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October 21, 12:30 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Ignorance




October 21, 09:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Some problems weren’t [Megyn Kelly's] fault..."

"... such as when a cameraman walked on-screen while Kelly was interviewing soccer player Carli Lloyd. The cameraman then could be audibly heard muttering an expletive, which wasn’t bleeped since the show is aired live. Other problems, though, fell entirely on Kelly’s shoulders. For instance, two...




October 21, 08:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   What I did a year ago.

Facebook reminds me of what it calls my "memories," even though they aren't my memories, because I'd forgotten all this: 1. Wrote a lot. 2. Walked 2 miles to Hilldale and bought 2 pairs of glasses with Theo frames. 3. Met Chris and drank a pomegranate martini. 4. Walked 2 miles back home. 5. Watc...




October 21, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Police not notified after inmates planned to electrocute guard at youth prison."

Wisconsin State Journal reports on "the latest revelation of violent acts against staff members at the Lincoln Hills School for Boys and Copper Lake School for Girls, the state prison in Irma for the most serious young offenders in Wisconsin." On Sept. 25, a group of male inmates in one of the pr...




October 21, 07:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   "North Koreans are allowed to wear only short hairstyles. There are 28 types of haircuts approved by the country's administration..."

"... 18 for women and 10 for men" — #11 on "Twelve shocking facts about North Korea," according to Pravda . Also: 9. One does not allow [sic] to turn the government radio off even in one's own house. One can only turn the volume down a bit. There are special units that track down those who listen...




October 21, 07:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Putin is a good Russian president. Russia is lucky to have a president like him. If the country had someone weak as its leader..."

"... no one knows how everything would turn out for the country. The Russians have at least 5,000 nuclear warheads, and clearly, someone needs to keep an eye on the goddamned order. Putin has been good at it.... He is cool. Clearly, one has to get rid of someone at times, but I mean that the CIA ...




October 21, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




October 20, 11:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Same Rules Apply: How a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump's contraception mandate rewrite."

"Same Rules Apply: How a favorite conservative weapon during the Obama era should be used to block Trump's contraception mandate rewrite." Brianne Gorod has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




October 20, 11:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Hogan calls Peace Cross ruling 'outrageous,' vows to fight"

"Hogan calls Peace Cross ruling 'outrageous,' vows to fight": John Fritze of The Baltimore Sun has this report .




October 20, 11:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented teen; gives government time to find her a sponsor"

"Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented teen; gives government time to find her a sponsor": Maria Sacchetti and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report . Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that " Appeals court gives feds 11 days to find sponsor for illegal minor se...




October 20, 07:14 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Duty To Advise Elderly Client At Issue In Maryland Bar Discipline Matter

The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued its reasons for an order of disbarment entered the day after oral argument. The attorney had defaulted below McLaughlin did not appear at the Circuit Court hearing on March 20, 2017. The hearing...




October 20, 05:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   Afternoon walk.




October 20, 04:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s highly inappropriate for the president to write a check to the father of a slain service member."

Writes Alison Buckholtz at Slate. There’s no way to know what goes on within a family, but if the slain service member designated his mother to receive a payout for what is basically the calculated value of his life, and decided his father should not receive any benefit from his death, there was ...




October 20, 04:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   How bad are things going on that new Megyn Kelly show?

It's hard to believe it can be this bad: Hoda was on #MegynKellyToday this morning for no reason other than to fill time and I've never been so embarrassed. pic.twitter.com/wXUatEcPhY — Kate Aurthur (@KateAurthur) October 19, 2017 AND: I'm just noticing the lyrics on the song: "I know y...




October 20, 03:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   What would it mean for Harvey Weinstein to take "sex addiction rehab" seriously?

The headline at Page Six is "Harvey Weinstein doesn’t seem to be taking sex rehab seriously" : The source told us, “In one group therapy session, Harvey arrived 15 minutes late. Then, when it was his turn to speak, he launched into a speech about how this is all a conspiracy against him.”... Anot...




