Tiffany Cunningham: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Tiffany Cunningham: Nominee for the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Tiffany P. Cunningham has been a partner at Perkins Coie LLP in Chicago, Illinois since 2014. She is a member of the Patent Litigation practice and serves on the 17-member Executive Committee of the firm. Ms. Cunningham serves as trial and appellate counsel for large multinational companies, as well as small enterprises, and individuals in complex patent and trade secret disputes. Ms. Cunningham is a regis...
Tags: Law, Chicago, Patent, Massachusetts Institute Of Technology, Cunningham, Executive Committee, Chicago Illinois, U S Patent and Trademark Office, Kirkland Ellis LLP, U S Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, United States Court of Appeals, Perkins Coie LLP, Timothy B Dyk, Tiffany Cunningham, Federal Circuit Tiffany P Cunningham, Ms Cunningham

New York excluded prisons from their COVID-19 vaccine rollout. A judge ruled they had to immediately vaccinate inmates.

A sign marks the location of the Rikers Correctional Center in the East River on March 9, 2021 in New York City. Gary Hershorn/Getty Images A New York Judge ruled the state had to immediately vaccinate prison inmates. Some demographics of inmates were eligible but the entire population was excluded from the rollout. However, other groups that lived in congregate facilities such as nursing homes were eligible. See more stories on Insider's business page. A New York judge ruled that th...
Tags: New York, Prison, Law, Trends, Cbs, Inmates, Andrew Cuomo, Rikers Island, East River, Bronx Supreme Court, Tuitt, Coronavirus, COVID, Sarah Al Arshani, Rikers Correctional Center, Alison Y Tuitt

What Is Legal Publishing Today and Where Does LexBlog Fit?

LexBlog started out as a company at a timer when no one had heard of blogs. We claimed “We build blogs for lawyers?” I envisioned that blogs would become a vehicle for lawyers to connect with people in a real and authentic fashion. A way of building a name, relationships and a book of business. Marketing, if you will. Well, blogs stuck. Enough so that I see LexBlog as a publishing company today. A publisher that empowers and inspires independent writers – the bloggers. More merely a comp...
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Major... minor... Biden's dog bites again.

 ADDED: This is a new incident. Here's the CNN report: "Bidens' dog Major involved in another biting incident." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Dogs, Cnn, Biden, Bidens, Ann Althouse

At the Tuesday Night Café...

 ... you can talk about whatever you want. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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"Grumpy old white dude assholes frantically trying to pivot to Professional White Ally, on the theory that this will make them money, aren’t making money."

"Tweedy party-at-the-Verso-loft n+1 leftists aren’t making money. 33 year olds who follow Tik Tok trends for a living and communicate in slang that’s fifteen years too young for them aren’t making money. Arrogant white nerdoliberals with Warby Parkers and Moleskine collections aren’t making money. Sports bloggers who provide sports news and commentary but with attitude aren’t making money. Softening khaki dads struggling to understand Bitcoin and intersectionality in an effort to survive their n...
Tags: Writing, Law, Careers, Tweedy, Ann Althouse, Warby Parkers, Freddie DeBoer Substack

Keeping Up With The Davis Polks — See Also

The Latest Biglaw Firms To Announce Special Spring Bonuses: Kirkland, Pillsbury, Akin, Shearman and Sidley are all matching the market standard. Nike Files Devil Of A Lawsuit: The novel legal questions behind the cute headlines. Rankings Headaches: The impact of the latest U.S. News law school rankings. It's Really Okay To Take Your Sick Time: Lessons from the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Nike, U S News, Sidley, See Also, Kirkland Pillsbury Akin Shearman

Someone Else Doesn’t Like Elon Musk’s Tweets

Nor, for that matter, is Congress particularly amused by Jack Dorsey’s.
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Justices appear inclined to curb standing in credit-reporting class action

The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed to favor a middle-ground approach in a dispute over the rules that limit when consumers can bring class-action lawsuits against corporations. Some justices suggested that an 8,000-member class action against TransUnion, one of the country’s three major credit-reporting companies,... The post Justices appear inclined to curb standing in credit-reporting class action appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
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Patent Pariah Or Patent Power? Redux?

