A Firearm That Sends A Text If It Is Moved

Journal Sentinel: My God.  Look at that thing!  Hey, I still haven’t heard any takers to my hard hats and ketchup challenge.
Tags: Military, Gun Control, Smart Guns

Rat magnet.

[Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Rats, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade

This week at the court

The Supreme Court will release orders from the January 18 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Tuesday at 10 a.m. The justices will meet next for their February 15 conference. The calendar for the February sitting, which will begin on Tuesday, February 19, is available on the Supreme Court’s website. The post This week at the court appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, This Week at the Court

A New Statute of Limitations on Construction Claims by VA State Agencies?

I have discussed the Hensel Phelps case and the potential issues caused by both poorly drafted indemnity clauses and the lack of a statute of limitations applicable to the Commonwealth of Virginia and its agencies in 2017. New legislation (supported by various contractor groups including my friends at the AGC of Virginia)  has been proposed for the 2019 General Assembly session that seeks to address at least part of this issue.  While the indemnity provisions of your construction contracts can...
Tags: Law, Virginia, Legislation, Department Of Transportation, Contracts, Contractors, General Assembly, Richmond VA, AGC, Christopher Hill, Construction Law, Business of Construction, Virginia Construction Lawyer, Hensel Phelps, Virginia Mediator, VA State Agencies

The man in the middle.

"It was an aggressive display of physicality. They were rambunctious and trying to instigate a conflict. We were wondering where their chaperones were. He was really trying to defuse the situation."Said Chase Iron Eyes, an attorney with the Lakota People’s Law Project, quoted in "'It was getting ugly': Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him" (WaPo).I am touched by the charity of "They were rambunctious." But I'm only guessing at what the video sounds like...
Tags: Law, Senate, Metaphor, Teenagers, Mouse, Ted Cruz, Ayn Rand, Wisconsin, Native Americans, Rats, Blood, Hats, Green Eggs, Meade, Ann Althouse, Emotional Politics

TORY the Robot and Other Highlights From the IALL Conference in Luxembourg

Adama Kone, TORY the Robot, Lyonette Louis-Jacques, Johannes Trabert at the 2018 IALL Pre-Conference Workshop on “Robots Usage in Law Libraries” The IALL conference is one of my favorite meetings to attend. The International Association of Law Libraries’ 37th Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information took place in Luxembourg, from Sunday, September 30, to Wednesday, October 3. I’d never been to Luxembourg before, but will make up any excuse to go again! The theme was “Law in Lu...
Tags: Europe, Usa, Law, France, Germany, Nike, Luxembourg, Tory, European Court Of Justice, Pacific, Leipzig, Toulouse France, Buenos Aires Argentina, Sydney Australia, Africa Asia, Western Hemisphere

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. Double Aspect 2. Robeside Assistance 3. 4. Thoughtful Legal Management 5. IP Osgoode Double Aspect Romancing the Law I had the pleasure of attending last weekend’s Runnymede Soci...
Tags: Law, Toronto, Canada, Bill, Bill C, Monday’s Mix, Runnymede Society, Justin Hartzman, Robeside Assistance, Toronto Cryptocurrency Conference, Scot Johnson, Digital Shovel

"Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news."

Oh, well, this is interesting... Scott Adams apologizes for believing @CNN about the Covington Catholic Boys fake news. With coffee. — Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 20, 2019 ... because I realize that my idea of what happened — which you're jumping on me about in the comments to the previous post — was influenced by listening to what Scott Adams said about it yesterday...So do I need to apologize for believing Scott Adams? Not exactly. My post — "The man in the ...
Tags: Law, Cnn, Native Americans, Catholic, Madison, Defamation, Apologies, Smiling, Adams, Scott, Scott Adams, Mueller, MSM, Ann Althouse, Obama rhetoric, EDH

Ohio amends its employment laws to limit joint employment for franchisors

As the debate over the meaning of "joint employer" continues to rage at both the NLRB and in the federal courts, Ohio has jumped into the debate by passing legislation to limit this definition under various Ohio employment laws. Effective yesterday, franchisors will not be deemed joint employers with their franchisees unless: the franchisor agrees to assume that role in writing or a court of competent; or a court of competent jurisdiction determines that the franchisor exercises a type or degre...
Tags: Law, Ohio, Nlrb, OSHA, FLSA, Jon Hyman

Finally, some relief from the heat.

I knew it had to be good and cold — at last! — from the look of the morning sunlight on the plume from the steam plant: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Cold, Law, Ann Althouse

OT2018 #15: “Second Best Opinion”

The January sitting is over and the Supreme Court will be out of session for a few weeks. But First Mondays keeps on working even when the justices are taking a break. Professors Dan Epps and Leah Litman catch you up on the court’s latest opinions; review the big batch of cert grants, as well as the high-profile petitions the court hasn’t (yet) granted; and play a few fun clips from last week’s arguments. That’s not all—listen to hear us discuss an interesting recent piece by Professor Daniel He...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, United States, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Leah, U S Court of Appeals, Daniel Hemel, Leah Litman, Neil Gorsuch, Dan Epps, First Mondays, Stokeling, Rehaif

At the Deep Snow Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Law, Snow, Ann Althouse, photos by Meade, Deep Snow Café

We Have Met the Problem. Guess Who?