October 20, 03:50 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture




October 20, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case"

"Prominent chefs oppose baker in major gay rights case": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report .




October 20, 02:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Immigrant's abortion case fosters lively court debate, no ruling yet"

"Immigrant's abortion case fosters lively court debate, no ruling yet": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report . Giulia Afiune of The Texas Tribune reports that " Federal appeals court hears case of undocumented teen seeking abortion in Texas ." In commentary, The Los Ange...




October 20, 02:14 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Postdocs with "Foundations of European Legal Culture"




October 20, 01:20 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   The Palestinian Struggle for Self-Determination & the Right of Resistance to Occupation




October 20, 12:51 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Narrative and Metaphor in the Law, Edited by Michael Hanne and Robert Weisberg, Due in 2018 From Cambridge University Press @Stanford @AucklandUni




October 20, 12:37 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   These Are the Good Old Days?

Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise … Continue reading → The post These Are the Good Old Days? ap...




October 20, 12:36 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Rights of the Undead, and Some Related Issues




October 20, 12:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge denies Arpaio's motion to erase his criminal contempt conviction"

"Judge denies Arpaio's motion to erase his criminal contempt conviction": Megan Cassidy of The Arizona Republic has this report . Howard Fischer of The Arizona Daily Star reports that " Former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio loses bid to have his criminal record wiped clean ." And Chris Geidner of Buz...




October 20, 12:02 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Discourtesy Leads To Reprimand

A Michigan attorney agreed to a reprimand by a Tri-County Hearing Panel Based upon respondent's admissions and the stipulation of the parties, the panel found that respondent failed to treat with courtesy and respect a person involved in the legal...




October 20, 11:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Red Leaf Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. And you can shop through The Althouse Amazon Portal .




October 20, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act




October 20, 10:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access the live audio stream of this morning's D.C. Circuit oral argument in Garza v. Hargan

Access the live audio stream of this morning's D.C. Circuit oral argument in Garza v. Hargan : Via this link (Adobe flash required). Thanks to Fix the Court for making the request that resulted in this live audio feed. In news coverage, Brent Kendall and Laura Meckler of The Wall Street Journal r...




October 20, 10:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   50 years ago today: Bigfoot!

I can't believe in Bigfoot. I can't even believe how long the Wikipedia article "Patterson–Gimlin film" is. The Patterson–Gimlin film (also known as the Patterson film or the PGF) is an American short motion picture of an unidentified subject which the filmmakers have said was a Bigfoot. The foot...




October 20, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Natasha De Alencar, the widow of Army Staff Sgt. Mark De Alencar, released video of her conversation with President Trump."

This is not the phone call that's been talked about in the news, but it does give you an example of how Trump handles these phone calls:




October 20, 10:18 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Double-Taxation Bogeyman Rides Again

by Neil H. Buchanan The sales job for the White House's non-plan to change the tax system is not going well, by all accounts.  As usual, Donald Trump's lack of focus has distracted everyone, as he flits from one personal feud to another and circles back around to his obsessions with destroyi...




October 20, 10:15 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bad Advice Established Malpractice

An attorney's erroneous advice that a client could receive retroactive child support if she waited to establish the father's paternity formed the basis of a legal malpractice action. The attorney had persisted in the bad advice even after an associate...




October 20, 10:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I could have hit him, I could have hurt him ... but something in me said, ‘You know what? He just needs love.'"

Said Aaron Courtney , a 31-year-old African-American high school football coach, about why he hugged a man who was wearing a swastika T-shirt. At the link is the viral video of the hug, with Courtney saying "Why don’t you like me, dog?" “I had the opportunity to talk to someone who hates my guts ...




October 20, 09:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Public Business, Private Accounts

The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a decision and concluded that the Office of the Attorney General must conduct a search of employee's private accounts where public business is involved. The undisputed facts are as follows. On May 12, 2015, plaintiff...




October 20, 09:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "After the assault, the woman said Burd asked her to give him 'a little time before you contact the cops so I can down a couple beers before I go to jail.'"

