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Mississippi Center for Justice to host conversation with former Solicitor General Don Verrilli

On Thursday, March 4, at 12 p.m. EST, the Mississippi Center for Justice will host a conversation with Donald Verrilli Jr., who served as solicitor general from 2011 to 2016. Vangela Wade, the center’s president and CEO, will speak with Verrilli about his experience arguing... The post Mississippi Center for Justice to host conversation with former Solicitor General Don Verrilli appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Verrilli, Don Verrilli, Mississippi Center for Justice, Donald Verrilli Jr, Event Announcements


At the Sunrise Café...

 ... you can write about whatever you like.And please think of supporting this blog by doing your shopping through the Althouse portal to Amazon, which is always right there in the sidebar. Thanks! [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Althouse


Will Joe Biden Get To Appoint Any Supreme Court Justices? See Also

The Breyer Retirement Speculation Begins: But maybe ask the source first. Compare And Contrast Two Judges Using One Law: Cute except, you know, people's actual shelter hangs in the balance. Paul Davis Is Back In The News: No Hobbits, but there's still plenty of time for that. What Would A Federal Name, Image, and Likeness Bill Look Like? Funny you should ask... Prince Harry And The Green Card: Sounds like a cheap romance novel to me.
Tags: Law, Harry, Paul Davis, Will Joe Biden, See Also, Appoint Any Supreme Court


Navy Seabee died when military vehicles collided on 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton

A 26-year-old Navy Seabee attached to a Ventura base died in a crash on the 5 freeway Tuesday, March 2,  when five vehicles in a convoy collided, military officials said. The convoy carrying members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion was headed south on the freeway near Camp Pendleton’s northern end shortly before 7 a.m. when at least one of the five 7-ton trucks slowed for unknown reasons, causing the others to collide, California Highway Patrol officials said. Navy officials said the s...
Tags: News, Navy, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Taliban, California Highway Patrol, Ventura, Hornets, Mission Hospital, Camp Pendleton


Seabee died when military vehicles collided on 5 freeway near Camp Pendleton

A 26-year-old Navy Seabee attached to a Ventura base died in a crash on the 5 freeway Tuesday, March 2,  when five vehicles in a convoy collided, military officials said. The convoy carrying members of the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion was headed south on the freeway near the base’s northern end shortly before 7 a.m. when at least one of the five 7-ton trucks slowed for unknown reasons, causing the others to collide, California Highway Patrol officials said. Navy officials said the service...
Tags: News, Navy, Defense, US, Sport, Iran, Syria, Afghanistan, Soccer, Military, Taliban, California Highway Patrol, Ventura, Hornets, Mission Hospital, Camp Pendleton


The Market For Lateral Biglaw Partners Is In Decline

Last year was not a great year if you were interested in moving firms as a partner.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Leopard Solutions


Twice-Fired Attorney Takes To Twitter To Defend His Bonkers Legal Theories

When writing a brief or law review article just won't do, take your legal argument to the internet!
Tags: Law, Social Media, Coups, J.r.r. Tolkien, Paul Davis, Election 2020, Goosehead Insurance, Alan Albright


Credit Suisse Is Gonna Go Ahead And Cut Off Its Greensill Funds, Future Legal Liability

You mean to tell me that SoftBank and the Swiss joined forces to back a loser?
Tags: Law, Finance, Softbank


"Though I may be late, I am willing to admit that I was ignorant to the truth of Dr. Seuss’ writings until recently. I have unknowingly read many of his books to my own children."

"But now that I am better informed, I am committed to advocating for change. Because when we know better, we should do better."  Writes Maureen Downey (in the Atlanta Journal Constitution). So drearily earnest... She means well. Is she anxious about what else she may be unknowingly doing... such as depriving children of the fun of reading Dr. Seuss or generating morbid fears about strange manifestations of racism or being too subservient about taking instruction from dull people who are over...
Tags: Law, Drawing, Downey, Seuss, Race And Education, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Dr. Seuss, Theodore Geisel, Maureen Downey


$2 billion verdict in Judge Albright’s Courtroom

VLSI Technology LLC v. Intel Corp. (W.D. Tex. 2021) The jury just returned in Judge Albright’s first patent trial of 2021. The result: $2.18 Billion Dollars to VLSI for Intel’s infringement.  The patents were previously owned NPX Semiconductors, who obtained them by buying up Freescale Semiconductor and SigmaTel.  NPX will apparently still receive a cut of the revenue – if the decision withstands both the JMOL motions and appeals. [Intel Jury Verdict] U.S. Patent Nos. 7,523,373 and 7,725,759.
Tags: Law, Intel, Patent, Albright, VLSI, Intel Corp, Freescale Semiconductor, VLSI Technology LLC


