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'Kill him with his own gun': DC police officer recounts being attacked by pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol

Flowers are placed on a fence, a week after a pro-Trump mob broke into and took over the Capitol, in memory of slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 14, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Michael Fanone, a police officer in Washington, DC, said he ...
Tags: Post, Usa, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Police, Trends, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, US Capitol, Maga


Former State Senator Sanctioned

A one-year and until further order suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department With respect to the facts underlying respondent’s conviction, from January 2015 through December 2016, respondent served as a New... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, Fourth Judicial Department With


"Private" Criminal Conduct A-OK For Georgia Lawyers

I was surprised to read in Law.com a statement attributed to the General Counsel of the Georgia State Bar to the effect that a lawyer admitted there could not be sanctioned for "private" criminal behavior absent a conviction. Of course,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Georgia Lawyers, Georgia State Bar


Show Me

The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney, rejecting mitigation claims without supporting evidence The parties agree that, over a period of approximately five years, Eric F. Kayira repeatedly failed to notify clients he had received funds belonging to them,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Missouri Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Eric F Kayira


COVID- Denying Sheriff Faces Recall For Incitement

The Washington State Supreme Court has held that an elected sheriff is subject to recall for inciting disobedience of a COVID order Fortney argues that the incitement charge is legally and factually insufficient because his refusal to enforce the law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Washington State Supreme Court, Fortney, Legal Profession Prof, COVID


New year, new outbreak: China rushes to vaccinate 50 million as holiday looms

Drive to immunise 3.5% of the population in weeks comes ahead of the lunar new year festival and as three major cities are locked downCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAt a Shenzhen hospital, 21-year-old airport worker Wang Shuyue lines up to receive his second shot.“I feel it’s safe because so many people around the country have taken the vaccine so there shouldn’t be any major problems,” he tells the Guardian. “I think it should be effective otherwise there wouldn’t b...
Tags: Health, Science, China, Society, Asia Pacific, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Shenzhen, Global Health, Coronavirus, Wang Shuyue


Court allows execution of Corey Johnson to proceed after COVID-19 diagnosis

The justices on Thursday night denied two last-minute appeals by Corey Johnson, who sought to postpone his execution so that he could recover from COVID-19, which he contracted in prison after spending most of his life on death row. Johnson also argued that he was ineligible for the death penalty on the basis of intellectual disability and that he should have been allowed to seek a sentencing reduction under a 2018 prison-reform law. In rejecting his appeals, the court cleared the final obstacle...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Indiana, Department Of Justice, Johnson, Donald Trump, Richmond, Trump, Higgs, D C Circuit, Sotomayor, Breyer, Elena Kagan


Understanding Treason, Sedition, Insurrection, Rioting, Conspiracy in the United States

How does one describe the legal dimensions of what happened last week as a violent rightwing mob incited by the American President assaulted the US Capitol in Washington, D.C.? What words or phrases can one even begin to apply to such a wide range of criminal acts committed that day? An acquaintance of mine quipped last week: “What can the rioters be charged with? Do you have a copy of the US Code?” There are many resources from American scholars, legal analysts and independent sources such as t...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, US, United States, Ohio, Pentagon, Naacp, Donald Trump, Aba, US supreme court, Trump, National Security Archive, Ku Klux Klan, George Washington University, U S Supreme Court


In the Sunrise Café...

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


Lawyers With The Post-Insurrection Blues — See Also

John Eastman Is Out At Chapman Law: That bogus constitutional theory wasn't a good look. Also Not A Good Look? Everything Matt Gaetz: And fellow W&M Law alums are salty about it.  Winter OCI! Thanks, novel coronavirus. How Did COVID Impact Biglaw: A detailed look.
Tags: Law, Matt Gaetz, John Eastman, See Also, Post Insurrection Blues


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A police officer arrested after the pro-Trump assault on the Capitol is also a current member of the US military

Rocky Mount Police Department Officers Jacob Fracker, left, and Thomas Robertson, right. Department of Justice Two Virginia police officers, Jacob Fracker and Thomas Robertson, were arrested in connection with last week's riots at the US Capitol. Fracker, as Military.com first reported, is a current member of the Virginia National Guard, making him the first current military member to be arrested in connection with the riots. Several former military members have been arrested or are facing...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Navy, Police, Virginia, Iraq, US, Trends, Department Of Defense, Joe Biden, Afghanistan, Military, Army, Pentagon, Department Of Justice, Air Force


News Is A 4-Letter Word

Did these lawyers take evidence, a required course in law school? Do they understand the concept of facts to lay a 'foundation'?
Tags: Law, California, Government, Jill Switzer


"Incarcerated Activism During COVID-19"

The title of this post is the title of this new essay authored by Eve Hanan now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Incarcerated people have a notoriously difficult time advocating for themselves.  Like other authoritarian institutions, prisons severely curtail and often punish speech, organizing, and self-advocacy.  Also like other authoritarian institutions, prison administrators are inclined to suppress protest rather than respond to the grounds for protest.  Yet, despite impediments t...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Eve Hanan


Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers

  The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today has issued a final rule, all 147 pages of it, designed to roll back numerous Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS) and clarify what they termed as ambiguities in current occupant protection standards, for vehicles equipped with automated driving systems (ADS). These […] The post Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Technology, Government, Insurance, Green, Autonomous, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Autonomous Vehicles, Dot, Nhtsa, Ev, James Owens, News Blog, Studies & Reports, BrightDrop, Owens Gifts Autonomous Drivers


