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At the Flower Tree Café...

... you can talk about anything.And remember the Althouse Portal to Amazon. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Amazon, Photography, Law, Trees, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Flower Tree Café


Relatives: Basis for Filing Affidavit of Support, I-864, Part 1

My wife is completing a I-864 Affidavit of Support for her sister who is immigrating to the U.S. from the Philippines. I am completing a I-864A as well. My question is, as I am combining my income with hers, under Part 1, is my wife considered the 1.a. Petitioner or 1.d. the Only joint sponsor or 1.e. The first of two joint sponsors?
Tags: Law, Philippines, Visas for Business, Tourism and Family


Other Offenses: Malicious Prosecution Agaisnt You by Your Ex Wife

My question involves criminal law for the state of:georgia: I have original indictment with proof that was signed by my ex wife stating she was prosecutor for the state of Georgia against me I want to know how to file in court to have this conviction over turned, or at least to have someone look at this case. This is malicious prosecution or at least wrongful conviction. I have been fighting this for years. Where do I turn to?
Tags: Law, Georgia, Criminal Charges


Other Offenses: Can You Get an Ex-Spouse Charged With Malicious Prosecution

My question involves criminal law for the state of:georgia: I have original indictment with proof that was signed by my ex wife stating she was prosecutor for the state of Georgia against me I want to know how to file in court to have this conviction over turned, or at least to have someone look at this case. This is malicious prosecution or at least wrongful conviction. I have been fighting this for years. Where do I turn to?
Tags: Law, Georgia, Criminal Charges


Non-Sequiturs: 05.20.18

* After issuing a TRO to a block a political ad attacking his own allies and campaign donors -- "almost certainly an unconstitutional prior restraint," in the words of First Amendment guru Eugene Volokh -- Judge Doug Martin of Arkansas (finally) recuses himself. [Daily Caller] * Jim Comey's bestselling book (affiliate link) could cause complications for Robert Mueller and his investigation, according to Joel Cohen. [Law and Crime] * Which state solicitors general appear most frequently before ...
Tags: Texas, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Chicago, Arkansas, Justice Department, John Fund, James Comey, Adam Feldman, Tom Wolfe, Weekly Standard, Grady, Jim Comey, Eugene Volokh, Doug Martin


Other Violations: Ticket for Placing a Registration Sticker on the Wrong Side fo a License Plate

My question involves a traffic ticket from the state of: maryland So I got pulled over and cop came to my door and asked me where the sticker goes. I replied top right. Sir could you get out and look at the lic plate please. I get out and the year was on the left side of the plate. Ok so I do not remember putting the sticker on the left at all. But I will admit guilt as I am the only driver. The cop never gave me anything to sign at all. This was last month that this happened and toda...
Tags: Law, Moving Violations, Parking And Traffic Tickets


Loan Under Marriage

I’m in the UK Wife takes out loan husband disagrees with the loan. The loan is in in joint names wife defaults on loan who’s goto pay for loan? Assets in marriage are split even and names are on all assets obviously it’s within within marriage and the wife’s been with husband at that point for thirty five years Husband denies all knowledge of ever signing documents Is their a correct answer to this please?
Tags: UK, Marriage, Law, Cohabitation and Civil Unions


Probation and Parole: State Vop Dismissals

My question involves criminal law for the state of: TN If there are two new charges when on probation, but the first one only was used to violate state probation, if the VOP is dismissed due to original charges being dismissed, what is the time frame involved usually for the State violating on the second charge?
Tags: Law, Probation, Parole and Incarceration


This week at the court

On Monday the Supreme Court will release orders from the May 17 conference. There is a possibility of opinions. The justices will meet on Thursday for their May 21 conference; our list of “petitions to watch” will be available soon. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court


Supreme Court rules that employers can make signing away your right to sue them in a class a condition of employment

Supreme Court Justice Neal Gorsuch used his stolen Supreme Court seat to carry the day for corporations against workers in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, ruling that employers could force potential employees to sign away their legal right to participate in class action suits as a condition of employment. (more…)
Tags: Post, News, Supreme Court, Law, Scotus, Inequality, Class Action, Lewis, Late Stage Capitalism, Guillotine Watch, Epic Systems Corp, Neal Gorsuch, Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, Choice Theory, Exterminism


