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December 12, 03:07 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks"

"Grassley urges Trump to reconsider controversial judicial picks": Ted Barrett, David Shortell, and Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com have this report .




December 12, 02:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals panel upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump"

"Appeals panel upholds dismissal of defamation suit against Trump": Julia Marsh of The New York Post has this report . Chris Dolmetsch of Bloomberg News reports that " New York Court Upholds Dismissal of Defamation Suit Against Trump ." And at the "THR, Esq." blog of The Hollywood Reporter, Eriq ...




December 12, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Being a Federal Appellate Judge Isn't Quite as Glamorous as One Might Expect"

"Being a Federal Appellate Judge Isn't Quite as Glamorous as One Might Expect": This month's installment of my "Upon Further Review" column appears in today's edition of The Legal Intelligencer, Philadelphia's daily newspaper for lawyers. In a closely related development, I just received an email...




December 12, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   AJLH 57:4




December 12, 01:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "ACLU v. Mattis and the Citizen Enemy Combatant in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld"

"ACLU v. Mattis and the Citizen Enemy Combatant in Hamdi v. Rumsfeld": Amanda L. Tyler has this post at the "Lawfare" blog.




December 12, 01:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court clerks are not a particularly diverse lot"

"Supreme Court clerks are not a particularly diverse lot": Jonathan H. Adler has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."




December 12, 01:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Fourth Circuit Travel Ban Argument: Framing the Challengers' Case for the Supreme Court."

"The Fourth Circuit Travel Ban Argument: Framing the Challengers' Case for the Supreme Court." Peter Margulies has this post at the "Lawfare" blog. Also at that blog, Josh Blackman has a related post titled " For Judges, 'Legality' Is Their Only 'Reality.' "




December 12, 01:16 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Annual Comparative Law Works-in-Progress Workshop, 23-24 February 2018, Princeton University: Extended Deadline: Announcement and CFP




December 12, 01:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "SF court cool to Trump administration attempt to quash youths' climate suit"

"SF court cool to Trump administration attempt to quash youths' climate suit": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report . Casey Tolan of The San Jose Mercury News reports that " Kids' climate change lawsuit against Trump administration lands in San Francisco court ." And Zahra Hi...




December 12, 01:01 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: Annual Comparative Law Work-in-Progress Workshop




December 12, 12:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Roy Moore shows up to vote on horseback."

Reports the NY Post (with a photo).




December 12, 12:22 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   More Judge Kozinski creepiness

Professor Nancy Rapoport (UNLV) recounts her experience.




December 12, 12:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Bike-Shadow Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. And remember, if you've got to do some shopping, to go into Amazon through The Althouse Portal .




December 12, 12:02 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   FCC-FTC Plans for Welfare-Enhancing Cooperation on Online Consumer Protection

As the Federal Communications (FCC) prepares to revoke its economically harmful “net neutrality” order and replace it with a free market-oriented “Restoring Internet Freedom Order,” the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) commendably have announced a joint policy for cooperation on online ...




December 12, 11:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "If Justice Kennedy thought Colorado was 'neither tolerant nor respectful' of a baker's religious beliefs, how will he feel about California's attack on pro-life pregnancy centers?"

"If Justice Kennedy thought Colorado was 'neither tolerant nor respectful' of a baker's religious beliefs, how will he feel about California's attack on pro-life pregnancy centers?" John Bursch has this guest post at "SCOTUSblog."




December 12, 10:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Pawn-related television shows are apparently very popular; pawn-related federal appellate court opinions perhaps not so much?

Pawn-related television shows are apparently very popular; pawn-related federal appellate court opinions perhaps not so much? Although yesterday's ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit may change that, given its knock-down, drag-out battle between the majority and dissentin...




December 12, 10:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Senate poised to confirm Trump judicial nominee labeled 'not qualified'"

"Senate poised to confirm Trump judicial nominee labeled 'not qualified'": Jordain Carney of The Hill has this report .




December 12, 10:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Short Take On A Coincidence"

"A Short Take On A Coincidence": Senior U.S. District Judge Richard G. Kopf ( D. Neb. ) has this post at the "Simple Justice" blog. Also at that blog, Scott H. Greenfield has posts titled " Stupid Lawyer Tricks, Kozinski Edition " and " Judge Alex Kozinski and The Mad Cow ."