"He also told her to tell police to care for his mother's ashes. Burd was arrested a short time later and charged with first-degree sexual abuse, first-degree rape, second-degree burglary and third-degree kidnapping." Daily News.




October 20, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kolla on International Law & the French Revolution




October 20, 09:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The mere thought of tangling with the Trumpster’s foul, prevaricatory, sneering tweets offends Obama’s own sense of civil discourse between politicians."

"This revulsion is just another form of self-indulgence... It isn’t as if Barack Obama doesn’t realize what he is doing and what is happening in this self-enriching bubble he has shaped, post presidency.... He can’t seem to help himself." Wrote Ralph Nader , quoted in "The far left’s attacks on m...




October 20, 09:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   "For the first time in its 64-year history, Playboy magazine will feature a transgender Playmate..."

"... a decision that Cooper Hefner, a top executive at the magazine, said on Thursday was in keeping with its founding mission of embracing changing attitudes about sex," the NYT reports . Selecting [Ines] Rau “very much speaks to the brand’s philosophy,” said Mr. Hefner, 26, Playboy’s chief crea...




October 20, 09:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   Watch out what's on your mind when you pet the dog.

Here in Wisconsin, I see that Republican state Rep. Andre Jacque has introduced a bill to make animal abuse a felony (instead of a misdemeanor) and to "close a loophole changing the definition of sexual contact to be more inclusive of contact with any part of an animal for sexual gratification."




October 20, 08:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The only way to assuage my feelings of isolation are to absorb all the traditions, classes, make them mine, me theirs. Taken separately, they’re unacceptable and untenable."

Wrote Barack Obama to his girlfriend Alexandra McNear, in one of the excerpts from letters, dated 1982 to 1984, that were released from the collection at Emory University, reported at WaPo . “I must admit large dollops of envy for both groups, my American friends consuming their life in the comfo...




October 20, 08:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Louisiana Holds Disclosure Obligations Of Prosecutor Coextensive With Brady

The Louisiana Supreme Court found no misconduct in a case involving a prosecutor's disclosure obligations. This attorney disciplinary matter arises from formal charges filed by the Office of Disciplinary Counsel (“ODC”) against respondent, Ronald Seastrunk, an assistant district attorney in...




October 20, 06:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What I did was marginalize the incidents. Anything I say now will sound like a crappy excuse."

Said Quentin Tarantino, accepting responsibility for continuing to work with Harvey Weinstein. Tarantino knew some — who could know all? — of what Weinstein did. He made choices that were in his self-interest at the time, and it has now become so obvious — Mira Sorvino was his girlfriend — that i...




October 20, 01:41 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Lafcadio Hearn In The Days Of The Machine

A few months ago I read Flaubert’s Temptations of St. Anthony, translated by Lafcadio Hearn. At the time there was a niggling, nagging thing in my brain. I knew I had read some philosopher/intellectual discussing – pontificating about – the thought of Lafcadio Hearn. But where w...




October 20, 12:54 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Secured Mail Solutions LLC v. Universal Wilde, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

Patents Directed to Mail Barcodes Found to be Directed to Ineligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- Secured Mail Solutions LLC appealed from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California's grant of a motion to dismiss on grounds that the claims of seven asserted patents are ...




October 20, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Call for #ASLH2017 Panel Reports and Twitter Updates




October 19, 10:57 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judge won't wipe out guilty verdict for Arpaio; Trump pardon ends criminal case but won't 'revise historical facts,' court says"

"Judge won't wipe out guilty verdict for Arpaio; Trump pardon ends criminal case but won't 'revise historical facts,' court says": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




October 19, 10:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Journalism's Broken Business Model Won't Be Solved by Billionaires"

"Journalism's Broken Business Model Won't Be Solved by Billionaires": William D. Cohan has this important post online at The New Yorker.




October 19, 10:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Are the Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against President Trump Dead?"

"Are the Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against President Trump Dead?" Sheelah Kolhatkar has this post online at The New Yorker.




October 19, 10:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Has the Supreme Court Legalized Public Corruption? By making it harder to punish official misconduct, the justices risk damage to America's republican institutions."

