At the Bicycle Café...

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Tags: Photography, Law, Biking, Cafe, Ann Althouse, Althouse Amazon Portal

House Passage of Flood Bill Critical Step Toward Reauthorization, Reform

Washington, D.C. – November 14, 2017 ( With less than a month left before the National Flood Insurance Program expires, the National Association of Realtors® is applauding the House of Representatives for passing what NAR believes is smart, much-needed support for the program. “Realtors® know first-hand what happens when the NFIP expires, and it isn’t good for consumers, businesses or our communities” said NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall, a sixth-generation Realtor® from Columbia...
Tags: Real Estate, Congress, Washington, Senate, Insurance, Radio, House Of Representatives, Flood, NAR, Columbia Missouri, National Association of Realtors, Real Estate News, Mendenhall, National Flood Insurance Program, Voice for Real Estate is America, NFIP

Friday round-up

Briefly: In the National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle reports that Fane Lozman “has been a thorn in the side of the city council of Riviera Beach, Florida, for more than a decade[, a]nd now—for the second time in five years—his legal battles with the city have captured the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court.” At Bloomberg Law, Kimberly Robinson reports that “[a]n untimely recusal from Justice Elena Kagan has placed the U.S. Supreme Court’s ethics rules—or t...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Bloomberg, Liberty, Round-up, U S Supreme Court, Phillips, Cato, Cato Institute, David Boyle, Elena Kagan, Garza, SAS Institute Inc, Marcia Coyle

Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 2: The New Yorker.

The New Yorker, Disappointment....(Click to enlarge.) The New Yorker front page has an especially minimal look right now, and the headline on Franken — "Al Franken, Disappointment/The Democratic senator’s straight shooting contained other, darker secrets" — is accompanied by a harshly lit black and white photo (showing a tragic man so different from the smiling, breast-groping Franken we saw everywhere else). The key word is "disappointment." We had such hopes for you, Al, the New Yorker says. T...
Tags: Comedy, Sleep, Law, Senate, Disney, Metaphor, Conversation, Snl, New Yorker, Al Franken, Stuart, The New Yorker, Apologies, Gore, Trump, Anne Frank

Advantage Blinds Provide Great Options for Hunters

Advantage Blinds USA -( While many hunters know that permanent hunting blinds can be very comfortable, they also picture blinds that are made of old plywood, are hard to see out of, and might not be safe if they are a couple of seasons old.If you're dismissing rigid-sided hunting blinds because that's what you think they are like, you should take some time to check out the flexibility and options available in modern blinds like those made by Advantage Hunting.Advantage Hunting ma...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Hunting, Blind, Whitetail, Hunting Blinds, Advantage Blinds, Whitetail Blind, Advantage Blinds USA Ammoland, Advantage Hunting Advantage Hunting, Advantage Hunting Blind

Justices release January calendar

Today the Supreme Court released the calendar for its January sitting, which begins on January 8. The justices will kick off the new year with not one but two interstate disputes over water: Texas v. New Mexico, involving the apportionment of the waters of the Rio Grande River, and Florida v. Georgia, involving the allocation of the waters of the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin. Tuesday, January 9, the second day of the sitting, also features a common theme: the Fourth Amendment. In...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Virginia, Georgia, Bank Of America, United States, Ohio, New Mexico, Louisiana, Air Force, Martin Luther King, Hall, Collins

Meet the sheriff who threatened to arrest someone for anti-Trump sticker on their car

Troy E. Nehls is the sheriff in Fort Bend County, Texas. Troy here thinks that it's illegal to have a "Fuck Trump" sticker on your truck, and called on the public to track down the owner so they could be threatened with a disorderly conduct charge. "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359," he wrote on Facebook. "If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informe...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Law, Cops, Karen, Rights, Trump, John Healey, Healey, Picks, Morons, Nehls, Troy E Nehls, Fort Bend County Texas Troy, Houston Chronicle Worse for Nehls

Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 3: Good.

The news about Al Franken has not yet arrived for processing at Good (which really is one of my bookmarks). The front page looks like this right now:(Click to enlarge.)Good is... oh, what the hell is Good Magazine? I've forgotten. Here's a 2007 NPR piece "Magazine Makes 'Good'" ("So it's actually pretty nervy for a group of 20-somethings with a vision to create a magazine about social, political and environmental issues to name their magazine Good.")Could you bring yourself to click on "9 Other ...
Tags: Law, Npr, People Magazine, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, Al Franken, Blake Shelton, Brett, Shelton, Good magazine, Ann Althouse, Masculine Beauty, Al Franken Accuser Leeann Tweeden

Can You Be Charged with Trespassing for Jumping a Fence That Was Unlawfully Installed

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"Senator Al Franken Kissed and Groped Me Without My Consent, And There’s Nothing Funny About It."

