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February 22, 08:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At The Owl Tree Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like... except the Democratic Party candidates and the Nevada caucus. Go to the previous post for that. The Owl Tree Café is a place for variety and unusualness. Here's this morning sunrise: Enjoy the conversation!




February 22, 08:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   Nevada caucus results.

I'm not seeing anything worth linking to. The results just aren't in yet. Bernie is winning big, that's the projection. But how big? And how much panic will ensue? I'm avoiding the chatter on TV, and I have some pity on the talking heads tasked with keeping it up for hours on end. But here's my p...




February 22, 07:18 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Vaporfly

Like most recreational tri-athletes, I don’t pay much attention to what’s happening in the top levels of the sport, let alone in the separate worlds of swimming, cycling and running[1]. But I took notice last year when Eliud Kipchoge ran a marathon distance in under two hours, a barri...




February 22, 10:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   I liked the 2 times at yesterday's Las Vegas rally when Trump talked about computers — first, to say what's wrong with movies and second, enacting a scene between him and Barron.

1. Explaining his "Bring back 'Gone with the Wind'": "What I say is: Make great movies. Not this computerized crap. Computerized garbage." 2. Talking about the bad $5 billion Obamacare website: "I have a son at home — he's a genius with computers" — mimes typing on a keyboard, does his Barron voi...




February 22, 10:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I love this shirt... You gotta see this shirt... He looks safe. He doesn't look like he's gonna start a fist fight."

Says Donald Trump, asking that a guy in a shirt be brought up on stage at yesterday's Las Vegas rally. Then he brings up another guy — a guy wearing a suit patterned as a brick wall — and the woman with him. Here, I've clipped out a couple minutes: After they go back to their seats, he says,...




February 22, 09:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Consequences Of Audacity

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ratcheted up a proposed sanction We approve the referee's recommendations with respect to the stipulated findings of fact and conclusions of law and we adopt those findings and conclusions. We determine that a three-year suspension is...




February 22, 09:17 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Court Order Trumps Loyalty To Client

The Wisconsin Supreme Court imposed a 60-day suspension of an attorney admitted in 1966 for misconduct in representing a divorce client. The attorney had received funds and failed to comply with a court order to turn the funds over to...




February 22, 09:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "irascible appetite, irascible affection, irascible part of the soul, in Plato's tripartite division of the soul, τὸ θυμοειδές, one of the two parts of the irrational nature..."

"... being that in which courage, spirit, passion, were held to reside; and which was superior to τὸ ἐπιθυμητικόν , the concupiscible ... part in which resided the appetites." From the OED definition of "irascible," which I looked up just now after writing "irascible" in the first 2 posts of the ...




February 22, 09:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: ASLH 2020




February 22, 08:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   The sunrise owl...

... swooped across our path and landed in an old tree... I didn't think there was time to tromp through the deep snow and get a close look... ... but he wasn't bothered by our presence at all and seemed to be in an unwakeable pre-sleep trance. or do owls sleep like that, with eyes slitted? No, no...




February 22, 07:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Beatles did it in the 1960s, and now...

"Donald Trump Is Going to India to Find Himself/Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India is the American president’s spiritual home: an inferno of systemic cruelty"  — NYT headline. Sample text: Last September at a rock-concert-like rally at a Houston football stadium, Mr. Modi and Mr. Trum...




February 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




February 21, 07:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Friday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about whatever you want.




February 21, 05:52 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Findings Of Misconduct For The Forum Of Hate

Findings of fact have been filed by the hearing judge in a Maryland bar disciplinary case of potentially significant implications in the regulation of attorney hate speech. The Attorney Grievance Commission had filed charges against two former government attorneys The...




February 21, 04:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Should Mr. Trump look out the window of the presidential limousine, he could see billboards blaring, 'Donald Trump cheats at golf,' and 'Donald Trump eats burnt steak.'

"There's also, 'Donald Trump lost the popular vote' and 'Donald Trump went broke running a casino.'" From "Mike Bloomberg trolls Trump with billboards as Trump campaigns in West" (CBS News). Maybe we can get Glenn Kessler to fact-check that "burnt steak" part. Trump orders his steak "well done." ...




February 21, 04:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I’ve had the company go back over its record and they’ve identified 3 NDAs that we signed over the past 30-plus years with women to address complaints about comments they said I had made."

"If any of them want to be released from their NDA so that they can talk about those allegations, they should contact the company and they’ll be given a release. I’ve done a lot of reflecting on this issue over the past few days and I’ve decided that for as long as I’m running the company, we won...




