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"As of 1:15 p.m. on January 22, The Washington Post has updated its website and URLs to restore the original version of the Kamala Harris profile detailed in Reason's post, below."

"'We should have kept both versions of the story on the Post's site (the original and updated one), rather than redirecting to the updated version,' Kris Coratti, the Post's vice president for communications, told Reason in a statement on Friday. 'We have now done that, and you will see the link to the original at the top of the updated version.' Rason has updated the headline of this story to reflect those changes. The rest of the story remains unaltered." From "The Washington Post Tried To M...
Tags: Post, Law, Washington Post, Journalism, Kamala Harris, Reason, Ann Althouse, Kris Coratti, Rason, WAPP

"CNN glowed almost as brightly about the event as a state media would have.... Biden’s perfectly fine if pedestrian speech earned instant accolades..."

"... from Wolf Blitzer, who jibbered that Biden had put 'his soul into his first address.'...  MSNBC worked from the same script, going gaga for not just Lady Gaga but the whole schmear. At day’s end, Rachel Maddow confessed to having worked her way through an entire box of Kleenex during the festivities and Joy Reid gushed like a partisan about the event.... The Washington Post got with the program, giving Biden credit for not waiting 'long to begin staffing up his administration, swearing in t...
Tags: Rachel Maddow, Law, Washington Post, White House, Journalism, Cnn, New York Times, Propaganda, Lady Gaga, Biden, Msnbc, Joe, Wolf Blitzer, Jack Shafer, Ann Althouse, Joy Reid

"If you read his speech and listen to it carefully, much of it is thinly-veiled innuendo calling us white supremacists, calling us racists, calling us every name in the book, calling us people who don't tell the truth."

Said Rand Paul on Fox News last night, quoted in "Power Up: Unity in Washington will be harder than Biden makes it sound" (WaPo)("Some Republicans such as Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) even trashed Biden's speech itself, which was widely-lauded for its appeals for Americans to set aside their political differences and work together for a better country").  If I had a little more time at the moment, I'd go through the speech line by line and look for every phrase that can be interpreted as saying that...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, America, Rand Paul, Fox News, Republic, Biden, Donald Trump, Trump, PAUL R KY, PAUL, WaPo, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, Civility Bullshit

The Geek in Review Ep. 102 – Nicole Morris on Emory Law Schools TI:GER Innovation Conference

Nicole Morris is the Director of the TI:GER Program and Professor in Practice for Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. She joins the podcast to discuss the upcoming TI:GER Innovation Conference on January 28, 2021. This free (yes FREE!) online conference on “Advancing Equity in Innovation” is focused on addressing the needs of women and people of color in technology. Not just legal technology, but the overall scope of issues affecting them from STEM education, to Patents, and to the lack of Ven...
Tags: Apple, Podcast, UK, London, Microsoft, Law, Washington Post, Uncategorized, US, Atlanta, Diversity, Finland, Emory, Houston, University Of California Berkeley, University Of California

Timely reminder that Congress has a critical role to play in reforming clemency conditions

Former US pardon attorney Margaret Colgate Love has this great new Washington Post piece highlighting that Congress can and should create statutory record relief mechanisms (as nearly all states have) in order to prevent clemency from serving as the only means for persons with federal criminal records to find relief.  I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts: The core problem that has led to pardon’s abuse is that the justice system has relied too heavily on an authority that is inh...
Tags: Law, Congress, Washington Post, US, Biden, Trump, Douglas A Berman, Margaret Colgate Love, Biden Administration, Daniel J Freed

What the Pandemic Has Taught Us About Law: Part 2

In my last Slaw post (January 12, 2021), the first of two parts, I discussed the characteristics necessary for law to be accepted and effective. Here I consider some of the laws — the legislation, the regulations, orders and, although not law, intended to have a similar impact, advice or recommendations — that have been imposed during the pandemic. I’m focusing on Ontario, although I refer to developments elsewhere. Even so, my discussion is not meant to be exhaustive, but to illustrate laws ena...
Tags: Justice, Law, Australia, Washington Post, Court, Toronto, Walmart, Taiwan, Canada, Atlantic, New Brunswick, United States, New Zealand, World Health Organization, Montreal, Kent

35 unforgettable images that capture Trump's wild and bitter presidency

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at a kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and ca...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

