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May 3, 01:06 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”), which has rightly stalled given its widespread and radical changes to the patent syste...




May 3, 12:45 PM   /   Althouse   /   Office hours.

The view from my office, yesterday. Talk about anything you want.




May 3, 12:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Critics were puzzled. Was Marisol a Pop artist or not?"

"The critic Lucy Lippard, in 'Pop Art' (1966), said no, calling her work 'a sophisticated and theatrical folk art' that had nothing to do with Pop. It was often overtly political and funny — 'clever as the very devil and catty as can be,' John Canaday wrote in The New York Times of her 1967 exhib...




May 3, 12:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Belko, "Philip Pendleton Barbour in Jacksonian America"




May 3, 12:11 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Everyone kept coming up to me and asking if they could pop a few. It made me realize that I’ve tapped into something in America..."

"... a need to leech the zit snot out of our culture so we can rise to a new, blemish-free day. I will be recording a concept album about it, which will drop without warning in the next 36 hours or so."




May 3, 11:58 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information

This is, I think, the last call for information for the 2016 Entry Level Hiring Report. I currently plan to close reporting on Wednesday, May 11. If, however, you know that there is ongoing hiring, please let me know, and I will extend that date. Absent any such information, though, I will close ...




May 3, 11:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dressed Down

A disbarment reported in the May 2016 California Bar Journal CHARLES GREG LESTER [#160084], 62, of Covina, was disbarred Jan. 15, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court and make restitution. The State...




May 3, 11:28 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Prince

by Neil H. Buchanan I am currently in Australia, about to begin what amounts to a speaking tour of universities here and in New Zealand.  Because I have been immersing myself in policy wonkery to prepare for those talks, I need a change of pace, so I thought that I might step outside of my c...




May 3, 11:23 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"

I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald Trump said that Cruz's Canadian birth was a problem for th...




May 3, 11:23 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are you Canadian?"

I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald Trump said that Cruz's Canadian birth was a problem for th...




May 3, 11:20 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Secret Agent

A reciprocal three-year suspension was imposed in Massachusetts based on a sanction of disbarment imposed in Connecticut On August 5, 2014, the Superior Court for the Judicial District of Hartford issued an order disbarring the respondent from the practice of...




May 3, 11:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   "UW-Madison faculty declare 'no confidence' in Board of Regents, UW System president."

Noted.




May 3, 10:45 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Signing off

It has been fun being a guest blogger, but also harder than I had anticipated. Perhaps I just chose a bad time. My guest blogging has coincided with the end of the semester and I have had far more students than usual seeking appointments to discuss personal jurisdiction. (I teach Civil Procedure ...




May 3, 10:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Justin Verlander is engaged to Kate Upton.

I'm seeing lots of news stories about this, and they all feature pictures of the exceedingly gorgeous Kate Upton. I think that's unbalanced gender-wise. Males and females are fully equal in the modern American marriage. So let me correct the imbalance. Here is Justin Verlander :




May 3, 10:33 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Amici Support Certiorari in Sequenom v. Ariosa

By Donald Zuhn –- In response to Sequenom's March 21 petition for certiorari seeking Supreme Court review of the Federal Circuit's decision in Ariosa Diagnostics, Inc. v. Sequenom, Inc. (see "Sequenom Petitions for Certiorari"), a total of twenty-two amicus briefs have been filed encouraging the ...




May 3, 10:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Is it Super Tuesday yet?

Have we finally reached the Tuesday that's going to end this bizarrely prolonged primary season? How soundly crushed do Bernie and Ted need to be for us to get out of this phase and onto the grisly business of choosing between 2 candidates most of us are never going to like? I'm ready to move on ...




May 3, 09:58 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   NYT profiles first "climate refugees" in the U.S.

A sign of things to come, reports the Times: In January, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced grants totaling $1 billion in 13 states to help communities adapt to climate change, by building stronger levees, dams and drainage...




