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Trump in El Paso last night: "I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay?"

"The biggest proponents of open borders are rich liberals and wealthy donors. These are hypocrites who oppose security for you, while living their entire lives — I do too, to be honest with you, I'm guilty! I'm guilty! I also live behind walls, okay? — They live behind walls and gates, and they have guards all over the place. Me too! Because I want to be safe and I want to make America safe, if you don't mind."Here's the precise clip:Meanwhile, in Congress (NYT): House and Senate negotiators on ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Australia, Senate, Wikipedia, America, House, Geelong, Trump, El Paso, Ann Althouse, Trump's wall, Trump and immigration, Trump's new Congress, Trump's shutdown, House Bollard


Immigrant Detainees Down Under

The concern that asylees are terrorists or active agents of mayhem is a red herring. 
Tags: Crime, Law, Australia, Asylum, Immigration, Toni Messina, Behrouz Boochani, Criminal Defense Attorneys


Making sure we do not lose sight of the "American epidemic of overly long prison sentences"

Late last week, Judge Morris Hoffman penned this notable Wall Street Journal essay headlined "A Judge on the Injustice of America’s Extreme Prison Sentences: The duty to punish criminals comes with an obligation not to punish them more than they deserve." I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: Many people have celebrated Congress’s recent passage of the First Step Act, which, among other things, retroactively reduced penalties for some federal drug offenses.  But it did very litt...
Tags: New York, Law, Congress, Australia, Germany, America, United States, Finland, Quakers, Alexis de Tocqueville, Douglas A Berman, Morris Hoffman, Justice Policy Institute Canada


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Tags: Law, Australia, Russia, Barack Obama, Senegal, European Union, Earth, Britain, Premier League, Liverpool, New Hampshire, Tottenham, United Arab Emirates, Novak Djokovic, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro


The Coming End of Lawyer Control Over Legal Regulation

At the end of last year, as John-Paul Boyd ably chronicled on this website, members of the Law Society of BC voted on three resolutions regarding access to justice. The second of these resolutions — directing the law society to bar paralegals from providing family law services under new provincial legislation and to postpone any other enlargement of paralegals’ scope of practice — received overwhelming approval. While this was a disappointing outcome from an access standpoint, as John-Paul expla...
Tags: Law, Australia, California, US, United States, North America, Washington State, Pacific, William Henderson, Agm, John Paul, McCarthy Tetrault, England Wales, Bill Henderson, California California, State Bar


Female genital mutilation: 53,000 Australians have had procedure, report estimates

That number covers women and girls born overseas but does not include second generation femalesAn estimated 53,000 women and girls born overseas and now living in Australia have undergone female genital mutilation in their lifetime, data released by the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare on Wednesday found.This equates to a rate of 4.3 per 1,000 women and girls in Australia, or 0.4% of Australia’s overall female population. The figures were calculated by combining the latest available in...
Tags: Health, Australia, Society, Australia news, Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Female genital mutilation (FGM


UK child migrants sent to Australia offered $36k compensation

Exclusive: 130,000 children sent to ex-colonies up to 1970s under ‘misguided’ programmeChild migrants from Britain sent thousands of miles from home to Australia in what was described as a “misguided” programme are to be given £20,000 ($36,000) in compensation by the British government.Under the programme, more than 130,000 children were sent to a “better life” in former British colonies, mainly Australia and Canada, from the 1920s to the 1970s. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Children, Australia, Society, UK News, World news, Australia news, Canada, Britain, Migration


"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 suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future

Suburban affluence is the defining image of the good life under capitalism, commonly held up as a model to which all humanity should aspire.More than half of the world's population now lives in cities. Yet with the global economy already in gross ecological overshoot, and a world population heading for more than 11 billion, this way of living is neither fair nor sustainable. To live within our environmental means, the richest nations will need to embrace a planned process of economic “degrowth"....
Tags: Climate Change, Australia, Environment, Economics, Sustainability, Society, Capitalism, Innovation, Brendan Gleeson, Consumerism, Suburbia, James Kunstler, Ronald Inglehart, Retrosuburbia, Samuel Alexander Research


