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Florida Sanctions

From the monthly discipline summaries of the Florida State Bar Andrew Spark, 13201 Roosevelt Ave., PMB 818085, Flushing, N.Y., disbarred retroactive to July 15, 2019, when he was suspended because of a felony conviction, following a. Jan. 21 court order.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Florida State Bar Andrew Spark


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Phil Case: AnPac Bio Granted a New US patent on Novel Medical Device for Multi-Cancer DetectionContinues to Innovate and Build Strong IP Portfolio (Source: BioSpace) Lauren Pogue: Intellectual Property / Tech Law Firm Reaches #13 on Top Patent Firms List in Biotechnology & Organics Field (Source: Yahoo Finance) Ben Cousins: Stephen Lewis Calls for Suspension of COVID-19 Vaccine Patents (Source: CTV News) Jay Peters: Apple Patent Application Imagines Charging...
Tags: Usa, Law, Uspto, Esports, Patent, Stephen Lewis, New US, CTV News, Jay Peters, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Daniel Harris Brean, Camilla Alexandra Hrdy, Phil Case, Lauren Pogue, Yahoo Finance Ben Cousins


Austin Signs ‘Stand-Down’ Memo To Tackle Extremism In The Military

In an effort to root out extremism within the nation’s military ranks, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin signed a memo on Friday that directed commanding officers and supervisors to hold a one-day stand down on the issue. [Author: Zoe Richards]
Tags: News, Defense, Military, Pentagon, Extremism, Lloyd Austin, Zoë Richards


U.S. Navy controls inventions that claim to change "fabric of reality"

U.S. Navy holds patents for enigmatic inventions by aerospace engineer Dr. Salvatore Pais.He came up with technology that can "engineer" reality, devising an ultrafast craft, a fusion reactor and more.While mostly theoretical at this point, the inventions could transform energy, space, and military sectors. The U.S. Navy controls patents for some futuristic and outlandish technologies, some of which, dubbed "the UFO patents," came to life recently. Of particular note are inventions by the somew...
Tags: Astronomy, Space, Technology, Navy, Department Of Defense, Physics, Military, Innovation, Invention, Nikola Tesla, U S Navy, Cosmos, PAIS, Patuxent River Maryland, Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems, Salvatore Cezar Pais


At the Saturday Night Cafe...

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


Grandfather becomes oldest person to row 3,000 miles solo across Atlantic

Frank Rothwell, 70, raised more than £640,000 for Alzheimer’s Research UK in tribute to his brother-in-law RogerA grandfather has become the oldest person to row 3,000 miles solo across the Atlantic Ocean, raising more than £640,000 for dementia research.Frank Rothwell, 70, from Oldham, set off from La Gomera in the Canary Islands on 12 December and crossed the finish line in Antigua in the Caribbean on Saturday – reuniting with Judith, his wife of 50 years, in good time for Valentine’s Day. Con...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Atlantic, Charities, Alzheimer's, Caribbean, Oldham, Canary Islands, Antigua, Atlantic Ocean, La Gomera, Judith, Frank Rothwell


CBD will go on sale in Australia, but first manufacturers will have to prove it works

While CBD has been approved for over-the-counter sale, there are regulatory hurdles to clear before it actually appears in pharmacies“You can have as much whiskey as you like, but there’s no whiskey available,” says Prof Iain McGregor, psychopharmacologist and academic director of the Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, when asked to describe the rules around CBD in Australia at the moment. Related: How a cannabis farm cured my fear of nature | Zoe Williams Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Australia, Drugs, Life and style, Society, Cannabis, Health & wellbeing, Pharmaceuticals industry, Zoe Williams, Iain McGregor, Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics, Australian lifestyle


Trump Wall boundary with Biden Border

06 February 2021 SoCal A Yon-Genre Mind-Dump sans edit I made these photos on two separate days, are location. You can hardly see the Trump Wall in the main image above because I am lined up on its edge. Trump Wall is laser straight. The vehicle obstacles are the Biden Border. This is by Boundary Monument 31 on the New Mexico and Mexico. According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, "These obelisks, also known as Boundary Monuments, trace their roots to the Guadalupe Hidalgo Treat...
Tags: Google, Asia, South Korea, Japan, Usa, Featured, California, Mexico, China, America, Los Angeles, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Pakistan, Middle East


Clubhouse Meetings on Surveys for Lawyers and The Week in Legal Podcasts

If you’ve listened to The Geek in Review podcast the past couple of weeks, you heard that Marlene and I are enjoying the discussions we’ve joined on Clubhouse. Well, we are going to each host a room this week, and we’d love to have the readers of 3 Geeks and the listeners of The Geek in Review join us. So grab your iOS devices and listen and discuss the following topics this week: Monday, February 8th at 1:00 PM ET – Legal Podcasters Roundtable: What’s On Your Latest Episode? This is a weekly r...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Surveys, Clubhouse, Online Content, Don, Marlene


"A splintered Supreme Court on late Friday night partly lifted restrictions on religious services in California that had been prompted by the coronavirus pandemic...."

