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December 6, 02:17 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Clemency and Collateral Consequences

Back in May, a Loyola Law School student and I submitted a clemency petition to the Office of the Pardon Attorney (OPA) as part of President Obama's Clemency Initiative. Our client had received a 30 year sentence for a non-violent cocaine offense that would, today, likely come with a 10-12 year s...




December 6, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Supreme Court Preview -- Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega Corp.

By Andrew Williams -- On Tuesday, December 6, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments regarding the interpretation of 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)(1), with the pertinent section highlighted: Whoever without authority supplies or causes to be supplied in or from the United States all or a substantial por...




December 6, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Thomas on Elizabeth Cady Stanton




December 5, 10:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction"

"Federal appeals court upholds Mohamed Mohamud conviction": Maxine Bernstein of The Oregonian has this report . The Associated Press reports that " Appeals court affirms conviction in Oregon car-bomb plot ." Cyrus Farivar if Ars Technica has a report headlined " Court: Secret spying of would-be C...




December 5, 08:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Britain's Supreme Court Hears Legal Challenge to 'Brexit'"

"Britain's Supreme Court Hears Legal Challenge to 'Brexit'": Stephen Castle will have this article in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




December 5, 06:20 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in Miami Hurricane … Continue reading → The po...




December 5, 06:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Judge Leonard B. Sand.

"Leonard B. Sand, Judge in Landmark Yonkers Segregation Case, Dies at 88," is the headline at The New York Times. The charges against Yonkers were brought in a lawsuit that the Justice Department filed in 1980 in Federal District Court in Manhattan. The case was assigned to Judge Sand, who had jo...




December 5, 06:15 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Canadian Journal of Women and Law/Revue femmes et droit Issues Call For Submissions: Race, Gender, and Law: A Tribute to the Scholarship of Sherene Razack




December 5, 05:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Conviction of serial child molester at center of federal appeals case to set him free"

"Conviction of serial child molester at center of federal appeals case to set him free": Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post has this article previewing a case scheduled for oral argument on Tuesday before a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit .




December 5, 05:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Florida my be pondering 'novel' lethal injection change"

"Florida my be pondering 'novel' lethal injection change": Dara Kam of The News Service of Florida has an article that begins, "In a move that would be certain to spur more litigation over the state's already embattled death penalty, Florida corrections officials appear to be planning what could ...




December 5, 05:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court struggles with pair of race and redistricting cases"

"Supreme Court struggles with pair of race and redistricting cases": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post . According to Gerstein's post, "Justice Sonia Sotomayor is normally vocal in such cases, but she appeared to be suffering from a cold and laryngitis Monday, and took a lower prof...




December 5, 05:27 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Reconfirming Jessica Rosenwercel as an FCC Commissioner Would Undermine Internet Freedom

The Senate should not reconfirm Jessica Rosenworcel to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in order to allow the Trump Administration to usher in needed reforms in the critical area of communications policy. As documented by the Free State Foundation (FSF) and other supporters of free ma...




December 5, 05:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Prominent class action firm sues 'professional objectors' for racketeering"

"Prominent class action firm sues 'professional objectors' for racketeering": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.




December 5, 05:18 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Interim Suspension Of Attorney Who Stalked Professor

The Louisiana Supreme Court has granted a joint petition for interim suspension of an attorney While the order does not specify the bar allegations, the New Orleans Advocate (John Simerman) had this story from November 2015 A New Orleans lawyer...




December 5, 05:03 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Must Read: Tristin Green's new book - Discrimination Laundering

I am excited to report that the much anticipated book of law professor Tristin Green is out. Here is the description from Cambridge Press: While discrimination in the workplace is often perceived to be undertaken at the hands of individual or ‘rogue’ employees acting against the better interest o...




December 5, 04:55 PM   /   Adjunct Law Prof Blog   /   2d Circuit Holds That Employees Have Right To Union Representative Before Consenting To Drug Test

Although unreported, Manhatten Beer v. NLRB, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. Nov. 16, 2016), may turn out to be a significant decision concerning Weingarten rights. With very little analysis, the court stated: Here, the Board reasonably construed the NLRA, in light of relevant...




