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June 23, 11:43 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   PLI Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop

Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its "Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2018: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" on July 11-12, 2018 in New York, NY, on August 16-17, 2018 in San Francisco, CA, and on September 27-28, 2018 in Chicago, IL. Patent Docs author Donald Zuhn will ...




June 23, 11:40 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on Willfulness

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Willfulness Since Halo" on June 26, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Prof. Thomas Cotter of the University of Minnesota, Richard Megley of Lee Sheikh Megley & Haan LLC, and Kathi Vidal of Winston & S...




June 23, 11:39 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Drafting and Defending Software Patents

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Drafting and Defending Software Patents to Survive Section 101 and AIA Challenges -- Anticipating and Minimizing the Risk of 101, 103 Rejections, Recent Court Guidance" on July 17, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Michael L. Kiklis and Stephen G. Kun...




June 23, 09:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Voting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, Standing; Analysis of SCOTUS gerrymandering and voter purge decisions with Paul M. Smith, who argued two of the cases.”

“Voting: Purging, Packing, Cracking, Standing; Analysis of SCOTUS gerrymandering and voter purge decisions with Paul M. Smith, who argued two of the cases.” Slate has posted online this new installment of its “Amicus” podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.




June 23, 08:44 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Sidewalk Café...

... don't trample the flowers. (And please remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon when you've got some shopping to do.)




June 23, 08:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Is water racist?"

This is so on the money it hurts. #woke #microaggression pic.twitter.com/OMzBjKbfjA — Tim Johns (@timoncheese) June 22, 2018




June 23, 02:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   84,375 Feet To Let

It is almost July and time to pony up for annual dues payment to the District of Columbia Bar. If you suffer from sticker shock as dues have been going up significantly, a hint of the reason is buried in...




June 23, 11:02 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Gov. Rauner’s legacy rests with the U.S. Supreme Court”

“Gov. Rauner’s legacy rests with the U.S. Supreme Court”: Columnist John Kass has this essay online at The Chicago Tribune.




June 23, 11:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “In Carpenter, the Supreme Court Rules, Narrowly, for Privacy”

“In Carpenter, the Supreme Court Rules, Narrowly, for Privacy”: Amy Davidson Sorkin has this post online at The New Yorker.




June 23, 10:56 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “U.S. Supreme Court ruling on ‘Water Wars’ imminent but battle to save Apalachicola Bay won’t end soon”

“U.S. Supreme Court ruling on ‘Water Wars’ imminent but battle to save Apalachicola Bay won’t end soon”: Ledyard King of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report.




June 23, 10:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Oregon Supreme Court won’t hear Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s appeal”

“Oregon Supreme Court won’t hear Sweet Cakes by Melissa’s appeal”: Aimee Green of The Oregonian has an article that begins, “The Oregon Supreme Court has declined to consider the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa, the now-defunct Gresham bakery that refused to make a we...




June 23, 10:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Homey Don’t Play That

By William Hausdorff Tuning Out the Media after the Diplotainment in Singapore It’s really easy to become discouraged about global politics and the state of the American experiment. Earlier this month I hit a personal low point, where I felt I was truly missing something, as I watched the US news...




June 23, 08:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Baptizing babies violates fundamental human rights, says the former president of Ireland, Mary McAleese.

"You can’t impose, really, obligations on people who are only two weeks old and you can’t say to them at seven or eight or 14 or 19 'here is what you contracted, here is what you signed up to' because the truth is they didn’t," The Irish Times reports . McAleese said that for centuries "people di...




June 23, 08:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Faced with open antagonism, Trump’s millennials over the past year and a half have quietly settled on the margins..."

"... a stretch of Washington that spans from the Wharf—a shiny new development three blocks south of the National Mall—southeast along the Waterfront and into Navy Yard, on the banks of the Anacostia River. It’s a string of neighborhoods that peer out over the water, separated from most of the ci...




June 23, 07:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Mueller’s Fruit of the Poisonous Tree: It makes no difference how honorable he is. His investigation is tainted by the bias that attended its origin in 2016."

"It seems pretty clear that this is a case of investigating a man in the hopes of finding a crime, rather than investigating a crime and hoping to find the man behind it."




June 23, 07:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In non-question mark [NYT crossword] clues, I think I actually laughed, or at least internally chuckled, when I finally got AFFAIRS at 32D: Business, either personal or otherwise."

