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June 24, 12:41 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Misbegotten Prosecution Results In Dismissal And Reprimand

The Maryland Court of Appeals decided a disciplinary case against two attorneys that I have closely followed. In sharp contrast to my usual position, I entirely side with the accused attorneys and believe that they (and their pro bono clients,...




June 24, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




June 23, 11:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Racially Offensive Trademarks Are Now Legally Protected"

"Why Racially Offensive Trademarks Are Now Legally Protected": Law professor Jeannie Suk Gersen has this post online at The New Yorker.




June 23, 11:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A 'view' from the courtroom: The metes and bounds of the term."

"A 'view' from the courtroom: The metes and bounds of the term." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




June 23, 11:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "After 58 years of SCt journalism, 69 in the trade, retiring next wk after final opins & orders."

"After 58 years of SCt journalism, 69 in the trade, retiring next wk after final opins & orders." So tweeted the incomparable Lyle Denniston this afternoon. Thanks, Lyle, for all of your amazing hard work and dedication. I hope you have an enjoyable and relaxing retirement. You most certainly wil...




June 23, 11:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "7th Circuit: Colts not required to renew season tickets."

"7th Circuit: Colts not required to renew season tickets." Olivia Covington of The Indiana Lawyer has this report on a ruling that Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner issued yesterday on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit .




June 23, 09:25 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces. The piece is...




June 23, 08:27 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   It Has to be Asked

I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building.  Flynn’s role would … Continue reading → The post It ...




June 23, 06:28 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Donald Trump and Vladimir Nabokov @ArsScripta @FrankPasquale @NPR




June 23, 05:17 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   From the Creators of "Sherlock": A New Version of "Dracula"




June 23, 05:13 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   A Half-Hearted Two Cheers for the Victory of Federalism over Property Rights in Murr v. Wisconsin

Legal scholars like Ilya Somin who share my own libertarian inclinations are mourning the defeat of federally protected property rights in Murr v. Wisconsin. I am not ready to don black. While I agree with Ilya that there should be more robust protection for property rights, I am also pretty sure...




June 23, 03:58 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Engstrom on Class Actions (x 2)




June 23, 03:23 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Stalking Cat Café...

... you can talk about anything you want. And if you need to buy a cat bell or anything else, please consider shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal .




June 23, 03:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Divorce and adultery were considered shameful, and the era was one of making do—the prevailing maxim was 'Cou he,' or 'Improvise together.'"

"People learned to be content with patched clothes, bland meals of leftovers, and serviceable if unromantic unions. But now, she said, economic progress had diversified people’s choices: 'Money buys options. Men with cash want upgrades in everything, wives included.' Turning her face away from me...




June 23, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump loses patience with his White House counsel; The president has taken out his frustration with the expanding Russia probe on lawyer Don McGahn, one of Trump's earliest campaign supporters"

"Trump loses patience with his White House counsel; The president has taken out his frustration with the expanding Russia probe on lawyer Don McGahn, one of Trump's earliest campaign supporters": Nancy Cook and Josh Dawsey of Politico.com have this report .




June 23, 02:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Can't Revoke Citizenship Over Minor Falsehoods, Supreme Court Rules"

"U.S. Can't Revoke Citizenship Over Minor Falsehoods, Supreme Court Rules": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times. In today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined " Supreme Court sides with Serb who lied during naturalization proce...




June 23, 02:01 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Bow Ties are In Again

“This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who, … Continue reading → The post Bow Ties are In Aga...




June 23, 02:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Says It Will Issue Last Opinions of Term Monday"

"Supreme Court Says It Will Issue Last Opinions of Term Monday": Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report .




June 23, 01:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Falletti on Le Nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro) and the Sunset of Ancien Regime Legacy on Modern Legacy Culture




June 23, 12:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time"

"Supreme Court could reveal action on travel ban at any time": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report .




June 23, 11:45 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Case Tests Limits of Law Protecting Journalists' Sources"

"Case Tests Limits of Law Protecting Journalists' Sources": Alan Feuer had this article in yesterday's edition of The New York Times.