December 12, 10:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Legal Malpractice SOL In Tennessee

From the web page of the Tennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court extensively analyzed when the statute of limitations begins to run in legal malpractice cases. While the Court declined to change current Tennessee law or adopt a new...




December 12, 10:13 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Methed Up

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has suspended an attorney convicted of drug-related offenses on an interim basis pending final discipline. Rule 7.2 of the RGDP provides that a certified copy of a plea of guilty, an order deferring judgment and sentence,...




December 12, 10:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The power of appearances first became clear to him at school, in the mid-eighties, when he noticed how much attention a particular girl received because she was the only pupil who owned a bra."

"He soon found that there was money to be made selling cosmetics on the sidewalk — 'Owning a tube of lipstick was an untold luxury' — and dropped out of school after ninth grade to pursue business ventures. Cai co-founded Meitu with another entrepreneurial Quanzhou native, Wu Xinhong. The initial...




December 12, 09:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I am dismayed that The New Yorker has decided to characterize a respectful relationship with a woman I dated as somehow inappropriate."

"The New Yorker was unable to cite any company policy that was violated," said Ryan Lizza, saying The New Yorker's decision to fire him "was made hastily and without a full investigation of the relevant facts" and "a terrible mistake." Quoted in the NYT. The unnamed accuser is represented by Doug...




December 12, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: Key Biographies in the Legal History of European Union 1950-1993




December 12, 09:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump tweet-trashes Kirsten Gillibrand.

Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED! — Donald J. ...




December 12, 08:43 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Signs of the times: George Washington Law reduces incoming class size...

...to reverse U.S. News ranking slide. Proof once again that a ranking website runs U.S. legal education.




December 12, 08:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Okayed Ullah, "the nephew of an American citizen... benefited from what the officials called 'extended family chain migration.'"

That's the stark photograph at the NYT. It has the notation "The photograph was provided by a city employee." I guess the city employee doesn't want a photo credit, perhaps because he was violating rules by taking that picture and/or sharing it with the press. The NYT article — "Suspect in Times ...




December 12, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I encourage you to take a stand for our core principles and for what is right. These critical times require us to come together..."

"... to reject bigotry, sexism, and intolerance,"  said Condoleezza Rice , speaking as "a native daughter" who "at heart, remain[s] an Alabaman who loves our state and its devotion to faith, family, and country." Which side is she on? It is imperative for Americans to remain focused on our p...




December 12, 07:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   When Liberty and Equality Conflict -- And When They Don't

by Michael Dorf My latest Verdict column dives into the weeds of the Masterpiece Cakeshop case. To summarize and over-simplify, I argue that while there are hard cases that pit liberty against equality, Masterpiece Cakeshop should be deemed an easy case. That's not because the baker has no intere...




December 12, 07:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Marglin on Documentary Evidence in Morocco




December 12, 01:37 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   More Views on Venue -- Federal Circuit Addresses In re Micron Fallout

By Andrew Williams -- Last Spring, the Supreme Court in TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC held that the word "resides" in the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), "refers only to the State of incorporation" of the alleged infringer. Last month, the Federal Circuit in In re Mi...




December 12, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Gordon on Federalism and Chancery in the US




December 11, 09:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Kozinski sexual-misconduct allegations and the Third Circuit"

"The Kozinski sexual-misconduct allegations and the Third Circuit": Matthew Stiegler has this post at his "CA3blog."




December 11, 09:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court turns down case that raised issue of LGBT worker protections"

"Supreme Court turns down case that raised issue of LGBT worker protections": Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report . And David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times reports that " Supreme Court puts off hearing a case on job protections for LGBT employees ."




December 11, 09:07 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Fault Lines in the Constitution at the National Constitution Center




December 11, 09:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Suspect Evidence Informed a Momentous Supreme Court Decision on Criminal Sentencing; The U.S. Sentencing Commission helped send more people to prison for longer terms; It's a shame it was created to address a nonexistent crisis"

"Suspect Evidence Informed a Momentous Supreme Court Decision on Criminal Sentencing; The U.S. Sentencing Commission helped send more people to prison for longer terms; It's a shame it was created to address a nonexistent crisis; Here's how the Supreme Court got misled": Ryan Gabrielson of ProPub...