February 21, 04:44 PM   /   Althouse   /   "U.S. officials have told Sen. Bernie Sanders that Russia is attempting to help his presidential campaign as part of an effort to interfere with the Democratic contest..."

"... according to people familiar with the matter. President Trump and lawmakers on Capitol Hill have also been informed about the Russian assistance to the Vermont senator, according to people familiar with the matter, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss sensitive intelligence. It...




February 21, 04:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Jurors in the trial against Harvey Weinstein indicated they were deadlocked Friday on the two most serious counts against him..."

"... prompting the judge to order that any verdict must be unanimous. New York Supreme Court Judge James Burke added that if the jury can't reach a unanimous decision, then it can't return a verdict on the two counts of predatory sexual assault, which carry a maximum penalty of life in prison.......




February 21, 04:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   It's the Era of That's Not Funny.

We need a ruling on this manipulated video too, Glenn. How can Bloomberg get away with this? https://t.co/gCzOlqpJHr — It's still 2016 apparently (@jtLOL) February 21, 2020




February 21, 01:13 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   "What makes the San Diego originalism conference so good"...

...as described by my colleague Will Baude also explains exactly what makes the AALS annual meetings so worthless from an intellectual point of view. The...




February 21, 12:19 PM   /   Balkinization   /   How US Law Harms the Fight Against Disinformation




February 21, 11:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I do not think that anybody — Bernie Sanders or anyone else — should simply get the nomination because they have 30 percent of the delegates and no one else has that many."

"Let’s say that he has 35 percent. Well, 65 percent he doesn’t have, or that person doesn’t have. I think that we have to let the system work its way out. I do not believe anyone should get the nomination unless they have 50-[percent]-plus-one.... A lot people in the race still, but they’ll be dr...




February 21, 11:22 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Why Is That Rich, Oblivious, Red-Baiting Guy on the Debate Stage?




February 21, 11:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There’s been a real shift in how people, especially young women, think about beauty and desire. We’re in the age of #MeToo. Ideals are changing..."

"... and people want diversity and representation, ethnically and racially, but also in terms of shape and body type. For retailers to not adapt or evolve can be a fatal flaw." Said marketing professor Kalinda Ukanwa, quoted under the heading "Out-of-touch, overly sexual marketing," the 3rd of "5...




February 21, 10:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The ‘Rage Baking’ Controversy, Explained/'Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voices' is one of the most hyped cookbooks/essay collections of the year..."

"... but Tangerine Jones, a black woman who began using the phrase 'rage baking' years ago in response to racial injustice, isn’t credited," Eater explains . On February 4, Simon & Schuster published Rage Baking: The Transformative Power of Flour, Fury, and Women’s Voice s .... Then, on Febru...




February 21, 09:46 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   67 Years

Not sure I have ever seen a longer career end in disbarment as in a decision today of the Nebraska Supreme Court Respondent was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Nebraska on June 18, 1953. On...




February 21, 09:42 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Less Than Disbarment

The Nebraska Supreme Court declined to impose a sanction less than disbarment in a matter involving entrusted funds The referee recommended disbarment for violations of Neb. Ct. R. of Prof. Cond. §§ 3-501.15 (safekeeping property) and 3-508.4 (rev. 2016) (misconduct)...




February 21, 08:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "That man has wild hair... oh wait."

That man has wild hair... oh wait. from r/confusingperspective




February 21, 08:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We are very proud of crafting this idea. Mold grows in a very inconsistent way. We had to work for several months, with different samples, to be able to showcase the beauty..."

"...of something which is usually considered undesirable. I never thought I would become a specialist in mold, but that was required to make this one happen." Said Björn Ståhl, quoted in "Why Burger King Is Proudly Advertising a Moldy, Disgusting Whopper/The chain's anti-preservatives pledge brea...




February 21, 07:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Shh! You'll wake up the monkey" — We now know Trump's favorite movie.

There was a time when this business had the eyes of the whole wide world. But that wasn't good enough. Oh, no! They wanted the ears of the world, too. So they opened their big mouths, and out came talk, talk, talk... And who have they got now? Some nobodies — a lot of pale little frogs croaking p...




February 21, 06:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We all know that Trump is a bully. But I say, I’m a New Yorker, and I know how to deal with bullies. I did it all the time. I’m not afraid of Trump and he knows it."

