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August 20, 09:27 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court justice to speak at UA"

"Supreme Court justice to speak at UA": Ed Enoch of The Tuscaloosa News has this report .




August 20, 09:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   NYT headline offers Trump a measure of praise.

"Protesters Flood Streets, and Trump Offers a Measure of Praise." Here's the part of the article about Trump: President Trump, who has faced unyielding — and bipartisan — criticism after saying that there was “blame on both sides” in Charlottesville, tweeted Saturday that he wanted “to applaud th...




August 20, 08:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Every time I do your show, it's almost like I'm on a black station... There's a certain clairvoyance that black folks born with."

"We don't have as much as we used to, but that's always been there. And so, they can listen to you and know ain't no tricking going on, ain't no nothing. They don't even have to question . Very seldom you hear a black person talking about conspiracy theory. The conspiracy theory is The New York T...




August 20, 08:20 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday Photoblogging: view from another walk

We encountered this funny sight recently at the outskirts of Spa, where we were enjoying walking along the GR5. (More fans of the GRs out there?) I’m glad the owners of the (former) fence decided not to cut the tree, and obviously not because there aren’t enough trees in the area!




August 20, 04:24 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Groupishness TLDR, “Jubilation T. Cornpone” edition

That post of mine, below – one theme of which is that groupishness is next to underdogliness, in potentially problematic ways – is too long. For the less literate CT reader, then, the present post provides an opportunity to track attitudes towards patently superfluous Confederate stat...




August 20, 03:51 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Thinking About Groups

In the hopes of writing something that isn’t rendered obsolete by Donald Trump in 48 hours, I’m going to say a few (thousand) words about how I got a lot out of Jacob Levy’s good new book, Rationalism, Pluralism, Freedom. At its core is a dilemma – an antinomy: two models ...




August 20, 01:08 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




August 20, 12:28 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Mathurin: No 8th Amendment Violation for 685-Month Sentence Imposed on a Juvenile."

"Mathurin: No 8th Amendment Violation for 685-Month Sentence Imposed on a Juvenile." Andrew Adler has this post at the "Defense Newsletter Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.




August 20, 12:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch"

"11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch": David Oscar Markus has this post at "The SDFLA Blog."




August 20, 12:15 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantanamo"

"Trump Officials Renew Effort to Expand Use of Prison at Guantanamo": Charlie Savage and Adam Goldman have this article in today's edition of The New York Times.




August 20, 12:11 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Conviction upheld in Tampa terror plot"

"Conviction upheld in Tampa terror plot": Jim Saunders of The News Service of Florida has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued yesterday.




August 19, 11:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "When Five Supreme Court Justices Said a President Can Be Indicted"

"When Five Supreme Court Justices Said a President Can Be Indicted": Ryan Goodman has this post at "Just Security."




August 19, 11:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control"

"Speech in America is fast, cheap and out of control": Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the " Election Law Blog " -- has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.




August 19, 11:07 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 5th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes master symposium on October 2-3, 2017 in Chicago, IL. ACI faculty will provide insights into: • The impact of TC Heartland on jurisdiction and venue • The legal and business repercussions of Helsinn • Sandoz ...




August 19, 11:00 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense

Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense: Legal Guidance and Analysis of Impact on Licensing" on September 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Kerry S. Taylor and Peter Law of Knobbe Martins, and Andrew M. Howard of Shore Chan...




August 19, 10:55 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Patent Cooperation Treaty

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Patent Protection -- Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT Search and Examination, and More" on September 14, 201...




August 19, 10:53 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   FCBA Program on Patent Litigation

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a program entitled "Patent Litigation 2017 -- The Courts and Patent Trial and Appeal Board" on September 13, 2017 from 10:45 am to 3:10 pm (EDT) at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Riverfront Ballroom, 815 Justison St., Wilmington, DE...




August 19, 10:49 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webcast on Latest Decisions on Patent Eligibility

The Knowledge Group will offer a live webcast entitled "Addressing and Understanding the Significant Developments and Latest Decisions on Patent Eligibility" on September 12, 2017 from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (EST). John Jarosz of Analysis Group, Inc. and Eli Mazour of Harrity & Harrity, LLP will dis...