"It seemed like such a dull clue at first, but then AFFAIRS gave 'Business' a sexual implication that I was not expecting. At least that's how I read the 'personal' part of the clue." Text and video reference from Rex Parker , who always blogs the NYT crossword. I've watched that video before but...




June 23, 07:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   He likes to keep his fire engine clean. It's a clean machine...




June 23, 07:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There is a stream of bourbon and water running down the hillside that has taken much time to properly and thoroughly assess..."

"Thousands of full barrels of bourbon, and possibly other spirits, came crashing down when a storage warehouse in Bardstown, Ky., partly collapsed on Friday... [Tt]he Barton 1792 Distillery... structure houses about 20,000 barrels, and... 9,000 barrels were amid the rubble... Each barrel holds 53...




June 23, 06:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In today’s GOP, which is the president’s plaything, he is the mainstream. So, to vote against his party’s cowering congressional caucuses..."

"... is to affirm the nation’s honor while quarantining him. A Democratic-controlled Congress would be a basket of deplorables, but there would be enough Republicans to gum up the Senate’s machinery, keeping the institution as peripheral as it has been under their control and asphyxiating mischie...




June 23, 06:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   Rat eats 1.3 million rupees — $19,000.

In an ATM machine in Gauhati, India.




June 23, 06:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Melania Trump’s East Wing team includes only 10 aides, compared with the 25 or so who worked under Michelle Obama and Laura Bush."

"She also a eschews a 'body person,' a personal aide who typically travels with a president or first lady and acts as an assistant. In an interview in April, the first lady’s chief of staff, Lindsay Reynolds, said Mrs. Trump determined that she didn’t need to fill that role. 'She is so low-mainte...




June 23, 12:42 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




June 22, 11:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A ‘view’ from the courtroom: ‘Some good and hard thinking on all sides.'”

“A ‘view’ from the courtroom: ‘Some good and hard thinking on all sides.'” Mark Walsh has this post at “SCOTUSblog.”




June 22, 11:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Gorsuch’s ‘Clear Enough’ & Kennedy’s Anti-‘Reflexive Deference’: Two Potential Limits on Chevron Deference.”

“Gorsuch’s ‘Clear Enough’ & Kennedy’s Anti-‘Reflexive Deference’: Two Potential Limits on Chevron Deference.” Chris Walker has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




June 22, 11:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: Ten Small Thoughts About Lucia.”

“D.C. Circuit Review — Reviewed: Ten Small Thoughts About Lucia.” Aaron Nielson has this post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




June 22, 11:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A Better Way to Diversify Harvard: The university favors the rich and overuses racial preferences in admissions; Here’s how the school should approach diversity instead.”

“A Better Way to Diversify Harvard: The university favors the rich and overuses racial preferences in admissions; Here’s how the school should approach diversity instead.” Richard D. Kahlenberg has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




June 22, 10:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Late Night Cafe...

... talk all you want.




June 22, 08:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “SEC Halts In-House Cases After Defeat at Supreme Court; Stay affects cases being litigated before administrative-law judges, which high court said were improperly appointed”

“SEC Halts In-House Cases After Defeat at Supreme Court; Stay affects cases being litigated before administrative-law judges, which high court said were improperly appointed”: Dave Michaels of The Wall Street Journal has this report.




June 22, 06:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she taken from the scene. The girl was not carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together."

Time Magazine adds a correction to its cover story "‘All I Wanted to Do Was Pick Her Up.’ How a Photographer at the U.S.-Mexico Border Made an Image America Could Not Ignore/'This one was tough for me. As soon as it was over, they were put into a van. I had to stop and take deep breaths,' Getty p...




June 22, 05:56 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Revenge Of The Eastern Shore Hicks

A road rage incident led to a 30-day suspension by the Maryland Court of Appeals Paul was admitted to the Bar of this Court in June 2002. He is a full-time solo practitioner who has maintained a law office in...




June 22, 04:34 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Draft Paper on the Equal Rights Amendment




June 22, 02:59 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Weekend reads: Big is bad edition

Big is bad, part 1: Kafka, Coase, and Brandeis walk into a bar … There’s a quip in a well-known textbook that Nobel laureate Ronald Coase said he’d grown weary of antitrust because when prices went up, the judges said it was monopoly; when the prices went down, they said it was ...




