Five models of peer review: a guide

Identity is inherently entwined within the peer review process by virtue of the numerous models available, which results in varying levels of anonymity for individuals involved in the process. This blog post looks at five peer review models currently in use, describing what they mean for authors, reviewers and editors, and examines the various benefits and consequences of each. Single Anonymised Peer Review We start with the most commonly used and well-established peer review model. In Single An...
Tags: Books, Featured, Law, History, Journals, Peer Review, Social Sciences, Oxford University Press, Science & Medicine, Arts & Humanities, Peer Review Week, Publons, Triple Anonymised Peer Review Journals

"Understanding Drug Sentencing" conference feature keynote with former AG Eric Holder and Piper Kerman

After pandemic delays in the hope we could do an in-person event, I am a bit sad that a conference organized by the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center and the Academy for Justice now set for October 7-8, 2021, is still going to have to be on-line.  But, of course, the upside is that everyone all over the country and the world can now attend this event formally titled "Understanding Drug Sentencing and its Contributions to Mass Punishment." The main event page is here, with this overview: Join t...
Tags: Law, Research, United States, Criminal Justice, Southern District of Ohio, Eric H Holder Jr, Douglas A Berman, Piper Kerman, Maureen O'Connor, AG Eric Holder, Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Academy for Justice, Algenon L Marbley

House passes bill to protect abortion rights in response to the Supreme Court leaving Texas' 6-week ban in place

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks at a news conference on the "Women's Health Protection Act," on September 24, 2021, outside the US Capitol in Washington DC. - The act would establish a federally protected right to abortion access. SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images The House on Friday passed legislation that would protect abortion rights. The move came in response to a strict Texas abortion law that took effect on September 1. The bill faces an unlikely...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, Pregnancy, US, Trends, Legislation, Joe Biden, Washington Dc, House

Baltimore Aerial Surveillance: What Canada Can Take From the Recent Decision

On June 24, 2021, in Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle v Baltimore Police Department,[1] the US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit On Rehearing En Blanc decided that Baltimore’s use of an aerial surveillance pilot program violated the Fourth Amendment.[2] The court remanded the matter for further proceedings consistent with the opinion. In this article, I describe the technology that was used in Baltimore, review what transpired leading up to the decision, explain the decision, and suggest in...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Program, Canada, United States, Cctv, Air, Baltimore, Legal Technology, Gregory, Fourth Circuit, Baltimore City, Carpenter, US Court of Appeals, Baltimore Police Department, Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada

Another New Law: Additional Lactation Room Requirements for Connecticut Employers

As I continue a deeper dive into new Connecticut employment laws, Public Act 21-27 adds three new parameters for the existing requirement that an employer provide a lactation room or other location in the workplace for a mother to express her milk. Previously, Conn. Gen. Stat. § 31-40w only required that such room or location be private, in close proximity to the work area, and not a toilet stall. Beginning October 1 and absent undue hardship, such room or location must also: be free from intru...
Tags: Work, Storage, Law, Pregnancy, Breast, Breastfeeding, Connecticut, Milk, Mother, Private, Bathroom, Electrical, Outlet, Express, Refrigerator, Laws and Regulations

How to steal all the money in an ATM

In this footage, the secret of successfully stealing all the money in an ATM is revealed by thieves near Derry in Northern Ireland. It makes up for its lack of elegance and subtlety by ensuring, without question, that you leave with all the money in the ATM. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, Video, Crime, News, Law, Northern Ireland, Derry, Howto, Thefts

WIRTW #597: the “Sorry Antivaxxer” edition

If you've visited me on LinkedIn or Twitter (and if we're not connected on both, please fix that immediately), you may have noticed I describe myself in my bios as the "Master of Workplace Schadenfreude." What is Schadenfreude? It's a German word that is most commonly translated as "enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others." My research, however, reveals that it has as many as four different potential philosophical underpinnings, which I've synthesized as the following: Taking joy in some...
Tags: Law, Los Angeles, Bloomberg, Cbs, CBP, Biden, Joe, Campbell Soup, Eric Meyer, Jon Hyman, Coke Kellogg, Engadget HD Group, WKYC Vaccine, EntertainHR Employer

Abortion providers in Texas are asking the Supreme Court to quickly review the state's new abortion law

Abortion rights activist gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against the recent abortion laws passed across the country in recent weeks NurPhoto via Getty Images Texas abortion providers asked the Supreme Court to quickly consider the state's new anti-abortion law. "This chaos must come to an end, and that is why we are going back to the Supreme Court today," a president of an abortion clinic said. The Supreme Court previously declined a request to block the Texas law, w...
Tags: Politics, Texas, News, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Women, Pregnancy, Trends, Joe Biden, Doctors, Abortion, Ban, Department Of Justice, Center For Reproductive Rights, Miller

The western view at 6:52 a.m.

