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August 30, 11:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Weirdest Story About a Conservative Obsession, a Convicted Bomber, and Taylor Swift You Have Ever Read."

"Benghazi, Robin Williams, Islam, Twitter, and a convicted bomber from the 1970s came together in a court case against right-wing bloggers." Thanks to David Weigel for presenting this story, which I've avoided blogging because of its complexity and moral ambiguity. Where do you start? I've only c...




August 30, 10:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The problem is I'm black.... No it really is because I didn't do anything wrong."

"I'm not sitting there with a group of people. I'm sitting there by myself… not causing a problem with anyone."




August 30, 10:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office..."

And you may find yourself in a beautiful Oval Office... pic.twitter.com/m7N8DDQrZe — Doktor Zoom (@DoktorZoom) August 28, 2014 From "Twitter Nation distracted by president's suit." I'm not distracted by the tan suit. I'm distracted by the distraction over the suit. They say Obama said he had no s...




August 30, 01:19 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   American Exceptionalism – A Double-Edged Word

I’m not surprised some conservatives are upset about the AP American History test. But I am bemused by the strength of the axiom Stanley Kurtz would oblige us to adopt, to keep things from getting politicized: “America is freer and more democratic than any other nation.” (Althou...




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




August 29, 11:15 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   BIO IP & Diagnostics Symposium

The Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO) will be holding its second annual IP & Diagnostics Symposium from 8:15 am to 2:30 pm on September 26, 2014 at the Hilton Alexandria Old Town Hotel in Alexandria, VA. The Symposium will review the current patent law landscape and evaluate the impac...




August 29, 11:14 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Prosecution and Diligence Strategies

The American Bar Association (ABA) Center for Professional Development and Section of Intellectual Property Law will be offering a live webinar entitled "Charting New Territory: Prosecution and Diligence Strategies in the Wake of the AIA" on September 25, 2014 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (ET). Nicholas ...




August 29, 11:13 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Business of Biosimilars Conference

The Institute for International Research (IIR) will be holding its 15th Annual Business of Biosimilars conference from October 20-22, 2014 in Boston, MA. The conference will offer presentations on the following topics: Pre-Conference Day -- October 20: • Around the World in 1 Day: Emerging Market...




August 29, 11:06 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Video Chutzpah, defined

Stories have begun circulating about an incident in Minneapolis in January, in which officers seemed to escalate a situation in which a man was sitting in a restricted area near a public space, then used a TASER when he refused to give his name and attempted to walk away. Charges (trespass and "o...




August 29, 10:20 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Kolon Industries, Incorporated v. E.I. DuPont de Nemours & Company 14-77 Issue: Whether, under 28 U.S.C. § 455(b), the federal recusal statute, a federal judge is relieved of his mandatory statutory duty of self-disqualification simply because neither party filed a...




August 29, 07:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Under pressure from nervous Democratic Senate candidates in tight races, President Obama is rethinking the timing..."

"... of his pledge to act on his own to reshape the nation’s immigration system by summer’s end, and could instead delay some or all of his most controversial proposals until after the midterm elections in November, according to people familiar with White House deliberations." The NYT reports. I ...




August 29, 07:09 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Rescuing the miners and the babies

On Monday I was having dinner with Robin Celikates and a bunch of PhD students who were this week attending a Summerschool on Dirty Hands and Moral Dilemma’s. Someone came up with the following case (none of us was quite sure about the author, but Derek Parfit seems like a likely candidate)...




August 29, 06:07 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Could Be A Long Weekend

Gonna do radical stuff under the hood of the blog. Expect flaky behavior until I sound the all clear. Best case: all goes smoothly tomorrow and blog stop crashing. Worst case: on Monday I’m back where I started.




August 29, 05:16 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Call For Papers: Central States Law Schools Ass'n Scholarship Conference

This just in: The Central States Law Schools Association 2014 Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, October 10 and Saturday, October 11 at the Louisiana State University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. We invite law faculty from across...




