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May 28, 02:17 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




May 28, 12:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Armor-and-Ambivalence Café...

... you can, in writing, appropriate anything you want. (Photo taken on my iPhone yesterday at "Samurai: The Way of the Warrior" at the Chazen Museum ("a selection of more than ninety objects from one of the most important collections of Japanese arms and armor outside of Japan... armor, lacquere...




May 28, 11:53 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   In my opinion, my Electoral College margin was 538 votes

The President on Twitter this morning: "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media." And "it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are made up by fake news writers." A few commentators have suggested that ...




May 28, 11:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   Balance bike racing.




May 28, 10:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Male fragility has been breaking all over the basements of social media and the stench of unwashed boxer shorts and toxic masculinity is wafting upwards gaining our attention..."

"... simply because certain theaters are hosting screenings exclusively for folks who identify as women and femmes. On Thursday, a theater franchise called the Alamo Drafthouse announced* that they would be hosting woman-identified only screenings for the release of the film... Now, of course, th...




May 28, 10:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Brown and black skin and indicators of non-whiteness have been newly weaponized since the Trump regime was installed..."

"... and many of us are managing our Otherness more than ever as a matter of survival. And along comes a white woman by the name of Stacy Jacobs, whose gimmick is wearing saris in protest of Trump’s reign. She hashtags her fashion activism #BordersAreForSarees and #ProtestSarees. Her Instagram fe...




May 28, 09:52 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Some say 90 minutes is simply how long it takes to pace through all the sacred asanas, and that we shouldn’t tamper with tradition."

"But there is nothing traditional about most of today’s yoga studios, which are more about monetizing relaxation than they are about honoring whomever yoga is supposed to honor. I recently went to one class, supposedly a hybrid dance-yoga endeavor, in which the instructor shimmied around a stage ...




May 28, 09:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   Understanding the creepiness of wholesomeness.

Here's a piece by Amanda Petrusich in The New Yorker: "Miley Cyrus's Creepy Return to Wholesome ." Do we think that a young woman is pure until she're not, and after that, if she presents herself as healthy and good, it's a disgusting fraud, and we've got to point fingers at her and call her out,...




May 28, 08:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Wisconsin is the nation’s leading producer of sand used in hydraulic fracturing...."

"Wisconsin sand, prized by frackers for its grains’ ideal size, shape and durability, is shipped to drilling sites including Texas, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Canada.... " “This resurrection of the sand boom is important because it’s happening at a time when some communities are sufferi...




May 28, 08:16 AM   /   Balkinization   /   "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentaries




May 28, 07:55 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   LinkedOut

From the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge granted a motion for entry of default and imposed reciprocal discipline, suspending Brendan James Magee (attorney registration number 37875) from the practice of law for one...




May 28, 07:38 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: Redcliffe flats




May 28, 01:10 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Less is more

Reading the news, I find a lot of items demonstrating a scale of values that makes no sense to me. Some are important in the grand scheme of things, some are less so, but perhaps more relevant to me. I think about writing posts but don’t find the time. So here are a few examples, […]




May 27, 11:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump's Travel Ban 'Drips with Intolerance' on Its Way to the Supreme Court"

"Trump's Travel Ban 'Drips with Intolerance' on Its Way to the Supreme Court": Amy Davidson has this post online at The New Yorker.




May 27, 11:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ex-Massey Energy CEO asks Supreme Court to his overturn his conviction"

"Ex-Massey Energy CEO asks Supreme Court to his overturn his conviction": The Associated Press has this report .




May 27, 11:04 PM   /   How Appealing   /   15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail

15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail: Today's email is from attorney Jerry Schrotenboer : For over a decade now, I read you blog every work morning. It is so helpful that my having read one of the articles that you wrote on an issue (thus giving me a head start in my analysis) may have mean...




May 27, 10:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Statue of Woman Removed From Bangladesh's Supreme Court"

"Statue of Woman Removed From Bangladesh's Supreme Court": Julfikar Ali Manik and Ellen Barry of The New York Times have this report . And in more recent coverage, Dhaka Tribune reports that " Lady Justice statue re-erected on Supreme Court premises ."