June 23, 11:11 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Redistricting and Blue Cities

by Neil H. Buchanan Can anything be done to make congressional and state legislative races more competitive?  The Supreme Court has taken on a case from Wisconsin that could meaningfully limit partisan gerrymandering.  Depending on Justice Kennedy's vote, that case could change the way ...




June 23, 11:04 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 Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases. 1. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Bd. , No. 16-399. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a dissenting opinion, in ...




June 23, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Priel on the Return of Legal Realism




June 23, 10:55 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court rules that men convicted in D.C.'s Catherine Fuller murder case do not deserve a new trial"

"Supreme Court rules that men convicted in D.C.'s Catherine Fuller murder case do not deserve a new trial": Robert Barnes has this article in today's edition of The Washington Post. Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that " U.S. top court rebuffs men convicted in notorious Washington murder ." And Z...




June 23, 10:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Reinstates 40-Year Sentence for Brooklyn Mobster"

"Appeals Court Reinstates 40-Year Sentence for Brooklyn Mobster": In today's edition of The New York Times, Alan Feuer has this article reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued yesterday.




June 23, 10:05 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The exodus of high-band LSAT students

This is an extraordinary graph. It describes the big decline in applicants in the high band of LSAT scores. Of course, these are the students who would be admitted to top law schools and/or strong performing law schools with significant merit scholarships. In short, the most sought after students...




June 23, 09:54 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Least educated county on Oregon's Pacific Coast shuts its last public library rather than increase taxes by $6 per month per household (Michael Simkovic)

Douglas County in rural Oregon recently shut its last public library rather than increase property taxes by around $6 per month per household. Less than...




June 23, 09:46 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Least educated county on Oregon's Pacific Coast shuts its last public library rather than increase taxes by $6 per month per household

Douglas County in rural Oregon recently shut its last public library rather than increase property taxes by around $6 per month per household. Less than...




June 23, 09:46 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Noninvasive Deep Brain Stimulation – Has Neuroscience’s Holy Grail Been Found? Discovery: Neuroskeptic Beyond the Five Senses, The Atlantic Studies reveal that secrets are bad for your health—even after you tell them, Quartz Do happy faces or sad faces raise...




June 23, 09:38 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   The Conservative Case for Unions

Jonathan Rauch has written The Conservative Case for Unions in the Atlantic. Congratulations to Matt Dimick (Buffalo) for a prominent mention, and for Rauch's discussion of Dimick's work on the Ghent System. Here's an excerpt from the article: All workers...




June 23, 09:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Controversial HB 1523 now Mississippi's law of land"

"Controversial HB 1523 now Mississippi's law of land": Jerry Mitchell and Geoff Pender have this front page article in today's edition of The Clarion-Ledger of Jackson, Mississippi. And Emily Wagster Pettus of The Associated Press has a report headlined " Court: Mississippi can enforce LGBT relig...




June 23, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Landmark Cases in Land Law




June 23, 09:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "What's Happening With The Travel Ban At The Supreme Court? Spoiler alert: We don't really know."

"What's Happening With The Travel Ban At The Supreme Court? Spoiler alert: We don't really know." Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed News has this report .




June 23, 08:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to clarify: I’m not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it’s been a while and maybe it’s time."

Said the terribly stupid Johnny Depp. (NYT) I think sometimes people who are very beautiful don't get a good read of how stupid they are. It's unfair really. Unfair to the rest of us that they are so good looking, and unfair to them that they don't get normal feedback over the course of a lifetime.




June 23, 08:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Any Obamacare replacement needs to cover more people than Obamacare, or else it is dead on arrival."

"Any skilled persuader would see that," says Scott Adams . Now, President Trump and the Republicans have the “going second” problem. The public will compare their proposed bill with Obamacare and conclude that the one metric they understand – the number of people covered – does not compare favora...




June 23, 08:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it."

The L.A. Times reports. When there isn’t demand for all the power the state is producing, CAISO [the California Independent System Operator, which runs the electric grid and shares responsibility for preventing blackouts and brownouts] needs to quickly sell the excess to avoid overloading the ele...




