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July 26, 11:18 PM   /   Balkinization   /   The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrous




July 26, 10:12 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Chew on This

Haven’t had any good tin foil postings in a long time–perhaps because so much of the crazy in politics these days is true. But here, via the Florida Bulldog is a good candidate: Overlooked class action against Democratic Party and Wasserman … Continue reading → The post Ch...




July 26, 10:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks at Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; US Supreme Court Justice shares thoughts on cyber age and takes questions from students"

"Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks at Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change; US Supreme Court Justice shares thoughts on cyber age and takes questions from students": Salzburg Global Seminar has this report .




July 26, 09:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "2017 Summer Forum with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg"

"2017 Summer Forum with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg": Washington Council of Lawyers has posted this video on YouTube.




July 26, 09:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Death of Pioneering New York Judge Is Ruled a Suicide"

"Death of Pioneering New York Judge Is Ruled a Suicide": Alan Feuer of The New York Times has this report . Graham Rayman of The New York Daily News reports that " Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam drowned herself in Hudson River, city medical examiner says ." And Shawn Cohen and Daniel Prendergast of Th...




July 26, 09:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Revery Café...

... you can talk all night. And maybe you have some shopping to do —  a Bob Marley album , some new Nine Inch Nails , the greatest album by a woman , a book about the wild horses of Sable Island , or men's pajamas with a rubber-ducky pattern — so please use those links or The Althouse Amazon Port...




July 26, 09:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Because of Bob’s mixed blood, he was often teased as 'the little yellow boy' or 'the German boy.' He was described as shy, resourceful, and clever."

"In 1957, Marley and his mother moved to Kingston, settling in a dense, ramshackle neighborhood referred to as Trench Town. Marley fell in with a crowd that dreamed of making music. He formed a group with Neville (Bunny Wailer) Livingston, Peter Tosh, Beverley Kelso, and Junior Braithwaite. They ...




July 26, 08:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   In a New York Magazine interview with Trent Reznor, will there be any mention of Donald Trump?

There shouldn't be, but there can't not be . 1. "I’m very familiar with the rage that seems to fuel the Trump voter or the angry internet commenter..." 2. Prompted with "Trump is the question hanging over so many artists right now": "I’ve been struggling with that, especially as far as the live p...




July 26, 07:48 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Long Path to Universal Coverage

by Michael Dorf The legislative free-for-all currently unfolding in the Senate will test the proposition that it is impossible for a small-d democratic government to repeal a major entitlement program. Conservatives who opposed the Affordable Care Act fought so hard to block it in the courts befo...




July 26, 05:41 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Why the "Plain Statement Rule" for Statutory Interpretation is Normatively Justifiable But Practically Impossible

As Will Baude and Ryan Doerfler note in their elegant and provocative essay, the “plain statement rule” for statutory interpretation is a puzzling idea. The puzzle arises out of the PSR’s giving lexical but not absolute priority to text. Under the PSR, extra-textual sources are excluded from cons...




July 26, 04:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   50 years ago today: Day 4 of the 12th Street Riots.

We've been following the story of this 5-day incident using Wikipedia . Earlier posts here (Day 1) and here (Day 2). Starting at 1:30 on Tuesday, July 25, some 8,000 Michigan Army National Guardsmen were deployed to quell the disorder. Later, their number would be augmented with 4,700 paratrooper...




July 26, 04:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Foxconn Technology Group will announce at the White House on Wednesday its plans to build a massive plant in Wisconsin that would employ thousands."

"The project could reshape the economy of southeastern Wisconsin and involve not just a large factory but a virtual village, with housing, stores and service businesses — spread over as much as 2,300 acres, one source said. That acreage, an area totaling more than 3 square miles, potentially coul...




July 26, 04:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   " The psychiatric establishment should follow the American Psychoanalytic Association’s defiant lead and retire the Goldwater Rule altogether."

Argues Jesse Singal (at New York Magazine). As Stat News reported yesterday ,* earlier this month the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association told its 3,500 members in an email that they should feel free to flout the Goldwater Rule... To be sure, this is a drop in the bucke...




July 26, 03:56 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Public Censure For Returning Stolen Shoes To Nordstrom

A criminal conviction has led to a public censure by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On December 8, 2015, the respondent pleaded guilty before the Honorable Richard Buchter, in Supreme Court, Queens County, to criminal...




