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5:12 a.m.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Sunrise, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse

"It was Yang’s answers on homelessness and mental health at the final debate that finally settled it for me."

"Every other candidate spoke of homelessness as a disaster for the homeless. Yang discussed it as a quality of life problem for everyone else. 'Yes, mentally ill people have rights, but you know who else have rights?' he asked. 'We do: the people and families of the city.' For Yang, I suspect, a successful mayoralty would mean restoring Michael Bloomberg’s New York, an extremely safe, pleasant place for tourists and well-off families like mine, but one where many poorer people were financially s...
Tags: New York, Law, NYC, America, Poverty, Michael Bloomberg, Yang, Michelle Goldberg, City Life, Ann Althouse, Andrew Yang

"Who cares about a parenting memoirist’s removal from a law-school teaching roster?"

"The answer is, in part, because this story manages to touch on seemingly every single cultural flashpoint of the past few years. Chua’s critics see a story about #MeToo—because of her husband, but also because Chua supported the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, even after he was accused of sexual assault. Meanwhile, Chua’s defenders see a morality tale about liberal cancel culture. 'What they’ve done to you is SOP'—standard operating procedure—'for conservative allies but chi...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Yale, Lulu, Megyn Kelly, Yale Law, Amy Chua, Chua, Yale Law School, Niall Ferguson, Ann Althouse, Brett Kavanaugh, Jed -RSB- Rubenfeld

Me, at sunrise.

Video by Meade: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Sunrise, Meade, Lake Mendota, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

"Think of Pearl Street in Boulder, with its winding paths, large trees, public art, live music and abundant outdoor cafes."

"That’s the kind of exciting destination that could help bring back [Madison's] State Street — and go beyond what it has been. Instead of a river of concrete for buses to rumble down, State Street could be a walkable park for people, who would be prioritized over vehicles. The mayor last week brushed off support among Downtown business owners for taking buses off State Street, calling them desperate and willing to try anything. That might be true, given how devastating the pandemic, weak econom...
Tags: Law, Colorado, Urban Planning, Boulder, Buses, Madison, University Of Colorado, State, University Of Wisconsin, Don, State Capitol, State Street, Pearl Street, Wisconsin State Journal, City Life, Ann Althouse

Who breaks up with you by telegram?

I'm reading "50 Reasons to Love Joni Mitchell’s ‘Blue’/The singer-songwriter questioned everything on her fourth album. Twenty-five musicians speak about the LP’s enduring power on its 50th anniversary" (NYT), and there's this, from Graham Nash:Obviously there are a couple of songs on the record that I recognize, from when she would write them in the house, that involved me. “My Old Man,” “River.” She finished the album after we parted, but for many months I saw her there writing this stuff. It ...
Tags: Law, Joni Mitchell, Joan, Graham Nash, Laurel Canyon, Ann Althouse

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. PÉNAL : La requérante a démontré que la juge autorisatrice avait été induite en erreur et que, si l’enquêteuse dénonciatrice lui avait fait un portrait complet de la situation, elle n’aurait pas ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Poulin, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Québec PÉNAL, Manseau, Plamondon, de Manseau, Poulin lui dise

Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

One Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe. It’s a summary of all Appeals, Oral Judgments and Leaves to Appeal granted from May 27 – June 17, 2021 inclusive. Appeals Civil Procedure: Court Record Access MediaQMI inc. v. Kamel, 2019 QCCA 814; 2021 SCC 23 (38755) In Québec, the Code of Civil Procedure give...
Tags: Law, Court, Queen, Court of appeal, Quebec, Trustees, Donovan, Morrow, Colucci, Summaries Sunday, Supreme Advocacy, Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Court of Canada Supreme Advocacy LLP, Supreme Advocacy Letter, Kamel, Slatter

"Mr. Midgette, his hair painted and powdered silver-white and his face covered with pale makeup, passed himself off as Warhol at several colleges with Warhol’s blessing..."

"... fielding questions after showings of Warhol films.... Mr. Midgette pulled off his impersonation at a time when Warhol’s reputation had begun to spread beyond New York City but when, to most of America, he was still more of a vague concept than a recognizable personality.... 'The one thing I knew about Andy was, you could answer any question any way you liked and it would be fine,' he said... 'It might not have been the same thing he would say, but it would make as much sense... It made me r...
Tags: Law, New York City, America, Andy Warhol, Warhol, Performance art, Andy, Midgette, Ann Althouse

"The President’s Conditional Pardon Power"

The title of this post is the title of in the latest issue of the Harvard Law Review.  Here is the end of the Note's introduction: This Note concludes that the President’s pardons may not include conditions that deprive an individual of rights not already deprived by that individual’s conviction (or, in the case of preemptive pardons, rights that would have been deprived by a guilty plea).  This internal limitation is externally reinforced by the Due Process Clause.  This Note’s historical an...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Harvard Law Review Here, Conditional Pardon Power

