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At the Sunrise Café...

 ... you can talk about anything you want. 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


Committee that will hear the #TexasGeorgeFloydAct has seen concerning police episodes in their districts

Art by Nia Palmer On Thursday in the Texas House, the Homeland Security and Public Safety Committee will consider the Texas George Floyd Act (HB 88 by Senfronia Thompson). Because state and federal roles in regulating law enforcement are so different, this is a radically, almost completely different piece of legislation than the federal George Floyd Act (banning chokeholds is the main crossover) and must be evaluated on its own merits. (Mandy Marzullo are doing a 2-part podcast explaini...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston, Jim Crow, Keller, TX, Frisco, Arlington, James White, Tyler, Texas House, Bullard, Maverick County, Gritsforbreakfast, Senfronia Thompson, Corrections Committee


Panel Recommends Against Second Reinstatement

A Panel of the Maine Board of Bar Overseers has recommended denial of a second reinstatement to a petitioner who had gotten his license back after a federal conviction For many years prior to the events leading to his conviction,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof


A Peanut Butter Sandwich Is Not Grounds for an Appeal

With all the advertising around personal injury services proliferating, it’s tempting to some plaintiffs to think they can go it alone. The contingency fee alone in such arrangements might provide some financial or monetary incentive to explore such options. As with most legal proceedings though, this is rarely advisable. This was clearly highlighted in a recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision in Jex v. Jiang. The parties conducted a 10 day jury trial, based on a motor vehicle collision on Augu...
Tags: Law, Chalmers, Wong, Ontario Court of Appeal, Jiang, Rosenzweig, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Jex, Zarnett, Issai


Families of Marines and sailor who died in training accident are learning more about what happened

The families of eight Marines and a sailor who died aboard a seafaring vehicle during a training accident off San Clemente Island are being notified this week that a final report investigating the deadly accident is complete. The investigation is one of two looking at what caused the 26-ton vehicle to sink during the July 30 exercise. The amphibious assault vehicle, known simply as an AAV, was part of a Camp Pendleton-based landing team on pre-deployment training with the 15th Marine Expeditiona...
Tags: Facebook, News, Navy, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Marine Corps, Marines, Community, Bath, Portland Oregon, Orange County


"Former President Donald Trump is planning to launch his own social-media platform within the coming months..."

"... longtime Trump adviser Jason Miller said during a Sunday appearance on Fox News 'Media Buzz.' 'I do think we're going to see President Trump returning to social media in probably about two or three months here with his own platform... This is something that I think will be the hottest ticket in social media. It's going to completely redefine the game, and everybody is going to be waiting and watching to see what exactly President Trump does, but it will be his own platform'..."Business Insi...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Trump, Fox News Media Buzz, Jason Miller, Ann Althouse, Trump the ex-President, Trump's new media


"Unreported income is the single largest reason that unpaid federal income taxes may amount to more than $600 billion this year..."

"... and more than $7.5 trillion over the next decade.... The government has a basic obligation to enforce the law and to crack down on this epidemic of tax fraud. The failure to do so means that the burden of paying for public services falls more heavily on wage earners than on business owners, exacerbating economic inequality. The reality of widespread cheating also undermines the legitimacy of a tax system that still relies to a considerable extent on Americans’ good-faith participation.... ....
Tags: Crime, Taxes, Law, Congress, Ann Althouse, Charles Rossotti


Covid Pandemic Exposes More Children to Toxic Lead

Covid-19 school closures and lockdowns resulted in thousands of children having increased blood lead levels. In a study of this consequence of Covid-19, released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, to describe blood lead level testing among young children during the Covid-19 pandemic, the CDC analyzed data reported from 34 state and local health departments about blood lead level testing among children aged 6 years and under. Approximately 500,000 fewer children in the reporting j...
Tags: Law, Cdc, Environmental, United States, Epa, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Lead In Drinking Water, Dyke, Stuart Kaplow, Courtney, Codes and Regulations, Kaplow, Lead Based Paint, environmental attorney Maryland, Covid-19 And Lead


Why do white people want to use the N-word?

