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The impending baseball season was apparently in mind with the Maryland Court of Appeals in imposing an indefinite suspension with the right to reapply after one year Earl Weaver, famous for managing the Baltimore Orioles during their glory days, is... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Baltimore Orioles, Maryland Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Earl Weaver


"Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel has reportedly contributed $10 million to a super PAC that seeks to entice 'Hillbilly Elegy' author J.D. Vance to run for Ohio’s open Senate seat."

"Fans of a thoughtful, conservative-populist coalition should hope he runs and wins. Vance, whom I’ve known and liked since we met in 2015, would not be a normal Senate candidate. Only 36 years old, he has never run for office and has not worked his way up the political chain.... His heartbreaking autobiography tells the story of his Appalachian-descended family. The Middletown, Ohio, community in which they lived spiraled downward under the pressures of globalization and community decline. His ...
Tags: Law, Senate, Gop, Peter Thiel, PAC, Ohio, Silicon Valley, Trump, Vance, WaPo, Josh Mandel, Middletown Ohio, Ann Althouse, Henry Olsen, J.D. Vance, what Trump did to the GOP


At the Ice Mesa Café...

 ... you can talk about anything you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Ice, Sunrise, Ann Althouse, Mesa Café


"I found the fox."

Says one reader of my "Find the fox" post. He sends this:  That throwback to simpler times comes from Robert Szkolnicki (in Winnipeg, MB). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Photoshop, Fox, Winnipeg, Ann Althouse, Robert Szkolnicki


Not The Recognition Rudy Was Hoping For — See Also

Rudy Giuliani Nominated: For a Razzie, so, not really a good thing. Lawyers Fees Award In Election Case: Make bad arguments and this is what you get. Elle Woods Inspo: This is fun. Predicting A New T14: I mean, it's the same schools, just shuffled a teeny, tiny bit. But we know this stuff matters. Well, This Sounds... Not At All Batshit: MyPillow guy just keeps flapping his jaw.
Tags: Law, Rudy Giuliani, See Also, Elle Woods Inspo


An Important Step For Privacy Law

The eventual settlement also included a public apology.
Tags: Privacy, Law, Ralph Nader, Trivia Question of the Day, American Museum Of Tort Law


HIMSS To Settle Class-Action Exhibitor Lawsuit For $2.8M

A district judge granted preliminary approval to a settlement for a class-action suit brought against HIMSS by exhibitors for its conference last year.
Tags: Law, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket


Stopping Racism In Law Schools: A First Step

Start by hiring more professors who aren’t homogenous.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Law Schools, LawProfBlawg


It’s Time For Stephen Breyer To Retire

This is not the time to gamble on a Supreme Court seat.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Stephen Breyer, Supreme Court Retirement Watch


IPR Games: RPI; No Appeal; and Analogous Arts

CyWee Group v. Google (Fed. Cir. 2021) Google won its IPR challenge against CyWee’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,441,438 (claims 1 & 3-5) and 8,552,978 (claims 10 & 12). On appeal, the Federal Circuit has affirmed with a short opinion by Chief Judge Prost focusing on three discrete issues: Real Party in Interest: The patentee argued that Google did not disclose all real parties in interest as required by statute 35 U.S.C. § 312(a)(2).  On appeal, the Federal Circuit held that institution stage real-party...
Tags: Google, Supreme Court, Law, Navy, Samsung, AIA, Patent, Fed, Board, Bachmann, Bryson, LLC, Bachman, Federal Circuit, Prost, Matthew A Smith


Channeling Elle Woods For Young Lawyers Campaign

Elle Woods continues to be an inspiration.
Tags: Texas, Movies, Law, Elle Woods, Michael Ritter


The Guardian view on defence and foreign policy: an old-fashioned look at the future | Editorial

