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Manchester attack: Government moves forward with 'Martyn's Law'

A consultation begins into new anti-terror legislation in memory of Manchester bomb victim Martyn Hett.
Tags: UK, News, Law, Manchester, Martyn


Unanimous court issues limited ruling on judgment bar in Federal Tort Claims Act

A unanimous Supreme Court on Thursday issued a limited ruling on the Federal Tort Claims Act’s judgment bar. The case, Brownback v. King, began in 2014, when officers working with an FBI task force in Grand Rapids, Michigan, tackled, choked and punched college student James King... The post Unanimous court issues limited ruling on judgment bar in Federal Tort Claims Act appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Fbi, King, James King, Brownback, Grand Rapids Michigan, Merits Cases


All The Legal Animal Puns You Can Handle! — See Also

Hey Twitter -- Careful Whose Account You Suspend: Beware! The puns! Trump's Taxes Are In The Hands Of The Manhattan DA: About damn time. Solitary Confinement Is A Recognized Torture Tactic: Even when the person held is accused of terrible crimes. Cadwalader's Special Bonuses: I guess something is better than nothing. Will Biglaw Require Employees To Be Vaccinated? Who knows!
Tags: Law, Manhattan, Cadwalader, See Also


I got vaccinated.

 Just now. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Coronavirus


Head-To-Head, Online Bar Exam Applicants Did Worse Than In-Person Test Takers

That doesn't mean online bar exams are the problem though.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day, Bar Exams


At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night.  That's a photo by Meade, and if you look closely, you can see me out there on the Lake Mendota ice. Here's the picture of the sunrise I was taking: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade


The Reality Of A Comic Strip

Scott Adams, who pens Dilbert, must eavesdrop on every single conversation and act that occurs in the corporate world.
Tags: Law, Scott Adams, Dilbert, In-House Counsel, Jill Switzer




New Remote Working Guidance And Cybersecurity Best Practices For Lawyers

Welcome to the future. Don't talk about cases in front of Siri or Alexa.
Tags: Technology, Law, Siri, Cybersecurity, Don, Nicole Black, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Queen urges Britons to 'think about others' and get vaccine jab

In video call, monarch says jab ‘didn’t hurt at all’ and tells officials leading rollout to ‘keep up good work’Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Queen has encouraged people to “think about other people rather than themselves” and get the Covid-19 jab, in a video call with health officials leading vaccine deployment across the UK.Describing her own coronavirus vaccination, she said: “It was very quick, and I’ve had lots of letters from people who have been very surpr...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Monarchy, The Queen, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Saving Your Sanity: 4 Wellness Tips From Leading Legal Educators [Sponsored]

Top mental health takeaways that will keep you at the top of your game.
Tags: Law, Cle, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline


Sixth Amendment rights and Title VII accommodations

The Relist Watch column examines cert petitions that the Supreme Court has “relisted” for its upcoming conference. A short explanation of relists is available here. The Supreme Court has just over 100 petitions scheduled for consideration at this Friday’s conference. The court will be reviewing... The post Sixth Amendment rights and Title VII accommodations appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline


Healthcare Access, Equity Will Likely Be Chiquita Brooks-LaSure’s Focus As CMS Administrator

President Joe Biden's pick for CMS administrator, Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, is slated to become the first Black woman to hold the post. Her policy priorities will likely center on healthcare access, including expanding insurance coverage, and health equity.
Tags: Law, Joe Biden, Cms, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, Chiquita Brooks LaSure, Chiquita Brooks


To Advance Diversity In Law Firms, Stop Bemoaning And Start Owning

Diversity may be lacking in Biglaw. But that doesn’t mean it’s lacking in other parts of the legal profession.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


