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March 22, 03:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Craig's "Latter Day Lawyers"




March 22, 02:38 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Unaccounted For

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board accepted an attorney's license revocation. News & Advance reported The license of a Lynchburg-area attorney and former prosecutor, who is accused of financial misconduct involving past clients, has been revoked. Cherie Anne Washburn signed...




March 22, 02:10 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Gender Discrimination (Just Less of It) Still Ok in Virginia as #TamponTax is Cut But Not Repealed

Half measures, Virginia. Any tax on menstrual hygiene products is gender discrimination, Professor Emily Waldman and I argue in our article The Unconstitutional Tampon Tax. So cutting the tampon tax lessens the discrimination but fails to eliminate it. From the … Continue reading →




March 22, 01:20 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Judge No More

The Nevada Supreme Court administratively closed a judicial discipline matter involving a now-resigned judge. The Reno Gazette Journal reported A suspended Washoe County family court judge will resign his post at the end of the month and is barred from...




March 22, 12:48 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Chain Of Broken Promises

The New Hampshire Professional Conduct Committee recommends a three-year suspension of an attorney with 18 months stayed. The attorney has been retained to defend a lawsuit and had neglected the matter which resulted in a "chain of broken promises...and lies...




March 22, 12:09 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   March Madness

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the dismissal of claims brought by former CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson alleging government surveillance of her home and work computers. She had claimed that the surveillance came in...




March 22, 11:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   Oh, come on, don't go crazy. If you love "normal," as you say, you'd better observe the "served"/"fed" distinction.

I'm reading "Why are 2020 Democrats so weird?" by Michael Walther (in The Week). There's this: Meanwhile, there is Beto. I don't particularly care that in 1988 the young Robert Francis O'Rourke posted some erotic verses about cows ("Oh, Milky wonder, sing for us once more, / Live your life, everl...




March 22, 11:15 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Gutting the IRS -- Is This Republican White House Different?




March 22, 11:13 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Inconvenient Facts

The New Jersey Supreme Court ordered the disbarment of an attorney based on this harsh assessment of the Disciplinary Review Board Here too, it was difficult to follow respondent’s timelines, logic, and defenses or excuses for the conduct he has...




March 22, 10:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Pantera's Far Beyond Driven turns 25."

My son John observes the occasion.




March 22, 09:53 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Colorable Claims And Sanction Due Process Addressed By Iowa Supreme Court

The Iowa Supreme Court imposed a suspension rather than a proposed license revocation In this matter, the Iowa Supreme Court Attorney Disciplinary Board brought a series of charges against attorney Eric Parrish related to his handling of a payment made...




March 22, 09:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "She bristles at the notion that Students for Fair Admissions represents Asian Americans."

"[Edward] Blum, the group’s founder, had previously challenged affirmative action at the University of Texas. For that case, he recruited a white female plaintiff who said she was rejected from UT because of her race. When that suit failed, Blum tried again, this time arguing race-conscious admis...




March 22, 09:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Solo

The Wisconsin Supreme Court publicly reprimanded an attorney for, among other things. practicing while suspended Attorney Burton was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 1997. Her law license is currently subject to administrative and temporary suspensions. On October 31,...




March 22, 08:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As a man charged with publicly explaining Donald Trump’s often meandering and colloquial vernacular in highly adversarial TV settings..."

"... I appreciate more than most the sometimes-murky nature of his off-script commentaries. But these Charlottesville statements leave little room for interpretation. For any honest person, therefore, to conclude that the president somehow praised the very people he actually derided, reveals a bl...




March 22, 07:48 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Jackie Robinson's Civic, Legal, and Political Legacy




March 22, 05:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Did Stefon write this headline?"

Did Stefon write this headline? https://t.co/XCstrhuUzD — Chasten Buttigieg (@Chas10Buttigieg) March 21, 2019 Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, is running for President. Chasten Buttigieg, who has a good Twitter presence, is his husband. Stefon is this "Saturday Night Live" character. Chri...




March 22, 05:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A judge has issued a temporary injunction blocking Wisconsin Republicans’ contentious lame-duck laws limiting the powers of Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats."

WKOW reports. Republicans passed the lame-duck laws during an all-night extraordinary session in December just weeks before Evers and Kaul took office. An extraordinary session is a previously unscheduled floor period initiated by majority party leaders. A coalition of liberal-leaning groups file...




