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Facebook Comments Draw Sanction

A decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court is summarized on the court's web page In a case it called a “cautionary tale,” the Tennessee Supreme Court held for the first time today that lawyers who make unethical statements may receive... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Tennessee Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Facebook Comments Draw Sanction


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can write about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Big Ideas Focused On Care and Generosity Are the Ones That Make a Difference

Marketer and author, Seth Godin, writes, this morning, about your big idea and why it’s definitely worth pursuing. “It’s probably not completely original. It’s probably not breathtaking in scope. It’s probably not immediately popular. But… it’s definitely worth pursuing, consistently and persistently for years and years. If you care. If it’s generous and helpful and worth the journey. All the big ideas that made a difference follow this pattern.“ Resonates with me. I’ve ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Seth Godin, Godin, LexBog


Taking it to the streets: 'The movements making noise are being led by young people'

In spite of all the challenges of the world they will inherit, young people are embracing activism to make changeRead how the pandemic-fuelled recession will affect Australia’s young peopleWhen Alice Rummery sees a problem, she has one overriding thought: “What are we going to do about it?”That’s been the driving force of an activism that was first ignited as a university student in 2018 when she was a critical part of a campaign for women’s safety in cities. Trained and supported by Plan Intern...
Tags: Activism, Australia, Society, Australia news, Sydney, Young People, Black Lives Matter Movement, Alice Rummery


Will Wilkinson, cancelled for tweeting, "If Biden really wanted unity, he'd lynch Mike Pence."

If cancelling is something that is going to be done, why should Will Wilkinson be an exception? It's got to be that the attempted cancellation of Will Wilkinson reverses the course of cancel culture.  I'm reading "Cancel Culture Comes for Will Wilkinson/The Niskanen Center fired a senior staffer for tweeting an offensive joke about Mike Pence, and hypocrisies abound" by Robby Soave (at Reason).  Wilkinson apologized, describing his tweet as a lapse in judgment. "It was sharp sarcasm, but lo...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Biden, ANN, Mike Pence, Wilkinson, Shirley Sherrod, Ann Althouse, Robby Soave, Niskanen Center, JournoList, Will Wilkinson, Cancel Culture, Shirley Sherrod Ann


After Covid, will digital learning be the new normal?

Schools have embraced apps and remote classes in the past year. Some see benefits in virtual learning but others fear the impact on disadvantaged children and privatisation by stealthHistory is likely to record that Britain’s teachers were better prepared for Covid-19 than government ministers. With cases rising in Europe, 14 schools in England had already closed their gates by the end of February 2020. When senior staff at Barham primary school began drawing up contingency plans on 26 February,...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, England, Technology, Education, Microsoft, Society, Britain, Social exclusion, Schools, Barham, Coronavirus, COVID


Lawyer Can’t Sue Google for Bad Client Review–Lewis v. Google

Kerry Lewis is a lawyer. A putative client, “Lolo Mosby,” posted a zero-star rating and a negative review of him. I can’t find the review online, and the link in the court opinion no longer works. However, the complaint contains a screenshot of the review:   Lewis denied having a client by that name and asked Google to remove the review, which it refused. Lewis sued Google. Google defended on Section 230 grounds. This is an easy case: ICS Provider: “Courts that considered similar issues foun...
Tags: Google, Law, Green, Enigma, Malwarebytes, Thomas, Lewis, Bennett, Google Inc, Third Circuit Court of Appeals, Google Google, CDA, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Kerry Lewis, Lolo Mosby


"The President of the United States is impeachable at any time during his continuance in office."

Wrote James Madison in The Federalist Papers, Number 39. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, United States, James Madison, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump's trial


UK asylum seekers told claims at risk if they ‘misbehave’

Call for Home Office to act after private contractors tell people their applications will be jeopardised for speaking out, going on hunger strikes or complaining about foodPeople held at temporary Home Office refugee camps are being threatened that their asylum claims will be harmed if they “misbehave”, according to testimony from site residents.A series of statements from asylum seekers inside the camps, anonymised to protect them from possible reprisals, allege they have been told by staff emp...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, UK News, World news, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Refugees, Inequality, Priti Patel


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to rioting against the US government

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


From Peace Corp volunteer to Capitol insurrectionist: How Thomas Baranyi went from being a quiet, troubled kid to a man who felt betrayed by politics

US Capitol protester Thomas Baranyi, 28, speaks to a WUSA reporter on January 6, 2020. WUSA9/YouTube Thomas Baranyi was identified by the FBI after appearing in a TV interview where he talks about storming the Capitol. Insider spoke to his former friends and coworker who described him as "quiet" and "disillusioned." Baranyi had a tumultuous New Jersey childhood and was estranged from his friends before joining the Peace Corps. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Bara...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, News, Law, Congress, Senate, Iraq, US, Trends, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Jersey, News UK, Marine Corps, Secret Service, Albania


"A son of European immigrants who grew up in Brooklyn and never went to college, Mr. King began as a local radio interviewer and sportscaster in Florida in the 1950s and ’60s, rose to prominence..."

"... with an all-night coast-to-coast radio call-in show starting in 1978, and from 1985 to 2010 anchored CNN’s highest-rated, longest-running program, reaching millions across America and around the world. With the folksy personality of a Bensonhurst schmoozer, Mr. King interviewed an estimated 50,000 people of every imaginable persuasion and claim to fame — every president since Richard M. Nixon, world leaders, royalty, religious and business figures, crime and disaster victims, pundits, swind...
Tags: Florida, Law, America, Cnn, Brooklyn, Ronald Reagan, King, Larry King, Nixon, Donald J Trump, Bensonhurst, Richard M Nixon, Ann Althouse


"We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability."