May 3, 09:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In her journal, she jotted down her frustration: 'There’s Prince sitting on his purple throne...'"

"'... and he’s taking a perfectly good song off of this brilliant record and replacing it with this horrible "Gett Off" song.'...  she placed the book down and walked over. Suddenly, she heard Prince say, ' There’s prince, sitting on his purple throne ...' He had picked up [Sylvia] Massy’s j...




May 3, 09:44 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Are Uber drivers employees or contractors?

That question was the subject of a recent class action lawsuit on behalf of the drivers in California and Massachusetts. Now Uber will pay $100 million to settle the case and will allow the drivers to collect tips, but will...




May 3, 09:34 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Why Endemic Corruption Actually Isn't Just Like a Toilet

Hey folks, great to be visiting again. I work on anti-corruption stuff -- fitting, through the end of this Supreme Court term, for a law school located in Virginia. And I've got a couple specific arguments I'm going to try on you this month. By way of context: much of the international anti-corru...




May 3, 09:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   Jesus Lunch update.

A couple weeks ago, we were talking about the "Jesus Lunches" in the Middleton, Wisconsin park next to the high school. I'd said: The district superintendent and the high school principal in Middleton, Wisconsin are trying to end this activity, which started in 2014, when some parents began meeti...




May 3, 09:15 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Multiple Requirements Imposed

A single justice of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court has imposed a laundry list of requirements on an attorney based on complaints in two matters. [Client] Artkop alleged that Attorney Lavi was disorganized, failed to return phone calls, brought the...




May 3, 08:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This won’t be a place for nuns, but it’s not like we’re trying to recreate Sodom and Gomorrah."

"If attendees want to take things to another level, they can go to a nearby motel — which we will operate."




May 3, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   SEC v. Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc.: District Court Affirms Magistrate’s Report

In SEC v. Gibraltar Global Securities, Inc. , No. 13 Civ. 2575, 2016 BL 7335 (S.D.N.Y. Jan. 11, 2016), the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York adopted its prior October 16, 2015 Report and Recommendation (“Report”), holding Gibraltar Global Securities, I...




May 3, 07:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   How To Plan a Book Manuscript Workshop




May 3, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Romney's "Rights Delayed"




May 2, 11:59 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming together...




May 2, 10:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Va. Supreme Court rules same-sex couples equal in divorce law"

"Va. Supreme Court rules same-sex couples equal in divorce law": Graham Moomaw of The Richmond Times-Dispatch has this report . Tom Jackman of The Washington Post reports that " Va. Supreme Court recognizes unmarried same-sex couples are legal too ." And Bradford Richardson of The Washington Time...




May 2, 10:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Kickback Is a Conspiracy to Extort Yourself. Wait, What?"

"A Kickback Is a Conspiracy to Extort Yourself. Wait, What?" Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




May 2, 10:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "On Judging Judges"

"On Judging Judges": Mark Herrmann has this post today at "Above the Law."




May 2, 10:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court rejects appeal by O.C. murderer who claimed 'inhumane stress' caused by death row wait"

"Supreme Court rejects appeal by O.C. murderer who claimed 'inhumane stress' caused by death row wait": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report . In Tuesday's edition of The New York Times, Adam Liptak will have an article headlined " In California Case, Justice Breyer Assails Ca...




May 2, 10:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Did the Supreme Court Make the Right Decision in the ​Citizens United​ Case After All?"

"Did the Supreme Court Make the Right Decision in the Citizens United Case After All?" Michael Kinsley has this article in the May 2016 issue of Vanity Fair.




May 2, 09:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Congress Shouldn't Let Justices Make the Rules"

"Congress Shouldn't Let Justices Make the Rules": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




May 2, 09:47 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Useful or creative: A look at design protection."

"Useful or creative: A look at design protection." Lyle Denniston has this post at "SCOTUSblog."




