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January 18, 12:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   Please watch the entire Luke Mogelson video of the Capitol riot.

Luke Mogelson wrote "Among the Insurrectionists/The Capitol was breached by Trump supporters who had been declaring, at rally after rally, that they would go to violent lengths to keep the President in power. A chronicle of an attack foretold" (The New Yorker), which I linked to, here , on the 15...




January 18, 11:26 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Lest We Forget: AG William Barr’s Sad Record

Marcy Wheeler has the goods: Among the things Bill Barr did in his second tour as Attorney General were to: Make speeches arguing that progressive politics were a threat to the nation Spend months prioritizing the criminalization of Antifa and … Continue reading → The post Lest We For...




January 18, 11:13 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Tulsa Law Review's Annual Book Review Issue




January 18, 09:43 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   A Message to Republicans

A friend sends me this video, which it seems is making the rounds. It’s long (9+ minutes), and may come prefaced with a commercial (sorry about that), but it’s pretty good. I wonder, however, whether it will reach its intended … Continue reading → The post A Message to Rep...




January 18, 09:35 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Rudy Giuliani's (Ridiculous) "True Enough" Defense of Trump




January 18, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Toward a taxonomy of constitutional change – Reflections inspired by Gary Jacobsohn and Yaniv Roznai’s Constitutional Revolution.




January 18, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Despite these delusions, Ms. Gilbert — a self-described mystic who has written four books, with titles like 'Swami Soup' — mostly struck me as a New Age eccentric who could use some time away from screens."

"She disdains the mainstream media, but she agreed to be profiled, and we kept in touch. Over a series of conversations, I learned that she had a longstanding suspicion of elites dating back to her Harvard days, when she felt out of place among people she considered snobby rich kids. As an adult,...




January 18, 07:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   Posing around pardons.

True of both Snowden and Assange. Exactly this: https://t.co/9ACi91c2UY — Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) January 17, 2021




January 18, 07:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Kids having fun!"

Kids having fun! https://t.co/01jfLqXULw — Roger McGuinn (@RogerMcGuinn) January 18, 2021




January 18, 07:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Another big issue is his lack of interest in me in other ways. He can monologue for hours about politics, culture, social issues, and..."

"... he rants like a combination of Grandpa Simpson and Archie Bunker about anyone under age 40, but when it comes to anything I’m up to, or how he or I are feeling? Crickets. I’m actually keeping a list of things he’d rather do than, well, me. The list is pretty depressing. I am less desirable t...




January 18, 06:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "But for the armored vehicles, extra barricades and rooftop surveillance teams, Sunday was just another dreary winter day on Madison’s Capitol Square."

"Dog walkers and joggers passed through the area. A man in black workout clothes did squats. Three men sought to share the 'good news' of Jesus Christ with passersby, one of the men’s voices echoing throughout the quiet square. 'Jesus died for all your sins,' he shouted. 'If you’re a sinner, you’...




January 18, 12:31 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Going from Bad to Worse: Evidence for Neuro-COVID Infections

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The COVID-19 pandemic has spread throughout the globe, infecting more than 90 million people and causing almost two million deaths (see "Tracking coronavirus’ global spread"). SARS-CoV-2 infection is the cause of the COVID-19 pandemic; this virus is recognized as the latest ...




January 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Mistry & Gurman, eds., "Whistleblowing Nation: The History of National Security Disclosures and the Cult of State Secrecy"




January 18, 12:19 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

January 19, 2021 - "How Innovation & Creativity Drive American Competitiveness" (U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center, International Trademark Association, and Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (ET) January 20, 2021 - "When 'Please amend to fal...




January 17, 09:29 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Section Three Questions Answered




January 17, 07:23 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Indecent Proposal

The Medina (Ohio) County Bar Association has filed a complaint alleging misconduct against an attorney admitted in 1987 who has no prior discipline. Two counts involve the same client who had retained him in October 2017; they allegedly began a...




