At the Monday Night Cafe...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Did Chief Justice John Roberts decline to preside over the Senate trial of the Trump impeachment?

I'm trying to understand "John Roberts ducks the spotlight by skipping the second Trump impeachment trial" by Joan Biskupic (CNN).  Ducks by skipping?!! That's a daffy way to put it. I think it means John Roberts arrived at the view that there was no occasion for the Chief Justice to preside, and therefore he has a duty to refrain from participating. That's not ducking and it's not skipping. When he presides, it's because he must, and when he refrains, it's because he must. It's based on an in...
Tags: Law, Senate, US, United States, House Of Representatives, Leahy, Vermont, Trump, John Roberts, Roberts, Joan Biskupic, Patrick Leahy, Sen Patrick Leahy, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Biskupic

New White House, New Executive Orders

If you thought the new Biden White House would take it easy on the use of Executive Orders, you haven’t been paying attention.  President Biden has been indicating that he would use Executive Orders liberally in the first few days to either develop policy or turn around policies that he believes should be revoked. The first week has brought a series of orders that address topics from sexual orientation, to the pandemic, to wage increases. My colleagues, Keegan Drenosky and Sarah Westby, and I ha...
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"All that has happened is there was a peaceful transition of power from Trump to a career politician, in Joe Biden, who has done far more violence than Trump has..."

"... because he’s been … a politician for decades. We didn’t topple anything. All we did was replace one figurehead with another, we’ve done nothing about the institution. It’s not about the leader, it’s about the institutions and the structures and the systems of capitalism and white supremacy that we reside under that are the main forces of domination here." Said Joshua Briond, of the Black Alliance for Peace and co-host of the Millennials Are Killing Capitalism podcast, quoted in "Organizer...
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Roberts will not preside over impeachment trial

When the Senate’s impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump begins next month, one familiar face from Trump’s first impeachment won’t be there: Chief Justice John Roberts. Instead, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), who serves as the president pro tempore of the Senate, will preside over... The post Roberts will not preside over impeachment trial appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Friar crushed by cart: bone analysis hints at causes of medieval deaths

Research from three Cambridge grave sites suggests poor people were at greatest risk of injury A friar crushed by a cart, another the victim of an attack by bandits: it sounds like the plot of a medieval mystery. But according to new research these are some of the possible misfortunes to have befallen those in centuries gone by.An analysis of bones from 314 individuals aged 12 or older, dating from around 1100 to the 1530s, and found in three different sites across Cambridge, reveals that bone f...
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“On menswear, she says she would sooner see a man approach her with a grenade than wearing a pair of shorts.”

From "'Come for the quips but stay for the coats': the enduring style of Fran Lebowitz/Pretend It’s a City, the Netflix series about the writer and socialite, is a love letter to her sartorial triumphs" (The Guardian). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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What’s A Billion Or So Among Friends? — See Also

A Firm Has To Have Standards: DOJ lawyer being investigated for noodling an agency coup may not be able to reenter the private sector. Consequences? How Do They Work?: Rudy sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion. 200%!!!: That's the profit-sharing bonus you might be able to get at this firm. Multiple Charges Now: Bail denied in attorney's rape prosecution.
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COVID-19 Hasn’t Hurt Law School Applications, Like At All

And folks applying are real smarties too!
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A Morally Reprehensible Act Is Made Worse By A Legally Inexcusable Arrest

The only thing worse than Joshua Garton’s fake photograph desecrating the grave of a dead police officer is the decision to arrest him for it. 
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Unprecedented Opportunities For Lawyers As Marijuana Goes Mainstream [Sponsored]

These are uncharted, exciting times for those looking to do business (legally!) in marijuana and hemp products. With laws evolving across the country, clients need expert advice to navigate through a haze of federal and state regulations.
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Some prosectors concerned LA's new progressive prosecutor is progressing too far

Last month I noted in this post that L.A. County District Attorney George Gascón made a lot of bold policy changes in his first day in office.  Now this new Politico article, headlined "California prosecutors revolt against Los Angeles DA’s social justice changes," highlights the push-back these policy changes are engendering.  Here are excerpts: Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón ran on a vow to shake up America’s largest law enforcement jurisdiction. Sweeping progressive changes foll...
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John Roberts Weaseling Out Of Donald Trump Impeachment Trial Warrants His Own Impeachment

If Roberts refuses to perform his duty, then it's time for him to go.
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Bail Denied In Rape Case Against Attorney Once Deemed One Of People Magazine’s Most Eligible Bachelors

The latest allegations are from an incident that occurred while he was out on bail for a separate rape charge.
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Gateway Pundit: Expert Michael Yon Witnessed Capitol Attack

Expert Michael Yon Looked for Cells at Capitol Protests and Immediately Identified Antifa and Others By Joe Hoft Published January 24, 2021 at 2:10pm [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
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Rudy Giuliani Sued By Dominion Voting Systems For Aggravated Libelslander

Nice of Rudy to post all the evidence on YouTube!
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In Latest Litigation Gambit, ROSS Files Antitrust Claim Against Thomson Reuters, Alleging Research Monopoly

In the continuing litigation between now-shuttered legal research startup ROSS Intelligence and long-established legal research giant Thomson Reuters, ROSS today filed an amended answer in which it raises a new counterclaim, asserting that TR is violating federal antitrust law by maintaining monopolistic and anticompetitive control over the legal research market. “Westlaw has for far too long impermissibly controlled legal research and restricted access to the public law,” ROSS cofounder and CEO...
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Lin Wood Shows Up On Mercer Law School Call To Defend Himself, Doesn’t Go Great

The lawyer crashed a Zoom call about his future with the school.
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Trial Lawyers Skew Democratic: What Does That Mean For Trump?

