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August 20, 09:36 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show”

“Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show”: Annie Grayer of CNN has this report.




August 20, 09:27 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Brett Kavanaugh, Sportswriter: Could there be clues to the Supreme Court nominee’s views in his college sports reporting?”

“Brett Kavanaugh, Sportswriter: Could there be clues to the Supreme Court nominee’s views in his college sports reporting?” Zach Helfand has this item in the Talk of the Town section of the August 27, 2018 issue of The New Yorker.




August 20, 09:11 AM   /   Althouse   /   I'll link to this in case you want to talk about it, but I'm not in the mood to have my agenda set.

"Trump Lawyers’ Sudden Realization: They Don’t Know What Don McGahn Told Mueller’s Team" (NYT). That expands on this, published by the NYT on Friday (and not yet blogged by me), "White House Counsel, Don McGahn, Has Cooperated Extensively in Mueller Inquiry." And the new article dredges up someth...




August 20, 08:49 AM   /   Althouse   /   "It's The Freeze!"

Said Meade, watching this: No idea who that cop is but if a NFL team doesn’t sign him this week they’re idiots pic.twitter.com/DqquziInup — Denlesks (@Denlesks) August 19, 2018 If you don't know who The Freeze is: "Big chill: The Freeze blazes path to stardom/Braves' in-game attraction is h...




August 20, 08:26 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   In The Grip Of A Paranoid Delusion

The Georgia Supreme Court accepted a petition for voluntary discipline This disciplinary matter is before the Court on the petition for voluntary discipline filed by Nathaniel Antonio Barnes, Jr. (State Bar No. 220785), pursuant to Bar Rule 4-227 (b). On...




August 20, 07:00 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Does the Manafort Verdict Matter?




August 20, 02:45 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Silence of the amici: Gay rights supporters are sitting out Title VII briefing at SCOTUS.”

“Silence of the amici: Gay rights supporters are sitting out Title VII briefing at SCOTUS.” Alison Frankel’s “On the Case” from Thomson Reuters News & Insight has this post.




August 20, 12:59 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Inc. v. Custopharm Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2018)

By Donald Zuhn -- Last month, in Endo Pharmaceuticals Solutions, Inc. v. Custopharm Inc., the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware finding that Defendant-Appellant Custopharm Inc. had not proven that claim 2 of U.S. Patent No. 7,718,640 or cl...




August 20, 12:55 AM   /   Patent Docs   /   Conference & CLE Calendar

August 21, 2018 - "Navigating the Patent Prosecution Highway and Other Accelerated Filing Options -- Evaluating the Different Options, Weighing the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining Patent Protection" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) August 21, 2018 - "Patent Infringement Litigation: A Thorough An...




August 20, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Dey on plantations, law and health in colonial India




August 19, 08:56 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Nullification Café...

... you can use your own judgment. (The image is "The Jury" (1861) by John Morgan, which I found a the Wikipedia article "Jury Nullification," a topic that's been on my mind. I like the detail to the characterization of the various jurors. Each one's a different type.)




August 19, 07:22 PM   /   Althouse   /   "My kitten is purring so loudly that it hurts my ears, and the neighbors are already complaining. What should I do?"

A Quora question I love. Who needs answers when there are questions like that? (Stop! Don't answer!)




August 19, 06:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   This is the prime minister of New Zealand, who bicycled to the hospital to give birth.

Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck! (My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew... but it also put me in the best possible mood!) #42weekspregnant #cycling #b...




August 19, 06:32 PM   /   Althouse   /   This is the minister for women of New Zealand, who bicycled to the hospital to give birth.

Beautiful Sunday morning for a bike ride, to the hospital, for an induction to finally have this baby. This is it, wish us luck! (My partner and I cycled because there wasn’t enough room in the car for the support crew... but it also put me in the best possible mood!) #42weekspregnant #cycling #b...




August 19, 05:27 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   20 Most-Cited Criminal Law and Procedure Faculty in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited criminal law and procedure professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember...




