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Indecent Proposal

The Medina (Ohio) County Bar Association has filed a complaint alleging misconduct against an attorney admitted in 1987 who has no prior discipline. Two counts involve the same client who had retained him in October 2017; they allegedly began a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Medina Ohio County Bar Association


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ian Lopez: Drug Patent Database Revamp Falls Short of Tackling High Costs (Source: Bloomberg Law) Atty. Nancy Pei: 2020 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law (Source: JD Supra) Bob Yedid: Motus GI Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. Patent for the Pure-Vu® System’s Universal Method to Mount on the End of Most Commercial Colonoscopes (Source: Yahoo Finance) David Phelan: Apple TV Could Have Brilliantly Different Remote Contr...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington Post, Biden, Patent, Motus, Life Sciences, Mount, Hanley, Forbes Commentary, Bloomberg Law, David Phelan, Ian Lopez, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Harrity Harrity


Canadian Court Finds Jurisdiction Over Twitter

Twitter has received a lot of public attention recently, most notably for banning the President of the United States from using the platform.  A new decision by the British Columbia Supreme Court in Giustra v. Twitter, Inc. concluded that the court has jurisdiction simpliciter over the platform, and that the Canadian courts were a forum conviens for the purposes of litigation. The plaintiff had strong connections to both British Columbia and California, the latter also being the location of th...
Tags: Twitter, Law, California, Court, Toronto, Canada, United States, Bill Clinton, Court of appeal, Party, Kent, Smith, British Columbia, Columbia, Wilson, Carter


Former Public Officials Indicted on Criminal Charges in Flint Water Crisis

Michigan prosecutors last Thursday announced that 9 individuals have been indicted on a total of 42 counts related to a series of alleged actions and inactions that created the Flint water crisis. Interestingly, the Chief Judge of the Seventh Circuit in Genesee County appointed Judge David Newblatt to act as a one-man grand jury to investigate crimes related to the crisis. Indictments were issued after that sole grand juror listened to and evaluated the evidence presented for 12 months. “But why...
Tags: Law, General Motors, Environmental, Michigan, Detroit, Flint, Rick Snyder, Flint Water Crisis, Flint River, Genesee County, Detroit Free Press, Lake Huron, Legionnaire, Stuart Kaplow, Seventh Circuit, Codes and Regulations


'Cowboys for Trump' leader detained by FBI after pledging to bring guns to DC

Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin speaks Friday, Jan. 31, 2020, in Santa Fe, N.M., as hundreds of advocates for gun rights rallied at the New Mexico Statehouse against a proposed red-flag gun law that has the support of Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin, the founder of "Cowboys for Trump," was arrested Sunday in Washington, DC, after pledging to bring guns to the city on the day of President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Griffin, an ally of Pre...
Tags: Politics, Law, Africa, Cowboys, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, House, Nancy Pelosi, New Mexico, Biden, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, Santa Fe


I thought I saw a pussycat.

But it was just a cat-sized snowperson. In the bleak sunrise. Open thread. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


"On Jan. 3, three days before the attack on the Capitol, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right organization known as the Proud Boys, shared a cryptic post..."

"... on the messaging app Telegram: 'What if we invade it?' The message was sent to his more than 7,000 followers on the app, with the first reply reading 'January 6th is D day in America.'... [Messages on Parler, Telegram and Gab] show the group repeatedly invoking President Trump’s rhetoric in the weeks leading to the Jan. 6 protest.... On Parler, where the group’s official account had more than 340,000 followers before the platform went offline last week, Mr. Tarrio said on Dec. 29 that the ...
Tags: Law, America, Wall Street Journal, Long Island, Trump, Chris Wallace, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Mr Trump, Proud Boys, Tarrio, Enrique Tarrio, the Trump resistance, Proud Boys Seizing Trump, Parler Telegram, Washington Helped Lead Capitol Attack Far


Shueisha Copyright Takedown Hoax Allegedly Caused by Obsessed Stalker

Earlier in the week, a series of copyright takedowns had disturbed Twitter users posting One Piece and Dragon Ball images, fanart, cosplay, and other derivative works, causing them to all point fingers at Shueisha for starting to very strictly enforce copyright. Only after a few days of radio silence from Shueisha did the publisher respond […]
Tags: Law, Copyright, Anime, Announcements, Manga, One Piece, Dragon Ball, Shueisha


"He is only twenty-three years old, for godsake, the first millionaire businessman to rise up out of the teen-age netherworld, king of the rock and roll record producers...."