June 23, 08:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "My dad told me he knew he wanted to marry my mom when the McDonald's opened in Moscow after the USSR crumbled and she ate 6 Big Macs in a row."

From "Married men of Reddit: what moment with your future wife made you think 'Yup, I'm asking this girl to marry me'?"




June 23, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   Is CBS trying to say — without taking responsibility for saying — that the 2 holdout jurors in the Cosby case were black?

The article, which went up last night, is titled "Prosecutors "really screwed it up when it came to the charges" against Cosby, juror says." Here's the key paragraph: The jury was comprised of seven men and five women, and two jurors were African American. The juror told CBS News that they were n...




June 23, 07:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What I've told leadership very clearly is I'm going to need time, and my constituents are going to need time, to evaluate exactly how this is going to affect them."

"I personally think that holding a vote on this next week would definitely be rushed. I can't imagine, quite honestly, that I'd have the information to evaluate and justify a yes vote within just a week." Said my sensible Senator, Ron Johnson.




June 23, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Recognicorp, LLC v. Nintendo Co. -- Petition for En Banc Rehearing and Amicus Briefs

By Paul Cole* -- Proceedings for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,005,303 (Recognicorp, assigned from IQ Biometrix) resulted in an appeal decided on 28 April 2017, which decision was reviewed in this space by Michael Borella, and also criticised (see "Regnoicorp -- A Miscarriage of Justice Calli...




June 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Danner on a Falied American Attempt to Classify Law




June 23, 12:04 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case"

"Appeals court affirms most convictions of ex-CIA officer convicted in leak case": Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post has this report . And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that " Imprisoned Ex-CIA officer loses appeal of leak conviction ." You can access today's ruling of ...




June 22, 11:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Drug Dispute Shows Importance of Intellectual Property Rights"

"Drug Dispute Shows Importance of Intellectual Property Rights": Attorney C. Boyden Gray has this essay online at RealClearPolicy.




June 22, 11:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In rare move, judge in Kermit Gosnell case sues authors of critical book"

"In rare move, judge in Kermit Gosnell case sues authors of critical book": Columnist Stu Bykofsky has this essay online at The Philadelphia Daily News.




June 22, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pro football team seeks to settle right to 'Redskins' trademarks"

"Pro football team seeks to settle right to 'Redskins' trademarks": Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




June 22, 10:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A 'view' from the courtroom: The term's first bonus day for opinions."

"A 'view' from the courtroom: The term's first bonus day for opinions." Mark Walsh has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




June 22, 10:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality"

"Justice Ginsburg and the Price of Equality": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.




June 22, 10:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Dassey wins in federal appeals court"

"Dassey wins in federal appeals court": Andy Thompson and Alison Dirr of The Post-Crescent of Appleton, Wisconsin have this report . Ian Simpson of Reuters reports that " U.S. appeals court overturns conviction of 'Making a Murderer' inmate ." And Todd Richmond and Steve Karnowski of The Associat...




June 22, 07:48 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Klatt on Legal Argumentation and the Rule of Law @profklatt




June 22, 07:41 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Priel on Law and Digestion: A Brief History of an Unpalatable Idea




June 22, 06:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   Trump reveals that he doesn't have an did not make "'tapes' or recordings" of his conversations with James Comey.

Trump comes out with a 2-part tweet today: With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea... ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, a...




June 22, 06:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   Trump reveals that he doesn't have and did not make "'tapes' or recordings" of his conversations with James Comey.

Trump comes out with a 2-part tweet today: With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal leaking of information, I have no idea... ...whether there are "tapes" or recordings of my conversations with James Comey, but I did not make, and do not have, a...




June 22, 04:44 PM   /   Balkinization   /   The Lawyers Briefly Seize Control of POTUS Twitter




June 22, 01:40 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct

The Ohio Supreme Court revoked admission based on conduct that the applicant failed to disclose. Michael Alexander Callam, of Macedonia, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0092109, was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 17, 2014, after passing...




June 22, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Call for Projects and Proposals from the ASLH




June 22, 12:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Arugula Café...

