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January 23, 06:36 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Here Comes the Sun

A deferred disciplinary agreement has been entered into between an investigative panel of the Tennessee Board of Judicial Conduct and a General Sessions Court judge. The agreement places the judge on probation for three years. The judge had been the...




January 23, 06:15 PM   /   Althouse   /   The media are going after Trump about the inaugural crowd size because it's part of "creat[ing] the illusion that Trump is not popular, that he didn’t legitimately win, that there isn’t that much excitement for him."

"To them, it’s not a nitpick, and that’s why Trump’s fighting back on it," said Rush Limbaugh, on his show today. Trump knows exactly what they’re trying to do with this. What’s being reported is that Trump is a megalomaniac, that he’s an egomaniac, and that he’s a narcissist. And he cares about ...




January 23, 06:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Terry Edwards' murder conviction is irrevocably flawed."

"Is Texas About to Execute an Innocent Man? Terry Edwards' murder conviction is irrevocably flawed." Jeremy Stahl has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate.




January 23, 06:05 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Texas Tries to Revoke Some Gay-Marriage Rights"

"Texas Tries to Revoke Some Gay-Marriage Rights": Law professor Noah Feldman has this essay online today at Bloomberg View.




January 23, 06:02 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Justices Set to OK Offensive Trademarks?"

"Justices Set to OK Offensive Trademarks?" Kenneth Jost has this post today at his blog, "Jost on Justice."




January 23, 06:00 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Golden Rule: No Golden Rule Arguments

The Vermont Supreme Court has reversed a criminal conviction for in part as a result of the prosecutor's improper "Golden Rule" argument But the prosecutor did violate the “golden rule” by asking the jurors to put themselves in the place...




January 23, 05:57 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Why Obama Struggled at Court, and Trump May Strain to Do Better"

"Why Obama Struggled at Court, and Trump May Strain to Do Better": Adam Liptak will have this new installment of his "Sidebar" column in Tuesday's edition of The New York Times.




January 23, 05:44 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Potential nominee profile: Thomas Hardiman."

"Potential nominee profile: Thomas Hardiman." Amy Howe has this post today at "SCOTUSblog." And on Friday, Howe had a post titled " Potential nominee profile: Thomas Lee ."




January 23, 05:37 PM   /   Althouse   /   SNL writer Katie Rich is "so sorry" for her tweet about Barron Trump but we are told that she's been "suspended."

Whatever that means. Not fired, I take it. Suspended. It's a gesture to the public. I assume she will recover. The objected-to tweet — so wrong on so many levels — was: "Barron will be this country’s first homeschool shooter." The worst thing about Katie Rich's tweet was... You shouldn't go after...




January 23, 05:10 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   "Moral Bioenhancement, Freedom and Reason"

"Moral Bioenhancement, Freedom and Reason" by Ingmar Persson and Julian Savulescu has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract In this paper we reply to the most important objections to our advocacy of moral enhancement by biomedical...




January 23, 04:49 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   JOTWELL: Mullenix on Stancil on rulemaking and economic theory

The new Courts Law essay comes from Linda Mullenix (Texas), reviewing Paul Stancil, Substantive Equality and Procedural Justice (Iowa L. Rev., forthcoming), which applies economic analysis to the rulemaking process (contra, Linda argues, the many of us procedural scholars who are doctrinalists).




January 23, 04:16 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Literature Notice: Agribusiness & Socio-Ecological Epidemiology (or ‘agroecology, epidemiology, and health justice’)




January 23, 04:13 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Re-Visiting Mary Shelley's Frankenstein @FutureTenseNow @Museum_SciFi




January 23, 02:53 PM   /   Althouse   /   New clothes.

From Thom Browne. Very arty and amusing. Seems like a walking cubist painting... ... worn by Harold Lloyd.




January 23, 02:48 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Batman, Bane, and the Presidency




January 23, 02:28 PM   /   Workplace Prof Blog   /   Teaching Labor in Saigon

I've mentioned on Facebook that I've spent the last couple of weeks teaching at a Saigon labor college. I'm writing now to give an update -- and a heads-up to anyone who might be interested in either a short-term gig...




January 23, 02:13 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There are times when we disagree with the facts," said Sean Spicer, just now.

At today's news briefing, going on now. I think he meant to say: There are times when we disagree about the facts. He's answering a question about whether he will promise never to lie — he did promise — and it struck me as telling that he said "we disagree with the facts." ADDED: Spicer just said...




