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April 18, 04:01 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Weird Silence on February Shooting in Coral Gables?

I live in a very very quiet neighborhood near the University of Miami. Shootings are, to the say the least, rather rare: this incident on Feb 12 only a few blocks from my house is the only one I can … Continue reading → The post Weird Silence on February Shooting in Coral Gables? appe...




April 18, 01:35 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Book Launch for Lustig's "Veiled Power"




April 18, 01:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   Bloodroot.




April 18, 12:51 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Cousin Itt.

  "Actor Felix Silla, who portrayed Cousin Itt on the 1960s TV series 'The Addams Family,' died on Friday. He was 84....The actor did stunt work on 'Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom,' 'E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial' and 'Poltergeist.'... Silla was 3 feet, 11 inches tall and his wife is 4 fe...




April 18, 10:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Brother's Weed

An attorney who engaged in a single act of unauthorized practice while suspended for a marijuana possession conviction should be suspended for 30 days followed by probation, according to a recommendation of the Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board. The hearing committee's...




April 18, 10:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Think of all the fat celebrities — predominantly Black women and women of color — who have paved a path in plus-size fashion, allowing so many of us fat folks to explore our personal style."

"The choice [by plus-size luxury retailer 11 Honoré] to collaborate for the first time with rich white Lena Duhnam, who flashes her privilege like it’s a joke... speaks volumes. It’s a reminder that plus-size fashion is still an exclusive club intent on keeping authority and power rotating in the...




April 18, 08:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   6:04 a.am.

 




April 18, 06:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This talk show was so elegant and respectful, that even the comment section of a video like this isn't infested by angry people shouting from both extremes of the issue."

A comment written one month ago on a video put up on YouTube a year ago:    The show aired in 1970. Watch the whole thing. The person at the extreme left of the talk-show couch — who eventually pipes up — is Grace Slick. The host Dick Cavett engineers the mood — which is serious and com...




April 18, 05:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In the war of racism, we don't want scouts, we want soldiers."

That's a comment, from Washington Blogger, that was emailed to me after I noted the absence of any Critical Race Theory analysis in the New York Times story about the West Point cheating scandal.  The "scout"/"soldier" terminology harks back to a post 5 days ago about the "tech elite's favor...




April 18, 03:26 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: car reflections

Another in a series




April 17, 11:55 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   FCBA Remote Program on Global Patent System Challenges

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a remote program entitled "Global Patent System Challenges" on April 20, 2021 from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm (ET). Michael Sandonato of Venable I Fitzpatrick will moderate a panel consisting of Raman Bonn of Continental AG, Haifeng Huang of J...




April 17, 11:54 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Litigation Persuasion Techniques

Fitch Even will be offering a webinar entitled "Using Persuasion Techniques to Achieve Litigation Success: Part Two" on April 22, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). Karl R. Fink, Nikki Little, and Timothy P. Maloney of Fitch Even will discuss the following topics: • Expert witness selection and ...




April 17, 11:53 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   FCBA Remote Program on Dispute Resolution Challenges

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a remote program entitled "Dispute Resolution Challenges: Innovation, Self-Help, and Judicial Systems" on April 22, 2021 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (ET). Sabine Age of Hayng Rokh Monegier will moderate a panel consisting of Roberta Carape...




April 17, 08:55 PM   /   Althouse   /   Scarlet elf cups.

" Sarcoscypha coccinea , commonly known as the scarlet elf cup , scarlet elf cap , or the scarlet cup , is a species of fungus in the family Sarcoscyphaceae of the order Pezizales."     We found them today in Blue Mound State Park, where we walked my favorite trail, the Over Lode. AND: ...




April 17, 05:33 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Mikhail reviews Schwartz's "Spirit of the Constitution"




April 17, 03:53 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Stab In The Heart

The Colorado Supreme Court accepted a proposed public censure and resignation of a District Court judge on the following stipulation In late January or early February 2020, Judge Chase, a Family Court Facilitator for the Eighteenth Judicial District, and Judge...




