Southern California Marine’s family wants more details on report about deadly AAV accident at sea

Evelyn Baltierra clasped her hands and smiled nervously as she stood in her living room pointing out photos and memorabilia of her only son, Pfc. Bryan Baltierra, one of nine men who died when their amphibious assault vehicle sank to the ocean floor off San Clemente Island during a Marine Corps pre-deployment training raid this summer. The eight-foot-long wall of memories was created with photos of Bryan’s life: images of a brightly smiling Boy Scout, an athletic young track star and stoic photo...
Tags: News, California, Sport, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Marines, Trump, Sara, Bryan, AAV, Emily, Orange County Register, Corona, Natalie, Corona CA

Mysterious case of Arizona state senators skipping a vote on tackling Apple and Google's app commissions

Law bill to give developers a choice to opt out vanishes this week A law bill proposed in Arizona that would allow app developers to avoid Apple and Google's mandatory in-app payment systems and associated commission fees has stalled – after state senators mysteriously skipped a vote on it.…
Tags: Apple, Google, Law, Software, Arizona

9 deaths in July’s Marine AAV training off San Clemente Island were preventable, investigation finds

The death of eight Marines and a sailor when their armored seafaring vehicle sank nearly 400 feet to the ocean bottom during a July training accident off San Clemente Island could have been prevented, said an investigation released by the Marine Corps on Thursday, March 25. Seven of the 16 Marines in the amphibious assault vehicle, commonly called an AAV, were able to get out of the 26-ton vehicle as it was overtaken by water a half-mile out to sea – one man was found dead floating in his body a...
Tags: News, Navy, California, Oregon, Sport, Marine, Soccer, Military, Stockton, Portland, Army, Marine Corps, Marines, Capitol Hill, Portland Oregon, Gofundme

New York Cybersecurity Regulation – Enforcement

The New York Department of Financial Services has begun to take action under the cybersecurity regulation. The regulation was passed in 2017 and applies to all New York licensed insurance agencies and agents, both resident and non-resident.
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At the Sunrise Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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Associates’ Big Payday Is Coming — See Also

Today Was A Good Day -- For Associate Special Bonuses: Cleary, Paul Hastings, Debevoise, Simpson Thacher, Paul Weiss, and Goodwin are all giving associates generous bonuses. Vote For Your Fave Zoom Fail: The Elite Eight. Will There Be More NIL Laws? Checking in with Oregon and Florida. Capitol Rioter's Bonkers Legal Argument: Why am I not surprised?
Tags: Florida, Law, Oregon, Goodwin, See Also

Virginia’s Abolition Of The Death Penalty

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed the bill yesterday.
Tags: Law, Government, Virginia, Death Penalty, Ralph Northam, Trivia Question of the Day

EU leaders back 'global value chains' instead of vaccine export bans

Refusal to support measure despite Ursula von der Leyen highlighting 21m doses sent to UK Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEU leaders backed “global value chains” rather than support Brussels in using new powers to block Covid jab exports to highly vaccinated countries, despite being told that 21m doses had been sent to the UK.At a virtual summit, attended briefly by Joe Biden, the European commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, highlighted the large shipments sen...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Society, UK News, Joe Biden, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Brussels, Ursula von der Leyen, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus

Thursday Night Open Thread

Seriously, Joe Biden intends to seek a second term? Who is he kidding? Trump's kids must be screaming with delight, thinking it's their turn next. Politics has been completely boring lately. I think it's to be expected after four years... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
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"You Never Did That Before."

Here's Buster Keaton with Cliff Edwards playing one ukulele (in the 1930 movie "Doughboys"):  And you might think this goes to show that you can't predict what will be the next Althouse post, but there is a flow here, and if you understood it well enough, you did have a chance at predicting that this charming duet would be the next thing. Yesterday, there was a post about a musical tribute to Joe Biden's accomplishments. It was comical — including the way it made some conservative men cringe — ...
Tags: Music, Law, California, Wikipedia, New York City, Disney, Los Angeles, Joe Biden, Palace, Cliff Edwards, MGM, Jiminy Cricket, Ukulele Ike, Mary, Keaton, St Louis Missouri

Divided court issues bright-line ruling on Fourth Amendment seizures

Against a backdrop of increasing national attention to police violence, the Supreme Court on Thursday issued an opinion in a closely watched criminal-procedure case that clarifies the meaning of the term “seizure.” The Fourth Amendment provides important constitutional limits on abusive policing. These protections take... The post Divided court issues bright-line ruling on Fourth Amendment seizures appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Merits Cases

Capitol Rioter Complains About Being Rudely Ejected From Insurrection By Police

Feds' version of events is ever so slightly different.
Tags: Crime, Law, Government, Capitol Riot, Daniel Egtvedt

ABA Opinion On Virtual Offices: Is It Time For The ABA To Step Aside?

