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AP says it will no longer name people charged with minor crimes

The Associated Press will no longer name people who are suspected or charged with minor crimes unless they're on the run. Often, the AP will publish a minor story — say, about a person arrested for stripping naked and dancing drunkenly atop a bar — that will hold some brief interest regionally or even nationally and be forgotten the next day. — Read the rest
Tags: Post, News, Media, Law, Ap, Anonymity, Associated Press


Sunrise, 5:04 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Ten Coaching Questions on the Path From Languishing to Flourishing

Languishing. Thanks to Adam Grant’s May 2020 article in the New York Times, we now have a word to describe this malaise many of us are experiencing: “Languishing is a sense of stagnation and emptiness. It feels as if you’re muddling through your days, looking at your life through a foggy windshield. And it might be the dominant emotion of 2021.” The opposite of languishing is flourishing. Martin Seligman, a founding father of the School of Positive Psychology, writes in his book that five fact...
Tags: Law, Harvard, Harvard University, New York Times, Martin Seligman, Adam Grant, Seligman, Practice Of Law, School of Positive Psychology, Lynn Soots, Kathryn McNaughton, Courtney Ackerman


Judge Albright is not “So Unreasonable or Egregious”

by Dennis Crouch In re Freelancer Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2021) Here is another mandamus writ coming out of Judge Albright’s Waco Texas courthouse. A basic repeated complaint against Judge Albright is that he appears to work quickly regarding issues that move the case toward trial, but acts more slowly to decide motions to dismiss transfer.  I personally don’t put much weight in this complaint because truthfully he’s deciding all of the issues more quickly than most other judges. This case: August 2020...
Tags: Law, Patent, Freelancer, Aurora, Albright, Federal Circuit, Waco Texas, Kinesis, Dennis Crouch, In re Freelancer Ltd Fed, GreatGitz, Twombly Iqbal, Amazon Elasticache


"The False Hope of the Progressive-Prosecutor Movement"

The title of this post is the title of this recent notable Atlantic piece by Darcy Covert that is summarized via its subheadline: "Well-intentioned reformers can’t fix the criminal legal system. They have to start relinquishing power."  I recommend the piece in full, and here are some excerpts (links from the original): [P]rogressive prosecutors’ approach won’t bring about meaningful change.  The progressive-prosecutor movement acknowledges (as research has shown) that prosecutors’ “breathtakin...
Tags: Law, America, Atlantic, Darcy, Douglas A Berman, Progressive Prosecutor Movement


Drug war ... huh ... after 50 years, what is it good for?

In July 1969, Prez Richard Nixon delivered a special message to Congress warning about the "serious national threat" of drugs, and he thereafter prodded Congress to pass in 1970 the federal Controlled Substance Act.  But on this day in 1971, Prez Nixon delivered an address in which he declared drug abuse "public enemy No. 1" and stated that "to fight and defeat this enemy, it is necessary to wage a new all-out offensive." Consequently, many mark this day back in 1971 as the start of the "War on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, US, United States, Npr, Al Jazeera, Douglas A Berman, Prez Nixon, Prez Richard Nixon, Latin America From the Washington Post


The morning read for Thursday, June 17

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: Reading the tea leaves: Remaining cases as of June 16 (Amy Howe, Howe on the Court) Activists, academics step up pressure on Justice Breyer to retire (Robert Barnes, The Washington Post) The Truth Teller of the Supreme Court (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times)...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Npr, Round-up, Robert Barnes, Breyer, Michael Schaub, Brett Kavanaugh, Amy Howe Howe, Texas U S Supreme Court, Colleen DeGuzman, Texas Tribune Supreme Court


Explaining the EEOC’s brand-new LGBTQ+ resources in three words

Yesterday, Bostock v. Clayton County—the Supreme Court decision which held that Title VII expressly covers and protects gay and transgender employees—celebrated its one-year anniversary.  To commemorate this event, the EEOC released new resources on the issues of sexual orientation and gender identity workplace rights. These materials include a new landing page that consolidates the EEOC's information on these issues and a new technical assistance document to help explain Bostock and the EEOC...
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Beware the Budget Implementer: New Employment Laws On the Way

If you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know that the budget implementer bill in the state legislature always contains more than just budget items. It’s a “must-pass” bill that normally has items that, for one reason or another, didn’t pass during the regular session but that are important to various legislators. It was just four years ago that the budget implementer contained big changes to the state’s FMLA laws; those provisions were withdrawn at the last minute, but you get the ide...
Tags: Law, House, Connecticut, state Senate, FMLA, Chro, CT Essential Workers COVID


Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 (complete)

We live blogged on Thursday, June 17, as the court released opinions in California v. Texas, Fulton v. Philadelphia and Nestlé USA Inc. v. Doe. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements.  The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 (complete) appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, California, Live, Texas Fulton, Philadelphia and Nestlé USA Inc, Doe Click


