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Is Sandra Lee sending "peace and loving healing" to Andrew Cuomo?

I'm reading "Andrew Cuomo ex Sandra Lee wishes ‘peace, healing’ after 2nd accuser steps forward" (NY Post):“Sending everyone peace and loving healing regards from Malibu! The best sunsets ever thank God for the Ocean!” Lee posted on Instagram Saturday night, alongside a photo of a beach. The post was made hours after The New York Times revealed [accusations from] Cuomo’s 25-year-old former aide, Charlotte Bennet, is accusing the 63-year-old governor of asking her inappropriate personal questions...
Tags: Food, Cake, Instagram, Law, Wikipedia, New York City, Food Network, New York Times, Ice Cream, Kwanzaa, Potatoes, Andrew Cuomo, Malibu, Cuomo, Anthony Bourdain, Lee

"What If We Pay People to Stop Using Drugs?"

The question in the title of this post is the headline of this New Republic piece by Zachary Siegel.  Its subheadline captures its themes: "Traditional treatments often take place in expensive facilities, demand total abstinence, and rely on punitive methods of control.  A harm reduction model turns all of that on its head."  Here is an excerpt (with links from the original): In contingency management programs, a positive urine screen does not result in punishment the way it might in other trea...
Tags: Law, Pennsylvania, New York Times, New Republic, San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Douglas A Berman, Rod Rosenstein Trump, Zachary Siegel, Mike Discepola, Discepola

Potent call for new Attorney General to address how "mass detention creates mass incarceration"

Alison Siegler and Kate M. Harris have this notable new New York Times op-ed under the headline "How Did the ‘Worst of the Worst’ Become 3 Out of 4?: Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system."  Here is how the efective piece gets started and concludes: Few see Judge Merrick Garland, President Biden’s pick for attorney general, as a progressive who will reform the criminal legal system. But the Biden administration recently acknowledged that mass incarceration does not...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, New York Times, Biden, Garland, James Carr, Douglas A Berman, Judicial Conference, Merrick Garland, Alison Siegler, Kate M Harris

News Publishers Have Value Proposition Backwards on Facebook and Google

Maybe you’re following the discussion of the proposed Australian legislation that would require digital platforms such as Facebook and Google into negotiations to establish a price to be paid for news content that appears on their sites. A lot is at stake in how the world follows on as to Australia and how business models are developed to compensate various parties in this new age of news content circulation. Binding and mandatory arbitration clauses with awards that may favor news publ...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Law, Australia, Uncategorized, Atlantic, New York Times, Rupert Murdoch, Mike Isaac, Seattle Times, Isaac, New York Times Google, Issac, Campbell Brown Facebook, Damien Cave, News Corp Facebook

"The online publication Slate has suspended a well-known podcast host after he debated with colleagues over whether people who are not Black should be able to quote a racial slur..."

"... in some contexts. Mike Pesca, the host of 'The Gist,' a podcast on news and culture... made his argument during a conversation last week with colleagues on the interoffice messaging platform Slack. In a lengthy thread of messages, Slate staff members were discussing the resignation of Donald G. McNeil Jr., a reporter who said this month that he was resigning from The New York Times after he had used the slur during a discussion of racism while working as a guide on a student trip in 2019....
Tags: Law, Censorship, New York Times, Anderson, Slate, Mike Pesca, Jacob Weisberg, Donald McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, Joel Anderson, Employment Discrimination, DONALD G McNEIL Jr, Jacob Weisberg Slate, Slate disagreed For Black

Morning Docket: 02.22.21

* A Georgia lawyer, who some believed may have been the inspiration for the "Matlock" character, has passed away. Wonder if he wore Matlock suits himself... [WSB TV] * A settlement has been reached in a lawsuit that alleged James Franco created a sexually exploitative environment at an acting school. [New York Times] * Authorities say that the man who killed the son of Judge Esther Salas last year may have also targeted Justice Sonia Sotomayor. [NBC News] * A lawsuit has been filed against ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Nbc News, Georgia, Cnn, New York Times, James Franco, Ivy League, Biden, Sonia Sotomayor, Hill, Matlock, WSB TV, Devin Nunes, ERCOT

