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September 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Nann and Cohen on legal historical research




September 25, 10:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

... talk about anything.




September 25, 07:39 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "A Bright And Accomplished Lawyer"

The Utah Supreme Court accepted findings of misconduct in an attorney's various tax lapses but remanded the district court's disbarment order for reconsideration of the sanction After graduating from Stanford Law School in 1980, Mr. Steffensen became a member of...




September 25, 04:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bad Bet

The Oklahoma Supreme Court has denied reinstatement of an attorney who had resigned in the face of serious allegations in 2011 Petitioner was initially admitted to the Oklahoma Bar Association in 1982. This Court has twice before disciplined Petitioner for...




September 25, 02:29 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The second accuser has nothing. The second accuser thinks maybe it could have been him, maybe not. She admits she was drunk."

"She admits time lapses. She was totally inebriated and all messed up and she doesn’t know... Gee, let’s not make him a supreme court judge." Said Trump about Deborah Ramirez. He said while sitting next to the President of Colombia at the United Nations, The Guardian reports .




September 25, 01:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   The CNN headline says "Toobin calls out Kavanaugh's 'weird' interview."

Toobin is on CNN , talking about Kavanaugh's interview, and guess what he calls "weird"? According to Toobin, Kavanaugh disrupted the usual appearance of nonpartisanship for Supreme Court nominees by going on Fox News, AKA "Republican television." That's what's "weird"! "Go on the 'Today' show, g...




September 25, 01:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I want to create scenarios and imaginary fashion places where real clothes for everyday life can cheer you up."

Said Giuliano Calza, the co-founder of God Can’t Destroy Streetwear, quoted in "Models Wearing 3 Breasts Strut Down The Runway At Milan Fashion Week/The prosthetics were an homage to 'Total Recall,' the designer told HuffPost" (HuffPo). Here's the "Total Recall" inspiration (warning: naked breast...




September 25, 01:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "At the time of the assault, I was 30 years old, and a fit confident athlete. I was strong, and skilled, with great reflexes, agility and speed."

"Instead of being able to run, jump, and pretty must do anything I wanted physically, during the assault I was paralyzed and completely helpless. I couldn't move my arms or legs. I couldn't speak or even remain conscious. I was completely vulnerable, and powerless to protect myself... After the a...




September 25, 01:07 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Edward W. Said (1 November 1935 – 25 September 2003)




September 25, 12:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   "We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an unelected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism."

Trump at the U.N. today. I'm reading the NYT article about it. Mr. Trump’s message drew a mostly stone-faced response from the audience in the General Assembly chamber. But there was one moment of levity, albeit at the president’s expense. When he declared that his administration “has accomplishe...




September 25, 11:19 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Hoxby (Stanford): Economic benefits of online education may not cover the cost (Michael Simkovic)

A recent working paper by Caroline Hoxby (Stanford) suggests that the economic returns to online education (measured in terms of wage growth) may be too...




September 25, 11:12 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   How the Kavanaugh Situation Reflects on Pence's Question to Himself: "Why Am I Such a Loser?"




September 25, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Wilson on Limited Liabiltiy for British Banks




September 25, 09:52 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Fine Mess

A town court justice has entered into a stipulation and resigned her office in a determination of the New York Commission on Judicial Conduct. AHAM reported on charges Manchester Town judge who ordered people to pay up for traffic and...




September 25, 09:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   The NYT lobs a confusing new issue into the Kavanaugh controversy: the phrase "Renate Alumni" in the yearbook at Kavanaugh's high school.

It's really hard to summarize "Kavanaugh’s Yearbook Page Is ‘Horrible, Hurtful’ to a Woman It Named." My first question is: Who wrote the words in the yearbook? If not Brett Kavanaugh, why must I understand this? And why is the NYT choosing to dilute the carefully built up allegation made by Chri...




September 25, 09:22 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No (Debt) Relief

The Ohio Supreme Court has this discipline summary per Dan Travas The Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspended a Cincinnati attorney for doing little to no work for clients he received through referrals from a now defunct California debt-relief company. Justin...




September 25, 08:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   The exploitation of children in the viral video industry.




September 25, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   Protesters chanting "We believe survivors" drive Ted Cruz out of a D.C. restaurant.