... here at Meadhouse we can't look at arugula without saying "Anybody gone into Whole Foods lately and see what they charge for arugula?" but you can talk about whatever you want. And, please, use The Althouse Amazon Portal to buy your 3/4 pants and jinbei and whatever else you might need.




June 22, 12:04 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Rao to Edit Law and History Review




June 22, 11:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: This afternoon, I will be attending an event in south Philadelphia. As a result, additional posts will appear here this evening. As always when I am away, additional appellate-related retweets may appear on this blog's Twitter feed .




June 22, 11:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Even if I was king, I would do my own shopping. But it’s a tricky balancing act. We don’t want to dilute the magic."

"The British public and the whole world need institutions like it," said Prince Harry . Also: "We are involved in modernising the British monarchy. We are not doing this for ourselves but for the greater good of the people... Is there any one of the royal family who wants to be king or queen? I d...




June 22, 11:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, recently tweeted that he and Queen Elizabeth II were 'friends with mutual benefits.'"

"I sympathize: English expressions are confusing, some of them feel almost deliberately obscure – designed to exclude non-native speakers from the joke," writes Mona Chalabi , who was inspired to interview her mother — whose first language is Arabic — about what various English expressions might ...




June 22, 11:03 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 Court in argued cases: The Court today issued rulings in three argued cases. 1. Justice Elena Kagan delivered the opinion of the Court in Maslenjak v. United States , No. 16-309. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued an opinion, in which Justice Clarence Thomas...




June 22, 10:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts; With 100+ judicial vacancies and a Senate eager to fill them, conservatives are salivating"

"Donald Trump Is In The Perfect Position To Dramatically Remake The Courts; With 100+ judicial vacancies and a Senate eager to fill them, conservatives are salivating": Jennifer Bendery and Alissa Scheller of HuffPost have this report .




June 22, 10:48 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Clarence Thomas to the Rescue? In an otherwise awful civil rights decision, the arch-conservative signals his interest in opening the courthouse doors to more victims of state violence."

"Clarence Thomas to the Rescue? In an otherwise awful civil rights decision, the arch-conservative signals his interest in opening the courthouse doors to more victims of state violence." Perry Grossman has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




June 22, 10:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Shameful Ruling That Grows Executive Branch Power: The Supreme Court limits lawsuits against high-ranking officials who may have violated constitutional rights."

"A Shameful Ruling That Grows Executive Branch Power: The Supreme Court limits lawsuits against high-ranking officials who may have violated constitutional rights." Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




June 22, 10:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   Cosby jurors "initially voted overwhelmingly, in a non-binding poll, to find the entertainer not guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault."

But in the end, it was 10 to 2 for finding him guilty of digitally penetration without consent, and it was it was 10 to 2 for finding him guilty of of the charge based on giving the woman intoxicants without her knowledge. But it was 11 to 1 to acquit him of the charge that was based on her being...




June 22, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Man sent home from work for wearing shorts in over 30°C heat comes back in a dress."

His protest resulted in the company amending the dress code to allow men to wear "3/4 length shorts" and only in beige, navy, or black. 30°C = 86°F 3/4 length shorts? The internet did not give me a clear answer on that. It might mean knee length, but it might mean below the need. My search on Ama...




June 22, 09:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   The NYT acknowledges that Trump's rally speeches are "mesmerizing"  — "even for his detractors."

Here 's Maggie Haberman's report on Trump's performance at a rally in Iowa last night: Style-heavy and substance-light, the speech went over an hour: an epic version of the fact-challenged, meandering and, even for his detractors, mesmerizing speeches he gave during his upstart presidential campa...




June 22, 09:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Stars As Pioneering Supreme Court Justice."

"'Marshall' Trailer: Chadwick Boseman Stars As Pioneering Supreme Court Justice." Erik Pedersen of Deadline.com has this report . And online at Slate, Matthew Dessem has a post titled " Chadwick Boseman Plays a Badass Supreme Court Justice in the Trailer for Marshall ."




June 22, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "At least 17 children in eastern Syria have been paralyzed from a recently confirmed outbreak of polio, the World Health Organization said Tuesday..."

