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December 15, 11:02 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: North Street, near sunset




December 15, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ASLH Honorary Fellow: Rebecca J. Scott




December 15, 09:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I am clearly made up my mind. I'm not trying to hide the fact that I have disdain for the accusations in the process."

Said Lindsey Graham, on "Face the Nation" ( transcript ). MARGARET BRENNAN: The president has said he's heard you out on the merits of a short Senate trial, but he's going to do whatever he wants, he says. Should Republicans in the Senate really be taking their marching orders from the person bei...




December 15, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ASLH Honorary Fellow: Sally Falk Moore




December 15, 07:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Saturday Night Live" dished out a little something for everybody.

Now, play "Santa Clause Is Coming to Town" by The Jackson 5...




December 15, 06:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "US military opens investigation after West Point cadets and Annapolis midshipmen appeared to flash white power hand signs during the live broadcast of the Army-Navy game."

The Daily Mail reports. At least two cadets and one midshipman were seen making the hand symbol. The hand sign is formed by joining the the index finger and thumb in a circle while extending the other three fingers, as in the traditional 'OK' symbol. A similar gesture is used in the so-called 'ci...




December 15, 06:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Whether playing a streetwalker or a terrorist, Ms. Karina managed to look flirtatious, with her dark hair, wispy bangs, heavy eyeliner..."

"... and chic wardrobe of sailor-uniform tops, knee socks, lots of plaid and perky headwear, from berets to boaters.... At 14, she dropped out of school, sang in cabarets and worked as a television model. At 17, she ran away from home — hitchhiking to Paris — and was discovered by the casting dir...




December 15, 06:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The left keens that the president is destroying our sacred institutions and jeopardizing our national security. But..."

"... for many Americans, the events of the last week prove that Trump is right to be cynical about a rigged system and deep-state elites. The inspector general’s report about the F.B.I.’s Russia investigation offered a hideous Dorian Gray portrait of the once-vaunted law enforcement agency. As&nb...




December 15, 05:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   Women are, apparently, the great sanitizing machine. We're the culture's laundry, where everything gets clean.

I'm trying to read "The Year Women Got ‘Horny’/Women reclaimed a word once the province of crass boys and men who are boys" by Tracie Egan Morrissey in the NYT. Phonetically speaking, 'horny' is ugly. It lends itself to a nasal sound that’s comically inelegant. 'Horny' has benefited... from that ...




December 15, 05:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Cloud Appreciation Society aims to "fight 'blue-sky thinking' wherever we find it.'"

"Clouds really teach you about transience: They come, they go. Like thoughts, like feelings, like so many things," says a cloud appreciator, quoted in "Nature’s Best Poetry of 2019: Clouds/Every day, members of the Cloud Appreciation Society post photos of the sky from around the world. This is w...




December 15, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   ASLH Honorary Fellow: David Sugarman




December 14, 08:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Soft Café...

... make yourself comfortable. And comfortably, softly shop — if you need to shop — through the Althouse Portal to Amazon.




December 14, 02:09 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Willliam S. McFeely (1930-2019)




December 14, 12:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   Andrew Yang, who says he's "a pro-choice leader," has an intelligent answer to what he can offer to people who oppose abortion.

Earlier today on his bus, @AndrewYang was asked how he can appeal to single issue religious voters on the issue of abortion. He said "I am a pro-choice leader," but explained how a supporter told him "the freedom dividend is the most pro-life policy they have ever seen." pic.t...




December 14, 11:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   What's going on here between 0:34 and 0:35? What exactly does it mean — that young blonde woman (just before the image of Scarlett O'Hara and "Mammy")?

Black women are the backbone of the Democratic Party and those running to lead our nation must show up for them—not just with words, but with action. pic.twitter.com/LEjcpzHxfj — Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) December 13, 2019




December 14, 11:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The university said in a statement that Mr. Simons had 'repeated his explicit wish that his son should obtain his bachelor’s degree at the age of 9'..."

"... which the university considered not feasible given the exams he still needed to pass. Mr. Simons rejected an offer in which Laurent would have graduated next year without a specific deadline, arguing that such a delay was unacceptable. The university had used his son 'like a Christmas tree,'...




December 14, 11:51 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The audience was great because they were very quiet, although I think 90% of them were quiet because they couldn't figure out what they were seeing."

