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Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Heaven v. Colorado 16-1225 Issue: Whether a warrantless search incident to arrest may precede the arrest. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Colorado, Cases in the Pipeline


A “view” from the courtroom: The term’s first bonus day for opinions

Today is the court’s first added day for opinions of the term, and it is coming much later than in recent terms, when opinion days were added in the second week of June. This morning, around 9:30, I have reflexively walked into the Public Information Office looking for the orders list. But there is no orders list on a day such as this. In the courtroom, as is typical for the first added opinion day, the bar section is almost empty. About a dozen members of the Supreme Court Bar will show up, joi...
Tags: Featured, Law, Massachusetts, United States, John, District Of Columbia, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Turner, Thomas, John Roberts, Brady, Roberts, Weaver, Jane, Stephen Breyer


And then there were 12 – the remaining decisions

The justices are expected to take the bench today at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are 12 decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings and property rights to the death penalty and public funding for playgrounds at religious preschools. Here is a brief summary of each of those 12 cases, organized by the sitting in which they were argued. December sitting (November 28 to December 7) Jennings v. Rodriguez: The question before the Supreme Court in ...
Tags: South Korea, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Mexico, Boston, Massachusetts, United States, Missouri, Serbia, Davis, Wisconsin, Department Of Justice, District Of Columbia


At the Arugula Café...

... here at Meadhouse we can't look at arugula without saying "Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?" but you can talk about whatever you want. And, please, use The Althouse Amazon Portal to buy your 3/4 pants and jinbei and whatever else you might need. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Meadhouse, Althouse Amazon Portal


Reporting harassment down is no trigger for employer action, says 6th Circuit

Employers have a legal obligation to investigate known sexual and other unlawful harassment, and exercise reasonable care to prevent and promptly correct any unlawfully harassing behavior. When in harassment “known” by an employer such that it triggers this obligation? EEOC v. AutoZone (6th Cir. 6/9/17) offers some key guidance when an employee fails to report harassment up the chain of command per her employer’s written harassment policy. LaKindal Smith, an AutoZone sales manager, alleged tha...
Tags: Law, Graham, Smith, EEOC, AutoZone, Jon Hyman, LaKindal Smith, Gustavus Townsel, Townsel


SDF podcast 9: Either back to the future or fast forward to a new normal

NHC SDF podcast 9: Either back to the future or fast forward to a new normal In the latest episode 9 of The Small Data Forum podcast, hosted by Thomas Stoeckle in conversation with regulars Sam Knowles and me, we enjoyed a wide-ranging, lively conversation over the course of 45 minutes on topics as diverse as the 2017 general election campaign (what went wrong for Theresa May and the Conservatives with a clear focus on the politics) and the latest global communications report from the Annenberg...
Tags: Business, Technology, Social Networks, Big Data, France, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Communication, Public Relations, Eu, Society, Blogging, Web, Theresa May, Netherlands


Wednesday round-up

Court-watchers continue to discuss the Supreme Court’s recent announcement that it will hear a high-profile partisan-gerrymandering case from Wisconsin, Gill v. Whitford. In The Economist, Steven Mazie notes that “the justices have looked the other way when oddly drawn districts clump voters based on party rather than race,” and that “[i]f the challenge to hyper-partisan line-drawing succeeds, the shape of districts to come may tighten the link between voters’ preferences and who gets elected.” ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Liberty, Wisconsin, Muslim, Npr, Washington Redskins, Redskins, Trump, Round-up, Tam, The Supreme Court, Nina Totenberg, Bristol Myers Squibb Co, Steven Mazie, Pacific Legal Foundation


