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New iPad Pro for Legal Bloggers

Apple did its first product launch of the year, this week. To fully appreciate the show you needed an eighty-inch monitor and your yellow lab and golden retriever along side. Only the golden retriever watches television. Though Tim Cook and Apple do a heck of a show launching new products, I was most interested in the new iPad Pro. Other than my iPhone, I use an iPad Pro for all of my blogging. I do all of my work on my iPad and iPhone. I have an iMac on the side of my desk but I do...
Tags: Apple, Law, Uncategorized, Tim Cook, Apple Magic Mouse, Apple Bluetooth


Campaign to waive Covid jab patent highlights $26bn shareholder payouts

People’s Vaccine Alliance says profits inappropriate when poorer countries are struggling to get access Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree of the leading Covid vaccine manufacturers have paid out $26bn in dividends and stock buyouts to shareholders in the last year – enough to cover the cost of vaccinating the population of Africa, say campaigners.The People’s Vaccine Alliance argues that the profits made by the companies are inappropriate when most of the world ca...
Tags: Health, Africa, Society, World news, Vaccines and immunisation, Coronavirus, People 's Vaccine Alliance


Zoom Courtroom Disasters Are On A Different Level In Florida — See Also

Butt Injections During Court? That's one way to multitask. Stop Using The N-Word In Classes: Seriously, people. The Chauvin Verdict Isn't About Law Schools: Not that they won't try. Peep These Employment Stats: COVID really took its toll. Good Biglaw News: Bonuses and
Tags: Florida, Law, See Also


"Assessing the Mortality Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic in Florida State Prisons"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by multiple authors with this abstract: Background The increased risk of COVID-19 infection among incarcerated individuals due to environmental hazards is well known and recent studies have highlighted the higher rates of infection and mortality prisoners in the United States face due to COVID-19.  However, the impact of COVID-19 on all-cause mortality rates in incarcerated populations has not been studied. Methods Using data re...
Tags: Florida, Law, United States, Florida Department of Corrections, Douglas A Berman, COVID


The Prosecutor To Judge Pipeline Is Alive And Well

It's not the only way to become a judge, but it's pretty common.
Tags: Law, Courts, Prosecutors, Trivia Question of the Day


Shockingly, Guy Behind $100 Million South Jersey Deli Has A Shady Past

Also, it’s not a $100 million deli. It’s a $1.9 billion deli.
Tags: Law, Finance, ATL Finance, Finance Docket


Start From The Conclusion, Add Justifications Later: Derek Chauvin Trial Opinions Are All Tribalism

It is such a rare gift to hear someone say, 'I don’t feel like I know enough about this subject to offer an opinion on the matter.'
Tags: Law, Police, Tribalism, Jonathan Wolf, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin


"Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken was in the Oval Office, pleading with President Biden... to end Trump-era restrictions on immigration..."

"... and to allow tens of thousands of desperate refugees fleeing war, poverty and natural disasters into the United States... The attitude of the president during the meeting, according to one person to whom the conversation was later described, was, essentially: Why are you bothering me with this? What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, White House, Bliss, United States, Nyt, Biden, Joe, Trump, State, Lloyd, Donald J Trump, Oval Office, Department of Health and Human Services, Blinken


Freshfields Wants To Make Its ‘Magic Circle’ Designation Magically Disappear

Unfortunately, there's no magic spell that will abracadabra the association away.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Quote Of The Day, Magic Circle, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Freshfields


6:18, 6:22, 6:27.

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


This seems to be the final blog post of the charming, inventive blogger Chip Ahoy: "I am in hospital. Intensive care..."

"... for right now. Little problem with heart, lungs, kidneys. They all failed together. Heart surgery tomorrow. I told the ambulance crew, the emergency crew, the intensive care crew that I am terrified...." It's not for me to make announcements of facts I cannot check. The blog doesn't even say "Chip Ahoy" on the front page, and there's no public announcement that relates to this pseudonym. Chip Ahoy was a highly valued commenter on my blog in the years 2007 to 2013 — especially for his anim...
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Chip Ahoy






"I wonder how Goldberg would react if the genders were flipped — if the discussion were about 'Andrea Yang,' a 46-year-old woman who's a successful businessperson vs. 'Alexander Ocasio-Cortez,' a 31-year-old man who..."

"... surprised everyone by getting elected to Congress when he was a 20-year-old bartender with an economics degree. I'm going to guess that if a male AOC and a female Yang were running in the same election and taken equally seriously, Goldberg would say that shows that women are systematically disadvantaged."  Writes my son John (at Facebook), critiquing the NYT op-ed by Michelle Goldberg titled  Goldberg herself brings up the comparison to AOC: "Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is one of the great p...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Congress, New York City, BB, John, James, Aoc, Yang, Goldberg, Michelle Goldberg, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Andrew Yang


Split Eleventh Circuit panel rejects equal protection challenge to illegal reentry guideline

Yesterday the Eleventh Circuit handed down an interesting split panel opinion in US v. Osorto, No. 19-11408 (11th Cir. April 20, 2021) (available here). These paragraphs from the start of the majority opinion provides a flavor for the issues and the court's holding: Defendant-Appellant Juan Carlos Osorto was convicted of illegal reentry after the 2016 Guidelines went into effect.  Because he had committed other offenses both before his original deportation and after it, but before his current i...
Tags: Law, Congress, US, United States, Commission, Windsor, Martin, Eleventh Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Sentencing Commission, Adeleke, Osorto, Appellant Juan Carlos Osorto, First Osorto


Chauvin Trial Ends… Can White Folks Try Not To Make It About Themselves For Five Minutes?