Rare Earth Metal Theft by Catalytic Converter

The theft of catalytic converters to sell for the value of the rare earth metal components is a thing once again. A catalytic converter is a component part of the exhaust system of a fossil fuel motor vehicle that catalyzes, or accelerates the break down of vehicle emissions making them less harmful. The catalyst of a catalytic converter is usually Platinum (Pt), Palladium (Pd), and Rhodium (Rh). All three of these platinum group metals are rare. Two of the three are currently worth more per oun...
Tags: Law, China, Environmental, Washington Dc, New York Times, Manchester, Epa, Wichita, Stuart Kaplow, Lynchburg, National Insurance Crime Bureau, Kaplow, Rare Earth Metals, environmental attorney Maryland, environmental law Maryland, Catalytic Converter

Rush Limbaugh has died.

Here's how it looks on The New York Times front page, replete with a misspelling of "provocateur": If you click through, the misspelling is gone. The obit is headlined: Excerpt: His wife, Kathryn, announced the death at the beginning of Mr. Limbaugh’s radio show. “I know that I am most certainly not the Limbaugh that you tuned in to listen to today,” she said. “I, like you, very much wish Rush was behind this golden microphone right now.... It is with profound sadness I must share with yo...
Tags: Headlines, Comedy, Law, Obamacare, White House, Barack Obama, Ronald Reagan, Ted Cruz, New York Times, Nyt, Republican Party, Donald Trump, The Washington Post, Rush, Spelling, Trump

Coronavirus Update 2-16-2021: Are you monitoring your remote employees?

According to this article at, employers are using the COVID-19 pandemic as a justification to enhance their monitoring of employees' activities, specifically remote employees.As COVID-19's spread has prompted an expansion of work-from-home policies across various industries, the use of more-pervasive monitoring software, also known as "tattleware" or "bossware," has . The New York Times demonstrated how this software works, but the idea is simple: Once the software is installed, ...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Law, New York Times, Gartner, Jon Hyman, Brian Kropp

"The parents of adventurous young meritocrats paid $5,490 (plus airfare) for two weeks studying 'Public Health and Development in the Andes.'"

"On that trip, the reporter, Donald G. McNeil Jr., got into a series of heated arguments with students, none of them Black, on the charged question of race. Their complaints would ultimately end his career as a high-profile public health reporter for The Times, and again put The Times at the center of the national argument over journalism and racism and labor.... The student at the center of this story is Sophie Shepherd, who isn’t among the teenagers who have spoken anonymously to other news or...
Tags: Law, America, New York Times, The Times, Nyt, Ivy League, Ben Smith, Times, Smith, Machu Picchu, Shepherd, Andes, Lee Fang, FANG, Sophie Shepherd, Andover

"Just Let People Have Cellphones in Prison"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new Slate commentary authored by Hannah Riley.  I recommend the full piece, and here is how it starts: In 2017, a man named Willie Nash was booked into a Mississippi county jail on a misdemeanor charge.  For reasons that aren’t clear, his cellphone wasn’t confiscated as the law dictated.  When he asked a jailer for a charger, the phone — which he had been using to text his wife — was seized.  Nash was then sentenced to 12 years for possessing ...
Tags: Mississippi, Law, New York Times, South Carolina, Nash, Mississippi Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Vera Institute, Hannah Riley, Willie Nash, James D Maxwell II

Georgia prosecutor calls Giuliani's election claims 'various overt acts for an illegal purpose' that could warrant a racketeering charge

Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, in Philadelphia. AP Photo/John Minchillo Giuliani could face racketeering charges in Georgia for election lies, The New York Times reported.  A District Attorney opened a criminal complaint into Trump's attempts to overturn the election.  Racketeering is usually associated with mob activity but can be applied ...
Tags: Politics, New York, Law, Trends, Georgia, Joe Biden, Cnn, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Philadelphia, Biden, Times, Giuliani, Donald Trump, Rudy Giuliani, Trump

Coronavirus Update 2-12-2021: Doctor wrongly fired for doing the right thing with expiring COVID vaccine dose

"Ten doses of the Covid-19 vaccine would expire within hours, so a Houston doctor gave it to people with medical conditions, including his wife." So reads the lede in this New York Times story. What happened next? He was fired. The details, again from the New York Times. Now that a vial of Covid-19 vaccine had been opened on this late December night, he had to find 10 eligible people for its remaining doses before the precious medicine expired. In six hours.Scrambling, the doctor made house ca...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Houston, HARRIS COUNTY Texas, New York Times Now, Jon Hyman, Suzanne Lucas, Hasan Gokal, Gokal

"Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and his top aides were facing new allegations on Friday that they covered up the scope of the death toll in the state’s nursing homes from the coronavirus..."