April 17, 11:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Whenever the national media reports on a black person killed by cops, we must ask ourselves 'Would a white cop not have done that if the person were white?'"

"Because: we are taught that white (and even non-white) cops ice black people (usually men) out of racism. It’s possibly subconscious, but in the heat of the moment, they revert animalistically to their white supremacist assumption of black animality and pull that trigger.... Black people are 2.5...




April 17, 10:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   Magnolia, scilla, fritillaria.

Flowers in Madison, this past week. The magnolia was in the arb, the frittilaria and the scilla on the Meadhouse property.




April 17, 09:49 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Admission Denied

The Arkansas Supreme Court affirmed the decision of the Board of Law Examiners to deny admission. The applicant graduated from law school in 2002 and had been denied admission in Louisiana. This decision was at least partially based on his...




April 17, 09:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "On Friday, West Point officials said in a statement that the [second-chance] program had 'not met its intended purpose' of increasing the self-reporting of honor code violations and reducing cadets’ tolerance for them...."

"'The tenets of honorable living remain immutable, and the outcomes of our leader development system remain the same, to graduate Army officers that live honorably, lead honorably and demonstrate excellence,' General Williams said in a statement. 'West Point must be the gold standard for developi...




April 17, 08:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   Bob Ross, resurrected to paint a Mountain Dew ad, is welcome even as it obstructs the "Repo Man" clip I wanted to find.

For once, I am not annoyed — I am the opposite of annoyed — by the ad YouTube served up in front of the video I wanted to watch:    Well, that's just great. Good to know the beloved dead man is refreshed.  There is a Bible verse about tending to the thirst of a dead man :...




April 17, 07:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "So he hauled a new generator into his S.U.V., strapped $800 worth of wood onto the vehicle’s roof and drove down into one of the city’s ravines in the middle of the night..."

"... to build... a wooden box — 7 feet 9 inches by 3 feet 9 inches — sealed with a vapor barrier and stuffed with enough insulation that, by his careful calculation, would keep it warm on nights when the thermometer dipped as low as minus 4 degrees Fahrenheit. He put in one window for light, and ...




April 17, 06:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs."

"By viewing every element of education, every aspect of history, and every facet of society through the lens of skin color and race, we are desecrating the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and utterly violating the movement for which such civil rights leaders believed, fought, and died. I ob...




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




April 16, 08:20 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Generational replacement and the leftward shift of the Democrats

I’m trying to get the MS of Economic Consequences of the Pandemic finished by May, while chasing a moving target. Over the fold, I return to a favorite topic of mine, the role of generational change. I’ve spent a lot of time pointing out the silliness of most talk about generations, b...




April 16, 05:31 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Long Trump syndrome




April 16, 05:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Virtual conference: Working with Intellectual Property




April 16, 11:19 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Testing the Tebbit Test

You can still listen to Testing the Tebbit Test on BBC Radio 4 Extra in which Rajan Datar documents how many English people with ancestors who migrated from Asia, and maybe even from the Caribbean find the test deeply hurtful and offensive. This response is entirely apt — Tebbit must have k...




April 16, 10:42 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Brunschwig on Visual Law and Legal Design: Questions and Tentative Answers




April 16, 10:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   6:14 a.m.

 




April 16, 09:32 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dog Poop And Defamation

The dismissal of a defamation claim brought against a person who commented on a blog post was affirmed by the Iowa Supreme Court. Background Plaintiff Richard Bauer (Bauer) resides in Sloan, Iowa, where he manages Bauer Apartments. The apartments are...




April 16, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Federal History 2021




April 16, 09:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It's a bobcat, attacking my wife!"

This was a wild 46 seconds pic.twitter.com/jIHQg0G4qU — Sada (@Evi3Zamora) April 15, 2021 ***  There is no comments section anymore, but you can email me here . Unless you say otherwise, I will presume you'd enjoy an update to this post with a quote from your email.




