Appointer's Remorse

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit found that it had appointed conflicted counsel and remanded a habeas case for further proceedings with unconflicted representation the appointment of Mary Davis by the district court to... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Seeing Red

An opinion of the Iowa Supreme Court sanctions an attorney who was acquitted of related charges for sexual harassment of two clients This attorney disciplinary case requires us to perform a de novo review of critical facts that divided the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Iowa Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

iPods And Client Files

The Vermont Supreme Court affirmed in part and reversed in part summary judgment granted to a former attorney sued for conversion of the client's file in a criminal matter. We agree with the majority approach as set forth in the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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At the Snowman's Café...

.... enjoy the conversation. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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5 things you should know when buying a used PC laptop or desktop

Buying a computer, even a used one, is a big decision that requires keeping a few things in mind. Fiordaliso/Getty Images If you're looking to buy a used or refurbished PC, there are some important things to look out for.  Avoid buying a computer that's more than three years old, and watch out for components that are out of date or obsolete. If you're getting a used laptop, make sure the battery holds a charge and works properly.  Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. A ...
Tags: Law, Trends, Pc, Ssd, Laptops, Intel Core, Moore, Apple Dell, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Buying Used, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Laptops & Tablets (Reference, Tech How To, Refurbished products

The Civil Rights Act, the Clean Air Act and the Sixth Amendment

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether a Black man’s exposure to a racist epithet at work is “sufficiently severe” to constitute a hostile work environment in violation of the Civil Rights Act, whether a... The post The Civil Rights Act, the Clean Air Act and the Sixth Amendment appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline

Hey Buddy, Can You Spare A Domain Name? — See Also

They're Not Even Expensive!: So Paul Davis got fired from his own stupid lawsuit but he signed this thing with an email address connected to a domain name he didn't even own? What do they cost, like $10? I'm starting to wonder if this whole insurrection thing wasn't the FIRST sign of shaky professional judgment. Easiest. Marks. In The World.: Law schools keep finding themselves saying, "sure, the invited speaker said we need to round up  immigrants and sell their body parts to the highest bidde...
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The Surprising Biglaw Firm With Shrinking Headcount

I cover the legal industry for a living and I had no idea.
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Stat Of The Week: What ATL Readers Want To Know 

‘Intent data’ reveals high-interest topics related to practice management — the focus of the first installment of our Legal Tech Non-Event for perplexed lawyers. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Practice Management, ATL Non-Event, Non-Event Featured

Maybe Texas Isn’t The Paradisiacal Galt’s Gulch Elon Musk Thought It Was

Apparently you need electricity to make electric cars.
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Commercial Litigation Is Like A Can Of Monster Energy

Focus on understanding, not ticking off items.
Tags: Law, Litigators, John G. Balestriere, Matthew W. Schmidt, Commercial Litigation

Freshman Rep. Madison Cawthorn Schools Pope On First Amendment

And Rep. Boebert has thoughts on our perfect and unchanging constitution.
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Law School Very Disappointed In Students Speaking Out AGAINST Designated Hate Group

Threats are unacceptable, but this intentionally vague statement is all about chilling important speech.
Tags: Law, Lgbtq, Free Speech, Law Schools, Pacific Justice Institute, William & Mary Law School, AGAINST Designated Hate Group

Honoring Black History Month: 15 Black Legal Pioneers [Sponsored]

To commemorate Black History Month, Lawline has compiled a list of pioneering Black attorneys who were truly the firsts of their time and paved the way for generations to come. Their fearless tenacity opened doors for many, and we pay tribute to them today and every day.
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One Pfizer/BioNTech shot gives 85% Covid protection - study

Research from Israel lends support to UK’s decision to increase dosing gap to 12 weeksCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine gives people 85% protection from Covid-19, according to a study from Israel.Pfizer has consistently said that two doses of the vaccine are needed for high efficacy. In clinical trials, it reported efficacy of 52.4% after one dose, but 95% after two doses. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, UK, Israel, Society, UK News, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Pfizer, Coronavirus, COVID, Israel Pfizer

Trust & Influence

For the first time since the beginning of the year I have some quiet time to reflect and write.  I feel like the end of 2020 and early into the new year, there was a deluge of stimuli on the daily.  Between traditional press and social media, something was always buzzing somewhere. There were cases before the courts, nonstop talk of COVID numbers and mitigation, Tik Tok challenges and the US election. Sometimes I read what’s happening, sometimes I don’t and I when I think about why that is, it’s...
Tags: News, Law, Trust, Uncategorized, US, Bias, ACC, Alberta, Sources

The number one reason not to have a labor union

You would think that an employee who purposely defecates on the workplace floor in an act of revenge against his boss and then brags about it is worthy of termination. And you'd be correct 100 percent of the time … unless that employee is a member of a labor union. An arbitration board cited the employee's lengthy, faithful service record to the company and other mitigating circumstances in reinstating him.  As a result, the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals concluded that it had no choice but to...
Tags: Law, CBA, Board, 8th Circuit Court of Appeals, Jon Hyman, Pixabay