Unfriend and Suspend

The South Carolina Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for six months for two comments on Facebook Beginning in June 2020, ODC received complaints from forty-six separate individuals regarding statements Respondent made on his Facebook page. At that time, Respondent... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, South Carolina Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Facebook Beginning

Thousands Have Signed an Online Petition for Jeff Bezos to Buy and Eat the Mona Lisa

For some bizarre reason, thousands of people want Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to buy and eat the Mona Lisa. To clarify, the Mona Lisa in question is not food, it’s probably the same Mona Lisa you’re thinking of—the painting by Leonardo da Vinci that lives in the Louvre Museum in Paris.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Law, Visual Arts, Paris, Artists, Jeff Bezos, Mona Lisa, Willem De Kooning, Robert Rauschenberg, Works Of Art, Bezos, Leonardo da Vinci, Louvre Museum, AMY ADLER, Salvator Mundi

Protecting free exercise under Smith and after Smith

This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Thomas C. Berg is the James L. Oberstar professor of law and public policy at the University of St. Thomas (Minnesota). Douglas Laycock is the Robert E. Scott distinguished professor of law at the University of Virginia.  Fulton v. Philadelphia is an important win for religious liberty. Philadelphia may not terminate its foster-care services contract with Catholic Social Services on the ground that CS...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Css, United States, Philadelphia, Smith, Boy Scouts Of America, Gillette, Fulton, Dale, Barrett, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh, Catholic Social Services

Juneteenth reflections on American justice systems

Befitting this forum, I thought to celebrate the first official federal holiday year for Juneteenth by rounding up some recent articles about the perspective it can provide on criminal justice issues in our nation. Here goes: From the AP, "Lawmakers mark Juneteenth by reviving ‘abolition amendment’" From the Brookings Institution, "To celebrate Juneteenth, elect officials focused on ending mass incarceration" From PBS NewsHour, "Lawmakers call for an end to forced labor for felons to mark Junete...
Tags: Law, Pbs, Wausau, Vera Institute of Justice, Douglas A Berman, Juneteenth

"Do you think I control the laws of thermodynamics?!"

Video after the fold: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Relationships, Ann Althouse

Ohio Bans Competitive Keyword Advertising by Lawyers

No one: Absolutely no one: (in the third decade of the 21st century….): * * * I guess we’re doing this again. It’s 2021, long past the time consumers have come to understand competitive keyword advertising, and yet a bar regulator issues an evidence-free and inappropriately brief opinion that competitive keyword ads deceive prospective clients. UGH. The opinion addresses three rules of professional conduct: Rule 7.1. “The simple act of purchasing a keyword, including another lawyer’s name, do...
Tags: Amazon, Florida, Texas, Law, California, Marketing, Search Engines, Ohio, Trademark, BPI, Ftc, Florida Bar, Cannon, Greenberg, Adler, CDF

The Juneteenth flag.

Are you flying the Juneteenth flag? Is it this flag?   I had a real-life conversation yesterday about flying flags other than the American flag.  If you fly an American flag in front of your house — as we do — do you think that you must always fly that flag and no other flag, that you're interfering with your usual message —or even unpatriotic — if you swap in a different flag some days?In my neighborhood, which gets parked up on game days — we could get a $20 bill for letting somebody park the...
Tags: Law, New York City, Freedom, Canada, Slavery, Flags, Ann Althouse, New York City 's Madison Square Garden, Juneteenth, Bucky Badger, UNIA, Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA

"We were like, 'what if he bought it and ate it?'"

Said Kane Powell, author of the petition described in (NYT). This article is illustrated with a photo of Jeff Bezos standing next to a portrait of Jeff Bezos. I would rather see closeups of Jeff Bezos and the Mona Lisa side by side, with Bezos looking as much like Lisa as possible. My slapdash effort:  Must I go back to the article? Powell's joke is explained pedantically. He's calling attention to "the absurdity of massive amounts of accumulated wealth." Oh, really? We're told the Mona Lisa...
Tags: Comedy, New York, Law, Fish, Jeff Bezos, Mona Lisa, Bezos, Lisa, Powell, Art Basel Miami Beach, Maurizio Cattelan, Ann Althouse, Leonardo Davinci, Conceptual Art, David Datuna, Kane Powell

"'Almost all of the girls here, they do not want to get pregnant, but it is forced on them,' Omodi said. And when they do get pregnant..."

"... 'we find that they want to have the abortion.' Some girls move away to other settlements and have their babies in secret. Some give birth and then abandon or kill their infants. Others try to end their pregnancies by taking ulcer drugs or local herbs; some dig up tree roots in an effort to make their own abortifacients. 'Sometimes, you hear they use Duracells,' he said, referring to a practice of steeping batteries in water and drinking the liquid... Although there are no reliable numbers o...
Tags: Law, America, Abortion, Myanmar, Rwanda, Bosnia, New York Review of Books, Tigray, Ann Althouse, Jill Filipovic, Omodi

The body of Christ, the semolina pilchard, the Mona Lisa, the Duracell batteries...

