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A shaken baby syndrome researcher reconsiders

British neuropathologist Waney Squier spent many years as an expert witness in court assisting in the prosecution of defendants accused of causing Shaken Baby Syndrome. Then a closer engagement with the evidence caused her to change her mind — and the story that follows, which she tells in this TEDx Wandsworth talk, must be heard to be believed. Sue Luttner has more for the USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism. More on the story: Jon Robins, The Justice Gap; Theodore Dalrymple, Spectat...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Child Abuse, Times, Forensics, Wandsworth, Expert Witnesses, Waney Squier, Justice Gap, Deborah Tuerkheimer, Theodore Dalrymple, Sue Luttner, USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism More, Jon Robins, Marisa Gerber

"In the Russian Federation and in President Putin himself, you have an individual whose aim is to disrupt the Western alliance and whose aim is to make Western democracy more fractious..."

"... in order to weaken our ability, America’s ability and the West’s ability to spread our democratic ideals.... That’s the goal, to make us less of a moral authority to spread democratic values... With respect to Western ideals and who it is and what it is we stand for as Americans, Russia poses the most dangerous threat to that way of life."Said Lisa Page, in private testimony to a joint House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, quoted in "F.B.I. Opened Inquiry Into Whether Trump Was Secretly ...
Tags: Law, Putin, Russia, America, Journalism, Fbi, Nyt, Times, Russian Federation, Nate Silver, Ann Althouse, Trump troubles, Lisa Page, House Judiciary and Oversight Committee, Said Lisa Page

"How much of the internet is fake?"

"Studies generally suggest that, year after year, less than 60 percent of web traffic is human; some years, according to some researchers, a healthy majority of it is bot. For a period of time in 2013, the Times reported this year, a full half of YouTube traffic was 'bots masquerading as people,' a portion so high that employees feared an inflection point after which YouTube’s systems for detecting fraudulent traffic would begin to regard bot traffic as real and human traffic as fake. They calle...
Tags: Law, Youtube, Times, Fake, The Web, NY Magazine, Ann Althouse, Matthew Brennan

Innocence Project Math 101: Why it's certain eyewitnesses are still sending innocent people to prison in Texas

Our friends at the prosecutor association want to pretend Texas has solved its problem with eyewitnesses falsely identifying innocent suspects after Texas passed non-binding guidelines for police lineups in 2011. Shannon Edmonds last night was crowing on Twitter that the last exoneration based a false ID in Texas was in 2010, and the state had solved the problem in 2011.This is such a disingenuous claim I thought I'd dissect it without the 140 character limitations.Texas hasn't seen more eyewitn...
Tags: Texas, Law, New York Times, The Times, Dallas, Houston, Times, Legislature, Shannon, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCAA, 14th Court of Appeals, Shannon Edmonds

An Indiana cancer cluster in the NYT

Over the years, the New York Times and writers associated with it have done more than most of us to debunk scares over purported cancer clusters. “When multiple cases of cancer occur in a community, especially among children, it is only human to fear a common cause,” wrote George Johnson in a 2015 Times piece. “Most often these cancer clusters turn out to be statistical illusions, the result of what epidemiologists call the Texas sharpshooter fallacy. (Blast the side of a barn with a random spra...
Tags: Texas, Law, Uncategorized, Indiana, New York Times, Johnson, Times, Toms River, Erin Brockovich, George Johnson, HIROKO TABUCHI, TCE, Woburn Mass, Gina Kolata, Johnson County Indiana, Toxic Torts

"Jill Abramson, the veteran journalist who led the newspaper from 2011 to 2014, says the Times has a financial incentive to bash the president and that the imbalance is helping to erode its credibility...."

"Abramson describes a generational split at the Times, with younger staffers, many of them in digital jobs, favoring an unrestrained assault on the presidency. 'The more "woke" staff thought that urgent times called for urgent measures; the dangers of Trump’s presidency obviated the old standards,' she writes [in her forthcoming book 'Merchants of Truth']. Trump claims he is keeping the 'failing' Times in business—an obvious exaggeration—but the former editor acknowledges a 'Trump bump' that saw...
Tags: Law, Journalism, Nyt, Fox News, Times, Trump, Ny Times, Howard Kurtz, Abramson, Jill Abramson, Ann Althouse, Trump and the press, Merchants of Truth -RSB- Trump

"In October 2016, Ron Hiers and his wife, Carla, feeling despondent after years of addiction, had made a suicide pact to get high until they were dead, and ended up passed out by a bus stop in Memphis."