"Has the Supreme Court Legalized Public Corruption? By making it harder to punish official misconduct, the justices risk damage to America's republican institutions." Matt Ford has this report online at The Atlantic.




October 19, 09:47 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Originalism and Textualism in Action: Not Constraining and Not Neutral."

"Originalism and Textualism in Action: Not Constraining and Not Neutral." Joseph Kimble has this post at "Dorf on Law."




October 19, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Amy Wax on Dissent and Disagreement at Penn Law"

"Amy Wax on Dissent and Disagreement at Penn Law": Federalist Society Penn Law has posted this video on YouTube.




October 19, 09:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "My Student Guide to Judicial Clerkships"

"My Student Guide to Judicial Clerkships": Josh Douglas has this post at "PrawfsBlawg."




October 19, 09:27 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Guns, Constitutional Tests, and Games"

"Guns, Constitutional Tests, and Games": Michael Dorf has this post at "Dorf on Law."




October 19, 09:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Morrissey v. U.S. and the IRS's Hostility to Reproductive Choice"

"Morrissey v. U.S. and the IRS's Hostility to Reproductive Choice": Tessa Davis has this post at "PrawfsBlawg."




October 19, 09:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "What to Do about SCOTUS Mistakes: A Not-So Modest Proposal."

"What to Do about SCOTUS Mistakes: A Not-So Modest Proposal." Eric Segall has this post at "Dorf on Law."




October 19, 09:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Perils of Statutory Interpretation"

"The Perils of Statutory Interpretation": Tessa L. Dysart has this interesting post at the "Appellate Advocacy Blog."




October 19, 08:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Will Trump DOJ side with disabled plaintiffs in ADA website suits?"

"Will Trump DOJ side with disabled plaintiffs in ADA website suits?" Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post .




October 19, 08:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court to review judge's order allowing abortion for undocumented immigrant"

"Appeals court to review judge's order allowing abortion for undocumented immigrant": Maria Sacchetti and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have this report . Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that " Judges halt ruling allowing illegal immigrant girl to get abortion ." Josh Gerstein...




October 19, 05:53 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "There's No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case"

"There's No Good Decision in the Next Big Data Privacy Case": Law professor Jennifer Daskal has this essay online at The New York Times.




October 19, 05:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)"

"The Posner Effect (With Help from Kirkland & Ellis)": Jenna Greene of The Am Law Litigation Daily has this report (subscription required for full access) discussing an opinion that Circuit Judge Frank H. Easterbrook issued Tuesday on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of A...




October 19, 05:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Retired Judge Posner Seeks to Help Pro Se Litigant"

"Retired Judge Posner Seeks to Help Pro Se Litigant": Melissa Heelan Stanzione of Bloomberg BNA has this report .




October 19, 05:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Case To Watch: Garza v. Hargan."

"A Case To Watch: Garza v. Hargan." At the "Take Care" blog, Leah Litman has a post that begins, "Tomorrow, the D.C. Circuit will apparently hear oral argument on the government's emergency motion to prevent an undocumented young woman from obtaining an abortion before it becomes too late for her...




October 19, 05:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Judge's Code: Meet the judge who codes -- and decides tech's biggest cases."

"The Judge's Code: Meet the judge who codes -- and decides tech's biggest cases." Sarah Jeong of The Verge has an article that begins, "On May 18th, 2012, attorneys for Oracle and Google were battling over nine lines of code in a hearing before Judge William H. Alsup of the northern district of C...




October 19, 05:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   I believe that it's wrong to give this story air, but you might want to talk about it.

So I will give you the video:




October 19, 04:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Cert Grants Not Always Good for Business, May Spur Settlements"

"Cert Grants Not Always Good for Business, May Spur Settlements": Kimberly S. Robinson of Bloomberg BNA has this report .




October 19, 04:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The night Justices Scalia, Ginsburg and Kennedy sang karaoke with Renee Fleming"

"The night Justices Scalia, Ginsburg and Kennedy sang karaoke with Renee Fleming": Kim Janssen of The Chicago Tribune has this report .