March 22, 05:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The only thing easier than beating the Klan in court... was raising money off Klan-fighting from liberals up north

"... who still had fresh visions of the violent confrontations of the sixties in their heads. The S.P.L.C. got a huge publicity boost in July, 1983, when three Klansmen firebombed its headquarters. A melted clock from the burned-down building, stuck at 3:47 a.m., is featured in the main lobby of ...




March 22, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   FDA Issues Revised Draft Guidance Regarding Biologic Drug Naming

By Kevin E. Noonan -- More than two years ago, on January 17, 2017, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released its Guidance for Industry relating to the biosimilar application process set forth in the Biologic Price Competition and Innovation Act of 2009 (BCPCIA). This Guidance, entitled Nonp...




March 21, 05:49 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ponds Scam Fails As Ethical Bar Counsel Uncovers Perjured Testimony In Its Own Case

A most unusual District of Columbia Ad Hoc Hearing Committee report recommends dismissal of all charges against an attorney. Disciplinary Counsel presented its case-in-chief on February 11-12, 2019, and called the following witnesses: Ernie Davis (Respondent’s client and the complainant);...




March 21, 02:04 PM   /   Althouse   /   "You don’t have to kink-shame or say that people are creepy because of what they enjoy doing," said Charlotte Taillor, who had hoped "to have a nice relationship with a nice community of woke people."

The hoped-for "nice community" was Bedford-Stuyvesant, and Taillor had moved in with her "kink collective," which runs "bondage workshops and other fetish events for the B.D.S.M. (bondage, dominance, sadism and masochism) community." The quoted article is "When the Dominatrix Moved In Next Door/A...




March 21, 12:50 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Court-Packing Common Sense




March 21, 12:01 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Close advisers to former Vice President Joe Biden are debating the idea of packaging his presidential campaign announcement with a pledge to choose Stacey Abrams as his vice president...."

"But the decision poses considerable risk, and some advisers are flatly opposed. Some have pointed out that in a Democratic debate, he could be asked why no one on the stage would be a worthy running mate. Advisers also know that the move would be perceived as a gimmick...." Axios says.




March 21, 11:47 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Some Welcome Honesty From a Neoliberal Centrist Points the Way Forward for Democrats




March 21, 11:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges."

A headline at The Hill. Ukraine’s top prosecutor divulged in an interview aired Wednesday on Hill.TV that he has opened an investigation into whether his country’s law enforcement apparatus intentionally leaked financial records during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign about then-Trump campaign...




March 21, 11:28 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Let's Go To the Videotape

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department dismissed Warner Wolf's age discrimination claim against Don Imus. Supreme Court properly dismissed plaintiff's age discrimination claims brought under the City and State Human Rights Laws, because the impact on...




March 21, 10:53 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Don't Worry, I'll Get More"

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ordered a six-month suspension of an attorney Attorney Templeton was admitted to practice law in Wisconsin in 2004 and practiced in Menasha. He has no prior disciplinary history. Effective May 31, 2017, his license to...




March 21, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Cohn and Tarr on Mark Twain's Will




March 21, 08:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Madison’s school superintendent broke down in tears today (03-20-19) addressing Madison Downtown Rotary."

Writes David Blaska (who is running for a seat on the school board). God knows, Jennifer Cheatham has walked through the valley of disruption. Three of the last six monthly school board meetings have broken down in chaos — the school board and its administrators driven from the meeting auditorium...




March 21, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "John McCain received the fake and phony dossier. You hear about the dossier? It was paid for by Crooked Hillary Clinton."

"And John McCain got it. And what did he do? He didn’t call me. He turned it over to the FBI hoping to put me in jeopardy...." Trump explains why he didn't like John McCain. It's about more than the dossier. President Trump on John McCain: "I gave him the kind of funeral that he wanted, which as ...




March 21, 07:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I was smugly pleased with my apparent lack of wrinkles and quite content with regard to my personal grooming."

"I did have a little trouble navigating the streets of my new home town, but, all in all, I felt pretty good about things. All that changed with my too successful cataract surgery! My first glance in a mirror disabused me of my fancies of being wrinkle free - what's more, apparently I neither plu...




March 21, 07:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   Kirsten Gillibrand is working very hard on her arms and to show you she has a sense of humor.