Said Mike Bloomberg, quoted in "Wounded but defiant, Bloomberg promises to keep fighting." I don't think any of the Democratic candidates are afraid of Trump. They all say he's a bully and offer to stand up to him. The question isn't whether they're afraid, but whether they are capable of fightin...




February 21, 05:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   Just when you think huge, prominent eyebrows may be going out of style...

"Unibrowed model Sophia Hadjipanteli takes London Fashion Week by storm " (NY Post). Lots of amazing photographs at the link. Is the model some sort of humorist — a satirist of beauty? Here's the Instagram page for #unibrowmovement . And here's "This Model Is Making the 'Unibrow Movement' Happen"...




February 21, 12:36 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   CVC Files Motion in Opposition to Broad's Substantive Motion No. 4

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On January 9th, Junior Party the University of California, Berkeley; the University of Vienna; and Emmanuelle Charpentier (collectively, "CVC") filed its motion in opposition to Senior Party the Broad Institute (joined by Harvard University and MIT) Substantive Motion No. 4 ...




February 20, 09:41 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   What do you need to find out now that you've gotten a tenure-track offer?

MOVING TO FRONT FROM DECEMBER 12, 2019 (ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2009--I HAVE UPDATED CERTAIN NUMBERS)--SEE ALSO THE COMMENTS, WHICH HAVE HELPFUL ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS With...




February 20, 07:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   At A's Café...

... you can talk 'til day.




February 20, 04:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   Mike Bloomberg tweets a comic montage of debate clips to make the point that he's the one with executive experience...

Anyone? pic.twitter.com/xqhq5qFYVk — Mike Bloomberg (@MikeBloomberg) February 20, 2020 ... but absolutely every response to it that I'm seeing on Twitter is attacking him for editing video to change the sequence — like it's dishonest, showing a real event in a way that it did not happen. Thi...




February 20, 02:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Non-toxic masculinity."

There's a phrase. I saw it on the front page of The New Yorker. Inside, the article is titled "What Charles Portis Taught Us." * Charles Portis —who died this week at the age of 86 — was the author of the book "True Grit." Portis’s diffident, modestly gallant characters were a world away from the...




February 20, 02:34 PM   /   Althouse   /   "[T]he Biodiversity Heritage Library... is now offering more than 150,000 high-resolution illustrations for copyright-free download."

"These public domain images belong to an archive of more than 55 million pages of literature about earth’s species of flora and fauna. They include animal sketches, historical diagrams, botanical studies, and scientific research collected from hundreds of thousands of journals and libraries acros...




February 20, 02:23 PM   /   Althouse   /   There's a new Quinnipiac poll, and in Wisconsin, Trump beats everybody.

By a lot (click image to enlarge and clarify): Results here . The Democrats all beat Trump in Pennsylvania and Michigan, so I don't know what's up in Wisconsin. "Three different states, three different scenarios, one constant - the economy. It's a top issue for voters, and it's giving President T...




February 20, 02:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   There's all this talk about Mike Bloomberg maybe wanting to stand on a box, but did anyone notice...

... that Amy Klobuchar stood on a box? She carefully steps down off the box at the end of the show: Nobody else had a box.




February 20, 01:52 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I really enjoyed the online community. It is this form of self care. You’re making something specifically for yourself."

"It’s going to be the color you want, it’s the fit you want, I could make exactly what I wanted.... I really enjoyed putting the puzzle together. It’s problem solving. Even when you’re advanced you have to rip it out and reorder the steps." Said Martha Moore Porter quoted in "Making your own clot...




February 20, 12:38 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Who will pick the turnips?

I have a new piece up at the LRB blog on the UK’s post-Brexit immigration plans. I argue that at the core of the plans is an intention to treat EU migrants and others as a vulnerable and exploitable workforce and that the logic of denying a long-term working visa route to the low paid [R...




February 20, 12:04 PM   /   Althouse   /   “Wearing sunglasses and a dark fedora, Stone... strode past a giant inflatable rat dressed as Trump with a red tie and yellow hair - a common prop in street protests - and a sign calling for his pardon.”

From a Reuter’s article about the Roger Stone sentencing, happening now. UPDATE:  3 years!




February 20, 11:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   “I am confident that, liberated from foreign domination and interference, we together will find a way to build an Islamic system in which all Afghans have equal rights...”

“... where the rights of women that are granted by Islam — from the right to education to the right to work — are protected, and where merit is the basis for equal opportunity.... We will take all measures in partnership with other Afghans to make sure the new Afghanistan is a bastion of stabilit...




