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September 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Rees on Roscoe Pound and the Nazis




September 22, 11:54 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Phigenix, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019)

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, in Phigenix, Inc. v. Genentech, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California striking the infringement opinion of Phigenix's expert and granting summary judgment of noninfringement based on a...




September 22, 10:53 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Liberalism, Neutrality and the Gendered Division of Labor

Congratulations to Gina, whose book Liberalism, Neutrality, and the Gendered Division of Labor was published early in the summer (but I waited to say anything till fall, when I thought people would be more receptive).[1] Here’s a very rough account of what the book’s about: Women and ...




September 22, 12:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   Who are these festive soldiers, pictured at Drudge to represent Iran's preparation for war?

The linked article is "Iran's president warns America to 'stay away' as it unveils long range missiles that could strike US bases" (Yahoo News), and that photo is there, with the caption, "Iranian Turkmen Basij militia members marching during the annual." The annual what, I don't know. But who ar...




September 22, 10:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Respectfully, it's an odd thing to say that Coates's debut is essentially long and shallow, but compare him to some of the most masterful storytellers in the canon."

"I understand it's challenging in this day in age to just say one or the other for fear of being cancelled, but you don't need to bring in Octavia Butler or Toni Morrison in order to do so. None of the sentences highlighted here suggest the tonality of any of the writers you've compared his debut...




September 22, 09:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Seinfeld is better artistically and infinitely more influential and generally more culturally important than Friends. It is not remotely, however, as binge-friendly. Not even close."

Wrote culture pundit Adam Sternbergh, quoted in "'Seinfeld’ for $500 million? ‘The Big Bang Theory’ for $1 billion? The streaming arms race has a big problem" (WaPo). [Sternbergh] said the distinction was that the show was “innovative and hilarious and brilliantly constructed and spiky" but unlik...




September 22, 08:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "During a recent meeting with local staff in San Francisco, I made reference to the fact that I had heard from many women’s groups about the difficulty they were having with women’s shelters..."

"... because sometimes men would claim to be women, and that HUD’s policy required the shelter to accept — without question — the word of whoever came in, regardless of what their manifested physical characteristics appeared to be. This made many of the women feel unsafe, and one of the groups de...




September 22, 07:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   Fighting for Iowa.

I don't know if you heard, but I'm moving to Iowa! Thank you, @PolkDems , for putting on a fantastic #SteakFry and giving us the opportunity to bring our campaign directly to Iowans. We're going to win this thing by coming together and fighting for the best of who we are. pic.twitter.com/z6gu9sBe...




September 22, 07:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   A guy in a blue shirt.

To combat charges of racism, ⁦ @JustinTrudeau ⁩ tweets picture of himself shaking hands with a guy in a blue shirt. pic.twitter.com/pZ1s2Iu1lZ — Andrew Klavan (@andrewklavan) September 21, 2019




September 22, 07:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As part of my research in San Francisco, I spent 57 nights in 2014 and 2015 sleeping on the streets in encampments and more than 100 days following people..."

"... as they acquired food, shelter, benefits and money and interacted with the local welfare and justice systems. I also went on ride-alongs with police officers and sanitation crews. I experienced and witnessed interactions between police and homeless people nearly every day, and they were ofte...




September 22, 06:52 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Adding To "An Unfortunately Lengthy History"

The New Jersey Supreme Court has ordered the disbarment of a former county party chairman convicted of RICO and other crimes. The majority of the Disciplinary Review Board favored that sanction Here, respondent did not have prior notice of the...




September 22, 06:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   WaPo's groping for bad news about Trump stumbles into the double vinc.

This is the top headline at WaPo right now , and I don't think it's even news. At best, it's a clumsy sketch for an opinion column: I say it's not news because what is it saying just happened? The call, which we heard about days ago, is just evidence, laying there. The action verb is "points," bu...




September 22, 03:42 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Hamburg




September 21, 10:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Sunflower Café...

... you can talk all night.




September 21, 08:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Louisiana man dies during underwater proposal in Tanzania."

The NY Post reports — with the video of the man swimming up to the bedroom window and holding a marry-me note up to it and showing a ring. “I can’t hold my breath long enough to tell you everything I love about you,” the note read. “BUT . . . everything I love about you I love more EVERY DAY! Wil...




September 21, 08:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "'To learn something new,' the wise explorer John Burroughs noted, 'take the path that you took yesterday.' A knowing friend in New York sent me that line..."