"Basically, 2,700 people are sitting in one place pretending what they are watching is normal, when it is anything but. It's hard to explain, and if you are only listening to the concert audio you're not going to get it—it's entirely a live manifestation.... [T]his is Dylan in the Bardo. The show...




December 14, 11:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I think he just, like, punched a wall or something."

Here’s my impression of the beauty blogger who lives next door to Adam Driver in Marriage Story who was trying to film a make up tutorial pic.twitter.com/pscYwRub60 — caitie delaney (@caitiedelaney) December 14, 2019




December 14, 11:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I have a problem with this whole damn place. If you can figure out an exit strategy for me I’d appreciate that. This is crazy. The whole thing is crazy. It will take some time to get over."

Ken Buck, a Republican congressman from Colorado (and member of the Judiciary Committee), quoted in "Icy silence, frayed connections: Impeachment takes a toll" (AP).




December 14, 11:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   Saturday morning, with no music but with swans.

1. Having written about music first thing this morning , at 4:16, I was in the mood to listen to something or other on my sunrise run, but alas, I hadn't bothered to plug in my AirPod case for days and when I put my AirPods in, they made that sad, bloopy sound that means, we're not going to work ...




December 14, 09:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Symposium on Mary Anne Franks, The Cult of the Constitution: Collected Posts




December 14, 08:31 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Good Character Established

An applicant for bar admission established good moral character notwithstanding a record of academic misconduct per a decision of the Law Society of Ontario Tribunal Hearing Division. Mr. Olowolafe first applied for a lawyer licence in 2012, but twice discontinued...




December 14, 07:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   We're not seeing Hillary Clinton's new face. We're seeing a photograph of her face.

I'm exasperated with articles like "What is the secret of Hillary Clinton's strangely plumped-up-cheeks? Fillers could be behind more youthful look" (Daily Mail). First, this startling new picture just looks ridiculously smooth from the bottom of the eyeballs to the top of the smile lines. Isn't ...




December 14, 06:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "He saw feathers come out of her jacket..."

Said the detective, quoted in ‘He saw feathers come out of her jacket’: Detective recounts ‘confession’ of 13-year-old suspect in knifing death of Barnard College student Tessa Majors, 2nd suspect in custody, 3rd still sought" (The Daily News). Authorities said the 5-foot-5, baby-faced suspect co...




December 14, 06:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   When the pro-travel pitch feels like an argument against travel.

Look at the photograph the NYT travel magazine highlights from a set of "The 10 Most Idyllic Destinations" that it has featured over the course of an entire year. Yes, I'd find that pretty if I drove my car out into the Wisconsin countryside and got back home the same day, but imagine going all t...




December 14, 05:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   It's hard for me to listen to new music. I have to force myself to put time into listening to anything new.

It's interesting to be old — I'm almost 69 years old — and to experience my mind as new things happen now and with all my memories of what I did and what I felt in the past. One of the biggest differences I see in myself is openness to new music. In the 1960s, I had endless openness to new music ...




December 14, 04:37 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Britain since the seventies, impressionistic thoughts (repost)

In the wake of our disastrous election result, Geoff Robinson on twitter (@GeoffPolHist) linked to this piece I wrote in April 2013 and which I’d forgotten about. I see John Quiggin is recycling too, so that seems to be way of things round here today. The 1970s have been in my mind over the...




December 14, 01:26 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Day after Brexit (repost from 2016)

Now that Brexit is almost certainly going to happen, I’m reposting this piece from late 2016, with some minor corrections, indicated by strike-outs. Feel free to have your say on any aspect of Brexit. Since the collapse of faith in neoliberalism following the Global Financial Crisis, the po...




December 14, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




December 13, 06:19 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Reforming publication in the student-edited law reviews

Professor Brian Galle (Georgetown) shares a draft proposal from the AALS Section on Scholarship. The current system is a disaster and absurd, so I hope...




December 13, 05:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Ice Water Café...

... keep up the conversation. And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon. Photos taken at 7:33, 7:33, and 7:37 this morning. The actual sunrise time was 7:21. The sun itself was invisible. It was a super-soft sunrise.




December 13, 05:11 PM   /   Althouse   /   WaPo lists "the 15 people with the best shot at the VP nomination."

