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Philadelphia police officer charged with assault and making 'terroristic threats' during a naked fight involving a teenage boy

Ten Philadelphia police officers have already been criminally charged in 2021. William Thomas Cain/Getty Images Det. Robert Redanauer was charged with assault, reckless endangerment, and terroristic threats. "This incident involved two victims, both siblings, one of whom was a minor," the DA told Insider. Redanauer is the 10th Philadelphia police officer to be arrested and criminally charged in 2021. See more stories on Insider's business page. A Philadelphia police officer faces crimi...
Tags: Law, Police, Trends, Philadelphia, Charles Davis, Vega, Philadelphia Inquirer, Internal Affairs, Philadelphia Police Department, Inquirer, Philadelphia Police, Larry Krasner, Outlaw, Carlos Vega, Danielle Outlaw, DA Krasner


"Race-Based Remedies in Criminal Law"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new article authored by Ion Meyn now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: This Article evaluates the constitutional feasibility of using race-based remedies to address racial disparities in the criminal system.  Compared to white communities, communities of color are over-policed and over-incarcerated. Criminal system stakeholders recognize these conditions undermine perceptions of legitimacy critical to ensuring public safety.  As jurisd...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Ion Meyn


"Now, a robot has been trained to speak aloud its inner decision-making process, giving us a view of how it prioritises competing demands...."

"The researchers asked Pepper to set a dinner table according to etiquette rules they had encoded into the robot... When instructed to place a napkin on a fork with inner speech enabled, Pepper asked itself what the etiquette required and concluded that this request went against the rules it had been given. It then asked the researchers if putting the napkin on the fork was the correct action. When told it was, Pepper said, 'OK, I prefer to follow your desire,' and explained how it was going to ...
Tags: Spotify, Law, Pepper, Robots, Tim, Rationality, Ann Althouse, University of Chicago It, Sarah Sebo, Tim (the commenter, Pipitone


Not The Lawyer You’re Looking For — See Also

Plants Are Nice In Theory: But don't make associates feel better. Hey, Can White People Stop Saying The N-Word? Shouldn't be this hard for a judge. Case Of Legal Mistaken Identity: This has got to be a pain in the ass. That's A Really High Billing Rate: Even if you are Eric Holder. Billing For Diversity: At Foley Hoag.
Tags: Law, Eric Holder, See Also


What to do if you didn't get into law school

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Alyssa Powell/Insider 2021 saw a 20% increase in law school applications compared to 2020. After all that work and competition, dealing with law school rejection can be really hard. We outlined what to do if you want to apply again - or pursue a different career path. Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Applying to law school is no picnic - it involves rigorous studying for the LSAT, an impeccable perso...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Trends, Linkedin, Graduate School, Career Development, Carnegie Mellon University, Cohen, Clemson University, Tepper School of Business, US Department of Labor, Whitmore, Lopes, Babson College, Lauren Cohen, Mike Spivey


Reset, Recalibrate and Replenish

“No matter how much you try, the mind and circumstances tend to conspire in ways to unsettle your soul. And when that happens, you need to find a way to reset, recalibrate and replenish.” This from veteran tech journalist, Om Malik. For Om, this means landscape photography, recently along the California coast, among the redwoods. For years, reset, recalibrate and replenish, for me, meant running every morning, working myself into the day without the frantic starts of decades past (b...
Tags: Law, California, Uncategorized, Seattle, Jill, Issaquah, Bainbridge Island


Workplace Drama Can Lead To Trauma

A hostile work environment is real. So is retaliation. It’s a big reason why employees are so reluctant to come forward, to call out, to speak truth to power.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Mental Health, Jill Switzer, Health / Wellness


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

The financing was led by Vista Credit Partners a strategic credit investor and financing partner focused on the enterprise software, data, and technology markets.
Tags: Technology, Law, Vista Credit Partners


"Her art comes to life by oxidization. Just like apples, bananas oxidize, or turn brown, as the enzymes in their cells are released and interact with the oxygen in the air."