December 5, 04:48 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Two immediate applications for the Consumer Review Fairness Act

by Paul Alan Levy Now that both houses of Congress have passed the Consumer Review Fairness Act, which invalidates the inclusion of clauses barring consumer reviews in form contracts, and sent the bill to the President for his signature (this...




December 5, 04:36 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's description: While discrimination in the workplace...




December 5, 04:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "OT2016 #7: 'Do We Even Really Know the Name?'"

"OT2016 #7: 'Do We Even Really Know the Name?'" You can access the newly posted seventh episode of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel , Dan Epps , and two special guests, via this link .




December 5, 02:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In today's mail

In today's mail: I received an advance reader's copy of the book " The Campus Rape Panic: The Attack on Due Process at America's Universities ," by KC Johnson and Stuart Taylor, Jr. The book's scheduled on-sale date is January 24, 2017.




December 5, 02:49 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Charter Schools in Perspective

The thread following Henry’s post responding to Tyler Cowen’s comments about school choice reminds me that people might find this site—Charter Schools in Perspective—useful. It contains valuable and well contextualized summaries of the basic facts on the ground and of the ...




December 5, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Eleventh Circuit "tentatively approve[s] posting oral argument recordings on its website" beginning in approximately sixth months

Eleventh Circuit "tentatively approve[s] posting oral argument recordings on its website" beginning in approximately sixth months: As first noted in a tweet today from the Free Law Project , the judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit have "tentatively approved posting oral a...




December 5, 02:28 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Reprimand Train Leaving Station

The District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility has raised the sanction from a proposed informal admonition to a board reprimand of a former Amtrak associate general counsel for litigation who backdated three documents Respondent Marylin Jenkins is charged with...




December 5, 02:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McCrory v. Harris, No. 15-1262

Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McCrory v. Harris , No. 15-1262: At this link .




December 5, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Big (Imaginary) Black Friday Bombing"

"The Big (Imaginary) Black Friday Bombing: How the case of conflicted teenager Mohamed Mohamud -- convinced by the FBI he was bombing a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Oregon -- could determine whether the American government is allowed to spy wholesale on its citizens." Nicolas Med...




December 5, 01:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office"

"U.S. court puts Obamacare case on hold until Trump takes office": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has an article that begins, "A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to put on hold until after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump takes office in January the Obama administration's appeal of a judge's r...




December 5, 01:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections, No. 15-680

Access the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections , No. 15-680: At this link . In early news coverage, Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that " Supreme Court seems concerned over race in redistricting ."




December 5, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Law & Society Association Prizes: Don't Forget To Apply!




December 5, 12:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   Sad!

If the press would cover me accurately & honorably, I would have far less reason to "tweet." Sadly, I don't know if that will ever happen! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 5, 2016 AND: Asked about Trump's tweeting, Dick Cheney said: I think one of the reasons ...




December 5, 12:09 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion with … Continue reading → The post I Expect W...




December 5, 11:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   In the December 12, 2016 issue of The New Yorker

In the December 12, 2016 issue of The New Yorker: In the Talk of the Town section, Jeffrey Toobin has a Comment titled " The Real Voting Scandal of 2016: Jill Stein can't call for the recount of uncast votes, but there were clearly thousands of them as a result of voter-suppression measures ." La...




December 5, 11:09 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   What’s next for the pharmaceutical industry?

On November 9, pharmaceutical stocks soared as Donald Trump’s election victory eased concerns about government intervention in drug pricing. Shares of Pfizer rose 8.5%, Allergan PLC was up 8%, and biotech Celgene jumped 10.4%. Drug distributors also gained, with McKesson up 6.4% and Express Scrip...




December 5, 11:07 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Georgia's Dangerous Rush to Execution"

"Georgia's Dangerous Rush to Execution": Norman S. Fletcher , formerly a Justice and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia , has this essay online at The New York Times.




December 5, 10:40 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   What is a Law School Professor of Practice?

Over the past decade or so, more and more law schools have jumped on the"professor of practice" bandwagon. This may have been driven by progeny of the Macrate Report or by the need to develop still another term for the untenured faculty member who is different from an adjunct and may or may not b...




