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January 18, 09:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Red Eye Café...

... you can stay up all night. (And remember that you can use the Althouse Portal for your Amazon shopping.)




January 18, 08:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Mueller Statement Disputes Report That Trump Directed Cohen to Lie."

The NYT reports. The rare public statement by a spokesman for the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, challenged the facts of an article published by BuzzFeed News on Thursday evening saying that Mr. Cohen had told prosecutors about being pressured by the president before his congressional te...




January 18, 04:16 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Socialist utopia 2050 …

… what could life in Australia be like after the failure of capitalism? That’s the title of my latest piece in The Guardian . It’s had quite a good run, but of course, plenty of pushback, mainly along the following lines General objections to any kind of utopian thinking, even t...




January 18, 01:10 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Herrera v. Wyoming: A Cautionary Encounter with Careless Repudiation




January 18, 12:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   "When Keizer and the nurse who was to assist him arrived, they found around 35 people gathered around the dying man’s bed."

"'They were drinking and guffawing and crying,' Keizer told me when I met him in Amsterdam recently. 'It was boisterous. And I thought: "How am I going to cleave the waters?" But the man knew exactly what to do. Suddenly he said, "OK, guys!" and everyone understood. Everyone fell silent. The very...




January 18, 11:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   Some weary sighers and defeated shruggers are telling The Atlantic that only a shocking disaster can end the shutdown.

I'm reading "Waiting for a Shutdown to End in Disaster/Aides on Capitol Hill fear that a dramatic government failure may be the only thing to force President Trump and the Democrats back to the table" , from McKay Coppins: The basic theory—explained to me between weary sighs and defeated shrugs—g...




January 18, 10:56 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Have Mercy Percy: When A Man Becomes A Woman

The New Mexico Supreme Court has ordered a nine month suspension with conditions for reinstatement This case illustrates how easily a lawyer’s decision to pursue a litigation strategy that is less than truthful can lead to multiple violations of the...




January 18, 09:59 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   McConnell's Usefully Bad Argument About Investing in Border Security




January 18, 09:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   Harry Truman said "If you can't stand the heat you better get out of the kitchen." Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says...

"It’s not the kitchen that’s popular, or the cooking that’s popular, it’s that I’m engaging people doing something I’m already doing." She was instructing her colleagues on how to do social media. Here 's the background on the Truman quote, from the Truman Library (where, if you click, you'll get...




January 18, 09:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Less Than Disbarment

The New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department has accepted a three-year suspension as discipline for an attorney's criminal conviction On April 14, 2015 respondent pled guilty in the United States District Court for the Southern District of...




January 18, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Find a Co-Panelist for ASLH 2019!




January 18, 09:27 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Bad Sister

An attorney who resigned from the Texas Bar was disbarred as reciprocal discipline by the South Carolina Supreme Court Respondent was accused of defrauding a University of Alabama sorority out of approximately $234,000. At the time of her indictment, respondent...




January 18, 09:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If you’re an older woman, talk like an older woman talks" — instructs Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

... in her lesson to Congresspeople on how to do Twitter. Oh! Was that failing to talk like the generic "older woman" while being the specific older woman I readily admit I am? Goodness gracious! I ought to withdraw from the fray and make toast and tea. To be fair to AOC, she also said, "Don’t tr...




January 18, 09:02 AM   /   Althouse   /   Roll over, Beto, ven vill you go away?

Just a second post on the same topic as the last one because I thought of an alternative title.




January 18, 08:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   Making Beto go away.

They know they have to do it. Here's what the early-stage ousting looks like on Drudge: Reading the links (in order): 1. "MEDIA TURNING AGAINST 'BABBLING' BETO..." = "Preseason is over for Beto O'Rourke" (Carter Eskew in WaPo, reprinted at CT): The nation's best and toughest reporters have his nu...




January 18, 07:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   The hot messiness of white-woman ass.

Phrases jump out at me as I try to read Rebecca Traister's  "Don’t Give Up on the Women’s March"  (New York Magazine): [T]he fact that millions of women and men have turned out for mass protests for two years in a row, not despite tensions over racial, religious, ideological, and econom...




