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September 26, 09:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   A tell at 0:06?

Those are clips from a much longer press conference, which you can read here: "Transcript: Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva met the media Monday to discuss what happened prior to Sunday's game in Chicago" (ESPN). Excerpt: After the meeting ... based on my unique circumsta...




September 26, 09:45 AM   /   Commercial Law   /   Commercial Law Podcasts Now Available Through CALI




September 26, 09:45 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Anthem Sprinting

Tyler Cowen on American reverence for the Star Spangled Banner: At a rally on Friday and on Twitter since, we have seen President Trump taking pokes at NFL players who do not show what he considers sufficient respect for the national anthem, namely by kneeling in protest during the song (is it so...




September 26, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Yale Legal History Forum, 2017-2018




September 26, 09:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   A year ago today.

"Survived the presidential debate. Man, that was stressful. They both went aggressive. Nothing was kind and gentle or humorous or nice. Hillary smiled quite a few times, but that was just the implementation of a good idea. Trump decided to go ahead and be Trump. He has reason to think that works,...




September 26, 08:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I stand entirely behind the above footnote: behind every sentence, every phrase, every word and every syllable."

"I made no mistake, intentional or inadvertent. I retract nothing, and I do not intend to retract anything.” Swore Seth Barrett Tillman, a lecturer at Maynooth University in Ireland, who has described himself — in a court filing — as a “lonely scholar with unusual ideas, who is unaffiliated ...




September 26, 08:21 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Dishonesty To Law Firm Draws Suspension

The Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a conditional admission of misconduct and imposed a three-year suspension Barker, a specialist in the field of oil and gas litigation, joined a law firm as an independent contractor in 2014. Under the terms...




September 26, 07:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   How Hillary answered the question "Putin or Trump?"

It's a great question, and I believe she should have paused and then said — solemnly, ruefully — "Trump." But that's not what she did: That clip is more than a week old. Why hasn't it got more attention? I ran across it by chance as I was reading a piece in The Guardian titled "Why Hill...




September 26, 07:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   Is it wrong for foreign leaders to try to influence American elections? Hillary didn't think so.

On March 13, 2016, during the primary season, Hillary Clinton (along with Bernie Sanders) did a town hall in which she was asked — by a man whose one concern was defeating Donald Trump — to "share with us three specific points of your anti-Trump game plan." I won't bother — at this late date — to...




September 26, 12:56 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Mohawk Nation Exercises Sovereign Immunity in Inter Partes Review

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Not unexpectedly, on Friday, the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe (SRMT) filed a motion before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) to have inter partes review Nos. IPR2016-01127, IPR2016-01128, IPR2016-01129, IPR2016-01130, IPR2016-01131, and IPR2016-01132, instituted against U...




September 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Bilsky's "Holocaust, Corporations, and the Law"




September 25, 11:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Case Against Partisan Gerrymandering: It is both durable and democratically subversive; It's time for the Supreme Court to intervene."

"The Case Against Partisan Gerrymandering: It is both durable and democratically subversive; It's time for the Supreme Court to intervene." Law professor Nicholas Stephanopoulos has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




September 25, 10:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "One Of Trump's Judicial Nominees Sits On The Board Of A Group That Defends 'Conversion' Therapy"

"One Of Trump's Judicial Nominees Sits On The Board Of A Group That Defends 'Conversion' Therapy": Zoe Tillman of BuzzFeed News has this report .




September 25, 09:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Cat-Reads-Althouse Café...

... I don't know if the cat is commenting, but you sure can. Feel free to pass along your cats' and dogs' views and also to write about whatever you want. The photo was emailed by a reader, who gave me permission to use it. Thanks! As usual, I will prompt you to use The Althouse Amazon Portal , w...




September 25, 09:45 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Puerto Rican Statehood




September 25, 09:32 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ghetto Comment Violated Rule 8.4(g)

An attorney's conditional admission of misconduct accepted by the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge acknowledged a violation of Rule 8.4(g) and the sanction of public censure In 2015, [attorney] Wareham represented a woman with two children in a dissolution matter in...




September 25, 09:07 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Top Ten Upsides of a Nuclear War with North Korea




September 25, 07:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I haven’t seen a single play that happened yesterday in the NFL. And I’m not urging people to… It’s not a boycott. I just didn’t feel it."