‘I feel whole today’: LA ceremony welcomes 26 new U.S. citizens

Weary of being treated like a second-class citizen, Mona Farhangi left her home country of Iran for the United States in 2013. On Thursday, June 17, she felt a first-class rush. Seera Doreen, 31, of Long Beach who came from Uganda five years ago, celebrates becoming a U.S. citizen during U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services World Refugee Day naturalization ceremony at the Federal Building in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Photo by Sarah Reingewirtz, Los Angeles Daily ...
Tags: Japan, News, Education, La, Government, Immigration, Los Angeles, Sport, Society, Iran, Uganda, Soccer, United States, Glendale, Long Beach, Ethiopia


Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17

We will be live blogging on Thursday, June 17, as the court releases one or more opinions in argued cases from the current term. Click here for a list of FAQs about opinion announcements.  The post Announcement of opinions for Thursday, June 17 appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Featured, Law, Live


Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


The weeds of the morning —  milk and butterfly.

Photographed at 5:22 a.m. at my sunrise vantage point, where they were not showing color yesterday. I like the way going to the same point at the same time — sunrise — every day lets you see the exact day different flowers bloom. And I love the happenstance that caused to dairy names — butter and milk — to pop up on the same day. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse


Hong Kong Police Raid Pro-Democracy Newspaper Apple Daily in Latest Crackdown by Beijing

Hong Kong police raided the offices of pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily on Thursday, arresting five executives and seizing 38 computers, according to a new report from the news outlet itself. Police warned the public against sharing specific articles from the newspaper online without actually saying which articles…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Law, Beijing, John Lee, Hong Kongers, Apple Daily, Jimmy Lai, Steve Li, Ryan Law, Next Digital, Hong Kong National Security Law, Chinese Law, Detainment Of Hong Kong Residents At Sea By China, In Hong Kong, Hong Kong Law


WordPress Usage Up 4.7% During the Pandemic

WordPress, the leading content managing system (CMS) in the world, saw an increase in market share of 4.7% to 41.7% since June of last year. from Joost De Valk, the founder of Yoast, the leading SEO plugin for WordPress. As way of background, CMS is computer software used to manage the creation and modification of digital content. A CMS is typically used for enterprise content management (ECM) and web content management (WCM).For law firms a CMS is used for their digital publishing, including...
Tags: Microsoft, Law, Wordpress, Uncategorized, Cms, Alexa, YOAST, WCM, Joost de Valk, de Valk


Sunrise — eastern view, western view.

  [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse


Legal Cannabis and Marijuana Poses New Challenges for Employers Effective July 2022

The General Assembly is expected to give final approval to a bill today that will legalize marijuana/cannabis use in Connecticut. It is a massive shift and the bill legalizing it is massive too.  (Heck, the  summary of the bill is 184 pages!) The bill creates a whole new set of rules for employers — most of which will go into effect in one year (July 1, 2022) — so we’ll do a deeper dive into this in a future post. For now, here’s a sneak peek at some of what employers will need to know from th...
Tags: Legal, Law, Weed, Marijuana, Policy, Cannabis, Accommodation, Connecticut, Pot, Medical Marijuana, Legalization, Rules, Drug Testing, General Assembly, Drug Use, Lamont


Justices scuttle lawsuit against Nestlé, Cargill for allegedly aiding child slavery abroad

This article was updated on June 17 at 7:15 p.m. The Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit alleging that two U.S.-based companies, Nestle and Cargill, facilitated human-rights abuses on cocoa plantations in the Ivory Coast. By a vote of 8-1, the justices ruled that the lawsuit cannot go forward because it is based on conduct that occurred overseas. Although the decision was obviously a victory for the two companies, it was not the sweeping one that the business community had sought. The...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, United States, Mali, Ivory Coast, Cargill, Nestle, Thomas, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, The Supreme Court, Howe, Alito


Court again leaves Affordable Care Act in place

This article was updated on June 17 at 5:16 p.m. In a much-anticipated decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday rejected another effort to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, the health care reform law often regarded as the signature legislative achievement of former President Barack Obama. The justices did not reach the main issue in the case: whether the entirety of the ACA was rendered unconstitutional when Congress eliminated the penalty for failing to obtain health insurance. Instead, by a v...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Court, Barack Obama, House Of Representatives, Biden, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, ACA, Medicaid, King, Irs, Trump


Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide

Twenty-six years after the Beijing Declaration, which set the target for reaching gender balance in political decision-making, women are still underrepresented across all levels of power The post Facts and figures: The proportion of of women legislators worldwide appeared first on The Mail & Guardian.
Tags: Politics, Education, Women, Society, Equality, United Nations, National, Gender Equality, Sustainable Development Goals, Inclusion, Openaccess, Gender Parity, Representation, Top Six, Inequalities, Beijing Declaration


Court holds that city’s refusal to make referrals to faith-based agency violates Constitution

This article was updated on June 17 at 6:52 p.m. In a clash between religious freedom and public policies that protect LGBTQ people, the Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Philadelphia violated the First Amendment’s free exercise clause when the city stopped working with a Catholic organization that refused to certify same-sex couples as potential foster parents. The ruling was a victory for Catholic Social Services, an organization associated with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, and two foster...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Css, Philadelphia, Catholic, Smith, Thomas, Department of Human Services, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe, Alito, Barrett, Breyer, Samuel Alito


