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February 22, 10:05 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Utah Supreme Court: "Not All Misappropriation Is Created Equal"

The Utah Supreme Court affirmed a suspension for dishonesty in a case where an attorney had bartered legal services with a client for home improvements and deprived his firm of its fees. Attorney Joseph Barrett exchanged legal services for construction...




February 22, 10:03 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing




February 22, 09:06 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Whitman on American Inspiration for European Extremism




February 22, 08:44 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Hensarling Uses Words "Tyranny," "Dictator" in Discussing CFPB

by Jeff Sovern In the Dallas Morning News. Here are some more quotes from the article: Hensarling bemoaned that the bureau gets to be a "cop on a beat, a judge and its own Congress." * * * He said...




February 22, 06:30 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "99%...Pure Bullshit"

In a matter involving allegations of misconduct against a sitting judge, the Maryland Court of Appeals directed that the Commission 0n Judicial Disabilities to file the record of proceedings leading to a reprimand for the court's limited review The Commission...




February 22, 06:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Neil Gorsuch and beyond: Trump's Supreme Court picks."

"Neil Gorsuch and beyond: Trump's Supreme Court picks." Penn Law has posted this video on YouTube.




February 22, 06:01 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Burning your own cross on your own lawn?

A couple in Stamford, CT had a racial slut spray-painted on their garage door. Convinced that the police are not doing enough to investigate the incident, they have refused to paint-over or cover the word. In response, the town is moving to cite them for having blighted property, which would resu...




February 22, 04:13 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguratin of Donald Trump)? Continuing




February 22, 04:06 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   How To Pay College Athletes Without Taxing Their Scholarships




February 22, 04:03 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Getman: Let's Fix Linn

Jack Getman (Texas) wrote a guest post yesterday over at PrawfsBlawg on The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case. I am re-posting it here with Jack's permission: In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous...




February 22, 04:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Disbarred For Sex Abuse Of Boy Scouts

Automatic disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. Pursuant to Judiciary Law § 90(4)(a), the respondent was automatically disbarred and ceased to be an attorney upon...




February 22, 03:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Crack-Up Café...

... it's time to break the ice. (And buy some stuff for yourself at Amazon — using The Althouse Amazon Portal . You know you deserve it — and so do I.)




February 22, 02:56 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   '99%...Pure Bullshit"

In a matter involving allegations of misconduct against a sitting judge, the Maryland Court of Appeals directed that the Commission 0n Judicial Disabilities to file the record of proceedings for the court's review The Commission has the power to reprimand...




February 22, 02:55 PM   /   Adjunct Law Prof Blog   /   Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies

The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure to accommodate...




February 22, 02:17 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   "Gorsuch, CFPB and Future of the Administrative State"

That is the name of this article by law prof David Reiss. (Jeff had posted earlier on Reiss's views on this topic.) Here is the abstract: U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch would have an outsized influence on federal...




February 22, 01:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal Injection: In a striking dissent, the justice slams the 'horrifying deaths' that result from 'our most cruel experiment yet.'"

"Justice Sotomayor Takes Aim at Lethal Injection: In a striking dissent, the justice slams the 'horrifying deaths' that result from 'our most cruel experiment yet.'" Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




February 22, 01:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Ban on Military-Style Weapons; Court also allows 10-round limit on gun magazines"

"Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Ban on Military-Style Weapons; Court also allows 10-round limit on gun magazines": Joe Palazzolo of The Wall Street Journal has this report . Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that " 'Military-Style' Firearms Aren't Protected By Second Amendment, Court...




February 22, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court says race-based testimony discriminated against black death row inmate"

"Supreme Court says race-based testimony discriminated against black death row inmate": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report . David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Supreme Court rejects use of 'racial stereotypes' in death penalty cases ." Mike Ward of The Houst...




February 22, 11:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ivanka Trump Beats Her Father to Supreme Court"

"Ivanka Trump Beats Her Father to Supreme Court": Jess Bravin has this post at WSJ.com's "Washington Wire" blog.




