Society


 


Trump Claims He ‘Doesn’t Do Cover-Ups,’ But Biglaw Attorney Helps Set The Record Straight On That

Perhaps what he meant to say was that other people do cover-ups for him?
Tags: Law, Government, Donald Trump, Trump, Quote Of The Day, Michael Cohen, Kellyanne Conway, George Conway


Comparison: How to Find the Best Car Insurance in New York

You don’t need to own an empire to afford car insurance in the Empire State. Let us guide you on your journey to finding the best car insurance in New York. Table of Contents Our Top 5 Picks for the Best Car Insurance in New York New York Auto Insurance Requirements Average Cost of Coverage in New York Cheapest Car Insurance in New York Cost of Auto Insurance in New York New York’s Unique Car Insurance Rules Top Car Insurance Companies in New York Customer Satisfaction Need More? T her...
Tags: New York, Marketing, Insurance, DMV, John, Schenectady, Allstate, Progressive, State Farm, Tom Tom, Hanover, New York New York, Tom, Lawrence, Sally, Chevy Impala


Bittersweet no more: Rolling Stones pass Verve royalties to Richard Ashcroft

An acrimonious copyright dispute meant Ashcroft was forced to give up royalties to Bitter Sweet Symphony, but a ‘kind and magnanimous gesture from Mick and Keith’ passes rights to himMick Jagger and Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones have ended one of the most acrimonious copyright disputes in British pop history, by granting Richard Ashcroft all future royalties from his 1997 song Bitter Sweet Symphony, performed by the Verve.Ashcroft announced the news on the same day he won an Ivor Novello ...
Tags: Business, Music, Law, Music Industry, Culture, Pop and rock, The Rolling Stones, Awards and prizes, Mick Jagger, Indie, Intellectual Property, Keith Richards, Ivor Novello awards, Jagger, Keith, Mick


Traffic Accidents: Indy 500 Live Stream Free

My question involves The 2019 Indianapolis 500 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Indy 500 Indy 500 live Indy 500 live Stream Indy 500 live Stream Free Indy 500 live Free Indy 500 Live Online Watch Indy 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 live 2019 Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 live Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 live Stream Free Indianapolis 500 live Free Indianapolis 500 Live Online Watch Indianapolis 500 Indy 500...
Tags: Law, Indianapolis, Accidents and Injuries, Stream Indianapolis, Stream Free Indianapolis


Friday round-up

Subscript Law has a graphic explainer for Monday’s decision in Herrera v. Wyoming, in which the court held that a hunting right granted to the Crow Tribe under an 1868 treaty is still valid. At Dorf on Law, Michael Dorf writes that “on remand Wyoming can prevail by [showing] that enforcement of its law without exceptions for people like Herrera is necessary to serve the state’s interest in conservation”; he “contrast[s] that proposition with the operative constitutional rule for free exercise cl...
Tags: Round-up


NYT crossword spoiler alert... "This??? This is your Queen Victoria's 200th birthday tribute puzzle? Just ... her name?"

"Look, do a damn tribute or don't do a tribute, but this half-assed half-themed junk has got to go. I kept looking around for Victorian material. Kept thinking there was some theme building that I just couldn't see.... 'Grandmother of Europe,' ugh, why are we 'honoring' her? Was the idea ... what was the idea? Just put her name in the middle and then build a very old-fashioned, very old, kinda mediocre themeless around her? LINDY in a LANDAU, that's what this thing was. For the NONCE. It's painf...
Tags: Art, Gifts, Naked, Puzzles, Queen Victoria, Rex Parker


Defining (and defending) my role as an attorney: more on the employment of registered sex offenders

On Tuesday, I posted something that I did not imagine would be all that controversial, You just found out you hired a sex offender. Now what? Boy howdy was I wrong. Over at Workforce.com (which syndicates my blog daily), the post had received (so far) 117 (mostly) alarmingly negative comments. Their gist? I’ll give you a small taste of the worst of the bunch. “Your morals are on display with this article. You are a self-righteous douche.” “Lawyers like you are a disgrace to the profession. Ho...
Tags: Law, Christian, Jon Hyman


Georgetown Supreme Court Institute seeking new director

The Georgetown University Supreme Court Institute (SCI) is seeking applicants for the position of director. SCI’s principal function is to provide moot courts to attorneys who will argue in the Supreme Court. The director’s principal role is to organize, participate in and monitor those moots courts. Substantial experience as an appellate advocate is required. The job posting, with directions on how to apply and a link to submit a cover letter and resume, is available at this link. The post Geor...
Tags: What's Happening Now


I know I've been told that's not funny...