August 29, 05:12 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Judge Lifts Freeze on Microsoft Search Warrant

A federal judge on Friday lifted a freeze on a ruling that enforces a search warrant against Microsoft Corp. for customer email stored in a company data center in Ireland.




August 29, 05:12 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Judge Lifts Freeze on Microsoft Search Warrant

A federal judge on Friday lifted a freeze on a ruling that enforces a search warrant against Microsoft Corp. for customer email stored in a company data center in Ireland.




August 29, 05:12 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Judge Lifts Freeze on Microsoft Search Warrant

A federal judge on Friday lifted a freeze on a ruling that enforces a search warrant against Microsoft Corp. for customer email stored in a company data center in Ireland.




August 29, 04:01 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   The Price of Corruption

Please don't think me a hypocrite, but despite being a proud, dyed-in-the-wool corporate type, I have penned a con law...




August 29, 03:47 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Madoff Trustee Looks To Recover More for Victims Following Legal Rulings

The official who is winding down Bernard Madoff's investment firm wants another opportunity to sue defendants that benefited from Mr. Madoff's Ponzi scheme after two major district court rulings "substantially altered the legal landscape."




August 29, 03:47 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Madoff Trustee Looks To Recover More for Victims Following Legal Rulings

The official who is winding down Bernard Madoff's investment firm wants another opportunity to sue defendants that benefited from Mr. Madoff's Ponzi scheme after two major district court rulings "substantially altered the legal landscape."




August 29, 03:47 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Madoff Trustee Looks To Recover More for Victims Following Legal Rulings

The official who is winding down Bernard Madoff's investment firm wants another opportunity to sue defendants that benefited from Mr. Madoff's Ponzi scheme after two major district court rulings "substantially altered the legal landscape."




August 29, 03:14 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop: Call for Participation

I want to announce the "Call for Participation Twelfth Annual LatCrit-SALT Junior Faculty Development Workshop," which will be held at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV on October 9, 2014. Cribbing now from the call: LatCrit, Inc. and...




August 29, 03:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   SEC Doles Out $300k Whistleblower Award to Compliance Officer

The Securities and Exchange Commission handed out its first whistleblower award to a compliance staffer on Friday.




August 29, 03:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   SEC Doles Out $300k Whistleblower Award to Compliance Officer

The Securities and Exchange Commission handed out its first whistleblower award to a compliance staffer on Friday.




August 29, 03:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   SEC Doles Out $300k Whistleblower Award to Compliance Officer

The Securities and Exchange Commission handed out its first whistleblower award to a compliance staffer on Friday.




August 29, 02:39 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Picturing Hampden Sydney Students Before The War

As I'm sitting here editing a chapter on student literary societies and their magazines, I'm happy to report that Rob Luther sent along a most exciting link recently. It's to a story in the Hampden-Sydney alumni magazine called "Digging Up...




August 29, 02:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   The President of the United States in a light-colored suit.

What was so unsettling about President Obama in a light-colored suit? Do we think of the comic-book villain? That's Lex Luthor as President . It's pretty awful ! Beyond the comic-book realm, where villains are villains and heroes are heroes, we have FDR: That's Franklin Roosevelt signing the Soci...




August 29, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court revives lawsuit in fatal police shooting in Anaheim; Appeals court says jury must decide whether officers acted reasonably in the death of Caesar Cruz in 2009"

"Court revives lawsuit in fatal police shooting in Anaheim; Appeals court says jury must decide whether officers acted reasonably in the death of Caesar Cruz in 2009": The Orange County Register has this report . Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Appeals court revives suit again...




August 29, 02:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3 billion SAP verdict, could get new trial"

"Oracle loses bid to restore $1.3 billion SAP verdict, could get new trial": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report . And Bloomberg News reports that " Oracle Offered Reduced Damages or Retrial in SAP Case ." You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at...




