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Brother's Weed

An attorney who engaged in a single act of unauthorized practice while suspended for a marijuana possession conviction should be suspended for 30 days followed by probation, according to a recommendation of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. The hearing committee's... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Admission Denied

The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Law Examiners to deny admission. The applicant graduated from law school in 2002 and had been denied admission in Louisiana. This decision was at least partially based on his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana, Arkansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Board of Law Examiners


Bloodroot.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


A Stab In The Heart

The Colorado Supreme Court accepted a proposed public censure and resignation of a District Court judge on the following stipulation In late January or early February 2020, Judge Chase, a Family Court Facilitator for the Eighteenth Judicial District, and Judge... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, District Court, Colorado Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Eighteenth Judicial District


Dog Poop And Defamation

The dismissal of a defamation claim brought against a person who commented on a blog post was affirmed by the Iowa Supreme Court. Background Plaintiff Richard Bauer (Bauer) resides in Sloan, Iowa, where he manages Bauer Apartments. The apartments are... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Legal Profession Prof, SLOAN Iowa, Iowa Supreme Court Background, Richard Bauer Bauer


Remand In Fee Dispute Between Attorneys

The Washington State Court of Appeals Division One remanded a fee dispute between two attorneys Two attorneys, Harish Bharti and Stephen Teller, associated to represent Ruhul Kayshel on a discrimination case and a wage and contract class action case against... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Billable Hours, Legal Profession Prof, Washington State Court of Appeals, Harish Bharti, Stephen Teller, Ruhul Kayshel


#txlege bill eliminating Class-C arrests for traffic offenses moving forward with bipartisan support

The death of Daunte Wright traffic enforcement by police back in the spotlight, raising the profile of the issue just as HB 830 (Thompson) passed out of committee at the Texas Legislature this week. Next week will be dominated by debate over the budget, but HB 830 could hit the House floor as early as the week after.The committee substitute to the bill would ban arrests for Class C traffic violations in Texas, but not other Class Cs. Looking at recent cases, the bill would affect Dillon Puente i...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Law, House, Republican Party, Thompson, Keller, Plano, Sandra, Texas Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, Philando Castile, Dillon Puente, Rodney Reese, Daunte Wright, Jordan Blair Woods


Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Kim Yun-Mi: BMS, Pfizer Win Final Suit for Eliquis Patent (Source: Korea Biomedical Review) David Hyman: Rakovina Therapeutics Inc. Receives European and Canadian Patents on Kt-2000 Series PARP-Inhibitors (Source: Cision) Susan Decker and Laurel Brubaker Calkins: Apple Wins New Trial in $506 Million Patent-Damages Award (Source: Bloomberg) Christopher Yasiejko: Peloton’s ‘Revolutionary’ Technology Faces Test in Patent Wars  (Source: Bloomberg) Gustavo Henri...
Tags: Law, Uspto, Toyota, Patent, Laurel Brubaker Calkins, David Hyman, Dmitry Karshtedt, Korea Biomedical Review, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Hanley Flight Zimmerman, Kim Yun Mi, Rakovina Therapeutics Inc, Cision Susan Decker, Bloomberg Christopher Yasiejko, Bloomberg Gustavo Henrique Ruffo


At least 64 people have died at the hands of police since Derek Chauvin's trial began. More than half were people of color.

Derek Chauvin has been charged with murder and manslaughter in the killing of George Floyd. Minnesota Judicial Branch /Ramsey County Sheriff's Office via AP 64 people died at the hands of police since Chauvin's trial began, The New York Times reported. Former officer Derek Chauvin was charged with the death of George Floyd, an unarmed Black man. Police across the country killed an average of 3 people a day since the trial started on March 29. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, Police, Trends, Ap, Chicago, New York Times, The Times, Trial, Times, Jacksonville Florida, Floyd, Michael Hughes, Brooklyn Center Minnesota, Chauvin, Claremont New Hampshire


Automated Affidavits to Confirm Residency

On April 16, 2021, the Province of Ontario introduced new measures under the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act, which would allow law enforcement to stop individuals and vehicles, asking them the reasons for leaving their home. The government believed it necessary to stop COVID-19, as part of their broader support to a complete lockdown and stay at home order to battle a third wave of the virus. The amendment to O. Reg 294/21 stated, (2) Schedule 1 to the Regulation is amended by...
Tags: Technology, Law, Court, Toronto, Ontario, Justice Issues, Vavilov, Durham Region, Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Ontario Regulation, Hudson 's Bay Company ULC, Teagan Markin, Brianne Taylor, Noelle Sorrell, Windor Essex County, Oscar Strawczynski


Interrogating recent research indicating nonprosecution of certain misdemeanors lowers reoffense