December 11, 08:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Smoking Or Biting

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board recommends disbarment of an already-suspended attorney whose misconduct involved a series of criminal convictions for, among other things. alcohol-related driving offenses. She defaulted on a number of charges of criminal conduct such as On or...




December 11, 08:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "California's chief justice has had her own #MeToo moments"

"California's chief justice has had her own #MeToo moments": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




December 11, 07:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Sleeping-Dogs-Lie Café...

... you can lie all you want or rouse yourself and tell the truth. And you can shop at Amazon, using this special link , if you've got some shopping to do. If you're looking for a video to stream, here 's the movie Meade and I just watched (for only 99¢). It wasn't really a great documentary, but...




December 11, 05:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "More Women Acknowledge Judge Kozinski's Behavior Was An 'Open Secret'; This is what happens when you dare women to tell their stories"

"More Women Acknowledge Judge Kozinski's Behavior Was An 'Open Secret'; This is what happens when you dare women to tell their stories": Kathryn Rubino has this post at "Above the Law." Online at "The Cut," Rebecca Traister has an essay titled " This Moment Isn't (Just) About Sex. It's Really Abo...




December 11, 05:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Don't be fooled: New SCOTUS grant in China Agritech isn't about securities litigation."

"Don't be fooled: New SCOTUS grant in China Agritech isn't about securities litigation." Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post .




December 11, 03:58 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Yogurt Store Robbery Getaway Driver Consents To Disbarment

The Maryland Court of Appeals has accepted the consent to disbarment of an attorney whose criminal conduct was described in our earlier blog post The Maryland Court of Appeals temporarily suspended an attorney featured in this December 2015 story in...




December 11, 02:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is the Judiciary Ready to Handle Harassment Charges?"

"Is the Judiciary Ready to Handle Harassment Charges?" Cristian Farias has this post at the "Daily Intelligencer" blog of New York magazine.




December 11, 02:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Sexbots With Full Motion Are Closer Than You Think."

That sounds dangerous. You're making them sound like stalkers. In the next room, perhaps. The headline is from Pajamas Media, linked by Stephen Green at Instapundit . The first comment is "Faster, please." Full motion ? Can they rape you? Can they strangle you if you rape them? What are we talkin...




December 11, 02:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Postdoctoral Research Associate in Racial Inequality at Brown




December 11, 01:44 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Call For Applications: Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellowship, Center for Law, Society, & Culture, and Indiana University, School of Law




December 11, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is the Supreme Court finally ready to tackle partisan gerrymandering? Signs suggest yes."

"Is the Supreme Court finally ready to tackle partisan gerrymandering? Signs suggest yes." Law professor Richard L. Hasen -- author of the " Election Law Blog " -- has this essay online at The Los Angeles Times.




December 11, 01:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law"

"Ghost of Justice Scalia looms as Supreme Court debates religion and civil rights law": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




December 11, 01:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Clerkships Are, Or Can Be, Just Jobs. Maybe it's Better That Way."

"Clerkships Are, Or Can Be, Just Jobs. Maybe it's Better That Way." Paul Horwitz has this post at "PrawfsBlawg." Although that blog generally allows comments, the comments to this particular post are closed for whatever reason.




December 11, 01:19 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Stajnphiler on Plagiarism and Power Relations in Legal Academia and Legal Education @IISJOnati




December 11, 01:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Won't Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers"

"Supreme Court Won't Hear Case on Bias Against Gay Workers": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . Richard Wolf of USA Today reports that " Supreme Court won't hear LGBT job discrimination case ." Greg Stohr of Bloombeg News reports that " U.S. Supreme Court Turns Away Sexual-Orient...




December 11, 12:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I want greater honesty regarding judicial clerkships. Law students are often told in glowing terms that a clerkship will be the best year in their career."

"They are never told that it might, in fact, be their worst—and that if it is their worst, they may be compelled to lie to others in the name of loyalty to their judge. I also want law schools to start giving our best and brightest students accurate advice about clerkships. Students are often tol...