February 22, 11:43 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   "Wells Fargo fires 4 executives over sham-accounts scandal"

The Washington Post reports today: Wells Fargo announced Tuesday that it had fired four executives as its board of directors nears completion of its investigations into sham accounts set up by employees to allegedly meet sales quotas. The four executives...




February 22, 11:05 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Advice On Immigration Consequences Of Guilty Plea Deemed Sufficient

The Minnesota Supreme Court affirmed a decision to deny a motion to withdraw a guilty plea This case requires us to determine the extent of a criminal-defense attorney’s obligation under the Sixth Amendment to the United States Constitution to inform...




February 22, 11:01 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Hooper on the Historical and Legal Limits of Arbitrary Government Decision Making @SydneyLawSchool




February 22, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Environmentalists, Left and Right




February 22, 10:48 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Admonition For Incompetent Pro Bono Representation

The Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge imposed an admonition by consent of an attorney based on allegations that she provided incompetent representation to a pro bono client - the Maricopa County Republican Committee - in a defamation and invasion of privacy...




February 22, 10:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In the March 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine

In the March 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined " Can Trump triumph in the Supreme Court? Presidents' rates of winning cases have been declining ."




February 22, 10:14 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   A long piece on where things stand in the Markel murder case...

...in a Florida newspaper.




February 22, 10:02 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

Access today's rulings of the U.S. Supreme Cour t in argued cases: Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools , No. 15-497. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. issued an opinion concurring in part and concurring in the judgment, in which Justice Clarence ...




February 22, 09:55 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Boston College Law School Sports Symposium




February 22, 09:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   Bill Maher proclaims himself the "sunlight" that served as the best "disinfectant" to Milo Yiannopoulous.

Here 's the interview with Maher (in the NYT). I said, specifically, sunlight is the best disinfectant. Then we had Milo on, despite the fact that many people said, “Oh, how dare you give a platform to this man.” What I think people saw was an emotionally needy Ann Coulter wannabe, trying to make...




February 22, 09:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Client Security Payment Should Fall On Offending Attorney

The Wisconsin Supreme Court accepted an attorney's voluntary license revocation for misconduct in multiple matters We revoke Attorney Gegner's Wisconsin law license effective the date of this order. The scope of his misconduct is vast and troubling. It is not...




February 22, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Duxbury on Lord Kilmuir




February 22, 09:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   "But let’s be clear what is happening here. This is a cynical media witch hunt from people who don’t care about children."

"They care about destroying me and my career, and by extension my allies. They know that although I made some outrageous statements, I’ve never actually done anything wrong. These videos have been out there for more than a year. The media held this story back because they don’t care about victims...




February 22, 08:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dangers Of Crack Cocaine

A three-year suspension with credit for time served was imposed by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for an attorney convicted of possession and use of crack cocaine and possession of a firearm. The attorney had become addicted to crack cocaine over...




February 22, 08:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "His office conversation was permeated by sexual imagery. 'Take that tie off,' he would tell one of his male staffers. 'That knot looks like a limp prick.'"

"Standing in the middle of the outer-office desks, he retied the tie in the Windsor knot, wider and more shaped than the traditional four-in-hand, which was becoming fashionable in 1949, and then stepped back to admire his handiwork. 'Look at that!' he said. 'He’s got a man’s knot now, not a limp...




February 22, 08:39 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Intentional walks and limiting rules




February 22, 08:38 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Intentional walks and limiting rules

Major League Baseball announced agreement on a rule change under which intentional walks will now require only a signal from the dugout, rather than the pitcher intentionally throwing four pitches wide of the plate and the catcher's box. The goal is to shorten games, although given how infrequent...




February 22, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What I saw was all those unique, offbeat character names" — Wigglesworth, Smytthe, and Jack Engle — "That was the moment I knew it was something."

"I said some unprincipled words, and I immediately told my wife. Well, I sort of couldn’t get words out, so she asked, ‘Good or bad?’ And I said, 'Good.'" From "Texas graduate student discovers a Walt Whitman novel lost for more than 150 years."




