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Salty And Suspended

The Kansas Supreme Court has suspended a judge for F-bombing court employees. From the findings the panel of the Commission on Judicial Qualifications Respondent frequently used the word 'fuck' and its derivatives when speaking to or near employees and/or others... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Commission on Judicial Qualifications Respondent


Hong Kong — echoes — Organizational Structure Dictates Outcome

Yon-Genre mind-dump, sans edit The communists kicked me out of Hong Kong in 2020. Then the CCP pandemic blanketed the world and I read tons of books in 2020. I even re-read 1984, Animal Farm, Lord of the Flies, and others in genre. Those books are amazingly “now.” (I did not re-read Atlas Shrugged. Maybe I should.) Hong Kong: I was in just over 100 of the major protests in Hong Kong. Also witnessed many smaller actions. See the image above: I saw things like this THOUSANDS of times just ...
Tags: Facebook, Hong Kong, Texas, Featured, Law, California, Oregon, China, Iraq, India, America, Turkey, Afghanistan, Thailand, Military, Nepal


Marine aviation marks history as last FA-18 Hornets land from deployment with USS Nimitz

Eleven F/A-18 Hornets launched from the deck of the USS Nimitz on Thursday heralding the end of an era for the famed fighter jets in the Marine Corps. The flight to the Marine Corps Air Station Miramar’s tarmac marked the last time the Marines would deploy with Hornets on an aircraft carrier. By 2028, most pilots will fly the more stealth F-35 B fighter jets. A F/A-18C Hornet, from the Death Rattlers of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 323, launches off the flight deck of the USS Nimitz...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, Islamic State, Iraq, India, Africa, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Marine, Soccer, Military


Court clears way for indoor worship services in northern California

In the latest of a line of challenges to restrictions arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Supreme Court ordered a California county to allow churches to hold indoor worship services. In a brief order on Friday night, the justices granted a request to block county... The post Court clears way for indoor worship services in northern California appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, Emergency appeals and applications


What’ll He Think Of Next? — See Also

For Rivendell!: Paul Davis continues to impress, stepping away from Tolkien to propose a new government where Donald Trump just gets to veto any government action. Honestly, this motion reads like something Gollum would write, except replace all references to his precious with Trump or "tacit public acceptance of transphobia." This Is Why We Have Black History Month: There's rightly a lot of backlash against performative politics. Having a month set aside for corporate brands to repackage thems...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Tolkien, Trump, Paul Davis, Gollum, Rivendell, Steve Bannon, See Also


Stat Of The Week: The Pandemic Slammed Solos

But technology softened the blow for some.
Tags: Technology, Law, Solo Practitioners, Small Law Firms, Stat of the Week


There Is Always A Solution. Always.

It will take lots of work, as any good result by a trial lawyer always does.
Tags: Law, Trials, Litigators, John G. Balestriere


What Productizing Means To Your Law Firm

Insights and predictions from Legal Rebel and professor Bill Henderson.
Tags: Technology, Law, Uncategorized, James Goodnow, Bill Henderson


After being shot in the face while covering a protest, a freelance journalist and her attorney alleged a conspiracy. A judge just ruled to let the case move forward.

Police advance on demonstrators who are protesting the killing of George Floyd on May 30, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Scott Olson/Getty Images Linda Tirado was covering a protest when she she shot by police with a "less-lethal" munition. The incident left her blind in one eye. She's suing police and the city of Minneapolis. In an interview, she discussed a recent court victory and her hope for justice. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. The arc of history may ultim...
Tags: Politics, News, Law, Minneapolis, US, America, Trends, United States, Portland, Pbs, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, National Geographic, Litigation, Trump, Linda


Vaccine Skeptics, Remote Employees, And The 2021 Workplace  [Sponsored]

How the pandemic era continues to challenge employment lawyers. 
Tags: Law, Employment law, Sponsored Content, Labor / Employment, Unprecedented


Yet Another Law School Grad Worried About Failing After Being Forced To Pee In Bottle During Remote Bar Exam

This is NOT how minimum competency should be tested during a global health crisis.
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Tweet Of The Day, Bar Exams


