TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow

The new TenPoint Nitro XRT delivers their fastest crossbow yet in a super maneuverable package that's creating a lot of buzz among crossbow hunters.... Read more... The post TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, New Products, Bowhunting Blog, ATA2019, TenPoint Nitro XRT Crossbow

Former Biglaw Chairman Dies In Fiery Blaze

According to a colleague, he 'thought about the law as a noble calling, and not just as a business or a profession.'
Tags: Law, Deaths, Biglaw, Disasters / Emergencies, Partner Issues, Sullivan & Cromwell, John Merow, Mary Merow

A Beginner’s Guide To The Biggest Week In Legal Technology

For anyone in legal operations who has not yet attended Legaltech, it can be a little overwhemling. Here's some advice to get you through it.
Tags: Technology, Law, LegalWeek, Legal Operations, Mike Quartararo, Legatech

Here’s the Recording of My Guest Spot on the final episode of ‘This Week in Law’

I had the great pleasure to be a guest last week on the final episode of This Week in Law, the video podcast that Denise Howell has hosted for 12 years, most recently with cohosts Stefan Szpajda and Matt Curtis. If you missed the live broadcast, the recording is now available to view. This week’s episode, Odious Buffoons (no doubt a reference to the guest), was the show’s last. We rounded up a variety of topics in the news: including remix culture copyright, strangers may be watching your Ring v...
Tags: Apple, Google, Supreme Court, Law, Uncategorized, Denise Howell, Matt Curtis, Stefan Szpajda

At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about anything. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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"When she was forced to hide under the bed, Jayme told detectives, Mr. Patterson would box her in with totes and laundry bins that he secured with barbell weights."

"He would turn on music to prevent guests from hearing any noise she made. And one time, when Mr. Patterson believed she had tried to escape, Jayme said he struck her and threatened worse consequences if she tried again. But last Thursday, after Mr. Patterson told Jayme he was leaving for a few hours, she managed to force her way out from under the bed, she said. She grabbed a pair of men’s shoes — apparently Mr. Patterson’s — and ran to a nearby road, shoes ill fitting and on the wrong feet, cr...
Tags: Murder, Crime, Law, Survival, Patterson, Confessions, Ann Althouse, Jayme, Jayme Closs

The Turducken of Services Challenge

Traditionally, most businesses used software installed on their own systems that was documented by a software license.   It is becoming more common to use cloud based software or SAAS that is documented by a services agreement.   One difference is that there can be multiple layers. The services agreement may be subject to or intertwined with a software license, a cloud platform provider, and a reseller. Those can all be different parties with different terms. Each layer may impose the terms o...
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U.S. military says American troops killed in Syria blast claimed by IS

By BASSEM MROUE BEIRUT — The U.S. military says a number of service members were killed Wednesday in an explosion while conducting a routine patrol in Syria — the first instance of U.S. casualties since President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw troops from the country last month. The Islamic State group claimed responsibility for the rare morning attack in the U.S.-patrolled town of Manbij in northern Syria, saying one of its members carried out a suicide attack and detonated hi...
Tags: News, Islamic State, Defense, Uncategorized, Sport, World news, Turkey, Syria, Britain, Soccer, Military, Terrorism, Donald Trump, Beirut, Trump, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

HSS Heated Muff Pack

The HSS Heated Muff Pack keeps your hands warm and ready for action on your cold weather hunting... Read more... The post HSS Heated Muff Pack appeared first on
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Guidance on Being a Trustee

My question involves estate proceedings in the state of: PA I am the trustee for my sister for a sum of money that she inherited. She is an adult and the trust was stipulated to only be used for housing, occupational, medical, and emergency expenses. I understand my duty is to ensure funds are available for qualified expenses and help my sister budget, plan, invest, and preserve capital. She is currently looking for a home to buy. How much influence am I legally allowed to have? It's her m...
Tags: Law, Estate Planning, Administration And Probate

On Emojis And Shutdowns

Here are two concepts that shouldn't fit together, but welcome to 2019.
Tags: Podcasts, Law, Government, Department Of Justice, Biglaw, Thinking Like A Lawyer

"The shutdown has in some ways underscored [some conservatives'] view that government can function with fewer employees."

