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March 26, 02:19 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Home Depot must again face lawsuit over employee's murder: U.S. court."

"Home Depot must again face lawsuit over employee's murder: U.S. court." Jonathan Stempel of Reuters has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued on Friday.




March 26, 01:39 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals"

Recently published in Arkansas Law Review (69 Ark. L. Rev. 988 (2017)): "Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals" By J. Thomas Sullivan, Professor, University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of...




March 26, 01:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   50 years ago today: "On March 26, 1967, over 10,000 congregated in Central Park for an Easter Sunday 'Be In.'"

Untapped Cities reminds us of the ignition point of what would be The Summer of Love. The Central Park event was organized by Paul Williams, an 18-year old who had founded the first serious rock and roll magazine, Crawdaddy, as a college freshman a year earlier, and Jim Fouratt, a gay actor who w...




March 26, 12:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Virginia made conditions on death row better. The state is still being sued."

"Virginia made conditions on death row better. The state is still being sued." Rachel Weiner of The Washington Post has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued on Friday.




March 26, 12:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   Apophasis.

I used the word in a comment just now , and I'm reading the Wikipedia article on the subject. This jumped out: In 1988, President Ronald Reagan said of Michael Dukakis, a presidential candidate who was rumored to have received psychological treatment, "Look, I'm not going to pick on an invalid." ...




March 26, 12:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Ban on Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership"

"Appeals Court Rejects Challenge to Ban on Non-Lawyer Firm Ownership": Jacob Gershman has this post at WSJ.com's "Law Blog" about a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued Friday.




March 26, 12:03 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Even gender-neutral pronouns don’t feel as if they fit me. I feel no identity or closeness with any pronouns I’ve come across. What describes me is my name."

Said Patch, formerly known as Patrick Abbatiello, formerly designated as male, who not only acquired a legal name change — to Patch, just Patch (It's Pat ch *) — but got the legal gender designation changed to "genderless." This happened in Multnomah County, which happens to be a county name I kn...




March 26, 11:30 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: 'Breyer, Alito, and Their Pals.'"

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: 'Breyer, Alito, and Their Pals.'" Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




March 26, 11:24 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority"

"Appeals court won't allow suit against Palestinian Authority": The Associated Press has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued Friday.




March 26, 11:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It’s like a warm peach that kind of gives a little bit, that has extra skin."

Said the Yankees pitcher Greg Bird , about his hairless cat, Mr. Delicious . To fully savor this post, pair it with the previous post .




March 26, 11:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Court to hear case of student brain damaged after China trip"

"Court to hear case of student brain damaged after China trip": The Associated Press has a report that begins, "The Connecticut Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case involving a private boarding school student who contracted a tick-borne disease during a school trip to China and was left br...




March 26, 10:50 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Welcome to Max Stearns and "Blindspot"

Max Stearns (Maryland) has joined the law professor blogosphere with Blindspot, which he describes here. Posts so far have covered the Gorsuch hearings, coffee, the TV show "Rectify" (whose final season I need to watch), and ideological blindspots of both political parties. Definitely worth addin...




March 26, 10:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court."

"Ahoy, justices! Floating home case winner back to high court." Curt Anderson of The Associated Press has this report .




March 26, 10:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Many Indonesians who are still too poor to eat beef, except on special occasions, can now afford dog or cat."

Said one animal protection researcher quoted in "Indonesians’ Taste for Dog Meat Is Growing, Even as Others Shun It" (NYT). “From a strictly practical, agricultural point of view, growing dogs and cats for meat requires far less space and feed resources than growing cows, and is therefore cheaper...




March 26, 09:07 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Must I first define 'privilege' in its current use, or should I imagine that if you’ve reached this paragraph, you’re already among the cognoscenti?"

"As it is known today and discussed in progressive circles, a jurisdiction Bovy writes about with the knowing weariness that comes with longtime residence, privilege is not just about having special advantages available only to the few, but it is also about those advantages that are entirely unea...