January 17, 04:01 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   A Hideous Proposal to Use No Fly Lists to Ban Alleged Insurrectionists

I hope they throw the book at all the people who we think stormed the Capitol. And the people who egged them on. And I hope they get fair trials. But not this: Senator Chuck Schumer on Tuesday called for … Continue reading → The post A Hideous Proposal to Use No Fly Lists to Ban Alleg...




January 17, 03:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   I thought I saw a pussycat.

But it was just a cat-sized snowperson. In the bleak sunrise. Open thread.




January 17, 03:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   "On Jan. 3, three days before the attack on the Capitol, Enrique Tarrio, the leader of the far-right organization known as the Proud Boys, shared a cryptic post..."

"... on the messaging app Telegram: 'What if we invade it?' The message was sent to his more than 7,000 followers on the app, with the first reply reading 'January 6th is D day in America.'... [Messages on Parler, Telegram and Gab] show the group repeatedly invoking President Trump’s rhetori...




January 17, 02:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "He is only twenty-three years old, for godsake, the first millionaire businessman to rise up out of the teen-age netherworld, king of the rock and roll record producers...."

"Spector walks into the inner office, gingerly, like a cowboy, because of the way the English boots lift him up off the floor. He is slight, five feet seven, 130 pounds. His hair shakes faintly behind. It is a big room, like a living room, all beige except for nine gold-plated rock and roll recor...




January 17, 10:16 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Novi Vinodolski, 2009




January 17, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Constitutional Revolutions and the Judicial Role Therein




January 17, 07:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s like you get the most confident, strong personality people, a lot of them being women, and it’s like you’re layering all of them on top of each other and it becomes everyone trying to talk over each other."

"So it’s a lot of really enthusiastic yelling.... It was nice to have so many different, really strong opinions. We always joke that whenever we bring our friends over for the first time they’re going to get grilled. Like, if you don’t have your 10-year plan, like, fully ready and outlined in a s...




January 17, 07:39 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

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




January 17, 07:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mr. Biden’s team has developed a raft of decrees that he can issue on his own authority after the inauguration on Wednesday..."

"... to begin reversing some of President Trump’s most hotly disputed policies. Advisers hope the flurry of action, without waiting for Congress, will establish a sense of momentum for the new president even as the Senate puts his predecessor on trial. On his first day in office alone, Mr. Biden ...




January 17, 12:58 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on Induced Infringement

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Sanofi, Vanda, and GSK, a New Year Voyage through the Land of Induced Infringement" on January 21, 2021 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET). Tom Irving of Finnegan of Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP...




January 17, 12:57 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   GIPC, INTA & IPO Online Event on American Innovation

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC), International Trademark Association (INTA), and Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will be offering an online event entitled "How Innovation & Creativity Drive American Competitiveness" from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm (E...




January 17, 12:56 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Drafting Applications for Prosecution in the U.S., Europe, and Japan

Shiga International Patent Office & HGF Limited will be offering a webinar entitled "When 'Please amend to fall into line with the granted claims in the US' might not work in Europe and Japan" on January 20, 2021 at 5:00 pm (ET). Masato Iida, Kentaro Horie, Craig Thomson, and Mike Nelson will...




January 16, 06:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk 'til dawn.




January 16, 02:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Adnan Oktar... a Muslim televangelist and cult leader... proselytised about religion while scantily clad women bopped robotically beside him."

"He and his followers had connections and influence stretching across the world.... The core female members were called 'kittens' and the men 'lions,' and many were recruited from powerful and wealthy families. The local tabloids loved it: an Islamic 'sex cult' run by Istanbul’s Hugh Hefner with ...




January 16, 12:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Cornish hotel flying a flag for QAnon’s cult delusion/Conspiracy theories spawned in America are taking hold in unexpected corners of British society."

 Reports the London Times. The Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, may be themed on Arthurian legends but the flag flown over its tower last year stood for a more modern myth.... Guests at the hotel, which displays a Q flag, said that the owner left conspiracy theory material in thei...