"With the pandemic raging, in-person worship services were entirely barred in Tier 1, which covers almost all of the state. In a brief, unsigned opinion, the court blocked that total ban but left in place a 25 percent capacity restriction and a prohibition on singing and chanting. Justices Clarence Thomas and Neil M. Gorsuch said they would have blocked all of the restrictions. Justices Stephen G. Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan dissented, saying they would have left all of the restrict...
Tags: Hollywood, Supreme Court, Law, California, Nevada, State, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Clarence Thomas, Neil M Gorsuch, Samuel A Alito Jr, John G Roberts Jr, Gorsuch, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Brett M Kavanaugh


I have been reading and trying to get around to blogging "The Secret History of the Shadow Campaign That Saved the 2020 Election" since 2:10 p.m. yesterday.

2:10 p.m. is not a normal time for me to be blogging. I tend to blog between 4 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sometimes I come back to the computer in the afternoon or evening, but usually not to analyze something complicated. And if other people are jumping on a new item, there's less and less reason, as the hours wear on, to blog the link just to show it to you. I feel more and more obligated to get into some of the complicated layers. 2:10 p.m. yesterday was when I first saw the article and decided it wa...
Tags: Voting, Law, Time, 2016 Campaign, MOLLY BALL, Ann Althouse, the Trump resistance


"Eyebrows? Who cares? With all the suffering around us, with all of the important things to focus on, it flummoxes me to witness how people waste time and money."

That's the third-highest-ranked comment on a weirdly long WaPo article titled "Our pandemic eyebrows are driving us crazy. Can we learn to love them?"  All the high-rated comments say just about exactly the same thing. I chose that one to quote because it features my favorite word: flummox. It's a colloquial and vulgar word, according to the OED. "The formation seems to be onomatopoeic, expressive of the notion of throwing down roughly and untidily; compare flump, hummock, dialect slommock slo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Language, Eyebrows, Kissing, Dickens, WaPo, Sammy, Ann Althouse, Dirty Words, Coronavirus, Tom Vildspark


Crime, Bail, and the Media: A century-old recipe for error and injustice

Grits readers have seen me complain about sensationalist, de-contextualized media coverage of crime and punishment nearly since this humble blog's inception. Turns out, if your correspondent had been transported in a time machine to the early 1920s, the problem would be even worse and Grits may well have gone clean out of my mind.Recently, I ran across what appears to be the earliest quantitative analysis of media crime coverage in America in a massive, 700+-page document titled, "Criminal Justi...
Tags: Google, Law, America, Houston, Cleveland, Criminal Justice, Greg Abbott, Clyde, Houston Chronicle, CLEVELAND Ohio, Bonnie, John Dillinger, Chaney, Tuff, Acevedo, Harris County Jail


"As a law student, I worked in the mayor's office in Detroit during the 1967 riot, and I can tell you what happens to major cities with sustained increases in violent crime..."

"... Very large parts of them are destroyed. That's what I fear could happen again. It's all the more likely if liberal mayors and their cheerleaders in the press act as many did during the 'mostly peaceful' BLM protests. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that it was 'shameful' for federal police to use force to clear Lafayette Square on June 1. Those overrunning it tried to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson and started a fire in St. John's Church, 'the presidents' church,' just t...
Tags: Crime, Law, Washington, Police, Los Angeles, Military, New York Times, Protests, Nyt, Times, Detroit, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Trump, St John, Capitol


Response to the Symposium on Abortion and the Law

For the Symposium on Mary Ziegler, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Mary Ziegler At what is undoubtedly a crucial point in the history of abortion law, I’m especially honored by the attention paid to my book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present(Cambridge 2020). Jack Balkin has brought together four brilliant contributors whose work in this field has influenced my own. I am grateful to Jack and to each of...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Gop, United States, Yale, New York Times, Abortion, Republican Party, Jack, Donald Trump, Branding, Guest Blogger, Greenhouse


"'Originally, I thought the context in which I used this ugly word could be defended.' The science reporter... described the 'n-word' incident..."