February 22, 08:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump haters: Please do these 2 thought experiments.

1. Imagine a President Trump whose policies all accord with your own. Substantively, he's like, perhaps, Barack Obama. He'll appoint the Supreme Court Justice who will give the liberal faction a decisive 5-person majority. He's very accepting of undocumented immigrants, committed to Obamacare, et...




February 22, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   Local No. 8 IBEW Ret. Plan & Tr. v. Vertex Pharm., Inc.: Plaintiff Unable to Prove Scienter

In Local No. 8 IBEW Ret. Plan & Tr. v. Vertex Pharm., Inc. , 838 F.3d 76 (1st Cir. 2016), the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit affirmed the dismissal of Local No. 8 IBEW Retirement Plan & Trust’s (“Plaintiff”) claims against Vertex and six of its curr...




February 22, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   A Serious Proposal to Inform the President

by Michael Dorf The events of the last several days suggest that the Trump White House, while not exactly the fine-tuned machine that the Maximum Leader touts, is behaving a bit more professionally than in its first chaotic month. On Monday, President Trump named a well-respected, not-at-all-insa...




February 22, 06:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "So many people think you have to look like a man, play like a man to get respect. I was the opposite."

"I was proud to a be a woman, and it didn’t fit well in that culture," said Candice Wiggins , speaking about the culture within the Women's National Basketball Association. She's abandoning her stellar career 2 years early, because of her "mental state." She ways she was bullied for her femininit...




February 22, 06:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   When the law professor writes about Trump's necktie.

A Stanford law professor wrote a 700-word essay — published in the NYT — about the neckties Trump wears. The professor — Richard Thompson Ford — is "writing a book about dress codes," so he may not be going too far out of his way to analyze Trump at the fashion level. Obviously, we know Trump wea...




February 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Call for Editor, Law and History Review




February 21, 10:59 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction

I spent last weekend at the University of San Diego’s annual originalism works-in-progress conference, which was, as always, excellent and thought provoking. In particular, Michael McConnell presented a draft of his very, very impressive paper The Logical Structure of Article II, and Mitch Berman...




February 21, 10:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Medical care in Indiana prisons draws scrutiny"

"Medical care in Indiana prisons draws scrutiny": Back in September 2016, Virginia Black of The South Bend Tribune had this report on a case argued before the en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit . Today, by a vote of 6-to-4, the en banc court issued this decision in favor of the...




February 21, 09:52 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Kenneth Arrow has died

Arrow was a wonderful economist and from all accounts that I’ve heard, a very good guy. Others are much better able to evaluate the technical contribution than I am. Still, It always gave me a little pleasure that the person who had co-discovered the foundational account of general equilibr...




February 21, 09:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court dismisses Virginia case seeking party ID in local elections"

"Appeals court dismisses Virginia case seeking party ID in local elections": Graham Moomaw of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued today.




February 21, 09:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump takes new immigration fight to 9th Circuit"

"Trump takes new immigration fight to 9th Circuit": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post .




February 21, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court Ruling Gives Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Investors Limited Room for Claims; Court disallows most claims but orders additional proceedings on others"

"Court Ruling Gives Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac Investors Limited Room for Claims; Court disallows most claims but orders additional proceedings on others": Brent Kendall and Nick Timiraos of The Wall Street Journal have this report . And Andrew Harris and Joe Light of Bloomberg News report that " He...




February 21, 08:59 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Failure To Adequately Respond To Ex-Wife's Complaint Leads To Interim Suspension

An interim suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department based on a complaint filed by the attorney's ex-wife. In November 2015, the Departmental Disciplinary Committee, now known as the Attorney Grievance Committee...




February 21, 08:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal Appeals court upholds Maryland assault rifle ban"

"Federal Appeals court upholds Maryland assault rifle ban": Ian Duncan of The Baltimore Sun has this report . Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that " Appeals court upholds Maryland ban on semiautomatic, military style guns ." And Brian Witte of The Associated Press reports that " Mar...




February 21, 08:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   Tonight's sunset.

