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A Hopeful Future

The Kansas Supreme Court has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney who got caught up in her boyfriend's marijuana business and initially lied to police when they were pulled over for a traffic stop. The court held out hope... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Exclamation Friday — See Also

Butch!: If you're a Republican accused of serious improprieties, you call Butch. Science!: Partner tries to ban masks. Bonuses!: Goodwin ups the ante. 230!: Everyone's lying about how this works.
Tags: Law, Goodwin, Butch, See Also


Who Says You Need A T-14 Law School Degree To Be Successful?

President Biden is a proud grad of Syracuse Law!
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


Senate impeachment trial of Trump to begin week of February 8, says Schumer

The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump trial will begin during the week of February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Friday. The House of Representatives is expected to formally deliver the impeachment charge to the chamber on Monday. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Law, Senate, US news, House Of Representatives, Donald Trump, Trump, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Trump Impeachment


Outcry follows photos of Guard sleeping in garages in DC

[vemba-video id=”tv/2021/01/22/the-lead-pete-muntean-2.cnn”] By Nomaan Merchant, Lolita Baldor and Aamer Madhani | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Images of National Guard soldiers camped in a cold parking garage after being sent to protect Washington sparked new calls Friday for investigations of the U.S. Capitol Police, now facing allegations that the agency evicted troops sent to help after its failure to stop rioting mobs two weeks ago. President Joe Biden expressed his “dismay” Friday morning...
Tags: Politics, News, Maryland, Washington, White House, Sport, Joe Biden, Fbi, Soccer, Military, Associated Press, Dc, Biden, Capitol Police, Metro, Capitol


Stat Of The Week: Biden’s Outlook For Naming Judges

On Day One at least, it doesn't appear promising. 
Tags: Law, Courts, Federal Judges, Biden, Stat of the Week


37 Democratic member of Congress call on Prez Biden to "commute the sentences of all those" on federal death row

Via this letter, more than three dozen congressional Democrats has urge to communte the federal death sentences of all 49 condemned men on federal death row.  Here are excerpts from the letter: We write to you today with grave concerns regarding the federal death penalty.  As members of Congress, we stand ready to work with you on your commitment to rebuilding the dignity of America.  We believe that rebuilding the dignity of America requires that we recommit ourselves to the tradition of due p...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, America, Trump, Prez Obama, U S Congress, Dick Durbin, Douglas A Berman, Ayanna Pressley, Prez Biden, FCC Terre Haute




Washington, D.C.: The beat goes on

Yon-Genre Mind-dump: unedited Am here by the White House now and just now hear a Huey helicopter flying. Who’s got the Huey? I made most of these photos last night at Black Lives Matter Plaza by the White House. Practically nobody arrived here for inauguration. Mostly police, Secret Service, National Guard, journalists, and some “stars” who flamboyantly whisked around with great pretentiousness, pretending to try to slip in while practically wearing strobe lights. Now, as I write, I...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Washington, White House, Germany, Iraq, America, Afghanistan, Military, Portland, Cia, Seattle, BLM, Trump, Pelosi, Huey


Contempt fail: "Wasn't just a Trump thing."

Wasn't just a trump thing. pic.twitter.com/aA6K4bnAV7— jospf (@cncnntus) January 21, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Soda, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump the ex-President


"Mitch said to me he wants Trump gone. It is in his political interest to have him gone. It is in the GOP interest to have him gone. The question is, do we get there?"