December 5, 10:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   Few benefit from the treatment of being bathed in cream...

Don't try to friend me on Facebook. I limit my scope over there. I just wanted to show you this:




December 5, 10:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" does Erie

One of the characters on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend just started law school (in the middle of the year, but whatever). Last week, she was studying with a classmate and reminds him that "We have to remember that federal courts in diversity actions apply the substantive law of the state . . ." Of course, ...




December 5, 10:22 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Does state law mandating that the winner-take-all in the electoral college violate the Equal Protection Clause?

Here's an argument that it does.




December 5, 10:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   7 reasons to be happy about the election of Donald Trump.

2 are things you could have taken into account when voting, and the rest are things that have accumulated in the transition period. The link go to Instapundit , who warns "Don’t get cocky, because he could still blow it and the press will be looking for anything they can use to destroy him, as th...




December 5, 10:12 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Recent announcements of DOJ's Consumer Protection Branch

Here are recent announcements involving the Consumer Protection Branch of the Department of Justice. November 21, 2016 - Salesman Sentenced in Scheme to Defraud Consumers Through Debt Relief Firms November 14, 2016 - Four California Residents Sentenced in Scheme to...




December 5, 10:08 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Crimes And More Lead To Indefinite Suspension

The full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has imposed an indefinite suspension of an attorney The respondent pleaded guilty to twelve counts of violating 12 U.S.C. § 2607(a) by giving real estate kickbacks to brokers and by giving and receiving fees...




December 5, 09:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   Edgar M. Welch came to Comet Ping Pong to "self-investigate" Pizzagate.

He fired a rifle... People inside the restaurant fled, and the police locked down the area, ordering patrons of a nearby bookstore and cafe called Politics and Prose to remain locked inside. Officers with rifles and protective gear surrounded the restaurant and apprehended Mr. Welch.... The owner...




December 5, 09:54 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Jews, race, ethnicity, and religion

A good read in The Atlantic on whether Jews are "white" or whether we constitute a distinct racial or ethnic group, and what that means for our place in American society. It is a question that may be more relevant in the coming years, on both sides of the political spectrum.




December 5, 09:51 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Threat to the Constitution"

"Trump's Threat to the Constitution": Evan McMullin has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.




December 5, 09:48 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court Set to Overturn Texas Death Penalty Cases"

"Court Set to Overturn Texas Death Penalty Cases": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice."




December 5, 09:42 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump has broad power to implement immigration policies: legal experts."

"Trump has broad power to implement immigration policies: legal experts." Mica Rosenberg and Julia Edwards Ainsley of Reuters have an article that begins, "President-elect Donald Trump will be able to make many of his promised changes in immigration policy unilaterally by exercising the same kind...




December 5, 09:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Democrats to give Trump Cabinet picks the Garland treatment; Delay tactics could sap momentum from the president's first 100 days; 'What goes around comes around,' one lawmaker says"

"Democrats to give Trump Cabinet picks the Garland treatment; Delay tactics could sap momentum from the president's first 100 days; 'What goes around comes around,' one lawmaker says": Burgess Everett and Elana Schor of Politico.com have this report .




December 5, 09:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Britain's Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics"

"Britain's Supreme Court head says Brexit case about law, not wider politics": Michael Holden and Estelle Shirbon of Reuters have this report . And Jill Lawless of The Associated Press reports that " UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans ." The Supreme Court of the United King...




December 5, 09:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court did not grant review in any new cases.




December 5, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bronislaw Malinowski’s Concept of Law: A Conference Volume




December 5, 09:28 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court"

"Questions Of Race And Redistricting Return To The Supreme Court": This audio segment featuring Nina Totenberg appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Morning Edition." Mark Sherman of The Associated Press reports that " Supreme Court takes up cases about race in redistricting ." And online at Th...




December 5, 09:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   The sanctuary cities issue has the left inspired about federalism.

There's Jeffrey Rosen in the NYT, "States’ Rights for the Left." IN the wake of the presidential election, as Democrats realized that Republicans will soon control all three branches of the federal government, progressives disinclined to secede from the Union rediscovered another exit strategy: s...