August 29, 02:16 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   I’m Live on Twit.tv

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August 29, 02:14 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Last of first-round same-sex marriage cases is in

The last in the first round of new same-sex marriage cases to reach the Supreme Court — an appeal by a county clerk in Virginia — was filed on Friday, and it offered the Court a variety of options for confronting the constitutional controversy.  While making a plea that this case be t...




August 29, 02:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Beach"

"Supreme Court Beach": Artist Todd Crespi has posted this painting online, with annotations.




August 29, 02:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?"

"Gay marriage: Which case will the Supreme Court choose?" Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




August 29, 02:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. appellate judges and the art of judicial writing"

"D.C. appellate judges and the art of judicial writing": Michael Doyle of McClatchy Washington Bureau has this post today at his "Suits & Sentences" blog.




August 29, 01:42 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Record BofA Settlement Brings a $30 Million IOLTA Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.




August 29, 01:42 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Record BofA Settlement Includes $30 Million Legal Aid Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.




August 29, 01:42 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Record BofA Settlement Includes $30 Million Legal Aid Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.




August 29, 01:42 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Record BofA Settlement Includes $30 Million Legal Aid Windfall

The $16.65 billion Bank of America deal announced last week contains a boon for a program that provides civil legal aid to the poor through interest from lawyer trust accounts.




August 29, 01:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   Big and little.

More of Mike and Ike at The Puparazzo .




August 29, 01:34 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Everyone knows she is no longer the queen, but she thinks as long as she keeps this crown she's the winner. She's not."

Said David Kim director of director of media for the Miss Asia Pacific World pageant, after 18-year-old May Myat Noe of Burma, who "was described as a disappointment from the start." "We thought she should be more beautiful... so as soon as she arrived we sent her to the hospital to operate on he...




August 29, 01:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link .




August 29, 12:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   Forget the tan suit. Remember the tan shoes.

That's "Dodie Stevens (born Geraldine Ann Pasquale, February 17, 1946)... an American rock and pop singer... best known for her million selling 1959 song 'Pink Shoe Laces,' which made her a star when she was only 13 years old." Here 's the earlier post of the day about Obama's tan suit, which I t...




August 29, 12:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   UK to Introduce New Anti-Terror Legislation

The U.K. government will introduce new legislation to make it easier to seize people's passports to counter the security threat posed by Islamist extremists traveling to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.




August 29, 12:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   UK to Introduce New Anti-Terror Legislation

The U.K. government will introduce new legislation to make it easier to seize people's passports to counter the security threat posed by Islamist extremists traveling to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.




August 29, 12:04 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   UK to Introduce New Anti-Terror Legislation

The U.K. government will introduce new legislation to make it easier to seize people's passports to counter the security threat posed by Islamist extremists traveling to and from conflict areas like Syria and Iraq, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Friday.




August 29, 11:55 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   UNC Law School Dean Search Committee

This week the UNC administration announced the members of the search committee for the new dean of Carolina Law. They are as follows: Michael R. Smith, Dean UNC School of Government, Chair. The alumni members are Richard Y. Stevens of...




August 29, 11:36 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015 From the FLP mailbox: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Ou...




August 29, 11:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "One would have expected that in 67 years that we would become more democratic, more tolerant — rather than become more intolerant and narrow-minded."

In India, the censorship of a film about the assassination of Indira Gandhi , which took place in 1984. ("67 years" refers to India achieving independence.) From the censor: "Look at the complexities. You have multiple languages, multiple religions, multiple social strata, multiple advantages, di...




August 29, 11:34 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Save the Date: Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference, June 22, 2015

From conference organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the...




August 29, 11:32 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Save the Date: Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers, June 22, 2015

From conference organizers: Dear Friends and Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a working-paper conference that we are planning to hold in the days before the AALS mid-year family law conference in Orlando next summer. Our group, the...




August 29, 11:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   Overheard at Meadhouse.

" This is what I want. Except it's ugly as sin." "Sin can be pretty ugly." "The problem is sin is not ugly." "If only sin were uglier."




