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April 19, 01:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: In just a few moments, I will begin my commute to the Ceremonial Courtroom of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia to attend the investiture ceremony for that court’s newest judge, Stephanos Bibas. To commemorate this event, here are a few “...




April 19, 01:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Trump-appointed judge uses his very first opinion to showcase his political hackery; This is not how judges are supposed to behave”

“Trump-appointed judge uses his very first opinion to showcase his political hackery; This is not how judges are supposed to behave”: Ian Millhiser of ThinkProgress has this report. And law professor Orin Kerr has this related tweet.




April 19, 01:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Execution of Alabama’s oldest death row inmate set for tonight”

“Execution of Alabama’s oldest death row inmate set for tonight”: Kent Faulk of Alabama Media Group has this report. And Jon Herskovitz of Reuters reports that “Alabama to execute inmate, 83, oldest in modern U.S. history.”




April 19, 01:31 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Haverford College Seeks 1-Yr, Pre-Tenure Visitor for Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program

From the FLP mailbox: Haverford College invites applications for a one-year visiting Assistant Professor in its Peace, Justice and Human Rights Program for AY2018-19. The position is open to scholars at all pre-tenure levels with training in the humanities or … Continue reading →




April 19, 12:22 PM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   No-Action Letter for Qualcomm Permitted Exclusion of Proposal to Allow Simple Majority Vote

In QUALCOMM, Incorporated , 2017 BL 441240 (Dec. 8, 2017), QUALCOMM, Inc. (“QUALCOMM”) asked the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) to permit the omission of a proposal submitted by James McRitchie (“Shareholder”) to remove each voting requ...




April 19, 12:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Multiple Circuits Let Dead Judges Vote in Cases”

“Multiple Circuits Let Dead Judges Vote in Cases”: Patrick Gregory of Bloomberg Law has this report in which I am quoted.




April 19, 11:43 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “The Supreme Court Is Making History — With Its Snail’s Pace; Why are the justices hearing fewer cases and taking longer to decide them?”

“The Supreme Court Is Making History — With Its Snail’s Pace; Why are the justices hearing fewer cases and taking longer to decide them?” Matt Ford of The New Republic has this report.




April 19, 11:24 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Waa I Wrong About the 'Sweeping-ness' of the Tax Bill?

by Neil H. Buchanan Last Fall, as the tax debacle was playing out, I frequently mocked the media for adopting the Republicans' spin that the tax system would be fundamentally changed by the bill that Republicans  eventually rammed through Congress (without hearings).  Republicans talked...




April 19, 11:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Whispering Wind Café...

... can you hear the wind blow? Whatever you're buying, try to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon.




April 19, 11:08 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Times




April 19, 10:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Washington argues salmon case in U.S. Supreme Court”

“Washington argues salmon case in U.S. Supreme Court”: Rhytha Zahid Hejaze of Medill News Service has this report. For whatever reason, freely accessible news coverage previewing the oral argument greatly exceeded freely accessible news coverage of the oral argument. For example, Lynd...




April 19, 10:49 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   New From Hart Publishing: Blackstone and His Critics, Edited by Anthony Page and Wilfred Prest @hartpublishing




April 19, 10:40 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Feingold and Carter on What Social Science Can Tell Us About the Supreme Court's Use of Social Science @drevvycarter




April 19, 10:35 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Fifth Circuit Judge James C. Ho issues his first opinion

Circuit Judge James C. Ho issues his first opinion: In the form of a dissent from the denial of rehearing en banc that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit issued yesterday. Lest anyone assume that Trump appellate appointees will march in lockstep on cherished issues such as campaign f...




April 19, 10:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Coins Of The Realm

A legal malpractice judgment has been affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. 23KT Gold Collectibles, Ltd. (hereinafter 23KT), andMerrickMint, Ltd. (hereinafter Merrick), are affiliated designers and manufacturers of memorabilia and collectible coins. In 20...




April 19, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   Apparently, it's right-wing to find the "Hotep Jesus" Starbucks reparations video hilarious.