Talk about whatever you want in the comments. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

Prepare This National Preparedness Month with Building a Bug Out Bag

In honor of #NationalPreparednessMonth , we are highlighting a “bug out bag” which is a survival kit designed to sustain you to your destination once you’ve decided to get out of dodge in the event of an unexpected evacuation. A #BOB can also be a source of vital supplies if you need to shelter-in-place.  There are many essential items you might want to consider when building yours, including: Water Food Tools  Navigation First-Aide Shelter Weapons Clothing Fire And of course the ba...
Tags: Military, Emergency, Bob, Survival, Rothco, National Preparedness Month, Rothco NY, Preparedness, Bug Out Bag

Larger Employers Face New Notification Obligation to Employees

As I’ve been going over this week, employers have a lot of new obligations under Connecticut law. This next one is pretty arcane. (In fact it was on line 12415 of page 408 of the budget implementer bill). Here’s the new rule: Effective December 1, 2021 (and annually through December 1, 2024), any employer in Connecticut with 100 or more employees must notify any Connecticut residents about whether such employer offers to employees an “education assistance program” under federal law. If it doe...
Tags: Education, Law, Program, Report, Connecticut, Employees, 100, Reporting, Employer, December, Human Resources (HR) Compliance, Laws and Regulations, Wage & Hour, Manager & HR Pro’s Resource Center, Notification, Resident

Texas abortion providers ask court to rule now on challenge to abortion ban

Telling the justices that “Texas is in crisis,” the abortion providers challenging Texas’ ban on nearly all abortions in the state , asking the court to weigh in on the law’s unusual enforcement scheme without waiting for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit to first issue a final ruling in the case. The request came just over three weeks after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision, declined to block the law from going into effect, instead sending the case back to the lower courts. Thu...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Planned Parenthood, John Roberts, Howe, Fifth Circuit, U S Court of Appeals, Casey, Elena Kagan, 5th Circuit, Kevin Russell, Cases in the Pipeline, Stephen Breyer Sonia Sotomayor

Judge, Jury, And Executioner — See Also

A Side Hustle Is One Thing, But This Is A Terrible Idea: Especially when people's lives -- not to mention justice -- are on the line. When Will You Have To Go Back To The Office? Who's to say, really? Do You Understand The Constitution Better Than Jonathan Turley? Sure hope so! Cleaning House: After Biglaw bullying allegations. Stealing From Biglaw Doesn't Pay Off: Not with a 7.5-year sentence.
Tags: Law, Jonathan Turley, See Also

Roads decimate West Africa’s chimpanzee population

The species face mounting pressure from roads and infrastructure development in Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Mali, Senegal and Sierra Leone The post appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Environment, Sierra Leone, West Africa, Hunting, Top Six, Critically Endangered Species, Geographic Range, Road-effect Zone, Wild Western Chimpanzee

The morning read for Thursday, Sept. 23

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Thursday morning read: How the Supreme Court crafted its Roe v. Wade decision and what it means today (Joan Biskupic, CNN) What Sandra Day O’Connor Stood For on the Supreme Court (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times) The Supreme Court Ruling That Stopped Larry Nassar’s Victims From Gett...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Round-up, Sandra Day O'Connor, Joan Biskupic, Larry Nassar, U S Supreme Court Lawrence Hurley Reuters, Victoria Nourse Slate Megan Rapinoe, Stephen Breyer Jay Willis Balls

Friday Jobs Roundup

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Current postings on Slaw Jobs: Senior Specialist, Marketing Projects (Full-time) | Calgary, AB or Vancouver, BC (Bennett Jones) The post Friday Jobs Roundup ...
Tags: Law, CALGARY AB, Slaw, Friday Jobs Roundup, Vancouver BC Bennett Jones

The morning read for Friday, Sept. 24

Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at [email protected] Here’s the Friday morning read: Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court for Fast Review of Texas Ban (Adam Liptak, The New York Times) The Supreme Court has only itself to blame (Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post) Public approval of Supreme Court hits a new low in US, Gallup poll finds (Bailey Ald...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Mark Joseph Stern, Jennifer Rubin, Michael Dorf Dorf, Washington Post Public approval of Supreme Court, US Gallup, Bailey Aldridge McClatchy

George Mason to preview Supreme Court cases with significant economic implications

On Friday, Sept. 24, at 12 p.m. EDT, the Law & Economics Center at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School will host a virtual event titled “Civil Justice Preview of the Supreme Court’s 2021-2022 Term.” It will examine cases where economic analysis is involved or significant economic consequences are at stake. The event will feature John Beisner (partner at Skadden) and Robert Peck (president of the Center for Constitutional Litigation), and will be moderated by Donald Kochan (profess...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, George Mason, Skadden, Robert Peck, Law Economics Center, George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School, Event Announcements, John Beisner, Donald Kochan, Civil Justice Preview of the Supreme Court, Center for Constitutional Litigation

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis told the Elizabeth Holmes jury that 'there came a point when I didn't know what to believe'