Turns Out That Pardon Wasn’t The Get Out Of Jail Card Bannon Was Banking On

Just when he thought he was out, they pull him back in.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Pardons, Steve Bannon


Tribal conflict worsens in Papua New Guinea as firearms rewrite the rules

Land dispute in which 21 people died is the latest brutal conflict exacerbated by high-powered weapons, weak governance and erosion of traditional moresAt the height of the killing, women and children hid in the dense forests nearby or took shelter in homes in neighbouring villages. More than 6,000 people sought refuge as murderous mobs rampaged across three villages in Papua New Guinea’s Hela province, seeking retribution over a land dispute.At the end of weeks of indiscriminate, roiling violen...
Tags: Society, World news, Domestic Violence, Asia Pacific, Papua New Guinea, Pacific Islands, Hela


IP Lawsuits Against Print-on-Demand Vendors Continue to Vex the Courts–OSU v. Redbubble & More

[This post covers three recent print-on-demand cases. After the Ohio State writeup, keep reading for more fun and confusion.] Redbubble operates in the print-on-demand industry, but it’s adopted a different organizational structure than some of its competitors. Redbubble outsources manufacturing to third-party manufacturers, leaving Redbubble to act as the front-end marketing arm for its customer-vendors. Redbubble won a remarkable ruling two years ago, where the district court held that Redbubb...
Tags: Amazon, Sixth Circuit, Law, Youtube, Ebay, Copyright, Williams, Atari, Meyer, Smith, Ohio State, Zillow, Zazzle, Trademark, King, Harley Davidson


Coronavirus Update 2-26-2021: Adaptability

Adaptability to change is itself a hallmark of successful education.– Peter Hilton 2020  –  2021 has been a different school year for everyone. My kids are fortunate in that their school, Lake Ridge Academy, has been open for full-time, in-person instruction for the entire school year. There have, however, been key changes in the name of safety. For example, the school made the decision not to participate in interscholastic sports this year. My son was able to participate on the Middle School ...
Tags: Law, Linkedin, Middle School, Northeast Ohio, Upper School, Lake Ridge Academy, Peter Hilton, Jon Hyman, Norah, Lake Ridge, Bravo Lake Ridge Academy


Kansas cops barged into a house without getting a warrant, then lied about it

Police in Leavenworth, Kansas, checking into an illegally-parked trailer, barged into the owner's house, guns drawn, and searched it without getting a warrant. Then the officers lied in their police reports about how they got into the dwelling, falsely claiming the door was ajar. — Read the rest
Tags: Video, Crime, News, Law, Police, Kansas, LEAVENWORTH KANSAS, Warrantless


Law School Canons: Pierson v. Post v. Cybersquatting

Editor’s Note: Avery Welker is a 1L at Mizzou and likely a future patent attorney. He is starting a new series linking law school canonical cases with intellectual property counterparts. You can email ideas for future posts to [email protected] – Dennis Crouch By Avery Welker Modeling v. modelling, labeled v. labelled, traveler v. traveller. We borrow a lot from British English in United States English but that doesn’t usually include the extra consonant in words. That’s not quite how Travele...
Tags: Post, Law, United States, Uspto, Patent, Travellers, Travelers, Mizzou, Pierson, Dennis Crouch, Travelers Indem Co, Avery Welker, Avery Welker Modeling, Travelers Indemnity Company Travelers, Travellers com Travellers, Additionally Travelers


At the Lunchtime Café...

... reflect. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Plants, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, photos by Meade, Lunchtime Café


From Syria to China, dictators are still getting away with murder | Jonathan Freedland

Faced with evidence of crimes against humanity, we can’t rely on the glacial pace of international law to provide justice It’s a scene that’s been played out both in high drama and a blockbuster thriller, in Death and the Maiden and in Marathon Man – a victim chancing many years later upon their tormentor – but in Berlin in 2014 it happened for real. Anwar al-Bunni was in a grocery shop when he ran into a fellow Syrian émigré whose face was familiar. It took him a while to realise that the man w...
Tags: Law, China, Berlin, World news, Syria, Asia Pacific, Middle East and North Africa, International criminal justice, International criminal court, International court of justice, Torture, Assad, Bashar Al Assad, Koblenz, Jonathan Freedland, Bunni