July 26, 02:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State's domestic violence laws include same-sex couples, South Carolina Supreme Court rules"

"State's domestic violence laws include same-sex couples, South Carolina Supreme Court rules": Maya T. Prabhu of The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this report . And Meg Kinnard of The Associated Press has a report headlined " Court: Violence law unfair to gay South Carolina c...




July 26, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Arizona Supreme Court lets ruling stand that protects Republic journalist's notes"

"Arizona Supreme Court lets ruling stand that protects Republic journalist's notes": Michael Kiefer of The Arizona Republic has this report .




July 26, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Drunk driving in your own driveway? Supreme Court of Michigan says "yes."

Drunk driving in your own driveway? Supreme Court of Michigan says "yes." You can access yesterday's ruling of the Supreme Court of Michigan at this link . In news coverage, The News-Review of Petoskey, Michigan reports that " Supreme Court rules on case heard in Petoskey ." And Dana Afana of MLi...




July 26, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Supreme Court ruling has opened the floodgates to a stream of gross trademarks; 'The Piss Tape is Real' has a good shot at becoming a registered US trademark"

"A Supreme Court ruling has opened the floodgates to a stream of gross trademarks; 'The Piss Tape is Real' has a good shot at becoming a registered US trademark": Sarah Jeong has this report online at The Verge.




July 26, 02:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Penn event that brought together a Supreme Court justice, a future President and dozens of legal scholars in 1900"

"The Penn event that brought together a Supreme Court justice, a future President and dozens of legal scholars in 1900": Attorney Frederick Strober has this essay online at The Philadelphia Inquirer.




July 26, 02:20 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Why So Many Mystery and Horror Plots Grow Up--and Out--of Small Towns




July 26, 02:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court Delivers a Blow to Plaintiff Paradise: St. Louis may lose its lawsuit allure after a ruling against 'litigation tourism' that helps big companies like Johnson & Johnson."

"The Supreme Court Delivers a Blow to Plaintiff Paradise: St. Louis may lose its lawsuit allure after a ruling against 'litigation tourism' that helps big companies like Johnson & Johnson." Margaret Cronin Fisk and Jef Feeley of Bloomberg Businessweek have this report .




July 26, 12:54 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sex With Client And Witness Who Was Another Client's Spouse Draws Minnesota Suspension

A minimum of three years suspension has been imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court for misconduct "arising out of sexual relations [the attorney] had with a client and a witness in separate matters, both of which involved his representation of...




July 26, 12:49 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Delays For Spite

A former probate judge is not immune from class action allegations that he created a backlog of cases as retaliation for a rejected pay raise. Nor are the claims moot in light of the termination of his service, according to...




July 26, 12:48 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   “The Sovereign Myth” asks the wrong question

I read the same piece by Jacob Levy that Chris liked, but didn’t agree with the core argument. Below the fold, why: Jacob’s basic argument is straightforward – calls for democratic control over the econonomy are based on a spurious history. People never had such control, and (by...




July 26, 12:26 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   IRCM Postdoc Position

Details here, including the following description: OPPORTUNITY We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow, or possibly a very strong graduate student, to lead empirical and conceptual research on free will which includes the examination of people’s beliefs in free will as...




July 26, 12:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chief Justice Roberts: Technology poses challenge for court."

"Chief Justice Roberts: Technology poses challenge for court." Nick Perry of The Associated Press has this report from Wellington, New Zealand. And in local coverage, Audrey Young of The New Zealand Herald reports that " US Supreme Court Chief Justice says technology is posing a challenge for leg...




July 26, 12:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   "As long as white children are constructed as innocent, we must continue to demand that children of color are as well."

"Because the idea of childhood innocence carries so much political force, we can’t allow it to be a whites-only club. The problem, however, is that every time we insist that the gates of innocence open to children of color, we limit ourselves by language, a 'frame,' as the linguist George Lakoff ...




July 26, 11:51 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sex with Client And Witness Draws Minnesota Suspension

A minimum of three years suspension has been imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court for misconduct "arising out of sexual relations [the attorney] had with a client and a witness in separate matters, both of which involved his representation of...




July 26, 11:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The 150 Greatest Albums Made By Women."

According to NPR. #1 is an album Meade and I were just talking about this morning as we were talking about something that made it appropriate for one line in our dialogue to be Meade singing "I am on a lonely road and I am traveling, traveling, traveling...."




