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Prosecutor Charged With Misleading Grand Jury Witness

The North Carolina State Bar has filed ethics charges against an Assistant United States Attorney in his investigation and prosecution of allegedly fraudulent activity by an officer of GrandSouthBank. He allegedly called a witness before the Grand Jury who he... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, North Carolina State Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Podcast recommendation: The Test Kitchen

I'm always on the lookout for new podcasts to add to my queue. Today's is a doozy. It's called The Test Kitchen, and it comes from the editors of Reply All at Gimlet Media. In four parts, it will tell a sadly familiar tale of racism and toxicity in the workplace. The workplace at issue is Bon Appétit magazine.  Here's the set-up. You'll find the full episode here, or wherever you listen to podcasts. [Author: Jon Hyman]
Tags: Law, Bon Appetit, Jon Hyman


At the Friday Night Café...

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


I Know It Says ‘My’ Pillow But Terms And Conditions Apply — See Also

Taxes Don't Evade Themselves!: Donald Trump is too busy to testify at his own impeachment. Adventures In Disclaiming: OAN hopes to get out of trouble. They won't. Lawyers Love Technicalities: Jeopardy! champ beats Ken Jennings... sort of. Law Schools Need To Step Up: Because students are suffering.
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Don, Ken Jennings, OAN, See Also


Yup, Where You Go To Law School Matters For Your Future Paycheck

A look at partner compensation reveals law schools matter.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, Partner Compensation


Student-loan discharges in bankruptcy and public education for disabled kids

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, the discharge of student-loan debt for “undue hardship” and the statute of limitations for IDEA “child-find” violations. The Bankruptcy Code allows the discharge of student-loan debt if repayment would... The post Student-loan discharges in bankruptcy and public education for disabled kids appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline


Stat Of The Week: Did Trump Make Lawyers Less Popular? 

ATL readers weigh in on the past administration.
Tags: Law, Government, Stat of the Week, Unprecedented




On India’s Farmers’ Protest And Biden’s Summit

The Biden administration has reasons to worry for democracy, at home and abroad.
Tags: Law, Government, India, Farmers, Biden, Mandeep S. Minhas


District Attorney Charged With Sexual Assault

The allegations stem from his time in private practice.
Tags: Crime, Law, Pennsylvania, District Attorney, Josh Shapiro, Pennsylvania Attorney General, Chad Salsman


Federal Circuit: Low-level Security Measures are Abstract Ideas

In re Mohapatra (Fed. Cir. 2021)   The security code on your credit card seems pretty weak. Basically, it is a 3-4 digit number on opposite side of the card.  Mr. Sarada Mohapatra’s innovation was to create a more dynamic security code using an internet-based account management approach. The Examiner rejected the claims as obvious, indefinite, and failing to claim patent eligible subject matter. On appeal, the PTAB reversed the obviousness conclusions, but maintained the rejection on the other...
Tags: Law, CSC, Patent, Federal Circuit, Examiner, PTAB, Alice Step, Mohapatra, Mohapatra Fed, Sarada Mohapatra, Federal Circuit the Solicitor


Trump Too Busy Doing Hot Ex-President Sh*t To Testify At Impeachment

TFW you're so totally innocent you can't even talk about it under oath.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Bruce Castor, Jamie Raskin, David Schoen, Impeachment


Oxford Covid vaccine almost as effective against Kent variant, trials suggest

Scientists say it offers only slightly lower protection compared with original CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Covid vaccine developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca is nearly as effective against the Kent variant as it is against older forms of the virus, according to preliminary research results.Researchers analysed swabs from trial volunteers who developed asymptomatic or symptomatic infections to determine which variant of the virus they had ...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, University of Oxford, Coronavirus


Chamath Palihapitiya-backed Clover Health continues to decline after responding to critical short-seller report, a day after falling 12%

Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch Shares of Clover Health continued to slide on Friday after falling 12% in the previous session following a report from short-seller Hindenburg Research.  The Medicare insurer said the Justice Department made a "request for information". Clover said investor Chamath Palihapitiya was aware of the DOJ's inquiry.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Clover Health shares on Friday fell as much as 7% after suffering a 12% decline in the ...
Tags: Trends, Insurance, Markets, Healthcare, Medicare, Stocks, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Clover, Clover Health, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Medicare Advantage, Social Capital, US Justice Department


"Strange branding. I don't associate him with the feeling of getting a good night's sleep."

