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 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


Georgetown Law’s Fast-Moving, Zoom Racism Story — See Also

Georgetown Law Prof Caught On Zoom Making Shocking Statements About  Black Students: It... does not go well. And, Just Like That, The Offending Professor Is Out: That was... very fast. Speaking Of Racist Bullshit At Elite Law School: This Harvard Law prof also throws in some sexism... so there's that. Law School Deans Respond To Whiteness Of School: There's still... a lot of work to be done. Protecting Kids From Cursing: This is a... bizarre interpretation of the First Amendment.
Tags: Law, Harvard Law, Georgetown Law, See Also, Elite Law School


Delaying The Start Of Your Biglaw Career

It's not that they *wanted* the delay...
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Trivia Question of the Day, Unprecedented


Split Washington Supreme Court, relying on state constitution, forbids mandatory LWOP sentences for those under 21

Today, via a 5-4 ruling in In re Pers. Restraint of Monschke and Bartholomew, No. 96772-5 (Wash. Mar. 11, 2021) (available here), the Supreme Court of Washington extended the reach of the US Supreme Court's Miller ruling by declaring mandatory LWOP for those under 21 to be unconstitutional (pursuant to Washington's state constitutional prohibition of "cruel punishment").  Here is how the majority opinion starts and ends: Dwayne Earl Bartholomew and Kurtis William Monschke were each convicted of...
Tags: Law, Washington, United States, US supreme court, Miller, State, Owens, Bassett, Bartholomew, Douglas A Berman, LWOP, Supreme Court of Washington, Houston Sconiers, Split Washington Supreme Court, Monschke, Dwayne Earl Bartholomew


MAGA Defendant Follows ‘Mexico Vacation’ Request Demanding Trial Transferred To Rural Texas

Claims D.C. jurors may be biased against people committing crimes in their community.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Uncategorized, Rural Texas, Trevor McFadden, Capitol Riot, Jenny Cudd, Marina Medvin, MAGA Defendant Follows ` Mexico Vacation


Trans Biglaw Partner Says Her Book Of Business Plummeted When She Transitioned

It's time for lawyers to challege the transphobic things they see happening in the legal profession.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Trans Rights, DJ Healey, Danielle Healey


Post Pandemic Practice Profiles

A year ago this week, the pandemic took the nation by storm. Let's check in and see how some law firms are doing.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF

Rape, kidnapping and victim-blaming are endemic and perpetrators protected, report finds The post Culture of sexual abuse rife in SANDF appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Sexual Assault, Sea, Military, United Nations, Soldiers, National, Gender Inequality, Drc, SANDF, South African National Defence Force, MTT, Peacekeeping Mission, Gender-based Violence, Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, Subs-only, Army Generals


Man Attends Zoom Court Hearing From His Victim’s Home, Gets Arrested

Eagle-eyed prosecutor noticed something strange.
Tags: Law, Courts, Assault, Zoom, Deborah Davis, Jeffrey Middleton


Yale Law School to hold panel on Supreme Court reform proposals

On Friday, March 12, at 12 p.m. EST, Yale Law School, Take Back the Court, and Yale’s chapter of the American Constitution Society will co-host the second panel of a two-part symposium titled “The Supreme Court in Crisis: Structural Reform for a Broken Institution,” focusing... The post Yale Law School to hold panel on Supreme Court reform proposals appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Yale, Yale Law School, Event Announcements, EST Yale Law School Take Back the Court


Trump Lawyer Tells SCOTUS It’s Illegal For Kids To Say Filthy Cusses

You know, to 'protect' the First Amendment.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Government, Courts, First Amendment, Trump, Jay Sekulow, Ari Cohn


Endemic violence against women is causing a wave of anger

Analysis: Sarah Everard’s disappearance sparks furious demands to address misogyny in UKWomen feared this was coming. They waited, messaging each other in WhatsApp groups and on social media. They talked about their own attempts to stay safe, discussed their near misses.When the news came on Wednesday evening – that police investigating the disappearance of Sarah Everard had found the remains of a body – a wave of grief crashed over them, followed quickly by anger. Continue reading...
Tags: Gender, Politics, Crime, Law, Women, Society, UK News, Domestic Violence, Feminism, Inequality, Sexual Harassment, Rape and sexual assault, MeToo Movement, Sarah Everard