BREAKING. Activists just chased @TedCruz out of a fancy Washington DC restaurant, chanting “We Believe Survivors!” Cruz has been friends with creep Kavanaugh for 20 years. Now Cruz is on judiciary committee hearing his testimony. Fascists not welcome! #CancelKavanugh pic.twitter.com/7mx6Tc32za — ...




September 25, 12:32 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Director Iancu Produces Glimmer of Patent Eligibility Hope

By Kevin E. Noonan -- U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Director Andrew Iancu gave the introductory keynote address at the 46th Annual Meeting of the Intellectual Property Owners (IPO) Association on Monday, and his talk provided the prospect of a Patent Office administration dedicated, as former ...




September 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Salyer's "Under the Starry Flag"




September 24, 08:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   I've always been afraid to go for a walk alone in the woods...

... but I did it today. At Blue Mound: I had the Indian Marker Tree Trail completely to myself. Beautiful! Talk about anything you want in the comments. The long view:




September 24, 07:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   The point at which Brett Kavanaugh almost moves himself to tears: "I was focused on trying to be number 1 in my class and being captain of the varsity basketball team."

From the Fox News interview that aired just now. ADDED: Kavanaugh (and his wife) gave a strong performance. He stuck to absolute denials, and he was asked the question I wanted to hear — did he ever drink to the point of a memory blackout — and he said he did not. AND: There are so many thin...




September 24, 06:21 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Brett Kavanaugh said Monday he was a virgin in high school and college..."

The full Kavanaugh interview will air at 7 Eastern on Fox News. And, I'm listening to Fox News now and hearing Brit Hume saying something very close to what I said this morning . I said: The new allegations — from Avenatti and The New Yorker — are, I think, helping Kavanaugh's case.... After all ...




September 24, 05:46 PM   /   Althouse   /   3 brothers demonstrate the problem of men — as opposed to boys — in shorts.

From a huge collection of adults recreating their childhood photographs (which made me laugh out loud about 20 times). The problem of men in shorts is — as I've been saying for years — that they look like enlarged boys. It's self-infantilizing. But that's hilarious as a one-time photo prank....




September 24, 03:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   "These are smears, pure and simple. And they debase our public discourse ... But they are also a threat to any man or woman who wishes to serve our country."

"Such grotesque and obvious character assassination — if allowed to succeed — will dissuade competent and good people of all political persuasions from service. I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process. The coordinated effort to destroy my good name will not drive me out. The ...




September 24, 03:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   AJLH: 58:3




September 24, 02:51 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Return to Garza: How ORR is acting without statutory authority (and why DOJ's arguments haven't gotten any better since last year)




September 24, 02:31 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Rediscovering Corfield v. Coryell




September 24, 01:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Matter Of Percentages

The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded an attorney for collecting an unreasonable fee “Client” signed a representation agreement with “Law Firm” in a personal injury matter. The agreement called for a contingent attorney fee of 35% if the case...




September 24, 12:10 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Family Law Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited family law faculty in U.S. law schools for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember that...




September 24, 11:52 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Charges Dismissed: Defense Counsel Acted Reasonably

The Louisiana Supreme Court rejected the Office of Disciplinary Counsel's appeal of a dismissal of bar charges Briefly stated, this case involves the obligations of an attorney who learns his client has failed to produce evidence in response to a...




September 24, 11:11 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age




September 24, 10:47 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Weingast on Adam Smith's Theory of the State




September 24, 10:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   Rosenstein resigns.

Axios. I know, Kavanaugh and sex sex sex are so distracting that this big story will just waft by unnoticed.... ADDED: Everything is spinning out of control... (Image is what you see at Axios, displaying from the next story down after the one I link to.)




September 24, 10:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I'm a sentimental sap, that's all/What's the use of trying not to fall?/I have no will, you've made your kill/'Cause you took advantage of me!"

That's a 1928 song with lyrics by Lorenz Hart. I'm thinking about it this morning after reading the questions Michael Avenatti proposed that the Senate Judiciary Committee ask Brett Kavanaugh: "Did you ever witness a line of men outside a bedroom at any house party where you understood a woman wa...