June 22, 02:48 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Stalk Her Until She Loves You: Abduction As Romance @PopDetective




June 22, 02:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “New York ban on gravity knives upheld by U.S. appeals court”

“New York ban on gravity knives upheld by U.S. appeals court”: Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued today.




June 22, 01:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Government Phone Tracking Scares Justice Roberts, Too; A surprising majority on the Supreme Court rules that you have a reasonable expectation of privacy as you travel about your day”

“Government Phone Tracking Scares Justice Roberts, Too; A surprising majority on the Supreme Court rules that you have a reasonable expectation of privacy as you travel about your day”: Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View. And online at Slate, Mark Josep...




June 22, 01:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Ford on Balleisen, "Fraud"




June 22, 01:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “First Thoughts on Carpenter v. United States”

“First Thoughts on Carpenter v. United States”: Orin Kerr has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”




June 22, 01:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court ruling on Martha’s Vineyard man could change how some deportation proceedings are initiated”

“Supreme Court ruling on Martha’s Vineyard man could change how some deportation proceedings are initiated”: Akilah Johnson of The Boston Globe has this report.




June 22, 12:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Defending Privacy, Supreme Court Says Warrants Generally Are Necessary to Collect Cell Phone Data”

“Defending Privacy, Supreme Court Says Warrants Generally Are Necessary to Collect Cell Phone Data”: Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court rules that warrant is needed to access cell tower records.R...




June 22, 12:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   "ABC's 'Roseanne' Spinoff Officially a Go — Without Roseanne Barr."

Hollywood Reporter reports. ABC stressed in its announcement Thursday that former star Barr will have no financial or creative involvement in the new series.... "I regret the circumstances that have caused me to be removed from Roseanne. I agreed to the settlement in order that 200 jobs of belove...




June 22, 11:31 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Justice Kennedy Finds Privacy Outside But Not Inside The Fourth Amendment

by Michael Dorf In today's ruling in Carpenter v. United States , the Court, in an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts joined by the Court's four liberal-leaning justices, finds that collection of cell phone tower location data from a mobile phone provider constitutes a search within the meaning of ...




June 22, 11:31 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Parents of a New Jersey sixth grader who killed herself last year after months of bullying sued school officials this week..."

"... stating that the school failed to take their repeated complaints seriously... At one point, the school asked Mallory and her bullies to 'hug each other,”' according to the lawsuit. When Mallory was bullied at lunch, the suit says, the school directed her to eat in a counselor’s office. Hours...




June 22, 11:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What is Justice Elena Kagan doing?"

"So far this term, the liberal justice has crossed ideological lines at least three times to join the Supreme Court’s conservatives. Most recently, on Thursday, Kagan authored the majority opinion in Lucia v. SEC , a huge case that threatens to erode the political independence of multiple federal...




June 22, 11:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In a major statement on privacy in the digital age, the Supreme Court ruled on Friday that the government generally needs a warrant to collect troves of location data about the customers of cellphone companies."

Adam Liptak reports in the NYT.  The case is Carpenter v. United States . “We hold only that a warrant is required in the rare case where the suspect has a legitimate privacy interest in records held by a third party,” the chief justice wrote. The court’s four more liberal justices joined hi...




June 22, 11:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In first grade, I arrived at my suburban elementary school as a sort of academic vaudeville trickster."

"My classmates stood speechless as I absorbed thick tomes on medieval history, wrote and presented research reports, and breezed through fifth-grade math problems like a bored teenager. My teachers anointed me a genius, but I knew the truth. My non-Asian friends hadn’t spent hours marching throug...




June 22, 11:02 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Call for Exclusive Submissions: UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy

From the student editors at UC Davis: The UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy (“JJLP”) is now accepting exclusive submissions for its Winter Issue of Volume 23. JJLP is a biannual publication of the UC Davis School of … Continue reading →




June 22, 10:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When it comes to romantic trips, shorter is better... Doing what you desire increases satisfaction of the vacation as well."

"Don’t mope around a maritime museum or embark on a punishing hike in hopes of pleasing your partner if you’d rather thumb through a magazine by the hotel pool. Be upfront about what each person needs from the trip — relaxation, adventure, culture, excitement — and do your best to make sure every...




June 22, 10:30 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   More on the Australia Tampon Tax: Tax Aromatherapy Instead?

