At the Wednesday Night Cafe...

 .... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Lingering QAnon concerns keep National Guard in DC

By Zachary Cohen and Ellie Kaufman | CNN Nearly 5,000 National Guard troops will remain in Washington through March 12 due, in part, to concerns about potential violence stemming from online chatter among QAnon supporters who suggest former President Donald Trump could still be inaugurated on March 4, according to the top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee. “Some of these people have figured out that apparently 75 years ago, the President used to be inaugurated on March 4. Okay, now ...
Tags: Politics, Crime, News, Washington, US, Sport, Joe Biden, Dhs, Cnn, Soccer, Military, Courts, Capitol Hill, Pentagon, Republican, Biden

'We will be proceeding with the Code': As Facebook bans Australian news, the government says it won't back down on new media laws

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. REUTERS/Erin Scott/File Photo The Australian government says it won't back down on its proposed news media bargaining code. Communications Minister Paul Fletcher told ABC News Breakfast "we will be proceeding with the code." The laws, if passed, could compel Facebook and Google to pay Australian news outlets for the journalism they produce. Visit Business Insider Australia's homepage for more stories. The Australian federal government says it won't back down o...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, News, Media, Law, Abc, Australia, Senate, Trends, Silicon Valley, Josh Frydenberg, Frydenberg, Fletcher, Australia New Zealand, ABC News Breakfast

Respect Please: Objective Indicia or Secondary Factors.

by Dennis Crouch Amarin Pharma, Inc., v. Hikma Pharmaceuticals USA Inc. (Supreme Court 2021) Obviousness is the key, the core, and the central doctrine of our US utility patent system.  The Supreme Court’s doctrine in Graham v. John Deere (1966) and KSR v. Teleflex (2007) serve as the pillars along with the statutory language from the 1952 Patent Act. A patent for a claimed invention may not be obtained … if the differences between the claimed invention and the prior art are such that the claime...
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Bar Examiners: ‘Have You Considered Catheters?’ — See Also

The Divine Right Of Bar Examiners: New York BOLE blows off state legislator for daring to question draconian exam procedures. Not for nothing, but I'm actually as incensed over the salutation in this letter as I am about the substance... and I'm pretty mad about the substance. Making Some Progress: Biglaw firm unveils diversity program. In the grand scheme of the problem it may not be revolutionary, but firms have to start somewhere and this is a pretty solid step. It Ain't Over Until The Stre...
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The Trio Of Law Schools At The Top Of Wachtell’s Hiring List

Great firms hire from great law schools.
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A botched wire transfer resulted in 'one of the biggest blunders in banking history.' Here are 4 key takeaways from Citigroup's $893 million mistake.

Citi trader Thomas Ferrigno works in his company's booth on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City, U.S., July 27, 2016. Brendan McDermid/Reuters A federal judge ruled on Tuesday Citigroup would not be able to recoup its $501 million mistake. The New York judge's ruling calls the accident "one of the biggest blunders in banking history." We read through the 101-page court document to find four key takeaways. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stori...
Tags: New York, News, Law, Finance, Wall Street, New York City, Trends, Banking, Citigroup, Bank, Lending, Citibank, Nyse, Citi, Creditors, Brendan McDermid Reuters

"'My Bewildering Brain Toils in Vain': Traumatic Brain Injury, the Criminal Trial Process, and the Case of Lisa Montgomery"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper available via SSRN and authored by Alison Lynch, Michael L. Perlin and Heather Cucolo.  Here is its abstract: Individuals with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have a greater risk of becoming justice-involved due to the role that many TBIs play in impulse control and judgment.  Attorneys assigned to represent this cohort may not have encountered individuals with TBI before, and may not be familiar with behavioral manifestations that could be r...
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Lin Wood Asks ‘Army Of Patriots’ To Investigate State Bar Disciplinary Committee

What's one more potential ethical misstep when he's already up against so many?
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Toughen-Up Buttercup: Flight of Women Lawyers From Private Practice

In the article, “Toughen Up, Buttercup” versus #TimesUp: Initial Findings of the ABA Women in Criminal Justice Task Force, Professor Maryam Ahranjani writes about the flight of women lawyers. In her article, Professor Ahranjani cites a Canadian study by Dr. Madon. In the study, titled “The Retention of Women in the Private Practice of Criminal Law (2016)”, it is revealed that women are 141% more likely to leave private practice than women in other private practice areas. The reasons given for th...
Tags: Law, North America, Aba, Madon, Practice Of Law, Practice of Law: Practice Management, Practice of Law: Marketing, “Toughen Up, Flight Of Women Lawyers, Plight Of Women Lawyers, Maryam Ahranjani, Ahranjani, Robin J Ely Irene Padavic

B-School Rankings Even More Useless Than Usual This Year

If you think last year’s 10th-best school is suddenly the best in the world, well, you’re probably a perfect candidate for an M.B.A. there.
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Mindfulness, laughter and robot dogs may relieve lockdown loneliness – study

University of Cambridge researchers identify potentially effective interventions to help peopleRobotic dogs, laughter therapy and mindfulness could help people cope with loneliness and social isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic, researchers at the University of Cambridge have found.The team at the university’s School of Medicine, led by Dr Christopher Williams, reviewed 58 existing studies on loneliness and identified interventions that could be adapted for people living in lockdown or under ...
Tags: Science, Society, UK News, Meditation, Health & wellbeing, University of Cambridge, Christopher Williams, School of Medicine, Coronavirus

Rush Limbaugh has died.

