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April 15, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Doing History After Dobbs




April 14, 06:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise — 6:14, 6:19, 6:19, 6:23.




April 14, 06:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Maleness did not appeal to me at all, with its acrid musk, its stubble, its needful dangling genitalia, its oafishness and clumsiness, its sense of mission and conquest, its resemblance to the aspects of myself I most despised."

Writes Lucy Sante, formerly Luc Sante, quoted in "How Lucy Sante Became the Person She Feared/In her memoir of transitioning in her sixties, the writer assesses the cost of suppressing her identity for decades" (The New Yorker). Also: "I created a male persona that was saturnine, cerebral, a bit ...




April 14, 05:01 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Me, as a New Yorker I can’t judge him for who he is. Basically, I can only judge him by the way he carries himself, especially in the White House."

"I liked the way he handled himself in the White House, and I think he brung America back to its feet. … I like him. I agree in everything that he has said, because what he said is true. It has to be true. It can’t be false, because if it’s false and he can be brung up on charges." Said one man, ...




April 14, 10:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   Cartoon life.




April 14, 10:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Biden administration, hoping to avoid a wider war in the Middle East, is advising Israel that it does not necessarily need to fire back at Iran..."

"... U.S. officials said. They said that its successful defense proved Israel’s ability to protect itself along with its American allies. As people gathered in Tehran to celebrate, Iran’s mission to the United Nations said that the attack was a direct response to the April 1 strike, and that 'the...




April 14, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Even 30-mile-an-hour wind gusts whipping down from the nearby Poconos couldn’t move the bubble of Donald Trump-scented awe and alternative reality ..."

"... that descended on this hilltop village for about eight hours on Saturday.... This Schnecksville extravaganza was the fourth Trump rally in the Mid-Atlantic that I’d attended since 2016. I go largely because I think the media still fails to understand America’s most important story of the las...




April 14, 08:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Record-level migration has brought record-breaking death to Maverick County, a border community that is ground zero..."

"... in the feud between Texas and the Biden administration over migration. Whereas in a typical month years ago, officials here might have recovered one or two bodies from the river, more recently they have handled that amount in a single day.... First responders have run out of body bags and bu...




April 14, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   Can't we use the torture devices in the best order?

"Why did this seamy Trump trial have to be the first?" Ruth Marcus complains, in The Washington Post. Can't we conduct this persecution in a sequence most effective in shaping the emotions of the electorate? Don't you hate when you're using the courts to destroy a man and the courts interpose the...




April 14, 06:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When he was first running, I was, like, what is this guy even yapping about? Like, what is he even saying?"

"Like, he’s saying all the wrong things. But to be honest, if you look deep into his personality, he actually cares about the country. You know at first I didn’t like it. But sometimes we need that type of person in our lives." Said a 23-year-old self-described former "Trump hater" named Maya Gar...




April 14, 03:38 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Canal Saint-Martin, Paris (3)




April 13, 06:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise — 6:19, 6:20.




April 13, 06:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The strain that runs really deep in the court in the last 10 years is a concern about prosecutors over-prosecuting."

"The court is very focused on ensuring that criminal statutes are not construed too broadly." Said Roman Martinez a former law clerk to Chief Justice Roberts, quoted in "Supreme Court to weigh if Jan. 6 rioters can be charged with obstruction/Defense lawyers say prosecutors improperly stretc...




April 13, 05:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I’m testifying. I tell the truth. I mean, all I can do is tell the truth. And the truth is that there’s no case. They have no case."

Said Donald Trump, quoted in "Trump Says He Intends to Testify in His Manhattan Criminal Case/Jury selection begins Monday in the prosecution of Donald J. Trump on charges of covering up a sex scandal. He said he would try to sway jurors personally, though he has backed away in the past" (NYT).




April 13, 12:26 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




April 13, 12:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   Bloodroot.

Open thread in the comments.




April 13, 11:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Judge Maryellen Noreika denied all five of [Hunter] Biden’s motions, keeping the case on track..."

"... for a June trial in Delaware. Biden was indicted in September on three counts tied to possession of a gun while using narcotics. Efforts to have the case thrown out included arguments of selective and vindictive prosecution and that special counsel David Weiss was unlawfully appointed to ove...