... but I was amused by this effort at running all the U.S. Presidents (or at least the first 40) through Snapchat's feminizing filter. It can't handle the facial hair, but other than that, I'm impressed by how attractive the Presidents become. Nixon approaches a Mary-Tyler-Moore-like charm.Here's my post from a few days about the that's-not-funny chiding over that Snapchat filter.Anyway, my favorite is Madison: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Femininity, Snapchat, The Presidency, Transgender


Which States Have Paid Family Leave? Lawline Breaks Down The Latest Legislative Developments [Sponsored]

Several states are expected to consider paid leave this year.
Tags: Law, Sponsored Content, Continuing Legal Education / CLE, Lawline


Former Chicago Bank Charged With Bribing The Wrong Trump Transition Official For Job He Never Got

The S.D.N.Y. is basically alleging that Steve Calk is very bad at profiting form his crimes.
Tags: Law, Finance, Bribery, Donald Trump, Commentary, Paul Manafort, SDNY, Steve Calk, ATL Finance, Stephen Calk, Federal Savings Bank of Chicago, Chicago Bank


Academic highlight: Hyatt is latest example of textualist-originalist justices’ willingness to overturn precedent

Anita S. Krishnakumar is the Mary C. Daly Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship at St. John’s University School of Law. The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt has received significant attention for its overruling of Nevada v. Hall, a 40-year-old precedent that held that states lack sovereign immunity in each other’s courts. Observers have been quick to quote the penultimate sentence of Justice Stephen Breyer’s dissent (“Today’s d...
Tags: Academic Round-up, Featured


At the Get-There-Before-the-Blogs-Do Café...

... it's not too late. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Advertising, Blogging, Cars


The Value of Delegating Decision-Making

Business decisions – especially those involving marketing and branding – require careful consideration. But they also require timely action. Are law firms hurting themselves by being too slow and cumbersome in making business decisions? Within administrative and outside provider circles, law firms are notorious for their slow reactions and lengthy decision-making processes. It is for this reason that so many administrators who are hired from outside of law firms fail to last more than two years...
Tags: Law, US, Legal Marketing, Practice Of Law


When Factual Allegations Masquerade as “Conclusory Legal Assertions”

by Dennis Crouch Glasswall Solutions Limited, et al. v. Clearswift Ltd., No. 18-1448 (Supreme Court 2019) The eligibility challenges continue to be petitioned to the Supreme Court. Glasswall’s two patents are are directed to methods and devices for regenerating electronic files in a way that cuts-out non-conforming data. The approach here could be used as a virus filter, for example.  U.S. Patent Nos. 8,869,283 and 9,516,045. Glasswall sued Clearswift for infringement back in 2016. However, that...
Tags: Patent


Trump Hints At Troop Pardons: We Teach Them To Fight, Then They’re ‘Treated Very Unfairly’

While President Trump said he hadn’t made any decisions yet on future pardons for military personnel on trial for war crimes, he hinted on Friday which way he might be leaning. Speaking to reporters before leaving for Japan, Trump was at first non-committal before he suggested that troops shouldn’t be punished when “we teach them how to be great fighters.” “We’re looking at a lot of  different pardons for a lot of  different people.  Some of these soldiers are  people that have fought ha...
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Military, Pardon, Nicole Lafond


Premises Liability: Indy 500 Live Free

The Indianapolis 500 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Indy 500 Indy 500 live Indy 500 live Stream Indy 500 live Stream Free Indy 500 live Free Indy 500 Live Online Watch Indy 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 live 2019 Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 live Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 live Stream Free Indianapolis 500 live Free Indianapolis 500 Live Online Watch Indianapolis 500 Indy 500 Race Indy 500 Time Indy...
Tags: Law, Indianapolis, Accidents and Injuries, Stream Indianapolis, Stream Free Indianapolis


Empirical SCOTUS: So happy together

With many decisions still to come in the next month or so, the Supreme Court has already started to define itself in the post-Kennedy era. Certain patterns have emerged in the justices’ voting that distinguish this court from past courts. We are also beginning to see how the newest justices and President Donald Trump’s appointees – Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh — are in some ways similar and in others quite distinct. This term began with significant expectations among conservatives a...
Tags: Empirical SCOTUS


Toxic Torts / Chemical Exposure: Indy 500 Live Free

My question involves an injury that oThe 103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Indy 500 Indy 500 live Indy 500 live Stream Indy 500 live Stream Free Indy 500 live Free Indy 500 Live Online Watch Indy 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 live 2019 Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 live Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 live Stream Free Indianapolis 500 live Free Indianapolis 500 Live Online ...
Tags: Law, Indianapolis, Accidents and Injuries, Stream Indianapolis, Stream Free Indianapolis


Botswana will allow elephant hunting

While most countries are imposing stricter rules on animal hunting, designed to promote the survival of endangered and at-risk species, Botswana seems to be taking a step in the opposite direction. After five years of banning elephant hunting, the government of Botswana is changing course and deciding to allow the practice, according to a statement issued on May 22. A third of Africa’s savanna elephants reside in Botswana — about 130,000 in total — and Botswana’s elephants seem to have esca...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Elephants, Hunting, Poaching, National Geographic, Namibia, Botswana, All, Across Africa, Mike Chase


