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"Please, please revive us with this sort of writing frequently. Too often when I peruse what’s available to read in the NYT - and other publications..."

"... I find I don’t have the courage to dive down yet another dark hole. This was delightful and not at all insignificant."This is the second-highest rated comment — the first was "I adore these little vignettes..." — on a tiny set of feel-good items beginning with one about a woman who, going into surgery, asked her husband to bring her blue hyacinths but realized that the main thing she really wanted was just him and it was fine that he brought daffodils. I kept reading the comments and final...
Tags: New York, Law, Relationships, Optimism, Manhattan, Seattle, Flowers, Ann Althouse


RiskLens Raises $20M for Software That Quantifies Cyber Risk

RiskLens, a developer of software for assessing, communicating, and managing cyber risk, announced Monday it has raised more than $20 million from investors.Spokane, WA-based RiskLens says it plans to use some of the proceeds from the Series B funding round to expand its sales, marketing, engineering, and professional services teams. They’ll work to try to capture a larger portion of the global market for cyber security products and services, which is expected to be worth more than $180 billion...
Tags: Deals, Security, Startups, Sutter Health, Trends, Insurance, Tech, Cybersecurity, Vc, Hacks, Seattle, Maersk, Fedex, Doordash, Data Breaches, MassMutual


In the Washington Post on the Maryland minimum wage

New from me and Cato colleague Ryan Bourne in the Washington Post: One thing we’ve learned in this year’s debate over a statewide $15 minimum wage, now set to become law after the legislature overrode Gov. Larry Hogan’s (R) veto today, is that affluent central Maryland doesn’t want to listen to hard-hit rural Maryland…. In the debate over the $15 minimum wage, lawmakers from [already high-wage] Montgomery County, Baltimore City and Howard County were nearly unanimously in favor, with most delega...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Whole Foods, Washington Post, Washington, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Minimum Wage, Seattle, Larry Hogan, Cato, Howard County, WO writings, David Henderson EconLib, Ryan Bourne, Montgomery County Baltimore City


March Madness! Court Dismisses Lawsuit Over Massive Cyberattack After Basketball Game Loss–Higgins v. Kentucky Sports Radio

Where they said “ridiculous,” maybe they meant “tortious” Today’s opinion starts out with an understatement: “This case presents a familiar situation where some sports fanatics overreacted about the outcome of a basketball game.” The game in question is the 2017 “Elite Eight” game between the University of Kentucky and University of North Carolina men’s basketball teams. Kentucky lost the game, and the Kentucky fans blamed referee John Higgins for the loss. This video (a key part of the court’s...
Tags: Google, Facebook, UK, Supreme Court, Law, Kentucky, United States, Aol, Nba, Nebraska, Seattle, John Higgins, Bill Shankly, Oklahoma City, Auschwitz, University of Kentucky


B-17 Flying Fortress

The B-17 Flying Fortress is a success story born from disaster. In fact, it could be argued no other aircraft has had a more horrible first impression, especially for a machine that would eventually revolutionize American aviation history in more ways than one. In 1934, during the golden age of flight and with a dire need for a long-range bomber capability, the Army Air Corps issued a multi-million dollar competition to the aircraft manufacturers Boeing, Martin and Douglas. They were to produce ...
Tags: Europe, History, Atlantic, Military, United States, Air Force, Seattle, Boeing, Douglas, Wright, Seattle Times, Army Air Corps, U S Air Force, Norden, Sperry, Richard Williams


Taxing your privacy

Joe Apprendi Contributor Joe Apprendi is a general partner at Revel Partners. More posts by this contributor The new era in mobile Big data’s humble beginnings Data collection through mobile tracking is big business and the potential for companies helping governments monetize this data is huge. For consumers, protecting yourself against the who, what and where of data flow is just the beginning. The question now is: How do you ens...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Column, Utah, New York, Human Rights, Privacy, Identity Management, Law, California, Oregon, Articles, Tech, Smartphones, Getty Images, Gps


"The Lingering Stench of Marijuana Prohibition: People with pot records continue to suffer, even in places where their crimes are no longer crimes."

The title of this post is the title of this great new article by Jacob Sullum at Reason. I recommend the article in full, as it goes through the expungement law of each state which has now fully legalized marijuana for adult use and tells stories of individuals still stuggling with the lingering impact of marijuana prohibition. Here is part of the start of the piece: Franklin Roosevelt, who took office in the final year of Prohibition, issued some 1,300 pardons for alcohol-related offenses duri...
Tags: Law, California, Washington, America, Indiana, United States, Michigan, States, Seattle, District Of Columbia, Justice Department, Franklin Roosevelt, Northern Mariana Islands, Jacob Sullum, Vermont Law School, Douglas A Berman


"Feed it the opening line of George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four – 'It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen'..."

