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February 17, 07:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Demand-Superior-Walls Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. These walls have ears . No one says that anymore. All the trite phrases that have gone away. Occasionally you notice one. Remember when people said Let's run it up the flagpole and see if anyone salutes ? Anyway, that image is a screenshot from Meade's co...




February 17, 07:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Is There an Obstruction Case against President Trump?"

If anyone can analyze the hell out of that question, it's Andrew McCarthy . Let me express my awe and thanks. And let me point also to this column of his from a couple days ago, "What Did Comey Tell President Trump about the Steele Dossier?," which he links to in the new column with this mind-ben...




February 17, 06:31 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Ubiquitous (and inexcusable) ignorance in a “knowledge society” during the “information age”




February 17, 06:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In that 25th hour, I’m pretty sure I heard certain words — 'god,' 'money,' 'demons,''warships' — but I’m entirely confident that I was hearing an unknowable prayer..."

"... the kind that makes the forward-march of time go greasy and slack, the kind that lifts us out of the real world and plunges us into a place we’ve never been, together. 'Y’all know what I’m saying?' [Sir] E.U asked near the end, and even if you didn’t, you absolutely did." From "This D.C. rap...




February 17, 06:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   Moderation woes.

We've been having trouble with moderating comments for a few days. As you may know, if you comment on a post more than 2 days old, it doesn't go up until we approve it. But we haven't been able to get to the moderation page, so whatever is there is just helplessly waiting. Sorry, but I can't do a...




February 17, 01:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Loughry out, Workman in as WV Supreme Court chief justice"

"Loughry out, Workman in as WV Supreme Court chief justice": Today's edition of The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail contains a front page article that begins, "Allen Loughry was abruptly replaced by Margaret Workman as chief justice of the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals on Friday, follow...




February 17, 01:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Little Pink House' Movie Tackling 'Kelo' Supreme Court Decision Gets Release Date; The feature film explores the downside of eminent domain, putting it at odds with President Trump"

"'Little Pink House' Movie Tackling 'Kelo' Supreme Court Decision Gets Release Date; The feature film explores the downside of eminent domain, putting it at odds with President Trump": Paul Bond of The Hollywood Reporter has this article . You can view the movie's trailer on YouTube at this link .




February 17, 01:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "California public sector unions are about to be gutted by Supreme Court conservatives"

"California public sector unions are about to be gutted by Supreme Court conservatives": Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online at The Sacramento Bee.




February 17, 01:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Supreme Court's outspoken justice."

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg: the Supreme Court's outspoken justice." Steve Kurtz has this essay at FoxNews.com.




February 17, 01:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment."

"A Prisoner Got a Book Deal. Now the State Wants Him to Pay for His Imprisonment." Alexandra Alter of The New York Times has this report .




February 17, 01:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Frustrated Military Tribunal Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case"

"Frustrated Military Tribunal Judge Indefinitely Halts Cole Bombing Case": Charlie Savage has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.




February 17, 01:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is It 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know; When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit."

"Is It 'Natural'? Consumers, and Lawyers, Want to Know; When products are labeled natural, the court challenges begin, raising questions about whether labeling is really misleading or simply fodder for a lawsuit." Julie Creswell has this article in today's edition off The New York Times.




February 17, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Preview of a Union-Busting Case, and RBG's Greatest Hits Tour: Details on the case that could gut public sector unions, and Justice Ginsburg speaks to #MeToo and due process."

"A Preview of a Union-Busting Case, and RBG's Greatest Hits Tour: Details on the case that could gut public sector unions, and Justice Ginsburg speaks to #MeToo and due process." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.




February 17, 11:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There were very drawn out versions of songs where Manson mostly rambled on about our lack of love and other bizarre things. After an hour and fifteen minutes of this, he threw his microphone and left the stage."

From "Marilyn Manson Cuts Concert Short After Meltdown Onstage/The rocker rambled a freestyle jam and repeated demands for applause, while performing at the Paramount in New York on Thursday night." I'm fascinated by that phrase "our lack of love and other bizarre things."




February 17, 11:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In the past, Mr. Trump said, when dealing with a dishonest rival 'there was nothing you can do other than sue. Which I’ve done... But it’s a long process.'"

"Now, he simply tweets. Caustically, colorfully and repeatedly. Suddenly, he said of his foes, 'I have more power than they do. I can let people know that they were a fraud... I can let people know that they have no talent, that they didn’t know what they’re doing. You have a voice.'... Mr. Trump...




