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Ask the author: “The great oracle of American legal thought” – revisiting the life and times of Justice Holmes

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Stephen Budiansky concerning Budiansky’s book “Oliver Wendell Holmes: A Life in War, Law, and Ideas” (W.W. Norton, 2019, 592 pp., cloth: $29.95). Stephen Budiansky is the author of 17 books of biography, history and science. He was a recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship in the Creative Arts in 2011. Welcome, Stephen, and thank you for taking the time to participate in this question-and-answer exchange for our readers. And congra...
Tags: New York, Hollywood, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Boston, Virginia, Massachusetts, Book Reviews, America, Harvard, United States, Ireland, Winston Churchill, Catholic

Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. After last week’s relist commotion, this week the changes are fewer, more subtle, and bad news for petitioners. Eight-time relist Newton v. Indiana, 17-1511, involving whether Miller v. Alabama applies to discretionary sentences of life without parole imposed for juvenile offenses, has been downgraded to a “hold” for last week’s grant in Mathena v. Malvo, 18-217, (itself relisted seven times) which basically covers the same issue. (The news isn’t that bad fo...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Alabama, Indiana, Dhs, Catholic Church, Kansas, Catholic, Nielsen, Naacp, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Newton, Puerto Rico

Pope Francis jerks his hand away from people trying to kiss his ring.

He seems to think it's funny, his withdrawal of consent to this old-time practice:"John Allen, a veteran Vatican journalist and editor of the online Catholic news site Crux, concurred, saying Francis’s actions Monday are one further move in a trend that’s continued since Pope John XXIII to 'dial down the tradition of subservience,' which has traditionally marked the papacy over the centuries, Francis’s reaction, he believes, is one further step to demystify one of the world’s most secretive inst...
Tags: Jewelry, Law, Pope Francis, Vatican, Catholic, Pope, Kissing, Francis, WaPo, John Allen, Crux, Ann Althouse, Pope John XXIII

Symposium: The “intensely factual” question of physicians’ admitting privileges

Robin Fretwell Wilson is the Roger & Stephany Joslin Professor of Law and Director of the Epstein Health Law & Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law. Last month I lost someone close to me after an infection that began as double pneumonia ravaged her body. In the space of a day, a mother of nine in the prime of her life slipped away. It was so improbable. So permanent. And if that loss was not tragedy enough, the husband she left behind contracted MRSA, an antibiotic-resista...
Tags: Health, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Cdc, America, Catholic, Louisiana, DOE, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, U S Court of Appeals, Kavanaugh, Hellerstedt, 5th Circuit, Louisiana Texas

"The suit alleges that The Post 'targeted and bullied' 16-year-old Nicholas Sandmann in order to embarrass President Trump."

I'm reading about the lawsuit against The Washington Post in The Washington Post.“In a span of three days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann, an innocent secondary school child,” reads the complaint.It added, “The Post ignored basic journalist standards becaus...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Nbc, Law, Washington Post, Wikipedia, Court, Journalism, Atlanta, Ted, Cnn, New York Times, Bill Cosby, Cosby, Catholic, John

"Yesterday, the Wall Street Journal ran a story on how three conservatives nominated to the rogue Ninth Circuit..."

"... but whose nominations lapsed with the last Congress, had been left off the list of nominees resubmitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Many of us cried foul. According to the story, the White House was trying to reach some kind of a bargain with Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, allegedly to grease the skids for the inevitable replacement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court. There are several reasons to not engage in negotiations with either Feinstein or Harris. Harris is runn...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Senate, White House, Catholic, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Wall Street Journal, Catholics, WSJ, Kamala Harris, Trump, Feinstein, HARRIS

Erstwhile idiot becomes genius.

I just ran across this cartoon from the March 19, 1949 issue of The New Yorker:That caption is: "Wouldn't you think they'd have a place for withdrawals, too?"At the time, she was laughed at as a fool, but from our point of view, she's envisioning the ATM machine. Genius!Why am I reading the March 19, 1949 issue of The New Yorker?, you ask.I wanted to see the old J.D. Salinger story "The Laughing Man," because I was talking about it in the comments to yesterday's post, "With a gun against my bell...
Tags: England, Movies, Law, Wikipedia, George Orwell, Catholic, John, DEA, Orwell, Smiling, Salinger, Victor Hugo, J.D. Salinger, Ursus, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse

"An affected or simpering smile; a silly, conceited, smiling look."