May 27, 10:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Rebuked Twice by Supreme Court, North Carolina Republicans Are Unabashed"

"Rebuked Twice by Supreme Court, North Carolina Republicans Are Unabashed": Michael Wines will have this article in Sunday's edition of The New York Times.




May 27, 10:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Supreme Court ruling could be economic boon for Delaware"

"U.S. Supreme Court ruling could be economic boon for Delaware": Jeff Mordock of The News Journal of Wilmington, Delaware has an article that begins, "Hundreds of patent lawsuits intended for other jurisdictions will now be filed in Delaware because of a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision."




May 27, 09:01 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   A Benefit of Magnanimity

Our opinions sometimes inform our personal identities. Changing your opinion on some subjects may also require you to change how you self-identify. Changing an opinion on these issues may also cause you to lose your membership in a group. On some issues, changing your opinion might cause your soc...




May 27, 05:52 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The visceral instinct to physically attack a person who has just attacked you is strong; the surge of adrenal hormones makes it feel possible and necessary."

"That circuitry is increasingly vestigial, but overriding it and playing the longer game requires an active decision," writes James Hamblin — in "How a Man Takes a Body Slam/In an assault in Montana, two very different ideas of masculinity" (The Atlantic) — praising the Guardian reporter Ben Jaco...




May 27, 04:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   Goodbye to Gregg Allman.

The rock star — who "struggled with many health issues over the past several years" — died today at the age of 69. Let others stress the music. I remember his relationship with Cher. This detail is stuck forever in my mind: They had a disastrous first date; Allman sucked on her fingers and tried ...




May 27, 01:04 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout




May 27, 11:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   Maybe people don't want to relate to real human beings anymore, and we're consuming these movies to help us adjust to the "uncanny valley," so we can settle down there someday soon.

I'm reading "Male Stars Are Too Buff Now," by E. Alex Jung (in New York Magazine). ... Zac Efron’s body displays a muscularity I can only describe as “deeply uncomfortable.” The actor told Men’s Fitness that he wanted to “drop the last bit of body fat” for Baywatch and he seems to have meant that...




May 27, 10:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Wise-cracking funnyman Al Franken yesterday body-slammed a demonstrator to the ground after the man tried to shout down Gov. Howard Dean."

"The tussle left Franken’s trademark thick-rim glasses broken, but he said he was not injured.... 'I got down low and took his legs out,' said Franken afterwards.... "I’m for freedom of speech, which means people should be able to assemble and speak without being shouted down.'" "Yesterday" = Jan...




May 27, 10:14 AM   /   Althouse   /   The "Simpsons" take on Trump.




May 27, 10:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I don't find the idea of wearing a romper that weird. I grew up around motorcycles and cars, and we called what we wore overalls..."

"... but it's the same single piece idea as a romper. I also wear a one-piece when I do competitive road cycling.... It feels easy, and you're not messing around with it every time you sit down. It lays how it lays, and that's it." Said Shom, one of "5 Real Guys" who test-wore the male romper for...




May 27, 09:24 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling




May 27, 09:06 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Don’t Judge Montana for a Single Body Slam."

A NYT op-ed by Sarah Vowell. I like Sarah Vowell, but this grated on me. She's talking about all the diversity there is in Montana — "farmers; ranchers; miners; artists, including folk singers, though let’s not underestimate our potters; the inhabitants of two lefty college towns, Missoula and Bo...




May 27, 08:35 AM   /   Althouse   /   "If anything seemed to unite the sartorial choices the first lady made, at least during the day, it was a certain rigidity of line, monochrome palette and militaristic mien."

"She favored sharp power shoulders, single-breasted jackets with wide cinched belts and big square buckles, straight skirts and a lot of buttons. Mostly buttoned up.... For what battle, exactly, is she preparing? Theories have been floated: her husband’s critics; the prying eyes of the outside wo...




May 27, 07:22 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump antagonists fail to see the comic fakeness of a comic artist's comic fake letter from Trump.

