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November 20, 01:21 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Personal Statements

When I’m writing a letter of recommendation for an undergraduate applying for graduate school (one of the many parts of my job for which I have received no training and my skill in which has never been assessed by anyone), I pretty much always want to look at the personal statement (or, the...




November 20, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellowship




November 20, 12:05 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi (Fed. Cir. 2017)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last month, the Federal Circuit rendered a decision in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi that brought clarity to how the Court (and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) should apply the written description requirement in 35 U.S.C. § 112(a) to properly circumscribe the scope of claims to mon...




November 19, 11:38 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

November 27, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property) - 4:00 pm (Eastern), Washington, DC. November 27, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on Oil States Energy Services, L...




November 19, 10:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Roy Moore is not a pedophile"

"Roy Moore is not a pedophile": Professors Rachel Hope Cleves and Nicholas L. Syrett have this essay online at The Washington Post.




November 19, 10:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Liberals and Sexual Harassment: Al Franken, Roy Moore, and a test for the Democratic Party."

"Liberals and Sexual Harassment: Al Franken, Roy Moore, and a test for the Democratic Party." Amy Davidson Sorkin will have this Comment in the Talk of the Town section of the November 27, 2017 issue of The New Yorker.




November 19, 10:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records"

"DACA backers move to avert Supreme Court fight over records": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




November 19, 09:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He's Taking On Harvard."

"He Took On the Voting Rights Act and Won. Now He's Taking On Harvard." Anemona Hartocollis of The New York Times has this profile of Edward Blum.




November 19, 08:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Should Judges Tweet?"

"Should Judges Tweet?" Jennifer North has this post at the "Appellate Advocacy Blog."




November 19, 07:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court has emerged as a critical partisan lever for Trump and Moore"

"The Supreme Court has emerged as a critical partisan lever for Trump and Moore": Philip Bump of The Washington Post has this news analysis .




November 19, 05:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I mean, have you ever really looked at a woman naked? Really objectively looked at a woman’s body?"

"What do you see? A fat boy with overdeveloped breasts, that’s what you see. Basically, a badly made youth. A child who’s somehow managed to shoot up to adult height without growing any muscle – a chronic anaemic who haemorrhages regularly thirteen times a year. What do you expect to come out of ...




November 19, 04:32 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




November 19, 01:17 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Adina Roskies, Dartmouth College – Deep Brain Stimulation Affects Personality, The Academic Minute How the Zombie Fungus Takes Over Ants’ Bodies to Control Their Minds, The Atlantic FDA Clears Electronic Earpiece to Block Opioid Withdrawal Symptoms, STAT Chimps Tailor Alarms...




November 19, 11:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   Laurence Tribe calls Trump's misspelling of "Frankenstein" "at least subconsciously antisemitic."

Trump tweeted: The Al Frankenstien picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps? ..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 17, 2017 Lawprof Laurence Tribe tweeted: Was it an accident that Trump had to override auto...




November 19, 10:50 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Paris, Rue Bonaparte




November 19, 09:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   Speaking of hunting....

Happy Hunting pic.twitter.com/h5VBiYcjTs — Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) November 19, 2017




November 19, 09:38 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Entertaining Satan: Why We Tolerate Terrorist Incitement




November 19, 09:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump and the elephants — what just happened?

So you've probably heard that Trump made an announcement that had to do with killing elephants, people got upset — because people love elephants — and then Trump took it back — kind of . I see that even Scott Adams — who revels in explaining why whatever Trump does is some genius "master persuade...




November 19, 08:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I was wrong – Althouse obviously had her finger on the pulse of America when she started posting about Wankgate 24/7."

"I was wrong – Althouse obviously had her finger on the pulse of America when she started posting about Wankgate 24/7. It really has become the defining sociocultural (and political) event of 2017," writes Paco Wové in last night's Worn-Out Laugh Café . Let me be the first to say, Time Magazine's...