ABC News Australia has a story by Louise Yaxley on the tampon tax repeal efforts there. Here is an excerpt from Senate Vote to Scrap ‘Tampon Tax’ Won’t Stop Women Paying 10 Per Cent More for Sanitary Products: The GST … Continue reading →




June 22, 10:03 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued four rulings in argued cases. 1. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch announced the judgment of the Court and delivered the opinion of the Court in large measure in Currier v. Virginia, No. 16-1348. Justice Anthony ...




June 22, 10:01 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Tampon Tax Tracker: Australia “Axe the Tampon Tax” Bill

Earlier this week, the Australian Senate passed the Treasury Laws Amendment (Axe the Tampon Tax) Bill 2018, which would eliminate the goods and services tax on “tampons, pads, liners, cups, sponges and other products used in connection with menstruation.” These … Continue readin...




June 22, 09:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The task is so onerous that a new profession, called senior move managers, has arisen to help retirees sort their way through their mountains of possessions, one of many new industries in today’s longevity economy."

"Senior move managers exist for good reason: Without help, we may find that moving simply falls into the too-hard category, especially in later older age.... All of us live in many homes throughout our lives, but for many of us, the home of greatest significance is the one in which we spend our m...




June 22, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Clark on Recognition in British International Legal Thought




June 22, 09:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The last Jurassic World film grossed a massive $1.67 billion worldwide but was critically panned..."

"... with much of the conversation revolving around why Howard’s heroine spent the entire film running from dinosaurs in heels (in a hilariously petty 'fuck you' to critics, our first shot of Howard in Fallen Kingdom delivers a close-up of her heels and, when she arrives on the island, a close-up...




June 22, 09:20 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Example of Charles Krauthammer

There’s a case to be made, though a limited one, for de mortuis nil nisi bonum. There isn’t any such case for actively misrepresenting the public record of a writer, as Peter Wehner does for Charles Krauthammer in today’s New York Times. Wehner says: In an age when political com...




June 22, 09:18 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   The continuing University subsidy of the U of Minnesota Law School

This story is certainly indicative of the depths of the decline in law school applicants especially in the Midwest. That the flagship law school, long...




June 22, 09:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   Too many strikeouts? It's "sucking the action out of [baseball] to the point where it too often feels like a funeral for all those runners left dying on base."

Writes Bill Madden in The Daily News. We are inexorably headed for the first season in baseball history in which there will be more strikeouts than hits... The analytics people say strikeouts are okay as long as they’re the end result of batters swinging hard and upward  in an attempt to hit...




June 22, 08:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Full appeals court to rule on Ohio’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood”

“Full appeals court to rule on Ohio’s efforts to defund Planned Parenthood”: Eric Heisig of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report. And Jim Provance of The Toledo Blade reports that “Court to reconsider Planned Parenthood ruling.” My earlier coverage of yesterday...




June 22, 08:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In May, U.N. special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston released a report saying the United States has the highest rates of youth poverty, infant mortality, incarceration, income inequality and obesity..."

"... among all countries in the developed world, as well as 40 million people living in poverty. Alston accused President Trump and the Republican Congress of deepening poverty and inequality in the country, citing the Republican tax law passed last fall. 'The policies pursued over the past year ...




June 22, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Guest Post -- Patent Beauty: IP and Hair Care Products

By Shin Hee Lee* and Anthony D. Sabatelli** -- "Your hair is your crowning glory" is an often-quoted phrase with biblical roots.1 Perhaps more importantly, one's hair is a visible barometer of one's health and age. Hair care products are also big business. The global hair care market reached $85....




June 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   de la Rasilla del Moral on Vitoria & international law in Spain




June 21, 11:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Columbus to introduce new panhandling legislation after US Supreme Court ruling”

“Columbus to introduce new panhandling legislation after US Supreme Court ruling”: Mark Ferenchik has this front page article in today’s edition of The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch.




June 21, 10:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce”

“Supreme Court Widens Reach of Sales Taxes in E-Commerce”: Adam Liptak, Ben Casselman, and Julie Creswell of The New York Times have this report. Robert Barnes of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court rules that states may require online retailers to collect sales taxe...




June 21, 10:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule”

“S.E.C. Judges Were Appointed Unlawfully, Justices Rule”: Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday’s edition of The New York Times. Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that “Supreme Court sides with discredited investment adviser, says SEC judge was improperl...




June 21, 10:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Late Night Café...

... please talk about whatever you like.




June 21, 10:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Charles Krauthammer.