January 18, 03:26 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   An Unplanned Interlude on Reading (and Writing) Recommendation Letters




January 18, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   AC Technologies S.A. v. Amazon.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2019)

By Joseph Herndon -- The Federal Circuit recently issued a decision further clarifying the Patent Trial and Appeal Board's (PTAB) ability to invalidate claims on reconsideration even when the claims were not addressed in the final written decision. In the analysis below, we review only the proced...




January 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Siddiqi on insolvents in Bombay




January 17, 09:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Night Snow Cafe...

... you can talk all night.




January 17, 07:41 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Tweeting Student Gets Attorney Reprimanded

The Law Society of Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division has reprimanded an attorney for failing to supervise a tweeting articling student This is an application by the Law Society for a determination that the respondent Marco Forte (the “Lawyer”) committed...




January 17, 07:34 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Cultural Genocide in China?




January 17, 04:43 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Power and More Power (Testing)

Power and sample-size calculations are an important part of planning a scientific study. In addition, too often papers that report (perhaps unexpected) null results do not take the next step and assess the possibility that any null results may be...




January 17, 04:34 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   False Testimony Requires Suspension

An attorney's false statement at his disciplinary hearing merits an actual 30 day suspension as proposed by the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility. The problems began at the outset On May 10, 2012, Cynthia Coleman-Fields died intestate following...




January 17, 04:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Threats Get Attorney Suspended

The Indiana Lawyer has the story behind a recent suspension order of the Indiana Supreme Court An Indianapolis attorney charged with intimidation against a Marion County court and other offenses has been suspended from the practice of law after the...




January 17, 03:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I have so many more part-related questions, but I’ll limit it to just a few for the sake of my word count (and your time)..."

"Do you think about where you part your hair, or do you just allow your hair to fall where it may, willy nilly? Do you agree with my mom that middle parts are 'less flattering'?..." From "How, When and Why Did Middle Parts Become Cool?" by Harling Ross (at Man Repeller). For the record, her mom's...




January 17, 03:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Full Restitution Must Precede Reinstatement

The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a suspended attorney's failure to make his victim whole barred reinstatement. The Bar sought guidance on whether insurance payments satisfy the obligation While the Mississippi Bar supports Stanford’s petition for reinstatement, its support...




January 17, 03:08 PM   /   Althouse   /   "We are not going to stop even one minute. Nobody in the rescue team is putting in doubt that we will bring him out, and we all remain confident that he will be alive."

Said a government official quoted in "Crews Race To Save 2-Year-Old Spanish Boy Who Fell Down 300-Foot Hole." Members of a Swedish company that helped locate the 33 Chilean miners trapped underground in 2010 arrived on Tuesday, Spanish police told Reuters. Julen was playing with his 1 1/2-year-ol...




January 17, 02:30 PM   /   Althouse   /   Trump strikes back.

President @realDonaldTrump ’s letter to @SpeakerPelosi concerning her upcoming travel pic.twitter.com/TtBCvwp080 — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) January 17, 2019 AND: Politico characterizes Pelosi's disinvitation of Trump for the State of the Union  as "a carefully crafted, old-school letter," i...




January 17, 01:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Weather permitting, we would sit on the Truman Balcony, enjoying the weather and a martini (or two), with delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by their extraordinary chefs; they used to make the most delicious, mini open-faced BLTs with a hit of sugar."

Writes Valerie Jarrett in her new memoir, quoted at The Daily Mail . Jarrett says she loved the movie theaters at the White House and Camp David with their 'very comfortable chairs' that came with a blanket, pillow and a footrest in the front row. Obama's favorite movies had complicated plot line...




January 17, 01:26 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Chen on Law and Literature: Theory and Evidence on Empathy and Guile @Daniel_L_Chen




January 17, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   NHC Briefing: How Congress Reforms Itself




January 17, 12:51 PM   /   Althouse   /   Kids eat school lunches from all the decades, beginning with 1900.




January 17, 12:47 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Davies on The Bimetallic Question in "The Valley of Fear"




January 17, 12:39 PM   /   Balkinization   /   The ERA on the Brink




January 17, 11:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Kamala Harris Was Not a ‘Progressive Prosecutor’/The senator was often on the wrong side of history when she served as California’s attorney general."

Writes lawprof Lara Bazelon in a NYT op-ed. Time after time, when progressives urged her to embrace criminal justice reforms as a district attorney and then the state’s attorney general, Ms. Harris opposed them or stayed silent.  Most troubling, Ms. Harris fought tooth and nail to uphold wro...




