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Schneiderman Suspended

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been suspended for a year and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Between July 2013 and December 2014, respondent was involved in a long-term,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: New York, Law, Schneiderman, Eric Schneiderman, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Poaching Of Clients As Tortious Interference

A defamation claim has failed but a tortious interference claim survives in a suit brought against attorneys who had taken cases from the plaintiff law firm. So held the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The defamation... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Clients, Legal Profession Prof, New York Appellate Division, First Judicial Department


Biden hails ‘stunning progress’ on Covid but warns Americans: ‘Do not let up now’ – as it happened

President lauds vaccination effort to reduce cases and deathsBiden raises minimum wage for workers paid by federal contractorsTexas sheriff who criticized Trump is nominated to head IceCDC relaxes guidelines on mask-wearing for AmericansRepublicans still orbiting Trump dark star fail to derail Biden 12.57am BST – Joanna Walters and Maanvi Singh 12.28am BST The governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, has signed a bill that criminalizes abortions based on genetic conditions and implements a raft ...
Tags: Republicans, India, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, South and Central Asia, Arizona, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Trump, Doug Ducey, Maanvi Singh, Joanna Walters


Single dose of Covid vaccine can nearly halve transmission of virus, study finds

Research from Public Health England suggests that protection conferred a fortnight after vaccinationSee all our coronavirus coverageA single dose of a Covid-19 vaccine can slash transmission of the virus by up to half, according to a Public Health England study.The PHE finding offers further hope that the pandemic can be brought under control as it indicates that vaccinated people are far less likely to pass the virus on to others. Continue reading...
Tags: Health, Science, Society, UK News, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, Vaccines and immunisation, Public Health England, Coronavirus


Lawyer Comes Through With Awful Disney Take — See Also

Going Viral Isn't Always A Good Thing: Anti-wokeness crusader/district attorney gets dragged. Other Bad Legal Takes: Elon Musk edition. More Bad Ideas: From Capitol rioters, a group *known* for bad ideas. Law Schools Leading The Pack: With unemployed grads. Yikes. Associates Aren't Happy: With K&L Gates' take on special bonuses.
Tags: Law, See Also


Evan Miller, of Miller v. Alabama, sentenced again to LWOP for murder committed when he was only 14

As reported in this AP piece, headlined "Juvenile lifer who set precedent sentenced to life again," a high-profile juvenile murderer was sentenced yet again to life in prison without parole despite having helped win a Supreme Court ruling reversing his original LWOP sentence. Here are the details: Evan Miller was just 14 when he committed the slaying that sent him to prison. In reviewing his case, the U.S. Supreme Court banned mandatory life without parole sentences for juveniles — saying judge...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Alabama, Craig, Miller, Marshall, Mark Craig, U S Supreme Court, Cannon, Douglas A Berman, LWOP, Evan Miller, Steve Marshall, Lawrence Circuit Judge, Cole Cannon


Kaiser Permanente To Shell Out Nearly $19M To Settle Discrimination Lawsuits

The California-based health system agreed to settle two lawsuits alleging unfair practices that resulted in Black and Hispanic workers being paid less and receiving fewer promotions than their white counterparts. In total, Kaiser Permanente agreed to pay $18.9 million as part of the settlements.
Tags: Law, California, Kaiser Permanente, Health Care / Medicine, Healthcare Docket, Kaiser Permanente To Shell


Video shows NRA's Wayne LaPierre shooting but failing to kill an elephant for NRA-sponsored TV show that never aired

In this April 26, 2019, file photo, Nation Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre speaks at the association's Institute for Legislative Action Leadership Forum at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File A newly released video shows NRA head LaPierre shooting an endangered elephant on a 2013 hunting trip. LaPierre repeatedly fails to kill the animal from close range; his guide eventually makes the kill. LaPierre's wife, Susan, kills anothe...
Tags: Politics, Science, US, America, Trends, Indianapolis, Elephants, Earth, Hunting, Botswana, Trace, Nra, Okavango Delta, Susan, National Rifle Association, Wayne Lapierre


Patent Pedaling With Peloton (Part II): Uphill

That Peloton has already found itself the target of a host of patent infringement suits should come as no surprise.
Tags: Law, Intellectual Property, Icon, Peloton, Gaston Kroub