May 2, 09:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court, without Scalia, leaning liberal for second year"

"Supreme Court, without Scalia, leaning liberal for second year": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




May 2, 08:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Up In Smoke

An Arizona attorney has agreed to a one-year suspension'in an agreement accepted by the Presiding Disciplinary Judge In consolidated Counts One–Three, Ms. Ward represented multiple clients related to matters involving the medical marijuana industry. Natural Earth Providers, Inc., won a...




May 2, 07:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage Law; Lawsuit argued the minimum wage law was applied unevenly"

"Supreme Court Turns Away Challenge to Seattle Minimum Wage Law; Lawsuit argued the minimum wage law was applied unevenly": Brent Kendall and Eric Morath of The Wall Street Journal have this report . And Cristian Farias of The Huffington Post reports that " Supreme Court Delivers A Victory For Su...




May 2, 06:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. top court upholds cop's conviction in auto repair scheme"

"U.S. top court upholds cop's conviction in auto repair scheme": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report .




May 2, 06:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "NYU prof is 0-for-3 at SCOTUS this term -- which is just what clients want"

"NYU prof is 0-for-3 at SCOTUS this term -- which is just what clients want": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this report today.




May 2, 06:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case"

"Supreme Court Could Weigh In on Redskins Trademark Case": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




May 2, 06:32 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The greatest achievement in the history of sport, possibly

Spurs threw it away, totally lost their heads tonight, so Leicester win the Premier League with two games to spare. It is hard to think of a sporting achievement that compares to Leicester City’s. 5000/1 at the start of the season, widely tipped for relegation, and now this.




May 2, 04:57 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Got Me

Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take … Continue reading →




May 2, 03:55 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Chamber of Commerce Letter on Arbitration: Does it Make the Case for Class Actions?

by Jeff Sovern Earlier today, the US Chamber of Commerce released a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray from David Hirschmann, President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, urging the Director to address certain issues at Thursday's CFPB arbitration...




May 2, 03:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In today's mail

In today's mail: I received a copy of law professor John D. Inazu 's new book, " Confident Pluralism: Surviving and Thriving Through Deep Difference ."




May 2, 02:50 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bin Laden

Anorther disciplinary summary from the California Bar Journal PATRICK THOMAS SANTOS [#265982], 33, of North Hollywood, was placed on two years’ probation and faces a one-year suspension if he fails to comply with the terms of his probation. The order...




May 2, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices uphold extortion conspiracy conviction"

"Justices uphold extortion conspiracy conviction": The Associated Press has this report .




May 2, 02:32 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Rules Of The Road

A disbarment reported by the California Bar Journal DUANE D’ROY DADE [#140379], 58, of Riverside, was disbarred Jan. 28, 2016 and ordered to comply with rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The State Bar Court found Dade culpable...




May 2, 02:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   More On California Bar Operations

From the May 2016 California Bar Journal Board panel hears pros and cons of dividing State Bar roles By Laura Ernde Staff Writer Discussions about the future of the State Bar ramped up last month, with a bar task force...




May 2, 01:59 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Love, Marriage and Contracts

Hello. I would like to thank Prawfsblawg for inviting me to blog this month. My book Buying A Bride: An Engaging History of Mail-Order Matches, will be published June 6th and therefore, I thought it would be fun to spend this month blogging about love and marriage and particularly about unconvent...




May 2, 01:40 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan

Details after the jump. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in...




May 2, 01:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Poll: Supreme Court blockade eroding support for Grassley."

"Poll: Supreme Court blockade eroding support for Grassley." Seung Min Kim of Politico.com has this report .




May 2, 01:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Departing Judge Offers Blunt Defense of Ruling That Ended Stop-and-Frisk"

"Departing Judge Offers Blunt Defense of Ruling That Ended Stop-and-Frisk": Benjamin Weiser has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.




May 2, 12:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   "This is going to be a rough summer. There is no doubt about it. This is why we are talking about people getting to the airport a little earlier than planned."

