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I remember when it became clear that Hillary Clinton was going to win the 2016 election.

I'm reading "It’s becoming clear that Trump won’t run in 2020" by Joe Scarborough. I mean, I'm reading the headline and laughing. It's on the most-read list at The Washington Post. It's what people want to read, and isn't that what fake news is all about, giving the people what they want (and getting them to want what you want them to want)?Okay, now I've read the article for you. Isn't that what blogging is all about? I'll give you what I think is the most substantive paragraph in support of th...
Tags: Law, Washington, Hillary Clinton, Trump, Joe Scarborough, Southern District of New York, Ann Althouse, George Papadopoulos, Trump troubles, 2020 Campaign, Trump drops out, Michael Flynn Rick Gates


Friday round-up

At AL.com, Kent Faulk reports that “Alabama on Thursday night executed 83-year-old Walter Leroy Moody for the 1989 pipe bombing death of a federal judge,” and that Moody “became the oldest inmate executed in the United States since the return of executions in the 1970s.” For The Washington Post, Mark Berman reports that “Moody unsuccessfully appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to stop the execution.” Courtney Lollar analyzes Wednesday’s argument in Lagos v. United States, which asks w...
Tags: Texas, Ge, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, Washington, Court, Alabama, America, West, United States, Williams, Harvard University, South Dakota, Hawaii


Best Car Insurance in South Carolina

From Charleston to Hilton Head Island, the cost of auto insurance in South Carolina varies based on a number of factors. Our research reveals the best car insurance in South Carolina based on a number of factors. Shopping around for auto insurance is something all drivers should do every six months or so. However, whether you’re buying your first policy, getting replacement coverage, or simply rate shopping, the process can be a bit confusing. It’s difficult to know exactly how much coverage yo...
Tags: Marketing, Insurance, DMV, Salem, John, South Carolina, Allstate, Joe, Charleston, North Charleston, Timmy, Sally, Palmetto State, Jane, GEICO, Bristol West


2 men and 2 women encounter the 1964-1966 display at the LBJ Library.

I took these 2 photos on April 13th, when we were in Austin, Texas.This is not a café post/open thread. I want to discuss the aspects of the 1960s on display here, the aura of creepy entombment, etc. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Museum, 1960s, Austin Texas, LBJ, LBJ Library, Ann Althouse


SCOTUS Map: April 2018

Could Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Clarence Thomas be the new Scalia/Ginsburg? At an April 3 lecture at Vanderbilt Law, Sotomayor mused that Thomas was the justice “with whom I probably disagree the most.” However, The Tennessean quoted Sotomayor as saying, “I can stand here and say that I just love the man as a person.” Additional coverage comes from Vanderbilt University News. The next day, Sotomayor gave remarks at NYU Law’s new Guarini Institute for Global Legal Studies, sharing the stage wi...
Tags: Hollywood, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Virginia, Chicago, Diane Von Furstenberg, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Tufts University, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Vanderbilt, Sotomayor, Stephen Breyer


Petitions to watch | Conference of April 20

In its conference of April 20, 2018, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether the Eighth Amendment requires an inmate to prove an adequate alternative method of execution when raising an as-applied challenge to the state’s proposed method of execution based on his rare and severe medical condition; whether the Supreme Court should overrule the “separate sovereigns” exception to the double jeopardy clause; and whether the Federal Arbitration Act forecloses a state-law in...
Tags: Florida, Hope, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Davis, Evans, Johnson, Smith, James, Frank, Robinson, Allen, Sims, Bauer


At the Bobblehead Café...

... you can say what you want.And use the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Dolls, Ann Althouse, Bobblehead Café


Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Vazquez v. Sessions 17-1304 Issue: Whether a conviction under a state criminal statute whose plain terms sweep in more conduct than a corresponding federal offense can be a categorical match with that federal offense. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Vazquez, Cases in the Pipeline


Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts

Oyez has posted the aligned audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States WesternGeco LLC v. ION Geophysical Corp. South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. Lamar, Archer & Cofrin, LLP v. Appling Lagos v. United States Washington v. United States The post Now available on Oyez: This week’s oral argument audio aligned with the transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, United States Washington, Oyez, Merits Cases, Wisconsin Central Ltd, United States WesternGeco LLC, ION Geophysical Corp South Dakota, Wayfair Inc Lamar Archer Cofrin LLP, Appling Lagos


The Interior Life and Excessive Work

Daily work has as its aim not merely our purification from the guilt of sin, nor just atonement to God; it must also contribute in its own sphere to the formation of a certain knowledge, certain virtues in the soul, and certain values of the spiritual life. In a word, it is a question of a special asceticism of our daily work. No external, physical, social, or educational work frees us from the need for spiritual work. The new duty, added to those that have gone before, cannot lessen the resourc...
Tags: Work, Featured, Religion, Society, John, Charles, Christ, Mary, Luke, Matt, Interior, Martha, Interior Life, Pierce, Mission Santa Barbara, Faith & Spirituality


"Over time, the obsession with terrariums faded, but it returned in the 1960s and ’70s..."