January 23, 02:06 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I never fit in very well. I was a very passive male and I didn’t fit into the male culture, especially back then."

"It was just really nice to not have social pressures, not have all the stimulus... I never was very hip, very cool. I mean, I had long hair and a beard and all that, but I never felt comfortable. It took a long time of living out here to become more comfortable.... I’ve always been pretty good a...




January 23, 01:14 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   New study tells inside story of how local communities use ordinances to say ‘enough’ to payday lenders

Here's the press release: Jan. 24, 2017— An 18-month study of community approaches to controlling payday lending practices concludes there are 10 lessons for those interested in positively affecting local ordinances, according to researchers from the University of Utah and...




January 23, 11:53 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   A term whose time has come round again.

CBS News: U.S. government sources tell CBS News that there is a sense of unease in the intelligence community after President Trump’s visit to CIA headquarters on Saturday. An official said the visit “made relations with the intelligence community worse” and described the visit ...




January 23, 11:34 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Barbas's "Newsworthy"




January 23, 10:53 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Morgan And (Pseudo) Science Fiction

My older daughter was feeling pretty low so I said I would read to her while she did some drawing. Normally that means Moomin books or Discworld or something. Tonight, she was in the mood for more scholarly fare. She requested: King Arthur’s Enchantresses, Morgan and Her Sisters In Arthuria...




January 23, 10:23 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I just went to the Oval Office and found this beautiful letter from President Obama."

"It was really very nice of him to do that, and we will cherish that. We will keep that, and we won’t even tell the press what’s in that letter." Said Trump to reporters in the East Room of the White House. The Daily News reports it as "joking." Is it joking? They didn't get the letter yet did th...




January 23, 10:18 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   The increasingly ugly demise of Charlotte Law School

A local news outlet records the details. Charlotte is now betting on an Education Department under Besty DeVos being more favorable to them!




January 23, 10:18 AM   /   Althouse   /   The NYT joins the violent fun: "Attack on Alt-Right Leader Has Internet Asking: Is It O.K. to Punch a Nazi?"

This isn't distanced journalism. This is an invitation to hate and exult in violence. Because it's okay if they're a Nazi. Challenge yourself, New York Times. Ask first whether what you are doing is more Nazi-like. You are amplifying violence, giving voice to the justification of violence, pointi...




January 23, 10:16 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "OT2016 #12: 'That Makes No Sense.'"

"OT2016 #12: 'That Makes No Sense.'" You can access the new episode of the "First Mondays" podcast, featuring Ian Samuel and Dan Epps , via this link .




January 23, 10:01 AM   /   Althouse   /   “Why did you start the fire?"/"Because I felt like it, and because I'm just saying, 'Screw our president!'"

Children in politics. ADDED: Was it ethical of Fox News to show this clip?




January 23, 09:40 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The incoming administration dismissed CNN and BuzzFeed News’s report as 'fake news,' a term now used by partisans and cynics to discredit reporting they don’t like. We should have seen that coming."

"BuzzFeed News’s reporting helped popularize the term to describe a new breed of fraudsters. But the dossier is a real document that has been influencing senior officials, lawmakers, intelligence agencies and, potentially, the new commander in chief. Nobody should fall for this attempt to turn th...




January 23, 09:37 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   New 3d Circuit opinion on Fair Credit Reporting Act (standing)

On Friday, the Third Circuit issued a decision in In re Horizon Healthcare Services Inc. Data Breach Litigation. In that case, the plaintiffs sued after two laptops, containing sensitive personal information about them and others, were stolen from health insurer...




January 23, 09:35 AM   /   How Appealing   /   Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court : At this link . The Court did not grant review in any new cases. And in Abbott v. Veasey , No. 16-393, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. issued a statement respecting the denial of certiorari . In early news coverage, The Associated Press repo...




January 23, 09:31 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Peaceably to assemble

A question asked out of genuine curiosity and with no intent to disparage: How is it that more than 3 million people in multiple cities, including 1/2-million in D.C. and 1/4-million in NYC, marched without incident, without conflicts or confrontations with police, and without arrests? Meanwhile,...




January 23, 09:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Frankfurter Speaks! So Does (Paul) Freund!!




January 23, 09:25 AM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   New 9th Circuit opinion on Fair Credit Reporting Act

On Friday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, deciding an issue of first impression in the federal courts of appeals, held that a prospective employer violates the Fair Credit Reporting Act by providing a job applicant with a disclosure that...




January 23, 09:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   #NotMySuperBowl.