"... when he heard that I’d spent 26 years in the same anonymous suburb in western Japan, most of that time traveling no farther than my size 8 feet can carry me.... I never dreamed that I’d come to find delight in everything that is everyday and seemingly without interest in my faraway neighborh...




September 21, 08:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Now, this rising generation of autistic adults is joining others in the movement to change autism discussions that, they say, have historically been 'about us, without us.'"

"More and more, they are influencing policies, leading protests against misleading anti-vaccine messages and the marketing of quack treatments, pushing for fair representation in media coverage, movies and TV shows, such as 'Sesame Street,' and helping to reshape language and outdated opinions ab...




September 21, 05:53 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The most blasphemous idea in contemporary discourse?

I have no idea how he found it, but George Monbiot read an (open access) academic article that I wrote, with the title “What, if Anything, is Wrong with Extreme Wealth?’ In this paper I outline some arguments for the view that there should be an upper limit to how much income and weal...




September 21, 05:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Twisted Sister Disbarred

From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court has affirmed the disbarment of Jennifer Elizabeth Meehan from the practice of law in Tennessee based on her conviction for bank fraud in federal court. Ms. Meehan...




September 21, 12:10 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Log Transformations & the "Zeros Problem"

Strategies to address normal distribution assumption concerns can quickly lead to the log transformation of variables. However, what to do with "zeros" in a variable requiring log transformation persists as an under-studied issue. And one well-known example, punitive damage awards,...




September 21, 10:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "They'll rue the day they made fun of these bad boys. Woe to those who make fun of the cargo shorts and then suddenly need some snacks, a multitool, a first-aid kit, or a Johnny Cash CD. Yeah, I've got all that stuff in here and more."

Said Brent Barden, quoted in "Family Gonna Be Sorry When They Want Some Trail Mix From Dad's Cargo Shorts They Just Made Fun Of " (in The Babylon Bee, which apparently has heard of my disparagement of it and decided to try to appeal to me by using my well-known "men in shorts" issue). ADDED: "Yea...




September 21, 10:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump goes big on the offense in the Ukraine story.

An hour ago: This is the real and only story! pic.twitter.com/4z8eOcm6PA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 21, 2019 And ( here and here ): The Fake News Media and their partner, the Democrat Party, want to stay as far away as possible from the Joe Biden demand that the Ukrainian Gove...




September 21, 10:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The coverage suggests Giuliani reached out to new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s team this summer solely because he wanted to get dirt..."

"... on possible Trump 2020 challenger Joe Biden and his son Hunter’s business dealings in that country. Politics or law could have been part of Giuliani’s motive, and neither would be illegal. But there is a missing part of the story that the American public needs in order to assess what really ...




September 21, 09:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In his own words, with video cameras rolling, Biden described how he threatened Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in March 2016 that the Obama administration would pull $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees..."

"... sending the former Soviet republic toward insolvency, if it didn’t immediately fire Prosecutor General Viktor Shokin. 'I said, "You’re not getting the billion." I’m going to be leaving here in, I think it was about six hours. I looked at them and said: "I’m leaving in six hours. If the prose...




September 21, 08:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Ukrainian government officials tried to help Hillary Clinton and undermine Trump by publicly questioning his fitness for office. They also disseminated documents..."

"... implicating a top Trump aide in corruption and suggested they were investigating the matter, only to back away after the election. And they helped Clinton’s allies research damaging information on Trump and his advisers, a Politico investigation found. A Ukrainian-American operative who was ...




September 21, 07:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Trudeau speaks with the bashfulness of a man who expects sympathy from a country that adores him as a father does his little boy."

"That’s fitting for the scion of a Quebecois dynasty and son of former prime minister, the late Joseph Philippe Pierre Yves Elliott Trudeau. He didn’t do better because he didn’t 'know better,' and he didn’t know better because no one ever taught him. Justin Trudeau sounds a bit like the adult ve...




September 21, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




September 20, 10:14 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Call for Papers and Proposals – Nebraska Rural Digital Divide Roundtable

On March 19-20, 2010, the University of Nebraska College of Law will be hosting its third annual roundtable on closing the digital divide. UNL is expanding its program this year to include a one-day roundtable that focuses on the work of academics and researchers who are conducting empirical stud...




September 20, 08:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the No-Swimming Café...

... the sign says "no swimming," but you can perhaps find a way to swim metaphorically... as you talk about whatever you want.




September 20, 07:46 PM   /   Althouse   /   Jordan Peterson has checked into rehab for his addiction to anti-anxiety medication.