Here's how it looks on The New York Times front page, replete with a misspelling of "provocateur": If you click through, the misspelling is gone. The obit is headlined: Excerpt: His wife, Kathryn, announced the death at the beginning of Mr. Limbaugh’s radio show. “I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today,” she said. “I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now.... It is with profound sadness I must share with yo...
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The Hollywood Blacklist And Gina Carano

She was fired for a series of off-color tweets. She was fired, not boycotted.
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When Will The Deferral On Federal Student Loan Payments End?

If the economy is starting to improve, people should be expected to start repaying their loans and other deferred expenses.
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England’s poorest areas hit by Covid ‘perfect storm’ – leaked report

Exclusive: government analysis reveals unmet financial needs of many people needing to self-isolateWhy Leicester, Blackburn and Bradford have been hit hard by CovidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A “perfect storm” of low wages, cramped housing and failures of the £22bn test-and-trace scheme has led to “stubbornly high” coronavirus rates in England’s most deprived communities, an unpublished government report has found.A classified analysis by the Joint Biosecurity Ce...
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Bar Examiners Thought About Bathroom Breaks But Decided It Was Funnier For People To Piss Themselves

There's no animating logic other than casual cruelty.
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ECHR tells Russia to free Alexei Navalny on safety grounds

Russia says it will ignore ruling, which it calls a ‘blatant and gross interference’ in its affairsThe European court of human rights has told Russia to free Alexei Navalny, prompting a new standoff between Europe and Moscow over the fate of Vladimir Putin’s staunchest critic.Russia has said it will ignore the ruling despite a requirement to comply as a member of the Council of Europe, calling the court’s decision “blatant and gross interference in the judicial affairs of a sovereign state”. Con...
Tags: Europe, Human Rights, Law, Vladimir Putin, Russia, World news, Moscow, European Court Of Human Rights, Council of Europe, Alexei Navalny, ECHR

Earley’s application comes too Late

In re Earley (Fed. Cir. 2021) In its December 2020 decision, the Federal Circuit sided with the PTO — upholding the PTAB conclusion that Mr. Earley’s claims were obvious based upon Earley’s own prior invention. The court has now also denied Early’s petition for rehearing. Earley represented himself pro se.  His filings at the Federal Circuit were not pretty, and I expect that sealed his loss — even if he had a good underlying argument on the merits.  Still his innovations are pretty interesting....
Tags: Law, Patent, Apn, PTO, Federal Circuit, Earley, PTAB, Earley Fed, Examiner PTAB

AOC's new law to pay for COVID-19 victims' funeral expenses will be a relief for mourning families. But it does not go far enough.

Aracely Iraheta touches the casket of her husband, Jose Agustin Iraheta, who died from COVID-19, in Malden, Massachusetts, May 12, 2020. AOC and Chuck Schumer secured funding last week to reimburse $7,000 to families for COVID-19-related funerary expenses. Funeral services can cost tens of thousands of dollars, and families often use GoFundMe to help cover the costs.  The money will be a major help for mourning families, but doesn't go far enough to cover the cost of a dignified burial. ...
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Divorce Conduct Draws Third Disbarment

Reciprocal disbarment has been ordered by the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals for an attorney's misconduct in his own divorce based on sanctions imposed in New York There was a thirteen-day custody trial in the divorce/custody proceeding, during which... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Intoxicated Misconduct Draws Censure

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has publicly censured an attorney on the following stipulation of facts "On the night of October 20, 2016, respondent attended a celebration of his friend's newly launched law firm at... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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"I had been in the Oval Office a hundred times as vice president or more... But I had never been up in the residence."

"And one of the things — I don't know about you all, but I was raised in a way that you didn't look for anybody to wait on you. And it's — we're — I find myself extremely self-conscious. There are wonderful people that work at the White House. But someone is standing there and making sure I — hands me my suit coat, or..."From the transcript of Biden's CNN Town Hall last night.Anderson Cooper expressed surprise that Biden had never been in the residence part of the White House? Obama never had ...
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Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact

This article is the first entry in a symposium on the upcoming argument in Brnovich v. Democratic National Committee. Our case preview is here. Christopher Kieser is an attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation. He filed an amicus brief on behalf of the foundation and... The post Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act: Equal opportunity vs. disparate impact appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Powerful Impeachment Prosecution, Lazy Trump Defense, Demonstrate Frequent Impotence Of Good Advocacy

It’s a bittersweet result that is not completely foreign to the litigators of the world.
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Litigators, Impeachment

The Sentencing Project releases "No End in Sight: America’s Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment"

The Sentencing Project has done remarkable work in recent years tracking (and advocating against) the growth of life and functional life sentences in the United States. This great work continues with the release today of authored by Ashley Nellis titled "No End in Sight: America’s Enduring Reliance on Life Imprisonment." The whole 46-page report is worth a close read for anyone concerned about extreme punishments and mass incarceration, and here the start of the report's initial "Findings and ...
Tags: Law, America, United States, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, Ashley Nellis, LWOP, Before America

Pop culture as a means to break down inherent biases and prejudiced divides

Think about it. If you want to know where the American public is, look at the money being spent on advertising. Did you ever five years ago think every second or third ad out of five or six you turn on would be biracial couples. [Applause] No, I'm not being facetious. The reason I'm so hopeful is this new generation. They're not like us. They're thinking differently. They're more open. And we have to take advantage of it.Those were the words of President Biden last night, speaking about race r...
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