December 5, 08:54 AM   /   Discourse.net   /   This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of getting … Continue reading → The post This is Wha...




December 5, 08:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Tech-savvy rightwingers have been able to ‘game’ the algorithms of internet giants and create a new reality where Hitler is a good guy, Jews are evil and… Donald Trump becomes president."

The subtitle of "Google, democracy and the truth about internet search," a Guardian article by Carole Cadwalladr. (I know: Your first thought is I really want to move that e from her first name to her last name .)




December 5, 08:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Question Of Authority In Judicial Ethics Opinions

The Georgia Supreme Court has ordered reconsideration of an opinion of the Judicial Qualifications Commission that deals with excluding children from a courtroom and the ability of security personnel to inquire of court visitors On August 28, 2013, the Judicial...




December 5, 08:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Pretty girl, not as pretty as James Bond, maybe prettier than his co-presenter (who was that?)."

Said Bad Lieutenant in the comments to "Patti Smith : Bob Dylan :: Sacheen Littlefeather : Marlon Brando?" The "co-presenter" of the 1973 Best Actor Oscar was Liv Ullmann. Do people today really not recognize Liv Ullmann?! She was the greatest actress of that time. "Scenes from a Marriage," "Crie...




December 5, 08:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   How Reconciliation Works: What it Can and Cannot Do




December 5, 08:13 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Trying to protect the health of NFL players

We've posted several times about the head-injury settlement between NFL players and the NFL. Go here for instance. That settlement was approved over class members' objections by a federal district court in Philadelphia and by a unanimous panel of the...




December 5, 08:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Vets worried by rising numbers of drunk pets as more owners leaving leftover tipples around the house."

That's a headline that Meade read out loud to me. Instead of asking him to send me the link, I googled "drunk pets," and — in addition to the link to the article — I got lots of video, supposedly hilarious, of drunk pets. The article begins with warning decent people about the problem of dog...




December 5, 08:04 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Will the Election Help Normalize Business at the Supreme Court?"

"Will the Election Help Normalize Business at the Supreme Court?" Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




December 5, 08:00 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Standing By: The Ethics Of Standby Counsel

The New Hampshire Bar Association has issued a thoughtful analysis of the role of "standby counsel" in a criminal case. "Standby counsel" is not an advocate or "counsel" in any normal sense. If stand-by counsel acts as an advocate or...




December 5, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   Patti Smith : Bob Dylan :: Sasheen Littlefeather : Marlon Brando?

No. Bob Dylan is not declining the Nobel Prize, nor is his nonappearance at the ceremony a protest in service of some issue that Bob Dylan cares about and Patti Smith embodies. But Patti Smith will stand in for Bob Dylan at the Nobel Prize event next week. Sasheen Littlefeather reference video:




December 5, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   Patti Smith : Bob Dylan :: Sacheen Littlefeather : Marlon Brando?

No. Bob Dylan is not declining the Nobel Prize, nor is his nonappearance at the ceremony a protest in service of some issue that Bob Dylan cares about and Patti Smith embodies. But Patti Smith will stand in for Bob Dylan at the Nobel Prize event next week. Sacheen Littlefeather reference video:




December 5, 07:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Legal Realist Originalism?

By Eric Segall Earlier this year, Professor Will Baude of the University of Chicago published an essay in the Columbia Law Review titled "Is Originalism Our Law?". He argued that  landmark Supreme Court cases such as Home Bldg. & Loan Ass'n v. Blaisdell , Brown v. Board of Education , an...




December 5, 07:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When people told him it was a deathtrap, he would laugh. In Derick's mind he was creating this amazing art space..."

"... and everything going on there was the most amazing thing ever." Said one friend of the captain of the so-called Ghost Ship, where at least 33 people died in a fire Friday night. The man, who sublet space in the rented warehouse, is Derick Ion Almena, who reacted to the fire with a ...




December 5, 06:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I am thrilled to nominate Dr. Ben Carson as our next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development."

Said President-elect Donald Trump. "Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities. We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities. Ben shares...




December 5, 01:29 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

December 6, 2016 - "From Chevron to Cuozzo: Practical Impacts of Administrative Law on PTO Proceedings" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - Boston, MA December 8, 2016 - "Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard -- Assessing Impact on Prosecution, Litigation...