December 11, 12:13 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A New FJC "Famous Federal Trial": The Flag Salute Cases




December 11, 11:40 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Republicans' Vapid Defenses of Reverse-Robin Hood Policies

by Neil H. Buchanan As the Republicans in Congress try to drag their highly unpopular tax bill across the finish line, they have become ever more brazen in admitting what they really think about non-rich people who dare to complain about the feed-the-rich shamelessness of the Republicans' plan.&n...




December 11, 11:37 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Annual Meeting of the Alabama Political Science Association CFP




December 11, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A New "Famous Federal Trial" from FJC: The Flag Salute Cases




December 11, 10:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   See Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski in action, live at 1 p.m. eastern time on YouTube

See Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski in action, live at 1 p.m. eastern time on YouTube: In today's edition of The New York Times, Jacey Fortin has an article headlined "Federal Appeals Court Judge Is Accused of Sexual Harassment ." Of course, The Washington Post broke this news Friday evening in...




December 11, 10:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If you’re going to make up an entire false identity, why would you make yourself into a shitty person?"

Key question in the tl;dr Deadspin piece, "Teen Girl Posed For 8 Years As Married Man To Write About Baseball And Harass Women." I got there from Metafilter , which sums it up like this: A 13-year-old girl managed to become a writer for on-line sports publications. She pretended to be a man and k...




December 11, 10:20 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bill Alteration Draws Suspension

The Georgia Supreme Court imposed a two-year suspension on these findings The evidence presented in this case is significant and conflicting, but the following appears to be undisputed. A member of the Georgia Bar since 1983, Meyers was at all...




December 11, 10:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Me and the wife are thinking about voting for Moore, but I just don’t like some of the things they saying about him."

Roll Call finds an Alabaman to quote.




December 11, 10:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In the latest in a series of gestures toward modernization that would once have seemed improbable, Saudi Arabia announced on Monday..."

"... that it would allow commercial movie theaters to open for the first time in more than 35 years" ( NYT ). Although satellite television and video downloads have made the ban on commercial theaters all but moot, the announcement highlights the diminishing power of the kingdom’s conservative cl...




December 11, 10:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I’m a human just like anybody else. I’m a man just like the other man in the stands."

"Folks in the stands was throwing beer and throwing soda, whatever. I mean, I don’t know what I’m supposed to do... I’m a human just like anybody else. I’m a man just like the other man in the stands. I’m not going to let somebody disrespect me, throw a beer on me." From "Seahawks Game Turns Ugly...




December 11, 09:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   You can follow "How Appealing" on Twitter

You can follow "How Appealing" on Twitter: Every new post that appears here also appears as a new tweet on this blog's Twitter feed . And thanks to Twitter's expansion of the maximum tweet size from 140 to 280 characters, tweets of this blog's longer posts now contain more information. Plus, as a...




December 11, 09:33 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 today did not grant review in any new cases.




December 11, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: ASLH Student Research Colloquium




December 11, 09:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   There's news of an explosion in the subway in NYC.

I saw the report in the NYT and turned on the TV to get some immediate, on-the-scene news. I rarely  switch out of print media to watch the news on TV, but there are some events that have a live quality that makes me think I should be watching television. (I sat at my dining table reading th...




December 11, 08:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court refuses to reinstate netting lawsuit against Major League Baseball"

"Court refuses to reinstate netting lawsuit against Major League Baseball": Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has this report on a non-precedential ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued on Friday.




December 11, 08:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Probing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece Cakeshop: The (legal) highs and lows of the Russia investigation, and oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission."

"Probing the Mueller Probe, and Inside the Chamber for Masterpiece Cakeshop : The (legal) highs and lows of the Russia investigation, and oral arguments in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission ." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Da...




December 11, 08:12 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "OT2017 #9: 'Peak SG.'"

"OT2017 #9: 'Peak SG.'" You can access today's new installment of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps , via this link .




December 11, 08:06 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Mostly White and Male: Diversity Still Lags Among SCOTUS Law Clerks; Research conducted by The National Law Journal found 85 percent of all law clerks since 2005 have been white and twice as many men as women gain entry."

"Mostly White and Male: Diversity Still Lags Among SCOTUS Law Clerks; Research conducted by The National Law Journal found 85 percent of all law clerks since 2005 have been white and twice as many men as women gain entry." Tony Mauro of The National Law Journal has this report .