July 26, 11:24 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Merlino on Montesquieu e la scienza giurdica italiana (Montesquieu and Italian Legal Science)




July 26, 11:21 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Minnesota Imposes Discipline Based On Patent And Trademark Office Sanction

The Minnesota Supreme Court has imposed a sanction as reciprocal discipline for a sanction ordered by the PTO. This case presents the question of whether we should impose reciprocal discipline on respondent Alan Richard Stewart. The U.S. Patent and Trademark...




July 26, 11:12 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Endicott and Oliver on The Role of Theory in Canadian Constitutional Law @OxfordLawFac @PeterCOliver @OxUniPress




July 26, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Research Fellowship in European Administrative History




July 26, 10:34 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   One Is Not Enough

The Indiana Supreme Court, which had suspended an attorney for failure to cooperate in two bar complaints, vacated the order as to one but not the other Pursuant to Indiana Admission and Discipline Rule 23(10.1)(c), this Court suspended Respondent from...




July 26, 10:04 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Admission Granted In British Columbia: Applicant Can "Weather Ethical Storms"

A Hearing Panel of the Law Society of British Columbia has found that an applicant possesses the necessary good character for admission. The issue is whether Mr. Sanandaji is of good character and repute and fit to become a barrister...




July 26, 09:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   "After consultation with my Generals and military experts, please be advised that the United States Government will not accept or allow Transgender individuals to serve in any capacity in the U.S. Military."

"Our military must be focused on decisive and overwhelming victory and cannot be burdened with the tremendous medical costs and disruption that transgender in the military would entail. Thank you." Said Trump, just now. Here 's the NYT story. Mr. Trump made the surprise declaration in a series of...




July 26, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump can fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller, so "The real question is why Trump doesn’t fire them himself rather than whine constantly about all three of them."

Ed Morrissey frames the question , and once the question is framed, I think you see the answer, don't you? And that's why "Trump will sit and fume, but do nothing about it." And if you see it, obviously Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller know it.




July 26, 09:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Nothing More Than Character Assassination"

Michael Howell of the Bitterroot Star reports on a recent Montana disciplinary hearing On Thursday, July 22, in Missoula, after a series of hearings on three separate complaints that spanned about eleven hours, Jon Moog, state attorney for the Office...




July 26, 09:37 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In Bashman news from Australia

In Bashman news from Australia: 9 News of Sydney reports that " Duo rob store, bash man with tree branch ."




July 26, 09:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Leawood couple's lawsuit over mistaken police drug raid is reinstated after appeal"

"Leawood couple's lawsuit over mistaken police drug raid is reinstated after appeal": Tony Rizzo of The Kansas City Star has this report on a per curiam ruling (with each of the three judges writing separately) that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued yesterday.




July 26, 09:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Gorsuch’s maiden Martin-Quinn score is 1.344. (Higher positive numbers represent more conservative positions.)"

"The final score of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, whom Gorsuch replaced, was 1.577. Even with his small sample size, Gorsuch is lining up with the court’s conservative bloc and is beginning to resemble the 'Scalia clone' we predicted in January. Gorsuch’s score is also comparable to certain se...




July 26, 09:13 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Human Rights and Group (or ‘collective’) Rights: Co-Existence & Complementarity




July 26, 09:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Cairns on Legal Transplants




July 26, 08:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   Insane government billboard: "We don’t need pot to have fun. We’re Hispanics… We’re cool by default."

That was done by the Washington State Department of Health. The AP reports that the Department is "apologizing after some people were offended." Some people were offended?!! It's patently bad. It's not something that happened to offend "some people" and is therefore the subject of an apology. The...




July 26, 08:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You have to be very smart.... You can never have somebody so smart that he's smarter than you. You have to be the smart one."

Said Trump (a while back), getting the response from Meredith Vieira: "But that sounds like you surround yourself with stupid people?" That's an NBC video from July 2016 that collects a lot of interesting clips. I don't know when the interview with Vieira occurred. I just thought it was a funny e...




July 26, 08:02 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Second Time Around

The North Carolina State Bar has filed disciplinary charges against a prominent Raleigh attorney. who had been reinstated after a federal conviction. WRAL.com reported on the recent charges Wake County District Attorney Lorrin Freeman has asked the State Bureau of...




July 26, 07:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What does one wear when one will be photographed hugging a person dressed like a turd?"

"You just hugged poop, lady. We’re not so heartless as to bother you about your style choices at this difficult time for you."




July 26, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Well, he’s huge. And he — I don’t mean to be unkind, but he’s so unattractive it’s unbelievable.”

