Plano police do best 'Cartman' impersonation arresting black kid for walking home in the snow

If you needed another example why the Texas Legislature should forbid police from arresting people for Class C misdemeanors, here's yet another poster-child case for the history books.Rodney Reese, an 18-year old black man living in Plano, was walking home from his job at the Walmart during the Snowpocalypse when police officers stopped him ostensibly for a "wellness check." Carrying a plastic bag, underdressed for the cold in a short-sleeve shirt, he told them he didn't want their help and was ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Walmart, Plano, Reese, Texas Legislature, Southpark, Puente, Gritsforbreakfast, Cartman, Dillon Puente, Keller TX, Rodney Reese

Child Porn And Moral Turpitude

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility concludes that a lawyer convicted of distribution of child pornography had not committed a crime of moral turpitude per se but nonetheless should be disbarred without a hearing. This result flows from... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Board

Masturbation And Schnapps Lead To Consent Disbarment Motion

Two incidents have led to a motion to consent to disbarment in Illinois On April 25, 2019, Movant appeared with M.M. for a court appearance in her criminal matter. While seated at the counsel table, Movant covered the microphone with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Illinois, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

New peer-reviewed "Journal of Free Speech Law"

The lead editors are Jane Bambauer (Arizona), Ashutosh Bhagwat (UC Davis), and Eugene Volokh (UCLA). Professor Volokh says more about the journal here. A welcome... [Author: Brian Leiter]
Tags: Law, Ucla, Eugene Volokh, Brian Leiter, Volokh, Jane Bambauer Arizona Ashutosh Bhagwat UC Davis

Federal government asks court to scrap challenge to Medicaid work requirements

The Department of Justice asked the Supreme Court on Monday to cancel next month’s argument on the legality of Medicaid work requirements – a policy that former President Donald Trump promoted but is now being rolled back by the Biden administration. One of the states... The post Federal government asks court to scrap challenge to Medicaid work requirements appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Department Of Justice, Biden, Donald Trump, Medicaid, Merits Cases

At the Snowman's Café...

 ... come on in, everybody! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Snow, Ann Althouse

Author Archie Miyamoto on Anti-Korea/US/Japan Information Operations Portland, Oregon Yon-Genre mind-dump. Sans edit. Archie Miyamoto is one of the most interesting men in America. Most people never have heard of Archie. Born in the United States to Japanese parents, his family was put into a detention camp after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Archie was a US citizen, and an American. And still is. During the war, America and Japan agreed to trade two ship...
Tags: Featured, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon

Cambodian child sexual abuse victim seeks compensation in Australian legal first

Australian law allows victims who were assaulted overseas to claim compensation, but provision has never been usedA Cambodian victim of an Australian child sexual abuse offender has launched a claim for compensation through the Australian courts, in the first case of its kind.In January, 47-year-old Australian Geoffrey William Moyle pleaded guilty to 11 offences, eight of which related to the sexual abuse of children overseas aged between 10 and 12. The eight offences occurred in Cambodia betwee...
Tags: Law, World news, Australia news, Asia Pacific, Cambodia, Sex tourism, Law (Australia, Geoffrey William Moyle

"COVID-19 Cases Among Employees of U.S. Federal and State Prisons"

The title of this post is the title of this notabel new research published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.  Here is its abstract: Introduction Prior research has found coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases to be disproportionately prevalent among U.S. prisoners.  Like prisoners, prison staff experience ventilation and social distancing hazards and may have limited access to testing, paid sick leave, personal protective equipment, and other workplace protections.  Yet, system...
Tags: Law, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, State Prisons, American Journal of Preventive Medicine Here, Emergency Temporary Standard, Occupational Safety and Health Administrations

"In his first post-presidential appearance, Donald Trump plans to send the message next weekend that he is Republicans' 'presumptive 2024 nominee' with a vise grip on the party's base..."

"... top Trump allies tell Axios.... A longtime adviser called Trump's speech a 'show of force,' and said the message will be: 'I may not have Twitter or the Oval Office, but I'm still in charge.' Payback is his chief obsession.... Trump is expected to stoke primary challenges [in 2022] for some of those who have crossed him, and shower money and endorsements on the Trumpiest candidates.... Many Trump confidants think he'll pretend to run but ultimately pass. He knows the possibility — or threat...
Tags: Law, Washington, Beltway, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, Oval Office, CPAC, Ann Althouse, Axios, Trump 2024

What’s A Guy Got To Do To Lose His Honorary Classroom? — See Also

Mercer University, Lin Wood's Last Refuge: President Underwood is living up to his name and remaining "Under Wood" when it comes to keeping the embattled lawyer's name on a law school mock courtroom. Even if no one else wants the school mired in his issues. It's-A Me, Mario!: Biglaw partner places plumber on retainer for employees dealing with winter storm crisis. Now they need an electrician and modern power grid and they'll be all set. Pandemic Schmandemic: The ABA has told law school deans ...
Tags: Law, Aba, Underwood, Dominion, See Also, Mercer University Lin Wood

"Each novel takes him around five years: a long build-up of research and thinking, followed by a speedy first draft, a process he compares to a samurai sword fight."