That's the definition of "smirk" in the (unlinkable) OED. I looked up the word because it was used over and over to refer to the smile on the face of the Covington Catholic schoolboy the media singled out to destroy over the weekend.When is a smile a "smirk"? The dictionary says, when it's affected or simpering or silly and conceited looking.But I'd like a deeper psychological explanation of what is supposed to be in the mind of the smirker and how observers of smiles decide they have a window i...
Tags: Psychology, Facebook, Law, Virginia, Self-esteem, Wisconsin, Catholic, John, Smiling, Howe, Ruth Graham, Jaltcoh, John Althouse Cohen, Ann Althouse, OED, Brett Kavanaugh

"Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news."

Oh, well, this is interesting... Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news. With coffee. — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 20, 2019 ... because I realize that my idea of what happened — which you're jumping on me about in the comments to the previous post — was influenced by listening to what Scott Adams said about it yesterday...So do I need to apologize for believing Scott Adams? Not exactly. My post — "The man in the ...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Native Americans, Catholic, Madison, Defamation, Apologies, Smiling, Adams, Scott, Scott Adams, Mueller, MSM, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, EDH

An expensive lesson on religious accommodations

A federal court jury in Miami has awarded a hotel dishwasher $21.5 million after concluding that her employer failed to honor her religious beliefs by repeatedly scheduling her on Sundays, and then firing her. According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Marie Jean Pierre is a member of the Soldiers of Christ Church, a Catholic missionary group that helps the poor. She claimed that she hold her employer that she needed Sundays off for her missionary work. The hotel accommodate her for the firs...
Tags: Law, Miami, Catholic, Pierre, South Florida Sun Sentinel, Jon Hyman, Marie Jean Pierre, Soldiers of Christ Church

The 37-year-old Tulsi Gabbard is running for President.

Politico reports.Within her party, the three-term congresswoman is viewed as a maverick with a penchant for bucking party orthodoxy. During the 2016 presidential election, Gabbard stepped down from her post as a vice chair of the Democratic National Committee so she could endorse Sanders....During the presidential transition period in 2016, the Hawaii Democrat met with then-President-elect Donald Trump, drawing condemnation from fellow Democrats. She also received widespread criticism in 2017 fo...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, Iraq, Elizabeth Warren, Syria, Hawaii, Catholic, Biden, Donald Trump, Hinduism, Pacific Ocean, Kuwait, Bashar Al Assad, Sanders, Trans Pacific Partnership, Bashar Assad

Weekend Dance Party — See Also

LAW STUDENT DANCES: And Twitter is enthralled. RBG SHOULD BE DANCING SOON: Well, maybe not dancing, but she'll be back at work anon. THE MUSIC STOPS FOR PAUL MANAFORT IN CONNECTICUT: He's, uhh, voluntarily forfeiting his law license there. DO CATHOLICS DANCE? Do you have to be Catholic to lead Notre Dame? LESS BILLABLES = MORE DANCING: For Biglaw parents.
Tags: Law, Connecticut, Catholic, Paul Manafort, See Also, Weekend Dance Party

"What made Warhol thrilling in 1962 acquired a bitter aura in November 2016."

