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October 22, 05:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court's next move will reveal its true intent toward voting rights"

"Supreme Court's next move will reveal its true intent toward voting rights": Carl P. Leubsdorf has this essay online at The Dallas Morning News.




October 22, 05:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Silent treatment: The Supreme Court and voting rights."

"Silent treatment: The Supreme Court and voting rights." Steven Mazie has this post today at the "Democracy in America" blog of The Economist.




October 22, 05:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'"

"Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'": Andrew Chung and Dan Levine of Reuters have this report .




October 22, 03:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case"

"Appeal sought in Puerto Rico gay marriage case": The Associated Press has this report .




October 22, 03:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Now Out in Paper: Fisk's "Working Knowledge"




October 22, 03:08 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Divorce Tennessee Style

A Tennessee attorney has been censured for using improper means to obtain evidence in her own divorce. The story is told in this opinion from a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee...




October 22, 03:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chimpanzees are people, too: The moral case for protecting their basic rights."

"Chimpanzees are people, too: The moral case for protecting their basic rights." Professor Peter Singer has this essay online at The New York Daily News.




October 22, 03:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trials"

"Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trials": Lyle Denniston has this post today at "SCOTUSblog."




October 22, 03:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A Holder Legacy: Shifting Terror Cases to the Civilian Courts, and Winning."

"A Holder Legacy: Shifting Terror Cases to the Civilian Courts, and Winning." Matt Apuzzo has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.




October 22, 02:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer with Thane Rosenbaum"

"Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer with Thane Rosenbaum": You can view at this link the video of last night's event at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.




October 22, 02:57 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Boardwalk Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want.




October 22, 02:14 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Leagues Seek Injunction Against NJ Sports Betting




October 22, 01:49 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   60+ Law Professors Submit Comments On ACA Contraception Accommodation

60+ Law Professors Submit Comments On ACA Contraception Accommodation Reposted from The Public Rights / Private Conscience Project Blog Back in August the Obama Administration responded to the Supreme Court’s opinion inHobby Lobby and its order in Wheaton College by issuing two new sets of regula...




October 22, 01:45 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Appeals court ponders future of war crimes trials

Three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit listened closely, but noncommittally, on Wednesday to a broad constitutional attack on the system of war crimes tribunals now operating at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.  The hearing — running more than twice as...




October 22, 01:39 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Doubts About Jurisdictional Doubts in Dart

Could there be outside-the-box solutions to the jurisdictional puzzle in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Company, LLC v. Owens? I recently chatted about this topic with Akhil Amar, one of the five people still interested in it. If you are people three to five, then this is the post for you. I’ve al...




October 22, 01:12 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Ginsburg edits her voting rights dissent

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has issued a new version of her dissent, released early Saturday morning in a Texas voting rights case, to fix an error about one kind of ID card that voters can use to qualify to vote.  The revised dissenting opinion, in full, can be read here. As the ma...




October 22, 01:07 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ethics Journal Current Developments Issue Is Out

My favorite issue of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics -our yearly compilation of student notes on current developments in ethics law - has just hit the street. This issue holds up well with the past editions and gives the...




October 22, 12:37 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Parrillo Wins ABA Administrative Law Prize for "Against the Profit Motive"




October 22, 12:15 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting




October 22, 12:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   "That is not even like lying or something, if someone throws out a ballot..."

"... like if you want to fill it out you should do it."




October 22, 12:09 PM   /   Adjunct Law Prof Blog   /   Lander on Adjuncts

David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far, he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...




October 22, 12:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court of Appeals considers neo-Pagan tax exemption case; Jurists weigh denial of religious tax break"

"Court of Appeals considers neo-Pagan tax exemption case; Jurists weigh denial of religious tax break": Robert Gavin has this article in today's edition of The Times Union of Albany, New York (via " Religion Clause ").




October 22, 12:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?"

"Proving Non-Obviousness with Ex-Post Experimental Evidence?" At the "Patently-O" blog, Dennis Crouch has a post that begins, "The Federal Circuit has rejected BMS's petition for en banc rehearing in its chemical compound obviousness case. However, four additional opinions either concurring or di...




October 22, 12:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner"

"Academic Hubris and the Puzzling Case of Judge Posner": Neil H. Buchanan had this interesting blog post yesterday at "Dorf on Law."




October 22, 12:01 PM   /   Althouse   /   The healthiest diet...

"... isn't a specific diet at all. It's the absence of a diet."




October 22, 11:58 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part one)."

"SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part one)." "SCOTUSblog" has this post today.