November 19, 07:51 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Shadowgraph of a Mouse

I’m reading a fun book, Shadow of a Mouse: Performance, Belief and World-Making In Animation, by Donald Crafton. The author is an animation historian/film studies scholar. I’m interested in the history but also – as is the author – the theory of animation ‘performanc...




November 19, 07:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As soon as Broaddrick’s story starts to impose on today’s tribal loyalties, and possibly impugn Hillary, it loses credibility."

"Suddenly, Broaddrick’s account is 'wildly unlikely.' Broaddrick was obviously misreading Hillary’s remark, [Michelle] Goldberg speculates [ in her NYT column ]. 'Most reporting about the Clinton marriage shows Bill going to great lengths to hide his betrayals.' On the question of Bill Clinton’s ...




November 18, 10:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Nevada Supreme Court ruling could expose MGM Resorts in Las Vegas shooting"

"Nevada Supreme Court ruling could expose MGM Resorts in Las Vegas shooting": Jeff German of The Las Vegas Review-Journal has an article that begins, "Just days after the Oct. 1 shooting, a Nevada Supreme Court panel issued a decision that could sharpen questions about the adequacy of security at...




November 18, 09:48 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Eligibility, Obviousness & Prior Art

CPA Global will hosting a webinar entitled "Eligibility, Obviousness & Prior Art: Strategies for Responding to Rejections at the USPTO" on November 30, 2017 beginning at 12:00 am (ET). Gene Quinn of IPWatchdog, Inc.; Stephen G. Kunin of Oblon McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, L.L.P; and Peter...




November 18, 09:46 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC

As part of its ongoing Supreme Court series, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property will be hosting a post-argument discussion on the Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene's Energy Group, LLC case beginning at 5:00 pm (East...




November 18, 09:45 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal

As part of its ongoing Supreme Court series, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property will be hosting a post-argument discussion on the SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal case beginning at 4:00 pm (Eastern) on November 27, 2017 at the A...




November 18, 08:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Worn-Out Laugh Café...

... you can talk about anything you like. The photo was taken a year ago today. The usual reminder: Your shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal helps keep this blog going. It encourages the blogger (if that's something you want to do).




November 18, 08:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Special Session: Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived."

"Special Session: Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived." The Federalist Society has posted on YouTube this video of a panel presentation from earlier today.




November 18, 02:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling? Some Blame the Supreme Court."

"Why Are Corruption Cases Crumbling? Some Blame the Supreme Court." Alan Feuer has this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.




November 18, 02:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall . . . Who is the most scholarly of them all?"

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Mirror, Mirror, on the Wall . . . Who is the most scholarly of them all?" Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




November 18, 02:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch Takes Aim at Regulations with Humor, 'Love'"

"Gorsuch Takes Aim at Regulations with Humor, 'Love'": Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg BNA has this report .




November 18, 02:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump Names Supreme Court Candidates for a Nonexistent Vacancy"

"Trump Names Supreme Court Candidates for a Nonexistent Vacancy": Michael D. Shear of The New York Times has this report . Richard Wolf and Gregory Korte of USA Today report that " Trump adds five names to list of potential Supreme Court justices ." Dave Boyer of The Washington Times reports that...




November 18, 01:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill is unfit for any public office"

"Ohio Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill is unfit for any public office": The Cleveland Plain Dealer has published this editorial .




November 18, 11:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sex Was Ethical; Lie Was Not But Over Dissent: "The Practice Of Law Is Not A Dating Service"

The West Virginia Supreme Court of appeals has admonished an attorney who had agreed to accept a 60-day suspension. The Hearing Panel Subcommittee (HPS) of the Lawyer Disciplinary Board (LDB) found that Respondent Sarah Campbell violated two provisions of the...




November 18, 10:28 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Relativity Theory In Florida

From the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Board Opinion Number: 2017-20 Date of Issue: November 13, 2017 ISSUES 1. Whether a judge shall be disqualified if an attorney from a law firm in which the judge’s brother-in-law is a partner appears...




