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October 26, 02:09 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Dayenu in Reverse: The Passover Canon of Arendt’s Critics

One of the more recent criticisms I’ve read of Eichmann in Jerusalem—in Bettina Stangneth’s and Deborah Lipstadt’s books—is that far from seeing, or seeing through, Eichmann, Arendt was taken in by his performance on the witness stand. Eichamnn the liar, Eichmann the...




October 26, 01:18 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Federal Judge Blocks NJ Sports Betting: An Analysis




October 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Roundup




October 26, 12:01 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   This week at the Court

On Friday the Justices will meet for their October 31 Conference. Our list of “Petitions to watch” for that Conference will be available soon. The November sitting begins November 3.




October 25, 11:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Swift justice"

"Swift justice": In Sunday's edition of The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Joseph Sabino Mistick will have an op-ed that begins, "Meteorologists tell us that lightning can strike on a sunny day. And when it happens, folks talk about little else. And so it is with the suspension of Pennsylvania Suprem...




October 25, 11:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "National money flows into Montana Supreme Court race"

"National money flows into Montana Supreme Court race": The Missoulian has this report . And The Associated Press reports that " Colleague questions candidate's skills for Montana Supreme Court ."




October 25, 11:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Partisan groups have keen interest in non-partisan NC Supreme Court races"

"Partisan groups have keen interest in non-partisan NC Supreme Court races": The Charlotte Observer has this report .




October 25, 11:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice French: Court the 'backstop' for GOP legislation."

"Justice French: Court the 'backstop' for GOP legislation." The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch has this blog post .




October 25, 09:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Call to Expose the Unnecessary Secrets of the Supreme Court: One justice publicly announced an error in her dissent, but such candor is rare."

"A Call to Expose the Unnecessary Secrets of the Supreme Court: One justice publicly announced an error in her dissent, but such candor is rare." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the " Election Law Blog " -- will have this op-ed in Monday's edition of The National Law Journal. You can ...




October 25, 09:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices who graduated from Yale Law School hold court"

"Justices who graduated from Yale Law School hold court": Robert Barnes will have this article in Sunday's edition of The Washington Post. The Associated Press reports that " US Supreme Court justices concerned over lack of diversity in the bench ." And at "The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times," Tony...




October 25, 08:13 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Three things the US has (just about) seen the last of

Here’s an assorted list of things that once seemed archetypally American, but have pretty much reached the end of the line. More precisely, there are no new ones, or hardly any, and the existing examples look increasingly down at heel Shopping malls Nuclear power stations Republican intelle...




October 25, 07:09 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Flight Attendants and Title VII

The EEOC, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law's Institute for Law and the Workplace, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law recently sponsored a wonderful event which brought together some of...




October 25, 07:04 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Call for Applications: Princeton LAPA fellowship - NOV. 3 DEADLINE




October 25, 05:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   The evening drive.




October 25, 05:33 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Ebola "Czar"

In the wake of Craig Spencer’s decision to go bowling in Brooklyn, governors of three major states—Illinois, New Jersey, and New York—have imposed new Ebola quarantine rules that are inconsistent with national public health policy, are not likely to protect Americans from Ebola, and may compromis...




October 25, 05:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Jack Bruce.

The Cream bassist has died, at the age of 71. Here's an hour of him showing you how to play the bass:




October 25, 05:26 PM   /   Agricultural Law   /   New and Significant Documentary: Food Chains




October 25, 02:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?"

"The Courts' Baffling New Math: By what logic do hundreds of thousands of people simply stop counting?" Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. In response at his "Simple Justice" blog, Scott H. Greenfield has a post titled " Horse-Trading Constitutional Rights " (via Senior...




October 25, 02:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal"

"State Supreme Court rejects McDaniel appeal": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi. And Reuters reports that " Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge ." You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court...




October 25, 01:51 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections"

"Republic sues state to reveal info on lethal injections": Michael Kiefer has this article in today's edition of The Arizona Republic.