April 16, 09:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Madison residents sue over college financial aid program limited to certain students of color."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports:   A law firm representing conservative interests, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, filed the action against the Higher Educational Aids Board in Jefferson County Circuit Court.... The board administers the Minority Undergraduate Retention Gr...




April 16, 08:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "For the first time, scientists have mapped out the molecular and genetic processes by which temperature determines sex..."

"...in bearded dragons, a species of lizard native to Australia.... At cooler temperatures, chromosomes prevail, turning on one sequence of genes to make a female dragon; at warmer temperatures, a completely different series of genes can override partial male development and produce a female.... ...




April 16, 08:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Remand In Fee Dispute Between Attorneys

The Washington State Court of Appeals Division One remanded a fee dispute between two attorneys Two attorneys, Harish Bharti and Stephen Teller, associated to represent Ruhul Kayshel on a discrimination case and a wage and contract class action case against...




April 16, 08:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "With all the new money flooding the metaverse... the kinds of conflicts between neighbors we’re familiar with from the real world have followed."

"Take the monastery and the ranch house next door. Both were built by Ogar, an in-demand meta-architect in the metaverse. His real name is Alexandre Vlerick, and he lives in the real-life Lille, France.... Right after he finished the monastery for a German client, he got another request: an Ameri...




April 16, 07:29 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Knowingly Performing Down Syndrome Abortions Is Not "Eugenics"




April 16, 06:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Gucci sneakers usually retail for well over $500, but this week the luxury fashion giant has started selling a pair for $17.99... digital only."

"The Virtual 25 sneaker is a chunky slime green, bubble-gum pink and sky blue shoe that... can only be 'worn' via augmented and virtual reality," The Guardian reports . An impressive idea for a product. People spend a lot of money on clothes to impress other people, and if they are doing their ef...




April 16, 01:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bose and friends on South Asian migrations




April 16, 01:08 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   FTC Prevails in Reverse Payment Case

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) spent the better part of a decade attacking the practice of innovator drug companies settling ANDA litigation by providing payments to generic applicants challenging the validity of Orange Book-listed patents (see "The FTC's Thinking Does N...




April 15, 11:02 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   ToolGen Files Proposed Protective Orders in CRISPR Interferences

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Senior Party ToolGen Inc. has filed a protective order in each of Interference Nos. 106,126 (naming as Junior Party the Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University) and 106,127 (naming as Junior Party University of California/Berkeley, Univ...




April 15, 07:37 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




April 15, 07:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   Dreams dreamed, now the trick is to make it all happen — black nebula carrots and all.




April 15, 07:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   Let me give you some snippets of comments added to posts from the last 2 days.

These are taken out of context, possibly to amuse you as is, but really to give me something to put a link on, so you can click back and read.  1. "He strikes me as a recognisable type: the 19th century equivalent of a trust fund socialist."   2. "For every 100 people who fly, 100 could...




April 15, 05:01 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Balkinization Symposium on Martin J. Sherwin, Gambling with Armageddon: Nuclear Roulette from Hiroshima to the Cuban Missile Crisis-- Collected Posts




April 15, 04:50 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Republicans and Democrats Are Wrong About Taxes and the Infrastructure Bill, But I'm (Mostly) OK With That




April 15, 04:21 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Jones to Deliver Fulton Lecture




April 15, 02:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   Helleborus.

  I can never remember the name of this flower.    It's Helleborus . It looks a lot like another flower I have trouble remembering, Ranunculus . Ridiculous! I end up referring to it as " Homunculus ," which I know is wrong, but amuses me to say. In truth, a "homunculus" is... ... a...




April 15, 01:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla said Thursday people will 'likely' need a booster dose of a Covid-19 vaccine within 12 months of getting fully vaccinated."

"He also said it’s possible people will need to get vaccinated against the virus annually," CNBC reports.




April 15, 01:17 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Expect campaign rivals to pounce on the contradictions, while the eloquent Vance will try talk his way around it — banking on the fact that Ohio twice went for a populist billionaire."

