No Section 230 Protection

The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that section 230 of the Communications Decency act does not bar a suit against Snapchat According to the Parents’ amended complaint, Jason Davis (age 17), Hunter Morby (age... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Current Affairs, Ninth Circuit, Jason Davis, United States Court of Appeals, Legal Profession Prof, Hunter Morby

"Sustained Vitriol" Distresses Court

Two complaints led to multiple findings of ethical violations and a suspension from the Kansas Supreme Court. The court ordered a three-year suspension that may be set aside for probation after six months. Count one The condominium litigation complaint, denoted... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Five Observations and a Prediction: Why police budget hikes could become a thing of the past in Texas if HB 1900 becomes law

In no particular order, here are five observations and a prediction about a week filled with losses for the Texas criminal-justice reform movement at the Texas Legislature and in San Antonio and Austin. #1: Policy fights now head to the courts Every policy fight can and frequently does play out in an array of venues and the legislative process is only one of them. Some of the legislative losses this week are on topics - more restrictive detention policies from bail reform, limiting prosecutor di...
Tags: Texas, Law, California, Austin, House, Bill, Houston, San Antonio, Irl, City Hall, Legislature, Texas Legislature, Texas House, Gritsforbreakfast, Imperial Senate, West Austin

N-Word Ipsa Loquitur

A response to a very ill-conceived Volokh Conspiracy article.
Tags: Law, Racism, Law Schools, Volokh


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

Justices voice skepticism about retroactive sentencing reductions for low-level crack-cocaine offenders

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard its last case of the term. The case, Terry v. United States, about sentencing reductions for certain offenses involving crack cocaine, comes just a few months before the petitioner, Tarahrick Terry, is scheduled to be released after serving 13 years in prison. But the court’s eventual decision will likely affect hundreds of similarly situated defendants languishing behind bars. It will resolve a circuit split, determine the scope of a decades-long push to ena...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Terry, Bias, Dorsey, Trump, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, U S Court of Appeals, Sotomayor

Get To Voting, Folks!!! — See Also

Lights, Camera, Vote: Our annual Law Revue contest is live. Oh?: Jed Rubenfeld is defending anti-vaxxers because if anyone knows the importance of people's right to live their lives free of painful and unwanted harassment... When The Cows Come Home To Roost: Devin Nunes attorney benchslapped. Back To Work: Reed Smith reopening offices. Speaking Of: Remote work is going to cause tax headaches.
Tags: Law, Reed Smith, Devin Nunes, Jed Rubenfeld, See Also

"For a long time, Roth kept two small signs near his desk. One read, 'Stay Put,' the other, 'No Optional Striving.'"

"Optional striving appears to be a category that includes everything save writing, exercise, sleep, and solitude.... 'That act of passionate and minute memory is what binds your days together—days, weeks, months—and living with that is my greatest pleasure. I think for any novelist it has to be the greatest pleasure, that’s why you’re doing it—to make the daily connections. I do it by living a very austere life. I don’t experience it as being austere in any negative sense, but you have to be a b...
Tags: Death, Writing, Law, Time, Canada, Philip Roth, Solitude, Roth, Hawthorne, Ann Althouse, Madamaska Mountain

Lawyers’ Biggest Problem With COVID-19

Mental health was impacted a lot by the pandemic.
Tags: Law, Mental Health, Health / Wellness, Trivia Question of the Day, Unprecedented

Georgetown Alum And Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll Partner Victoria Nugent On Consumer Protections, Digital Markets, And 20 Years Of Practicing Law

She's passionate about consumer protections, women's representation in leadership positions, and the practice of law.
Tags: Law, Cohen Milstein, Midsize Firms / Regional Firms, Renwei Chung, Victoria Nugent, On Consumer Protections Digital Markets

How To Start Working Backward

The planning method that led to Alexa might be the key to your firm’s future.
Tags: Technology, Law, Jeff Bezos, Alexa, James Goodnow

South Carolina legislators approve execution by firing squad

Mirroring an earlier Senate bill, legislators in the South Carolina House today voted to approve the firing squad and the electric chair as methods of execution there and Gov. Henry McMaster has pledged to sign the bill into law. It's been 10 years since South Carolina executed anyone, reportedly because pharmaceutical companies refuse to sell it the drugs required for the deadly chemical cocktails used to kill the condemned. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Senate, Punishment, South Carolina, Henry McMaster, South Carolina House

Ohio Wants Sports Betting Bill Passed Before The Summer

The proposal would open up the floodgates for competing sports betting operators in Ohio.
Tags: Law, Sports, Ohio, Darren Heitner, Gambling / Gaming

