Biden administration asks justices to take immigration cases off February calendar

An already thin February argument calendar will likely become even lighter before the session begins on Feb. 22. Acting Solicitor General Elizabeth Prelogar asked the Supreme Court on Monday to remove two cases scheduled for argument during the February session from the argument calendar, citing... The post Biden administration asks justices to take immigration cases off February calendar appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Biden, Merits Cases, Elizabeth Prelogar

Beyond "aid" to law enforcement: Crime-lab independence speaks to scientists' differing priorities from cops

The debate over making Austin's crime lab independent from the police department - which the City Council will take up on Thursday - inadvertently helps demonstrate why such change is necessary.Austin's city manager Spencer Cronk for years has balked at making the crime lab independent. Now that the community has made such "decoupling" a part of "reimagining" the police budget, he has had little choice but to embrace the idea. But he's doing so in the most tepid, pro-cop way imaginable.Here's th...
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Rostron & Levit update their invaluable guide to submitting to law reviews

They write: We just updated our charts about law journal submissions, expedites, and rankings from different sources for the Spring 2021 submission season covering the... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Brian Leiter, Rostron, Levit

The Prince and the Pauper: Separated at Birth?

For those of you following the most excellent adventures of Gamestop and Robinhood, does anyone else think these two look like they were separated at birth? On the left: Vlad Tenev, CEO and Co-founder of Robinhood. On the right: Keith... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Robinhood, Gamestop, Vlad Tenev, Keith

At the Monday Night Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Ultimatum Day — See Also

Refuse At Your Peril -- Lincoln Project goes medieval on Giuliani. Irreconcilable Differences -- Trump's impeachment team didn't want to force the GOP into uncomfortable waters... so they got canned. Knock It Off -- Morgan Lewis ordered to stop hiding behind privilege claims. Severance -- Biglaw firm laying off staff.
Tags: Law, Gop, Giuliani, Morgan Lewis, See Also

'Cowboys for Trump' leader, charged with storming the US Capitol, will remain behind bars

In this March 12, 2019, file photo, Cowboys for Trump leader and Otero County Commissioner Couy Griffin, center, talks with Republican New Mexico state Rep. Candy Ezzell of Roswell, NM. Griffin was arrested on charges of illegally entering the US Capitol. AP Photo/Morgan Lee Couy Griffin will remain behind bars until his trial, a judge ruled Monday. Griffin founded the group "Cowboys for Trump." He's charged with entering a restricted area at the US Capitol. Visit Business Insider's homepa...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, US, Trends, Joe Biden, Fbi, Washington Dc, New Mexico, Charles Davis, Griffin, Albuquerque, Trump, Roswell, US Capitol, Zoe Tillman

On LawNext: Kira’s Cofounders on 10 Years in Business and their New Book on AI in Law

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Kira Systems , the first company to develop AI-powered contract analysis, technology that is now becoming commonplace in the legal profession. To mark the anniversary, Kira’s cofounders are releasing a book, AI For Lawyers: How Artificial Intelligence is Adding Value, Amplifying Expertise, and Transforming Careers . When CEO Noah Waisberg , a former lawyer, and CTO Dr. Alexander Hudek , a computer scientist, launched Kira in 2011, they ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Cto, ASG, Bob Ambrogi, Kira, Noah Waisberg, Kira Systems, Hudek, Alexander Hudek, LawNext Waisberg

Chicago area retailers sued over iconic David Bowie photo

Brian Duffy was an English photographer. He died in 2010 but the Brian Duffy Archive owns and enforces the copyright in his works. Defendants are small retailers around Chicago who developed and sold gift items alleged to appropriate one of Duffy’s well-known David Bowie photos. Who among us hasn’t wished for a Rebel Rebel Pouch or a Ziggy Stardust Koozie? Apparently not the Brian Duffy Archive. It has sued for copyright infringement. Plaintiff first noticed allegedly infringing work...
Tags: Photography, Law, Copyright, Copyright Infringement, Chicago, David Bowie, Duffy, Brian Duffy, Evan Brown, Duffy Archive, Duffy Archive Limited, The Found Inc

School Choice Proponents Are All About Individual Preference, Except When They’re Not

When the government forces you to subsidize an organization or the beliefs of others you personally disagree with, that is the very opposite of granting you a 'choice.' 
Tags: Law, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker

Scenic Route: The Country Roads Of Downtown Law

When it comes to law, people don’t really think about marketing too much.
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack

"Everything that has happened in this country just in the last year has proved that Black people have no reason to trust the government."