October 22, 11:35 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Maximizing the Benefits of Adjuncts

Thanks for the responses to my last blog and especially to people who shouted out commentary including “Crisis in Legal Education: Dabbling in Disaster Planning,” at 46 University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform page 1 by McEntee, Lynch and...




October 22, 11:32 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Leagues Seek Restraining Order Against NJ Sports Betting




October 22, 11:20 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   A quiet week at the blog

I just finished the Fresco Lectures in Jurisprudence at the University of Genoa, and will be giving workshops at other schools in Italy the remainder...




October 22, 11:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "In my opinion, Obama has governed as a moderate conservative — essentially as what used to be called a liberal Republican..."

"... before all such people disappeared from the GOP. He has been conservative to exactly the same degree that Richard Nixon basically governed as a moderate liberal, something no conservative would deny today." Writes Bruce Barlett in The American Conservative. Whatever you think of all that — a...




October 22, 10:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   Why aren't the Democratic Party's Senate candidates talking about Ferguson?

The Christian Science Monitor's Francine Kiefer wants to know. In the Senate races in Iowa and elsewhere, where Democrats must have high African-American turnout if they want to retain control of that chamber, the candidate silence on Ferguson is deafening.... Only once, an electronic search show...




October 22, 10:40 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Undocumented immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio tells of becoming lawyer"

"Undocumented immigrant Jose Godinez-Samperio tells of becoming lawyer": This article appears in today's edition of The Tampa Bay Times.




October 22, 10:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "A lot of computing pioneers — the people who programmed the first digital computers — were women."

"And for decades, the number of women studying computer science was growing faster than the number of men. But in 1984, something changed. The percentage of women in computer science flattened, and then plunged, even as the share of women in other technical and professional fields kept rising. Wh...




October 22, 10:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   Reversing paralysis with a transplant of cells from inside the nose.

"The treatment used olfactory ensheathing cells (OECs) — specialist cells that form part of the sense of smell." OECs act as pathway cells that enable nerve fibres in the olfactory system to be continually renewed. In the first of two operations, surgeons removed one of the patient's olfactory bu...




October 22, 10:17 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Show Lawyer Gets Disbarred

A recent disciplinary decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals This attorney discipline matter concerns an attorney who accepted $2,500 from a client as a retainer for a divorce case, had no further communication with her client, performed no work...




October 22, 10:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   Insect news.

1. Cashier uses bug spray on a would-be robber. From the comments: "We had a security expert come to our office for a personal safety lecture and demonstration, and they told us BUG SPRAY is much more effective than mace or pepper spray. It lasts longer and won't evaporate in the canister like th...




October 22, 10:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "PA Supreme Court Scandal Leads To Calls For Statewide Court Reform"

"PA Supreme Court Scandal Leads To Calls For Statewide Court Reform": Cherri Gregg of KYW Newsradio has this report . Today's edition of The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette contains an editorial titled " Justice sidelined: Pa. would be better off if McCaffery resigned ." And in today's edition of The Phi...




October 22, 10:03 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Testamentary Manumission In New Jersey in the Early Republic




October 22, 10:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Constitution Check: When the Supreme Court acts silently, what does it mean to say?"

"Constitution Check: When the Supreme Court acts silently, what does it mean to say?" Lyle Denniston had this post yesterday at the "Constitution Daily" blog of the National Constitution Center.




October 22, 09:58 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Stories and Rules




October 22, 09:57 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Retirements and the Habit of Politics"

"Supreme Retirements and the Habit of Politics": Richard M. Re had this post yesterday at "PrawfsBlawg."




October 22, 09:55 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice in Grand Rapids: John Paul Stevens thinks Constitution will be amended."

"Retired U.S. Supreme Court justice in Grand Rapids: John Paul Stevens thinks Constitution will be amended." MLive.com has this report .




October 22, 09:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Otter requests review of gay marriage ruling"

"Otter requests review of gay marriage ruling": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Gov. C. L. 'Butch' Otter is asking the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for an 11-judge panel to review the three-judge ruling that overturned Idaho's gay marriage ban last week." And Chris Geidner of Buzz...




October 22, 09:53 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part one)

From birth in Shanghai, China during World War Two to a summa in math at Harvard to a long and distinguished career in legal academe and Supreme Court advocacy. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional law?’  I mean, come on.  Who, with a real opportunity to dig into a subject of law would n...




October 22, 09:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pill mill doctor's life sentence to be reconsidered, U.S. Supreme Court orders"

"Pill mill doctor's life sentence to be reconsidered, U.S. Supreme Court orders": The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch has this report .