Once again, I saw the color from my northern window, grabbed the camera and went out front for the western viewpoint... and crouched in the middle of the street to include the reflections on the street.




February 21, 08:21 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Fair use’s fatal conceit

My colleague, Neil Turkewitz, begins his fine post for Fair Use Week (read: crashing Fair Use Week) by noting that Many of the organizations celebrating fair use would have you believe, because it suits their analysis, that copyright protection and the public interest are diametrically opposed. T...




February 21, 08:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices Weigh Agent's Cross-Border Shooting of Mexican Teenager"

"Justices Weigh Agent's Cross-Border Shooting of Mexican Teenager": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that " Justices divided on cross-border shooting that left Mexican teenager dead ." David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports...




February 21, 07:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch, Like Previous Supreme Court Nominees, Keeps Views Hidden"

"Gorsuch, Like Previous Supreme Court Nominees, Keeps Views Hidden": Carl Hulse has this new installment of his "On Washington" column in today's edition of The New York Times.




February 21, 06:36 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Jack Getman on "The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case"

[The following is a guest post from my UT colleague Julius Getman, who, among many other things, is the author of the recent book, The Supreme Court on Unions.] In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous instructions from the judge, ordered an SEIU local union of janitoria...




February 21, 06:30 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Malcom X (May 19, 1925 – February 21, 1965): Black Self-Determination & Black Solidarity [revised ed.]




February 21, 06:12 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Times Report on How Auto Lenders Track Borrowers' Locations

Here. Excerpt: They can figure out when you leave town and see where you parked your car. They can see how many times you went to the grocery store or the health clinic. Auto loans to Americans with poor credit...




February 21, 06:05 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   LA Times's David Lazarus: Republicans make killing consumer protections a top priority

Here. Excerpt: I asked [the] office [of Rep. John Ratcliffe, who has proposed to abolish the CFPB] to elaborate [on his claim that the CFPB hurts consumers]. I received a statement from Ratcliffe citing the group’s “qualified mortgage rule,” which...




February 21, 05:51 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   New From Brill: The Theatre of Justice: Aspects of Performance in Greco-Roman Oratory and Rhetoric




February 21, 04:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   Milo speaks, embracing victimhood, seriousness.




February 21, 04:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   Profligate De Blasio.

From "The Second Avenue Subway Is Here!/THE SECOND AVENUE SUBWAY IS HERE!/The début of New York’s newest train line took place at noon on New Year’s Day—ninety-seven years after it was first conceived" (in The New Yorker): De Blasio, for his part, downplayed the advent of the new subway, even tho...




February 21, 04:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The first time I took LSD was in 1969, when I was seventeen.... The older people were drinking, and three or four of us teen-agers were tripping."

"For what I recall as a long time, I stood in front of a closet door by a washing machine. In the door’s grain I saw, to my astonishment, the span of history, as if on a scroll that was unwinding. I’d bring people to stand in front of the door with me, and I’d point out Jesus, and Charlemagne, an...




February 21, 03:35 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   JOTWELL: Lahav on Coffee on entrepreneurial litigation

The new Courts Law essay comes from Alexandra Lahav (U Conn), reviewing John C. Coffee, Entrepreneurial Litigation: Its Rise, Fall, and Future (Harvard University Press). Very timely book and review, with aggregate litigation again in the crosshairs.




February 21, 03:01 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Uber and Harassment

There have been numerous news stories over the last 48 hours regarding the sexual-harassment allegations against Uber. For example, articles can be found discussing the issue in the LA Times, on CNN, and in the USA Today just to name...




February 21, 03:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Regular Customer" Reprimanded

A reprimand was imposed by a panel of the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance...




February 21, 02:07 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Australia Launches Supply-Chain-Based Anti-Slavery Inquiry

Paul Harpur (Melbourne) sends word that the Australian Government has announced the launch of a broad inquiry into establishing a Modern Slavery Act in Australia. The inquiry will consider whether the introduction of anti-slavery legislation would help combat supply-chain-based slavery...