A reconsideration of Britain’s place in the world is necessary. But this paper fails to meet the challenges of the 21st century The integrated review offers a nostalgic – at times, even anachronistic – response to the challenges of the 21st century. Its intent is laudable: acknowledging that attempting to defend the status quo is not enough, and seeking to carve out a path ahead. It recognises the multiple threats that the UK faces – from future pandemics to cyber-attacks – and the need for seri...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, China, Russia, India, European Union, UK News, World news, US news, Britain, Military, Asia Pacific, US politics, South and Central Asia, Foreign Policy


MyPillow Guy Suing Dominion For THE RICO

And he's bringing Dershowitz along for the ride.
Tags: Law, Government, Alan Dershowitz, Dershowitz, Election Law, Mike Lindell, Dominion Voting Systems


Transitioning From Law Firm Lawyer To Corporate Counsel: Tips And Strategies

Carefully distinguish between the nuances of the different skills in law firm roles versus corporate counsel roles.
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Wendi Weiner


Rudy Giuliani Scores Razzie Nomination For, Ahem, Touching Performance

The honors keep rolling in for late-stage Rudy.
Tags: Movies, Law, Rudy Giuliani


"The U.S. Capitol Police, working with federal, state and local intelligence partners, has concluded that 'there does not exist a known, credible threat against Congress or the Capitol Complex that warrants the temporary security fencing.'"

"Therefore, alterations to the temporary fencing around the Capitol will soon be made, and the National Guard presence will also begin to draw down. However, the USCP will continue to monitor the threat posture, and plans will be adjusted if and as needed."  From a press release from Nancy Pelosi. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Capitol, National Guard, U S Capitol Police, Capitol Complex, Ann Althouse, USCP, the Trump resistance




Hannah Arendt: Change the world, not yourself

It is not often that a neighbourhood squabble is remembered as a world-historical event. In the summer of 1846, Henry David Thoreau spent a single night in jail in Concord, Massachusetts after refusing to submit his poll tax to the local constable. This minor act of defiance would later be immortalised in Thoreau's essay 'On the Duty of Civil Disobedience' (1849). There, he explains that he had been unwilling to provide material support to a federal government that perpetuated mass injustice – i...
Tags: Politics, Kentucky, US, Jerusalem, Society, History, Innovation, Philosophy, New Yorker, Leo Tolstoy, Public Spaces, Social Change, Kim Davis, Henry David Thoreau, Walden, Gandhi


Racist Zoning Practices Are So Prevalent, ‘You Can Even See It in the Flood Data’

There’s no question that flooding is becoming worse due to the climate crisis pushing up our sea levels and making heavy downpours more common. But the risk doesn’t affect us all equally. A report released by the real estate brokerage firm Redfin this week shows that formerly redlined areas are more vulnerable to the…Read more...
Tags: Weather, Science, Finance, Environment, Articles, Insurance, Flood, Redfin, Harvey, Hydrology, Urban Decay, Racial Segregation, Flood Insurance, Redlining, Sheharyar Bokhari, Physical Geography


Claude James obituary

My friend and colleague Claude James, who has died aged 90, was the first black person to be elected to a railway trade union executive committee and the first black manager of Euston station. He fought for fairness and and against racism in the UK.The eldest of six, Claude was born in Guyana to Gladys and Cyril, and lived in Kitty village. His grandmother was influential in his early life, taking him to meetings to discuss current affairs. He enjoyed his time at Britain high school in Queenstow...
Tags: UK, London, Activism, Race, Communities, Society, Britain, Claude, TUC, Rail transport, Guyana, Queenstown, Cyril, Gladys, Claude James


Find the fox.

