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August 25, 04:35 AM   /   Underbelly   /   The New Republican Party




August 25, 03:30 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   More Zorn

There’s a class of Amazon negative reviews. Not vicious or trolling. These are honest, often terse reports. I will not foreshadow my Kierkegaardian theme by calling them ‘preambles from the heart’. They are fired off from the front, where the battle is forever being fought and l...




August 25, 12:47 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016)

By Joseph Herndon -- Sally Beauty (Petitioner) filed a Petition requesting a review under the transitional program for covered business method (CBM) patents of U.S. Patent No. 5,969,324, owned by Intellectual Ventures I LLC (IV). Sally Beauty challenged the patentability of claims 1–14 of the '32...




August 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Legal history meets the History of Science+




August 24, 10:47 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Easy Choices on the Ballot for Aug. 30, 2016

There are several easy choices on my ballot (not counting the Circuit Court and County Court judicial elections that I already blogged about). Summary US Congress FL-27: Scott Fuhrman (line 33) State Rep., Dist. 114: Daisy Baez (line 66) School … Continue reading →




August 24, 09:48 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Great Minds Think Alike

In a pathbreaking ruling, the National Labor Relations Board announced yesterday that graduate student workers at private universities are employees with the right to organize unions. For three decades, private universities have bitterly resisted this claim. Unions, these universit...




August 24, 07:35 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Falsified GPA On Resume Leads To Bar Admission Denial

The Maryland Court of Appeals has denied admission to an applicant We consider whether to grant the application for admission to the Bar of Maryland of Deirdre Paulette Brown (“Ms. Brown”), who failed to disclose a prior felony theft charge...




August 24, 07:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Former County Attorney Disbarred

The Wyoming Supreme Court has disbarred a attorney convicted of a "serious crime" KOWB 1290 reported on the criminal charges Charges have been filed against Albany County Attorney Richard Bohling stemming from allegations of using county funds to purchase cameras,...




August 24, 05:43 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   FTC settlement bans company from debt collection business

The Federal Trade Commission announced today: A debt collector and his companies will be banned from the debt collection business under a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the Attorney General of the State of New York, which charged...




August 24, 05:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   I finally learned how to notice goldfinches in time to not flush them.

Got this picture today. Took one more step to try to get a better picture, and they flew away. They're always in twos. The picture makes it clear why they're so hard to see, despite the bright yellow. The dark portions seem like dark leaves or other background.




August 24, 05:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Dissent and the Supreme Court: An ICH Seminar




August 24, 03:26 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs"

"Irrationality and Pathology of Beliefs" by Eisuke Sakakibara has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Just as sadness is not always a symptom of mood disorder, irrational beliefs are not always symptoms of illness. Pathological irrational...




August 24, 02:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: This evening, I will be in Washington, DC watching the Washington Nationals host the Baltimore Orioles , attending the game with a DC-based baseball superfan. As a result, additional posts will appear here on Thursday morning. In the interim, as usual while I am on the road, add...




August 24, 02:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Victims of attacks in Israel lose U.S. appeal vs Lebanese bank"

"Victims of attacks in Israel lose U.S. appeal vs Lebanese bank": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.




August 24, 02:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "One sitting judge and two aspiring judges from Kentucky wish to exercise their free-speech rights during this and future judicial elections."

"One sitting judge and two aspiring judges from Kentucky wish to exercise their free-speech rights during this and future judicial elections." So begins an opinion that Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton issued today on behalf of a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Six...




August 24, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "LA Hotel Minimum-Wage Law Survives 9th Circuit"

"LA Hotel Minimum-Wage Law Survives 9th Circuit": Barbara Leonard of Courthouse News Service has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued late yesterday.




August 24, 12:55 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Law schools with the highest percentage of "most-cited" tenured faculty, 2010-2014 (CORRECTED 8/24)

Over the last several months, we've compiled "top ten" or "top twenty" lists of "most-cited" faculty (based on the Sisk data) in the following areas...