Or how about a little later? Like... never. (Quote in the post title is from Gary Rasicot, "recently appointed to a newly created position as the T.S.A.’s chief of operations," from a NYT article titled "Catching a Flight? Budget Hours, Not Minutes, for Security." )




May 2, 12:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   "But we only want to see you laughing in your purple lace..."

"This is not a thing we’re inclined to love... but it’s a flawless Prince homage in a place where no one expected to see one. It’s all about the timing. This would’ve been almost generic at, say, the Grammys this year. But on Queen Helen at the White House...."




May 2, 12:30 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   AALS BA: CFP

Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...




May 2, 12:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Giant Al Qaeda Defeat That No One’s Talking About."

So let's talk about it .




May 2, 12:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Why Rubio hasn't endorsed Cruz."

Politico seems to know.




May 2, 12:22 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Veep, S5E2

Nothing new on the federal constitutional or succession front. The story is settling in for a recount under Nevada law--although I welcome election-law folks to offer thoughts about the state process, under which a sample of votes are recounted and if it is closer than a certain margin--Meyer nee...




May 2, 12:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   Oh, no! That was just too metaphorical.




May 2, 11:56 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Case Nonsuited When Counsel Fails To Appear To Be Deposed

The Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed the nonsuit in a legal malpractice case This is a legal malpractice and breach of contract action. In a previous action, the defendant, Adele R. Jacobs, rendered legal services to the plaintiff, Warren Null, which...




May 2, 11:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ted Cruz responds to a boy who yells "You suck!" at him.

"Apparently there’s a young man who's having some problems. Thank you, son. You know, I appreciate you sharing your views. You know, one of the things that hopefully someone has told you is that children should actually speak with respect. Imagine what a different world it would be if someone had...




May 2, 11:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   Rick Hasen at Election Law Blog tries to read the cert. petition in the Wisconsin John Doe case, but finds it hard because of redactions (even in parts of the questions presented).

But he finds what he calls "two meaty issues": First, it seems pretty clear to me that the Wisconsin Supreme Court mangled U.S. constitutional campaign finance law to let elected officials like Gov. Scott Walker coordinate with outside groups on an unlimited basis with groups taking unlimited cam...




May 2, 11:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   JOTWELL: Walsh on Blackman and Wasserman on marriage equality

The new Courts Law essay comes from Kevin Walsh (Richmond), reviewing Josh Blackman and my The Process of Marriage Equality (Hastings Const. L.Q.), which explores some of the procedural issues underlying marriage-equality litigation leading to and after Obergefell. And which appears to be somethi...




May 2, 11:30 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place, NPR Shots In The Popular Press: The Neural Precursors of Spontaneous Thoughts, Discover Magazine Brain's 'Atlas' of Words Revealed, BBC News Should Presidential Candidates...




May 2, 11:28 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "Writing Strictly As A Friend And A Christian Who Wants To Help"

The web page of the Ohio Supreme Court previews a bar discipline matter scheduled for argument this week: The Board of Professional Conduct has recommended to the Ohio Supreme Court that Milford attorney John Hauck be indefinitely suspended from the...




May 2, 11:25 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Associate Who Used Confidential Information Faces Discipline

Also on tap this week at the Ohio Supreme Court Cincinnati Bar Association v. Christopher D. Wiest, Case no. 2016-0263 Hamilton County The Board of Professional Conduct has recommended that Kentucky attorney Christopher D. Wiest be suspended for two years,...




May 2, 11:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Showman: How U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara struck fear into Wall Street and Albany."

"The Showman: How U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara struck fear into Wall Street and Albany." Jeffrey Toobin has this profile in the May 9, 2016 issue of The New Yorker.




May 2, 11:09 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Boston Bombing Fraud Proof Sufficient To Prevent Sentence Stay

The full Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed a single justice who had denied a stay of sentence to a defendant who used the Boston Marathon bombing as a vehicle to defraud The charges stemmed from an attempt by the defendant...