February 20, 11:36 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sandusky Prosecutor Suspended

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court imposed a year and a day suspension of the prosecutor in the Sandusky child abuse case. The misconduct involved issuing subpoenas to an attorney without prior judicial approval contrary to Rule 3.10. A public prosecutor or...




February 20, 09:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’m panicked. I’m absolutely panicked."

Donny Deutsch: “I’m panicked. I’m absolutely panicked.” [about Bernie] Joe: “Well, Donny... Get a paper bag, breathe into it deeply...” pic.twitter.com/U2Os4sRGzA — Samuel D. Finkelstein II (@CANCEL_SAM) February 20, 2020 That's Donny Deutsch, and his name is trending on Twitter right now, becaus...




February 20, 09:24 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Someone Should Tell Trump About Prosecutors' Absolute Immunity




February 20, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   Oft-ridiculed for his typos, Trump gets a little fun revenge.

. @JRubinBlogger (Jennifer Rubin), the wacko “conservative” of the @washingtonpost , must learn how to spell the name Bloomberg before it is too late & he is gone! https://t.co/a8IBH60sx0 — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 20, 2020




February 20, 09:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I tried to watch but kept switching to 'Dr. Strangelove' on Turner Movie Channel. Much better acting and the plot was far more hopeful."

Writes Owen in the comments to this morning's post, "Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones."




February 20, 09:00 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Law School Class Recordings and Student Access Policies: Data From Down Under

Recording classes and granting students liberal access to them are increasingly the norm in universities and law schools around the world. At the same time, however, mounting anecdotal evidence implies that increasing student access to class recordings corresponds with decreasing...




February 20, 08:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   Somebody tell Mike Bloomberg that Roseanne Barr was kicked off her own show for telling a joke some people didn't like.

At last night's debate , Elizabeth Warren challenged Mike Bloomberg about the women — who knows how many? — who worked for Bloomberg and have signed nondisclosure agreements over sexual harassment and sex discrimination claims. She wasn't accepting his prepared response that there are many other ...




February 20, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones."

Mini Mike Bloomberg’s debate performance tonight was perhaps the worst in the history of debates, and there have been some really bad ones. He was stumbling, bumbling and grossly incompetent. If this doesn’t knock him out of the race, nothing will. Not so easy to do what I did! — Donald J. ...




February 20, 07:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   What I'm trying to understand at the moment instead of last night's debate.

Maybe maybe maybe from r/maybemaybemaybe IN THE COMMENTS: Temujin said: Well, finally. Someone made a video of the nightmare that wakes me up from time to time.




February 20, 07:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why did Buttigieg go for the 5-o'clock-shadow look at last night's debate? It's the look that famously hurt Nixon!

To show you how it looked, I'll just give you a clip that happens to be one of my favorite moments. It begins with Amy Klobuchar  — "Are you trying to say that I'm dumb? Are you mocking me?" I can't even remember what that was about. I just think it's funny. Reminds me of that "Do I amuse yo...




February 20, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Hinchy on the policing of India's "criminal tribes"




February 19, 08:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   Let’s talk about the Democratic debate... now, with Bloomberg.

It starts at 8 Central Time, and there’s a Trump rally starting at the same time. That’s all too late for me even to consider live-blogging, but I may write something tonight. Don’t expect much from me until tomorrow. ADDED: My son John is live-blogging here . I’ll just say it’s awfully chaotic, ...




February 19, 04:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Matoshi and Berisha on Social Norms and Legal Culture




February 19, 03:59 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Gerber on Law and Religion in Plymouth Colony




February 19, 03:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   Our Tornado.




February 19, 02:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Snowman Café...

... you can talk about anything.




February 19, 02:27 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Law Clerks and Jurisprudence




February 19, 12:01 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   How the Law Expects and Accommodates Deceit in Courtship, Sex, and Marriage




February 19, 11:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   Birds... hats...

The birds had something very strange atop their bobbing heads: customized “Make America Great Again” hats. Only one of the pigeons was different, fitted with a small orange hairpiece meant to mimic President Trump. https://t.co/54hh6Jc5x0 — WSBT (@WSBT) February 19, 2020




February 19, 11:24 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   One Last Chance

The Minnesota Supreme Court declined to impose any active suspension of a second-offender attorney The Director of the Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility (Director) filed a petition for disciplinary action against respondent Daniel Martin Lieber. We appointed a referee. After...




