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April 26, 04:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "First Trump lower-court nominee coasts through Senate hearing; Kentucky federal judge Amul Thapar is up for promotion to the 6th Circuit"

"First Trump lower-court nominee coasts through Senate hearing; Kentucky federal judge Amul Thapar is up for promotion to the 6th Circuit": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this report . Via the web site of the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, you can access the video of today's confirmation hea...




April 26, 02:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   The arb in the rain... with turkeys,




April 26, 02:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   Obama to be paid $400,000 for one speech — an amount that equals the annual salary of the President.

And twice what Bill Clinton has been paid for speaking. What do you think of that speaking fee? Good for him. He deserves it. And he's not President anymore, so it's nothing like a bribe. It's fine, but it looks bad, and I'd prefer not to see anything that hurts his image. It shows how corrupt th...




April 26, 01:05 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "Gimme My Drugs"

My last post was a little depressing (even for me) so I thought I’d bring my blog stint to a close with another big event in the death penalty world this past week: the FDA’s final decision on 1000 vials of imported sodium thiopental. To be (in the United States), or not to be? That’s been the qu...




April 26, 01:01 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Three law professors win Guggenheim Fellowships in 2017 competition

They are: Heidi Kitrosser (Minnesota), Adriaan Lanni (Harvard), and Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA).




April 26, 12:01 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Problems of scope and nomenclature in nationwide injunctions

Judge Orrick in the Northern District of California preliminarily enjoined President Trump's Executive Order stripping "sanctuary" cities of federal funds. As per usual in these cases nowadays, Judge Orrick made the injunction "nationwide," rejecting government arguments that it be" issued only w...




April 26, 11:58 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Tilburg University Seeks Applicants For Postdoctoral Research Position in Criminal Law and Privacy @TilburgU




April 26, 11:56 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   How Writers Imagine the Future @LaphamsQuart




April 26, 11:35 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?"

"Does Kantian Ethics Condone Mood and Cognitive Enhancement?" by Robert R. Clewis has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract The author examines whether Kantian ethics would condone the use of pharmaceutical drugs to enhance one’s moods...




April 26, 11:28 AM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate"

"Threats to Neurosurgical Patients Posed by the Personal Identity Debate" by Sabine Müller, Merlin Bittlinger, and Henrik Walter has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics Abstract Decisions about brain surgery pose existential challenges because they are often...




April 26, 11:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith French discuss "Interpreting State Constitutions"

Sixth Circuit Judge Jeffrey S. Sutton and Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judith L. French discuss "Interpreting State Constitutions": On Friday, March 31, 2017, the Inaugural Ohio Chapters Conference of The Federalist Society took place in Columbus, Ohio, You can view the video of the session describ...




April 26, 11:10 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Trump Alienated the Judiciary: A ruling against his executive order on sanctuary cities is the latest rebuke dealt to the president by a federal judge."

"How Trump Alienated the Judiciary: A ruling against his executive order on sanctuary cities is the latest rebuke dealt to the president by a federal judge." Law professor Garrett Epps has this essay online at The Atlantic.




April 26, 11:08 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Texas Moves Toward Abolishing Wrongful Birth Suits"

"Texas Moves Toward Abolishing Wrongful Birth Suits": Law professor Sherry F. Colb has this essay online at Justia's Verdict.




April 26, 11:03 AM   /   Balkinization   /   President Trump and the Bill of Rights




April 26, 11:03 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity"

"US Supreme Court takes narrow view on tribal immunity": Agence France-Presse has this report . Barbara Leonard of Courthouse News Service reports that " High Court Kills Tribal Immunity for Casino Employees ." And at Forbes.com, Daniel Fisher has a post titled " Supreme Court Refuses To Extend T...




April 26, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Historians of Mormonism File Amici Brief in Hawaii v. Trump




April 26, 10:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices May Take Another Look at Forced Union Fees"

"Justices May Take Another Look at Forced Union Fees": Chris Opfer of Bloomberg BNA has this report .




April 26, 10:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Life Accordion To Trump #2."




April 26, 10:42 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Yglesias on Obama

Matthew Yglesias’s piece sharply criticizing Obama for taking a $400,000 speaker fee to talk at a conference organized by Cantor Fitzgerald is getting a lot of pushback. I find this a little startling – while I disagree with MY’s defense of centrism, the underlying argument R...