I had no idea that I was evincing right-wingery by laughing, but now I am learning, reading "Right-Wing Media Promote An Anti-Semitic Extremist To Mock Starbucks Controversy" (at Right Wing Watch). I thought it was kind of a Saul Alinsky/Yippie move, but I guess nothing is supposed to be funny an...




April 19, 09:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Men outnumber women by 70 million in China and India. The consequences of having too many men, now coming of age, are far-reaching..."

"... Out of China’s population of 1.4 billion, there are nearly 34 million more males than females — the equivalent of almost the entire population of California, or Poland, who will never find wives and only rarely have sex. China’s official one-child policy, in effect from 1979 to 2015, was a h...




April 19, 09:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Trump's 'great man' play on North Korea."

I just like the graphic. That and the fact that the writer (at Axios ) has a name that is also a bird — Jonathan Livingston Seagull... I mean, Jonathan Swan.




April 19, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Alexandrowicz on international law




April 19, 09:23 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Coin Of The Realm

A legal malpractice judgment has been affirmed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. 23KT Gold Collectibles, Ltd. (hereinafter 23KT), andMerrickMint, Ltd. (hereinafter Merrick), are affiliated designers and manufacturers of memorabilia and collectible coins. In 20...




April 19, 09:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   One thing we learned from that Southwest Airlines blown-engine incident...

People don't know how to use the oxygen mask!




April 19, 08:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Who’s Afraid of the Female Nude? Paintings of naked women, usually by clothed men, are suddenly sitting very uncomfortably on gallery walls."

By Michael Slenske and Molly Langmuir (New York Magazine)(interesting artwork at the link — warning: nudes!!): While feminist art critics have for decades pointed out the shortcomings of the “male gaze,” the post-#MeToo reckoning with the art world’s systemic sexism, its finger-on-the-scale ...




April 19, 08:17 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Corporate Practice Commentator's top 10 corporate and securities law articles of 2017 announced

Here is the announcement, I've inserted institutional affiliations of the scholars whose work was recognized: The Corporate Practice Commentator is pleased to announce the results...




April 19, 08:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Randa Jarrar, the California State University at Fresno professor who mouthed off about Barbara Bush and got suddenly famous.

We're just looking for trouble these days, it seems. I was taught as a child not to react to attention-seekers because you'll only encourage them, and Jarrar's tweeted remarks on the death of Barbara Bush were, to me, the perfect example of the sort of thing you really ought to ignore. I ignored ...




April 19, 07:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The husband was sitting on the sofa in the living room, totally nude, clearly in a sexual position."

From an "Ask Amy" letter (WaPo) by a woman who was flummoxed by the lack of blinds on her neighbors windows. The comments focus on that one sentence: What is a sitting sexual position on a sofa? Could he just have been watching the playoffs? And: I do find amusing the indication that he was "sitt...




April 19, 07:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   The WaPo columnist and the WaPo commenters talk about the Starbucks incident in completely different ways.

The columnist, Karen Attiah, uses the incident as a jumping off point for challenging, big ideas: What the Starbucks incident has in common with the lynchings of the past — as well as the police brutality and mass incarceration of the present — is the basic fact that black people in America can b...




April 19, 03:31 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Economics in Two Lessons, Chapter 9

Thanks to everyone who the first eight chapters of my book-in-progress, Economics in Two Lessons. I’ve found the comments on Chapter 8 valuable, but haven’t yet found time to edit in response to them. Soon, I hope! In the meantime, I’ve posted a draft of Chapter 9: Market Failur...




April 19, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Local Intelligence, LLC v. HTC America, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2018)

Claims for Refreshing Phone Display Found Patent Eligible By James Korenchan -- Earlier this month, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that claims related to refreshing a phone's display are patent eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101. In response to an infringement s...




April 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Goluboff Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences




April 18, 11:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Federal appeals court upholds conviction of Russian Taliban fighter”

“Federal appeals court upholds conviction of Russian Taliban fighter”: Frank Green of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has an article that begins, “A divided panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday upheld a Richmond federal judge and ruled a Russian national captu...




