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28 Jul 12:58 pm
Nobody will ever deprive the American people of the right to vote except the American people themselves and the only way they could do this is by not voting. -- FDR (1882-1945) Patrician, Activist, Charmer, Leader, Bad-Ass. [read post]
28 Jul 9:07 am
For publication opinions today (1): In First Federal Bank of the Midwest v. Karen S. Greenwalt and Farm Credit Services... [read post]
28 Jul 8:57 am
The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA, S. 754) authorizes operation of countermeasures, referred to as “defensive measures” in the legislation. These countermeasures could include deployment of hazardous software that can damage external systems, data, and devices. CISA authorizes operation of countermeasures notwithstanding any other law, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) – the federal anti-hacking statute. The limitations on this authorization are insufficient to prevent harms. First, countermeasures must be “applied to”… [read post]
28 Jul 8:53 am
Institute of European and Comparative Law General Principles of Law: European and Comparative Perspectives Celebrating 20 Years of the Institute of European and Comparative Law Friday 25-26 September 2015 St Anne's College Oxford and the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford ‘General principles of law’ are one of the most visible areas of intersection between EU law and comparative law: as long as they are understood as ‘the general principles common to the laws of the Member States’ (Art 340(2) TFEU) their fleshing out requires careful comparative… [read post]
28 Jul 8:52 am
Ann Robl Recently, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) added the following decisions and order to its list of Representative Orders, Decisions, and Notices regarding patent post grant proceedings:- A representative order regarding motions to amend patent claims in an Inter Partes Review. The order discusses Patent Owners’ motions to amend claims and the requirement of presenting a prima facie case of patentability of… [read post]
28 Jul 8:50 am
Sidney, Ohio — Three people were injured in a semi truck accident on Thursday, July 23, 2015. According to a news report, a semi truck and an SUV pulling a trailer carrying furniture collided at the intersection of OH 119 and OH 29. The accident — which left three people injured — happened at about 4 p.m. It wasn’t clear if the injured people included the drivers of either of the vehicles. All of the injured victims were taken to a local hospital for treatment. Of the three people who were taken to the hospital, one had to be flown there. Know something we… [read post]
28 Jul 8:43 am
When Donald raped Ivana, as told by The Daily Beast, relying on a book by a reporter named Harry Hurt III. The book, from 1993, relied on a deposition of Ivana in her divorce case against Trump.At the time, Trump said: "It’s obviously false... It’s incorrect and done by a guy without much talent… He is a guy that is an unattractive guy who is a vindictive and jealous person." Now, there's this defense from Michael Cohen, special counsel at The Trump Organization:“You’re talking about the frontrunner for the GOP, presidential candidate, as well as a… [read post]
28 Jul 8:41 am
The Justice & Diversity Center (JDC) of The Bar Association of San Francisco dedicated the new home of its Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP) in memory of Tanya Neiman, founder of... [read post]
28 Jul 8:39 am
The Shanghai Composite index fell 8.5pc despite emergency measures to shore up the market, with a roster of the biggest blue-chip companies down by the maximum daily limit of 10pc. The mood was further soured by news that corporated profits in China are now contracting in absolute terms, falling 0.3pc over the past year. The violence of the moves unnerved investors worldwide, stirring fears that the Communist Party may be losing control after stoking a series of epic bubbles in property, corporate investment and equities to keep up the blistering pace of economic growth. via… [read post]
28 Jul 8:38 am
Ari Berman excerpt in The Nation from his new book, Give Us the Ballot. I’ll have more to say about Ari’s book later on down the line, but for now I’ll say that I highly recommend it. … Continue reading → [read post]
28 Jul 8:38 am
The Federal Trade Commission announced: Medicare Card Scheme Took Money from Seniors’ Bank Accounts A group of scammers who falsely promised consumers new Medicare cards in order to obtain their bank account numbers and debit their accounts will be banned from selling healthcare-related products and services under settlements with the Federal Trade Commission. The settlements resolve charges the FTC filed last year against Benjamin Todd Workman and Glenn Erikson and their companies. Their telemarketers falsely told consumers they needed their bank account numbers to verify their… [read post]
28 Jul 8:37 am
Find this article written for and published in the Daily Business Review. Lawyers who fail to utilize social media's increased role in the legal profession, or who fail to properly anticipate how it may come up in litigation, do so at their own detriment. Specifically with regard to personal injury litigation, social media is playing an ever-expanding role, and its impact on the practice is certain to continue growing. Historically, when an insurance company wanted to investigate somebody who made a claim, it was necessary to hire a private investigator to discreetly follow the… [read post]
28 Jul 8:36 am
Despite all this—an internal IRS preservation order, a congressional subpoena, and knowledge about Ms. Lerner’s hard-drive and email problems—the Treasury inspector general for tax administration discovered that the agency on March 4, 2014, erased 422 backup tapes containing as many as 24,000 emails. (Congress learned of the discovery only last month.) Ms. Duval has since left the IRS and now works at the State Department, where she is responsible for vetting Hillary Clinton’s emails sought by congressional investigations of the Benghazi attacks. via… [read post]
28 Jul 8:34 am
"Lawrence resident stepping down as chief judge of 10th Circuit Court of Appeals": The Lawrence (Kan.) Journal-World has this report. [read post]
28 Jul 8:33 am
A QR code visible on the face of an envelope embedded with an account number violates the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, according to a recent decision from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania. A QR or “Quick Response” code is a type of bar code that can contain any […]Don Maurice [read post]
28 Jul 8:32 am
Donald Trump, who inherited a real-estate empire worth hundreds of millions of dollars from his father, has had every opportunity to involve himself in the consequential questions of his time. He has been a very public figure for decades, with a great deal of time, money, celebrity, business connections, and other resources to put in the service of something that matters. Seventy years in, and his curriculum vitae is remarkably light on public issues for a man who would be president. One would think that a life spent in public might inspire at least a smidgen of concern about the wide… [read post]
28 Jul 8:31 am
Congratulations to the American Bar Association’s Commission on Domestic & Sexual Violence award recipients! This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Commission and the passage of the Violence Against Women Act.  Terry L. Fromson, Managing Attorney at the Women’s Law Project, will receive a 20/20 Vision Award. See the Women’s Law Project Blog to read about her work as a “trailblazer” advocating for legal reform on behalf of victims of discrimination, harassment, and domestic violence. The Women’s Law Project created the Philadelphia… [read post]
28 Jul 8:30 am
Today, the White House released a response to a petition to pardon Edward Snowden. The original petition, filed on June 9th, 2013, has received 167,954 signatures and reads: Edward Snowden is a national hero and should be immediately issued a a full, free, and absolute pardon for any crimes he has committed or may have committed related to blowing the whistle on secret NSA surveillance programs. Below is the full White House response: Thanks for signing a petition about Edward Snowden. This is an issue that many Americans feel strongly about. Because his actions have had… [read post]
28 Jul 8:30 am
"A Sikh, a Jew, a Muslim and a Catholic: Funniest Moments from the Supreme Court's 2014 Term." Kimberly Robinson has this post at U.S. Law Week's "On the Merits" blog. [read post]
28 Jul 8:30 am
The Manhattan District Attorney’s office served Facebook--the online social networking service--with 381 search warrants, demanding information on users who were suspects in a Social Security disability fraud ring. In an attempt to keep its members’ information private, Facebook challenged that request, but the New York County Supreme Court sided with the District Attorney. Since the proper way to contest a warrant is to suppress any inadmissible or constitutionally violative information it reveals, the Appellate Division, First Department, was of the view that… [read post]