"... when the environmental movement—and hippies—burst onto the scene in America and the U.K. Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, published in 1962, revealed the toll of pollution on the environment and laid the groundwork for a movement that coalesced into the establishment of the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. Terrariums were the physical embodiment of that movement: little shrines encapsulating the fragility of nature. These terrariums were mostly homemade, using a fishbowl or another sort of ...
Tags: Art, Law, America, Fish, Plants, Environmentalism, 1970s, Rachel Carson, Ann Althouse, Interior Decoration, Hippies, Tiara Casa


Speeding Tickets: Can You Defer a Speeding in a School Zone Ticket

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of Washington. I was ticketed today for going 25 in a school zone. Barry Lewis wrote: "paragraph (3) states: (3) A person found to have committed any infraction relating to speed restrictions within a school or playground speed zone shall be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended. That last sentence means you cannot even "mitigate" a sch...
Tags: Law, Washington, Barry, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Benton County, Barry Lewis


Google Adwords: 8 Tips to Amplify Your ROI on PPC Ads

The following article appeared in the most recent issue of Attorney at Law Magazine: Adwords or pay-per-click advertising (PPC) for law firms can really pay off for lead generation, but only if you know what you’re doing. Eighty percent of the most expensive Google PPC keywords are related to the legal profession, so you want to be sure you are putting your money into PPC efforts that can yield the best results. Here are the top eight tips that will enable you to create PPC Adwords campaigns fo...
Tags: Google, Law, Ppc, Google Adwords, Ppc Advertising, Ctr, Google PPC, PPC AdWords, Display Network Display, Broad Match


A sequence of museum rooms.

Photos from the Blanton Art Museum on the University of Texas Austin campus. The picture at the right in the first photo is Andy Warhol's portrait of Farrah Fawcett. In the second and third photo, the "Blue Woman in Black Chair" is by George Segal. The brownish squares on the right of the bottom photo is "Synecdoche" by Byron Kim. The painting all the way in the back in the first photo is "Painter and Loid Struggle for Soul Control" by Trenton Doyle Hancock.IN THE COMMENTS: FWBuff said, "I...
Tags: Art, Photography, Texas, Law, Museums, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Bob, Andy, Union Square, University of Texas, Fawcett, Farrah, Rupert, Neal, Ryan O Neal


Here’s How Lawyers Can Demystify Legal Technology

Here is this week's Daily Record column. My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Here’s How Lawyers Can Demystify Legal Technology In last week’s column, I shared an assortment of online resources that lawyers can use to stay on top of legal technology. It’s not an easy task, given the rapid pace of technological change. Not surprisingly, that’s why some lawyers ignore technology altogether: it’s overwhelming for them to even consider learning about emerging technologie...
Tags: New York, Law, Web/Tech, Rochester, Bar, Aba, Rochester New York, Monroe County, Allison Shields, Jim Calloway, Daily Record--Legal Currents Column, Law & Technology, NBlack, Nicole Black, West Thomson, Law Practice Committee


At the Pedernales Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.And think of buying a little something for yourself through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.The photo was taken on April 14th at Pedernales State Park in Texas, where people seem to love walking on those rocks, which could suddenly turn into a killer waterfall, we were warned. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Texas, Law, Landscapes, Ann Althouse, Althouse Portal to Amazon, Pedernales Café, Pedernales State Park


"Orthodox and other dox."

The word "dox" came up in the comments, here, so I looked it up in the Oxford English Dictionary, which was useless in defining the present-day verb, but amusing on the subject of the old noun (click to enlarge): [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Language, Ann Althouse


Petitions of the day

The petition of the days are: Apodaca v. Raemisch 17-1284 Issue: Whether clearly established Eighth Amendment law permits prison officials to permanently deprive a prisoner in solitary confinement of outdoor exercise without a security rationale. Lowe v. Raemisch 17-1289 Issue: Whether clearly established Eighth Amendment law permits prison officials to permanently deprive a prisoner in solitary confinement of outdoor exercise without a security rationale. The post Petitions of t...
Tags: Law, Lowe, Apodaca, Cases in the Pipeline, Raemisch


Speeding Tickets: Speeding in a School Zone - Possible to Defer

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of Washington. I was ticketed today for going 25 in a school zone. Barry Lewis wrote: "paragraph (3) states: (3) A person found to have committed any infraction relating to speed restrictions within a school or playground speed zone shall be assessed a monetary penalty equal to twice the penalty assessed under RCW 46.63.110. This penalty may not be waived, reduced, or suspended. That last sentence means you cannot even "mitigate" a sch...
Tags: Law, Washington, Barry, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Benton County, Barry Lewis


Earth Day Updates - Rothco's Solar Project

Rothco has begun Phase Two of our Solar Project! The panels have arrived and are in the process of being put into place and set up - you can see more in the pictures below! Rothco's solar project is a massive undertaking that has been going on over the past year. Once it is officially complete, Rothco will be one of the largest corporate facilities on Long Island collecting solar energy. Solar Panels Being Delivered to the Rothco Corporate Office & Warehouse As Earth Day approaches th...
Tags: Going Green, Military, Solar Energy, Solar, Long Island, Earth Day, Green Energy, Rothco, Rothco NY, Rothco goes solar, Rothco Corporate Office Warehouse