September 24, 09:14 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   The President’s arrested emotional and moral development




September 24, 09:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   With the devious use of the disjunctive "or," Michael Avenatti raises a cloud of "gang rape" suspicion around Brett Kavanaugh.

I'm reading the shockingly titled Daily News article "Brett Kavanaugh and pals accused of gang rapes in high school, says lawyer Michael Avenatti." “We are aware of significant evidence of multiple house parties in the Washington, D.C. area during the early 1980s during which Brett Kavanaugh, Mar...




September 24, 08:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   The effort to lure white South African farmers to Russia — which offers "abundant farmland, relative safety and a country that holds tight to traditional Christian values."

"What is not said — but clearly understood — is how this fits neatly into the identity politics of Russian President Vladi­mir Putin," WaPo reports. The West may view Putin largely as a strategic and military adversary. Yet inside Russia, much of his support grows from the idea of Russia as the c...




September 24, 08:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Conservative actor James Woods tweeted a hoax meme in July. Twitter just locked him out of his account."

WaPo reports. An account belonging to a woman named Sara Miller, who identified herself as Woods’s girlfriend, first tweeted the news early Friday morning with images of the email Woods received from Twitter. The email stated the July tweet “includes text and imagery that has the potential to be ...




September 24, 08:39 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Yale Law investigating allegations about Amy Chua's advice to clerkship applicants to Judge Kavanaugh

IHE has some details, including Professor Chua's denial of the allegations.




September 24, 08:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump at the U.N. — live now:

(You can scroll back to the beginning if it begins in the middle. This is live.)




September 24, 08:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If someone had told me, if anyone had told me, there is a specific law that says this is a crime."

"I did not know. I’ve said this over and over again. Had I’d known, if anyone knows my personality. Just the idea, this would count as a crime." Said Mary Kay Letourneau , who had an affair with a 12-year-old boy whom she met when he was 8 and she was a schoolteacher. As for the boy, Vili Fualaau...




September 24, 08:03 AM   /   Althouse   /   "[He] said he had been scared and often cried while adrift... Every time he saw a large ship..."

"... he said, he was hopeful, but more than 10 ships had sailed past him. None of them stopped or saw [him]." From "Indonesian teenager survives 49 days adrift at sea in 'fishing hut'" (BBC). The "fishing hut" is "a 'rompong' - a floating fish trap without any paddles or engine... which... floats...




September 24, 07:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   "And so, 50 years after Dylan wrote it, 'The Times They Are a-Changin' ' vibrates with new meaning."

"Perhaps that's because the song itself doesn't look to the past — rather, it's an anthem of hope for a future where change is always possible," concludes NPR in "'The Times They Are A-Changin'' Still Speaks To Our Changing Times."  Excerpt: As the 1960s faded into the '70s, the urgency of t...




September 24, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Finders, Keepers, Losers, Trump




September 24, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Lambourn and friends on legal encounters on the medieval globe




September 23, 11:46 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   The Subject Matter Eligibility of Machine Learning: An Early Take

By Michael Borella -- Machine learning is more than just a buzzword. It represents a fundamental shift in how problems are solved across industries and lines of business. In the near future, a machine learning library may become a standard part of all operating systems, just like TCP/IP and datab...




September 23, 09:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Jagged Edge Café...

... the conversation is as sharp as you can make it.




September 23, 09:11 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Brett Kavanaugh’s, has described a dormitory party gone awry and a drunken incident that she wants the F.B.I. to investigate."

A new article by Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer in The New Yorker. The woman at the center of the story, Deborah Ramirez, who is fifty-three, attended Yale with Kavanaugh.... The New Yorker contacted Ramirez after learning of her possible involvement in an incident involving Kavanaugh.... She was at...




September 23, 07:27 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Economics in Two Lessons: Introduction

The publication date for my new book, Economics in Two Lessons, is set for May 2019. Until then, I’m putting extracts up on a Facebook page I’ve set up. Here’s the first one, part of the Introduction.




September 23, 05:04 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Think tanks, CBO dramatically overestimated the direct budgetary costs of Public Service Loan Forgiveness (Michael Simkovic)

I've previously noted some of the outrageously implausible assumptions used by organizations with links to private student lenders (such as the New American Foundation, AEI,...