February 21, 01:46 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Flake on Employer Liability for E'ment Decisions Based on Customer Feedback

My colleague Dallan Flake (ONU) has just posted on SSRN his article When Should Employers Be Liable for Factoring Biased Customer Feedback into Employment Decisions? Here's the abstract: In today’s customer-centric business environment, firms seek feedback from consumers seemingly at...




February 21, 01:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Does Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Believe the Constitution Is God's Law? You may hear a lot about an arcane legal theory at Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings."

"Does Donald Trump's Supreme Court Nominee Believe the Constitution Is God's Law? You may hear a lot about an arcane legal theory at Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearings." Stephanie Mencimer of Mother Jones has this report .




February 21, 01:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Like a prayer: A church-state case may be an early test for Neil Gorsuch; The Supreme Court nominee has emphasised the secular value of religious rites."

"Like a prayer: A church-state case may be an early test for Neil Gorsuch; The Supreme Court nominee has emphasised the secular value of religious rites." Steven Mazie has this post today at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.




February 21, 01:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Call For Papers, The Law of Nations in the Long Eighteenth Century, Paris, May 18-19, 2017




February 21, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump attack may reopen debate on splitting Ninth Circuit in SF"

"Trump attack may reopen debate on splitting Ninth Circuit in SF": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report .




February 21, 01:00 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Deus et Machina - A Response to the Susskinds (Mostly) and Hadfield

My friend and dean Andy Perlman beat me to the punch with the Yogi Berra-ism about the difficulty of prediction, particularly when it’s about the future. I had the chance to dig into the two books under discussion here – The Future of the Professions, by Richard and Daniel Susskind, and Rules for...




February 21, 12:51 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Staircase Café...

... find some higher ground. *** Or... you can shop, using The Althouse Amazon Portal (if you want to encourage me to keep up this 13-years-and-going project).




February 21, 12:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border"

"Supreme Court seems split in case of boy's death near border": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report . Lawrence Hurley of Reuters reports that " Supreme Court divided over cross-border shooting case ." Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that " Supreme Court divided over U.S.-Mexico...




February 21, 12:17 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Improving safety at railroad crossings

The Department of Transportation says that "[a]lthough rail incidents have declined over the last 10 years, railroad crossing fatalities spiked in 2014. [And in 2016] alone, 232 people died in railroad crossing accidents, and approximately every three hours, a person...




February 21, 12:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "This Abstract Image Test Will Determine Your Dominant Personality Trait."

Kind of cool. I got: Wisdom.




February 21, 11:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This tour [of the National Museum of African American History and Culture] was a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry, intolerance and hatred in all of its very ugly forms."

"The anti-Semitic threats targeting our Jewish community and community centers are horrible and are a painful and a very sad reminder of the work that still must be done to root out hate and prejudice and evil." AND: "Such an odd way of speaking, not just the announcement of a fact in the future ...




February 21, 11:51 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Other successful strategies for improving bar performance?

Following up on yesterday's post about Syracuse Law's successful reforms that dramatically improved the bar pass rate of its graduates, I wonder if other schools...




February 21, 11:45 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   The Social & Political Context of Integrity




February 21, 11:15 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Library of Congress, the Law Library of Congress, and the Continuing Relevance of "The Merchant of Venice" @librarycongress @LawLibCongress @WFULawSchool




February 21, 11:13 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Robotic cars and liability

AAJ Research (an arm of the American Association for Justice) has written Driven to Safety: Robot Cars and the Future of Liability. Here is the abstract: Widespread adoption of robot cars could have a revolutionary impact on these figures, potentially...




February 21, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Lentin's "Mr. Justice McArdie"




February 21, 10:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The media is in a trance. They are concentrating on seeing 'Trump the idiot"' or 'Trump the liar'..."

"... and no one sees the dancing bear."




February 21, 10:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The media is in a trance. They are concentrating on seeing 'Trump the idiot' or 'Trump the liar'..."