The New York Post reports , drawing mainly from this video from Peterson's daughter: "The situation is really sad. He looks like a lost puppy."




September 20, 04:57 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   @BernsteinAnita to Receive 2020 William L. Prosser Award

Anita Bernstein, the Anita and Stuart Subotnick Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, has been named as the recipient of the 2020 AALS Section on Torts and Compensation Systems William L. Prosser Award.  The Prosser Award recognizes “outstanding contributions … Continue reading ...




September 20, 04:23 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Sorry for the light posting this week...

....I've been in Brazil giving keynotes at various conferences. More next week!




September 20, 04:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Revenge Of The "Lawless Bully"

The Nevada Supreme Court sanctioned an attorney for statements made in multiple recusal motions We conclude that the State Bar proved that Colin made statements in pleadings to the court concerning the integrity of several justices that he knew to...




September 20, 03:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Witteveen Memorial Fellowship in Law and Humanities Fellowship: Application Deadline November 15 @TilburgLaw




September 20, 01:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Invocation.

"I am called to invoke the power of the true inebriated creator of the universe, drunken tolerator of all the lesser and more recent gods. May the Great Flying Spaghetti Monster rouse himself from his stupor and let his noodly appendages ground each assembly member in their seats." He ends not wi...




September 20, 01:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It turns out that creativity is actually among the least desirable traits in a partner for both males and females..."

"... at least according to a new study from researchers at the University of Swansea in the UK. The study, the largest test of its kind ever conducted, concluded that, on average, people are far more interested in kindness, beauty, and financial security in their potential mates.... The students ...




September 20, 12:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   Possibly the most embarrassingly air-headed WaPo headline ever. Maybe we should just look away...

But here it is: "Frederick Douglass photos smashed stereotypes. Could Elizabeth Warren selfies do the same?" Smashed stereotypes ... God help us. This is an idea for a column that should have been considered for 5 to 10 seconds and laid to rest. Some text, to give you the idea: The two are separa...




September 20, 12:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   Morning in Madison.




September 20, 11:50 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Trial by Media: The Queen Caroline Affair




September 20, 11:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "They called him 'Dr. Kevorkian.' A 22-page federal criminal complaint unsealed Thursday painted a depraved picture of how Buck earned his grim sobriquet."

"Ten men told investigators that Buck had paid them to use drugs and dress up in skimpy underwear for his own sexual pleasure. Several of the men claimed they lost consciousness after Buck served them a drink, and some said they woke up to the sight of him injecting drugs into their arms against ...




September 20, 11:19 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Appeasing Trump on Wall Funding Will Lead to More Hostage Taking




September 20, 09:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   Pete Buttigieg attacks LGBT media.

Prompted by my son John at Facebook , I'm reading "Buttigieg: 'I can't even read the LGBT media anymore'" (at NBC): During a radio interview on Wednesday, SiriusXM host Clay Cane of “The Clay Cane Show” asked Buttigieg, who would be the first openly gay president if elected, about criticisms in “...




September 20, 09:06 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bartie's "Free Hands and Minds"




September 20, 08:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   This headline makes me laugh: "Here’s The Best Place To Move If You’re Worried About Climate Change/But would you actually go through with it?"

If you were genuinely worried about climate change — as opposed to fake worried or trying-to-look-like-a-good-person worried — you would go through with it. And I'm saying this as someone who was genuinely worried about global warming in 1984 when I chose to move to Madison, Wisconsin. I believed...




September 20, 08:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I feel like I’ve contributed all I can to this primary campaign, and it’s clearly not my time."

Says Bill De Blasio, quoted in "Bill de Blasio Drops Out of Democratic Presidential Contest/Mr. de Blasio, the New York City mayor whose campaign was seen as a long shot and often described as quixotic, never gained traction." (NYT). His candidacy never made any sense at all. The only thing I cou...




September 20, 08:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A potentially explosive complaint by a whistle-blower in the intelligence community said to involve President Trump emerged... While the allegation remains shrouded in mystery..."

"... it involves at least one instance of Mr. Trump making an unspecified commitment to a foreign leader and includes other actions.... At least part of the allegation deals with Ukraine, two people familiar with it said.... Though it is not clear how Ukraine fits into the allegation, questions h...




September 20, 08:18 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ohio Considers Discipline Reform

The Ohio Supreme Court announces receipt of a report on its bar discipline system A task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s disciplinary system for judicial officers and attorneys has released its...




