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Escape to glory: the intoxicating myth of boxing as ‘a way out’

My Irish father felt a kind of kinship with the black British boxers of the 1980s and 90s. Boxing, like the world of work my father was in, was overseen by self-serving men getting rich off the work of first- and second-generation immigrantsWhen I think of him in my childhood, my father is an evening man: impatient, loud, sporadically gentle. His days were spent outside, in this period uncertainly so, at the disposal of mostly unscrupulous subcontractors, corrupt and flagrantly benevolent to a g...
Tags: London, Race, Sport, Society, Boxing, Mike Tyson, Peter, Enfield Edmonton Tottenham


"Why do people feel the need to label their sexuality with such specificity? As if a 'demi-sexual' is a thing you are and always have been and always will be."

"So short-sighted. Why pressure people into fitting into a sexual 'tribe'? Once we label, we sort ourselves, and then we're in a tribe, and then we reinforce tribal culture within that tribe. So if you join the 'asexual' tribe, then your asexuality will be reinforced and you'll stop going through the normal changes that most of us experience over our lives. Once you classify yourself, you ossify yourself."Asks PatHMV, emailing me about yesterday's post about "Platonic" — sex-free — marriages. I ...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Sex, Language, Asexuality, Peter, Ann Althouse, PatHMV, Peter (the ocmmenter


Dave Grohl and Mick Jagger endeavor — as only 2 old and punkish men can — to sing us all out of the lockdown.

 Lyrics by Mick. I'm printing them out even though they're written on the screen so you'll have no trouble discerning them through the earnest noise. I'm just guessing you won't listen through. Plus, if we can read them, we can analyze them:We took it on the chin/The numbers were so grim/Bossed around by pricks/Stiffen upper lips...Pricks/Stiffen...  That's literary art.Pacing in the yard/You're trying to take the Mick...To take the mick is to tease somebody, and his name is Mick, so he's taki...
Tags: Smoking, Law, The Beatles, Drinking, Bill Gates, Mick Jagger, Dave Grohl, Conspiracies, Eric Clapton, Peter, Van Morrison, Joseph, PAUL, Johnny Cash, MADD, Mick


Are Patents Free for the Taking; or Does the Law Require Just Compensation?

by Dennis Crouch Christy, Inc. v. US (Supreme Court 2021) This is a super interesting patent-as-property case. In 2018, Christy filed a class-action lawsuit asserting that the cancellation of its patent via Inter Partes Review was taking subject to the due process requirements of the Constitution as well as the Fifth Amendment requirement of “Just Compensation.” … nor shall private property be taken for public use, without just compensation. Christy also argued that the payment of USPTO maintena...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Uspto, Patent, US supreme court, Fed, Peter, Wright, Christy, Inter Partes Review, Federal Circuit, Celgene Corp, IPR, Court of Federal Claims, Mossinghoff


Disney’s ‘Peter Pan & Wendy’ Casts Jim Gaffigan as Mr. Smee

Yo ho, yo ho, it’s a pirate’s life for Jim Gaffigan. The Tesla actor has signed on Disney’s live-action Peter Pan & Wendy as Mr. Smee, the loyal shipmate to the villainous Captain Hook, to be played by Jude Law. And look, he’s already got the perfect hair for the part (hidden beneath that very real hat). The Wrap reports that Jim Gaffigan has closed a deal to play Captain Hook’s reliable sidekick and first mate, Mr. Smee, in the live-action Peter Pan & Wendy film directed by Pete’s Dragon an...
Tags: Movies, Law, Casting, Fantasy, Disney, Peter Pan, Jude Law, Bob Hoskins, Remakes, Jim Gaffigan, Anderson, David Lowery, Peter, Wendy, Pete, Lowery


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. FAMILLE : Le juge de première instance était fondé à attribuer une indemnisation à l’intimée en raison d’un enrichissement injustifié; au terme de la vie commune des parties, l’appelant s’est ret...
Tags: Law, Canada, CSC, Peter, Kerr, Appel, Savard, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Québec FAMILLE, Claudine Roy, Lauréat Giguère Inc, Juges Manon Savard, Viger Ltée


"God in his wisdom has provided man with natural forks—his fingers. Therefore it is an insult to him to substitute artificial metal forks for them when eating."