"In December of 2006, I embarked on my ninth USO Tour to entertain our troops, my eighth to the Middle East since the 9/11 attacks," writes Leeann Tweeden, a morning news anchor on TalkRadio 790 KABC in Los Angeles, writing on the TalkRadio 790 KABC website. When I saw the script, Franken had written a moment when his character comes at me for a ‘kiss’... On the day of the show Franken... said to me, “We need to rehearse the kiss.” I laughed and ignored him... He continued to insist, and I was b...
Tags: Comedy, Law, California, US, Los Angeles, Rape, Middle East, Army, Kissing, Sexual Harassment, New York Magazine, Al Franken, KABC, Congressional, Lesley, Jackie Speier

Understaffing at Texas prisons and the implications for decarceration

Your correspondent was quoted in a page one article in the Houston Chronicle today, "Mass exodus of Texas prison guards leaves some units understaffed," about guard shortages at Texas prisons, a topic that Grits has covered for many years. (The author, Keri Blakinger, is new to the Chronicle and the beat, so cut her a little slack for being late to the party; she got here as quickly as she could.)Statewide, the turnover rate among prison guards was 28 percent last year, but at some units it was ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Mitchell, Houston Chronicle, Legislature, Estelle, Richards, Henson, Texas Senate, Ann Richards, Chronicle, Dawson, Ruiz, DALHART, Legislative Budget Board, Gritsforbreakfast

Managing the ’emotional property’ that comes with consumer generated intellectual property (CGIP)?

The following guest post comes from Business Prof. Ian McCarthy and is based upon his is based on the research article: CGIP: Managing consumer-generated intellectual property.  Although I don’t like the label of “Emotional Property” the concepts presented here make sense. – DC  by Ian McCarthy Traditionally, firms have produced goods and services, and consumers have consumed or used them. However, consumers are not only using and consuming, but also increasingly creating products, services and ...
Tags: Amazon, Law, Youtube, CS, Sony, Chris Brown, George Hotz, Patent, Mccarthy, Pitt, Kevin, Jill, Ian McCarthy, California Management Review, CGIP, Intellectual Property CGIP

Meet the sheriff who threatened to arrest someone for having an anti-Trump sticker on their car

Troy E. Nehls is the sheriff in Fort Bend County, Texas. Troy here thinks that it's illegal to have a "Fuck Trump" sticker on your truck, and called on the public to track down the owner so they could be threatened with a disorderly conduct charge. "I have received numerous calls regarding the offensive display on this truck as it is often seen along FM 359," he wrote on Facebook. "If you know who owns this truck or it is yours, I would like to discuss it with you. Our Prosecutor has informe...
Tags: Facebook, Post, News, Law, Cops, Karen, Rights, Trump, John Healey, Healey, Morons, Nehls, Troy E Nehls, Fort Bend County Texas Troy, Houston Chronicle Worse for Nehls

My top 10 podcasts

Mysteries, the law and movies: podcasts for everyone by @Lihsa A quick post: I'm not feeling very well--Houston allergies. Fun fact: if you move to Houston, you will develop allergies within 2 years of moving here. Because it is abnormally warm, allergy cycles are accelerating. Tomorrow it is going to be 84 degrees Fahrenheit with 71% humidity. Ugh. Nevertheless, the post must go on. Today's topic? Podcasts. Here's a quick and dirty list of the podcasts I'm currently obsessed with: S-Town ...
Tags: Podcast, Hollywood, Podcasts, Law, Alabama, New York Times, Npr, John, Houston, Craig Williams, Bob Ambrogi, Ira Glass, Lihsa, Daily My Favorite Murder S Town, America Ira, Shankar Vendatam

Report Shows 101.6 Million Americans Participated in Hunting, Fishing

Report Shows 101.6 Million Americans Participated in Hunting, Fishing WASHINGTON, D.C. -( The U.S. Department of the Interior announced a new report by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that shows that 101.6 million Americans—40 percent of the U.S. population 16 years old and older—participated in wildlife-related activities in 2016, such as hunting, fishing and wildlife-watching.The survey illustrates gains in wildlife watching—particularly around the home—and fishing, with mod...
Tags: Guns, United States, Hunting, Great Lakes, Trump, Mississippi River, Wildlife Service, Zinke, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, David Allen, U S Department of the Interior, Greg Sheehan, U S Bureau of the Census, Hunting News, Rmef, Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation

