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The French Army Is Testing Spot the Robot on the Battlefield

Boston Robotic’s Spot quadruped robot seems to be hitting the battlefield with a group of French Army trainees in a series of drills and simulations that explore how these currently unarmed robots could work side-by-side with humans.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Companies, Military, Robot, Boston Dynamics, Battlefield, Cyr Coetquidan, Alphabet Inc, SoftBank Group, French Army, Economy Of The United States, Technology Internet, War Conflict, Coetquidan, Gerard Du Boisboissel


Neo-Nazi leader pleads guilty to threatening journalists and opponents of anti-Semitism

Raymond Duda, FBI Special Agent in Charge in Seattle, speaks as he stands next to a poster that was mailed earlier in the year to the home of Chris Ingalls, an investigative reporter with KING-TV. AP Photo/Ted S. Warren Cameron Shea, 25, has pled guilty to federal hate crime and conspiracy charges. Shea was a member of the Atomwaffen Division, a neo-Nazi group linked to multiple killings. He was charged with threatening journalists and others who exposed anti-Semitism. See more stories on ...
Tags: Florida, Nbc, Law, California, Washington, Trends, United States, Guardian, Associated Press, Nazi, Department Of Justice, Seattle, Hate Crime, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Justice Department


UK halts funding for Oxfam over sexual misconduct claims

Foreign Office acts over alleged sexual misconduct by staff in Democratic Republic of CongoThe UK has halted aid funding for Oxfam following allegations of sexual misconduct made against staff in the Democratic Republic of Congo.The charity confirmed last week that two members of staff in the DRC were suspended as part of an ongoing investigation into allegations of abuses of power, including bullying and sexual misconduct. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Africa, Society, World news, Charities, Voluntary sector, Global development, Oxfam, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Foreign Office, Democratic Republic Of Congo, Drc, Sexual Violence, Democratic Republic of CongoThe UK


RAF engaged in 10-day attack on Isis in Iraq this spring

Typhoon planes and cruise missiles used in biggest air raid against group in two years, ‘probably killing dozens’ says forceRAF and other coalition planes last month engaged in the biggest air raids against Isis in two years, in a 10-day mission that attacked up to 100 cave hideouts in Iraq and is likely to have caused dozens of casualties.The attacks concluded on 22 March, the Ministry of Defence said. Continue reading...
Tags: Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, UK News, World news, US news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Royal Air Force, Ministry Of Defence, Raf, Weapons technology, MI6


What’s The Big Deal About The Top 14 Law Schools? — See Also

What's A T14 Anyway?Georgetown knows all too well. No Loans For You!: DOE to Florida Coastal, basically. This Seems Wrong: Surrogacy debacle in Michigan. Don't Announce Bonuses On Friday: Come on, get with the program. Top Schools For Music Law: A list. What In The World In Going On In South Bend: This is outrageous.
Tags: Florida, Law, Michigan, DOE, See Also


A Follow Up On The Price Of Mandating Civility In Litigation

The consequence of imposing civility rules could hamper an attorney’s representation of a client facing debt collection, eviction, or deportation.
Tags: Law, Civility, Litigators, Steven Chung, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Lawyering Has Changed A Lot In The Past Decade

The legal profession has progressed far in the past 10 years, and this makes one circumspect about how the legal profession will change in the next decade.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman


Breyer Refuses To Call Conservative-Majority Supreme Court ‘Conservative’

Just because the high court stayed out of the latest election may not mean what he thinks it means....
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Stephen Breyer


Delta Flight To MLB Game Without Encountering Any Diehard Trump Supporters: Travel Paradise?

Maybe there is some kind of perverse logic behind Donald Trump’s choice of Easter weekend to release a hate-filled analog tweet to promote his election lies and trash Delta Air Lines, Major League Baseball, and Coke.
Tags: Law, Finance, Georgia, Delta, Mlb, Donald Trump, Major League Baseball, Voter Suppression, Jonathan Wolf, ATL Finance, Delta Air Lines Major League Baseball


ALSPs’ Role In Legal Industry Diversity Efforts [Sponsored]

Expanding staffing choices opens avenues for change.
Tags: Law, Diversity, Sponsored Content, In-House Counsel, Paragon Legal, Legal Industry Diversity Efforts


Why Nike Suspended Deshaun Watson’s Endorsement Deal Instead Of Terminating It

As noted by Nike, the claims against Watson, at this juncture, are merely allegations.
Tags: Law, Football, Sports, Nike, Watson, Deshaun Watson


Does The T14 Even Matter? Asking For Some Hoyas.

U.S. News drops Georgetown from top tier.
Tags: Law, Rankings, Law Schools, Biglaw, Georgetown, U S News, Thinking Like A Lawyer Podcast, Featured Podcasts


COVID Vaccine: Where does freedom end and civic duty begin?