Durbin On Whether Justice Stephen Breyer Should Retire In 2021

He almost couldn't believe this was a question being asked.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Stephen Breyer, Durbin, Dick Durbin


The Only Sure Bets In The COVID World Were Streaming And SaaS

Catching up with Casepoint after a tumultuous year.
Tags: Technology, Law, Casepoint


This Is How A Federal Name, Image, And Likeness Bill Should Look

Democrats and Republicans should come together to ensure that all college athletes across the U.S. are afforded the ability to exploit their publicity rights sooner rather than later.
Tags: Law, Sports, Darren Heitner


Treble The Trouble

It is always exciting to see an actual enhanced damages award being granted, if only because the factual circumstances leading up to the award are typically quite juicy.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Gaston Kroub, EagleView, Xactware, Treble Damages


En banc Second Circuit needs 120 pages and five opinions to sort out whether NY first-degree manslaughter qualifies as a federal "violent crime"

I generally do not closely follow lower federal court rulings about what state convictions qualify as predicates for sentencing enhancement under the Armed Career Criminal Act ("ACCA") or the career offender sentencing guidelines. I have a hard time just keeping up with the many Supreme Court ACCA cases, and I have previously suggested in this post a few years ago that modern ACCA jurisprudence must reside as some level of hell in Dante's Inferno because this caselaw is so dang inscrutable.  But...
Tags: New York, Law, US, United States, New York State, Dante, Scott, ACCA, Curtis Johnson, Douglas A Berman, Supreme Court ACCA, En banc Second Circuit, banc Second Circuit, Gerald Scott


In Claim Construction: Module Means Means

by Dennis Crouch Rain Computing, Inc. v. Samsung Electronics (Fed. Cir. 2021) Rain and Samsung agree that this case comes down to claim construction.  And, as typical, the patentee is attempting to thread the needle with a construction that is broad enough to be infringed, but narrow and specific enough to avoid invalidation.  The district court construed one term narrowly — resulting in no infringement.  On appeal, the Federal Circuit focused on a separate term — and found its indefiniteness re...
Tags: Law, US, Samsung, Patent, Fed, Williamson, MPF, FN, Federal Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Fed Cir, Dropbox Inc, Citrix Online LLC, Rain Computing Inc, Samsung Electronics Fed, Synchronoss Techs Inc


Senior army officer court martialed for alleged £48,000 fraud

Maj Gen Nick Welch is the most senior general to face court martial since 1815The most senior army officer to face a court martial for more than two centuries has been accused of defrauding the taxpayer out of almost £50,000 to pay for private school fees.Maj Gen Nick Welch allegedly abused army allowances when he took on a senior role at the Ministry of Defence in London. Continue reading...
Tags: London, Law, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Nick Welch


Attorney Writes A Handbook For In-House Lawyers

A handbook for in-house lawyers? For many this could be just what they need to up their in-house game. While written by David Sclar from his perspective as an in-house lawyer focusing on technology issues, the book may be just as useful for a broader in-house audience as many of the tips and suggestions apply at all levels of in-house counsel life. The book is affordable, timely, and a resource all in-house counsel should consider adding to their library and sharing with their peers. For those a...
Tags: Law, Careers, House, New England, Tech Company, Career Tips for Lawyers, David Sclar, Sclar


Boost Texas prisoner food budgets 39 cents per prisoner/day

If your annual food budget was $800 per person and that money had to last all year, how would you spend it?I'll give you a moment: Try to imagine what that would look like.Having recently spent >$250 at my big, post-SNOVID trip to HEB, Grits can hardly fathom eating for a year on that amount. But that's the dilemma facing cafeteria cooks and nutritionists at TDCJ, where prisoners have been receiving food during COVID more suitable for pig slop than human consumption. This is what Texas fe...
Tags: Texas, Law, Jesus, Christ, Legislature, Heb, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Legislative Budget Board, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Keri Blakinger, Today Texas


"FBI Director Christopher Wray resoundingly said Antifa and other leftists were not part of the violence at the Capitol on Jan. 6. "

"'We have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violence extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection to the 6th,' Wray told the Senate on Tuesday. 'We're coming after it' if there's violence from both the left and the right, he added, but in the Capitol, there wasn't evidence of leftists adding fuel to the insurrection... Wray said the bureau is seeing 'quite a number of what would we call militia violent extremists' as the FBI builds its cases agains the rioters. He specific...
Tags: Law, Senate, Cnn, Fbi, Wray, Senate Judiciary Committee, Capitol, Christopher Wray, Ann Althouse, Antifa, the Trump resistance