April 13, 10:53 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Limitarianism update

Since my book Limitarianism: The Case Against Extreme Wealth came out, first in Dutch at the end of November, and then in the US and in the UK a few weeks later, I’ve given more than 60 media interviews and talks. Among them was a long interview in The Observer, a summary of the argument [&...




April 13, 10:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "But from the start of her career as a cartoonist, she said she felt shut out by her male peers, who excluded her from parties as well as comic anthologies..."

"... that helped draw wider attention to their work. 'There are very few fields as heavily male,' she once told the Los Angeles Times . 'Maybe the only equivalent is the fire department.' Ms. Robbins became a fierce critic of peers such as Crumb, calling out pieces like a three-page 1970 story in...




April 13, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Abrams Institute Conversations: Will the Supreme Court Let States Take Control of the Internet?




April 13, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "To better accommodate diverse gender identities, some Spanish and Portuguese speakers are increasingly using the -e suffix for some nouns..."

"... such as using 'todes' in addition to 'todos,' both of which mean 'everyone.' Even some government offices in Latin America have adopted using the -e suffix as part of a wider movement for inclusive language. Using Latine (sounds like 'la-TEEN-eh') in the U.S. 'makes sense as an international...




April 12, 06:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise — 6:24, 6:25, 6:26.




April 12, 04:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   Another look at that Berkeley dinner party violence.

I'm reading  "At Berkeley, a Protest at a Dean’s Home Tests the Limits of Free Speech/Pro-Palestinian supporters disrupted a dinner for law students. There was a tussle over the microphone and conflicting claims of harm" (NYT). In a viral video, Erwin Chemerinsky, a noted constitutional scho...




April 12, 03:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The mythological couples provided ideas for conversations about the past and life, only seemingly of a merely romantic nature."

"In reality, they refer to the relationship between the individual and fate: Cassandra who can see the future but no one believes her, Apollo who sides with the Trojans against the Greek invaders, but being a god, cannot ensure victory, Helen and Paris who, despite their politically incorrect lov...




April 12, 03:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   But election denial is reprehensible, no?

Saying Trump is on trial for paying hush money to a porn star is like saying John Wilkes Booth was tried for sneaking up behind Lincoln in Ford’s Theater. Silencing Stormy was just the means Trump used to commit the crime of fraudulently killing Hillary’s 2016 presidential bid. — Laurence T...




April 12, 02:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There is a booming market in tests of biological age.. Partly they are for people who want to study ageing. Mainly they are for curious consumers."

"Perhaps the most famous adherent is Bryan Johnson, a 46-year-old tech entrepreneur with the sheeny face of a shop mannequin, who is spending millions to reverse his ageing clock to 18....  GlycanAge looks at a process known as glycosylation... Studies of population levels have shown an asso...




April 12, 02:19 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bail Error Draws Reprimand

The Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers has imposed a public reprimand of an assistant attorney general In 2018, as an assistant attorney general, the respondent was assigned to prosecute various criminal cases against David W. Perry, Esq. (“Mr. Perry”). On...




April 12, 12:02 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Comfortable Lifestyle

The Tennessee Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for failure to pay federal taxes Effective April 8, 2024, the Supreme Court of Tennessee suspended John Cris Helton from the practice of law for five (5) years, with four (4) years...




April 12, 11:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I confess, I had sometimes imagined my assassin rising up in some public forum or other, and coming for me in just this way."

"So my first thought when I saw this murderous shape rushing towards me was, 'So it’s you. Here you are.'" Said Salman Rushdie, quoted in "'So it’s you. Here you are': Salman Rushdie describes moment he was stabbed/In first interview since his stabbing, writer tells how knifeman was 'last thing m...




April 12, 11:00 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Spousal Interest Disqualification

A recent opinion of the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee Judge is disqualified from serving on county election canvassing board for the specific race involving the elected county official by whom the judge’s spouse is employed as general counsel where...




April 12, 10:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The anxiety that’s been ricing my lungs turns steely and sharp when I see a pale wooden door built into a hillside, framed by lava rock."

"It looks like the entrance to Bilbo Baggins’s house. I go in. A stairway tumbles down to a windowless, 300-square-foot room with textured walls, a bathroom, and a wooden bed that smells like sage. A single low-wattage bulb hums faintly overhead. It’s controlled by a switch covered with a hard pl...