On Facebook, Berkeley Breathed — who does the comic strip "Bloom County" — put up a letter purporting to be from Donald Trump's lawyer. Here 's the image of the letter, replete with law-firm letterhead and lawyerly bluster about Trump's supposed legal right over the "commercial" use of his image ...




May 27, 06:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Jared Kushner and Russia’s ambassador to Washington discussed the possibility of setting up a secret and secure communications channel between Trump’s transition team and the Kremlin..."

"... using Russian diplomatic facilities in an apparent move to shield their pre-inauguration discussions from monitoring, according to U.S. officials briefed on intelligence reports," The Washington Post reports . The White House disclosed the meeting only in March, playing down its significance...




May 27, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




May 26, 11:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump nominee called Kennedy 'judicial prostitute'"

"Trump nominee called Kennedy 'judicial prostitute'": Seung Min Kim of Politico.com has an article that begins, "One of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees wrote nearly a decade ago that Justice Anthony Kennedy was akin to a 'judicial prostitute' -- a comment that one liberal advocacy grou...




May 26, 11:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Will He or Won't He? How Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency."

"Will He or Won't He? How Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement decision became a battle over the judiciary and the Trump presidency." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




May 26, 09:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail

15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail: Today's email is from Peg Durkin , a former Philadelphia attorney who is the head of public services at the UC Davis Mabie Law Library : Congratulations on 15 years! I moved to California 25 years ago and I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered you...




May 26, 07:18 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance Commission and accepted by the...




May 26, 06:55 PM   /   Althouse   /   "To be sure, Trump got plenty of negative coverage in the press as well, but, during the campaign at least, the negative stories didn’t seem to stick to him with the same adhesion."

"And even now, as investigations of his administration’s connections to Russia splash across front pages, the Times has launched a new feature, a weekly call to readers to 'Say something nice' about him. I ask Clinton if she’s seen it. 'I did!' she says with a wide smile, taking a beat. 'I never ...




May 26, 06:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo"

"Federal judge tosses life sentences for convicted sniper Lee Boyd Malvo": Tom Jackman of The Washington Post has this report .




May 26, 06:31 PM   /   Althouse   /   Evergreen State College biology professor Bret Weinstein is swarmed and cursed and hounded by students who are scarily deluded about their own righteousness.

The man is condemned for objecting to a "Day of Absence" demonstration that took the form of asking white students to stay off campus for one day. In the past, the Day of Absence has been a day where black and Latino students leave campus to highlight their significance on campus. This year stude...




May 26, 05:59 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   From McLouth To Tonganoxie

A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted a child to attend different schools. On August 24, 2015, the respondent sent a letter to Mr. Johnson....




May 26, 05:35 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Troubling Allegations Will Be Heard

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that an ineffective assistance claim arising from a 1988 guilty plea will be heard on the merits In March 1988, Corey Lorenzo Woodfolk pleaded guilty in the Circuit...




May 26, 04:53 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ignorance Excuses Tax Lapses

The Illinois Review Board recommends that charges of dishonesty be dismissed The Administrator charged Respondent with engaging in dishonesty based upon his treatment of a portion of his employees' wages as non-taxable expenses, which resulted in his tax returns and...




May 26, 04:16 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Cambridge Public Library"

"Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer speaks at the Cambridge Public Library": Cambridge Community Television has posted this video on vimeo.




May 26, 04:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown"

"Trump travel ban fight heads toward Supreme Court showdown": Lawrence Hurley of Reuters has this report .




May 26, 02:25 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "2nd Circ. Grants En Banc Rehearing On Gay Bias Precedent"

"2nd Circ. Grants En Banc Rehearing On Gay Bias Precedent": Braden Campbell of Law360.com has an article (subscription required for full access) that begins, "The Second Circuit will reconsider as a full body its precedent that Title VII does not cover sexual orientation discrimination, granting ...




May 26, 01:42 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Affairs Of The Heart And The Duty To Disclose

The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board reviewed a hearing committee report and recommends a stayed six-month suspension with one year of unsupervised probation with 20 hours of CLE for an attorney's failure to disclose an "intimate, romantic relationship" with an FBI...