August 19, 03:03 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “For McCaskill, Re-Election May Rest With Vote on Supreme Court Nominee; Debate over Trump’s pick for court looms large over campaigns for 10 senators in states the president won in 2016”

“For McCaskill, Re-Election May Rest With Vote on Supreme Court Nominee; Debate over Trump’s pick for court looms large over campaigns for 10 senators in states the president won in 2016”: Natalie Andrews of The Wall Street Journal has this report.




August 19, 02:42 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Abortion, race, gay rights, death penalty: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could make the difference.”

“Abortion, race, gay rights, death penalty: Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh could make the difference.” Richard Wolf of USA Today has this report.




August 19, 02:40 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Justice Neil Gorsuch says U.S. Supreme Court members may disagree, but there’s no bad blood”

“Justice Neil Gorsuch says U.S. Supreme Court members may disagree, but there’s no bad blood”: William Petroski of The Des Moines Register has this report.




August 19, 10:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "We have two 'selves.' The experiencing self and the remembered self. In the midst of vacation stresses..."

"... we may be stressed and annoyed by family and children and the indignities of bureaucratic travel, but the remembered self easily turns nausea into nostalgia.... We tend to think of these kinds of experiences on the pleasure/pain level, but really, giving a child the gift of a vacation is mor...




August 19, 09:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I've just been trying to get into a little bit of reading. I've got a few books from Camus I want to get to. I always liked his writing style. I want to start cracking away at those."

I've selected these 15 seconds from a 2-hour "Reviewbrah Friday Live Stream and Eating Show!" — in response to a question about what video games he plays: In case you're wondering why this young man has a million subscribers on YouTube, the answer might be he reads... and he reads Camus . So...




August 19, 09:21 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   On Finding a Dissertation Topic … or at Least, My Experience Finding a Topic




August 19, 09:13 AM   /   Althouse   /   Twitter needs "to constantly show that we are not adding our own bias, which I fully admit is...is more left-leaning."

"But the real question behind the question is, are we doing something according to political ideology or viewpoints? And we are not. Period." Said Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, quoted in "Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey: I 'fully admit' our bias is 'more left-leaning.'" (The Hill). Here, watch the video. Dors...




August 19, 09:09 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Sunday Book Review Roundup




August 19, 08:55 AM   /   Althouse   /   "The mountains of studies Partridge cites place the scientific consensus about the lack of a link between glyphosate and cancer on par with the vast evidence demonstrating the safety of GMOs generally and with the overwhelming consensus that manmade facto

From "Rounding Up the Science Behind the Monsanto Glyphosate Ruling/'Irrational and even hysterical' reporting about glyphosate has served to poison the well of public opinion, says one researcher" (Reason).




August 19, 08:38 AM   /   Althouse   /   "Late last month, [Rand] Paul wrote on Twitter that 'Brennan and other partisans' should be stripped of their security clearances."

"He suggested Brennan has leveraged his clearance into gigs as a cable news talking head. So it came as no surprise that Paul lauded Trump for taking away Brennan's security clearance. 'I urged the President to do this. I filibustered Brennan's nomination to head the CIA in 2013, and his behavior...




August 19, 07:45 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I understand why my school has a dresscode, but what about the boys who wear shorts..."

Today my school was shown this video. So sad how ONLY girls are shown as the violators. I understand why my school has a dresscode, but what about the boys who wear shorts, or show their shoulders? It’s 2018...Why are we still over-sexualizing teen girls? pic.twitter.com/fCXymYAIEG — cat (@catmor...




August 18, 10:37 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Influence of PTAB Proceedings on Bio/Pharma Patents

McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Continued Influence of PTAB Proceedings on Bio/Pharma Patents" on September 18, 2018 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorneys Alison J. Baldwin and Paula S. Fritsch will discuss ...




August 18, 10:36 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   IPO Webinar on Privity, RPI, and Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings

The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "After RPX: Privity, RPI, and Estoppel in AIA Post-Grant Proceedings" on August 23, 2018 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Gregory Castanias of Jones Day, Craig Countryman of Fish & Richardson P.C., and Eldora ...




