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A decision of the Ohio Supreme Court summarized by Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court today fined a northeastern Ohio woman $10,000 for the unauthorized practice of law, including preparing a will for a 93-year-old Navy veteran. In a unanimous... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Navy, Ohio, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court


At the Thursday Night Cafe...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


The Deere v. Gramm Analysis

by Dennis Crouch Deere & Co. v. Gramm (Fed. Cir. 2021). In 1966, the US Supreme Court decided Graham v. John Deere, and established the framework for adjudging obviousness under the 1952 Patent Act. In the processes Graham’s plow patent was deemed obvious.  In this new case, Deere is looking to invalidate Richard Gramm’s patent. This time though the patentee prevails. Gramm’s  US Patent No. 6,202,395 covers a sensor and controller for the head-height of a combine harvester.  The case is interes...
Tags: Law, US, Graham, Cleveland, Patent, US supreme court, Sas, Board, John Deere, Federal Circuit, Deere, IPR, PTAB, CAFC, Gramm, Hooke


'Q Shaman' Capitol attacker Jacob Chansley moved to Alexandria, VA jail, federal judge orders authorities to give him organic food while in custody

That jerk who wore horns and a bare chest in the US Capitol attack on January 6 has been moved to a Virginia jail, after a federal judge ordered authorities to provide him with organic food while he's in custody. The judge said jail officials in nearby Alexandria could accommodate the special diet, reports AP: Jacob Chansley was transferred to the Alexandria Detention Center after his attorney argued that his client had gone nine days without eating because organic food wasn't served at th...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Justice, Law, Washington, Virginia, US news, Donald Trump, Alexandria, Trump, Alexandria Va, US Capitol, Alexandria Detention Center, Capitol insurrection, Capitol Riot


Defamation Practice Area Is Really Heating Up — See Also

Another Defamation Lawsuit: The 2020 election just keeps giving and giving. Countdown To The Next Defamation Lawsuit: Featuring Rudy Giuliani, natch. Legal Tech Conference Features Chris Christie Speech: It was something else. Dick Pics At Court Hearing: Because, of course. Will Trump Testify At Impeachment? He's been invited...
Tags: Chris Christie, Law, Rudy Giuliani, See Also


Just How Common Are Those Blockbuster Biglaw Partner Paydays?

Lots of money is up for grabs in Biglaw.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day


Here is our first Kentucky Derby Super Six of 2021

I’m kind of proud of the fact that I had Authentic ranked No. 5 when I debuted my 2020 Kentucky Derby Super Six more than a year ago. Of course, he went on to win the Kentucky Derby and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, along with being named Horse of the Year. Now, I won’t bore you with the four horses I ranked ahead of Authentic. That’s all water under the bridge, right? OK, OK. I’ll tell you. After all, transparency is high on my list. I’m embarrassed to reveal my top four Derby contenders on Jan. 1...
Tags: Law, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Horse racing, Spielberg, Jackie, Kentucky Derby, Mike Smith, Wilson, Don, Neill, Rosario, Keeneland, Gulfstream, MacLean


"I write to you today regarding the so-called Disciplinary Committee hearing aimed at revoking my union membership. Who cares!"

"While I’m not familiar with your work, I’m very proud of my work on movies such as Home Alone 2, Zoolander and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps; and television shows including The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Saturday Night Live, and of course, one of the most successful shows in television history, The Apprentice—to name just a few! I've also greatly helped the cable news television business (said to be a dying platform with not much time left until I got involved in politics), and created thousand...
Tags: Law, Labor, Senate, Actors, Cnn, House, The Apprentice, Fox News, Donald Trump, Screen Actors Guild, Trump, Disciplinary Committee, Fresh Prince of Bel Air, AFTRA, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric


Snow walk.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, off-blog Althouse


Law & Order: Organized Crime First Look & SVU Crossover Premiere Date Released

Law & Order: Organized Crime first look & SVU crossover premiere date released NBC has released the first look at Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler as he reprises the character in the network’s upcoming Law & Order: Organized Crime series. The show will premiere on Thursday, April 1 on NBC as part of a two-hour crossover with Law & Order: SVU. (via Deadline). if ( ! ezoic_test() ) { PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || ...
Tags: TV, New York, Movies, Nbc, Law, Chicago, TV News, Mariska Hargitay, Nypd, McDermott, Christopher Meloni, Stabler, Dylan McDermott, Universal Television, Ilene Chaiken, ComingSoon




"'During the plague, when people were trying to show they were healthy... they would rouge their cheeks. In World War II, there was tremendous privation and women were still trying to appear to be beautiful.' Today..."