March 26, 08:40 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Ontario Admits Disbarred Florida Attorney

An application for admission to practice was allowed (over a dissent) by a Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada The issue before us is whether the applicant, Ronald Ori Davidovic, is of good character and should...




March 26, 03:45 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Sunday photoblogging: March for Europe

From Yesterday’s march to protest against the prospect of Brexit and to celebrate the birthday of the European Union.




March 26, 03:45 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...




March 26, 12:34 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Detroit man: I almost froze to death, and Gorsuch didn't care."

"Detroit man: I almost froze to death, and Gorsuch didn't care." Tresa Baldas has this front page article in today's edition of The Detroit Free Press. Lucia Graves of The Guardian (UK) has an article headlined " Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing revealed his hidden similarity to Trump; The two...




March 26, 12:20 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin"

"Gorsuch Confirmation Hearings End And The Political Games Begin": Nina Totenberg of NPR has this report .




March 26, 12:15 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "It's not Neil Gorsuch's fault, but we can't support his ascension to a stolen Supreme Court seat"

"It's not Neil Gorsuch's fault, but we can't support his ascension to a stolen Supreme Court seat": This editorial appears in today's edition of The Los Angeles Times.




March 26, 12:09 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing: Were these hearings really as pointless as they seemed?"

"Gorsuch Grins, Says Nothing: Were these hearings really as pointless as they seemed?" Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.




March 26, 12:05 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Locker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys Club: Neil Gorsuch's chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should've been held beside a keg."

"Locker Room Talk at the Capitol Hill Boys Club: Neil Gorsuch's chummy, back-slapping Supreme Court confirmation hearings should've been held beside a keg." Dahlia Lithwick has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




March 25, 11:37 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Defend Trade Secrets Act at (Almost) One" on April 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorney and Patent Docs contributor Joshua R. Rich will discuss the following topics: ...




March 25, 11:36 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on IPR Estoppel in District Court

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "IPR Estoppel in District Court: How Wide?" on March 29, 2017 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Jon Gurka of Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear LLP, Hon. Faith Hochberg of Hochberg ADR, and Thad Kodish of Fish &...




March 25, 11:34 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Washington College of Law Post-Argument Discussion of TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

As part of its ongoing Supreme Court series, the American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property will be hosting a post-argument discussion on the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case from 4:15 to 5:45 pm (Eastern) on March...




March 25, 11:33 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Baylor Law School & FCBA Program on Patent Litigation

Baylor Law School and the Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a program entitled "Patent Litigation: Trial and Appellate Issues and Trends" on April 7, 2017 from 10:30 am to 2:35 pm (EST) at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The program will inclu...




March 25, 11:27 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Markush Claims in Pharma/Chemical Patent Prosecution and Litigation

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Markush Claims in Pharma/Chemical Patent Prosecution and Litigation: Leveraging Federal Court Guidance -- Constructing Group Claims, Navigating Comprising and Consisting of, Avoiding Improper Rejections" on April 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2...




March 25, 09:58 PM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Students

by Diane Klein Last Wednesday, as the Gorsuch confirmation hearings ground through another day, a frisson  passed through the left-leaning side of Facebook.  Screaming across the web were headlines like " Supreme Court unanimously strikes down Gorsuch ruling ,"" While Gorsuch was testif...




March 25, 04:03 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   A Question I Would Like to Ask PHH's Lawyer, Ted Olson

by Jeff Sovern We've blogged several times about the House Financial Service Subcommittee hearing on the constitutionality of the CFPB, at which PHH's lawyer Ted Olson, among others, testified. Now that I have listened to the hearing, I have a...




March 25, 02:41 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Diners at Upland, the California-inflected brasserie in Flatiron, would have a story they could tell their great-grandkids: about the day they saw President Obama — gracious, handsome, tieless — while taking forkfuls of little-gem salad."