 Question flipped: @kendonfahr HIT THE PLUS SIGN for more common-sense content! #fyp #CaliStarChallenge #xyzbca #JohnHughes ♬ original sound - kendonfahr [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Kendon Fahr


Families of Marines and sailor who died in AAV training accident are learning more about what happened

The families of eight Marines and a sailor who died aboard a seafaring vehicle during a training accident off San Clemente Island are being notified this week that a final report investigating the deadly accident is complete. The investigation is one of two looking at what caused the 26-ton vehicle to sink during the July 30 exercise. The amphibious assault vehicle, known simply as an AAV, was part of a Camp Pendleton-based landing team on pre-deployment training with the 15th Marine Expeditiona...
Tags: Facebook, News, Navy, California, Oregon, Sport, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Marine Corps, Marines, Community, Portland Oregon, Orange County, Gofundme


Exclusive: You keep using that word; I don’t think you know what it means.

The pending Supreme Court case of Warsaw v. Sasso offers an interesting question about whether there is actually some middle ground of patent-related cases subject to dual Federal and State jurisdiction.  by Dennis Crouch There are two different statutes regarding Federal Court exclusive jurisdiction over patent cases.  One giving US district courts exclusive original jurisdiction over US patent cases and the second giving the Federal Circuit exclusive appellate jurisdiction over appeals in pate...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, US, Indiana, United States, Patent, Warsaw, Fed, Federal Court, Medtronic, Barrett, Minton, Gunn, Federal Circuit, Sasso


New law journal issue covers "Progressive Prosecution: Perspectives from Activism, Academia, and Practice"

I recently saw that the new "Special Issue" of the Stanford Journal of Civil Rights & Civil Liberties is dedicated to the topic of "Progressive Prosecution: Perspectives from Activism, Academia, and Practice." Here are links to the four great-looking article is the issue: Neighborhood Accountability Boards: A Case Study on the Promise and Limitations of Prosecutor-Led Reform by Kate Brubacher Murphy Beyond Reform: Four Virtues of a Transformational Prosecutor by Taylor Pendergrass and Somil Triv...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Sajid Khan, Taylor Pendergrass, Somil Trivedi, Stanford Journal of Civil Rights Civil Liberties, Practice Here, Kate Brubacher Murphy, Margo Lindauer, Avanindar Singh


State Legislator Doesn’t Understand That He Works for the Government–Attwood v. Clemons

Florida Rep. Chuck Clemons has a Twitter account. A constituent, Attwood, tweeted at him that he opposed Clemons’ position on a gun reform bill. Clemons felt the tweet was aggressive. Clemons reviewed Attwood’s tweets, saw profane tweets directed at other politicians, and blocked Attwood’s Twitter account. Attwood complained about the Twitter block on Clemons’ Facebook page. Clemons blocked Attwood at Facebook too. Attwood sued Clemons for violations of the First and Fourteenth Amendments. In r...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Florida, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Social Media, United States, Trump, Morgan, Campbell, Robinson, Bevin, 11th Circuit, Plaintiff, Loudoun County


In a bellwether case, restaurant chains in Midwest US are taking their insurer to court, claiming that business interruption insurance should cover their pandemic losses

Three groups of restaurants are pursuing legal action. William Perugini/Getty Images Three groups of restaurants are taking their insurer to court over lack of cover for pandemic losses. The restaurants claimed that their coverage should have been triggered when the pandemic started. A judge has ruled that the restaurants should be able to move forward with their legal action. See more stories on Insider's business page. A federal district court judge has ruled that three groups of res...
Tags: Texas, New York City, US, Trends, Society, Austin, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Andrew Cuomo, Illinois, US District Court, Midwest, McNulty, Ken Paxton, Edmond Chang, Northern District of Illinois


"[Yasmin] Benoit is determined to ensure other asexual (or 'ace') people don’t feel broken or alone in a world in which lust and desire pulsate through our entire culture...."

 “And while many aces, such as Benoit, are also aromantic, meaning they have no interest in romantic relationships, others feel differently. [Angela] Chen, for example, is biromantic (attracted romantically to both genders) and has a long-term boyfriend with whom she has sex. She says she has sex with her partner for emotional reasons only – to feel close to him – but adds: 'I could go the rest of my life being celibate and I would be perfectly happy.'... If you remove sexual desire, what’s the ...
Tags: Law, Asexuality, Chen, Sheldon Cooper, Benoit, Ann Althouse, Yasmin -RSB- Benoit, Angela -RSB- Chen


"CUNY law school dean cancels herself after ‘slaveholder’ comment."