Good to be back in Iowa. Do you like my new workout shirt? pic.twitter.com/0YVX0zZCvj — Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) March 20, 2019 Here 's the background story on that "ranch" thing, in case you've forgotten. It was embarrassing but not as embarrassing as that comb-as-fork story was...




March 21, 07:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The reaction would have been absurdly sexist..."

I ran @HillaryClinton ’s Instagram account for the 2016 campaign & you never saw posts like these from us because: 1) The reaction would have been absurdly sexist 2) There *aren’t* photos like this of HRC b/c she knew there are different rules for men & women running for office pic.twitte...




March 21, 06:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Old Sacred Feather building covered in black paint in violation of city rules."

The Wisconsin State Journal reports: Steve Manley, who owns B-Side Records across the street from the building, said workers on Tuesday had the painting “all done in a couple hours, and I just could not believe my eyes. It was a beautiful and natural stone and brick facade... A lot of people are ...




March 21, 01:18 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Genomic Sequence of Strawberry Determined

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The portion of the eukaryotic world inhabited by plants exhibits a genetic complexity not shared by members of the animal world (see, for example, "Rose Genome Reveals Its Exquisite Complexities"). The strawberry (Fragaria × ananassa) genome, recently explicated in a paper p...




March 21, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Scholar Spotlight: European Legal History




March 20, 07:09 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ablavsky on the Origins of Dual Federalism




March 20, 06:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Rattatz Café...

... go ahead and talk about whatever you like. I hope you get a glimpse of the Super Worm Moon . It's too overcast for us here at Meadhouse, but we did get a good look at this morning's moonset, so that almost counts. Please remember to use the Althouse Portal to Amazon when you're purchasing you...




March 20, 06:34 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Lewd In Peru

Vermont Disciplinary Counsel has filed a petition of misconduct in a matter where the attorney has been criminally charged with engaging in lewd and lascivious conduct. The charges arise from a single encounter with JH, the mother of a former...




March 20, 04:40 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Tucker Carlson and I discuss the benefits of Higher Education and Student Loans (Michael Simkovic)

Last night I was invited to appear on Tucker Carlson’s show on Fox News. For the last two nights, Mr. Carlson has been inveighing against...




March 20, 03:07 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Another Marijuana-Related Suspension

The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Tri-County Hearing Panel imposed a 48-month suspension of an attorney convicted of criminal offenses. 62CBS Detroit reported A Huntington Woods attorney has pleaded guilty to fraud charges in what investigators say was a scheme involving...




March 20, 01:15 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Israel’s Nuclear Weapons: Middle East Exceptionalism




March 20, 10:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "'For men, the black turtleneck did it all. This garment was supposed to indicate the kind of freedom from sartorial convention demanded by deep thought...'"

"'... or pure creation (usually poetic)—with overtones, always carried by masculine black clothes,' fashion historian Anne Hollander wrote in her book Seeing Through Clothes . In spite of its long history, a backlash to the turtleneck followed [Elizabeth] Holmes’s explosive downfall. Will we thin...




March 20, 10:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   Of spoons and forks and Birch Bayh and Amy Klobuchar.

From Ryan Lizza's interview with Democratic presidential candidate Peter Buttigieg (in Esquire): By the way we just got the word that senator Birch Bayh passed away. Did he have any impact on you growing up as a fellow Hoosier? He was already out of office by the time I came of age but we’d see h...




March 20, 09:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   Morally conflicted.

Am I supposed to enjoy this as much as I am? I'm morally conflicted here.




March 20, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ablavksy on the Origins of Dual Federalism




March 20, 09:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   The existence of women still a fascinating oddity at NPR.

That's how the NPR front page looks this morning. That's either embarrassing or downright insulting to women.




March 20, 09:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Dear ABC, when you asked me back to once again bail out your sh*t, f**kin’, low-rated network, I did so with the same vigor I’ve always rocked..."

"... and I delivered you the highest ratings you’ve had in 10 fucking years. At the first sign of controversy, you killed me off with a drug overdose. But you know what, I ain’t dead, bitches." Said Roseanne Barr, quoted at HuffPo . ADDED: Click the link to watch the video. It was embedded before...




March 20, 08:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   The perverse power of the Democrats rule that a candidate with 65,000 donors gets into the debates.

WaPo explains , noting that the obscure candidate John Delaney is offering to give $2 to charity if you give him $1. Delaney is wealthy and self-funded. So he can do something like that easily. The Democratic Party also set the fundraising threshold with the goal of expanding the early debate sta...