August 24, 12:52 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Family Law Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive) [CORRECTED; first posted 7/27]

MOVING TO FRONT: Turns out family law has evolved quite a bit since the last time we looked at the field more than a decade...




August 24, 12:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Mayeri reviews Turk on "Gender and Rights in the Modern American Workplace"




August 24, 12:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Residency where marijuana is legal no reason for police search -- U.S. court"

"Residency where marijuana is legal no reason for police search -- U.S. court": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report . And The Associated Press has a report headlined " Court: Out-of-state license plates don't justify search ." You can access yesterday's ruling of a divided three-judge pan...




August 24, 12:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Judge Gorsuch, merely a dissent away from the appellate judging trifecta

Judge Gorsuch, merely a dissent away from the appellate judging trifecta: As readers are well aware, the author of this blog has long viewed opinions written by Tenth Circuit Judge Neil M. Gorsuch as must-read. In addition, the author of this blog is amused ever so slightly when the same judge wh...




August 24, 11:52 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Rights Of The Disbarred

As a follow on to my post about a D.C. Board on Professional Responsibility rule that was used to exclude relevant evidence in the hearing on the reinstatement petition of a convicted felon, I reprint the section of my article...




August 24, 11:42 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Kansas is latest state to press for voter restrictions"

"Kansas is latest state to press for voter restrictions": John Bacon of USA Today has this report . Reuters reports that " Kansas asks U.S. appeals court to reinstate strict voter ID rule ." And The Associated Press reports that " Court considers Kansas rule that voters prove citizenship ." You c...




August 24, 11:35 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Sound Symbolism, Trademarks, and Consumer Experience

A recent tweet from Ed Timberlake brought a new study to my attention. According to the authors of the study, beer tastes better when paired with the right music. (It also works with chocolate, among other foods). Possible applications include pairing a six-pack of beer with an mp3 for a curated ...




August 24, 11:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "He doesn't mean we're going to make America great again. He means: We're going to make America straight and and and white."

Said Cher to an adoring, raucous audience at a Hillary fundraiser in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I've already blogged about this here , focusing on what Cher said about Hillary. This new post is about what she said about Trump. The transcription (from this video ) is mine. "He wants the crowds. ...




August 24, 10:46 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Taxing Tom Clancy

The Maryland Court of Appeals has decided a case involving the estate of the late author Tom Clancy. A second codicil, executed several years after a will, had the effect of qualifying a family trust, created from the residuary estate,...




August 24, 10:44 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   CFPB issues report on community-based efforts to combat financial exploitation of the elderly

Yesterday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report on coordinated community-based efforts to prevent, detect, and respond to elder financial exploitation. According to the CFPB's press release, the "report also found that a strong collaboration among community stakeholders –...




August 24, 10:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   Facebook thinks I'm a liberal.

From "Liberal, Moderate or Conservative? See How Facebook Labels You" (in the NYT): Go to facebook.com/ads/preferences on your browser. (You may have to log in to Facebook first.) That will bring you to a page with your ad preferences. Under the “Interests” header, click the “Lifestyle and Cultur...




August 24, 09:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   Shy crushed pulled-in Hillary, working for you every moment of every day and why don't see how fun and warm she really is?

The NYT reports on Cher's speech at a very Cher-friendly fundraiser in Provincetown, Massachusetts. And I watched the full video here and did my own transcription. Cher is talking about getting to know Hillary through much experience doing teas with her, and Cher says she told Hillary, "You are s...




August 24, 09:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Hear, hear--Blogging Edition

An argument for more blogs and blogging and the limits of Twitter.




August 24, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Orford on International Law and the Historical Method




August 24, 08:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Long-Term Prospects for the Libertarian and Green Parties

by Michael Dorf My latest Verdict column pitches Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) as an idea that both small parties and the two major parties should support. Don't know what IRV is? Read the column. The basic idea is that IRV makes it possible to vote for a minor-party candidate without risking playi...




August 24, 07:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   Mocking the sexual desire of a 100-year-old tortoise.