"As I said, the thrill’s gone. The sadness was overwhelming.... I don’t know that the NFL understands what’s happening to it. I really don’t think they do," said Rush Limbaugh on his show today . Trump supporters to this day are not understood. They are still impugned and mocked and laughed at. B...




September 25, 05:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   I just registered online to attend the 2017 AJEI Summit in Long Beach, CA

I just registered online to attend the 2017 AJEI Summit in Long Beach, CA: And you can, too, via this link . Although online registration supposedly requires you to sign-up for a Duke Conference and Event Services account, the process is painlessly simple, requiring only the creation of a passwor...




September 25, 04:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In today's mail

In today's mail: I received a copy of the new book " Scalia Speaks: Reflections on Law, Faith, and Life Well Lived ." The book officially goes on sale on Tuesday, October 3, 2017.




September 25, 04:04 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Tilburg University Accepting Applications For Witteveen Memorial Fellowship In Law and Humanities @TilburgU




September 25, 03:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Anthony Weiner got 21 months of hard time."

That's The Daily News , stooping to the "hard time" joke. The disgraced pol, crying and grabbing tissue after tissue, was sentenced Monday by Judge Denise Cote for sending sick messages to a 15-year-old. Worth a click to see the courtroom sketch of the disgraced pol, crying, with Kleenex. Weiner ...




September 25, 03:32 PM   /   Balkinization   /   And, Right on Cue...




September 25, 03:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court cancels oral arguments on Trump travel ban"

"Supreme Court cancels oral arguments on Trump travel ban": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report .




September 25, 03:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "US appeals court agrees that college can't suspend student"

"US appeals court agrees that college can't suspend student": Dan Sewell of The Associated Press has a report that begins, "A federal appeals court panel has agreed with blocking a university's suspension of a male student accused of sexually assaulting a female student." You can access today's r...




September 25, 03:01 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Somos on George Ticknor's Progress of Politicks (1816): An American Reception of German Comparative Constitutional Thought @msomos




September 25, 02:59 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Faith, Wedding Cakes, and the Rule of Law

By Eric Segall Everyone in the United States may worship their own God, multiple Gods, or no God at all.  We have the right to believe anything we want without fear of government reprisal.  We also generally may refuse to communicate government messages with which we disagree (warnings ...




September 25, 02:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How First Amendment Speech Doctrine Ought to Be Created and Applied in the Colorado Baker/Gay Wedding Dispute at the Supreme Court"

"How First Amendment Speech Doctrine Ought to Be Created and Applied in the Colorado Baker/Gay Wedding Dispute at the Supreme Court": Law professors Vikram David Amar and Alan E. Brownstein have this essay at Justia.com's Verdict. And at "Jost on Justice," Kenneth Jost has a post titled " 'Straig...




September 25, 02:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In the October 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine

In the October 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has articles headlined " With Gorsuch on the bench, the Supreme Court's new term will address the travel ban, other hot-button issues " and " SCOTUS catches up by adopting electronic filing technology ."




September 25, 02:45 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Firing Offense

The Illinois Supreme Court filed a number of actions in bar discipline matters last week such as In re RAYMOND EDWARD CLUTTS, Attorney Number 6186587 1111 North Plaza Drive, Suite 405 Chicago, Illinois 60173-4981 File Information: M.R. 28794; 2017PR00048 Mr....




September 25, 02:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Corpus Linguistics Re-Redux"

"Corpus Linguistics Re-Redux": Carissa Byrne Hessick has this post at "PrawfsBlawg."




September 25, 02:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "What To Do With Violent Sex Offenders: The Supreme Court considers whether 'civil commitment' is just prison by another name."

"What To Do With Violent Sex Offenders: The Supreme Court considers whether 'civil commitment' is just prison by another name." Maurice Chammah has this post onine at The Marshall Project.




September 25, 02:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   From The Last Stop Bar To Disbar

An Illinois attorney is seeking disbarment by consent for an alcohol-related driving incident On December 4, 2015, Movant, after consuming two drinks at the Last Stop Bar in Dixon, was driving southwest on state Route 2 when he attempted a...