A letter to a Year 10 student from Australia’s Chief Scientist

The Australian Chief Scientist, Alan Finkel, calls himself “the incurable engineer”. Here, he responds to a letter he received from a concerned high school student.
Tags: Australia, Society, Alan Finkel


January 2 roundup

Extended look at problems of the adult guardianship program in New York [John Leland, New York Times, earlier] “‘Professional Speech’: a Distinction without a Difference” after the NIFLA case [Cato podcast with Caleb Brown and Robert McNamara of Institute for Justice] New York enacts law imposing stiff new tax on opioid makers and wholesalers while forbidding them to recoup it by raising prices for buyers in other states. That won’t fly under the Dormant Commerce Clause, rules federal judg...
Tags: New York, Law, Australia, Uncategorized, New York Times, Oxford University, Trademarks, Religious Liberty, Institute for Justice, CALEB BROWN, Nate Raymond, Robert McNamara, Ilya Somin, Peter Brown, Opioids, John Leland


Decades of data suggest parenthood makes people unhappy

Folk knowledge assumes having children is the key to living a happy, meaningful life; however, empirical evidence suggests nonparents are the more cheery bunch.The difference is most pronounced in countries like the United States. In countries that support pro-family policies, parents can be just as happy as their child-free peers.These findings suggest that we can't rely on folk knowledge to make decisions about parenting, on either the individual or societal levels. None How does one live a ha...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Women, Happiness, Spain, Society, Policy, United States, Italy, Innovation, Portugal, Men, OECD, Pew Research Center, Robin


Studies suggest parenthood makes people unhappy

Folk knowledge assumes having children is the key to living a happy, meaningful life; however, empirical evidence suggests nonparents are the more cheery bunch.The difference is most pronounced in countries like the United States. In countries that support pro-family policies, parents can be just as happy as their child-free peers.These findings suggest that we can't rely on folk knowledge to make decisions about parenting, on either the individual or societal levels. None How does one live a ha...
Tags: Parenting, Children, Australia, Women, Happiness, Spain, Society, Policy, United States, Italy, Innovation, Portugal, Men, OECD, Pew Research Center, Robin


Banking and finance roundup

Gov. Jerry Brown signs into law California bill imposing minimum quota for women on corporate boards: “it’s very hard to see how this law could be upheld” [Emily Gold Waldman, PrawfsBlawg, earlier] “The passage of this law resulted in a significant decline in shareholder value for firms headquartered in California.” [Hwang et al. via Bainbridge] Martin Act, part umpteen: “New York Attorney General Overreaches in Climate-Change Complaint Against Exxon” [Merritt B. Fox, Columbia Blue Sky Blog] ...
Tags: Florida, New York, Law, Australia, California, Uncategorized, Corporate Governance, Jerry Brown, Exxon, Wells Fargo, CFPB, Bainbridge, Kevin LaCroix, Bharara, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau CFPB, Ilya Shapiro


Our lock-and-leave culture: the rise of self-storage and clinging to stuff we hardly use

Moving, downsizing, long-term renovations, deceased estates and divorce are all factors in the relentlessly increasing demand for off-site storageAbout once every six weeks I go to my least happy place. It’s a massive warehouse in the industrial back blocks of Port Kembla, near Wollongong in New South Wales, housing a storage facility called Super Easy Storage. Because it is a no-frills operation, it does not offer 24-hour access like the more upmarket companies do, so I have to call ahead to sa...
Tags: UK, Australia, Life and style, Society, Australia news, New South Wales, Homes, Port Kembla, Marie Antoinette, Wollongong


Even these Terrible Maps can teach us something

Since 2016, Terrible Maps has been collecting, well… terrible maps.They're awful, pointless and stupid, but also funny (and sometimes even instructive).Here are 10 examples. Dive into the Twitter account for hundreds more.What a strange map. How can I store it and collect more? That's how the Strange Maps blog got started back in 2006. Replace 'strange' with 'terrible', and you've got the idea behind Terrible Maps, a Twitter account that has been spewing awful, pointless, stupid maps since 2016...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, Florida, Politics, UK, Australia, Washington, Saudi Arabia, China, Russia, India, Africa, US, America, Eu, Society