January 16, 09:45 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2020-21

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




January 16, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Playing with Words While the World Burns: The Constitution Does Not Bar Future Senate Impeachment after January 20




January 16, 09:16 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ex-State Trooper Suspended For Four Years

An agreed four year suspension has been imposed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board for a conviction described by the Detroit Free Press A judge told former Michigan State Police trooper Mark Bessner on Monday that people like him have...




January 16, 09:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year."

Justice Sotomayor opens her dissent in U.S. v. Dustin Higgs by saying the names of every person executed by the federal government over the past year. pic.twitter.com/KLHcRTWMIZ — Sister Helen Prejean (@helenprejean) January 16, 2021 Sister Helen Prejean continues her summary, here , at Twitter, ...




January 16, 09:07 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ex-FBI Attorney Suspended

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board has imposed an interim suspension of a former FBI attorney for his guilty plea to a federal false statement offense. Politico reported Prosecutors are asking for a prison sentence for a former FBI lawyer who...




January 16, 09:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A Capitol Police lieutenant was suspended for wearing a MAGA cap during the Jan. 6 riots but told his colleagues he did it to get fellow officers out of harm's way."




January 16, 08:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If you took the fact out that he is the president of the United States and look at the conduct of the call, it tracks the communication you might see in any drug case or organized crime case. It’s full of threatening undertone and strong-arm tactics."

Said Michael J. Moore, the former United States attorney for the Middle District of Georgia, quoted in "Atlanta Prosecutor Appears to Move Closer to Trump Inquiry/The Fulton County district attorney is weighing an inquiry into possible election interference and is said to be considering hiring an...




January 16, 08:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Senate Democrats could vote to abolish the legislative filibuster, and then pass Biden’s plan on a party-line basis."

"But West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has vowed to keep the filibuster in place. In effect, this means that all regular legislation will need 60 votes to clear the Senate. The only exception to this rule are bills passed through the budget-reconciliation process, which enables legislation pertai...




January 16, 07:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   A fantastic example of the problem of humor that some people are going to take for truth.

Honestly no. (I laughed too...but people are already using it to bash CNN. This “some people know it’s a joke but lots of other people don’t” kind of fakery has consequences. OK carry on.) https://t.co/m9o1HcIeaq pic.twitter.com/uhk5uhHpi0 — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) January 16, 2021




January 16, 07:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As mayor, I will regularly get around the city by subway, bus, or bike, because that’s the way most New Yorkers get around..."

"... and that’s how I’ve been getting around for 25 years. I will build bus rapid transit networks like the 14th street busway in every borough. I will have a fully electric bus system by 2030. [inaudible 00:10:59] electric buses. New York can move our people around in a way that’s sustainable fo...




January 16, 02:18 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Luck and fate in politics

There’s a lot of luck[1] in politics. If a handful of events had gone differently in 2016, we’d probably be discussing President Clinton’s second term right now. If the Brexit referendum had been held a few weeks earlier, Remain would probably have won, and David Cameron might s...




January 16, 12:38 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Too-Clever Lawyering Is Toxic, But Hawley's Arguments are Not Even Mildly Clever




January 16, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




January 15, 05:41 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Violation of academic freedom at UIC John Marshall Law School

IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW: PROFESSOR KILBORN WAS NOT SUSPENDED BECAUSE OF THE EXAM QUESTION Last month, we noted UIC John Marshall Dean Darby Dickerson's suggestion "that...




January 15, 03:21 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Relationship Status

The North Carolina State Bar has filed a complaint alleging that an attorney engaged in misconduct in the course of representing a domestic relations client. The complaint alleged that the attorney went to the client's home to have her sign...




January 15, 01:57 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Ignoring Right-Wing Terrorism Led Us to This Dangerous Situation




January 15, 01:17 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Outrageous violation of academic freedom and faculty tenure rights at UIC John Marshall Law School

Last month, we noted UIC John Marshall Dean Darby Dickerson's suggestion "that law schools should be 'transformed' into 'anti-racist institutions' [as distinct from being non-racist...