" As [Adam D. Weinberg, the director of the Whitney Museum] points out, Donald Trump has made admiring reference to Warhol and his dictum 'Making money is art, and working is art, and good business is the best art.' What to make, then, in an era of trash politics, of an art that celebrated trash? The exhibit follows him from a super-devout Catholic family in the Slavic ghettos of Pittsburgh—a boy who was cripplingly shy, ill-assimilated, and often confined to a sickbed; a boy for whom thought, e...
Tags: Law, Atlantic, Hillary Clinton, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Catholic, Donald Trump, Pittsburgh, Whitney Museum, Ann Althouse, Adam D Weinberg

Outgoing California Gov Jerry Brown urged by notable group to commute 742 death sentences

As reported in this Reuters article, a "Catholic group close to Pope Francis and representatives of 25 countries on Wednesday appealed to outgoing California Governor Jerry Brown to commute all the state’s 742 death sentences before laving office." Here is more: The Sant’ Egidio peace group made the appeal together with the justice ministers of South Africa, Benin, Zimbabwe and Malaysia, and 21 lower-ranking officials from other countries at a conference on the death penalty held in Italy’s par...
Tags: Law, California, Malaysia, Pope Francis, Italy, Catholic, Jerry Brown, Los Angeles Times, Gavin Newsom, Reuters, Brown, Roman Catholic Church, Sant, Newsom, Jesuit, Douglas A Berman

Noticing California Gov Jerry Brown's recent robust approach to clemency

The Marshall Project earlier this week had this notable account of the outgoing California Gov's clemency history under the headline "The Jerry Brown Way of Pardoning."  Here is an excerpt from this piece: Unlike President Donald Trump, who has focused attention on cases brought to him by fellow celebrities and on political allies, Brown’s clemency decisions focus on people facing what the governor seems to view as systemic injustices.  They are often timed to coincide with Catholic holidays, a...
Tags: Law, California, Ap, United States, Catholic, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Vietnam, Jerry Brown, Donald Trump, Brown, Marshall Project, Gray Davis, Evan Westrup, Douglas A Berman, Walter Earlonne Woods, San Quinton

9 people who were way ahead of their time

Sometimes, people are so far ahead of the curve that it takes everybody else hundreds of years to catch up to their ideas.While many people are content to quietly sit back and flow with popular opinion, these nine thinkers let the world know what it was doing wrong, often with major consequences. These great thinkers remind us that taking an unpopular, bold stance might not be madness. It's been said that when you're one step ahead of the crowd you're a genius but that two steps ahead make you a...
Tags: UK, England, France, India, Religion, Society, Rome, Gay, United States, Feminism, Innovation, Literature, Philosophy, Catholic, Gender Equality, Alexandria

Friday round-up

Yesterday the federal government asked the justices to halt discovery and an upcoming trial in a lawsuit filed by a group of teenagers who allege that the government’s environmental policies are contributing to climate change. Amy Howe covers the filing for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Additional coverage comes from Lawrence Hurley at Reuters, Greg Stohr at Bloomberg, Ariane de Vogue at CNN, and Lyle Denniston at his eponymous blog, who reports that “[t]he feder...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Cnn, Catholic, Wall Street Journal, Trump, Round-up, Reuters, Sonia Sotomayor, Lyle Denniston, Lawrence Hurley, Howe, Jess Bravin, Greg Stohr, Heritage Foundation, Kavanaugh

Aid standards body suspends Cafod over complaints handling

Catholic charity sacked two staff members after allegations of sexual misconductBritain’s biggest Catholic aid charity, Cafod, has been suspended from an international scheme which aims to protect aid beneficiaries from sexual exploitation and abuse.The £50m-a-year charity has failed an audit by the Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative (HQAI), which vets how charities meet core humanitarian standards, including how complaints against aid workers are handled. It scored zero out of a possible...
Tags: Africa, Americas, Society, UK News, World news, Charities, Voluntary sector, Global development, Ethiopia, Catholic, Sexual Harassment, Haiti, Cafod, Humanitarian Quality Assurance Initiative HQAI

Columbus Sought To End Islamic Tyranny

PJM: When the Spanish Christian monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella recaptured Granada on January 2, 1492, they ended almost eight centuries of jihad ravages (described by Bertrand in 1934, and in 2016 here) — massacres, pillage, mass enslavement, and deportation — and the grinding imposition of Sharia by Spain’s various pious Muslim conquerors, and rulers. Bertrand’s unsparing narrative describes the bitter, chronic fate of Spain’s Christians under Islam, both those fully subjugated and the populat...
Tags: Europe, India, Africa, Religion, Americas, Spain, Rome, West, Military, Morocco, Islam, Catholic, Columbus, Sharia, Isabella, Granada

Why not bring in "Jeopardy!" host Alex Trebek to moderate your gubernatorial debate?