I clicked on the clickbait: "100-year-old tortoise walks 6.5 miles for romance with plastic dome" ("A 100-year-old tortoise that escaped her owner's California yard was found 6 1/2 miles away attempting to romantically court a small dome.") But I disapprove of laughing at the creature's sexuality...




August 24, 07:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "E' un dramma. Il paese non c'è più."

Said the Mayor of Amatrice, reported in the Italian press . From the NYT: Strong earthquakes struck a mountainous stretch of central Italy early Wednesday, killing at least 38 people, the Italian news media reported, trapping scores under debris and setting off tremors that awakened residents in ...




August 24, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Muiner on the Corpse of the Irish Giant as Cultural Property




August 24, 12:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal appeals court orders a new trial in 1991 murder of 17-year-old girl killed for her earrings"

"Federal appeals court orders a new trial in 1991 murder of 17-year-old girl killed for her earrings": Robert Moran of The Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that a Philadelphia man sentenced to die for the 1991 murder of a teenage girl who wa...




August 24, 12:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ban on advocacy ads at airport ruled unconstitutional"

"Ban on advocacy ads at airport ruled unconstitutional": Julia Terruso of The Philadelphia Inquirer has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued today.




August 24, 12:03 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   The Effect of Patents and Drug Price Regulation on New Drug Diffusion Globally

By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the great benefits of scientific inquiry is the capacity for presumptions and prejudices from experience to be challenged and explained in ways that are counter-intuitive. This is true even for disciplines like economics, where the complexity of the variables involved...




August 23, 09:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "SF court casts doubt on cockfighting as a deportable crime"

"SF court casts doubt on cockfighting as a deportable crime": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report . And Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Federal appeals court sides with immigrant convicted of cockfighting ." Circuit Judge John B. Owens issued today's ruli...




August 23, 09:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   This month in "How Appealing" history

This month in "How Appealing" history: Thirty years ago this month, your law blogger arrived in Atlanta as a 21-year-old first-year student at the Emory University School of Law , which coincidentally is celebrating its 100th anniversary this academic year. Here's wishing all of the thousands of ...




August 23, 07:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Employer alert: Your arbitration clause is going to be tested at SCOTUS."

"Employer alert: Your arbitration clause is going to be tested at SCOTUS." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.




August 23, 05:48 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Wharton Financial Regulation Spring Conference Call For Papers

I'm putting together a conference with Peter Conti-Brown on the above subject in the spring of 2017, and we thought...




August 23, 05:41 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Robert Durst Docudrama In the Works at Lifetime




August 23, 05:06 PM   /   Balkinization   /   The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century




August 23, 04:29 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Liebowitz on the Payment of British Authors in 19th Century America




August 23, 04:28 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Inside the agency class action

A quick flag for a new article from Michael Sant’Ambrogio (Michigan State) & past-guest Adam Zimmerman (Loyola-LA), The Agency Class Action. This piece builds on some posts Adam wrote here, as well as some reports by the Administrative Conference of the US that Sergio Campos wrote about for JOTWELL.




August 23, 04:12 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   University of Alabama School of Law: Hiring Notices

We have several potential openings at the University of Alabama School of Law this year, in both the "doctrinal" and "clinical" areas, and my colleagues have asked me to post notices for them. Here goes: 1) THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA SCHOOL OF LAW seeks to fill entry-level/junior-lateral tenure-tr...




August 23, 03:38 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that graduate students can be...




August 23, 03:11 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Adam Levitin Paper: Digital Wallets and Honor All Wallets Rules

Adam J. Levitin of Georgetown has written Pandora's Digital Box: Digital Wallets and the Honor All Wallets Rules. Here's the abstract: Digital wallets are poised to transform the world of retailing. These digital wallets, such as ApplePay and Android Pay,...




August 23, 03:04 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Video on CFPB Debt Collection Rule Proposals

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August 23, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Ninth Circuit rejects facial constitutional challenges to California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from engaging in "sexual orientation change efforts" with minor patients

Ninth Circuit rejects facial constitutional challenges to California law prohibiting state-licensed mental health providers from engaging in "sexual orientation change efforts" with minor patients: You can access today's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit at this link .




