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July 28, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ray, "Aboriginal Rights Claims and the Making and Remaking of History"




July 28, 12:18 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Genzyme Therapeutic Products Ltd. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit affirmed the decision by the Patent Trial and Appeals Board (PTAB) in an inter partes review (IPR) that the claims of Genzyme's U.S Patent Nos. 7,351,410 and 7,655,226 were obvious, in Genzyme Therapeutic Products, Inc. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Inc. Th...




July 27, 08:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   Flight of the Pelikan/Drawing like Paul Klee.

Maybe you remember the series of blog posts, back in 2014, How to draw/paint like Paul Klee . I'd found the notebook about which I'd once written : I have a notebook of drawings/writings done at a big Paul Klee show, done in London in about 2003, just before starting this blog. I'd li...




July 27, 08:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   Oh! The convention. Day 3. Do you care?

What's the point of Day 3? I don't get it. They've got to get the VP nominated, so there's one order of business. Other than that, it's a line-up of speeches, notably President Obama, but also the VP guys, Biden and Kaine. I'm a little curious about whether the convention will finally get around ...




July 27, 07:43 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Trump press conference. I watched it.

Anything to blow a gasket about? Any bait to take?




July 27, 05:25 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Popular Culture Presidential Candidates: #We're With Them




July 27, 04:45 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Two Helpful Developments Aimed at Curbing Anticompetitive Protectionist Occupational Licensing Restrictions – Harbingers of Reform?

Background Recently, an increasing amount of scholarship has focused on the excessive costs of occupational licensing, which too frequently serves merely as a protectionist state-created barrier to entry that arbitrarily prevents individuals (and, in particular, low-income individuals) from earni...




July 27, 04:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends premiere of 'Merchant of Venice' in city's ghetto"

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends premiere of 'Merchant of Venice' in city's ghetto": The Jewish Telegraphic Agency has this report .




July 27, 04:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "CJ Roberts Congratulates Judge Boggs on his 30th Anniversary"

"CJ Roberts Congratulates Judge Boggs on his 30th Anniversary": Josh Blackman has this blog post today.




July 27, 04:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Belch in Gym Class. Then Handcuffs and a Lawsuit."

"A Belch in Gym Class. Then Handcuffs and a Lawsuit." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg VIew.




July 27, 04:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Three Shifts of Chief Justice John Roberts"

"The Three Shifts of Chief Justice John Roberts": Adam Feldman has this post today at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




July 27, 04:09 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some form of unlawful visual observation). Recently, we've re...




July 27, 04:03 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend

The Minnesota Supreme Court imposed an indefinite suspension with no right to reapply for five years on charges alleging two counts of misconduct: (1) an improper referral and fee-sharing arrangement and (2) a first-degree assault conviction. The court At a...




July 27, 04:00 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Michaels on Law and Recognition: Toward a Relational Concept of Law




July 27, 03:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pa. high court agrees to hear challenge on ballot-question wording"

"Pa. high court agrees to hear challenge on ballot-question wording": Kathy Boccella of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "The lawsuit by two retired Supreme Court justice and a prominent Philadelphia attorney challenging the wording of this fall's referendum on the state's ju...




July 27, 03:30 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Babie on Australian Religious, Legislative, and Judicial Protections for Religious Freedoms




July 27, 03:00 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Banović on Identity Politics and Legal Recognition




July 27, 02:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Law Review Article Puts Respected Appeals Court Judge on Trial"

"Law Review Article Puts Respected Appeals Court Judge on Trial": Jacob Gershman has this post -- which links to one of my blog's "20 questions for the appellate judge" interviews -- at WSJ.com's "Law Blog."




July 27, 02:44 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities Annual Conference Website Is Now Available




July 27, 02:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Verdict over Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' is appealed"

"Verdict over Led Zeppelin's 'Stairway to Heaven' is appealed": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report .




July 27, 02:29 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Family Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) [CORRECTED]

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: Rank Name School Citations Age in 2016 1 Martha Fineman Emory University 580...




July 27, 02:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pa. Supreme Court rejects Philly D.A.'s appeal in church sex-abuse case"

"Pa. Supreme Court rejects Philly D.A.'s appeal in church sex-abuse case": Joseph A. Slobodzian of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report .