6th Circuit grants EEOC broad subpoena powers

The Witch: I’m not a witch! I’m not a witch! Sir Bedevere: But you are dressed as one The Witch: *They* dressed me up like this! Crowd: We didn’t! We didn’t… The Witch: And this isn’t my nose. It’s a false one. Sir Bedevere: [lifts up her false nose] Well? Peasant 1: Well, we did do the nose. Sir Bedevere: The nose? Peasant 1: And the hat, but she is a witch! Crowd: Yeah! Burn her! Burn her!  – Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) How wide of a net is the EEOC entitled to cast when issu...
Tags: Law, UPS, Monty Python, Ada, EEOC, District, United Parcel Service, Health And Safety, OSHA, Jon Hyman, 6th Circuit, Bedevere, Sinisa Matovski, Matovski


Interim Stat Pack for October Term 2016

Today I am happy to present our first interim Stat Pack for the October Term 2016. With only a handful of opinion days left in the term, several key trends have revealed themselves. You can view the Stat Pack in its entirety . Below, you can view each section of the Stat Pack individually. The post Interim Stat Pack for October Term 2016 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law


What’s Your Excuse for Holding Your Law Firm Back?

There aren’t too many excuses I haven’t heard from attorneys that refuse to do what it takes to climb out of their rut and market their law firm effectively. I don’t have the time. I don’t have the money. I don’t know how. My clients aren’t on social media. My practice is highly specialized so I don’t need to market it. All of them are really saying the same thing: I’m scared. Because who will handle all those new leads? Who will do the work? If I grow my law firm, I’ll have to hire more people....
Tags: Law, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Stephen, Law Firm Marketing, Legal Marketing, Law Firm, Wayne, Jon, Jim, Naperville Il, Fernandina Beach, Marietta GA, Ritz Carlton Atlanta


Record 2-mile sniper shot kills ISIS militant in Iraq

Recently a Canadian sniper made a shot against an enemy bad guy ("The shot in question actually disrupted a Daesh [Isis] attack on Iraqi security forces) who was 3,450 meters away. After a little math for Marines that’s about 37 football fields or eight Empire State buildings in length or just over 2 miles away. This is a tough shot and even if you utilized every aspect of superb marksmanship skills, you might still miss if you don’t account for several additional affects to include: Wind (...
Tags: Isis, Iraq, Military, Maj Pain, McMillan Tac


"Evangelical leaders push for criminal justice reform"

The title of this post is the headline of this new article in the National Catholic Reporter.  Here are excerpts: Evangelical Christian leaders are spearheading a campaign for criminal justice reform, calling for equitable punishment, alternatives to incarceration and a different take on the "tough on crime" language of the Trump administration. "Our country's overreliance on incarceration fails to make us safer or to restore people and communities who have been harmed," said James Ackerman, CE...
Tags: Law, America, House, Chuck Grassley, Paul ryan, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Religious Liberty Commission, National Association of Evangelicals, National Press Club, Ackerman, David Beckmann, Leith Anderson, James Ackerman, National Catholic, Douglas A Berman


Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Town of East Hampton, New York v. Friends of the East Hampton Airport, Inc. 16-1070 Issues: (1) Whether equity jurisdiction allows a private plaintiff to obtain an injunction for non-compliance with the Airport Noise and Capacity Act of 1990 against an airport that does not receive federal funds or impose passenger facility charges; and (2) whether ANCA pre-empts noise and access restrictions by all airports, including the many thousands of small airports nationwi...
Tags: Law, ANCA, Cases in the Pipeline, Town of East Hampton New York, East Hampton Airport Inc


Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed)

We live-blogged this morning as the court released opinions. The transcript is available at this link. The post Live blog of opinions (Update: Completed) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Live


And then there were nine – the remaining decisions

The justices are expected to take the bench tomorrow at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are nine decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings and property rights to the death penalty and public funding for playgrounds at religious preschools. Here is a brief summary of each of those nine cases, organized by the sitting in which they were argued. December sitting (November 28 to December 7) Jennings v. Rodriguez: The question before the Supreme Co...
Tags: South Korea, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Mexico, United States, Missouri, Davis, Wisconsin, Department Of Justice, Kevin Johnson, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Kennedy, Lehman Brothers, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor


Trump reveals that he doesn't have and did not make "'tapes' or recordings" of his conversations with James Comey.