December 11, 07:52 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Farewell Judge Kozinski

Now that the dam has broken, can it be long now? I had heard of his reputation as a sexual harasser from former clerks on...




December 11, 07:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   The morning after the 50-year anniversary of the death of Otis Redding.

I put up a post last night, linking to a New Yorker tribute, with my own photograph from an airplane of the Madison lake where Redding's plane crashed. This morning, I'm clicking on my Otis Redding tag, because there's one thing I know is there and I want to find it. But I'm interested in all the...




December 11, 06:54 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Capability Approach: an Open Access TextbookPlus

So, folks, here it is, my book on the capability approach that has been in the works for a very long time. I’m very happy that it is finally published, I am happy that you can download the PDF for free at the publisher’s website, and that the paperback version is also about half the [...




December 11, 06:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The possible marginal tax rate of more than 100% results from the combination of tax policies designed to provide benefits to businesses and families but then deny them to the richest people."

"As income climbs and those breaks phase out, each dollar of income faces regular tax rates and a hidden marginal rate on top of that, in the form of vanishing tax breaks. That structure, if maintained in a final law, would create some of the disincentives to working and to earning business profi...




December 11, 06:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   Aging... at the NYT.

Screen shot from an inner page at the NYT — "Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old" — with the comments open and showing the highest-rated comment at the top (click to enlarge):




December 11, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ablavsky on Original Meanings of "Indian Tribes"




December 10, 11:51 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Suppes v. Katti (Fed. Cir. 2017)

By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this fall, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the District Court for the Western District of Missouri dismissing a complaint filed by Galen J. Suppes for lack of jurisdiction. In dismissing Mr. Suppes' complaint, the Federal Circuit concluded that neither the Con...




December 10, 11:40 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

December 12, 2017 - "Capitalizing on Changes in Patent Law" (Practising Law Institute) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern) December 12, 2017 - "Written Description in the Life Sciences after Amgen v. Sanofi" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) December 13, 2017 - "Nuts &...




December 10, 11:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices, Divided 5-4, Let Trump Shield DACA Documents"

"Justices, Divided 5-4, Let Trump Shield DACA Documents": Adam Liptak had this article in Saturday's edition of The New York Times. In Saturday's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes had an article headlined " Supreme Court says administration for now need not turn over more DACA documen...




December 10, 11:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Appeals Court upholds conviction of Brendan Dassey in 'Making a Murderer' case"

"U.S. Appeals Court upholds conviction of Brendan Dassey in 'Making a Murderer' case": Bruce Vielmetti and Tom Kertscher of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel have this report . And in Saturday's edition of The New York Times, Daniel Victor had an article headlined " Court Rules Against Brendan Dasse...




December 10, 10:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Thoughts from Judge Randolph."

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: Thoughts from Judge Randolph." Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




December 10, 10:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State Supreme Court runs up quite a tab"

"State Supreme Court runs up quite a tab": Columnist Phil Kabler has this essay online at The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail.




December 10, 10:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In Gay Wedding Cake Case, Equal Rights at Stake"

"In Gay Wedding Cake Case, Equal Rights at Stake": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice."




December 10, 10:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court's privacy case shows Congress needs to draw new lines"

"The Supreme Court's privacy case shows Congress needs to draw new lines": The Washington Post has published this editorial .




December 10, 08:09 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   ICYMI: Pritikin on Whether Law and Literature Can Be Practical @concordlaw




December 10, 06:31 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Why Comparative Legal History?




December 10, 06:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, a private plane carrying Otis Redding and the members of his touring band stalled on its final approach to the municipal airport in Madison, Wisconsin..."

"... and crashed into the waters of Lake Monona, killing all but one of the eight people onboard.... When he came up, in 1962, he was a completely unschooled performer who stood stock still onstage as he sang the pining, courtly ballads that brought him his first success. Over time, however, as h...




December 10, 05:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   If Roy Moore wins, says David Brooks, Republicans are "for a generation...repulsive" and "repulsive to people of color forever."