November 18, 10:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Operation Pork Chop

Trib Live has the story of a recent suspension reported on the web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board The liquor-law attorney who worked with former State Rep. Marc Gergely to convince business owners to participate in an illegal gambling-machine...




November 18, 08:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   So I guess all the Freudian analysis and mockery of men and their planes is true.

A Navy pilot drew a giant penis in the sky. The most monumental thing to happen in omak. A penis in the sky pic.twitter.com/SM8k1tNYaj — Anahi Torres (@anahi_torres_) November 16, 2017 Thanks for dispelling the age-old mystery. "What is 'Top Gun'? You think it's a story about a bunch of fig...




November 18, 07:28 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Hairless And Denied Reinstatement

The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied reinstatement to an attorney whose license was revoked in 2011. Justice Clark concurred and dissented in part and is "doubtful that he should ever be readmitted." Throughout this process, petitioner has attempted to evade...




November 18, 07:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   What the new editor of Vanity Fair — Radhika Jones — wore to her first meeting with staff.

A navy blue dress that Women's Wear Daily described as "strewn with zippers" and tights "covered with illustrated, cartoon foxes." WWD retreats into quoting Anna Wintour (who is not only the editor of Vogue editor but also the artistic Director of Condé Nast of which Vanity Fair is a part). Winto...




November 18, 06:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Wikileaks used to be a champion of (seemingly) what they're absolutely not helping with right now."

Said Bill Maher on his show last night. I'm not that interested in how the guests he happened to have on his panel reacted to that prompt. I just wanted to transcribe that one sentence, because it fascinated me. It's short but complicated, confusing but it hangs together. It's about Wikileaks, bu...




November 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




November 17, 08:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Sitting Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women"

"Sitting Supreme Court Justice Bill O'Neill, responding to Franken allegations, claims bedding 50 women": Seth A. Richardson of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report . And Marty Schladen and Randy Ludlow of The Columbus Dispatch report that " O'Neill discloses 50 lovers, decries media hyster...




November 17, 08:01 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Hairless But Denied Reinstatement

The Louisiana Supreme Court has denied reinstatement to an attorney whose license was revoked in 2011. Justice Clark concurred and dissented in part and is "doubtful that he should ever be readmitted." Throughout this process, petitioner has attempted to evade...




November 17, 05:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump Adds Five to List of Potential Supreme Court Picks"

"Trump Adds Five to List of Potential Supreme Court Picks": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




November 17, 05:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Four Thoughts on the Briefing in Carpenter v. United States"

"Four Thoughts on the Briefing in Carpenter v. United States": Orin Kerr has this post at the "Lawfare" blog.




November 17, 04:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court"

"Judge Ruchie, the Hasidic Superwoman of Night Court": Sharon Otterman will have this interesting article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.




November 17, 04:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "President Donald J. Trump's Supreme Court List"

"President Donald J. Trump's Supreme Court List": The White House posted this document online today.




November 17, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure"

"Neil Gorsuch reflects on 'surreal' court tenure": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report .




November 17, 01:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why is the American Bar Association changing how it reviews potential judges? Experience, not ideology, is what the ABA should focus on."

"Why is the American Bar Association changing how it reviews potential judges? Experience, not ideology, is what the ABA should focus on." Ronald A. Cass has this essay online at The Washington Post.




November 17, 01:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez Ends in Mistrial"

"Corruption Case Against Senator Menendez Ends in Mistrial": Nick Corasaniti and Nate Schweber have this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.




November 17, 01:05 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Some Good News (Maybe?) from DOJ’s Antitrust Division

I remain deeply skeptical of any antitrust challenge to the AT&T/Time Warner merger.  Vertical mergers like this one between a content producer and a distributor are usually efficiency-enhancing.  The theories of anticompetitive harm here rely on a number of implausible assumptions — e....




November 17, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Former inmate gets second chance from state Supreme Court"

"Former inmate gets second chance from state Supreme Court": Andrew Binion of The Kitsap (Wash.) Sun has this report . Austin Jenkin of Northwest Public Radio reports that " Prison Inmate Turned Law Graduate Gets Day In Court In Fight To Become Lawyer. " And online at The Atlantic, Josh Jacobs ha...