"Cells that are damaged — because they’ve been poked with a fork or dropped on the floor — brown faster. By varying when she applied the marks, Chojnicka discovered that she could create a palette of shades, resulting in surprisingly intricate pictures." From "Bored in the pandemic, she made art by bruising bananas. Now she has an international following" (WaPo), which is all about this Instagram feed. It's not high art. It's stuff like this: View this post o...
Tags: Instagram, Law, Washington Post, Bananas, 1960s, Atlas Obscura, WaPo, Donovan, Ann Althouse, Mellow Yellow, Chojnicka


Mid-Level Litigation Associate [Sponsored]

New York high-end litigation boutique has rare opening for stellar mid-level litigation associate.
Tags: Asia, New York, Law, Litigation, Sponsored Content, Boutique Law Firms, Job Posting, Kinney Recruiting, Asia Chronicles, Mid Level Litigation Associate


Coca-Cola GC Is Out After Less Than A Year On The Job

No word on whether his major diversity initiative for the company's outside counsel will survive his departure.
Tags: Law, Quote Of The Day, In-House Counsel, Coca-Cola Company, Bradley Gayton




Judge Is Out Of A Job After Admitting To Using The N-Word In Conversation With Court Employees

And that wasn't the judge's only misconduct.
Tags: Law, Courts, Legal Ethics, The Jabot, N-word, Natalie Chase


Make Money With This Free Clause Of The Day

The Legal ClauseIt launch is still 10 days away, but in the meantime, if you want a sneak peek, register for the Clause A Day offer.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms


Bringing Change By Making Change: Changing The Culture Of Overwork In The Practice Of Law

Lawyers, paralegals, and executive assistants are not machines. They are more than the hours that they work.
Tags: Law, Health and Wellness, Work-life balance, Biglaw, Lisa Lang, In-House Counsel, MothersEsquire


Court upholds life-without-parole sentence for Mississippi man convicted as juvenile

This article was updated on Thursday, April 22, at 7:40 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday declined to impose new restrictions on the ability of states to sentence juveniles to life without parole, rejecting a challenge from a Mississippi man, Brett Jones, who was convicted of the 2004 stabbing death of his grandfather, a crime committed when Jones was 15. Jones had argued that two recent Supreme Court decisions on mandatory life-without-parole decisions for juveniles – the court’s 2012 decisio...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Louisiana, Jones, Montgomery, Miller, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, The Supreme Court, Howe, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan


Biglaw Firm Offers Associates Unlimited Billable Hours For Diversity & Inclusion Work

Amazing! No other firm has offered anything that even comes close to this.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Foley Hoag, Law Firm Diversity, Billable Hours, Diversity and Inclusion


Racist treatment of black and Asian war dead is acknowledged at last | Letters

Readers respond to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s report into the unequal commemoration of soldiers in the first world warIt is gratifying that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission will finally apologise, after 100 years, for denying black African soldiers and labourers war graves for their service to the British empire in the first world war (UK inquiry blames ‘pervasive racism’ for unequal commemoration of troops, 21 April). Many people in Britain and Europe will have seen headston...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Africa, Race, Britain, Military, First World War, West Africa, Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Chinese Labour Corps, British West Indies Regiment, Native Labour Corps, West Africa Frontier Force, Carrier Corps, John Siblon


How It Works: Storybuilder by Everlaw, Free Narrative Builder and Trial Prep Platform

In today’s episode of How It Works: Storybuilder by Everlaw, a free, secure narrative building and trial preparation platform. Product Lead Kevin Kraft presents an introduction of the product and a walkthrough of how it works. How It Works is a sponsored video series that lets you see how legal technology products work. Each episode features a hands-on demonstration, presented by the product’s developer and moderated by me. See other episodes here or read this introduction. To feature your pr...
Tags: Law, How It Works, Everlaw, Kevin Kraft


HHS Reverses Previous Administration’s Push To Deregulate More Than 80 Medical Devices