   Sitting at my window this morning, I've seen a big beautiful fox run through the backyard twice, but it's impossible to get the iPhone ready and working quickly enough to get a picture of these full views. So you see what I got. There is a fox in both pictures, I assure you. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Fox, Ann Althouse


The 6th nominee for the “Worst Employer of 2021” is … the deportation threatener

Full disclosure — I love Tate's Bake Shop's gluten free cookies. Prior to gluten free Oreos hitting supermarket shelves (I dare you to tell them apart from their full-glutened sibling), I bought Tate's gluten free chocolate chip cookies all of the time. The allegations raised by this story, however, gives me great pause in ever buying their cookies again. It seems that Tate's is in the middle of a union organizing campaign and the baker is alleged to have threatened with deportation undocumente...
Tags: Law, Union, Customs, Tate, Jon Hyman, Tate s Bake Shop, Long Island News


AstraZeneca jab: EU regulator 'firmly convinced' benefits outweigh risks

Agency says there are ‘no indications’ the vaccine causes blood clots, but the risk may be higher for some groupsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe EU’s medicines regulator has said it remains “firmly convinced” the benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine outweigh the risks, but isolated cases of blood clots “are a serious concern and need serious and detailed scientific evaluation”.Emer Cooke, the head of the European Medicines Agency (EMA), said there was ...
Tags: Health, Europe, Science, Eu, Society, World news, Oxford, World Health Organization, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, European Medicines Agency EMA, Emer Cooke, Coronavirus


UK defence policy review lacks clarity on China and Indo-Pacific

Analysis: focus shifts away from cooperation with the EU but fails to balance far east investment and security issuesProf John Bew, the historian appointed by Boris Johnson to write the foreign and defence security review, has privately insisted the document should not be seen as an apology for Brexit or a turning away from Europe, the charge sometimes levelled by pro-EU critics such as the former national security adviser Lord Ricketts and Sir Simon Fraser, the former foreign office permanent s...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, China, Eu, UK News, World news, Britain, Military, Asia Pacific, Defence policy, Boris Johnson, Simon Fraser, Indo Pacific, European Union Continue, Trade Policy


"Defend the Public Defenders: Their ability to hold on to their job should not depend on the same people they challenge in court."

The title of this post is the full headline of this notable piece recently in The Atlantic authored by Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe. Here are excerpts: Public defense might be one of the rare professions in which doing one’s job too well can lead to being fired.  The reasons for this are structural — public defenders are tasked with an obligation they cannot fulfill without upsetting those tasked with helping them fulfill it — and the system can be fixed structurally: by creating a state-level offic...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Douglas A Berman, Irene Oritseweyinmi Joe Here


You Deserve A Break Today

The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed a conviction due to the trial court's handling of a self-representation request. The crime was unusual In September 2015, defendant and a co-conspirator entered a McDonald’s restaurant, holding what appeared to be guns and... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, New Jersey Supreme Court, McDonald 's, Legal Profession Prof


A Colleague's Efforts Help Save A License

A colleague's timely assistance and an attorney's progress in recovery led to a stayed suspension by the Ohio Supreme Court despite the abandonment of at least 15 clients. He and other attorneys stepped into the breach and took over the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Like The Rolling Stones

Circuit Judge Wilkins authored an opinion affirming a conviction from the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit We can’t always get what we want, but, sometimes, we get what we need. Appellant Shan Shi obtained... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wilkins, Legal Profession Prof, Appellant Shan Shi


MPs will not get vote on cut to UK aid spending, says Boris Johnson

PM confirms cut temporary amid opposition from his own party including former ministersMPs will not get a vote on the government’s plans to slash aid spending, Boris Johnson has said in the of Commons, confirming that the cut is intended to be temporary.The former shadow international development secretary Andrew Mitchell said Johnson was at risk of setting an illegal budget if it did not meet the legal obligation to spend 0.7% of gross national income on aid. Continue reading...
Tags: Politics, UK, Conservatives, Society, Aid, Boris Johnson, Andrew Mitchell, Johnson


Banned Or Not Banned, That Is The Question

Immigration lawyers have found themselves doing the visa-ban vs. country-ban game.
Tags: Law, Immigration, Small Law Firms, Tahmina Watson



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