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24 Jun 9:06 am
Updating this ILB post from yesterday which quoted from a later revised and corrected AP story, Amy Lavalley reports today... [read post]
24 Jun 8:48 am
LAKE ISABELLA, Calif. (AP) — Dozens of homes burned to the ground as a wildfire raged over ridges and tore through rural communities in central California, authorities said. via www.stltoday.com [read post]
24 Jun 8:46 am
Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota from Raymond German When someone dies, they leave behind an estate that is made up of the assets they owned at the time of death. Eventually, those assets need to be transferred to a new owner. Probate is the legal process that oversees the transfer of those assets. Learn more about probate basics in this presentation.   The post Probate Basics: What You Need to Know about Probate in North Dakota appeared first on German Law Group. [read post]
24 Jun 8:45 am
WHAT'S TRUE: Two researchers (presumably graduate students) from Stanford University and Tilburg University co-authored a paper asserting they uncovered information suggesting widespread primary election fraud favoring Hillary Clinton had occurred across multiple states. via www.snopes.com [read post]
24 Jun 8:44 am
DALLAS (AP) — More than 30 people who attended an event with motivational speaker Tony Robbins have been treated for burns after Robbins encouraged them to walk on hot coals as a way of conquering their fears, Dallas fire officials said. via www.houstonchronicle.com [read post]
24 Jun 8:41 am
By uncanny coincidence, EU referendum day in the U.K. coincided with the U.S. Supreme Court decision that halts President Obama’s program of executive amnesty for young illegal immigrants and their parents, an estimated 5 million people. American policymakers—like their U.K. and EU counterparts—have taken for granted that an open global economy implies (and even requires) the mass migration of people. Yet this same mass migration is generating populist, nativist reactions that threaten that same open economy: The anti-EU vote in the U.K., the Donald Trump campaign for… [read post]
24 Jun 8:39 am
NYT on the implications of Sanders’ small-dollar fundraising. … Continue reading → [read post]
24 Jun 8:37 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-04619-pjs Michigan Unemployment Insurance Agency v. Miller. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
24 Jun 8:37 am
The following is the final paragraph of a speech by Churchill at Zurich University on September 19, 1946:“I must now sum up the propositions which are before you. Our constant aim must be to build and fortify the strength of [the United Nations]. Under and within that world concept we must re-create the European family in a regional structure called, it may be, the United States of Europe. The first step is to form a Council of Europe. If at first all the states of Europe are not willing or able to join the union, we must nevertheless proceed to assemble and combine those who… [read post]
24 Jun 8:34 am
A new case was just opened in the Bankruptcy Court. The case number and the debtor’s name/adversary complaint plaintiff(s) and defendant(s) are: 16-01069 Xiong v. Bank of America, N.A.. This is a breaking news story. More details about this bankruptcy court filing are available on Chapter11Dockets.com. [read post]
24 Jun 8:34 am
The sharp fall as of Friday morning reflected both the surprise factor, and the profound economic implications for the United States. [read post]
24 Jun 8:32 am
"Garcia pleads not guilty in Markel slaying": Karl Etters of The Tallahassee Democrat has this report. [read post]
24 Jun 8:30 am
As reported in this AP piece, "Arkansas can execute eight death row inmates, a split state Supreme Court ruled Thursday in upholding a state law that keeps information about its lethal injection drugs confidential." Here is more about the ruling... [read post]
24 Jun 8:28 am
"Supreme Court ruling in Fisher v. UT a victory for advocates of affirmative action": Catherine Marfin of The Daily Texan has this report. Brandon J. Dixon of The Harvard Crimson has an article headlined "In Landmark Ruling, Supreme Court Backs Race-Conscious Admissions." And Jon Victor of The Yale Daily News reports that "Supreme Court ruling upholds affirmative action in college admissions." [read post]
24 Jun 8:28 am
This Sunday the New York Times Book Review prints my all-too-brief rundown of Mark Danner’s new Spiral: Trapped in the Forever War. Danner’s book is not a work of academic analysis or journalistic reportage but instead a synthetic account of America’s drift since 9/11 by someone who thinks the country has gone dreadfully wrong. There is little or no new information in it for experts, but the national security law community should still read and ponder it. Danner’s contribution and voice are very different, for example, from Charlie Savage’s much noted… [read post]
24 Jun 8:27 am
In RDM Sales and Service, Inc. v. Indiana Department of State Revenue, a 20-page opinion, Judge Wentworth writes:RDM Sales and... [read post]
24 Jun 8:25 am
The Federal Court of Appeal has recently rendered a decision in another judicial review involving the Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA). Syncrude, which produces diesel fuel at its tar sands operations, commenced an application challenging the validity of federal regulations made under CEPA requiring that all diesel fuel produced, imported, or sold in Canada contain a minimum of 2% renewable fuel (the Renewable Fuels Regulations). In Syncrude v Canada (Attorney General), 2016 FCA 160, the Federal Court of Appeal upheld a lower court decision to dismiss that application. At… [read post]
24 Jun 8:24 am
For publication opinions today (0): NFP civil decisions today (2): In Re the Matter of Da.H. and Dy.H.: K.H. (Mother)... [read post]
24 Jun 8:24 am
Links to coverage: Red Rock Stories: Thirty-Four Writers Donate Their Work to Red Rock Testimony to Speak for Utah’s Public Lands and Advocate for Bears Ears The Salt Lake Tribune: Bears Ears Book Will be Sent to Members of Congress The New York Times: Can Poets Save the Parks? [read post]
24 Jun 8:23 am
As you know, I’ve expressed many concerns about the new ex parte seizure provisions in the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). To support the ex parte seizure provision, DTSA proponents sometimes argued that legitimate trade secret owners and their lawyers would never lie to a judge, and judges can adequately screen out any illegitimate overclaims on their own. This argument is mockable on its face. Of course some trade secret owners will deliberately overstate their case to a judge. More importantly, even when trade secret owners try their hardest to tell the truth (as best they… [read post]