September 25, 02:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Travel Ban 3.0 could derail Supreme Court case"

"Travel Ban 3.0 could derail Supreme Court case": Ariane de Vogue of CNN.com has this report . Andrew Chung of Reuters has an article headlined " Trump's new travel ban could be harder to fight in court -- experts ." And in commentary, online at Bloomberg View, law professor Noah Feldman has an e...




September 25, 02:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court nixes TV coverage of key arguments on LGBT rights"

"Appeals court nixes TV coverage of key arguments on LGBT rights": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post .




September 25, 11:24 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bankruptcy Misconduct and Default Equals Disbarment

The North California Record has the story of a recent Nevada disbarment Nevada attorney Mary Lynn Wyatt has been disbarred by the California State Bar over allegations involving 16 counts of misconduct in two client matters, none of which she...




September 25, 11:06 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Burazin on Brian Leiter and the Naturalization of the Philosophy of Law




September 25, 11:06 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Liptak on the Emoluments Kerfluffle




September 25, 10:47 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Towards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities"

"Towards a Moral Ecology of Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement in British Universities" by Meghana Kasturi Vagwala, Aude Bicquelet, Gabija Didziokaite, Ross Coomber, Oonagh Corrigan and Ilina Singh has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Few empirical studies...




September 25, 10:25 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Is it just me, or are the comments under Althouse's post nonsensical?"

"It's like a bunch of stoners waxing profound without the ability to complete a thought. Not that there's anything wrong with that." A comment on an Instapundit post : ANN ALTHOUSE ON MARK KLEIMAN: Classic liberal manipulation: Creating the fear that you will be thought of as uncaring. “And that ...




September 25, 10:21 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Liptak on the the Emoluments Kerfuffle




September 25, 10:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Room For Doubt

The Law Society of Upper Canada tribunal Hearing Division revoked an attorney's license We found that the Licensee engaged in professional misconduct. With respect to penalty, the fraud is very clear in this case. Mortgagees and purchasers lost more than...




September 25, 10:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The 33-year-old self-proclaimed anarchist from Janesville smiled as he closed one eye, cocked his head and made a clicking sound to mimic gunfire coming from an assault rifle..."

"... one of more than a dozen guns he admits he stole a few days earlier from a Janesville gun shop. 'Those were the best days of my life,' said [Joseph] Jakubowski, then the subject of one of the largest manhunts in Wisconsin history after he mailed an anti-government manifesto to President Dona...




September 25, 09:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "How can you know I've never said one thing about a particular topic unless you yourself have been stalking me?"

How can you know I've never said one thing about a particular topic unless you yourself have been stalking me? https://t.co/vbGqSqlnNC — Ann Althouse (@annalthouse) September 25, 2017 I'm responding to this: When Trump was actually "disciplining and repressing" HRC in gendered ways (stalking her,...




September 25, 09:33 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Pardo on Bankrupt Slaves




September 25, 09:27 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "We Know a Lot About What Robert Mueller Is Doing. We Also Know Nothing at All. Looking for clues in the actions of D.C.'s second-most-powerful man."

"We Know a Lot About What Robert Mueller Is Doing. We Also Know Nothing at All. Looking for clues in the actions of D.C.'s second-most-powerful man." Cristian Farias of New York magazine has this report .




September 25, 09:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas' Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm"

"'Lonely Scholar With Unusual Ideas' Defends Trump, Igniting Legal Storm": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




September 25, 09:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "America's Red and Blue Judges: Justice Neil Gorsuch exemplifies how the Supreme Court has become fully enmeshed in the rankest partisan politics."

"America's Red and Blue Judges: Justice Neil Gorsuch exemplifies how the Supreme Court has become fully enmeshed in the rankest partisan politics." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.




September 25, 09:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Remember a few weeks before the election, when Hillary Clinton said, 'I’m the last thing standing between you and the apocalypse?'"

"I think she was basically right. Part of the job of a columnist, as I see it, is to bear witness to a nearly inconceivable civic disaster, and part of it is to grope toward an understanding of how it happened and how to move forward." Says Michelle Goldberg , in a dialogue with NYT op-ed writer ...




September 25, 08:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   What Miss Turkey 2017 tweeted that made them take away her crown.