September 23, 03:15 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   MBHB & Patent Docs Program on Biopharma Patent Law

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP and Patent Docs will be hosting a CLE program on Biopharma Patent Law from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on October 24, 2018 at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Cambridge, MA. MBHB attorneys and Patent Docs authors Kevin Noonan and Donald Zuhn, and MBHB attorney...




September 23, 03:10 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

September 23-25, 2018 - Annual Meeting (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - Chicago, IL September 24, 2018 - Biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting (U.S. Patent and Trademark Office) - Alexandria, VA September 26, 2018 - "IP Audit Checklist: Best Practice...




September 23, 02:28 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Owning the Peanut Gallery

Ted Cruz has been accused of debating Beto O’Rourke in the style of a US college debater, more concerned with winning points than hearts. Twas ever thus. In the autumn of 1992 I turned up at McGill University, Montreal. I’d wanted to go to France on Erasmus but didn’t qualify. O...




September 23, 02:23 PM   /   Balkinization   /   A Proposed Standard for the Nominee and for the Senate




September 23, 11:52 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   George Padmore (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959): author, journalist, Left organizer and activist (against colonialism, imperialism and Empire), one-time Communist Party member, socialist, and Pan-Africanist intellectual




September 23, 11:34 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Were Exonerated Clients Abused And Cheated By Attorney?

The North Carolina State Bar has filed charges against an attorney alleging misconduct in his dealings with two exonerated defendants. The Marshall Project reported on the Bar's investigation The North Carolina State Bar is investigating a Florida lawyer for his...




September 23, 10:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   What American gender politics has done to my mind.

I wanted to read Maureen Dowd's new column, "Sick to Your Stomach? #MeToo" (NYT). It begins: Somewhere in the dim recesses of my mind, I can recall a time when the sight of that white dome thrilled me. As a teenager, working for a New York congressman, I felt privileged to walk the same marble co...




September 23, 09:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   Aside from what I believe about what happened circa 1983, I don't believe this about next Thursday.

The past is different from the future. You can't go to either place, but if you wait around, what you once thought of as the future will for a brief shining moment be the present, and then it will fall off into the past, so you can think about it differently, because you've had the chance to see ...




September 23, 09:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I've got to admit that if I had to say right now, who is more likely to be telling us what is closer to the truth — no stakes, no burden of proof, just who is more likely — I'd have to say her."

I wrote in the comments to a post that linked to a WaPo article and simply quoted Christine Blasely Ford's husband. He'd said, "Her mind-set was, 'I’ve got this terrible secret.... What am I going to do with this secret?' She was like, 'I can’t deal with this. If he becomes the nominee, then I’m ...




September 23, 04:13 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: window




September 22, 11:46 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on Biosimilars and Antitrust

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Biosimilars in the Antitrust Spotlight: Patent Litigation and Settlement" on October 4, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Nicholas Mitrokostas of Goodwin Procter LLP, Richard Mortimer of Anaylsis Group, and M...




September 22, 11:45 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Patent Cooperation Treaty Seminar

Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC will be offering an in-person PCT Seminar on October 16-18, 2018 in Redwood City, CA. Carl Oppedahl of Oppedahl Patent Law Firm LLC will address the following: I. Strategic topics: • Whether to use PCT or Paris Convention. • Choosing wisely when picking a Receiving Of...




September 22, 11:43 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Patent Term Adjustments and Extensions: Leveraging Recent Decisions and USPTO Rule Changes" on October 11, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Thomas L. Irving, Jill K. MacAlpine, and Charles E. Van Horn of Finnegan Henderson Farabow Garrett & Dunne...




September 22, 11:42 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   JMLS Program on Standard Essential Patents

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be hosting an IP Executive Seminar on "Standard Essential Patents: What Every IP Attorney and In-house Counsel Should Know" from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on October 12, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The program, wh...




September 22, 11:40 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements -- Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisions" on October 16, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Jeffrey D. Morton of Snell & Wilmer ...




September 22, 08:55 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Mary Shelley's Legacy @insidehighered @mclemee




September 22, 08:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Orange-and-Blue Café...

... you can talk all night. And do think of using the Althouse Portal to Amazon. One thing I bought recently is "Educated: A Memoir" by Tara Westover. I recommend it. Here's an excerpt, something that I was listening to as I walked on Willy Street today: I had grown up preparing for the Days of A...