July 27, 12:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Roy Moore says he did not order probate judges to ignore U.S. Supreme Court"

"Roy Moore says he did not order probate judges to ignore U.S. Supreme Court": Kent Faulk of The Birmingham News has this report . And Kelsey Davis of The Montgomery Advertiser has an article headlined " Moore: Same-sex marriage order result of Justices' inaction ." You can access at this link ye...




July 27, 12:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Aucoin, "Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South"




July 27, 12:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Welcome new "How Appealing" readers

Welcome new "How Appealing" readers: Although nearly 99 percent of "How Appealing" readers who I meet on my various blog-related travels tell me that they have been reading this blog since shortly after its inception in May 2002, it appears that this blog's inclusion in Law360.com's list (subscri...




July 27, 12:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Repeaters"

"Supreme Court Repeaters": Jason Iuliano and Ya Sheng Lin have posted this paper on SSRN.




July 27, 12:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Va. transgender student's lawyers tell high court it need not take on bathroom case"

"Va. transgender student's lawyers tell high court it need not take on bathroom case": Robert Barnes and Moriah Balingit have this article in today's edition of The Washington Post. And David Ingram of Reuters reports that " Transgender student asks U.S. high court to keep out of bathroom case ."...




July 27, 11:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Professor Richard Schneider, law students join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on July 27 in special 'Merchant of Venice' experience in Italy"

"Professor Richard Schneider, law students join Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on July 27 in special 'Merchant of Venice' experience in Italy": Wake Forest University School of Law has posted online this news release .




July 27, 11:52 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Burazin on Legal Systems as Artifacts




July 27, 11:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up"

"2016 Annual Supreme Court Round Up": The Federalist Society has posted this video featuring Miguel A. Estrada online at YouTube.




July 27, 11:48 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Hatzis on the Illiberal Democracy of Ancient Athens




July 27, 11:45 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Constitution Check: Will the Citizens United decision be overturned?"

"Constitution Check: Will the Citizens United decision be overturned?" Lyle Denniston has this post today at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




July 27, 11:45 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Crouch on Promiscuity, Polygyny, and the Power of Revenge: The Past and Future of Burmese Buddhist Law in Myanmar




July 27, 11:06 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Our American Banker Op-Ed on Our Validation Notice Findings

by Jeff Sovern Here. It has more information than the article abstract, but is a lot shorter than the article. The article itself is here. In other debt collection news, Law360.com has its preview of the debt collection rules here...




July 27, 11:06 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Debt Collection Update: Our American Banker Op-Ed on Our Validation Notice Findings and More on the CFPB's Field Hearing

by Jeff Sovern Here. It has more information than the article abstract, but is a lot shorter than the article. The article itself is here. In other debt collection news, Law360.com has its preview of the debt collection rules here...




July 27, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   William Nelson Foundation Grants




July 27, 10:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   Meade texts from the front yard.

Open thread... talk about anything.




July 27, 10:23 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Gag Me With Calhoun

After weeks of embarrassing publicity and political mobilization, Yale University has been forced to rehire Corey Menafee, an African American employee who was fired for smashing a stained glass window at Yale’s Calhoun College that depicted slaves shouldering bales of cotton...




July 27, 10:12 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Oral Arguments for Law Students

I will sometimes – not often, maybe once a semester, if that – play a couple of minutes of oral argument from the Supreme Court for my students if they are particularly enlightening. For example, I have played portions of the argument in the recent Facebook threat case, Elonis v. U.S., in Crimina...




July 27, 10:02 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Meares on Policing and Its Reform




July 27, 09:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What stops us from looking at ourselves and seeing ourselves is that we’re kind of ugly, if we really, if we look really hard."

"We’re not who we think we are. We’re not, uh we’re not as wonderful as we think we are." Said Bill Murray, back in 2014, in an interview with Howard Stern, quoted in a new NYT article — by David Segal —  titled "Confessor. Feminist. Adult. What the Hell Happened to Howard Stern?/Scattered a...




July 27, 09:48 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Letter To A Debtor

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with the district court that a lawyer's letter to a debtor did not create a cause of action. The court rejected the claim that the letter was...




July 27, 09:32 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction On March 19, 2015, an amended information was filed in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, charging Movant with one count...




July 27, 09:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Bill Clinton had a very difficult job last night: He was tasked with making it seem like Hillary would have been the nominee even if she wasn't Mrs. Bill Clinton, the wife of the former Governor of Arkansas and the former President of the US."