The love affair — the press with Obama — continues. And new love arrives: "Did Senator Cory Booker and Mindy Kaling Just Set Up a Real-Life Date Over Twitter?"




March 25, 02:36 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Incredibly, he was able to instead survive by following a group of monkeys, who dropped him fruit and lead him to shelter and water every day."

"Maykool had been found in very weak condition; nine days in the rainforest had left him dehydrated, his skin ravaged by bites, botflies, and spines, his feet and ankles painfully swollen."




March 25, 02:33 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Waste Not

The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board has summarily suspended a convicted attorney The story is told on the web page of the United States attorney for the Eastern District of Kentucky Daniel R. Goodwin, an attorney from McLean, Virginia, has...




March 25, 02:20 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I said I wanted to get some outside stuff, and I looked out the window and saw it was getting darker and darker... There wasn’t very much thought to it."

Said Don Hunstein, the man who took the photograph that's on the cover of "The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan" — quoted in his NYT obituary . He was 88. That photograph has been stared at by a lot of people and inspired many, many fantasies — especially of what it should be like to have (or be) a girlfri...




March 25, 02:18 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Horton Article: Arbitration About Arbitration

David Horton of California, Davis has written Arbitration About Arbitration Stanford Law Review, Vol. 70, (2017 Forthcoming). Here is the abstract: Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretation of the Federal Arbitration Act (“FAA”) has nearly eliminated consumer and employment class...




March 25, 01:58 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Technological Incarceration and the End of the Prison Crisis"

Recently published on SSRN (and forthcoming in the Journal or Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 108, No.1): "Technological Incarceration and the End of the Prison Crisis" MIRKO BAGARIC, Swinburne University Law School DAN HUNTER, Swinburne Law Schoo GABRIELLE WOLF, Deakin...




March 25, 01:38 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility"

Recently Published on SSRN: "The Misjudgment of Criminal Responsibility" ROBERT A. BEATTEY, CUNY, John Jay College of Criminal Justice MARK R. FONDACARO, J.D., PH.D., John Jay College - CUNY Generally, a criminal statute must consist of two essential elements: a...




March 25, 01:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "The History of 'Stolen' Supreme Court Seats: As the new administration seeks to fill a vacancy on the Court, a look back at the forgotten mid-19th century battles over the judiciary."

"The History of 'Stolen' Supreme Court Seats: As the new administration seeks to fill a vacancy on the Court, a look back at the forgotten mid-19th century battles over the judiciary." Erick Trickey of Smithsonian.com has this report .




March 25, 01:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business"

"From bedroom to boardroom, Supreme Court is in your business": Nancy Benac of The Associated Press has this report .




March 25, 01:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Judges' Late Travel-Ban Dissent May Preview Supreme Court Approach"

"Judges' Late Travel-Ban Dissent May Preview Supreme Court Approach": Roger Parloff has this post online at New York Magazine.




March 25, 01:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Historic Utah mansion -- with gold-leaf walls and Supreme Court marble -- going up for auction"

"Historic Utah mansion -- with gold-leaf walls and Supreme Court marble -- going up for auction": Luke Ramseth of The Salt Lake Tribune has this report .




March 25, 01:15 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Democrats file complaint against Supreme Court justice over GOP promotion"

"Democrats file complaint against Supreme Court justice over GOP promotion": Matthew DeFour of The Wisconsin State Journal has an article that begins, "A Democratic Party official has filed a complaint against conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman for appearing in promotio...




March 25, 01:11 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justice Hardesty gives tour of Nevada Supreme Court building set to open Monday"

"Justice Hardesty gives tour of Nevada Supreme Court building set to open Monday": David Ferrara of The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report .




March 25, 12:59 PM   /   Althouse   /   Is Trump "unhappy" that Jared Kushner went on a ski trip to Aspen just as the healthcare bill got stymied?