March 20, 08:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Giant sunfish washes up on Australian beach: 'I thought it was a shipwreck.'"

Cool photo at The Guardian.




March 20, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mexico has one gun shop. So why all the murders?"

Asks BBC. Short answer: It's the U.S.'s fault. New question: Can't Trump use this in his argument for his wall?




March 20, 07:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   "My mum was chasing me and I started running. At first I could hear her but then I got lost... I leaned on a stone, started calling her, but she didn't hear me... I [started] walking towards a light that was very far away."

Said Benjamín Sánchez, a 5-year-old boy who was lost in the desert (in Argentina) for 24 hours, quoted in BBC . The decision to start "walking towards a light that was very far away" is interesting. A couple weeks ago, there was a story about 2 little girls who got lost in the forest in Californi...




March 20, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Super-Incorporation




March 20, 01:10 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Creative Compounds, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2019)

By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in Natural Alternatives International, Inc. v. Creative Compounds, LLC, the Federal Circuit reversed and remanded a decision by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California granting a motion for judgment on the pleadings filed by Creative Compounds,...




March 20, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Special Issue: Petitioning in South Asia




March 19, 09:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Equinox Eve Café...

... all topics are equal.




March 19, 06:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Engaged protesters were not able to block the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act or Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, but they did render both toxically unpopular."

"The resistance spurred an unprecedented level of interest in special elections, swinging seats across the country, and powered Democrats to sweeping wins in the 2018 midterms. And then it stopped... The resistance has demobilized.... A swirl of controversy about anti-Semitism and ties to Louis F...




March 19, 06:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Only a few of the saddest, most destitute Albanians still wanted to emigrate to the States..."

"...  and that lonely number was further discouraged by a poster showing a plucky little otter in a sombrero trying to jump onto a crammed dinghy under the tagline 'The Boat Is Full, Amigo.' Inside an improvised security cage, an older man behind Plexiglas shouted at me incomprehensibly whil...




March 19, 03:31 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Heinze on An Anti-Liberal Defense of Free Speech @Eric_Heinze




March 19, 03:27 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Sepper on Sex in Public




March 19, 03:23 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Tourists as Post-Witnesses in Documentary Film: Sergei Loznitsa's Austerlitz and Rex Bloomstein's KZ @cardiffuni




March 19, 03:17 PM   /   Althouse   /   Can you do this fitness test (which supposedly indicates longevity)?

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March 19, 02:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   "20 years ago, if you saw something on TV that offended you and you wanted to let someone know, you would’ve had to get a pen and paper and write, 'Dear BBC, I’m bothered.'"

"But you didn’t do it because it was too much trouble. Now with Twitter, you can just go, 'Fuck you!' to a comedian who’s offended you. Then a journalist will see that and say, 'So-and-so said a thing and people are furious.' No. The rest of us don’t give a fuck and wouldn’t have heard about it i...




March 19, 02:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that the federal government can detain immigrants indefinitely for past crimes, even if they have been previously released."

"In a 5-4 decision that fell along ideological lines, the high court reversed lower court rulings that found immigrants could only be subject to mandatory detention without a bond hearing if they were detained promptly upon their release from custody." Politico reports.




March 19, 01:46 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Continuing Education

An Illinois attorney had been charged with unauthorized practice after an administrative suspension At all times alleged in this complaint, Supreme Court Rule 793 requires that, by the last day of the month that occurs one year after the newly-admitted...




March 19, 11:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Beto O’Rourke’s Presidential Platform Is Actually a Restaurant Countertop/Dude, people need to eat food off of those!"

Headline at Eater. The phenomenon has even spawned its own parody Twitter account, Beto Standing On Counter s, with the tagline “Standing on Counters and other assorted furniture til ‘20.” It's viral. Example: Beto vs. the dog I took care of this weekend pic.twitter.com/TF3ivBJF63 — Isaac S...




March 19, 11:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Who Still Buys Wite-Out, and Why?"

They're asking the rite question at The Atlantic. But correction fluids are not only surviving—they appear to be thriving, with Wite-Out sales climbing nearly 10 percent in 2017, according to the most recent public numbers. It’s a mystery of the digital age.... Yeah, Mike Nesmith's mother... Liqu...