November 17, 12:20 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Palombella on Interlegality and Justice




November 17, 12:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 5: The Nation.

The front page of The Nation is ready to impeach Donald Trump but eager to help Al Franken: The Franken article, by Joan Walsh, is, "What Should Democrats Do About Al Franken?/With work, Franken can and should survive this story of his past bad behavior. But if there are more tales like this, he’...




November 17, 11:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Probation For Neglect Of Criminal Appeals

The Kansas Supreme Court considered mitigation in sanctioning an attorney's neglect of several criminal appeals and related violations. From the hearing panel The respondent suffers from major depressive disorder. Additionally, during the relevant time period, the respondent's house burned and...




November 17, 11:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 4: Slate.

I think this one will be my favorite. I've been saving this up as I slogged through some other things. Here's the Franken-related material as situated on the front page of Slate : You've got, first, most prominently, "Al Franken Should Resign Immediately / Democrats’ credibility on sexual harassm...




November 17, 11:21 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   ‘Trump Bump’ Causes LSAT Takers to Surge

Via Paul Caron, two linked facts: (1) LSAT Test-Takers Continue To Surge, With 10.7% Increase In Sept/Oct Following June’s 19.8%, and (2)”survey of law school applicants by Blueprint LSAT Preparation revealed that over 52% listed the Trump presidency as “moderately influential” &...




November 17, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: European Narratives of Crisis




November 17, 10:48 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Conservative group with major role in picking Trump judicial nominees proposes court-packing scheme; They aren't even being subtle"

"Conservative group with major role in picking Trump judicial nominees proposes court-packing scheme; They aren't even being subtle": Ian Millhiser has this essay online at ThinkProgress. The essay reports on a memorandum written by law professor Steven G. Calabresi and Shams Hirji titled " Propo...




November 17, 10:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Grassley shouldn't be Trump's errand boy in takeover of courts; Grassley should stand up for justice, independence"

"Grassley shouldn't be Trump's errand boy in takeover of courts; Grassley should stand up for justice, independence": The Des Moines Register has published this editorial .




November 17, 10:35 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Flurry Of Judge Appointments Will Reshape Judiciary"

"Trump's Flurry Of Judge Appointments Will Reshape Judiciary": That was the title of Wednesday's broadcast of "On Point" with Tom Ashbrook on WBUR Radio. You can listen to the audio via this link .




November 17, 10:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Wireless carriers on mute as U.S. top court hears big privacy case"

"Wireless carriers on mute as U.S. top court hears big privacy case": Lawrence Hurley and Dustin Volz of Reuters have this report .




November 17, 10:25 AM   /   Althouse   /    Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 3: Good.

The news about Al Franken has not yet arrived for processing at Good (which really is one of my bookmarks). The front page looks like this right now: (Click to enlarge.) Good is... oh, what the hell is Good Magazine? I've forgotten. Here's a 2007 NPR piece "Magazine Makes 'Good'" ("So it's actual...




November 17, 10:01 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Mulcahy on Eyes of the Law: A Visual Turn in Socio-Legal Studies? @LindaMulcahy2




November 17, 09:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 2: The New Yorker.

The New Yorker, Disappointment. ... (Click to enlarge.) The New Yorker front page has an especially minimal look right now, and the headline on Franken — "Al Franken, Disappointment/The Democratic senator’s straight shooting contained other, darker secrets" — is accompanied by a harshly lit black...




November 17, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Balleisen et al.'s "Policy Shock"




November 17, 09:17 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Shank Non-Redemption

An attorney has been suspended for four months by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Count one of the amended complaint arose out of an incident that occurred in the course of Attorney Cohen's representation of R.S., who is serving a life...




November 17, 08:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner"

"Gorsuch takes victory lap at Federalist dinner": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




November 17, 08:05 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Tarra Simmons Can Sit For The Washington State Bar

As a follow up to yesterday's post on the Tarra Simmons oral argument, I am advised that the Washington State Supreme Court entered an order granting her permission to sit for the bar examination. Congratulations to her and to her...