"'There’s a moment when people say, "Did you notice what percentage of this agency was viewed as nonessential?"' said anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon called shutdowns 'blunt-force measures that certainly show what’s essential and what’s not.'...  The shutdown follows two years of contraction of the federal workforce under Trump. During his first 18 months in office, the government shrank by 17,000 employees...."From "The shutdown is giving...
Tags: Law, White House, Trump, Stephen K Bannon, Ann Althouse, Trump During, Right-wing Ideology, Steve Bannon, Trump's shutdown, Grover Norquist Former

Must Universities Shut Down Constitutionally Protected Speech Forums That Also Enable Student Harassment?

This case involves an uproar at University of Mary Washington over Yik Yak, the now-departed social media service that enabled geofenced anonymous comments. Initially, “Within the Yik Yak conversational thread available at UMW, several students expressed — in offensive terms — strong criticism of Feminists United and its members for their opposition to on-campus fraternities.” There were other allegations of student-on-student misogynistic behavior, which made women feel unsafe on campus. Things...
Tags: Law, University, Yik Yak, Mckinsey, Hurley, Feminist Majority Foundation, UMW, University of Mary Washington, Musick, Content Regulation, Derivative Liability, Feminists United, Grace Mann, Assuming Yik Yak

"Top Trends in State Criminal Justice Reform, 2018"

The title of this post is the title of authored by Nicole Porter for The Sentencing Project which highlights significant criminal justice policy changes at the state level in 2018. Here is how the document gets started: The United States is a world leader in incarceration rates and keeps nearly 7 million persons under criminal justice supervision. More than 2.2 million are in prison or jail, while 4.6 million are monitored in the community on probation or parole. Changes in sentencing law and...
Tags: Law, United States, Douglas A Berman, Nicole Porter

John Wesley Rawles On The Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights

Via WRSA, at Survival Blog, Rawles has a great analysis of the current attempts by the statists to undermine recognition of your God-given rights. It’s a very comprehensive analysis, and as always, Rawles is well worth the time.  Also as always, share your thoughts and comments.
Tags: Military, Gun Control, WRSA, Rawles, John Wesley Rawles, Legislative Onslaught Against Gun Rights, Survival Blog Rawles

How would you like to change HIPAA?

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Tags: Security, Privacy, Law, Hospitals, Hit, Health Law, Compliance, HHS, HIPAA, Health care policy, Physicians, Accountable Care Organization, Healthcare Innovation, Value Based Purchasing, Pay for performance, Anti-Kickback Statute

Ex-Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo acquitted at ICC

Judge orders release of Gbagbo, who had been charged with crimes against humanityLaurent Gbagbo, the former president of the Ivory Coast, has been acquitted of crimes against humanity charges by judges at the international criminal court (ICC) in The Hague.In a stunning blow to prosecutors, the presiding judge, Cuno Tarfusser, said they had failed to prove their case and that 73-year-old Gbagbo and his co-defendant, Charles Blé Goudé, a close ally and former political youth leader, should be fre...
Tags: Law, Africa, World news, International criminal justice, International criminal court, Ivory Coast, Icc, The Hague, Gbagbo, Laurent Gbagbo, Charles Ble Goude, Cuno Tarfusser, humanityLaurent Gbagbo

"I am not a drug smuggler. I came to China as a tourist."