February 17, 10:52 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   ICYMI: Soucek on Not Representing Justice: Ellsworth Kelly's Abstraction in the Boston Courthouse @BRSoucek




February 17, 10:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mueller’s unprecedented prosecution raises three novel arguments: first, that speaking out about American politics requires a foreign citizen to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act..."

"... second, that speaking out about American politics requires a foreign citizen list their source and expenditure of funding to the Federal Election Commission; and third, that mistakes on visa applications constitute 'fraud' on the State Department. All appear to borrow from the now-discredite...




February 17, 09:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Michigan is one of more than 40 states where prisoners can be forced to pay for the cost of their incarceration..."

"Laws that allow the government to charge prisoners 'room and board' or 'cost of care' fees have proliferated in recent decades, as states charge inmates and parolees for everything from medical care, clothing and meals to police transport, public defense fees, drug testing and electronic monitor...




February 17, 08:45 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Tennessee Disbars Two: Metal Pipe Injury Defense Rejected In One Case; Other Followed In Footsteps Of Davy Crockett

The web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court disbarred two Nashville attorneys, Sean K. Hornbeck and Robin K. Barry, revoking their law licenses. The Court rejected both attorneys’ requests to make the disbarment retroactive in order...




February 17, 08:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   "For the past year, Donald Trump has repeatedly denied the existence of a profound national security threat..."

... write the editors of the NYT in "Stop Letting the Russians Get Away With It, Mr. Trump. " They're pointing at the new indictment as if it makes it obvious that the Russians already did something that amounts to a profound national security threat . But it's far from obvious. In fact, I can't ...




February 17, 07:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   "To the extent that there is a generational divide, it may have to do with the fact that many older women are still wary about the internet, which leads them to not only miss the context of a longstanding feminist internet tradition of ironic misandry..."

"... but also to overlook the more nuanced chatter happening among younger women on social media and digital sites.... And yet most of the disagreement has to do with age-old ideas about sex, power and the function of social movements... Writes Nona Willis Aronowitz in "The Feminist Pursuit of Go...




February 17, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




February 16, 09:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Friday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about whatever you want.




February 16, 06:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The indictment is odd, to say the least."

"Its very first paragraph recites that it is against the law for foreign nationals to spend money to influence US elections, or for agents of foreign countries to engage in political activities without registering. But no one is charged with these crimes. Instead, the indictment is devoted mostly...




February 16, 04:17 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The F.B.I.’s admission that it did not act on a tip that Mr. Cruz had a 'desire to kill people, erratic behavior, and disturbing social media posts,' could open up a new avenue of attack for political opponents seeking to discredit the bureau’s work...."

"After the shooting, conservative news media said that the F.B.I. could have prevented the attack if it had not been spending so much time looking into Russian election interference.... This is not the first time that the F.B.I. has come under fire for being aware of a threat and failing to stop ...




February 16, 04:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Thompson Reviews MacLean's "Democracy in Chains"




February 16, 03:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The special counsel investigating Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election charged 13 Russian nationals and three Russian organizations on Friday with illegally using social media platforms to sow political discord..."

The NYT reports , as I'm sure you already know. Sorry to take so long putting up a post, but I sense that you've begun the conversation in another thread. We were out running errands and walking on Picnic Point, but we listened to the news on the car radio. The newswoman exclaimed "Wow! Wow! Wow!...




February 16, 02:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Thomas Laments Victim Mentality, Reflects on Difficult Past"

"Thomas Laments Victim Mentality, Reflects on Difficult Past": Kimberly Robinson has this post at the "US Law Week Blog."




February 16, 02:53 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Sixth Circuit panel rejects "an anything-hurts-so-long-as-Congress-says-it-hurts theory of Article III injury"

Sixth Circuit panel rejects "an anything-hurts-so-long-as-Congress-says-it-hurts theory of Article III injury": Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton issued this interesting opinion today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in a case involving t...




February 16, 01:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump lawyers press Supreme Court to act fast on 'Dreamers' and abortion dispute"

"Trump lawyers press Supreme Court to act fast on 'Dreamers' and abortion dispute": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




February 16, 01:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday on DACA"

"Supreme Court will meet behind closed doors Friday on DACA": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report .




February 16, 01:32 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Conn Man

The Kentucky Supreme Court has permanently disbarred Eric Conn The factual basis leading to Conn's disbarment is found in KBA files 22222 and 16-DIS-24363. KBA file 16-DIS-243q3 stems from Conn's guilty plea following his March 16, 2017, plea to two...




