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Nora Roberts Is Suing a Brazilian Writer for Plagiarism on a ‘Rare and Scandalous’ Level

"If you plagiarize, I will come for you," Roberts said
Tags: Uncategorized, Onetime, Overnight, People

Chris Taylor’s struggles could change Dodgers’ left-field look – but not yet, Dave Roberts says

CHICAGO — Left field was supposed to be the Dodgers’ only true platoon this season. So far, though, it has been a decidedly lopsided one. Joc Pederson is off to an excellent start against right-handed pitching with 10 home runs and a 1.091 OPS overall. But Chris Taylor has not upheld his end. He went into Wednesday’s game batting .161 with 18 strikeouts in 56 at-bats. If that continues, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts acknowledged starting Pederson against left-handed pitchers (despite his career ....
Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, MLB, Sports

Split 5 to 4, Supreme Court Deals a Blow to Class Arbitrations

The justices ruled that an arbitration clause in an employment contract barred workers from banding together to pursue privacy claims.
Tags: Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation, Supreme Court (US, Roberts, John G Jr, Ginsburg, Ruth Bader, Kagan, Elena

Supreme Court grants review in three cases to decide, once and for all, whether Title VII protects LGBTQ employees from discrimination

Yesterday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear appeals in three cases, to decide whether Title VII's prohibition against "sex discrimination" expressly includes prohibitions against LGBTQ discrimination. I cannot overstate enough the importance of these cases to the future of American civil rights. Currently, only 21 states have statutes that protect against both sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination in employment in the public and private sector. For the other 28 states (Ohio...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Washington, Court, Ohio, Kennedy, John Roberts, American Civil Liberties Union, EEOC, Roberts, Chris Johnson, Kavanaugh, Obergefell, James Esseks, Jon Hyman, Jon Davidson

A “view” from the courtroom: Counting to five

Today is the oral argument in one of the term’s biggest cases, Department of Commerce v. New York, about the Trump administration’s efforts to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. It is also a rare day for afternoon arguments, and rarer still because there will be two of those. Solicitor General Noel G. Francisco at lectern (Art Lien) When the court squeezed the census case into its already announced April calendar, it made the wise decision to push the two cases that were originall...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Commerce, House, House Of Representatives, United Nations, Wisconsin, Un, Francisco, Mitchell, Trump, Sonia Sotomayor

Argument analysis: Justices debate warrantless blood draw for unconscious drunk driver

Under Wisconsin law, anyone who drives on the state’s roads is assumed to have consented to have his blood tested for alcohol and drugs. The state’s laws also assume that a driver who is unconscious has not withdrawn that consent. Today – in a rare afternoon session – the Supreme Court heard oral argument in a challenge to the constitutionality of the provision allowing a blood test of an unconscious driver without a warrant. After an hour of debate, it wasn’t entirely clear how the justices mig...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Wisconsin, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Mitchell, John Roberts, Roberts, Howe, Ginsburg, Department of Motor Vehicles, Alito, Stephen Breyer, Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan

Argument analysis: Divided court seems ready to uphold citizenship question on 2020 census

The Supreme Court heard oral argument this morning in the dispute over the Trump administration’s decision to include a question about citizenship on the 2020 census. The federal government says that the Department of Justice wants data about citizenship to better enforce federal voting rights laws. But the challengers in the case counter that asking about citizenship will lead to an inaccurate count, because households with undocumented or Hispanic residents may not respond. After roughly 80 mi...
Tags: Florida, New York, Texas, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Ireland, House, United Nations, Ohio, Nancy Pelosi, Department Of Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Francisco

Argument analysis: Employment discrimination law’s “natural experiment”

As it turns out, oral argument in Fort Bend County v. Davis was not the most headline-grabbing Title-VII-related news emanating from the Supreme Court yesterday. Disagreement among the justices seemed relatively muted as they wrestled with whether the requirement that employment discrimination plaintiffs present their claims to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission before filing lawsuits is a jurisdictional prerequisite or merely a claim-processing rule. Raffi Melkonian for respondent (A...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Davis, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Bond, John Roberts, EEOC, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Roberts, Ginsburg, Alito, U S Court of Appeals, Westlaw, Samuel Alito

Left out: Dodgers maximize Joc Pederson’s production by minimizing exposure to lefties

Joc Pederson is a man in a box. An important, productive piece of the Dodgers’ lineup against right-handed pitching, Pederson has an 1.105 OPS this season and is one of the first three players in the National League to reach double digits in home runs (along with MVP candidates Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich). When the Dodgers face left-handed pitching, however, Pederson doesn’t play. He just doesn’t. “What am I going to do, (complain) and be a bad teammate? What good would that do?” Peders...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Tracy, Mlb, Jon Lester, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pederson, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Cubs, Dodgers, Friedman