August 29, 11:24 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Chicago Alumni, Bigelows, and Public Law Fellows on the Teaching Market, 2014-15

MOVING TO THE FRONT (ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 20)--THANKS TO ALL THE DEANS, HIRING CHAIRS, AND APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE MEMBERS WHO HAVE CONTACTED ME ALREADY! In order...




August 29, 11:15 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

Deborah Thompson Eisenberg (Maryland) sends along this call for papers from the University of Baltimore's Center on Applied Feminism: CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law's Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for...




August 29, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Mulligan et al. on Early Translations of the US Constitution




August 29, 10:55 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Will Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Work Against the Islamic State?

The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy that makes it one of the world’s richest terrorist groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. It’s going to be a challenge for traditional anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing systems to track funds tied to the group.




August 29, 10:55 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Will Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Work Against the Islamic State?

The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy that makes it one of the world’s richest terrorist groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. It’s going to be a challenge for traditional anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing systems to track funds tied to the group.




August 29, 10:55 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Will Anti-Money Laundering Efforts Work Against the Islamic State?

The Islamic State runs a self-sustaining economy that makes it one of the world’s richest terrorist groups, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. It’s going to be a challenge for traditional anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing systems to track funds tied to the group.




August 29, 10:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Why are you wearing that stupid man suit?"

Did you know that President Obama wore a tan suit and the internet freaked out ?




August 29, 10:38 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Hello You Must Be Going

An Oklahoma attorney found to have engaged in unauthorized Colorado practice has been disbarred in Colorado. The attorney had purchased two Colorado accounting firms in partnership with a Colorado accountant. Over a three-year period, he set up multiple law offices...




August 29, 10:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   Too soon?

Commemorating the 200th anniversary of burning the White House. Only sparklers this time! pic.twitter.com/QIDBQTBmmL — British Embassy (@UKinUSA) August 24, 2014 "Other than an off-colour tweet and subsequent apology by the British Embassy, the bicentennial of the punitive mission of 1814 that le...




August 29, 10:29 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Substantial Similarity and Music

From Guest Irina Manta. For those interested in more scholarship on the topic of substantial similarity in copyright law, Carys J. Craig and Guillaume Laroche (York University-Osgoode Hall Law School) recently posted a piece entitled Out of Tune: Why Copyright Law Needs Music Lessons. Here is the...




August 29, 10:28 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Are the Reports of the Cupcake Craze Death Greatly Exagerated?

Last month when Crumbs, America's first public cupcake company, announced it was closing most of its stores after its stock...




August 29, 10:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obamacare's Latest Threat Nears Turning Point in Court"

"Obamacare's Latest Threat Nears Turning Point in Court": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




August 29, 10:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Each of the couple’s six children had a job in the nuptials. The bride was walked down the aisle by eldest sons Maddox and Pax..."

"... while daughters Zahara and Vivienne tossed flower petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers." Nice. The kids were central, and it was the kids who wanted the wedding. Angelina Jolie had been explaining to them for years that "our commitment when we decided to start a family was the grea...




August 29, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   After collecting "about 538 tons of food waste, paper contaminated with food waste and pet waste," Madison gives up on its organic waste composting project.

"The Streets Division can’t afford a $120,000 filter needed to remove non-compostable material, and it makes no sense to seek money for it and significantly broaden the program with uncertainty about when the [$20.6 million] biodigester will be built...." The Streets Division was poised to add 1,...




August 29, 09:41 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Anderson on Law Review Rankings

Robert Anderson of Pepperdine has a terrific post up at Witnesseth that uses google rankings for law reviews. It's definitely worth a look (and I'm happy that it fits closely with the law review citations part of "Ranking Law Schools...




August 29, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Walsh on Supreme Court Review of State Criminal Prosecutions




August 29, 09:24 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Life Without Parole For Juveniles Prohibition Given Retroactive Effect

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has held that decision of the United States Supreme Court prohibiting mandatory life sentences without the possibility of parole for juvenile offenders must be applied retroactively to persons convicted prior to the high court's decision....




