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Have Mercy Percy: When A Man Becomes A Woman

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a nine month suspension with conditions for reinstatement This case illustrates how easily a lawyer’s decision to pursue a litigation strategy that is less than truthful can lead to multiple violations of the... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, PERCY, New Mexico Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Top New Broadheads for 2019

We've assembled a list of the coolest, craziest, and most talked about broadheads for this... The post appeared first on Bowhunting.com.
Tags: Hunting, Bowhunting Blog, 2019 ATA Show Coverage, 2019 ATA SHOW, 2019 New Products, Ata 2019, New Broadheads


The most advanced medicine today cannot instant...

The most advanced medicine today cannot instantly cure any illness. It takes time and effort of the physician, the cooperation of the patient and the working of any medicine or procedure to achieve a cure. Yet in today’s Gospel, the cure of the paralytic was done instantly, at the word of Jesus. Nobody can cure instantly, except God. The teachers of the Law were correct in thinking that only God can forgive sins. Sin and forgiveness, while real, are not concrete tangible realities. Thus, when, b...
Tags: Law, Religion, Jesus, God, Homily of the Day, Sacrament of Reconciliation, Church Christ


Unsealed court documents reveal that Facebook knew kids were being tricked into spending thousands of dollars on their parents' credit cards

In 2012, Facebook settled a class-action suit with parents who claimed that their kids were being tricked into spending real money on game items, thinking they were spending virtual in-game currency; the parents said that Facebook had structured its system to allow kids to use their parents' credit cards without the parents' intervention, unlike competitors like Google and Apple, who required password re-entries when a card was re-charged for in-game purchases. When the case was settled, th...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Post, Business, Games, News, Parenting, Law, Michael, Gillian, Casino Capitalism, DeleteFacebook, Baby Whales, Nathan Halverson, Dan Hon Image


Junior Lawyers Are Going Extinct And Nobody Knows What To Do About It

Technology will reduce the market for junior attorneys and that carries with it some significant ripple effects.
Tags: Technology, Law, Law Schools, Biglaw


Fourth Amendment Limits NYC’s Demands for Airbnb Customer Records

As part of its ongoing crackdown on short-term lodging, New York City passed an anti-Airbnb ordinance scheduled to take effect next month. HomeAway was also affected by the law, but I’ll focus on Airbnb. The ordinance addresses the challenges faced by the enforcement agency because Airbnb “Listings do not include a host’s full name, email address, telephone number, or the rental property’s exact address; Airbnb securely stores that information.” The ordinance requires Airbnb to provide monthly r...
Tags: New York, Law, Washington, New York City, E-commerce, Airbnb, Ose, City Council, Privacy/security, McKenna, Content Regulation, Airbnb Customer Records


How Senior Partners Can Help Associates Market

It's never too early to start marketing yourself.
Tags: Law, Bruce Stachenfeld, Associate Advice, Lawyer Marketing, Power Niche Marketing


These Are the Americans Who Were Killed in Syria This Week

Three of the four Americans killed in a bomb blast in Syria on Wednesday have been identified. The Department of Defense said Special Forces Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer; Shannon Kent, a sailor assigned to Cryptologic Warfare Activity 66; and Scott Wirtz, an operations support specialist with the Defense Intelligence Agency, died as a result…
Tags: News, Uncategorized, Department Of Defense, Syria, Military, Defense Intelligence Agency, Onetime, Jonathan Farmer, Shannon Kent, Scott Wirtz


SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, Bob Ambrogi, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


"If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks" — instructs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

... in her lesson to Congresspeople on how to do Twitter. Oh! Was that failing to talk like the generic "older woman" while being the specific older woman I readily admit I am?Goodness gracious! I ought to withdraw from the fray and make toast and tea.To be fair to AOC, she also said, "Don’t try to be anybody who you’re not" and "The top tip, I think, is really to be yourself and to really write your own tweets so that people know it’s you talking." I agree with that advice, but I observe that i...
Tags: Twitter, Law, Aging, Blogging, Aoc, Ann Althouse, Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, Ocasio-Cortez