October 25, 01:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor gives UNH students 'nuggets' for life"

"Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor gives UNH students 'nuggets' for life": This front page article appears in today's edition of The New Haven Register. And at 2:45 p.m. eastern time today, Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito, Jr., and Sonia Sotomayor will receive Yale Law School's Award of M...




October 25, 01:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Despite hype, House still hasn't sued Obama"

"Despite hype, House still hasn't sued Obama": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




October 25, 12:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   Did Chris Christie react to the charge that he was using his power as chair of the Republican Governors Association to undercut Scott Walker's reelection bid?

"The RGA, chaired by Gov. Christie (R-N.J.), has been under pressure in recent days to do more to help Walker, a tea party favorite who rocketed to political stardom after he curbed bargaining rights for most public workers in his state. The Weekly Standard reported Thursday that there were brewi...




October 25, 11:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Gold Leaf Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.




October 25, 11:30 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Great bad writing

I used to think that David Brooks deserved some sort of George Orwell ‘best bad modern writing’ award for a phrase in his old attack on Markos Zuniga. The Keyboard Kingpin, aka Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, sits at his computer, fires up his Web site, Daily Kos, and commands his followers,...




October 25, 11:16 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Democratic Theory bibliography




October 25, 11:15 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Torture Bibliography




October 25, 11:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court tosses Saab suit against GM"

"Court tosses Saab suit against GM": The Detroit News has this report . The Flint Journal has an article headlined " Appeals court: GM not on the hook for botched 200 million euro Saab deal ." And Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that " U.S. appeals court rules for GM over Spyker's Saab sale ....




October 25, 10:47 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge nixes opposite-sex couple's bid to join same-sex marriage lawsuit; Judge ruled Phillip and Sandra Unruh have no legal right to join suit"

"Judge nixes opposite-sex couple's bid to join same-sex marriage lawsuit; Judge ruled Phillip and Sandra Unruh have no legal right to join suit": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal judge has spurned an effort by a heterosexual couple to intervene in a lawsuit challenging th...




October 25, 10:45 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Kathy Ruemmler drops out of attorney general race"

"Kathy Ruemmler drops out of attorney general race": Politico.com has this report . And The Associated Press reports that " Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer ."




October 25, 10:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Oklahoma County judge rules against abortion doctor in effort to put new law on hold"

"Oklahoma County judge rules against abortion doctor in effort to put new law on hold": Today's edition of The Oklahoman contains this front page article . Today's edition of The Tulsa World contains a front page article headlined " Judge refuses to block challenged law putting restrictions on ab...




October 25, 10:37 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Man accused of smashing Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument is identified; A man told authorities he smashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol because Satan told him to do it"

"Man accused of smashing Oklahoma Ten Commandments monument is identified; A man told authorities he smashed his car into the Ten Commandments monument outside the Oklahoma state Capitol because Satan told him to do it": This front page article appears in today's edition of The Oklahoman. And tod...




October 25, 10:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court upholds Scott Roeder's conviction in George Tiller's murder but orders resentencing"

"Court upholds Scott Roeder's conviction in George Tiller's murder but orders resentencing": The Wichita Eagle contains this front page article today. Today's edition of The Topeka Capital-Journal contains an article headlined " Kansas Supreme Court vacates Roeder's 'Hard 50' sentence; U.S. Supre...




October 25, 10:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   Should young women — in their 20s, with no children — be permitted to have the ultimate in birth control...

... sterilization? The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists weighed in on the topic last year with an updated policy statement on the benefits and risks of sterilization. The statement concludes that it's both a safe and effective means of permanent birth control. "Women who have c...




October 25, 10:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea."

"Abortion Capital of Bible Belt? Tennessee Vote Tests That Idea." This front page article appears in today's edition of The New York Times. And today's edition of The Tennessean contains an article headlined " Abortion amendment backers urged to sit out gov's race ."




