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Coronavirus Update 6–4–2020: Can you force employees who participate in George Floyd protests to quarantine without pay?

Yesterday I discussed the legalities of placing on an unpaid leave of absence employees who engaging in leisure mass gatherings outside of work. What about employees who you discover gathered in mass to protest George Floyd's murder and racial injustice? There are legitimate concerns that the mass protests taking place in cities around the country will cause an acceleration of COVID-19 spread and a spike in cases. Can you place protesting employees on an unpaid leave of absence to quarantine ...
Tags: Law, Colorado, North Dakota, Connecticut, New Mexico, District Of Columbia, Title VII, South Carolina, California New York, Jon Hyman, Pixabay, Bruce Emmerling, George Floyd


Ask the authors: The long and winding road from shortlisted to selected for female Supreme Court nominees

The following is a series of questions posed by Ronald Collins to Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson in connection with their new book, “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court” (New York University Press, 2020), which tells the untold stories of women that presidents considered as justices for the Supreme Court in the decades before Sandra Day O’Connor’s confirmation. Renee Knake Jefferson is a professor of law and the Joanne and Larry Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics ...
Tags: New York, Featured, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, California, Washington Post, Washington, Senate, White House, Book Reviews, Reagan, Joe Biden, Ronald Reagan, New York Times, Jimmy Carter


Pants Judge Suspended

The seemingly endless saga involving former Judge Roy Pearson has ended in a discipline decision by the District of Columbia Court of Appeals The Board on Professional Responsibility (the “Board”) concluded that the respondent, Roy L. Pearson, Jr., violated two... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Roy Pearson, District of Columbia Court of Appeals the Board, Roy L Pearson Jr


In Wisconsin

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has reinstated with conditions an attorney whose license was revoked in 2003 On September 6, 2019, the referee filed a report recommending that this court conditionally grant Attorney Banks' reinstatement petition. Among other things, the referee... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Supreme Court, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


On Being A Black American Biglaw Associate

Being a black Biglaw associate is uniquely difficult. Here are just a few reasons why.
Tags: Law, Biglaw, Minority Issues, Lauren E. Skerrett


It's time to play "Was that racist?"

I'm getting email from an outraged reader who's on my case for not censoring the following comment, which appeared on yesterday's post about a NYT article titled, "Protests Draw Shoulder-to-Shoulder Crowds After Months of Virus Isolation." Out of discretion, I will refrain from naming the commenter, who said:I'm sayin right out now. Like the 60s, the bulk of the "protesters" are lookin for a hook up. Nothin like a meaningful virtue signal to fire up the hormones. Mostly lookin for that Hot Monke...
Tags: Law, Censorship, Protests, Free Speech, Madison, Zuckerberg, Race Consciousness, Ann Althouse, MadisonMan, Madison Man, the Althouse comments community, Leslie Graves


Deutsche Bank Did Thing, Will Obviously Get Fined For It

Maybe next time listen to those voices asking, ‘Is it a good idea to do business with a sex offender?’
Tags: Law, Finance, Deutsche Bank


Growing Importance of Tech is Top Trend in Legal, But Few Feel Prepared for It, Wolters Kluwer Survey Finds

Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory U.S. is out today with its second-annual Future Ready Lawyer Survey Report, and its findings underscore the increasing importance of technology in the legal industry, with 76% of legal professionals in the U.S. and Europe saying that is the top trend. At the same time, however, only 28% of legal professionals indicated that their firm or organization is very prepared for it. The survey also reveals a disconnect around technology between law firms and their corpo...
Tags: Europe, Law, Uncategorized, Tech, Hungary, Wolters Kluwer, Dean Sonderegger, Sonderegger, Wolters Kluwer Legal Regulatory U S, Markus Hartung, Bucerius Center, Bucerius Law School Hamburg, Jeroen Zweers, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory, Noun, Ken Crutchfield


What Were the Week’s Top Legaltech Stories? Find Out Tomorrow At Our Journalists’ Roundtable

The weekly Legaltech Week roundtable of legaltech journalists is back tomorrow for another live recording session. Join us as we recap the week’s top legaltech stories, and shoot us your questions. It is free, but registration is required. Register here. Panelists this week: Nicole Black, legal technology columnist and legaltech evangelist at MyCase. Caroline Hill, editor in chief, Legal IT Insider. Molly McDonough, media consultant, former publisher and editor-in-chief of the ABA Journal. Joe ...
Tags: Facebook, Law, Uncategorized, Legaltech News, Nicole Black, Zach Warren, Molly McDonough, Legaltech Week, MyCase Caroline Hill, ABA Journal Joe Patrice