The NYT reports. The polio virus, once thought to verge on eradication, is one of the most contagious diseases in inadequately protected areas... [There is] an urgent need to vaccinate more than 400,000 children under the age of 5 in the Deir al-Zour area... The vaccine, a weakened form of the po...




June 22, 09:17 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" is back

Slate's "Supreme Court Breakfast Table" is back: Walter Dellinger has the first entry, titled " This year's docket appears to lack a major case. But looks can be deceiving ." And Pamela S. Karlan has the second entry, titled " This term, the justices chose cases that 'sear the conscience.' "




June 22, 09:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Israeli airline employees cannot ask women to change seats to spare a man from having to sit next to them, a Jerusalem court ruled on Wednesday..."

"... handing down a groundbreaking decision in a case brought by a woman in her 80s," the NYT reports . Strictly religious Jewish men who refuse to sit next to women, for fear of even inadvertent contact that could be considered immodest, are a growing phenomenon that has caused disruptions and f...




June 22, 09:09 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Wisconsin Supreme Court votes to keep more meetings behind closed doors"

"Wisconsin Supreme Court votes to keep more meetings behind closed doors": Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report .




June 22, 09:00 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   Monster Mashup

I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on … Continue reading → The post Monster Mashup appear...




June 22, 08:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Be honest: the roses one encounters in daily life are, mostly, hideous."

"Think of the colors: syphilitically inflamed orange, or highlighter-pen salmon, or nylon pink, or overripe-banana yellow. How often have you bent to smell a neighbor’s rose, ready to snort up a lungful of Turkish-delight deliciousness, only to discover no scent at all?... What’s more, they are d...




June 22, 08:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   What will become of the "money in politics" issue after Hillary Clinton and Jon Ossoff?

I see that, just before he lost the election, Jon Ossoff complained ( on NPR ) that "money in politics is a major problem." But Ossoff spent far more money than Handel. If he had won it would have bolstered the argument that more and more money must be donated because with enough money, victory c...




June 22, 08:30 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Nine Lives of Bivens (SCOTUS Symposium)

In Ziglar v. Abbasi, the Court ruled against plaintiffs seeking relief from allegedly unconstitutional discrimination and abuse in the wake of 9/11. Perhaps the largest flashpoint in the case concerned the Court’s treatment of Bivens, a landmark ruling from 1971 that created a cause of action for...




June 22, 08:07 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Biagi Conference Call for Papers

The Call for Papers of the sixteenth International Conference in commemoration of prof Marco Biagi has been opened. The conference will take place in Modena (Italy) on 19-21 March 2018, and will be entitled “Assessing Worker Performance in a Changing...




June 22, 07:27 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography

by Michael Dorf The most important immediate impact of Monday's SCOTUS ruling in Matal v. Tam is that the Washington Redskins will be able to enjoy registered trademark protection, notwithstanding the offensiveness of their name. In invalidating the provision of federal trademark law that denied ...




June 22, 05:32 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "You're The Investigator, You Figure It Out"

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney. The case involved a number of complaints Rule 8.4(c) provides that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or misrepresentation. We agree with...




June 22, 01:29 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Doodle some music

Today’s Google Doodle in honor of Oskar Fischinger’s 117th birthday is very impressive and fun. Click on the image on the linked page and then click on the image again. Click on the little squares to create your music. You can change all sorts of aspects of your creation by clicking o...




June 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Hester on the Origins of Deportation




June 22, 12:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "First Openly Gay Judge Confirmed for New York's Highest Court; Justice Paul G. Feinman, of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, will take the seat left open by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam"

"First Openly Gay Judge Confirmed for New York's Highest Court; Justice Paul G. Feinman, of the Appellate Division of the State Supreme Court in Manhattan, will take the seat left open by the death of Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam": James C. McKinley Jr. will have this article in Thursday's edition o...




June 22, 12:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ex-Guantanamo detainee Ghailani may pursue prison prayer claim: U.S. court."

"Ex-Guantanamo detainee Ghailani may pursue prison prayer claim: U.S. court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.




June 21, 11:52 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Misconduct Found In Unusual New Jersey Case

The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with a dissent from the censure recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and dismissed ethics charges against an attorney for conduct in the wake of a friend's suicide. The court concluded that the record...