April 12, 10:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "One of the books that I find myself tapping on repeatedly—without ever getting past forty per cent, somehow—is Richard Brautigan’s novella 'Trout Fishing in America.'"

"I’m not being compelled by an algorithm. But there’s a surf spot in Marin County that I used to go to which is very near the house where Brautigan, in 1984, died by suicide. Over the years, I told a handful of other surfers about the links between Brautigan and this spot, and later, whenever I w...




April 12, 10:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I was initially startled in early 2020 when... a 16-year-old girl asked, 'How come boys all want to choke you?'"

"In a different class, a 15-year-old boy wanted to know, 'Why do girls all want to be choked?'... Another sophomore confided that she enjoyed being choked by her boyfriend, though it was important for a partner to be 'properly educated' — pressing on the sides of the neck, for example, rathe...




April 12, 10:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’d been a part of the pro-life movement my entire adult life... But now I’m left wondering how much of the movement was truly real."

"How much was it really about protecting all human life? And were millions of ostensibly pro-life Americans happy with pro-life laws, only so long as they targeted 'them' and imposed no burden at all on 'us'? Writes David French, in "The Great Hypocrisy of the Pro-Life Movement" (NYT). He's looki...




April 12, 09:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   That's What They Said

The Iowa Supreme Court has reprimanded the Wapello County Attorney for inappropriate comments in the workplace Wapello County Attorney Reuben Neff made inappropriate statements at work. The Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board was made aware of these statements and...




April 12, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It was hard not to interpret these recent offenses within the broader context of a roving and seemingly ever-more-insidious misogyny."

"In 2022, the most recent year for which there is available city data, women were killed by intimate partners at a rate 30 percent higher than the previous year. Reports of domestic violence also increased during that period, and nationwide, between 2018 and 2021, incidents of domestic violence i...




April 12, 08:43 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The making of Icehenge

Last year, I received an email asking if I would write an introductory essay for the Tor Essentials reissue of Kim Stanley Robinson’s novel Icehenge. It took me approximately thirty seconds to convince myself that this was not some kind of hallucination, and another three or four to type YES! OF ...




April 12, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I wouldn’t trust her farther than I can spit. She’ll say whatever..."

"... she’ll say something to you, and something else to you, in the same day — if she thinks it’s going to help her, whether it be money, whether it be fame or power." Said Ellen Doughty, about Stormy Daniels, quoted in "The horse wars of Stormy Daniels/As she tangles with a former president, the...




April 12, 08:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I think in the barbershops today, Black people are saying, 'he got away with it, but the police got away with killing a lot more of us.' That’s the mentality."

Said politics professor James Lance Taylor, quoted in "What O.J. Simpson meant to Black America" (WaPo). Taylor... remembers the day that Simpson led police on a car chase and how tens of thousands of people, including many White people, lined the streets and highways yelling, “Go, O.J., Go.”...&...




April 12, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Book Launch: Arbitration and Mediation in 19th-Century England




April 11, 09:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise — 6:32, 6:35.




April 11, 08:35 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Don't Pick Up Your Phone"

A misdirected email led to a public reprimand by the Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers. Respondent was retained to defend a civil action on behalf of a company and one of its owners On March 10, 2022, a few days...




April 11, 04:48 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   If You Expect To Rate, Do Not Expectorate

The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct has filed a number or reports and recommendations with the state Supreme Court. One matter involves an traffic-related incident where an assistant county prosecutor cut off another driver. She honked at him when they...




April 11, 04:30 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Ristuccia on "Dangerous to the Liberties of a Free People": Secret Societies and the Right to Assemble




April 11, 04:25 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Keay, Inwood, and Long on Institutional Change and Criminal Sentencing on the Frontier: Evidence from British Columbia's Jails, 1864-1913 @kris_inwood




April 11, 03:16 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Computer Use Not Computer Crime

The Oregon Supreme Court has reversed a computer crime conviction of a defendant who sold stolen items on Ebay In this case, defendant does not dispute that his conduct in selling purportedly stolen property on eBay constituted theft by receiving....