"... people are wanting to express 'what they are going through right now,' in a 'visual diary' or 'tiny piece of immediate theater'...."  From (NYT).  From NY Magazine: "Are the Teens Really Jealous of Our Under-Eye Circles?" Quoting various editors: "One of my childhood friends had an extremely chic mom who always had visible dark circles. They made her look interesting and mysterious, like she’d been up all night with her handsome young lover. So I’ve always thought they were kind o...
Tags: Health, Makeup, Law, Beauty, Ann Althouse, Tiktok


Popping the Bubble: Online Swag Purveyor Held Accountable For Infringement

Redbubble was attempting to exploit the Section 512 safe harbor to avoid liability for the obviously infringing items sold on its website.
Tags: Law, Copyright, Intellectual Property, RedBubble, Scott Alan Burroughs


A Tech Pro’s Guide To Surviving The Remote Firm [Sponsored]

How to respond to your next 'speedtest' email — and other support-related issues for your law firm — in our Feb. 10th webinar with Pingman Tools.
Tags: Technology, Law, Webinars, Sponsored Content, Pingman Tools


Who’d Like To Help Steve Cohen Out With His Little Liquidity Problem?

The Big Guy’s got some anger to take out on the markets with your money.
Tags: Law, Finance, Steve Cohen


‘Law and Order: Organized Crime’ to Debut With ‘Law and Order: SVU’ Crossover, Reuniting Benson and Stabler

Benson and Stabler are reuniting! NBC has announced that “Law and Order: Organized Crime” starring Christopher Meloni will debut with a “Law and Order: SVU” crossover on April 1. The two-hour event will begin with a new episode of “SVU” at 9 p.m. ET, followed by the debut of “Organized Crime” at 10. The crossover […]
Tags: News, Nbc, Law, Benson, Christopher Meloni, Stabler, Law and Order: SVU, Law And Order: Organized Crime


"Seeing a troubled life as a drama, a series of conflicts that, with luck, lead to resolution is one of the ways we reach a state of hard-won grace as we age. "

"Countries invent stories and myth in order to make sense of trauma, too. One reason the scars of the Civil War have never fully healed is that we’ve never, as a nation, agreed on a single narrative about what it was all for. Now we are engaged in a great debate about the lessons and meaning of the Trump era. To progressives like me, the past four years have been a period of mendacity, incompetence, racism and — in the end — insurrection. The wounds are fresh.... [T]he scars of the Trump years a...
Tags: Law, History, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Boyle, Ann Althouse, President Trump, Jennifer Finney Boyle


"Finally, a novel about the travails of a successful White guy! What could pull the heartstrings of our afflicted nation tighter than a story of brief, emotional setback suffered by a handsome movie star?"

The first 2 sentences of "Ethan Hawke turns his acting experience — and past infidelities — into brilliant fiction" (WaPo).  The reviewer, Ron Charles, also seems to be a white male, so his sarcasm may reflect his own anguish at elite America's languishing interest in how white men think and feel.  ... Hawke is... known as the man who cheated on Uma Thurman and offered loutish excuses about the sexual needs of great men like Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy and him.  Now, some 15 year...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Law, America, Ethan Hawke, Uma Thurman, John F Kennedy, Jonathan Franzen, Patti Smith, Robert Plant, Hawke, John Henry, Knopf, Ann Althouse, Ron Charles, Race And Pop Culture


The Ethics Of Departure Penalties

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed a judgment in favor of an attorney against her former firm and, notably, provides guidance on departure restrictions. On the facts here, a forfeiture of half an attorney's equity was prohibited by... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, District of Columbia Court of Appeals