That's the right question, but you don't ask the question first in "Jeopardy!" I'm reading "Alex Trebek moderated a gubernatorial debate in Pennsylvania. It didn’t go well" (WaPo).Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D) and his Republican challenger, Scott Wagner, sat on stage, their faces frozen and their hands clasped. And Alex Trebek, the “Jeopardy!” host and the moderator of Monday night’s debate, let loose, joking that the only thing with a lower approval rating that the Pennsylvania legislature was...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, United States, Catholic Church, Catholic, Republican, Jeopardy, Alex, Catholics, Boredom, Alex Trebek, Debates, Trump, Tom Wolf, Trebek, Hershey Pa

The NYT lobs a confusing new issue into the Kavanaugh controversy: the phrase "Renate Alumni" in the yearbook at Kavanaugh's high school.

It's really hard to summarize "Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named." My first question is: Who wrote the words in the yearbook? If not Brett Kavanaugh, why must I understand this? And why is the NYT choosing to dilute the carefully built up allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford? Is that allegation fading somehow? Is the NYT trying to get hits after it passed up the Deborah Ramirez story that had us all reading The New Yorker last Sunday?I don't want to quote t...
Tags: Law, Dolphin, Teenagers, New York Times, Nyt, Catholic, Senate Judiciary Committee, Brett, Alexandra Walsh, Schroeder, Kavanaugh, Renate, Hagan, Ann Althouse, Insults, Brett Kavanaugh

At least two more women come forward with Kavanaugh sexual assault claims

In The New Yorker, Ronan Farrow details the account of Deborah Ramirez, who remembers a freshman party at Yale where a drunken Brett Kavanaugh got his meat out and waved it in her face “I remember a penis being in front of my face,” she said. “I knew that’s not what I wanted, even in that state of mind.” She recalled remarking, “That’s not a real penis,” and the other students laughing at her confusion and taunting her, one encouraging her to “kiss it.” She said that she pushed the person away, ...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Law, Yale, Connecticut, Catholic, Brett, Ramirez, Kavanaugh, Ronan Farrow, Brett Kavanaugh, Avenatti, Michael Avenatti Stormy Daniels, Christine Ford, Deborah Ramirez

"The drinking was unbelievable," said Bernie Ward, who was the sex-ed teacher at Georgetown Prep in the Kavanaugh years...

... and who — according to "'100 Kegs or Bust': Kavanaugh friend, Mark Judge, has spent years writing about high school debauchery" (WaPo) —  "later spent two decades as a radio talk-show host in San Francisco and served six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography."“It was part of the culture. A parent even bought the keg and threw one of the parties for the kids.”..,[Mark] Judge wrote that he came to view Ward as an example of his school’s fall from Catholic orthodoxy and tra...
Tags: Law, Washington, San Francisco, Drinking, Pedophilia, Catholic, Catholics, Potomac, Ward, Catholic University, Thomas Merton, Kavanaugh, G K Chesterton, Ruyak, Ann Althouse, Chesterton

"What [Christine Blasey Ford is] describing, I saw at parties in 2003 and ’04. Boys trying to take advantage of girls who were drunk."

Said Eric Ruyak, who attended Georgetown Prep in the 2000s — long after Kavanaugh left — quoted — for what it's worth — in USA Today."It’s predominantly white, very homogeneous," Ruyak said. "There’s a tremendous amount of wealth, no women, and, quite frankly, male teachers making lewd jokes. I feel badly. I know plenty of wonderful guys who went to Prep. "When I went to Northwestern (University), I saw then how malignant that environment really is.”The article also quotes Elizabeth Mitchell, "a...
Tags: Usa, Supreme Court, Law, Catholic, Catholics, Northwestern University, Georgetown, Ginsburg, Breyer, Kavanaugh, Elizabeth Mitchell, Ruyak, Religion And Government, Ann Althouse, Georgetown Prep, Christine Blasey Ford

The question that can destroy Brett Kavanaugh: Have you ever been so drunk you could not remember what happened?