May 26, 12:53 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Utah, California, Missouri, Kansas

The Kansas Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney in a matter where the hearing panel found The respondent has played fast and loose with the truth in the disciplinary proceedings in Utah, in his voluntary resignation in California, and during...




May 26, 12:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Iris Bud Café...

... finally, you are free to talk about anything you want. (And please consider doing your shopping through The Althouse Amazon Portal .)




May 26, 11:49 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   “Bright Data”  

At the core of the rise of data-driven policing is the ability to predict risk. Predictive policing does not actually predict crime, but instead provides a mathematical assessment of heightened risk at certain places or with certain people. The technology analyzes risk, and the inputs are general...




May 26, 11:38 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education

by Neil H. Buchanan The release of the Trump Administration's proposed federal budget has been met with mockery and ridicule across the political spectrum.  All budgets are "dead on arrival," but Trump's budgets stands out for its dishonesty, incompetence, and inhumanity. Even though most Re...




May 26, 11:28 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Beaulac on Post-World War I/Quiet Revolution (1920-1970) Through the Lenses of Legal Interpretations and International Law @DroitUDM




May 26, 10:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   Dating apps "tempt you to keep swiping, and as you whiz through tens, hundreds or even thousands of profiles... there’s got to be someone better than the person I’m seeing right now."

"Which means that monogamy requires more sacrifice than ever. If offered free travel, why would anyone settle for one place when it’s possible to tour the entire world?" Well, I, for one, would not settle for someone who's that bad with analogies. You can travel the world and still have a home to...




May 26, 10:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s good to normalize evil, in the sense of showing how otherwise 'normal' people and institutions can perpetrate evil acts..."

"... and every attempt should be made to do so. That’s how you prevent more evil from happening in the future." Ah! I chose to blog this before I noticed the author, Jesse Singal. He's good! He's writing about the reaction to that Atlantic article "My Family's Slave" (by Alex Tizon). Some people ...




May 26, 10:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett




May 26, 10:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Runnymede And Fat Bullies

A complex legal dispute involving the sale (and resale) of a horse farm called Runnymede has been affirmed in part and remanded in part by the New Hampshire Supreme Court. The farm was purchased with the understanding that it remain...




May 26, 09:57 AM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   CFP – Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism

From colleagues at Emory: There is a widespread perception that we live in a moment of change that is unprecedented in its scope and pace. Climate change, mass movements of dislocated persons, technological innovation, shifts in recognition of sexual and … Continue reading →




May 26, 09:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   What I found when I was looking for what Jake Tapper said about that "He just body-slammed me" story.

Jake Tapper wrote a book called "Body Slam: The Jesse Ventura Story." Okay. Try again. Here : The editorial board of the Billings Gazette, a CNN affiliate, retracted its endorsement of Gianforte, stating, "We believe that you cannot love America, love the Constitution, talk about the importance o...




May 26, 09:15 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Not Utterly Refuted

The New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department held that a legal malpractice action should not have been dismissed in a case where the defendant attorney's alleged legal malpractice involved prosecution of a legal malpractice claim In this...




May 26, 09:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   Mixed metaphor of the day.

"Trump's Budget Guts The Safety Net, And Other Myths." ("Spending on entitlement programs isn't being cut. At least not in the traditional sense of spending less next year than you spend this year. Trump's budget doesn't touch Social Security or Medicare, and only slows the growth of the remainin...




May 26, 08:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Suspension And Reprimand In Vermont

The Vermont Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a former judge This matter was initiated based on media reports of allegations that former assistant judge Paul Kane may have engaged in improper conduct regarding the assets of his uncle’s wife, Katherine...




May 26, 08:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   "John Glenn’s remains were disrespected at the military's mortuary, Pentagon documents allege."

"A senior mortuary employee at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware twice offered horrified inspectors a peek at American icon John Glenn's dead body while the famed astronaut awaited burial earlier this year, according to an internal memo obtained by Military Times ."