April 18, 11:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Wilson Sonsini Partner Talks About Other Kozinski Clerks ‘Waiting, Dying’ to Testify in Aborted Investigation”

“Wilson Sonsini Partner Talks About Other Kozinski Clerks ‘Waiting, Dying’ to Testify in Aborted Investigation”: Ross Todd of The Recorder recently had this report. And yesterday, the Committee on Judicial Conduct and Disability of the Judicial Conference of the United Sta...




April 18, 11:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Man convicted of bombing judge at Mountain Brook home asks Supreme Court to halt execution”

“Man convicted of bombing judge at Mountain Brook home asks Supreme Court to halt execution”: Ivana Hrynkiw of Alabama Media Group has this report. Earlier, Kent Faulk has a front page article headlined “Jeff Sessions: It’s OK with feds if Alabama executes judge’s ki...




April 18, 10:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Thousands of immigrants could benefit from Supreme Court ruling, lawyers say”

“Thousands of immigrants could benefit from Supreme Court ruling, lawyers say”: Maria Sacchetti of The Washington Post has this report.




April 18, 10:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “An Interview with Richard L. Hasen: In his new book, The Justice of Contradictions, the attorney dissects Antonin Scalia’s complex legacy.”

“An Interview with Richard L. Hasen: In his new book, The Justice of Contradictions, the attorney dissects Antonin Scalia’s complex legacy.” Kenneth Jost has this interview online at the Washington Independent Review of Books.




April 18, 10:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Attorney who’s a part of #AppellateTwitter has her wedding featured on the front page of today’s edition of The Birmingham News:

Attorney who’s a part of #AppellateTwitter has her wedding featured on the front page of today’s edition of The Birmingham News: The article written by Greg Garrison is headlined “Former Miss America and new wife ‘felt so blessed,’” and it begins, “When D...




April 18, 10:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “NJ Supreme Court: Unconstitutional for taxpayer money to repair, restore churches.”

“NJ Supreme Court: Unconstitutional for taxpayer money to repair, restore churches.” Peggy Wright of The Daily Record of Morristown, New Jersey has this report. Samantha Marcus of NJ Advance Media reports that “Taxpayer dollars can’t be used to fix up churches, N.J. Suprem...




April 18, 09:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A taxing case: The Supreme Court seems divided over sales tax on online purchases; Should online retailers have to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence?”

“A taxing case: The Supreme Court seems divided over sales tax on online purchases; Should online retailers have to collect sales taxes in states where they have no physical presence?” Steven Mazie has this post at the “Democracy in America” blog of The Economist. And at &...




April 18, 09:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Chief Justice Workman says WV Supreme Court has to restore public trust”

“Chief Justice Workman says WV Supreme Court has to restore public trust”: Brad McElhinny of West Virginia’s MetroNews has this report.




April 18, 09:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Marquette’s discipline of conservative professor gains national spotlight as it hits high court”

“Marquette’s discipline of conservative professor gains national spotlight as it hits high court”: Karen Herzog of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report. Melissa Korn of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Marquette Professor̵...




April 18, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A Milestone for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: For the first time ever, the justice had the honor of assigning a majority opinion for the Supreme Court.”

“A Milestone for Ruth Bader Ginsburg: For the first time ever, the justice had the honor of assigning a majority opinion for the Supreme Court.” Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




April 18, 06:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   Exterior.

The interior view, with more explanation is here .




April 18, 05:40 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Tennessee Goes UBE

An announcement from the Tennessee Supreme Court April 18, 2018 The Tennessee Supreme Court has adopted the Uniform Bar Exam (UBE) as the key testing component for bar admission for aspiring Tennessee attorneys. The UBE is a nationwide test that...




April 18, 05:18 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   An Aboriginal Argument Is Rejected

The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Upper Canada Law Society has denied motions filed in response to these matters Between March 2016 and February 2017, the Law Society received several complaints about the conduct of Glenn Bogue (the “Lawyer”) in...