Wrote Tommy Duncan, in the comments to the previous post . That made me think of this section of Bill Clinton's big speech : Meanwhile, I was still trying to get her to marry me. The second time I asked, I tried a different tactic. I said, "I really want you to marry me, but you shouldn't do it."...




July 27, 09:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Pay Or Don't Play

The web page of the Ohio Supreme Court has a summary of a disciplinary case from Dan Trevas. Notably, the attorney must resolve a malpractice judgment secured by his former client in order to be reinstated. The Ohio Supreme Court...




July 27, 08:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   Maybe watching the convention on C-SPAN isn't such a good idea.

I thought that by watching on C-SPAN, I'd do more blogging, but I ended up blogging nothing, despite watching hours and hours of material. Maybe what's on CNN and Fox and the rest is the real show, and what's going on in the hall is just the background, so if you stick with C-SPAN, it's like watc...




July 27, 07:50 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

{Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict , I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion piece.    In case you missed it, I highly recommend ...




July 27, 07:15 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Family Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: Rank Name School Citations Age in 2016 1 Martha Fineman Emory University 580...




July 27, 12:42 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "GOP: Challenge to ballot question on judges' retirement age 'flawed.'"

"GOP: Challenge to ballot question on judges' retirement age 'flawed.'" Kathy Boccella of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report . And this past Sunday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer contained an editorial titled " The misleading Pa. ballot question that shouldn't be asked " that begin...




July 27, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Grosswald Curran on Law and Human Suffering in Vichy France




July 27, 12:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "FIU loses appeal in trademark lawsuit against Florida National University"

"FIU loses appeal in trademark lawsuit against Florida National University": The Miami Herald has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.




July 26, 11:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State outlines evidence, witnesses in Markel case"

"State outlines evidence, witnesses in Markel case": Sean Rossman has this front page article in today's edition of The Tallahassee Democrat.




July 26, 11:45 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Court Report

By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Genzyme Corp. et al. v. Zydus Pharmaceuticals (USA) Inc. 1:16-cv-00540; filed June 29, 2016 in the District Court of Delaware Plaintiffs: Genzyme Corp.; Sanofi-Aventis U.S. LLC Def...




July 26, 11:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "New York State Makes It Legal to Cry in Your Funeral Pie"

"New York State Makes It Legal to Cry in Your Funeral Pie": Sarah Maslin Nir will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The New York Times.




July 26, 11:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Rosetta Stone' Needed to Decode California's Supreme Court"

"'Rosetta Stone' Needed to Decode California's Supreme Court": Online today at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an essay that begins, "It isn't often that Stephen Reinhardt, arguably the most liberal member of the federal bench, agrees with Jay Bybee, the judge who was head of forme...




July 26, 11:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Ghosts of Shelby County: Despite some recent wins, voting rights are still under siege."

"The Ghosts of Shelby County: Despite some recent wins, voting rights are still under siege." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online today at Slate.




July 26, 11:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How to Libel a Porn Star"

"How to Libel a Porn Star": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




July 26, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "What Law Firms Can Learn From SCOTUSblog"

"What Law Firms Can Learn From SCOTUSblog": Andrew Longstreth has this article online at Bloomberg Law.




July 26, 09:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Reasonable Grounds To Believe

A psychiatric examination of an attorney was ordered by the Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division There are reasonable grounds to believe that the Lawyer might be or might have been incapacitated, and that the proposed examination by...




July 26, 09:01 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Nudges That Fail"

Recently published on SSRN: "Nudges That Fail" CASS R. SUNSTEIN, Harvard Law School Why are some nudges ineffective, or at least less effective than choice architects hope and expect? Focusing primarily on default rules, this essay emphasizes two reasons. The...




July 26, 08:55 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): College Professors Are Using Smart Drugs to Grade Your Crappy Essays, Vice In The Popular Press: Updated Brain Map Identifies Nearly 100 New Regions, New York Times Why Emotional Abuse in Childhood May Lead to...




July 26, 07:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention.

Watch it with me. Hillary is nominated. That's the central fact, but there's got to be more going on here. Help me find something to talk about.




July 26, 07:23 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Community Values

If you write and think about policing, as I do, acting on behalf of the community has become one of the core problems of recent weeks. I have found the whole business of shootings and assassinations in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota, quite appalling. These shootings have raised questions abou...