Said a member of the clergy after in Maria Argyropoulina, 1004, showed up from Greece for her wedding in Venice with forks (according to a post at Culinaria).  Argyropoulina died of the plague 2 years later, and — what do you have to do to be a saint?! — Saint Peter Damian said: “Nor did she deign to touch her food with her fingers, but would command her eunuchs to cut it up into small pieces, which she would impale on a certain golden instrument with two prongs and thus carry to her mouth. . ...
Tags: Greece, Law, Etiquette, Wikipedia, History, Things, Philosophy, Jesus, God, Venice, Saints, Sleeping, Plague, Peter, Adam, Damian


"That’s the way the cookie crumbles and that’s the way the ball bounces are... the two commonest of a score of variant [catchphrases] for That’s fate–that’s the way things go..."

According to Eric Partridge's "Dictionary of Catch Phrases": that’s the way (or that’s how) the cookie crumbles ... It has been a frequent c.p. in the US since the 1950s and in UK since the middle 1960s... in 1975, Prof. Emeritus F.E.L. Priestley spoke of ‘the now happily obsolete “that’s the way the cookie crumbles”’ and referred to ‘the lovely take-off line in the movie The Apartment [1960] when Jack Lemmon says, “That’s the way it crumbles cookiewise” ’–when he is also deriding ‘the horrible ...
Tags: UK, Comedy, New York, Law, Berlin, US, Edward Albee, Cookies, Jack Lemmon, Slang, Peter, Jerry, Madison Avenue, Priestley, Ann Althouse, Patrick Campbell


Tech Journalist Peter Bright Sentenced to Over a Decade in Prison

Ars Technica tech journalist Peter Bright, who frequently dismissed “pedophilia conspiracies” on the Internet and “just pretended to be a pedophile”, has been reportedly sentenced to 144 months (12 years) in prison for trying to entice a minor for sex. The reported verdict: SDNY COURTHOUSE, Nov 4 – Former ArsTechnica writer Peter Bright’s re-trial for […]
Tags: Crime, Children, Law, International, Fail, Ars Technica, Bizarre, Anime, Peter, Peter Bright


Betfred's billionaire owners receive £10m despite FOBT shift

Firm makes bumper profits despite Fred and Peter Done warning about cuts to fixed-odds betting terminal stakesBetfred paid its billionaire owners a £10.2m dividend after reporting bumper operating profits, as the impact of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) proved far milder than the industry had predicted.Fred Done, who owns the business with his brother Peter, warned in November last year that bookmakers were “fighting for our lives”, after the government cut the maximum wager on FO...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Gambling, Sport, Society, UK News, Commercial Property, Corporate Governance, Sport betting, Peter, Fred, Peter Done, Fixed-odds betting terminals, Fred Done


Betfred billionaire owners paid £10m dividend each

Sum follows bumper profits despite Fred and Peter Done warning cuts to FOBT stakes would slash revenueBetfred paid its billionaire owners a £10.2m dividend after reporting bumper operating profits, as the impact of curbs on fixed-odds betting terminals (FOBTs) proved far milder than the industry had predicted.Fred Done, who owns the business with his brother Peter, warned in November last year that bookmakers were “fighting for our lives”, after the government cut the maximum wager on FOBTs from...
Tags: Business, Real Estate, Gambling, Sport, Society, UK News, Commercial Property, Corporate Governance, Sport betting, Peter, Fred, Peter Done, Fixed-odds betting terminals, Fred Done