Pentagon mass surveillance slurped up the world's social media traffic; then they dumped it on a publicly accessible Amazon cloud server

The Upguard Cyber Risk Team has found three Department of Defense mass-storage "buckets" on Amazon that are world-viewable, containing 1.8 billion of social media posts that the DoD scraped from social media over 8 years as part of its global surveillance program. (more…)
Tags: Amazon, Post, News, Department Of Defense, Surveillance, Military, Leaks, Pentagon, Dod, Reckless Endangerment, Chewbacca Ate Mah Bukkit, Gross Incompetence, Vendorx, Upguard Cyber Risk Team

The New Yorker's David Remnick writes "Brownmiller’s treatment of the Emmett Till case reads today as morally oblivious...."

That's in "The Weinstein Moment and the Trump Presidency/The producer and other powerful men are facing repercussions for their alleged abusive behavior. Will the President?," a short essay that begins with a section on Susan Brownmiller's extremely influential 1975 book "Against Our Will: Men, Women, and Rape." Brownmiller's memorable thesis is summed up by Remnick:“Man’s discovery that his genitalia could serve as a weapon to generate fear,” she wrote, “must rank as one of the most important d...
Tags: Law, Etiquette, New York City, America, Feminism, Rape, Sexual Harassment, New Yorker, Cleaver, Emmett Till, Trump, Angela Davis, Des Moines, Weinstein, David Remnick, Remnick

Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Medrano-Arzate v. May 17-601 Issue: Whether a plaintiff can state a cognizable claim for municipal liability under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 for the deprivation of a citizen’s substantive due process rights without alleging that the employee who carried out the municipal policy also acted with a constitutionally culpable state of mind. The post Petition of the day appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Law, Cases in the Pipeline, Medrano Arzate

The Rise of Smartphone-Fueled, Social-Media-Addicted Smartphone Zombies

Yesterday, I had the opportunity to speak to the IASA Northeastern Conference on a favorite topic of mine of late — Privacy and Data Breaches in the workplace. Of course, that sounds kinda of boring. So my presentation is actually called the title of this post: “The Rise of Smartphone Fueled, Social Media Addicted Workplace Zombies.” Much catchier right? Speaking before the Insurance Accounting & Systems Association (IASA) Northeastern Chapter at their 54th Annual Regional Conference was great f...
Tags: Law, IASA Northeastern Conference, Insurance Accounting Systems Association IASA, ADNET Worksmart, IASA

Donald Trump will re-legalize importing endangered elephants' ivory and severed heads

The Trump administration will reverse the Obama-era prohibition on importing taxidermied elephant heads and tusks from endangered wild African elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia. (more…)
Tags: Post, Corruption, News, Obama, Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Hunting, Donald Trump, Trumpism, Trump, Endangered Elephants

Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 5: The Nation.

The front page of The Nation is ready to impeach Donald Trump but eager to help Al Franken:The Franken article, by Joan Walsh, is, "What Should Democrats Do About Al Franken?/With work, Franken can and should survive this story of his past bad behavior. But if there are more tales like this, he’s probably history." Walsh obviously loves Franken, and she's open about it. She "loved" his "hilarious" book and says it made her want him to run for President. She admits to having a "huge double standa...
Tags: Law, Donald Trump, Al Franken, Trump, Nichols, Walsh, Moore, The Nation, Joan Walsh, Franken, Ann Althouse, John Nichols, Emotional Politics, Impeachment, Trump troubles, Walsh Nichols

USMC Buys In to Swedish Carl Gustaf Tank-Busting Recoilless Rifle

The United States Marine Corps is following in the US Army in the procurement of the Saab M3A1 MAAWS (Multi-Role Anti-Armor/Anti-Personnel Weapon System) recoilless rifle. The M3A1 is a lightweight multipurpose explosive projector weapon which can engage targets at much longer ranges than weapons currently in service with the USMC. The previous MAAWS version, the heavier M3, has been […] Read More … The post USMC Buys In to Swedish Carl Gustaf Tank-Busting Recoilless Rifle appeared first on The...
Tags: Guns, Military, Army, Dragon, Missile, US Army, Saab, M4, Misc, Usmc, RR, United States Marine Corps, Bazooka, At, Carl Gustav, M3