Unauthorized Practice Allegations Against Retired Attorney

An unauthorized practice matter will be argued before the Ohio Supreme Court this week. Disciplinary Counsel v. Eric C. Deters, Case No. 2020-1497 Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law The Board on the Unauthorized Practice of Law has filed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Finding Your Own Career Happiness And Path To Success In Law

Remember, we are all running a marathon, and our careers are not a sprint.
Tags: Law, Career Advice, Biglaw, Wendi Weiner


"A study published in PLOS One suggests that the type of fiction a person reads affects their social cognition in different ways."

"Specifically, literary fiction was associated with increased attributional complexity and accuracy in predicting social attitudes, while popular fiction was linked to increased egocentric bias.... 'We distinguished between literary (e.g. Don Delillo, Jonathan Franzen, Alice Munroe) and popular fiction (e.g. Dan Brown, Tom Clancy, Jackie Collins), and showed that it is by reading literary fiction that you enhance your mindreading abilities — you are better at inferring and representing what othe...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Reading, Italy, Daniel Kahneman, National Research Council, Rydell, Kumiko, Ann Althouse, Emanuele Castano, University of Trento, Don Delillo Jonathan Franzen Alice Munroe, Dan Brown Tom Clancy Jackie Collins, Slitscan Laney


Nikola Statements That Short Seller Report Was Full Of Inaccuracies Appear Themselves To Be Full Of Inaccuracies

That whole bit about the 'so-called ‘report’ replete with misleading information'? Yea, we might have spoken too soon about that.
Tags: Law, Finance, Yea


"Association between county jail incarceration and cause-specific county mortality in the USA, 1987–2017: a retrospective, longitudinal study"

Concerns about public safety and justice have long been central to discussions and debate over modern mass incarceration in the United States.  But, especially as a result of the COVID pandemic, we are seeing more and more consideration of incarceration as a public health issue.  Consequently, I was really struck by this new research published online at The Lancet Public Health which analyzes mortality associated with jails over three decades (and has the title that serves as the title of this p...
Tags: Usa, Law, US, United States, Poisson, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, The Lancet Public Health, US National Vital Statistics System We


ILTA Names Five ‘Influential Women in Legal Tech’ for 2021

The International Legal Technology Association today named five women, from locations ranging from Canada to Kenya, as its 2021 Influential Women in Legal Tech. The list of influential women, released annually, recognizes five outstanding women leaders in the legal technology community, based on their mentorship history and overarching level of impact on legal technology. The five were selected from among 91 nominations after an extensive judging and review process, ILTA said in an announcement ...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Canada, Kenya, Marsh McLennan Companies, International Legal Technology Association, ILTA, Minneapolis Minnesota USA, Taft Stettinius Hollister LLP, Farrah Pepper, Andrea Markstrom, Rosemary Koech Kimwatu, Safaricom PLC Nairobi Kenya, New York City New York USA Shannon Salter, COO Paladin PBC Chicago Illinois USA


General Assembly Approves Bill Banning Hairstyle Discrimination

A few years ago, I talked with some students about a report they were doing for NPR about how hairstyles and race have been historically intertwined. Earlier this week, the Connecticut General Assembly gave final approval a bill that seeks to right some of these historical wrongs by making it illegal to discriminate in employment on the basis of a hairstyle related to the person’s race. Specifically House Bill 6515 amends the state’s anti-discrimination laws to define race as being “inclusive of...
Tags: Education, Law, Race, Natural, Connecticut, Respect, Hair, Npr, Discrimination, Definition, General Assembly, Dreadlocks, Crown, Lamont, Bantu, Connecticut General Assembly


"China Tries To Discredit Female Uighur Witnesses By Releasing Private Sexual Health Data/The officials said the information..."

"... was evidence of bad character, in an effort to invalidate the women’s accounts of abuse in Xinjiang," HuffPo reports. “One reason that the Communist Party is so concerned about these testimonies from women is because it undermines their initial premise for what they’re doing there, which is anti-terrorism,” said James Millward, a professor of Chinese history at Georgetown University and expert in Xinjiang policy. “The fact that there are so many women in the camps ... who don’t have the fai...
Tags: Law, China, Xinjiang, Evidence, Communist Party, Georgetown University, Genocide, Ann Althouse, James Millward



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