August 29, 09:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   The 6th Circuit reverses the hate-crime conviction of 15 Old Order Amish for cutting off the beards of Amish men and hair of Amish women.

Marty Lederman criticizes the court: A critical part of the majority's decision is based upon its conclusion that the evidence did not necessarily prove that the victims' religion was a but-for cause of the assaults. That conclusion strikes me as untenable — indeed, deeply disturbing in its impli...




August 29, 09:17 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "State Licensing Boards Under Fire From Within"

"State Licensing Boards Under Fire From Within": In yesterday's edition of The Wall Street Journal, Angus Loten and Sarah E. Needleman had an article that begins, "The Supreme Court will take up an antitrust case this fall that could curb the proliferation of state licenses, a top worry for U.S. ...




August 29, 08:45 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   AM Roundup: NFL Toughens Up on Domestic Violence; Ferguson Lawsuit Filed

The Law Blog rounds up the morning news.




August 29, 08:45 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   AM Roundup: NFL Toughens Up on Domestic Violence; Ferguson Lawsuit Filed

The Law Blog rounds up the morning news.




August 29, 08:45 AM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   AM Roundup: NFL Toughens Up on Domestic Violence; Ferguson Lawsuit Filed

The Law Blog rounds up the morning news.




August 29, 08:42 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Another SCOTUS counter-factual: Justice Posner?

Many sites are talking about Wednesday's Seventh Circuit arguments in challenges to same-sex marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, where Judge Posner was in rare form in shredding the states' arguments in support of the bans, particularly in the Wisconsin case (several of the links have either ...




August 29, 08:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "And if [the rapists] are providing [love], plus drugs, and alcohol and freedoms, or perceived freedoms, then we're never going to be able to keep [young girls] safe."

That's a quote from BBC's unnamed source who was a home-care worker in in Rothingham during the period when 1,400 young girls were systematically raped over a period of years: "Sometimes, [the men] would phone and they would pick up around the corner, but sometimes they would just turn up and pic...




August 29, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 3)

We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column,  T he S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged . The article examines concerns that have been raised about the use of administrative proceedings ("AP") by the SEC.   The decis...




August 29, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Defining Corruption (Or How Tim Wu Could Become Governor of New York)

by Michael Dorf A recent New Yorker  article by Jill Lepore uses the Democratic primary challenge by Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout to NY Governor Andrew Cuomo as an occasion to problematize the concept of political corruption. I generally think highly of Lepore but this article strik...




August 29, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Katz's "Women in the Mosque"




August 29, 12:29 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Ferring B.V. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc. (I) (Fed. Cir. 2014)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the first of a pair of decisions issued last Friday, Ferring B.V. v. Watson Laboratories, Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a finding by the District Court that a generic company could moot ANDA litigation by amending its application to exclude practice of an infringing ...




August 28, 11:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   John Rocker — the baseball player destroyed by a Sports Illustrated profile back in 1999 — comes back into the culture spotlight as a contestant on "Survivor."

The new season starts on September 24 , so lets talk about the old SI article that ruined his career. I don't remember the old controversy, but I'm interested in looking back to see what sort of sexist-racist-homophobia material was stirring people up back in the year when Bill Clinton was acquit...




August 28, 11:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   John Rocker — the baseball player destroyed by a Sports Illustrated profile in 1999 — comes back into the culture spotlight as a contestant on "Survivor."

The new season starts on September 24 , so let's talk about the old SI article that ruined his career. I don't remember the old controversy, but I'm interested in looking at what sort of sexist-racist-homophobia material was stirring people up back in the year when Bill Clinton was acquitted in h...




August 28, 10:48 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Does Josh Gordon have a legal case against the NFL?




August 28, 10:11 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Bonner v. City of Brighton, Michigan 14-63 Issue: (1) Whether certiorari should be granted to resolve the conflicting decisions between the Michigan Supreme Court and other states’ courts as to whether an ordinance violates substantive and procedural due process ...




