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False Picture Leads To New Trial

The New Jersey Supreme Court has reversed a criminal conviction due to the prosecution's 'improper exploitation" of excluded evidence In fulfilling the duty to seek justice, a prosecutor must refrain from making inaccurate factual assertions to the jury and from... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof


Meet Pat Rothco's Latest Employee Spotlight!

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Tags: Military, Rothco, Rothco NY, Team Rothco, Employee Spotlight, Employee Of The Year, Meet Pat Rothco


At the Big Crack Café...

 ... you can talk all night. This morning the snow was gone and the ice on Lake Mendota had a massive crack. It was overcast, and the sunrise looked like this: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Ice, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, Big Crack Café


"Former President Trump is releasing statements that read like tweets on letterhead."

Former President Trump is releasing statements that read like tweets on letterhead. pic.twitter.com/bGJaaRvPzf— Yamiche Alcindor (@Yamiche) March 10, 2021 But this way, you, the NYT reporter who passes it on, are the one who gets retweeted, so that's a nice incentive for you to become the channel through which Trump gets back on Twitter. We'll see how well that works. Compare the same reporter's tweet with a statement from Joe Biden that's been up for almost 5 hours longer: Pres Biden on COVID...
Tags: Apple, Twitter, Law, Joe Biden, House Of Representatives, Nyt, Biden, Trump, Yamiche Alcindor, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Pres Biden, American Rescue Plan Today


Bowel cancer screening capsules the latest in at-home care trend

Innovation in NHS self-care will see patients in England swallow tiny cameras instead of having standard endoscopyPeople will be able to check if they have bowel cancer by swallowing a tiny capsule containing miniature cameras, in an extension of patient self-care.In what experts described as a trend towards more NHS at-home care, hastened by the Covid-19 pandemic, thousands of people in England will be able to avoid the discomfort of having a camera inserted into their bowel by instead swallowi...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Society, Medical Research, NHS, Bowel Cancer


Majority think Covid has increased UK social inequality, survey shows

Social Mobility Commission says results show need for urgent action to stop gap growing even widerOver half of the public believes the coronavirus outbreak has driven greater social inequality in the UK over the past few months, according to a study by the government’s independent advisers.The Social Mobility Commission said its annual survey of public attitudes revealed 56% of adults believed social inequality had increased during the pandemic. A quarter said Covid had made no difference to ine...
Tags: UK, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social Mobility, Inequality, North Of England, Social Mobility Commission, Coronavirus, COVID


Getting Angry Over Legal Ethics — See Also

A Deep Dive Into The Tom Girardi Scandal: But what really makes me mad is the Alex Kozinski citation. Lawyer Who Admitted To Storming The Capitol Out On Bail: And he's looking forward to wine with dinner. Office Sharing Hijinks: Merrick Garland Gets Confirmed: At last. IP Law Run Hilariously Amok: Over "Vasectomy Mayhem."
Tags: Law, Alex Kozinski, Tom Girardi, See Also


The Majority Of Columbia Law School Grads Start Their Career In Biglaw

Columbia just churns out Biglaw associates.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Columbia, Trivia Question of the Day


Is The Two (Or Fewer) Parent Household A Thing Of The Past?

Families have been taking all sorts of forms since the beginning of time. These families just frequently lack legal recognition.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


"Sometime in November of 1985, a black bear living in the Chattahoochee National Forest in north Georgia stumbled upon a duffel bag containing about 75 pounds of 95 percent pure cocaine."

"The bear, which only weighed about 175 pounds itself, ate some of the cocaine and died within about 20 minutes.... The chief medical examiner at the Georgia State Crime Lab later estimated the bear had absorbed about 3 or 4 grams of cocaine into its bloodstream at the time of its death. After about a week, a local hunter, never identified, found the bear and told his friends about it, but didn’t report it to the authorities.... On the morning of Sept. 11, 1985, Fred M. Myers of Knoxville, Tenne...
Tags: Movies, Law, Drugs, Georgia, Bears, Myers, Knoxville Tennessee, Chattahoochee National Forest, Ann Althouse, Georgia State Crime Lab, Fred M Myers, Miami Jockey Club


"Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri was acquitted Wednesday in a trial stemming from her arrest while covering the George Floyd protests in May 2020."