October 19, 04:36 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   The NYS Constitutional Convention of 1938




October 19, 04:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   If you were relying on the "hipster racism" fad 10 years ago...

... prepare to get raked over the coals of social media now. "Actor David Cross’ excuse for ‘racist’ joke to Asian American actress raises eyebrows" (Twitchy): “Arrested Development” actor-comedian David Cross recently found himself in hot ham water after Asian American actress Charlyne Yi shared...




October 19, 04:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump cries foul on judges, but he's ahead of Obama"

"Trump cries foul on judges, but he's ahead of Obama": Jessica Gresko of The Associated Press has this report .




October 19, 04:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Appearing soon at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Appearing soon at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit : On Wednesday, October 25, 2017, I will be arguing a sentencing appeal on behalf of the defendant-appellant before a three-judge Second Circuit panel in the case captioned United States v. Mullings , No. 16-1694 (2d Cir.). You ca...




October 19, 04:04 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   What to Do about SCOTUS Mistakes: A Not-So Modest Proposal

By Eric Segall This week ProPublica issued a report with the headline "It's a Fact, Supreme Court Errors aren't Hard to Find." The group reviewed "dozens of cases" and said that it found a "number of false or wholly unsupported claims." Examples included erroneous voter registration rates in Chie...




October 19, 02:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Scalia Sweats: How the former justice became a great writer."

"Scalia Sweats: How the former justice became a great writer." Terry Eastland has this post online at The Weekly Standard.




October 19, 02:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case"

"U.S. appeals court rejects hedge fund founder's FBI misconduct case": Brendan Pierson of Reuters has this report . And Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post titled " All the money in the world can't buy redress from FBI, prosecutors ." You can access Tuesd...




October 19, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "An Analysis of DOJ's Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop"

"An Analysis of DOJ's Brief in Masterpiece Cakeshop": Robert Post has this entry at the "Take Care" blog.




October 19, 02:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Changing Of The Guard At Above The Law: Change is necessary and good -- for institutions, individuals, and Above the Law."

"A Changing Of The Guard At Above The Law: Change is necessary and good -- for institutions, individuals, and Above the Law." David Lat had this post yesterday at "Above the Law."




October 19, 01:05 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   ELS Replication Conference--Call For Proposals--Deadline Extension

UPDATE: The PELS conference submission deadline has been extended to Sunday, October 22, 2017. The PELS conference will be held at Claremont McKenna College on Friday, April 27, 2017. ********************** Given the long (and growing) list of "problems," increased attention...




October 19, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Nicoletti's "Secession on Trial"




October 19, 12:10 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   California Supreme Court declines to lower Bar pass score

The Court explains its decision here. Tellingly, they don't even claim that it's necessary to keep the score where it is because that is essential...




October 19, 12:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Who's to Blame for America's Sexual Harassment Nightmare? The Supreme Court, for one."

"Who's to Blame for America's Sexual Harassment Nightmare? The Supreme Court, for one." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




October 19, 12:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court rules that Peace Cross in Bladensburg violates the Constitution"

"Appeals court rules that Peace Cross in Bladensburg violates the Constitution": John Fritze of The Baltimore Sun has this report . In today's edition of The Washington Post, Ann E. Marimow has an article headlined " Towering cross-shaped monument on public land is unconstitutional, court rules ....




October 19, 12:05 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Secret Romance Gets AUSA Supended

The Louisiana Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for a year and a day with all but six months stayed Since 1990, respondent has been employed as an Assistant United States Attorney ("AUSA") for the Western District of Louisiana, Shreveport...




October 19, 12:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the True Love Café...

... talk about whatever you like. (And show some love for this blog by shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal .)




October 19, 11:53 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Sugarman on Promoting Dialogue Between History and Socio-Legal Studies: The Contribution of Christopher W. Brooks and "Legal Turn" in Early Modern English History @LancasterUni




October 19, 11:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   John McWhorter goes on an epic tirade against Ta-Nehisi Coates (and the white people who make a show of embracing him).