That's what some source said, causing the anti-Trump media to blurt out headlines like "Trump unhappy Jared Kushner took a powder on the ski slopes as health care bill floundered." * Kushner was on vacation until Thursday, skiing with family in the posh Colorado town of Aspen. Paparazzi caught Ja...




March 25, 12:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings Were a Waste of Time: Trump's Supreme Court pick said virtually nothing of substance -- and the Democrats seem unlikely to stand firm against him."

"Why Neil Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearings Were a Waste of Time: Trump's Supreme Court pick said virtually nothing of substance -- and the Democrats seem unlikely to stand firm against him." David S. Cohen of Rolling Stone has this report .




March 25, 12:55 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "End Supreme Court lotto: Do we want any president to have the power to shape the Court and therefore the country for 30 years or more?"

"End Supreme Court lotto: Do we want any president to have the power to shape the Court and therefore the country for 30 years or more?" James Tisch has this essay online at USA Today.




March 25, 12:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Napolitano told friends he was on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist; The benched Fox News personality has claimed the president told him he'd be considered for the next seat that comes open"

"Napolitano told friends he was on Trump's Supreme Court shortlist; The benched Fox News personality has claimed the president told him he'd be considered for the next seat that comes open": Eliana Johnson and Annie Karni of Politico.com have this report .




March 25, 12:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "You know the more Trump fails, the more we're just getting what we want: Not Hillary."

Overheard at Meadhouse.




March 25, 12:12 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Instead of watching it on a TV screen, I wanted to recreate the conditions under which I’d originally enjoyed this movie, so I booked it at Chicago’s Music Box Theater..."

"... as part of my film series, 'Is It Still Funny?' It was a packed house, and as Harold embarks on that first fake suicide, I could feel my own tension building." From "A Movie Date With My Younger Self" by Marc Caro (in the NYT).




March 25, 11:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "With the failure of the Ryan healthcare bill, the illusion of Trump-is-Hitler has been fully replaced with Trump-is-incompetent meme."

"Look for the new meme to dominate the news, probably through the summer. By year end, you will see a second turn, from incompetent to 'Competent, but we don’t like it.'" Writes Scott Adams , about the biggest thing that happened yesterday, as he sees it, which was not the failure to get to a vot...




March 25, 11:24 AM   /   Althouse   /   The other day, I was talking about the weather with a woman who might have been about 30 or so.

She got to describing the movie "Twister" (the special-effects laden tornado movie from 1996), and I said I'd never seen it. To lighten the mood, I said "I've seen 'The Wizard of Oz.'" To my utter amazement, she said "I haven't." How can you not have seen "The Wizard of Oz"?! ADDED: In case you, ...




March 25, 11:06 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Filibustering Gorsuch Is Still a Bad Idea"

"Filibustering Gorsuch Is Still a Bad Idea": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online at Bloomberg View, along with an essay titled " The Supreme Court Didn't Really Smack Down Gorsuch ."




March 25, 11:00 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch may have clerked for Kennedy, but hearings show he's more like Scalia"

"Gorsuch may have clerked for Kennedy, but hearings show he's more like Scalia": Robert Barnes has this article in today's edition of The Washington Post.




March 25, 11:00 AM   /   Althouse   /   What a deceptive headline at The Daily Caller!

"Transgender Teacher Gets $60k After Co-Workers Won’t Call Her 'They.'" I shouldn't reward them with traffic, so let me not leave this post too enigmatic. There was a lot of harassment against this teacher — who adopted the self-presentation as gender neutral after she had breast cancer surgery a...




March 25, 10:08 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The worst thing you can possibly do in a deal is seem desperate to make it... That makes the other guy smell blood, and then you're dead."

Wrote Trump in "The Art of the Deal." Also: "Know when to walk away from the table." I'm reading these quotes in yesterday's Washington Post, in "Trump’s health care ultimatum is straight out of ‘The Art of the Deal.’ It just might work." But is anyone talking about Trump's "walk away" approach t...




March 25, 09:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   After 30 years of marijuana use, Woody Harrelson gives it up because it was "keeping me from being emotionally available."