"Sahouri was charged with failure to disperse and interference with official acts, both simple misdemeanors. Police claimed she remained in the area of the May 31 Des Moines protest despite orders to leave, and tried to pull away when a Des Moines police officer pepper-sprayed her and tried to arrest her.... The three day trial did not broadly discuss the First Amendment issues but Sahouri, a colleague who was with her and Register Executive Editor Carol Hunter all testified that Sahouri's pres...
Tags: Law, Police, Journalism, Protests, Free Speech, Des Moines Register, Des Moines, Ann Althouse, Carol Hunter, George Floyd, Sahouri, Andrea Sahouri


"The Biden administration weighed putting the president’s name on stimulus checks to make sure he got credit for helping the millions of Americans who will receive aid — but rejected the idea in recent days."

"The White House is planning for President Biden to hit the road to promote the $1.9 trillion plan, but officials have not settled on where he should go. And there is currently no major advertising campaign focused on the proposal. As Democrats celebrate what they see as one of the most significant domestic policy achievements in modern history, the White House has yet to fully develop a strategy for the next crucial step: selling it to the American public."From "Biden wants to sell the stimulus...
Tags: Law, White House, Biden, Ann Althouse


Pointing The Finger At The California Bar After Major Legal Scandal

The role of the California Bar in the Tom Girardi scandal.
Tags: Scandal, Law, California, Legal Ethics, Alex Kozinski, Erin Brockovich, Munger Tolles & Olson, California Bar, Tom Girardi


Merrick Garland Finally Gets His Confirmation

He may not be a Supreme Court justice, but his work as attorney general will be pretty important.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Quote Of The Day, Merrick Garland


Panda Express Employee Claims She Was Forced To Strip Naked And Hug Co-Worker At Management Seminar

Some days, the lawsuit is actually worse than the headline. This is one of those days! 
Tags: Law, Sexual Harassment, Panda Express, Lawsuit of the Day


MEPs back law to hold firms to account for environment and human rights abuses

Big majority in EU parliament vote for corporate due diligence along entire supply chains, which will include UK businesses The EU took a step closer to holding companies to account for environmental damage and human rights abuses committed by their subsidiaries and suppliers overseas, with a vote in the European parliament on Wednesday.MEPs voted by a large majority, 504 to 79 (with 112 abstentions), to push forward with proposed legislation that would require companies to conduct due diligence...
Tags: Europe, Business, UK, Human Rights, Law, Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility, Eu, European Union, UK News, World news, Pollution, Conservation, Farming, Deforestation, Corporate Governance


Egregious Delay and Blatant Disregard for Precedent

In re TracFone Wireless, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2021) On mandamus, the Federal Circuit has again found that Judge Albright clearly abused his discretion in failing to rule on TracFone’s motion to transfer its case out of the Western District of Texas and to a more convenient venue. Although Judge Albright has promised rapid progression of patent infringement cases to trial, he has been sitting on transfer motions and leaving them undecided.  Here, the appellate panel repeated its prior statement that J...
Tags: Law, Delaware, Patent, TX, Miami Florida, Albright, Federal Circuit, TracFone, Western District of Texas, Markman, TracFone Wireless Inc Fed, Precis Group, W D Texas TracFone, Joyeria, Discoteca Diana


New To The 2022 U.S. News Law School Rankings: Diversity

How would diversity (or lack thereof) impact your law school's U.S. News ranking?
Tags: Law, Rankings, Diversity, Law Schools, U.S. News Law School Rankings, Law School Diversity, U.S. News 2022 Law School Rankings


How Paragon Opened New Career Paths For Lawyers [Sponsored]

CEO Trista Engel and COO Jessica Markowitz discuss putting people first and the virtuous cycles this creates.
Tags: Law, Careers, Sponsored Content, Career Alternatives, Paragon Legal, Trista Engel, Jessica Markowitz


Neapco Vents to Federal Circuit in IPR Loss

Neapco Drivelines v. American Axle & Manufacturing (Fed. Cir. 2021) This is a sister case to the one pending before the U.S. Supreme Court regarding eligibility of the claims of American Axle’s U.S. Patent No. 7,774,911. That case is at the petitions stage and is awaiting responsive briefing from Neapco.   In this case, American Axle challenged Neapco’s vented slip-joint coupling Patent No. 5,772,520 via Inter Partes Review.  The PTAB found claim 11 anticipated and its depdendent claim 12 obviou...
Tags: Law, Ford, Patent, Burton, U S Supreme Court, Inter Partes Review, Federal Circuit, American Axle, IPR, PTAB, Neapco, Neapco Vents to Federal Circuit, Neapco Drivelines, American Axle Manufacturing Fed, Ford Motor Co Ford