This is really something:




October 19, 11:08 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Salem's Lot

An Illinois Hearing Board in the main rejected charges of unauthorized practice against a New York attorney and recommends censure as the sanction for the single violation found. The Administrator filed a four-count Complaint against Respondent, who holds a New...




October 19, 11:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   Disallowing the disappointable flâneuse to augurate.

The OED homepage has a list of "recently published" words. Right now it's: augurate, v. disallowing, n. disappointable, adj. flâneuse, n. Try to use them all in one sentence. "Augurate" is familiar as 80% of the word "inaugurate," but it's more easily understood by seeing the word "augur," which ...




October 19, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Brunson on Brigham Young v. BIR




October 19, 10:54 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Biggs on Jousting at Windmills: Cervantes and the Quixotic Fight for Authorial Control




October 19, 10:45 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Suing Your Own Expert Witness

A law firm was sued by an accident reconstruction expert it had retained in a case involving a motorcycle accident. Counterclaims were filed against the expert. The counterclaims were dismissed in part by the New York Appellate Division for the...




October 19, 10:37 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Oh, Canada

A lack of candor in the bar admissions process has resulted in the revocation of a license by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department On his December 2009 application for admission, in response to inquiries concerning...




October 19, 10:06 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Guns, Constitutional Tests, and Games

by Michael Dorf My latest Verdict column asks whether a federal ban on bump stocks would violate the Second Amendment. The short answer is no, but as I explain, the full answer is a bit more complicated. During the litigation that culminated in the 2008 SCOTUS ruling in DC v Heller , it was taken...




October 19, 09:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The fly agaric is the quintessential mushroom of fairy tales."

"Its big, bright fruiting bodies scatter in great numbers across mossy forests of North America and Europe. They emerge from the soil first like white eggs, abandoned by some mysterious creature of the woods. They can grow up to a foot tall, as warts appear on the cap. The mushroom often blushes ...




October 19, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Camp on FDR's Earned Income Tax Credit




October 19, 09:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Perhaps the longer a violation persists, the greater the affront to those offended."

Wrote 4th Circuit Judge Stephanie D. Thacker, responding to dissenting Chief Judge Roger L. Gregory, who said that the fact that the 40-foot cross had gone unchallenged for 90 years is a reason to let it stay where it is, on a highway median in Prince George’s County. WaPo reports. The initial ch...




October 19, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Virginia Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Ralph Northam omitted any mention of Justin Fairfax, the party’s African American candidate for lieutenant governor..."

"... from about a thousand pieces of campaign literature, a move Fairfax called a 'mistake' and that has stoked tensions within the Democratic ticket and threatens to alienate African American voters three weeks before Election Day. The palm cards with photos of Northam and Attorney General Mark ...




October 19, 08:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Cake Artists brief says our right to freedom of expression is a strong as the right of artists who work in media other than cake.

I'm noticing the BRIEF FOR CAKE ARTISTS AS AMICI CURIAE IN SUPPORT OF NEITHER PARTY ( PDF ) in the pending Supreme Court case — Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Phillips — about whether there's a religious freedom exemption to the requirement not to discriminate against gay people. I love this brief....




October 19, 08:05 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Best publishers of scholarly monographs in law?

More than 160 readers voted in our poll from earlier in the week, and here are the results: 1. Oxford University Press (Condorcet winner: wins...




October 19, 07:56 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Paralegal Must Cooperate With Practice Audit

A Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society suspended a paralegal license. This case is about the duty of paralegals and lawyers to be responsive and co-operate with their regulator, the Law Society, whatever their views on how...




October 19, 12:58 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Passing the California bar exam shouldn't be made easier, court says"

"Passing the California bar exam shouldn't be made easier, court says": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has an article that begins, "The California Supreme Court decided Wednesday not to lower the passing score on the state's licensing examination for lawyers."




October 19, 12:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit displays sophisticated grasp of redaction techniques

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit displays sophisticated grasp of redaction techniques: You can access a decision containing redactions that the Third Circuit issued today at this link .




  

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