"... and the system recognises the vaguely futuristic tone and the novelistic style, and continues with: 'I was in my car on my way to a new job in Seattle. I put the gas in, put the key in, and then I let it run. I just imagined what the day would be like. A hundred years from now. In 2045, I was a teacher in some school in a poor part of rural China. I started with Chinese history and history of science."From "New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators/The Elon Mu...
Tags: Elon Musk, Law, China, Computers, George Orwell, Seattle, Orwell, Ann Althouse


"Wish you could have seen the Seattle-area panic shopping yesterday."

"People in the grocery stores were buying everything in the store, because of the prospect of 3 or 4 days of snow. It was hilarious. The Governor declared a state of emergency. When I was at Loring AFB, we called this weather 'springtime.' I remember an April Fool's day in Denver in 1980 or 81 when we had 11 inches of snowfall over night, and by noon it was in the 60's. Imagine 11 inches of slush. Today's weather gave us maybe an inch of snow. God help us."Writes alanc709 in last night's café.Pr...
Tags: Shopping, Law, Snow, Scary, Seattle, Denver, Ann Althouse, Alanc709, Loring AFB


The Sheriffs Resisting Washington’s New Gun Laws: “I’m Not Going To Enforce That”

The Guardian: In Washington state, a freshly implemented ballot initiative and a raft of new bills may produce some of the tightest firearms regulations in the US. But standing in the way is a group of rural law enforcement officers who say point blank that they won’t enforce any of it. The Klickitat county sheriff, Bob Songer, is one of them. He told the Guardian that the initiative passed last November “is unconstitutional on several grounds. I’ve taken the position that as an elected official...
Tags: Washington, Senate, US, Military, Gun Control, Seattle, Second Amendment, Marshall, Nra, Lewis, Bob Ferguson, Pierce, ATF, Cascade Mountains, National Rife Association, Klickitat County


Speeding Tickets: Ticket for Short Burst of Speed to Pass Wall of Cars (Pacing)

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington I was driving towards Seattle last November at around 65-70 mph, with the flow of traffic. At one point there was a wall of cars going exactly the speed limit that everybody was getting caught behind. Cars were squeezing through as spacing behind this wall would allow, and I did the same. I followed one car closely (admittedly a bit unsafely) and once there was enough space, squeezed though and accelerated to get clear of the w...
Tags: Law, Washington, Seattle, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Live at 6 ET Today: The Last ‘This Week in Law’

After 448 episodes, Denise Howell is calling it a wrap on her vide0 and audio podcast This Week in Law, which she currently cohosts with Stefan Szpajda, an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle. I’ll be the guest as they broadcast the show live today at 6 p.m. Eastern time. (To watch, go to the show website at 6 and click Live at the top of the page.) You’ll also be able to watch or listen to the recording afterwards. Notes and links on the topics we will be discussing on the show can be fou...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Seattle, Dorsey Whitney, Bob Ambrogi, Denise Howell, Stefan Szpajda


Live at 6 ET Today: The Last ‘This Week in Law’

After 448 episodes, Denise Howell is calling it a wrap on her vide0 and audio podcast This Week in Law, which she currently cohosts with Stefan Szpajda, an attorney with Dorsey & Whitney in Seattle. I’ll be the guest as they broadcast the show live today at 6 p.m. Eastern time. (To watch, go to the show website at 6 and click Live at the top of the page.) You’ll also be able to watch or listen to the recording afterwards. Notes and links on the topics we will be discussing on the show can be fou...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Seattle, Dorsey Whitney, Denise Howell, Stefan Szpajda


Most popular Overlawyered posts of 2018

The dozen most popular Overlawyered posts of 2018, in ascending order: #12: “Challenge to Seattle law banning choice of tenants” #11: “‘Illinois 13-year-old charged with eavesdropping felony for recording meeting with principal’” #10: “California judge: Prop 65 requires warnings on coffee” #9: “Union group: Amazon should be prosecuted for threatening to pull jobs over per-worker tax” #8: “‘They like a Quarter Pounder without cheese. So they’re suing McDonald’s for $5 million’” #7: “‘I forced a ...
Tags: Amazon, Law, California, Uncategorized, Yale, Seattle, Illinois, Best Of, WSJ, Trump, McDonald


LexBlog Christmas Presents?