Now that the vaccine is becoming widely available, why do so many insist on not taking it? As different episodes in history have illustrated — including the building of an atomic bomb in the U.S. – true freedom is to choose to place the well-being of your family, community, and country above your own personal values. We shouldn't confuse the privilege of choice with a threat to personal freedom. In threatening times, our best defense is to act together to the benefit of all.Pandemic fatigue is b...
Tags: Europe, Japan, Wikipedia, Germany, Freedom, US, America, Society, Innovation, Brazil, Manhattan, Philosophy, Myanmar, Albert Einstein, Morality, Hitler


Salisbury locals still advised not to litter pick over novichok fears

Local leaders call for Public Health England to rescind guidance issued after attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in 2018Health officials have refused to rescind guidance to people living in and around Salisbury not to pick up litter, as fears linger over the dangers posed by the novichok poisonings more than three years ago.Local leaders have called for people in rural areas surrounding the city to be allowed to resume litter picking so they can clean up those areas. But Public Health E...
Tags: Society, UK News, Public services policy, Pollution, Poison, Local Government, Health policy, Public Health England, Salisbury, Chemical Weapons, Sergei Skripal, Novichok poisonings


Associate Compensation Scorecard: Which Firms Are Sharing The Wealth Through Special Bonuses?

Is your firm listed here? If not, what are the partners waiting for?
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Associate Bonus Watch 2021


Virtual Collaboration Tools For Lawyers [Sponsored]

Learn the new standard for law firm connectivity, highlighting Client Intake, Internal Communications, Obtaining Client Signatures + Countersignatures, and 2-Way Text Messaging tools designed specifically for law firms. 
Tags: Technology, Law, Communications, Sponsored Content, Small Law Firms, MyCase


Sexual regrets: why women feel more remorse after one-night stands than men

There are many reasons people regret an encounter with a stranger, including fear of pregnancy or disease – and feelings of disgustName: Sexual regret.Age: Roughly 45 seconds younger than however old the sex is. Continue reading...
Tags: Sex, Life and style, Society


UK public health expert Sir Michael Marmot criticises No 10 race report ‘shortcomings’

Sir Michael Marmot says racial disparities report underplays impact of structural racism in health outcomesMichael Marmot: The Sewell report cited my research. Unfortunately, it was out of dateCoronavirus – latest updatesAn inquiry into racial disparities used outdated references and notably underplayed the impact of structural racism in health outcomes, the UK’s leading authority on public health has said, in a new blow to the credibility of the much-criticised report.Sir Michael Marmot, who le...
Tags: Health, UK, Race, Society, UK News, Inequality, Michael Marmot, Coronavirus


6th Circuit applies False Claim Act’s anti-retaliation protections to ex-employees

In the history of this blog's 3,603 posts, I've never written about the False Claim Act. If you've been waiting with bated breath for me to fix this omission, today's your lucky day, thanks to United States ex rel. David Felten, M.D., Ph.D. v. William Beaumont Hosp. (6th Cir. 3/31/21). Before diving into the Felten case, let's first take a 61-word peak at the False Claims Act and to what it applies.The False Claims Act is a federal statute that imposes liability on people and companies that def...
Tags: Law, United States, Fca, Medicare, D, Beaumont, Jon Hyman, Felten, David Felten, William Beaumont Hosp 6th Cir, Alison Courtney


Dig Into Our Gear Of The Moth

  [Author: Rothco NY]
Tags: Camping, Military, Survival, Rothco, Prepper, Rothco NY, Shovel, Survival Tool, Entrenching Tool, Military Shovel, Mutlitool


She Gave Birth To Her Own Children, Then A Michigan Judge Ruled Her To Be A Surrogate

There are many ways to form a family, and all families deserve equal respect under the law.
Tags: Law, Family law, Michigan, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART


Vaccine confidence fears as under-30s in UK offered AstraZeneca alternative

Experts warn of impact after advice changes in response to 79 blood clot cases out of 20m vaccinationsJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Alternative to Oxford/AstraZeneca could damage vaccine confidence, say experts

Option offered to under-30s after UK records 79 cases of rare blood clots out of 20m jabs administeredJab fears may play into hands of anti-vaxxersCoronavirus – latest UK updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageExperts warned of damage to confidence in the UK’s vaccine programme after 10 million adults under 30 were told they will be offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab following concerns over rare blood clots.Healthy 18- to 29-year-olds who are not at high risk of Covid should ha...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, Society, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, JCVI, Coronavirus, Oxford AstraZeneca


Suspensions For Aiding Unauthorized Practice

Eighteen month suspensions of two attorneys have been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department for employing a suspended attorney as a "paralegal" On April 29, 2014, this Court suspended attorney Eric Gonchar for nine... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department, Eric Gonchar


Pre-Admission Criminal Conduct Draws Permanent Disbarment

The Ohio Supreme Court has permanently disbarred an attorney, primarily for criminal conduct that pre-dated his admission From August 2006 until January 2010, Polizzi was employed by Cornerstone Christian Academy, where he taught high school history and middle school English,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Ohio Supreme Court, Polizzi, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Cornerstone Christian Academy



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