High court rejects bid to extend UK's EU settlement scheme

Campaigners say refusal to delay June deadline risks ‘second Windrush on much bigger scale’The high court has rejected a legal bid for an extension to the EU settlement scheme (EUSS), dismissing campaigners’ concerns that those EU residents who fail to apply to remain in the UK before July could face “devastating” consequences, similar to those experienced by the Windrush generation.Legal action mounted by the Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants called for the Home Office to extend the d...
Tags: Politics, UK, Law, Eu, European Union, UK News, Immigration and asylum, Migration, Home Office, Brexit, Priti Patel, Joint Council for the Welfare of Immigrants


Brussels is struggling to gather evidence against Amazon in an antitrust case it opened

Brussels announced the case in the summer of 2019. Getty Images / Jonathan Newton / The Washington Post The EU is struggling to find evidence for an Amazon antitrust case, the Financial Times reported. The bloc has not managed to access Amazon's algorithm and has not received replies to its questions. If the lawsuit is successful, Amazon could face fines of up to 10% of its annual revenue. See more stories on Insider's business page. Europe is struggling to gather evidence against ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Europe, Law, International, Trends, Eu, European Union, Retail, Antitrust, Brussels, Financial Times, Federal Trade Commission, Nordic, US Facebook, BI International


"How Compassionate? Political Appointments and District Court Judge Responses to Compassionate Release during COVID-19"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Victoria Finkle now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: This paper seeks to examine how judges are deciding compassionate-release motions in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, which has proven particularly deadly inside the nation’s prisons.  I explore how judges appointed by Republicans and Democrats have ruled in more than 4,000 federal compassionate-release cases since March 2020, finding that judges appointed by...
Tags: Law, Democrats, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Political Appointments and District Court, Victoria Finkle


Second Circuit panel finds all sorts of constitutional problems with Connecticut's conditions of confinement for former death row inmate

A helpful reader altered me to a notable quirky Second Circuit panel ruling today on prison conditions in Reynolds v. Quiros, No. 19-2858-pr (2d Cir. Mar. 11, 2021) (available here). The case is quirky because it arises from Connecticut's decision to create special statutory conditions of imprisonment when it repealed its death penalty.  The ruling is notable because the defendant, a former member of death row, has succeeded on a number of challenges to these conditions in his federal litigation...
Tags: Law, Connecticut, District Court, Reynolds, Second Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Quiros, Reynolds Conn


Coronavirus Update 3-11-2021: Happy 1st Birthday COVID-19 Pandemic

It's been exactly one year since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. Tomorrow will mark the one-year anniversary of when I started working from home. (It will also mark another significant milestone, but more on that on Monday.) Wednesday is one year from the date I temporarily rebranded the Ohio Employer Law Blog as the Coronavirus Law Blog. I look forward to ending that branding soon. In light of today's sad milestone, I thought I'd offer a list of 12 thing...
Tags: Law, World Health Organization, Jon Hyman, COVID, Kyle Head


Sharvin mounts back nine rally to lead Irish in Qatar

Scotland’s David Law. Picture: Getty Images Ardglass’ Cormac Sharvin putted well and bounced back from a mid-round wobble to open with a one-under 70 in the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters in Doha.The Co Down man started on the back nine at Education City Golf Club but followed a birdie at the 14th with bogeys at the 15th, 17th and 18th to turn in two-...
Tags: Usa, Law, Scotland, Qatar, Sport, Italy, Middle East, Golf, European Tour, Doha, Jordaan, Caldwell, David Law, South Africa England, Paul Lawrie, Paul Dunne


US House subcommittee holds hearing on "Controlled Substances: Federal Policies and Enforcement"

As detailed at this link, the US House Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security held a hearing this morning on "Controlled Substances: Federal Policies and Enforcement."  Here were the witnesses: Nicole M. Austin-Hillery Esq., Executive Director, US Program, Human Rights Watch Dr. Howard Henderson Ph.D., Founding Director, Center for Justice Research, Texas Southern University Nonresident Senior Fellow in Governance, The Brookings Institution Derek Malt...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, House, Seattle, Jerrold Nadler, Douglas A Berman, Derek Maltz, Nicole M Austin Hillery Esq, Katharine Neill Harris Alfred


Important Second Circuit Opinion Says Section 230(c)(2)(A) Protects Online Account Terminations–Domen v. Vimeo