Patently-O Bits and Bytes by Juvan Bonni

Recent Headlines in the IP World: Ian Lopez: Drug Patent Database Revamp Falls Short of Tackling High Costs (Source: Bloomberg Law) Atty. Nancy Pei: 2020 Highlights in Canadian Life Sciences IP and Regulatory Law (Source: JD Supra) Bob Yedid: Motus GI Expands Intellectual Property Portfolio with U.S. Patent for the Pure-Vu® System’s Universal Method to Mount on the End of Most Commercial Colonoscopes (Source: Yahoo Finance) David Phelan: Apple TV Could Have Brilliantly Different Remote Contr...
Tags: Apple, Law, Washington Post, Biden, Patent, Motus, Life Sciences, Mount, Hanley, Forbes Commentary, Bloomberg Law, David Phelan, Ian Lopez, Bits and Bytes, Juvan Bonni, Harrity Harrity

'Kill him with his own gun': DC police officer recounts being attacked by pro-Trump mob at the US Capitol

Flowers are placed on a fence, a week after a pro-Trump mob broke into and took over the Capitol, in memory of slain Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick on January 14, 2021, in Washington, DC. - The center of Washington was on lockdown Thursday as more than 20,000 armed National Guard troops were being mobilized due to security concerns ahead of the presidential inauguration of Joe Biden. BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP via Getty Images Michael Fanone, a police officer in Washington, DC, said he ...
Tags: Post, Usa, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Police, Trends, Washington Dc, Donald Trump, Charles Davis, The Washington Post, Trump, Capitol, National Guard, US Capitol, Maga

Morning Docket: 01.14.21

* A Supreme Court advocate mentioned a case involving Taylor Swift at oral arguments recently. Bet that advocate hopes the justices don't shake it off... [TMZ] * An attorney who represents a client in connection with acts allegedly committed during the Capitol riot last week is placing blame for the event on President Trump. [NBC News] * Amazon had some harsh words for Parler after the social media site filed a lawsuit against Amazon over a suspension of services. [Fox News] * A Stanford La...
Tags: Amazon, Taylor Swift, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Stanford, Nbc News, Mary Kate Olsen, Fox News, Full House, Trump, Capitol, Jesse, Uncle Jesse, Stanford Law School, Morning Docket

Justices are “in the process” of getting COVID vaccines; some have received both doses

Some Supreme Court justices, including Chief Justice John Roberts, have received both doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and the court says plans are in place for all nine justices to become fully vaccinated. Kathy Arberg, a spokesperson for the court, declined to say how many justices (or which ones) have not yet received both doses. She confirmed, however, that Roberts is among a group of “some” justices who have been given both doses of the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine, which requires two shots adm...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Senate, Joe Biden, Cnn, House, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi, Biden, Donald Trump, John Roberts, Capitol, Roberts, Barrett

Democracy Is Fragile. Do You Feel Lucky?

Tom Standage, editor of “The World in 2021“, a feature of The Economist published on November 16, 2020 asked: Do you feel lucky? The number 21 is connected with luck, risk, taking chances and rolling the dice. It’s the number of spots on a standard die, and the number of shillings in a guinea, the currency of wagers and horse-racing. It’s the minimum age at which you can enter a casino in America, and the name of a family of card games, including blackjack, that are popular with gamblers. All of...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Washington, America, United States, Cruz, Economist, Capitol, Hawley, Tom Standage, Justice Issues, Legal Information

Morning Docket: 01.12.20

* Pope Francis has changed church law to allow women slightly larger roles in church services. Maybe he was inspired by the movie On the Basis of Sex... [Washington Post] * An NYPD lawyer is under investigation for allegedly threatening to shoot another attorney in her unit. [New York Daily News] * A show based on the film The Lincoln Lawyer has been greenlit for a 10-episode run on Netflix. [Deadline] * A black lawyer claims he was racially profiled by law enforcement for not wearing a sui...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Washington Post, Uncategorized, Netflix, Pope Francis, Nypd, New York Daily News, Dungeons And Dragons, Morning Docket, On the basis of sex, The Lincoln Lawyer

If the "Capitol mob" was "a raging collection of grievances and disillusionment" as The Washington Post says...

... in its headline, here, then doesn't that mean it wasn't an "insurrection" or much of a plan at all, just a coming together of disparate elements? Let's look at the long article. I'm reading it for the first time and making excerpts and comments as I go. I'm doing this without an agenda, just wanting to figure out what the hell happened and what it means. Those who made their way to the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday hail from at least 36 states, along with the District of Columbia ...
Tags: Post, Law, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Canada, Grammar, Salem, Graham, District Of Columbia, Capitol Police, Trump, Mike Pence, Don, Capitol, Guthrie

Trump Tries to "Fix" Vote Results in Georgia

The Washington Post has the astonishing transcript of Donald Trump's call to Brad Raffensperger, the Republican in charge of the elections in Georgia., telling him the state's vote was rigged and insisting he won Georgia. He presses... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Georgia, Donald Trump, Trump Tries, Brad Raffensperger

2020 brought a wave of discrimination and harassment allegations against major companies like Amazon, McDonald's, and Pinterest. These are some of the year's high-profile legal battles.