1. Kamala D. Harris 2. Stacey Abrams 3. Julián Castro 4. (TIE) Cory Booker 4. (TIE) Pete Buttigieg 6. Amy Klobuchar 7. Deval Patrick 8. Elizabeth Warren 9. Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (Mich.) 10. (TIE) Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto (Nev.) 10. (TIE) Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (N.M.) 12. Sen. Tammy Baldwi...




December 13, 04:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Supreme Court agreed on Friday to decide whether President Trump can block the release of his financial records..."

"... setting the stage for a blockbuster ruling on the power of presidents to resist demands for information from prosecutors and Congress. The court’s ruling, expected by June, could give the public a look at information the president has gone to extraordinary lengths to protect. Or the justices...




December 13, 03:21 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Utah Poised to Repeal #Tampon Tax

Yesterday the Utah legislature passed a bill that will exempt from menstrual products (tampons, pads, etc.) from state sales tax.  Read more here.




December 13, 03:18 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Johnson, Crawford & Waldman on “Title IX and Menstruation”

Margaret Johnson (Baltimore), Emily Waldman (Pace) and I have posted to SSRN our article Title IX and Menstruation, forthcoming next year in the Harvard J.L. & Gender.  Here is the abstract: “Oh no. Could I borrow a tampon or pad?” … Continue reading →




December 13, 01:35 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Research Travel Grants for Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives @Purdue Archives

From the Purdue University Archives:   The Susan Bulkeley Butler Women’s Archives at the Purdue University Archives announces Research Travel Grants for those planning to travel in order to use materials at the Purdue Archives in 2020. Grants of up … Continue reading →




December 13, 11:39 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   What If the Democrats Had Not Pursued Impeachment?




December 13, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Saltzman on Law, Spirituality and Concealment in Early Medieval England




December 13, 10:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   Observing "the gradual emergence, among professionally beautiful women, of a single, cyborgian face."

"It’s a young face, of course, with poreless skin and plump, high cheekbones. It has catlike eyes and long, cartoonish lashes; it has a small, neat nose and full, lush lips. It looks at you coyly but blankly... distinctly white but ambiguously ethnic.... 'It’s Instagram Face, duh. It’s like an un...




December 13, 10:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Judiciary Committee is voting on the impeachment.

Are you watching? UPDATE: There was no need to watch. You knew what would happen. Grim, elongated voting — along party lines, entirely. Of course. We watched on MSNBC, where the voiceover intoned: "And there you have it: History has been made ." Somber commentators informed us that Trump has now ...




December 13, 10:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "He announced his pronouns..."

I genuinely don’t understand how Jeremy Corbyn could have lost. He announced his pronouns and everything. pic.twitter.com/sPu4NNF487 — Titania McGrath (@TitaniaMcGrath) December 13, 2019




December 13, 10:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Nancy Pelosi just got duped in an interview to admitting that she has been working on impeaching me for 'two and a half years.'"

"In other words, she lied. This was the Radical Left, Do Nothing Democrats plan all along, long before the Ukraine phone call. Impeachment Hoax!" Tweets Trump this morning. He doesn't link to an article or video with that quote or even say who the interviewer was or what was the question that "du...




December 13, 10:01 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Lawyer Of Courage And Integrity

An attorney of courage and integrity - who was thus subjected to a political and unwarranted bar discipline proceeding - has passed and is honored by this New York Times obituary Edna Smith Primus had graduated from the University of...




December 13, 09:48 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Water Damage

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's consent to disbarment in the wake of a guilty plea The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania reported on criminal charges United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced...




December 13, 09:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We know that one Democratic candidate walked into a room of wealthy donors this year to promise that 'nothing would fundamentally change' if he’s president."

Said Elizabeth Warren yesterday, quoted in "The left's nightmare scenario is looking more believabl e" (WaPo). She was referring to Biden. She continued, referring to another candidate, but WaPo doesn't say who: "We know that another calls the people who raise a quarter-million dollars for him hi...




December 13, 09:31 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Reinstated

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated with conditions an attorney who had been subject to a three-year and one year suspensions in two bar matters. Much of the misconduct in that case arose out of Attorney Schoenecker's personal and professional...




December 13, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Temple on Legal Emotions in Blackstone




December 13, 09:02 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   DA Suspended For False Responses To Bar Investigation

The Oregon Supreme Court concluded that a District Attorney made four of six alleged false statement in a Bar investigation and imposed a 60-day suspension. Respondent is the District Attorney (DA) for Wasco County, having served since 1999. In 2014,...




