False Statements To Help Spouse Draws Consent Disbarment

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has accepted an attorney's consent to disbarment. The attorney recently entered a guilty plea to a federal conspiracy charge by misrepresenting that his wife "had alcohol addiction issues when she did not." The false... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board

Just the (fake) facts, ma'am: Police unions promote alternative reality on new anti-reform site

Several police unions have joined together to create a new website called Texas Police Facts aiming to convince the Texas Legislature there's no need for police reform in 2021. Regular readers won't be surprised to learn the site elides core issues and misrepresents key facts.Take, for example, the "FACT" they cite to say "claims that minorities are substantially more likely to be contacted by the police are inaccurate." As evidence, they point to this research brief from the DOJ's Bureau of Jus...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Law, Houston, Doj, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Legislature, Texas Commission, Gritsforbreakfast, San Antonio Police Department, Texas Police Facts, Tbls, TX Sunset Commission, San Antonio PD Grits

New Year, New Month, New GOTM

[Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Beanie, Gear of the Month, Gotm, Knit Cap, Military Watch Cap, Watch Cap, Winter Hat, Rothco NY

Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Canada (Minister of Citizenship and Immigration) v. Vavilov, 2019 SCC 65 [1] This appeal and its companion cases (see Bell Canada v. Canada (Attorney General), 2019 SCC 66 (CanLII)), provide this Court with an opportunity to re-examine its approach to judicial review of administrative de...
Tags: Law, Immigration, Court, Canada, New Brunswick, Alberta, Dunsmuir, MacLean, SCC, Bell Canada, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Ontario Inc, Pet Valu Canada Inc, ABQB, Imperial Tobacco Canada, Altius Royalty Corporation

Vaccines Continue to Roll Out as New Questions Arise

The news this week is both positive and negative regarding the COVID-19 virus. The testing numbers on Tuesday in Connecticut were as bad as they’ve been since Spring 2020. If the virus isn’t everywhere, it sure feels that way. But, on the vaccine front, the news is positive. We are moving this week to starting Phase 1B which may be broader than intiially thought. And more doses are arriving every day. For employers, there’s work to do. Employers in  some essential workplaces — including schools...
Tags: Law, Washington, Connecticut, Vams

Arrest, Resignation, And More Fallout From The Attempted Coup — See Also

Who Gave Donald Trump That Dumb Idea? Oh, a law school dean, that's who. Son Of A Brooklyn Judge Arrested: Probably shouldn't have stormed the Capitol. I Spy With My Little Eye A Former Biglaw Partner! At the pre-riot rally. Head Of Republican Attorneys General Association Is Out: Because you know they told their supporters to descend on the Capitol. Pro Hac Vice Fun: For Lin Wood and Sidney Powell.
Tags: Law, Brooklyn, Donald Trump, Capitol, See Also, Lin Wood, Head Of Republican Attorneys General Association, Capitol Pro Hac

At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night. And here's a picture of me on my 70th birthday, ice skating: Photo by Meade. And thanks to all who wished me a happy birthday. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Skating, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, off-blog Althouse

Argument analysis: Justices weigh mootness after change in government policy in cases seeking nominal damages

The Supreme Court heard oral argument on Tuesday in the case of a Georgia student who was stopped from handing out religious literature and speaking about his faith on the campus of his public college. The student, Chike Uzuegbunam, argued that the college’s policies violated the First Amendment, but shortly after the lawsuit was filed the college changed its policies to allow students to generally speak anywhere on campus without a permit. The question before the court on Tuesday in Uzuegbunam ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, New York City, Atlanta, Georgia, Bradford, Swift, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe

Justices grant FDA request to block mail delivery of abortion pills

The Supreme Court on Tuesday granted a request from the Food and Drug Administration to reinstate a federal requirement that a pill used to induce abortion in the early stages of pregnancy be picked up in person from a health care provider. A federal district judge had suspended that requirement last summer because of the COVID-19 pandemic and then left that ruling in place after the justices in October directed the FDA to return to the lower court to seek narrower relief. The Supreme Court’s ne...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Court, Joe Biden, Indiana, United States, Food And Drug Administration, Nebraska, Fda, Biden, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, U S District Court

Biglaw’s Big History With American Coups

One of the country's most famous lawyers accused of being mixed up in a dangerous scheme.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day