Trump comes out with a 2-part tweet today:With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea......whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, any such recordings.Trump originally tweeted back on May 12th: James Comey better hope that there are no "tapes" of our conversations before he starts leaking to the press!A couple weeks ago, after Comey's ...
Tags: Law, Obama, Washington Post, James Comey, Trump, Trump Tower, Comey, Ann Althouse, Trump rhetoric, Trump troubles


Computer-designed antibodies target toxins associated with Alzheimer’s disease

The researchers used computer-based methods to develop antibodies – the star players of the body’s natural defence system – to target the deposits of misfolded proteins which are a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease. Early tests of the antibodies in test tubes and in nematode worms showed an almost complete elimination of these pathogens. The antibodies were designed to systematically scan the sequence of amyloid-beta, the main component of the toxic deposits associated with Alzheimer’s dise...
Tags: UK, Society, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Michele Vendruscolo, Creative Commons Attribution, Aprile, Centre for Misfolding Diseases, Pietro Sormanni, Francesco Aprile, James Pickett Head of Research, Francesco A Aprile, NIH Image Gallery Brain


The Democratic Party wants to know which aspects of the Trump presidency I find most distubing.

I got the "Official 2017 Democratic Party Survey" in the mail today. There are something like 10 questions (depending on how you define "question"), but I was only in the mood to photograph and display this one: I like the way they give you the option of not finding the Trump presidency disturbing, even though — if that's your choice — you can't follow the instructions and "please choose four." I guess that last option is for a laugh. Who could read through the preceding push-pollery and not, b...
Tags: Law, Polls, Trump, Democratic Party, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome


Live blog of opinions

We are live-blogging this morning as the court releases opinions. Join us. The post Live blog of opinions appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Live


Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. R. v. Cody, 2017 SCC 31 [1] In R. v. Jordan, 2016 SCC 27 (CanLII), [2016] 1 S.C.R. 631, this Court identified a culture of complacency towards delay in the criminal justice system. This culture was fostered by doctrinal and practical difficulties plaguing the analytical framework then ap...
Tags: Law, Court, Jordan, Stewart, Blanchard, R, Ian Stewart, IWF, Wednesday: What's Hot on CanLII, Elk Valley Coal Corporation, James Cody, Elk Valley Coal Corp, Alcohol Illegal Drugs Medication Policy


2017 Edition of “Hunt Arizona” Now Available Online

Hunt Arizona 2017 Edition Cover PHOENIX, Ariz. -(Ammoland.com)- The 2017 edition of “Hunt Arizona,” the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s yearly compilation of big and small game hunting statistics, is now available online.The free, downloadable, PDF publication includes draw, survey and harvest statistics for a five-year period, as well as information on distribution, life history and behavior of big game, small game and other wildlife.The 205-page publication is easy to use and includes the...
Tags: Guns, Arizona, Hunting, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Shooting Media News


Bank robbery goes awry

In this security footage from a bank in Chapalita, Mexico, three masked men approach the doors with the clear intent to rob the place. A fleet-footed member of staff locks the glass doors. The masked men stand on the other side a little while, looking in at him. Then they walk off.
Tags: Video, Crime, News, Law, Mexico, Robberies, Mistakes, Tempered Glass, Peluquín, Chapalita Mexico


Morphix Technologies Exhibiting at NCT Europe 2017

Morphix Technologies will be displaying its TraceX Explosives Detection Kit and Chameleon Chemical Detection Armband at Booth #42 at the Haus Oberallgäu in Sonthofen, Germany, June 27 – 29, 2017. NCT Europe 2017 Morphix Technologies Virginia Beach, Va. (Ammoland.com) – Morphix Technologies®, an innovator in the science of detection devices for dangerous chemicals, will be exhibiting at the NCT Europe Conference, June 27-29, 2017 at the Haus Oberallgäu in Sonthofen, Germany. Morphix Techno...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Guns, Police, ISO, Law Enforcement, Military, Department Of Homeland Security, Booth, Swiss Armed Forces, Shooting Industry News, Morphix Technologies, TraceX Explosives Detection Kit, Virginia Beach Virginia, Morphix Technologies Virginia Beach Va Ammoland, Kimberly Pricenski