August 18, 10:34 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   JMLS Program on Trade Secrets

The John Marshall Law School Center for Intellectual Property, Information & Privacy Law will be hosting an IP Executive Seminar on "Trade Secrets: What Every IP Attorney and In-house Counsel Should Know" from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm on September 14, 2018 in Chicago, IL. The program, which will be...




August 18, 10:33 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on PTAB Trial Practice

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Evolving PTAB Trial Practice: Navigating Complex Procedural Rules -- Strategically Using Routine and Additional Discovery, Requests for Joinder, and Motions to Amend" on September 12, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Kevin B. Laurence of Laurence &am...




August 18, 10:31 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on University Start-Up Formation

Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "How Notre Dame's IDEA Center Took University Start-Up Formation from Puny to Powerhouse: A Case Study in Performance Improvement" on September 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET). James Thompson, Associate Vice President for Innov...




August 18, 10:30 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   U.S. Chamber of Commerce to Host IP Roundtables with Members of Congress

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Global Innovation Policy Center (GIPC) and the South Dade Chamber of Commerce and the Glen Ellyn, Lombard, Western DuPage, and Wheaton Chambers of Commerce will host two intellectual property and innovation business roundtables in Florida and Illinois. The Florida rou...




August 18, 10:27 PM   /   Patent Docs   /   Webinar on Blockchain and IP

Strafford will be offering a webinar entitled "Blockchain and IP: Navigating Emerging Issues -- Blockchain, DLT Platforms, Crypto-Tokens, Smart Contracts, and More" on September 13, 2018 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). David Ng of Norton Rose Fulbright Canadam Evan Smith of Cogent Law Group, and Loui...




August 18, 05:03 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   20 Most-Cited Constitutional Law Scholars in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the twenty most-cited constitutional law professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember that the...




August 18, 04:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “UK Supreme court offers youngsters chance to dress up as a judge at summer schools”

“UK Supreme court offers youngsters chance to dress up as a judge at summer schools”: Jamie Johnson of The Telegraph (UK) has this report.




August 18, 04:46 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Commercial Law scholars in U.S., 2013-2017 (UPDATED AND CORRECTED)

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited commercial law professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember that the...




August 18, 04:45 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Undone: The New Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.”

“Undone: The New Constitutional Challenge to Obamacare.” Law professor Josh Blackman has posted this article on SSRN.




August 18, 04:33 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There was a dragonfly perched on the rail, a single bolt of electric color like a driven blue nail, and beneath it..."

"... a built-in shelf aflame with the spines of the books Marco had been collecting— Soul on Ice, Ficciones, Cat’s Cradle, Trout Fishing in America, Steppenwolf —and a Coleman lantern in a shade of green so deep it cut a hole through the wall. The books were incandescent, burning from the inside ...




August 18, 11:59 AM   /   Althouse   /   At the Drop-of-Water Café...

... you can drink your fill (if you get very very small).




August 18, 10:46 AM   /   Althouse   /   The GOP and Governor Scott Walker make a very specific attack on Tony Evers.

On the day Tony Evers won the primary and became the Democratic Party's challenger to Scott Walker, the Wisconsin GOP put out this ad: And here's Scott Walker's tweet: In 2014, I joined with the school board and parents to ask Tony Evers to revoke the license of a teacher fired after spreading po...




August 18, 10:27 AM   /   Althouse   /   "[A] foreign citizen produces a catalog of unverifiable, scandalous accusations against a U.S. presidential candidate, attributed to unnamed Russian officials."

"Paying for this 'opposition research' is the candidate of the party in power. Her confederates, including elected Democrats, conspire to use the FBI's possession of this document to get U.S. media outlets to report allegations from sources who won't identify themselves, who offer no support for ...




August 18, 10:05 AM   /   Althouse   /   There's some kind of race going on here in Madison. I think that's nice, but..."

... must the people scream continually? I guess it makes sense to the people who are on the scene, somewhere a few blocks from me — maybe Camp Randall (the football stadium)— but it just sounds like chaos from my desk next to open windows. The screaming started at 8 a.m. and has been continuous f...