April 26, 10:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The rock band is composed of electromechanical instruments that make music with rocks by throwing them through the air, slapping them and making them vibrate."

"The song that they're playing, Here Comes the Sun , is biographical, describing the daily experience of a rock sitting on the ground." Rock Band from Neil Mendoza on Vimeo . "The rock band is made up of the following members..." Pinger - fires small rocks at aluminium keys using solenoids. Spinn...




April 26, 10:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "On the drive back, she said it would be very easy for her to convert someone to Catholicism. 'It has great appeal,' she said."

"'Not for me, of course, but I can see the appeal.' A few years after she discovered the Ghost Ranch and built her house there, the ranch (not including her property) was sold to the Presbyterian Church, which used it as a conference center. 'I gave the Presbyterians a wide berth,' she told us. '...




April 26, 10:06 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Mitigation Standards Undermined?

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has sanctioned an attorney for serious misconduct Attorney Christopher E. Meisel has appealed Referee Hannah Dugan's recommendation that his license to practice law in Wisconsin be suspended for two years for 15 counts of misconduct, which...




April 26, 09:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A white cloth napkin, now displayed in the National Museum of American History, helped change the course of modern economics."

"On it, the economist Arthur Laffer in 1974 sketched a curve meant to illustrate his theory that cutting taxes would spur enough economic growth to generate new tax revenue. More than 40 years after those scribblings, President Trump is reviving the so-called Laffer curve as he announces the broa...




April 26, 09:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Better Call Saul does professional responsibility

If Season 1 of Better Call Saul brought us impact civil litigation, and Season 2 brought us competition for clients, Season 3 is poised to bring us the attorney-disciplinary process. As things stand entering Episode 3-04, Chuck baited Jimmy into first confessing to tampering with some documents, ...




April 26, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Muir on Debt in 18th-c. Nova Scotia




April 26, 09:04 AM   /   Althouse   /   "This was an utterly mad politically correct idea written by extremists at a university already extreme in this direction."

"Among its targets were students who took practical courses like economics and pre-med and tried to use college to get a job. It was going to begin with a year-long common course that laid down the correct propaganda line. Thank God the majority of the faculty has not lost its mind. A comment on ...




April 26, 09:03 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   A Bipartisan Federalism Alternative?

I am late to the conversation, but at the end of last year and early this year there was a discussion about progressive interest in federalism during the Trump Administration. The dialogue was rich and substantial, and some good posts to consult as part of that discussion were those by Rick Hills...




April 26, 08:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   Does it matter that French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron has a wife who's 25 years older than him...

... and whom he fell in love with when she was his drama teacher and he was 15? Here 's the mockery in The Daily Mail, by Jan Moir: How can I get the world to take me seriously if they think I am a mummy’s boy with a wife who is 25 years older than him?... ‘Bibi’, as I call her, was 40 and marrie...




April 26, 08:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?

by Sherry F. Colb In my Verdict column for this week , I discuss the legislation currently pending in Texas to abolish the cause of action for wrongful birth.  A wrongful birth suit is one in which the plaintiff claims that had the defendant done what he was supposed to do (e.g., a doctor no...




April 26, 08:13 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Still The People's Justice?

A few years ago I wrote an essay labeling Justice Sonia Sotomayor "The People's Justice" for her interest in and capacity to communicate to and with larger public audiences. While I was primarily talking about her communications with the public outside of her judicial opinions, her dissent from t...




April 26, 08:09 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   The Quick vs the Strong: Commentary on Cory Doctorow’s Walkaway

Technological advances change the world. That’s partly because of what they are, but even more because of the social changes they enable. New technologies upend power balances. They give groups new capabilities, increased effectiveness, and new defenses. The Internet decades have been a nev...




April 26, 07:43 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Ousted Cincinnati Law Dean Jennifer Bard sues the university and the interim Provost

Blog Emperor Caron, who used to teach at Cincinnatti, has the complaint.




April 26, 07:43 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Two law professors win Guggenheim Fellowship in 2017 competition

They are: Heidi Kitrosser (Minnesota) and Hiroshi Motomura (UCLA).