"Still, he has nothing bad to say about marijuana, which he calls 'a great drug.'" He's right — isn't he? — about the biggest problem with marijuana.




March 25, 09:35 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Silver Linings Playbook

The Indiana Supreme Court has publicly reprimanded a prosecutor for a Rule 8.2 violation In 2000, Michael Dean Overstreet was convicted of murder and other charges in Johnson County and sentenced to death. Respondent was one of the deputy prosecutors...




March 25, 08:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   I've been averting my eyes from the healthcare roundelay.

Hey, that is the first time in my life that I stopped to think of the right word and came up with roundelay . Where did that come from? This must be a special kind of aversion I've been feeling.... And is roundelay even correct ? Roundelay — originally "A short simple song with a refrain," accord...




March 25, 08:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   "There were five Wisconsin players and one whirring blur of white cleaving all of them..."

"... a Florida point guard motoring up the court, veering out of control and finally planting his foot at just the right spot. It had to be the right spot, just beyond the 3-point line. It had to be the right time. It had to float for what seemed like an eternity and disappear softly through the ...




March 25, 12:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   Wisconsin...

Overtime....




March 25, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




March 24, 05:04 PM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   SCOTUS' Treatment of 4th Amendment Claims

Despite extensive scholarly attention the Court's Fourth Amendment jurisprudence, "there has been scant empirical research about how modern Justices have voted in Fourth Amendment cases." To this end, a recent paper by Brent Newton (US Sent. Comm'n), The Supreme Court's...




March 24, 04:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence"

"Neil Gorsuch Makes the Case for His Own Independence": Benjamin Wallace-Wells has this post online at The New Yorker.




March 24, 04:43 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   CFP: "Traffic in Women" and International Law




March 24, 04:40 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Congress moves to strike Internet privacy rules ...

... because who doesn't want their online history collected and sold by internet companies? The New York Times has the story.




March 24, 04:07 PM   /   Balkinization   /   Disjunctive Politics in Action




March 24, 03:19 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Canyon Café...

... you can talk about whatever you want. (The photos are from Bryce Canyon National Park, March 8th.) (And remember to think of doing your shopping through the Althouse Amazon Portal.)




March 24, 03:18 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I’d stir the water from the hose into the earth … and make thin, soupy mud, which I would then rub on my hands, arms, feet, and legs."

"I would pretend to be a dark-skinned princess in the Sahara Desert or one of the Bantu women living in the Congo … imagining I was a different person living in a different place was one of the few ways … that I could escape the oppressive environment I was raised in."




March 24, 03:10 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Why had I dragged my family — my wife and our Snapchatting 12-year-old daughter and our longhaired, talkative 9-year-old son — away from work and school to see, of all places, Mount Rushmore?"

Asks Sam Anderson in a NYT Magazine article with a title that caught my attention, "Why Does Mount Rushmore Exist?/This gargantuan shrine to democracy has never felt so surreal." How does anybody know the how surreal Mount Rushmore has felt over its close-to-one-century existence? Whose feelings ...




March 24, 02:52 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   No Right For Firms To Accept Outside Investments

An opinion issued today by the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Plaintiffs‐Appellants Jacoby & Meyers, LLP, a limited liability law partnership, and Jacoby & Meyers USA II, PLLC, a related professional limited liability company (together, “plaintiffs”...




March 24, 01:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Kornhauser on Taxing Bachelors




March 24, 11:52 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Powerful People Prefer 'Personal' Relationships With Powerless People

by Neil H. Buchanan The personal relationship that I have with my automobile insurance company is a cornerstone of my happiness.  Also, my sense of empowerment when I interact with my cable company makes me feel pleased that no one is coming between us.   I view it as essential to my li...




March 24, 11:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   Sak Fifth Avenue — once a purveyor of sophisticated clothing for women — shows faux-schoolgirl clothes on a model who's much too small for the clothes, so that she looks even tinier than a schoolgirl.