January 15, 12:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   A dreary sunrise...

... but it's a café nonetheless.




January 15, 11:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There was an eerie sense of inexorability, the throngs of Trump supporters advancing up the long lawn as if pulled by a current."

"Everyone seemed to understand what was about to happen. The past nine weeks had been steadily building toward this moment. On November 7th, mere hours after Biden’s win was projected, I attended a protest at the Pennsylvania state capitol, in Harrisburg. Hundreds of Trump supporters, including h...




January 15, 11:37 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Missing Evidence

The Tennessee Supreme Court ordered a three-year suspension with all but eight months suspended and probation. According to the summary on the web page of the Board of Professional Responsibility He admitted to taking controlled substances from an evidence room...




January 15, 11:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Federal prosecutors offered an ominous new assessment of last week’s siege... saying in a court filing that rioters intended 'to capture and assassinate elected officials.'..."

"The detention memo, written by Justice Department lawyers in Arizona, goes into greater detail about the FBI’s investigation into [Jacob] Chansley, revealing that he left a note for Pence warning that 'it’s only a matter of time, justice is coming.' 'Strong evidence, including Chansley’s own wor...




January 15, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Knowles on Learning the Law in 1830s Massachusetts




January 15, 10:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In his illuminating book 'The Ministry of Truth' a biography of '1984' and its influence, Dorian Lynskey makes a persuasive case that..."

"... the novel is structured in a way that heightens its ambiguity. Yes, the brute force of totalitarianism is an inextricable theme, but the novel’s narration — with its texts within texts — also enacts its own phantasmagoria, a world where both everything is true and nothing is true. Lynskey cr...




January 15, 10:08 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Murray on A New Methodology for the Analysis of Visuals in Legal Works @ukcollegeoflaw




January 15, 10:00 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Maryland (Not) My Maryland

The New Jersey Supreme Court imposed a three-month suspension of an attorney in an original discipline case brought for misconduct in Maryland. As described by the Disciplinary Review Board, the attorney took and passed the Maryland Bar but was never...




January 15, 09:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Adolfo 'Shabba-Doo' Quiñones, who grew up dancing in a bleak public housing project in Chicago and went on to become a pioneer of street dance in the 1980s..."

"... and one of its first celebrities after appearing in the hit movie 'Breakin’,' died on Dec. 29 at his home in Los Angeles. He was 65.... He shimmied in the video for Chaka Khan’s 'I Feel for You,' and he was the choreographer and lead dancer of Madonna’s 'Who’s That Girl?' world tour in 1987....




January 15, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Oh, hello, nice to see you, have a seat — let’s stress-eat some chips together. Let’s turn ourselves, briefly..."

"... into dusty-fingered junk-food receptacles. This will force us to stop looking, for a few minutes, at the bramble of tabs we’ve had open on our internet browsers for all these awful months: the articles we’ve been too frazzled to read about the TV shows we’ve been meaning to watch.... For nea...




January 15, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   What’s the Rush? Why Revolutionaries Love Speed




January 15, 08:48 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Blurb for Bartie's "Free Hands and MInds"




January 15, 12:37 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Top Four Stories of 2020

By Donald Zuhn –- After reflecting upon the events of the past twelve months, Patent Docs presents its 14th annual list of top patent stories. For 2020, we identified eight stories that were covered on Patent Docs last year that we believe had (or are likely to have) a significant impact on paten...




January 14, 10:26 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Digging Out

I’m sure it speaks badly for me, but I thought this, via Digby, was pretty funny: ‘QAnon Anonymous’: a support group for people addicted to insane conspiracy theories, including … wait for it … #WarOn2020 pic.twitter.com/OE5Hlz8tlH — The Shovel (@TheShovel) … Continue reading &#...




January 14, 06:44 PM   /   Althouse   /   In the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night.