September 22, 07:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "My siblings who chose to film ads against me are all liberal Democrats who hate President Trump."

"These disgruntled Hillary suppporters are related by blood to me but like leftists everywhere, they put political ideology before family. Stalin would be proud. #Az04 #MAGA2018" Tweeted Congressman Paul Gosar (AZ-4) after 6 of his siblings made an ad endorsing his opponent. Here's the ad: Here '...




September 22, 04:38 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Why Are We Tip-Toeing Around Racism in Alston v. NCAA?




September 22, 03:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Dangerous Mix Of Sex, Drugs And Farming

The Louisiana Supreme Court disbarred an attorney who defaulted on these charges: Count One On September 28, 2009, New Orleans police, while responding to a report of suspicious activity, observed respondent exiting a vehicle with a needle sticking out of...




September 22, 12:40 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Research Design and Multi-Level Modeling--An Illustration

A recent post on Andrew Gelman's blog (here)--ironically prompted by a grad student's frustration with efforts to detect treatment effects in, of all things, the weight-training context--caught my eye not for any insights into weight-training but, rather, for some of...




September 22, 11:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Men, Tell Us About Your High School Experience."

Fill out this form, just in case you want to tell on yourself before anybody else does. The NYT wants you to trust it with your information: We want to hear from men about their high school experiences. A Times editor may contact you with follow-up questions. No information you provide will be pu...




September 22, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Her mind-set was, 'I’ve got this terrible secret.... What am I going to do with this secret?'"

"She was like, 'I can’t deal with this. If he becomes the nominee, then I’m moving to another country. I cannot live in this country if he’s in the Supreme Court'... She wanted out." Said Russell Ford, the husband of Christine Blasey Ford, quoted in "Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved ...




September 22, 10:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The drinking was unbelievable," said Bernie Ward, who was the sex-ed teacher at Georgetown Prep in the Kavanaugh years...

... and who — according to "'100 Kegs or Bust': Kavanaugh friend, Mark Judge, has spent years writing about high school debauchery" (WaPo) —  "later spent two decades as a radio talk-show host in San Francisco and served six years in federal prison for distributing child pornography." “It wa...




September 22, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "25 years ago today, on September 21, 1993, Nirvana released its third and last studio album, In Utero..."

"... the defiantly raw and noisy follow-up to Nevermind , their much slicker breakthrough album... And if you really want to feel old, think about this: In Utero is an older album today than the Beatles' White Album was on the day In Utero was released!" Writes my son John on Facebook , with audi...




September 22, 06:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive," tweeted the 85-year-old Charles E. Grassley, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee...

... letting the Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh know about the latest deadline extension accorded to Kavanaugh's accuser Christine Blasey Ford. The newest deadline is 2:30 PM today (Saturday). I'm told —  reading the NYT — that they're working on negotiating the terms, but it's ha...




September 22, 05:58 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What [Christine Blasey Ford is] describing, I saw at parties in 2003 and ’04. Boys trying to take advantage of girls who were drunk."

Said Eric Ruyak, who attended Georgetown Prep in the 2000s — long after Kavanaugh left — quoted — for what it's worth — in USA Today . "It’s predominantly white, very homogeneous," Ruyak said. "There’s a tremendous amount of wealth, no women, and, quite frankly, male teachers making lewd jokes. I...




September 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




September 21, 03:59 PM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   What is the PCAOB and What Does it Do?

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) is a nonprofit entity that was created with the passage of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and established by Congress to oversee the audits of public companies with the goal of protecting investors and the public's interest by promoting accura...




September 21, 02:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment."

NYT headline. The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office f...




September 21, 01:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   Nice Drudge graphic.

I read that as humorous critique, the play being on "The Battle of Britain." Drudge is saying they're making a mountain out of a molehill.




September 21, 01:25 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   On the putative genius of (our) constitutional democracy




September 21, 01:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   Cory Booker and Brett Kavanaugh — Chris Cillizza pushes away whataboutism, but we might reach for it anyway.

"What makes Cory Booker's groping incident different than the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh." That's the CNN headline for a piece by Chris Cillizza. The automatic, easy, snarky answer: He's a Democrat. I still haven't read the article, and I hadn't previously noticed there was a "groping in...