October 22, 09:46 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Rare U.S. Supreme Court ruling keeps wife killer behind bars for life; Cypress businessman Marvin Vernis Smith could have walked free if the Supreme Court had not ruled the way it did"

"Rare U.S. Supreme Court ruling keeps wife killer behind bars for life; Cypress businessman Marvin Vernis Smith could have walked free if the Supreme Court had not ruled the way it did": This article appears in today's edition of The Orange County Register.




October 22, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law




October 22, 09:17 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Conflict Of Interest: Sex With Incarcerated Client's Wife

A sexual relationship with the client's wife has resulted in the suspension of an Ohio attorney. As reported by Kathleen Maloney The Supreme Court today suspended Columbus attorney James D. Owen for having a sexual relationship with the wife of...




October 22, 08:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   Pushing back against George Clooney and his new wife, a lawyer working for the Greek government, trying to get Britain to return the Elgin marbles.

"[I]t is time to put aside the wilful misinformation and cheap innuendo that masks the genuine debt that everyone — most especially Greece — owes to Lord Elgin," writes Dominic Selwood . Should all museums give back everything that does not come from a randomly circumscribed geographic radius aro...




October 22, 08:12 AM   /   Althouse   /   Pushing back against George Clooney and his new wife — a lawyer who is working for the Greek government, trying to get Britain to return the Elgin marbles.

"[I]t is time to put aside the wilful misinformation and cheap innuendo that masks the genuine debt that everyone — most especially Greece — owes to Lord Elgin," writes Dominic Selwood . Should all museums give back everything that does not come from a randomly circumscribed geographic radius aro...




October 22, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   Delaware and the Myopic Nature of a "Neutral" Board: In re KKR Financial Holdings

The business judgment rule represents an over-inclusive protection designed to protect risk taking by directors.  Board know that even if they take risks that prove in hindsight to be mistaken and harmful, they will escape liability. The presumption is not, however, designed to protect decis...




October 22, 07:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   Does it bother you that Renee Zellweger doesn't look like Renee Zellweger anymore?

She's done something that has caused the most radical change in personal appearance since Jennifer Grey's nose job, and Jennifer Grey's nose job was clearly a nose job, so the puzzle was only about how much the nose affects the overall look of the face, not — as with Zellweger — about what was ch...




October 22, 07:37 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Wednesday round-up

Briefly: At the WLF Legal Pulse, Richard Samp urges the Court to rule on the merits of Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens, in which it heard oral argument earlier this month,, rather than dismissing it as improvidently granted. 3rd Block With Brian Williams (video) covers recent remarks b...




October 22, 07:20 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A "Crazy Mistake" Or A Broken System Of Regulation?

The pathetic state of lawyer regulation in New Jersey is on display in a reprimand for negligent misappropropriation just issued by the Disciplinary Review Board and accepted by the Supreme Court. The disciplinary matter came to light during a random...




October 22, 07:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   Ebola robots.

Can robots take the place of human beings? Some tasks done by health workers — decontaminating rooms and moving supplies — could be taken over by delivery robots, decreasing contact between healthy people and those affected by the virus. Also, telepresence robots make people affected by the disea...




October 22, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Hobby Lobby Post-Mortem Part 12: Can a Federal Court Order a Federal Agency to Violate the Law? (Answer: Sometimes)

by Michael Dorf In an informative post on Balkinization last week, Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah Schwartzman (TSS) explain how a critical premise of the Supreme Court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby   is being violated, at least temporarily. The premise (which Justice ...




October 22, 03:16 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

By Andrew Williams -- Anyone that has been monitoring the outcome of district court cases recently will be aware of the perils of not including sufficient information, or not timely supplementing, preliminary infringement or invalidity contentions required by many local patent rules. The purpose ...




October 22, 02:11 AM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   Leagues Seek Injunction Against NJ Sports Betting




October 22, 01:24 AM   /   Info/Law   /   Big Pharma: the New Hustler

That’s the provocative thesis of Jane’s post over at Balkinization for the conference Public Health in the Shadow of the First Amendment. Worth a read! And here’s her second post.




October 22, 01:00 AM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part I

Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Under FLSA, 29 U.S.C. §§ 212(a), 215(a)(1), the US Department of Labor (DOL) can go to...




October 22, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   AntiCancer, Inc. v. Pfizer, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

By Andrew Williams -- Anyone that has been monitoring the outcome of district court cases recently will be aware of the perils of not including sufficient information, or not timely supplementing, preliminary infringement or invalidity contentions required by many local patent rules. The purpose ...