April 18, 04:27 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Law School Course Selection Advice

I have updated my page on law school course selection advice. Primarily aimed at UMiami Law, but comments from any quarter welcomed. The post Law School Course Selection Advice appeared first on Discourse.net .




April 18, 03:52 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2017-18

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2018 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




April 18, 03:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo’s newly disclosed trip to North Korea to lay the groundwork for denuclearization talks is earning him grudging praise..."

"... from senators opposed to his bid to be the nation’s top diplomat — a potentially important development as Pompeo tries to shore up at least some Democratic support for his confirmation vote," reports WaPo. “I’m glad that there’s some preparatory work happening for this potential summit betwe...




April 18, 03:22 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   Must Criminal Attempts Be Bumpy? (Cross-posted)

The law draws hard-to-justify lines around vague words. Those lines can lead to dramatically different consequences. In Smoothing Vague Laws, I argued that problems caused by legal vagueness can be eased in many instances by "smoothing" the law. If, for...




April 18, 03:13 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Roz Watkins: The IP Lawyer Turns Mystery Novelist @Ipkat




April 18, 02:50 PM   /   Althouse   /   How to build a church on a state university campus.

It's Ellsworth Kelly's "Austin" at the University of Texas, explained here. Here are some of my photographs of the interior: Here's some discussion of the religious content, in Texas Monthly : Kelly, who died in 2015 at age 92, was a master of geometry and color.... Kelly’s rainbow-bright Austin ...




April 18, 02:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Not All Appeals Are Equal”

“Not All Appeals Are Equal”: Adam Feldman has this post at his “Empirical SCOTUS” blog.




April 18, 01:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Federal appeals court declares Ohio’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood unconstitutional”

“Federal appeals court declares Ohio’s effort to defund Planned Parenthood unconstitutional”: Eric Heisig of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report. Catherine Candisky of The Columbus Dispatch has an article headlined “Appeals court: State defunding of Planned Parentho...




April 18, 01:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A sketch years later about a nonexistent man. A total con job, playing the Fake News Media for Fools (but they know it)! "

Tweets Trump about the artist's rendering of the man who Stormy Daniels says threatened her years ago. Look, if she were just making up a face, why would she make him absurdly, cartoonishly good looking? It seems like a schoolgirl's dream of the boy I'd like to meet. That makes it inherently impl...




April 18, 01:00 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Why Do Judicial Nominees Hide Their Views About Abortion?

by Michael Dorf In my latest Verdict column I discuss the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing last week on the nomination of Wendy Vitter for a federal district court judgeship. Vitter refused to answer the question whether she thought Brown v. Board of Education was rightly decided. I explain tha...




April 18, 12:41 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Dock Of Bay City

A Michigan attorney has been disbarred for criminal convictions. Respondent was convicted by a jury of embezzlement, forgery, uttering and publishing. Respondent was further convicted, after pleading no contest, of two counts of misdemeanor larceny, and pleading guilty to two...




April 18, 11:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Encore

The Illinois Administrator has charged an attorney with unauthorized access to a former employer's computers On January 30, 2015, QLK terminated Respondent’s employment and immediately discontinued Respondent’s access to its computer systems, including the Encore internal database. At the time...




April 18, 11:39 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Poetic Crime @CrimeReads




April 18, 11:24 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Virtual Reality Exceptionalism"

Recently posted on SSRN: "Virtual Reality Exceptionalism" GILAD YADIN, University of Haifa, Faculty of Law Virtual reality is here. In just a few years, the technology moved from science fiction to the Internet, from specialized research facilities to living rooms....




April 18, 10:40 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Co-Op Delusions Get Attorney Suspended

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department found sufficient evidence of an attorney's incapacity to suspend him immediately By letter dated October 30, 2017, New York County Supreme Court Justice Kathryn E. Freed advised the Committee that...




April 18, 10:23 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   60 Days For Drafting Will: "Misguided, Not Malevolent"

The Wisconsin Supreme Court ordered a 60-day suspension of an attorney who drafted a will from which she benefitted Attorney Gray has opted to plead no contest to the sole misconduct count brought against her: a violation of SCR 20:1.8(c)...




