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25 Sep 8:30 am
On "This Week" this morning:STEPHANOPOULOS: You guys have been pushing that pretty hard, this idea of a double standard, and saying it’s up to the moderator to point out falsehoods. But the debate commission has been pretty clear that they think it’s the job of the moderator basically to get out of the way and just ask the questions.MOOK: Well, all that -- again, all that we’re asking is that, if Donald Trump lies, that it’s pointed out. It’s unfair to ask for Hillary both to play traffic cop while with Trump, make sure that his lies are corrected, and… [read post]
25 Sep 8:30 am
The quirky question in the title of this post is prompted by this lengthy new press article and its provocative headline: "Death penalty is dying across America. Will California save it?". Here are excerpts: The last inmate executed in California... [read post]
25 Sep 8:26 am
Lambeth Law Centre Vacancy for Housing Solicitor / Housing Team Leader  Lambeth Law Centre are looking for an experienced housing solicitor to join our dynamic team to provide high quality legal advice and representation to the people of Lambeth.  Our housing casework is largely LAA funded work with some advice work funded by Lambeth Council. We run the Lambeth County Court Housing Possession Duty Scheme. Our team is well respected across the advice sector and amongst housing activists across the borough. We are looking for a bright dedicated housing solicitor with at… [read post]
25 Sep 8:17 am
The title of this post is the headline of this new NPR story, which includes these excerpts: California is one of five states this year where marijuana legalization is on the ballot. Washington and Colorado paved the way for making recreational pot legal back in 2012. Since then marijuana arrests...<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/MarijuanaLaw/~4/2buNAc9-2oU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/> [read post]
25 Sep 8:10 am
Information Letter No. 16-36 Service Coordination in STAR Kids for Individuals Under Age 21 As described in Information Letter No. 16-26 dated July 5, 2016, most individuals under 21 years of age who are enrolled in the ICF/IID Program or in the HCS, TxHmL, DBMD, and CLASS programs (ICF/IID waiver programs) will receive their acute care and most other Medicaid State Plan services through the STAR Kids managed care program beginning November 1, 2016. Every member of STAR Kids will have access to a managed care organization service coordinator (MCO SC). The MCO SC is responsible for… [read post]
25 Sep 8:06 am
In Ansley v. Warren, (WD NC, Sept. 20, 2016), a North Carolina federal district court dismissed for lack of standing an Establishment Clause challenge to North Carolina's S.B. 2 that allows magistrates to recuse themselves from performing same-sex marriages on the basis of sincerely held religious beliefs. Plaintiffs, asserting taxpayer standing, pointed to expenditures involved in implementing the opt-out provisions.  The court held, however:Plaintiffs have not pointed to the establishment of any specific appropriation of funds by the legislature to implement the allegedly… [read post]
25 Sep 8:00 am
Hillary Clinton is proposing a 65% tax on the richest estates, making it harder for the wealthy to pass appreciated assets on to their heirs without paying taxes. This increase will generate $260 billion over the next decade, allowing her... [read post]
25 Sep 7:54 am
The Florida Marlins' pitcher Jose Fernandez is one of three people who died Sunday morning in a boating accident off Miami Beach. Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded to a report of a 30-foot boat that crashed into the north jetty of the Government Cut inlet. Fire Rescue Chief, Todd Garofalo, stated that an "initial search [found] three victims - two on top of the water, one underneath the boat..." The identities of the other victims have not been released. Details on how the boat ended up on the jetty and who was the operator are unknown at this time. Government Cut is the main… [read post]
25 Sep 7:52 am
Really?Then why didn't Mitt Romney know what to do when Candy Crowley propped up Barack Obama with the infamous "transcript" remark?Just when you think you've got everything "gamed out," there's one more game, the one you didn't imagine. But even if you could know "every potential permutation" and you could figure out the ideal reaction to each one — which is obviously impossible — could you memorize all those things and in the heat of the moment call to mind the correct one each time and deploy it? Wouldn't you look weirdly robotic cranking through all the alternatives?… [read post]
25 Sep 7:37 am