August 19, 10:47 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   International Patent Prosecution and Practice Seminar

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and Kuhnen & Wacker will be offering an "International Patent Prosecution and Practice Seminar" on September 14-15, 2017 at the John Marshall Law Scho...




August 19, 09:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   Playing the wrong song.

On December 16, 1977, Elvis Costello was on "Saturday Night Live, and he was supposed to play "Less Than Zero." He gets started, then starts waving his hands and saying "Stop! Stop!"... and "I'm sorry, ladies and gentlemen, there's no reason to do this song here" — it was about some British polit...




August 19, 05:11 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Heckler's Veto?

According to reports, tens of thousands of counter-protesters showed up in marches and rallies in Boston, vastly outnumbering the few hundred people attending the the planned rally in Boston Common, which disbanded after an hour without planned speeches. From what I have read, there were so many ...




August 19, 04:37 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angeles




August 19, 03:45 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression, Quartz Watching children learn how to lie The Conversation Model hallucinations Aeon How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy NPR The First-Ever Brain-Controlled VR Game Gives You the Power of Telekinesis...




August 19, 11:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Questionable Artwork Café...

... you can write about anything — this is a café post — but I am inviting you to consider whether this painting is deplorable. Does it deserve a place of honor or is this something that good citizens should pressure the museum to store in its basement along with other disreputable junk from Amer...




August 19, 11:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "By identifying sexual desire as a universal drive with endlessly idiosyncratic objects determined by individual experiences and memories..."

"... Freud, more than anyone, not only made it possible to see female desire as a force no less powerful or valid than male desire; he made all the variants of sexual proclivity dance along a shared erotic continuum. In doing so, Freud articulated basic conceptual premises that reduced the sway o...




August 19, 11:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Do not waste your time photographing it."

From "Five Things You Must Not Do During Totality At The Solar Eclipse." But let me offer something for your things-to-do list: If you must take photographs, take photographs of things other than the eclipse. Maybe something about the landscape in the dark or with an approaching moon shadow. And ...




August 19, 10:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   Who would spray paint "Tear It Down" on a statue of Joan of Arc in New Orleans?

I'm reading this story at PJ Media   — which misquotes the graffiti in the headline and makes it sound as though the graffiti was on the statue when it's actually on the base. So let's switch to The Times-Picayune (which is linked at PJ Media): The phrase "Tear it Down" was hastily sprayed i...




August 19, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   If "the Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over" — as Bannon says — then who is this Trump-minus-Bannon we've got now?

The quote comes from The Weekly Standard: “The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said.... “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, an...




August 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




August 18, 11:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court rejects Bismarck lawyer's case against bar association dues"

"Appeals court rejects Bismarck lawyer's case against bar association dues": ABC affiliate WDAY-6 of Fargo, North Dakota has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued yesterday.




August 18, 11:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Comparison is the thief of happiness, it's sometimes said. But comparisons between cases are all we have in law and are at the heart of most legal disputes."

"Comparison is the thief of happiness, it's sometimes said. But comparisons between cases are all we have in law and are at the heart of most legal disputes." So observes Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton in an opinion he issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of ...




August 18, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court."

"No sanctions for Detroit jail's group strip searches: court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today.




August 18, 10:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones"

"U.S. Court curbs power of police to seize cellphones": Jan Wolfe of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.




August 18, 10:44 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Trick plays and baseball rules

This is a great story about a trick play in a high-school baseball game. Called the "skunk in the outfield," the play arises with runners on first-and-third. The runner on first walks into right field, hoping to confuse the defense into doing something stupid about that runner, allowing the runne...




August 18, 10:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Americans Still Have to Fight for the Streets; The post-World War II Supreme Court offers a guide for understanding the threat of supremacists' words and actions"

"Why Americans Still Have to Fight for the Streets; The post-World War II Supreme Court offers a guide for understanding the threat of supremacists' words and actions": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




August 18, 09:14 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Bolivia and Chile Head to ICJ Over Silala River

While governance of transboundary international waterbodies is a constant challenge in many parts of the world, these challenges rarely result in cases before international tribunals. But Bolivia and Chile have brought competing claims over the Silala River to the International Court of Justice (...




August 18, 07:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   August's autumn.

The colors are beginning to change, I see: Photographed today, near Lake Mendota. Feel free to write about anything in the comments.