"... after admissions that they withheld data in an effort to forestall potential investigations into state misconduct. The latest revelations came in the wake of private remarks by the governor’s top aide, Melissa DeRosa, and a cascading series of reports and court orders that have nearly doubled the state’s official toll of nursing home deaths in the last two weeks....  In a conversation first reported on by the New York Post, Ms. DeRosa told a group of top lawmakers on Wednesday during a call...
Tags: New York Post, Law, New York Times, Department Of Justice, Andrew Cuomo, Trump, Andrew M Cuomo, Melissa DeRosa, Ann Althouse, DeRosa, Coronavirus

Morning Docket: 02.12.21

* A Florida lawyer who became famous dressing up as the "grim reaper" on beaches to warn about COVID-19 may face discipline for an appeal he filed. Hope he didn't wear the "grim reaper" outfit to court... [ABC News] * Megan Markle won a lawsuit against a company that published portions of a private letter she wrote to her father. [Harper's Bazaar] * Check out this group of Harvard Law grads who are trying to eliminate harassments and discrimination in the legal profession. [New York Times] ...
Tags: New York Post, Florida, Bruce Springsteen, Law, New York Times, New Jersey, Abc News, Grim Reaper, Harper, Bazaar, Harvard Law, Morning Docket, Lawyerly Lairs, Megan Markle, DWI, Jupiter California Check

The New York Post publishes the Bret Stephens column that the New York Times spiked.

It's not that Stephens, a regular NYT columnist, can or would just give the rejected column to another newspaper to publish. The Post tells us the column — which defends the NYT reporter who got ousted for saying the n-word — "circulated among Times staffers and others" and the Post got hold of it "from one of them, not Stephens himself." Presumably, the Post publishes it because it is newsworthy — not as an opinion on the news but because the spiking of it is news, so we need to see what it is....
Tags: Post, New York Post, Law, Congress, America, Journalism, Rap, Conversation, House, New York Times, Shanghai, The Times, Peru, Nyt, State Department, Morality

"[A]n unpopular hero to civil libertarians, the Devil incarnate to an unlikely alliance of feminists and morality preachers, a conundrum to judges and juries..."

"... and a purveyor of guilty secrets to legions of men slinking off from porn shops or the mailbox with brown paper parcels." (NYT).  Hustler’s June 1978 cover caught the enigmas of a magazine that was at once salacious, satirical, perverse, decadent, gleefully immoral and hypocritical. It portrayed a woman upside down and half gone into a meat grinder, with a plate of hamburger below. A “seal of approval” noted: “Prime. Last All Meat Issue. Grade ‘A’ Pink.” A caption quoted Mr. Flynt, “We...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Jimmy Carter, Christianity, Playboy, Pornography, Free Speech, Justice Department, Gloria Steinem, Hustler, Larry Flynt, Atheists, Flynt, Ann Althouse, Milos Forman, Ruth Carter Stapleton

"'Love is strange,' wrote Thomas Pynchon, citing the 1956 Mickey and Sylvia hit single, in his 1988 New York Times review of Gabriel García Márquez’s novel 'Love in the Time of Cholera.'"

"As we get older, he continued, 'we may begin to regard love songs, romance novels, soap operas and any live teenage pronouncements at all on the subject of love with an increasingly impatient, not to mention intolerant, ear.' This sort of marginalization of love stories — that, for one thing, they don’t qualify as 'legitimate' novels — threads through the 125 years of The New York Times Book Review. And yet there are lessons to be learned about the necessary ingredients for a good love story f...
Tags: Books, Music, Law, Relationships, Love, New York Times, Thomas Pynchon, Gabriel García Márquez, Mickey, Sylvia, Ann Althouse

"It’s as much a war movie as anything else, with a woman as the general, and her gender isn’t the chink in her armor."