A few weeks ago in the notable new empirical research indicating that nonprosecution of nonviolent misdemeanor offenses produced a large reductions in the likelihood of new criminal complaints.  This research is rightly getting a lot of attention, though this new National Review piece wonders if it might be getting too much attention.  The piece, by Charles Fain Lehman, is headlined "Progressives Are Overreacting to a Startling Crime Study."  And though I might dicker with some points made in ...
Tags: Law, Boston, San Francisco, Chicago, United States, National Review, Rollins, Kim Foxx, Douglas A Berman, Rachael Rollins, Chesa Boudin, Charles Fain Lehman


Tackle poverty and inequality to reduce crime, says police chief

Retiring head of Merseyside force says if he had £5bn he would spend 20% on policing and 80% on cutting povertyCutting poverty and inequality is the best way to reduce crime, a police chief has said, calling for more money for deprived areas to thwart criminals’ attempts to recruit those left desperate by deprivation.In an unusually frank interview for a senior officer, given to mark his retirement as chief constable of Merseyside police, Andy Cooke said that if he was given £5bn to cut crime, h...
Tags: Police, Society, UK News, Poverty, Social exclusion, Merseyside, Inequality, Andy Cooke


Big new report examines "U.S. Criminal Justice System in the Pandemic Era and Beyond"

I just saw this big new 350+ page report from the Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative, which is a partnership of the RAND Corporation, the Police Executive Research Forum (PERF), RTI International, and the University of Denver.  The full report title highlights what it tackles and why it is so long: "The U.S. Criminal Justice System in the Pandemic Era and Beyond: Taking Stock of Efforts to Maintain Safety and Justice Through the COVID-19 Pandemic and Prepare for Future Challenges."  This...
Tags: Law, University of Denver, Douglas A Berman, U S Criminal Justice System, COVID, Priority Criminal Justice Needs Initiative


Goodbye to Cousin Itt.

 "Actor Felix Silla, who portrayed Cousin Itt on the 1960s TV series 'The Addams Family,' died on Friday. He was 84....The actor did stunt work on 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,' 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' and 'Poltergeist.'... Silla was 3 feet, 11 inches tall and his wife is 4 feet, 8 inches tall... 'Felix used to tell everyone he married a tall blonde.... He is beloved by all that knew him.'" CNN reports. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: TV, Law, Cnn, Indiana Jones, FELIX, Felix Silla, Ann Althouse, Cousin Itt, Poltergeist Silla


"Think of all the fat celebrities — predominantly Black women and women of color — who have paved a path in plus-size fashion, allowing so many of us fat folks to explore our personal style."

"The choice [by plus-size luxury retailer 11 Honoré] to collaborate for the first time with rich white Lena Duhnam, who flashes her privilege like it’s a joke... speaks volumes. It’s a reminder that plus-size fashion is still an exclusive club intent on keeping authority and power rotating in the same circles, desperate to do anything but give fat Black women their flowers."From "The Problem With Lena Dunham’s Plus-Size Collection" by Kendra Austin (at The Cut).  Austin calls Dunham a grifter: ...
Tags: Fashion, Kim Kardashian, Law, Austin, Fat, Models, Lena Dunham, Madonna, Marc Jacobs, Dunham, Lourdes, Ann Althouse, Race And Pop Culture, Lena Duhnam, Kendra Austin, Cut Austin


Insurrectionists who posted social media footage of the Capitol riots are claiming to be journalists in their legal defenses, report says

In this Jan. 6, 2021, file photo, Trump supporters gather outside the Capitol in Washington. Some people charged with storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 are claiming they were only there to record history as journalists, not join a deadly insurrection. John Minchillo/AP At least eight defendants charged in the Capitol riots have identified themselves as journalists, AP said. These self-proclaimed job titles are being used to mount a First Amendment free speech defense. The legal defenses ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Media, Law, Washington, Trends, Georgia, Ap, News UK, Associated Press, New Mexico, US District Court, Doj, University Of Maryland, Trump, Morgan


11th Circuit Says Grocery Store Website Isn’t Covered by the ADA–Gil v. Winn-Dixie

Winn-Dixie is a major grocery store chain in the South. Their website offers multiple functions, but does NOT take grocery orders online. The website features at issue in this case are the ability to refill prescriptions online and to link coupons to the shopper’s account so they will automatically apply at in-store checkout. The plaintiff, Gil, has a visual impairment, and he uses screen reading software to browse the Internet. The parties stipulated that Winn-Dixie’s website “was not designed ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, E-commerce, Noah, Netflix, Harvard, Missouri, Aol, Ada, Young, Trump, Thomas, Martinez, Gil, Winn Dixie


6:04 a.am.