December 5, 01:29 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

December 6, 2016 - "From Chevron to Cuozzo: Practical Impacts of Administrative Law on PTO Proceedings" (Federal Circuit Bar Association) - Boston, MA December 8, 2016 - "Means-Plus-Function Patent Claims After Williamson: Navigating the New Standard -- Assessing Impact on Prosecution, Litigation...




December 5, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPR Update -- Is Reviewability of Time-Bar Institution Decisions Headed En Banc?

By Andrew Williams -- "It appears to me that en banc consideration is warranted." -- Judge Taranto (concurring in Click-To-Call Technologies, LP v. Oracle Corp.). "I write separately, however, to note that I believe the Supreme Court's language in Cuozzo leaves room for us to question our reasoni...




December 5, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kadens on the Court of Requests




December 4, 10:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting"

"Supreme Court Gets Involved In Redistricting": This audio segment appeared on today's broadcast of NPR's "Weekend Edition Sunday."




December 4, 10:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court to hear government appeal over Brexit powers"

"Supreme Court to hear government appeal over Brexit powers": BBC News has this report . Michael Holden of Reuters reports that " May's Brexit plans face British Supreme Court test ." Shehab Khan of The Independent (UK) has an article headlined " Everything you need to know about the Supreme Cour...




December 4, 10:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "For 2 days, Texas Supreme Court judge was known as Juror #6"

"For 2 days, Texas Supreme Court judge was known as Juror #6": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report .




December 4, 08:12 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Atuahene @ProfAtuahene on Takings as a Sociolegal Concept: An Interdisciplinary Examination of Involuntary Property Loss




December 4, 06:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Earning Their Pay."

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Earning Their Pay." Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




December 4, 06:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Magbanua seeking Rivera's grand jury testimony"

"Magbanua seeking Rivera's grand jury testimony": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has an article that begins, "Attorneys for Katherine Magbanua will get the grand jury testimony of a confessed hitman who is now helping prosecutors piece together the particulars of Dan Markel's shooting."




December 4, 05:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   Reince Priebus calls Trump "a Socratic method guy" — "It kind of reminds me of being back in law school."

"He asks a lot of questions, asks questions about questions. And he will keep going until he’s satisfied with the information that he’s getting." That was on "Face the Nation" today , in answer to probing by John Dickerson about whether Trump is getting intelligence briefings. Priebus says he is&...




December 4, 02:47 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




December 4, 02:07 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Question for NFL fans (especially those with officiating experience)




December 4, 02:05 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Football rules question

I am a week late to this question about the end of last week's Ravens-Bengals game. Quick reminder: The Ravens lined up to punt from their own 22, with 11 seconds left. The punter took the snap and danced around with the ball, while his teammates committed multiple, blatant holds. The punter fina...




December 4, 01:13 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Bobbitt vs. Jaffer on Drone Strikes




December 4, 10:43 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Trump's real threat to democracy




December 4, 10:17 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Inside the Strange World of “Reconciliation”




December 4, 10:15 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "States' Rights for the Left"

"States' Rights for the Left": Jeffrey Rosen has this essay in the SundayReview section of today's edition of The New York Times.




December 4, 10:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   Finally, snow!

I took that photo as we got back home after a 3.6-mile walk. The neighborhood looks great in the snow. Talk about anything in the comments. And, please, consider showing some love for this blog by using The Althouse Amazon Portal .




December 4, 08:33 AM   /   Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot   /   Lessons from being hacked.




December 4, 08:05 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Redcliffe flats from Gaol Ferry Bridge

I’ve posted similar shots before, but at a different focal length.




December 4, 07:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Saturday Night Live" is struggling to be funny about Trump.

This isn't very good, but I laughed out loud twice — once because I like very silly absurd stuff and once because I must be mean: The sketch is about Trump tweeting, and the real Donald Trump tweeted that it wasn't funny: Just tried watching Saturday Night Live - unwatchable! Totally biased, not ...




December 4, 07:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Young people were told "Yes, You Should Shame Your Trump Voting Relatives At Thanksgiving Dinner..."