 The NY Post reports. In an email sent Saturday to the college community, [Mary Lu] Bilek said her retirement stemmed from a cringe-worthy remark she made at a personnel committee meeting in November. The group was discussing an open position for associate dean at the time. Bilek said that when she dropped the “slaveholder” reference, she was taking the blame for a hiring proposal some colleagues thought would have a “disparate racial impact.” “In a misguided effort to draw an analogy to a mod...
Tags: Law, Slavery, Law School, Ny Post, Dean, CUNY, Ann Althouse, Too Much Drama, Analogies, Cancel Culture, Bilek, Mary Lu -RSB- Bilek, CUNY School


"Threw my stimmy into the stock market and damn, it’s been a beautiful morning."

Said some guy, quoted in (NYT). Analysts at Deutsche Bank recently estimated that as much as $170 billion from the latest round of stimulus payments could flow into the stock market. They conducted a survey of retail traders in which respondents said they planned to put roughly 40 percent of any payment they received — or $2 of every $5 — into the stock market. Traders between the ages of 25 and 34 said they expected to put half of their stimulus check into stocks.... The willingness of millio...
Tags: Law, Deutsche Bank, Slang, Financial Markets, Ann Althouse


Ice update.

Yesterday, at sunrise:  Today (note the same tree): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Ice, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


A QAnon supporter drove 800 miles to DC for March 4 and was 'willing to die' to realize his 'crazy stupid' plans

Members of the National Guard wear protective face masks on duty outside of the U.S. Capitol on March 4, 2021 in Washington, DC. Sarah Silbiger/Getty Images Ian Alan Olson traveled to DC ahead of QAnon's fake 'inauguration' date on March 4. He told Capitol police that he had "big" plans and was "not afraid to die," according to a criminal complaint. Two weeks later, Olson was arrested by the FBI for shooting paintballs at active servicemen. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Crime, News, Law, Washington, America, Trends, Fbi, United States, Washington Dc, News UK, Army, Wisconsin, Extremism, Conspiracy Theories, Donald Trump, Subaru


Another deep look into the deep connections that eased the path to a clemency grant by Prez Trump

I sincerely wish the press would start focusing a lot more on compelling cases of persons who have not received clemency in our (pandemic-scarred) nation defined by mass incarceration and mass punishment.  But I suppose I understand why there is still interest and concern about how Prez Trump made clemency decisions and about who won the most recent round of the federal clemency lottery.  Today this story is front-page news in the New York Times under this full headline: "Access, Influence and P...
Tags: Utah, Law, Obama, White House, New York Times, Johnson, Biden, Justice Department, Trump, Dershowitz, Aleph, Tolman, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump, Jared Kushner, Muzin


"Biden was not part of the Obama entourage. He was sort of a goofball and windbag. He was a member of an older, outmoded generation."

"In other words, uncool. The West Wing attitude was that Biden should simply be grateful that the Great Obama had handed him a ticket to ride. Biden was viewed as a past-his-sell-by-date pol who needed the president’s guiding hand to keep Uncle Joe from making a fool of himself as vice president.... They trashed him anonymously to reporters, froze him out of meetings and barred him from doing some national media.... In eight years, Biden said in a recent reveal that stunned Anderson Cooper — a...
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, Law, Obama, Washington, White House, Netflix, Anderson Cooper, Biden, Donald Trump, Obamas, Jill, Maureen Dowd, Uncle Joe, Ann Althouse, Coolness, Obama economics


"In March last year I was sectioned and went to a psychiatric ward for six weeks, I had been diagnosed with suffering from a Psychotic episode...."