"Spector walks into the inner office, gingerly, like a cowboy, because of the way the English boots lift him up off the floor. He is slight, five feet seven, 130 pounds. His hair shakes faintly behind. It is a big room, like a living room, all beige except for nine gold-plated rock and roll records on the wall, some of Phil Spector’s 'goldies,' one million sales each. 'He’s a Rebel,' by the Crystals, 'Zip-a-dee-doo-dah,' by Bob B. Soxx and the Blue Jeans, 'Be My Baby,' by the Ronettes, 'Da Do Ro...
Tags: Law, Teenagers, Elvis Presley, Lincoln, Cole Porter, Darlene Love, Phil Spector, Tom Wolfe, Spector, Tom Parker, Ann Althouse, Bob B Soxx, Ronettes Da Do Ron Ron


UK trained military of 15 countries with poor human rights records

Campaigners seek inquiry into whether skills gained in UK were used to commit abuses in countries such as Bahrain, China and Saudi ArabiaThe UK government has trained the armies of two-thirds of the world’s countries, including 15 it has rebuked for human rights violations.An anti-arms trade organisation has called for an investigation into the use of UK military training by other countries to determine whether it has been used to perpetrate human rights abuses. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Bahrain, Arms trade, Sri Lanka, Bahrain China


UK trained military of 13 countries with poor human rights records

Campaigners seek inquiry into whether skills gained in UK were used to commit abuses in countries such as Bahrain, China and Saudi ArabiaThe UK government has trained the armies of two-thirds of the world’s countries, including 13 it has rebuked for human rights violations.An anti-arms trade organisation has called for an investigation into the use of UK military training by other countries to determine whether it has been used to perpetrate human rights abuses. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Human Rights, Saudi Arabia, UK News, World news, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Zimbabwe, Sudan, Bahrain, Arms trade, Sri Lanka, Bahrain China


Uttarakhand High Court Law Clerks Trainee Recruitment 2021

Recruitment for Law Clerks Trainee in Uttarakhand High Court 2021 Applications in the prescribed format are invited from all eligible candidates for the post of ‘Law Clerks (Trainee)’ purely on contractual basis for a fixed tenure of one year (may be extended) in the establishment of High Court of Uttarakhand at Nainital. (Advertisement No. 01/Law Clerks (Trainee)/2021) Uttarakhand High Court Law Clerk Trainee Recruitment 2021 Vacancies Law Clerks Trainee : 10 vacancies,... Please Click on the ...
Tags: Jobs, Law, High Court, Manisha, Nainital, Clerk, Uttarakhand, Trainee, Temporary and Contract Govt. Job Vacancy, High Court of Uttarakhand


This week at the court

On Monday, the court will be closed for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. On Tuesday, the court will release orders from the Jan. 15 conference at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., the justices will hear oral argument in FCC v. Prometheus Radio Project and BP P.L.C. v. Mayor and City Council of Baltimore. On Friday, the justices will hold their Jan. 22 conference. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Fcc, Law, This Week at the Court, Prometheus Radio Project, City Council of Baltimore


President Obama rightfully fired McChrystal

I have more real combat experience than any war correspondent you ever met. Officers like McChrystal do not impress me. I was happy to see my advice heeded when McChrystal when President Obama fired. Stanley McChrystal. Taliban was monkey-stomping McChrystal. Troop morale was plummeting under McChrystal. McChrystal could not even beat Burger King. McChrystal tried to get Burger King removed from Afghanistan bases and failed even at that. McChrystal also attacked me. And failed. McChry...
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'We are worried': Indians hopeful but anxious as vaccination drive begins

India launches bid to vaccinate 300m people amid fears over efficacy of domestically produced vaccineEmerging from Holy Family hospital in New Delhi, Ram Verma, a sanitation worker, breathed a deep sigh of relief. As one of the first in India to receive a coronavirus vaccine on Saturday – marking the start of the world’s largest vaccination programmes – he had been feeling a little jittery.“I must admit I was nervous,” said Verma, who had received his Covaxin jab in a centre set up in the hospit...
Tags: Health, India, Narendra Modi, Society, World news, Medical Research, South and Central Asia, Infectious Diseases, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Verma, Coronavirus, New Delhi Ram Verma


Gary Taubes: 'Obesity isn’t a calorie problem, it’s a hormone problem'

The author of The Case for Keto argues that conventional approaches to tackling obesity and diabetes aren’t working, and that low-carbohydrate diets could be the way forwardOver the past two decades, the UK’s rates of obesity and type 2 diabetes have spiralled, something that has invariably been blamed on our intake of saturated fat. Conventional nutrition science argues this leads to elevated cholesterol levels and a greater risk of heart disease, but journalist Gary Taubes believes we need to ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Obesity, Society, Diabetes, Diets and dieting, Keto, National Institute of Health, Gary Taubes, Taubes, Keto Taubes