May 2, 11:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case

Access online today's ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court in an argued case: Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr. delivered the opinion of the Court in Ocasio v. United States . No. 14-361. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a concurring opinion. Justice Clarence Thomas issued a dissenting opinion. And Justic...




May 2, 10:51 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   New Jersey Tough On Intentional Misappropriation

Disbarment is the appropriate sanction for misappropriation according to a decision today of the New Jersey Supreme Court. In this attorney disciplinary matter, the Court considers the appropriate level of discipline for respondent Frank J. Cozzarelli, who committed misconduct involving...




May 2, 10:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access online today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court today granted review in two new cases. And in Boyer v. Davis , No. 15-8119, Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissent from the denial of certiorari .




May 2, 10:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Don't Laugh At Youngstown

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended an attorney for a criminal conviction. Cleveland.com reported on the criminal case The failed 2008 candidate for Mahoning County prosecutor, convicted of corruption charges was sentenced Friday to five years probation and a year...




May 2, 09:42 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   More proposed market interventions to control drug costs

Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high costs of prescription drugs. CSRxP declares that their proposals will impr...




May 2, 09:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   If emotion is inherently a component of reasoning and decisionmaking, is it wrong to discuss our political opinions in terms of how we "feel"?

Molly Worthen — the author of "Stop Saying ‘I Feel Like’" — does exactly what I'd want to do: she consults Antonio Damasio (author of my absolute favorite book about thinking, "Descartes' Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain" ): So when I called Dr. Damasio, who teaches at the University o...




May 2, 09:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Melania is as imperial as her husband, if not more so."

"Most aspiring First Ladies chase accessibility to the point of absurdity—Teresa Heinz Kerry called herself an 'African-American' when she spoke to black audiences—but Melania positions herself as aspirational, playing ice queen rather than soccer mom. Not only does she never joke about her husba...




May 2, 08:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "As I read the transcript of Wednesday’s Supreme Court oral arguments in the corruption case of the former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, I thought of the movie 'Wayne’s World.'"

"There’s a scene halfway through the film in which Wayne and Garth, the lovable public-access TV hosts, argue with Benjamin, the slick corporate producer, about giving their sponsor airtime. As they make their case against selling out, Wayne and Garth serve as pitchmen. 'I will not bow to any spo...




May 2, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   Andrew Sullivan has a point but it's too hard to see.

He's back — instructing us about the meaning of Plato's Republic and Trump as "an extinction-level event" — but here's the challenge: I know, I can make the text tinier and the headline box will take its intended place within the illustration... ... but this is like a shop without a wheelchair ra...




May 2, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   Tongue v. Sanofi: Allegations of Misleading Statements Not Actionable Under Revised Omnicare Standard

In Tongue v. Sanofi , No. 15-588, 2016 BL 66168, (2d Cir., Mar. 4, 2016), the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit affirmed the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York’s grant of Sanofi Pharmaceutical Inc.’s (“Sanofi”), Genzyme Corporation&rsq...




May 2, 07:50 AM   /   Adjunct Law Prof Blog   /   Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on co-teaching or co-creating educational...




May 2, 07:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   D.C. Bar Seeks Subtenants

I am on record in my staunch (and futile) opposition to the District of Columbia Bar's reckless, ill-considered and insufficiently transparent decision to build an office building as a monument to itself on the backs of its dues-paying members. Well,...




May 2, 07:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Hiring Update: Newport to UConn History




May 2, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled

By Sherry F. Colb Michael and I recently appeared on the Our Hen House podcast  to talk about our new book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights . In the course of the interview, Michael mentioned a challenge that we regularly encounter in proposing our claim that sentience alone is a ...




May 2, 02:23 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Pirates! (Militarism whack-a-mole #73)

Making the case against militarism is very reminiscent of climate denial whack-a-mole. Demolish one spurious argument, and you’re immediately presented with another. For example, my post showing that the economic benefits of “keeping sea lanes open” could not justify more than a...




May 2, 01:30 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreements

There's a lot of DPAs out there, and it looks like two swallow spring of judicial supervision of them is...