Wrote Frank Bruni, in the NYT last October, in "Sigourney Weaver Goes Her Own Way/Delivering performances both profound and eccentric, the actress has refused to be pinned down or defined throughout her nearly half-century career. At 71, she’s still going her own (mischievous) way."  There were 9 other articles with the word "chink" in The New York Times in 2020. Today, the NYT's delightful word puzzle "Spelling Bee" challenges us to make words out of these letters.... ... and it rejects th...
Tags: Law, Censorship, San Francisco, Metaphor, Puzzles, George Orwell, Language, New York Times, Nyt, Espn, William, Sigourney Weaver, William James, Frank Bruni, Domingo, Blindness

This Trademark Fight Is The Granddaddy Of Them All

Tensions flared between the parties involved after the New York Times published an article.
Tags: Law, Football, Sports, New York Times, Intellectual Property, Trademark, Darren Heitner, Coronavirus, COVID-19

"[I]nsisting on this taboo [of the n-word] makes it look like black people are numb to the difference between usage and reference, vague on the notion of meta, given to overgeneralization rather than to making distinctions."

"To wit, to get [NYT reporter Donald] McNeil fired for using the N-word to refer to it makes black people look dumb. And not just to the Twitter trollers who will be nasty enough to actually write it down. Non-black people are thinking it nationwide and keeping it to themselves. Frankly, the illogic in this approach to the N-word is so obvious to anyone who does make distinctions that the only question is why people would not look on and guiltily wonder whether the idea that black people are les...
Tags: Law, Intelligence, Language, New York Times, Racists, John McWhorter, McNeil, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Insults, McWhorter, Donald -RSB- McNeil

Trump's top lawyer asks to delay the impeachment trial if its not finished by the beginning of Sabbath

The US Capitol, as seen from the Russell Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/Patrick Semansky Trump's top defense lawyer asked the Senate to suspend the impeachment trial during the Sabbath. In a letter to Senate leaders, David Schoen said he is a religious Jew who observes the Sabbath. The office for Senator Chuck Schumer said it "respects" the request and will "accommodate it."  Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. One of Former President Trump's impeachme...
Tags: Politics, Law, Senate, US, Trends, Cnn, Judaism, New York Times, News UK, Mitch McConnell, Capitol Hill, Times, Trump, Schumer, Office Building, Chuck Schumer

"As a law student, I worked in the mayor's office in Detroit during the 1967 riot, and I can tell you what happens to major cities with sustained increases in violent crime..."

"... Very large parts of them are destroyed. That's what I fear could happen again. It's all the more likely if liberal mayors and their cheerleaders in the press act as many did during the 'mostly peaceful' BLM protests. Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser tweeted that it was 'shameful' for federal police to use force to clear Lafayette Square on June 1. Those overrunning it tried to topple the statue of Andrew Jackson and started a fire in St. John's Church, 'the presidents' church,' just t...
Tags: Crime, Law, Washington, Police, Los Angeles, Military, New York Times, Protests, Nyt, Times, Detroit, Black Lives Matter, BLM, Trump, St John, Capitol

Response to the Symposium on Abortion and the Law

For the Symposium on Mary Ziegler, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present (Cambridge University Press, 2020). Mary Ziegler At what is undoubtedly a crucial point in the history of abortion law, I’m especially honored by the attention paid to my book, Abortion and the Law in America: Roe v. Wade to the Present(Cambridge 2020). Jack Balkin has brought together four brilliant contributors whose work in this field has influenced my own. I am grateful to Jack and to each of...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Court, America, Gop, United States, Yale, New York Times, Abortion, Republican Party, Jack, Donald Trump, Branding, Guest Blogger, Greenhouse

Digested week: falling ice, and other perils of New York's high life | Emma Brockes