August 18, 06:04 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The anger and action aimed at the statues are reminiscent of recent controversies over two prominent artworks..."

"... Dana Schutz’s painting 'Open Casket' depicting Emmett Till, the murdered African-American teenager, in the Whitney Biennial, and Sam Durant’s sculpture gallows 'Scaffold,' at the Walker Art Center’s sculpture garden, which was denounced by Native American groups for recalling an act of genoc...




August 18, 05:57 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Free Speech and Guns in 2037

By William Hausdorff and Eric Segall Grandpa, I learned in school today that not so long ago American hate groups were allowed to march through the streets of our town, shouting threats and racial slurs at people, and to carry guns while they did that.   And that some people got killed. I’m ...




August 18, 05:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Steve is now unchained. Fully unchained."

"He’s going nuclear. You have no idea. This is gonna be really fucking bad." Comments from 2 different Bannon friends, relayed by Politico . And: “First he’s gonna figure things out with Bob and Bekah [Mercer],” said one Bannon ally. “Breitbart’s certainly the likely landing spot.” This ally said...




August 18, 03:34 PM   /   Althouse   /   We can infer that Kanye West, Russell Simmons, and Sean Combs declined to talk to the NYT about Donald Trump.

I'm reading "Circling the Square of President Trump’s Relationship With Race " in today's NYT. First, let me get this out of the way. What's with "Circling the Square"? The standard expression, referring to an ancient geometry problem, is "squaring the circle." That's a used as a metaphor for som...




August 18, 02:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Protest Is Legal. Intimidation Is Different; The First Amendment must allow police to keep the peace"

"Protest Is Legal. Intimidation Is Different; The First Amendment must allow police to keep the peace": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




August 18, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms; Executive director says violence and guns at Charlottesville rally spurred new stance"

"ACLU Will No Longer Defend Hate Groups Protesting With Firearms; Executive director says violence and guns at Charlottesville rally spurred new stance": Joe Palazzolo has this article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.




August 18, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Discussing The Lives And Legacies Of Jewish Supreme Court Justices"

"Discussing The Lives And Legacies Of Jewish Supreme Court Justices": Devora Mandell of JewishPress.com has this report .




August 18, 02:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight"

"Roger Taney statue removed from Maryland State House grounds overnight": Pamela Wood and Erin Cox of The Baltimore Sun have this report . Josh Hicks of The Washington Post has an article headlined " Justice Taney defended slavery in 1857. Now his statue is gone from Md.'s State House ." Scott Ca...




August 18, 02:04 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Second-Look Café...

... nobody's naked. Talk about whatever you like. Consider using The Althouse Amazon Portal . It's your way to help Althouse get out and about, taking pictures with peripheries that demand a second look.




August 18, 01:53 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Opioid Use No Mitigation In Theft Of Client Funds

The Washington State Supreme Court has imposed disbarment for an attorney's misappropriation of entrusted funds. The attorney had received over $117,000 for the client but did not so advise him Fossedal never disbursed any of [client] Schoofs funds to him....




August 18, 12:55 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Trump tells aides he has decided to remove Bannon."

According to my TV screen, set to CNN.




August 18, 12:46 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ad Hominem Attacks With Racial Aspect Draw Bar Charges

The Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission has filed a complaint charging misconduct by an attorney who allegedly said the following during a probation review to the probation officer Respondent and Ms. Polom walked into the courtroom. As Ms. Polom walked past...




August 18, 12:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & Williams




August 18, 11:44 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Free Candy with Your Tampons, in Texas of all Places!

In Denton, Texas, an indie grocery store owner is offering a free candy bar with the purchase tampons (but oddly, not pads).  The Dallas Morning News reports (here) that store owner Jacob Moses says, “I think the sales tax is … Continue reading →




August 18, 11:30 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   “Should We Treat Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients as Persons?”

"Should We Treat Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients as Persons?" by Matthew Braddock has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: How should we treat patients diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) or minimally conscious...




August 18, 11:21 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Company Trump and His Supporters Keep

by Neil H. Buchanan We have long since passed the point where it makes sense to try to compare Donald Trump's outrages.  "A new low."  "Most depressing."  "Even more dangerous." "Unprecedented in its depravity."  The inventory of negative superlatives has been depleted.  ...