March 19, 10:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   Reusing the soap.

At Facebook this morning: John (quoting from "Hilton is recycling used bars of hotel soap to save the planet"  (CNN)):  "Hilton Hotels ... announced Monday that it will collect used bars of soap from guest rooms across its hotels and recycle them into 1 million new bars of soap by Octob...




March 19, 09:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   The Bernie-Beto-Biden triad has 70% of the Democratic primary vote.

According to a new Morning Consult poll . It's Biden 35, Sanders 27, O'Rourke 8. Biden, the one who's not yet declared, is up 4 points since last week. Beto is up 1. Kamala Harris is down 2, to 8%. Why is the triad doing so well? Why hasn't Harris gotten traction?




March 19, 09:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Not Starring Bruce Willis

An non-attorney cannot represent an entity, according to a ruling of the Ohio Supreme Court Appellant, the Army of the 12 Monkeys, a.k.a. the Army of the Twelve Monkeys (“the Army”), appeals the judgment of the Twelfth District Court of...




March 19, 09:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   Food writer Mark Bittman "has bounced around since leaving The Times."

"He spent less than a year at Purple Carrot, a vegan meal-kit start-up. He wrote a column for New York Magazine and Grub Street. He started a newsletter. He posted recipes on his personal website. All along, he said, he had the idea of creating his own publication.... Salty, which is making its d...




March 19, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Muller on Hirabayashi as the "Second Monster"




March 19, 09:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "He is a terrorist. He is a criminal. He is an extremist. But he will, when I speak, be nameless. And to others, I implore you..."

"... speak the names of those who were lost, rather than name of the man who took them. He may have sought notoriety, but we in New Zealand will give him nothing. Not even his name." Said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, quote in "New Zealand Is Loath to Use Suspect’s Name to Avoid Ampl...




March 19, 08:01 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   SCOTUS, Flowers v. Mississippi, Social Science & Cornell Law School News

My CLS colleague, Sheri Johnson, is scheduled to argue Flowers v. Mississippi in the Supreme Court tomorrow. In addition to falling into Sheri’s scholarly (and lawyerly) sweet-spot, post-conviction capital defense appeals, this particular case (and appeal) has generated significant public...




March 19, 05:34 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   The Casual White Supremacy of Mainstream America




March 19, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Symantec Corp. v. Zscaler, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2018)

Claims for Dynamically Rating Internet Content Deemed Patent-Ineligible By James Korenchan -- In a suit by Plaintiff Symantec Corp. ("Symantec") against Defendant Zscaler, Inc. ("Zscaler"), Symantec alleged that Zscaler's cloud-based security products infringe seven of Symantec's patents. Zscaler...




March 19, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sepper and Dinner on Sex in Public




March 18, 08:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Quiet Mouse Café...

... you can talk about anything you want. But under the new comments policy, you'll have to wait at least a few minutes before you'll see your comment, and if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all. ADDED: "if you're abusive or terribly boring, you won't see it at all" — a dec...




March 18, 08:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Fake News Media..."

The Fake News Media is working overtime to blame me for the horrible attack in New Zealand. They will have to work very hard to prove that one. So Ridiculous! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 18, 2019




March 18, 07:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   Andrew Yang (the Democratic presidential candidate) talks about "normal" so much....

... it reminds my son John of that fake police officer played by Peter Sellers in Stanley Kubrick's "Lolita": I said to myself when I saw you — I said, "That's a guy with the most normal-looking face I ever saw in my life!" . . . It's great to see a normal face, because I'm a normal guy. It'd be ...




March 18, 07:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots."

The NYT reports. At Stuyvesant High School, out of 895 slots in the freshman class, only seven were offered to black students. And the number of black students is shrinking: There were 10 black students admitted into Stuyvesant last year, and 13 the year before. Another highly selective specializ...




March 18, 06:44 PM   /   Althouse   /   Of all the Beatles songs, which one is most streamed in digital media?

I heard the answer on the car radio today (on the Beatles channel), and it was surprising, but you can work out the logic of it, once you know. I wonder if you can guess without looking it up.




March 18, 04:01 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   McGoldrick on The Dormant Commerce Clause: The Origin Story and the "Considerable Uncertainties"--1824 to 1945




March 18, 03:57 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Mohr on Leo Kohn and the Law of the British Empire @UCDLawSchool




March 18, 03:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   60% of what Joe Rogan eats is meat from elk that he hunts with a bow.