Vimeo is a video hosting service. Domen is a “former homosexual.” He posted videos to Vimeo that allegedly violated Vimeo’s policy against “the promotion of sexual orientation change efforts” (SOCE). Vimeo notified Domen of the violation and gave him 24 hours to remove the videos or Vimeo would take action. Domen didn’t remove the videos, so Vimeo subsequently deleted Domen’s account. Domen sued Vimeo for violations of California’s Unruh Act, New York’s Sexual Orientation Non-Discrimination Act...
Tags: Google, New York, Law, Congress, California, Court, Vimeo, Republican, Congressional, Ninth Circuit, Second Circuit, Licensing/Contracts, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Church United, Domen


Delaying second Pfizer dose leaves cancer patients at risk, say researchers

Covid vaccination policy review urged after study finds 12-week gap leaves patients vulnerableCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageDelaying the second dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine must be urgently reviewed for cancer patients after a single shot was found to offer inadequate protection, researchers have said.A study from King’s College London and the Francis Crick Institute – which has not yet been peer reviewed – found that three weeks after the first jab antibody ...
Tags: Health, Cancer, Society, UK News, Health policy, Vaccines and immunisation, Francis Crick Institute, King 's College London, Coronavirus


Australia's proposed anti-corruption commission creates 'retrograde' system, says lobby group

Transparency International says a fundamental failing of the draft legislation is its differing treatment of politicians and law enforcementThe federal government’s draft anti-corruption commission legislation lacks any credibility, and would create a weak, ineffective body that would actually degrade part of Australia’s existing integrity framework, Transparency International has warned.The government is currently consulting with key stakeholders on draft legislation for its proposed Commonweal...
Tags: Law, Australia, Australia news, Coalition, Australian politics, Independent Commission Against Corruption, Transparency International, Commonwealth Integrity Commission


Law Professor Had "Serious Scholarly Interest" In IRS FOIA Litigation

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has remanded to the district court in an appeal of a University of Denver law professor for fees in FOIA litigation against the Internal Revenue Service. This case... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Internal Revenue Service, University of Denver, Legal Profession Prof, IRS FOIA Litigation


Hi Marley raises $25M to fund its AI-powered communication platform for the insurance industry

If you’ve ever had to file a claim with your insurance company, you know that it’s not exactly fun. Often, you’re on hold indefinitely waiting to speak to a live person. And if you’ve ever had to file an auto or home insurance claim, you know that all the back and forth with your carrier and the various vendors can take up so much time. Hi Marley is a Boston startup that has set out to modernize communications in the insurance space by giving carriers a way to “seamlessly” communicate with th...
Tags: Startups, TC, Boston, Funding, Insurance, Tech, Sms, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital, Marley, True Ventures, Bain Capital Ventures, Emergence Capital, Mike, Ritter, Greene


Several EU countries suspend AstraZeneca vaccine to investigate blood clot cases

European Medicines Agency say ‘benefits outweigh its risks’ and vaccine can continue to be used Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has said the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine can continue to be used during an investigation into cases of blood clots that have prompted several European countries to pause their use of the shot.The EMA said 30 cases of “thromboembolic events” or blood clots had been reported among 5 million people who had rece...
Tags: Health, Europe, Eu, Society, World news, Austria, Italy, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Iceland, European Medicines Agency, EMA


EMA says AstraZeneca vaccine can continue to be used during investigation

Several countries suspend inoculations but regulator says vaccine benefits outweigh its risks Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe European Medicines Agency has said the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine can continue to be used during an investigation into cases of blood clots that have prompted several European countries to pause their use of the shot.The EMA said 30 cases of “thromboembolic events” or blood clots had been reported among 5 million people who had receiv...
Tags: Health, Europe, Society, World news, Austria, Italy, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Iceland, European Medicines Agency, EMA, Coronavirus


Bangladesh shipbreakers win right to sue UK owners in landmark ruling

Appeal court clears wife to sue company in London over husband’s death while helping to scrap tanker in ChittagongBritish shipping companies that sell old vessels to be scrapped cheaply in dangerous, low-paid conditions in Bangladesh, India or Pakistan may now be sued in London for workers’ deaths or injuries.In the first ruling of its kind by any higher court anywhere in the world, the UK court of appeal has held that a shipping company in London selling a vessel in south Asia could owe a legal...
Tags: Asia, Business, UK, London, Law, Environment, UK News, World news, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Royal Dutch Shell, Bangladesh, Bangladesh India, Vedanta Resources, Shipping Industry



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