December 13, 08:55 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   

The Oregon Supreme Court concluded that a District Attorney made four of six alleged false statement in a Bar investigation and imposed a 6 0-day suspension. Respondent is the District Attorney (DA) for Wasco County, having served since 1999. In...




December 13, 08:00 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   A New Office of Technology Assessment: The Wrong Answer to the Wrong Question at the Wrong Time

Congress needs help understanding the fast moving world of technology. That help is not going to arise by reviving the Office of Technology Assessment (“OTA”), however. The OTA is an idea for another age, while the tweaks necessary to shore up the existing  technology resources available to ...




December 13, 07:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "American Leftists Believed Corbyn’s Inevitable Victory Would Be Their Model."

A column by Jonathan Chait (at NY Magazine): Both [Corbyn and Bernie Sanders] built youth-oriented movements led by cadres of radical activists who openly set out to destroy and remake their parties. Both lost in somewhat close fashion, Sanders in 2016 and Corbyn the next year. And fervent suppor...




December 13, 07:24 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   File Request Triggered State Of Limitations

A legal malpractice claim was filed too late, according to a decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department Here, the acts of alleged malpractice are errors in drafting the underlying complaint, failure to include Collision...




December 13, 07:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   Shall we avert our eyes?

None of the "top stories" at Vox is about impeachment... ... and 2 are about trees . Tucked away at the bottom of the front page is one new story about impeachment, "Gaetz’s effort to make the impeachment hearing about Hunter Biden’s problems backfired spectacularly." There seems to be something ...




December 13, 06:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Under pressure over his possible impeachment, President Richard M. Nixon supposedly talked to the paintings in the White House. President Bill Clinton..."

"... absently toyed with his old campaign buttons. President Trump punches out Twitter messages in the lonely midnight hour. Long after his staff has gone home, long after the lights have gone out elsewhere around the capital, the besieged 45th president hunkers down in the upstairs residential p...




December 13, 04:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We broke the deadlock, we smashed the roadblock and a new dawn rises on a new day... getting Brexit done is the irrefutable, inarguable decision of the British people..."

"We will get Brexit done on time, by 31 January, no ifs, no buts, no maybes... put an end to those miserable threats of a second referendum," said Boris Johnson, quoted in The Sun , which has this front page displayed at Drudge: Not sure what the dog symbolism there is, but don't let a dog put hi...




December 13, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bhatia on the Indian Constitution




December 13, 12:29 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Berkeley Files Responsive Motion to Broad's Substantive Motion No. 2 in Interference

By Kevin E. Noonan -- As previously discussed, Senior Party The Broad Institute (joined by Harvard University and MIT) on October 14th filed Substantive Motion No 2 (to substitute the count) in the current interference over CRISPR technology (No. 106,115). Count 1 of the interference as declared ...




December 12, 09:07 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Pardo on Bankruptcy, Race & Citizenship in Antebellum US




December 12, 05:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   “ Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party appeared to be on course for a solid majority in the British Parliament...”

“... according to an exit poll. A victory in the general election on Thursday would cement Mr. Johnson’s claim to 10 Downing Street, paving the way for Britain’s exit from the European Union in less than two months. For the prime minister, whose brief tenure has been marked by legal reversals, sc...




December 12, 05:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   “Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his Conservative Party appeared to be on course for a solid majority in the British Parliament...”

“... according to an exit poll. A victory in the general election on Thursday would cement Mr. Johnson’s claim to 10 Downing Street, paving the way for Britain’s exit from the European Union in less than two months. For the prime minister, whose brief tenure has been marked by legal reversals, sc...




December 12, 04:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sanction Reduced In Overbilling Case

A justice of the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reduced the sanction proposed by the Board of Bar Overseers from two years to a six-month suspension in a matter involving allegations of overbilling and dishonesty In 2011, the respondent joined Saul...




December 12, 04:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   About 10 minutes before sunrise, the gray sky took on lovely stripes of pink.

1. But I didn't stop to get a photograph. I kept running to my vantage point, but the pink was fading, and it was gone when I got there, still 2 minutes before sunrise. 2. Here's how it looked at 7:19: 3. I need to learn to understand the sunrises that peak early and how quickly the color fades. ...




