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At the Friday Night Cafe...

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


Getting Outside the Same

From Ariana Pekary in the Columbia Journalism Review, “IF YOU HAVE EVER SEEN ALL THE CABLE NEWS NETWORKS on screens next to each other—at the gym, for example—you’ll have noticed something strange: they all cover the same stories as each other, every day.  Given that these are separate and competing news organizations, and certainly don’t coordinate with each other, this can be hard to explain. Some topics—such as impeachment, especially on the day of the senate trial—are obvious; others...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Columbia Journalism Review, Ariana Pekary


Maybe He Should Have Been Nicer To Kemp — See Also

Could Really Use That Georgia Pardon: Criminal inquiry opened into Trump's Georgia call. Cat Lawyers Everywhere: A cute new attorney bio. It Was Possible To Hate Lawyers More?: Trump's made lawyers less popular. That's... Not Constitutional: Texas tries to make the national anthem mandatory.
Tags: Texas, Law, Georgia, Trump, Kemp, See Also


British barrister Karim Khan elected ICC's new chief prosecutor

Khan, 50, won on second round of voting by 131 member states and replaces Fatou Bensouda, who was hit with US sanctionsA British QC has been elected as the new chief prosecutor for the international criminal court in an election by the court’s 131 member states at the UN in New York. Karim Khan will replace Fatou Bensouda from the Gambia, and as he starts his nine-year term he faces a daunting task trying to secure more convictions and spread acceptance of the court’s jurisdiction across the glo...
Tags: Law, US, UK News, World news, US news, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Un, Khan, Gambia, Icc, Karim Khan, Fatou Bensouda, New York Karim Khan


Stat Of The Week: Alternative To What?

The 'before it was cool' period ends for ALSPs.
Tags: Technology, Law, Stat of the Week, ALSPs


Contraceptive pill could be sold over counter in UK first

Public consultation led by the MHRA is looking for views on the potential reclassification of two pill typesTwo types of the contraceptive pill could be sold over the counter for the first time, the government has announced.As part of a public consultation, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) is looking for opinions on the reclassification of two progestogen-only pills. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Women, Society, UK News, Contraception and family planning, MHRA


3D-printed firearms and liability for police shootings

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when a state attorney general can be pulled into court in another state and when a police officer is immune from civil liability for fatally shooting a passenger in... The post 3D-printed firearms and liability for police shootings appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline


A Not-So-Free Market

While the U.S. is allegedly built on a free market, the market is only free to be manipulated and profited off of by the wealthy.
Tags: Law, Finance, Hedge Funds, Gamestop, Maya Cohen


Who Will Represent Donald Trump If He’s Criminally Charged?

It turns out he could have a bit of trouble finding a lawyer....
Tags: Crime, Law, Donald Trump, Quote Of The Day, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Championing Latinx Causes With A Combination Of Activism And Legal Skills

Balancing causes you're passionate about with the rigors of a demanding legal career.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Diversity, Litigators, The Jabot, The Jabot Podcast, Anabel Rosa


Are Social Media Services “State Actors” or “Common Carriers”?

Yesterday, I did a videoconference with Prof. Eugene Volokh (UCLA Law) discussing if and how legislatures could regulate Internet services. Watch the video. Prof. Volokh and I usually agree on most things, but this time we may reach different conclusions. I think Prof. Volokh might be open to the idea that a legislature could declare social media to be a “common carrier” and impose associated must-carry obligations. In contrast, I’m a hard no, and I hate the question because it only matters if ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Florida, Law, Congress, Youtube, Washington, Linkedin, Icann, United States, North Dakota, Aclu, Baidu, Johnson, Smith, Goldman


Georgia Prosecutor Is Coming For Donald Trump

Trump shouldn't have come for Georgia's votes.
Tags: Law, Government, Georgia, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Trump, Election 2020, Alex Kaufman, Cleta Mitchell, John Banzhaf, Brad Raffensperger, Fani Willis


Donald Trump Made Americans Hate Lawyers Again

And lawyers want absolutely nothing to do with the firms that helped the former president.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Biglaw, Trump Administration


How The Coronavirus Put Employment Lawyers In The Hot Seat [Sponsored]

L&E attorneys discuss the legal complexities of the pandemic era.
Tags: Law, Employment law, Sponsored Content, Labor / Employment, Unprecedented


Mismanagement claims against Kids Company founder thrown out

Camila Batmanghelidjh exonerated of allegations she was responsible for charity collapseThe founder and former chief executive of Kids Company, Camila Batmanghelidjh, has been exonerated by a court of allegations that the charity she created collapsed because she had failed to operate it on a proper and financially sustainable basis.After a three-and-a-half-year legal case, the court threw out claims by the official receiver that Batmanghelidjh and seven former trustees of the charity failed to ...
Tags: Children, Law, Society, UK News, Charities, Kids Company, Camila Batmanghelidjh, Batmanghelidjh