April 26, 07:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The more powerful you are, the more your actions will have an impact on people, the more responsible you are to act humbly."

"If you don’t, your power will ruin you, and you will ruin the other." Said Pope Francis, in his TED TALK .




April 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Schmidt Revisits Maine's "Modern Law"




April 25, 11:43 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. -- 180 Day Notice of Commercial Marketing Provisions of BPCIA

By Kevin E. Noonan -- On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc, involving interpretation for the first time of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which was enacted in 2010 to facilitate the entry of biosimilar drug p...




April 25, 11:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The White House also hopes to announce at least 10 judges in the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the deliberations."

"The White House also hopes to announce at least 10 judges in the next two weeks, according to people familiar with the deliberations." According to Josh Dawsey and Josh Gerstein of Politico.com, in an article headlined " Trump administration moving to replace fired U.S. attorneys; More than a mo...




April 25, 11:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. appeals court to reconsider Ohio execution protocol"

"U.S. appeals court to reconsider Ohio execution protocol": Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report . And The Associated Press reports that " Appeals court agrees to rehear Ohio lethal injection case ." You can access today's order of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit granting r...




April 25, 11:03 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Salazar-Limon and the expansion of summary judgment

On Monday, SCOTUS denied cert in Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston, a § 1983 action arising from an officer-involved shooting of an unarmed person. The Fifth Circuit granted summary judgment in favor of the officer, seeming to credit the officer's version of events over the plaintiff's version, ev...




April 25, 10:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal Appeals Court: After 11 Years, There's No More Reason For Big Tobacco To Delay Warning Ads."

"Federal Appeals Court: After 11 Years, There's No More Reason For Big Tobacco To Delay Warning Ads." At Consumerist, Chris Morran has this post about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.




April 25, 10:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico"

"Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico": Dan Elliott of The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit issued today.




April 25, 10:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Misdemeanor conviction upheld against Mobile County Revenue Commissioner Kim Hastie"

"Misdemeanor conviction upheld against Mobile County Revenue Commissioner Kim Hastie": Lawrence Specker of AL.com has this report on a ruling that a partially divided three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued today.




April 25, 09:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump Lawyers Get Creative With First Amendment"

"Trump Lawyers Get Creative With First Amendment": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View.




April 25, 09:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "La Grande native was on hand to witness ceremony; Chris Mammen became friends with Neil Gorsuch at Oxford University"

"La Grande native was on hand to witness ceremony; Chris Mammen became friends with Neil Gorsuch at Oxford University": Josh Benham of The La Grande (Ore.) Observer has this report .




April 25, 09:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "With Executions in Balance, Supreme Court Grapples Over Role of Experts"

"With Executions in Balance, Supreme Court Grapples Over Role of Experts": Adam Liptak has this article in today's edition of The New York Times. And in today's edition of The Washington Post, Robert Barnes has an article headlined " Supreme Court to decide whether defendants are entitled to a me...




April 25, 09:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   In the May 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine

In the May 2017 issue of ABA Journal magazine: Mark Walsh has an article headlined " Racially discriminating statements in jury rooms are subject to scrutiny ." Lorelei Laird has an article headlined " Controversial Supreme Court decision lands on the big screen ." Victor Li has an article headli...




April 25, 09:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "WV Supreme Court hears arguments in hate-crime case"

"WV Supreme Court hears arguments in hate-crime case": Erin Beck of The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail has this report . Shauna Johnson of West Virginia MetroNews reports that " Hate crime charges against former Marshall football player now a question for state Supreme Court ." And online at Sl...




April 25, 05:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Judge Blocks Trump Effort to Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities."

The NYT reports. The judge, William H. Orrick of United States District Court for the Northern District of California, issued a nationwide preliminary injunction against the administration, directing it to stop trying to cut off aid to sanctuary jurisdictions. But the order does not prevent the f...




April 25, 05:14 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Yellow Tulip Café...

... now it's your turn to think of topics (and to shop, if you're so inclined, through The Althouse Amazon Portal ).




April 25, 05:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ring-ring: Cellphone interrupts Supreme Court hearing, embarrassing Justice Breyer."

