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Threesome Proposal Leads To Suspension

An agreed two-year suspension with terms has been accepted by the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board . The stipulated misconduct involved two female clients; one incarcerated on a probation violation T.H. told the VSB investigator that she became familiar with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Vsb, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board


At the Friday Night Cafe...

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


"White brothers and sisters: Pocket that But I’m Not Racist! card. I don’t want to hear about your Black girlfriend in college..."

"... or your Black postman to whom you give fruitcake every Christmas, or that Black comp and lit teacher who totally, like, rocked your world. It doesn’t matter if you are racist or not racist or antiracist; our society is racist." Writes Don Lemon, in his book "THIS IS THE FIRE/What I Say to My Friends About Racism," quoted in the NYT review of the book "Don Lemon’s New Book Hopes to Guide America Through a Conversation About Race." The review is by Wesley Lowery, who notes that you can tell L...
Tags: Books, Law, Don Lemon, Lemon, Wesley Lowery, Lowery, Ann Althouse, Race Consc


Small, and not quite steady, reform progress in a not quite new era for criminal justice reform

An interesting set of new press pieces highlight ways in which the criminal justice times seem to be a-changing during the Biden era, but not yet quite as much or as fast as lots of advocates might be hoping or expecting.  Here they are with a brief excerpt: From BuzzFeed News, "COVID-19 Has Torn Through Prisons. Advocates Want Biden To Act Now" Nearly all of the groups who spoke with BuzzFeed News said that they’ve participated in briefings and have had conversations with White House staff to ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, White House, House, Biden, Vox, Terry, Justice Department, Grassley, BuzzFeed News, Durbin, Sen Chuck Grassley, Sen Dick Durbin, Douglas A Berman


More Bonuses!!! — See Also

Willkie Making It Rain: Another round of bonuses from Willkie. Judge Goes Full Q Anon: This is one hell of a dissent. New U.S. News Methodology: Looks like they're finally taking a page from Above the Law and considering the amount of debt law schools heap on students. Remember To Vote For Your Zoom Fails: The Above the Law Bracket is out there for you to pick the best Zoom fails.
Tags: Law, See Also


"Bottleneck: The Place of County Jails in California’s COVID-19 Correctional Crisis"

The title of this post is the title of this new paper now on SSRN authored by Hadar Aviram. Here is its abstract: This Article examines a lesser-known site of the COVID-19 epidemic: county jails.  Revisiting assumptions that preceded and followed criminal justice reform in California, particularly Brown v. Plata and the Realignment, the Article situates jails within two competing/complementary perspectives: a mechanistic, jurisdictional perspective, which focuses on county administration and bu...
Tags: Law, California, Brown, Plata, Douglas A Berman, SSRN, COVID, Hadar Aviram Here


Stat Of The Week: Law Departments Take On ‘Crisis Management’

Survey reveals ‘shifting’ outside counsel demand amid pandemic. 
Tags: Law, In-House Counsel, Stat of the Week




Video game characters and veterans’ benefits

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, when the First Amendment protects a video game’s digital image of someone else’s likeness without that person’s consent and when the effective date for a veteran’s award for disability... The post Video game characters and veterans’ benefits appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cases in the Pipeline


This Week’s Non-Eventcast: Your Legal Tech In-‘Doc’-Trination

Hear from experts who talk about PDFs all day — so you don’t have to. 
Tags: Technology, Podcasts, Law, Document Management, Legal Technology, Non-Event, Non-Eventcast


Americans And Swiss Banks

The effect of the Swiss FATCA is that one of the biggest benefits of having a Swiss bank account, secrecy, is no longer available to Americans.
Tags: Law, Tax Law, FATCA, Maya Cohen, Swiss Banks