May 26, 07:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   What if Dusko Markovic had shoved Donald Trump back and Trump had yelled "You just body-slammed me" and we had the whole thing not on video, but only audio?

Here's Trump getting physical with the Prime Minister of Montenegro. Slo-mo: Trump appears to push aside/shove another NATO leader to get to the front of the group. pic.twitter.com/K0OC6QnEL4 — Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) May 25, 2017 I don't know if you've ever been videotaped moving through a p...




May 26, 07:47 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   California Unveils New Web Page

The web page of the California State Bar has been redesigned. The State Bar of California announces the launch of its new website: www.calbar.ca.gov. The website redesign and overhaul comes at a time of ongoing reforms for the State Bar,...




May 26, 07:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Jones to Johns Hopkins




May 26, 07:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Gunmen opened fire on vehicles carrying Coptic Christians in southern Egypt early Friday, killing at least 20 people..."

"... according to state news agencies," the NYT reports . A Christian official in Minya province, south of Cairo, said the attackers opened fire on a pickup truck carrying workmen and a bus carrying worshipers as they traveled in convoy to St. Samuel’s monastery. Many of the worshipers were child...




May 26, 01:15 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Mylan Institutional LLC v. Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

By Kevin E. Noonan -- Last week, the Federal Circuit reviewed the rare event of a preliminary injunction being granted in a lawsuit over a chemical invention, made rarer still by the evidence of likelihood of success on the merits required for the injunction being based on the doctrine of equival...




May 26, 12:51 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Fourth Circuit & Animus Under Mandel




May 26, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Cane on the Comparative History of Administrative Law




May 26, 12:17 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alabama prisoner faces eighth execution date amid death penalty debate"

"Alabama prisoner faces eighth execution date amid death penalty debate": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




May 26, 12:04 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court forced to confront the 'unsavory' politics of district lines"

"Supreme Court forced to confront the 'unsavory' politics of district lines": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




May 26, 12:02 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Year of the Patent"

"The Year of the Patent": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog.




May 25, 11:05 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Who Wilt Thou Calleth? Ghostbusters!




May 25, 10:11 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Shorn

The New Jersey Supreme Court has accepted the consent to.disbarment of former Chris Christie ally David Samson. NJ,com reported on his recent sentencing Facing two years in prison for the shakedown of United Airlines in a bizarre scheme to get...




May 25, 10:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Alternative Evidence: A dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts."

"Alternative Evidence: A dialogue on how the law will handle a world of alternative facts." Slate has this jurisprudence essay , consisting of a conversation between Seventh Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner and Senior U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff ( S.D.N.Y. ), moderated by Joel Cohen .




May 25, 09:57 PM   /   How Appealing   /   15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail

15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail: Today's email is from an attorney who asked me to omit his name: Congratulations on the 15-year milestone! I have been reading this blog since its inception when I was an undergraduate at NYU. I had been reading cases since high school as I just loved (...




May 25, 09:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes"

"Trump lawyers ask Supreme Court to reject 2nd Amendment claim by men who lost gun rights over nonviolent crimes": David G. Savage of The Los Angeles Times has this report .




May 25, 09:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban"

"Appeals Court Will Not Reinstate Trump's Revised Travel Ban": Adam Liptak of The New York Times has this report . Ann E. Marimow and Robert Barnes of The Washington Post report that " Federal appeals court maintains freeze of Trump's travel ban. Attorney general vows Supreme Court appeal ." Davi...




May 25, 09:06 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demands




May 25, 08:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Kevin Newsom's Insightful Take on The Slaughter-House Cases"

"Kevin Newsom's Insightful Take on The Slaughter-House Cases": Michael Stokes Paulsen has this post online at National Review's "Bench Memos" blog.




May 25, 08:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gov. Kay Ivey appoints Will Sellers, former campaign chair, to Alabama Supreme Court"

"Gov. Kay Ivey appoints Will Sellers, former campaign chair, to Alabama Supreme Court": Brian Lyman of The Montgomery Advertiser has this report .