April 18, 09:56 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Will Justice Gorsuch Give us a June Surprise?”

“Will Justice Gorsuch Give us a June Surprise?” Eric Segall has this post at “Dorf on Law.”




April 18, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There. I said it."

Hagiographies of recently deceased ruling class members tend to make me very, very grumpy. pic.twitter.com/pABZsmdgi6 — Tom & Lorenzo (@tomandlorenzo) April 18, 2018




April 18, 09:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "De Blasio’s rat-killing demonstration is a complete disaster."

NY Post reports: Like a scene from “Tom and Jerry,” workers fruitlessly tried to stomp on the agile rodent when it scurried from a hole in which dry ice had been dropped in an effort to control the furry pests. One worker even swung a shovel at the plucky rat in a comical whack-a-mole routine. Bu...




April 18, 09:37 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why male faculty should object to being called by their first names.

Lots of faculty in my department have things posted on their office doors. Today, I posted this, in response to, over the course of this semester, being called: Shannon, SHARON & today, Mrs. McGregor pic.twitter.com/vt7ShyZFXD — Shannon McGregor (@shannimcg) April 16, 2018 an important note t...




April 18, 09:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mercifully, rock has been displaced by hip-hop, with its daring formal innovations, its blistering polemics and its vital role as a sounding board for powerful social movements."

"A genre aggressively committed to singles, as opposed to the creaky album-and-tour model that rock stubbornly insists upon even at the indie level, hip-hop provides a running commentary on the culture as it happens — a musical newsfeed in real time. There’s a practical reason for this: While oth...




April 18, 08:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The lack of a 'liberal Tea Party' reflects a fundamental and longstanding asymmetry between Republicans and Democrats."

"The Republican Party is the agent of an ideological movement; most Republican politicians, activists and voters view their party as existing to advance the conservative cause. Because their goals of reducing the scope of government and reversing cultural change are difficult to achieve in practi...




April 18, 08:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As I said (toot, motherf***king toot) when previewing Sessions v. Dimaya, the key question would be whether Gorsuch acted as a servant of Antonin Scalia, or a servant of Donald Trump."

"Here, Gorsuch decided to go with the intellectual hobby-horse that brought him to prominence, instead of the President who appointed him. We’ll see if that center can hold." Writes Elie Mystal at Above the Law, in "Gorsuch Did Not Side With ‘The Liberals,’ He Sided With Antonin Scalia/The only t...




April 18, 07:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Property, Personhood, and Picking Favorites




April 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Finkelman & Kennon, eds., "Congress and the People's Contest: The Conduct of the Civil War"




April 18, 12:01 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Konami Gaming, Inc. v. High 5 Games, LLC (D. Nev.)

Slot Machine Patent Invalidated As Being Directed to Ineligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- Konami sued High 5 Games for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 8,096,869; 8,366,540; 8,662,810; and 8,616,955. The '869 patent, which is entitled "Gaming Machines with Runs of Consecutive Ide...




April 17, 11:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court Tosses Out Microsoft Case on Digital Data Abroad”

“Supreme Court Tosses Out Microsoft Case on Digital Data Abroad”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Brent Kendall of The Wall Street Journal reports that “Supreme Court Drops Case Pitting Justice Department Against Microsoft; Case rendered ‘moot’ aft...




April 17, 10:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Court’s Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law”

“Justice Gorsuch Joins Supreme Court’s Liberals to Strike Down Deportation Law”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Divided Supreme Court says part of immigration law used for deportation too vague.” ...




April 17, 10:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases”

“Supreme Court Divided on Sales Taxes for Online Purchases”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court divided on whether states should tax all online sales.” David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times...




April 17, 08:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “How I went from Supreme Court chief justice to ‘Citizen McLachlin’: After 36 years of making important choices, Beverley McLachlin is now making mundane ones again — part of the wonders and challenges of retirement.”

“How I went from Supreme Court chief justice to ‘Citizen McLachlin’: After 36 years of making important choices, Beverley McLachlin is now making mundane ones again — part of the wonders and challenges of retirement.” Beverley McLachlin has this essay online at Macle...