Oh, I see it now! The blog has a theme today: Things to be eaten. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Duracell, Ann Althouse, The Blog Has A Theme Today

"No amplifiable tuna DNA was present in the sample and so we obtained no amplification products from the DNA... Therefore, we cannot identify the species."

Said the unnamed commercial food testing lab, quoted in the depths of a very long NYT article titled “There’s two conclusions,” [said the spokesman]. “One, it’s so heavily processed that whatever we could pull out, we couldn’t make an identification. Or we got some and there’s just nothing there that’s tuna." [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Restaurants, Fish, Ann Althouse

"The Roman Catholic bishops of the United States, flouting a warning from the Vatican, have overwhelmingly voted to draft guidance on the sacrament of the Eucharist, advancing a push by conservative bishops..."

" deny President Biden communion because of his support of abortion rights. The decision, made public on Friday afternoon, is aimed at the nation’s second Catholic president, perhaps the most religiously observant commander in chief since Jimmy Carter, and exposes bitter divisions in American Catholicism. It capped three days of contentious debate at a virtual June meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. The measure was approved by a vote of 73 percent in favor and 24 p...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Joe Biden, United States, Pope Francis, Jimmy Carter, Vatican, Abortion, Nyt, Catholic, Sin, Biden, Donald Trump, George W Bush, Catholics, Donald J Trump

Evaluating police shootings and clarifying the harmless-error rule

This week we highlight cert petitions that ask the Supreme Court to consider, among other things, how appeals courts should apply the “harmless error” rule in criminal cases, and whether police officers’ use of force can violate the Fourth Amendment if the force, viewed in isolation, was reasonable but the necessity to use force was created by the officers’ own deliberate or reckless action. Three months ago in Torres v. Madrid, the Supreme Court ruled that the application of physical force ...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Medicare, Bond, NRC, Tahlequah, Torres, Simmons, U S Court of Appeals, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, 11th Circuit, 10th Circuit, Cases in the Pipeline, Public Watchdogs

"At Times, Volatile"

A "personal romantic relationship" with a client in a proceeding involving her common law marriage also was a volatile one and led to findings of misconduct by a hearing panel of the British Columbia Law Society. On November 9, 2016,... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Bar Discipline & Process, Legal Profession Prof

No "F" In Justice

The Kansas Supreme Court has reinstated a suspended judge based on a training and counseling plan After careful consideration, the court approves the Plan and grants Judge Cullins' motion to stay the remaining term of the suspension of his judicial... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Kansas Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Judicial Ethics and the Courts, Cullins

"Joan Crawford is a circus performer who can’t stand men’s hands, while Lon Chaney plays an armless knife thrower."

That's a description of the movie "The Unknown"....  ... which my son John ranks as his 4th favorite movie of 1927, in his ongoing project "101 Years of Movies/My favorite movies of each year from 1920 to 2020." That movie was certainly unknown to me. I'd never heard of his 3rd-ranked movie either. And of the 4 movies, I've only seen the second one. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Movies, Law, John, Lon Chaney, Joan Crawford, Jaltcoh, Ann Althouse


[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse

Still All Money News — See Also

Bonus Madness: So many bonuses. That's basically all we've got today so this might be all of today's See Also. Kirkland, White & Case, Quinn, Hogan Lovells, Cooley, Gibson Dunn, Katten, Baker Botts, Kramer Levin, and Hunton. Happy Juneteenth!
Tags: Law, See Also

"'Political correctness' is a dated term and, more importantly, doesn’t apply anymore. It’s not that elites are enforcing a set of manners and cultural limits..."

"... they’re seeking to reengineer the foundation of human psychology and social institutions through the new politics of race, It’s much more invasive than mere ‘correctness,’ which is a mechanism of social control, but not the heart of what’s happening. The other frames are wrong, too: ‘cancel culture’ is a vacuous term and doesn’t translate into a political program; ‘woke’ is a good epithet, but it’s too broad, too terminal, too easily brushed aside. ‘Critical race theory’ is the perfect vill...
Tags: Law, Benjamin Wallace-Wells, Political correctness, Ann Althouse, Rufo, Critical Race Theory, Christopher Rufo, Cancel Culture, Race And Politics

From the court, a vindication of faith-based service. From Alito, a blueprint for the future.

This article is part of a symposium on the court’s decision in Fulton v. City of Philadelphia. Andrea Picciotti-Bayer is the director of the Conscience Project and previously was the legal adviser to the Catholic Association. Anti-Catholic bigotry is not a thing of the past. When the city of Philadelphia severed ties with Catholic Social Services, a church-run foster-care program, it was the equivalent of hanging a “Catholics Need Not Apply” sign outside of its Department of Human Services. Cit...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, America, Css, United States, New York Times, Catholic Church, Philadelphia, Catholic, Biden, Smith, John Roberts, Fulton, American Civil Liberties Union, Hill