There's a right way and a wrong way to write a law school statement addressing a verdict like this.
Tags: Crime, Law, Police, Uncategorized, Racism, Law Schools, Derek Chauvin


After Last Week’s Column, The Sperm-Swapping Doctor Retires

McMorries has never admitted wrongdoing. Nor has he faced criminal or civil charges for the harm he has caused.
Tags: Law, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, McMorries


Indonesian Navy searches for missing sub with 53 on board

By Agustinus Beo Da Costa | Reuters JAKARTA – Indonesian rescuers searching for a submarine that went missing with 53 people on board found an oil spill on Wednesday near where the vessel dived, authorities said. The 44-year-old submarine, KRI Nanggala-402, was conducting a torpedo drill in waters north of the island of Bali but failed to relay the results as expected, a navy spokesman said. An aerial search found an oil spill near the submarine’s dive location and two navy vessels with sonar ca...
Tags: South Korea, News, Bali, Indonesia, Australia, Navy, California, Germany, Accidents, Singapore, India, Sport, World news, Soccer, Military, Connecticut


Unremembered: the African first world war soldiers without a grave

How a 2019 documentary helped spark an inquiry into missing war graves of soldiers from the British empireUK inquiry blames ‘pervasive racism’ for unequal commemoration of black and Asian troopsHow millions of black and Asian men were mobilised in first world warA crackly audio recording made in the 1980s is one of the few direct links left to the African soldiers and auxiliaries who served Britain in the first world war. It provides a chilling insight into their experience, which saw an estimat...
Tags: Africa, Race, Britain, Military, First World War


UK inquiry blames ‘pervasive racism’ for unequal commemoration of troops

Exclusive: Commonwealth War Graves Commission expected to apologise for commemorating British empire’s black and Asian first world war dead ‘unequally’How millions of black and Asian men were mobilised in first world warUnremembered: the African first world war soldiers without a graveHundreds of thousands of predominantly black and Asian service personnel who died fighting for the British Empire have not been formally commemorated in the same way as their white comrades because of decisions und...
Tags: UK, Race, UK News, World news, Military, First World War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission


UK inquiry blames ‘pervasive racism’ for unequal commemoration of black and Asian troops

Exclusive: Commonwealth War Graves Commission expected to apologise for commemorating British empire’s black and Asian first world war dead ‘unequally’Hundreds of thousands of predominantly black and Asian service personnel who died fighting for the British Empire have not been formally commemorated in the same way as their white comrades because of decisions underpinned by “pervasive racism”, an investigation has concluded.The Commonwealth War Graves Commission is expected to issue a formal apo...
Tags: UK, Race, UK News, World news, Military, First World War, Commonwealth War Graves Commission


Stanford Health Care Seeks Up To $1.9M From Anthem In New Suit

The California-based provider has filed a lawsuit against the payer, claiming Anthem has yet to pay for the care it provided to patients covered by its affiliate. Stanford and Anthem had an implied contract, and if it is not upheld by the court, the provider is seeking $1.9 million in reimbursement.
Tags: Law, California, Anthem, Health Care / Medicine, Stanford Health Care, Healthcare Docket, Stanford and Anthem


Rocket Lawyer Raises $223 Million To Meet Growing Demand For Its Services

The online legal services provider Rocket Lawyer has raised $223 million in growth capital financing to help it meet what it says has been a strong and accelerating demand for its digital legal documents and advice. The financing was led by Vista Credit Partners a strategic credit investor and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data, and technology markets. Founded in 2008, Rocket Lawyer provides businesses and individuals with legal documents, attorney advice, online incorpor...
Tags: Utah, Law, European Union, United Kingdom, North America, Moore, Menlo Park Calif, Rocket Lawyer, Charley Moore, Venture Law Group, Vista Credit Partners


COVID-19 Can Cause Lasting Damage To The Legal Profession If We’re Not Careful

Managers need to be vigilant to make sure that they learn lessons from the pandemic and only incorporate positive reforms learned from the last year or so when normal operations resume.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Small Law Firms, Jordan Rothman, Coronavirus, COVID-19


Know Your Regulator: MIT Professor, Cryptocurrency Lecturer Gary Gensler Sworn In As SEC Chairman

The new leader of the Securities and Exchange Commission is a bitcoin nerd, former Goldman Sachs partner, and fierce investor advocate all rolled into one.
Tags: Law, Finance, Government, Mit, SEC, Goldman Sachs, General Counsel, Securities And Exchange Commission, Gary Gensler, In-House Counsel, ATL Finance, Finance Docket


Dr. T. And the Lawyer

The Indiana Supreme Court has reprimanded an attorney on these facts for a conflict of interest “Dr. T” was a surgeon with a regional “Health System” and the leader of “Surgical Group.” Respondent initially represented both Dr. T and Surgical... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Indiana Supreme Court, Respondent, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Surgical Group



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