September 20, 08:14 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ohio Considers Discipline Reform

The Ohio Supreme Court announces receipt of a report on its bar discipline system A task force convened by Ohio Supreme Court Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor to examine the state’s disciplinary system for judicial officers and attorneys has released its...




September 20, 08:06 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   What Not To Do After Blowing Statute Of Limitations

An Illinois Hearing Board has proposed a split sanction for an attorney's misconduct after missing the statute of limitation on a personal injury claim As to negotiating over prospective liability Rule 1.8(h)(1) provides that a lawyer shall not "make an...




September 20, 12:43 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Board of Regents of the University of Texas System v. Boston Scientific Corp. (Fed. Cir. 2019)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- A question of sovereign immunity, which has come before the Federal Circuit in many guises of late (Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe v. Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Regents of the University of Minnesota v. LSI Corp.), arose again in Board of Regents of the University of Texas System...




September 19, 08:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There is a road, no simple highway..."




September 19, 04:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Not Directly Contradictory, No Judicial Estoppel

The Tennessee Supreme Court reinstated a legal malpractice claim The Tennessee Supreme Court today reversed the trial court’s dismissal of a legal malpractice claim against a Davidson County attorney, holding that sworn statements the plaintiff made in her divorce settlement...




September 19, 09:34 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sanction For Lawyering While Intoxicated

Dan Trevas describes a bar discipline decision on the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court An Ashland lawyer who attempted to represent a client in a felony trial while intoxicated was suspended for two years with 18 months stayed...




September 19, 09:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "John Bolton, President Donald Trump’s fired national security adviser, harshly criticized Trump’s foreign policy on Wednesday at a private lunch..."

"... saying that inviting the Taliban to Camp David sent a 'terrible signal' and that it was 'disrespectful' to the victims of 9/11 because the Taliban had harbored al Qaeda. Bolton also said that any negotiations with North Korea and Iran were 'doomed to failure,' according to two attendees.... ...




September 19, 08:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Testing the Judicial Capacity Model




September 19, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Canada jolted.

ADDED: Why are people referring to that makeup as "brownface"? It's as dark as any blackface I've seen. I know, he says it was an Aladdin costume, but doesn't that make it worse? He was overdarkening for the character he purported to play. Fox News headline: "CNN's Don Lemon knocks Trump while pr...




September 19, 07:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "[I]n women, the same areas that tend to become active when viewing sexual imagery that neuroscientists have deemed pleasing also became active in response to photos of vomiting or feces."

"What scientists tend to regard as 'arousal' on brain scans could also be its opposite, or perhaps some combination of each." From "What Can Brain Scans Tell Us About Sex? " (NYT)(noting a study that reported that "what happens in the brains of female study subjects when they look at sexual image...




September 19, 07:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump ruins everything!

From "California’s Luxury Dining Circuit: Delicious and Dull/The French Laundry, the Restaurant at Meadowood and SingleThread have much in common: amazing precision, sky-high prices and a sedating sort of predictability" (NYT): The macaroni and cheese in the golden egg, served as part of the tast...




September 19, 07:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   University of Pennsylvania Legal History Workshop Fall 2019




September 19, 07:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Your little internet friend...

POV: Me trying to explain “Internet Friends” to my Southern Mom pic.twitter.com/MHTyrkQ5tm — eco sister (@hiitaylorblake) September 17, 2019




September 19, 06:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A 2004 survey of over 30,000 respondents by BabyCenter found that 38% of new mothers received a push present, and 55% of pregnant mothers wanted one..."

"... though fewer thought it was actually expected. About 40% of both groups said the baby itself was already a present and did not wish an additional reward. The popularity of push presents has been attributed in part to media coverage of celebrities receiving them. Examples include a 10 carat d...




September 19, 06:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   Just because you can do something doesn't mean you should...

I hate all these people. pic.twitter.com/7TvnK4YqT6 — GayP*triot (@AmericanHomocon) September 18, 2019 I want to be in the meeting where this idea was proposed pic.twitter.com/Bf5KpQF716 — Tariq Rauf (@tariqrauf) September 18, 2019




September 19, 06:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Who is Alex Trebek?

#Jeopardy taped their Tournament of Champions this week. SPOILER ALERT: . . . . Alex Trebek is an unstoppable machine of game show hosting. Not this time, cancer. — James Holzhauer (@James_Holzhauer) September 19, 2019




September 19, 06:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Weight."