Need Wheels? Armored Car For Sale at Atlantic Firearms

  Looking for a new car? Want something… Different? How about, say, an armored car? Well among their catalog of AK clones, AR-15s, pistols and other assorted firearms, Atlantic has recently listed for sale a Fox armored reconnaissance vehicle. Of course, nothing good in life is free, and if you want this Fox to be yours […] Read More … The post Need Wheels? Armored Car For Sale at Atlantic Firearms appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Tags: News, Guns, Defense, Car, Fox, Atlantic, Military, Army, Truck, Hunting, Tank, Automatic, Misc, New Product, Daily News, Cannon

Warren Prairie, Arkansas: A Place of Recovery

Warren Prairie, Arkansas: A Place of Recovery USA -( The pre-hunt meeting at Warren Prairie Natural Area Wildlife Management Area seemed fairly typical on the surface. Everyone met at the rally point at noon on Monday, Nov. 6, to go over the background of the day’s hunt and enjoy a cookout of hamburgers and chips.But as the five men selected for the special permit hunt began to speak, it was obvious that the routine appearance belied the true nature of the event, and the men taki...
Tags: Facebook, Guns, Arkansas, Marine Corps, Hunting, Rice, Cartwright, Monticello, Michael Cartwright, Terry Thompson, Bagdad, Missouri Kansas Oklahoma, U S Army Air Force, Conservation News, Arkansas Game & Fish Commission, National Wild Turkey Federation

SCOTUS Map: October and November 2017

Justice Breyer embarked on a NAFTA tour this past month. On October 11, Fordham Law School honored Justice Anthony Kennedy with the 2017 Fordham-Stein Prize, which is given annually to “an individual whose work embodies the highest standards of the legal profession.” According to Fordham News, the justice took the opportunity to say a few words about the promises and perils of the internet: The cyber age is changing not only our technical world but how we think about who we are. And we’re not ...
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Petitions to watch | Conference of November 21

In its conference of November 21, 2017, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether Congress possesses plenary power over Indian affairs and, if so, whether the plenary power expands the Indian commerce clause to authorize the displacement of state rights to territorial integrity; and whether, given the petitioner’s credible evidence that a juror voted for the death penalty because the petitioner is a “nigger,” the lower court erred in ruling that he failed to make “a subs...
Tags: New York, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Colorado, Kentucky, Alabama, United States, Missouri, Sykes, Sellers, Foster, Floyd, U S Court of Appeals, Alabama Supreme Court, 11th Circuit

Thursday round-up

For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “[w]hen a Colorado ‘cake artist’ who refuses to serve same-sex weddings brings his case to the Supreme Court next month [in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission], he’ll have a tight-knit fraternity of florists, bakers and memory makers in his corner,” hoping for “potential salvation” after “a nearly unbroken string of defeats at the hands of human rights commissions and local, state and federal courts.” At Take Care, Jim Oleske pushes ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, California, Washington Post, Court, Liberty, Arizona, SEC, Usa Today, Illinois, Round-up, Sonia Sotomayor, Lewis, Richard Wolf, U S Patent and Trademark Office

Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 1: New York Magazine.

It's hard to keep up with the sexual harassment news, as women (and men!) suddenly speak up about things that have happened over the years, but yesterday's bombshell on Franken blew up this week's narrative, which was all about killing Roy Moore and getting Trump to trip over his dead body. The politically defunct Bill Clinton was strategically deployed to ensure Trump's downfall. It was easy to see that the liberal media had a narrative they were pretty excited about. And then comes Al, too big...
Tags: New York, Kim Kardashian, Law, Senate, Alabama, Journalism, Gop, Signs, Bill Clinton, Harvey Weinstein, Kardashian, Sylvester Stallone, Sexual Harassment, New York Magazine, Al Franken, Trump

SCOTUS for law students: The roles of the chief justice

When Chief Justice John Roberts takes his place in the middle seat on the bench, he is performing his most visible and widely known duty: presiding over the Supreme Court. But the chief justice also has a number of other roles, both within the judiciary and outside the court. Roberts acted in one of those roles a month ago, when he named several new chairs of committees of the Judicial Conference of the United States, the policymaking arm of the federal judiciary. Consisting of the chief judges ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, White House, Barack Obama, United States, Bill Clinton, Smithsonian, Wisconsin, National Mall, Donald Trump, Trump, Antonin Scalia

Navy admits its pilot sky-wrote a giant cloud-wiener

A spokesman from Naval Air Station Whidbey Island in Ault Field, WA, said of the unnamed crew behind the giant sky-dong, "we find this absolutely unacceptable, of zero training value and we are holding the crew accountable." (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Navy, Washington, Military, Aviation, Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Sky-dongs, Top Nad, Ault Field WA

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