Said Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, quoted in "Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says" (BBC).Following Schellenberg's death sentence, Canada has updated its travel advice for China, urging citizens to "exercise a high degree of caution due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of local laws"...."It is of extreme concern to us as a government, as it should be to all our international friends and allies, that China has chosen to begin to arbitrarily apply the death penalty," [said C...
Tags: Law, Australia, Drugs, China, Bbc, Canada, Death Penalty, Justin Trudeau, Schellenberg, Ann Althouse, Robert Lloyd Schellenberg

The Time Is Now For California To Lower Its Bar Exam Pass Score

The evidence is clear: California needs to align with the national standard.
Tags: Law, California, Law Schools, UCLA School of Law, Law School Deans, Bar Exam, Jennifer Mnookin, Cut Scores, California Cut Score

Excellent Test Scores Aren’t Really A Requirement At This Law School

You don't need a 180 on the LSAT to go here.
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day

"The Clemency Process Is Broken. Trump Can Fix It."

The title of this post is the title of this notable new Atlantic commentary authored by Rachel Barkow, Mark Holden and Mark Osler.  Here are excerpts: It took six years of intense wrangling to get the First Step Act passed. Clemency reform, however, requires the action of only one man. The president can act alone to fix what Congress did not. ​Even the First Step Act’s primary nemesis, Republican Senator Tom Cotton, has acknowledged a role for clemency, saying as part of his attack on the legis...
Tags: Law, Obama, Congress, White House, Kanye West, Atlantic, Department Of Justice, South Carolina, Tom Cotton, Willie Horton, Douglas A Berman, Weldon Angelos, Prez Trump, Mark Osler, Alice Johnson Prez Trump, Rachel Barkow Mark Holden

OSHA drones flying over your workplace

“‘That buzzing noise over a construction site could be an OSHA drone searching for safety violations,’ Bloomberg Law reports, linking to a May 18, 2018 DOL memorandum obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Yes, your friendly neighborhood OSHA inspector is now authorized by the Labor Department ‘to use camera-carrying drones as part of their inspections of outdoor workplaces.'” And while current procedures call for obtaining employer consent before sending the spycams aloft, thus...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Surveillance, Fourth Amendment, DOL, Federalist Society, Labor Department, OSHA, Bloomberg Law, Tammy McCutchen, Matthew Feeney, Caleb Brown Julian Sanchez

Keep your chin up.

This brother wins 2019Love THIS ❤️Everyone needs this reminder. Everyone needs this type of support. chin UP— StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) January 15, 2019 [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
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What You Can Learn from Reading A Syllabus (And Why We Hate It When You Don’t)

The answers to all of your questions are probably in the syllabus. Just READ IT already!
Tags: Law, Advice, Law Schools, Law Students, Law Professors, LawProfBlawg

"They’re required to work without being paid — that is the essence of involuntary servitude. The government has absolutely violated famous constitutional rights."

Said Michael Kator, an attorney for the plaintiffs who are working without pay during the shutdown, quoted in "'The essence of involuntary servitude': Federal unions sue the Trump administration to get paid for shutdown work" (WaPo).The judge just ruled from the bench, denying a temporary restraining order:U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon said it would be “profoundly irresponsible" to issue an order that would result in thousands of employees staying home from work. "At best it would create c...
Tags: Law, Labor, Leon, Trump, WaPo, Richard J Leon, Ann Althouse, Trump's shutdown, Michael Kator

Can Philadelphia 'stop people from dying' as drug crisis and gun violence rage on?

The prevalence of drug overdoses and homicides is helping drive down life expectancy in the nation’s sixth largest city as premature deaths have been rising since 2015Trina Singleton’s son died a day before his 25th birthday, gunned down on the same day 10 people were shot in Philadelphia.Elise Schiller’s daughter died of a heroin overdose at the treatment center where she had gone to seek help breaking her addiction. Continue reading...
Tags: Drugs, Society, US news, Gun crime, Philadelphia, 2015Trina Singleton, Elise Schiller

Arrest Rights of Convicts

My question involves criminal law for the state of: Iowa What do police need to abduct a convicted felon? On TV crime shows, it looks like all that is needed is to locate such a person anywhere outside a licensed private address and simply tell them they are being detained until police decide otherwise. Bystanders will be indifferent if the cop says something about previous convictions. Am I missing something? If you would rather direct me to a FAQ for this likely common concern, please do!
Tags: Law, Iowa, Criminal Procedure

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