IPR: Not a Taking; Not an Illegal Exaction

by Dennis Crouch Christy, Inc. v. US (Fed. Cir. 2020) David McCutchen is the inventor of U.S. Patent No. 7,082,640 – a shop-vac that can reverse the air flow (back-flush) in order to clear the filter.  The video below shows how this is implemented.  McCutchen passed-away in 2019, but assigned his patent to his company – Christy, Inc. – which is apparently named after his daughter (Christy). The patent here issued in 2003 — well before the AIA was even a concept.  However, when Christy attempt...
Tags: Law, Court, United States, Norman, AIA, Patent, Cfc, Fed, Board, Peter, Christy, PTO, US Fed, Federal Circuit, Black Decker, Celgene Corp


I didn't watch Trump's interview with Chris Wallace, but I'll read the transcript.

Why didn't I watch?! I told myself to watch, but I did not. I've turned away from watching the news on television. It's becoming a real aversion. I prefer to get my information from reading, so let's look at this transcript. I'll just do a few excepts, I think:WALLACE: But -- but this isn't burning embers, sir? This is a forest fire.TRUMP: No, no. But I don't say -- I say flames, we'll put out the flames. And we'll put out in some cases just burning embers. We also have burning embers. We have...
Tags: Florida, Law, Obama, Mexico, Police, White House, Russia, Alabama, America, Joe Biden, Metaphor, Fox, Hillary Clinton, United States, Civil War, Al Sharpton


Thursday round-up

For the second time this week, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision in the middle of the night allowing the federal government to proceed with the execution of a person on death row. Mark Berman and Tim Elfrink of the Washington Post report that the court’s ruling, which cleared the way for the execution of Wesley Purkey, was posted after 3 a.m. on Thursday. The decision comes two days after the court issued a 5-4 ruling at 2 a.m. on Tuesday allowing the execution of Daniel Lee. The Lee execu...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Bloomberg, Indianapolis, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Npr, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore, Trump, Round-up, Peter, Lee


Wednesday round-up

Two big stories generated substantial news coverage of the Supreme Court on Tuesday: the hospitalization of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and the court’s 5-4 ruling allowing the federal government to begin reinstating the death penalty after a 17-year de facto moratorium on federal executions. In a story for SCOTUSblog that was first published at Howe on the Court, Amy Howe reports that Ginsburg was admitted Tuesday morning to the Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore with a possible infection afte...
Tags: Texas, Nbc, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cnn, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Dallas, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Fallon


Final Stat Pack for October Term 2019

A Supreme Court term unlike any other has finally come to an end. In March, some observers thought the term would end early after the court shut its doors and postponed oral arguments — the first time since the 1919 Spanish Flu outbreak that the court closed due to a pandemic. Instead, the term lasted longer than usual, extending well into July for the first time in decades. And in May, the court heard remote arguments over the telephone with a public live audio feed for the first time ever. Tho...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, United States, Williams, Johnson, Donald Trump, Morrissey, Kennedy, Trump, Thomas, Peter, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Vance


Thursday round-up

At Bloomberg, Greg Stohr reports that the court “will end its term Thursday morning with historic rulings that will probably determine whether the public sees President Donald Trump’s long-hidden financial records before the November election.” For The New York Times, Adam Liptak looks at the two cases involving the president’s records, “one concerning subpoenas from House committees, the other a subpoena from the Manhattan district attorney, Cyrus R. Vance Jr., a Democrat.” Yesterday the court ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Bloomberg, Cnn, Pennsylvania, House, New York Times, Manhattan, Fox News, Catholic, The New York Times, Illinois, Vox