July 26, 05:35 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   What Will the CFPB's Debt Collection Regs Say?

The American Banker (behind paywall) and Bloomberg report speculations.




July 26, 05:01 PM   /   Althouse   /   Lake Mendota, today.




July 26, 04:37 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: Ex parte Milligan at 150




July 26, 04:24 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Philadelphia police and public protest

Interesting discussion of how the Philadelphia police are responding to public protest during the current DNC (as well as how they have responded to more recent Occupy and Black Lives Matter events). And he contrasts it with the city's absurd overreaction to the 2000 RNC, which produced 400 arres...




July 26, 04:01 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Admission Granted: "A Little Bit Of Light Can Shut Out A Lot Of Darkness"

A Hearing Division Tribunal of the Law Society of Upper Canada held that an applicant for an L1 law license has the present good character for admission. The behavior The applicant is now 39 years old. The applicant has a...




July 26, 03:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Historically, when Mr. Clinton does not have a job to do, he gets into trouble."

Writes Patrick Healy in a NYT article titled "A Worry if Hillary Clinton Wins: What to Do With Bill." Putting Mr. Clinton to good use, while containing his less helpful impulses, would be a major test for Mrs. Clinton as president, given the spotlight and pressure they would be under and her limi...




July 26, 03:45 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

My South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted Collective Coercion on SSRN. The article will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be most relevant for many readers of this blog,...




July 26, 03:19 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Essay on the Supreme Court's Spokeo decision

In this short essay (subscription possibly required), public-interest lawyer Arthur Bryant explains why he thinks the Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo v. Robins is good news for consumers seeking to enforce their rights to statutory damages.




July 26, 02:45 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Savannah Law School: @SavannahLawSch CFP for a Colloquium on American Legal Fictions




July 26, 02:10 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   How much do lawyers working in solo practice actually earn? (Michael Simkovic)

In 2015, Professor Benjamin Barton of the University of Tennessee estimated for CNN.com, and Business Insider that attorneys working in solo practice earn an average...




July 26, 01:29 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Ricca on the Intercultural Use of Human Rights and Legal Chorology




July 26, 01:26 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Morss on Gender and Culture in International Legal Theory.




July 26, 01:09 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Annals of "bullshit" rankings

Rankings are fun, sure, but it's good to figure out wheter the metric means something (anything!) lest one produce nonsense. Case in point: ranking law...




July 26, 12:13 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Empirically Assessing Iqbal & Twombly

The Supreme Court's Iqbal and Twombly decisions triggered important civil pleading policy changes. Not surprisingly, the decisions ignited significant scholarly attention to them and hypotheses about their likely effects. Important empirical scholarship has also emerged and many of these empirica...




July 26, 11:58 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Assistant Public Defender Convicted And Public Defender Loses Job

The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended an attorney who had not adequately responded to ethics charges. 13WMAZ reported on criminal charges in April 2016 A Macon attorney admitted in federal court that she tried to sell drugs to a GBI...




July 26, 11:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: Additional posts will appear here tonight.




July 26, 11:14 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Norris on Constitutional Economics: Lochner, Labor, and the Battle for Liberty




July 26, 11:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Why did Hillary get rid of her middle name?... Hillary 'Rotten' Clinton... It's too close."

Trump didn't originate that — I can see Mark Levin using it back in 2007 — but I hadn't noticed it before Trump's little routine (which has some pretty expert comic timing, I think).  Here 's Scott Adams talking about it today: "Rotten cleverly incorporates all of Trump’s best labe...




July 26, 10:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Right To Appointed Counsel Upheld In Termination Of Parental Rights Case

The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that an indigent parent has the right to appointed counsel in a matter involving termination of parental rights. From the headnotes On August 1, 2013, with the agency’s consent, J.E.V. and D.G.V. filed...




July 26, 10:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chevron Deference and the Proposed 'Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016': A Sign of the Times."

"Chevron Deference and the Proposed 'Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016': A Sign of the Times." Law professor Vikram David Amar has this essay today at Justia.com's "Verdict."




July 26, 10:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Scott Walker Just Put An Insane Person On His State's Supreme Court"

"Scott Walker Just Put An Insane Person On His State's Supreme Court": Ian Millhiser has this post online at ThinkProgress.