Kavanaugh's accuser might never be able to provide a specific time and place for the alleged attack, and you may think Kavanaugh will do all right simply avowing that he has no memory of ever doing anything like that. That answer creates the occasion for any other woman to come forward and say he did something like that to me, and it will be relevant not just to his actions long ago, but his truthfulness in the present.But the bigger problem is that Kavanaugh can only say he has no memory of som...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Senate, Memory, Ford, Drinking, Rape, Catholic, Evidence, Catholics, Georgetown, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford, Bart O'Kavanaugh

Here Be Unchartered Waters

Introduction This week has been an unprecedented one in Canadian history, and one that will invariably result in development of novel Charter jurisprudence. On Sept. 11, 2018, the Ontario legislature introduced Bill 31 – Efficient Local Government Act, 2018 in response to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice decision on Sept. 10, 2018. that Bill 5 – Better Local Government Act, 2018 was unconstitutional, as it violated the s. 2(b) Charter rights of the candidates in the upcoming municipal elec...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Toronto, Canada, Ford, House, Court of appeal, Catholic, Bill, Quebec, Christ, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Legislature

Now, just stop saying "christened" and you'll finally be free from pressure to change the words you are using.

"Not all landmarks that echo [Junipero] Serra’s name will be re-christened," The Stanford Daily reports in "University to rename Serra House, Serra Mall following two years of controversy."Serra Street, which stretches from the end of Serra Mall to El Camino Real, will retain its name. The dorm Junipero — named for the juniper tree rather than Serra, despite popular misconceptions — will remain unchanged.The disparagement of very real feelings as "misconceptions" is microaggression. Why should t...
Tags: Law, Stanford, Pope Francis, Native Americans, Catholic, Pope, Hitler, Names, Catholics, Committee, Brest, El Camino Real, Junipero Serra, Serra, Junipero, Ann Althouse

Kavanaugh responds to post-hearing questions

Last week the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to succeed Justice Anthony Kennedy. After the hearing ended, senators submitted written questions – over 1,200 in all – to Kavanaugh, who responded last night. The senators’ questions address everything from Kavanaugh’s reaction when he was approached at the hearing by the father of a school-shooting victim to Kavanaugh’s personal finances; the questions and Kavanaugh’s responses comprise over 250 ...
Tags: Featured, Law, Washington, Senate, White House, Catholic, Senate Judiciary Committee, Howe, Jaime, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Guttenberg, Charles Grassley, Brett Kavanaugh, Democratic Judiciary Committee, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Stock Owners Continue Attempts To Take Down Gun Manufacturers From The Inside

Reuters: Funds run by BlackRock Inc and Vanguard Group backed all directors at gunmaker Sturm Ruger & Co Inc despite the company’s rare rejection of talks with the world’s top asset managers, disclosures to regulators on Thursday showed. The votes by the gunmaker’s largest investors stood in contrast to support BlackRock and Vanguard gave to a measure calling on Sturm Ruger to report on the safety of its products, which passed over the board’s objections at the company’s annual meeting on May 9....
Tags: Guns, Military, Bill Clinton, Gun Control, Un, SEC, Catholic, Blackrock, Firearms, Reuters, Smith & Wesson, Vanguard, Ruger, Vanguard Group, U S Securities and Exchange Commission, BlackRock Inc

EEOC sues on behalf of harassed Catholic employee

Religion a funny thing. Throughout the history of mankind it's fueled so much hate, war, and death. And yet, it brings so much peace, comfort, and love to so many people. My philosophy is live and let live. You believe what you want, and I'll believe what I want. Your religion is none of my business, just as mine is none of yours. The world we be a better place is everyone lived this message. But not everyone does. Consider, for example, a lawsuit the EEOC recently filed against Hackensack Merid...
Tags: Law, Catholic, EEOC, Hackensack, Jon Hyman, Hackensack Meridian Health, EEOC New York Regional, Jeffrey Burstein, EEOC New York, Kevin Berry, Gift Habeshaw

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