A trending hashtag. Examples: I refuse to accept the results of the AFC and NFC championship games.Tomorrow I'll be protesting, looting, and rioting. #NotMySuperBowl But the Packers won the popular vote #NotMySuperBowl We demand Tom Brady release his football air pressure statements. #NotMySuperBowl




January 23, 09:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Isn't taking this job inherently an expression of willingness to lie for the President?"

"Since when is there outraged insistence that a presidential press secretary resign over the need to do what he knew all along was his job? Since Trump replaced Obama is the obvious answer." But I don't think Spicer will last too long. He's too conspicuously uncomfortable and inept at the job. I ...




January 23, 09:00 AM   /   Balkinization   /   A Long Arc of Deference or an Endless Cycle? Adding Internal Law and Politics to Adrian Vermeule’s Law’s Abnegation




January 23, 08:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   Who's Bathroom Bill?

"Bathroom bill hits Senate floor." Hurry before I bust in the door ....




January 23, 08:44 AM   /   Althouse   /   Who wants to be Trump's nemesis? Al Franken!

I'm reading this at The Hill : The progressive Minnesota Democrat was the breakout star during a packed week of [confirmation] hearings.... Franken, who was elected in 2008, has largely kept his head down in the upper chamber, focusing on legislative duties and representing his constituents. Beca...




January 23, 08:26 AM   /   Althouse   /   Obama said he was "really good at killing people," and now Trump has the drone power.

"Suspected US drone strikes have killed three alleged al-Qaida operatives in Yemen’s south-western Bayda province, security and tribal officials said, the first such killings reported in the country since Donald Trump assumed the presidency on Friday." ( Here 's a source for the Obama quote.)




January 23, 08:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "President Donald Trump's first executive action on Monday will be to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal..."

"... two sources familiar with matter told CNN." That withdrawal is consistent with campaign promises Trump made. The real estate mogul ran on a platform of anti-globalization policies and vowing to create fairer trade deals for American workers. ADDED: What was Hillary Clinton's position on the ...




January 23, 08:00 AM   /   proSOXblog - Headline News   /   No Action Letter for Acuity Brands, Inc. Advised Against Exclusion of Dividend Proposal

In Acuity Brands, Inc. , 2016 BL 342505 (Oct. 12, 2016), Acuity Brands, Inc.’s (“Acuity”) asked the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission to permit the omission of a proposal submitted by shareholder Stephen Kraus (“Kraus”) requesting that Acuity’s bo...




January 23, 08:00 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Narrowing Federal Jurisdictional Rules in Lightfoot

Last Wednesday, the Court issued an opinion in Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp.—a case about federal jurisdiction that serves as a useful illustration of a distinctive way of using and modifying precedent: narrowing. Lightfoot is also interesting in raising the possibility that narrowing juris...




January 23, 07:01 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Discovery Of Work Done For Other Clients Permitted In Legal Malpractice Case

The Rhode Island Supreme Court decided a case where the court had granted review of the following question “May a former client in a legal malpractice action against his former attorney properly compel discovery from his former attorney and law...




January 23, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Time to Redirect Election Post-Mortems

by Michael Dorf Now that Donald Trump is (gulp) president, we are, I hope, at the beginning of the end of a certain kind of at-best fruitless and at-worst divisive discussion among Democrats about how he got elected. In saying that, I am certainly not hoping for an end to the investigations into ...




January 23, 12:49 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Is Donald Trump a Fascist




January 23, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Garfinkel's "Criminal Law in Liberal and Fascist Italy"




January 22, 09:52 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim"

"Foreign Payments to Trump Firms Violate Constitution, Suit Will Claim": Eric Lipton and Adam Liptak of The New York Times have this report .




January 22, 09:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Blankenship conviction upheld by appeals court"

"Blankenship conviction upheld by appeals court": Wendy Holdren of The Register-Herald of Beckley, West Virginia has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued Thursday.




January 22, 09:26 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   USPTO Publishes Business Method Subject Matter Eligibility Examples: Part II

By Michael Borella -- As discussed in a previous article, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently published new subject matter eligibility examples directed to the abstract idea exception to patentability under 35 U.S.C. § 101. These "December 2016 examples" each involve a so-called busines...




January 22, 09:20 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: 'The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will be closed on . . . January 20, 2017.'"

"D.C. Circuit Review -- Reviewed: 'The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will be closed on . . . January 20, 2017.'" Aaron Nielson has this post at the "Notice & Comment" blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation.