I asked each of my teammates what they wanted for Christmas. Across the board they wanted to brag. To brag about they and their team members did and built in 2018. And what better way to spread their word on what they bragged about to me, in their own words, than on my blog.  Merry Christmas to you and yours and a Happy New Year.  Publishing One of the publishing goals this year was to launch the first phase of a global news and commentary website built on content drawn from legal ...
Tags: Law, Seattle, Lexblog, Chris, Design Team, Scott, Portland Maine, Food Safety News, WordCamp, Marketing Team, Product Team, Scott Fennell, Holyoke Building, Melissa Caroline Jaime, WordCamp Maine, The Marketing Team


Quitting Facebook because of the Facebook Friends you chose makes no sense

Announcing that you’ve quit Facebook is almost like a badge of honor for folks these days. Many try to recruit others to follow them. I get people leaving Facebook out of “philosophical” concerns, though I think they’ll miss out on a lot by doing so. I don’t understand people quitting Facebook because they found their Facebook News Feed so awful. Afterall, your News Feed is created by your Facebook friends and your engagement with those friends. You choose your friends on Facebook, you s...
Tags: Facebook, Law, US, New York Times, Tehran, Seattle, Wall Street Journal, Robert Scoble, Facebook News Feed, York Times, Facebook Friends, Scoble, Larry Port, Facebook Again, Ronald Langeveld, Wall Street JournalAssociated Press


ALM attempting to stop small UK conference from using the phrases “legal tech” and “legaltech”

Talk about shooting yourself in the foot when your legal publishing company is already struggling in the eyes of a lot of folks. ALM is attempting to stop a couple young legal tech entrepreneurs, one a lawyer and one a technologist, in Sheffield, England from using the term or phrase “LegalTech” in the title of their small legal tech conference, LegalTech Conference North, which was held for the first time last month.  As reported by Dan Bindman of Legal Futures, conference coordinators,...
Tags: Publishing, UK, Technology, London, Law, US, Sheffield, Seattle, Northern England, Alm, Companies House, Harding, Pennington, Northern UK, Dan Bindman, Bindman


Sleeping in Seattle

For teens, starting school later brings multiple benefits. Nick Carne reports.
Tags: Society, Seattle, Nick Carne


Most U.S. police departments report sharp fall in applicants

Cops see themselves as a thin blue line, but the job is is turning into a scarlet letter. Nationwide, interest in becoming a police officer is down significantly. In Nashville, job applications dropped from 4,700 in 2010 to 1,900 last year. In Seattle, applications have declined by nearly 50 percent in a department where the starting salary is $79,000. ... Videos of police misconduct and fatal shootings have damaged the perception of American police officers but not irrevocably, said Antoinette...
Tags: Post, Crime, News, Law, Archer, Nashville, Seattle, Policing, Order, Antoinette Archer


Law: Segura fills big hole for Phillies as M's bet on Crawford

Philadelphia addressed a huge need at short with Jean Segura, while Seattle is giving J.P. Crawford a chance to meet his considerable potential.
Tags: Law, Philadelphia, Baseball, Seattle, Segura, Phillies, Crawford, Jean Segura, J P Crawford


We ban cannabis but let people eat as much meat as they want. That makes no sense | Sonia Sodha

If our goal is to limit social harm, we should reassess what we allow and what we rationFor any tourist visiting Seattle, there’s the standard bucket list: ride the monorail, ascend the Space Needle, pay a visit to the world’s largest building, and, if you’re not squeamish about tax avoidance, check out the first-ever Starbucks and the Amazon Spheres.But, as I discovered on a recent visit, there’s a new attraction in town: the cannabis shops peppered through its downtown since Washington state l...
Tags: Law, Climate Change, Drugs, Washington, Environment, Americas, Society, UK News, World news, US news, Cannabis, Canada, Drugs trade, Starbucks, Seattle, Sonia Sodha


"Nearly half [of Americans] say they sometimes or always feel alone or 'left out.' Thirteen percent of Americans say that zero people know them well."

Writes Arthur C. Brooks, the president of the American Enterprise Instituted in "How Loneliness Is Tearing America Apart/When people have a hole in their life, they often fill it with angry politics" (NYT)(citing a "large-scale survey from the health-care provider Cigna). Much of this op-ed column is drawn from the book "Them: Why We Hate Each Other — and How to Heal" by Senator Ben Sasse.A précis of Mr. Sasse’s recommendations to America... might be this: Go where you get that hometown-gym-on-a...
Tags: Psychology, Law, Relationships, America, Cigna, Nyt, Nebraska, Seattle, Solitude, Brooks, Arthur C Brooks, Ben Sasse, Ann Althouse, Sasse, Fremont Nebraska, American Enterprise Instituted


Are Amazon and Lyft Making Online Reviews Too Important?