April 11, 02:55 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In sharing her preferred title and pronouns, Ms Wood celebrates herself and sings herself – not in a disruptive or coercive way, but in a way that subtly vindicates her identity, her dignity, and her humanity."

Wrote federal district judge Mark Walker, quoted in "Florida can’t ban teacher from asking students to use her preferred pronouns, judge rules/Katie Wood, a transgender algebra teacher, has long gone by ‘Ms Wood’ but the law required students to say 'Teacher Wood'" (Guardian). The judge was using...




April 11, 02:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It's a rare verdict - she is one of very few women in Vietnam to be sentenced to death for a white collar crime...."

"Truong My Lan was convicted of taking out $44bn (£35bn) in loans from the Saigon Commercial Bank.... The habitually secretive communist authorities were uncharacteristically forthright about this case.... They said 2,700 people were summoned to testify.... Vietnamese law prohibits any individual...




April 11, 01:46 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I myself have long been skeptical of the value of increasing turnout, and am also a longtime opponent of mandatory voting...."

"I think most people do not have a duty to vote, even in high-stakes elections. And I have argued that relatively ignorant citizens can often do more good by abstaining from voting than by casting poorly informed votes (though I am also skeptical of arguments that government s...




April 11, 01:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   "In Sudden Reversal, Harvard To Require Standardized Testing for Next Admissions Cycle."

The Harvard Crimson reports. The decision comes in the face of Harvard’s previous commitments to remain test-optional through the admitted Class of 2030, a policy that was first instituted during the pandemic.... Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Hopi E. Hoekstra wrote in a statement that ...




April 11, 01:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Liberal Justice Opts Out: Wisconsin Supreme Court Race Heats Up."

Tweets Grok , with the disclaimer, "Grok is an early feature and can make mistakes. Verify its outputs." In a significant development for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley has announced she will not seek reelection next year, with her current term ending on July 31, 2025. Thi...




April 11, 12:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   Non-accidents.

"It is not an accident that on the first day of the Japanese state visit, Dr. Biden greeted Mr. and Mrs. Kishida in a black Armani dress with a keyhole neckline that she had worn several times before. Re-wearing clothes has been one of Dr. Biden’s signatures, part of the conversation around susta...




April 11, 11:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Three men who were stranded on a remote Pacific island for more than a week were rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard after spelling out 'HELP' on a beach using palm leaves."

The NYT reports. Just like in a TV sitcom from the 1960s, except in a TV sitcom, they'd never be rescued. The men... were experienced mariners... in a 20-foot open skiff powered by an outboard motor....  Pikelot is a tiny dot in the Pacific Ocean covered in palm trees and bushes, measuring l...




April 11, 11:20 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Clark Briefing Schedule Set

The District of Columbia Hearing Committee in the Jeffrey Clark matter has filed a post-hearing order setting the briefing schedule As addressed on the record and pursuant to Board Rule 12.1, the parties are directed to file proposed findings of...




April 11, 11:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   O.J. Simpson has died.

Here's the NYT obituary, "O.J. Simpson, Athlete Whose Trial Riveted the Nation, Dies at 76/He ran to football fame on the field and made fortunes in movies. Then a trial in which he was charged with killing his former wife and her friend changed everything" (free access link). They have a comment...




April 11, 10:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Former State Senator Seeks Reinstatement

A petition for reinstatement to the North Carolina State Bar has been filed by an attorney disbarred in 2018 The United States Attorney for the Middle District of North Carolina described his criminal conviction A former North Carolina state senator...




April 11, 09:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This is my home!"/"I had a home in Palestine too."

I'm watching the video at "'Please leave!' A Jewish UC Berkeley dean confronts pro-Palestinian activist at his home" (L.A. Times). The headline says "his home," but it is the home of the law school dean Erwin Chemerinsky and his wife Catherine Fisk, who is a law professor. It is their home, and i...




April 11, 08:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   This morning, I attempt to take the gentlest possible approach to getting past the puffed up, hyper-vigilant turkey.




April 11, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Podcast: Goluboff Interviews Nicoletti and Milligan




April 10, 08:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sunrise — 6:30.




April 10, 02:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There are, like, 8 people down there today. Is that normal?"