January 17, 11:10 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2018-19

These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2019 (except where noted); I will move the list to the front at various intervals as...




January 17, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Moran on the Three Ages of the Modern American Legal Profession




January 17, 08:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When Did SJW Culture Start?" — "There are 6 different causal threads...."




January 17, 08:43 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Marina Hyde Competition

For decades I have bought the New Statesman only occasionally, always feeling rather like Charlie Brown does when Lucy puts the football in front of him. I loved it when I was a kid, but certainly since I was 25 it has always seemed utterly dull when I actually have it in front of me. […]




January 17, 08:36 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Both the book and the film work hard to adjust the notion that [Fred] Rogers was... 'a two-dimensional milquetoast who spoke in warm bromides.'"

"In this endeavor [Maxwell King, in "The Good Neighbor: The Life and Work of Fred Rogers,"] seems obsessed with Rogers’s sexuality—though to be fair, a lot of people are, with the apparent exception of his wife, Joanne, to whom he was married for fifty years. King seems to almost reluctantly sett...




January 17, 08:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Can Dogs Invade Our Privacy?




January 17, 08:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   "By the time I got readmitted to the school district, I was 14 but looked pretty much as I do now: six feet tall, full beard, lean, hairy."

"But something miraculous was happening; my peers were catching up to me. Other kids in my grade had started shaving, developing muscles, and thinking about sex as obsessively as I had been since age 4. Plus I was going to a public high school in Los Angeles with 3,000 students. Suddenly, I was j...




January 17, 07:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The 'spiritual but not religious' of now is not the old New Age."

"What I have been seeing is that this version has much more depth. It has a lot of substance. The conversation I have on the show is really intelligent — we value the life of the mind. It’s not something that is in a category of "This is where my emotions and my spiritual life are" — it shows up ...




January 17, 07:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The idea that the #10YearChallenge might be a shady astroturfed meme intended to capture innocent user data isn’t so extraordinary, as far as social-media folklore goes."

"There’s a widely held conspiracy theory that Facebook is eavesdropping on conversations through our smartphones — how else, the idea goes, could Facebook serve up advertisements about things I was literally just talking about?...  Facebook doesn’t need to eavesdrop on you: The data it alrea...




January 17, 07:29 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Robots Ruin Robot Hotel."

Gizmodo reports. First, there was the robot in the room that gets activated when it hears you snore and says “Sorry, I couldn’t catch that. Could you repeat your request?” and wakes you up. And: "The robot in our room is irritating. It speaks when we are in a conversation, but it could not help u...




January 17, 12:42 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Amgen v. Sanofi

By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court denied certiorari last week in Amgen Inc. v. Sanofi, in a case that asked the Court to review the Federal Circuit's jurisprudence related to the written description requirement of 35 U.S.C. § 112(a). To recap, the Federal Circuit overturned the "newly chara...




January 17, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   O'Brassill-Kulfan, "Vagrants and Vagabonds: Poverty and Mobility in the Early American Republic"




January 16, 05:19 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Walker on Structural Racism and Structuralist History




January 16, 04:24 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Self Report Of Bill Inflation Leads To Bar Charges

The Illinois Administrator has filed a complaint alleging billing misconduct by a former Kirkland & Ellis associate In 2011, Respondent began working as an associate at the Kirkland & Ellis firm in Chicago, where he worked in the firm’s intellectual...




January 16, 03:00 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Why Professor Hemel is Wrong About Life Tenure for SCOTUS




January 16, 12:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   The best thing about this mural is the way the cigarette smoke...

... continues beyond the door onto the wall and around the corner. I framed the image from a Google street view in Alicante, Spain.




January 16, 12:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   Wow! Burger King made fun of Trump. (Who does Burger King think eats at Burger King?)

Think of how much of a laughingstock a president has to become to have *Burger King* make fun of him. Sad. https://t.co/aUBiBxQACr — George Conway (@gtconway3d) January 16, 2019 In case you don't get the reference, Trump recently tweeted "Because of the Shutdown I served them massive amount...




January 16, 11:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   "My goal is to turn 50 in some of the best shape of my life. It has nothing to do with any other plans."