"Ring-ring: Cellphone interrupts Supreme Court hearing, embarrassing Justice Breyer." Robert Barnes of The Washington Post has this report . The Associated Press has a report headlined " Hello? Justice Stephen Breyer's cellphone rings in court ." And at "SCOTUSblog," Mark Walsh has a post titled ...




April 25, 05:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   "He snorted and hit me in the solar plexus. I bent over and took hold of the room with both hands and spun it."

"When I had it nicely spinning I gave it a full swing and hit myself on the back of the head with the floor."




April 25, 04:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The human brain... is a time machine that allows us to mentally travel backward and forward, to plan for the future and agonizingly regret that past like no other animal."

"And... our brains are time machines like clocks are time machines: constantly tracking the passage of time, whether it’s circadian rhythms that tell us when to go to sleep, or microsecond calculations that allow us to the hear the difference between 'They gave her cat-food' and 'They gave her ca...




April 25, 04:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   Justice Breyer's cellphone rang during oral argument today.

SCOTUSblog reports the news and refers to the sound as a "lively chime." Justices Samuel Alito and Elena Kagan chuckle. Breyer looks to Chief Justice John Roberts with an apologetic expression before sharing a laugh with Justice Clarence Thomas. Some of my colleagues think they see Breyer handing...




April 25, 04:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Justice Thomas' Discontent Channels Justice Douglas"

"How Justice Thomas' Discontent Channels Justice Douglas": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




April 25, 02:13 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Neuromarketing Armoury"

Hedda Martina Sola writes in with news of her new book on neuromarketing. More information is available here.




April 25, 01:42 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Of bar passage, opportunity, and collective effort: a perspective on a very difficult issue of great importance (and about which reasonable people can and do differ)

In an effort to turn heat into some light, let me try my best to clarify my thinking on an issue that has engaged many well-meaning law profs (which is not to say that all law profs so engaged are well-meaning; I'll leave it at that). No special knowledge or authority from me of course, but just ...




April 25, 01:26 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A Book on Using the Reality TV Genre In Education @LSUwgs




April 25, 12:50 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Swanson on Rubbing Elbows and Blowing Smoke: Gender, Class, and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Patent Office @KaraWSwanson




April 25, 12:42 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   CFP: ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice, Nov. 10 & 11, 2017, at Tulane University School of Law

From the FLP mailbox, this CFP: Call for Participation:  ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice, Nov. 10 & 11, 2017, at Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, Louisiana, hosted by Prof. Saru Matambanadzo. The event will … Continue reading →




April 25, 12:42 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Shirvell Disbarment Order Filed

The order of a Michigan Tri-County Hearing Panel disbarring former assistant attorney general Andrew Shirvell has been posted Based on the evidence presented by the parties at the hearings held in this matter, the hearing panel found that respondent committed...




April 25, 12:23 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   No Exit?

    One of the people who blurbed Walkaway enthusiastically is William Gibson, whose own most recent book, The Peripheral covers many of the same themes that Walkaway does. The rise of extreme inequality described by Piketty and others, as the super-rich become so different from everyon...




April 25, 12:22 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Cory Doctorow seminar

Cory Doctorow’s new book, Walkaway, a novel, an argument and a utopia, all bound up into one, is out today. And we’re running a seminar on it. The participants. Andrew Brown is the author of Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future that Disappeared, and a writer and editor at the Guar...




April 25, 11:40 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump Is -- Gasp! -- Being Dishonest About the National Debt

by Neil H. Buchanan It has always been clear that Republicans are situational deficit hawks.  They are perfectly happy to run up huge amounts of debt when their men occupy the White House, and even to leave spending for their wars off of the official accounts.  When a Democrat becomes p...




April 25, 11:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I appeal to the men and women, to the boys and girls of Tralee, to dissociate themselves from this attempt to besmirch the name of our town for the sake of filthy gain."

"I ask the people to ignore the presence of this woman and her associates. They are attempting something that is contrary to the moral teaching of our faith, that is against our traditions and against the ordinary decencies of life, something that is against everything we hold dear."




April 25, 11:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Media Bubble Is Worse Than You Think."

That headline for an article at Politico (by Jack Shafer and Tucker Doherty) makes me say out loud, "Why do they think they know what I think?" And the answer is too obvious for me to leave it to you to write in the comments: They're in a bubble. (And it's worse than they think.) But don't skip t...