August 18, 10:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You need violence in order to protect nonviolence. That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now. It’s full-on war, basically."

Said Emily Rose Nauert, "a 20-year-old antifa member who became a symbol of the movement in April when a white nationalist leader punched her in the face during a melee near the University of California, Berkeley," quoted in the NYT in "‘Antifa’ Grows as Left-Wing Faction Set to, Literally, Fight...




August 18, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Using film to teach non-US & global legal history




August 18, 09:13 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Life in South Florida (II)

I see this ad frequently in the Miami Herald too — oddly it’s often near the car ads; even stranger, the link takes you to an all-Spanish-language site. Haven’t been tempted to try it, though. The post Life in South Florida (II) appeared first on Discourse.net .




August 18, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   No-Action Letter for Deere & Company Permitted Exclusion of Emissions Elimination Proposal

In Deere & Co. , 2016 BL 406370 (Dec. 5, 2016), Deere & Company (“Deere”) requested the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) permit omission of a proposal submitted by Christine Jantz (“Shareholder”) requesting the board of directors ...




August 18, 07:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump has us studying General Pershing.

"Study what General Pershing of the United States did to terrorists when caught. There was no more Radical Islamic Terror for 35 years!," he tweeted. That was after "The United States condemns the terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, and will do whatever is necessary to help. Be tough & strong,...




August 18, 07:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Violence directed at white nationalists only fuels their narrative of victimhood — of a hounded, soon-to-be-minority..."

"... who can’t exercise their rights to free speech without getting pummeled. It also probably helps them recruit. And more broadly, if violence against minorities is what you find repugnant in neo-Nazi rhetoric, then 'you are using the very force you’re trying to overcome'...." From "How to Make...




August 18, 05:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We make the assumption that if people are aware of how urgent and frightening and scary these issues are, then people will automatically translate that into ‘Oh my gosh, what kind of actions can I take?'"

"That’s just simply not the case," says Renee Lertzman, "a psychologist who studies climate-change communication," quoted in The Atlantic in "Constant Anxiety Won't Save the World/Spreading fear and worry about issues you care about on social media can lead to burnout rather than action." There's...




August 18, 12:53 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   On Charlottesville




August 18, 12:45 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC (E.D. Va. 2017)

District Court Finds Method of Detecting Claim to Be Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject Matter By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Cleveland Clinic Foundation v. True Health Diagnostics, LLC, District Judge Leonie M. Brinkema of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia...




August 17, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration"

"Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report . Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News reports that " Uber Wins Ruling in Bid to Keep Price-Fix Suit Out of Court ." Greg Bensinger of The Wall Street Journal reports that " Uber Wins ...




August 17, 10:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal Judicial Nominations: A Quick Recap; The August recess offers a good opportunity to evaluate the state of play in judicial nominations."

"Federal Judicial Nominations: A Quick Recap; The August recess offers a good opportunity to evaluate the state of play in judicial nominations." David Lat has this post at "Above the Law."




August 17, 10:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending 'Groups We Detest'"

"In Backing Alt-Right, A.C.L.U. Embraces Role in Defending 'Groups We Detest'": Joseph Goldstein of The New York Times has this report .




August 17, 10:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ban the Open Carry of Firearms"

"Ban the Open Carry of Firearms": John Feinblatt has this essay online at The New York Times.




August 17, 10:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Supreme Court Justice to Visit UA Law School"

"U.S. Supreme Court Justice to Visit UA Law School": The University of Alabama issued this news release today.




August 17, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions"

"Neil Gorsuch Speech at Trump Hotel Raises Ethical Questions": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . And Matthew Nussbaum of Politico.com reports that " Gorsuch to headline event at Trump Hotel ."




August 17, 09:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Labour brawl: A new threat to public-sector unions is headed to the Supreme Court; Can a union charge non-members for negotiating on their behalf?"

"Labour brawl: A new threat to public-sector unions is headed to the Supreme Court; Can a union charge non-members for negotiating on their behalf?" Steven Mazie has this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.




August 17, 06:30 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Interference Penalty Is New Trial

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit reversed a conviction due to the conduct of the trial judge A jury convicted Hemza Menade Lefsih, an Algerian native who entered the United States through the Diversity Immigrant Visa...