It’s Moving Day — See Also

WELL, IT IS FOR SOME AT CAHILL: Stealth layoffs at Cahill. TRUMP SUBORNED PERJURY, PROBABLY: But we'll need Mitch McConnell's approval to move him out. DO YOU HAVE... THE SOCIAL SKILLS? In person, not just on Facebook. SERIOUSLY, THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO STILL DON'T HAVE THEIR GRADES? Come on, professors. Just have your cat grade them papers already. WHO BROKE THE LIBERTY BELL? Please be Gritty, please be Gritty. Elie Mystal is the Executive Editor of Above the Law and the Legal Editor fo...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Mitch McConnell, Cahill, Elie Mystal, See Also


Expungement and Sealing: How Do I Obtain a Police Record

My question involves criminal records for the state of: South Carolina A few years ago I was arrested, but the warrant came from a different county (Charleston). I was arrested in a different county only to be extradited to the county where the warrant was. I was wondering do I call the police department in my home county or the police department in Charleston?
Tags: Law, South Carolina, Criminal Records, Charleston


Speeding Tickets: Ticket for Short Burst of Speed to Pass Wall of Cars (Pacing)

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington I was driving towards Seattle last November at around 65-70 mph, with the flow of traffic. At one point there was a wall of cars going exactly the speed limit that everybody was getting caught behind. Cars were squeezing through as spacing behind this wall would allow, and I did the same. I followed one car closely (admittedly a bit unsafely) and once there was enough space, squeezed though and accelerated to get clear of the w...
Tags: Law, Washington, Seattle, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Collection and Enforcement: Refund on Pera Account

My question involves a child custody case from the State of: California, just recently terminated from City after 3+ years. I elected to close my PARA and my refund will be around 8+ thousand, I owe around 9+ thousand in arrears, but I have not missed a payment since the finalizing of the divorce in June of 2003, daughter born April 2002, the 9k is when she elected to include arrears + interest on the balance. Will I be able to receive this refund without interruption?
Tags: Law, California, City, Child Custody, Support And Visitation


Badgers beat Michigan.

That was amusing. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Basketball, Michigan, Badgers, Ann Althouse


Tweeting Student Gets Attorney Reprimanded

The Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division has reprimanded an attorney for failing to supervise a tweeting articling student This is an application by the Law Society for a determination that the respondent Marco Forte (the “Lawyer”) committed... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Law Society, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Marco Forte


Big symposium on Lockett v. Ohio now published via University of Akron School of Law Constitutional Law Center

In this post last year I noted a call for papers by the Center for Constitutional Law at the University of Akron School of Law to commemorate the Supreme Court decision in Lockett v. Ohio, 438 U.S. 586 (1978).  I am pleased to see that the papers have now been published and are available at this link.  Here they are: Introduction to the "Lockett v. Ohio at 40 Symposium": Rethinking the Death Penalty 40 Years After the U.S. Supreme Court Decision by Margery B. Koosed The Other Lockett by Dennis ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Karen, Ohio, U S Supreme Court, Lockett, Center for Constitutional Law, Mens Rea, Douglas A Berman, University of Akron School of Law, Margery B Koosed, Dennis Balske Reflections, Sandra Lockett, Peggy Cooper Davis Justice White, Lockett Concurrence, Jordan Berman Lockett


SAGlobal to Acquire LexisOne, Combine with Legal360, Merging Practice Management and CRM

SAGlobal will acquire the LexisOne cloud-based practice management application from LexisNexis, according to an agreement the two companies planned to announce tomorrow. SAGlobal had notified me of the news earlier today on the condition that I agree to an embargo and not publish it until tomorrow morning. Since then, however, Legal IT Insider broke the story. SAGlobal will combine LexisOne with its Legal360 client relationship management (CRM) software to create an integrated, cloud-based pract...
Tags: UK, Microsoft, Law, Uncategorized, Atlanta, ERP, LexisNexis, Microsoft Dynamics, Dynamics, McIsaac, Whit McIsaac


Did Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Criticize ‘Pantyhose-Wearing’ Politicians for Gun Restrictions?