"Legitimacy Matters: The Case for Public Financing in Prosecutor Elections"

The title of this post is the title of this new article in the latest issue of the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice authored by Rory Fleming.  Here is a part of its introduction: Part I of this Article will present the results of two interlinked studies on candidate campaign finance in every election with a progressive prosecutor candidate from 2015 through 2019.  The first study examines campaign funding disparities between incumbent prosecutors and progressive cha...
Tags: Law, Washington, Soros, Douglas A Berman, Rory Fleming, Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Soros PAC

Split Third Circuit panel declares that planned safe injection site would be in violation of federal law

As noted in this post from 15 months ago, a federal district judge ruled a Philadelphia nonprofit group's plan to open a sef injection site would not violate the Controlled Substances Act. But, as reported in this local press piece, headlined "A federal court rejected the plan for a supervised injection site in Philly," a Third Circuit panel has now reversed this ruling. Here is the start of the majority opinion in US v. Safehouse, No. 20-1422 (3d Cir. Jan. 12, 2021) (available here): Though th...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, America, Philadelphia, Justice Department, Philly, Roth, Douglas A Berman, Trump Administration, Safehouse, Biden Administration

11th Circuit Rejects Sidney Powell’s Latest Filing — But Not For The Reason You Think

Paperwork is a real beast (like maybe a Kraken, for example).
Tags: Law, Election 2020, Sidney Powell, 11th Circuit, Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Pro Hac Vice

President Trump travels to Texas to tour his border wall

By Priscilla Alvarez | CNN President Donald Trump bookended his administration’s focus on immigration with a trip to his signature border wall on the US-Mexico border, a visit on the heels of a deadly riot on Capitol Hill incited by the President as House Democrats prepare a second impeachment vote. On Tuesday, Trump traveled to Alamo, Texas, near the border, to mark the completion of more than 450 miles of wall — a trip that caters to the supporters who put him in office in 2016 despite heighte...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mexico, White House, Environment, US, America, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Soccer, Military, House

How Section 230 might not help Amazon in the Parler lawsuit

Parler sued Amazon [PDF of complaint] yesterday alleging three things: antitrust violations, breach of contract and tortious interference. Each of these claims relates to Amazon’s decision to kick Parler off of AWS servers. To use Section 230’s language, Amazon took action to “restrict access to or availability of material.” That language comes from Section 230(c)(2), which reads more fully as: No provider . . . of an interactive computer service shall be held liable on account of . . . any acti...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Chicago, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, Ninth Circuit, Said, CFAA, Evan Brown, Section 230, Parler, Malwarebytes Inc, Computer Crime, Enigma Software Group USA LLC

Bridge The Gap Between Law School And Practice For A Strong Start To Your Career [Sponsored]

Bridge-the-Gap programs offered by Practising Law Institute (PLI) help hone new attorneys’ skills in ethics, communications, negotiations, and more.
Tags: Law, Small Law, Cle, Pli, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute PLI, Small Law Firm, PLI Custom Small Law

"Trump’s Twitter feed... was a window into his deranged and disordered mind. The insults, grandiosity, lies, threats, bigotry and incitement..."

"He was a menace to the world, but he was a genius of the genre: nasty, irreverent, oddly addictive. It will be strange to revert to humdrum, cautious political platitudes after drinking the wine of uninhibited, free-association populism. Here are some recent tweets by President-Elect Joe Biden. 'In 10 days, we move forward and rebuild — together.' 'In 2020 we’re going to build a brighter future.' 'I’m filled with fresh hope about the possibilities of better days to come.'" Writes Nicholas ...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Censorship, Joe Biden, Blogging, Trump, LA Times, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics, Trump rhetoric, I'm for Boring, Biden rhetoric, Nicholas Goldberg, Yahoo News Maybe

Brooklyn Judge’s Son Arrested After Giving Interview From Capitol Siege

More consequences meted out following the attack on the Capitol.
Tags: Law, Government, Brooklyn, Coups, Donald Trump, Aaron Mostofsky, Shlomo Mostofsky

Democracy Is Fragile. Do You Feel Lucky?