Here is chapter I contributed to the Hackademic 2018 book, Anti-Social Media?: The Impact on Journalism and Society. I’ve used various ideas in this in other posts recently. I’m leaving the British  spelling because it just might make me seem smarter.  In all the urgent debate about regulating, investigating, and even breaking up internet companies, we have lost sight of the problem we are trying to confront: not technology but instead human behaviour on it, the bad acts of some (small)...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Europe, Publishing, Germany, Uncategorized, Eu, Spain, Society, Silicon Valley, Luther, BetaWorks, John Borthwick, Google News, New York University, Erasmus

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. FAMILLE : Le juge de première instance a commis une erreur révisable en refusant de rétracter le jugement ayant prononcé la déchéance de l’autorité parentale du père car, d’une part, le délai de ...
Tags: Law, Canada, Appel, Summaries Sunday, SOQUIJ, Québec Department of Justice, Québec FAMILLE, Julie Dutil Jacques Dufresne

DC Circuit showcases Second Amendment's second-class status by holding very old, non-violent felony eliminates right to keep arms

A few days ago at PrawfsBlawg, Gerard Magliocca touched off a debate over the reach and application of the Second Amendment via this post titled "The Bill of Rights Has First-Class and Coach Tickets."  His post riffs off a recent Third Circuit opinion upholding a New Jersey ammunition limit that prompted lengthy dissent by Judge Bibas.  And, as noted in this post from last year, Justice Thomas has lamented in a cert denial that the Second Amendment has become "constitutional orphan."  Long-time ...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, New Jersey, Medina, Thomas, Whitaker, Third Circuit, Heller, DC Circuit, Douglas A Berman, Schrader, Jorge Medina, PrawfsBlawg Gerard Magliocca

World’s oldest man dies in Japan aged 113

Masazo Nonaka, who enjoyed watching sumo wrestling and eating sweets, died at home on HokkaidoThe world’s oldest man has died at his home, a hot springs on Japan’s northern main island of Hokkaido, at the age of 113.His family said Masazo Nonaka died peacefully from natural causes in the early hours of Sunday while sleeping in the inn in Ashoro, which has been run by his family for four generations. Continue reading...
Tags: Japan, Society, World news, Asia Pacific, Older people, Masazo Nonaka, Ashoro

8 New Year’s Resolutions for Deer Hunters

Here's a look at 8 New Year's resolutions that all deer hunters should consider this year.... Read more... The post 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Deer Hunters appeared first on
Tags: Hunting, QDMA, Bowhunting Blog, New Year's Resolutions for deer hunters

TDCJ suicide record argues against state takeover of Harris County Jail

In a roundup post over the weekend, Grits pointed to an odd story emerging when "Sen. John Whitmire suggested the state should take over the Harris County Jail after its fifth suicide in two years. If the Texas Department of Criminal Justice did a better job, Grits might agree. Suicide attempts at TDCJ are quite high." Then, on cue, yesterday Keri Blakinger published a story in the Houston Chronicle titled, "Mother sues Texas prisons after 'egregious' failure to prevent son's suicide." So TDCJ ...
Tags: Texas, Law, Houston Chronicle, Keri, Texas Department of Criminal Justice, Harris County Jail, Gritsforbreakfast, TDCJ, Sen John Whitmire, Keri Blakinger, Blakinger, Harris County Jail Why

What I Learned About Innovation from Practicing Law

For some years I was a litigation attorney, and much of my work revolved around courtroom rules of evidence. I appreciate these rules; they make rational sense to me. These days I help companies innovate successfully and gain market traction. When interacting with non-attorneys, however, I see these rules of evidence being violated at the ...
Tags: Law, Innovation, Legal Profession, Innovation Process

"Early in his career, he was a co-author of two seminal works on American society, 'The Lonely Crowd'... in 1950 and 'Beyond the Melting Pot'... in 1963."