"To celebrate July 15 Martyr's Day, I began the morning by getting my period. I am celebrating the day by bleeding representing the martyrs blood." Later, Itir Esen, 18, said "as an 18-year-old girl, I had no political agenda when I posted" and "I made this post with innocence during a sensitive ...




September 25, 08:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Far-right party AfD in disarray a day after historic German election result."

CNN reports. The AfD won 13% of the vote and came a stunning third place behind the main center-right and center-left parties. It becomes the first far-right party to enter the Bundestag since 1961. But it has been riven with internal strife: [party chairwoman Frauke] Petry has been regarded as a...




September 25, 08:07 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Gelbach on the Wax & Alexander op-ed (UPDATED)

MOVING TO FRONT FROM SEPTEMBER 21--UPDATED Jonah Gelbach, a law & economics and empirical scholar at Penn, has now taken the time to set out...




September 25, 08:00 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   The law school monopoly myth (Michael Simkovic)

It is often assumed that the only way to become a lawyer is to attend an ABA-approved law school. That is true in some states...




September 25, 08:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I just laid quietly and played like I was dead."

"I got up close to the wall so if somebody came in they would probably walk past me, and put my purse over my face so I couldn’t be seen... He never said anything," said Catherine Dickerson , who survived the shooting at the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee yesterday. Do you...




September 25, 07:41 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sex Texts To Minor Draws Conviction, Suspension

The web page of the Pennsylvania Disciplinary Board notes a recent interim suspension pursuant to Rule 214 (conviction of crime). The Scranton Times-Tribune reported a July 2016 arrest A local attorney is facing charges after investigators say he sent lewd,...




September 25, 07:39 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Interim Suspension For Attorney Who Threatened Bar Prosecutors

The Northwest Herald has a recent story on a lawyer with charges in Illinois that we previously had discussed A Crystal Lake lawyer facing drunken driving and weapons charges had his law license suspended. The Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission...




September 25, 07:35 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Of Penguins and Power

In Why Coase’s Penguin didn’t fly, Henry follows up his response to Cory’s Walkaway by claiming that peer production failed, and arguing that the reason I failed to predict its failure is that I ignored the role of power in my analysis. Tl;dr: evidence on the success/failure of ...




September 25, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump on Compelled Speech: Unconstitutional for Bakers; Fine for NFL Players

by Michael Dorf In the Masterpiece Cakeshop case currently pending before the SCOTUS, the United States has filed an amicus brief  in support of the cakeshop, arguing that "an individual’s right to speak or remain silent according to the dictates of his or her conscience" is so powerful...




September 25, 12:21 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Views on Venue -- Take Two: Did the District of Delaware Get It Right?

By Andrew Williams -- We recently reported that Chief Judge Stark of the District of Delaware interpreted the second prong of the patent venue statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1400(b), in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Mylan because the first prong was no longer applicable in view of the Supreme Court's TC ...




September 25, 12:10 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

September 26, 2017 - "USPTO on Restriction Practice, Terminal Disclaimers, and Patent Term Adjustment" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET) September 26, 2017 - "Best Practices for Safeguarding University IP When Structuring Deals in China" (Technology Transfer Tactic...




September 24, 10:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling"

"Supreme Court has option to duck travel ban ruling": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report .




September 24, 09:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   Classic liberal manipulation: Creating the fear that you will be thought of as uncaring.

1. CTE: bad. 2. Threat to free expression: also bad. Althouse doesn't care about brains or freedom; anything that annoys liberals: good. https://t.co/UqdQpzRmH8 — Mark A.R. Kleiman (@MarkARKleiman) September 24, 2017 This is particularly effective used against women. I will never forget the time ...




September 24, 09:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Dracula In Court @bucketorange




September 24, 09:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Rick Grimes (The Walking Dead) In an Australian Court @bucketorange




September 24, 09:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "New Order Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries"

"New Order Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries": Michael D. Shear of The New York Times has this report . And Devlin Barrett of The Washington Post reports that " Trump administration changes travel ban countries ."




September 24, 08:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Top Firms' Supreme Court Business: Some Stay Close While Others Stay Away."

"Top Firms' Supreme Court Business: Some Stay Close While Others Stay Away." Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




September 24, 08:48 PM   /   Althouse   /   Does Trump — in the middle of an interview about the National Anthem controversy — give the finger?

