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Eight new grants, Ginsburg recovery from surgery “on track”

One day after Politico reported that White House officials were preparing for the possible “death or departure” of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who had surgery in late December to remove two cancerous growths from her lungs, the Supreme Court announced today that there was no evidence of any other cancer, and that the 85-year-old Ginsburg would not require any further treatment. Ginsburg’s recovery from surgery is “on track,” Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathleen Arberg said in a statement, althoug...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, California, White House, Usda, United States, South Dakota, United Arab Emirates, Davis, Wisconsin, Lgbtq, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Newton

Supreme Court adds three (little?) criminal cases to its docket

The US Supreme Court this afternoon released this order list in which the Court granted certiorari in eight new cases.  Three of these cases are criminal justice matters, and here are the basics with a big assist from SCOTUSblog: Quarles v. United States, No. 17-778 Issue : Whether Taylor v. United States’ definition of generic burglary requires proof that intent to commit a crime was present at the time of unlawful entry or first unlawful remaining, as two circuits hold; or whether it is enou...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, United States, Wisconsin, Taylor, US supreme court, Mitchell, Quarles, Douglas A Berman, Rehaif

Relist Watch Returns

John Elwood reviews the first relists of 2019. Happy New Year and welcome back! Most of D.C. started 2019 nice and slow, enjoying offices (and roads) made quiet by vacations, both planned and unexpected. But not the Supremes. They jumped in with both feet, when most of the lawyering class was still finishing off their fruit baskets. On January 4, the court gave plenary review to the Maryland and North Carolina political-gerrymandering cases and set them for expedited briefing so they could be ...
Tags: Florida, Texas, Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, Planned Parenthood, Kentucky, Virginia, New York City, Freedom, Alabama, Indiana, United States

Donna Alexander created "the 'Anger Room,' a business where rage-filled people of all kinds could smash glass and televisions and computers with baseball bats and tire irons and golf clubs..."

"Nathaniel Mitchell, 34, was indicted in Alexander’s death Tuesday after police say he broke into Alexander’s Dallas home through her bedroom window in the middle of the night and beat her about the head with an unknown object..." WaPo reports.The Anger Room, as it was called, was cluttered with an assortment of furniture, computers and printers, glasses and bottles and dishes. She didn’t allow machetes or knives or ammunition and required everyone to wear safety goggles, a helmet and a jumpsuit...
Tags: New York, Murder, Law, Kentucky, Toronto, Customers, Hillary Clinton, Dallas, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Emotion, Mitchell, Clinton, Trump, Alexander, WaPo

Symposium: Supreme Court at the crossroads of the establishment clause as it considers a cross

Marci A. Hamilton is Robert A. Fox Professor of Practice and Senior Resident Fellow of the Program for Research on Religion at the University of Pennsylvania. The Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in The American Legion v. American Humanist Association (along with a companion case brought by the state involving the same facts) is troubling. There was no split in the circuits that required the Supreme Court’s attention and the rulings in both cases were eminently reasonable. In the American Leg...
Tags: Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, United States, Aclu, Circuit, Department Of Justice, Smith, Christ, Hobby Lobby, Lemon, Mitchell, American Legion, Trump

True Crime Author Corey Mitchell, 1967 - 2014, R.I.P.

True crime author Corey Mitchell,47, passed away suddenly in late October. News accounts say he died of a heart attack. Mitchell studied law but did not practice; instead, he wrote seven true crime books, and a few years ago he was the editor of a well regarded if short-lived and now sadly defunct online true crime collaborative. (Read my initial piece on In Cold Blog here).  Mitchell's titles are Evil Eyes, Pure Murder, Dead and Buried, Murdered Innocents, Strangler, and Savage Son, along with ...
Tags: Hollywood, Law, Seattle, Detroit, Mitchell, Watts, Ted Bundy, Corey Mitchell, Laura James, The True Crime Genre, CLEWS, Savage Son, Eugene Watts Evil Eyes

The Agile 99th

Weight was the issue. The B-25B, carrying a full combat load, was just too heavy to takeoff from the deck of the USS Hornet. While the nation was still reeling in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor, Gen. Henry “Hap” Arnold, Chief of Staff of the Army Air Force, assigned Lt. Col. James “Jimmy” Doolittle to conduct a bombing mission on Tokyo to disrupt Japanese aggression and momentum and embolden the American public for the task ahead. Enl...
Tags: Japan, China, Raiders, Military, United States, Tokyo, Air Force, Defense Department, Pearl Harbor, Arnold, Mitchell, Ray, U S Air Force, Doolittle, Syed, Army Air Force

The outside prosecutor Rachel Mitchell opines that the evidence would not justify bringing criminal charges and does not even meet a preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.