Former Defense Secretary James Mattis in 2017. Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin James Mattis took the stand Wednesday in Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes' fraud trial. He said he invested $85,000 in Theranos and shared details about its military pilot project. The former defense secretary also said Holmes was his "sole" source of information about Theranos. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former US Defense Secretary James Mattis has revealed how much he invested in t...
Tags: Defense, US, Trends, Military, Wall Street Journal, Theranos, Elizabeth Holmes, Holmes, Edison, Mattis, Tech Insider, Sarah Jackson, James Mattis, Elizabeth Holmes trial, Jacquelyn Martin James Mattis, Theranos Mattis

More police won't help with Austin's biggest public-safety threats

Let's talk for a moment about public safety in Austin.The argument for Prop A - the GOP-backed initiative to force the city of Austin to hire 500+ more police officers - is premised on the notion that Texas' capital has become uniquely dangerous as a result of the city council's anti-law enforcement policies. Local media have doubled down on this meme, touting Austin's "record" number of homicides while downplaying the fact that we're now a city of a million people and the record was set 40 year...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Gop, Fort Worth, EMS, UT, Lubbock, Spelman, Austin Police, Gritsforbreakfast, Tony Plohetski, LBJ School, Brian Manley, Joe Chacon, Bill Spelman

At Kurt's Kaffe...

... you can write about anything you want in the comments.I took that photo of my favorite Indianapolis mural when I was in town last weekend. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Indiana, Indianapolis, Kurt Vonnegut, Kurt, Murals, Ann Althouse, Kaffe

Experience: our house was moved to a different town

We lived in our dream home. Then suddenly a huge chasm split our town. Rather than buy a new home for the move, we decided to transplant the houseI moved to Malmberget – a town in the far north of Sweden, above the Arctic Circle – from a nearby village when I was four. My husband Mikael was born there. Our children, now grown up, were born there. I had a secret wish that we could one day live in the beautiful old house in the centre that belonged to my boss. A big green wooden villa, more than 1...
Tags: Europe, Technology, Sweden, Environment, Life and style, Communities, Society, World news, Mining, Engineering, Homes, Construction industry, Arctic Circle, Mikael, LKAB, Gällivare

Pandemic-Related Legal Ethics Opinions: A Compendium

The pandemic has raised a number of ethical issues for lawyers and resulted in the issuance of several ethics opinions addressing those issues. While we once might have thought these issues were temporary, many legal professionals continue to operate virtually, and even when we are fully free of the pandemic, many of us are likely to continue to practice virtually, at least part of the time. Given this, I thought it would be useful to round up the ethics opinions from the last 18 months that add...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Uncategorized, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, District Of Columbia, New York State, Aba, Dec, Standing Committee, Immigration Court, Petitioner, New York State Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association

Male life expectancy in UK drops for first time in 40 years as Covid takes toll

Estimates for females broadly unchanged, with a girl born in 2018-20 likely to live for 82.9 yearsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageLife expectancy for men in the UK has fallen for the first time since current records began 40 years ago because of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, figures show.A boy born between 2018 and 2020 is expected to live until he is 79 years old, down from 79.2 for the period of 2015-17, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS...
Tags: UK, England, Wales, Scotland, Society, UK News, World news, Northern Ireland, Office For National Statistics, Life Expectancy, Office for National Statistics ONS Continue, Coronavirus, COVID

On LawNext: Fred Rooney, The Father Of Legal Incubators, On Helping Young Lawyers ‘Do Well To Do Good’

He developed the first incubator in 2007 at City University of New York Law School, spawning the launch of some 70 incubators in the years since.
Tags: Technology, Law, Small Law Firms, Fred Rooney, City University of New York Law School

Coronavirus Update 9-23-21: If you’re tired of reading what I have to say about workplace vaccine mandates, now you can listen to what I have to say

A huge thank you to the producing team at WCPN's The Sound of Ideas and host Rick Jackson for inviting me on to yesterday's program to discuss President Biden's workplace vaccine mandate. It was a fun and engaging 17 minutes of conversation, and I always enjoy doing live radio. (Also, thanks, Rick, for plugging the blog.)If you missed it live, The Sound of Ideas archives all of its shows on its website, and you can (re)listen to yesterday's here.Here's a quick preview, a clip of me laying out th...
Tags: Law, Biden, Rick, WCPN, Rick Jackson, Jon Hyman

Appeals Court Says State Secrets Privilege Means NSA Can Avoid Wikimedia Foundation’s Unlawful Surveillance Allegations

With enough state secrets, I guess you can do anything.
Tags: Technology, Privacy, Law, Nsa, Surveillance

California Finally Jumps On The CBD Bandwagon

If signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, this law would change California’s love-hate relationship with finished hemp-derived products.
Tags: Law, California, Marijuana, Cannabis, Gavin Newsom, Nathalie Bougenies, Cannabidiol (CBD

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