August 28, 09:42 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Utah couples support same-sex marriage review

The same-sex marriage case that is most familiar to the Supreme Court — from Utah — is close to being ready for the Justices to consider it alone or among other cases for review.  Lawyers for three couples — two who wish to marry, and one seeking official recognition of their ex...




August 28, 09:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The 10 Cities With The Highest Quality Of Life."

"1. Madison, Wisconsin."




August 28, 08:30 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Is There Such a Thing as a 'Good Psychopath'? NPR: The Protojournalist In The Popular Press: Using Light Technique, Scientists Find Dimmer Switch for Memories in Mice, NY Times Scientists Turn Bad Memories Into Good...




August 28, 07:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   "For those at Northeastern, breaking into the U.S. News top 100 was like landing a man on the moon, but Freeland was determined to try."

"Reverse-engineering the formulas took months; perfecting them took years." “We could say, ‘Well, if we could move our graduation rates by X, this is how it would affect our standing,’” Freeland says. “It was very mathematical and very conscious and every year we would sit around and say, ‘Okay, ...




August 28, 05:29 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund Public Schools, Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas—A state judge ruled on Thursday that Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.




August 28, 05:29 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund Public Schools, Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas—A state judge ruled on Thursday that Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.




August 28, 05:29 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Texas Is Failing to Properly Fund Public Schools, Judge Rules

AUSTIN, Texas—A state judge ruled on Thursday that Texas is still failing to adequately fund public schools, after legislators last year restored $3.5 billion in spending cuts.




August 28, 05:10 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Clear And Convincing Evidence Required For Revocation Of Disciplinary Probation

The standard of proof for a violation of disciplinary probation is clear and convincing evidence, according to a recent decision of the North Dakota Supreme Court. The court found that the attorney-probationer had charged excessive fees and failed to supervise...




August 28, 05:00 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Intellectual Property, Innovation and Economic Growth: Mercatus Gets it Wrong

[Cross posted at the CPIP Blog.] By Mark Schultz & Adam Mossoff A handful of increasingly noisy critics of intellectual property (IP) have emerged within free market organizations. Both the emergence and vehemence of this group has surprised most observers, since free market advocates general...




August 28, 04:41 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   ‘Practice-Ready’ Matters to Young Lawyers, Too

Job satisfaction is up slightly among mid-level junior lawyers, and correlates to how well they think their law schools prepared them for law firm life, according to a new survey.




August 28, 04:41 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   ‘Practice-Ready’ Matters to Young Lawyers, Too

Job satisfaction is up slightly among mid-level junior lawyers, and correlates to how well they think their law schools prepared them for law firm life, according to a new survey.




August 28, 04:41 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   ‘Practice-Ready’ Matters to Young Lawyers, Too

Job satisfaction is up slightly among mid-level junior lawyers, and correlates to how well they think their law schools prepared them for law firm life, according to a new survey.




August 28, 04:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Big wins elusive for EPA in Clean Water Act showdowns"

"Big wins elusive for EPA in Clean Water Act showdowns": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report today.




August 28, 03:40 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Amid Licensing Backlash, A Reprieve for Arkansas Hair Braiders

There’s a growing backlash against state licensing laws, which entrepreneurs and small-business owners cite as their biggest obstacle to growth.




August 28, 03:40 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Amid Licensing Backlash, A Reprieve for Arkansas Hair Braiders

There’s a growing backlash against state licensing laws, which entrepreneurs and small-business owners cite as their biggest obstacle to growth.




August 28, 03:40 PM   /   WSJ.com: Law Blog - WSJ.com   /   Amid Licensing Backlash, A Reprieve for Arkansas Hair Braiders

There’s a growing backlash against state licensing laws, which entrepreneurs and small-business owners cite as their biggest obstacle to growth.




August 28, 02:52 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically adress the...




  

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