44 clever and fun gifts for dogs and the humans who love them

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Chewy We rounded up the most thoughtful and unique gifts for dog lovers and their pups. Show them you care with customizable dog socks, a dog-approved food puzzle, or a gourmet treat maker. Here are 44 useful, entertaining, and adorable gifts dogs and their humans will love. For more gift ideas for everyone in your life, check out all of Insider Reviews gift guides. To a dog lover, the best gift of all ...
Tags: Reviews, Amazon, Etsy, Dogs, Boston, Pets, Disney, Trends, Society, Features, Gifts, New York Times, Kenya, Zappos, Casper, Gift Guides


Lessons From A Lawyer On Losing A Loved One

No amount of  legal training can affect how we feel when we lose someone.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson


"The Fate of Lethal Injection: Decomposition of the Paradigm and Its Consequences"

The title of this post is the title of this new article by multiple authors now available on SSRN.  Here is its abstract: This article examines the use of lethal injection from 2010-2020.  That period marks the "decomposition" of the standard three drug protocol and the proliferating use of new drugs or drug combinations in American executions.  That development is associated with an increase in the number and type of mishaps encountered during lethal injections.  This article describes and ana...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman


Possession Is Nine-Tenths Of The Law, The Last Tenth Is Elon Musk Breaking Into Your House

Florida is actually going to authorize him to bust into your property. That's not hyperbole.
Tags: Elon Musk, Florida, Law, Government, Intellectual Property, Property Law, Space Law


Of Course A Lawyer Is Behind That Idiotic Anti-Woke Disney Rant

Plenty of Disney fans are happy about the changes, no matter what this lawyer says.
Tags: Law, Disney, Bad Ideas, Disney World, The Jabot, Jonathan VanBoskerck


Detailing the "nightmare" following the Supreme Court's McGirt ruling

The Washington Times has this lengthy new article discussing the fallout of the Supreme Court's notable ruling last summer in McGirt v. Oklahoma under the headlined, "'A nightmare': Supreme Court ruling upends Oklahoma prosecutions of American Indians."  Here are excerpts: A Supreme Court ruling that bars state prosecutions of American Indians in Oklahoma for crimes on tribal land has led to a wave of appeals from convicts, a rising backlog of cases in federal and tribal courts, and an accused ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Oklahoma, American Indians, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Trump, Tulsa, Walton, Washington Times, The Washington Times, Eastern District, Neil M Gorsuch, Northern District, Robert Gifford, Gorsuch


"You ever get the sense that people in faculty lounges in fancy colleges use a different language than ordinary people?"

"They come up with a word like 'Latinx' that no one else uses. Or they use a phrase like 'communities of color.' I don’t know anyone who speaks like that.... This is not how voters talk.... Wokeness is a problem and everyone knows it. It’s hard to talk to anybody today — and I talk to lots of people in the Democratic Party — who doesn’t say this. But they don’t want to say it out loud.... I think it’s because large parts of the country view us as an urban, coastal, arrogant party, and a lot gets...
Tags: Law, Jordan, Republican Party, Vox, Democratic, Democratic Party, James Carville, Dennis Hastert, Hastert, CARVILLE, Matt Gaetz, Ann Althouse, Gaetz, Wokeness


World’s Largest Law Firm Suspends All Meetings To Avoid Attorney Fatigue

It'll only last for a week, but it could be very helpful for mental health.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Health & Wellness, Quote Of The Day, Dentons


Trout lilies.

In Governor Nelson State Park today. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Nelson State Park


Challenging Bill 21: The Decision on Section 33 of the Charter (Among Other Things)

In 2000, in an article in the UNB Law Journal (Vol. 49, 169) about section 33, entitled “Section 33 of the Charter: What’s the Problem, Anyway? (Or, Why A Feminist Thinks Section 33 Does Matter)” I said, “Whatever merits it might have, dressed up as a means to represent the will of the people against the follies of unelected courts, recourse to section 33 may actually legitimate the continuation of prejudice.” (p.169) Bill 21 (SQ 2019, c12), An Act respecting the laicity of the State, illustrate...
Tags: Google, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Toronto, New Brunswick, Ford, Muslim, Court of appeal, Catholic, Bill, Quebec, Alberta, Tribunal, Saskatchewan, Ontario


"Have you read a less sincere 'apology' than that uttered by Madison WI public schools for its Whites Only and Blacks Only policy?"