Tom Standage, editor of “The World in 2021“, a feature of The Economist published on November 16, 2020 asked: Do you feel lucky? The number 21 is connected with luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s the number of spots on a standard die, and the number of shillings in a guinea, the currency of wagers and horse-racing. It’s the minimum age at which you can enter a casino in America, and the name of a family of card games, including blackjack, that are popular with gamblers. All of...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, Cruz, Economist, Capitol, Hawley, Tom Standage, Justice Issues, Legal Information

Lawmaker Loses His Son, Survives A Coup, Then Drafts Final Article Of Impeachment Against Trump

He's been drawing his strength from thoughts of his son during these unprecedented times.
Tags: Law, Suicide, Government, Uncategorized, Deaths, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Jamie Raskin, Impeachment, Impeachment Against Trump, Coup Attempt, Thomas Bloom Raskin

Argument analysis: A complex question of immigration bond

The Supreme Court heard argument on Monday by telephone in Pham v. Guzman Chavez, which raises a complex question about bond for migrants in removal proceedings. The justices asked hard questions of both sides. Paul Hughes, counsel for respondents, phones in to argue with a view of Union Station in the background (Art Lien) The case involves migrants with “reinstated” removal orders, meaning they were previously deported, subsequently returned to the U.S., and now have pending claims for the “...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Davis, Department Of Homeland Security, John Roberts, Hughes, Alito, Barrett, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Samuel Alito

Ireland publishes report on 'appalling' abuse at mother and baby homes

‘We embraced judgmental, moral certainty and perverse religious morality,’ says taoiseach Ireland has ripped back the veil on a dark historical chapter that condemned tens of thousands of unmarried mothers and their babies to callousness and cruelty in institutions run by both the state and the Catholic church.A judicial commission of investigation published a long-awaited 2,865-page report into a network of “mother and baby homes” that inflicted abuse and shame – with the complicity of wider so...
Tags: Europe, Children, Religion, Society, UK News, Ireland, Catholicism

Indemnify … Or Else

Ultimately, there is a strong element of 'the customer is always right' when it comes to consideration of indemnification requests regarding IP infringement allegations.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Indemnification, Gaston Kroub

Egyptian court acquits women jailed for 'inciting debauchery' on TikTok

Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham win appeal over two-year sentenceAn Egyptian appeals court has acquitted two young women imprisoned for “attacking society’s values” over videos they published on TikTok, a court official said.“The court of appeal accepted the appeal filed by Haneen Hossam and Mawada al-Adham against their imprisonment … on charges of incitement to debauchery and attacking society’s values,” the official said, asking not to be named. Continue reading...
Tags: Technology, Law, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Tiktok, Haneen Hossam, Mawada al Adham

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Law: Part 1

The law has played a major role in governments’ responses to the Covid-19 pandemic. Whether it has taken the form of legislation, orders or regulations with legally enforceable status, or recommendations or advice, treated as if it were law, governments’ intention with these laws has been to force major changes in behaviour. Many of these laws, formal and informal, have also resulted in confusion, frustration and anger. In this post and in my next, I consider how governments’ use of law has met ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Washington Dc, Quebec, Barry, Hadfield, US Capitol, Justice Issues, Substantive Law: Legislation, Bernard Dickens, Central Criminal Court, Ivison, Allott, Ontario Gazette, Old Bailey London, Henry Morgentaler

It’s not NAR’s responsibility to discipline Capitol-storming Realtors

Punishing those involved in the Capitol riots falls on the courts, the state departments of licensing and individual brokers, should they choose to — not NAR. Here's why.
Tags: Law, Opinion, Radio, Teams, Agent, Columns, Code Of Ethics, Capitol, NAR, National Association of Realtors, Select, Jay Thompson, Storm the Capitol, Capitol Mob

The Army and Secret Service are looking at extra security screenings for US troops who will be at Biden's inauguration

A member of the DC National Guard gives directions near a rally at Freedom Plaza Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021, in Washington, in support of President Donald Trump. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin The US Army and US Secret Service are working together to determine which troops participating in President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration need additional background screening, an Army spokesperson told Insider. The move, which was first reported by Army Times, follows a request from Colorado Rep. Jason Crow, ...
Tags: Politics, Congress, Colorado, Washington, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Fbi, Military, Terrorism, Army, Secret Service, Extremism, Biden, Donald Trump

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