August 18, 08:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   I called it an "apparently serious" question because it was selected for serious discussion in an advice column in The New York Times.

Here's my post from August 13th, "I’m riddled with shame. White shame.... I feel like there is no 'me' outside of my white/upper middle class/cisgender identity" (the post title is a quote from the letter writer to "The Sugars," who write a "radically empathic advice column" at the NYT). I assume...




August 18, 08:30 AM   /   Althouse   /   Keeping up with The Kinks.

Me and Ray love each other https://t.co/OdV5m7C32L — Dave Davies (@davedavieskinks) August 18, 2018




August 18, 07:57 AM   /   Althouse   /   The anti-Trump.

The Washington Post does a long piece on Jimmy Carter — how he and his wife Rosalynn live humbly in the poor little town where they were born —  that seems entirely about how he is not Donald Trump. There are lots of good details and photographs, and the humble style really is quite impressi...




August 18, 07:15 AM   /   Althouse   /   "When she was performing, she didn’t slither out of her mink or her chinchilla as though she was doing a flirtatious little striptease for her audience’s pleasure."

"Instead, she discarded her fur coats as though she was shedding bothersome earthly shackles in order to commune directly with the Holy Spirit. The coat drop was a signal that Franklin... was ready to loose her full vocal power in a transformative sermon of gospel, soul and rhythm and blues. That...




August 18, 03:29 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Do The Nordic Codetermination Moonwalk

I am amused. Every conservative institution in America appears to be simultaneously maintaining that @SenWarren’s codetermination proposal is economically ruinous but that Nordic countries, which have codetermination, are free market success stories.— Matthew Yglesias (@mattyglesias) ...




August 18, 01:24 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Eighth in a Series: Adult Coloring Book, "The Lawyers of Trump-Russia" (feat. Kevin Downing and Paul Manafort)




August 18, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Weekend Roundup




August 17, 10:25 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Late Night Cafe...

... you can talk all night.




August 17, 08:16 PM   /   Ratio Juris   /   Bombing French Indochina during the U.S. War in Vietnam: a précis




August 17, 04:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   "A recent study out of the University of Kansas found that it takes about 50 hours of socializing to go from acquaintance to casual friend..."

"... an additional 40 hours to become a 'real' friend, and a total of 200 hours to become a close friend.  If that sounds like too much effort, reviving dormant social ties can be especially rewarding... And if all else fails, you could start randomly confiding in people you don’t know that ...




August 17, 04:27 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Truth Warrior Misappropriates Adult Entertainment Escrow Funds

An attorney's misappropriation of $15,000 merits disbarment, according to a recent recommendation of the California State Bar Court Review Department Vivid Entertainment New York, LLC (Vivid) is an adult entertainment company. In 2009, Vivid entered into a business deal with...




August 17, 04:18 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., and Julius N. Richardson confirmed to Fourth Circuit”

“A. Marvin Quattlebaum, Jr., and Julius N. Richardson confirmed to Fourth Circuit”: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has posted this news announcement online.




August 17, 03:54 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was not just a legal giant, but also a powerful environmentalist; He marched. He argued. He dissented. In 1958, the activist advocate hiked 22 miles on the Olympic Peninsula to protect a beach he loved.”

“Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas was not just a legal giant, but also a powerful environmentalist; He marched. He argued. He dissented. In 1958, the activist advocate hiked 22 miles on the Olympic Peninsula to protect a beach he loved.” Ninth Circuit Judge M. Margaret McKeown...




August 17, 03:41 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Democrats Question Kavanaugh’s Testimony About Bush Nominee”

“Democrats Question Kavanaugh’s Testimony About Bush Nominee”: Charlie Savage has this article in today’s edition of The New York Times. Update: Online at National Review, David French as an essay in response titled “The New York Times Runs a Sloppy, Specious Democra...