This week, while most New Yorkers feared death by icefall, others had more rarefied concernsIn his novel Upstate, the critic and novelist James Wood characterises the experience of walking through New York City as a feeling, mild but insistent, “that something is going to fall on my head”. In the summer, traditionally, the threat is from air conditioning units. (The Village Voice, Gawker, and the New York Times have all looked into this urban legend over the years, without coming up with much da...
Tags: Health, New York, Media, Film, New York City, Society, Newspapers & magazines, US news, Culture, New York Times, Bill De Blasio, Angelina Jolie, US weather, Vaccines and immunisation, Golden Globes, Gawker

Morning Docket: 02.05.21

* Merrick Garland said he will sell his stocks after he is confirmed as Attorney General. Maybe he is just unloading his GameStop shares... [Barrons] * A Roger Ailes accuser is alleging that lawyers for Fox News are using improper litigation tactics against her. [Daily Beast] * Two Attorneys General of Alaska have resigned in around six months. And it's not because of the weather... [New York Times] * A New Jersey attorney has been disbarred for using client money on personal expenses, incl...
Tags: Law, Cbs News, Attorney General, Uncategorized, Walmart, Alaska, New York Times, New Jersey, Fox News, Gamestop, Roger Ailes, Market Basket, Morning Docket, Merrick Garland, Barrons

"Do not nod along when you hear the following: That Abraham Lincoln’s name on a public school or his likeness on a statue is white supremacy."

"(It is not; he is a hero.) That separating people into racial affinity groups is progressive. (It is a form of segregation.) That looting has no victims (untrue) and that small-business owners can cope anyway because they have insurance (nonsense). That any disparity of outcome is evidence of systemic oppression (false). That America is evil. (It is the last hope on Earth.)"  From "10 ways to fight back against woke culture" by Bari Weiss (NY Post).  You can read the list for yourself. It'...
Tags: Law, New York City, America, New York Times, Lincoln, John Crace, Abraham Lincoln, Peterson, Weiss, Ann Althouse, Clear Speech, Bari Weiss, Jordan Peterson, Cancel Culture, Bari Weiss NY Post, Yale Getting

Morning Docket: 01.27.21

* Jeff Bezos is seeking $1.7 million in legal fees spent defending a failed defamation lawsuit filed against him by his girlfriend's brother. That's probably pocket change for a guy like Bezos... [New York Post] * An emoluments lawsuit against President Trump has been dismissed as moot. [New York Times] * President Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani has been temporarily suspended from a YouTube partner program. [Jerusalem Post] * Nicholas Sandmann, the teenager who went viral for a confr...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Youtube, New York Times, Jeff Bezos, Herald, Rudy Giuliani, Trump, Bezos, Jerusalem Post, Courier Journal, Lysol, Morning Docket, President Trump, Emoluments, Nicholas Sandmann

A son reported his father, who participated in the storming of the Capitol, to the FBI weeks before the siege, saying his father 'would always tell me that he's going to do something big'

Supporters of President Donald Trump climb the West wall of the the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington Jose Luis Magana/AP A son alerted the FBI about his father weeks before he was a part of the pro-Trump mob who stormed the Capitol, The New York Times reported. Guy Reffitt was arrested on January 16 on charges of obstruction of justice and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.  Reffitt allegedly threatened his son and daughter i...
Tags: Politics, Law, Congress, Washington, Trends, Joe Biden, Cnn, Fbi, Washington Dc, New York Times, The Times, Times, Donald Trump, Trump, Capitol, US Capitol

Will Wilkinson, cancelled for tweeting, "If Biden really wanted unity, he'd lynch Mike Pence."

If cancelling is something that is going to be done, why should Will Wilkinson be an exception? It's got to be that the attempted cancellation of Will Wilkinson reverses the course of cancel culture.  I'm reading "Cancel Culture Comes for Will Wilkinson/The Niskanen Center fired a senior staffer for tweeting an offensive joke about Mike Pence, and hypocrisies abound" by Robby Soave (at Reason).  Wilkinson apologized, describing his tweet as a lapse in judgment. "It was sharp sarcasm, but lo...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Biden, ANN, Mike Pence, Wilkinson, Shirley Sherrod, Ann Althouse, Robby Soave, Niskanen Center, JournoList, Will Wilkinson, Cancel Culture, Shirley Sherrod Ann

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