Pamplona 'wolf pack' members convicted of separate sexual assault

Four found guilty of sexually abusing woman in southern city of Córdoba in May 2016Four of the five men who gang-raped a young woman at Pamplona’s bull-running festival in July 2016 have been given additional prison sentences after being convicted of sexually abusing another woman in southern Spain two months earlier.The Pamplona rape shocked the country and nationwide protests erupted after the five men were initially convicted of the lesser offence of sexual abuse. Continue reading...
Tags: Europe, Law, Spain, Society, World news, Cordoba, Pamplona, Rape and sexual assault


Room Rater isn't really into neutral principles of interior decoration.

Alt Right Nazi fuks generally don’t do well on Room Rater... dorm room look with posters. Solid 0/10 @JackPosobiec pic.twitter.com/NezBXdHuMa— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) June 4, 2020 10/10. No bunker mentality. Just empathy and a desire to move forward. A bright shining example of how to president. @BarackObama https://t.co/FVc4ZpZKp1— Room Rater (@ratemyskyperoom) June 3, 2020 Not even a mention of the empty shelves. And he gets a perfect 10? This is kind of like the way he won the Nobel P...
Tags: Law, Ann Althouse, Obama the ex-President, Interior Decoration, Room Rater


"What’s happening at the NYT is an attempted coup."

What’s happening at the NYT is an attempted coup. — Andrew Sullivan (@sullydish) June 4, 2020 What is happening at the NYT? Here are 2 earlier Sullivan tweets:The Op-Ed was designed so it offers an opposite view to the Editorial board. Liberals believe that ideas should be open to debate. This should be utterly uncontroversial in a liberal paper.It’s important to understand that what the mob is now doing to the NYT is what they did to Evergreen University. They hate liberal institutions and th...
Tags: Law, Cotton, New York Times, Protests, Nyt, Ed, Times, Free Speech, Tom Cotton, Sullivan, Andrew Sullivan, Sen Tom Cotton, Ann Althouse, Racial Politics, James Bennet, Trump And The Military


Security of Sex Workers Paramount in Court Decision

Written by Daniel Standing LL.B., Editor, First Reference Inc. The recent criminal case of R. v. Anwar, 2020 ONCJ 103 (CanLII) involved a constitutional challenge to various provisions of the Criminal Code dealing with prostitution. The challenge contained a distinct workplace safety consideration: it alleged that the interplay between the challenged sections created a legal regime which was intended to prevent sex workers from lawfully using third parties to protect them and to prevent them f...
Tags: London, Justice, Law, Canada, Bill, Parliament, Calgary, Edmonton, Sex Workers, Daniel, Bedford, Supreme Court of Canada, London Ontario, Ontario Court of Appeal, R, Health And Safety


Morning Docket: 06.04.20

* A receiver may be appointed to oversee the dissolution of Cellino & Barnes. That receiver would have tough decisions about what to do with the jingle. [New York Post] * The former police officer accused of killing George Floyd is being represented by a new lawyer. [Reuters] * An attorney who is also a police officer has been prohibited from working on traffic matters in courts located in the county where he is a cop. [Bloomberg Law] * President Trump is already being challenged over an ex...
Tags: New York Post, Law, Washington Post, Washington, Netflix, Tuna, Trump, Steven Avery, Making A Murderer, Reuters, Morning Docket, Bloomberg Law, President Trump, Cellino & Barnes, COVID-19, George Floyd


"Hey, baby!"/"No! It's surprisingly okay!" — things I said out loud before 5:30 a.m.