August 17, 03:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Schumer to Meet With Kavanaugh — but says Democrats Are Ready to Sue for More Records; Senate minority leader plans to ask Supreme Court nominee about documents from his time as White House staff secretary”

“Schumer to Meet With Kavanaugh — but says Democrats Are Ready to Sue for More Records; Senate minority leader plans to ask Supreme Court nominee about documents from his time as White House staff secretary”: Natalie Andrews has this article in today’s edition of The Wall ...




August 17, 03:24 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Nevada Supreme Court sets hearing on execution drugs”

“Nevada Supreme Court sets hearing on execution drugs”: David Ferrara of The Las Vegas Review-Journal has this report.




August 17, 03:12 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Despite my court win, Colorado Civil Rights Commission is coming after me again”

“Despite my court win, Colorado Civil Rights Commission is coming after me again”: Jack Phillips has this essay online at USA Today.




August 17, 03:06 PM   /   How Appealing   /   Justice Stephen G. Breyer may have been the second-longest-serving junior Justice, but he once again is the head of a decision-making body

Justice Stephen G. Breyer may have been the second-longest-serving junior Justice, but he once again is the head of a decision-making body: When Justice Breyer was nominated to the U.S. Supreme Court, he was serving as the Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. Now, as Er...




August 17, 02:50 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Judge Richard Sullivan — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit”

“Judge Richard Sullivan — Nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit”: Harsh Voruganti has this post at his blog, “The Vetting Room.”




August 17, 02:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Are We Now Electing Supreme Court Justices? Sure seems like it, from watching the TV ads for and against Brett Kavanaugh.”

“Are We Now Electing Supreme Court Justices? Sure seems like it, from watching the TV ads for and against Brett Kavanaugh.” Linda Greenhouse has this essay online at The New York Times.




August 17, 01:30 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Jackson Center Seeks Executive Director




August 17, 01:00 PM   /   Althouse   /   "I don't really care. Do you?"

The top-rated comment on the long NYT article "Melania Trump, a Mysterious First Lady, Weathers a Chaotic White House."




August 17, 12:46 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Public Utility’s Recording of Home Energy Consumption Every 15 Minutes Is A ‘Search,’ Seventh Circuit Rules; An important ruling in the wake of Carpenter v. United States”

“Public Utility’s Recording of Home Energy Consumption Every 15 Minutes Is A ‘Search,’ Seventh Circuit Rules; An important ruling in the wake of Carpenter v. United States”: Orin Kerr has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy” about a ruling that a three-ju...




August 17, 12:38 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Dylann Roof prosecutor gets seat as federal Appeals Court judge”

“Dylann Roof prosecutor gets seat as federal Appeals Court judge”: Jamie Lovegrove of The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina has this report. And Kirk Brown of The Greenville (S.C.) News reports that “Greenville federal judge and S.C. attorney both will join 4th Dist...




August 17, 12:26 PM   /   Althouse   /   "My childhood memory is like a murky, creepy liar. However, some things are crystal clear..."

"... like when my father would drive me to figure skating practice and I would look at my own hands in my lap and think: 'Who is that? How long will I be stuck in this charade? How long do I have to be trapped in me?' It seemed unendurable. I started emotionally doubling, being a me who lives in ...




August 17, 12:09 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Dems threaten to sue over release of Kavanaugh documents; Schumer also said he plans to meet Brett Kavanaugh next week”

“Dems threaten to sue over release of Kavanaugh documents; Schumer also said he plans to meet Brett Kavanaugh next week”: Burgess Everett of Politico has this report.




August 17, 12:00 PM   /   Legal History Blog   /   University of Hong Kong Seeks Legal Historian




August 17, 11:53 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Free Speech On Campus Rights Not Violated By University's Inquiry

The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed a decision that campus free speech rights were not violated by the University of South Carolina In 2015, two student groups at the University of South Carolina sought approval...




August 17, 11:50 AM   /   Althouse   /   "What’s the best thing about white people?"