'You find a way': Judi Dench on working through sight loss

Actor describes being helped with lines and learning by repetition at event for the Vision FoundationDame Judi Dench has spoken of her determination to carry on working despite sight loss, even if that means using friends to learn lines and being gently told to stop delivering speeches to the proscenium arch rather than her fellow actors.Dench described how she copes with deteriorating eyesight – the challenges, the unexpected advantages and the funny side – at an online event on Thursday with S...
Tags: Health, London, Society, UK News, Culture, Charities, Voluntary sector, Stephen Fry, Judi Dench, Dench, Hayley Mills, Vision Foundation


Thoughts From A Biglaw Firm’s Leader On Mandatory COVID Vaccination

To encourage or require vaccination, that is the question at this Biglaw firm.
Tags: Law, Vaccines, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Winston & Strawn, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced to Vermont House

A new bill has recently been introduced by Representative George Till of Vermont that would potentially allow hunters to hunt using suppressors. While suppressors are already legal in the state, it is currently not legal to go hunting with a suppressor equipped rifle in the state. The new bill titled Hearing Protection Act, House Bill […] Read More … The post Suppressor Hunting Bill Introduced to Vermont House appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: Legal, Guns, Press Releases, Hunting, Vermont, Daily News, Vermont House, NFA / Suppressors / Class III, Suppressors, George Till


US Infringement for Failure to Monitor Seat License Fees

Bitmanagement Software GmbH v. US, 20-1139 (Fed. Cir. 2021) Bitmanagement distributes graphics-rendering software that the US Navy makes available to computers connected to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.  The Navy purchased these copies, but did not pay the full seat license fees for system-wide use.  As part of the discussion between the parties, the Navy was supposed to (but did not) use licensing-tracking software (“Flexera”) to monitor and limit the number of simultaneous users of its syste...
Tags: Law, Navy, US, United States, US Navy, Patent, Cfc, Fed, Newman, O'Malley, Federal Circuit, Navy Marine Corps, Flexera, Court of Federal Claims, Bitmanagement, Court of Federal Claims CFC


The Guardian view on the crimes of Assad’s regime: slow, uncertain justice | Editorial

The conviction of an intelligence official in Germany marks the end of impunity – but will more senior figures be held accountable?Ten years on from the uprising against his brutal regime, Bashar al-Assad still reigns supreme, with his cronies around him, committing the same crimes. Hundreds of thousands have died. The cash extorted from the families of detainees is likely to be cushioning the impact of sanctions for the elite, a report recently suggested. The contrast between the enormity of th...
Tags: Law, Germany, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Bashar Al Assad, Assad, Damascus, Koblenz Germany


"What If We Pay People to Stop Using Drugs?"

The question in the title of this post is the headline of this New Republic piece by Zachary Siegel.  Its subheadline captures its themes: "Traditional treatments often take place in expensive facilities, demand total abstinence, and rely on punitive methods of control.  A harm reduction model turns all of that on its head."  Here is an excerpt (with links from the original): In contingency management programs, a positive urine screen does not result in punishment the way it might in other trea...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, New York Times, New Republic, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Douglas A Berman, Rod Rosenstein Trump, Zachary Siegel, Mike Discepola, Discepola


"What's the avocado tree's name? (I have forgotten). It's looking pretty large."

Said MadisonMan, in the comments to the post with video of Meade grinding hard red winter wheat. Meade answered "Arthur" with a link to "Recurring features in Mad (magazine)" (Wikipedia), and then, later, took this picture of the tree and me.   I'm there, I suppose, for scale. The hat is not an affectation, but a needed shield for my eyes as I work in front of the big window, but it's funny to see it in the picture, because I just finished writing a post on the for the artist Barry Le Va, and...
Tags: Art, Utah, Law, Wikipedia, Plants, Hats, Arthur, Meade, Ann Althouse, MadisonMan, photos by Meade, off-blog Althouse, Barry Le Va, Said MadisonMan, Le Va


Federal judge gives California go-ahead to enforce Net Neutrality

Net Neutrality, the principle that service providers must treat users and services equally and without discrimination, was the bedrock upon which the internet was built. Dealt a federal death-blow under the Trump administration, it was later restored in the state of California. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Net Neutrality, Law, California, Tech, Trump