1. "Hey, baby!" — I was addressing this creature: 2. "No! It's surprisingly okay!" — A response to a human creature who asked me "Is it buggy out there?" as I was running back from my sunrise vantage point. 3. Creature observed but not spoken to: [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Birds, Frogs, Sunrise, Insects, Speaking, Ann Althouse


How to Think Better About Technology Risk in Four Simple Steps

1. Is it real? 2. What does it cost if it happens? 3. How does it compare to the status quo? 4. Are there other risks that are important, too? Whether we have overcome our storied risk aversion, or we have merely been given a more important risk to avoid, the legal profession in Canada is now struggling to adopt technology at a very fast pace. And as might be expected, success is not evenly distributed. The difference between the people who take this opportunity for change and those who miss it ...
Tags: Technology, Law, Canada


Thursday round-up

Briefly: At AP, Jessica Gresko reports that “when a justice is truly steamed to be on a decision’s losing side, the strongest form of protest is reading a summary of the dissent aloud in court”; because the pandemic is keeping the court off the bench this year, dissenters in controversial cases “might have to find a new way to show” their displeasure. Steve Vladeck has this blog’s analysis of Monday’s decision in Banister v. Davis, in which the court held that a prisoner’s motion to alter or am...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Ap, Davis, Round-up, Nasrallah, Henry Schein Inc, JESSICA GRESKO, Steve Vladeck, Banister, Convention Against Torture, Bryan Lammon, Richard Faulkner, Philip Loree, U S Supreme Court for Archer and White Sales Inc


Donald Trump hinting that he will use his clemency powers on behalf of Roger Stone

Last week, as reported here, "Bureau of Prisons spokeswoman Sue Allison told The Associated Press that [Roger] Stone is supposed to surrender to the Bureau of Prisons by June 30" to begin serving his 40-month federal prison sentence.  But, as this new article highlights, a tweet by President Trump this morning suggest that the Prez plans to make sure Stone never has to sleep at a prison facility: President Donald Trump on Thursday promised his longtime informal political adviser Roger Stone wou...
Tags: Law, Minneapolis, America, Fbi, Associated Press, Donald Trump, Doj, George W Bush, Justice Department, Trump, Roger Stone, Kirk, Roger, Stone, Robert Mueller, Bureau of Prisons


Supreme Court Roundup June 2020

by Dennis Crouch The Supreme Court is wrapping up its 2019-2020 term within the next couple of weeks. I’m expecting a decision in the trademark case of USPTO v. Booking.com during this time. [updated].  A second IP case to be decided is Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (copyrightability and fair-use for programming language function calls). However, the court postponed oral arguments until next term (October 2020).  In addition, the court’s actions suggest that it may dismiss the case on proce...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Uspto, Itc, Syngenta, Patent, Peter, Becton Dickinson, Emerson Electric Co, Facebook Inc, Sony Corporation, Reddy, Eli Lilly, International Trade Commission, IPR, Celgene Corporation


At the Yellow Café...

... you can talk all night. [Author: [email protected] (Ann Althouse)]
Tags: Photography, Law, Flowers, Ann Althouse, Yellow Café


Conviction Leads To Disbarment

A 2019 felony conviction drew an order of disbarment from the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department Under the circumstances of this case, we conclude that the respondent’s conviction of unarmed robbery (Mass Gen Laws ch 265... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


Former Prosecutors Face Bar Charges

A hearing is scheduled in a high profile bar discipline matter in Massachusetts involving three former prosecutors implicated in a state drug laboratory scandal. The Netflix documentary How To Fix A Drug Scandal touches on the allegations to be tried.... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Massachusetts, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process, Former Prosecutors Face Bar Charges


“People Usually Don’t Walk Into An Office With A Million Dollars In Cash”

A three year suspension has been imposed for a criminal conviction by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On January 5, 2017, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, before... [Author: Legal Profession Prof]
Tags: Law, Legal Profession Prof, Bar Discipline & Process


More States Try To Absolve Their Bar Exams — See Also

No Shirt, No Shoes, No Liability: North Carolina wants to post a sign absolving them in case anyone dies from the bar exam. Delicate Balance: When will returning to the office be worth it? Removed! Sexual harassment allegations finally catch up to judge. Just Whistlin' Dixie: Alabama Attorney General goes after town for taking down Confederate monument.
Tags: Law, Alabama, North Carolina, See Also


Actual Graduates From Law School Are On The Decline

Despite the much trumpeted law school enrollment Trump Bump...
Tags: Law, Law Schools, Trivia Question of the Day


You Got Your Estate In Federal Court — You Got Federal Court In My Estate

The 7th Circuit decision highlights the intersection of estates, constitutional rights, and law and order.
Tags: Law, Federal Court, 7th Circuit, Small Law Firms, Trusts and Estates, Cori A. Robinson


A Quick And Easy Guide To The Charges Against The Cops In George Floyd Case

In case you were wondering what these statutes say, we've got you covered.
Tags: Crime, Law, Racism, George Floyd, Derek Chauvin