February 19, 10:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If your conversation during a presidential election is about some guy wearing a dress and whether he, she or it can go to the locker room with their daughter, that’s not a winning formula for most people."

Said Mike Bloomberg, just last year: Via "‘Some guy wearing a dress’: Bloomberg reference to transgender people in 2019 video prompts outcry" (WaPo). The "he, she, or it" is especially bad. But if you like the kind of blunt speech we've been getting from Trump, you might welcome a Democratic cand...




February 19, 10:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’ve written hundreds of stories, blog posts, magazine articles and, finally, a book on Blagojevich’s case. There was one sentiment I heard over and over again..."

"... which went something like, 'I know Blagojevich was guilty as hell but 14 years is insane.' That’s why President Donald Trump likely risks little political blowback by commuting the sentence of his onetime Apprentice contestant, even in the state that Blagojevich disgraced." Writes Natasha Ko...




February 19, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Oates on the Transylvania Law Library




February 19, 09:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "President Trump’s job performance rating of +4 points is the highest it has been since he took office."

"This month’s poll [February 16-18] finds him at 48% approval and 44% disapproval, up from last month’s 47% approval and 48% disapproval. Emerson College Polling found Trump at 48% approval in December 2019, November 2019, and February 2017 as well but his disapproval numbers are lower now than t...




February 19, 08:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I Watched 185 Mike Bloomberg Ads/And I figured out what this weird, expensive, suddenly ubiquitous campaign is trying to do."

Writes Justin Peters (at Slate) , in case you're wondering what all those Bloomberg ads are. I was. I'd only seen a couple Bloomberg ads, because I skip ads. I avert my eyes. Sometimes I see that an ad is being talked about and I go out of my way to find it, but only because I want to blog about....




February 19, 07:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In her defense of Weinstein, attorney Donna Rotunno attempted to put something of a post-feminist spin on the case, arguing that women must take responsibility — 'autonomy,' is a word she repeated..."

"... for choices like meeting men in hotel rooms for the sake of career advancement. Rotunno recently told a New York Times podcast that she had never been sexually assaulted because she never put herself 'in the position' to be assaulted. 'Regret,' she told the jury last week, is 'renamed as rap...




February 19, 07:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   Amy Klobuchar gets a second chance to say the name of the president of Mexico, and she still can't say "Andrés Manuel López Obrador."

She pronounces "Andrés" as "Andre" — no "s" and the accent on the first syllable: It's like Ron Blagojevich trying to prove to Donald Trump that he can name the houses in Harry Potter's Hogwarts School: He says "It's Slithering and it's Hufflepuff and it's Ravencloth." But it's Slitherin &nb...




February 19, 07:21 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Milligan on Plessy, Housing,and the Administrative Constitution




February 19, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Transparency Without Accountability is Worse than Opacity (Stone/Barr/Trump edition)




February 19, 06:34 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   An important new book about refugeehood

A brief plug for an important new (and affordable) book: every home should have one! David Owen has long been know for his thoughtful contribution to philosophical debates around migration, and now he has published a brilliant short book, What Do We Owe to Refugees? in the same excellent Politica...




February 19, 01:24 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   FDA Continues to Approve Biosimilars

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The prevailing attitude in many quarters is that the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act (BPCIA) has not facilitated approval of drugs biosimilar to reference biologic drug products with sufficient alacrity and has not reduced biologic drug prices that was the hop...




February 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Milligan on Plessy, Houseing,and the Administrative Constitution




February 18, 07:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the New Snow Café...

... you can talk about whatever you like. And here's a little snow panorama (click and click again to enlarge):




February 18, 06:48 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2019-20

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2020 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




February 18, 12:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   Weird when multiple paragraphs of something you write off the top of your head making casual references to things heard on the radio and mouthing off about other people freaking out..."

... gets published in the Wall Street Journal. But actually I like it. It's much better than in the old days when MSM would see something I blogged and telephone me and invite me to redo it as an op-ed and I'd be ambitious enough to want to do it and then stuck with the conventions of op-editedne...




February 18, 11:29 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   How Does Political Argument Work When the President Does Whatever He Wants?




February 18, 10:59 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Call for Proposals: European History and Politics in Contemporary Crime Narratives @DetectH2020




February 18, 10:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "boned... too much..."