"Charles Krauthammer, a longtime Fox News contributor, Pulitzer Prize winner, Harvard-trained psychiatrist and best-selling author who came to be known as the dean of conservative commentators, died Thursday. He was 68." FoxNews reports.




June 21, 09:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “The Future of Chevron Deference: Of Zombie Fungus and Acoustic Separation.”

“The Future of Chevron Deference: Of Zombie Fungus and Acoustic Separation.” Jeffrey Pojanowski has this guest post at the “Notice & Comment” blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




June 21, 09:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last: How one court brought software patents back from the grave.”

“Why the Supreme Court’s software patent ban didn’t last: How one court brought software patents back from the grave.” Timothy B. Lee of Ars Technica has this report.




June 21, 09:20 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   His Award Is Disbarment

The Oklahoma Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for misconduct in three client matters. His self-representation made an impression The case at bar is an extreme example of how the trial panel's effort to provide due process to a respondent provides...




June 21, 09:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Play On

The PGA lost a bid for summary judgment in an action brought by Vijay Singh per this decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The motion court correctly denied summary judgment dismissing the cause of...




June 21, 09:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Elena Kagan Is Up to Something: Is the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues?”

“Elena Kagan Is Up to Something: Is the liberal justice drifting to the right, or is she playing the long game with her conservative colleagues?” Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




June 21, 09:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Stare Decisis and Judge-Made Law: What today’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair might tell us about the future of qualified immunity.”

“Stare Decisis and Judge-Made Law: What today’s decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair might tell us about the future of qualified immunity.” Will Baude has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”




June 21, 08:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Congrats, Supreme Court. Keep Thinking Small. The justices are wise to steer clear of big social controversies. Usually, anyway.”

“Congrats, Supreme Court. Keep Thinking Small. The justices are wise to steer clear of big social controversies. Usually, anyway.” Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




June 21, 08:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Appeals court orders Beltway Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo resentenced in killings”

“Appeals court orders Beltway Sniper Lee Boyd Malvo resentenced in killings”: Peter Hermann of The Washington Post has an article that begins, “A federal appeals court on Thursday agreed to throw out the four life sentences that Lee Boyd Malvo received for his role in the 2002 B...




June 21, 07:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Isakson, Perdue livid about blocked Georgia judicial pick”

“Isakson, Perdue livid about blocked Georgia judicial pick”: Tamar Hallerman has this post at the “Political Insider” blog of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.




June 21, 07:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Why Jeff Flake may start blocking Trump’s judicial nominees”

“Why Jeff Flake may start blocking Trump’s judicial nominees”: Steve Benen has this post at MSNBC’s “The MaddowBlog.”




June 21, 07:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A ‘view’ from the courtroom: Inching toward checkout for the term.”

“A ‘view’ from the courtroom: Inching toward checkout for the term.” Mark Walsh has this post at “SCOTUSblog.”




June 21, 07:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Top Pa. Republicans appeal gerrymandering case to U.S. Supreme Court”

“Top Pa. Republicans appeal gerrymandering case to U.S. Supreme Court”: Jonathan Lai and Liz Navratil of The Philadephia Inquirer have this report.




June 21, 06:51 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2017-18

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




June 21, 04:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Being able to cite a published Ninth Circuit opinion whose title begins with Shame on You is something that appellate advocates may find irresistible

Being able to cite a published Ninth Circuit opinion whose title begins with Shame on You is something that appellate advocates may find irresistible: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued this decision today.




June 21, 04:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “CAFC Vacates and Remands: TTAB Applied Wrong Test in Finding ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks.”

“CAFC Vacates and Remands: TTAB Applied Wrong Test in Finding ZERO Not Generic for Soft Drinks.” John L. Welch has this post today at “The TTABlog.” My earlier coverage of yesterday’s Federal Circuit ruling can be accessed here and here.




June 21, 04:36 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Parties in in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case Spar Over Whether U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear Case or Remand the Case Following Gill”

“Parties in in North Carolina Partisan Gerrymandering Case Spar Over Whether U.S. Supreme Court Should Hear Case or Remand the Case Following Gill”: Rick Hasen has this post at his “Election Law Blog.”




June 21, 04:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “The Supreme Court Needs to Know the Truth About Trump’s Travel Ban: A consular officer explains how the waiver process was crafted to project an illusion of fairness.”