"My mantra is, if you can do it for yourself, you shouldn’t trust other people to do it for you. Because I can’t see for myself what’s going on in that building, I’m not going to trust somebody else to keep my children safe."  Said Farah Despeignes, a mother of 2 sons, quoted in "Missing in School Reopening Plans: Black Families’ Trust/Deep-seated mistrust among Black families toward their public school districts is holding back school reopening, even as Black children suffer inordinately from...
Tags: Law, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus, Farah Despeignes, Black Families ' Trust Deep

SEC Monitoring GameStop Frenzy With Eye Towards Doing Nothing

Letting the Redditors have their fun seems to be a bipartisan point of agreement, which is great, because it probably can’t be stopped.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC

Litigation Revives The Strange Tragic Tale Of John West, The Founder Of Modern Legal Research

From what little we know of John West, it is difficult to say whether he was an idealist or an opportunist, whether he truly wanted to democratize the law, or simply saw an opportunity to make a good living.
Tags: Technology, Law, Ross, Robert Ambrogi, John West

Highlighting bipartisan accomplishments and opportunities in the arena of criminal justice reform

Marc Levin has this notable new Hill commentary headlined "Build a bridge, not a wall, between administrations on justice reform," which emphasizes ground for bipartisan criminal justice reform work past and present.  I recommend the full piece and here are excerpts: Few would dispute that the First Step Act was the crown jewel of bipartisan achievements over the last four years.  It contributed to the shrinking of the federal prison population through provisions such as lowering mandatory mini...
Tags: Utah, Law, Congress, White House, Georgia, Biden, Criminal Justice, Irs, Trump, Task Force, Pell, Sen Mike Lee, Marc Levin, Douglas A Berman, Task Force on Federal Priorities, Richard Durbin D Ill

RNC Chair Has Regrets About Letting Rudy Giuliani And Sidney Powell Spew Legal Word Vomit At Her HQ

Hindsight is 20/20 when it comes to lawyers who are walking, living, breathing defamation claims.
Tags: Politics, Law, Government, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Quote Of The Day, Sidney Powell, Ronna McDaniel

The Biggest Litigation Impacting The Healthcare Sector [Sponsored]

Above the Law and Lake Whillans take a deep dive into multibillion-dollar disputes involving pay-for-delay agreements, opioids, and other areas. 
Tags: Law, Healthcare Sector, Sponsored Content, Health Care / Medicine, Litigation Finance, Lake Whillans

Justices announce low-key March argument session

The Supreme Court on Monday released the calendar for its March argument session, scheduling arguments on issues including student-athlete compensation, union organizing, Medicaid work requirements and the seizure of guns from the home of a man believed to be suicidal. The justices will hear oral... The post Justices announce low-key March argument session appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Medicaid, Merits Cases

Federal Circuit: Anticipation not Inherent to Obviousness Argument

by Dennis Crouch M&K Holdings, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics Co., LTD. (Fed. Cir. 2021) M&K’s U.S. Patent No. 9,113,163 covers a “method of decoding moving picture.”  There is some history between Samsung and M&K’s family of companies, whose patents also originate in Korea.  This appeal stems from an IPR final written decision finding the challenged claims invalid. Decide only the Issues Raised: The first bit here is easy but quirky.  The petition challenged claim 3 of the ‘163 patent as obvious....
Tags: Law, Samsung, Park, Korea, Patent, Fed, Board, APA, Federal Circuit, IPR, Zhou, Dennis Crouch, PTAB, Samsung Elecs Co, Bross, Cisco Systems Inc Fed

The Guardian view on the vaccine rollout: the state we're in | Editorial

Making mistakes, as Boris Johnson and the EU have discovered, is a precondition for ongoing successBritain’s Covid-19 vaccine success contains an important lesson for the rest of the world: a pandemic is no place for the rigid application of free-market principles. Boris Johnson has got many things wrong in the past year, but his decision to mobilise the Keynesian state has saved lives. Faced with deadly coronavirus, Mr Johnson followed in the slipstream of the US to fund, develop and produce va...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, US, Eu, European Union, Society, Medical Research, NHS, Health policy, Astrazeneca, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Johnson, Coronavirus