October 22, 12:35 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Adolph Eichmann, Funny Man

One of the criticisms often made of Hannah Arendt’s account of the Eichmann trial was that she found Eichmann funny. Throughout Eichmann in Jerusalem, Arendt can barely contain her laughter at the inadvertent comedy of the man, which was connected to her claim of his banality and to th...




October 22, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop




October 22, 12:26 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "McCaffery ordered to turn in court-issued equipment"

"McCaffery ordered to turn in court-issued equipment": In Wednesday's edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Angela Couloumbis and Jeremy Roebuck will have an article that begins, "The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday told Justice Seamus P. McCaffery to turn over computers and other court-iss...




October 21, 11:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal appeals court overturns conviction in D.C. child sex predator case"

"Federal appeals court overturns conviction in D.C. child sex predator case": The Washington Times has this news update reporting on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued today.




October 21, 11:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Foreign Chefs Get Treat in Court's Visa Ruling; Appeals Judges Find Brazilian Steakhouse's Cooks Have Specialized Knowledge"

"Foreign Chefs Get Treat in Court's Visa Ruling; Appeals Judges Find Brazilian Steakhouse's Cooks Have Specialized Knowledge": Joe Palazzolo will have this article in Wednesday's edition of The Wall Street Journal. You can freely access the full text of the article via Google . And at the "Federa...




October 21, 11:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Rejects Police Handcuffing of Elementary Student"

"Appeals Court Rejects Police Handcuffing of Elementary Student": Mark Walsh has this post at the "School Law" blog of Education Week.




October 21, 10:21 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Puerto Rico ban on same-sex marriage upheld

Relying mainly on two legal points that federal courts have repeatedly rejected over the past sixteen months, a federal trial judge in San Juan ruled Tuesday that Puerto Rico’s ban on same-sex marriage survives constitutional challenge.  The combination of a one-line Supreme Court decision ...




October 21, 10:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Puerto Rico Federal Judge: Only Supreme Court Can Allow Same-Sex Marriage."

"Puerto Rico Federal Judge: Only Supreme Court Can Allow Same-Sex Marriage." Chris Geidner of BuzzFeed has this report .




October 21, 10:19 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Petition of the day

The petition of the day is: Sexton v. Panel Processing, Inc. 14-152 Issue: Whether section 510 of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1140, prohibits retaliation against an employee who makes unsolicited complaints to management regarding possible ERISA violations.




October 21, 10:14 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Backpage Case"

"Washington Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Backpage Case": Boise State Public Radio has this report . KIRO-TV reports that " Backpage.com lawsuit could have major effect on sex trafficking ." And The Associated Press reports that " Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit ."




October 21, 09:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ready for her close-up"

"Ruth Bader Ginsburg gets ready for her close-up": Politico.com has this report .




October 21, 09:41 PM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Matt Staver Stepping Down As Liberty Law Dean

Liberty University School of Law Dean Matt Staver is stepping down after leading the Virginia law school since 2006. Rena Lindevaldsen has been named interim dean.




October 21, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Corbett in Phila. signs 'Mumia bill'"

"Corbett in Phila. signs 'Mumia bill'": Joe Dolinsky of The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "Just a few feet from the site where Philadelphia Police Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down by Mumia Abu-Jamal in 1981, Gov. Corbett on Tuesday signed into law a bill that would c...




October 21, 09:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Pa. Justice McCaffery agrees to drop suit against Inquirer"

"Pa. Justice McCaffery agrees to drop suit against Inquirer": The Philadelphia Inquirer has a news update that begins, "State Supreme Court Justice Seamus P. McCaffery agreed Tuesday to withdraw his defamation suit against The Inquirer for articles detailing how his wife collected lucrative refer...




October 21, 07:28 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Philosophy of Law & Legal Theory: Select Bibliography




October 21, 07:21 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "McCaffery, Rapaport Drop Defamation Suit"

"McCaffery, Rapaport Drop Defamation Suit": Gina Passarella of The Legal Intelligencer has this news update . You can freely access the full text of the article via Google . And The Associated Press has a report headlined " Seamus McCaffery adviser: No official misconduct charge expected ."




October 21, 06:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'"

"Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause celebre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said woul...




October 21, 06:28 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Don't touch me"... "Don't touch my girlfriend."

Who says "Don't touch me"? Most famously: Jesus. He said it — "Noli me tangere" — to Mary Magdalene , in a scene depicted many times in art: That had something to do with the fragility of the fleshly body in the immediate aftermath of resurrection. A very special case. In modern times, I thi...