“The Supreme Court Needs to Know the Truth About Trump’s Travel Ban: A consular officer explains how the waiver process was crafted to project an illusion of fairness.” Christopher M. Richardson has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




June 21, 04:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "How much apes really do resemble us in their emotional range and mental capacity will probably remain a mystery for longer than many of us will live."

"But when it comes to Koko, that may not really matter. Our response to a creature at once so like us and so different was to seek out the similarities — to experience empathy and to trust that Koko experienced it, too. It didn’t matter that she didn’t speak English the way we did, or even that s...




June 21, 03:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   Bear.

(In California.)




June 21, 03:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I REALLY DON'T CARE. DO U?"

FLOTUS spox confirms Mrs. Trump wore a jacket to visit border kids that reads: "I really don't care. Do you?" Spox says: "It's a jacket. There was no hidden message. After today's important visit to Texas, I hope the media isn't going to choose to focus on her wardrobe." pic.twitter.com/Bp4Z8n455...




June 21, 03:23 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Correct the Record, Noel Francisco: The solicitor general gave the Supreme Court incomplete and misleading information about the travel ban’s waiver process.”

“Correct the Record, Noel Francisco: The solicitor general gave the Supreme Court incomplete and misleading information about the travel ban’s waiver process.” Jeremy Stahl has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




June 21, 03:21 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   CELS 2018--Paper Submission Deadline Extension

The University of Michigan Law School and the Society for Empirical Legal Studies (SELS), co-hosts of the 13th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on November 9-10, 2018, in Ann Arbor, Michigan, are pleased to announce that the deadline...




June 21, 03:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   But Her Emails

The Maryland Court of Appeals overturned a circuit court order commanding Bar Counsel to investigate Hillary Clinton's attorneys Jurisdiction is not a flashy or glamorous area of the law. What it lacks in luster, however, it makes up for in...




June 21, 02:16 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Abubakar on “Gender Justice in Islamic Law”

Musa Usman Abubakar (Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic Law at Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria) has published a new book, Gender Justice in Islamic Law (Hart 2018). Here is the publisher’s description: This book seeks to interrogate the classical … Continue reading →




June 21, 01:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Full US appeals court to consider Planned Parenthood case”

“Full US appeals court to consider Planned Parenthood case”: The Associated Press has this report on an order granting rehearing en banc that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit issued today. My earlier coverage of the now-vacated unanimous original three-judge panel’...




June 21, 01:26 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Failed Test Of Character

An attorney who was censured in New Jersey received the same sanction as reciprocal discipline in New York On February 25, 2015, Arthur Alte IV, a TD Bank customer, cashed a check for $1,185.65 at the drive-up window of the...




June 21, 01:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “The Imminent Demise of Chevron Deference?”

“The Imminent Demise of Chevron Deference?” Joshua Matz has this post at the “Take Care” blog.




June 21, 01:20 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dewey Cheatum and Howe

A convicted attorney has been disbarred by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial department By way of background, the respondent was indicted, along with others, in 2014 and charged with one count of scheme to defraud in...




June 21, 01:14 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   New York, New York

An attorney has been suspended by the New York Appellate Division for the Third Judicial Department In April 2016, AGC, then known as the Committee on Professional Standards, authorized a Chief Attorney's Complaint (see Rules of App Div, 3d Dept...




June 21, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Fernandez on Winston, "Lawyers at Play"




June 21, 12:43 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Patrick on Evocative Advocates and Stirring Statesmen: Law, Politics, and the Weaponization of Imagery




June 21, 12:37 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Congress, the Dormant Commerce Clause, and the Wayfair Case

by Michael C. Dorf Today's decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.  is defensible on the merits, but Justice Kennedy's majority opinion inadequately responds to the key objection by Chief Justice Roberts (for himself and Justices Breyer, Sotomayor, and Kagan). To see why will require a bit...




June 21, 12:30 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Matei on Art on Trial: Freedom of Artistic Expression and the European Court of Human Rights




June 21, 11:07 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Schauer on Law as a Malleable Artifact




June 21, 10:03 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases

Access today’s rulings of the U.S. Supreme Court in argued cases: The Court today issued four rulings in argued cases. 1. Justice Neil M. Gorsuch delivered the opinion of the Court in Wisconsin Central Ltd. v. United States, No. 17-530. Justice Stephen G. Breyer issued a dissenting opinion,...




  

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