"They've gone beyond politics and should be treated like the pariahs they are.... For this sin against human decency, your Donald voting relatives should be shunned. They should treated as collaborators because that's what they are. They're the people in Germany who stood by and watched the Jews ...




December 4, 07:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   Madonna is "ashamed, ashamed to be an American, ashamed to be a human being, really."

It was a charitable event , held in Miami, to raise money to help the poor in Malawi. It cost $5,000 to get in and they were auctioning off glitzy Bulgari and Swarovski things, so the audience was rich. Madonna was assuming that the rich hate Trump. At one point, she said she'd "slept in Donald T...




December 4, 06:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Assignment: Someone, please make an 'it gets better' video for liberals who are depressed about Trump."

Writes John over at Facebook. He gets a lot of negative reactions. I react to that: Does the reaction to John's idea reveal that the original "It gets better" videos were shallow and propagandistic? If people are very unhappy right now about their current circumstances, should those who don't eve...




December 4, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Top Patent Law Stories of 2016

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar on the "Top Patent Law Stories of 2016" on January 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). For the past ten years, the Patent Docs weblog has presented an annual, end-of-the-year review of the top stories in patent law....




December 3, 08:10 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Reprimanded For Incompetent Representation Of Miss Universe Contestant

A reprimand has been imposed by New Jersey Supreme Court for conduct described in a letter opinion of the Disciplinary Review Board Specifically, on June 3, 2012, Sheena Monnin was eliminated as a contestant after the first round of competition...




December 3, 06:20 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Reinstatement Granted To Attorney Who Filed False Affidavit Against Law School Dean

Reinstatement was granted by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of a petitioner suspended for a year and a day in 2013. From the hearing panel report At the request of a former law school classmate (GL) who was suing, among...




December 3, 06:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election."

"The Green Party's filing came Saturday, saying it couldn't afford the $1 million bond the court had set. A Commonwealth Court hearing had been scheduled in the case for Monday, and the $1 million bond was due later that day...." So that's the end. Doesn't matter what happens in Wisconsin and Mic...




December 3, 04:23 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I wanted her to react humiliated. I think she hated me and also Marlon because we didn't tell her... to obtain something I think you have to be completely free."

"I didn't want Maria to act her humiliation, her rage, I wanted her to Maria to feel ... the rage and humiliation. Then she hated me for all of her life." Bernardo Bertolucci confirms what the actress Maria Schneider said about the filming of the "butter" scene in "Last Tango in Paris." Schneider...




December 3, 03:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Don’t worry about China going to war over a phone call. They understand Trump..."

"... in part because they read my blog too. And look at the brilliance of China’s diplomatic response. Their Foreign Minister labelled the phone call, 'a shenanigan by the Taiwan side.' That is exquisite diplomatic framing, Master Persuader-style. You can see why China and Trump respect each othe...




December 3, 03:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   I'm skeptical about this story that Anthony Weiner left sex-addiction treatment early because he ran out of money.

Page Six says he was supposed to stay 90 days , but he bailed out after 35 days because he ran out of money. I assume the reason for leaving is that the election is over, Hillary lost, and there's no reason for him to hide away and pretend to be reforming himself. Freed from the obligation to sto...




December 3, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Resources: Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees of President-Elect Donald Trump."

"Resources: Potential U.S. Supreme Court Nominees of President-Elect Donald Trump." At the web site of The Institute for Intermediate Study, Andrew Hyman has created this resource concerning those 21 individuals on the President-elect's list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees.




December 3, 02:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   This is my last real weekend — weekend weekend.

It's not that I'm not going to work ever again, but I'm never going to have work scheduled on a weekday/weekend schedule once classes end this coming Thursday. That means this is my last chance to feel the feeling that is The Weekend. Not that I'm not working this weekend. I am. But in my own way...




December 3, 02:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Americans' support for keeping the Electoral College system for electing presidents has increased sharply."

"Weeks after the 2016 election, 47% of Americans say they want to keep the Electoral College, while 49% say they want to amend the Constitution to allow for a popular vote for president." In the past, a clear majority favored amending the U.S. Constitution to replace the Electoral College with a ...




  

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