Seen in the sidebar to my blog just now: Look how oversized everything is, including the very long belt that hangs down to her knees. The girl is sad and stumbling. She looks as though she can barely walk and hardly knows what to think about anything. Her lack of any capacity is symbolized by the...




March 24, 11:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   Saks Fifth Avenue — once a purveyor of sophisticated clothing for women — shows faux-schoolgirl clothes on a model who's much too small for the clothes, so that she looks even tinier than a schoolgirl.

Seen in the sidebar to my blog just now: Look how oversized everything is, including the very long belt that hangs down to her knees. The girl is sad and stumbling. She looks as though she can barely walk and hardly knows what to think about anything. Her lack of any capacity is symbolized by the...




March 24, 11:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Feds try for toss of hedge fund founder's misconduct case at 2nd Circuit"

"Feds try for toss of hedge fund founder's misconduct case at 2nd Circuit": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has a post that begins, "On Friday morning, the Justice Department will appear before Judges Reena Raggi, Denny Chin and Susan Carney of the 2nd U.S. Circ...




March 24, 11:11 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Risky Business

The Kansas Supreme Court ordered a partially-stayed two-year suspension of an attorney, affirming findings of a hearing panel that he had engaged in escrow violations and a prohibited business transaction with his client. The court rejected the attorney's contentions with...




March 24, 11:00 AM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist




March 24, 11:00 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Free Press: An ICH Seminar




March 24, 10:48 AM   /   Althouse   /   For the annals of bad right-wing jokes.

"I wouldn’t want to lose my mammograms."




March 24, 10:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Cruel anarchists have perpetrated an incredibly effective, image-shattering hoax on the American public."

Said Richard Nixon — reacting to the fake news that Spiro Agnew's farts were killing people — in a comic strip by Skip Williamson, who died last week at the age of 71 . “I was always more political than most of the other underground artists,” Mr. Williamson told The Comics Journal in 1986. “Or an...




March 24, 10:14 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "The Constraint Principle: Original Meaning and Constitutional Practice."

"The Constraint Principle: Original Meaning and Constitutional Practice." Law professor Lawrence B. Solum has posted this paper on SSRN.




March 24, 10:10 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chuck Schumer Breaks the Senate: Why desperate red-state Democrats are floating a 'deal' to let Gorsuch through."

"Chuck Schumer Breaks the Senate: Why desperate red-state Democrats are floating a 'deal' to let Gorsuch through." Kimberley A. Strassel has this op-ed in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.




March 24, 10:02 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "High-Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction 'Shopping' in Patent Suits; Litigation challenges system that has led to concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly districts"

"High-Court Case to Challenge Jurisdiction 'Shopping' in Patent Suits; Litigation challenges system that has led to concentration of patent cases in plaintiff-friendly districts": John D. McKinnon has this front page article in today's edition of The Wall Street Journal.




March 24, 09:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   Scott Adams agreed to an interview that he knew would be a hit piece...

... because — this was before the election — he thought "it would be funny to have them write about how wrong I was… just as the election was about to prove how right I was." The article is only coming out now, long after the election: "How Scott Adams Got Hypnotized by Trump/Come to his Dilbert-...




March 24, 09:18 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?




March 24, 09:16 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Protecting Vulnerable Hoosiers: State May Sue Foreclosure Defense Law Firms

The Indiana Supreme Court affirmed the denial of summary judgment in favor of defendant law firms Consumer Attorney Services, P.A., The McCann Law Group, LLP, and Brenda McCann (collectively “Defendants”) appeal the trial court’s denial of their motion for summary...




March 24, 08:56 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I love the NYT. I have been reading it for 50 years. I'm begging it to go straight."

I say in the comments, half an hour after posting "The NYT struggles to fight off Trump's use of that NYT headline 'Wiretapped data used in inquiry of Trump aides.'" And Original Mike says: You are in an abusive relationship and you're the enabler. Isn't there a hot line you can call?