January 14, 06:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Former State Senator Sanctioned

A one-year and until further order suspension has been ordered by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department With respect to the facts underlying respondent’s conviction, from January 2015 through December 2016, respondent served as a New...




January 14, 04:27 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Serious Fun: A conference with & around Schlegel




January 14, 04:07 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Private" Criminal Conduct A-OK For Georgia Lawyers

I was surprised to read in Law.com a statement attributed to the General Counsel of the Georgia State Bar to the effect that a lawyer admitted there could not be sanctioned for "private" criminal behavior absent a conviction. Of course,...




January 14, 04:05 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Clever Lawyering Can Be Toxic, But Hawley's Arguments are Not Even Mildly Clever




January 14, 03:58 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Thinking Through Trump Impeachment 2.0




January 14, 01:46 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Show Me

The Missouri Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney, rejecting mitigation claims without supporting evidence The parties agree that, over a period of approximately five years, Eric F. Kayira repeatedly failed to notify clients he had received funds belonging to them,...




January 14, 01:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   COVID- Denying Sheriff Faces Recall For Incitement

The Washington State Supreme Court has held that an elected sheriff is subject to recall for inciting disobedience of a COVID order Fortney argues that the incitement charge is legally and factually insufficient because his refusal to enforce the law...




January 14, 12:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   "'There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law.' Those words are as true today as when Abraham Lincoln spoke them."

"As I said last summer when mob violence gripped our streets, so I say again about the mob violence at our nation’s Capitol last week: those persons responsible should be held accountable in the courts to the full extent of the law. The House has passed an article of impeachment against the presi...




January 14, 11:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   Biden shows no leadership... I mean... Biden tries to stay above the fray.

The NYT headline is "As Trump is impeached for a second time, Biden tries to stay above the fray." ... President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. has maintained a studied cool, staying largely removed from the proceedings... Mr. Biden’s focus on the governing challenge ahead... it also underscores the c...




January 14, 10:50 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Too Delicious

Washington Post reports that Trump is stiffing Rudy Giuliani on his (inflated?) legal fees after a falling out: Trump has instructed aides not to pay Giuliani’s legal fees, two officials said, and has demanded that he personally approve any reimbursements … Continue reading → The post...




January 14, 10:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   Is the impeachment funny?

Karl Marx wrote that history repeats itself, "the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce."   Is the second impeachment funny ?  My son John has a Facebook post reacting to the impeachment with jokes: The most impeached president in American history! I wonder if Trump is tired o...




January 14, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Reconsidering Revolution




January 14, 07:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Some say the riots were caused by Antifa. There was absolutely no evidence of that. And conservatives should be the first to say so...."

"The President bears responsibility for Wednesday’s attack on Congress by mob rioters. He should have immediately denounced the mob when he saw what was unfolding. These facts require immediate action by President Trump, accept his share of responsibility, quell the brewing unrest and ensure Pres...




January 14, 07:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump got his message out on Twitter.

pic.twitter.com/FIJbvCYGJ6 — The White House (@WhiteHouse) January 13, 2021 Transcript here . Excerpts:  I want to be very clear, I unequivocally condemn the violence that we saw last week. Violence and vandalism have absolutely no place in our country and no place in our movement. Making Am...




January 14, 07:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The ability of companies such as Facebook, Twitter and Google to control what people see online is so potent, it is the subject of antitrust hearings...."

"But the decision by Amazon to push Parler off its dominant cloud-computing service illustrates just how powerful its content-moderation capabilities are as well.... [T]he companies that provide the technical infrastructure that powers websites and services where people express opinions have vast...




January 14, 06:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "QAnon reshaped Trump’s party and radicalized believers. The Capitol siege may just be the start."

WaPo headline.   Subhed: "The online conspiracy theory, which depicts Trump as a messianic warrior battling ‘deep state’ Satanists, has helped fuel a real-world militant extremism that could haunt the Biden era." Oddly, that makes QAnon sound like the leader of the movement — QAnon, not Trum...