A year into the pandemic, the ABA opinion attempts to make virtual practice seem like a big scary monster. It's not....
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New York Provides Zoom Decorum Advice Because Lawyers Clearly Need It

Simply put: virtual court appearances should be treated no differently than in-person proceedings.
Tags: Technology, Law, Zoom, Niki Black

Elite Biglaw Firm Announces Bountiful Special Bonuses

Biglaw firms are saying 'thank you' in the best way they know how -- with money.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Paul Hastings, Associate Bonus Watch 2021

"Punitive Surveillance"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Kate Weisburd now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Is there a “punishment exception” to the Constitution?  That is, can the deprivation of fundamental rights — such as the right to protest, to visit a mosque, or consult a lawyer — be imposed as direct punishment for a crime, so long as such intrusions are not “cruel and unusual” (under the Eighth Amendment)?  On the one hand, such intrusions seem clearly unconstitutional ...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Kate Weisburd

Ford v. Montana: Supreme Court on the Scope of Personal Jurisdiction

Note – this is a civil procedure case that I’ve been following. Many lawyers will be interested, even if not directly related to intellectual property. Dennis Crouch Ford Motor Co. v. Montana 8th Judicial District (Supreme Court 2021) Markkaya Gullett was killed in a Ford Explorer crash near her home in Montana.  Gullett’s estate sued Ford on a product liability type claims.  Ford argued that the state lacks personal jurisdiction over the global auto company.  The Supreme Court has sided with Gu...
Tags: Minnesota, Supreme Court, Law, California, Montana, Ford, Patent, Bms, Thomas, Ford Motor Co, The Supreme Court, Roberts, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, Alito, Daimler AG, Kagan

Notable new briefings from the Prison Policy Initiative

Regular readers are familiar with my posts highlighting the cutting-edge research and analysis by the Prison Policy Initiative, and in recent weeks PPI has a bunch of notable new "briefings" on pressing and persistent prison and jail issues: Visualizing the unequal treatment of LGBTQ people in the criminal justice system; LGBTQ people are overrepresented at every stage of our criminal justice system, from juvenile justice to parole. New data on jail populations: The good, the bad, and the ugly;...
Tags: Law, Lgbtq, New York State, Prison Policy Initiative, Douglas A Berman

"The effort by Ms. Harris to address the root causes of migration, which can take years, is..."

".... unlikely to quickly produce the swift action demanded by Republicans and some Democrats to reduce the overcrowding at the border."From (NYT).The "root causes" language is a reference to something Harris said: "While we are clear that people should not come to the border now, we also understand that we will enforce the law. We also — because we can chew gum and walk at the same time — must address the root causes that cause people to make the trek."Walking and chewing gum at the same time...
Tags: Texas, Law, Metaphor, George Carlin, Quora, Gum, HARRIS, Will Rogers, Lyndon Johnson, LBJ, Gerald Ford, Ann Althouse, Insults, Flatulence, Kamala and immigration

EU leaders told bloc has sent 21m Covid vaccine doses to the UK

Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, emphasises need for member states to secure supplyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageUrsula von der Leyen has revealed to EU leaders that 21m doses of Covid vaccine have been exported to the UK from suppliers based in the bloc’s member states as she emphasised the need to secure jabs at home.At a virtual summit of the 27 heads of state and government, the European commission president used an address to highlight the dependency...
Tags: Health, Europe, Politics, UK, Eu, Society, UK News, European Commission, Vaccines and immunisation, Ursula von der Leyen, Matt Hancock, Coronavirus, Leyen

A rare sighting! Biden does a press conference!

Or so we're told. Starting time is right this minute. Keep watching here:  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Biden, Ann Althouse

Employee’s Delay Not Condoning of Constructive Dismissal

Lewis Waring, Paralegal, Student-at-law, Editor, First Reference Inc. In McGuinty v 1845035 Ontario Inc (McGuinty Funeral Home) (“McGuinty”), an employee who returned to the workplace after an extended leave was found to have been constructively dismissed despite the fact that he had continued to work after the event leading to his constructive dismissal had taken place. McGuinty is important because it shows employers that a possible constructive dismissal claim does not necessarily go away on...
Tags: Law, Employment law, Constructive Dismissal, Substantive Law: Judicial Decisions, Case Comment, Substantive Law, Employment Contract, Excessive Absenteeism, Breach of employment contract, 1845035 Ontario Inc, Editor First Reference Inc In McGuinty

Senior army officer convicted of £48,000 Dorset boarding school fee fraud

Maj Gen Nick Welch believed to be the most senior officer to face court martial since 1815A senior army officer has been found guilty of dishonestly claiming almost £50,000 in allowances to pay for his children’s boarding school fees.Maj Gen Nick Welch, who is believed to be the most senior officer to face court martial since 1815, was convicted of fraud following a four-week trial at Bulford military court in Wiltshire. He is due to be sentenced on Friday. Continue reading...
Tags: Crime, UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Wiltshire, Dorset, Nick Welch, Bulford

Billing Misconduct Sanction Increased

The full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court increased a single justice's six-month suspension and imposed a two-year suspension as proposed by the Board of Bar Overseers. In a disciplinary case involving intentional overbilling of multiple clients, bar counsel appeals from the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Bar

Consent Without Consent

An unusual decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals accepted an attorney's consent to disbarment despite the undeniable fact that he had not formally consented to disbarment but had emailed the following to Disciplinary Counsel in April 2017... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, District of Columbia Court of Appeals

Coronavirus Update 3-25-2021: Ohio legislature foolishly and dangerously limits the authority of the governor to respond to public health crises

"I can tell, as you're smirking at me not wearing a mask, you are not good at public health. This is not your lane, you need to get out of it." Here was House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes' floor speech criticizing the override vote for Senate Bill 22"You are not good at public health," she tells maskless GOP colleagues— Tyler Buchanan (@Tylerjoelb) March 24, 2021That's Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes chastising her Republican colleagues for thei...
Tags: Law, Senate, Ohio, Bill, Sykes, Ohio House, Senate Bill, DeWine, Ohio Department of Health, Jon Hyman, Tyler Buchanan, Ohio Capital Journal

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