June 21, 11:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "BPI faced pressure before ABC stories"

"BPI faced pressure before ABC stories": Jonathan Ellis of The Argus Leader of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has this report . And at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq Gardner has a post titled " ABC Confronts Beef Company's Lawyer With Rush Limbaugh's 'Pink Slime' Commentary; Faci...




June 21, 11:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Sides With State On Casino Expansion -- For Now"

"Appeals Court Sides With State On Casino Expansion -- For Now": Kenneth R. Gosselin and Edmund H. Mahony of The Hartford Courant have this report . And Larry Neumeister of The Associated Press reports that " Court rejects MGM lawsuit as company competes with tribes ." You can access today's ruli...




June 21, 07:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   Ken in shorts.

THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Ken has a man bun.




June 21, 07:22 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Why "Better Call Saul" Is Better @Acculturated




June 21, 07:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s obscene... It’s outrageous, OK? the Democrats are nothing now but words and fantasy and hallucination and Hollywood."

"There’s no journalism left. What’s happened to The New York Times? What’s happened to the major networks? It’s an outrage. I’m a professor of media studies, in addition to a professor of humanities, OK? And I think it’s absolutely grotesque the way my party has destroyed journalism. Right now, i...




June 21, 06:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   "What Happened To Black Lives Matter?"

The title of this long Buzzfeed article is a question I've been asking, but I'm not sure if you'll find much of an answer there.




June 21, 04:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases?"

"What Will Trump Do with Half a Million Backlogged Immigration Cases?" Jonathan Blitzer has this post online at The New Yorker.




June 21, 04:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Redskins' Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties argument actually worked"

"The Redskins' Edible Crotchless Gummy Panties argument actually worked": At the "D.C. Sports Bog" of The Washington Post, Dan Steinberg has an entry that begins, "Sometimes when I'm bored, I like to imagine Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito the first time he scanned the appendix of the amicus b...




June 21, 04:32 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   SCOTUS Symposium: A Pair of Posts on Abbasi's Flawed Historical, Analytical, and Theoretical Foundations

I'm embarrassingly late to the non-stop party that is the Prawfs end-of-Term symposium, but thought I should at least flag here a pair of posts I've written elsewhere about Monday's decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, why I think it's the clubhouse leader for most important ruling of the Term, and why ...




June 21, 03:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban"

"Trump lawyers make final Supreme Court pitch on travel ban": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report . And Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has a report headlined " Trump's Travel Ban: What to Expect When the Supreme Court Acts ."




June 21, 02:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Most Lasting Legacy? America's courts -- presently a thorn in the president's side -- are about to get a lot more conservative; And they will probably stay that way for a very long time."

"Trump's Most Lasting Legacy? America's courts -- presently a thorn in the president's side -- are about to get a lot more conservative; And they will probably stay that way for a very long time." Alex Wagner of The Atlantic has this report .




June 21, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Will the Ninth Circuit Rein in What Might Be 'the Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet'?"

"Will the Ninth Circuit Rein in What Might Be 'the Most Important Lawsuit on the Planet'?" Attorney Andrew R. Varcoe has this essay online at The Recorder.




June 21, 02:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Democratic Party wants to know which aspects of the Trump presidency I find most distubing.

I got the "Official 2017 Democratic Party Survey" in the mail today. There are something like 10 questions (depending on how you define "question"), but I was only in the mood to photograph and display this one: I like the way they give you the option of not finding the Trump presidency disturbin...




June 21, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "At the U.S. Supreme Court, a Haddonfield lawyer's free speech argument carries the day"

"At the U.S. Supreme Court, a Haddonfield lawyer's free speech argument carries the day": Columnist Kevin Riordan has this essay in today's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.




June 21, 02:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How a Shorthanded Supreme Court Gutted a Historic Civil-Rights Remedy"

"How a Shorthanded Supreme Court Gutted a Historic Civil-Rights Remedy": Cristian Farias has this post today at the "Daily Intelligencer" blog of New York Magazine.




  

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