You decide: President Trump: Kneeling during national anthem is “very disrespectful to our flag and to our country” https://t.co/1JP68WuPUM — MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 24, 2017 I got that from Perez Hilton, who is sure it's intentional and says "That's so boldly, wildly absurd, it's actually...




September 24, 08:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Edible art: Bakers want Supreme Court to acknowledge there's more to a cake than baking."

"Edible art: Bakers want Supreme Court to acknowledge there's more to a cake than baking." Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report .




September 24, 06:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In Monday meeting, commissioners likely to appeal prayer lawsuit to Supreme Court"

"In Monday meeting, commissioners likely to appeal prayer lawsuit to Supreme Court": Josh Bergeron of The Salisbury (N.C.) Post has an article that begins, "The Rowan County commissioners on Monday are expected to decide to appeal the latest ruling in the prayer lawsuit against them to the U.S. S...




September 24, 04:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Some of the words of the national anthem are white supremacist."

Said Stephen Henderson, editorial page editor of the Detroit Free Press, on "Meet the Press" today . Rich Lowry, editor of the National Review, had just said: The president is not randomly attacking these players. He is attacking them because they're kneeling during the national anthem. And the n...




September 24, 11:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Trump is wrong on the flag and the anthem. Forced respect isn't respect, it's submission."

So writes ace commenter rhhardin in the previous post , which is about Trump's new tweet, "If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!" 1. Trump did not say You must respect . He didn't even say Y...




September 24, 11:51 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Free Speech on Campus




September 24, 11:23 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The State of "Our Democracy" -- Sitting in for Sandy Levinson




September 24, 11:00 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Moving Stata Output Into Word

For many journals (and scholars) raw Stata output lacks a publication-ready "look-and-feel." One option, of course, is to simply hand-enter Stata output into a Word document. While this option maximizes user control and flexibility, the costs include time, effort, energy,...




September 24, 10:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   Just when liberal media was gearing up to destroy football over all the brain damage, Trump calls for a boycott of football over the National Anthem protests.

Here was the devastating NYT story 3 days ago: "Aaron Hernandez Had Severe C.T.E. When He Died at Age 27" : Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots tight end and a convicted murderer, was 27 when he committed suicide in April. Yet a posthumous examination of his brain showed he had such ...




September 24, 08:06 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Renaissance courtyard, Pézenas, France




September 24, 03:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




September 24, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webcast on Negotiating IP Rights

Strafford will be offering a webcast on "Negotiating IP Rights in Industry Sponsored Research Agreements -- Structuring Ownership, Licensing, Assignment, Confidentiality, Publication and Use Provisions" on September 28, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Dr. Robert H. Underwood of McDermott Will &a...




September 24, 12:55 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webcast on Patent Venue

West LegalEdcenter will be offering a live webcast entitled "Patent Venue After TC Heartland: What We've Learned So Far" on September 27, 2017 from 12:30 to 1:30 pm (EDT). Anthony J. Fitzpatrick of Duane Morris LLP, Philip C. Swain of Foley Hoag LLP, and Gregory S. Bombard of Duane Morris LLP wil...




September 24, 12:50 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webcast on Patent Eligibility

The Knowledge Group will offer a live webcast entitled "Addressing and Understanding the Significant Developments and Latest Decisions on Patent Eligibility" on September 28, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 pm (EST). Eli Mazour of Harrity & Harrity, LLP and Dr. Andrej Barbic of Proskauer Rose LLP will...




September 23, 10:19 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Graham-Cassidy and the Spending Clause

by Michael Dorf Yesterday I ran a piece on Take Care arguing that the funding formula of Graham-Cassidy violates the requirement in the SCOTUS Spending Clause cases that any conditions placed on states' receipt of federal funds must be "unambiguous." I meant to cross-post it here but then Sen. Mc...




September 23, 10:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Coaches Could Face Liability on Student Concussions, Appeals Court Rules"

"Coaches Could Face Liability on Student Concussions, Appeals Court Rules": At the "School Law" blog of Education Week, Mark Walsh has a post that begins, "A federal appeals court has ruled that coaches or other school personnel may be liable when they expose student-athletes to further harm by h...




September 23, 09:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Big Gamble: Can He Pull Alabama Senator to Victory?"