Congressional Jawboning of Internet Services Isn’t Actionable–AAPS v. Schiff

Members of Congress often send letters to various industry participants complaining about marketplace phenomena. Sometimes these letters demand additional information; other times, the letters just express opprobrium. All of these letters are backed by a coercive threat that the Congressmember will pursue punitive legislation. This phenomenon is sometimes called “ .” “According to Plaintiffs, Congressman Schiff made public statements that all but forced various technology companies, including G...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Dart, Law, Congress, Aaps, Atkinson, Lewis, Posner, Google Facebook, Schiff, Amazon Associates Program, Content Regulation, Backpage, Google Facebook Amazon, Dart 7th Circuit

A criminal acquittal did not bar professional disc...

A criminal acquittal did not bar professional discipline according to an opinion of the Iowa Supreme Court This attorney disciplinary case requires us to perform a de novo review of critical facts that divided the grievance commission three-to-two. An attorney... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Iowa Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

PayPal Thefts Lead To Disbarment

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has disbarred a convicted attorney On September 3, 2020, respondent entered a plea of guilty in Supreme Court, New York County, to grand larceny in the first degree (Penal Law... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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College Admissions Conviction Draws Suspension

An attorney's conviction in the college admissions scandal drew a two-year suspension from the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department In 2015, respondent, who is currently 54 years-old, became co-chair of a major law firm until his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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Library Society Misappropriation Draws Suspension

A Hearing Panel of the British Columbia Law Society suspended an attorney for sixteen months with conditions on return to practice the allegations against the Respondent, Kenseelan Goundan, are as follows: 1. Between approximately June 25, 2017 and July 9,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
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The path out of lockdown: can Boris Johnson keep his boosterism at bay?

England waits to see if PM will stay restrained or bow to backbench pressure with Covid planCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt was an uncharacteristically subdued Boris Johnson who announced from Downing Street that Britain had surpassed the first, phenomenally ambitious target of giving 15 million people a coronavirus vaccine: this was a success, yes, but it was “no moment to relax”, the prime minister said on Monday.The boosterish rhetoric has been restrained for se...
Tags: Health, Politics, England, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Britain, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Downing Street, Coronavirus

It will be hard for the WaPo "fact checker" to give 4 Pinocchios to Joe Biden. He has to back off one Pinocchio because... well, why exactly?

Here's Biden repeatedly asserting that "he's traveled 17,000 miles with Xi Jingping":   Biden is making a lot of misstatements of fact. The WaPo fact checker, Glenn Kessler, writes:During his recent town hall on CNN, President Biden made a number of mistaken claims and assertions. He suggested racehorse owners receive tax breaks worth $9 billion, almost enough to pay for free attendance at community college — a claim that left tax experts scratching their heads. He said that the $7.25 minimum w...
Tags: Law, Putin, White House, China, Wikipedia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Lying, United States, Biden, Clinton, Trump, Kessler, WaPo, Glenn Kessler, Xi Jingping

Matt Hancock acted unlawfully by failing to publish Covid contracts

High court rules that failure to publish details of contracts within 30 days was transparency breach Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe health secretary, Matt Hancock, acted unlawfully by failing to publish multibillion-pound Covid-19 government contracts within the 30-day period required by law, a high court judge has ruled.The judge, Mr Justice Chamberlain, ruled the failure to do so breached the “vital public function” of transparency over how “vast quantities” of...
Tags: Health, Politics, Law, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Public services policy, Health policy, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, Mr Justice Chamberlain

As a former oil executive, I can tell you Biden is not at war with oil. The industry has already been moving towards green energy

Andrew Burton/Getty Images Renewable energy is the future, building more jobs and economic stability. Most Democrats and Republicans want climate to be a top government priority. Oil company leaders know they'll benefit from a faster energy transition. Katie Mehnert is founder and CEO of ALLY Energy, an online platform for the energy community. Mehnert is a former global director at BP and Shell. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit the Business...
Tags: Texas, America, Trends, Society, Cnn, Yale, Bp, Darth Vader, Houston, Biden, Exxon, Luke Skywalker, George Mason University, Andrew Burton Getty, Army Corps Of Engineers, NextEra

Rush Limbaugh, the "isolate."

From "Rush Limbaugh’s Complicated Legacy/He was a gifted entertainer and advocate, but in his later years certain flaws became more evident" by Peggy Noonan in the Wall Street Journal: To create a community of tens of millions of people in fractured, incoherent America was an astounding feat. To pretty much sustain it over 30 years was equally astounding. It is perhaps ironic but probably inevitable that that community was created by a man whom one of his closest friends this week called “an iso...
Tags: Psychology, Law, John Lennon, America, Language, Peggy Noonan, Solitude, Don, Limbaugh, Rush Limbaugh, Ann Althouse

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