"A bystander live-streamed footage of the couple, and the video of them being mocked and laughed at was viewed by hundreds of thousands of people."From "How Do You Recover After Millions Have Watched You Overdose?/Amid an opioid crisis, police and strangers with cameras are posting raw images of drug users passed out. For those whose bleakest moments now live online, life is never the same" (NYT).The NYT embedded the video, so lots more people are seeing it now, including me. I'll refrain from e...
Tags: Law, Drugs, Rob, Viral Video, Times, Memphis, Humiliation, Breitbart, Carla, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, Laughing, Rob (the commenter, Ron Hiers

Verizon/Aol fined $5m for knowingly helping advertisers track children

Aol deliberately provided advertisers with the means to illegally track children and target advertising to them. It will pay a $5m fine, reports The New York Times. At Ars Technica, Jon Brodkin reports that it's the largest COPPA hit yet. Verizon has consistently fought government regulation of privacy in broadband networks. As owner of Oath, Verizon is forcing users of Yahoo services to waive their class-action rights and agree to resolve disputes through arbitration. The attorney general inves...
Tags: Verizon, Post, Crime, News, Privacy, Yahoo, Law, Aol, New York Times, Times, Jon Brodkin, Verizon AOL, Oath Verizon, New York Times At Ars Technica

George H.W. Bush Has Died

Former President George H.W. Bush has died at age 94. This may be the longest obituary I can recall (I didn't finish reading it) but the Times has probably been working on it for years. It mentions that his son, GW, put out a call for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Times, Gw, George H W Bush

The ABC executive who said "Roseanne’s Twitter statement is abhorrent, repugnant and inconsistent with our values, and we have decided to cancel her show" is now leaving ABC.

I'm reading "Channing Dungey, First Black Entertainment Executive at a Major Network, Is Leaving ABC" (NYT).Ms. Dungey was thrust into the spotlight earlier this year — an unusual spot for the publicity-shy executive — when the network made the sudden decision to cancel its biggest hit, “Roseanne,” after the show’s star, Roseanne Barr, sent a racist tweet....Terrible journalistic style to say "a racist tweet" instead of something like "a tweet that many people decried as racist." Tell the facts....
Tags: Law, Abc, Journalism, Times, Roseanne Barr, Burke, Roseanne, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Dungey, Race And Pop Culture, Karey Burke

"Without Facebook, Donald Trump probably wouldn’t be president, which is reason enough to curse its existence."

Writes Michelle Goldberg in the NYT, in "Democrats Should Un-Friend Facebook/It’s time to treat Facebook like the ruthless monopoly it is."The platform was an essential vector for Russian disinformation. It allowed the shady “psychographics” company Cambridge Analytica to harvest private user data. And Facebook helped decimate local newspapers, contributing to America’s widespread epistemological derangement. In general, people trust local papers more than the national media; when stories are ab...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Congress, America, Warner, Republican, Times, Sheryl Sandberg, George Soros, Michelle Goldberg, Ann Althouse, Cambridge Analytica, Facebook Donald Trump

The fake news about Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez not being able to afford to move to Washington, D.C. until she gets her first paycheck as a Congressperson.

I'm seeing that over on Facebook, where my son John says he's unfollowing The Hill because...I've noticed multiple inaccuracies, but this was the last straw. This article is simply false about what she said in her New York Times interview, which is the source for the article. (I get the impression the Hill doesn't do original reporting.) This *might* be true for all I know, but she didn't say or even suggest it in the Times interview.Go to the link for details of what O-C said that was quoted in...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Washington, New York Times, John, Times, Hill, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse, Fake News, Ocasio-Cortez, Alexandra Ocasio Cortez

"Yet the current Democratic leadership has insisted that no one so much as mention the word 'impeachment.'"

"Instead, they have suggested using Mr. Trump’s abuses of power as bargaining chips in future negotiations. For too long, Democratic leaders have convinced their fellow elected officials that bland, nonconfrontational and incremental centrism is the way to win elections and make progress. In truth, it’s just the easiest way to protect the balance of power in Washington. But by trying to meet a corrupt Republican Party halfway, instead of taking clear stands for what’s right, they have failed to ...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington, House, Republican Party, Times, Trump, Normal, Don, Tom Steyer, Steyer, Ann Althouse, Impeachment, Trump derangement syndrome, Trump's new Congress

"Blue wave or no, Trumpism lives on. And it continues to be America's loudest voice."

An L.A. Times editorial. Excerpt:Many Americans had believed that Trump’s election two years ago was a brief deviation from the norm that would be reversed once rational voters saw what he was like in office. The [midterm election] returns were a depressing wake-up call to the true extent of division in the country. In fact, tens of millions of people turned out to vote in favor of Trumpism....That message is horrendous. It is a message suffused with alt-right, racist ideology.... It is a messag...
Tags: Law, America, Times, Trumpism, Trump, Ann Althouse, Trump and immigration, 2018 Elections

Based on oral argument in lethal injection case, is there reason to think Justice Kavanaugh could end up a swing voter in some capital cases?