Jeremy Moeller, Chesnot, and Justin Sullivan/Getty Images The #BlackLivesMatter and #MeToo movements have exploded in recent years, shedding light on systemic racial and gender bias across American society, and in particular, within American workplaces. In 2020, workers spoke publicly in increasing numbers, often by taking their employers to court over pay disparities, harassment and abuse, and toxic company cultures. Major businesses including Google, Amazon, McDonald's, Pinterest, and J...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, New York, News, Pinterest, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Cbs News, Life, Disney, Nbc News, US, Careers

Morning Docket: 12.31.20

* An appellate court was divided about whether a lawyer should be given slack for missing a filing deadline because of COVID-19. The judges not giving this attorney a break are real "juristicklers"... [Texas Lawyer] * A West Virginia lawyer has been disbarred for attempting to barter sex in exchange for handling a stripper's divorce case. [Bluefield Daily Telegraph] * The Manhattan District Attorney is reportedly hiring forensic accountants as the criminal probe into President Trump's activi...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Nbc News, West Virginia, Manhattan, Trump, Hill, Steve Carrell, Manhattan DA, Morning Docket, President Trump, Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Space Force, COVID-19

Tuesday round-up

Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: Second half of SCOTUS term may bring the temperature down compared to its feverish first (Mark Walsh, ABA Journal) Justices Staring Down Another Slow Term Despite Head Start (Kimberly Strawbridge Robinson, Bloomberg Law) The Supreme Court considers when the U.S. can judge other nations’ human rights violations (Charles Lane, The Washington Post) Legal Docket: Suing the IRS (Jenny Rough, The World and Everything ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington Post, Round-up, Charles Lane, Mark Walsh, Barr, Daniel Cotter, Kimberly Strawbridge, Robinson Bloomberg Law The Supreme Court, IRS Jenny Rough The World

The New York prosecutor investigating Trump's tax records is calling in reinforcements as the president's time in office comes to an end

US President Donald Trump looks on during a ceremony presenting the Presidential Medal of Freedom to wrestler Dan Gable in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on December 7, 2020. Photo by SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images Forensic accounting specialists have been brought on to help with the Manhattan District Attorney's Office's probe into President Donald Trump's business transactions, The Washington Post reported.  This is part of an ongoing investigation that's expanded s...
Tags: Post, Politics, New York, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Office, US, Trends, Washington Dc, Manhattan, Deutsche Bank, Donald Trump, Investigation, The Washington Post, FTI Consulting

"Trump pardoned us. But pardons don’t replace criminal justice reform."

The title of this post is the title of this Washington Post commentary authored by Christopher 2X and Topeka K. Sam.  Here are excerpts: In this holiday season, in a year of racial unrest, record gun violence in our cities, and a devastating pandemic, we received a blessing — a presidential pardon for our drug convictions. We are extremely grateful. We’re fortunate to have many friends who have supported our work for justice, second chances and nonviolence since we left prison.  They vouched fo...
Tags: Law, Washington Post, Joe Biden, Biden, Black, Trump, Christopher, Douglas A Berman, US Sentencing Commission, Prez Trump, Topeka K Sam, Topeka K Sam Here

Dispatch 56: Washington Post Advertises for CCP

Oregon-Washington 24 December 2020 Yon-Genre Mind Dump Merry Christmas! I still say Christmas. Without apology or caveat. I will spend Christmas Day with some Japanese friends at an Iraq-vet's home. Retired Marine Officer who fought in Anbar Province. He was stationed in Japan, and so he happens to be inviting Japanese friends. As am I, also inviting Japanese! So it will be a Japanese-America Christmas. (Real Japanese with accents, lol.) They love America and we love Japan, and so...
Tags: Japan, Featured, Washington Post, White House, Iraq, America, Military, Ccp, Anbar Province, Oregon Washington, Michael's Dispatches, Michael Yon

13 books everyone should read and why—as voted by you

We asked BigThink's readers and staff for their recommendations on books everyone should read. A collection of fiction and non-fiction works from around the world spanning millennia, these books will expand your horizons.Many of these books are long out of copyright, and can be read for free. Do you ever want to read more but find yourself unsure of what to read? Lots of people have the same problem. To help, we're adding to the collection of "books everyone should read" lists. For this one, we ...
Tags: Books, Science Fiction, New York Post, England, Science, Minnesota, California, Washington Post, India, Religion, Race, America, Society, Earth, Radiohead, United States