Disney’s Live-Action ‘Peter Pan’ Remake Casts Jude Law as Hot Captain hook

It’s a pirate’s life for Jude Law. The New Pope actor has signed on to star as the villainous (and in recent depictions, frequently hot) Captain Hook in Disney’s new live-action remake of Peter Pan, titled Peter Pan & Wendy, directed by David Lowery (Pete’s Dragon). Variety reports that Jude Law is boarding the Peter Pan and Wendy cast as Captain Hook, the mustache-twirling villain with a hook for a hand who terrorizes Peter Pan and his Lost Boys. Law will be joining newcomers Alexander Molo...
Tags: Movies, Law, Casting, Fantasy, Disney, Dustin Hoffman, Peter Pan, Jude-Law, Steven Spielberg, Remakes, Anderson, Peter, Wendy, Pete, Isaacs, Donoghue


Supreme Court Roundup June 2020

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court is wrapping up its 2019-2020 term within the next couple of weeks. I’m expecting a decision in the trademark case of USPTO v. Booking.com during this time. [updated].  A second IP case to be decided is Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (copyrightability and fair-use for programming language function calls). However, the court postponed oral arguments until next term (October 2020).  In addition, the court’s actions suggest that it may dismiss the case on proce...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Itc, Syngenta, Patent, Peter, Becton Dickinson, Emerson Electric Co, Facebook Inc, Sony Corporation, Reddy, Eli Lilly, International Trade Commission, IPR, Celgene Corporation


Society’s Income-Inequality Unrest and Law Society Access to Justice Failure

[See the full text of this article on the SSRN. This one is related to my two previous Slaw posts dated: July 25, 2019, and April 9, 2020] Law society bencher-based[i] management structure: (1) has caused and perpetuates the very destructive access to justice problem (the A2J problem) of unaffordable lawyers’ services for middle- and lower-income people; which has a cause-and-effect relationship with, (2) increasing the negative consequences of society’s equally destructive income-inequality pro...
Tags: Justice, Law, Toronto, Canada, Lake, Ontario, Peter, Niagara, Supreme Court of Canada, Supra, Law Society, LSO, LegalZoom, Ryerson University, Jordan Furlong, Practice Of Law


Lawyers Helping Law Students (In Smaller Bites)

You’ve likely come across Peter Sankoff’s #100interns project over the past few months. Peter executed a very successful campaign of connecting law students with various practitioners, small firms and educational institutions around the country. Students with an interest in Criminal law were paired with practitioners or researchers; giving them the experience they would normally have found during summer intern positions. The idea of filling this “COVID gap” for law students is incredibly admirab...
Tags: Law, Announcements, Education & Training, Ontario, Peter, University of Ottawa, Peter Sankoff, James Alexander Practitioners and Faculty, Davina Shivratan, Nadia Shivratan, Windsor Law LawLinks, James Davina Nadia Well


Empirical SCOTUS: Changes in Supreme Court oral argument format: The good, the bad and the ugly

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-post series analyzing the Supreme Court’s telephonic oral arguments with live audio instituted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first week of the Supreme Court’s telephonic oral arguments provided meaningful data points to compare old-style oral arguments with the new framework. These new arguments were not without mishaps, as justices and attorneys attempted to navigate this unfamiliar terrain. Using Supreme Court transcript data and audio recordings...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Pennsylvania, Department Of Homeland Security, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Ross, Thomas, Peter, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart, John Roberts, Blatt, Roberts, Liu, Ginsburg


Not Just a Hole in One, Court Finds Holes in All the Arguments

Agarwal v. Topgolf Int’l (Fed. Cir. 2020) Writing about golf in the midst of a national health crisis it a bit misguided, but the invention at issue is still interesting. Amit Agarwal is a former patent litigator and current assignee of U.S. Patent No. 5,370,389 (1994 patent – expired). As Agarwal explained in his patent infringement complaint, the invention “revolutionized the boring, slow sport of golf by infusing the golf driving range experience with technology.” The technology here is to i...
Tags: Law, AIA, Patent, Fed, Peter, U S Supreme Court, Celgene, PTO, Federal Circuit, Petitioner, Agarwal, Celgene Corp, IPR, Amit Agarwal, Topgolf, Thales Visionix Inc