"Did you see the picture of him in his pajamas next to this Playboy bunny?" Said Senator Susan Collins, caught on a hot microphone. ( WaPo has the quote with the recording. ) She was talking about Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Tex.), who deserved her ire for saying something that had me calling him "a...




July 26, 07:28 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Real Disciplinary Transparency: Ohio Hits A Home Run

As readers of this blog well know, I am a huge fan of and advocate for transparency in bar discipline matters. When courts walk the walk (many just talk the talk), I applaud. Ohio deserves a long and sustained standing...




July 26, 07:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   A woman has lived alone for more than 40 years on a small island off the coast of Prince Edward Island.

There are about 400 horses on Sable Island, which is 26 miles long and less than a mile across. When Zoe Lucas was 21, "I squawked and squawked, I wanted to come so bad. I originally came out here for the horses." She has a small house there, built by National Parks Canada, and she works on proje...




July 26, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Can Lawyers Ameliorate the Trumpian Threat?

by Michael Dorf My latest Verdict column takes issue with the tendency of the punditocracy to call every political issue with constitutional overtones a "constitutional crisis." I adopt and build a little on the typology of crises set forth in an insightful 2009 University of Pennsylvania Law&nbs...




July 26, 12:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Senior Tenth Circuit Judge issues published concurring opinion to accompany unpublished opinion of the court

Tenth Circuit Judge issues published concurring opinion to accompany unpublished opinion of the court: The unpublished opinion of the Court and the concurring opinion of Circuit Judge Harris L Hartz can be accessed as a single document via this link . But the Tenth Circuit's web site, which separ...




July 26, 12:34 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   A trolley problem

I’ve generally been dubious about trolley problems and similar thought experiments in ethics. However, it’s just occurred to me that an idea I’ve tried to express in the economistic terms of opportunity cost, without convincing anybody, might be more persuasive as a trolley prob...




July 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Fede's "Homicide Justified"




July 25, 11:41 PM   /   Balkinization   /   How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation




July 25, 11:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Judicial Court ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities"

"Supreme Judicial Court ruling gives legal cover to sanctuary cities": Milton J. Valencia has this front page article in today's edition of The Boston Globe. Chris Villani of The Boston Herald reports that " SJC rules against ICE in blockbuster Massachusetts immigration case ." In today's edition...




July 25, 10:20 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Literature and Human Rights: The Law, the Language and the Limitations of Human Rights @degruyter_lit




July 25, 09:55 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Waiting For A Good Trustee: Bankruptcy Misconduct Draws Two-Year Suspension In Colorado

A mishandled bankruptcy led to a two-year suspension imposed by Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge. Ted Taggart (“Respondent”) was hired to file a bankruptcy petition for a married couple. After filing the petition, he failed to submit the required financial documents,...




July 25, 09:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Philadelphia lawyer gives $7.5 million for continuing education classes for Pa. judges"

"Philadelphia lawyer gives $7.5 million for continuing education classes for Pa. judges": Linda Loyd of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report . Elizabeth Behrman of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that " Duquesne's Kline Center to helm new partnership between Pa. courts, law schools ." An...




July 25, 08:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   This is even funnier knowing that Scaramucci retweeted it.

The Mooch did his homework. pic.twitter.com/Wku0DF2ovd — The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) July 24, 2017




July 25, 08:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Just How Conservative Was Neil Gorsuch's First Term?"

"Just How Conservative Was Neil Gorsuch's First Term?" Oliver Roeder has this post at "FiveThirtyEight."




July 25, 08:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   Painting your stretch marks.

"This started a stage in my artistic career where I began to show every aesthetic pressure that against women and non-normative bodies," says Tort Cartró . "Maybe that inspiration led me to transform stretch marks into art, to work with colour and have the ability to make people reflect on the be...




July 25, 07:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   McCain returns to the Senate, receives a standing ovation, and casts the vote to open debate on repealing Obamacare that makes it a tie...

... and since Mike Pence has the tie-breaker vote, what would, without McCain, have been a loss becomes a win for the repeal-Obamacare side. Despite how confused McCain sounded a few weeks ago (at the Comey hearing) and despite the ferocity of the opposition to repealing Obamacare, no one said a ...




July 25, 07:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Bret Weinstein, the Evergreen State College professor who was driven from campus by a mob of students earlier this year, is preparing to file a $3.8 million claim against the public institution."

Campus Reform reports.




July 25, 07:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   The art donation tax evasion.