October 25, 09:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   "He's a hero to me... He's a fantastic humanitarian and that is how people should think of him."

"He wanted to be a doctor without borders from when he was a kid. It's all he wanted to do.... He didn't just want to be a doctor, he wanted to be a doctor without borders." Craig Spencer's uncle is distressed to hear criticism of his heroically humanitarian brother, who went to great lengths to ...




October 25, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   Megan Silberberger "heard the gunshots first and she came in running... She just grabbed his arm...."

Silberberger is the heroic young first-grade teacher who began to stop the Seattle school shooter, Jaylen Fryberg, and then came the shot that killed him. At the Daily Kos, there's this headline: "Young, petite, UNARMED, female teacher stopped today's school shooter." Fryberg shot himself in the ...




October 25, 09:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When he ran for mayor, Bill de Blasio condemned police practices under which young black and Latino men were unfairly... charged with possessing tiny amounts of marijuana..."

"But a new analysis of state data shows that low-level marijuana arrests during the de Blasio administration have continued at roughly the same level as under former Mayor Michael Bloomberg." (NYT link.)




October 25, 09:02 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The "Oral Argument" Podcast

I realize that, for some, podcasts are very five years ago. But for those who still partake, one of my favorite legal podcasts is "Oral Argument," produced by (and starring) my friends (and University of Georgia School of Law Professors) Joe Miller and Christian Turner. Unfortunately, in this wee...




October 25, 09:00 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).




October 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




October 24, 10:10 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Hammond v. United States 13-1512 Issue: (1) Whether and under what circumstances the Eighth Amendment authorizes a district court to impose a sentence less than the statutory mandatory minimum; and (2) whether a criminal defendant’s waiver of appeal rights made i...




October 24, 10:00 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Jayne Thompson on Radio Times

Last spring I blogged about Jayne Thompson's Letters to My Younger Selves. Cribbing a little from my post: I spent a lot of Thanksgiving day reading a powerful and moving collection, Letters to My Younger Self, which was co-edited by...




October 24, 09:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A lot of people have an impulse to be prejudiced. But at the same time, they're like almost everyone..."

"... in that they want to avoid being socially unacceptable. So they want to vent sexism and racism somehow — but only in ways that are considered socially acceptable ." And how can one do that? It's obvious: by expressing sexism/racism against men and whites only. If they'd been born long ago, t...




October 24, 08:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   "European Scientists Conclude That Distant Comet Smells Terrible."

"The European Space Agency has posted a full rundown of the comet's BO on its website. The mix includes ammonia (NH3), hydrogen sulphide (H2S), formaldehyde (CH2O) and methanol (CH3OH)."




October 24, 08:41 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   College sports, student-athlete pay, and the Eleventh Amendment




October 24, 08:36 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Eleventh Amendment is a pain

This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of which are state schools; the suit seeks unpaid wages and an ...




October 24, 08:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   4 looks at red.

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October 24, 07:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   Embarrassing premature exultation by Buzzfeed's Evan McMorris-Santoro.

"Watch A Republican Senate Candidate Sign A Young Woman’s Torso/'No pictures on this,' David Purdue jokes, as campaign staffers hold up signs in front of the camera," giggles nitwit Buzzfeed writer Evan McMorris-Santoro. Gotcha! Except you, Mr. McMorris-Santoro, were taken and y...




October 24, 07:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Coeur d'Alene Hitching Post controversy come in for a quick, soft landing.

What had happened was something I'd believed I could assure people was not going to happen, and I'm glad to see the local authorities — on receipt of a little push back from the country at large — gave matters a second thought and reversed their position : The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says t...




October 24, 07:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Coeur d'Alene Hitching Post controversy comes in for a quick, soft landing.

What had happened was something I'd believed I could assure people was not going to happen, and I'm glad to see the local authorities — on receipt of a little push back from the country at large — gave matters a second thought and reversed their position : The city of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, says t...