September 21, 12:33 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Women’s Court of Canada Act and Rules @IISJOnati

Melinda Buckley is publishing Women’s Court of Canada Act and Rules in the Oñati Socio-Legal Series. Here is the abstract in English and Spanish. English Abstract: This paper explores the issue of how a feminist court could operate through the … Continue reading →




September 21, 12:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Wicked Words, Wicked Deeds

An order entered by a Connecticut Superior Court Judge yesterday in the case of Corona v. Day Kimball Healthcare Inc. suspending an attorney for 120 days begins as follows For the courts to guarantee the triumph of the law over...




September 21, 11:30 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Shades Of Gray And Black

A public censure of an attorney has been imposed the the New Yor k Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this disciplinary proceeding by a petition of charges (Judiciary Law § 90[2], Rules for...




September 21, 11:26 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Supervision Obligations When Secretary's Ex-Husband Is Murdered

An attorney has been suspended for 60 days by the Iowa Supreme Court Mathahs has practiced law in Iowa since 2001. Upon obtaining his law license, Mathahs has practiced mostly from an office in Marengo. Although he practiced with a...




September 21, 11:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   Does Trump's tweet attack Christine Blasey Ford?

I have no doubt that, if the attack on Dr. Ford was as bad as she says, charges would have been immediately filed with local Law Enforcement Authorities by either her or her loving parents. I ask that she bring those filings forward so that we can learn date, time, and place! — Donald J. Trump (@...




September 21, 11:14 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Delahunty on Commonwealth and Commodity: Shakespeare's "King John"




September 21, 10:49 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   $26.5 million dollar naming gift to University of Alabama Law School

The Alabama announcement here.




September 21, 10:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump tweets, just now: "I met with the DOJ concerning the declassification of various UNREDACTED documents."

"They agreed to release them but stated that so doing may have a perceived negative impact on the Russia probe. Also, key Allies’ called to ask not to release. Therefore, the Inspector General....." Still waiting for the rest of that sentence. ADDED: Still waiting, but I wanted to ask what does "...




September 21, 10:25 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Kavanaugh and Underage Drinking




September 21, 09:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   Are they going to say "time's up" suddenly in 7 minutes when the deadline hits?

ADDED, 2 minutes after the hour: No word yet. Meade is watching MSNBC right next to me, and the people on that channel are freaking out, while nothing is happening. ME: "Why do you watch MSNBC?" MEADE: "Because they're the most extreme."




September 21, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We unravel the Russian plot to subvert the 2016 election."

Teaser on the front page at nytimes.com for a big NYT article that I cannot bring myself to read. I've glanced at it, seen the diagrams that make it seem as though there are hundreds of data points and the NYT has arranged them to tell a story. To "unravel" is "To cause to be no longer ravelled, ...




September 21, 09:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A Premature Attempt at the 21st Century Canon/A panel of critics tells us what belongs on a list of the 100 most important books of the 2000s … so far."

At Vulture (NY Magazine). Worth a click just for the illustration (by Tim McDonagh). I love the drawing of Joan Didion (whose "Year of Magical Thinking" is in the canon), one of many drawings of writers, all colorfully jumbled together. Any project like this is arbitrary, and ours is no exception...




September 21, 08:36 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Alternatives to FBI Investigation




September 21, 08:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   Kavanaugh is "a great intellect, a great gentleman, an impeccable reputation, went to Yale, top student, went to Yale Law School, top student, so we're going to let it play out, but I gotta tell you...."

"... he is a fine, fine person, so — and he's got tremendous support, I can tell you, just like Neil Gorsuch, who's now on the Supreme Court has tremendous support. So, we'll let it play out, and I think everything's going to be just fine. This is a high. quality. person." Said Trump, last night ...




September 21, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Pfeifer on lynching around the world




September 20, 06:27 PM   /   Althouse   /   "'Piano & a Microphone 1983' contains nine songs that were recorded on a cassette at [Prince's] home studio..."

"... the year before 'Purple Rain' would multiply the size of his audience. It’s just Prince on his own (with an engineer) for about 35 minutes, brainstorming while tape ran, segueing from song to song until it was time to turn over the cassette.... The album feels like eavesdropping, as Prince t...




  

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