August 23, 02:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "6th Cir, on 2-1 Vote, Reverses Expansive Early Voting 'Golden Week' Decision"

"6th Cir, on 2-1 Vote, Reverses Expansive Early Voting 'Golden Week' Decision": Rick Hasen has this post at his "Election Law Blog" about a decision that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today. And The Associated Press has a report headlined " ...




August 23, 01:35 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Georgia Dentist Mitul Patel Acknowledges That “Consent Order” Was a Fraud, but Claims He is the Real Victim

A few days ago I wrote here about a lawsuit and consent order that were filed in Baltimore, Maryland, determining that a series of criticisms posted against Georgia dentist Mitul Patel by Matthew Chan, one of his patients in Georgia,...




August 23, 12:38 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Goldenrod Café...

... soldier on.




August 23, 12:34 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Interdisciplinary Workshop on Intoxication, Discourse, and Practice, September 30-October 1, 2016, Humanities Research Institute, University of Sheffield




August 23, 12:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now"

"The summer of Sandra Day O'Connor, then and now": Joan Biskupic of CNN.com has an article that begins, "She always insisted it was luck that led to her appointment as the first woman on the US Supreme Court. But Sandra Day O'Connor was ready for her luck. She demonstrated that 35 years ago this ...




August 23, 12:03 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   AALS BA: CFP deadline tomorrow!

Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...




August 23, 12:03 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Night Of

I have been enjoying HBO's The Night Of, despite my general distaste for legal fiction. The acting and writing have been great and the show has presented a unique tone. Some comments (with spoilers, for those of you who are not caught up) after the jump. Two big evidentiary issues came up in the ...




August 23, 12:03 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   The Night Of (Updated)

I have been enjoying HBO's The Night Of, despite my general distaste for legal fiction. The acting and writing have been great and the show has presented a unique tone. Some comments (with spoilers, for those of you who are not caught up) after the jump. Two big evidentiary issues came up in the ...




August 23, 12:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Intoxication Workshop




August 23, 11:53 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Of Intellectual Disability and the Death Sentence




August 23, 11:46 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   How to Make a Dead IRS Conspiracy Theory Look Not Completely Dead

by Neil H. Buchanan How does a right-wing conspiracy theory work?  Why do Republicans insist on pursuing even obvious dead ends?  One answer to those questions is that they have a virtual army of people who are willing to push these stories relentlessly in many directions, and they know...




August 23, 11:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ohio inmate who survived '09 execution appeals to high court"

"Ohio inmate who survived '09 execution appeals to high court": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A condemned Ohio killer who survived a 2009 botched execution is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to declare that a second attempt to put him to death would be unconstitutional." As Court ...




August 23, 11:13 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   CFPB finds consumers complain of needless hurdles in applying for lower student loan payments

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Student Loan Ombudsman released a report last week on consumers complaints of servicing problems that make it difficult to get lower student loan payments tied to their income. Student loan borrowers seeking to take advantage...




August 23, 11:09 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP"

"Differences aside, Supreme Court unites Trump, Senate GOP": Sam Hananel and Mary Clare Jalonick of The Associated Press have this report .




August 23, 11:08 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   CFPB Acts Against Wells Fargo for Illegal Student Loan Servicing Practices

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau yesterday took action against Wells Fargo Bank for illegal private student loan servicing practices that increased costs and unfairly penalized certain student loan borrowers. The CFPB identified breakdowns throughout Wells Fargo’s servicing process includ...




August 23, 11:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. appeals court strikes down Ernst & Young class action waiver"

"U.S. appeals court strikes down Ernst & Young class action waiver": Robert Iafolla of Reuters has this report on a ruling that a divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued yesterday. In her dissenting opinion , Circuit Judge Sandra S. Ikuta wrote that the...