US airstrike in Syria kills 1, wounds several, says militia official

By QASSIM ABDUL-ZAHRA, LOLITA C. BALDOR, and ROBERT BURNS | Associated Press BAGHDAD — A U.S. airstrike in Syria targeted facilities belonging to a powerful Iranian-backed Iraqi armed group, killing one fighter and wounding several others, an Iraqi militia official said Friday, signaling the first military action undertaken by U.S. President Joe Biden. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a rocket attack in Iraq earlier this month that killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U...
Tags: News, California, Washington, China, Islamic State, Iraq, Defense, US, Sport, World news, Joe Biden, Iran, Syria, Austin, Britain, Soccer


Grenfell Tower council apologises for putting profits before people in borough

Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea leader says sorry for series of property deals made before 2017 fireThe flagship Conservative council that owned Grenfell Tower has said sorry for putting profits before people in a series of deals, struck before the 2017 fire, that leased out public property for commercial gain.The apology, issued by Elizabeth Campbell, the leader of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC), related to the sale of leases on a public library, a teacher training c...
Tags: Politics, London, Society, UK News, Chelsea, Local Government, Local Politics, Citizens Advice Bureau, Notting Hill, Royal Borough of Kensington, Grenfell Tower, Grenfell Tower fire, Elizabeth Campbell, Chelsea RBKC


Vaccine envy, inoculation etiquette and judging the unjustly jabbed

Queue-jumping triggers rows and resignations – and experts say it could undermine trust in the systemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines against Covid-19 may represent a peak of human ingenuity and achievement – but that still leaves a sticky problem of etiquette: how should you behave during a global scramble for the jab?When someone jumps the queue and gets vaccinated, do you condemn their selfishness, admire their chutzpah, ask for tips? When a friend or relat...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus


Biglaw Firm’s Black History Month Efforts Go Terribly Awry

And we're here for the social media backlash.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Biglaw, Black History Month, Gowling WLG, The Jabot


Shamima Begum is a victim of trafficking – and the UK should treat her as such | Maya Foa

It is much easier to deprive someone of their citizenship and rights when they have been reduced to a caricatureMaya Foa is the director of the human rights charity ReprieveToday’s supreme court judgment in Shamima Begum’s case offers little resolution to an issue our government wishes would go away. While the court deferred to the home secretary’s decision to bar Begum from returning to Britain, it offered no solution to the intractable problem of her continued detention in a dangerous and unst...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Islamic State, UK News, World news, Syria, Britain, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, Shamima Begum, Begum, Maya Foa, Foa, Camp Roj


Vaccine etiquette, Vomo and judging the unjustly jabbed

Queue-jumping triggers rows and resignations – and experts say it could undermine trust in the systemCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageVaccines against Covid-19 may represent a peak of human ingenuity and achievement – but that still leaves a sticky problem of etiquette: how should you behave during a global scramble for the jab?When someone jumps the queue and gets vaccinated, do you condemn their selfishness, admire their chutzpah, ask for tips? When a friend or relat...
Tags: Health, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, VOMO, Coronavirus


"We are deeply disappointed in this decision. We are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help millions of struggling American workers..."

"... and their families. The American people deserve it, and we are committed to making it a reality." Said Chuck Schumer, quoted in "Biden’s minimum wage increase runs afoul of budget rules/The Senate parliamentarian has issued a ruling that could jeopardize the rest of the president’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief package" (Politico).Speaking of reality, do you think he's really disappointed? I imagine he's relieved. He and his party have the benefit of looking as though they tried and the benefi...
Tags: Law, Labor, Senate, Economics, Biden, Chuck Schumer, Ann Althouse, I'm skeptical, Biden's Congress


Goldman Says Stock-Transfer Taxes Aren’t All Bad, As Long As They’re Not In New York

A convenient catalyst to a healthy correction in Hong Kong is a poison pill in the Big Apple.
Tags: Hong Kong, New York, Law, Finance, Goldman Says Stock Transfer Taxes Are



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