Said "one Republican member of Congress," quoted in "McConnell privately says he wants Trump gone as Republicans quietly lobby him to convict" (CNN).  The ongoing Republican whisper campaign, according to more than a dozen sources who spoke to CNN, is based on a shared belief that a successful conviction is critical for the future of the Republican party. Multiple sources describe this moment as a reckoning for the party....  "Trump created a cult of personality that is hard to dismantle," sai...
Tags: Law, Congress, Cnn, Gop, Mitch McConnell, Republican Party, Republican, Mitch, Trump, McConnell, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Biden's Congress, Trump's trial


Tiger King Joe Exotic Can’t Believe Trump Didn’t Pardon Him

He says Trump saved all the pardons for his 'corrupt friends.' Ouch.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Pardons, Trump, Tweet Of The Day, Joe Exotic, Joseph Maldonado-Passage, Tiger King


Be Mindful Of Momentum

Things in motion tend to stay in motion.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, John G. Balestriere, Matthew W. Schmidt


Coming Attractions: An Excellent Event, And An Exciting New Podcast [Sponsored]

Please join us on February 2 for a celebration of the life and legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Events, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Biglaw, Nina Totenberg, Alexandra Shapiro, Sponsored Content, Lateral Link, Paul Watford, Ryan Park, Amanda Tyler, Center for Women in Law, Ginsburg Initiative, Paul J. Watford


F-Series Most Popular Vehicle in 18 States

The most popular car for 2021 isn’t a car at all, it’s the Ford F-series pickup. Among the top 10 most popular cars, the Silverado and the Tacoma, both trucks, join the F-150. In a study of 2.9 million auto insurance applications, where the year, make, and model of the vehicle is disclosed, along with […] The post F-Series Most Popular Vehicle in 18 States appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Insurance, Industry, Ford, Studies, Autos, Trucks, Tacoma, Popularity, Silverado, News Blog, Ten Best, Studies & Reports, F Series


Petitions of the week: Two cases on the state-secrets privilege

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the federal government’s state-secrets privilege to protect classified information from disclosure. In United States v. Zubaydah, respondent Zayn Husayn, also known as Abu Zubaydah, is a former associate of Osama bin Laden who was detained abroad after his capture in Pakistan and who is now being held at the U.S. government’s Guantanamo Bay detention facility. Zubaydah alleges that, before being tra...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Guantanamo, Guantanamo Bay, Supreme Court, Law, California, Washington, Osama Bin Laden, Kentucky, Alabama, Fbi, United States, Pakistan, Poland, Graham


"As of 1:15 p.m. on January 22, The Washington Post has updated its website and URLs to restore the original version of the Kamala Harris profile detailed in Reason's post, below."

"'We should have kept both versions of the story on the Post's site (the original and updated one), rather than redirecting to the updated version,' Kris Coratti, the Post's vice president for communications, told Reason in a statement on Friday. 'We have now done that, and you will see the link to the original at the top of the updated version.' Rason has updated the headline of this story to reflect those changes. The rest of the story remains unaltered." From "The Washington Post Tried To M...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Kamala Harris, Reason, Ann Althouse, Kris Coratti, Rason, WAPP


Covid vaccines: what are the implications of new variants of virus?

UK, South Africa and Brazil variants indicate changes may be neededCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIn common with others, the virus that causes Covid-19 mutates as it spreads. Most mutations have little or no effect, but some can change the behaviour of the virus. Mutations in a variant found in the UK in September has helped the virus spread more easily and potentially more dangerously. Further changes in variants that emerged in South Africa and Brazil may help the ...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Society, Medical Research, South Africa, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Brazil, UK South Africa, Coronavirus


Event announcement: Is there a path forward for court reform?

On Monday, Jan. 25, at 1 p.m. EST, the Brookings Institution will host a discussion about the future of Supreme Court reform proposals, now that Democrats have taken narrow control of the Senate and President Joe Biden has created a bipartisan commission to study court reform. Former Attorney General Eric Holder will deliver a keynote address, which will be followed by a panel discussion featuring Susan Hennessey and Molly Reynolds of Brookings, Daniel Epps of Washington University in St. Louis ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Eric Holder, Senate, Joe Biden, Democrats, Brookings Institution, Duke Law, Molly Reynolds, Christopher Kang, Susan Hennessey, Event Announcements