Friday round-up

Yesterday the court released two unanimous opinions. In Kelly v. United States, the justices reversed federal fraud convictions stemming from the “Bridgegate” controversy in New Jersey because the scheme did not aim to obtain money or property. Amy Howe analyzes the opinion for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Subscript Law also has a decision analysis. Adam Liptak and Nick Corasaniti report for The New York Times that “Justice [Elena] Kagan wrote that the defendant...
Tags: New York, Justice, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Cnn, Pennsylvania, United States, House, New York Times, New Jersey, Fox News, Npr, Donald Trump, Justice Department


Thursday round-up

Amy Howe analyzes yesterday’s argument in Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, a challenge to the government’s expansion of the “conscience exemption” to the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate, for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. At Fox News, Bill Mears and Ronn Blitzer report that “[a]t issue before the court Wednesday were challenges to Trump administration rules making it easier for some for-profit companies and religio...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Politico, Court, Nbc News, America, Georgia, Bloomberg, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Fox News, Epa, Npr, Vox, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Wednesday round-up

This morning the justices have two cases on their telephonic-argument agenda. First up is Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania, a challenge to the government’s expansion of the “conscience exemption” to the Affordable Care Act’s birth-control mandate. Amy Howe previewed the case for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court. Kayla Anderson and Prachee Sawant have a preview at Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. At NPR, Nina Toten...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Court, Ap, Pennsylvania, United States, Fox News, Npr, Usa Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Baltimore, Usaid, Cornell, Economist, Round-up


Tuesday round-up

On this second day of this unusual May session, the justices will hear – literally, only hear – oral argument in USAID v. Alliance for Open Society International, a First Amendment challenge to the enforcement against overseas groups of a requirement that recipients of federal funds to fight HIV/AIDS abroad have a policy opposing prostitution and sex trafficking. Amy Howe had this blog’s preview, which first appeared at Howe on the Court. Kayla Anderson and Prachee Sawant preview the case for Co...
Tags: Usa, Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Bloomberg, Pennsylvania, New Orleans, Fox News, Npr, Louisiana, Usaid, Irs, Round-up, Thomas, Peter


Monday round-up

This morning the Supreme Court will kick off a two-week session of oral arguments that will change its traditional practice in unprecedented ways: It will hear the arguments by telephone and it will provide live audio of the proceedings to the public. First up is U.S. Patent and Trademark Office v. Booking.com, which asks whether the addition of “.com” to a generic term creates a protectable trademark. Jessica Litman previewed the case for this blog. Soo Min Ko has a preview for Cornell Law Scho...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Court, Pennsylvania, New York Times, Donald Trump, Abc News, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Trump, Round-up, Fed, Peter, U S Supreme Court, The Supreme Court


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Vancouver Immigration Law Blog 2. Legal Post Blog 3. Paw & Order 4. NSRLP 5. The Factum Vancouver Immigration Law Blog Quoted in Ritesh Matlani’s Medium piece: “The pandemic and im...
Tags: Law, Canada, Manitoba, Peter, Richard Susskind, Camille, Kendra, Monday’s Mix, Brock University, Ravi Jain, Brittany Campbell, Howard Levitt, NSRLP, Tiger King, Ritesh Matlani, Steven Meurrens Julianna Daley


Friday round-up

Briefly: At CNN, Joan Biskupic writes that the Supreme Court has planned test runs with lawyers for its first-ever livestreamed arguments next week and begun devising time limits for the justices’ own questioning,” but “if the nine want a prototype of how another nine jurists heard an important case via telephone, they might tune into the give-and-take at what has been dubbed ‘the second highest court.’” Amy Howe reports for this blog, in a post that first appeared at Howe on the Court, on the ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Court, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Department Of Homeland Security, University Of California, Wall Street Journal, Round-up, Peter, John Roberts, Howe, SMU, Steven Mazie, Simon Lazarus, Regents



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