SEC Charges Alleged Mastermind Of Made-Up Stuff With Fraud

According to the authorities, when Eric Malley wasn’t pontificating on cryptos, he was conjuring imaginary real estate investment funds.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC, Eric Malley


How To Compete In A Crowded Market

Competition needn’t be a concern for a smaller shop because there’s always a way to thread the needle.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


Home services platform Porch acquires four companies

Only a few weeks after its SPAC IPO, Porch today announced that it has made four acquisitions, worth a total of $122 million. The most important here is probably the acquisition of Homeowners of America for $100 million, which gets Porch deeper into the home insurance space. In addition, Porch is also acquiring mover marketing and data platform V12 for $22 million, as well as home inspection service Palm-Tech and iRoofing, a SaaS application for roofing contractors. Porch did not disclose the ac...
Tags: TC, Real Estate, Texas, Finance, Virginia, Insurance, Tech, Georgia, Software, United States, Arizona, M&a, Mergers and Acquisitions, Financial Services, North Carolina, Porch


Another Reminder that Contracts are Powerful in Virginia

Regular readers of this construction law blog are likely tired of my refrain that the contract is king here in Virginia.  With few exceptions, some of which have been passed in the last few years, the contract can and does essentially set the “law” for the transaction.  A recent opinion from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals confirms this principle. In , the Court looked at the question as to whether parties can contractually limit the statute of limitations in which a plaintiff or arbitration...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Virginia, Construction, Statute Of Limitations, Contracts, Don, EEOC, Lancaster, Richmond VA, ADR, 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Construction Law, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Construction Arbitration, Bracey


Important Life Advice For Lawyers From Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Who better to learn these lessons from than the Notorious RBG?
Tags: Law, Courts, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Quote Of The Day, Clara Spera


Experts remain divided over merits of mass Covid tests in schools

Analysis: some say lateral flow tests could help cut outbreaks, but others argue they offer false reassuranceRegulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in EnglandCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe education secretary, Gavin Williamson, has put mass testing for coronavirus at the heart of his strategy to reopen schools after the lockdown. It is a controversial strategy that has divided scientists. Some believe mass testing can help reduce outbreaks at ...
Tags: Health, Education, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Schools, Health policy, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


Just How How Much Did 2020 Suck For Law Firms?

It was a rough year, but things weren't as bleak as one might think.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Georgetown University Law Center, Thomson Reuters Institute


Regulator refuses to approve mass Covid testing at schools in England

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


Regulator refuses to approve mass daily Covid testing at English schools

Exclusive: Boris Johnson’s plan to test millions of pupils a week in disarray after concerns raisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageBoris Johnson’s plans to test millions of schoolchildren for coronavirus every week appear to be in disarray after the UK regulator refused to formally approve the daily testing of pupils in England, the Guardian has learned.The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) told the government on Tuesday it had not authorised ...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Education, Society, UK News, Schools, Education policy, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Johnson, Gavin Williamson, Coronavirus


Argument analysis: Justices doubt FTC’s authority to compel monetary relief

If you’re arguing on behalf of a federal regulatory agency’s authority to protect consumers from businesses and Justice Stephen Breyer sets his face against you, then chances are your day is not going well. But that is what happened Wednesday morning when Joel Marcus appeared on behalf of the FTC in AMG Capital Management v. Federal Trade Commission. Joel Marcus argues for the FTC (Art Lien) The case involves Section 13 of the Federal Trade Commission Act, which allows the FTC to seek an “in...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, White House, Justice Department, Executive Branch, Federal Trade Commission, Ftc, Marcus, Amg, Alito, Fitzgerald, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan


CLE Alert: New Credit Requirements For New Jersey Attorneys On Diversity, Inclusion, And Elimination Of Bias [Sponsored]

Effective January 1, 2021, New Jersey attorneys must complete 5 Ethics credits (up from the 4 previously needed), 2 of which must be Diversity, Inclusion, and Elimination of Bias (DIEB).
Tags: Law, New Jersey, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline, Diversity Inclusion, New Jersey Attorneys On Diversity Inclusion


Talking Mediation at AEC Forensics

Originally posted 2017-08-14 09:23:20. Thank you to my friend and relatively frequent guest poster here at Construction Law Musings, Brian Hill (@aecforensics) for letting me invade his great blog on risk management and best construction practices, AECforensics.com, and talk about one of my favorite topics, mediation.  As I have said on many an occasion, mediation is often the most efficient and cost effective way out of a bad situation (read: construction claim).  I share these thoughts in mor...
Tags: Law, Brian, Construction, Richmond VA, ADR, Brian Hill, Construction Mediation, Virginia Construction Mediator, Construction Attorney, AEC Forensics, Alternative Mediation


Federal Circuit Continues to Remain Silent about its R.36 Opinions

Waterblasting, LLC v. Iancu (Fed. Cir. 2021) A few years ago, I wrote an article arguing that 35 U.S.C. § 144 requires the Federal Circuit to issue an opinion when it decides cases on appeal from the USPTO. The … Federal Circuit shall review the decision from which an appeal is taken on the record before the Patent and Trademark Office. Upon its determination the court shall issue to the Director its mandate and opinion , which shall be entered of record in the Patent and Trademark Office and ...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Patent, PTO, Trademark Office, Federal Circuit, IPR, PTAB, Iancu Fed, Federal Circuit Local Rule, Federal Circuit Continues to Remain Silent, Waterblasting LLC, Trademark Office Upon, Waterblasting, Iancu Petition



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