“Fort Bragg chaplain facing reprimand in same-sex case”

“Fort Bragg chaplain facing reprimand in same-sex case”: Drew Brooks of The Fayetteville (N.C.) Observer has this report. In addition, the newspaper has published an editorial titled “A clash of faith and LGBT rights at Fort Bragg.”
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Fort Bragg, Drew Brooks, Fayetteville N C Observer


Newsflash: "Touch DNA" doesn't necessarily require touching

Grits has discussed problems with DNA mixture evidence - particularly regarding so-called "touch DNA" - at some length. But conversations in Texas about the math have ignored an even bigger problem raised in this Wired magazine article: Touch DNA from an individual can be transferred to places to which the suspect has never been.  The featured case involved an innocent man whose DNA wound up under the fingernails of a murder victim. But the crime was committed while he was hospitalized and cou...
Tags: Texas, Law, Dna, Jeff Sessions, Gritsforbreakfast, Forensic Errors, Trump Administration, Texas Forensic Science Commission


Is a Secured Lender Entitled to the Return of Property In-Kind

My question involves bankruptcy in the state of: LA Lender L loans Borrower B the purchase price of widgets. B signs an authentic security agreement granting L a security interest in those widgets at the time of purchase. B is in possession of the widgets. B files Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Trustee T is assigned to administer B's bankruptcy estate. T is in possession of the widgets. Is L entitled to the return of the widgets in-kind? Or is T entitled to liquidate the widgets and return only t...
Tags: Law, Bankruptcy Law, LA Lender L


ABA Provides Guidance on Required Disclosure of Attorney Errors

By Josh Rich -- On April 17th, the American Bar Association provided a formal opinion regarding the requirement that attorneys disclose errors to clients. Its opinion was based on Rule 1.4 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct, which governs communications with clients. The ABA concluded that attorneys have a duty to disclose material errors to clients, but no duty to disclose errors to former clients. In this context, an error is material if a disinterested attorney would believe that the ...
Tags: Law, Miscellaneous, American Bar Association, Aba, Patent Docs, Josh Rich


“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: ‘Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution.'”

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: ‘Why Congress Matters: The Collective Congress in the Structural Constitution.'” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.
Tags: Law, Congress, Uncategorized, D C Circuit Review, Aaron Nielson, Yale Journal


Homeowners Associations: Homeowner's Association Was Not Fully Set Up

My question involves real estate located in the State of: South Carolina. Hello all. When I bought my home it was made known that there was no HOA. However, due to some things that have come up involving a vacant parcel, I have learned there actually was supposed to be one. According to documents I have received from the county deeds department there were actually four separate declarations filed, with a later amendment filed on only the 4th of the 5 total phases of the development. From what I ...
Tags: Law, South Carolina, Hoa, State, Real Estate Ownership And Title, Homeowner s Association


"Each winter, for close to a century now, hundreds of Amish and Mennonite families have travelled from their homes in icy quarters of the U.S. and Canada to Pinecraft, a small, sunny neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida."

"Arriving on chartered buses specializing in the transportation of 'Plain people' from areas such as Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Holmes County, Ohio, they rent modest bungalows and stay for weeks, or sometimes months, at a time. It’s vacation.... [W]ithout barns to raise or cows to milk or scrapple to prepare, the typically stringent rules of Anabaptist life are somewhat suspended in Pinecraft.... Earrings, usually forbidden, can be seen glittering from beneath white bonnets, and houses are out...
Tags: Travel, Photography, Law, Dogs, Horses, Canada, Farming, New Yorker, Cows, The New Yorker, Sarasota Florida, Lancaster Pennsylvania, Pinecraft, Ann Althouse, Holmes County Ohio, Amish


Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion For Auto Insurance Scandal, Mortgage Misdeeds

Wells Fargo is getting slammed with all kinds of penalties over shady business practices. Currently prohibited from growing its business as investigators look into its practices, the bank is restructured itself after it was implicated in widespread auto insurance and mortgage lending abuse in the summer of 2017. It’s also still coping with an earlier […] The post Wells Fargo Fined $1 Billion For Auto Insurance Scandal, Mortgage Misdeeds appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Banks, Government, Insurance, Scams, Autos, Fines, Law And Order, Scandals, Wells Fargo, Auto Insurance, News Blog, Crime & Punishment, Wells Fargo Fined


Rescue tortoise.

The 90-pound beast was found in San Diego County after it fell off a wall — "escaping a dog." The county spent $4,000 repairing its broken shell (with "screws, zip ties and denture material"). [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Turtles, San Diego County, Ann Althouse


DNC Files Straight Up RICO Charges Against Trump Campaign, Russia, and Wikileaks

In case you've forgotten, the Democratic National Committee was actually burglarized, and nobody has yet been held accountable.
Tags: Crime, Law, Russia, Dnc, Wikileaks, Donald Trump, Trump, Democratic National Committee, Rico, Russia Investigation



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