September 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Potter on prisons in British history




September 18, 05:14 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Deadline 9/20 Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network: CFP Law & Society 2020

Bumping to the front in anticipation of the deadline this Friday, 9/20 Call for Papers – Friday, September 20 Deadline The Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Seeks submissions for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting May 28-31, 2020 … Continue reading →




September 18, 04:22 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Emory Law School moving to fire a tenured faculty member who mentioned the "N-word" (he didnt use it)

What a disgrace, this simply isn't a firing offense at a serious university with real commitments to tenure and academic freedom. (The use-mention-distinction.)




September 18, 04:05 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   $600 Million Dollar Man

The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department struck from its rolls an attorney convicted of a federal offense Pursuant to Penal Law § 190.65, a person is guilty of this crime by engaging in a scheme with...




September 18, 04:03 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Pedagogical Interlude




September 18, 01:16 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump's Planned Revocation of California's Clean Air Authority is Illegal




September 18, 01:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   Lakeshore goldenrod.




September 18, 12:59 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Culver on (Un)Wicked Analytical Frameworks and the Cry For Identity @UCILaw @CWSL_News




September 18, 12:32 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Kahn on Mask Bans as Expressions of Memory Politics in the United States




September 18, 12:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   This WaPo column has the title "Why baby boomers’ grandchildren will hate them" even though the word "hate" does not appear in the text.

Here's the text (by Stephen Stromberg). A new Post-Kaiser Family Foundation poll gauged how U.S. teenagers feel about climate change. Nearly all — 86 percent — believe in the near-unanimous conclusions of the scientific community. Fifty-seven percent of teens say climate change makes them feel af...




September 18, 11:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Oklahoma Studies Bar Admission

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has established the Oklahoma Bar Examination Advisory Committee. Purpose 1. To consider modifications to the Oklahoma Bar Examination. 2. This study shall also include whether Oklahoma should adopt the Uniform Bar Examination and if so, under...




September 18, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What do you confess to the plants in your life?"

Today in chapel, we confessed to plants. Together, we held our grief, joy, regret, hope, guilt and sorrow in prayer; offering them to the beings who sustain us but whose gift we too often fail to honor. What do you confess to the plants in your life? pic.twitter.com/tEs3Vm8oU4 — Union Semin...




September 18, 09:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Trump Names Robert O’Brien, Hostage Mediator, as National Security Adviser."

The NYT reports. Mr. Trump announced the selection [of the State Department’s chief hostage negotiator] shortly after saying he would also “substantially increase Sanctions” on Iran following weekend attacks on oil facilities in Saudi Arabia that officials in Washington and the region have blamed...




September 18, 09:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Arizona Democratic Party is planning to hold a vote this week to determine whether Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) should be censured."

Censure her? Why would they censure her?! The Hill reports: Those seeking to censure Sinema point to her vote to confirm David Bernhardt, Trump’s nominee to serve as secretary of the Interior, as well as her vote to confirm William Barr as Attorney General, the news outlet notes. Additionally, pr...




September 18, 08:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I WAS TOLD THIS NEVER HAPPENS: Self-defense via 'assault weapon'? Three masked teens open fire on Georgia homeowner — and don’t live to regret it."

Glenn Reynolds blogs this CNN story (via Ed Morrissey ). The barebones story from CNN: The masked teens -- a 15-year-old and two 16-year-olds -- approached three residents around 4 a.m. Monday at the front yard of a home just outside Conyers and tried to rob them.... One of the would-be robbers t...




September 18, 08:34 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Judge Canned Over Facebook Share

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct announces the resignation of a non-attorney town court justice Altona Town Court Justice Kyle R. Canning (Clinton County) has resigned while under formal charges by the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct...




September 18, 07:27 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Mere Pretext, Illicit Motive, and a Proposed New Level of "Super-Strict Scrutiny"




September 18, 07:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "'I’m thinking, Only way I’m going to get rescued is self rescue... I knew where I was located there was no way they were going to be able to find me."

"In what one doctor has called an 'incredible story,' [Neil] Parker crawled for two days, hauling his broken leg [and using his broken wrist] over about two miles of rugged terrain, before he was spotted Tuesday local time by a rescue helicopter and airlifted to a nearby hospital. 'I’ve never hea...




September 18, 07:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mr. Nadler has said repeatedly that his committee is engaged in an impeachment investigation — or, if you prefer, an impeachment inquiry."

"He insists the 'nomenclature' does not matter. The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and her leadership team clearly disagree. They assiduously avoid the 'I' word, painting the committee’s work as garden-variety oversight. As a result, even Democratic lawmakers don’t seem to know whether they are eng...