"Later volumes included 'We Are All Multiculturalists Now' in 1997 and 'From a Cause to a Style: Modernist Architecture’s Encounter with the American City' in 2007.... A child of Jewish immigrants from Warsaw, Nathan Glazer was born on Feb. 25, 1923, in New York City and spent his early years in East Harlem. His father, Louis, was a garment worker, and his mother, Tilly, was a homemaker. Nathan was the youngest of seven children, and when he was 10, the family, which was crammed into a four-room...
Tags: Law, New York City, Sociology, Glazer, Kennedy, Warsaw, Central Park, Louis, Nathan, Tilly, American City, Ann Althouse, Frederick Law, Irving Kristol, Nathan Glazer, Neo-cons

Home Insurance: Help

My question involves insurance law for the state of: Alabama. If I have Warrant of Deed Contact can my seller/landlord make me pay insurance for house but the insurance and his name?
Tags: Law, Alabama, Insurance Law

Medical roundup

“How the Reformulation of OxyContin Ignited the Heroin Epidemic” [William N. Evans and Ethan Lieber, Cato Research Briefs in Economic Policy] Antiquated regulations on methadone need revision [Jeffrey Singer, Cato] Concept of addiction is constantly run together with that of dependence, and applied in such dubious areas as “social media addiction” [Singer] EEOC sues Tennessee hospital over lapse of religious accommodation in its mandatory flu shot policy (but is a mask as effective as the va...
Tags: Texas, Law, Obamacare, Uncategorized, Hospitals, Tennessee, New York Times, Fda, Vaccines, Tyler Cowen, Medical Malpractice, EEOC, Opioids, Jeffrey Singer Cato, Thomas Hemphill, Jim Beck

The Unfinished Business of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. | Imam Zaid Shakir

During these days many in this country are commemorating the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., born January 15, 1929. While most remember Dr. King for his soaring oration, symbolized by his famous “I Have a Dream” speech, delivered before a sweltering throng at the Lincoln Memorial, August 28, 1963, Dr. King was far more than a moving orator. He was a formidable intellectual, an effective organizer and a passionate advocate for the freedom of his people. These qualities combined with...
Tags: Politics, Leadership, Iraq, India, Religion, Evil, Society, War, Chicago, Afghanistan, Military, United States, Palestine, Islam, Civil Rights, Manhattan

Consent Suspension For Alford Plea To Negligent Injuring

The Louisiana Supreme Court has accepted a three-year consent suspension of an attorney who entered an Alford plea to negligent injuring. The Advocate reported on the criminal charges A Prairieville man is accused of attempted murder after repeatedly ramming his... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Louisiana Supreme Court, Alford, Prairieville, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

"I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me."

Writes Nick Sandmann, in a statement published at CNN:I am the student in the video who was confronted by the Native American protestor. I arrived at the Lincoln Memorial at 4:30 p.m. I was told to be there by 5:30 p.m., when our busses were due to leave Washington for the trip back to Kentucky. We had been attending the March for Life rally, and then had split up into small groups to do sightseeing.When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Li...
Tags: Europe, Protest, Law, Washington, Kentucky, Native Americans, Catholics, Lincoln Memorial, Phillips, Covington, United States Marines, Ann Althouse, Insults, Racial Politics, Fake News, Covington Catholic

Stayed Suspension For Premature Taking Of Personal Representative Fees

The Missouri Supreme Court has a summary of a bar discipline decision The chief disciplinary counsel’s office seeks discipline for an attorney’s conduct while serving as the personal representative of an estate in a probate case. In a decision written... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Missouri Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Civil Rights Issues: Sexual Abuse Offense

My friend got detained for a sexual abuse case in our office a week ago.. I know this guy and his family since my childhood . He Is a person of considerable prominence , a personality who received much acclaim and attention wherever he punched in. Last month he got promoted .as the Project Manager - (Operations & Constructions). It was on that day evening we all raised a toast to our new manager , He got arrested for sexual abuse. We came to know that the case was filed by his Co-worker . ...
Tags: Law, Civil Rights

Florida Sanctions Announced By Bar

The Florida Bar announced disciplinary sanctions in a number of matters. Highlights Peter Dale Fellows, 1031 Ives Dairy Road, Suite 228, Miami, disbarred effective 30 days from a December 4 court order. (Admitted to Practice: 1999) In one matter, Fellows... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Florida, Law, Miami, Florida Bar, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process

Court of Appeal Materials on Greenhouse Gas Challenge

On Sept. 14, 2018, the Government of Ontario announced a challenge to the federal government’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act, which will have significant economic and environmental implications, irrespective of how it is decided. A statement of particulars was required by this date, and the province specified that the Act creates an unconstitutional tax because it is ultra vires of the federal government, and contravenes s. 53 of the Constitution Act, 1867. The full arguments are availabl...
Tags: Law, Court of appeal, Ontario, Supreme Court of Canada, Ontario Court of Appeal, Justice Issues

"Sharks and Minnows in the War on Drugs: A Study of Quantity, Race and Drug Type in Drug Arrests"

The title of this post is the title of this important new article authored by Joseph Kennedy, Isaac Unah and Kasi Wahlers now available via SSRN. Here is its abstract: Conventional wisdom has it that in the war on drugs you have to catch small fish in order to catch big fish.  But what if the vast majority of drug arrests were for very small fish, and disproportionately brown ones at that?  This Article is the first to conclusively establish that the war on drugs is being waged primarily agains...
Tags: Law, Douglas A Berman, Joseph Kennedy Isaac Unah, Kasi Wahlers