"It’s basically like an overspill of your brain’s 'stress bucket,' when your mind can’t handle it any more. In my case I went through a wave of hallucinations and delusions from thinking that I was speaking to God to being hired to doodle all over Donald Trump’s wall to believing that I had become the video game character Crash Bandicoot. In the psychiatric ward I believed I had met and become friends with Banksy and Kanye West and that we were destined to doodle the world together, in reality ...
Tags: Art, Facebook, Asia, London, Instagram, Law, Youtube, Kanye West, Banksy, Donald Trump, Jeff Koons, Doodle, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Cox, Waldo


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PROCÉDURE CIVILE : Les administratrices de la page «Dis son nom» doivent transmettre au demandeur l’identité de ses victimes alléguées ainsi que les communications échangées avec celles-ci; de pl...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Canada, Marquis, Lui, Bergeron, NCPC, Cela, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting had an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Law, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Army, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Hbc, Capitol, Asbury Park Press


Hitler-loving Capitol insurrectionist with a history of multiple arrests and Jew-baiting was given an Army award for 'exemplary behavior' and secret-level security clearance

Images of Timothy Hale-Cusanelli, 30, sporting a Hitler mustache. These images were recovered from his cellphone by NCIS special agents. US Department of Justice Capitol rioter Timothy Hale-Cusanelli was "well-known" to his coworkers as a white supremacist. An Insider investigation reveals a history of anti-Semitism and intimidating Jewish people. The investigation also finds that the Hitler fanatic held a secret-level security clearance despite multiple arrests. See more stories on Inside...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Law, Navy, Washington, US, Trends, New Jersey, News UK, Army, Hitler, Donald Trump, Adolf Hitler, Hbc, Capitol, Asbury Park Press


"Graphomania inevitably takes on epidemic proportions when a society develops to the point of creating three basic conditions..."

"1. An elevated level of general well-being, which allows people to devote themselves to useless activities; 2. A high degree of social atomization and, as a consequence, a general isolation of individuals; 3. The absence of dramatic social changes in the nation's internal life. (From this point of view, it seems to me symptomatic that in France, where practically nothing happens, the percentage of writers is twenty-one times higher than in Israel)."Wrote Milan Kundera in "The Book of Laughter a...
Tags: Writing, Law, France, Wikipedia, Milan Kundera, Doodle, Cotter, Holland Cotter, Ann Althouse, Insanity, Israel Wrote Milan Kundera, Graphomania Graphomania


'Why's my life like this?' Leicester's struggles with a year of Covid

With high infection rates and many people relying on food banks, the city has suffered more than mostThe clock ticks past midday. At first it is just a trickle, mainly Gujarati Indian women in brightly coloured saris, some alone, others with young children. But within 30 minutes there is a queue of people wrapping itself around the Methodist church and down a sidestreet. This is a scene that has repeated itself three times a week, every week, since the beginning of the pandemic 12 months ago.The...
Tags: Health, Communities, Society, UK News, Leicester, Wesley Hall, Coronavirus


Covid: why has the fall in UK infection rate stalled despite vaccinations?

Hospital admissions and deaths are declining as priority groups vaccinated but number of new diagnoses has stabilisedCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe UK’s Covid-19 statistics remain encouraging despite continuing rows over vaccine deliveries in Europe. Admissions to hospital and daily deaths from the disease continue to decline with numbers in the latter category now down to double digits while the former have dropped to around a 10th of their total two months ago....
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Coronavirus


Vaccine wars: the week that rocked the UK’s Covid jab rollout

After a week of bans, U-turns and warnings of supply shortfalls, public confidence in vaccination has been dented. Can Britain get back on the fast track out of lockdown? Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageFor Stacey Harris, the hardest part of organising vaccinations over the last couple of months has been fending off patients. “They’d be ringing up, coming into the surgery saying ‘I want my vaccine,’” she told the Observer.But last week that popularity evaporated. On T...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, France, European Union, Society, World news, Britain, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Pharmaceuticals industry, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, Kent, HARRIS


Vaccine tensions loom in Asia as China and India trade free shots for influence

India and China have given away vaccine for diplomatic reasons. Now there’s pressure to save supply for their own peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageWhile western Europe’s “vaccine war” has been a struggle to prevent doses from being exported, in another part of the world, the battle is to give vaccines away.Last week, a Bahraini prince and his retinue arrived in Nepal to climb Mount Everest. They brought climbing gear, provisions and – in an apparent surprise to r...
Tags: Health, Asia, Europe, China, India, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, South and Central Asia, Nepal, Vaccines and immunisation, Kathmandu, Bahrain, Mount Everest, Coronavirus



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