Said Chuck Schumer, quoted in "Schumer agrees to two-week delay of Trump’s impeachment trial/The ex-president's second trial is now set to begin the week of Feb. 8" (Politico).  Is there truth in those sentences?  "We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us."  Who is "we"? The Senators or the people? I don't think he'd say "All we Senators want to put this awful chapter in our nation’s history behind us." That would be enraging. More than 74 million people vo...
Tags: Law, House, Biden, Polls, Trump, Capitol, Schumer, Chuck Schumer, Rasmussen, Ann Althouse, what Trump did to the GOP, Trump's trial


Skaters on Lake Mendota at sunrise. Temperature 8°.

I wasn't skating. Just running. Was it terribly cold? Really — no. It's crisp and lovely. There's so much difference between running and walking.  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Video, Cold, Law, Sunrise, Skating, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Members of the far-right militia group Oath Keepers used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Outside the Senate Chamber at the US Capitol on January 6. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He's accused of coordinating to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit said. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edward Caldwell, the leader of the far-right militia group known as...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell, US Capitol


Members of the far-right militia group, the Oath Keepers, used Facebook Messenger during the Capitol siege to hunt for lawmakers, FBI says

Smoke fills the corridor outside the Senate Chamber as rioters are confronted by police on January 6, 2021. Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP Thomas Edward Caldwell, leader of a far-right militia group, is being investigated by the FBI. He is accused of coordinating an effort to locate lawmakers during the Capitol siege, an affidavit reveals. Several Facebook messages gave specific directions as to the whereabouts of members of Congress. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. Thomas Edw...
Tags: Facebook, Post, Politics, Law, Congress, Navy, Senate, Trends, Fbi, United States, Facebook Messenger, News UK, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tom, Capitol, Caldwell


Jair Bolsonaro could face charges in The Hague over Amazon rainforest

Indigenous leaders and human rights groups accuse Brazilian president of crimes against humanityJair Bolsonaro could face charges in the international criminal court (ICC) after being accused of crimes against humanity.Indigenous leaders in Brazil and human rights groups are urging the court to investigate the Brazilian president over his dismantling of environmental policies and violations of indigenous rights, which they say amount to ecocide. Continue reading...
Tags: Amazon, Human Rights, Law, Environment, World news, Conservation, Trees and forests, Deforestation, International criminal court, Brazil, Amazon Rainforest, Indigenous Peoples, Icc, The Hague, Jair Bolsonaro, humanityJair Bolsonaro


‘Is it OK to eat during online mass?’: how the faithful handle lockdown

From streamed baptisms to the impossibility of hajj, it’s been a tricky time for religious people to stay observant. But many have some holy hacksWell before places of worship were closed during the first lockdown, we hectored my father to remain indoors and stay safe. He rebelled. One frigid Sunday last March, through the silence of a sleeping household, he slunk down the hall and to the kitchen, careful not to rouse his house guests.We don’t know if his plan was dependent on my siblings being ...
Tags: Religion, Communities, Society, Judaism, Catholicism, Christianity, Islam, Coronavirus


Doctors call for shorter gap between Pfizer Covid vaccine doses in UK

British Medical Council warns current 12-week wait could reduce effectiveness of the jabCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe gap between the first and second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine must be reduced to ensure the vaccine is effective, senior doctors have warned.Currently patients wait about three months to get their second dose. Prof Chris Whitty, the chief medical officer for England, said this was a “public health decision” to get the first jab...
Tags: Health, UK, England, Society, UK News, Doctors, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, Chris Whitty, British Medical Council


"What a Libertarian Attorney General Could Do"

The title of this post is the title of this new Cato commentary by Clark Neily.  I recommend the whole piece, and here are some excerpts: Inauguration Week seems like an opportune time to think how much more just the Department of Justice could be if President Biden took the bold step of putting a libertarian in charge of it.  As I've written before, our criminal justice system is fundamentally rotten — it punishes vast amounts of morally blameless conduct, uses coercion-fueled mass adjudicatio...
Tags: Law, Department Of Justice, Biden, Doj, U S Department of Justice, Ted Stevens, Douglas A Berman, Clark Neily


Page refresh: how the internet is transforming the novel

Doom scrolling, oversharing, constantly updating social media feeds ... the internet shapes how we see the world, and now it’s changing the stories we tell, writes author Olivia SudjicTowards the end of 2020, a year spent supine on my sofa consuming endless internet like a force-fed goose, I managed to finish a beautifully written debut novel: Open Water by Caleb Azumah Nelson, which comes out next month. And yet despite the entrancing descriptions, I could barely turn two pages before my hand m...
Tags: Books, Technology, Internet, Fiction, Society, Culture, Facebook Twitter, Caleb Azumah Nelson, Azumah Nelson


Summer holidays cancelled? UK faces big decision on border

Stricter controls appear likely, with government’s approach in stark contrast to that during first Covid waveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageSlumped on the sofa after another day of home schooling, many families will have longingly eyed adverts for getaways: sun, sandy beaches and glittering pools, a much-needed reward after a year in the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic.But ministers are becoming increasingly concerned they may have to ask the British public to sac...
Tags: Travel, Health, Business, Politics, UK, Science, Conservatives, Travel & leisure, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Public services policy, Infectious Diseases, Home Office, Health policy, Boris Johnson



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