April 17, 08:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Should a woman who lost four limbs to malpractice collect more than $750,000 for her suffering?”

“Should a woman who lost four limbs to malpractice collect more than $750,000 for her suffering?” Cary Spivak of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has an article that begins, “Wisconsin’s burgeoning $1.4 billion insurance fund for doctors and state-mandated caps on damages in...




April 17, 08:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Vague Criminality and Mass Incarceration: Will Dimaya End the Insanity?”

“Vague Criminality and Mass Incarceration: Will Dimaya End the Insanity?” Leah Litman has this post at the Harvard Law Review Blog.




April 17, 07:47 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Reasonable Chance Of Success

An Illinois Hearing Board proposes a six-month suspension of an attorney Respondent represented the plaintiff in a lawsuit. Respondent continued to pursue the claim aggressively after it should have been clear, particularly from the client's deposition testimony, that the case...




April 17, 07:46 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Barbara Bush.

Statement by the Office of @GeorgeHWBush on the passing of Barbara Pierce Bush this evening at the age of 92. pic.twitter.com/c6JU0xy6Vc — Jim McGrath (@jgm41) April 17, 2018 ADDED: By giving this post a tag, I was able to click and see what I have said about Barbara Bush in the 14+ years of this...




April 17, 07:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Texas Wildflower Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. These are all photographs from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center , which we visited on April 10th. We're back home from Texas now.




April 17, 07:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   It's Tax Day and the IRS tells you to come back in 9999.

"Millions of taxpayers who waited until Tuesday to file their 2017 tax returns and make payments through the Internal Revenue Service’s website were thwarted by a systemwide computer outage that advised last-minute filers to 'Come back on Dec. 31, 9999,'" the NYT reports . They say ten thousand z...




April 17, 05:58 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Second in a Series: Adult Coloring Book, "The Lawyers of Trump-Russia" (Michael Cohen)

by Diane Klein The story swirling around Trump personal attorney Michael D. Cohen  is unfolding so quickly that it is almost certainly too soon to say much that is definitive about it.  What is clear, however, is that following the FBI raid on his office, home, and hotel room (at the Lo...




April 17, 05:44 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Two law professors elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences

They are: Risa Goluboff (Dean at UVA) and Mark Lemley (Stanford).




April 17, 04:16 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   NYC Bar Association Event - Taking a Knee: Legal Implications of Athlete Political and Social Activism




April 17, 02:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   "We have a part of the aircraft missing," said the Southwest pilot.... "They said there is a hole and someone went out."

Went out ... sucked out... through a window that broke after fragments of a blown engine flew into it... pulled back in by other passengers. The poor woman!




April 17, 02:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “9th Circuit will appoint special prosecutor to defend Arpaio’s criminal-contempt verdict”

“9th Circuit will appoint special prosecutor to defend Arpaio’s criminal-contempt verdict”: Megan Cassidy of The Arizona Republic has this report. Jacques Billeaud of The Associated Press reports that “Special prosecutor appointed to defend Arpaio case ruling.” And Z...




April 17, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Breaks Shoulder in Fall”

“Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor Breaks Shoulder in Fall”: Greg Stohr of Bloomberg News has this report. Andrew Chung of Reuters reports that “Supreme Court Justice Sotomayor breaks her shoulder.” And Ariane de Vogue and Maegan Vazquez of CNN report that “Justi...




April 17, 02:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   "... I fear that Comey is damaging himself — and the credible case he makes against the president — by putting his obvious distaste for Trump into the service of selling his book."

"It allows Trump and his defenders to paint Comey as disgruntled and self-serving. If Trump is a pig, Comey’s a prig. I wonder who comes out looking better to most Americans in that particular contest." Says Bret Stephens, quoted at the NYT in a conversation between him and Gail Collins that has ...