January 14, 05:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   Another bloggiversary: This blog is 17 years old, and the record of blogging every single day is still intact.

That's 6,210 days. There have been 61,712 posts — not counting this one. An average just under 10 posts a day. There were 3,644 posts last year — again, just under 10 posts a year. You can see the number per year and per week for the 17 years in the side bar. I don't count the posts each day — or...




January 14, 01:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Gooday, Wilf and friends on patent cultures




January 13, 07:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Sunrise Café...

... you can talk all night, but don't talk about the re-impeachment here. Go one post down for that. Keep Trump out of this one. This is a Trump-free safe space. Let's talk about safe spaces and other concepts that recently were big but have disappeared. A difficult topic, because who can remembe...




January 13, 06:45 PM   /   Balkinization   /   No, It Would Not Be Unconstitutional for Trump’s Impeachment Trial to Take Place After He’s Out of Office




January 13, 06:18 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Stone Left Unturned

The Utah Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney The saga of the discipline of Brian W. Steffensen has continued for nearly a decade, now coming before this court for the third time. Though the matter has revealed numerous legal complexities...




January 13, 03:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   Watch Trump get impeached — live.




January 13, 03:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   "On the surface, it’s a little weird that digital culture in 2021 would become suddenly obsessed with 200-year-old folk songs about men on whaling boats."

They sound like prehistoric oddities, which is part of the appeal. Simplistic in structure, they are deliberately repetitive and full of ideas and references that feel very, very far from life right now. Aside from the word Wellerman , they’re full of harpoons and pierheads and the specifics of b...




January 13, 02:45 PM   /   Balkinization   /    Congress Can Affirm What “Except In Cases of Impeachment” Means




January 13, 02:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Given the smaller number of seditious members in the Senate, McConnell’s task is far easier: Conduct a quick Senate trial; convict Trump and..."

"... ban him from future office; expel Cruz and Hawley; and then vote to censure others who tried to deny voters the president and vice president they chose. McConnell should do these things not because it is the only moral, decent course, but because he is smarter than McCarthy and knows that to...




January 13, 02:15 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Section Three and (Not) Bills of Attainder




January 13, 01:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   Blue morning.




January 13, 01:39 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Panel on Presidential Self-Pardons




January 13, 01:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   Look at the top 2 best-selling books at Amazon.

List here . Orwell's "Animal Farm" ranks high too — at #18. Isn't it amazing that "1984" seems so continually relevant? I clicked into my Kindle, and it was the book that was already open. I'd been doing a search on a word — "fight" — after it came up in the context of re-impeaching Trump : I not...




January 13, 12:49 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Wozniakowski on Tax Policy and US Territorial Expansion




January 13, 11:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This was not a protest, this was a well-organized insurrection against our country that was organized by Donald Trump."

Said Representative Jim McGovern, Democrat of Massachusetts, Chair of the House Rules Committee, opening the debate this morning on the Article of Impeachment, quoted in "The House begins debating impeachment charge against Trump." (NYT). McGovern asserted that he looked into some people's eyes a...




January 13, 11:19 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Computer Glitch

The Minnesota Supreme Court has revoked the conditional readmission of an attorney who was suspended for a minimum of 30 days and conditionally readmitted subject to a requirement that he take and pass the MPRE. The attorney did not demonstrate...




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January 13, 09:18 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Gerald Ford Dilemma




January 13, 07:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why I put AdSense ads back on the blog — self-defense.

Last October, after years of taking offense at Google for sending me email telling me I had offensive material on this blog, I discontinued my participation in Google Adsense. That is, I opted out of using advertising to monetize this blog. At the time, I wrote:   I'm tired of checking to se...




January 13, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Incitement, Imminence, and Free Speech: The Internet is a Game Changer




January 13, 06:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Numba One

The New Jersey Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney. The Disciplinary Review Board recommended that sanction for the attorney's involvement in a complex series of arrangements that involved conflicts of interest, business transactions with clients and other misconduct that included...




  

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