February 16, 01:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Frustrated judge halts USS Cole trial 'until a superior court tells me to keep going'"

"Frustrated judge halts USS Cole trial 'until a superior court tells me to keep going'": Carol Rosenberg of The Miami Herald has an article that begins, "The judge in the trial of the man accused of planning the bombing of the USS Cole on Friday shut down the proceedings over his inability to get...




February 16, 12:07 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Tranter on Envisioning and Programming Digital Legality From SyFy's Caprica @GriffLawSchool




February 16, 12:04 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Brain Development, Social Context and Justice Policy"

Recently posted on SSRN: "Brain Development, Social Context and Justice Policy" ELIZABETH S. SCOTT, Columbia University - Law School NATASHA DUELL, Temple University LAURENCE STEINBERG, Temple University - Department of Psychology Justice policy reform in the past decade has been...




February 16, 11:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   When Donald Trump wrote "I've read John Updike, I've read Orhan Pamuk, I've read Philip Roth."

An AP writer has dug up a letter Trump wrote to the NYT in 2005 in response to a review of a collection of New Yorker profiles written by Mark Singer. The review said: The only instance in which Singer throws and lands a sucker punch is in a 1997 profile of the pre-"Apprentice" Donald Trump, in w...




February 16, 11:48 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Just Rawling Along: A Theory of Justice: The Musical! @JusticeMusical




February 16, 11:36 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Why In the World Would Democrats Refuse to Make Trump a Campaign Issue?

by Neil H. Buchanan To hear many Republicans and Democrats tell it, the country should stop letting itself be jerked around by the chaos in Donald Trump's White House and instead insist that politicians focus on Real Issues.  In particular, many supposedly savvy political observers on both s...




February 16, 11:33 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Series on Law and the Arts at the University of Malaga Faculty of Law @jcalvo11




February 16, 11:28 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The father of consumer sovereignty

I hope to have a lot more to say about Quinn Slobodian’s Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism when it comes out next month. Short version: it’s a very important book that deserves to have a quite enormous impact. It does look at questions related to those of Na...




February 16, 11:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Scalia Recognized the Constitutionality of Some Gun Control Measures, And For That He Was Criticized as Not Sufficiently Originalist"

"Justice Scalia Recognized the Constitutionality of Some Gun Control Measures, And For That He Was Criticized as Not Sufficiently Originalist": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog."




February 16, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Saavedra on the Property on the Chilean Frontier, 1790-1830




February 16, 10:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In January, 2017, [Karen] McDougal had her breast implants removed, citing declining health that she believed to be connected to the implants."

"McDougal said that confronting illness, and embracing a cause she wanted to speak about, made her feel increasingly conflicted about the moral compromises of silence. 'As I was sick and feeling like I was dying and bedridden, all I could do was pray to live. But now I pray to live right, and mak...




February 16, 10:31 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Speculative Conflict Does Not Justify Disqualification

The Iowa Supreme Court has reversed an order disqualifying retained counsel in a criminal matter. Carlos Ramon Mulatillo privately retained attorney Steven Gardner to defend him on felony drug charges. Gardner had represented Mulatillo for fifteen months. Less than two...




February 16, 10:17 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Conflicts In New Hampshire

The New Hampshire Supreme Court Professional Conduct Committee has reprimanded an attorney who had failed to recognize and deal with developing conflicts of interest between three individual and one entity clients. Fosters.com reported on the underlying representation. The reprimand identifies...




February 16, 10:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If there are three sculptures that would define sculpture in the 20th century, this has to be one of the three."

Said the dealer who brokered the sale of Marcel Duchamp's "Bottle Rack" to the Art Institute of Chicago. The Art Institute was set to announce Tuesday that it beat out other top museums to purchase Bottle Rack, the first of Duchamp’s “readymades,” a series for which the artist would go on to beat...




February 16, 09:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "No Magic Formula" For Disciplinary Sanction

The West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals rejected a Hearing Panel Subcommittee's proposed suspension of one year and ordered a three-year suspension of an attorney. The attorney was admitted in 1982 and had no prior bar discipline. The charges involved...




February 16, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Schmidt on Enforcing the 14th Amendment




February 16, 09:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Does it matter if the artist who's said to have painted Barack Obama's portrait had assistants who did much of the work?

Richard Johnson at Page Six writes: Sources say artist Kehinde Wiley — who painted the former president before a background of greenery and flowers — has studios in China and produces most of his work there. "It’s his base of operation," said art critic Charlie Finch, who has known Wiley and appr...