January 22, 09:10 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

January 25, 2017 - "Functional Patent Claims After Williamson: Understanding the Benefits and Risks for Your University's Patent Portfolio" (Technology Transfer Tactics) - 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern) January 26, 2017 - "Leveraging Latest Patent Decisions, Navigating New Complexities, Cases to Watch...




January 22, 07:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   An elite group of lawyers and lawprofs is suing President Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause.

The lawsuit will be filed on Monday, the NYT reports . “No one would have thought when the Constitution was written that paying your hotel bill was an emolument,” Sheri A. Dillon, a partner at Morgan Lewis, said at a news conference this month... “If you think other countries are not going to try...




January 22, 07:03 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

Changing the Way You Think, The Guardian Why Time Seems to Fly – or Trickle – By, The Conversation How Do Brain Cells Tell Us Where We’re Going?, Scientific American Doppler Labs Wants to Put Two Extra Brains in Your...




January 22, 06:40 PM   /   Althouse   /   I score the 9 round bout — Chuck Todd vs. Kellyanne Conway.

Here 's the "Meet the Press" transcript from this morning. Chuck Todd doggedly tried to embarrass Conway over the Press Secretary's statements about the crowd size at the Inauguration. Let's count how many times Todd asked the question and see how Conway fought back every wa...




January 22, 01:37 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "GOP eyes new push to break up California court"

"GOP eyes new push to break up California court": Lydia Wheeler of The Hill has an article that begins, "Republican lawmakers are eyeing a new push to break up the California-based federal court of appeals, which is widely considered one of the most liberal courts in the country."




January 22, 01:31 PM   /   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...




January 22, 01:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "How Trump can use Obamacare to kill Obamacare: The same executive authority the Obama administration used to implement the law may now be used to dismantle it."

"How Trump can use Obamacare to kill Obamacare: The same executive authority the Obama administration used to implement the law may now be used to dismantle it." Dan Diamond of Politico.com has this report .




January 22, 12:58 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Sen. Schumer willing to block Trump's Supreme Court pick 'if the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream'"

"Sen. Schumer willing to block Trump's Supreme Court pick 'if the nominee is not bipartisan and mainstream'": Adam Edelman of The New York Daily News has this report . Eric Bradner of CNN.com reports that " Schumer vows opposition to any 'out of the mainstream' Supreme Court pick ." And Mallory S...




January 22, 12:45 PM   /   Discourse.net   /   Trump is President. I am Leaving the Country

Now that the Inaugural has taken place, I am going to Brussels. The two facts are not, however, related: I’m going the CPDP conference and the EDRi privacy camp. Back in a week. The post Trump is President. I am Leaving the Country appeared first on Discourse.net .




January 22, 12:22 PM   /   Consumer Law & Policy   /   Michael Hiltzik on why he thinks Trump's day-one ACA executive order will "cripple" the health insurance market

Here.




January 22, 11:47 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Ignorance allied w/ power is the most ferocious enemy justice can have."

A James Baldwin quote* on an excellent painted placard at yesterday's Women's March in Manhattan, caught in an excellent photograph by my son John Althouse Cohen. 2 more photographs by John here , one of police interacting respectfully with the crowd and one of a little boy with a sign that reads...




January 22, 11:42 AM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   Arguments in Ziglar v. Abbassi

Some thoughts on last week's oral arguments in Ziglar v. Abassi, the follow-up to Iqbal raising three issues: 1) Whether a Bivens action can be brought against policymakers on national-security matters; 2) whether the complaints were sufficient under Twiqbal; and 3) whether any of this was clearl...




January 22, 09:16 AM   /   Althouse   /   I live-blog my reading of the transcript of Trump's remarks at the CIA Headquarters.

I saw bits of this speech yesterday and heard it critiqued by freakily emotive commentators on CNN. I had to look away. I'm up for watching/reading the whole thing now. Here 's the full transcript. I'm going to read it and live-blog my reactions. Well. I want to thank everybody. Very,...




January 22, 09:00 AM   /   Balkinization   /   Legality's Affirmation




January 22, 09:00 AM   /   Balkinization   /   The Constitution of Abnegation




January 22, 06:20 AM   /   Althouse   /   Robert Reich's conversation "with a friend who's a former Republican member of Congress"

The Clinton-era Labor Secretary, present-day Berkeley professor presents this as a recent conversation over breakfast. In the new fake-news, fact-challenged America, you're on your own to invent your own ideas about where this belongs on the continuum from verbatim to enhanced storytelling to wis...