Brooks gets awfully grandiose and contemptuous (on "Meet the Press" today), especially at the end when he tells Republicans "you end up, not only making yourself unpopular but sort of corrupting a piece of yourself... There is no end to what they are going to be asked to tolerate, and that is jus...




December 10, 01:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Baker and the Empire"

"The Baker and the Empire": Columnist Ross Douthat has this op-ed in today's edition of The New York Times.




December 10, 01:29 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




December 10, 01:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   List of federal appellate judges who clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski

List of federal appellate judges who clerked for Ninth Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski (by order of entry into judicial service, with the earliest listed first): D.C. Circuit Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh ; Ninth Circuit Judge Sandra S. Ikuta ; Ninth Circuit Judge Paul J. Watford ; and Third Circuit Judge...




December 10, 12:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   On the morning bakery run...

... we found lots of stuff to love. Enjoy the open thread. And please use this link — which is also always in the sidebar — if you feel the urge to shop at Amazon. Here are some cookie cutters in different sizes, for making "gingerbread children" and "gingerbread parents."




December 10, 11:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   Don't even ask what I was playing on YouTube that made it serve this up...

... but I love the lighthearted jaunty feeling: Oh, I'll tell you what I'd been playing. It was "Charmaine," by The Harmonicats: That's something I used to like to play (with hippie irony) in 1969 at a diner in New Jersey that had individual jukeboxes built in at every booth table. I'd forgotten ...




December 10, 11:44 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Endorsements For Judge Candidates

A judicial election decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Montanans select their judges through nonpartisan popular elections. In an effort to keep those elections nonpartisan, Montana has restricted judicial-campaign speech. One of those restrictions...




December 10, 11:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   Should Justice Ginsburg at least explain why she does not recuse herself in the travel ban case?

Lawprof Ronald Rotunda — in a WaPo op-ed — says that she should. We already know what Ginsburg thinks of the president. She told us more than a year ago that she “can’t imagine what the country would be . . . with Donald Trump as our president.” Facing criticism for her apparent endorsement of Hi...




December 10, 10:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Republicans step up defense of 'not qualified' judicial nominees; GOP senators are ratcheting up their attacks on the American Bar Association, which has emerged as a stumbling block in President Donald Trump's effort to transform the courts"

"Republicans step up defense of 'not qualified' judicial nominees; GOP senators are ratcheting up their attacks on the American Bar Association, which has emerged as a stumbling block in President Donald Trump's effort to transform the courts": Seung Min Kim and John Bresnahan of Politico.com hav...




December 10, 10:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   Drudge attributes superhuman powers to Trump.

Too mean? How hurt is she? Not that hurt: Looks like i have an acute facet (spinal joint) dysfunction. I got compressed on the 6th gate and my back seized up. Rested and had a lot of therapy tonight. We will see how I feel tomorrow and then decide if I will race.... What did she say about Trump? ...




December 10, 10:13 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Litigation Privilege When Attorney And Client Collude To Stiff Expert

An unpublished opinion of the Nevada Supreme Court in Dickerson v. Downey Brand LLP came out last week. In 2006, Republicano, a certified public accountant, was retained as an expert by the Simons, Dickerson's clients, in the federal action. In...




December 10, 08:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   "How did CNN end up aggressively hyping such a spectacularly false story? They refuse to say."

"Many hours after their story got exposed as false, the journalist who originally presented it, Congressional reporter Manu Raju, finally posted a tweet noting the correction. CNN’s PR Department then claimed that 'multiple sources' had provided CNN with the false date. And Raju went on CNN, in m...




December 10, 08:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   How does the NYT know what Trump does in his bedroom when he wakes up in the morning?

I'm reading  "INSIDE TRUMP’S HOUR-BY-HOUR BATTLE FOR SELF-PRESERVATION/With Twitter as his Excalibur, the president takes on his doubters, powered by long spells of cable news and a dozen Diet Cokes. But if Mr. Trump has yet to bend the presidency to his will, he is at least wrestling it to ...




December 10, 07:57 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Making A Mockery Of The Ethics Process" Draws Reprimand

The New Jersey Supreme Court followed the proposed sanction of its Disciplinary Review Board which reprimanded an attorney for misconduct in a single cient matter. He had failed to comply with the conditions of a 2013 agreement in lieu of...




  

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