UK military to unveil shift towards hi-tech warfare as cuts bite

Defence chiefs believe new technology such as Atak app can increase power of each soldier several times overBritain’s military will unveil a shift towards more lethal, hi-tech and drone-enabled warfare on Monday as ministers and chiefs attempt to stave off criticism of impending cuts in the size of the armed forces.The plan will be highlighted in a defence command paper setting out the military’s ambitions for the next five years and confirming a cut in the size of the army to an anticipated 72,...
Tags: UK, Technology, UK News, Military, Defence policy, British Army, Royal Navy, Weapons technology


Success At The (Usually) Highest Patent Court In The Land

Which firms are winning at the Federal Circuit?
Tags: Law, Patents, Courts, Intellectual Property, Adam Feldman, Federal Circuit, Juris Lab


Raab and Johnson show two faces of UK's vaccine diplomacy

Analysis: Foreign secretary’s robust response to the EU contrasted with the PM’s emollience towards IndiaBoris Johnson went out of his way this week not to blame Delhi for the later-than-expected arrival of 5m doses of the Oxford vaccine from India, which is contributing to a significant dip in supplies in April.“No, no, no,” he said, when asked by a reporter whether Delhi had blocked the export of the vaccines, as the country battles a resurgence in Covid cases. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Politics, UK, India, Eu, European Union, Society, UK News, Oxford, Health policy, Johnson, Delhi, Brexit, Raab, Trade Policy, Dominic Raab


Guest Post by Alan Cox: The Damages Testimony in VLSI Technologies v. Intel

Alan Cox is an economist with over thirty years’ experience testifying in Antitrust and Intellectual Property matters. He holds a Ph.D. in Economic Analysis and Policy from the Haas School of Business at the University of California at Berkeley.  He is an Affiliated Consultant at NERA Economic Consulting.  In this guest post he provides his observations of the damages testimony in VLSI Technologies v. Intel. As noted in the letter from Professor Chao that Dennis posted earlier, key filings in th...
Tags: Motorola, Law, Intel, Mit, Guest Post, Tom Brady, Ibm, Patent, Dennis, Chao, Freescale, Wharton, VLSI, Georgia Pacific, Ryan Sullivan, Western District of Texas


"Many of the political cartoonists whose commentary was taken down by Facebook were left-leaning... [Facebook] said it made room for satirical content..."

"... but only up to a point. Posts about hate groups and extremist content, it said, are allowed only if the posts clearly condemn or neutrally discuss them, because the risk for real-world harm is otherwise too great.... In 2019 and 2020, Facebook often dealt with far-right misinformation sites that used 'satire' claims to protect their presence on the platform.... For example, The Babylon Bee, a right-leaning site, frequently trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire. 'At a point,...
Tags: Facebook, Comedy, Law, Censorship, Cartoons, Times, Atlantic Council, Bors, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Babylon Bee, Matt Bors, Facebook Did n't Recognize Irony As Facebook, Emerson T Brooking


Coronavirus Update 3-19-2021: CDC is now recommending COVID-19 screening tests of asymptomatic employees of certain employers

The CDC is now recommending that certain non-healthcare employers test asymptomatic employees for COVID-19. According to the CDC, this screening "may be useful to detect COVID-19 early and stop transmission quickly" and can be done in done "in addition to symptom and temperature checks, which will miss asymptomatic or presymptomatic contagious workers."  Which types of workplaces are included in this recommendation?Workplaces with an increased risk of introducing COVID-19 to the public (e.g., ...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Jon Hyman, Mika Baumeister, COVID, ADA GINA HIPAA


"I remember in my childhood, when we argued in the courtyard, we used to say: it takes one to know one. That’s not … just a children’s saying or joke."

"We always see our own traits in other people and think they are like how we really are. And as a result we assess [a person’s] activities and give assessments."Said Vladimir Putin, quoted in "'Takes one to know one': Putin-Biden spat escalates after 'killer' accusation/Officials in Moscow go on offensive after Biden says Russian president will pay price for election meddling" (The Guardian). Putin added, ominously: "I would tell him: Be healthy. I wish him good health. I say this without irony,...
Tags: Law, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Moscow, Biden, Ann Althouse, Putin Biden, Biden and foreign policy


"CDC relaxes distance requirements in schools from 6 to 3 feet/The change applies only to students, not teachers or other adult staff..