Said Cory Booker, quoted in "The 2020 Field Is Growing. Some Waistlines Are Shrinking" (NYT). And Kristen Gillibrand wants you to see this: View this post on Instagram A post shared by Kirsten Gillibrand (@kirstengillibrand) on Dec 3, 2018 at 6:19am PST




January 16, 10:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "But as John Stuart Mill argued, those who have never 'thrown themselves into the mental position of those who think differently … do not, in any proper sense of the word, know the doctrine which they themselves profess.' "

"It seems natural to conclude that the social role of philosophers is to help people think things through by confronting them with counterarguments to their current views. But since there’s no way to do that in a non-philosophical context without coming off as an arsehole , there’s no way for a p...




January 16, 09:51 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   A Second Brexit Referendum Would Not Be Undemocratic




January 16, 09:43 AM   /   Althouse   /   "These strong claims—cultural Marxism! SJW jackals! Leftist social priorities!—should strike anyone who actually watches the ad as fairly ridiculous."

Writes Robby Soave in "The Gillette Ad Tells Men Not to Hurt People. Why Is This Offensive?/'Toxic masculinity' is sometimes a scapegoat for the left, but this particular commercial makes no grand anti-male claims" (Reason). I agree. The ad is full of men stopping other men from doing bad things....




January 16, 09:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Facebook's '10 Year Challenge' Is Just a Harmless Meme — Right?"

Writes Kate O'Neil in Wired. Imagine that you wanted to train a facial recognition algorithm on age-related characteristics, and, more specifically, on age progression (e.g. how people are likely to look as they get older). Ideally, you'd want a broad and rigorous data set with lots of people's p...




January 16, 08:33 AM   /   Althouse   /   Querulist.

That's the word of the day at the Oxford English Dictionary. It's marked as "rare," so I think the OED is trying to say, Come on, use it! Make it less rare. It is useful. It means "A person who complains, a complainer." You could write a blog and call it "The Querulist." The best of the OED quote...




January 16, 08:20 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Manafort Suspended In DC

The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended Paul Manafort From the Bar's web page Date of Action: January 10, 2019 Type of action: Court action Summary of Action: Manafort was suspended on an interim basis based upon his...




January 16, 08:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   Here's the clip from Colbert's talk show last night, where Gillibrand announced that she was forming an exploratory committee.

TONIGHT: @SenGillibrand stops by @colbertlateshow to announce that she is forming an exploratory committee to run for President of the United States! #LSSC pic.twitter.com/vPUpF1gs8z — The Late Show (@colbertlateshow) January 15, 2019 Colbert asked her the classic question (the one Ted Kennedy fa...




January 16, 08:08 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Second Disbarment For Domestic Violence

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney On September 18, 2018, the respondent was temporarily suspended in Kansas in accordance with Supreme Court Rule 203(c) (2019 Kan. S. Ct. R. 240), as a result of respondent's convictions of aggravated...




January 16, 07:34 AM   /   Althouse   /   As Kirsten Gillibrand enters the presidential race, Nate Silver seems to push for the NYT to use its "agenda-setting power" to keep Al Franken out of the "conversation" of "normal people."

It's definitely a part of the conversation, but let's keep in mind that the NYT, and frankly even (to a lesser magnitude) 538, have a lot of agenda-setting power for what's part of the conversation. So Twitter isn't an exogenous measure of what normal people care about. https://t.co/A8oHUPYJPo — ...




January 16, 07:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kahn, "Islands of Sovereignty: Haitian Migration and the Borders of Empire"




January 16, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Special issue: Merchants and commercial conflicts in European history




January 15, 11:30 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   USPTO on Patent Eligibility -- Examples 38 & 39

By Michael Borella -- On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published updated examination guidance, instructing the examining corps and the PTAB how they should apply 35 U.S.C. § 101. On the same day, the USPTO also published the latest in its series of examples of how this app...




January 15, 09:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Tuesday Night Cafe...

... you can talk about anything.




January 15, 09:32 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Lesaffer on Roman and International Law




January 15, 06:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Miller on Indian Slavery in Virginia




January 15, 04:34 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A Classic in Newfoundland Law: Archibald's Digest




January 15, 04:29 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   "They Don't Send The Lawyers To Jail Because We Run The Country"

An attorney has been censured by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department The Attorney Grievance Committee commenced this disciplinary proceeding by a petition of charges (Judiciary Law § 90[2], Rules for Attorney Disciplinary Matters [22 NYCRR]...