August 17, 06:24 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Are Academics “Validators” of Fake News?

Fake news is a term we have all (unfortunately) become familiar with in the last year. It is misleading or unverified information spread through news and media outlets in order to grab attention of readers. During the election, fake news was published at alarming rates by both conservative and li...




August 17, 04:12 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   CELS 2017 Registration

Cornell Law School and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS) are pleased to announce that registration is open for the 12th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on October 13-14, 2017, in Ithaca, New York. To register, or...




August 17, 04:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Illegal Incarceration Gets Judge Suspended

The Mississippi Supreme Court suspended a judge who locked up a defendant who had already served his sentence. Lee County Justice Court Judge John H. Sheffield ordered James Harper to serve six months in a work center for a conviction...




August 17, 03:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The removal of City-owned monuments to confederate soldiers in Forest Hill Cemetery has minimal or no disruption to the cemetery itself."

"There is no disrespect to the dead with the removal of the plaque and stone," said a written statement from Madison Mayor Paul Soglin, after the removal of the memorial. My post on the subject is here , where there's been a discussion under way for a couple hours. In that time, I walked over to ...




August 17, 01:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There's a cemetery just a few blocks from where I live up here in the north where there is a section full of graves of Confederate soldiers."

"These are well-tended graves in part of a beautiful cemetery. I think these men suffered and died at the place we still call Camp Randall. It's where we play football now, but it was a miserable prison camp. But statues in the public square honoring the other side in a war? Why are we doing that...




August 17, 12:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   "For one week, every August since 2009, a Maddon-managed team is allowed to show up to the ballpark no more than three hours before first pitch..."

"... and is encouraged to come even later. It’s called American Legion Week, in reference to when Maddon would have a day job and then 'show up at 5 p.m. for a 5:30 game' in American Legion ball. Even more than normal, he wants less work from his players before games this week. There’s actually a...




August 17, 12:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   With Twitter, you can get your message out.

There's this : Additional Trump tweets about the statues (without the hijacking GOP swastika image): ...can't change history, but you can learn from it. Robert E Lee, Stonewall Jackson - who's next, Washington, Jefferson? So foolish! Also... And: ...the beauty that is being taken out of our citie...




August 17, 11:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Resignation Accepted

The Indiana Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's resignation in the face of bar proceedings. IndyStar reported in June 2015 A former small claims court judge was caught on camera attempting to solicit sex acts from an inmate he was...




August 17, 11:04 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Practice Pointer: Retainer Agreement Cannot Limit Client's Right To File Bar Complaint

An Illinois Hearing Board recommends a 30-day stayed suspension for an unethical retainer provision In May 2015, Respondent and John Quincy Adams IV agreed that Respondent would represent him in certain criminal and traffic matters in Monroe County. The cases...




August 17, 11:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   I might be getting sick of the solar eclipse.

How about you? Test yourself. Ready? Here 's a news story that went up this morning: News that’ll surely leave you beaming — ’80s icon Bonnie Tyler will sing her enduring pop-rock hit “Total Eclipse of the Heart” during the looming solar eclipse in a move that will surely leave the cosmos shook. ...




August 17, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Vote Now! (and a Head's Up on Your ASLH Membership)




August 17, 10:53 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Corbin on Government Employees and Religion

Friend-of-Blog Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted on SSRN a wonderful new article on the intersection of government employees and religion. From the Abstract of "Government Employee Religion": "Picture a county clerk who refuses to issue a marriage license...




August 17, 10:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The A.C.L.U. needs a more contextual, creative advocacy when it comes to how it defends the freedom of speech."

"The group should imagine a holistic picture of how speech rights are under attack right now, not focus on only First Amendment case law. It must research how new threats to speech are connected to one another and to right-wing power. Acknowledging how criminal laws, voting laws, immigration laws...




August 17, 10:49 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   "Suits" Spinoff Will Star Gina Torres In a Series Set In Chicago @Suits_USA




August 17, 10:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Appealing A Grade To A Court

The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department ruled against a former law student in a grade appeal The petitioner, a former student at the respondent,Brooklyn LawSchool (hereinafter BLS), commenced this CPLR article 78 proceeding, inter alia, in...