The question in the title of this post is a product of my inclination to make too much of this New York Times report and this SCOTUSblog review of Justice Brett Kavanaugh's oral argument performance in Bucklew v. Precythe, a capital case from Missouri involving an "as applied" Eighth Amendment challenge to lethal injection.  The Times piece is headlined "Kavanaugh May Hold Key Vote in His First Death Penalty Case," and here are excerpts: The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday in an appeal...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Missouri, New York Times, Times, St Louis, Roberts, Anthony M Kennedy, Kavanaugh, United States Court of Appeals, Bucklew, Eighth Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Sauer, Brett Kavanaugh, Brett M Kavanaugh

"In an interview with The Times, Brandon Wade, the founder of SeekingArrangement, said his dating platform, which he has rebranded as Seeking, is not a vehicle for prostitution."

"The terms of service, he said, prohibit transactions for sex; the site simply seeks to bring the role that money plays in mating out in the open. 'We want to drive people to talk honestly on the first date about who they are and what they expect to gain from a relationship, just like you discuss in any business relationship and any business arrangement,' he said. If anything, a 'sugar baby' hoping to find a lasting arrangement with 'a good provider' should withhold sex for as long as possible, ...
Tags: Marriage, Law, Sex, Prostitution, Relationships, Commerce, Times, Wade, Ann Althouse, Sugar Baby, Brandon Wade the founder of SeekingArrangement, Hypergamy

"Gone is the senator who once called the future president 'the world’s biggest jackass' and a 'race-baiting xenophobic religious bigot.'"

"With an eye toward re-election in 2020 in a state still on the Trump Train, Mr. Graham has climbed into the locomotive. 'I stepped up,' he boasted in an interview, 'and I’m getting rewarded for it by conservatives, and liberals are all upset.'"From "What Happened to Lindsey Graham? He’s Become a Conservative ‘Rock Star’" (NYT). Part of what happened is that John McCain died. His friend Trey Gowdy is quoted saying that McCain was "the closest thing he ever had to a father." And McCain — as the T...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Graham, John Mccain, Times, Lindsey Graham, Trump, Trey Gowdy, McCain, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Trump Train, what Trump did to the GOP, Christine Blasey Ford, Mr Graham

Green Building Codes Not Eligible for Copyright Protection

A decision earlier this month by the Eleventh Circuit United States Courts Of Appeals goes further than other modern courts in describing that building codes when adopted by local government cannot be copyrighted. Ruling that “the law,” whether by statute, ordinance, regulations, or code, and even when its source is a judicial opinion, is not subject to federal copyright law, has broad implications, particularly for green building. And it is not new law that government’s building codes are unpro...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Massachusetts, United States, Green Building, Times, Icc, Peters, Wheaton, Stuart Kaplow, James Madison, LEED, Eleventh Circuit, USGBC

Listen to Dallas DA candidates debate mass incarceration, bail reform, jailing homeless people, and how prosecutors should respond to police shootings

The Dallas District Attorney race has emerged as one of the hottest local prosecutor races in the country, and was featured in a New York Times story today.Regular readers know that, last week, along with our partners at a Dallas-based group called Evolve, Just Liberty co-sponsored a debate between Republican incumbent District Attorney Faith Johnson and Democratic challenger John Creuzot. Deandrea Flemng, co-founder of Evolve and a trustee at DeSoto ISD, moderated the conversation as the candid...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Dallas, Republican, Times, Democratic, Gritsforbreakfast, Faith Johnson, John Creuzot Deandrea Flemng

True Crime Author Curt Gentry, 1931-2014, R.I.P.

The co-author of the true crime phenomenon Helter Skelter has passed. Curt Gentry [Wiki], who penned the book with Vincent Bugliosi, died of apparent natural causes at the age of 83 in mid-July. The book is the favorite of many a fan of the genre. Some have admitted on CLEWS to devouring this very long book in as little as three days. It was Gentry's engrossing narrative drive (he was an experienced journalist) that made it such a page-turner. Helter Skelter easily made its way onto my own Top 1...
Tags: Law, New York Times, Times, LA Times, Gentry, Vincent Bugliosi, Laura James, CLEWS, Legends of True Crime Reporting, Curt Gentry

A look back at Justice Hugo Black’s first day on the bench

Protesters repeatedly interrupted Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing in September, but the new justice’s first day on the bench this morning passed without disruption. At least one justice had a more eventful inaugural experience. On October 4, 1937, Justice Hugo Black’s first day, “two vigorous protests to his legal right to sit were laid before the other justices and himself,” as reported in the New York Times. In contrast to disruptions to Supreme Court proceedings in 2015 – in ...
Tags: Featured, Mississippi, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Senate, Virginia, Court, United States, New York Times, Times, Black, Authority, Ku Klux Klan, Kelly, John Roberts