November 17, 07:55 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Kickback Reprimand

The South Carolina Supreme Court imposed a public reprimand for payment of a referral fee to a non-lawyer Police Chief (Chief) worked a motor vehicle accident with significant injuries and developed a relationship with the victim's family (Family). Chief suggested...




November 17, 07:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   Liberal websites absorb/process the Al Franken news, part 1: New York Magazine.

It's hard to keep up with the sexual harassment news, as women (and men!) suddenly speak up about things that have happened over the years, but yesterday's bombshell on Franken blew up this week's narrative, which was all about killing Roy Moore and getting Trump to trip over his dead body. The p...




November 17, 07:41 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Disaggregating Free Speech on Campus

by Michael Dorf On Monday Nov 20, UC Berkeley Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky will be giving two talks at Cornell on the topic "Free Speech on Campus," which happens to be the title of his new book with Howard Gillman. I'll introduce Dean Chemerinsky at the law school event and, following his t...




November 17, 07:06 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Erin Rousseau, MIT: House Republicans Just Voted to Bankrupt Graduate Students (Michael Simkovic)

Following up on my previous post, Republican Tax Hikes Target Education, Erin Rousseau, a neuroscience graduate student at MIT, writes in the New York Times:...




November 17, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Biotech Institute's Growing Patent Portfolio -- U.S. Patent No. 9,095,554 and the Path Forward

By Nicole Grimm, Brett Scott, and George "Trey" Lyons, III -- As with any billion dollar market, patents are an important consideration for the cannabis industry. Despite its current classification as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, however, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Of...




November 17, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   What Kinds of Civil Cases Black Southerners Litigated Against Whites in Southern Courts, 1900-1950




November 16, 10:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Grassley schedules judicial hearings despite 'blue slip' concerns; Hearing for David Stras and Kyle Duncan set for Nov. 29"

"Grassley schedules judicial hearings despite 'blue slip' concerns; Hearing for David Stras and Kyle Duncan set for Nov. 29": Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times has this report . Stephen Montemayor of The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports that " U.S. Senate will proceed with stalled nomination of...




November 16, 09:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Bicycle Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. (And please consider using The Althouse Amazon Portal to help keep this blog rolling.)




November 16, 08:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "This ex-Fidelity worker won at the Supreme Court. Now a Boston jury will decide if she is a true whistle-blower."

"This ex-Fidelity worker won at the Supreme Court. Now a Boston jury will decide if she is a true whistle-blower." Columnist Shirley Leung has this essay online at The Boston Globe.




November 16, 08:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Snyder expected to name Chief Legal Counsel Beth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court"

"Snyder expected to name Chief Legal Counsel Beth Clement to Michigan Supreme Court": Paul Egan of The Detroit Free Press has this report .




November 16, 08:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "She's fought gerrymandering and voter ID. Now she wants a NC Supreme Court seat."

"She's fought gerrymandering and voter ID. Now she wants a NC Supreme Court seat." Anne Blythe of The News & Observer of Raleigh, North Carolina has this report .




November 16, 08:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say"

"Supreme Court Ruling Could Limit Workplace Harassment Claims, Advocates Say": Yuki Noguchi had this audio segment on this evening's broadcast of NPR's "All Things Considered."




November 16, 08:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to speak at Stockton"

"Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch to speak at Stockton": Claire Lowe of The Atlantic City Press has this report .




November 16, 08:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trudeau's Supreme Court pick tangled in race, gender politics"

"Trudeau's Supreme Court pick tangled in race, gender politics": Sean Fine of The Toronto Globe & Mail has this news analysis .




November 16, 05:48 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   In The Wake Of A Break Up

A Single Bencher Hearing Committee of the Law Society of Alberta imposed a reprimand based on the following admission of guilt On May 26, 2015, I was retained by R.J. to represent her in separation and divorce proceedings from her...




