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10 Oct 8:57 am
"Ninth Circuit Strikes a Blow Against Civil Forfeiture Abuse": Evan Bernick has this blog entry online at The Huffington Post. [read post]
10 Oct 8:40 am
The picks: Florida @ Missouri +5, Wisconsin -1 @ Nebraska, Georgia -3 @ Tennessee, Virginia @ Pittsburgh -10, Central Michigan -7 @ Western Michigan, Illinois @ Iowa -11, Maryland @ Ohio State -33, Oklahoma @ Texas+18, Oklahoma State @ West... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] [read post]
10 Oct 8:30 am
Canada is in the midst of a close election campaign, and the government recently started an enforcing a law banning expatriates from voting if they have lived abroad for five consecutive years or longer. Not surprisingly, at least some Canadian expats are very angry about this: Disenfranchised expat Canadians are organizing a “No Harper” concert in New York City to express their anger at losing the right to vote. The aim, according to the self-described “fun-loving, recently disenfranchised, and now angry” Canadians, is to show people in Canada that they still… [read post]
10 Oct 8:23 am
Unveiling a plan to ban the use of arbitration clauses that rule out class actions, the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau behaves as a Plaintiff’s Lawyer Protection Bureau [Andrew Pincus, Chamber’s Institute for Legal Reform] More: Boston Globe, Alison Frankel, Reuters. Earlier and related here, here, here (California) and generally. And regarding news reports that Chrysler offers a $200 discount to car buyers who accept pre-dispute arbitration, Ted Frank: Chrysler willing to split savings of avoiding courts with buyers: $200 discount. Lawyers upset that it's… [read post]
10 Oct 8:17 am
In United States v. Starovoytov, the accused plead guilty. [T]of 5 charges and 18 specifications involving sodomy with children between the ages of 12 and 16, aggravated sexual abuse of children, abusive sexual contact of a child, indecent liberties with children, possessing and producing child pornography, and providing alcohol to persons under the age of 21, in violation of Articles 120, 125, and 134, UCMJ, 10 U.S.C. §§ 920, 925, 934. He was sentenced to [A] dishonorable discharge, confinement for 50 years, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction to E-1. The… [read post]
10 Oct 8:17 am
A recent article in the Herald-Review features a question and answer series between readers and a doctor who works with the media outlet. The main question asked in the latest issue involved the risks of testosterone replacement therapy (TRT).   The reader who asks the question is a 62-year-old man who is currently receiving testosterone replacement injections on a weekly basis. The man said he has blood tests performed more than twice a year and, each time, all of his blood work comes back normal. He said he has no noticeable side effects from the testosterone hormone… [read post]
10 Oct 8:13 am
There has been a lot of progress in the last few years in reaching equality for members of the LGBT community. There was the overturning of the Don’t ask Don’t Tell military regulations, the National Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), and now the Supreme Court has decided that no state can refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. As we have all seen with the situation involving Kim Davis, federal judges would not allow a clerk of court to continue to refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples based upon religious reasons. However, one area where there… [read post]
10 Oct 8:02 am
Last night a reader of this blog sent me an AIS screen shot of the P&O Ventura sailing in circles south of the Isle of Wight in an apparent attempt to search for an overboard passenger. This morning the British press is reporting that a passenger went overboard fron the Ventura around 04:30 BST as it was returning to Southampton.  The cruise ship had left Southampton on September 27th on a cruise in the Mediterranean. BBC reports that the P&O cruise ship retraced its route for several hours as part of an emergency search by sea and air for the unidentified… [read post]
10 Oct 8:00 am
IN THE MAIL: From Dean Ing, It’s Up to Charlie Hardin. Plus, today only at Amazon: 40% off Select Dyson Refurbished Fans. And, also today only: Up to 70% Off BBC’s Classic Dramas. Plus: 50% off Select Handbags. And: $5 Magazines. [read post]
10 Oct 8:00 am
Facebook is adopting a new policy that will give its users more control over what happens to their account after they die. This new Facebook feature will let users designate a person to have limited control over the account to... [read post]
10 Oct 8:00 am
Maureen K. Ohlhausen (Federal Trade Commission) has posted Net Neutrality vs. Net Reality: Why an Evidence-Based Approach to Enforcement, and Not More Regulation, Could Protect Innovation on the Web. Abstract: People have discussed the purpose, structure, and governance of the... [read post]
10 Oct 7:49 am
10-10-15 Nevada: LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) – It’s a law that’s bringing Nevada's controversial history and the people it touched back to light. Criminals-no-longer would be criminals again under the Adam Walsh Law, named after the son of the host and founder of “America's Most Wanted,” John Walsh. Under the federal law, states have to expand their sex offender registry. Everyone prosecuted for [read post]
10 Oct 7:46 am
The up-date version of two papers of Veerle Van Den Eeckhout has been published on SSRN. The first up-dated paper, entitled “Choice and Regulatory Competion: Rules on Choice of Law and Forum”, analyzes the Rules of Private International Law from the perspective of “Choice and Regulatory Competition”. The up-dated version is to be found here. The second up-dated paper, entitled “The “Right” Way to Go in International Labour Law – and Beyond”, discusses several current issues in international employment law. The up-dated version is to… [read post]
10 Oct 7:44 am
...because he really finds homosexuality yucky. It would be less of a disgrace if he just stated the latter clearly and admitted the role that religious dogma plays in driving this whole display. (Thanks to David Austin for the pointer.) [read post]
10 Oct 7:42 am
10-10-15 Alaska: The FBI’s annual roundup of crimes around the country released last week shows large changes in two categories of serious reported crimes in Alaska: a 20 percent increase in murder and a decrease of about 15 percent in rape. Twenty percent sounds like a lot, but Alaska’s small population factors into that spike, and a one-year spike doesn't necessarily indicate a long-term [read post]
10 Oct 7:30 am
LEFT AND LEFTER: Study: Democrats Moving Left Faster Than Republicans Moving Right. At least since the 2010 midterms, it’s been a liberal talking point that Republican extremism is to blame for political polarization and gridlock. In the old days, the argument goes, Republicans were a moderate party, but over the past generation the GOP has been gradually taken over by its far-right wing. Before the last GOP debate, for example, the Center for American Progress launched a “Right of Reagan” campaign to supposedly show “how the extremism of today’s… [read post]
10 Oct 7:07 am
UH OH: Clinton’s support slides ahead of first Democratic debate. [read post]
10 Oct 7:07 am
"Pidgeon said she hopes the same scenario can play out with the new turkeys."Pidgeon = UW-Madison avian expert Anna Pidgeon.She [said] the UW-Madison campus has aspects of an ideal turkey habitat as well. Urban areas with green space offer all the protection turkeys need, since natural predators are not as prevalent and trees provide a place to roost at night. [read post]