Let me put you somewhere just after the 2-hour mark in his conversation with David Lee Roth: "I'd seen a bunch of factory farming video, and I was like, okay, I'm either going to become a vegetarian or I'm going to become a hunter.... And so, I became a hunter. First of all, the nutrition that yo...




March 18, 03:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Even just showing a smidgen of frustration or irritation was considered weak and childlike...."

"For instance, one time someone knocked a boiling pot of tea across the igloo, damaging the ice floor. No one changed their expression. 'Too bad,' the offender said calmly and went to refill the teapot. In another instance, a fishing line — which had taken days to braid — immediately broke on the...




March 18, 02:58 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Entry-level hiring report for 2019

MOVING TO FRONT FROM MARCH 5 Professor Lawsky (Northwestern) is now collecting information.




March 18, 12:42 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




March 18, 12:26 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Munshi on White Slavery in an Age of Contract




March 18, 11:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   Things I didn't immediately see as typos: "claim your office poo."

I'm reading the WaPo piece "NCAA tournament cheat sheet: Bracket tips, upsets and more," and there's this: I seriously accepted the notion that "poo" was an apt term for a pot of money. I've read the Bible .... A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good beh...




March 18, 10:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   Thanks for adapting to the new comments policy!

It's working out great from my perspective. If you don't know what I'm talking about, here 's where I hammered it out last night. I gave 4 reasons for the change, and I am already seeing 4 corresponding aspects of improvement. Thanks for adapting, and I hope you enjoy the benefits and accept the ...




March 18, 10:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You probably want to know how much weight you’re going to lose when we remove the cyst; women always want to know."

Said the surgeon to Pagan Kennedy, who had "an ovarian cyst the size of a grapefruit that, doctors warned me, could at any time rupture and fill my abdomen with blood and pus." He also said — about the value of a complete hysterectomy — "You don’t have to get the procedure right away... You ...




March 18, 09:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Questions like 'Should Northam resign?' or 'Is the wall racist?' divide voters today by ideology far more than race."

"'White' is a description of a person’s race, whereas feelings about whether whites are privileged or whether diversity makes the country stronger are part of a person’s racial ideology. Liberal whites — not minorities — are setting the tone on these issues. Since 2012, white liberals have moved ...




March 18, 09:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   Everybody beats Trump in Wisconsin, according to a new Emerson poll — everybody except Amy Klobuchar and — gasp! — Kamala Harris.

Here's how it looks at Real Clear Politics  (click image to enlarge and clarify): Klobuchar only gets a tie. Okay. But Harris?! All those others best Trump but Kamala Harris — who I've been made to feel is the most likely candidate — only ties?! When the Democratic candidates are pitted...




March 18, 09:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Beto O'Rourke raised massive $6.1 million his first day in the 2020 race..."

According to his campaign, CNN reports. That tops the $5.9 million one-day total Sen. Bernie Sanders announced after he launched his campaign. The closest other 2020 Democratic candidate to publicize their first-day fundraising total was California Sen. Kamala Harris at $1.5 million.... [O'Rourke...




March 18, 08:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "'Poppy Apocalypse': Small California city overrun by thousands of tourists declares 'public safety crisis.'"

WaPo reports. Officials in Lake Elsinore, Calif., located just over an hour southeast of Los Angeles, announced Sunday that they had closed off access to their famed California golden poppy fields after “Disneyland size crowds” inundated the city of about 66,000 over the weekend, straining resour...




March 18, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Justice Thomas, Jud Campbell, and Free Speech Originalism




March 18, 02:22 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Guest Post -- Antibody-Drug Conjugates: Further Patents on Linkers

By Steve Kennedy* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** As reviewed previously, antibody-drug conjugates (ADCs) are a highly promising class of antitumor drugs that represent a growing proportion of cancer treatments in the development pipeline (see "Antibody Drug Conjugates: The Patent Landscape for a New ...




March 18, 12:55 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

March 19, 2019 - "The Evolving Provenance of Obviousness-type Double Patenting" (McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP) - 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT) March 19, 2019 - "Japanese Patent Practice-Specialty Areas" (Intellectual Property Law Association of Chicago (IPLAC) International Patent Com...




March 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Moréteau, Masferrer, Modéer and friends on comparative legal history




  

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