August 23, 10:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Suit over alleged sexual assault at Bucknell over after four years"

"Suit over alleged sexual assault at Bucknell over after four years": John Beauge of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania had this article back in May 2015. Yesterday, a unanimous three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued this decision affirming the entry...




August 23, 10:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Jolen cream bleach turns the mustache on your upper lip to the exact color of Richard Gephardt's hair, which is better than its looking like Frida Kahlo's mustache, but it's still slightly hairier than you mean it to be."

Wrote Nora Ephron , a while back. I'm finding that this morning, because Dick Gephardt is in the news today, blogged here , where William asked "How did Gephardt spend so many years in public life without being relentlessly mocked for his orange hair. I guess back then people were more tolerant o...




August 23, 10:36 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Yoon on Academic Tenure




August 23, 10:32 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Spiro On Dual Citizenship




August 23, 09:54 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Ontiveros on the Exploitation of High-Skilled Tech Workers

Maria Ontiveros (San Francisco) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming BJELL) H-1B Visas, Outsourcing and Body Shops: A Continuum of Exploitation for High Tech Workers. Here's the abstract: This article analyzes the exploitation of immigrant workers under the...




August 23, 09:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Where the Death Penalty Still Lives: As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences; What this new geography tells us about justice in America."

"Where the Death Penalty Still Lives: As capital punishment declines nationwide, a tiny fraction of the country generates an alarming number of death sentences; What this new geography tells us about justice in America." Emily Bazelon will have this article in this upcoming Sunday's edition of Th...




August 23, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Abraham and White on the Civil Trial and the Emergence of American Tort Law




August 23, 09:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   About those 4 "half-naked" men who broke into a school office in Humpty Doo and released saltwater crocodiles.

This stupid vandalism took place in Australia, but it's getting attention in America, including a substantial article in the NYT . Presumably, we're supposed to be amused. But why? 1. Crocodiles are scary. But if you watch the video, you'll see that they are tiny crocodiles, and you'll hear that ...




August 23, 09:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Comcast's Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud"

"Comcast's Golf Channel beats appeal over Allen Stanford fraud": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a per curiam ruling that a two-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued yesterday.




August 23, 09:19 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Chicago-Style Pizza Unauthorized Practice Alleged

A New York attorney has been charged with unauthorized practice by the Illinois Administrator. On July 1, 2005, Respondent leased an apartment from Dennis Martinek ("Martinek") at 111 Groveland Avenue in Riverside, Illinois ("the Groveland apartment"). Shortly thereafter, Respondent informed...




August 23, 09:10 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Inside the Conservative Push for States to Amend the Constitution"

"Inside the Conservative Push for States to Amend the Constitution": Michael Wines has this front page article in today's edition of The New York Times.




August 23, 08:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If this judge isn't careful, he might determine the course of the election and discredit the judiciary branch..."

"... as the Supreme Court did with its election of Bush even against the popular count. Judges should stay out of the political process and let the people decide how much honesty or bombastery they want." That's the most-liked of the NYT picked comments on the NYT article, "Hillary Clinton’s 15,0...




August 23, 08:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Consultant Raised Cash for Hillary Clinton, Used Access to Seek Meeting for Coal Giant, Emails Reveal."

Reports The Intercept. The "Coal Giant" is Peabody Energy.  The political consultant is Joyce Aboussie, who wrote to Huma Abedin: “Huma, I need your help now to intervene please. We need this meeting with Secretary Clinton, who has been there now for nearly six months,” Aboussie wrote. “It s...




August 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Vanderbilt's Legal History Colloquium: Fall 2016




August 23, 12:22 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   PTAB Life Sciences Report

By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Koios Pharmaceuticals LLC v. Medac Geselleschaft Fuer Klinische Spezial Praparate MBH PTAB Petition: IPR2016-01370; filed July 20...




August 23, 12:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "On Voting, North Carolina Case Is Test for Justices"

"On Voting, North Carolina Case Is Test for Justices": Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost on Justice."