A widespread meme attributes some colorful criticisms of pro-gun-control lawmakers to the legendary retired Marine Corps general.
Tags: News, Defense, Military, Marine Corps, Gun Control, Jim Mattis, Mad World News


Easement. Law

My question involves real estate located in the State: Michigan There is an easement that runs the length of my property. It is for the neighbor behind me. They are claiming they have exclusive rights to the drive and that no one else can use it. I am planning on using it when my house is finished in conjunction with my "private driveway. Do they have exclusive rights to it. ???
Tags: Law, Michigan, Real Estate Ownership And Title


My Client Resigned From the White House. It’s Time for Trump to Think About His Children and Do the Same

Impeachment should be far from the President's only concern
Tags: News, Law, White House, Uncategorized, Onetime, Time for Trump


At the Night Snow Cafe...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse


If The First Semester Of Law School Punched You In The Mouth, Sip Some Wine And Rebound Like NBA Coach Gregg Popovich

More so than IQ or talent, grit is the quality that results in hard work and focus – not just for weeks or months, but for years.
Tags: Law, Advice, Nba, Law Schools, Gregg Popovich, Renwei Chung, Law Students


"President Trump plans to use remarks from the Diplomatic Reception Room on Saturday afternoon to propose a notable immigration compromise, according to sources familiar with the speech."

"The offer is expected to include Trump’s $5.7 billion demand for wall money in exchange for the BRIDGE Act — which would extend protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) — and also legislation to extend the legal status of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, according to a source with direct knowledge.... Advocates for the plan argue that by offering the new proposal, Trump is showing he’s willing to negotiate while Pelosi remains unmoved. But even some top Republican...
Tags: Law, Trump, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA, Pelosi, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, Trump's shutdown


I will ignore... and resist...

It's sentence-diagramming time at Althouse. Today's sentence comes from Roger Cohen in a NYT column titled "The Strange Persistent Troubling Russian Hang-Up of Donald Trump": I will ignore the hermetic sealing of Trump’s personality against decency, and resist the temptation to riff on Abraham Lincoln’s brooding portrait in the White House dining room above the buffoon in chief with his burgers, to ask a simple question: If President Donald Trump is a Russian asset, what would he be working to a...
Tags: Writing, Law, Punctuation, White House, Russia, Lincoln, Donald Trump, Trump, Abraham Lincoln, Ann Althouse, Roger Cohen, Trump derangement syndrome, 2020 Campaign, Althouse Today


Closi

After telling employees you were going to close a building due to weather, can the employer change their mind and tell those employees they have to work?
Tags: Law, Employment and Labor


Liability roundup

Legislative relief finally in sight in Florida’s assignment of benefits mess? [Michael Moline, Florida Politics, Insurance Journal on this Insurance Information Institute white paper, Jim Saunders, News Service of Florida and more, Rocco English, Florida Daily, earlier] Update on 2018 developments in civil justice [Mark Behrens and Christopher Appel, Federalist Society] “Costs and Compensation of the U.S. Tort System” for 2016 [U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform] In first case to reac...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Law, Uncategorized, Insurance, Tort Reform, State Farm, Arbitration, U S Chamber Institute for Legal Reform, wayward Republicans, Mark Behrens, Julia Marsh, John McGinnis Law, Daniel Fisher Legal NewsLine Forbes, Jim Beck, Judicial Elections


"Video footage showed dozens of people in an almost festive atmosphere gathered in a field where a duct had been breached by fuel thieves. Footage then showed..."

"... flames shooting high into the air against a night sky and the pipeline ablaze. Screaming people ran from the explosion, some themselves burning and waving their arms.... Lost shoes were scattered around the scorched field, as were plastic jugs and jerry cans that the victims had carried to gather spilling fuel. 'Ay, no, where is my son?' wailed Hugo Olvera Estrada, whose 13-year-old son, Hugo Olvera Bautista, was at the spot where the fire erupted. Wrapped in a blanket outside a clinic, the...
Tags: Law, Mexico, Disaster, Fire, Ann Althouse, Hugo Olvera Estrada, Hugo Olvera Bautista


"Mueller Statement Disputes Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie."

The NYT reports.The rare public statement by a spokesman for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, challenged the facts of an article published by BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening saying that Mr. Cohen had told prosecutors about being pressured by the president before his congressional testimony.BuzzFeed’s description of specific statements to the special counsel’s office, and characterization of documents and testimony obtained by this office, regarding Michael Cohen’s congressional test...
Tags: Law, Congress, Trump, Carr, Cohen, Michael Cohen, Mueller, Peter Carr, Ann Althouse, Trump derangement syndrome, Robert S Mueller III



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