April 25, 10:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   The latest trapped-on-an-airplane, viral-video horrorshow.




April 25, 10:35 AM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   New ICLE study finds the Durbin Amendment still harms poorer Americans and small businesses

Today, the International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) released a study updating our 2014 analysis of the economic effects of the Durbin Amendment to the Dodd-Frank Act. The new paper, Unreasonable and Disproportionate: How the Durbin Amendment Harms Poorer Americans and Small Businesses,...




April 25, 10:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Buddha, the Godhead, resides quite as comfortably in the circuits of a digital computer or the gears of a cycle transmission as he does at the top of a mountain or in the petals of a flower."

"To think otherwise is to demean the Buddha — which is to demean oneself." Wrote Robert Pirsig, the author of "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," who died yesterday at the age of 88.




April 25, 10:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ivanka does her perfect-poise routine when Germans hiss and boo at her for talking about her father as a champion of women.

She was on panel — alongside Angela Merkel, Queen Màxima of the Netherlands, and International Monetary Fund director Christine Lagardeon — at the W-20 where the topic was women's empowerment and entrepreneurship at the W-20. Video at the link.




April 25, 10:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Oatmeal toenail.

What I googled — because the image lodged in my head — to get to that article I'd meant to blog and had lost track of: "PLEASE, GOD, STOP CHELSEA CLINTON FROM WHATEVER SHE IS DOING/The last thing the left needs is the third iteration of a failed political dynasty," by T.A. Frank. You know, it's a...




April 25, 09:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   Democratic shit talk.

I was fascinated by the news that "Sh*t talking is Democrats' new strategy" and blogged it yesterday in "DNC Chairman Tom Perez routinely uses the word 'shit' in speeches." So I decided to search for "shit" in the book I'm reading "Shattered/Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." Here's what ...




April 25, 09:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Getting Civ Pro mileage out of Trump

For my in-semester essays in Civ Pro, I got a lot of mileage out of Zervos v. Trump, the defamation lawsuit filed by the former Apprentice contestant who alleges Trump sexually assaulted her (the allegation is that when Zervos went public with her allegations and Trump denied them, he called Zerv...




April 25, 09:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Can Bill O'Reilly succeed as a podcaster?

Here , you can listen to his first episode. Key word: Listen. How much of Bill O'Reilly's performance came though the face and the hand gestures? And it wasn't just him, it was all the glitter and noise surrounding him — the crazy moving shapes and words and flashing lights that the opening seque...




April 25, 03:33 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Lest we forget

Today is Anzac Day, the anniversary of the disastrous Gallipoli campaign which marked the first major involvement of Australian and New Zealand troops in the Great War. In their memory, I’ll quote the man most directly responsible for the disaster, describing the war of which it was a part ...




April 25, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Supreme Court Preview -- Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc.

By Andrew Williams -- On Wednesday, April 26, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Sandoz Inc. v. Amgen Inc. case. This case involves the interpretation of the Biologics Price Competition and Innovation Act ("BPCIA"), which will be the Court's first opportunity to consider this statu...




April 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Brophy on Slavery and Jurisprudence at Washington College and VMI




April 24, 11:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Programming note

Programming note: On Tuesday morning, I will be arguing an appeal on behalf of the plaintiff-appellee before a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania . As a result, additional posts will not appear here until Tuesday afternoon. At 10 a.m. eastern time on Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme...




April 24, 10:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "When the government can make businesses talk"

"When the government can make businesses talk": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post today.




April 24, 08:35 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Weeded Out

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment on these facts Movant’s admissions, copies of weed cutting liens and releases and other materials from court files relating to property tax sales, and the testimony of various attorneys who...




April 24, 08:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Misconduct Weeded Out

An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment on these facts Movant’s admissions, copies of weed cutting liens and releases and other materials from court files relating to property tax sales, and the testimony of various attorneys who...




April 24, 07:34 PM   /   Althouse   /   "What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech."

An enticing headline for a column I don't agree with, by Ulrich Baer (in the NYT). He's a vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity and a professor of comparative literature, and — as he champions excluded voices — he claims authority — funnily enough — based on his own positions ...




April 24, 07:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders."