Cloud Practice Management Software Grows Up

Just 10 years ago, the "cloud" was a scary proposition for lawyers. Times have changed.
Tags: Technology, Law, Times, Clio, PracticePanther, Tabs3

Highlighting efforts by some prosecutors to help with expungements

Today's New York Times has this notable new article under the headline "Convicts Seeking to Clear Their Records Find More Prosecutors Willing to Help." Here are excerpts: [A]lthough law enforcement officials have traditionally opposed [broadened expungement and sealing laws] for an array of reasons — including accountability, a belief that records are vital to public safety, and unstinting support for crime victims — a growing number of them have begun to recognize that criminal records can be e...
Tags: Law, California, America, Indiana, Indianapolis, Brooklyn, United States, New York Times, Louisiana, Times, Vermont, Fort Bragg, Mike Pence, South Florida, Marion County, Douglas A Berman

"Canada agrees to join trade accord with U.S. and Mexico, sending new NAFTA deal to Congress."

WaPo headline. First 2 sentences of the article:Canada agreed late Sunday to join the trade deal that the United States and Mexico reached last month, meeting negotiators’ self-imposed midnight deadline designed to allow the current Mexican president to sign the accord on his final day in office and giving President Trump a big win on trade.The new treaty, preserving the three-country format of the original North American Free Trade Agreement favored by business groups and congressional Republic...
Tags: Law, Congress, Mexico, America, Canada, United States, Commerce, Nyt, Times, Trump, Nafta, WaPo, Mexico Canada, Ann Althouse, North American Free Trade Agreement, Trump and foreign policy

Afternoon round-up: Additional day of confirmation hearing

The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing, which included testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post, another piece in the Post comes from Lori Rozsa, Steven Burkholder and David A. Farenthold, who report on the high level of attention being paid to the hearing nationwide. A live feed of coverage comes ...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Npr, Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Round-up

Afternoon round-up: Additional day of confirmation hearings

The Senate Judiciary Committee has concluded its hearing, which included testimony from Judge Brett Kavanaugh and Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Early coverage comes from Seung Min Kim, Ann E. Marimow, Mike DeBonis and Elise Viebeck of The Washington Post, another piece in the Post comes from Lori Rozsa, Steven Burkholder and David A. Farenthold, who report on the high level of attention being paid to the hearing nationwide. A live feed of coverage comes ...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, White House, Nbc News, Bloomberg, Cnn, Atlantic, Ford, New York Times, Npr, Times, The Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Round-up

"These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse ... But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country."

"Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The vile threats of violence against my family will not drive me out. The last-minute character assassination will not succeed."Writes Brett Kavanaugh, quoted in the NYT. Also in the Times article is this un...
Tags: Law, Yale, New York Times, Nyt, Times, New Yorker, Ramirez, Kavanaugh, Ronan Farrow, Ann Althouse, Gender Politics, Brett Kavanaugh, Michael Avenatti, Avenatti, Christine Blasey Ford, Deborah Ramirez

The New York Times sues the FCC to investigate Russian interference in Net Neutrality decision

The ongoing saga over the FCC’s handling of public comments to its net neutrality proposal continues after The New York Times sued the organization for withholding of information that it believes could prove there was Russian interference. The Times has filed multiple Freedom of Information Act requests for data on the comments since July 2017, and now, after reducing the scope of its requests significantly was rejected, it is taking the FCC to court in a bid to get the information. The FCC’s...
Tags: Startups, TC, Email, Fcc, Net Neutrality, Law, Washington Post, John Oliver, Government, Russia, Spokesperson, New York Times, Federal Communications Commission, Commission, The-times, The New York Times

Most crime labs accused innocent person in DNA mixture study

A new study confirms the problems with DNA mixture evidence Grits has described on this blog for several years. Even more disturbing, the study's authors hoped to keep the results secret until they were pressured by other scientists into publishing, and then downplayed their bombshell findings.It's understandable that they feared their study would undermine the work or practitioners analyzing DNA mixture evidence. Check this out:Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technolo...
Tags: Texas, Law, Montana, Indiana, United States, New Mexico, Times, Boise State, NIST, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boise State University, Gritsforbreakfast, Greg Hampikian, Hampikian

"Men, Tell Us About Your High School Experience."

Fill out this form, just in case you want to tell on yourself before anybody else does.The NYT wants you to trust it with your information:We want to hear from men about their high school experiences. A Times editor may contact you with follow-up questions. No information you provide will be published without your permission.But Christine Blasely Ford didn't want her name to come out, and yet it did. Is the Times more trustworthy than Dianne Feinstein?Given the stakes these days and the low stan...
Tags: Privacy, Law, Conversation, Rape, Nyt, Times, Sexual Harassment, Confessions, Al Franken, Cory Booker, Louis CK, Kavanaugh, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Kristen Roupenian, Blasey

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