Between Verizon and WSOU, Huawei’s 2020 was filled with the amount of patent litigation activity that many other large companies don’t see over the course of a decade.
Tags: Verizon, Law, Patents, Intellectual Property, Huawei, Gaston Kroub, WSOU Huawei

Two Immediate Ways To Reduce Immigration Processing Backlogs

Like the rest of the country, USCIS offices were shut down and biometrics appointments could not be conducted. As a result, an already long wait became unprecedentedly longer.
Tags: Law, Immigration, USCIS, Small Law Firms, Tahmina Watson

Will All Of This Bonus Money Be Enough To Keep Associates From Making Lateral Moves?

After all, there are no greener pastures when all firms match the market.
Tags: Money, Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Lateral Moves

Top 50 Biglaw Firm Gets On Board With Special Spring Bonuses For Associates

Everyone's pretty happy with these bonuses!
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Shearman & Sterling, Spring Bonuses, COVID, Associate Bonus Watch 2021

The State Of State Court Amicus Filings

Groups are quite active in filing amicus briefs in state courts.
Tags: Law, Courts, Adam Feldman, Juris Lab, State Of State Court

Fascinating split Fourth Circuit ruling finds lawyer ineffective and 210-month sentence substantively unreasonable for addicted opioid distributor

A helpful reader made sure I did not miss an amazingly interesting split Fourth Circuit panel ruling today in US v. Freeman, No. 19-4104 (4th Cir. Mar. 30, 2021) (available here).  I recommend the entire lengthy decision, which could probably serves as a foundation for a dozen federal sentencing classes because of all the issues raised, both directly and indirectly, by the case.  Here is the start and a few key parts of the 21-page majority opinion authored by Judge Gregory: Precias Freeman brok...
Tags: Law, Court, US, Justice Department, Gregory, Fourth Circuit, Freeman, Douglas A Berman, United States Sentencing Commission, Federal Sentencing Statistics, Quattlebaum, Precias Freeman

Ever-changing Covid rules on protest set up conflict with the police

Analysis: public disorder could have been avoided with more clarity about the legality of protests in the UKAmbiguous, confusing and a mess is how the current coronavirus regulations dealing with protest have been described by MPs and peers tasked with scrutinising the government’s record on human rights. And it is the backdrop to the police versus protesters debate that should not be ignored.In fact, the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR), a cross-party group, concluded that protest has nev...
Tags: Protest, Law, Police, UK News, Coronavirus, Joint Committee on Human Rights JCHR

"Kipling Williams has studied the effects of the silent treatment for more than 36 years, meeting hundreds of victims and perpetrators in the process..."

"A grown woman whose father refused to speak with her for six months at a time as punishment throughout her life. 'Her father died during one of those dreaded periods... When she visited him at the hospital shortly before his death, he turned away from her and wouldn’t break his silence even to say goodbye.' A father who stopped talking to his teenage son and couldn’t start again, despite the harm he knew he was causing. 'The isolation made my son change from a happy, vibrant boy to a spineless...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, Atlantic, Williams, Unsaid Things, Ann Althouse, Daryl Austin, Kipling Williams

Taliban denies killing three female Afghan polio workers

Murders of two volunteers and a nurse come one day after relaunch of national vaccination campaignTwo female volunteers and a nurse working door to door to vaccinate children against polio were shot dead by gunmen in two separate incidents in the Afghan city of Jalalabad on Tuesday.On the same day, government officials confirmed that an explosion had rocked Jalalabad’s health ministry headquarters but no casualties were reported. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Islamic State, Society, World news, Afghanistan, Taliban, South and Central Asia, Pakistan, Global development, Vaccines and immunisation, Polio, Jalalabad, Global Health

"Many Capitol rioters unlikely to serve jail time" because some facing only misdemeanor convictions

The quoted title of this post is the lead headline of this lengthy and detailed Politico discussion of some of the case processing realities surrounding the on-going federal prosecutions of persons involved in the insurrection on January 6, 2021.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Americans outraged by the storming of Capitol Hill are in for a jarring reality check: Many of those who invaded the halls of Congress on Jan. 6 are likely to get little or no jail time.  While pub...
Tags: Law, Congress, Capitol Hill, Justice Department, Capitol, Georgetown, Butler, Paul Butler, Douglas A Berman, Dabney Friedrich, Prof Butler, Kevin Loftus, Erica Hashimoto, Emory Cole

WaPo Fact Checker gives Biden 4 Pinocchios for saying that the new Georgia voting law is "sick … deciding that you’re going to end voting at five o’clock when working people are just getting off work."