I’m really not sure what I think about this, so I’d love to discuss with you on Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter or wherever… As I write this, it’s Thanksgiving Week in the United States, which means millions of people will spend billions of dollars on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and will temporarily say things like “doorbusters” without a trace of embarrassment. As is the national custom, for almost every conceivable product there are approximately 1,417 competing brands and variations, making t...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Law, Whole Foods, Alabama, Seo, Star, United States, Tripadvisor, Seattle, OFT, Facebook Twitter, Apple Microsoft, BazaarVoice, Hick


How do legal tech products come about?

Yesterday, our tech and products team greenlighted our going to market with a new product for the syndication of legal blog posts from the LexBlog news and commentary platform. If this were a story from a business school textbook or a large company, I might share how we studied the market, looked at production costs, analyzed pricing and surveyed potential customers. But I don’t believe that takes place in small entrepreneurial companies. I know it doesn’t take place at LexBlog. This product...
Tags: Law, Seattle, Lexblog


Speeding Tickets: Defending Against a Speeding Ticket Based on Clerical Errors

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington My son went to see the Dave Matthews concert at The Gorge last Labor Day weekend. Going home towards Seattle on the I-90, he was stopped and given the citation. We live in Seattle, but my son started working in the Bay Area right after graduating from college a couple of years ago. He goes home to Seattle often. The court date is 11/19/2018. I am enclosing the redacted discovery papers. These were sent via email from the prosecu...
Tags: Law, Washington, Seattle, Bay Area, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Dave Matthews, State Patrol Academy


Speeding Tickets: Speeding - Washington, Lower Kittitas District Court, Ellensburg - Discovery Enclosed

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: Washington My son went to see the Dave Matthews concert at The Gorge last Labor Day weekend. Going home towards Seattle on the I-90, he was stopped and given the citation. We live in Seattle, but my son started working in the Bay Area right after graduating from college a couple of years ago. He goes home to Seattle often. The court date is 11/19/2018. I am enclosing the redacted discovery papers. These were sent via email from the prosecu...
Tags: Law, Washington, Seattle, Bay Area, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets, Dave Matthews, State Patrol Academy


A Former Remington Executive Takes On A Challenge: Building A Smart Gun That Can’t Be Hacked

Forbes: For a while this summer, Ginger Chandler ignored the emails from LodeStar. As an executive who had formerly worked on product development for Smith & Wesson and Remington, she was an obvious candidate to help the startup develop a better smart gun. But she knew the history of smart gun efforts in the United States. In short, they’d failed. Smart guns are a kind of graveyard of heroes who have been torn apart on the rocky shoals of American gun politics. Chandler had been laid off from R...
Tags: Texas, Obama Administration, Washington, America, Harvard, Military, United States, New Jersey, Gun Control, Smart Guns, UC Davis, Seattle, Nra, Smith Wesson, Brady, National Shooting Sports Foundation


Wage and hour roundup

Politicians interfere with a complex industry they don’t understand: when the $15 minimum wage came to New York car washes [Jim Epstein, Reason: article, 13:32 video] “D.C. Repeals a Minimum Wage Hike That Restaurant Workers Didn’t Want” [Eric Boehm, Reason] “Tipping lawsuit leads popular Salem restaurant to declare bankruptcy” [ ] Challenging a premise: “Why a federal minimum wage?” [Scott Sumner] “Pew Map Shows One Reason a National $15 Minimum Wage Won’t Work” [Joe Setyon, Reason] New evi...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, Washington, Restaurants, Uncategorized, Minimum Wage, Canada, Ford, Salem, Venezuela, Seattle, Ontario, Wynne, NBER, Wage And Hour Suits


To London and beyond

A snappy 10 hour flight yesterday and I was back in Seattle from London where I attended the Legal Geek Law Tech Conference, met with law firms and introduced LexBlog to The Law Society. I said it last year, and this next year I’ll follow through on it — that being to get to London, regularly, to expand LexBlog’s international reach and influence. It’s important not only for LexBlog to expand markets globally, but for LexBlog to evangelize the cause of legal blogging, worldwide, for both the...
Tags: Europe, UK, London, Law, Victoria, Seattle, Legal Marketing, Albert, Law Society, UK Spain Norway Switzerland Singapore


links in the theme

We are all inventors, each sailing out on a voyage of discovery, guided each by a private chart, of which there is no duplicate. The world is all gates, all opportunities.--Emerson I once felt bad about the size of the pile of books on my nightstand, but now I am reconciled and take comfort in the fact that I will never run out of good true crime books to read and review. When I die, I'll have a half-dozen sitting there. In the good long meantime...at least I'll never have to resort to reading ...
Tags: Law, Italy, Seattle, Amanda Knox, Emerson, Simon Schuster, Laura James, Book News & Reviews, Harold Schechter, Diana Britt Franklin, Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun Multiple, Kembo, Candace Dempsey, Henry K Lee, San Francisco Chronicle Convicted



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