  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


The wisdom of water: 12 ways to use blue spaces to improve your health and happiness

From relaxing baths to seaside swims, water can be a balm in difficult times. Catherine Kelly, the author of a new book on blue spaces, shares her tipsIt was after her mother died that Catherine Kelly learned the healing power of water. Following instincts that she did not yet understand, she moved to live alone by the sea in County Mayo, on the west coast of Ireland, and over the next few years began to heal. “It’s an ebb and flow that water gives us that allows us to connect with ourselves. It...
Tags: Health, Environment, Water, Life and style, Society, Mental Health, Ireland, Oceans, Kelly, Catherine Kelly, County Mayo


‘Rebel residents’ finally get their chance to testify to Grenfell inquiry

Resident who predicted the fire months in advance, and six other survivors will be cross-examinedGrenfell Tower’s “rebel residents” will finally testify on Monday at the public inquiry into the disaster, delivering evidence about what their lawyers have claimed was “indifference and hostility” from their council landlord.After more than 200 days of evidence from fire fighters, builders, cladding manufacturers and safety experts, seven survivors from the 2017 blaze that killed 72 people will be c...
Tags: Politics, London, Housing, Conservatives, Communities, Society, UK News, Chelsea, TMO, Grenfell, Royal Borough of Kensington, Grenfell Tower fire, Grenfell tower inquiry


"In the war of racism, we don't want scouts, we want soldiers."

That's a comment, from Washington Blogger, that was emailed to me after I noted the absence of any Critical Race Theory analysis in the New York Times story about the West Point cheating scandal. The "scout"/"soldier" terminology harks back to a post 5 days ago about the "tech elite's favorite pop intellectual Julia Galef." As NY Magazine put it:"Galef argues for what she calls 'scout mindset,' which she contrasts with 'soldier mindset.' The idea is that evolution has wired our minds to be soldi...
Tags: Law, West Point, Washington, New York Times, NY Magazine, Julia Galef, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Critical Race Theory, Galef, Washington Blogger


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. PÉNAL (DROIT) : Dans le contexte d’un appel d’une déclaration de culpabilité sous le chef d’avoir omis d’obtempérer à l’ordre donné par un agent de la paix de fournir un échantillon d’haleine (ar...
Tags: Law, Canada, Ada, Piazza, Petit, Appel, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Bernshaw, Breault, Jocelyn F Rancourt Date, Chaulk


Birmingham launches taskforce as babies die at twice national rate

Families from Pakistani backgrounds found to be affected disproportionately by high level of infant mortality A taskforce is being set up to tackle baby deaths in Birmingham, after a report revealed infant mortality rates in the city are nearly twice the national average, with families from Pakistani backgrounds disproportionately affected.Councillors described the situation as “distressing” and said the report made for uncomfortable reading after it highlighted deprivation, ethnicity and health...
Tags: Health, Children, Society, UK News, Birmingham, Infant and child mortality


"This talk show was so elegant and respectful, that even the comment section of a video like this isn't infested by angry people shouting from both extremes of the issue."

A comment written one month ago on a video put up on YouTube a year ago:   The show aired in 1970. Watch the whole thing. The person at the extreme left of the talk-show couch — who eventually pipes up — is Grace Slick. The host Dick Cavett engineers the mood — which is serious and comical, tense and relaxed. It's quite something. The 70s vibe is mesmerizing. Somehow the colors brown and orange dominated. And who remembers that there was once a feminist notion that women should travel in pairs ...
Tags: Smoking, Law, Youtube, Feminism, Abortion, Hugh Hefner, Dick Cavett, Cavett, Grace Slick, Ann Althouse, Susan Brownmiller


‘Being trans is not something you put on and take off. It’s part of who you are’

Rowan Moore’s son Felix came out as transgender to his family seven years ago, when he was 19. Here they address some of the significant themes in the discussion about trans rights todayFelix Moore Upon his death in 1989, retired jazz singer Billy Tipton, who lived as a man for more than 50 years, was discovered to be transgender. His story generated sensationalist press attention, but it also drew the notice of the trans community. “Men like Billy,” trans activist Lou Sullivan wrote at the time...
Tags: Family, Gender, Society, Transgender, LGBT rights, Parents and parenting, Billy, FELIX, Rowan Moore, Lou Sullivan, Billy Tipton


The gunman in the FedEx mass shooting was able to buy 2 rifles after police took away his shotgun last year

Law enforcement confer at the scene, Friday, April 16, 2021, in Indianapolis, where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility near the Indianapolis airport. AP Photo/Michael Conroy The FedEx gunman bought two rifles used in the shooting after police took away his shotgun. Police confiscated Brandon Hole's shotgun in March 2020, The New York Times reported. In July and September of that same year, he purchased two assault-style rifles. See more stories on Insider's bus...
Tags: News, Shooting, Law, Trends, Indianapolis, Fbi, New York Times, The Times, Hole, Times, Taylor, Brandon, Keenan, Michael Conroy, Jaswinder Singh, Paul Keenan



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