Law School Canons: Summer-y Judgment

Editor’s Note: Avery Welker is a 1L at Mizzou and likely a future patent attorney. He is starting a new series linking law school canonical cases with intellectual property counterparts. You can email ideas for future posts to [email protected] – Dennis Crouch By Avery Welker Grilling weather is coming up soon! You may be in the market for a new grill to set up in your backyard. Well, now you have to make a choice: will you go with the “Backyard Grill” or the “Backyard BBQ?” That’s not a choi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cotton, Patent, Fed, Variety, Fourth Circuit, Wal Mart Stores Inc, Wal Mart, Edwards, Mizzou, Fifth Circuit, Dennis Crouch, Tolan, Backyard Grill, Variety Stores Inc

City manager 'relieved of his duties' after fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright

Brooklyn Center City Manager Curt Boganey speaks during a press conference about the death of 20-year-old Daunte Wright at the Brooklyn Center police headquarters on April 12, 2021 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota. Brooklyn Center Police Chief Tim Gannon referred to the incident as an "accidental discharge" and that the officer who shot and killed Wright meant to grab their Taser. Stephen Maturen/Getty Images The city manager of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, was fired Monday evening. Mayor Mike...
Tags: Politics, Minnesota, Law, Minneapolis, Trends, Black Lives Matter, Charles Davis, Wright, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Brooklyn Center, Hennepin County Medical Examiner, Mike Elliott, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, TIM GANNON, Taser Taser Taser, Stephen Maturen Getty

Substack and Legal Publishing

Can the new email newsletter publishing platform, Substack make inroads into the legal publishing arena? When the New York Time’s Ben Smith this morning that Danny Lavery, the publisher of a blog and newsletter, just signed a two year, $430,000 contract with Substack and that his wife, Grace Lavery, a professor at UC-Berkeley, who edits another publication, signed on for a $125,000 advance, you have to wonder. Substack’s model is to disrupt the model of traditional journalism, where ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Uncategorized, Andreessen Horowitz, Ben Smith, Smith, UC Berkeley, David Lat, New York Time, Substack, Legal Publishing, Danny Lavery, Grace Lavery

Policygenius review: Compare quotes for car insurance, homeowners insurance, and more

Personal Finance Insider writes about products, strategies, and tips to help you make smart decisions with your money. We may receive a small commission from our partners, like American Express, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Policygenius is an insurance marketplace where you can compare rates for different insurance types. Policygenius offers quotes on a variety of insurance types, from life insurance to pet insur...
Tags: Amazon, Personal Finance, Trends, Insurance, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, American Express, Better Business Bureau, Travel Insurance, Expedia, PolicyGenius, Auto Insurance, Amazon Gift Card, The Zebra, Insurify, Disability Insurance

Ask Your Prospective Landlord These Questions, Because Otherwise They Won't Tell You

An apartment walkthrough is like a job interview. You get the chance to view the space, while the super or landlord gets to see if you seem like a good tenant. And just like at a job interview, asking questions during your walkthrough is vital. There are definitely a few things the landlord or property manager …Read more...
Tags: Landlord, Renting, Law, Articles, Property, Lifehacks, Apartment, Human Interest, Contract Law, Lease, Legal Documents, Landlordtenant Law, Real Property Law, Leasehold Estate

Finding A Good Home In Biglaw — See Also

Bonus News: Boies Schiller joins the bonus party. Wild Times In New Haven: The Amy Chua situation brings out alumni. Useful Information: Speaking of Yale, that's also the source of this report on top law firms for gender equity. Welcome To The Theocracy!: The Supreme Court's religious rulings are getting out of hand.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Yale, Amy Chua, Boies Schiller, See Also

Clerking At The Supreme Court Is A Pretty Good Qualification For This Job

They are very familiar with the workings of the Court.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Courts, The Supreme Court, Trivia Question of the Day, Supreme Court clerks

Study reveals alarming trend in US death rates since 2000

Even before Covid-19, ‘excess deaths’ in the US were higher than in peer European countriesHow many Americans would die each year, on average, if the country had European mortality rates? Far fewer, suggests a new analysis, which compared mortality trends before the Covid-19 pandemic.Despite spending far more than other wealthy countries on healthcare, the United States has relatively higher mortality rates and lower life expectancy – attributed to a plethora of factors including obesity, opioid...
Tags: Europe, US, Society, World news, US news, United States, Death and dying

Dan Loeb Is Popping Bubbles And Loving It

But not as much as Lee Ainslie is loving the great comeback stories of our time.
Tags: Law, Finance, Lee Ainslie, Dan Loeb, ATL Finance, Finance Docket

On LawNext: The State of Legal Tech in Europe and Russia, with ELTA President Holger Zscheyge

 Throughout Europe and Eastern Europe, Holger Zscheyge is widely regarded as a leading authority on legal technology and innovation. President of the European Legal Technology Association, he is also founder and managing director of Infotropic Media, a Moscow-based legal publisher and producer of legal technology conferences, and a cofounder of Moscow Legal Hackers. Zscheyge was a guest on LawNext in 2018, when I interviewed him live in Moscow at the Skolkovo LegalTech conference about the ...
Tags: Europe, Law, Russia, Uncategorized, Moscow, Eastern Europe, Elta, LawNext, Holger Zscheyge, Infotropic Media, Zscheyge, European Legal Technology Association

Biglaw And GCs Join Forces And Speak Out Against Attempts To Suppress The Vote

It's time for America's business leaders to stand up and denounce actions like this.
Tags: Law, America, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, In-House Counsel, Election Law