At least it's not hot out!! Hump Day

[Author: Maj Pain]
Tags: Military, Maj Pain


Lemonade Wants You To Forget Everything You Know About Insurance

It’s no secret that the millennial generation has disrupted global trends, shifted the world of branding, and even made a dent in the political space, but no one has thought to pair the subject of millennials with insurance. After all, insurance has historically been marketed as a luxury, and industry leaders have traditionally steered clear of the millennial generation in their branding efforts. That’s why rising insurance carrier Lemonade—one of the Interbrand Breakthrough Brands this year—wa...
Tags: Startups, Technology, Uncategorized, Advertising, Insurance, Financial Services, Fintech, Lemonade, Interbrand, Schreiber, Shai Wininger, Breakthrough Brands, Interbrand Breakthrough Brands, Daniel Schreiber


Navy Seal testifies about wound during Bowe Bergdahl search

This is pretty interesting that they are having those that went out to look for this guy testify against him. Although six warriors were KIA in directly looking for this guy, I can remember many missions we went on where intel tipped us off that he may have been seen which resulted in an empty search. We weren't the only ones who experienced this, many units had similar mission which the general public doesn't realize, there were many servicemen looking for him and all were in harms way. These...
Tags: Military, Kia, Bowe Bergdahl, Bergdahl, Maj Pain, Gar Read, Fidell, Col Jeffery R Nance Nance


Serviceberries....

They've survived the attacks of the birds and reached the point of what is, for me, palatable ripeness. Yesterday, I had one of my all-time best experiences of picking fruit and immediately eating it. Unlike some people I know, I have never made money as a fruit picker, and also unlike some people I know, I've never paid money to go out in somebody's pick-your-own-berries field. So my experience is limited. And — as you may know — my sense of taste is also limited, which makes me hesitate to ea...
Tags: Food, Photography, Law, Trees, Ann Althouse


Summer Essentials Checklist

Now that it is officially summer, it’s time to gear up for the warmer weather. Rothco has all of your summer essential items, right here! Take a look at our Summer Checklist: Shorts - From cargo to camo, we have so many styles to choose from.  Tank Tops - Suns out, guns out! Show off in our tank tops; perfect for hiking, fishing, the beach or a festival.  Boonie Hats - Keep the sun out of your eyes and your head dry with one of our many types of Boonie Hats (we have ove...
Tags: Summer, Sunglasses, Military, Shorts, Rothco, Rothco NY, Tank Tops, Boonie Hats, Hydration Gear, Rothco Summer Items, Tank Tops Suns


“Full of Sound and Covfefe”: The Trial of the Weird Sisters

“This is the single greatest witch hunt in Scotland’s history,” declared Deanne Maynard, counsel for the Weird Sisters. So began an evening of jokes perhaps best appreciated by a Washington, D.C., audience. Maynard battled former solicitor general Don Verrilli in the case of The Weird Sisters v. Kingdom of Scotland, based on Shakespeare’s “Macbeth.” The Sisters were challenging their death sentences for their alleged role in Macbeth’s murder of King Duncan before U.S. Supreme Court Justices Ruth...
Tags: Featured, Law, Washington, Scotland, United States, Shakespeare, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Macbeth, Srinivasan, Duncan, U S Supreme Court, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Lady Macbeth, Stephen G Breyer


Government responds in travel ban litigation

This morning to yesterday’s brief by the state of Hawaii, which urged the justices to stay out of the dispute over the March 6 executive order, often known as the “travel ban,” which put a hold on visas for travelers from six Muslim-majority countries. Although Hawaii argued yesterday that a June 14 memorandum by the president instructing federal agencies to begin a review of the procedures used to vet and approve visa applications undermined the rationale for the travel ban and eliminated any...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Hawaii, Muslim, Legal challenges to Trump's entry ban



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