"... and no one sees the dancing bear." AND: Here's Scott Adams discussing what's up with Donald Trump and the Sweden comments (and using some software I'm interested in getting and using something like this): ADDED: There's a problem with the media, granted. I am looking at that. But there's als...




February 21, 10:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Rambling and long-winded anecdotes could be an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease..."

"... according to research that suggests subtle changes in speech style occur years before the more serious mental decline takes hold." “Ronald Reagan started to have a decline in the number of unique words with repetitions of statements over time,” [said Janet Cohen Sherman, clinical director of...




February 21, 10:33 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Now Available: Paul Raffield, The Art of Law In Shakespeare (Hart Publishing) @hartpublishing @warwickuni




February 21, 10:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The selling of Neil Gorsuch: Rafting, puppies and Garland gushing; The high court nominee's charm offensive is showing signs of working."

"The selling of Neil Gorsuch: Rafting, puppies and Garland gushing; The high court nominee's charm offensive is showing signs of working." Seung Min Kim of Politico.com has this report .




February 21, 10:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Because of a recent copyright dispute, Bulgarian National Radio, the public broadcaster for the country, has been limited to airing music recorded before 1946."

"And... [t]he station had a 20 percent increase in listenership in January, the first month in which the change was in effect, over December’s numbers...." “We had some concerns but people keep calling to tell us that they really enjoy the music,” said Nikoleta Elenkova, Bulgarian National Radio’...




February 21, 10:19 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Conduct Unbecoming For A Teacher

The New Jersey Supreme Court reversed an arbitrator's favorable rulings in a matter involving termination of a tenured high school teacher. Count One Evidence adduced at the arbitration hearing established that defendant used the devices, sometimes during work hours, on...




February 21, 10:15 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process"

"Court considers constitutionality of Ohio execution process": Andrew Welsh-Huggins of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court plans to consider arguments over the constitutionality of Ohio's lethal injection process as the state tries to start carrying out executi...




February 21, 09:59 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Why Should Retirement Planning be Confusing and Expensive?

by Neil H. Buchanan Notwithstanding Candidate Trump's promises not to cut Social Security, his enablers in the Republican Party have long salivated at the idea of privatizing our retirement system.  Given the utter chaos of the one-month-old Trump presidency, will the Republican true believe...




February 21, 09:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Cassidy’s revelation follows a roller coaster of personal ups and downs that the actor has faced in the past decade..."

"... including a show in Agoura Hills, California, this past weekend where Cassidy repeatedly struggled to remember lyrics to songs he had been singing for nearly 50 years." David Cassidy — one of the classic teen idols — has Alzheimer's disease.




February 21, 09:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court granted review in one new case.




February 21, 09:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Have you ever woke up with your lips stuck together? It didn’t hurt and it was kinda fun."

"All you had to do was to wet your lips from the inside with saliva and they became unstuck. This is the principle behind Mensez...."




February 21, 09:19 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Senior Judge Reprimanded For OWI

The Indiana Supreme Court has reprimanded a senior judge In lieu of Respondent tendering a written response to the charges, the parties jointly tendered a “Statement of Circumstances and Conditional Agreement for Discipline” in which the parties have stipulated to...




February 21, 09:14 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Convicted Attorney Gets Credit For Time Served

Dan Trevas summarizes a bar discipline case decided today by the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Strongsville attorney convicted of felonies for his role in a bribery scheme involving prominent Cleveland attorney Anthony Calabrese...




February 21, 09:10 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Failure To Withdraw Was Ineffective Assistance

The North Carolina Court of Appeals granted ineffective assistance relief to a defendant convicted of murder in a 2001 shooting outside a nightclub. Two witnesses testified he did it; two others testified he did not. One of his attorneys (now...




February 21, 09:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Metzmeier on Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky




February 21, 08:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   Milo needs to solve his own problems, but...

... to be fair, let's look at all the pedophilia talk that public figures have survived. I'll offer up Madonna: Madonna jokes about asking her son (who was 14 at the time): "Do you have any friends you could introduce me to?" That was easy for me to find because I blogged it at the time and I hav...




  

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