May 25, 08:34 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices"

"Senate Republicans likely to change custom that allows Democrats to block judicial choices": Robert Barnes and Ed O'Keefe of The Washington Post have an article that begins, "Senate Republicans are threatening to change a custom that allows Democratic senators to block some judicial choices from...




May 25, 08:28 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar confirmed to federal appeals court seat"

"U.S. District Judge Amul Thapar confirmed to federal appeals court seat": Bill Estep of The Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader has this report . Alex Swoyer of The Washington Times reports that " Senate confirms Judge Thapar to 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ." Seung Min Kim of Politico.com report...




May 25, 08:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Election Wars at the Supreme Court"

"Election Wars at the Supreme Court": Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.




May 25, 07:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The pain was... I can’t explain the pain except to say if you’ve ever put your finger in a light socket as a kid, multiply that feeling by a gazillion throughout your entire body."

“And I saw a white light surrounding my body—it was like I was in a bubble. Everything was slow motion. I felt like I was in a bubble for ever." From "What It's Like to Be Struck by Lightning/There’s a good chance you’ll survive. But the effects can be lasting."




May 25, 06:53 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Name an athlete more unlike Donald Trump than Moeen Ali

I stayed up on election night to watch the results come in (can’t wait till June 8th, that’s going to be a thriller!). I had a bad feeling about the whole thing starting the moment I walked on campus that morning, and I had pretty much resigned myself to the result by about 7.30 pm [&...




May 25, 06:33 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   A Modest Proposal for an Afghan Exit Strategy

The papers say the US is spending $3.1 billion per month on the war in Afghanistan. And I’m sure that doesn’t count the long-term care costs for wounded soldiers after they get home. At $37.2 billion per year our spending … Continue reading → The post A Modest Proposal for...




May 25, 05:52 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Scope of injunction in the 4th Circuit travel ban decision

The Fourth Circuit divided 10-3 in affirming the district court and enjoining the second travel ban. The court agreed to keep the injunction nationwide, but reversed the part of the injunction that ran against the President personally (although the injunction stands as to other federal officials ...




May 25, 05:12 PM   /   Balkinization   /   One Thought on the Future of the Travel Ban Litigation




May 25, 04:52 PM   /   Sports Law Blog   /   DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law




May 25, 04:31 PM   /   Balkinization   /   




May 25, 04:17 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   May the Force Be With You (and Don't Bring a Knife To a Blaster Fight) @TheLegalGeeks




May 25, 03:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   The best light in Meade's garden just now...

... fell on the columbine. (That's shot — by me, just now — with the Micro-NIKKOR 105mm lens .)




May 25, 02:39 PM   /   Althouse   /   Body-slammed in Bozeman.

The news from Montana.




May 25, 02:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump's revised travel ban.

Adam Liptak reports in the NYT. The case is now likely to go to the Supreme Court.




May 25, 02:18 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Neuroscience and Society" Conference in Sydney

NEUROSCIENCE & SOCIETY: ETHICAL, LEGAL & CLINICAL IMPLICATIONS OF NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH 14-15 September 2017 Sydney, NSW, Australia Almost twenty years since the “Decade of the Brain”, governments are investing heavily in large global efforts to map the human brain and...




May 25, 01:06 PM   /   Conglomerate   /   AALS BA Call for Papers

Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...




May 25, 11:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   France censors a public-service ad that shows children with Down syndrome growing up happily.

Here's the ad: Here's Sohrab Ahmari in The Wall Street Journal. In France three TV networks agreed to carry [the "Dear Future Mom" ad] as a public service. The feedback was glowing -- until that summer, when the government's High Audiovisual Council, or CSA, issued a pair of regulatory bulletins ...




May 25, 11:30 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   Lateral hires with tenure or on tenure-track, 2016-17

MOVING TO FRONT--ORIGINALLY POSTED AUGUST 1, 2016 These are non-clinical appointments that will take effect in 2017 (except where noted); I will move the list...




May 25, 11:30 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

by Michael Dorf The scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the speech Trump thereupon delivered was no doubt written for...




  

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