July 26, 10:33 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court says Obamacare birth control option may violate Catholics' rights, even if they don't use it"

"Court says Obamacare birth control option may violate Catholics' rights, even if they don't use it": Columnist Michael Hiltzik has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.




July 26, 10:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal judge from Palmer Township has died"

"Federal judge from Palmer Township has died": Rudy Miller of The Express-Times of Easton, Pennsylvania has this report .




July 26, 10:23 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Government's Privacy Rights Don't Exceed the Public's"

"Government's Privacy Rights Don't Exceed the Public's": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




July 26, 10:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alameda County defends restrictions on gun-shop locations"

"Alameda County defends restrictions on gun-shop locations": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report .




July 26, 09:26 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ticket-Fixing Judge Reinstated In Ohio

The Columbus Dispatch has a story of a judge's reinstatement to the Ohio Bar. Former Franklin County Judge Harland H. Hale's license to practice law was reinstated today by the Ohio Supreme Court. Hale's license was suspended in 2014 for...




July 26, 09:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "To the Bernie or bust people: You're being ridiculous."

Let's talk about what Sarah Silverman said. Here's my set of observations: 1. Silverman was not calling all Bernie people ridiculous, only the "Bernie or bust" people — only those who are so dedicated to a lost dream that they won't see the clear task at hand and do what needs to be done. 2. Silv...




July 26, 09:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "To the Bernie-or-bust people: You're being ridiculous."

Let's talk about what Sarah Silverman said. Here's my set of observations: 1. Silverman was not calling all Bernie people ridiculous, only the "Bernie or bust" people — only those who are so dedicated to a lost dream that they won't see the clear task at hand and do what needs to be done. 2....




July 26, 08:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Former Prosecutor Charged With Ethics Violations In Police Shooting Case

A former Assistant Corporation Counsel was charged with ethical violations in his prosecution of a criminal case. The Chicago Tribune has a story about the conduct and his resignation A veteran attorney in Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration resigned hours after...




July 26, 08:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   If Donald Trump showed equivalent disrespect for the rule of law, he would be lambasted, but Bernie Sanders can say...

"Hillary Clinton will nominate justices to the Supreme Court who are prepared to overturn Citizens United and end the movement toward oligarchy in this country. Her Supreme Court appointments will also defend a woman’s right to choose, workers’ rights, the rights of the LGBT community, the needs ...




July 26, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Oh! Elizabeth Warren just did a Nazi salute, waiting for the breathless indignation from the media."

"Well if Laura Ingraham gave a Nazi salute then so did Elizabeth Warren. But I'm guessing we won't hear about that in the media."




July 26, 08:00 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Mother 's Forgiveness

A non-practicing attorney has been suspended for three months by the New Jersey Supreme Court as a result of an assault conviction. The victim was his mother. From the report of the Disciplinary Review Board During his allocution before the...




July 26, 08:00 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Donald Trump: Moosbrugger for President

There is a void at the heart of Donald Trump. The critic Carlos Lozada found it by reading all of his books: Over the course of 2,212 pages, I encountered a world where bragging is breathing and insulting is talking, where repetition and contradiction come standard, where vengefulness and insecur...




July 26, 07:48 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Suspended Means Suspended; Disbarred Means Disbarred

A suspended attorney who had continued to practice in violation of the order has been disbarred by the Indiana Supreme Court. On or about the date his active suspension began, Respondent entered his appearance as counsel for the mother in...




July 26, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Life Plan, Subject of a Life, or Sentience: Competing Criteria for Moral Consideration

by Michael Dorf Last week, Sherry Colb and I were guests on the radio show Main Street Vegan , hosted by Victoria Moran. The episode is now available as a podcast . The interview covered various of the subjects we address in our book Beating Hearts: Abortion & Animal Rights . Here I want to f...




July 26, 12:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "For the last year, I’ve been feeling the Bern. Relax, I put some cream on it."

Said Sarah Silverman at the Democratic National Convention tonight. It made me say, quoting the old Bill Clinton line, "Put some ice on it." I don't think they meant to evoke that. Maybe it was only me.




July 26, 12:07 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "If a seventh grader starts trading fake burps for laughs in gym class, what's a teacher to do?"

"If a seventh grader starts trading fake burps for laughs in gym class, what's a teacher to do?" So beings a dissenting opinion that Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch issued today.




  

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