In the final days of the Trump Administration, the Department of Health and Human Services sought to deregulate 83 different types of medical devices, citing a lack of reported adverse events. But the Food and Drug Administration put an end to the sudden reversal, saying the proposed exemptions were 'flawed.'
Tags: Law, Food And Drug Administration, Medical Devices, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, HHS Reverses Previous Administration


Guest Post by Prof. Dmitry Karshtedt: Nonobviousness and Time

Dmitry Karshtedt is an Associate Professor of Law at GW Law whose work I’ve followed for years.  Below he introduces the core idea underlying his new article on nonobviousness forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review.  -Jason Nonobviousness and TimeDmitry Karshtedt Over the years, courts and commentators have said many thoughtful things about secondary considerations evidence and its role in the law of § 103, and reasonable minds have expressed significant disagreement about the value of this evidence...
Tags: Apple, Supreme Court, Law, Time, Samsung, Iowa, Graham, Patent, John Deere, Federal Circuit, Teleflex, KSR, PHOSITA, Dmitry Karshtedt, Jason Nonobviousness, Graham Supreme Court


Skepticism and the shadow of Chevron in Sanchez v. Mayorkas argument

The humanitarian stakes were indiscernible in Monday morning’s oral argument in Sanchez v. Mayorkas, which examined whether noncitizens who have been granted Temporary Protected Status are eligible for the statutory procedure known as “adjustment of status” in order to become lawful permanent residents. Only Justice Brett Kavanaugh alluded to the 400,000 individuals granted TPS, most of whom have been living and working in the United States for decades, whose prospects of permanent residence wo...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, El Salvador, Biden, Chevron, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Sánchez, Alito, Gonzalez, Barrett, U S Court of Appeals


Apple Faces Lawsuit for Misleading Consumers on Movie and TV Show “Purchases”

Many an Apple consumer has had a rude awakening when they’ve discovered that their iTunes movie or TV purchases had suddenly disappeared. Owing to licensing issues or regional rights, Apple could delete previous purchases from a user’s library without warning. Naturally, this has earned Apple the ire of people who used their hard-earned money to “buy” these movies or shows, but Apple is insisting that it has not misled consumers on these “purchases.” However, they’re now facing a lawsuit over t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Lawsuit, Movies, Law, U S District Court, Sacramento California, Andino, Mendez, Business and Industry News, John Mendez, David Andino


Plant Is Not Enough To Soothe Associates’ Saltiness Over Special Bonuses

Doesn't take the sting out of a stiff hours requirement.
Tags: Law, Bonuses, Biglaw, Kramer Levin, Special Bonuses, Soothe Associates


‘No country immune’ from UK’s aid cuts, says Raab

Foreign secretary denies that aid organisations are scared to speak out or people are going hungryThe UK foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, has told MPs that “no country is immune” from the impending aid cuts, but failed to clarify when specific plans would be made public.Speaking after the release of the first details of the £4bn cuts to international aid, which have been widely criticised as “draconian” and opaque, the minister confirmed “no stand-alone” impact assessment had been carried out in...
Tags: Politics, UK, Famine, Conservatives, Society, UK News, World news, Syria, Middle East and North Africa, Foreign Policy, House Of Commons, Aid, Global development, Yemen, Foreign, Raab


Is there an "adultification bias" that "uniquely plagues Black girls"?

I'm reading "The Columbus mayor called Ma’Khia Bryant a ‘young woman.’ Here’s why people are angry. Some said it exemplified ‘adultification bias’ against the Black 16-year-old girl who was fatally shot by police" (The Lily/WaPo): Earlier that night, Columbus Mayor Andrew Ginther (D) took to Twitter to share news of the killing, calling Ma’Khia a “young woman.” Replies quickly poured in, noting that Ma’Khia was a child — not an adult. At the news conference a few hours later, Ginther acknowledge...
Tags: Crime, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Police, Court, Journalism, Teenagers, Abortion, Ohio, Bill, Columbus, Jim Crow, Black, Jones, Montgomery



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