April 17, 01:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Mass. high court, citing guidance from US Supreme Court, strikes down stun gun ban”

“Mass. high court, citing guidance from US Supreme Court, strikes down stun gun ban”: Martin Finucane and John R. Ellement of The Boston Globe have this report. Nate Raymond of Reuters reports that “Massachusetts top court declares stun gun ban unconstitutional.” Bob Salsb...




April 17, 01:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Will the Supreme Court Rein in Civil Forfeiture? A case from Indiana gives the justices an opportunity to protect Americans from abusive fines and property seizures.”

“Will the Supreme Court Rein in Civil Forfeiture? A case from Indiana gives the justices an opportunity to protect Americans from abusive fines and property seizures.” Matt Ford of The New Republic has this report.




April 17, 01:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Paul Thissen, former state House Speaker, to join Minnesota Supreme Court; Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Thissen, a lawyer and a state representative from Minneapolis, to the state high court”

“Paul Thissen, former state House Speaker, to join Minnesota Supreme Court; Gov. Mark Dayton appointed Thissen, a lawyer and a state representative from Minneapolis, to the state high court”: Jessie Van Berkel of The Minneapolis Star Tribune has this report. And Dave Orrick of The Pio...




April 17, 01:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Subject To Restrictions

The Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division has imposed interim restrictions on a license of an accused attorney The respondent’s licence to practise law shall be subject to the following interlocutory restrictions: a. While in the course of...




April 17, 01:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Before I die..."

A wall in Austin... ... where there are e-scooters lying around to be activated with an app, ridden, and left wherever you want...




April 17, 01:05 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   UNH Panel: Stick to Sports?




April 17, 11:54 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Lowering The Bar (According To Dissent)

A bar applicant has been conditionally admitted to practice by the Louisiana Supreme Court. Justice Clark dissented 'I dissent and would deny conditional admission. By granting conditional admission to this applicant, this Court has once again lowered the standards demanded...




April 17, 11:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Supreme Court just handed the Trump administration a loss on immigration — and Gorsuch was the tiebreaking vote."

AP reports. Conviction for a crime of violence makes deportation "a virtual certainty" for an immigrant, no matter how long he has lived in the United States, Justice Elena Kagan wrote in her opinion for the court. The decision is a loss for President Donald Trump's administration, which has emph...




April 17, 11:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Here’s Why SCOTUS Should Block Travel Ban 3.0”

“Here’s Why SCOTUS Should Block Travel Ban 3.0”: Joshua Matz has this post at the “Take Care” blog.




April 17, 11:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   The high school official told the 17-year-girl to "stand up and move around" so she could see if her nipples were still showing...

... and then offered her 4 adhesive bandages to X out her nipples. The girl, Lizzy Martinez, had left off wearing her bra that day because a sunburn (we're told) made the bra unusually uncomfortable. From the NYT, "Is Your Body Appropriate to Wear to School?" : “She told me, ‘I’m thinking of ways...




April 17, 11:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Is There Such a Thing as a Slam Dunk? The Corey Williams case comes close.”

“Is There Such a Thing as a Slam Dunk? The Corey Williams case comes close.” Andrew Cohen has this report online at The Marshall Project.




April 17, 11:30 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   U.S. District Court Denies Motion to Dismiss for Securities Fraud Action: Wins Used False Headquarters to get onto the Russell Index

In Desta v. Wins Fin. Holdings Inc. Et. Al. , No. 17-cv-02983-CAS(AGRx), 2018 BL 70590 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 28, 2018), the United States District Court for the Central District of California denied Wins Finance Holdings Inc. (“Wins”), and Wins Co-CEO Jianming Hao, Co-CEO and COO Renhui Mu,...




April 17, 11:28 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Lucia v. SEC: Corpus linguistics and originalism.”

“Lucia v. SEC: Corpus linguistics and originalism.” Neal Goldfarb has this post at his “LAWnLinguistics” blog.




April 17, 11:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In today’s mail

In today’s mail: I received a copy of law professor Nadine Strossen‘s new book “Hate: Why We Should Resist It with Free Speech, Not Censorship.” And in yesterday’s mail, I received my “cleaned-up” certificate (#70) from @SCOTUSPlaces, whom I had the great...




  

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