"... as having occurred during a dinner discussion about the use of racial slurs, in which one student on the trip asked whether a classmate should have been suspended for using racist rhetoric in a video. 'To understand what was in the video, I asked if she had called someone else the slur or whether she was rapping or quoting a book title. In asking the question, I used the slur itself,' McNeil wrote. He apologized for 'extraordinarily bad judgment' to both the staff of the Times, singling out...
Tags: Law, Nyt, Times, Dean Baquet, McNeil, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, NY Times Star


New AP report concludes "Federal executions likely a COVID superspreader"

This new Associated Press article details the conclusions of its investigation concerning the spread of COVID-19 in and around the federal facilities responsible for executions at the tail end of the Trump Administration.  Here is how the lengthy piece gets started: As the Trump administration was nearing the end of an unprecedented string of executions, 70% of death row inmates were sick with COVID-19.  Guards were ill.  Traveling prisons staff on the execution team had the virus.  So did medi...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Indiana, Ap, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Trump Administration Here, Brandon Bernard, Alfred Bourgeois, Madeline Cohen


Notable new research on criminal justice impact of a safe consumption site

Policies and attitudes toward so-called "safe consumption sites" for drugs may serve as one of many interesting tests for whether the Biden Administration is prepared to take a whole new approach to the drug war.  If inclined to be more supportive of these sites, the Biden folks might want to make much of this notable new research recently published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.  Produced by multiple authors under the title "Impact of an unsanctioned safe consumption site on crimin...
Tags: Law, US, Biden, Control, SCS, Douglas A Berman, Biden Administration, Alcohol Dependence Produced


Close-ups, cats and clutter: what the online yoga teacher saw

Teaching via Instagram and Zoom is both more and less intimate than a real-life classFifteen people lie down in rectangles on my screen. I am telling them to relax their jaws and soften the muscles around their eyes. I am also having a silent, hand gesture-based conversation with a five-year-old girl in one of the rectangles. This morning the girl’s mother sent me an email that read: “I’m going to attempt as much of the class as she will allow me to do – sometimes she is fine with it, and someti...
Tags: Health, Instagram, Fitness, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Yoga, Health & wellbeing, Zoom


"Conspiracies at this scale often get exposed and ultimately it took the hasty tweet of Greta, who with other international celebrities suddenly turned sensitive towards farmer issues."

Said one Indian minister, VK Singh, quoted in "Greta Thunberg sparks criminal conspiracy probe in India with accidental tweet" (NY Post). The now-deleted tweet, per Singh, “revealed the real designs of a conspiracy at an international level against India.”  It looks as though Thunberg passes things along without processing them through her own mind. You can see the deleted tweet here. She says "Here's a toolkit if you want to help" and gives a link to a document, which you can read.  Appar...
Tags: Twitter, Law, India, Delhi, Conspiracies, Greta, Singh, Ann Althouse, VK Singh, Celebripolitics, Thunberg, Greta Thunberg


UK on target to give all over-50s Covid jabs by May – taskforce chief

Dr Clive Dix also says UK well-placed to respond if vaccine-resistant variant emergesCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe head of the UK’s coronavirus vaccination taskforce has said he is optimistic that government will meet its target of vaccinating all over-50s by May.No 10 confirmed on Friday that the vaccine programme was intended to reach all those over 50 and those aged 16 to 65 in at-risk groups by May, having previously said it aimed to do so “by the spring”. C...
Tags: Health, UK, Society, UK News, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Clive Dix


‘My personal lockdown has been much longer’: on chronic illness, before and after Covid

Life before was a little different, but not a lot. Now I feel a new resilience and hopeRead more: Laura Barton on how a daily call to California got her through lockdown and Elle Hunt on moving to the other side of the world and the pandemicI’ve been inside my cramped terrace house for nearly a year now. There haven’t been walks outside, or trips to the shops. Every morning, I wake into a day the same as yesterday. I reach out a hand to the cat who I know will be curled by my right side, listen ...
Tags: Health, Family, California, Relationships, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Disability, Denmark, Elle Hunt, Laura Barton, Coronavirus


In Germany, they are trying a 95-year-old woman in juvenile court — because she was under 21 at the time of her alleged crimes.