"President Trump supports prison reform"

The title of this post is the heading of the lead item on "1600 Daily," the daily promotional email coming from the White House.  Here is what appears under the heading: Crime imposes a significant burden on Americans' well-being and taxpayer-financed resources. These costs are amplified by re-arrest rates for released American prisoners that exceed 50 percent. Many programs have been tried to reverse this trend over the past few decades. Some of them work; some don't. President Donald J. T...
Tags: Law, Congress, White House, America, Gop, Trump, House Committee, Donald J Trump, House Judiciary Committee, Douglas A Berman, Prez Trump


The Brain Drain Is Real — See Also

THE FAILURE RATE ON THE CALIFORNIA BAR WAS RIDICULOUS: Only 27% of test takers passed the February 2018 administration of the California bar exam. I hope clients everywhere appreciate that California is trying to keep them safe from people who probably shouldn't have gotten into law school in the first place. THIS WAS A BAD LAW SCHOOL EXAM QUESTION: I concur in Joe's judgement here, but I might write separately on the dangers of quizzing law students about Brown v. Board of Ed. THE MARIACHI BA...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, California, Gop, Joe, Board, Brown, MMM, Simpson Thacher, Gorsuch, Elie Mystal, See Also, Aaron Schlossberg


Civil service wastage rate low

Wastage in the civil service remains stable at a low rate. Secretary for the Civil Service Joshua Law made the statement today, saying the resignation rate of civil servants was 0.63% in 2016-17, lower than the 0.65% figure recorded in 2015-16. More than 60% of these officers resigned during their probation years. "This may be due to a variety of reasons, such as they decided that this may not be their ideal job or they encountered problems in adjusting to the new job. "On the other hand, the su...
Tags: Law, Council, Joshua Law, Pay Trend Survey Committee


Monday’s Mix

Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as wide an audience as possible. This week the randomly selected blogs are 1. Susan On The Soapbox 2. Slater Vecchio Connected 3. Risk Management & Crisis Response 4. Environmental Law and Litigation 5. NSRLP Susan On The Soapbox Mr Kenney Runs Away The last two wee...
Tags: Law, US, Canada, Bill, Ontario, American Medical Association, Kenney, Legislature, Catherine McKenna, UCP, Monday’s Mix, Slater Vecchio Connected, Environmental Law and Litigation, SoapBox, US National Public Radio


Harassment prevention MUST start at the top

If you did not watch 60 Minutes last night, you should. The last segment detailed pervasive and rampant sexual harassment by famed chef and tv personality Mario Batali. And it laid much of the blame at the feet of the CEO of one of the restaurants in which Batali invested, The Spotted Pig, and its owners, Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield. The segment argues that Friedman and Bloomfield turned a blind eye to years of Batali’s sexual harassment of the female employees of their restaurant, and k...
Tags: Law, Mario Batali, EEOC, Friedman, Bloomfield, Jon Hyman, Batali, Ken Friedman, Lane Smith


Opinion analysis: Employers prevail in arbitration case (Updated)

[NOTE: This post was updated with additional analysis at 3:30 p.m.] In 1925, Congress passed the Federal Arbitration Act, which (among other things) provides that an agreement to arbitrate a dispute “shall be valid, irrevocable, and enforceable.” Ten years later, Congress enacted the National Labor Relations Act, which makes clear that employees have the right to work together for “mutual aid and protection.” Today the Supreme Court ruled, by a vote of 5-4, that employers can include a clause in...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Faa, National Labor Relations Board, Nlrb, Morris, John Roberts, Howe, Ginsburg, Elena Kagan, NLRA, Gorsuch, Epic Systems


A “view” from the courtroom: Strength in numbers (Corrected)