"These Crows Evolved Into a New Species, Boned the Old Species Too Much, Now Back Where They Started" (Gizmodo). Made me think of this great song: Ooh, and it's alright and it's coming on We gotta get right back to where we started from Love is good, love can be strong We gotta get right back to ...




February 18, 10:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bratz on Gold Coast Prisons in BC Legal History Roundtable




February 18, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   A glimpse behind the scenes at Althouse.

Just a stray example of the sort of comment that doesn't make it through moderation (click to enlarge and clarify): Spam comments tend to begin with a big compliment. Some of the real commenters here begin with a compliment. I wonder if they realize how much they're matching up with the spam I se...




February 18, 09:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Stayed Suspension For Sex With Client

The Ohio Supreme Court ordered a suspended sanction the sex with a client In February 2011, M.S. retained Fortado to represent her in a civil matter. Approximately six months later, Fortado commenced an intimate sexual relationship with M.S. Fortado’s legal...




February 18, 09:32 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Toward recognition and appreciation of laudatory incarnations of communism




February 18, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   If it's a good idea to put Harriet Tubman's image on U.S. currency, why isn't it also okay to use her on this debit card? Is it that the user is a bank? Or is it that hand gesture?

Our limited-edition Harriet Tubman Visa Debit Card is a symbol of Black empowerment. Don’t miss out! #GetTheCard today! #HarrietTubman #BlackHistoryMonth #BankBlack https://t.co/LWbOmRjNcy pic.twitter.com/okLTuJskXC — OneUnited Bank (@oneunited) February 13, 2020 I'm reading "This Black-Owned Ban...




February 18, 07:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "With the race looking more and more likely to grow bitter and messy, and maybe even wind up in a contested convention, the former president..."

"... and those around him are increasingly sure he will need to play a prominent role in bringing the party back together and calming its tensions later this summer, including perhaps in Milwaukee, where the party’s meeting is scheduled to be held in July. So he is committed to not allowing his p...




February 18, 07:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Jones and Carter on England's New Poor Law




February 18, 07:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   In the new NPR/Marist poll, Bernie is at 31% and second-place goes to Bloomberg, who gets 19%, enough to put him in tomorrow's debate.

Bloomberg needed a 4th poll giving him at least 10% nationally, and now he has it . 3rd and 4th places go to Biden (15%) and Warren (12%), and both of them are moving downward — Biden down 9 points and Warren down 5. Buttigieg and Klobuchar are both below 10% — the cut-off point for qualifying fo...




February 17, 11:35 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   A Step-by-Step Approach to Patent Subject Matter Eligibility Reform

By Kevin E. Noonan -- There is a belief in some quarters that the most significant barrier to patent subject matter eligibility reform is an implacable opposition by companies in the high tech sector because those companies are convinced that the recent Supreme Court precedent (Bilski/Mayo/Alice)...




February 17, 07:30 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   In Memoriam: Francis McGovern (1945-2020)

A longtime member of the Duke law faculty, he was also a regular visiting professor of law at the University of California, Hastings. He was...




February 17, 07:16 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Is the Great Chinese Famine (1958-1961) of any relevance to the COVID-19 (2019-nCoV) epidemic?




February 17, 06:36 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Vanatta and Conti-Brown on "Bank Supervision, the Great Depression, and the Creation of the New Deal"




February 17, 12:52 PM   /   Balkinization   /   How do republics die? Reflections on "constiitutional rot"




February 17, 11:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   A dark Monday sunrise — 7:00 a.m.

Actual sunrise time: 6:54.




February 17, 10:39 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Call for Submissions: Stein Book Award




February 17, 10:08 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Call For Nominations, American Society for Legal History Stein Award @ASLHtweets




February 17, 10:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   What really crosses the line...

ok him being an Aquarius is actually the thing that crosses the line for me https://t.co/7jJoy77zFx — Rachel Sennott (@Rachel_Sennott) February 16, 2020 I found that because I loved this: POV: ur my phone and I’m on a conference call with 11 people pic.twitter.com/zkFnPFUcfK — Rachel ...




February 17, 09:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Joe Biden, Pete Buttigieg, Amy Klobuchar and Elizabeth Warren all must weigh the costs of punching Bloomberg where he looks most vulnerable: stop-and-frisk, charges of sexism, billionaire entitlement...."

"The more zealous the attacks, the greater the risk he turns his campaign ATM against them. They're already struggling to catch up with Sanders in national support and campaign dollars. Turning their focus toward Bloomberg only complicates that task. There's another risk, at least for the moderat...




  

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