October 24, 05:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge's One Wrong Word Overturns 50-Year Sentence"

"Judge's One Wrong Word Overturns 50-Year Sentence": Pamela A. MacLean has this post at her "Trial Insider" blog reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday. And in other coverage, Courthouse News Service reports that " Judge's Error Leads 9th Circu...




October 24, 05:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Free bird"

"Free bird": Benjamin Gould has this post today at his blog, "Appellate Briefs," discussing a ruling that the U.S .Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.




October 24, 05:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court's devotees go DIY"

"The Supreme Court's devotees go DIY": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report .




October 24, 05:07 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market

Nursing Mothers on the Academic Job Market The October 22, 2014 edition of the Chronicle ran an “Advice” column, Breastfeeding on the Job Market, by a pseudonymous professor in the humanities.  The professor describes her experiences as a job candidate and bringing her nursing infant ...




October 24, 05:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "2014 Supreme Court Roundup: An explanation of the Court's affirmations of our right not to go along."

"2014 Supreme Court Roundup: An explanation of the Court's affirmations of our right not to go along." Michael Stokes Paulsen has this article in the November 2014 issue of First Things.




October 24, 04:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding




October 24, 03:55 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Tomb of the Unknown Deserter

Last year, I wrote a post building on James Scott’s argument that we should memorialize deserters. Today, I see a piece at Deutsche Welle saying that Austria is doing just that. A monument to deserters from the German army during World War II has been unveiled in central Vienna. This follow...




October 24, 03:36 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent driver update that Microsoft deployed … Continue ...




October 24, 02:37 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Walter White, Negotiator




October 24, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Political Scene: President Obama's Judicial Legacy."

"The Political Scene: President Obama's Judicial Legacy." The New Yorker has posted online this podcast featuring Jeffrey Toobin.




October 24, 02:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Water-Sky Café...

... float your ideas.




October 24, 02:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Driver smashes Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue"

"Driver smashes Oklahoma Ten Commandments statue": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Authorities say someone drove across the Oklahoma Capitol lawn and knocked over a Ten Commandments monument that a group has been suing to have removed, smashing it to pieces."




October 24, 02:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Saab * * * sued General Motors Company for tortious interference with economic expectancy under Michigan law, claiming that GM made public statements that caused a transaction between Saab and a Chinese investor to fall through"

"Saab * * * sued General Motors Company for tortious interference with economic expectancy under Michigan law, claiming that GM made public statements that caused a transaction between Saab and a Chinese investor to fall through, thereby driving Saab into bankruptcy." Today, a unanimous three-jud...




October 24, 01:57 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Beauty Or Culture In These Arguments

An attorney who is not regularly engaged in the practice of law but rather serves as chief financial officer of the Charleston Academy of Beauty Culture ("CABC") was suspended for three months by the Weast Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals....




October 24, 01:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There were people who were put on that list because the Nixon people — very shrewdly, I think — sense from their life style that they were enemies."

"Joe Namath has never said anything political in his life, but they knew he was unreliable. To them, a guy who will flaunt dames and have a bar and look the way he does is clearly a guy who'll flout authority, and they don't like that. There's a Nixon way of doing everything. And the essence of t...




October 24, 01:11 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Breaking: Judge Shipp to Announce Ruling at 4:30 PM Today in NJ Sports Betting Case




October 24, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Becomes Night Court in October of Oddities"

"Supreme Court Becomes Night Court in October of Oddities": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




October 24, 12:52 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The push for quantity

Zak's post, Howard's post, Bridget Crawford's post, and Orrin's post and the comments to them pose some questions and some answers about the quantity of publications law professors and candidates for teaching positions have. Underlying these is a tension about tradeoffs between quantity and quali...




October 24, 12:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   I wonder who leaked that Eric Holder is exasperated about leaks?

"Attorney General Eric Holder is reportedly not pleased about the recent leaks involving the grand jury testimony of Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. According to CBS News, the attorney general has been 'exasperated' over what he calls 'sel...