Empirical SCOTUS: Advocates who drive the justices’ votes

Scholars of the Supreme Court often debate the role of lawyers in Supreme Court decision-making. For an attitudinalist, the justices’ preferences make all (or at least most of) the difference. According to this theory, justices will often vote based on their preferred policy direction, which minimizes the role of advocacy. More recent studies show that such a view, however, might obscure the impact lawyers have on Supreme Court output. Surprisingly, these two views are not necessarily mutually e...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Stanford, Michigan, Hogan Lovells, Kennedy, Jenner, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Antonin Scalia, John Roberts, Bancroft, Scalia, Roberts, Gibson, Neal Katyal

New Modular Rifle Chassis from Choate Machine and Tool

Choate Modular Stock (C. Mod) chassis system Bald Knob, AR –-( Choate Machine and Tool, a market leading designer, manufacturer and OEM supplier of rifle stocks, shotgun magazine extensions and firearms accessories, has introduced the Choate Modular Stock (C. Mod) chassis system. This is a true modular rifle stock, allowing the user to change the forend or butt stock without removing the rifle action from the main chassis section. This modularity provides the ultimate in adaptab...
Tags: Guns, Gear, Winchester, Browning, Roberts, Kahr, CNC, Choate, Creedmoor, Shooting Industry News, Choate Machine Tool, Rifle Stock, Choate Machine and Tool, CHOATE Machine, Choate Modular Stock C Mod, C Mod magazine

Disney Makes Big Play to Stay in NFL’s TV-Football Game

Robin Roberts is moving this week from mornings on ABC to primetime. And while the shift is temporary, the business machinations behind it are likely to continue. Roberts, best known for her regular appearances on “Good Morning America,” will serve this Thursday as an important presence during two nights of ABC’s coverage of the NFL […]
Tags: News, Abc, Disney, NFL, Espn, Monday Night Football, Walt Disney Co, Roberts, Robin Roberts, NFL Draft, Connor Schell, Trey Wingo, Burke Magnus

Monday round-up

This morning the court begins the last week of oral arguments for October Term 2018 with arguments in two cases. The first is Food Marketing Institute v. Argus Leader Media, in which the court will interpret the term “confidential” in a Freedom of Information Act exemption. Mark Fenster previewed the case for this blog. Sarah Evans and Isaac Idicula have a preview for Cornell Law School’s Legal Information Institute. Today’s second case is Fort Bend County v. Davis, which asks whether an employm...
Tags: Usa, New York, Supreme Court, Law, Indiana, Ap, United States, Commerce, Davis, Trump, Round-up, Mark Sherman, John Roberts, Robert Barnes, EEOC, Roberts

Dodgers just waiting for A.J. Pollock to get hot

MILWAUKEE — It’s not that A.J. Pollock has gotten off to a terrible start. He just hasn’t gotten off to a good one. Out of the starting lineup Sunday for only the third time in the Dodgers’ first 24 games, Pollock carried a .238 batting average to the bench with him. His on-base (.305) and slugging (.369) percentages lag well behind his career norms. Over the previous 11 games, he was just 6 for 33 (.182). “Honestly, it’s a long season. I kind of know the ups and downs of everything,” Pollock sa...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Arizona, Russell Martin, Mlb, Los Angeles Dodgers, Martin, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts

Most Republican voters were Trumpists before Trump, and most of the rest have converted since 2016

Josh Quiggin's essay about "Transactional Trumpism" really nailed it for me: if the story is that Republicans chose Trump as their candidate because they were sure that he would enact "the Republican agenda" they didn't get a very good deal: all Trump has managed is the bare minimum that any Republican would have done, putting far-right ideologues on the Supreme Court and handing gigantic tax-breaks to the super-rich. But Trump has failed to do anything about Obamacare, failed to divert the...
Tags: Post, Politics, News, Supreme Court, Obamacare, Senate, US, Gop, Trumpism, Trump, Roberts, Trump White House, Useful Idiots, Administrative Incompetence, Josh Quiggin, Transactional Trumpism

Is new SafeSport guideline designed to protect or silence sex abuse victims?