Popeyes new flounder sandwich for Lent comes with insurance option

As the Lenten season approaches and many Catholics opt not to eat meat on Fridays, Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen has a fish answer for them. The Cajun deep-fried flounder sandwich much like the sought-after chicken sandwich, except with tartar sauce instead of mayonnaise. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Insurance, Popeye Doyle, Louisiana Kitchen, Catholic Sandwich, Fish Insurance, Founder sandwich, Lent time, Popeyes No Apostrophe


Coronavirus Update 2-12-2021: Doctor wrongly fired for doing the right thing with expiring COVID vaccine dose

"Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife." So reads the lede in this New York Times story. What happened next? He was fired. The details, again from the New York Times. Now that a vial of Covid-19 vaccine had been opened on this late December night, he had to find 10 eligible people for its remaining doses before the precious medicine expired. In six hours.Scrambling, the doctor made house ca...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Houston, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, New York Times Now, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Hasan Gokal, Gokal


UK immigration officials 'have had no information' about hotel quarantine

Border staff not briefed about even basics of Covid protection system starting on Monday, says unionCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageImmigration officials expected to enforce a mandatory quarantine intended to protect the UK from new coronavirus variants have not been briefed on even the basics about how the system will work, little more than 48 hours before it begins, the Guardian has been told.The Immigration Services Union (ISU), which represents many of the Home Of...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, Society, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Home Office, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, Immigration Services Union ISU


Payback

An attorney who had been suspended for 14 months for accepting "side fees" while employed by a law firm has been denied reinstatement by the Wisconsin Supreme Court for failure to make restitution to the firm The requirement to make... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Transparency Denied: Bar Exempt From Open Meetings Obligations

The Washington State Supreme Court has held that the state Bar is not a "public agency" subject to the open meetings act obligations The Washington State Bar Association (WSBA) Board of Governors (BOG) terminated the WSBA executive director during a... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Washington State Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, WSBA


"On Earth, you've got to do something with your life... to prove you're alive..."

@americanbaron Alien on a podcast #alien #et #podcast #loop ♬ Stranger Things (Main Theme) - I Love TV Themes [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Labor, Philosophy, Laziness, Ann Althouse, Tiktok


You're responsible enough, Donald.

I just wanted to elevate something I jotted out in the comments section to the previous post. The post is mostly about a spiked NYT column that criticized a NYT decision to fire a reporter who had said the n-word.  The columnist's focus on the speaker's intent connected to what I said was "the question I think should be at the core of the impeachment trial but is not: Did Trump intend that the crowd break into the Capitol and terrorize the members of Congress?" In the comments, David Begley...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, Washington, House, Protests, ANN, Trump, Donald, Mike Pence, Capitol, David Begley, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, Trump's trial, Should Black Lives Matter


Friday Open Thread

Trump's lawyers are presenting a First Amendment defense. I think arguing that he didn't understand what he was saying, which we all know was too often the case, would be a more credible argument. Or that there was a vast right wing... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Trump


Elon Musk Unusually Reticent About Regulatory Intervention

China would like to have a little chat with Tesla about its exploding cars.
Tags: Law, Finance, China, Tesla


"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides were facing new allegations on Friday that they covered up the scope of the death toll in the state’s nursing homes from the coronavirus..."

"... after admissions that they withheld data in an effort to forestall potential investigations into state misconduct. The latest revelations came in the wake of private remarks by the governor’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, and a cascading series of reports and court orders that have nearly doubled the state’s official toll of nursing home deaths in the last two weeks....  In a conversation first reported on by the New York Post, Ms. DeRosa told a group of top lawmakers on Wednesday during a call...
Tags: New York Post, Law, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Andrew M Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, Ann Althouse, DeRosa, Coronavirus


Wales is first UK nation to offer Covid jab to top four priority groups

Everyone in top four categories has been offered first vaccine dose, says first ministerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Wales has become the first UK nation to have offered a Covid jab to everyone in the top four priority groups, the first minister, Mark Drakeford has announced. Last month, Drakeford was forced to defend Wales’s vaccination programme after criticism of delays from opposition parties and doctors. But at a press conference on Friday, he said that 66 da...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Biology, Wales, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Microbiology, Vaccines and immunisation, Welsh politics, Mark Drakeford, Drakeford, Coronavirus


"For academics playing word games, this is fun. For gangs of 'woke' students — or Times employees, who have managed to 'cancel' a series of the paper’s top writers recently — it can produce a feeling of enormous power and self-importance."

"But if you’re Macron or any sensible European observer, seeing a United States in which playing the national anthem or displaying the flag is deemed 'offensive' and 'problematic,' in which professors are suspended or threatened for quoting Supreme Court opinions verbatim when they contain unapproved language and which has seen months of urban riots tearing apart some of America’s biggest cities, how could you not say 'no thanks'? By its fruit the tree is known, and the fruits of woke leftism ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, France, US, America, United States, Times, Ny Post, Glenn Reynolds, Instapundit, Macron, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Diversity Politics, Critical Race Theory



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