October 24, 12:11 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Relist Watch

John Elwood finally reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Under the principle that weather and sports must always be saved until the end of the news to keep weary eyes watching those local ads, I should be burying this lede. But we here at Relist Watch aspire to better things, so we tell you up front:...




October 24, 12:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Clothes, like people, can relax more freely when in the company of others who are very similar in type, and therefore organizing them by category helps them feel more comfortable and secure."

Said Marie Kondo, author of "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing," the subject of a NYT article titled "Kissing Your Socks Goodbye/Home Organization Advice from Marie Kondo," which goes on to say: Such anthropomorphism and nondualism, so familiar...




October 24, 12:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why I am also #waitingforSutton"

"Why I am also #waitingforSutton": Kevin C. Walsh has this post today at the "Mirror of Justice" blog.




October 24, 11:42 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Tort Blowout Preventer: An opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify class-action law."

"Tort Blowout Preventer: An opportunity for the Supreme Court to clarify class-action law." This editorial appears in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the editorial via Google .




October 24, 11:40 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated

The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of the killer of Dr. George Tiller. The court found no basis for the defense of necessity or imperfect self-defense of others. Among the other arguments rejected was prosecutorial misconduct in argument...




October 24, 11:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."

I was not favorably impressed by Bruce Allen Murphy's recent biography of Antonin Scalia, Scalia: A Court of One. It was certainly a substantial labor, but in my view not a successful one as a matter of either substance or style. My review of the book is finally out in Commonweal. I note that Com...




October 24, 11:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Fleming and McClain on Liberty




October 24, 11:28 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)."

"SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)." "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.




October 24, 11:25 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Brownback doubles down on statements that justice hosted Davis event; Kansas State Troopers PAC endorses Davis"

"Brownback doubles down on statements that justice hosted Davis event; Kansas State Troopers PAC endorses Davis": The Topeka Capital-Journal has an article that begins, "Republican Gov. Sam Brownback doubled down Thursday on a TV ad and statement he made during a debate earlier this week charging...




October 24, 11:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "If GOP takes back Senate, will parties flip views on filibuster, again?"

"If GOP takes back Senate, will parties flip views on filibuster, again?" Jack Pitney has this blog post online today at The Christian Science Monitor.




October 24, 11:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Michigan Supreme Court rejects motion to reconsider 'juvenile lifers' ruling"

"Michigan Supreme Court rejects motion to reconsider 'juvenile lifers' ruling": MLive.com has this report .




October 24, 11:18 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Omar Khadr wins right to expand lawsuit against Ottawa; A Federal Court ruling means Omar Khadr can significantly expand his $20-million civil lawsuit in which he accuses Ottawa of complicity in what he claims was his torture at the hands of Americans"

"Omar Khadr wins right to expand lawsuit against Ottawa; A Federal Court ruling means Omar Khadr can significantly expand his $20-million civil lawsuit in which he accuses Ottawa of complicity in what he claims was his torture at the hands of the Americans": The Canadian Press has this report .




October 24, 11:15 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Con Law Offerings at AALS This Year

The panels in and around constitutional law at the upcoming AALS annual meeting are pretty impressive this year. Here's the AALS promo, with links to the panel descriptions and lineups. I was slightly involved in the Law and Religion program, which I think is extremely timely, has a great list of...




October 24, 11:02 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Empirical Suppositions in Supreme Court Decisions: Some Stray Thoughts

-- Posted by Neil H. Buchanan Professor Dorf's post yesterday, " Empirical Scholarship In and Around Constitutional Law ," described an important new project (and an associated conference that is taking place today) that attempts to make empiricism a more important part of constitutional legal sc...




October 24, 10:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ebola and the wet-dry distinction:

From the excellent New Yorker article "The Ebola Wars" : There are two distinct ways a virus can travel in the air. In what’s known as droplet infection, the virus can travel inside droplets of fluid released into the air when, for example, a person coughs. The droplets travel only a few feet and...