Glenn Kessler writes: On Election Day in Georgia, polling places are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and if you are in line by 7 p.m., you are allowed to cast your ballot. Nothing in the new law changes those rules.... So where would Biden get this perception that ordinary workers were getting the shaft because the state would “end voting at five o’clock"? We have one clue. The law used to say early “voting shall be conducted during normal business hours.” Experts said that generally means 9 a.m. to...
Tags: Voting, Law, Georgia, Biden, Kessler, Glenn Kessler, Ann Althouse, WaPo Fact Checker, Biden And The Press

Four notable new short reports on prison populations from the Bureau of Justice Statistics

I received this press release this morning pointing me to a number of new notable publications. Here is the text of the release, with links to the materials: The Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Statistics today released Time Served in State Prison, 2018.  This report presents findings on the time served by prisoners released from state prison in 2018, including the length of time served by most serious offense and the percentage of sentence served.  Findings are based on data from BJS...
Tags: Law, United States, Department Of Justice, Bureau Of Justice Statistics, Douglas A Berman, Mariel Alper, BJS 's National Corrections Reporting Program, Danielle Kaeble, Laura M Maruschak Jennifer Bronson Ph D, Doris J James

Who pays for Suez blockage? Ever Given grounding could spark years of litigation

Ship likely to be centre of protracted legal battle over what caused it to run aground in the Suez and who is to blameAfter hauling its 240,000-ton bulk down the Suez canal a week after blocking the essential waterway, the container ship the Ever Given is likely to become the centre of a protracted battle over who will pay for its rescue.The 1,312-ft-long ship was aground on the banks of the Suez Canal for a week, causing an estimated £7bn loss each day in trade owing to ships stuck on either si...
Tags: Business, Law, Africa, World news, Middle East and North Africa, Egypt, Water transport, Insurance industry, Suez Canal, Suez, Suez Canal Authority SCA, Shipping Industry, Osama Rabie

Judge Denies ROSS’s Motion to Dismiss Thomson Reuters’ Copyright Lawsuit

The judge in the copyright lawsuit brought by Thomson Reuters against ROSS Intelligence has denied ROSS’s motion to dismiss the case, finding that TR’s allegations are sufficient to allow the case to proceed to discovery. In a memorandum opinion issued yesterday, Delaware U.S. District Chief Judge Leonard P. Stark ruled that TR had sufficiently alleged the four elements of a copyright claim: the original works that are the subject of the claim, ownership of the copyrights in those works, registr...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Thomson Reuters, Ross, Westlaw, Stark, U S Copyright Office, ROSS Intelligence, Andrew Arruda, Leonard P Stark, Delaware U S District, Thomson-Reuters-v-ROSS, Motion to Dismiss Thomson Reuters

"Three burglars botched a jewellery heist when they were caught running from a neighbouring tweed shop covered in brick dust having set off the alarm on a safe by drilling through a cellar wall."

"The trio broke into the Cheltenham Tweed Company shop in the spa town’s promenade on January 9 and drilled their way through the dividing wall in the basement to get into the adjacent antiques and jewellery shop. Tim Burrows, for Newman said: 'They were all flummoxed by the safe. It was while they were trying to gain entry into the safe that the alarm went off.' Judge Ian Lawrie, QC, interjected: “They behaved like three buffoons with utter incompetence in carrying out this burglary.... Judg...
Tags: UK, England, London, Crime, Law, America, Stupid, Spelling, Newman, Lawrie, Pronunciation, Ann Althouse, Tim Burrows, Cheltenham Tweed Company, Ian Lawrie, Rabjohns

Tenth Circuit becomes the latest circuit to embrace a robust view of sentence reduction authority under 3582(c)(1)(A) after FIRST STEP Act

I was pleased to see late yesterday another important circuit ruling on the reach and application of the compassionate release provisions amended by the federal FIRST STEP Act.  As regular readers know, in lots of (pre-COVID) prior posts, I made much of the provision of the FIRST STEP Act allowing federal courts to directly reduce sentences under the (so-called compassionate release) statutory provisions of 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c)(1)(A) without awaiting a motion by the Bureau of Prisons.  I have lon...
Tags: Sixth Circuit, Law, Congress, California, US, Fourth Circuit, Second Circuit, McGee, Tenth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, Bureau of Prisons, Douglas A Berman, New District Court, Zullo Brooker, Malcom McGee, McCoy Congress

Probate Judge Charged

Ohio Disciplinary Counsel has filed a complaint against a Probate Court judge who was in practice with his daughter when he ascended to the bench. According to the complaint, she is presently the managing shareholder of his former firm with... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Probate Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Judicial Ethics and the Courts

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