After the court put a major dent in its pending caseload last week, with five relatively significant decisions, including the much-discussed ruling favorable to sports betting in Murphy v. NCAA, the odds on this week’s lone opinion day is that we’ll get fewer decisions. We had to jump on a plane right after decisions last Monday to get to a conference in Los Angeles, where the weather was sunny and in the 70s. Did it rain here last week? The court takes the bench at 10 a.m., with Justices Claren...
Tags: Featured, Law, Congress, Washington, Los Angeles, United States, Davis, Ncaa, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Faa, University Of California, National Labor Relations Board, Thomas, Sonia Sotomayor, Lewis, Morris


Monday round-up

Briefly: Constitution Daily provides an “update on 12 significant decisions that will be handed down from the Court into late June.” At Bloomberg Law’s Cases and Controversies podcast, Jordan Rubin and Kimberly Robinson break down the funniest moments from the Supreme Court’s 2017 term. At PrawfsBlawg, Richard Re remarks that although “[t]he Justices often intone that theirs is ‘a court of review, not of first view,’” “last Monday’s decisions illustrate the complexities underlying that maxim,” ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Round-up, Murphy, The Supreme Court, National Collegiate Athletic Association, Sentencing Commission, Kimberly Robinson, Dimaya, PrawfsBlawg Richard Re, Bloomberg Law, Leah Litman, Jordan Rubin, Ty Schalter, Nadra Little, Chastity Jones


"Right now we’re living through a full-fledged crisis in our democracy. No, there are not tanks in the streets, but what’s happening right now goes to the heart of who we are as a nation..."

"... and I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election but as an American afraid of losing a country. There are certain things that are so essential they should transcend politics. Waging a war on the rule of law and a free press, de-legitimizing elections, perpetrating shameless corruption and rejecting the idea that our leaders should be public servants undermines our national unity. And attacking truth and reason, evidence and facts should alarm us all."Who knows whether all or some or no...
Tags: Law, Democracy, Harvard, Hillary Clinton, Yale, Hats, Clinton, Witchcraft, Ann Althouse, Hillary goes away


Why I subscribed to Playboy.

For the interviews!Specifically, I wanted to read the interview with Allen Ginsberg in the April 1969 issue, and that's something I'm doing right now. But I also loved the idea of getting access to all of the back issues, including all the issues that were available to me to read (or otherwise gaze upon) when I was growing up in Delaware and New Jersey in the 1950s and 60s.I love the old ads too: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Cars, New Jersey, Playboy, Delaware, Allen Ginsberg, Ann Althouse


Sexual Abuse: Crime or Sin?

By  Mohammad Akram Nadwi Sexual abuse, whether of women, men, or children, cannot be prevented by law. At most, law agencies can punish abuse after the fact when it has already done the terrible, lasting psychological and social damage that it does. Over the last seventy years, in the Western world any notion of ‘sin’ attached to sexual behaviours traditionally regarded as abhorrent has been dissolved. Steadily, over this period, the notion of ‘sin’ has been replaced by a legal concept, namely t...
Tags: Crime, Parenting, Sex, Religion, Women, Society, Sexual Abuse, Sin, Muslims, Consent, Featured Home, Featured Society, Family and Community, Sex and the Ummah, MainMenu-Society, Mohammad Akram Nadwi


Opinion analysis: Justices reject state-court justification for limiting tribal immunity from state-court actions to adjudicate title to land

Rarely have I read a set of opinions that so closely tracked the discussion at oral argument as the opinions this morning in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v Lundgren. The case involves a narrow and technical question of sovereign immunity: whether the immunity of a federally recognized Indian tribe protects it from a suit in state court to adjudicate the tribe’s claim to land located outside the tribe’s reservation. The Washington Supreme Court rejected the tribe’s plea of immunity, reasoning that t...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Washington, United States, State Department, Thomas, John Roberts, The Supreme Court, Roberts, Clarence Thomas, Yakima, Samuel Alito, Anthony Kennedy, Lundgren, Washington Supreme Court


Live blog of orders and opinions (Update: Completed)

We live-blogged this morning as the Supreme Court released orders and opinions. The justices granted four cases for next term: Virginia Uranium Inc. v. Warren, Culbertson v. Berryhill, Jam v. International Finance Corp. and Royal v. Murphy. The justices also released opinions in two argued cases: Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis and Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren. The transcript of the live blog is available below and at this link. The post Live blog of orders and opinions (Update: Complete...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Live, Royal, Lewis, Murphy, Lundgren, Virginia Uranium Inc, International Finance Corp, Epic Systems Corp, Upper Skagit Indian Tribe, Warren Culbertson, Berryhill Jam


"Socialism Is on a Winning Streak."