"Remember me? I’m the one your husband raped and you threatened. I’m still here telling the truth and you are a liar." [read post]
25 Sep 7:33 am
Santiago de Querétaro, Querétaro. 26 de agosto de 2016 (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- El Centro de Ingeniería y Desarrollo Industrial (Cidesi), a través de su Gerencia de Optomecánica, colabora en la manufactura de un espectrógrafo para el Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), un equipo de gran precisión que tendrá un poder de resolución comparable al de un telescopio espacial. Este instrumento astronómico forma parte del proyecto FRIDA (acrónimo en inglés de inFrared Imager and… [read post]
25 Sep 7:32 am
ESPN reports some very sad news from Major League Baseball. Miami Marlins pitching ace Jose Fernández, just 24 years old, was killed in a boating accident in Florida early this morning. The U.S. Coast Guard said Fernandez was one of... [read post]
25 Sep 7:32 am
The beginning of the special episode Celebrating Charlie included a sun with a bowtie. A different edition of Sunday morning. Last day of hosting. Black suit, white shirt. First up, Rita Braver tells Charlie: Relax. Almost fifty years at CBS; 22 at Sunday morning. Coming up: Charles Osgood on the air. Second, Anthony Mason on Charlie The Music Man. Third, Martha Teichner on Charlie making rhymes. Poetic license. Next. Mo Rocca on Charlie's ties. Tit to be Tied. Next, Lee Cowan. Charlie on French riviera. Charlie then says there's much more. On Celbrating Charlie. … [read post]
25 Sep 7:31 am
Traumatic brain injuries have received a great deal more attention in the past few years thanks to high profile sports-related lawsuits centering on traumatic brain injuries sustained as a part of being involved in professional athletic competitions. With the increase in attention, and with new developments in identifying and treating traumatic brain injuries at early stages, medical insurance claims for traumatic brain injury treatments have increased. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (“CDC”), the most recent available data suggests… [read post]
25 Sep 7:27 am
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25 Sep 7:27 am
The first of the presidential debates takes place tomorrow evening. Last week, I found myself in Las Vegas, giving a pair of addresses on the election, national security, and the challenge of Donald Trump. Giving these presentations and the questions from students that followed them both at an event at the UNLV law school and at an undergraduate journalism class, crystalized for me seven questions I would love to see Trump asked in a debate setting: You have promised to authorize interrogation tactics far harsher than waterboarding and to target terrorists’… [read post]
25 Sep 7:22 am
Join Us!  On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, Prisoners’ Legal Services will host its annual event for National Pro Bono Week. …Continue reading → [read post]
25 Sep 7:12 am
Editor's Note: The West's relationship with its Saudi ally is one of the world's most troubling alliances. Saudi Arabia's conservative culture rejects many Western ideals, and many observers see the Kingdom as a hotbed of support for extremism. Michael Stephens of RUSI and Thomas Juneau of the University of Ottawa examine the foundations of the U.S.-Saudi alliance and argue that the partnership remains vital even though many of the assumptions that undergird the relationship are in flux. *** A meeting between President Franklin Roosevelt and the founder of the third Kingdom of… [read post]
25 Sep 7:08 am
Summary In MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd [2016] EWCA Civ 553 and Globe Motors Inc v. TRW Lucas Varity Electric Steering Ltd. [2016] EWCA CIV 396, the English Court of Appeal has recently held that a contractual provision stating that the contract may only be amended by a written document signed by the parties is not enforceable. The court held that if it is proven that the parties actually have amended the contract by an oral agreement, then the contract is validly amended. These decisions are of great importance to construction and other commercial contracts… [read post]
25 Sep 7:03 am
Despite the many risks, our China lawyers still see far too many foreign companies engage in pointless gyrations to convince themselves that their relationship with their China “agent” or “independent contractor” or “partner” is anything other than an employer-employee relationship. We know that the costs of hiring an employee in China is high, but you have to trust us when we say that the costs of improperly trying to get around this in China will almost certainly eventually be considerably higher. For just how bad this can get, I urge you to check… [read post]