February 16, 09:02 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Nothing in the Constitution Prevents Sensible Gun Rules: Listen to Justice Scalia on the Second Amendment."

"Nothing in the Constitution Prevents Sensible Gun Rules: Listen to Justice Scalia on the Second Amendment." Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




February 16, 09:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Oaths Matter, for the Spouses and the Officiant: A magistrate who resigned rather than perform gay weddings shouldn't be getting a payoff."

"Oaths Matter, for the Spouses and the Officiant: A magistrate who resigned rather than perform gay weddings shouldn't be getting a payoff." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




February 16, 08:55 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Judicious RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a powerful advocate for the #MeToo movement by showing up and modeling dignity."

"The Judicious RBG: Ruth Bader Ginsburg has become a powerful advocate for the #MeToo movement by showing up and modeling dignity." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. It was wonderful to see Dahlia this past Monday evening at the National Constitution Center .




February 16, 08:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Salt Bae lives for weeks at a time at the Plaza Hotel. He commutes to his restaurant using a self-balancing board."

Caption — at "How Salt Bae, Restaurateur, Spends His Sundays/Nusret Gokce has moved into the Plaza Hotel in order to be close to his new restaurant, Nusr-Et, where he spends most of the day" (NYT) — on a photograph that shows Nusret Gokce (AKA Salt Bae) walking down the steps at the Plaza. There ...




February 16, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Pritchard and Thompson on the 2d Circuit and Securities Law in the 60s




February 16, 12:07 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Multiple Artificial Intelligence Bills Introduced in House and Senate

By Aaron Gin -- Over the last two months, the United States legislature has introduced three new bills intended to establish a Federal Advisory Committee on the rapidly-evolving field of artificial intelligence (AI) and to analyze and report on the impact and growth of the technology. FUTURE of A...




February 15, 11:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Lawyers clash on how Iowa abortion waiting period would affect women"

"Lawyers clash on how Iowa abortion waiting period would affect women": Stephen Gruber-Miller of The Des Moines Register has this report .




February 15, 11:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pa. Democrats, others send congressional redistrict plans to Supreme Court"

"Pa. Democrats, others send congressional redistrict plans to Supreme Court": Jonathan Lai of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "A slew of proposals were submitted to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Thursday as the clock ran out for the state legislature to draw a new map of...




February 15, 10:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "7th Circ. Imposes Sanctions In 'Frivolous' Wage Suit Appeal"

"7th Circ. Imposes Sanctions In 'Frivolous' Wage Suit Appeal": Cara Salvatore of Law360.com has an article (subscription required for full access) that begins, "A construction contractor appealing the loss of an employee wage suit was met with sanctions from the Seventh Circuit on Wednesday and a...




February 15, 10:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court: Nonprofits must disclose their donors."

"Appeals court: Nonprofits must disclose their donors." Bruce Golding of The New York Post has this report . Jonathan Stempel of Reuters reports that " Citizens United loses free speech appeal over New York donor rules ." Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News reports that " New York Nonprofits Must D...




February 15, 09:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Founders' Grandson, Part II: Clarence Thomas's quest for a new new birth of freedom."

"The Founders' Grandson, Part II: Clarence Thomas's quest for a new new birth of freedom." Myron Magnet has this article in the Winter 2018 issue of City Journal. Part one of the article, headlined " The Founders' Grandson, Part I: How Clarence Thomas began his quest to restore our original Const...




February 15, 09:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Thomas Says Court Confirmation Shouldn't Be 'Spectacle'"

"Justice Thomas Says Court Confirmation Shouldn't Be 'Spectacle'": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




February 15, 07:49 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Pink Cake Café...

... the late-night conversation is sweet. And show some love for the Althouse blog by using this link — which is always in the sidebar — when you shop at Amazon. Here's something we bought, loved, and just bought more of: Tiny But Mighty Heirloom Popcorn .




February 15, 07:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Deeper even than the gun problem is this: boys are broken."

From Michael Ian Black (whom I follow on Twitter)(click to enlarge and read): The last line there is: "Even talking about this topic invites ridicule because it’s so scary for most men (and women). Men are adrift and nobody is talking about it and nobody’s doing anything about it and it’s killing...




February 15, 07:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Maryland Court Chides Bar Counsel

The Maryland Court of Appeals imposed 30 day suspension in a case in which the bar complaint was filed by opposing counsel in ongoing litigation. The case - another of those "throw every rule violation in the book and see...