From "J.D. Vance tells associates he plans to run for Senate in Ohio" (Axios). Vance made his name as an author [of "Hillbilly Elegy"], but he's made his career as a venture capitalist, backed by many of the coastal billionaires he now plans to rhetorically run against. FROM THE EMAIL: Mike write...




April 15, 01:09 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Chin on The Blueprint for Dred Scott: United States v. Dow and the Multi-Racial Jurisprudence of White Supremacy @UCDavisLaw




April 15, 12:55 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




April 15, 12:32 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Remand In Fee Dispute Among Attorneys

The Washington State Court of Appeals Division One remanded a fee dispute between two attorneys Two attorneys, Harish Bharti and Stephen Teller, associated to represent Ruhul Kayshel on a discrimination case and a wage and contract class action case against...




April 15, 11:46 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   CLE Diversity Quotas Prohibited In Florida

The Florida Supreme Court amended its CLE rules to add the last sentence Course approval is set forth in policies adopted pursuant to this rule. Special policies will be adopted for courses sponsored by governmental agencies for employee lawyers that...




April 15, 11:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   Thursday sunrise.

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April 15, 11:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Congressional Democrats will introduce legislation Thursday to expand the Supreme Court from nine to 13 justices..."

NBC News reports. The Democratic bill is led by Sen. Ed Markey of Massachusetts and Rep. Jerry Nadler of New York, the chair of the House Judiciary Committee. It is co-sponsored by Reps. Hank Johnson of Georgia and Mondaire Jones of New York. The Supreme Court can be expanded by an act of Congres...




April 15, 10:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Before hospitality was a business, it was more of a virtue — a barometer of civilization."

"And in light of the past year, and the extreme hospitality expected from workers during a global pandemic, it might be helpful to think of it that way again. Ancient ideas of hospitality were in place to protect pilgrims, travelers, immigrants and others who looked to strangers for food and shel...




April 15, 09:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Azaria, who is White..."

Is he? I'm trying to read the WaPo article, "Hank Azaria apologizes for playing Apu on ‘The Simpsons’ for three decades."  I've already blogged about this apology, so I'm not rehashing that. I just want to focus on the unsupported assertion that Azaria "is White."  If Azaria is White, m...




April 15, 09:15 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   In Beachwood

A stayed one-year suspension has been imposed by the Ohio Supreme Court On March 2, 2018, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Strauss was driving southbound on I-271 in snowy conditions when he rear-ended a Beachwood police cruiser parked on the side...




April 15, 08:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   I'm so old-fashioned, I thought that, when Don Lemon said "I have a lot of support from the Big Guy," he was talking about God.

I'm in the middle of listening to the NYT podcast — which you can play and read a little about at "CNN Is in a Post-Trump Slump. What Does That Mean for Don Lemon?/The prime-time host on the future of cable news, the urgency of conversations about race and whether CNN is a boys’ club."   &nb...




April 15, 06:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mr. Jacobs’s parody of the Great American Songbook prompted Irving Berlin and a group of song publishers representing the work of Cole Porter, Rodgers and Hammerstein and others to sue..."

"... Mad’s parent company, E.C. Publications, for copyright infringement. At issue was 'Sing Along With Mad,' a pullout section published in 1961 that consisted entirely of song parodies by Mr. Jacobs and Larry Siegel. Among them were 'Louella Schwartz Describes Her Malady' (a lampoon of Berlin’s...




April 15, 01:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ASLH's Wallace Johnson Program for First Book Authors




April 14, 11:46 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   ToolGen Files Protective Orders in CRISPR Interferences

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Senior Party ToolGen Inc. has filed a protective order in each of Interference Nos. 106,126 (naming as Junior Party the Broad Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University) and 106,127 (naming as Junior Party University of California/Berkeley, Univ...




April 14, 08:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   6:23 a.m.




April 14, 08:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Ann: Used to be a frequent reader. But, it has become a waste of time trying to understand what you are attempting to cryptically express in your blog posts these days."