August 17, 10:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’ve been struck by the similarity between recent calls for suppressing white supremacist speech and past calls for suppressing Communist speech."

"Of course, there are differences as well — there always are for any analogy — but I thought I’d note some likenesses...." Writes Eugene Volokh , offering a chart showing 9 points of correspondence.




August 17, 09:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Antifa’s activists say they’re battling burgeoning authoritarianism on the American right. Are they fueling it instead?"

"The Rise of the Violent Left" by Peter Beinart in The Atlantic. Conclusion paragraph: Revulsion, fear, and rage are understandable. But one thing is clear. The people preventing Republicans from safely assembling on the streets of Portland may consider themselves fierce opponents of the authorit...




August 17, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In some ways, Trump would rather have people calling him racist than say he backed down the minute he was wrong."

“This may turn into the biggest mess of his presidency because he is stubborn and doesn't realize how bad this is getting.” Said "one adviser to the White House," according to Politico . An "adviser to the White House" is presumably someone who doesn't work in the White House, and the comment is ...




August 17, 09:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Bannon is an incredibly savvy political operator who talks to reporters all the time, and did these interviews for some reason."

"Yes, Bannon, who is a top adviser to the president who harps on leaking, is constantly gabbing with journalists. He gave two interviews over the course of roughly 48 hours. His job was on the line, then he found himself aligned with the president over protests in the south. He used the Prospect ...




August 17, 08:55 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Using film to teach US legal history




August 17, 08:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: This morning, I will be meeting with co-counsel in an appeal scheduled for oral argument next week. As a result, additional posts will appear here this afternoon. As always while I am traveling, additional appellate-related retweets likely will appear on this blog's Twitter feed .




August 17, 08:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judging A Book: Kopf Reviews Posner's 'Federal Judiciary.'"

"Judging A Book: Kopf Reviews Posner's 'Federal Judiciary.'" Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf ( D. Neb. ) has this review at Law360.com of Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner 's new book, " The Federal Judiciary: Strengths and Weaknesses ."




August 17, 08:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   A Pregnant Minor's Best Interests

by Sherry F. Colb In my Verdict column for this week , I discuss an Alabama law regulating the judicial bypass hearing that minors get if they cannot or will not go to their parents to obtain consent for an abortion. The purpose of the judicial bypass hearing is to allow minors who are uncomforta...




August 17, 07:54 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   D.C. Court Promptly Disbars Attorney Who Did Not Fight Recommendation

Bravo to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals for efficiently disbarring an attorney who had not excepted to a disbarment recommendation of the Board on Professional Responsibility. Rather than schedule an argument, the court entered an order The Board...




August 17, 06:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Lengthy Process Ends In Disbarment

The Utah Supreme Court has affirmed the disbarment of an attorney The district court disbarred Susan Rose for violations of Utah’s Rules of Professional Conduct in cases Rose handled in both federal and state courts. Her disbarment came after the...




August 17, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   MiMedx Group, Inc. v. Liventa Bioscience, Inc. (N.D. Ga. 2017)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the general chaos that has resulted from the Supreme Court's recent forays into trying to delineate the proper standards for patent subject matter eligibility (AMP v. Myriad Genetics, Mayo Collaborative Labs v. Prometheus), there is occasionally an inkling of the method b...




August 16, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Roy Moore Won Alabama"

"How Roy Moore Won Alabama": Quin Hillyer has this essay online at The New York Times.




August 16, 08:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Late-Night Questionable Artwork Café...

... I'm soliciting opinion on the possibly deplorable politics of this image. I think there are a lot of suspicious details here, and we may need to raise an outcry. Or talk about anything you want. It's a café post. More on the artwork later. I just thought opining on the political correctness o...




August 16, 06:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Can Lower Courts Identify Scrivener's Errors on Remand in Higher Courts' Opinions? A Thought on Judge Posner in Sears."

"Can Lower Courts Identify Scrivener's Errors on Remand in Higher Courts' Opinions? A Thought on Judge Posner in Sears." Asher Steinberg has this post at his blog, "The Narrowest Grounds."




August 16, 05:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "3rd Circuit backtracks (a teeny bit) on ascertainability, adding to SCOTUS drama"

"3rd Circuit backtracks (a teeny bit) on ascertainability, adding to SCOTUS drama": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post .




  

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