January 15, 04:24 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Former Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took a $100 million bribe from international drug traffickers..."

"... according to a witness at the trial of Joaquín Guzmán Loera, the infamous crime lord known as El Chapo," the NYT reports . ADDED: Remember Trump's (leaked) conversation with Peña Nieto, back in August 2017 ? You have some pretty tough hombres in Mexico that you may need help with, and we are...




January 15, 03:58 PM   /   Althouse   /   "... your clearest signal for fake new[s]."

Putin puppets #CNN and Max Boot do Russia's bidding by destabilizing the U.S. with "Laundry List" Persuasion, your clearest signal for fake new. (If they had one good reason, that's all you would see.) pic.twitter.com/oIKCXXYjf8 — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 15, ...




January 15, 03:06 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Patrick on a Brief History of Disgust and the Law




January 15, 03:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday suffered a humiliating defeat over her plan to withdraw Britain from the European Union..."

"... thrusting the country further into political chaos with only 10 weeks to go until it is scheduled to leave the bloc. The 432-to-202 vote to reject her plan was one of the biggest defeats in the House of Commons for a prime minister in recent British history.... Now factions in Parliament wil...




January 15, 03:02 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Daniel and Woude on Making Sense of the Law and Society Movement @LeidenLawBlog @Maartje_W @LeidenLaw




January 15, 03:02 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The shutdown has in some ways underscored [some conservatives'] view that government can function with fewer employees."

"'There’s a moment when people say, "Did you notice what percentage of this agency was viewed as nonessential?"' said anti-tax activist Grover Norquist. Former White House chief strategist Stephen K. Bannon called shutdowns 'blunt-force measures that certainly show what’s essential and what’s not...




January 15, 02:43 PM   /   Althouse   /   "High school student Rachel Zegler has been cast in the starring role of Maria in Steven Spielberg's planned 'West Side Story' remake."

"If Zegler, 17, looks familiar, it's because she's already been a bit of a viral sensation for video of her singing the Lady Gaga hit 'Shallow' from 'A Star Is Born' in an empty auditorium," CNN reports. Here's the viral tweet: someone: you use autotune




January 15, 02:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   "They’re required to work without being paid — that is the essence of involuntary servitude. The government has absolutely violated famous constitutional rights."

Said Michael Kator, an attorney for the plaintiffs who are working without pay during the shutdown, quoted in "'The essence of involuntary servitude': Federal unions sue the Trump administration to get paid for shutdown work" (WaPo). The judge just ruled from the bench, denying a temporary restra...




January 15, 01:31 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Romney's Revealingly Empty Rebuke of Trump




January 15, 12:54 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I am not a drug smuggler. I came to China as a tourist."

Said Robert Lloyd Schellenberg, quoted in "Canadian's death sentence in China 'horrific', family says" (BBC). Following Schellenberg's death sentence, Canada has updated its travel advice for China, urging citizens to "exercise a high degree of caution due to the risk of arbitrary enforcement of ...




January 15, 12:09 PM   /   Althouse   /   "garbage food served by a garbage president. this is not funny, its just pathetic"/"A junk food feast from a junk president. How fitting is that? Talk about a nothing burger."

Highly rated comments on the WaPo article "President Trump’s extravagant, $3,000, 300-sandwich celebration of Clemson University" (by Philip Bump). Here's Trump talking about the food — which he paid for himself because of the shutdown — just before the champion football team comes in. Here’s a v...




January 15, 11:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The Extraction of the Stone of Madness."

That's a painting by Hieronymus Bosch (c.1488–1516). I'm seeing it this morning because I'm hearing about a friend's surgery and thinking about how (and when) human beings got the idea that cutting (or drilling) into the interior of the human body might improve person's medical condition. You'd t...




January 15, 10:03 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Hindutva (BJP) inspired mobs are killing Muslims and Dalits in India




January 15, 09:34 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Fifteenth in a Series: Adult Coloring Book, "The Lawyers of Trump-Russia" (feat. Neal Katyal and Bill Barr)




January 15, 09:33 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Van Delay Industries

The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct admonished a Judge of the New York City Civil Court and an Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, 12th Judicial District, Bronx County The Formal Written Complaint alleged that in August 2015 after...