September 18, 01:46 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. Iancu (Fed. Cir. 2019)

By Donald Zuhn -- On Monday, in Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research v. Iancu, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia affirming a determination by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office regarding the Patent Term Adjustme...




September 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   TAU Legal History Workshop




September 17, 04:18 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Charged In Son's Murder Suspended

The Illinois Supreme Court suspended an attorney Mr. Freund, who was licensed in 1984, was suspended on an interim basis and until further order of the Court. He has been criminally charged in McHenry County in the death, and the...




September 17, 04:03 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Credit To The Profession

The Illinois Supreme Court reciprocally disbarred an attorney based on the sanction imposed in Missouri. Steamboat Pilot & Today reported in October 2017 Aspen police found more than 60 credit cards and a trove of electronics, clothing and other people’s...




September 17, 02:12 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   ASLCH To Be Held at Quinnipiac University School of Law, March 7-8, 2020 @Law_Cult_Huma




September 17, 01:00 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Anti-Tax Populism versus the Actual Boston Tea Party (and History in General)




September 17, 10:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   Summer's end.




September 17, 10:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There are many Lakota who praise the memorial.... But others argue that a mountain-size sculpture is a singularly ill-chosen tribute. When Crazy Horse was alive..."

"... he was known for his humility, which is considered a key virtue in Lakota culture. He never dressed elaborately or allowed his picture to be taken. (He is said to have responded, 'Would you steal my shadow, too?') Before he died, he asked his family to bury him in an unmarked grave. There’s ...




September 17, 09:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "They will do whatever they can to demean you, to libel you. They try to blacklist, coerce, cancel or destroy anyone who gets in their way."

"Look at what they are doing today to Justice Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh. Did you see the New York Times? Did you see what they are doing? Did you see what Democrats -- they're calling for his resignation. They are calling for his impeachment. And the woman involved said she did not know anything, but ...




September 17, 09:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I can’t believe you’re here, wow. You’ve got balls, girl"/"Remember when your picture was on Wheaties boxes back when people could still look at you when they eat?"

"Let’s face it. No one wants to be here. The person who went to the greatest lengths to not show up tonight was Bruce Jenner"/"You goddamn hypocrite. You’re, like, against gay marriage. You voted for Trump. You’re like the Auntie Tom of the trans community." Things said about Caitlin Jenner at th...




September 17, 08:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Duka and Koski's beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some. But..."

"... the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive. They are for everyone. After all, while our own ideas may be popular today, they may not be tomorrow. Indeed, '[w]e can have intellectual individual...




September 17, 08:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Democrats are too busy "impeaching" President Trump to worry about "impeaching" Brett Kavanaugh.

"'Get real': Senior Democrats shut down Kavanaugh impeachment push/Democratic leaders are panning new demands by the left to oust the Supreme Court justice" (Politico). House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler similarly dismissed the idea of an impeachment inquiry, arguing in a radio interview Monda...




September 17, 08:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Meanwhile, as a kind of grimly ironic accompaniment to his scriptural musings, Buttigieg’s hometown, South Bend, has just discovered..."

"... that its longtime abortion provider, the late Dr. Ulrich Klopfer, kept a substantial collection of fetal remains on his property: 2,246 'products of conception,' to be exact, carefully preserved. The version of pro-choice politics that has been generally successful in this country allows Ame...




September 17, 08:00 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Vertical Mergers: Fast Food, Folklore, and Fake News

In the Federal Trade Commission’s recent hearings on competition policy in the 21st century, Georgetown professor Steven Salop urged greater scrutiny of vertical mergers. He argued that regulators should be skeptical of the claim that vertical integration tends to produce efficiencies that can en...




September 17, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "So far this morning, you’ve mentioned Frank Zappa, Ric Ocasek and the Talking Heads. I’m sure there are lots of musical threads that attach the three. But..."

"... there’s something else, too: Baltimore childhoods. Frank Zappa and Ric Ocasek were both born in Baltimore and David Byrne moved to town when he was in elementary school. I grew up just outside the city and live here now. It’s a challenging and frustrating place on a lot of levels but it’s al...




September 17, 07:16 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Folk Tort Law" by Geistfeld

Mark Geistfeld (New York University School of Law) has published "Folk Tort Law" on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The standard of reasonable care is the most important example of a substantive tort obligation that is largely determined by folk...




September 17, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Robertson on Mississippi's constitutional history




  

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