Top Biglaw Firm Gives Out Delayed Special Bonuses

Associates will have to wait for the big bucks.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Spring Bonuses, Special Bonuses, Hunton Andrews Kurth, Associate Bonus Watch 2021

Immigration Reform During A Pandemic? Biden Administration Comes Out Swinging [Sponsored]

Immigration law expert Austin T. Fragomen, Jr. discusses the Biden Administration’s bold approach to immigration reform.
Tags: Law, Biden, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Practising Law Institute (PLI, Biden Administration, Unprecedented, PLI Custom Unprecedented, Austin T Fragomen Jr

MD Legislature Abolishes Special Bill Of Rights Just For Cops

They're not getting defunded, we'd just like them to stop killing civilians, please and thank you.
Tags: Law, Police, Government

The Legal Oppression Of Nonbelievers Will Escalate The More Religion Declines

Combine a conservative religious ideology that fears and hates nonbelievers and has taken over much of the judiciary, with an ever-increasing nonbeliever population growth, and what you get is legal oppression. 
Tags: Law, Religion, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Tyler Broker

Per se abstract?

Is the addition of a network computer implemented social network, with a novel and unconventional rating system, to a method of organizing human activity per se unpatentable as directed to an abstract idea? This is the question presented in NetSoc v. Match — Dennis Crouch (@patentlyo) April 12, 2021 Read the Petition  
Tags: Law, Patent, Dennis Crouch, NetSoc

Amy Chua Defends Herself And Floodgates Open With Alums Calling BS

Alums 'strongly reject' the claims made in Chua's letter.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Amy Chua, Chua, Yale Law School, Jed Rubenfeld

The Business Of Law And Gender Equality: Merging Considerations [Sponsored]

By advocating for their own careers and understanding the business aspects of the law, women lawyers will be putting themselves in the best position for success.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Litigation Finance

Manage Your Boss With Three Rules

Manage your boss and your career will feel effortless. Ok, it may be harder said than done, but think of novel ways to increase the effectiveness of your interactions with your boss. Whether you are a General Counsel or a staff attorney, everyone has a boss (and in some cases, many more than one), so these rules apply equally to everyone in the law department. As hordes of lawyers are soon to return to the office, their bosses will once again be up close and personal, and it is time to hone your...
Tags: Law, Careers, Being a Lawyer, Law Department Management, General Counsel, Spider, Career Tips for Lawyers, James A Marks Ret Spider

Grant Rate by Size and Representation

by Dennis Crouch The chart below shows a measure of patent grant rate for a group of 30,000 recently completed patent prosecution cases. I reported earlier on the grant-rate differential based upon entity size classification: Large>Small>Micro. For this chart, I also added-in a second variable of whether the patent application filings were submitted by a registered US patent attorney or agent. As you might expect, those non-represented cases showed a much lower grant rate. The most surprising re...
Tags: Law, US, Uspto, Patent, Dennis Crouch

A Nuanced Kind Of Humility

Sometimes, being driven involves more humility than confidence.
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Humility, In-House Counsel, Olga V. Mack

Deconstructing Justice Thomas’ Pro-Censorship Statement in Knight First Amendment v. Trump

Last week, the Supreme Court vacated the Second Circuit’s Knight v. Trump ruling. The Second Circuit held that Trump violated the First Amendment when he blocked other Twitter users from engaging with his @realdonaldtrump account. Other courts are holding that government officials can’t block social media users from their official accounts, but they can freely block from personal or campaign accounts. Vacating the Second Circuit opinion probably won’t materially change that caselaw. That outcom...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter, Florida, England, Fcc, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oregon, Disney, United States, Aclu, Enigma, Connor

Woman Claiming To Be Harry Potter Kills Federal Judge In Hit-And-Run Crash

The woman was allegedly intoxicated by bath salts at the time of the crash.
Tags: Law, Deaths, Courts, Federal Judges

"The Practice and Pedagogy of Carceral Abolition in a Criminal Defense Clinic"

The title of this post is the title of this new article authored by Nicole Smith Futrell now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: For many, carceral abolition might once have been considered irreconcilable with the goals of legal education.  However, the energy produced by recent social movements focused on issues of race and the criminal legal system has helped to advance widespread interest in the long-standing work of abolitionists.  While abolitionist thought has flourished in organizi...
Tags: Law, Criminal Defense Clinic, Douglas A Berman, Nicole Smith Futrell

Cancel Culture Versus Assassination Culture

What's the difference between something that will get you fired versus something that will get you shot?
Tags: Law, Mark Herrmann, In-House Counsel, Cancel Culture

Asthma drug helps older people cope with Covid at home – study

Inhaling budesonide found to shorten recovery for over-65s, and over-50s with underlying conditionsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageA relatively cheap, inhaled asthma drug helps older people struggling at home with Covid to recover three days faster, according to a landmark study.A trial in people over 65, and over 50 with underlying health conditions, found that inhaling budesonide twice a day for two weeks shortened their recovery time and helped them stay well and f...
Tags: Science, Society, UK News, World news, Asthma, Medical Research, Coronavirus

Virtual Aggression – Real World Response

As cyberwarfare increasingly becomes a go-to use of aggression, the idea that “what happens in cyber stays in cyber” has no credence. In a 2015 report on cyber deterrence, the Department of Defense made it clear that the United States could retaliate against a cyber-attack with a kinetic response. Lt. Gen. Bradford J. Shwedo, the Director for Command, Control, Communications and Computers (C4)/Cyber, Chief Infor...
Tags: Isis, Department Of Defense, Military, United States, Pentagon, Junaid Hussain, Raqqah Syria, Command Control Communications and Computers, Bradford J Shwedo, U S Air Force Video Tech Sgt Perry Aston

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