A sense of irony and outrage came over U.S. national team weightlifter Jennyfer Roberts as she read the recently revised U.S. Center for SafeSport guidelines this week. One section of the revised guidelines in particular jumped out — and infuriated — Roberts. Under a new revision, persons, including alleged victims or their representatives or advisors, disclosing documents or recordings related to SafeSport investigations or proceedings could be sanctioned for Abuse of Process. Some of those doc...
Tags: News, Congress, Washington, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Olympics, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, Capitol Hill, Starr, Manly, Burns, Center, Hill, Team USA

Alex Verdugo’s production has been strong for Dodgers despite limited playing time

MILWAUKEE — The Dodgers have a hitter who is 10 for 26 (.385) with runners on base, 6 for 12 (.500) with runners in scoring position and 5 for 8 (.625) when there are two outs and a runner in scoring position. “Wow,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when read those numbers. “Who is that hitter?” It is Alex Verdugo who ranks sixth on the team in RBI while ranking 10th in plate appearances. Nine of Verdugo’s 13 RBI have come with two outs in an inning. “Yeah, I mean I knew I was hitting pretty we...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Arizona, Russell Martin, Mlb, Giants, Alex, Los Angeles Dodgers, Turner, Alexander, Martin, Phillies, Hill

Consistent approach at the plate has Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger rolling

MILWAUKEE — Ten games into this season, Cody Bellinger led the majors in home runs, RBIs, slugging percentage, hits, total bases and runs. That blazing start wouldn’t go unnoticed, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said at the time. “This series and going forward,” Roberts said as the Dodgers began a four-game series in St. Louis. “Everyone watches the highlights and you’re not going to let the hot guy beat you. But for a young player, that’s where you have to still stay stubborn in the strike zone.”...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Soccer, Russell Martin, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Oklahoma City, Alexander, Martin, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson

Clever Tool Design, Bold Entrepreneurship: The Story of the American-Made LogOX

There's a reason that only a tiny proportion of the population successfully launches their own product design. In addition to correctly identifying user needs and getting the design right, you also have to nail the manufacturing, the marketing, the distribution network, the customer service. It takes design skills, patience, research, networking and a whole lot of hard work.Meet the Roberts family. They're three members of that tiny proportion. We think you can learn a lot by reading their produ...
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Hyun-Jin Ryu ready to join Dodgers’ rotation, but Rich Hill will have to wait

MILWAUKEE — Everyone ready to rejoin the Dodgers’ starting rotation, take one step forward. Not so fast, Rich Hill. The Dodgers will activate Hyun-Jin Ryu from the injured list and start him Saturday against the Milwaukee Brewers. Ryu has been out since leaving his April 8 start in St. Louis with a mild groin injury. He threw a 40-pitch bullpen on Monday and was pronounced ready to return. Left-hander Clayton Kershaw was scheduled to start Saturday. He will now move back a day and start Sunday i...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Sport, Chicago, Soccer, Mlb, St Louis, Los Angeles Dodgers, Rich, Hill, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Jackie Robinson, Roberts, Dodgers

Argument analysis: Spinning heads and swimming constitutional rights in debates over an accrual rule

McDonough v. Smith, argued Wednesday, saw justices and attorneys repeating metaphors about heads spinning and constitutional rights swimming. The justices seemed inclined to rule for the petitioner (supported by the United States) that his claim was timely and that the limitations period on a civil action should not begin until favorable termination of criminal proceedings. But the likely scope of the ruling remains uncertain. Respondent Youel Smith prosecuted petitioner Edward McDonough, a form...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, United States, Smith, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Wall, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, Kagan, McDonough, Samuel Alito, Kavanaugh

Argument analysis: Justices worry about extending California wage-and-hours laws to offshore drilling platforms

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Parker Drilling Management Service, Ltd. v. Newton, a case about whether workers employed on drilling platforms more than three miles off the coast of California are entitled to the protections of California’s more worker-friendly wage-and-hours law or whether a federal statute, the Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act, limits them to the benefits required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The justices seemed intrigued (and occasionally frustrated...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Newton, Paul Clement, Michael, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, 9th Circuit, Interior, Roberts, Ginsburg

Argument analysis: “The last Johnson domino to fall”?

Today the Supreme Court considered “the last Johnson domino to fall” (at least potentially). The case, United States v. Davis, involves the possible implications of the Supreme Court’s 2015 decision in Johnson v. United States. Johnson invalidated the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act, a statute that imposes additional punishment on persons with multiple prior convictions for “violent felonies.” Johnson held that the now-defunct residual clause of the ACCA, which defined a viol...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Beck, United States, Davis, Johnson, Blackstone, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, Sotomayor, Breyer, Elena Kagan

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts has a suggestion for struggling Corey Seager: bunt

LOS ANGELES – The difference is subtle in the eyes of Manager Dave Roberts, but Corey Seager’s swing is not the same. You can compare video of Seager in 2019 to early 2018, before the Dodgers’ shortstop had season-ending surgery on his elbow, followed by another procedure on his hip. But even that isn’t enough. Seager’s swing hasn’t been normal for a while. “With Corey, the hip, the elbow, there was essentially a body transformation,” Roberts said. “His body is moving differently. It’s acting di...
Tags: Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Alexander, NL, Justin, Brewers, DAVE ROBERTS, Corey, Roberts

Lawyers, guns and vagueness: how will SCOTUS look to get out of this Johnson mess?