Asks David Blaska. “This message did not convey our intention in a manner that supports our core values. Our wording in the communication we sent lacked clarity,” said Madison West high school principal Karen Boran. (More here.) No, your wording was very clear, madame principal. What’s more, it perfectly conveyed your core values — troubling though they be. You segregated by race school-sponsored discussions of “all the police brutality and violence that is going on in our country and or [sic] ...
Tags: Law, Police, America, Madison, Columbus OH, Race And Education, Ann Althouse, Madison WI, David Blaska, Derek Chauvin, Madison West, WI Institute for Law Liberty


Is Your Firm A Technology Innovator?  [Sponsored]

We want to know how tech is — or is not — reshaping the business of law.
Tags: Technology, Law, Surveys, Biglaw, Wolters Kluwer, Sponsored Content


Rose McGowan goes on Fox News and says Democrats are in "a deep cult" — "They masquerade as the helpers."

Yes, I, Rose McGowan, was on Fox News. Here’s why (video 1) pic.twitter.com/rt9Vm9oHaG— Rose McGowan (@rosemcgowan) April 27, 2021  ALSO: It's very hard to choose one's favorite Rose McGowan moment, but if you force me to, I would likely select this masterpiece where she speaks about @Alyssa_Milano and CAA. Nothing short of iconic: pic.twitter.com/BFmV1DfjN6— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) April 27, 2021 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Glenn Greenwald, Fox News, Caa, Democratic Party, Rose McGowan, Ann Althouse, Fox News Here


Dominic Raab is challenged to admit 40% cuts to foreign aid for girls’ education

Former minister Lady Sugg also accuses Foreign Office of cutting key sexual health programmesLady Sugg, a former Foreign Office minister, has challenged her onetime boss Dominic Raab to admit he is cutting the UK aid budget for girls’ education by more than 40% as the foreign secretary also suggested UK bilateral aid to Africa would be reduced to a third of what it was two years ago.She also claimed the government was planning to close its flagship Women’s Integrated Sexual Health programme and ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Africa, Society, UK News, Aid, Global development, Foreign, Foreign Office, Sugg, Dominic Raab, Commonwealth and Development Office, Lady Sugg, Women 's Integrated Sexual Health, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition Continue


Biden hails ‘stunning progress’ on Covid but warns Americans: ‘Do not let up now’ – live

President lauds vaccination effort to reduce cases and deathsCDC relaxes guidelines on mask-wearing for AmericansRepublicans still orbiting Trump dark star fail to derail Biden 7.33pm BST Here is where the day stands so far in US political news. There will be a lot more coming up, so please stay tuned. 7.14pm BST Joe Biden said that getting vaccinated is a “patriotic duty” for everyone in the US and urged people to continue efforts to bring the pandemic under control.“Do not let up now, ...
Tags: Republicans, India, US, Society, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Democrats, US politics, South and Central Asia, Vaccines and immunisation, Biden, Trump, Biden Administration, Coronavirus


Student’s Snapchat sets up major ruling on school speech

In 1969, the Supreme Court ruled in Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District that public school officials can regulate speech that would substantially disrupt the school’s work. On Wednesday, the justices will consider whether Tinker also applies to speech by students that occurs off campus. In the internet era, in which cellphones and social media are omnipresent and many schools and parents worry about cyberbullying, the court’s ruling in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L....
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Snapchat, Pandora, Pennsylvania, Levy, Biden, District Of Columbia, Howe, U S Court of Appeals, ADF, Alliance Defending Freedom, 3rd Circuit, Merits Cases, Des Moines Independent Community School District




Eminent domain, sovereign immunity and a controversial pipeline through New Jersey

On Wednesday, the justices will hear argument in PennEast Pipeline Co. v. New Jersey. The case presents the question of what impact, if any, does the Natural Gas Act have on the sovereign immunity provided to the states through the 11th Amendment. This clash between the NGA and the Constitution arose because, under the NGA, companies with permits to build new pipelines can use the power of eminent domain to seize property along the pipeline route. The case has broad ramifications for the indust...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Pennsylvania, United States, New Jersey, State, D C Circuit, FERC, U S Court of Appeals, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, NGA, PennEast, 3rd Circuit



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