Blog For You

Jeffery Zeldman, one one of the country’s leading web designers, wrote this morning about continuing to learn, and in the process nailed what I see blogging as all about. When I shared what I was learning, by writing about it—when I learned what I was learning by teaching it—I felt euphoric. We were at the dawn of a new kind of information age: one that came from the people, and to which anyone could contribute merely by learning a few simple HTML elements. It was going to be great. And demo...
Tags: Legal Marketing


Premises Liability: Watch Indy 500

My question involves an injury that o103rd Running of the Indianapolis 500 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Indy 500 Indy 500 live Indy 500 live Stream Indy 500 live Stream Free Indy 500 live Free Indy 500 Live Online Watch Indy 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 live 2019 Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 live Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 live Stream Free Indianapolis 500 live Free Indianapolis 500 Live Online Watc...
Tags: Law, Indianapolis, Accidents and Injuries, Stream Indianapolis, Stream Free Indianapolis


Ep. 40 – Erin Levine on the Efficiency of Divorce as as Service

In our 40th Episode, Greg and Marlene interview Erin Levine, an attorney and founder/CEO of Hello Divorce, a service that makes divorce more human and accessible by offering legal help and wellness support throughout the process of dissolving a marriage.   Offered in California, Hello Divorce offers access to resources and tools and different service levels, from basic to concierge to a la carte access to independent fixed fee attorneys.  Erin highlights that the legal process can be co...
Tags: Podcast, Law, California, Uncategorized, Efficiency, Npr, Cornell, Erin, Greg, Jerry, University of Minnesota, American Library Association ALA, American Association of Law Libraries AALL, Marlene, Legal Services, Vishal Agnihotri


"How Much Political Experience Does It Take to Be Elected President?"

A nice graphic presentation in the NYT:What can we infer about who Democrats should want as their candidate? Trump's winning with no political experience might seem to say anything could happen, so go ahead and try, mayors, even though it's never worked yet. The last thing that worked was something that hadn't happened yet, so maybe the most likely thing is the least like thing. In Crazyworld.Ah! I do have a tag for this: "if Trump could do it."IN THE COMMENTS: Gilbar observes that the VP most r...
Tags: Law, The Times, Nyt, Trump, Nixon, George H W Bush, Al Gore, Hubert Humphrey, Richard Nixon, Ann Althouse, Joseph R Biden Jr, 2020 Campaign, if Trump could do it, Gilbar


Emails Show Paul Manafort’s Desperate Efforts To Get Jeff Sessions A Black Friend

Apparently Manafort is Captain Diversity over here.
Tags: Law, Government, Affirmative Action, Department Of Justice, Jeff Sessions, Manafort, Paul Manafort


Using full-body MRIs, Ezra can now detect 11 cancers in men and 13 in women

When Ezra first launched about six months ago, the company was using magnetic resonance imaging machines to test for prostate cancer in men. But the company’s founder, Emi Gal, always had a larger goal. “One of the biggest problems in cancer is that there’s no accurate, fast, painless, way to scan for cancer anywhere in the body” Gal said at the time of his company’s debut. Ezra raises $4M to diagnose cancer with MRIs, not painful biopsies Now he’s several steps closer to a solution. Ra...
Tags: TC, New York, Medicine, Cancer, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Insurance, Tech, United States, Disease, Machine Learning, Fda, Soundcloud, Mri, Credo Ventures, Bucharest


Premises Liability: 2019 Indianapolis 500 Live Stream

The Indianapolis 500 2019 is schedule for Sunday, May 26, 2019. Indy 500 Indy 500 live Indy 500 live Stream Indy 500 live Stream Free Indy 500 live Free Indy 500 Live Online Watch Indy 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 2019 Indianapolis 500 live 2019 Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 Indianapolis 500 live Indianapolis 500 live Stream Indianapolis 500 live Stream Free Indianapolis 500 live Free Indianapolis 500 Live Online Watch Indianapolis 500 Indy 500 Race Indy 500 Time ...
Tags: Law, Indianapolis, Accidents and Injuries, Stream Indianapolis, Stream Free Indianapolis


Relist Watch

John Elwood reviews Monday’s relists. Congress is fighting with the executive branch to try to obtain information this week. But here at Relist Watch, we’re just giving the stuff away. A lot of throughput this week, as the Supreme Court disposed of five relists. Most puzzling is City of Newport Beach, California v. Vos, 18-672, which asked whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires law-enforcement officers to provide accommodations to armed, violent and mentally ill suspects as they br...
Tags: Featured, Maryland, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Navy, Mexico, Kentucky, Oregon, Court, San Francisco, Indiana, Dhs, Afghanistan, United States, Wheeler


Friday Roundup: Slaw Jobs

Each Friday, we share the latest job listings from Slaw Jobs, which features employment opportunities from across the country. Find out more about these positions by following the links below, or learn how you can use Slaw Jobs to gain valuable exposure for your job ads, while supporting the great Canadian legal commentary at Slaw.ca. Current postings on Slaw Jobs (newest first): Deputy Director, National Committee on Accreditation (NCA) (Full-time) | Ottawa, ON (Federation of Law Societies o...
Tags: Friday Jobs Roundup