February 15, 06:14 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Economics in Two Lessons

I’ve finally committed to delivering a manuscript of my long-overdue book Economics in Two Lessons. As part of the process, I’m going to post the chapters, one at a time, and ask for comments, criticism, encouragement and so on. To begin at the beginning, here’s the Introduction.




February 15, 05:56 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   UpRight In Name Only

From the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs. After a four-day trial, a national consumer bankruptcy law firm and its local partner attorneys were sanctioned and enjoined by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia for...




February 15, 05:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "N.Y. judge safeguards media access to Islamic State suspect's trial"

"N.Y. judge safeguards media access to Islamic State suspect's trial": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post .




February 15, 03:49 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Jeff Daniels To Star in To Kill a Mockingbird on Broadway Later This Year @Jeff_Daniels




February 15, 03:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Government unions are in deep trouble. And they have themselves to blame."

"Government unions are in deep trouble. And they have themselves to blame." In today's edition of The Washington Post, columnist Charles Lane has an op-ed that begins, "No obscure Supreme Court ruling deserves its obscurity less than Abood v. Detroit Board of Education , the transformational 1977...




February 15, 03:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Conversation with the Honorable Clarence Thomas"

"A Conversation with the Honorable Clarence Thomas": In just about five minutes from now, the Library of Congress will livestream this event on YouTube .




February 15, 03:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Will the Supreme Court Become Trump's Enabler?"

"Will the Supreme Court Become Trump's Enabler?" Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.




February 15, 03:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Latest Travel Ban Suffers Blow From a Second Appeals Court"

"Trump's Latest Travel Ban Suffers Blow From a Second Appeals Court": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . Robert Barnes and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post report that " Appeals court says Trump's latest travel ban violates the law -- again ." Jaweed Kaleem of The Los Angele...




February 15, 01:38 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Moyn on Legal History as a Source of International Law




February 15, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   2018 LSI Annual Graduate Student Paper Competition




February 15, 12:41 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Foreign Export Cartels, Comity, and the Separation of Powers

Over the last two decades, the United States government has taken the lead in convincing jurisdictions around the world to outlaw “hard core” cartel conduct.  Such cartel activity reduces economic welfare by artificially fixing prices and reducing the output of affected goods and services.  At th...




February 15, 12:28 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Trade Agreements and Restatements as End Runs Around the Rule of Law

The Internet is a modern miracle: from providing all varieties of entertainment, to facilitating life-saving technologies, to keeping us connected with distant loved ones, the scope of the Internet’s contribution to our daily lives is hard to overstate. Moving forward there is undoubtedly much mo...




February 15, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kay on Amending the US Constitution




February 15, 10:28 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Thornton and Roberts on Women Judges, Private Lives: (In)Visibilities in Fact and Fiction @ANU_Law @hj_roberts_ @GenderANU




February 15, 10:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Should Cops Be Allowed to Rip Up Your Stuff While Looking for Drugs? How the Supreme Court can curtail the destruction of private property during police searches."

"Should Cops Be Allowed to Rip Up Your Stuff While Looking for Drugs? How the Supreme Court can curtail the destruction of private property during police searches." Matt Ford of New Republic has this report .




February 15, 10:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Stop treating Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- a.k.a. 'Notorious R.B.G.' -- like a celebrity"

"Stop treating Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- a.k.a. 'Notorious R.B.G.' -- like a celebrity": Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the " Election Law Blog " -- has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.




February 15, 10:08 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Clinic Returns to Supreme Court on Tuesday With Case Testing Fifth Amendment's Limits"

"Clinic Returns to Supreme Court on Tuesday With Case Testing Fifth Amendment's Limits": Eric Williamson of the University of Virginia School of Law has this report .




February 15, 09:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s striking to me how many of the architects of [libertarianism] seem to be on the autism spectrum — you know, people who don’t feel solidarity or empathy with others, and who have difficult human relationships sometimes."

Said Duke history professor Nancy MacLean, quoted in "Duke students rebuke prof for saying libertarians are autistic" at Campus Reform. MacLean, who has written a book on the libertarian economist James Buchanan, was giving a long lecture when she was asked if she thought Buchanan was motivated b...




February 15, 09:31 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   White on Rhodesia & African decolonization




February 15, 09:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The ultrasound shows no cysts, no free fluid, and certainly no baby. But that doesn’t help the fact that it hurts so bad that the human voices around me have become a sort of nonsense Teletubbies singsong."

"With pain like this, I will never be able to be anyone’s mother. Even if I could get pregnant, there’s nothing I can offer.... From August to November I try desperately to manage this new level of pain. I try so hard it becomes a second job. I go to pelvic-floor therapy, massage therapy, pain th...