Maybe Don’t Twist Breyer’s Arm About Retiring, Dems

Should he stay or should he go now? Just make a decision already.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, Quote Of The Day, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Supreme Court Retirement Watch

Safe Harbors And Warring States: The Tax Troubles Of Remote Work [Sponsored]

One thing seems sure: The taxation waters will be muddy for some time.
Tags: Law, Tax Law, Sponsored Content, Unprecedented

Keir Starmer concedes Labour has lost the trust of working people

Leader says party considering moving HQ out of London to show it represents the whole country after May election defeatsElections 2021 – live updatesLabour crashes to humiliating byelection defeat in HartlepoolResults tracker for the local, Scottish and Welsh pollsThe Conservatives inflicted a historic byelection defeat on Labour and regained the Tees Valley mayoralty by a landslide as Keir Starmer conceded his party had lost the trust of working people across England.The Labour leader, who call...
Tags: Politics, England, London, Conservatives, Society, UK News, Labour, Local Government, Mayoral elections, Local Politics, Keir Starmer, Local elections, North Of England, Tees Valley, Elections 2021

The Oversight Board’s Decision On Facebook’s Trump Ban Is Just Not That Important

In the words of The Dude, 'This is not a First Amendment thing, man.'
Tags: Facebook, Technology, Law, Donald Trump, Oversight Board

Stumbling Into The Law

Sometimes a series of rash decisions can lead to a satisfying legal career.
Tags: Law, Small Law Firms, Diana Warshow

Law Revue Video Contest 2021: The Finalists!

Who will win this year's Law Revue Video Contest? It’s up to you. Start voting now!
Tags: Videos, Law, Contests, Law Schools, University of Virginia School of Law, NYU School of Law, Reader Polls, Law Revue Video Contest, Law Revue, University of Texas School of Law

The Impact of COVID-19 on Legal Services in Ontario

Can you spare 10 minutes to help researchers understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and its effects on the legal profession in Ontario? A team at the Lincoln Alexander School of Law at Ryerson University is studying how the pandemic has affected legal clinics, law associations, law firms (lawyers, practitioners, paralegals, etc.), and other legal entities. The purpose of the study is to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to legal services and...
Tags: Law, Announcements, Ontario, Ryerson University, Practice Of Law, Lincoln Alexander School of Law, Avner Levin, Asher Alkoby

Law Firm Consolidation — Perpetually Out Of Reach? [Sponsored]

What are the barriers to a wave of mergers? And if the barriers were removed, would significant consolidation actually happen?
Tags: Money, Law, Biglaw, Sponsored Content, Recruiters, Law Firm Mergers, Michael Allen, Headhunters / Recruiters, Lateral Link, Am Law

Notably advocacy for Prez Biden to use his clemency power to ensure those released into home confinement need not return to prison

Alice Marie Johnson and Ja’Ron Smith have this notable new USA Today opinion piece headlined "COVID-19 concerns sent thousands of inmates home. Give clemency to those who deserve it." The subtitle of the piece captures its themes: "Nearly 5,000 inmates may be sent back to prison. After rebuilding their lives, and being contributing members of society, how is being returned justice?". Here are excerpts (links from original): This spring, as more Americans are able to get vaccinated, there’s hope...
Tags: Usa, Law, America, Joe Biden, Biden, Usa Today, Donald Trump, Justice Department, Trump, Federal Bureau of Prisons, Bureau of Prisons, OLC, Douglas A Berman, Alice Marie Johnson, Ja'Ron Smith, Prez Biden

Sunrise — eastern and western view.

At 5:48, looking right into the sun:   At 5:55, looking west:   The western view shows something that I've mostly ignored all my life: The spring foliage on the trees is varied in color like fall foliage. It's not just green. There's gold, orange, and brown along with a wide range of greens. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Trees, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Punitive damages and rejected pleas

This week we highlight petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, whether an award of punitive damages that doubles the compensatory damages can comport with due process and how a defendant can prove ineffective assistance of counsel in rejecting a plea offer. After a jury trial in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin, Epic Systems won an award of $140 million in compensatory damages in a trade-secrets dispute with Tata Consulting Services. Th...
Tags: New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Epic, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Taylor, Russell, U S Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit, Lumpkin, Anaya, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd

Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting A Law Firm (Part II)

When you spend time on $10 and $100 tasks, you take away from the time you could spend on $1,000 tasks.
Tags: Law, Estate Planning, Small Law Firms, Iffy Ibekwe

Macron voices concerns over Covid vaccines patent waiver

French president says US and UK should start exporting doses around the world insteadCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageEmmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposa...
Tags: Health, Europe, UK, Science, France, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel, US, Eu, Society, UK News, World news, Joe Biden, US news, Portugal

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