According to the 5-page memo she sent to the Judiciary Committee Republicans, which WaPo got its hands on. The basis of the opinion is what a lot of Kavanaugh proponents have observed:In the memo, Mitchell argued that Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault, including when exactly it occurred. Mitchell also noted that Ford did not identify Kavanaugh by name as her attacker in key pieces of evidence, including notes from sessions with her therapist — records that Ford’s l...
Tags: Law, Obama, Senate, Fbi, Ford, Judges, Evidence, Kennedy, Mitchell, Trump, Senate Judiciary Committee, Scalia, WaPo, Kavanaugh, Patrick Smyth, Ann Althouse

Christine Blasey Ford hailed as 'heroic' as she concludes testimony – live updates

Ford says she is ‘100%’ certain Kavanaugh assaulted herThird woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconductSign up for the US morning briefing 7.19pm BST Mitchell ends her questioning by acknowledging that her own method of questioning is not a best practice interview for survivors of sexual assault. “Did you know that the best way to do it is to have a trained interview interview you in a private sense and have you do the talking?” she asks Dr Ford. 7.08pm BST Senator Harris starts her qu...
Tags: Law, US, World news, US news, Fbi, US politics, Ford, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, US supreme court, Mitchell, HARRIS, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh

6-to-1 Chance GOP Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell Is Actually Merrick Garland In Disguise

Mitch McConnell called Mitchell a 'female assistant,' but she might as well be a double agent, for all she is helping the Republicans.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Gop, Courts, Mitch McConnell, Mitchell, Bret Kavanaugh, Rachel Mitchell

Christine Blasey Ford faces questions over Brett Kavanaugh allegations – live updates

Nominee and first accuser go before judiciary committeeThird woman accuses Kavanaugh of sexual misconductSign up for the US morning briefing 4.24pm BST Mitchell continues her line of questioning, this time taking up the five minutes of She asks a few specific questions about the noise levels at the gathering and then asks Dr Ford to recall how she got home on the evening of the alleged incident. Again, her five minutes pass by before the line of questioning is complete. The Republicans have ...
Tags: Law, US, World news, US news, US politics, Ford, US Senate, US Congress, Donald Trump, Sexual Harassment, US supreme court, Mitchell, Kavanaugh, Patrick Leahy, Brett Kavanaugh, Law (US

Thursday round-up

For USA Today, Richard Wolf reports that “Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh responded to more than 1,000 written questions from dissatisfied Democrats Wednesday by revealing more about his personal finances but little more about his views on the law.” At (subscription or registration required), Marcia Coyle and Tony Mauro highlight some of Kavanaugh’s answers to more than a thousand written questions posed by senators … in the wake of [Kavanaugh’s] confirmation hearing last week.” Addition...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Cnn, Atlantic, Maine, Iowa, Chuck Grassley, Fox News, Associated Press, Republican, Usa Today, George W Bush, Wall Street Journal, Collins

WaPo covers the Wisconsin gubernatorial race and — in its effort to help Democrats — shows the awful problem they have.

There's a primary here tomorrow, and the Republican nominee is not in question. It's the current governor, Scott Walker. What's in play is the Democratic Party nomination, and there are 8 candidates in the race, each struggling for some way to come out on top. WaPo seems to want to cover the primary, but the article is, "Once a rising star, Scott Walker is still looking for his path in Trump’s Republican Party." So Walker is the one with the problem?! It seems to me he's destined to win another ...
Tags: Law, Democrats, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Republican Party, Mitchell, Trump, Democratic, Democratic Party, Walker, Emily, WaPo, Naral, Marquette Law School, Evers, Tony Evers

Symposium: Janus’ radical rewrite of the First Amendment

Alice O’Brien is general counsel for the National Education Association, which filed an amicus brief in support of the union in Janus v. AFSCME. The Supreme Court’s ruling in Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees is politics, not law. Today, the Supreme Court cast aside the interests of working people and their families, as well as the management concerns of 21 states, the District of Columbia, leaders of major cities, towns and school districts, and the views of...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Barack Obama, United States, Hawaii, Citizens United, District Of Columbia, Kennedy, Mitchell, Trump, McCutcheon, U S Supreme Court, John Roberts, U S Senate, Board of Education, Abood

Court upholds Postal Service's termination of employee over fear of "going postal"

What do you do when you learn that an employee may pose a risk of violence to your workplace? Does your opinion change if you learn this information on the eve of the employee returning from a leave of absence for depression or other mental illness? Mitchell v. U.S. Postal Service (6th Cir. 6/21/18) answers these questions. Kedric Mitchell had a history of taking unpaid leaves of absence from his employment at the U.S. Postal Service for depression. Upon his return to work following his latest...
Tags: Law, Usps, Palmer, Postal Service, Ada, Mitchell, U S Postal Service, Hobson, Jon Hyman, Kedric Mitchell, Circuit Court of Cook, Sofia Sforza