"'You stare at each other silently for ages, usually with tall grass blowing away and moody sky. You are thinking all the time, and then in a split second it happens. The swords are drawn: Wham! Wham! Wham! And one of them falls,' he explains, wielding an imaginary sword at the screen. 'You had to get your mind absolutely right and then when you drew that sword you just did it: Wham! It had to be the perfect cut.' As a child, he was mystified by swashbuckling Errol Flynn films when he first came...
Tags: UK, Writing, Law, Errol Flynn, Kazuo Ishiguro, Dostoevsky, Ishiguro, Ann Althouse, Analogies

The 2021 IPO Boom

In a challenging year for fashion businesses, a new generation of retailers are heading to Wall Street. Why?
Tags: Fashion, Law

Supreme court rejects Trump bid to block tax records from prosecutor

Court’s order is a win for the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus Vance Jr, who has been seeking Trump’s tax records since 2019US politics – live coverageIn a significant defeat for Donald Trump, the supreme court on Monday declined to step in to halt the turnover of his tax records to a prosecutor in New York City. Related: Trump to tell CPAC he is Republican 'presumptive 2024 nominee' – report Continue reading...
Tags: New York, Law, New York City, World news, US news, Manhattan, Donald Trump, US supreme court, Trump, CPAC, Cyrus Vance Jr, Law (US

Cert Denied Feb 2021

Two patent cases denied certiorari today:  GS Cleantech Corporation, et al. v. Adkins Energy LLC, et al., No. 20-769 (Standard of review when appealing an issue decided on summary judgment that later served as the basis for an inequitable conduct finding). adidas AG v. Nike, Inc., No. 20-728 (are PTAB judges principal officers?) The adidas decision confused me a bit – the court has held over other cases on the same question awaiting the outcome in Arthrex that is set for Oral arguments on Mar...
Tags: Law, Nike, Patent, Nike Inc, AG, Arthrex, Adkins Energy LLC, GS Cleantech Corporation

Biglaw Partner Makes Up For Being A Jerk By Getting Texas Employees Access To A Plumber

Plumbers are in demand, so Kirkland has a plan.
Tags: Texas, Law, Biglaw, Kirkland, Kirkland & Ellis, Andrew Calder, Andy Calder

Agency Action and Issue Preclusion

SynQor, Inc. v. Vicor Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2021) In a split-decision, the majority has sided with the patentee and vacated a PTAB inter partes reexamination decision cancelling the claims of SynQor’s U.S. Patent No. 7,072,190.  Judge Hughes wrote the majority decision that was joined by Judge Clevenger focusing on the procedural issues of collateral estoppel and mootness.  Judge Dyk wrote in dissent — arguing that reexamination decisions do not create issue preclusion — they are “examination” and “i...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, AIA, Patent, Hughes, Greene, Federal Circuit, Cromwell, Clevenger, Dyk, Hargis Industries Inc, PTAB, Munsingwear, Hardware Inc, Hargis Indus Inc, Camreta

Handling Protesters Outside The Building

Not every situation requires a bold new strategy.
Tags: Law, Protests, Biglaw, Mark Herrmann

One vaccine dose gives high protection from severe Covid, evidence shows

First real data from mass vaccinations programmes in England and Scotland is promising Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Real-world evidence from the Covid vaccination programmes in England and Scotland show that one dose of vaccine gives high protection against severe disease and admission to hospital – and protects against even mild disease with no symptoms in younger people.The first real data from the mass vaccination programmes is promising, and although the resul...
Tags: Health, England, Scotland, Society, UK News, Hospitals, Older people, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus

Notable quotables on criminal justice issues from AG-nominee Merrick Garland during his confirmation hearing

This new Reuters piece provides some choice quotes from U.S. Attorney General Nominee Garland on criminal justice policies during his Senate confirmation hearing today. I sense advocates of criminal justice reform will be pleased with these comments: DEATH PENALTY Garland told Congress he used to support the death penalty, including the execution of Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh, a case he prosecuted.  He said his views have evolved due to concerns about executing innocent people and i...
Tags: Law, Congress, Senate, Cnn, Biden, Doj, Oklahoma City, Reuters, AG, Garland, Timothy McVeigh, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland, Nominee Garland

Coronavirus Update 2-12-2021: Get ready for the glut of Covid whistleblower tag-along claims

The headline reads, "Ex-Manager Sues Ample Hills in Lawsuit Alleging Harassment and Unsafe COVID-19 Protocols" (emphasis mine).Here's the lede:Bryce Mottram, a former general manager at one of quirky ice cream purveyor Ample Hills' scoop shops, has filed a lawsuit in New York Eastern District Court alleging that he was fired from the company in retaliation for speaking up about instances of sexual harassment and unsafe COVID-19 workplace protocols at the company.I firmly believe that for the n...
Tags: Law, Hassan, OSHA, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Ample Hills, Bryce Mottram, New York Eastern District Court

"Teaching Drugs: Incorporating Drug Policy into Law School Curriculum (2020-21 Curriculum Survey Update)"

The title of this post is the title of this great new updated report authored by multiple researchers with The Ohio State University's Drug Enforcement and Policy Center (DEPC) now available via SSRN.  This document is an updated version of a great prior report with the same title, and both reports are the product of the collective great work of many DEPC folks with input from many legal academics and staff. Here is the abstract for this latest version of this report: Despite the significant im...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, SSRN

Demand from Tory MPs to scrap Covid rules 'could bring huge death toll'

Ending restrictions by May would lead to higher hospital occupancy in England than that seen in January, modelling findsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageRelaxing all restrictions by the end of April, a scenario demanded by some Tory MPs, could lead to a massive fourth wave of infections higher than the January peak and risk almost doubling the UK’s death toll, government documents have revealed.Lockdown-sceptic Tories have campaigned for the full lifting of all restric...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, England, Society, UK News, Health policy, Boris Johnson, Coronavirus, Covid Recovery Group CRG

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