Compare how the NYT treats this story to what the commenters there say. I hate to cut and paste any of this because the text by the NYT is so evasive (about tax evasion) that I have to copy too much to get my point across. But let me try: Someone — and absolutely no one involved seems ready to sa...




July 25, 03:44 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   CALL FOR PAPERS: New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law Session at 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

The AALS Section on Employment Discrimination Law and AALS Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law is inviting submissions for a joint program, New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law, at the AALS 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego, California...




July 25, 03:27 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Trump as a Different Type of Failure




July 25, 03:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Google Has a Big Canadian Problem -- and It's Getting Desperate; After losing up north, Google takes the battle over a worldwide injunction to an American court; But it's unlikely to be the tech giant's last stop"

"Google Has a Big Canadian Problem -- and It's Getting Desperate; After losing up north, Google takes the battle over a worldwide injunction to an American court; But it's unlikely to be the tech giant's last stop": Eriq Gardner has this post at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter.




July 25, 03:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "US Appeals Court: Lawsuit against Ferguson, Darren Wilson can go forward."

"US Appeals Court: Lawsuit against Ferguson, Darren Wilson can go forward." Erica Hunzinger of St. Louis Public Radio has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit issued today.




July 25, 02:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "NBC beats defamation appeal over 'bomb' segment on 'Today'"

"NBC beats defamation appeal over 'bomb' segment on 'Today'": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report . And at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled " NBC Gets Victory Over 'Today Show' Bomb Segment at Appeals Court; A manufacturer of exploding rifle t...




July 25, 02:32 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Due Process of Lawmaking and the Obamacare Repeal




July 25, 02:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "President Trump appeals to higher court to dismiss Louisville rally suit"

"President Trump appeals to higher court to dismiss Louisville rally suit": Matthew Glowicki of The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky has this report .




July 25, 02:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court blocks enforcement of District's strict concealed-carry law"

"Appeals court blocks enforcement of District's strict concealed-carry law": Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this report . Andrea Noble of The Washington Times reports that " D.C. law requiring 'good reason' to carry handgun rejected by appeals court ." Daniel Trotta of Reuters reports ...




July 25, 12:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   In Peru Without Internet

A sanction is summarized from the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended J. Brent Garfield (attorney registration number 22382) for thirty days, all stayed subject...




July 25, 11:56 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge Ralph Erickson -- Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit."

"Judge Ralph Erickson -- Nominee for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit." Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, "The Vetting Room."




July 25, 11:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Terminator Heads to the Supreme Court: Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest project is hardly the stuff of action heroes."

"The Terminator Heads to the Supreme Court: Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest project is hardly the stuff of action heroes." Edward-Isaac Dovere has this report at Politico Magazine.




July 25, 11:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Fiduciary Breach Claim Survives Summary Judgment

Summary judgment in favor of Willkie Farr in defending a breach of fiduciary duty claim was modified by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department In January 2001, nonparty Ramius Securities LLC hired plaintiff Dennis T. Palmeri,...




July 25, 11:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Ugly Lily Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like while I go out for a walk on this nicely cool July morning in Madison, Wisconsin, where there are way too many lilies in far too many grotesque colors. And you can shop about whatever you like through The Althouse Amazon Portal .




July 25, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Dudziak on Death and the War Power




July 25, 10:55 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Meaning Of Transparency: Ohio Hits A Home Run

As readers of this blog well known, I am a huge fan of and advocate for transparency in bar discipline matters. When court walk the walk (many just talk the talk), I applaud. Ohio deserves a standing sustained ovation for...




July 25, 10:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Many of today’s couples are planning their elopements more closely than ever..."

"... some plotting secret ceremonies several months in advance and spending $15,000 or more for their dream weddings — without a hundred of their closest family and friends," the NYT reports . They search for stunning exotic backdrops for their ceremonies, shop in secret for the perfect dress, hi...




July 25, 10:21 AM   /   Balkinization   /   No Recess Appointments?




July 25, 10:19 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Guest Blogger Vasujith Ram on Taxes on Sanitary Napkins in India

The Constitution of India was recently amended to introduce the ‘Goods and Services Tax’ (GST). The GST subsumes almost all the existing indirect taxes in India (such as Excise Duty and Service Tax, levied and collected by the Federal Government, … Continue reading →




July 25, 10:09 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Boy’s Club?