Apex Bank Officer Grade Vacancy Recruitment 2021

Apex Bank Officer Grade Vacancy Recruitment 2021 M.P. Rajya Sahakari Bank Maryadit (Apex bank - MPRSB) (M.P. State Cooperative Bank Limited) having headquartered at Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) invites Online application in the prescribed format from Indian citizens for recruitment and appointment to the following 29 Posts of Officers Grade (Specialists) for the year 2021 in Apex Bank. ( = || []).push({}); Apex Bank Specialist Officer Grade Recruitment 2021......
Tags: Jobs, Law, Mba, Marketing, HR, Audit, Accounts, Manager, Agriculture, Bank, Credit, Officer, Co-operative, MCA, Manisha, CA-ICWA-Finance


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. ACTION COLLECTIVE (RECOURS COLLECTIF) : Contrairement aux prétentions des appelantes, le recours de l’intimée n’est pas prescrit car, depuis la modification de l’article 2926.1 C.C.Q. en juin 202...
Tags: Law, Canada, Pennsylvania, Elle, CSC, Fournier, Infineon Technologies AG, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Juges Yves Marie Morissette Dominique Bélanger, Lucie Fournier Date, Ainsi, Tract Society, American Mobile Satellite Corp


"It’s like you get the most confident, strong personality people, a lot of them being women, and it’s like you’re layering all of them on top of each other and it becomes everyone trying to talk over each other."

"So it’s a lot of really enthusiastic yelling.... It was nice to have so many different, really strong opinions. We always joke that whenever we bring our friends over for the first time they’re going to get grilled. Like, if you don’t have your 10-year plan, like, fully ready and outlined in a spreadsheet for them, you’re not going to survive that meal."  Said Ella Emhoff, quoted in "What’s It Like to Have Kamala Harris As ‘Momala’? We Asked Her Stepkids/A Zoom interview with Ella and Cole Em...
Tags: Law, Retirement, Wikipedia, Motherhood, Kamala Harris, Dla Piper, HARRIS, Georgetown, Ella, Ann Althouse, Lawprofs, Political Spouse, Emhoff, Doug Emhoff, Ella Emhoff, Momala


"Mass Incarceration, Meet COVID-19"

The title of this post is the title of this paper now available via SSRN authored by Sharon Dolovich. Here is its abstract: With the global pandemic still unfolding, we are only beginning to make sense of the overall impact of COVID-19 on the people who live and work inside American prisons and jails, and of what effect, if any, the pandemic will have on the nation’s continued commitment to mass incarceration under unduly harsh conditions.  In this Essay, I take stock of where things now stand....
Tags: Law, Ucla, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Sharon Dolovich Here


"Mr. Biden’s team has developed a raft of decrees that he can issue on his own authority after the inauguration on Wednesday..."

"... to begin reversing some of President Trump’s most hotly disputed policies. Advisers hope the flurry of action, without waiting for Congress, will establish a sense of momentum for the new president even as the Senate puts his predecessor on trial. On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden intends a flurry of executive orders that will be partly substantive and partly symbolic. They include rescinding the travel ban on several predominantly Muslim countries, rejoining the Paris climate cha...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, Senate, White House, Global Warming, Joe Biden, New York Times, Paris, Muslim, Biden, South Carolina, Trump, Ron Klain, Ann Althouse, James Clyburn


Marcus Rashford: the making of a food superhero

Coaches, charity workers – and the footballer himself – reveal what drives the man who twice tackled Boris Johnson on child hunger and wonShow me the child at seven and I will show you the man, the old wisdom says. But in football terms, you never know, not really, which kids are going to make it as players at that age and which are not. Still, looking back at his memories of Marcus Rashford, Dave Horrocks, his first football coach, does remember one thing about him very clearly.Rashford had fir...
Tags: Activism, Football, Sport, Society, Poverty, Social exclusion, Food Banks, Food poverty, Boris Johnson, Children's Rights, Rashford, Marcus Rashford, Horrocks, Fletcher Moss Rangers, Marcus Rashford Dave Horrocks


First fruits of vaccine rollout 'should be seen in weeks'

Experts agree that the impact of the jab will vary regionally and among different groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAnalysts are involved in an urgent effort to gauge the impact of Britain’s mass Covid-19 vaccine campaign and to pinpoint dates when lockdown measures can be eased.More than 3 million people – most of them elderly or vulnerable individuals or health workers – have already been given jabs. Now researchers are trying to establish when the first fruits ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, University of Bristol, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty


We're on the verge of breakdown: a data scientist's take on Trump and Biden

Peter Turchin, an entomologist-turned-historian, offers insight into the battle between elitesPeter Turchin is not the first entomologist to cross over to human behaviour: during a lecture in 1975, famed biologist E O Wilson had a pitcher of water tipped on him for extrapolating the study of ant social structures to our own.It’s a reaction that Turchin, an expert-on-pine-beetles-turned-data-scientist and modeller, has yet to experience. But his studies at the University of Connecticut into how h...
Tags: Business, Science, Republicans, Race, Economics, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, Biden, Donald Trump, Wilson, Trump, University of Connecticut



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