There's surveillance video of this incident , but according to the BART spokesperson, because the people who are seen committing obvious crimes appear to be minors, the video cannot be put up on line. The juveniles “committed multiple strong-arm robberies of bags and cell phones,” said a police s...




April 24, 06:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump dinner with Supreme Court justices postponed"

"Trump dinner with Supreme Court justices postponed": Josh Gerstein of Politico.com has this blog post .




April 24, 06:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Assembly-line' execution effort in Arkansas fuels opposition"

"'Assembly-line' execution effort in Arkansas fuels opposition": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




April 24, 05:56 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "'Judge Kozinski, he saved my life': A woman had already chosen her last meal when Judge Alex Kozinski saved her from death row; He admits she may be guilty -- so why did he do it?"

"'Judge Kozinski, he saved my life': A woman had already chosen her last meal when Judge Alex Kozinski saved her from death row; He admits she may be guilty -- so why did he do it?" CBS News has posted online this video segment from "60 Minutes Overtime."




April 24, 05:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   DNC Chairman Tom Perez routinely uses the word "shit" in speeches.

Politico reports: With children on stage behind him, Perez told an audience in Las Vegas this weekend that Trump "doesn't give a shit about health care." Perez, President Barack Obama's former labor secretary, made similar comments earlier this year. "They call it a skinny budget, I call it a shi...




April 24, 05:05 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Widiss on the PDA and ADA after Young v. UPS

Deborah Widiss (Indiana) has a new paper on SSRN (forthcoming in the UC Davis Law review): The Interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act after Young v. UPS. From the abstract: Pregnant women sometimes ask...




April 24, 05:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Don’t Call Me a Millennial — I’m an Old Millennial."

Jesse Singal notices the old millennial/young millennial distinction. He doesn't identify with those under-29 millennials and those are the millennials that people talking about millennials tend to be talking about. I don't know why he draws the old/young line between 29 and 28, but he does. In m...




April 24, 04:11 PM   /   Althouse   /   Obama speaks!

He's back, and talking to students at the University of Chicago. I haven't watched it yet, but here's the whole thing. I'll comment later if I can think of anything:




April 24, 04:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   3 more things from "Shattered."

As I mentioned yesterday, I'm reading "Shattered/Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." Listening to the audio version on my walk along the lake today... ... I made a mental note of 3 words — "-splain-," "clutch," and "construction" — so I could find 3 passages in the Kindle version and quote...




April 24, 04:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Supreme Court's double standard for qualified immunity cases"

"The Supreme Court's double standard for qualified immunity cases": Will Baude has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."




April 24, 03:47 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   JOTWELL: Thornburg on Hoffman on plausibility pleading

The new Courts Law essay is from Elizabeth Thornburg (SMU), reviewing Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions (U. Chi. L. Rev. Online), in which Hoffman responds to William H.J. Hubbard, A Fresh Look at Plausibility Pleading, (U. Chi. L. Rev.).




April 24, 03:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert"

"Justices weigh defendants' right to own mental health expert": Mark Sherman of The Associated Press has this report . You can access at this link the transcript of today's U.S. Supreme Court oral argument in McWilliams v. Dunn , No. 16-5294.




April 24, 02:53 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Legal Conversations As Signifier: A New Book From Elgar Publishing @ElgarPublishing




April 24, 02:46 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   A New Book From Philip Allott on Philosophy and Law (Elgar Publishing) @ElgarPublishing




April 24, 02:35 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban"

"U.S. states realign in legal battle over Trump's travel ban": Dan Levine and Mica Rosenberg of Reuters have this report .




April 24, 02:19 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   As Arkansas Doubles Down on Death, a Look at the First Four

Assuming all goes according to plan, Arkansas will conduct 2 executions tonight—the nation’s first double-execution in over 15 years. For those just catching up, tonight’s events follow what was originally the state’s plan to execute 8 people over the course of 11 days. Of the 4 men scheduled for...




April 24, 01:25 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction

The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada has granted a paralegal license to an applicant convicted of domestic violence The applicant was born in India in 1971 and has been living in Canada since 1988. In...




April 24, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine




April 24, 12:54 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Kopel on The Right To Arms in Nineteenth Century Colorado @SturmCOL




  

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