"The Burdens of the Excessive Fines Clause"

The title of this post is the title of this new article now available via SSRN authored by Beth Colgan. Here is its abstract: A key component is missing from the Eighth Amendment’s excessive fines clause doctrine: who has the burden of proof?  This question — which has been essentially ignored by both federal and state courts — is not just a second order problem.  Rather, the assignment of burdens of proof is essential to the clause’s enforcement, making it harder — or easier — for the governme...
Tags: Law, U S Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, Beth Colgan Here


A law student in France can pay nothing for tuition and earn a $35,000 starting salary. Here's how prospective lawyers fare in 9 countries around the world.

Harvard University. TriggerPhoto/Getty Images Editors in Australia, Italy, Spain, and other countries compared the cost of a law degree locally. They also looked at job prospects and what salaries recent graduates can expect in the field. A law student in France may pay a few hundred euros in university fees with no other major costs. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In some countries outside of the U.S., you don't need to go to graduate school to become a lawye...
Tags: Law, Australia, France, Nigeria, US, Careers, Trends, Eu, Spain, Higher Education, Paris, Italy, Netherlands, New South Wales, Switzerland, Strasbourg


On Class C arrests and a "duty to intervene," James White on "colonizing" Austin PD, and Anthony Graves on how bad prison food ruins prisoners' health: Part One of Special Podcast on #TexasGeorgeFloydAct

The Reasonably Suspicious podcast is back after a largely health-driven hiatus. Mandy and I are diving back in with Part One of a special, two-part episode on the Texas George Floyd Act, HB 88 by state Rep. Senfronia Thompson. The episode features new, original music created for radio ads and online promotion of the George Floyd Act, as well as interviews with Rep. Thompson, Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee Chair James White, and exoneree Anthony Graves, who came on to talk to us ab...
Tags: Texas, Law, Walmart, Austin, Greg Abbott, Legislature, Plano, Texas Department of Public Safety, DPS, Mandy, James White, Dillon, Austin Police Department, Schrodinger, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ


Comments on the PROMISE Act

Senators Lee, Braun, and Moran introduced the “Promoting Responsibility Over Moderation In the Social-media Environment Act,” the “PROMISE Act.” (It’s a reintroduction of S. 4975 from last session). This is a transparency-focused bill that partially overlaps with last year’s PACT Act, though the PACT Act covers much more ground. Though this bill is not good policy, I see it as a more promising (see what I did there?) angle for Section 230 reform than many of its rivals. Summary of the Bill The ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Congress, Marketing, Ugc, Ftc, Moran, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Archon Fung, 117th Congress, Lee Braun, Bill Four, Congress Commerce Clause, Small UGC Services


Failure To Pay Investigator Draws Suspension

A court-appointed attorney who had failed to pay an investigator out of funds provided to him has been suspended for 90 days by the Wisconsin Supreme Court On March 27, 2019, due to Attorney Ditter's conversion of the funds, the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Ditter


Fine Imposed For Unauthorized Practice

Dan Trevas reports on a case decided today by the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today levied a $5,000 fine against a woman for the unauthorized practice of law because she helped a friend settle an auto accident... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


Coronavirus Update 3-10-2021: John Oliver on unemployment

One of the lasting lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic is that our state unemployment systems are old and broken, and desperately need to be modernized and fixed. While the $1.9 trillion Covid relief package that President Biden is expected to imminently sign provides for a $300 federal unemployment bonus for a few months, that is the tiniest of bandaids on this very large problem. Thankfully, we have John Oliver to offer his commentary on this important issue. [Author: Jon Hyman]
Tags: Law, John Oliver, Biden, Jon Hyman


"Between the years 1979, when it opened in theaters, and 1984, I saw 'Manhattan' 11 times, after which I stopped keeping count."

"The early 1980s marked both the period of my adolescent hunger for an urbane, grown-up life in New York and the dawn of VHS, enabling the obsessive consumption of movies, which in my case meant the obsessive consumption of movies by Woody Allen. In them, I found a vision of the future I wanted, a series of aspirations — to have opinions, to write, to go to book parties but also to make fun of people who approached those things too seriously. The hope was to inhabit the world the way Woody Alle...
Tags: New York, Law, America, Teenagers, Manhattan, Woody Allen, Ann Althouse, Bella Abzug, Ginia Bellafante, Bellafante



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