August 22, 11:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A leading contender for open Georgia Supreme Court seat pulls out of running"

"A leading contender for open Georgia Supreme Court seat pulls out of running": Greg Bluestein of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution has this report .




August 22, 10:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Did Justice Scalia Shape American Policing? Donald Trump wants a Supreme Court appointee like the formidable late judge; But Scalia had a controversial and sometimes conflicted opinion on law enforcement."

"How Did Justice Scalia Shape American Policing? Donald Trump wants a Supreme Court appointee like the formidable late judge; But Scalia had a controversial and sometimes conflicted opinion on law enforcement." Law professor Barry Friedman has this essay online at The Atlantic.




August 22, 10:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Reglan Suits Not Preempted By Federal Law, NJ Justices Say"

"Reglan Suits Not Preempted By Federal Law, NJ Justices Say": Emily Field of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access). And at his "New Jersey Appellate Law" blog, Bruce D. Greenberg has a post titled " In re Reglan Litigation : No Federal Preemption of State Law Claim Th...




August 22, 10:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "California Supreme Court allows teacher tenure laws to stand"

"California Supreme Court allows teacher tenure laws to stand": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report . Howard Blume and Joy Resmovits of The Los Angeles Times report that " In a major win for teachers unions, state Supreme Court lets teacher tenure ruling stand ." Emma Brown ...




August 22, 09:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Zika could change the politics of late-term abortion: The virus causes birth defects, a factor that might influence some views on abortion."

"How Zika could change the politics of late-term abortion: The virus causes birth defects, a factor that might influence some views on abortion." Jennifer Haberkorn of Politico.com has this report .




August 22, 09:37 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Review Essay For the TV Show "The Wire," Courtesy of Shawn Peters @shfrpeters




August 22, 09:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Illinois Supreme Court rejects property division for unmarried couples"

"Illinois Supreme Court rejects property division for unmarried couples": Robert McCoppin had this article in Saturday's edition of The Chicago Tribune. And The Associated Press reports that " Gay rights setback seen in Illinois Supreme Court ruling ." You can access last Thursday's ruling of the...




August 22, 09:24 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Yikes

New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:




August 22, 09:24 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Yikes

New Clinton ad doesn’t mince (Trump’s) words:




August 22, 09:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Constitution Check: Has the U.S. war against ISIS in Syria been illegal from the start?"

"Constitution Check: Has the U.S. war against ISIS in Syria been illegal from the start?" Lyle Denniston has this post at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




August 22, 08:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Summer Pipeline"

"The Summer Pipeline": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




August 22, 08:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Help Him Help You: The best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland."

"Help Him Help You: The best way for at-risk Republican senators to distance themselves from Donald Trump is to call for hearings for Merrick Garland." Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




August 22, 08:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Drunk On Due Process: Hearing Committee Rules Evidence Inadmissible In Reinstatement Proceeding

I have been waiting a long time for a case to come along that would provide District of Columbia Bar (now Disciplinary) Counsel an opportunity to test the single most public protection-unfriendly rule of the Board on Professional Responsibility, the...




August 22, 05:44 PM   /   Althouse   /   Red and yellow.

What Meade texted me from his bike ride: What I texted Meade from my walk:




August 22, 05:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I need to move out of my place before I viciously murder my roommates."

Tweeted a man who, days later, confessed to shooting his roommate to death.




August 22, 05:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Included among the Abedin-Band emails is an exchange revealing that when Crown Prince Salman of Bahrain requested a meeting with Secretary of State Clinton..."

"... he was forced to go through the Clinton Foundation for an appointment. Abedin advised Band that when she went through 'normal channels' at State, Clinton declined to meet. After Band intervened, however, the meeting was set up within forty-eight hours. According to the Clinton Foundation web...




August 22, 04:57 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Miami-Dade County Court Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016

Downballot recommendations may be the most important thing I do on this blog these days. This post is about the four County Court races. Please see my previous post, 11th Circuit Court Judicial Election Guide – Aug 30, 2016 Ballot, … Continue reading →




  

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