Suing Trump would attract an awful lot of attention for a trial lawyer.
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New CEO Named for Practice Management Company MyCase

A new CEO was named today for the practice management company MyCase, following its $193 million acquisition last September by private equity firm Apax Partners. Taking over as CEO effective immediately is Jim McGinnis, who most recently was EVP/GM of Wolters Kluwer’s Tax and Accounting North America Professional Segment, where he helped build CCH Axcess as a leading SaaS solution in the accounting profession. Jim McGinnis Earlier, McGinnis was vice president at Intuit, where he led marketin...
Tags: Law, North America, Intuit, Wolters Kluwer, Apax, Jim, Procter Gamble, McGinnis, Appfolio, MyCase, Jim McGinnis, CCH Axcess, Practice Management Company, Apax Partners Taking, Jim McGinnis Earlier McGinnis, Activision PepsiCo

Is this an improved system, or mere automation?

by Dennis Crouch In its October 2020 decision in EcoServices v. Certified Aviation, the Federal Circuit issued a somewhat muddled nonprecedential opinion.  The en banc petition has now been briefed and awaiting action from the court. The patents at issue cover methods and systems for washing a jet engine.  A jury sided with the patentee and the district court awarded $2 million in back-damages, and $400 per infringing wash in ongoing royalties. [Federal Circuit Decision] On appeal, the Federal ...
Tags: Law, Patent, O'Malley, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Dyk, Schall, Federal Circuit Decision, EcoServices, Certified Aviation the Federal Circuit, En Banc Petition Opposition, En Banc Petition Question

On LawNext: Was the Pandemic A Tipping Point for Law Firms?

As we begin to look ahead to a post-pandemic world, what will the legal market look like in 2021 and beyond? Has the pandemic’s impact on law firms resulted in a tipping point that will forever alter law firms and the business of law? A report by the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at the Georgetown University Law Center and Thomson Reuters Institute, 2021 Report on the State of the Legal Market, speculates that the combined effects of the pandemic may have so softened partner resis...
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Covid linked to risk of mental illness and brain disorder, study suggests

One in eight people who get coronavirus also have first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months, research findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in eight people who have had Covid-19 are diagnosed with their first psychiatric or neurological illness within six months of testing positive for the virus, a new analysis suggests, adding heft to an emerging body of evidence that stresses the toll of the virus on mental health and brain disorders cannot be i...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, World news, Mental Health, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus

Coronavirus Update 1-25-2021: President Biden calls for unemployment benefits to employees who refuse to work because of Covid

Late last week, President Biden signaled that part of his overall plan to provide economic relief for American families and businesses amid the COVID-19 crisis is to broaden the availability of unemployment benefits to employees who quit their jobs related to Covid. Specifically, the president is "asking the U.S. Department of Labor to consider clarifying that workers who refuse unsafe working conditions can still receive unemployment insurance."  Allowing employees who quit in the name of ...
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Proper Venue in ANDA cases.

PhRMA has filed an interesting brief arguing that proper-venue in ANDA patent-infringement cases under §271(e)(2) should be determined under the general venue statute (28 U.S.C. §1391) rather than the patent-specific venue statute (28 U.S.C. §1400(b)). Section 1400(b) is an exception to the general venue statute, 28 U.S.C. §1391. It should be construed narrowly and extended to §271(e)(2) actions only if doing so is consistent with the text and purpose of both statutes. But the text of §1400(b) c...
Tags: Law, Congress, Patent, Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Federal Circuit, ANDA, Mylan Pharmaceuticals

Biden reversing Trump ban on transgender people in military

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden is signing an order Monday reversing a Pentagon policy that largely barred transgender individuals from joining the military. The new order, which Biden is expected to sign in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office. It immediately prohibits any service member from being forced out of the military on the basis of gender identity. Biden’s orde...
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Being denied student support has thrown my plans into bedlam. But I'm determined

As I move from the country to the city and start my life as a university student, I’m disheartened by the lack of support from CentrelinkRead Bethany’s first diary entry hereRead Bethany’s second diary entry hereRead how the pandemic-fuelled recession will affect Australia’s young people hereName: Bethany CastleAge: 17So much has happened in such a short time. All of a sudden, it feels as if life is progressing too fast, when only a week ago I was impatiently waiting for my new life in the city ...
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Ethics Charges Dismissed

The Indiana Supreme Court has entered judgment in favor of an attorney charged with ethics violations. The Court incorporates by reference the hearing officer’s findings of fact. The hearing officer concluded the Commission failed to meet its burden of proving... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Facebook Advice Draws 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]
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