"I wish to stay informed, not play clever head games. If you have something to say, just say it. I'm too busy to play your silly exercises. Otherwise, find a more productive use of your and my time. As judge and jury and former reader, I find you in Contempt. Case dismissed. Goodbye!" Someone wro...




April 14, 07:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   "FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner) is going away."

So I am told by Blogger, "because your blog uses the FollowByEmail widget (Feedburner)." The notice continues: "Recently, the Feedburner team released a system update announcement , that the email subscription service will be discontinued in July 2021. After July 2021, your feed will still contin...




April 14, 07:38 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Zarathustra – Columnar Emersonian or Divine Hanswurst?

So, I promised reflections on Nietzsche’s Zarathustra and Seuss, to complement my ongoing brilliant double-parody, with special reference to Seuss’ late ‘cancellation’ – the withdrawal of six books from publication. I did muse a bit on Twitter. The best metaphor for ...




April 14, 07:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   It's the time of year to go to Governor Nelson State Park and see the Dutchman's breeches.

    " Dutchman's breeches is one of many plants whose seeds are spread by ants, a process called myrmecochory. The ants take the seeds to their nest, where they eat the elaiosomes, and put the seeds in their nest debris, where they are protected until they germinate. They also get the a...




April 14, 06:16 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Affidavit with Nude Photos Draws Reprimand

A reprimand has been ordered by the Alberta Law Society Hearing Committee for what the panel called a "novel situation" involving an attorney retained by the husband in an action involving his common law partner The Husband later expressed concern...




April 14, 04:25 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2021 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




April 14, 04:13 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Virtual book talk: Fei-Hsien Wang on copyright in China




April 14, 12:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Get Mad Not Even

An attorney's response to an unfavorable on-line google review drew a public censure from the Tennessee Board of Professional Responsibility. The former client had included his name in the review. The response details about the former client, including health and...




April 14, 11:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   Dave Grohl and Mick Jagger endeavor — as only 2 old and punkish men can — to sing us all out of the lockdown.

  Lyrics by Mick. I'm printing them out even though they're written on the screen so you'll have no trouble discerning them through the earnest noise. I'm just guessing you won't listen through. Plus, if we can read them, we can analyze them: We took it on the chin/The numbers were so grim/B...




April 14, 11:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This was not a two-week process, I needed to educate myself a lot. I realised I have had a date with destiny with this thing for 31 years."

"I really do apologise. I know you weren’t asking for that, but it’s important. I apologise for my part in creating that and participating in that. Part of me feels like I need to go to every single Indian person in this country and personally apologise." Said Hank Azaria, quoted in "Simpsons voi...




April 14, 11:00 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Zier on Feminism, Insanity, and Property Rights in 1940s America @MagdaleneZier




April 14, 10:57 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Bernstein on How Technologies of Language Meet Ideologies of Law @UBSchoolofLaw @anyabernstein




April 14, 10:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Taint Remains

The New Jersey Appellate Division affirmed a disqualification where the prospective client had consulted with the lawyer many years ago The parties never married, but shared a long-term, romantic relationship from approximately June 2000 to March 2013. During this time,...




April 14, 10:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Underwood said he 'genuinely' wishes he hadn't dragged people into 'my own mess of figuring out who I was.'"

"In addition to saying sorry to those women, he would said thank you because, ultimately, they and the franchise helped him get to this place. When he was named the Bachelor, Underwood said he remembered 'praying to God' the morning he found out and 'thanking him for making me straight,' thinking...




April 14, 10:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   What'd he do?

Marco Rubio is not known for making the best decisions. Today he may have made his worst one yet. — The Lincoln Project (@ProjectLincoln) April 14, 2021 Do I have to look this up separately?  I google "Marco Rubio" and see 3 possible things... none of them even seems clickable! The Lincoln P...




April 14, 09:48 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   White-Out

The New Hampshire Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of an attorney charged with felony falsification of physical evidence and misdemeanor tampering with public records or information. From a press release of the state Department of Justice Deputy Attorney...