With apologies to the late great Warren Zevon, I cannot help but riff on the all-time greatest song with lawyers as the first word of its title as I think about the Supreme Court's scheduled oral argument this morning in United States v. Davis.  Over at SCOTUSblog, Leah Litman has this extended preview of the argument under the title "Who’s afraid of the categorical approach?," and it provides some context for my pop-culture reference:  Davis is the latest in a string of cases stemming from Joh...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Davis, Johnson, Roberts, Alito, Warren Zevon, Anthony Kennedy, Kavanaugh, Davis Davis, ACCA, Gorsuch, Douglas A Berman, Dimaya, Bloomberg Law

Kenta Maeda latest starter to go deep in another Dodgers win

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – APRIL 16: Joc Pederson #31 of the Los Angeles Dodgers hits a two run homerun to take a 3-0 lead over the Cincinnati Reds during the second inning at Dodger Stadium on April 16, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Dodgers starting pitcher Kenta Maeda throws to the plate during the first inning of Tuesday’s game against the Reds at Dodger Stadium. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds LO...
Tags: California, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Alexander, Pederson, DAVE ROBERTS, Roberts, Dodgers, Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles California

Cody Bellinger, Justin Turner out of Dodgers’ lineup with leg injuries

LOS ANGELES — A big chunk of the Dodgers’ offense is day to day. Both Cody Bellinger and Justin Turner were out of the starting lineup Tuesday with leg injuries that might or might not sideline them for longer. Bellinger was hit in the right knee by a pitch in the third inning of Monday’s game. He was in the outfield Tuesday afternoon jogging around the perimeter of the warning track to test the knee. The results were not good enough to get him in the lineup. “Could he play? Possibly,” Dodgers m...
Tags: La, Milwaukee, Sports, Los Angeles, Sport, Karen, Soccer, Mlb, Reds, Panama, Los Angeles Dodgers, Cincinnati Reds, Turner, Alexander, Martin, Hill

Argument analysis: Justices grapple with immoral and scandalous trademarks

On Monday, the Supreme Court considered the intersection of free speech and trademark law when it addressed the constitutionality of prohibiting trademark registration for offensive trademarks. This case arose in the aftermath of Matal v. Tam. In Tam, the court struck down the Lanham Act’s prohibition on registration of disparaging trademarks, holding that the ban constituted viewpoint discrimination in violation of the First Amendment. The question before the court on Monday was whether the pro...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, California, George Carlin, Miller, Times Square, Tam, Sonia Sotomayor, Stewart, John Roberts, Roberts, Alito, PTO, U S Patent and Trademark Office

Argument analysis: Justices debate time travel in assessing liability for inadequate disclosures about tender offers

The argument yesterday in Emulex Corp. v. Varjabedian presented the justices with an odd interpretive problem about revisions to the securities laws made in the 1960s to govern tender offers. At that time, federal courts commonly read statutes as “implying” private rights of action, permitting private parties to file suit to enforce the securities laws whenever it seemed a useful way to ensure compliance. So when Congress wrote the provision proscribing misleading information in disclosures abou...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor, John Roberts, Roberts, Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Elena Kagan, Kagan, Goldstein Russell, Merits Cases, Emulex Corp, Brett Kavanaugh

How Grifters Gamed Amazon to Sell the ‘Mueller Report’ Already

Photo Illustration by The Daily Beast/GettySpecial Counsel Robert Mueller’s long-awaited report on the Trump campaign will be released Thursday, the Justice Department announced Monday. Like all public reports, the document will be free to read.That hasn’t stopped people from trying to sell Mueller report books on Amazon for months.Amazon’s book listings are an SEO cesspool where grifters try to peddle ebooks on every trending topic. In recent months, self-published works on the anti-vaccination...
Tags: Amazon, News, Washington Post, Russia, Brooklyn, Bill Clinton, Fox News, Donald Trump, Senate Intelligence Committee, Justice Department, Trump, Monica Lewinsky, Roberts, Mueller, Melville House, Kenneth Starr