May 2, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metrics

By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use in FY2017 and that the Office was seeking comments from stakeholders regarding the new metric...




May 2, 12:56 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

May 4, 2016 - "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 4, 2016 - "Protection 360: The interplay between patent protection, licensing, and trade secret protection in light of the current regulatory and legal envir...




May 2, 12:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Patent defendants won't receive a 'Get out of East Texas free' card; Appeals court rules: If you ship there, you can be sued for infringement there"

"Patent defendants won't receive a 'Get out of East Texas free' card; Appeals court rules: If you ship there, you can be sued for infringement there": Joe Mullin of Ars Technica has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued on Friday.




May 2, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Welcome, Mitra Sharafi (this time for keeps)!




May 2, 12:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races"

"Stricter Rules for Voter IDs Reshape Races": Michael Wines and Manny Fernandez will have this front page article in Monday's edition of The New York Times.




May 2, 12:17 AM   /   Conglomerate   /   Conference Invitation: Corporation Compliance at Rutgers On May 20

Link here, details below. The Rutgers Center for Corporate Law and Governance is presenting a conference on corporate compliance on...




May 2, 12:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Scalia's death affecting next term, too? Pace of accepted cases at Supreme Court slows."

"Scalia's death affecting next term, too? Pace of accepted cases at Supreme Court slows." Robert Barnes will have this article in Monday's edition of The Washington Post.




May 2, 12:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. court rules Amtrak has too much power over freight carriers"

"U.S. court rules Amtrak has too much power over freight carriers": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report . Sam Hananel of The Associated Press has an article headlined " Appeals court: Amtrak can't have regulatory role ." Ashley Halsey III of The Washington Post has an article headlined " G...




May 1, 11:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Seventh Circuit has a new website design"

"The Seventh Circuit has a new website design": So announces the home page of the web site of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. The link to access opinions remains familiar thus far notwithstanding the redesign.




May 1, 11:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gannett Must Face Video Privacy Lawsuit"

"Gannett Must Face Video Privacy Lawsuit": Wendy Davis of MediaPost has an article that begins, "Gannett may have violated a video privacy law by allegedly sending Adobe information about people who downloaded USA Today's app, a federal appellate court has ruled." You can access Friday's ruling o...




May 1, 11:38 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law

I'm in Hong Kong this week (with Marley Weiss) for the ABA International Labor/Employment Law Conference. It's early in the conference yet, but I have been struck by how much of the discussion so far has focused on how labor/employment...




May 1, 09:03 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)

Hey N&LB Readers, This week I'm blogging about whether neuroscience can escape our own preconceived notions about an issue. Noted blogger Neuroskeptic notes that society is thinking and talking about the brain more than ever (Neuroskeptic, 2016). A number of...




May 1, 08:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Ted Cruz’s Support Softens Among the Delegates He Courted."

The NYT observes: Even as Donald J. Trump trounced him from New Hampshire to Florida to Arizona, Senator Ted Cruz could reassure himself with one crucial advantage: He was beating Mr. Trump in the obscure, internecine delegate fights that could end up deciding the Republican nomination for presid...




May 1, 07:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   Bumble bee in the lungwort.

Video'd by Meade, just now, and texted to me from the backyard. Feel free to discuss whatever you like in the comments.




May 1, 03:35 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudges

Brian D. Galle of Georgetown has written The Problem of Intra-Personal Cost. Here is the abstract: “Externalities”, or harms to others, provide a standard justification for government intervention in the private market. There is less agreement over whether government is...




May 1, 01:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Who could imagine a man who is genuinely fond of ice cream becoming a Bolshevik?"

"Even strawberry ice cream would arouse no latent anarchistic tendencies, while vanilla or peach would be soothing to the very reddest of the Reds. There is as yet no record of a dangerous plot being hatched over a dish of ice cream." In the 1920s, officials at Ellis Island became convinced that ...




  

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