April 14, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Berger on Race and Property




April 14, 09:28 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Manchin Channels Chamberlain: Will We Have Peace in Our Time in the Senate?




April 14, 09:22 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The sloppy Sixth Circuit




April 14, 09:18 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Car Trouble

The Ohio Supreme Court has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney for two criminal incidents. From the report of the Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline On February 17, 2005, Respondent and a male companion were en route...




April 14, 09:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Don’t have a good pic cuz it hurts too much and I need to sleep haha, and it’ll be red for a few wks , but gna be beautiful alien scars."

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April 14, 08:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The danger in presenting a defense case, especially in a prosecution that is so video-dependent, is that it allows the prosecutor..."

"... through leading questions on cross-examination, to walk witnesses through the video, explaining to the jury moment-by-moment exactly what the prosecution’s theory of the case is. If he does this skillfully, the prosecutor turns his 'questioning' into the equivalent of a summation.... In addi...




April 14, 08:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "President Biden promised to usher in a golden age of bipartisan cooperation, but instead he is showing a reverse Midas touch..."

"... taking issues that once united Republicans and Democrats and making them partisan and divisive," writes Marc A. Thiessen (at WaPo). Until Biden came along, every single covid-19 relief bill was approved with overwhelming bipartisan support in both houses.... For Biden, who promised to put hi...




April 14, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   The editorial board of The Washington Post says: "Biden takes the easy way out of Afghanistan. The likely result is disaster."

From the column: The bargain struck by the Trump administration with the Taliban required it to break all ties with al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups. According to U.N. and U.S. military officials, it has not done so. Nor has it been willing to negotiate seriously with the Afghan government abo...




April 14, 08:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   Raging innumeracy of the Covid kind.

So if the small pox vaccine is 80% effective and 100 people go to the store, 20 people will leave with small pox. Got it. — Ryan Grim (@ryangrim) April 11, 2021 *** There is no comments section anymore, but you can email me here . Unless you say otherwise, I will presume you'd enjoy an update to ...




April 14, 08:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   If you love Thoreau and are irritated by interlocutors who assert "He was just a self-centered misanthrope"...

Here: Peter Bagge makes the pro-Thoreau argument in comic book style (Reason) . *** There is no comments section anymore, but you can email me here . Unless you say otherwise, I will presume you'd enjoy an update to this post with a quote from your email.




April 14, 07:26 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Amy Chua vs. Yale

This surely qualifies as an embarrassing spectacle. (It comes on the heels of this and this.)




April 14, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Quadri on Islamic Law in Colonial Modernity




April 13, 11:48 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Senators Ask President to Prioritize Appointment of IP Officials

By Donald Zuhn -- In a letter sent to President Joseph Biden at the end of March, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Chairman of the Senate Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, and Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, asked the President to "prioritize t...




April 13, 08:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise.

     




April 13, 08:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   Snippets of comments — received via email — that can be found on recent posts.

Let me nudge you to some posts that have comments emailed in by readers. These lines — ripped out of context — are here to hold a link so you can see where to go. And I want you to know that I've been receiving some great contributions from readers. I like to think the new approach — sorry, I had...




April 13, 01:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   Pink and blue.




April 13, 12:02 PM   /   Althouse   /    "The speech of rationalists is heavy on the vernacular, often derived from programming language: 'updating your priors' (keeping an open mind), 'steel-manning' (arguing with the strongest version of whatever point your opponent is making)..."

"... double-cruxing' (trying to get to the root of a disagreement).... In her book, Galef argues for what she calls 'scout mindset,' which she contrasts with 'soldier mindset.' The idea is that evolution has wired our minds to be soldiers (focused on winning) instead of scouts (focused on ensurin...




April 13, 11:52 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Documents from Nigeria: The Self-Help Books of Nkem Liliwhite-Nwosu




April 13, 11:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   Magnolia.

    Photographed in the arb yesterday, not long after acquiring an iPhone 12 Pro.




  

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