Said a woman returning from what is my sunrise vantage point. My answer: "Maybe after the eclipse, there's more interest in the sun." I don't really believe that, but I'd like to think it's true! I think it's funny that there might be something abnormal  about a group of 8. Why isn't there a...




April 10, 02:24 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dangers Of Pro Se Litigation

The Tennessee Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim On October 27, 2014, Elizabeth Cox (“Plaintiff”) was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Washington County, Tennessee with her motor home and another vehicle. Plaintiff took...




April 10, 02:02 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Secret Revealed

The Idaho Supreme Court has ordered a three-year suspension, with two years withheld, retroactive to the date the Respondent attorney ceased the practice of law. The attorney engaged in a conflict of interest by engaging in sexual relations with the...




April 10, 01:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   Mother wants to share her ridiculous dream with her gay son.

I laughed out loud at this letter to the New York Times advice columnist: My gay son and his partner are getting married. They plan to wear themed outfits. I support their union and their choices. They identify as male and wear traditional male garb. But secretly, I’ve dreamed that one of them, p...




April 10, 01:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It sounds like a dream for some working parents: school for 12 hours a day, starting bright and early at 7 a.m. and ending after dinner, at 7 p.m...."

"... all completely free. One elementary school, Brooklyn Charter School, is experimenting with the idea as a way to tackle two problems at once. The first is a sharp decline in students in urban schools. Families are leaving city public schools around the country, including in New York City, whi...




April 10, 09:58 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Counterclaims Dismissed

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia (Judge Nichols) dismissed conuterclaims brought by a defamation defendant Plaintiffs Dominion and Staple Street sued Defendant Herring (the operator of One America News Network) for defamation in connection with the...




April 10, 09:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You didn’t like the 'Seinfeld' finale? Well, here it is again times ten! Larry David is not about to cower."

Writes David Remnick, in "No Kaddish for 'Curb'/Larry David bows out" (The New Yorker). And yet, as I was watching, something felt out of kilter. It wasn’t the occasional comic misfire that was bothering me. Nor was it the sense that the end of “Curb” signalled the end of something more than the ...




April 10, 08:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   Take the Althouse personality test: What's your first reaction to this screen shot of the top of the NYT website?

  My first reaction was... That woman is wearing pants that could get caught in the treads of the escalator. This is dangerous. She needs to hike them up a few inches and stop being so blasé about it. Well? Were you like me? Or did you go straight to the headline, " Inflation Takes Center St...




April 10, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Fadel on Classical Muslim International Law




April 9, 09:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   We experienced the longest darkness in Indiana...

... in Vincennes, Indiana (a place named after François-Marie Bissot, Sieur de Vincennes , who was burned at the stake in 1736, "during the French war with the Chickasaw nation"). His name glows on a vibrant mural: I don't know if this is the town's official motto, but we talked a lot about it: "...




April 9, 07:46 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Lifestyles Of The Rich, Famous And Convicted

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered the interim suspension of an attorney based on a criminal conviction. In re Sara J. King. Bar No. 1033988. March 29, 2024. King was suspended on an interim basis based upon her...




April 9, 05:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Crimes Draw Retroactive Suspension

The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a one-year retroactive suspension for misconduct described in the report and recommendation of the Disciplinary Review Board This matter was before us on a motion for final discipline filed by the Office of Attorney...




April 9, 03:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   This American streetscape is a mood test.

Photographed from an F-150 at 8:21 yesterday, in Terre Haute, Indiana. It may express delight or despair. I won't impose the photographer's intent on you.




April 9, 02:07 PM   /   Althouse   /   "One of us didn't understand..."

Link. Have you ever understood implications of the meaning of a book that perhaps the author did not intend? Is the author the supreme interpreter of her works? Do you adhere to originalism in the interpretation of novels? Do you think that anyone who doesn't is a laughable fool? ADDED: There are...




April 9, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Tully, "The Unenumerated Power"




April 9, 01:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Throughout Monday afternoon, Trump raged at Graham in post after post on the social media platform after Graham said he 'respectfully' disagreed with Trump’s conclusions about abortion policy."

"Graham, in posts shared on X, argued that the court’s ruling on Roe 'does not require that conclusion legally.' 'The states’ rights only rationale today runs contrary to an American consensus that would limit late-term abortions and will age about as well as the Dred Scott decision,' Graham said...