"Trump's Big Gamble: Can He Pull Alabama Senator to Victory?" Jonathan Martin will have this article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times. As the article explains, "The contest between Mr. Strange and Roy Moore, a former State Supreme Court justice and evangelical firebrand, is the most sign...




September 23, 09:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most to States and Localities: In the term that starts Oct. 2, the justices will hear cases that could drastically alter the country's political, financial and social landscape."

"The Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter Most to States and Localities: In the term that starts Oct. 2, the justices will hear cases that could drastically alter the country's political, financial and social landscape." J.B. Wogan of Governing.com has this report .




September 23, 09:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Sotomayor on Converting Colleagues & Dashing Dreams"

"Sotomayor on Converting Colleagues & Dashing Dreams": Kimberly Robinson has this post at the "U.S. Law Week: On the Merits Blog."




September 23, 09:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Rory Perry takes federal job; Supreme Court names new Clerk of Court"

"Rory Perry takes federal job; Supreme Court names new Clerk of Court": The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia has issued this news release .




September 23, 08:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "An apology to Tillman and Blackman"

"An apology to Tillman and Blackman": Jed Shugerman has this post at his "Shugerblog."




September 23, 05:46 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Student survives three days in a cave after college spelunking group leaves him behind."

"The Indiana University student [Lukas Cavar (luckless caver?)] had been exploring Sullivan Cave, about 10 miles south of his school in Bloomington, Ind., on Sunday with other members of the Caving Club, a campus extracurricular group that promotes 'responsible caving practices with opportunities...




September 23, 05:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   Milestone passes unnoticed.

This is the 50,050th post on this blog. That means that there was some post, one day this week, that was the 50,000th post. I'd been planning to celebrate that milestone, and not only did it slip by me, it took more that 70 additional post before I noticed that it had been passed. It's unlikely t...




September 23, 02:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Cool Blue Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. That photo shows Lake Mendota at about 8 a.m. this morning (when I took my long walk to avoid the heat). Please consider shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal .




September 23, 12:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!"

Tweets Trump. That's the basketball + Trump news. In football + Trump news, there's: "NFL Stars Erupt In Anger Over Donald Trump’s ‘Son Of A Bitch’ Speech" : During what was supposed to be a stump speech for Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), Trump drifted away from campaigning to ask members of the c...




September 23, 11:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling"

"Texas case could test limits of gay marriage ruling": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has this report .




September 23, 11:52 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "These jury systems are vestiges of white supremacy"

"These jury systems are vestiges of white supremacy": In today's edition of The Washington Post, law professor Angela A. Allen-Bell has an op-ed that begins, "Louisiana and Oregon are not often thought of in the same vein. But on the issue of non-unanimous juries, they are kindred spirits."




September 23, 11:44 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court case offers window into how representatives choose their constituents"

"Supreme Court case offers window into how representatives choose their constituents": Robert Barnes has this front page article in today's edition of The Washington Post.




September 23, 11:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gov. Martinez appoints new judge to state Court of Appeals"

"Gov. Martinez appoints new judge to state Court of Appeals": Andrew Oxford of The Santa Fe New Mexican has an article that begins, "Gov. Susana Martinez on Friday appointed a Republican lawyer from Los Lunas to a seat on the state Court of Appeals. Emil Kiehne, 45, is the governor's third appoin...




September 23, 10:25 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   George Padmore, né Malcolm Ivan Meredith Nurse (28 June 1903 – 23 September 1959)




September 23, 08:19 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump approval improving.

The Real Clear Politics average: Why do you think the polls are improving? Check all the apply: Hurricanes. Kim Jong-Un. U.N. speech. Normalization happened. Trump haters are tiresome. Russia collusion story fading. Successful policies have been implemented. Nothing's gone horribly wrong (yet). B...




September 23, 08:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Saudi Arabia accidentally prints textbook showing Yoda sitting next to the king."

The Telegraph reports.




September 23, 07:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Friday scrapped a key part of government policy on campus sexual assault..."

"... saying she was giving colleges more freedom to balance the rights of accused students with the need to crack down on serious misconduct," the NYT reports . The move, which involved rescinding two sets of guidelines several years old, was part of one of the fiercest battles in higher educatio...




September 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




  

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