Opinion analysis: Court rejects “dual-officeholding” challenge to military conviction

Today the Supreme Court ruled that the simultaneous service of military officers on both the criminal courts of appeals (CCAs) for the armed forces and the United States Court of Military Commission Review (CMCR) does not violate a longstanding rule that bars active-duty military officers from holding a second job that requires presidential nomination and Senate confirmation – sometimes known as the “dual-officeholding ban.” The decision means that the conviction of Keanu Ortiz, who served as an...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Barack Obama, United States, University Of Virginia, District Of Columbia, Mitchell, Ortiz, Cox, The Supreme Court, Howe, Alito, U S Air Force

"The New Yorker was turning 40, occasioning a certain amount of 'greatest magazine that ever was' praise. "

"Despite that, and despite the presence of a few of those New Journalism proto-pioneers, it was going through what was arguably one of the duller stretches in its history. [Tom] Wolfe decided to try... putting into print what most journalists would say only at the bar after hours. The manuscript he produced was so long that it had to run in two parts. 'Tiny Mummies! The True Story of The Ruler of 43d Street’s Land of the Walking Dead!' was the first half, published on April 11, 1965, and it was ...
Tags: New York, Marriage, Law, Walking Dead, America, Journalism, Buffalo, Christ, Long Island, New York Magazine, Mitchell, Bermuda, Nixon, Oceanside, East Side, Tiffany

Sexual harassment is the hiring scarlet letter

Dear Jon,  I resigned from my last job amid allegations of sexually inappropriate misconduct. The allegations became public. Even though the women are all liars, no one will hire me. What can I do?  Sincerely, Steve W. This example has played out (sort of) at my alma mater, Case Western Reserve School of Law. In 2014, its dean, Lawrence Mitchell, resigned during a lawsuit in which a professor alleged Mitchell fired him after he had tried to blow the whistle on Mitchell’s alleged sexu...
Tags: Law, China, Cleveland, Mitchell, Jon, Lawrence Mitchell, Jon Hyman, Shanghai University of Finance and Economics, Steve W This

Argument preview: Justices to consider role of military judges and the dual-officeholding ban

In 2006, Congress – relying on its power under Article I of the Constitution to regulate the armed forces – created the United States Court of Military Commission Review. That court, known as the CMCR, hears appeals from military commissions, such as the one created at Guantanamo to try enemy combatants. Federal law outlines two ways in which judges can be placed on the CMCR: Military officers who already serve as appellate judges on military courts can be assigned to the CMCR by the Secretary ...
Tags: Featured, Guantanamo, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Congress, Senate, Defense, Court, Barack Obama, United States, Madison, Mitchell, Cox, Howe, U S Air Force

"Of All the Blogs in the World, He Walks Into Mine."

A NYT article, published yesterday, not to be confused with the NYT article about me and Meade, from April 3, 2009.From the new article:It was just before 5 p.m. and Mr. Kurtz, living in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, ordered a pizza. As one does, when one is 24 and living amid a generation of creative people whose every utterance and experience might be thought of as content, Mr. Kurtz filmed and posted to Tumblr a 10-minute video showing him awaiting the delivery.Among those who liked t...
Tags: Law, Relationships, Blogging, Brooklyn, Tumblr, Mitchell, Williamsburg, Kurtz, Meade, Ann Althouse

Understaffing at Texas prisons and the implications for decarceration

Your correspondent was quoted in a page one article in the Houston Chronicle today, "Mass exodus of Texas prison guards leaves some units understaffed," about guard shortages at Texas prisons, a topic that Grits has covered for many years. (The author, Keri Blakinger, is new to the Chronicle and the beat, so cut her a little slack for being late to the party; she got here as quickly as she could.)Statewide, the turnover rate among prison guards was 28 percent last year, but at some units it was ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Mitchell, Houston Chronicle, Legislature, Estelle, Richards, Henson, Texas Senate, Ann Richards, Chronicle, Dawson, Ruiz, DALHART, Legislative Budget Board, Gritsforbreakfast

Humana Sweetens #StartWithHealthy With Love Notes

The latest installment in Humana’s “Start with Healthy” campaign tugs at heart strings by delivering “Love Notes”: The film, by BBDO New York, underscores the unique approach Humana is charting in the health insurance field. Humana launched “Start With Healthy” in April 2016 to highlight the brand’s commitment to helping seniors improve their health with these spots: The message by Humana (which tried to merge with Aetna this past year) to its core demographic of middle-aged and older ...
Tags: Health, Wellness, New York, Advertising, Insurance, CMO, M&a, Financial Services, Mitchell, Forbes, Humana, Louisville Kentucky, Omnicom, Aetna, BBDO, Ad Watch