December 12, 04:01 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Involving Orcs




December 12, 04:00 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 NOVEMBER 5, 2019 (ORIGINALLY POSTED NOVEMBER 24, 2009--I HAVE UPDATED CERTAIN NUMBERS)--SEE ALSO THE COMMENTS, WHICH HAVE HELPFUL ADDITIONAL SUGGESTIONS With...




December 12, 03:23 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Thousands of 'penis-fish' have washed ashore Drakes Beach, California. Formally known as fat innkeeper worm..."

"... an expert believes a recent storm forced the worms out of their underwater homes and carried them to the beach - leaving them exposed to predators. This 10-inch marine creature looks like a 'pink sausage' and creates U-shaped burrows in mud or sand that it leaves behind for other creatures t...




December 12, 02:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The trial records should be the documents that they use for impeachment in the House: no more, no less. I'm not interested in any witnesses. This thing is a sham. I want to get it over with."

Said Lindsey Graham, quoted in "Graham says he won't call any impeachment witnesses in Senate committee: 'It's a crock'" (Fox News).




December 12, 02:11 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Twomey on An Analysis of Pitt Cobbett's Portrait of Australia's Constitution from 1788 to 1919 @SydneyLawSchool




December 12, 02:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sex Crime Involved Moral Turpitude

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney convicted of a crime involving moral turpitude In analyzing whether an offense constitutes a crime of moral turpitude per se we look at the elements of the crime, not...




December 12, 11:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "... I feel really sad when I think about how I am not a wanted person. I don’t think people know the depth of it."

"... I am a pretty rational person. I am constantly observing and learning about the world around me. I come across as sharp, mature, and I think unfazed by most things. I am not outwardly emotional, and actually friends would describe me as a chatty, sardonic, smartass.... But there is an underl...




December 12, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Pardo on Bankruptcy, Race and Citizenship in Antebellum US




December 12, 10:25 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Admission Denied

The Massachusetts Supreme Court has declined to admit a former attorney who was disbarred in Florida and Michigan. The full court agreed with the single justice He was disbarred in Michigan, however, in 2004, and was subsequently disbarred in Florida...




December 12, 09:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Only"! — "Dem leaders see only handful of defections on impeachment."

The news isn't "only a handful" — it's that there are defections. The story is at Politico. Democratic leaders are privately expecting no more than a half-dozen defections on next week’s vote to impeach President Donald Trump, even as many of their most endangered lawmakers remain publicly m...




December 12, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Brodin on the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights




December 12, 09:22 AM   /   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...




December 12, 08:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Three heart patients died after a mob of lawyers rampaged through a Lahore hospital in a dispute with doctors."

"Up to 200 lawyers wearing traditional black suits stormed the Punjab Institute of Cardiology (PIC), smashing windows, doors and equipment and setting a police van ablaze. Television reports showed some of the lawyers armed with handguns while riot police fired tear gas to try to quell the mob. L...




December 12, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   How to Prevent Recruit-to-Deny and Reject-to-Preempt Admissions Strategies




December 12, 06:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Apparently, the reason the quid pro quo and the bribery stuff was taken out of the articles of impeachment is that they could be used against Biden."

"That just tells you everything about how messed up the system is — that the primary problem they wanted to impeach the President for — they ended up taking it out because it would take out their primary candidate who's polling at the the top of the polls. That tells you everything, rig...




December 12, 06:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "They think people who agree with them are smarter than people who disagree with them."

An unnamed Yale faculty member, quoted in "Yale Prof Estimates Faculty Political Diversity At 0%/Pressure to join the 'herd groupthink' in New Haven" (WSJ)(reprinted in part at TaxProf Blog ).




December 12, 06:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "How did this standard-issue marshmallow of a man seduce his wife out of a promising Hollywood career to act in his Off Broadway plays?"

"He doesn’t say smart, enticing things ('You pulled the rug out from under me and now I’m in hell' is standard fare) and thanks to his rendition of 'Being Alive' from Sondheim’s Company, I finally don’t feel like an asshole for using the word bathetic ." Ha ha. I'm enjoying the writing by Hannah ...




December 12, 05:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "[I]f you start from the axiom that Trump is Hitler, every fact becomes evidence that Trump is Hitler."

Writes Glenn Reynolds , observing the NYT reaction to Trump's Executive Order about anti-Semitism. THE JOURNALISTIC LEFT IS COMPOSED OF IGNORANT, HYSTERICAL CHILDREN: The ridiculous storm over Trump’s latest move against anti-Semitism. ... Vox has a decent piece — yes, that’s right, the NYT cover...