The 4th nominee for the “Worst Employer of 2021” is … the socially distant mass discharger

Repeat after me. Thou shalt only fire people in person, and never by phone call, email, or text message. If, because of COVID-19, you absolutely must fire someone by Zoom, at least have the decency to turn on your camera and mic. Apparently, the Washington Football Team did not receive this memo. It just mass fired its entire staff of cheerleaders via Zoom, with the camera and mic turned off. NBC News fills in the details. The Washington Football Team executive kept his video off the e...
Tags: Law, Nbc News, Jon Hyman, Washington Football Team


"A student said she was racially profiled while eating in a college dorm. An investigation found no evidence of bias. But the incident will not fade away."

"The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN picked up the story of a young female student harassed by white workers. The American Civil Liberties Union, which took the student’s case, said she was profiled for 'eating while Black.' Less attention was paid three months later when a law firm hired by Smith College to investigate the episode found no persuasive evidence of bias. [Oumou] Kanoute was determined to have eaten in a deserted dorm that had been closed for the summer; the janitor ha...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Smith, Mccartney, Black, Smith College, The American Civil Liberties Union, New York Times The Washington Post, Michael Powell, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Kanoute, LSB- Smith, Oumou -RSB- Kanoute, Kathleen -RSB- McCartney, Mark Patenaude


'Readers want the victims’ stories': the writers exposing sexual abuse in France

France’s response to #MeToo was unenthusiastic but its attitude towards sex is coming under increasing scrutiny in a wave of memoirs alleging abuseIt was the fate of another girl that made Vanessa Springora realise how little things had changed. In 2018, newspapers reported that a 28-year-old man had lured an 11-year-old to his home in the Paris suburbs. Though the girl’s parents had reported rape, the charge was reduced as the girl was deemed to have consented because the man hadn’t used threat...
Tags: Europe, Books, France, Women, Society, World news, Culture, Paris, Autobiography and memoir, Sexual Harassment, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement, Vanessa Springora, Gabriel Matzneff, Springora, Matzneff


Fact Pattern Similarities Between Lawyering And Parenting

How kids are like younger, tinier opposing counsels.
Tags: Parenting, Law, Small Law Firms, MothersEsquire, Brandy Mai


"Merrick Garland, cannabis policy, and restorative justice"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new commentary from John Hudak over at Brookings FixGov blog.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Judge Garland recognized two realities about cannabis enforcement — one not new to AG nominees, the other quite new.  First, he noted that non-violent, low-level cannabis enforcement is not an effective use of federal law enforcement resources.  There are plenty of other crimes that the Justice Department should be focused on.  ...
Tags: Law, Biden, Justice Department, Calif, Barbara Lee, AG, Garland, Brookings, NORML, John Hudak, Earl Blumenauer, Douglas A Berman, Merrick Garland


"Mr. Le Va used his own body as material, violently, with 'Impact Run Velocity Piece,' an audio work that he performed just once — and recorded..."

"... at Ohio State University in 1969. Here he ran repeatedly at full speed into opposite walls of a gallery until he was unable to proceed. The recording was then played in the open gallery, leaving visitors to deduce his actions from sound alone: footsteps, impact and slowing pace. He allotted 30 seconds for each run. In one interview he said he had kept it up for an hour and 45 minutes (more than 200 sprints), at which point friends ended the performance, fearing for his health. The recorded...
Tags: Art, Law, Paris, Centre Pompidou, Ohio State University, Ann Althouse, Roberta Smith, Le Va


Twitter Bans Fan Account For Joe Biden’s Pets… Didn’t Realize They’d Messed With Top Media Law Boutique

Sometimes being a lawyer can be a lot of fun.
Tags: Twitter, Technology, Law, Joe Biden, Small Law Firms, Clare Locke



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