August 17, 11:48 AM   /   Empirical Legal Studies   /   Importing (and "Destring"-ing) Data From Excel (Again)

Practical questions on how to import Excel data sets into Stata seem to follow a five-year (or so) cycle. While invaluable (and relatively inexpensive) data conversion software (e.g., StatTransfer) can mange most situations, how Stata "reads" imported Excel data that...




August 17, 11:41 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I thought this painting was finished in 2014... It ended up as an abstract piece that took ages to complete due to the intricate, worm-like patterns that filled the canvas."

"I was not able to appreciate or bond with the piece at that time, it was a struggle to complete and I was not satisfied with the end result at all. I had no idea what compelled me to paint it, or what it was trying to say, and it was shelved in my studio, where it rested in this unsatisfactory s...




August 17, 11:20 AM   /   Law & Humanities Blog   /   Orbach and Huang on Con Men and Their Enablers




August 17, 11:17 AM   /   Althouse   /   "3 in 4 Chance Democrats win control (74.6%)/1 in 4 Chance Republicans keep control (25.4%)."

FiveThirtyEight has numbers and graphics to help you visualize the electoral future.




August 17, 11:12 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   Papp Kamali on a Papal Interdict and Trial by Jury




August 17, 10:39 AM   /   Althouse   /   Military parades are always political theater, but this one was purely a rhetorical game — set up and won by Trump.

"Trump Takes Credit For Cancellation of His Own ‘Ridiculously’ Expensive Military Parade" — Mediate scoffs — but Trump is right. Full credit due. I never thought this military parade was going to happen. Trump lured his antagonists into looking like they were attacking the military and ...




August 17, 09:54 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Sue Me, Sue Me, What Can You Do Me?

The Maine Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the dismissal of a civil action brought by a dissatisfied respondent attorney Seth T. Carey appeals from a judgment of the Superior Court (Kennebec County, Anderson, J.) granting motions to dismiss and motions for...




August 17, 09:01 AM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   10 Most-Cited Commercial Law scholars in U.S., 2013-2017

Based on the latest Sisk data, here are the ten most-cited commercial law professors in the U.S. for the period 2013-2017 (inclusive) (remember that the...




August 17, 08:59 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   D.C. Disciplinary Counsel Has New Leadership

The District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel has its top positions in place with the elevation of Julia Porter to Deputy Disciplinary Counsel. With Phil Fox and Ms. Porter at the helm, the office is blessed with effective leadership...




August 17, 08:53 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   It's Alive! Iuliano and Whittington on the Nondelegation Doctrine




August 17, 08:51 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   Brennan Security Clearance Revocation Spotlights Trump's Peculiar Mixture of Shameless Truth Telling and Bald-Faced Lying




August 17, 06:53 AM   /   Althouse   /   "I have always assumed, casually, that Trump has used the word."

"To suppose that he didn’t would be to imagine that a real-life Archie Bunker didn’t—Trump is, after all, of the same white, salt-of-the-earth Queens stock as that character, with the same sense of what real America is. I recall a man who worked with me on a summer job at a seafood market in the ...




August 17, 06:46 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “US Supreme Court to weigh whether to take up Mass. suit against Bill Cosby”

“US Supreme Court to weigh whether to take up Mass. suit against Bill Cosby”: Travis Andersen of The Boston Globe has this report.




August 17, 06:31 AM   /   Crooked Timber   /   Decoding the Deep State

Robert Litt has a piece in Lawfare, which probably deserves some further attention, if only because smart people seem to be misinterpreting it: Watching the Derp State still wringing its hands over the erosion of norms in 2018 is one of the few joys of a sad year. Could it be that Trump is harmin...




August 17, 05:42 AM   /   Althouse   /   Trump Haters Can't Even Honor Aretha Franklin Properly.

On its front page, alongside a normal tribute to the great singer, The Atlantic has "Trump Can't Even Honor Aretha Franklin Properly/The president described the deceased soul legend first as a person who 'worked for me,' a telling remark in his ongoing disparagement of black women" by Vann R. New...




August 17, 02:33 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Habitat forming: The Supreme Court hears a case pitting frogs against loggers; The judgement will be another indication of the court’s view on judicial deference to federal agencies.”