November 16, 05:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Democrats Just Lost One Of The Only Ways They Could Block Trump's Judicial Nominees"

"Democrats Just Lost One Of The Only Ways They Could Block Trump's Judicial Nominees": Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report .




November 16, 05:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   An Oral Argument Worth Watching

The Washington State Supreme Court heard oral argument (video linked here) in a fascinating bar admission case argued by my colleague Shon Hopwood. The case involves review of a decision of the Bar Association to deny the applicant permission to...




November 16, 04:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Grassley rips up 'blue slip' for a pair of Trump court picks"

"Grassley rips up 'blue slip' for a pair of Trump court picks": Seung Min Kim of Politico.com has this report .




November 16, 04:43 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Congress paid out $15 million in settlements. Here's why we know so little about that money."

CNN. Rep. Jackie Speier... announced at a news conference Wednesday that there have been 260 settlements, and an aide to the congresswoman confirmed that those settlements represent the number reached over a period of 20 years.... It is unclear how much of the $15 million is money paid to sexual ...




November 16, 04:05 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Valparaiso Law School to begin winding down operations (at least in Indiana) due to financial pressures

That seems to be the import of this somewhat cryptic announcement. Those with more information may post that in the comments; submit your comment only...




November 16, 03:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   "If Al Franken stays in the Senate, the odds of Roy Moore getting elected go way up."

Says Scott Adams in this Periscope . Alabamans may think: "If you're not going to clean your house, Democrats, we're going to ignore it too." ADDED: Reverse the hypothetical. If Al Franken resigns, everyone will have to resign — everyone who's done at least as bad. There must be quite a few membe...




November 16, 03:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "As judiciary nominees come quick, Democrats cry foul"

"As judiciary nominees come quick, Democrats cry foul": David Shortell of CNN.com has this report .




November 16, 03:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Same-sex marriage foes stick together despite long odds"

"Same-sex marriage foes stick together despite long odds": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




November 16, 03:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Senate quickens pace of approving Trump judicial picks"

"Senate quickens pace of approving Trump judicial picks": Andrew Chung of Reuters has this report .




November 16, 02:24 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Suspended In Vegas

The Nevada Supreme Court imposed a four-year suspension, rejecting a more lenient proposed by the parties Reade and the State Bar initially entered into a conditional guilty plea agreement under which Reade stipulated to violating RPC 8.4(b) (misconduct) and a...




November 16, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Howlin on a 19th-Century Irish Murder Trial




November 16, 01:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann and Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton spoke at the National Constitution Center earlier today about "Federal Judges, Statutory Construction, and Federalism"

Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann and Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton spoke at the National Constitution Center earlier today about " Federal Judges, Statutory Construction, and Federalism ": You can view the video of the discussion on YouTube via this link .




November 16, 01:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Hargan v. Garza And The (Near) Future Of Abortion Access"

"Hargan v. Garza And The (Near) Future Of Abortion Access": Leah Litman has this post at the "Take Care" blog.




November 16, 01:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Free speech at the Supreme Court: The justices dive into new abortion controversy; Can a state require pro-life pregnancy centres to alert women of government-funded abortions?"

"Free speech at the Supreme Court: The justices dive into new abortion controversy; Can a state require pro-life pregnancy centres to alert women of government-funded abortions?" Steven Mazie has this post at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.




November 16, 01:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "ABA committee member provides context to 'you guys' comment in Grasz interview"

"ABA committee member provides context to 'you guys' comment in Grasz interview": Debra Cassens Weiss has this post online at ABA Journal.




November 16, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Late Discovered Conflicts at SCOTUS Show Need for New Checks"

"Late Discovered Conflicts at SCOTUS Show Need for New Checks": Kimberly Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report .




November 16, 11:44 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   What Would a Frustrated Republican Say On the Way Out?

by Neil H. Buchanan A surprisingly large number of Republicans have announced their departures from Congress this year.  Including those who are retiring, resigning, and running for other offices, there are currently 25 members of the House who are either already gone or will not be back in ...




  

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