October 21, 05:38 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   At Cardozo: An Important Discussion on the Holocaust, Genocide, and Human Rights, October 30, 2014




October 21, 04:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Porn and consequences: McCaffery is suspended from Pa. high court."

"Porn and consequences: McCaffery is suspended from Pa. high court." Chris Brennan has this article in today's edition of The Philadelphia Daily News.




October 21, 04:32 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "States, enviros slam ozone limits in contentious court hearing"

"States, enviros slam ozone limits in contentious court hearing": Jeremy P. Jacobs of Greenwire has this report .




October 21, 03:47 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Another voice on classroom technology

From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our visual field, an effect that is strongest when the visual cu...




October 21, 03:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "A closer look at Bashman's winning brief"

"A closer look at Bashman's winning brief": Matthew Stiegler has this very kind post today at his "CA3blog."




October 21, 03:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Legal Malpractice And Intervening Cause

The New Mexico Court of Appeals has reversed a favorable ruling to the defendant in a legal malpractice case Roland Lucero and his company, R & L Straightline Tile, (collectively, Plaintiff) appeal from a judgment entered in favor of Defendant...




October 21, 03:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, 2015




October 21, 01:19 PM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list

With the filing Tuesday of a one-paragraph notice by state officials in a federal courthouse in Casper, Wyoming, and the release of a two-page order by a federal judge, that state became the thirty-second to allow same-sex marriage — an increase of thirteen from just sixteen days ago. The W...




October 21, 01:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "State's highest court reinstates slander suit against Syracuse University, Boeheim"

"State's highest court reinstates slander suit against Syracuse University, Boeheim": The Syracuse Post-Standard has this news update . And The Associated Press has a report headlined " NY court: Ex-ball boys can sue Boeheim for slander ." You can access today's ruling of the Court of Appeals of ...




October 21, 01:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State"

"U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor visits San Jose State": Howard Mintz has this article in today's edition of The San Jose Mercury News.




October 21, 01:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "When Ron Castille Called Seamus McCaffery a 'Sociopath': The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighs in on his colleague."

"When Ron Castille Called Seamus McCaffery a 'Sociopath': The chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court weighs in on his colleague." Joel Mathis has this blog post today at Philadelphia Magazine. John L. Micek of The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania has an essay titled " Castille's ...




October 21, 01:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Obama: Let schools use race in admissions."

"Obama: Let schools use race in admissions." The Detroit News has this report .




October 21, 01:00 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Feds' child slavery case fizzles, suspect gets 21 months"

"Feds' child slavery case fizzles, suspect gets 21 months": The Detroit Free Press has this report . My earlier coverage of the Sixth Circuit's August 2014 ruling in this case can be accessed here .




October 21, 12:55 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions on...




October 21, 12:18 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormons

We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...




October 21, 11:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   I thought only "yes" means yes: Did Obama get true, verbalized consent from that woman before he kissed her?

No. He did not. People are focusing on Obama's interplay with a man who said "Don't touch my girlfriend" as Obama was voting in Chicago, demonstrating  how to vote . But let's talk about the woman. Obama orders her to kiss him: "You're gonna kiss me. Give him something to talk about. Now, he...




October 21, 11:43 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   New ALI Members

Today the ALI announced the election of 50 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California Lucas Guttentag, Stanford — Professor, Stanford Law School Gillian L. Lester, Berkeley — Professor, University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Incoming...




October 21, 11:34 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Eli's Coming

A former Eli Lilly attorney was suspended for 90 days by the Indiana Supreme Court for taking confidential materials with him when he left. Respondent has been an attorney since 1993 and was admitted as a patent attorney by the...




October 21, 11:34 AM   /   The Faculty Lounge   /   Interview with Melvin Ely on Israel on the Appomattox

Siohban Mukerji interviewed William and Mary history professor Melvin Ely recently about his magisterial book Israel on the Appomattox. The podcast, which is a really terrific discussion is here. Israel on the Appomattox is about a community of free people...




October 21, 11:30 AM   /   SCOTUSblog   /   Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)

Last Term, the Supreme Court issued a higher percentage of unanimous decisions than in any Term since 1940.  The Court was unanimous 62% of the time, and there were dissenting opinions in only 39% of the cases.  Was the 2013 Term an outlier, or is it a harbinger of a new consensus among the Justi...




October 21, 11:29 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Minor In A Tavern Charge Not Reported On Bar Application

An attorney who had failed to fully disclose his reportable conduct on his bar application and was convicted of a DUI after admission was suspended for six months with all but 120 days stayed and probation for three years by...




  

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