33 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

31 iconic photos of Trump that will go down in history

President Donald Trump in his conference room at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, October 4, 2020. Tia Dufour/The White House via Getty Images President Donald Trump's time in office has been filled with noteworthy and often unexpected moments. From holding a baseball bat in the Blue Room to yelling at kid mowing the White House lawn, these often impromptu moments have been captured by photographers.  Insider rounded up some of the most memorable and cand...
Tags: Images, Photos, National Weather Service, Politics, Isis, News, Law, Vladimir Putin, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, North Korea, Senate, White House, Germany, Angela Merkel

Sidney Powell's secret source who used the pseudonym 'Spider' and identified himself as a military intelligence expert in her evidence-free election fraud lawsuits is actually an IT consultant, report says

UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 19: Sidney Powell, attorney for President Donald Trump, conducts a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020. Trump attorneys Rudolph Giuliani and Jenna Ellis, also attended. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images The "former military intelligence official" who is cited under the anonymous name "Spider" in Sidney Powell's election lawsuits reported...
Tags: Post, Politics, Lawsuit, Law, Washington Post, China, Trends, Iran, Gop, Arizona, Army, Wisconsin, Getty, Donald Trump, Republican National Committee, Spider

"How could a computer possibly know you sound like a Debbie Downer? Amazon said it spent years training its tone AI..."

"... by having people categorize voice recordings. The company held internal trials and says it tried to address any biases that might arise from varying ethnicity, gender, or age. In our experience, the Halo could detect ups and downs in our voice, but seemed to misinterpret situations regularly. And some of the feedback feels, ironically, a bit tone-deaf — especially when judging a woman’s voice. Our sample size of two isn’t sufficient to conclude whether Amazon’s AI has gender bias. But when ...
Tags: Amazon, Technology, Law, Washington Post, Halo, Emotion, Speaking, Heather, Geoffrey, Debbie Downer, Ann Althouse, Amazon Associate

Noting the notable number of prosecutors now supportive of sentencing second looks

The Washington Post had this important and lengthy new article from earlier this week under the headline "A growing group of prosecutors, who say the job is more than locking people up, wants to help free criminals, too."  Here are excerpts from the start of the piece: When Calvin McNeill was 16, he and a group of friends in Baltimore decided to rob a neighborhood dice game.  Things got chaotic, and McNeill shot and killed a man. It was 1981. The teen was sentenced to life in prison.  Over the ...
Tags: Maryland, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Los Angeles, Brooklyn, Seattle, Baltimore, State, Marilyn Mosby, Mosby, McNeill, Baltimore State, George Gascon, Dan Satterberg, Gascon

Morning Docket: 12.08.20

* Facebook could be hit with antitrust litigation as soon as this week. Don't get it, people still use MySpace...right? [Washington Post] * A former lawyer and an active attorney have been charged with allegedly writing fraudulent opinion letters. [ABA Journal] * More than 1,500 attorneys from across the country have signed a letter condemning the Trump Campaign's legal team. [Hill] * A New York lawyer is accused of steeling eight properties from unsuspecting clients through deed fraud. [N...
Tags: Facebook, New York, Law, Washington Post, Attorney General, Joe Biden, Myspace, Kamala Harris, ABA Journal, New York Daily News, Don, Hill, Kamala, Morning Docket, President Trump, Attorney General Barr

Policing protests, K-9 units barking up wrong tree, the 'toothless' agency regulating Texas cops, and other stories

I've been working on a larger project and ignoring the blog a bit this week, but here are a few odds and ends that deserve Grits readers' attention:TCOLE Sunset coverage. The Houston Chronicle published a nice story on the scathing Sunset report on the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, the agency that licenses and regulates Texas police officers, jailers, and 911 operators. "[I]n Texas," declared sunset commission staff, "the regulation of law enforcement is 'by and large, toothless.'” See re...
Tags: Texas, Law, Washington Post, Austin, Houston Chronicle, Texas Legislature, Gritsforbreakfast, Texas Observer, Fort Bend County, Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, Michael Barajas, TCOLE Sunset, Occupy Movement Ferguson

Trump reportedly plans to pardon former national security advisor Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI

FILE - In this July 10, 2018, file photo, former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn leaves the federal courthouse in Washington, following a status hearing. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File) Associated Press President Donald Trump plans to pardon former national security advisor Michael Flynn, reported.  The reported plans are said to be part of a series of pardons Trump plans to issue before leaving office in January. Flynn pleaded guilty in December 2017 to lying to the F...
Tags: Politics, Law, Washington Post, Washington, White House, Russia, US, Trends, Fbi, Donald Trump, Pardon, Doj, Justice Department, Kamala Harris, Trump, Sidney Powell

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