It's John Nichols, at The Nation.From the 1910s through the 1940s, Socialist Party members served as state legislators, mayors, city councilors and school board members. The Pennsylvania party, with its deep roots in Reading, produced national Socialist leaders, including candidates for president and vice president....But the dry spell is over. Socialists have been on an electoral winning streak in some parts of the country for a number of years—Socialist Alternative’s Kshama Sawant made her ele...
Tags: Law, Wikipedia, America, Cnn, Pennsylvania, Socialism, Logos, Pittsburgh, Seattle City Council, Socialist Party, Kshama Sawant, DSA, Symbols, Ann Althouse, John Nichols, Redness


Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and collects, analyzes, enriches, and disseminates legal information in Québec. PROTECTION DU CONSOMMATEUR : La juge de première instance n’a pas erré en concluant que Vidéotron a commis une pratique interdite en omettant d’expliquer clairement à ses abonnés la méthode de ca...
Tags: Law, Canada, Richard, Quebec, Elle, Time Inc, Appel, Dufresne, Girard, Videotron, CRTC, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Fonds, Patrick Healy Date


Justices grant four new cases

This morning the Supreme Court added four new cases to its docket for next term, on topics ranging from federal pre-emption to the rules governing attorney’s fees for Social Security claimants. The justices once again did not act on a petition by the federal government to nullify a ruling that cleared the way for an undocumented pregnant teenager to receive an abortion. In Virginia Uranium v. Warren, the justices agreed to weigh in on questions of pre-emption – that is, when federal law trumps s...
Tags: Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Congress, Washington, Virginia, India, United States, Ifc, Social Security, Oklahoma, Royal, World Bank Group, DOE, Creek Nation, Murphy


"How a girl disposes her legs when seated can instantly signal your most effective approach."

"Of the prevalent leg positions displayed on these pages, pay particular attention to the Schemer and the Philanthropist...."From "The Language of Legs" in the April 1969 issue of Playboy (click to enlarge):I'm just flipping through this issue of Playboy because it contains the interview with Allen Ginsberg that I'd read at the time and wanted so much to be able to reread again that I subscribed to Playboy. I chose 1-month of unlimited access to the archive, which cost $8. Sample from the Ginsb...
Tags: Law, Sex, Relationships, Playboy, Gestures, Ginsburg, Allen Ginsberg, Ann Althouse, Body Parts


“Interview with Judge Jeffrey Sutton About his New Book ’51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law’ — Part I.”

“Interview with Judge Jeffrey Sutton About his New Book ’51 Imperfect Solutions: States and the Making of American Constitutional Law’ — Part I.” Ilya Somin has this post at “The Volokh Conspiracy.”
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In the May 28, 2018 issue of The New Yorker

In the May 28, 2018 issue of The New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin has an article headlined “Will the Fervor to Impeach Donald Trump Start a Democratic Civil War? A push to remove the President from office may lead to disaster in the midterms.” And Jennifer Gonnerman has an article headlined “How One Woman’s Fight to Save Her Family Helped Lead to a Mass Exoneration: Clarissa Glenn set out to prove that a Chicago police officer framed her husband; Now the city is reckoning with years of wrongful arrest...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Chicago, Jeffrey Toobin, Jennifer Gonnerman, Clarissa Glenn, Impeach Donald Trump Start


A Musical Interlude With Aaron Schlossberg

Putting the mariachi band outside Schlossberg's apartment was worth it.
Tags: Law, Racism, Small Law Firms, Schlossberg, Aaron Schlossberg