From (NYT).  “It’s about the concrete responsibility she had in the daily functioning of the camp,” said Peter Müller-Rakow of the public prosecutor’s offices in Itzehoe, north of Hamburg....  With the last people involved in carrying out atrocities for the Nazi regime close to death, German authorities have been pushing hard to bring as many of them as possible to justice....  “It’s a real milestone in judicial accountability,” said Onur Özata, a lawyer representing survivors in the t...
Tags: Murder, Law, Germany, Nazis, Aging, Nazi, Hamburg, Ann Althouse, Prosecutorial Ethics, Peter Müller Rakow, Itzehoe, Onur Özata


"Earlier today Air Station Traverse City launched two helicopters to respond to reports of over 60 ice fishermen stranded on an ice floe near Sturgeon Bay, WI."

"The ice had broken free from land, and high winds associated with the approaching winter storm system quickly pushed the floe farther away from shore. Ice continued to crack into smaller sections throughout the crews' time on scene. The helicopter crews lowered rescue swimmers to the ice to help coordinate the rescue as local first responders and other Coast Guard ice rescue assets arrived. After additional assets arrived, the helos continued conducting overflights of the area looking for signs...
Tags: Law, Fish, Ice, Wisconsin, Survival, Coast Guard, Ann Althouse, Air Station Traverse City, Sturgeon Bay WI


'They are scared to try new things': how is home school impacting young children?

After nearly a year of disrupted learning, primary school children in the UK have missed key milestones - as well as their friends. What will be the long term cost?• In pictures: pets, plants and cuddly toys: a child’s eye view of home schooling It is fair to say that Wells, eight, does not enjoy remote learning. “It’s horrible,” he tells a group of fellow year 4 children over a video call. “I can see my friends, but I can’t talk to them.” Emily, nine, finds home schooling tough, too: “It’s real...
Tags: Health, Family, UK, Education, Children, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Schools, Parents and parenting, Home Schooling, Skype, Emily, Flora, Wells, Betty


Supreme Court lifts California's ban on indoor worship services but keeps restrictions on limited occupancy

A visitor walks through the Serra Chapel during the reopening of Mission San Juan Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, CA on Thursday, February 4, 2021. Paul Bersebach/MediaNews Group/Orange County Register via Getty Images The Supreme Court ruled that California cannot ban indoor worship service.  They can, however, limit capacity to 25% and ban singing and chanting. There were four different opinions given by the Justices on this case.  Visit the Business section of Insider for more storie...
Tags: Politics, New York, Science, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Trends, Cnn, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Chamath Palihapitiya, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor, Barrett


UPSC Lateral Special Recruitment 51/2021

Special Lateral Government Job Vacancy Recruitment by UPSC 2021 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), Dholpur House, New Delhi invites Online application on prescribed recruitment form by 22/03/2021 for following Sarkari Naukri Government Jobs vacancy posts in a special lateral vacancy recruitment drive for the very senior level Government Job vacancy posts of Joint Secretaries and Directors from the industry on contract basis for 3 years (Extendable to 5 years depending upon... Please Click ...
Tags: Jobs, Law, Mba, Engineer, Agriculture, Director, PSC, Manisha, Secretary, Specialist, UPSC, Computer-Engineer-Job, UPSC Lateral Special Recruitment


‘Hugging is like medicine, it gives us hope’: friends and lovers on the joy of touch

Longing for a cuddle? Newlyweds, siblings and housemates hug the people they can – and look forward to being close with those they miss Continue reading...
Tags: Family, Children, Relationships, Friendship, Life and style, Society, Parents and parenting, Grandparents and grandparenting


Divided court allows indoor worship services to resume in California

More than eight months after the Supreme Court declined to intervene in a California church’s challenge to the state’s stay-at-home orders issued as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, the justices late Friday night gave the go-ahead for California churches to resume indoor worship services.... The post Divided court allows indoor worship services to resume in California appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Emergency appeals and applications


Top surgeon joins drive to encourage BAME people to have Covid vaccine

Barts trauma specialist Martin Griffiths, who had coronavirus himself, urges people to spread the message that the jab is safeCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA leading surgeon who is known for his work in tackling knife crime is joining the fight to tackle vaccine hesitancy among black and other minority ethnic communities.Martin Griffiths, a consultant trauma surgeon, is one of a team of clinicians who has stepped up to help the vaccination effort at Barts Health NHS...
Tags: Health, London, Race, Society, UK News, NHS, Vaccines and immunisation, Martin Griffiths, Barts, Coronavirus, Barts Health NHS Trust Continue



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