No, you don’t get to keep your paid leave after your position is eliminated

The headline reads, "Trump aides made a late request to Team Biden to extend their parental leave. They said no." Here's the story:[A] number of ex-Trump political officials … lost their parental leave when Joe Biden was sworn into office. It's a byproduct of the field they're in: Their boss (the president) may have been the one let go, but his departure has meant that they, too, lose their jobs and benefits. Still, they argue that the Biden administration should have honored their leave by keep...
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Biden, Trump, Vanessa, Sandy Millar, Jon Hyman, Team Biden, Biden White House, Vanessa Ambrosini


Unhealthy Reaction

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has accepted a town court justice's resignation based on stipulated misconduct On October 29, 2020, the Commission authorized an investigation of a complaint alleging that Judge Burker had been charged with criminal mischief... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Commission, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, New York Commission on Judicial Conduct, Burker


Rules Not Identical But Sanction Is

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has imposed reciprocal discipline based on a sanction imposed in New York. From the summary on the web page of the Board of Bar Examiners The New York court, on the basis of a stipulation... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar Examiners


"Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) apologized for her past controversial remarks and embrace of the QAnon conspiracy theory.... Greene told her colleagues that she made a mistake by being curious about 'Q'...."

The Hill reports, based on 2 sources who were in "a heated closed-door House GOP conference meeting."  I wish I had a verbatim quote, because I'm interested in whether she used the word "curious" and whether she apologized for being curious.  I think we are in a very dangerous phase of cultural development if people are learning that it is wrong to become interested in things and to read and talk about notions that are not the entirely mainstream, agreed-upon stories. Are doors closing, wit...
Tags: Facebook, Law, California, Free Speech, Conspiracies, Apologies, Don, House Gop, Greene, Liz Cheney, Ann Althouse, Cancel Culture, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Marjorie Taylor Greene R GA


"After the Sentence, More Consequences: A National Report of Barriers to Work"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new report authored by Chidi Umez and Joshua Gaines of the Council for State Government Justice Center.  Here is its introduction: The negative effects of a conviction rarely end when a person has completed their criminal sentence.  A complex web of local, state, and federal statutes and regulations—known as collateral consequences of conviction — can make it all but impossible for some people with criminal records to truly rebuild their lives...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Chidi Umez, Joshua Gaines, Council for State Government Justice Center Here, Council of State Governments CSG Justice Center


Not-At-All-Busy Apollo Global Gets To Try To Explain How It Didn’t Screw Phil Falcone Over In 2010

Turns out you can’t just reopen a bankruptcy you had nothing to do with because it would be convenient.
Tags: Law, Finance, Phil Falcone


A Franchise Opportunity With A Unique, Built-In Income Stream

New Post From The Franchise King® (Sponsored Post) Before I tell you about a franchise opportunity that offers a unique, built-in residual income stream for its franchisees, I want you to play a quick little game with me.   A Numbers Game Let’s play the game. I’m going to ask you a question, and I want you to respond to it with a number. Here it is: On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being “excellent,” and 1 being “not very good,” what number best describes your sales ability? ...
Tags: Facebook, Sales, Business Model, Insurance, Franchise Purchasing, LinkedIn Pinterest, Residual Income, Brightway Insurance Franchise Family, Brightway Insurance, Brightway, Randomtuesday GIFs Brightway 's Office Agency, Office Agency, Office Agency Model, Brightway Insurance Service Center, George Sterner Franchisee Owner


Constitutional Trench Warfare over Abortion

For the Symposium on Mary Ziegler, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Americans have engaged in constitutional trench warfare since the demise of the Warren Court.   For almost fifty years, progressives and conservatives have fought pitched battles over a wide range of constitutional issues with each side on most fronts gaining only a few feet of constitutional turf.   The exclusionary rule and Miranda warnings remain the law of the ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, France, Massachusetts, America, Georgia, United States, Hawaii, Oxford, Ferguson, Louisiana, Miranda, United, Jim Crow



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