NBC reports.The change comes amid a massive push to get kids back in the classroom, from lawmakers to parents. Multiple studies have shown increases in depression and anxiety among children during the pandemic. And a survey from NBC News and Challenge Success, a nonprofit affiliated with the Stanford Graduate School of Education, found lower stress levels among students who have been able to spend time in the classroom, compared with peers who are virtual learning exclusively. [Author: [email protected]
Tags: Nbc, Children, Law, Cdc, Nbc News, Ann Althouse, Stanford Graduate School of Education, Coronavirus


France limits AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-55s as Europe treads cautiously

Three Scandinavian countries reserve judgment one day after EMA says shot is safe and effectiveCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance has said only people aged 55 and over should receive the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, and three Scandinavian countries have reserved judgment until next week, a day after Europe’s health regulator declared the shot safe and effective for all age groups.As politicians launched an urgent effort to convince citizens of the vaccine’s safet...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, France, Eu, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, EMA, Coronavirus, AstraZeneca COVID


Seeking Transparency in Waco

The following short statement was written by Prof. Bernard Chao (Denver) and then joined by 20+ additional professors whose names are listed below.  Chao was a patent attorney and patent litigator for 20 years before becoming a professor and I have long valued his insight. You’ll note that I also signed below – DC.  = = = [PDF Version] = = = Judge Alan Albright’s court in the Western District of Texas is rapidly becoming the latest hot spot for patent litigation. While only a total of two patent...
Tags: Texas, Law, Intel, Monsanto, Silicon Valley, DuPont, Duke, Qualcomm, Patent, Broadcom, Anderson, Nyu, Harvard Law School, Albright, Fifth Circuit, Waco


Masonic Haul

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney for a criminal conviction involving forgery, theft by deception and theft by unlawful taking. The attorney served as the treasurer of the Pleasant Valley Masonic Hall Association. Checks written on the Association... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Association, Pennsylvania Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Pleasant Valley Masonic Hall Association Checks


Europe still uneasy about AstraZeneca Covid jab despite EMA green light

France restricts vaccine to over-55s as Norway, Sweden and Denmark reserve judgment on its useCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance has said only people aged 55 and over should receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, and three Scandinavian countries have reserved judgment until next week, a day after Europe’s health regulator declared the shot to be safe and effective for all age groups.As politicians launched an urgent effort to convince citizens of the vac...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, France, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Norway Sweden, Coronavirus


France limits AstraZeneca Covid jab to over-55s despite EMA green light

Norway, Sweden and Denmark reserve judgment until next week on resuming use of vaccineCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFrance has said only people aged 55 and over should receive the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine, and three Scandinavian countries have reserved judgment until next week, a day after Europe’s health regulator declared the shot to be safe and effective for all age groups.As politicians launched an urgent effort to convince citizens of the vaccine’s s...
Tags: Health, Europe, Sweden, France, Society, World news, Infectious Diseases, Oxford, Astrazeneca, Denmark, Pharmaceuticals industry, Vaccines and immunisation, Norway, Norway Sweden, Coronavirus


Will There Be Anything Left For Gary Gensler To Do At The SEC?

Interim chief Allison Herren Lee keeps taking things off his plate.
Tags: Law, Finance, SEC, Gary Gensler, ATL Finance, Allison Herren Lee


Children's court judge jailed on child pornography charges

Milwaukee County Children's Court judge Brett Blomme was arrested Tuesday and charged with 7 counts of possessing child pornography. Blomme spent the night in jail, and was prohibited from using social media or contacting children other than his own before being bonded out. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Milwaukee County Children s Court, Blomme, Brett Blomme



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