Lloyd Austin confirmed as 1st Black secretary of defense

By ROBERT BURNS and ANDREW TAYLOR | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense. The 93-2 vote gave President Joe Biden his second Cabinet member; Avril Haines was confirmed on Wednesday as the first woman to serve as director of national intelligence. Biden is expected to win approval for other...
Tags: National News, News, Politics, Joe Biden, Military, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories LBPT, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories PSN, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories SGVT, Top Stories Sun, Top Stories WDN


Court Rejects Parler’s Demand That Amazon Host Its Services

Parler, a self-described “conservative microblogging alternative and [competitor] to Twitter,” sued Amazon Web Services for suspending its service. Parler claimed (1) antitrust violations, (2) breach of contract, and (3) tortious interference. Parler sought a temporary restraining order (which the court converted into a preliminary injunction request). The court denied Parler’s request. Parler allegedly had 15 million accounts, with a million downloads of its app per day. Parler takes a laid ba...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Law, Court, Aws, Amazon Web Services, Trump, Garcia, Eric, AT T, Venkat, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Amazon Web Services Inc, Maga, Parler


"Truth is the property of being in accord with fact or reality.... typically ascribed to things that aim to represent reality or otherwise correspond to it, such as beliefs, propositions, and declarative sentences...."

"Most human activities depend upon the concept, where its nature as a concept is assumed rather than being a subject of discussion; these include most of the sciences, law, journalism, and everyday life.... Most commonly, truth is viewed as the correspondence of language or thought to a mind-independent world." From "Truth," a Wikipedia article I stumbled upon, via "The McNamara Fallacy," as I was writing the last post, which ended with my saying I needed to start this new post, because "Truth...
Tags: Art, Law, Washington, Wikipedia, America, Joe Biden, New York Times, Philosophy, John F Kennedy, Propaganda, Jfk, Biden, Trump, Nixon, Susan Glasser, Glasser


How To Find Legal Advice If You Can’t Afford a Lawyer

Considering the average hourly rate for a lawyer in America ranges between $100-$300, many people can’t afford to hire an attorney. There is relief available, however, in the form of legal aid—an umbrella term for any service which provides legal assistance to those with low income. Here’s a look at your options.Read more...
Tags: Justice, Law, Articles, America, Lifehacks, Legal aid, Lawyer, Legal Ethics, Pro Bono, Practice Of Law, Right to Counsel, Legal Clinic, Legal Aid In The United States, Legal Professions


Unrelated To Practice

The Nebraska Supreme Court has imposed a public censure and probation of an inactive attorney admitted in 2011 The formal charges generally allege violations stemming from the respondent’s being arrested in June 2018 and charged with one count of shoplifting... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Nebraska Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Do the math.

Subheadline in the NYT: "Each additional daily cup of coffee was associated with a 1 percent decrease in the risk of prostate cancer."  Top-rated comment: "Based on the NYT's excellent reporting, I will immediately begin drinking 100 cups per day and reduce my prostate cancer risk to 0%. What could go wrong?"  The subheadline is ridiculous for reasons expressed in the comment, but the commenter is doing the math wrong. After each additional cup of coffee — in the mad logic of the subheadline...
Tags: Coffee, Math, Law, Cancer, Ann Althouse


"CNN glowed almost as brightly about the event as a state media would have.... Biden’s perfectly fine if pedestrian speech earned instant accolades..."

"... from Wolf Blitzer, who jibbered that Biden had put 'his soul into his first address.'...  MSNBC worked from the same script, going gaga for not just Lady Gaga but the whole schmear. At day’s end, Rachel Maddow confessed to having worked her way through an entire box of Kleenex during the festivities and Joy Reid gushed like a partisan about the event.... The Washington Post got with the program, giving Biden credit for not waiting 'long to begin staffing up his administration, swearing in t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Washington Post, White House, Journalism, Cnn, New York Times, Propaganda, Lady Gaga, Biden, Msnbc, Joe, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Shafer, Ann Althouse, Joy Reid



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