Reasonably Suspicious: Police unions, collective bargaining, and accountability

Check out the latest episode of the Reasonably Suspicious podcast from Just Liberty. You can listen to it here or access it on all the usual channels:   iTunes ,  Google Play ,  YouTube , or  SoundCloud .  If you haven't subscribed yet, take a moment to do so now. I'm enjoying the format and am hoping to do some interesting things in the coming months heading toward the 86th  Texas  Legislature. If the  Wall Street Journal's right  that the next billion internet users won't type, rel...
Tags: New York, Texas, Law, Congress, Senate, Germany, Time, US, Austin, House Of Representatives, Wisconsin, Scott Walker, Dallas, Louisiana, Houston, City Council

Audatex North America, Inc. v. Mitchell International, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

By Joseph Herndon -- On July 27, 2017, the Federal Circuit issued an opinion in Audatex North America, Inc. v. Mitchell International, Inc., upholding the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) decision in which all claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,912,740 and 8,468,038 were held patent ineligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 and invalid as obvious under 35 U.S.C. § 103. Audatex initially sued Mitchell for infringement of the '740 and '038 patents. Mitchell then filed petit...
Tags: Law, Mitchell, Federal Circuit, Patent Docs, Obviousness, Patentable Subject Matter, Joseph Herndon, PTAB, Audatex, Mitchell International Inc, Audatex North America Inc, Mitchell International Inc Fed

Update On Open Carry Of Firearms In North Carolina State Parks

If you will recall, I discussed signage in Mount Mitchell State Park that led me to file a complaint.  I had an extended email conversation with Bryan Dowdy with the North Carolina State Park Service.  It is reproduced below. Mr. Smith, Your email complaint was forwarded to me for a reply. The ‘Welcome To’ sign as pictured in your post is correct.   Per North Carolina Administrative Code, 07 NCAC 13B .0901(a) and (b), FIREARMS;  The possession of firearms whether they are openly carried or carri...
Tags: Guns, Congress, Military, United States, North Carolina, Open Carry, Mitchell, Firearms, US Forest Service, U S Army Corps of Engineers, Mount Mitchell State Park, State Parks, State Park, Donnie Harrison, Herschel Smith, NCAC

This is what the interactive process is supposed to look like

Last week, Donovan turned 9. Since we were in California during his birthday, we’ve had a bit of a delayed celebration back home. Since D-man has Celiac Disease and cannot eat anything with any gluten, he wanted an ice cream birthday cake. For him, however, ice cream can be tricky. Even if the ice cream itself contains zero gluten in its ingredients, it can still make him ill if it becomes cross-contaminated. Enter Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream (which is not only Cleveland’s best ice cream, but...
Tags: Law, California, Cleveland, Ada, Mitchell, Pete, Adam, Donovan, Strongsville, Jon Hyman, Norah, Pete Mitchell, Enter Mitchell

Symposium: The crumbling wall separating church and state

Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean and Raymond Pryke Professor of First Amendment Law at University of California, Irvine School of Law. As Justice Sonia Sotomayor powerfully observed in her dissent, the Supreme Court’s decision in Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Pauley is unprecedented in American history: Never before had the Supreme Court held that the government is required to provide assistance to religious institutions. Despite a footnote that attempts to limit the scope of this holdin...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Massachusetts, America, Missouri, Mitchell, Sonia Sotomayor, Thomas Jefferson, John Roberts, Board of Education, Roberts, Jefferson, William Rehnquist, Locke

Symposium: The Constitution provides a level playing field for people of faith

Hillary Byrnes is Assistant General Counsel for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. She filed an for the conference and other organizations in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Five years ago, Trinity Lutheran Church applied for a grant from Missouri’s Scrap Tire Grant Program so that it could resurface the church’s preschool playground with rubber material made from recycled tires, which is softer than the preschool’s current pea gravel playground surface. Trin...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Church, United States, Missouri, House Of Representatives, Ohio, Department Of Homeland Security, Mitchell, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Catholic Charities, Roberts, Medicare Medicaid, Blaine

Symposium: The justices reach broad agreement, but on a narrow question

Fred Yarger is the solicitor general of Colorado. He filed an for the state in support of the church in Trinity Lutheran v. Comer. Although it represents a significant victory for religious liberty, Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia, Inc. v. Comer does not appear to alter fundamentally how the First Amendment will be understood and applied in cases involving claims of religious freedom. Instead, it reflects broad consensus from the Supreme Court, but only on the answer to a narrow question: ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Colorado, United States, Missouri, Catholic Church, Mitchell, Thomas, John Roberts, Blaine, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Clarence Thomas, Helms, Gorsuch

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