April 9, 12:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "[T]he burgeoning Nads were young Republicans. They had gathered at the Capitol Hill Club to drink cheap beer..."

"... in a room decorated with porcelain elephant statues and photographs of President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Sen. John McCain, and listen to a well-built man with a five o’clock shadow and an Australian accent tell them that '"nasty women" are coming for two things: your mind and your testicles...




April 9, 12:17 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Substantial Basis In Law

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department remanded for calculation of fees and costs of a defamation case dismissed on anti-SLAPP rounds This case presents the issue of what constitutes a "substantial basis in law" under the...




April 9, 12:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Just found out i’m not hot. Please give me and my family space to grieve privately and uglily at this time."

Said Sarah Sherman, quoted in "'SNL' star Sarah Sherman has hilarious response to TikToker who said the show has never hired a ‘hot woman'" (CNN). The quote became quotable by Althouse blog standards with the use of the word "uglily." I note that it is difficult to say, it draws attention to itse...




April 9, 10:40 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Interim Suspension Imposed

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has ordered an immediate interim suspension of an attorney The Complainant [the Oklahoma Bar Association] alleges it has conducted an extensive review of Respondent's court filings, pleadings, and statements made in open Court. These include matters...




April 9, 10:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   The sun got eclipsed in the middle of the day yesterday, but it also rose and set. Did you see that?

We did. From the front seat of the F-150, in Covington, Indiana, at 7:27 a.m. Eastern Time: From the back door of the camper in Farmer City, Illinois, at 7:29 p.m. Central Time: There is the rare peak event but also the beauty of the everyday. As I'm writing this, searching for the right way to f...




April 9, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ohanian on the Cardozo-[Cuthbert] Pound Correspondence




April 9, 02:20 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   East German history

I’ve posted a few times over the years about a trip I made with my partner to Leipzig in East Germany back in 1984, and I confess that the now-defunct country retains a kind of fascination for me. My rather banal judgement then and now is that the country, though marked by annoying shortage...




April 9, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Historians' Brief in Trump v. United States




April 8, 08:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   Where were you when the light went out?

  Did you experience the totality? We did. But there's been so much driving that I'm not in the state of mind to discuss whether it was life-changing and so forth. I have some more pictures, not serious pictures of the actual corona, which I leave to professional photographers with special e...




April 8, 03:54 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Seeing Red

The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured an attorney. From the report of the Disciplinary Review Board This matter was before us on a motion for final discipline filed by the Office of Attorney Ethics (the OAE), pursuant to R....




April 8, 02:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Kick In The Groin

A summary agreement for a stayed suspension and probation has been submitted to the Kansas Supreme Court for consideration of attorney discipline. Oral argument will be held on May 9, 2024. The agreed facts as recounted in the agreement On...




April 8, 10:18 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Syed on Legal Realism and CLS from an LPE Perspective @BerkeleyLaw




April 8, 10:11 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Feigenson on Saying It With Pictures: Image and Text in Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts v. Goldsmith




April 8, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Knowles-Gardner on NAACP v. Alabama ex rel. Patterson




April 7, 02:45 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Canal Saint-Martin, Paris (2)




April 6, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




April 5, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Springer on Contracts and Homophile Legal Strategy




April 5, 05:59 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   On Shallow Ponds and Effective Altruism

In the wake of the sentencing of SBF last week there were two mighty takedowns of effective altruism: one (here) “The Deaths of Effective Altruism Sam Bankman-Fried is finally facing punishment. Let’s also put his ruinous philosophy on trial” by Leif Wenar (Stanford) at Wired; the other and bette...




April 5, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ICS Seminar: Legal History of the Warren Court




April 4, 04:18 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Balkin's Parable of Constitutional Fidelity




April 4, 02:52 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Kid Stuff: Cartoons

Thesis: in the English-speaking world, the last 50 years has seen a dramatic increase in the quantity *and quality* of text and visual mass media intended for children. Let’s define some terms.  I’m talking about books, cartoons, TV, and movies. Music is not included; comics and graph...




April 4, 07:41 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Supreme Court's First Chat-GPT Opinion




April 4, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   JAH 110:4




April 3, 10:49 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Bernick on Horrifying Jurisprudence @NIU_Law




  

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