January 15, 08:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When she was forced to hide under the bed, Jayme told detectives, Mr. Patterson would box her in with totes and laundry bins that he secured with barbell weights."

"He would turn on music to prevent guests from hearing any noise she made. And one time, when Mr. Patterson believed she had tried to escape, Jayme said he struck her and threatened worse consequences if she tried again. But last Thursday, after Mr. Patterson told Jayme he was leaving for a few h...




January 15, 08:09 AM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye, Dolly.

Carol Channing has died. The exuberant star of "Hello, Dolly!" lived to the grand age of 97. From the NYT obit : “Performing is the only excuse for my existence,” she said during her last Broadway appearance, in the 1995 revival of “Hello, Dolly!” “What can be better than this?” AND: Channing had...




January 15, 07:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   "House Republican leaders removed Representative Steve King of Iowa from the Judiciary and Agriculture Committees on Monday night as party officials scrambled to appear tough on racism and..."

"... contain damage from comments Mr. King made to The New York Times questioning why white supremacy is considered offensive. The punishment came on a day when Mr. King was denounced by an array of Republican leaders, though not President Trump. The Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell, sugge...




January 15, 07:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   Keep your chin up.

This brother wins 2019 Love THIS ❤️ Everyone needs this reminder. Everyone needs this type of support. chin UP pic.twitter.com/5kpRerrFdc — StanceGrounded (@_SJPeace_) January 15, 2019




January 15, 07:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   "They got caught spying on my campaign and then called it an investigation" is a great line.

The rank and file of the FBI are great people who are disgusted with what they are learning about Lyin’ James Comey and the so-called “leaders” of the FBI. Twelve have been fired or forced to leave. They got caught spying on my campaign and then called it an investigation. Bad! — Donald J. ...




January 15, 07:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   Does Wisconsin law require a "wedding barn" to have a license if it serves liquor?

The Cap Times reports on a new lawsuit brought by The Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty, which we're told in the first line of the article is a conservative legal group. That's convenient for most Cap Times readers — they can know right off the bat that they want those wedding barns to get ...




January 15, 01:00 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   USPTO on Patent Eligibility -- Example 37

By Michael Borella -- On January 7, 2019, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published updated examination guidance, instructing the examining corps and the PTAB how they should apply 35 U.S.C. § 101. On the same day, the USPTO also published the latest in its series of examples of how this app...




January 14, 08:52 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Fading Fast Cafe...

... hang on just a few moments more.




January 14, 07:15 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Memories Of Judge Wald

The passing of Judge Patricia Wald brings back some reflections on events that took place 45 years ago. My time as a student at Georgetown Law (1971-74) was a period of extraordinary opportunities in the legal profession. The education provided...




January 14, 07:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Former Judge Consents To Disbarment

An attorney who had "stabbed his wife multiple times" has consented to disbarment in Arizona. The crime took place on August 17 2017 during a domestic disturbance at Respondent's home. Respondent stabbed his wife several times. When initially questioned by...




January 14, 06:37 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Halloween To Forget

A reprimand has been approved by the Arizona Presiding Disciplinary Judge For purposes of the Agreement, the parties stipulate that on October 31, 2017, Ms. Oppenheim was intoxicated and argued with her husband about a divorce. Thereafter, she discharged her...




January 14, 06:06 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Undue Pressure

An Illinois Hearing Board recommends that bar charges be dismissed as unproven We found the Administrator failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent knowingly made false statements in a motion to reopen his client's case and his...




January 14, 03:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   "All in all... I prefer a campfire-roasted porcupine that I killed and butchered... slathered with highbush cranberry ketchup..."

"... foraged chickweed salad with mushrooms on the side, a hot cup of stinging nettle tea to wash it down and a handful of wild blueberries for dessert. Bugs, sticks, sand and assorted forest floor debris sometimes makes it into my vittles but... 'It’s clean dirt.'.... My toilet is a hollow cotto...




January 14, 03:16 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Anti Trust

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the district court in a law firm dispute The dispute here is between two firms that represented plaintiffs in a large antitrust class action. The appellant, Criden & Love,...




  

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