“Habitat forming: The Supreme Court hears a case pitting frogs against loggers; The judgement will be another indication of the court’s view on judicial deference to federal agencies.” Steven Mazie has this post at the “Democracy in America” blog of The Economist.




August 17, 02:32 AM   /   How Appealing   /   “Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn jumps into Wisconsin Supreme Court race”

“Appeals Judge Brian Hagedorn jumps into Wisconsin Supreme Court race”: Molly Beck of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has this report.




August 17, 12:30 AM   /   Legal History Blog   /   A conversation between Bishara and Seng




August 16, 10:28 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility

Submissions and nominations of articles are being accepted for the ninth annual Fred C. Zacharias Memorial Prize for Scholarship in Professional Responsibility. To honor Fred's memory, the committee will select from among articles in the field of Professional Responsibility with...




August 16, 09:05 PM   /   Althouse   /   At the Nighthawks Café...

... you can talk all you want. I took the photo from my desk. A hawk swooped in and landed on the branch right in front of me and hung out for quite a while. I could see he was getting ready to fly off and used my best instinct to react at the instant of takeoff. This is all I could do:




August 16, 05:33 PM   /   How Appealing   /   “Prosecutor: Northfield attorney fatally shot by brother-in-law with money woes.”

“Prosecutor: Northfield attorney fatally shot by brother-in-law with money woes.” Stefano Esposito and Matthew Hendrickson of The Chicago Sun-Times have an article that begins, “A Winnetka man gunned down his brother-in-law and tried to kill his sister during a confrontation at ...




August 16, 05:24 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   The Bushes Of Lake Whatcom

The Washington State Supreme Court suspended an attorney for 18 months in a unanimous opinion authored by Justice Wiggins Attorney David C. Cottingham embarked on a five-year boundary line dispute against his neighbor. His pursuit involved two lawsuits, four judicial...




August 16, 03:42 PM   /   Althouse   /   "There’s a new way of demonstrating loyalty to Donald Trump and his Republican Party: Claiming that the president could not only survive an impeachment effort, but that it would guarantee his victory in 2020...."

"It depends on a delicate political calculation — that a Republican-held Senate would never follow a Democratic House and vote to remove Trump, and that voters tired of the long-running Russia scandal will, as they did in the late 1990s with Clinton’s Monica Lewinsky scandal, want to move on. The...




August 16, 02:52 PM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Indefinite

The partners in a two-lawyer firm were indefinitely suspended by the Maryland Court of Appeals in an 89 page opinion. These violations stemmed from Respondents’ conduct as partners of Lang & Falusi, LLP; their representation of multiple clients; Mr. Falusi’s...




August 16, 12:55 PM   /   TRUTH ON THE MARKET   /   Lowering the Barriers to Entry to the Common Ownership Debate: A (Relatively) Non-Technical Explanation of MHHI Delta

One of the hottest topics in antitrust these days is institutional investors’ common ownership of the stock of competing firms. Large investment companies like BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, and Fidelity offer index and actively managed mutual funds that are invested in thousands of companies...




August 16, 12:39 PM   /   Brian Leiter's Law School Reports   /   First FAR distribution: only 344 candidates!

I'm surprised there are so few, but that is good news for job seekers since it appears there will be even more schools hiring this...




August 16, 11:54 AM   /   Althouse   /   Aretha Franklin has died.

We were just talking about the people we've lived with for so long, who are part of the world that we know as our world and what it would mean for them to be gone. Who are the people like that for you? I don't mean your family and friends, your own intimate loved ones, but the people you don't kn...




August 16, 11:35 AM   /   Legal Profession Blog   /   Taking The Fifth In Bar Discipline Hearing

The Illinois Review Board majority proposes a one-year suspension The Administrator charged Respondent with engaging in dishonesty in his own divorce proceeding, in which he represented himself, by knowingly making false statements to the court and opposing counsel that he...




August 16, 11:15 AM   /   Dorf on Law   /   It Is Not Only Liberals Who Must Compromise to Stop Trump




  

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