January 22, 04:47 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Moral Polarization and Many Pussyhats

I agree with a lot in this piece by Will Wilkinson. But I disagree with stuff he says after asking the question ‘why is our moral culture polarizing?’ One place to start is to ask why it is that people, as individuals, gravitate to certain moral and political viewpoints. Jonathan Haid...




January 21, 11:10 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Supreme Court unlikely to overturn abortion rights anytime soon"

"Supreme Court unlikely to overturn abortion rights anytime soon": Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




January 21, 11:06 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Chisum Patent Academy Patent Law Seminar

The Chisum Patent Academy will be offering the next session of its Advanced Patent Law Seminar on March 9-10, 2017 in Cincinnati, OH. The seminar is co-taught by Donald Chisum, author of the treatise Chisum on Patents (LexisNexis), and Janice Mueller, who was a tenured full Professor at the Unive...




January 21, 11:05 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   JMLS IP Lecture Series

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be hosting Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Associate Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, who will be presenting on "Patent Mistakes in the Administrative State" from 12:00 to 1:30 pm on J...




January 21, 11:04 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct

Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Proving and Avoiding Inequitable Conduct in Patent Prosecution and Litigation -- Leveraging Court Treatment Post-Therasense and the AIA's Answer to Inequitable Conduct Issues" on January 31, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST). Thomas L. I...




January 21, 11:03 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   FCBA Program on Patent Litigation

The Federal Circuit Bar Association (FCBA) will be offering a program entitled "Patent Litigation 2017: The Courts and Patent Trial and Appeal Board" on February 1, 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm (PT) at the Santa Clara University School of Law in Santa Clara, CA. The program will include presenta...




January 21, 10:27 PM   /   Agricultural Law   /   Literature Notice: Agribusiness & Socio-Ecological Epidemiology (or ‘agroecology, epidemiology, and health justice’)




January 21, 07:12 PM   /   PrawfsBlawg   /   "This is what democracy looks like": Jovial Gridlock at the Women's March on Washington

I am not much of a fan of gigantic Parisian-style marches in protest of this or that. I prefer American-style democracy of the town hall/zoning board variety, in which neighbors squabble passionately over boring matters like zoning and snow plows: The ratio of decision-making to time expended see...




January 21, 06:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   The Women's March in Madison.

At the state capitol today: The photos are all by my son Chris, not me. Let's close in on the "Forward" statue — often seen in my old pictures of the Wisconsin protests of 2011. Today, it had on a "pussy hat" : I was critiquing a Women's March poster earlier today — one that was way too complicat...




January 21, 05:55 PM   /   Neuroethics & Law Blog   /   " 'A Light Switch in the #Brain': Optogenetics on Social Media"

" 'A Light Switch in the #Brain': Optogenetics on Social Media" by Julie M. Robillard , Cody Lo, Tanya L. Feng , and Craig A. Hennessey has been published to the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Neuroscience communication is...




January 21, 04:52 PM   /   Feminist Law Professors   /   Prenups, Gender and IP

Should prenups assigning ideas and inventions not yet born be enforced? In my book Talent Wants to be Free I analyze the vast expansion of pre-innovation assignment agreements in employment relations — generic employment contracts that assign in advance any … Continue reading →




January 21, 04:48 PM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Agatha Christie's "The Murder of Roger Ackroyd" In Graphic Form @ComicsGrid @nytimesbooks @




January 21, 04:21 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   

Your opponents would like you to believe that it’s hopeless, that you have no power, that there’s no reason to act, that you can’t win. Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to throw away. And though hope can be an act of defiance, defian...




January 21, 04:21 PM   /   Crooked Timber   /   One fine day

Your opponents would like you to believe that it’s hopeless, that you have no power, that there’s no reason to act, that you can’t win. Hope is a gift you don’t have to surrender, a power you don’t have to throw away. And though hope can be an act of defiance, defian...




January 21, 01:48 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "In rare reversal, Texas Supreme Court takes gay marriage case"

"In rare reversal, Texas Supreme Court takes gay marriage case": Chuck Lindell of The Austin American-Statesman has an article that begins, "In a rare reversal, the all-Republican Texas Supreme Court accepted a gay marriage case Friday after pressure from state GOP leaders and grass-roots activis...




January 21, 01:30 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Law school clinic case advances to Supreme Court; Outcome could have major ramifications for workers rights"

"Law school clinic case advances to Supreme Court; Outcome could have major ramifications for workers rights": The Cavalier Daily, the student newspaper of the University of Virginia, has this report .