Over at ACS Blog, my brother notes that of the 29 people Trump has nominated for U.S. attorney positions, 28 are men.  And 25 are white. Makes for a nice collage: The post Boy’s Club? appeared first on Discourse.net .




July 25, 09:41 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Doodling is scientifically proven to boost brain activity Quartz This Is Your Brain on Architecture City Lab An Ancient Cure for Alzheimer’s? The New York Times Pain leads to empathy and self-preservation: should we make robots ‘feel’ it? Aeon Brain...




July 25, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Cajas-Sarria on the Protection of Property in Colombia's State of Siege




July 25, 09:30 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?

In Carpenter v. United States, the Supreme Court will soon consider whether there is a reasonable expectation of privacy in “cell-phone records revealing the location and movements of a cell-phone user over the course of 127 days.” Some courts have found guidance in the Wireless Communication and...




July 25, 09:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Psychiatry group tells members they can defy ‘Goldwater rule’ and comment on Trump’s mental health."

The executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association emailed its 3,500 members, STAT reports. The impetus for the email was “belief in the value of psychoanalytic knowledge in explaining human behavior,” said psychoanalytic association past president Dr. Prudence Gourguechon, a psyc...




July 25, 09:14 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Meaning Of Transparency: Ohio Hits a Home Run

As readers of this blog well known, I am a huge fan of and advocate for transparency in bar discipline matters. When court walk the walk (many just talk the talk), I applaud. Ohio deserves a standing sustained ovation for...




July 25, 09:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   How to get employees to volunteer to have company microchips implanted in their hands.

It's happening at Three Square Market, a technology company here in Wisconsin, the NYT reports : “It was pretty much 100 percent yes right from the get-go for me,” said Sam Bengtson, a software engineer. “In the next five to 10 years, this is going to be something that isn’t scoffed at so much, o...




July 25, 08:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I Don’t Want to Watch Slavery Fan Fiction."

Writes Roxane Gay (in the NYT) on the occasion of the announcement that HBO will be doing a series called "Confederate," an alternative history story based on the interesting if obvious premise that the South pulled off its secession from the Union and kept slavery going. When I first read about ...




July 25, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Trump leaves Sessions twisting in the wind while berating him publicly."

I'm not a fan of recent Washington Post headlines, but that one expresses how I've been feeling. Sessions’s tight relationship with Trump and the White House has unraveled since he recused himself in March from the Russia probe. The president had privately complained about that decision for weeks...




July 25, 07:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   Headline — "School racism row: Parents don’t want a black principal" — doesn't mean what I thought.

It's news from Johnannesburg, South Africa: School Governing Body member Henry Charles said... “During the process we were asked what criteria are we going to use with race. I stood up and said I would score five for coloureds and I’ll score four for black people... They said coloureds and blacks...




July 25, 07:15 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Veganism, Year Nine: Why Do Hipsters Mock Vegans?

by Neil H. Buchanan In July 2008, I became a vegan.  Every year since then, I have celebrated my "veganniversary" by writing a column specifically on the subject of veganism.  Here are links to previous years' columns: 2016 , 2015 , 2014 , 2013 , 2012 , 2011 , 2010 , 2009 , and my two o...




July 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   J. M. Beattie (1932-2017)




July 25, 12:27 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   PTAB Life Sciences Report

By John Cravero -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Pfizer, Inc. v. Biogen, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01115; filed March 24, 2017. Patent at Issue: U.S. Patent No. 7,820,161 ("Treatment of autoimmune dise...




July 25, 12:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court backs wildlife activist in free speech case"

"Appeals court backs wildlife activist in free speech case": Matthew Brown of The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.




July 24, 11:51 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Inazu responds to Horwitz's review of "Confident Pluralism"

A few days ago, Paul posted his review - "Positive Pluralism Now" (U. of Chicago Law Review) -- of Prof. John Inazu's still-recent book, Confident Pluralism. What follows is a guest-post response, by John, to that review: Is Pluralism a Good Thing? Paul Horwitz has written a thoughtful and engagi...




July 24, 11:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The case against four person majorities on the Supreme Court"

"The case against four person majorities on the Supreme Court": Law professor Jonathan R. Nash has this essay online at The Hill.




July 24, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Five 99Rise protesters get jail time for disrupting Supreme Court"

"Five 99Rise protesters get jail time for disrupting Supreme Court": Stephen Dinan of The Washington Times has this report . And Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News reports that " Five Protesters Who Disrupted The Supreme Court Will Spend A Few Days In Jail ."




  

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