February 15, 08:53 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Dozen

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has links to a dozen recently-filed bar discipline matters Staff Report | February 14, 2018 The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct today announced it has filed 12 disciplinary case reports with the Supreme Court...




February 15, 08:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We gave a rubber band and a helmet to the woman"/"I do not know the quality of the rubber band and the helmet given to my wife."

"My wife and I were enjoying the ride on the go-kart. Suddenly, my wife's hair got loose and I heard her scream." From "India woman dies after hair caught in go-kart wheel" (BBC).




February 15, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "So while filing an appeal [in the DACA case] to the Ninth Circuit, the administration’s lawyers also went to the Supreme Court with a 'petition for a writ of certiorari before judgment'..."

"... a request to the justices to hear the case this spring without waiting. The Supreme Court’s rules reserve this court-jumping procedure for cases of 'imperative public importance.' Only a handful of cases has cleared that bar, including the Nixon tapes case, which effectively forced the presi...




February 15, 07:59 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2017-18

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2018 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




February 15, 07:58 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Recusal Necessary

The Louisiana Supreme Court reversed a decision of a District Attorney to voluntarily recuse In 2016, attorney Craig Colwart, a public defender in the 16th JDC, was hired as an assistant district attorney in the same district. His hiring precipitated...




February 15, 07:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A lot of people were saying that it would be him. They would say he would be the one to shoot up the school. Everyone predicted it."

Said one of the students of Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 students were shot to death yesterday, about the suspect, Nikolas Cruz ( NYT. )




February 15, 07:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   Is Trump's "Harvest Box" program serious or is he trolling us?

I can't believe this! Look, it's Glenn Thrush — remember him? 1 — at the NYT : Under a proposal in the president’s budget many participants in the program would be given half their benefits in the form of a “Harvest Box” full of food preselected for nutritional value and economic benefit to ...




February 15, 07:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The First DACA Rescission Was Arbitrary and Capricious. Will the Next One Also Be?

by Michael Dorf With President Trump's deadline rapidly approaching, negotiations and debate in Congress may or may not produce legislation protecting some or all Dreamers. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, a federal district judge in Brooklyn  issued a preliminary injunction against the rescission of ...




February 15, 04:54 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Domestic Violence And Bar Discipline In The District of Columbia

When an attorney admitted to practice in the District of Columbia commits an act of domestic violence, such conduct constitutes a clear violation of D.C. Rule 8.4(b). Comment [1] to the Rule states in part Although a lawyer is personally...




February 15, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Lynch's History of Circuit Courts in the Early American Republic




February 15, 12:12 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   U.S. Drops to 13th in Worldwide Patent Protection According to Study Released by U.S. Chamber of Commerce

By Grantland Drutchas -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce's Global Innovation Policy Center released its 5th annual study that ranks intellectual property systems worldwide. In the Chamber of Commerce's latest study, the U.S. patent system has dropped to 13th in the world, well behind such diverse co...




February 14, 10:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Man blocked from tapping restitution fund for appeals lawyer"

"Man blocked from tapping restitution fund for appeals lawyer": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued today.




February 14, 10:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Todd Rasberry found himself in a jam"

"Todd Rasberry found himself in a jam": So begins Senior First Circuit Judge Bruce M. Selya 's opinion for that court today in United States v. Rasberry . And the opinion concludes, "Rasberry's appeal yields only bitter fruit and, therefore, the judgment of the district court is Affirmed."




February 14, 09:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Days before SCOTUS meets on DACA petition, new injunction complicates debate"

"Days before SCOTUS meets on DACA petition, new injunction complicates debate": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has the post .




February 14, 09:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court approves most of federal ruling that Harris County's bail practices unconstitutional; Sends parts of the case back to the judge"

"Appeals court approves most of federal ruling that Harris County's bail practices unconstitutional; Sends parts of the case back to the judge": Gabrielle Banks of The Houston Chronicle has this report . Juan A. Lozano of The Associated Press reports that " Ruling that Texas bail system unfair to...




February 14, 07:46 PM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   In re SandRidge Energy, Inc., Shareholder Derivative Litigation: Denial of Attorneys' Fees and Appeal Dismissed as Moot

In  In re SandRidge Energy, Inc., Shareholder Derivative Litigation, 875 F. 3d 1297 (10th Cir. 2017), the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth District affirmed the district court's denial of Dale Hefner's (“Plaintiff”) request for additional discovery, challenge to the s...




  

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