January 21, 01:26 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of former Akron woman deported over husband's Bosnian war crimes"

"U.S. Supreme Court to hear case of former Akron woman deported over husband's Bosnian war crimes": Eric Heisig of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report .




January 21, 01:22 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Workplace lawsuits could rise under Trump, but Supreme Court still a wild card"

"Workplace lawsuits could rise under Trump, but Supreme Court still a wild card": Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz of The Chicago Tribune has this report .




January 21, 01:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Meet Donald Trump's Potential Picks for Supreme Court Justice"

"Meet Donald Trump's Potential Picks for Supreme Court Justice": Audrey Taylor of ABC News has this report . And today's broadcast of "CBS This Morning: Saturday" contained a video segment featuring Jan Crawford titled " A look at the coming Supreme Court battles ."




January 21, 01:08 PM   /   How Appealing   /   "Immunity in High Places: Can government officials be held individually responsible for constitutional violations? And why one NFL team is so interested in a trademark challenge."

"Immunity in High Places: Can government officials be held individually responsible for constitutional violations? And why one NFL team is so interested in a trademark challenge." Slate has posted online this new installment of its "Amicus" podcast featuring Dahlia Lithwick.




January 21, 12:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   Can someone explain to me why Chuck Schumer spoke at the Trump inauguration?

I've searched many articles and can't find an answer. If you leave out the religious speakers — doing invocations and benedictions — and the Supreme Court Justices administering the oaths, you only get — other than Trump himself — Inaugural Committee chair, Roy Blunt, who gave the opening remarks...




January 21, 11:54 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "Chief Justice Roberts: Will he be Trump's friend or foe?"

"Chief Justice Roberts: Will he be Trump's friend or foe?" Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report .




January 21, 11:50 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "3rd Circuit says Spokeo can't kill data breach class actions"

"3rd Circuit says Spokeo can't kill data breach class actions": Alison Frankel's "On the Case" from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued yesterday.




January 21, 11:50 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   An Uncool Adult Gets A Two-Year Suspension

A two-year suspension was recently ordered by a Colorado Hearing Board Through an anonymous text on an online application, Brian M. Reed Benight (“Respondent”) volunteered to fulfill a teenage girl’s request for alcohol. When Respondent and the fifteen-year-old met, Respondent...




January 21, 11:32 AM   /   Althouse   /   "You know, we’re all worried about living in this fact-free world we’re in right now. The great thing about the local level is you don’t get to do that."

"Either the pothole got filled or it didn’t. It’s not like proving I wasn’t born in Kenya." Said the 35-year-old mayor of South Bend, Indiana Pete Buttigieg , who's in the running for chair of the Democratic National Committee. Does it seem absurd that the major of a population-101,000 town could...




January 21, 11:25 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "U.S. top court to hear Bristol-Myers out-of-state injury appeal"

"U.S. top court to hear Bristol-Myers out-of-state injury appeal": Erica Teichert of Reuters has this report .




January 21, 11:22 AM   /   How Appealing   /   "How President Trump will shape the federal courts"

"How President Trump will shape the federal courts": Jonathan H. Adler has this post at "The Volokh Conspiracy."




January 21, 11:10 AM   /   Althouse   /   It's the "Here our Voice" poster for Women's March on Washington.

That's what it says in the caption at Isthmus , and I can't "here" it, but I c it, and it looks just terrible: Elsewhere , I'm seeing the poster as "Hear Our Voice," so let me move past the inane caption and look at the poster. There's just way too much going o...




January 21, 09:40 AM   /   Balkinization   /   President* Trump's Coming Supreme Court Nomination




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January 21, 08:28 AM   /   Althouse   /   Everyone was saying Melania got her inspiration for that blue outfit from Jackie Kennedy...

... but I'm seeing the tie to Laura Bush... Here's how Melania showed up to appear with her predecessor: Note the similarity in the sleeve length and the flapped over section at the top as well as the color. The colors are interestingly different, and — funnily enough — for all of Melania's match...




January 21, 07:30 AM   /   Balkinization   /   What is the Shadow on Democracy?




January 21, 07:21 AM   /   Althouse   /   The NYT banner-headlines Trump's lurid phrase "American carnage."

On the front page , right now: I love the novelty sunglasses, and I was going to give the NYT credit for highlighting a beautiful woman who supports Trump, but after I did the screen-capture and uploading, my impression that I was looking at a Jean Seberg type of woman... ... gave way to a realiz...




January 21, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




  

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