December 12, 05:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Was I really in a Philadelphia multiplex, or had I wound up at President Trump’s lie-larded Hershey rally taking place at exactly the same time?"

Writes Will Bunch (Philadelphia Inquirer), expressing intense aversion to the new Clint Eastwood movie, "Richard Jewell." At some point during those two hours in the dark — maybe the attack on the FBI as a rogue outfit using trickery to frame innocent people, or the depiction of journalists as am...




December 12, 03:00 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Making Sense of the Google Android Decision (part 2): Ignoring Google’s Competitors

This is the second in a series of TOTM blog posts discussing the Commission’s recently published Google Android decision (the first post can be found here). It draws on research from a soon-to-be published ICLE white paper. (Left, Android 10 Website; Right, iOS 13 Website) In a previous post, I a...




December 12, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Max Planck Announces Two Doctoral Studentships




December 12, 12:27 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Peter v. NantKwest, Inc. (2019)

Supreme Court Rejects USPTO's Attempt to Recover Attorney's Fees in All District Court "Appeals" from PTAB Decisions By Joshua Rich -- In Peter v. NantKwest, Inc., decided by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier today, the Court considered whether the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office could compel an ag...




December 11, 11:23 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Carbado & Harris on “Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory”

In June, 2019, Devon Carbado (UCLA) and Cheryl Harris (UCLA)  published an important essay, Intersectionality at 30: Mapping the Margins of Anti-Essentialism, Intersectionality, and Dominance Theory, 132 Harv. L. Rev. 2193 (2019). It provides an excellent and nuanced understanding of … Cont...




December 11, 03:12 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Stone and Strauss on the Warren Court's Enduring Constitutional Vision




December 11, 03:02 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Outliers

While there are no obvious "hard-line" rules when it comes to identifying outliers in a data set--let alone what to do with any that are identified--a recent wide-ranging discussion is found here. Moreover, Professor Williams (Notre Dame--sociology) has put together...




December 11, 02:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   Actual sunrise was 7:20, and the temperature was 10°.

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December 11, 02:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The activities we found here don’t vindicate anybody who touched this..."

Said Michael E. Horowitz, testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee today, r eported in the NYT . Mr. Horowitz was responding to [Senator Lindsey] Graham’s mention of an Op-Ed by the former F.B.I. director James B. Comey published in The Washington Post after Mr. Horowitz’s report became p...




December 11, 02:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   Person of the year.

Article here . Choice very predictable, and yet... there must have been a temptation to help out the impeachment crowd and give it to Nancy Pelosi or "the whistleblower" or SchiNadPel.




December 11, 01:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Michael"

The Louisiana Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who falsely claimed that her client had given her $24,500 in cash to pay his court-ordered restitution Respondent went to the Winn Parish Sheriff’s Department and confessed that Mr. Stanford had given...




December 11, 11:46 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   A disturbing focus on birth rates in the poorer nations among climate change scientists (or an alarming exemplum of sullied science in the fight against global warming)




December 11, 10:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Facing Criminal Charges Consents To Disbarment

The New Jersey Supreme Court has accepted an attorney's consent to disbarment. CBS New York reported on recent criminal charges A New Jersey real estate attorney is accused of stealing thousands of dollars from his clients. The Monmouth County prosecutor’s...




December 11, 10:43 AM   /   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...




December 11, 10:08 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Willliam S. McFeely (1930-2019)




December 11, 09:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Judged Fit

The Ohio Supreme Court has reinstated a suspended former judge. On application for reinstatement by respondent, James Michael Burge. Application granted. James Michael Burge, Attorney Registration No. 0004659, last known business address in Lorain, Ohio, reinstated to the practice of...




December 11, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Consumer Reports Archives to Duke




December 11, 08:17 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   40 years on

Here’s a moving, brief, piece by Paul Cotterill about his dad, who flew over Germany in WWII, loved Eurovision, voted to stay in 1975, and died 40 years ago. It’s lovely. And it reminded me that the old people in my life (none as old as Paul’s dad would have been, and none would...




December 11, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   Inevitable?

House Democrats can push their sham impeachment all they want. President Trump's re-election is




December 11, 07:26 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Articles of Impeachment, the Burden of Proof, and Propensity Evidence




  

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