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Jonathan Stempel: Apple Fails to Overturn VirnetX Patent Verdict, Could Owe Over $1.1 Billion (Source: Reuters) David Wells and Kim Sutton Golodetz: ENDRA Life Sciences Further Strengthens TAEUS(R) System Intellectual Property Protection with Issuance of 14th U.S. Patent (Source: Yahoo Finance) Chris Burt: Apple Granted Patent for Face Biometrics Occlusion Assessment (Source: Biometric Update) Kevin Shalvey: These Six Patents May Shed Light on the Possible K...
Tags: Apple, Law, Biden, Patent, Yahoo Finance, Jonathan Stempel, Sean M O'Connor, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, USPTO Commentary and Journal Articles, Chris Burt, Robert Farley, Kevin Shalvey, Reuters David Wells, Kim Sutton Golodetz, System Intellectual Property Protection

A Natural Partnership

The Air Force owns and manages large expanses of land throughout the United States, used for training military forces to be lethal and ready for the future defense of the nation. This land is also a safe haven for some of America’s most treasured plants and wildlife. The Air Force relies on its ranges to ensure our forces are ready for the future fight. Coincidently thousands of threatened and endangered specie...
Tags: Florida, America, Military, United States, Air Force, Wildlife Service, U S Air Force, U S Air Force Video TSgt Perry Aston, Florida Avon Park Air Force Range

Policyholder Prevails on Summary Judgment in COVID-19 Business Interruption Claim

    Summary judgment was awarded to the insureds on their business interruption claim due to governmental closures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Henderson Rd. Rest. Sys. v. Zurich Am. Ins. Co ., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 9521 (N.D. Ohio, Jan. 19, 2021).      Plaintiffs owned restaurants in several states. In the spring of 2020, state governments issued orders restricting the operations of restaurants in an effort to abate the spread of the coronavirus. Plaintiffs closed all but four of their Ohio r...
Tags: Insurance, Ohio, Zurich, Plaintiffs, Tred Eyerly, Business Interruption, First Party Insurance, Bad Faith, COVID-19, Henderson Rd Rest Sys, Zurich Am Ins, Ohio Department of Insurance Zurich, Ohio Department of Insurers

TripAdvisor Doesn’t Get Early Section 230 Dismissal–Putt v. TripAdvisor

Putt booked a tour through TripAdvisor’s subsidiary, Viator. On the tour, she suffered personal injuries. Putt sued TripAdvisor for negligence, misrepresentation, and more. Section 230. TripAdvisor invoked Section 230. The court says it’s too early to tell if TripAdvisor qualifies for the tour listing content provided by the tour vendor. The court says “Plaintiffs do not allege the extent of Defendants’ contributions to the content on Viator’s website” but that’s OK because Section 230 is an af...
Tags: Law, Tripadvisor, Viator, Plaintiffs, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Evidence/Discovery, TripAdvisor Inc, Putt

Pro-se Trump?

I'm reading "Trump Names Two Members of Impeachment Defense Team/The announcement came a day after he parted ways with five lawyers, and with his trial looming next week" (NYT): Mr. Trump has told advisers he wants the defense to focus on his baseless claims about election fraud, a person familiar with the discussions said. A person close to the former president disputed that that was the case, but conceded that Mr. Trump had dismissively said the case was so simple that he could try it himself ...
Tags: Law, Senate, United States, Lawyers, Trump, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, pro-se Trump

ExamSoft Tells Senators That Facial Recognition Problems Are Everyone’s Fault But Theirs

Sure one-third of California's applicants were flagged for cheating, but...
Tags: Technology, Law, California, Racism, Law Schools, Bar Exams, ExamSoft

How many N-words create a hostile work environment?

Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court was asked to answer these questions:Whether an employee's exposure to the N-word in the workplace is severe enough to send his Title VII hostile-work-environment claim to a trier of fact.Whether and in what circumstances racial epithets in the workplace are "extremely serious" incidents sufficient to create a hostile work environment under Title VII, rather than nonactionable "mere utterances." These questions stem from Collier v. Dallas County Hosp. Dist. (5t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, U S Supreme Court, COLLIER, Jon Hyman, Dallas County Hosp Dist 5th Cir

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