March 24, 12:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals"

"Rowan County prayer lawsuit returns to 4th Circuit Court of Appeals": Josh Bergeron of The Salisbury (N.C.) Post has this report . And Alanna Durkin Richer of The Associated Press reports that " Court asks who should lead prayer before government meeting ." You can access via this link (57.7 MB ...




March 24, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Farbman, "Reconstructing Local Government"




March 24, 12:26 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Supreme Court Preview -- TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC

By Andrew Williams -- Next week, on Monday March 27, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case. This case involves the interpretation of the current patent venue statute. And while interpreting statutory language may seem dry, the outc...




March 24, 12:18 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Gorsuch on Chevron deference"

"Gorsuch on Chevron deference": Eric Posner has this blog post today.




March 24, 12:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination"

"Democrats Plan to Filibuster to Thwart Gorsuch Nomination": Matt Flegenheimer, Charlie Savage, and Adam Liptak will have this article in Friday's edition of The New York Times. And Robert Barnes, Ed O'Keefe, and Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post have an article headlined " Schumer: Democrats...




March 23, 11:23 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   As Sober As A Judge

A circuit court judge must adhere to an agreement to comply with treatment under the supervision of the Kentucky Lawyers Assistance Program ("KYLAP"). The judge was the subject of 13 charges of misconduct and submitted to an evaluation. He disclosed...




March 23, 11:01 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   A Cavalier Attitude In The Bluegrass State

The Kentucky Supreme Court has denied relief to an incarcerated defendant who was convicted of biting off the ear of a fellow inmate. The defendant was represented at trial by a public defender from the Pacudah Department of Public Advocacy....




March 23, 09:18 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   "Revised GOP health bill saves less money than original, number of uninsured stays the same"

Here.




March 23, 08:52 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Attorney Suspended: Twice "Behaved In A Grossly Vulgar And Antisocial Manner"

A 180 day suspension with a condition imposed by a hearing panel was affirmed by the Michigan Attorney Discipline Board This matter arises from a Consolidated Notice of Filing of Judgment of Conviction and Formal Complaint filed by the Grievance...




March 23, 07:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   The NYT struggles to fight off Trump's use of that NYT headline "Wiretapped data used in inquiry of Trump aides."

I recommend reading this closely, looking for the weasel words: "Fact Check: Trump Misleads About The Times’s Reporting on Surveillance," by Linda Qiu. I've been blogging too long today to parse through this right now, but let me highlight a few things. First, Trump was right about the headline, ...




March 23, 06:47 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The Washington Post's Bob Woodward warned... that there are people from the Obama administration who could be facing criminal charges for unmasking the names of Trump transition team members from surveillance of foreign officials."

"During an interview on Fox News, Woodward said that if that information about the unmasking is true, 'it is a gross violation.'" He said it isn't Trump's assertion, without proof, that his predecessor wiretapped Trump Tower that is of concern, but rather that intelligence officials named the Ame...




March 23, 06:35 PM   /   Althouse   /   "Israeli police on Thursday arrested a 19-year-old hacker who they said was the main suspect in a wave of bomb threats against Jewish community centers in the United States..."

"... appearing to crack a case that has sent a chill through the American Jewish community. The surprising arrest of the Jewish man , who holds dual Israeli and American citizenship, came after a trans-Atlantic investigation with the FBI and other international law enforcement agencies. U.S. Jewi...




March 23, 06:16 PM   /   Althouse   /   "The 'phone Romeo,' as he is known here, calls numbers at random until he hears a woman’s voice, in the hope of striking up a romantic attachment."

"Among them are overeager suitors ('Can I recharge your mobile?'), tremulous supplicants ('I am talking to you, madam, but my body is shaking”') and the occasional heavy breather ('I want to do the illegal things with you'). Intentionally dialing wrong numbers is a labor-intensive way to find a g...




  

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