Guest Post by Prof. Contreras: Shepardizing Patents

Shepardizing Patents, a guest post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras  A Patent Information Experiment On Saturday, June 12, I did a little experiment to see what information I could find about patents that I knew to have been challenged.  I first searched for U.S. Patent No. 7,446,338, issued in 2008 to Casio for a “Display Panel.”  As expected, the official USPTO Patent Full-Text and Image Database provided me with the text of the patent document and a link to its PDF image.  The USPTO’s new Pate...
Tags: Apple, Google, Texas, Law, Samsung, United States, Uspto, Patent, LexisNexis, Securities And Exchange Commission, Theranos, Casio, Chien, District Court, Edgar, Shepard


The morning read for Wednesday, June 16

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 Wednesday morning read: I’ve urged Supreme Court justices to stick around — but never to retire. Until now. (Ruth Marcus, The Washington Post) Nothing Justice Stephen Breyer has said publicly suggests he’s ready to quit (Joan Biskupic, CNN) The Supreme Court Must Settle the Selective-A...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Stephen Breyer, Ruth Marcus, Joan Biskupic, John Fritze, USA Today Supreme Court, Washington Post Nothing Justice, John Schuppe


Advance Wars 1+2: Re-Boot Camp Comes Back Even More Colorful

Nintendo and developer Intelligent Systems have announced a remake of Gameboy Advance turn-based strategy games Advance Wars and Advance Wars 2: Black Hole Rising coming to the Nintendo Switch at the end of the year. The overview of the remake directly from Nintendo together with a reveal and gameplay presentation: Rally the Troops! Advance Wars is Marching […]
Tags: Games, Trailer, Strategy, Military, Nintendo, Anime, Remakes, Release Dates, Nintendo Switch, Intelligent Systems, Advance Wars


Unanimous ruling on crack-cocaine disparity is heavy on text, light on history

Sometimes, deep, conflicting social currents clash in titanic movements and romantic prose. Other times, they are submerged under rather drier land; underground rivers in a desert of language. On Monday, the Supreme Court, in a unanimous decision, held that decades of roiling political turmoil surrounding the crack-cocaine epidemic could not compel a rereading of a single, highly consequential statutory clause, even if its primary authors pressed a different interpretation. Thus, in Terry v. Un...
Tags: Florida, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, America, Terry, Black, Sonia Sotomayor, Congressional Black Caucus, Sotomayor, United States the Supreme Court, Merits Cases, Sentencing Commission, Tarahrick Terry, Clarence Thomas One


Budapest Pride goes ahead in solidarity against Hungary’s anti-LBGTQ+ laws

As oppressive legislation passed by Viktor Orbán’s government, activists plan procession to ‘show LGBT people they are not alone’For the second year in a row, Covid has succeeded in doing what many had once thought impossible: toning down Pride celebrations. From Berlin to Brighton, Toronto to San Francisco, parades have been cancelled or put online, floats forgotten and parties swapped for quieter, often more reflective events.But in Budapest, where LGBTQ+ activists are engaged in a near-existe...
Tags: Europe, Berlin, San Francisco, Society, World news, Transgender, Budapest, Hungary, LGBT rights, Global development, Pride, Viktor Orban, Budapest Pride, Brighton Toronto


‘Frances made this happen!’ Jo Whiley on how her sister saved lives in the pandemic

The DJ was offered a vaccine before her learning disabled sister, who caught the disease. She discusses Frances’s illness, the campaign to change the priority list and the return of GlastonburyThere is a lot of joy in little glimmers of normality these days. For Jo Whiley’s sister, Frances, this includes being able to go back to bingo. “It means the world to her,” says Whiley, the BBC Radio 2 DJ. “And she won £30 last week, which was like she’d won a trillion pounds; she was so happy!” It was on...
Tags: Health, Music, Media, Society, Bbc, Disability, Culture, Festivals, Glastonbury festival, Music Festivals, Vaccines and immunisation, Radio industry, Learning disability, Radio 2, Northamptonshire, BBC Radio


Alito Hopping Mad As Supreme Court Holds Off On Opening Discrimination Floodgates

There's some deeply worrying stuff in this dissent.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Courts, First Amendment, Constitutional Law, Samuel Alito, Alito Hopping Mad As Supreme Court


‘Disability is possibility’: a mission to bust myths in India – photo essay

The photographer Vicky Roy has been travelling around the country documenting people with disabilities. The project, Everyone is Good at Something, hopes to tell their stories and challenge the stigma they facePhotographs by Vicky RoyWhen he isn’t working on the farm or making things out of jute, Gobinda Majumdar likes to walk to a tea stall near his home in Assam to buy sweets for his nieces. All this he explains with tactile signing, the only means of communication for the 37-year-old, who can...
Tags: India, Society, World news, Disability, South and Central Asia, Global development, Assam, Majumdar, Vicky Roy, Vicky RoyWhen, Gobinda Majumdar, Kamrup



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