How To Run Your Practice Like A Tech CEO

Practical strategies to bring your practice into the modern era.
Tags: Technology, Law, Steve Jobs, Biglaw, James Goodnow


Always Take The Opportunity To Learn

Take opportunities where you find them, including in unrelated situations.
Tags: Technology, Law, Government, Nancy Pelosi, Matthew W. Schmidt


Met police officers told they must justify pre-arrest use of handcuffs

Scotland Yard review launched following stop and search of Olympic athlete Bianca Williams Britain’s largest police force will have to justify its use of handcuffs following a review that was triggered after the stop and search of Olympic athlete Bianca Williams.Williams, 27, accused the Metropolitan police of racially profiling her and her partner, Ricardo dos Santos, a Portuguese sprinter, when they were handcuffed and separated from their three-month-old son last July after their car was stop...
Tags: London, Law, Scotland, Police, Race, UK News, UK criminal justice, Metropolitan Police, Stop and search, Cressida Dick, Ricardo dos Santos, Bianca Williams Britain, Bianca Williams Williams


UK coronavirus: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately' - as it happened

This live blog is now closed. For the latest coronavirus updates from around the world, read our global live blogNew high in daily recorded deaths for the UKNHS staff to be offered Covid vaccine in next few weeksSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorCoronavirus global updates - live 6.32pm GMT We’re now closing this blog. Thanks for following along. You can read the full report on NHS vaccinations here: Related: NHS sta...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Who, Denmark, Boris Johnson, Khan, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Linda Geddes, LondonModerna Covid


UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths; NHS staff to be vaccinated 'immediately'

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; NHS staff to be offered jabs after growing concern from health professionalsSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 6.17pm GMT The UK is seeing record numbers of people testing positi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, Nicola Davis, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca, Linda Geddes


Case preview: Justices to consider effect of change in government policy on cases seeking symbolic damages

The Supreme Court will hear oral argument on Tuesday in a case questioning whether a lawsuit seeking only symbolic damages can go forward after the government changes the unconstitutional policy being challenged, or whether the case is instead moot – that is, no longer a live controversy. The issue comes to the justices in Uzuegbunam v. Preczewski, a dispute over religious speech on the grounds of a Georgia college, but the court’s ruling could have implications well beyond academia. Backgrou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Roy Moore, Howe, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Lawrenceville, Clarence Thomas, Alabama Supreme Court, Samuel Alito, Georgia Gwinnett College


UK coronavirus live: new high of 1,325 daily recorded deaths as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: latest figure represents highest number of deaths reported in one day; Sadiq Khan declares major incident in LondonSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorWhy is Covid so bad in the UK and when will cases decline?Coronavirus global updates - live 5.24pm GMT Labour leader Keir Starmer has said the latest coronavirus death figures were a “tragedy...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, Britain, NHS, Labour, Boris Johnson, Keir Starmer, Sadiq Khan, Coronavirus, LondonSadiq Khan


'We're bursting': a day inside a Covid intensive care unit

The Guardian spends a day with Covid patients and staff at Milton Keynes University hospitalCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn a private room by the locked entrance of the intensive care unit, Dilip Sharan is sitting up in bed, a plate of stew in front of him. He navigates his spoon around the breathing tube keeping him alive, every mouthful soundtracked by a discordant symphony of beeps and bongs from multiple monitors keeping tabs on his vital organs.It is his fift...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Doctors, Nursing, Health policy, Milton Keynes, Coronavirus, Milton Keynes University, Dilip Sharan


Is it some notion that government officials deserve a higher level of personal security or an idea that the building that houses government is sacred?

Media were rightfully shocked when the People's House was vandalized. They should also be shocked when people's private homes and businesses are damaged in "peaceful protests."— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) January 8, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Protests, Bobby Jindal, People s House, Ann Althouse


At the Frozen Lake Café...

  ... you can talk all afternoon... but, once again, let's not use the café post to talk about Trump and the Trump resistance. As I did yesterday, I've given you 7 posts before lunch on Trump topics, so scroll down if you want to talk about that. There's so much else in the world. Like all this ice. Have you fallen on the ice this winter? Have you slipped or tripped over anything recently? Did you put ice on it? Are your dreams becoming more detailed and interesting? Is your car holding u...
Tags: Photography, Law, Robots, Ice, Trump, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Frozen Lake Café


"Thirteen Charged in Federal Court Following Riot at the United States Capitol; Approximately 40 charged in Superior Court"

The title of this post is the heading of this new DOJ press release.  Here are excerpts: Thirteen individuals have been charged so far in federal court in the District of Columbia related to crimes committed at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C, on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. In addition to those who have been charged, additional complaints have been submitted and investigations are ongoing. “The lawless destruction of the U.S. Capitol building was an attack against one of our Nation’s greatest ...
Tags: Law, Washington, Fbi, District Of Columbia, Doj, Capitol, Superior Court, ATF, Christopher Wray, U S Capitol, United States Capitol, Douglas A Berman, Regina Lombardo, Michael Sherwin


UK coronavirus live: 1,325 Covid-linked daily deaths is record high as 68,053 more people test positive

Latest updates: Sadiq Khan declares major incident in capital with ‘spread of virus out of control’; seven million doses of Moderna vaccine orderedSadiq Khan declares Covid emergency in LondonBehave as if you have Covid, virus expert tells people in EnglandModerna Covid vaccine approved for use by UK medicines regulatorPfizer vaccine protects against new Covid variants, study suggestsCoronavirus global updates - live 4.19pm GMT A further 1,325 people have died within 28 days of testingpositi...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, World news, NHS, Boris Johnson, Khan, West Midlands, Sadiq Khan, Black Country, Moderna, Coronavirus, COVID, West Birmingham


Iowa Supreme Court Plays "Kindergarten Cop"

The Iowa Supreme Court has rejected findings of ethical violations in two litigated matters and dismissed the disciplinary proceeding. The decision is a useful and important tool to explore the line between unprofessional behavior and conduct worthy of bar discipline.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Trump says he won't attend the inauguration.

To all of those who have asked, I will not be going to the Inauguration on January 20th.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021 Just before that tweet, there was this: The 75,000,000 great American Patriots who voted for me, AMERICA FIRST, and MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN, will have a GIANT VOICE long into the future. They will not be disrespected or treated unfairly in any way, shape or form!!!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2021 And last night, this zombiesque perf...
Tags: Law, Trump, Donald J Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump the ex-President



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