October 24, 10:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery won't be charged over wife's referral fees"

"Suspended Pa. Supreme Court Justice McCaffery won't be charged over wife's referral fees": The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has this report . And in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News, columnist Christine M. Flowers has an essay titled " Judging judges who shouldn't be judging ."




October 24, 10:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Sixth Circuit agrees to rehear 'heckler's veto' decision"

"Sixth Circuit agrees to rehear 'heckler's veto' decision": Eugene Volokh has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy." You can view yesterday's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granting rehearing en banc at this link . My earlier coverage of the divided three-judge panel's no...




October 24, 10:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways; Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race; Now his tune isn't so clear"

"On Race and Voter ID, John Roberts Wants It Both Ways; Once, the chief justice said the only way to stop discriminating on race was to stop discrimination on race; Now his tune isn't so clear": Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.




October 24, 09:52 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Crimes Draw Suspension

Two incidents of criminal conduct have led to an attorney's 181 day suspension by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The first involved a guilty plea to criminal endangerment The charges relate to an altercation between Benton and his then girlfriend that...




October 24, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   Can anyone explain the profound loserosity of Martha Coakley?

The Democratic Party's candidate for governor in the famously liberal state of Massachusetts weirdly lost a Senate race to a Republican in 2010, and now she's not just losing to her Republican opponent, she's 9 points behind in the new Boston Globe poll . Is this lady poison? Come on! It's just p...




October 24, 09:34 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)

The inspiration and aspiration for Uncertain Justice and the rewards of working with Joshua Matz, a co-author fifty years his junior. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional law?’  I mean, come on.  Who, with a real opportunity to dig into a subject of law would not want that to be constitu...




October 24, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad




October 24, 08:48 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Ride a Painted Pony, Bounce, Skate, Rock, Roll

It’s important that you listen to these important songs now, because of their great import. I like the Shirley Bassey song because, when John and I were first married, it was the signature tune of one of our favorite DJs. He had a club night where he played goofy twinkly commercially popula...




October 24, 08:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Hipster terrorists are attacking!"

Comment at a Facebook post linking to an article with the headline "NYPD Fatally Shoots Man Attacking Cops with Hatchet; Possible Terrorist Link."




October 24, 08:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ebola bowling, ebola subway-riding, ebola Uber-cab-riding... in New York City.

Craig Spencer returned — by commercial airline — from his sojourn in Guinea where he treated ebola patients. He returned to the exquisitely crowded American island called Manhattan. He didn't keep to himself within a small area, but hopped on the subway, went all the way to that other crowded isl...




October 24, 08:01 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   The Recommendations of the SEC's Investment Advisory Committee

The SEC's Investor Advisory Committee met in the first half of October and made two recommendations. The link to the IAC's page was on the home page of the SEC's site but has since been removed from that prominent location. But the site can be found here .   One recommendation concerned...




October 24, 08:00 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   What It Takes To Get Disbarred In New Jersey

An attorney who had continued to represent clients while suspended (and did a poor job of it) has been disbarred by the New Jersey Supreme Court. The Disciplinary Review Board Respondent’s most serious ethics offense was practicing law while suspended....




October 24, 07:07 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "So Either File A Complaint Or Get The Hell Off My Back"

An attorney who had failed to remove earned fees from his escrow account and was initially uncooperative with the bar investigation has been reprimanded by the Maryland Court of Appeals. From the hearing judge's findings To some extent, Respondent appeared...




October 24, 06:32 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Amount Due

A law firm was entitled to its legal fees, notwithstanding errors made by its original counsel, according to a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department: The motion court properly concluded that the varying figures...




October 24, 05:53 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Friday round-up

Coverage of the Court’s release of a revised version of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s dissent in the Texas voter ID case (on which Lyle reported for this blog on Wednesday) continues.  At The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire, Jess Bravin observes that, with the correction, Ginsburg “may have...




  

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