"Maybe some slogan playing on the idea of 'woke,' like 'Now, the woke can sleep.' Or 'How the woke sleep.'"  I write, over at Facebook, commenting at a post linking to an NBC news article, "David Hogg launching pillow company to 'put MyPillow out of business'/Hogg tweeted a list of goals for the future company, which included supporting progressive causes and hiring formerly incarcerated Americans." In the photo NBC chose to illustrate its news flash, Hogg looks sleep deprived: Why would...
Tags: Facebook, Nbc, Sleep, Law, Labor, Advertising, Nbc News, Sheep, Hogg, Ann Althouse, David Hogg


Chamath Palihapitiya-backed Clover Health continues to slide after responding to critical short-seller report, a day after falling 12%

Brian Ach/Getty Images for TechCrunch Shares of Clover Health continued to slide on Friday after falling 12% in the previous session following a report from short-seller Hindenburg Research.  The Medicare insurer said the Justice Department made a "request for information". Clover said investor Chamath Palihapitiya was aware of the DOJ's inquiry.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. Clover Health shares on Friday fell as much as 7% after suffering a 12% decline in the ...
Tags: Trends, Insurance, Markets, Healthcare, Medicare, Stocks, Department Of Justice, Doj, Justice Department, Clover, Clover Health, Chamath Palihapitiya, SPAC, Medicare Advantage, Social Capital, US Justice Department


Double Dose Of Discipline For Bachelor Party Crimes

A part-time judge was subject to both bar and judicial discipline and has been suspended from his judicial office for two years with all but six months stayed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. The sanction was imposed retroactively to the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Bachelor Party Crimes


Impact Of Pandemic On Bar Discipline Hearings

Ohio - the national model of disciplinary transparency and efficiency - has issued its annual report focusing on the effect of the pandemic on their work. Csaba Sukosd has a summary The disposition of dozens of cases and a sudden... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Csaba Sukosd


"The assignment asked students to answer this question: 'A slave has disrespected his master by telling him, "You are not my master." How will you punish the slave?'"

"The Sun Prairie School District apologized for the 'grave error in judgment' and put the teachers on administrative leave pending an investigation. [Lawyer B'Ivory] LaMarr wants the teachers to be fired, saying he feels their actions were deliberate. LaMarr also says [6th grade schoolchild] Zayvion now feels unsafe and unwelcome in the school. The assignment came on the first day of Black History Month." WKOW reports.  From an earlier report about this school assignment: "The question appe...
Tags: Law, History, Slavery, Hammurabi, Lamarr, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Sun Prairie School District, B Ivory -RSB- LaMarr, Black History Month WKOW


Unlike Her Client, Rosemary Vrablic Did The Right Thing And Resigned

In karmically related news, Deutsche Bank posted its first profit since the Obama Administration.
Tags: Law, Obama, Finance, Deutsche Bank, Rosemary Vrablic


"For $150, Brad Holiday’s customers could purchase and download a package of dating tips and tricks he called his 'Attraction Accelerator.' "

"The batch of files featured advice from Mr. Holiday, a self-styled Manhattan dating coach, about things like the best facial serums and pickup lines, and his thoughts on the viciousness of the opposite sex. But tucked between videos denigrating women and reviews of height-boosting shoes were other guides: how to defeat Communists, expose what he claimed were government pedophilia cabals, and properly wield a Glock... [Holiday, whose real name is Samuel Fisher, has a] large online footprint [th...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Shoes, Manhattan, Roseanne Barr, Trump, Height, Fisher, Femininity, Masculinity, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Gender Difference, Trump's masculinity, Ronald F Levant, the Trump resistance




'It has cost me 14 teeth': Readers on soft drink addiction – and how to beat it

Fizzy, caffeinated drinks are on sale everywhere, and for many people it can become difficult to function without them. Is cold turkey the only way out?Sirin Kale wrote about her 27-year addiction to fizzy drinks this week. When we asked readers to tell us about their own experiences of soft drink addiction, there was a huge response – here are some of the replies Continue reading...
Tags: Food, Education, Life and style, Society, Health & wellbeing, Sugar, Diets and dieting, Soft drinks


Virginia, the state "that since Colonial times has executed more people than any other," is on verge of abolishing the death penalty

As reported in this local article, headlined "House of Delegates backs abolishing death penalty, signaling end of capital punishment," the Commonwealth of Virginia is on the cusp of historic criminal justice reform.  Here are the details:  In a landmark vote Friday, the Virginia House of Delegates passed a bill to abolish the death penalty in the state that since Colonial times has executed more people than any other.  With the Senate approving similar legislation Wednesday and Gov. Ralph North...
Tags: Law, Washington, Senate, Virginia, United States, House, Death Penalty, Norfolk, South, Commonwealth, U S Supreme Court, House of Delegates, Newport News, Hampton, Michael Stone, Larry Sabato


The morning read for Friday, Feb. 5

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. Got a suggestion of a piece you’d like us to consider? Email us at [email protected] Here’s the Friday morning read: Supreme Court Says Germany Can’t... The post The morning read for Friday, Feb. 5 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Supreme Court Says Germany Can


Digested week: falling ice, and other perils of New York's high life | Emma Brockes

This week, while most New Yorkers feared death by icefall, others had more rarefied concernsIn his novel Upstate, the critic and novelist James Wood characterises the experience of walking through New York City as a feeling, mild but insistent, “that something is going to fall on my head”. In the summer, traditionally, the threat is from air conditioning units. (The Village Voice, Gawker, and the New York Times have all looked into this urban legend over the years, without coming up with much da...
Tags: Health, New York, Media, Film, New York City, Society, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Angelina Jolie, US weather, Vaccines and immunisation, Golden Globes, Gawker



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