Australian legal ethics (and police) scandal

In more than 300 cases, a defense attorney in the Australian state of Victoria acted as a police informant to undermine her clients’ interests [Chris Vedelago, Cameron Houston & Tammy Mills/Sydney Morning Herald, Houston, Mills & Vedelago/Melbourne Age followup, Rohan Smith/news.com.au on Informer 3838 affair] Tags: Australia, ethics, police
Tags: Law, Australia, Police, Uncategorized, Ethics, Victoria, Rohan Smith, Chris Vedelago Cameron Houston Tammy Mills


The Guardian view on surveillance: Australia is giving too much power to the state | Editorial

Laws on encryption must not pose an unwarranted danger to the freedom and privacy of citizensThe Australian government has just hustled into law a wide-ranging bill which attempts to give its intelligence services powers against encrypted communications. Whatever the government may wish, there are of course limits set to these powers by the mathematics that underpin strong encryption. If it is properly implemented, strong encryption is quite literally unbreakable for the foreseeable future. That...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Apps, Technology, Human Rights, Media, Privacy, Social Networking, Law, Australia, Gchq, China, UK News, World news, Australia news


F-35A Lightning II

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Tags: South Korea, Utah, Florida, England, Australia, Navy, Nas, Atlantic, Military, United Kingdom, Italy, Innovation, Marine Corps, F-35, Lockheed Martin, Air Force


Gangsters, cops and Lawyer X: the police informant scandal that has shocked Australia

‘Appalling’ breach of duty castigated and 22 criminals may challenge convictions after revelation that defence barrister doublecrossed her clientsIn 2005, eight years after the murder of the underworld figure Alphonse Gangitano kicked off a long and bloody gangland war on the streets of Melbourne, a prominent criminal barrister agreed to become a registered police informant in exchange for a promise that her identity would be kept secret.The woman – known variously as Lawyer X, EF, and informer ...
Tags: Law, Australia, Australia news, Australian police and policing, Victorian politics, Victoria, Melbourne, Crime - Australia, Daniel Andrews, Carl Williams, Law (Australia, Alphonse Gangitano, Tony Mokbel


Morning Docket: 12.03.18

* Young lawyers in Australia are fighting back against Biglaw hours expectations because these snowflakes don't realize that chronic sleeplessness and callously sacrificing relationships with friends and loved ones builds character! [The Guardian] * Comey has reached a deal with the lame duck House committee. He'll still testify in a private hearing, but he'll be given a transcript after the fact. Good plan, it's not like he's been screwed over by this committee before. [National Law Journal] ...
Tags: Law, Australia, House, Associated Press, Benjamin Netanyahu, Huffington Post, Biglaw, James Comey, Comey, Jeffrey Epstein, National Law Journal, American Lawyer, Alan Dershowitz, Morning Docket, Litigation Finance, Boies Schiller


Need for Greater Protections of Investigative Journalism

On Nov. 21, 2018, Finance Minister Bill Morneau provided the 2018 fiscal update, which includes nearly $600 million in tax credits and incentives over the next 5 years for the media, as well as a temporary tax credit for subscribers to digital news media sites. Non-profit media organizations will be eligible for charitable status and may receive funding from other registered charities. The role of the media within our legal system is emphasized in our constitution. Though commonly referred to as...
Tags: New York, Law, Australia, Court, US, European Union, Mail, Canada, New Brunswick, Connecticut, Vice Media, Montreal, Globe, Quebec, Ontario, Phillips


"So this is Fake Moos?"

A perfect comment on "Meet Knickers, the giant cow that is neither a cow nor a giant" (WaPo).I don't know if you've been following this minor internet craze, but there's a steer in Australia that looks very large. The truth is that "Knickers is not a cow but a steer, and that males are typically quite a bit larger than females" an it's a Holstein standing around with some wagyu cattle, so it's a large breed seen in contrast to a small breed. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Australia, Cows, Big And Small, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Fake Moos


How to split the USA into two countries: Red and Blue

America's two political tribes have consolidated into 'red' and 'blue' nations, with seemingly irreconcilable differences.Perhaps the best way to stop the infighting is to go for a divorce and give the two nations a country eachBased on the UN's partition plan for Israel/Palestine, this proposal provides territorial contiguity and sea access to both 'red' and 'blue' America None If more proof were needed that the U.S. is two nations in one, it was offered by the recent mid-term elections. Dem...
Tags: Japan, Maps, Politics, Usa, Australia, Montana, Washington, Mexico, Government, Senate, India, Israel, America, Society, Canada, United States


Fight or flight: the veterans at war with PTSD - video

One hundred years on from the end of the first world war, a group of veterans in Dorset are torn between their pride in their military careers and their anger over the lack of psychological support provided to them by the Ministry of Defence. With many feeling abandoned and left to battle significant mental health issues such as PTSD alone, former soldier Andy Price decides to take matters into his own hands, launching the Veteran’s Hub, a peer-to-peer support network for veterans and their fami...
Tags: UK, Australia, Iraq, US, UK News, Mental Health, Afghanistan, Military, Ministry Of Defence, Dorset, Andy, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Lifeline, Richard Sprenger, Andy Price, Ministry of Defence With


Morning Docket: 11.07.18

* Republicans' control over the Senate grew after the midterm elections, but Democrats managed to take the House. Here are six interesting reasons why that means President Donald Trump could be in "huge legal trouble" now. [Law & Crime] * Florida voters approved an amendment to their state constitution to restore felons' voting rights, which will now be automatically restored after prison time is completed and restitution paid. That's at least 1.4 million more voters! [Orlando Sentinel] * Reme...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Law, Australia, California, Kentucky, Government, Senate, White House, Donald Trump, Cryptocurrencies, Law Schools, Biglaw, Constitutional Law, Tax Law, Kim Davis


Cleaning up: mobile laundry for the homeless goes international

Orange Sky vans visit parks and drop-in centres in Australia and New ZealandA mobile laundry and shower service for the homeless has begun international expansion after being inundated with requests from struggling cities around the globe.Four years ago two young Australian men saw a gap in the market and fitted out a van with a washer and dryer, driving it to parks, churches and drop-in centres in a bid to bring hygiene services to the homeless community on their own turf. Continue reading...
Tags: Australia, Housing, Communities, Society, World news, Australia news, Poverty, Homelessness, Asia Pacific, Social exclusion, New Zealand, Inequality


Apple News a model for news and commenatry from legal blogs

Apple News, unlike Facebook and Google which use AI and algorithms to curate the news for readers, does things the old fashioned way – with humans selecting the news. If you’ve been following along, you know that LexBlog is creating the largest legal news and commentary network by curating the valuable contributions of legal bloggers, worldwide.  Right now, we’re featuring stories on the “front page,” changing things out a couple times a day. Channel pages are created dynamically. We have ple...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Publishing, New York, London, Law, Australia, Washington Post, Harvard University, New York Times, Tim Cook, Cupertino, East Coast, Justice Department, Lexblog


Woman Wins Right To Use Donor Sperm Over Spouse’s Objection

We are in for more and more complex cases in parentage thanks to assisted reproductive technology and evolving forms of family.
Tags: Law, Australia, Family law, Ellen Trachman, Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART, Divorce Train Wrecks


Roadside Drug Screening Tests to Be Tested by Courts

On Wednesday, Ontario’s new government announced a change in policy for cannabis use, indicating that they will allow it to be used anywhere where tobacco is smoked when it is legalized on Oct. 17, 2018, and not restricted to residential homes as previously planned. This move would align the province’s policy with the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) set up as the proposed regulator to issue private store licences. One of the ancillary effects of t...
Tags: Law, Australia, Georgia, Canada, Vancouver, Bill, Ontario, Toronto Star, RCMP, Dre, Bingley, United States District Court, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, R, Plaintiffs, Andrew Murie



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