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22 Oct 9:00 pm
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces Appeal — Summary Disposition in the third case argued at CAAF this term. No. 21-0059/MC. U.S. v. Bradley M. Metz. CCA 201900089. On further consideration of the granted issue, 81 M.J. 148 (C.A.A.F. 2021), the briefs of the parties, and oral argument, we answer the issue in the affirmative. Accordingly, it is ordered that the decision of the United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals is set aside, and the record of trial is returned to the Judge Advocate General of the Navy for remand to that court to conduct the… [read post]
22 Oct 7:14 pm
As of : October 22, 2021 12:40 PM ET. Posted: October 22, 2021 2:20 PM ET , the CDC reported a Covid death rate of 7 DAY DEATH RATE PER 100,000 is 2.7 Some "bad" states Wyoming 11.9 Montana 11 West Virginia 10.6 Alaska 10.4 Idaho 9 Georgia 7.3 Kentucky 6 North Dakota 5.9 Ohio 5.1 Alabama 4.8 Texas 4.7 Arizona 4.4 Delaware 4.1 Pennsylvania 3.7 South Dakota 3.6 Tennessee 3.6 Indiana 3.3 Nevada 3.3 Virginia 3.3 Iowa 3.2 Louisiana 3.2 Oregon 3.2 Guam 3 Washington 2.9 South Carolina 2.8 Colorado 2.7 North Carolina 2.7 Oklahoma 2.7 New Mexico 2.6 [read post]
22 Oct 6:34 pm
Steven D. Schwinn, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law Missouri and Texas sued the Biden Administration for stalling on wall construction along the southern border. The states claim that Congress appropriated funding for wall construction--and only wall construction--and that... [read post]
22 Oct 6:28 pm
Two Maine residents were hospitalized after a salmonella outbreak linked to crabmeat from Hardie’s Crabmeat in Deer Isle, state health officials report.   Maine CDC is investigating at least five cases linked to the outbreak. Four Maine residents and someone from New Hampshire are among the confirmed cases in the outbreak. Maine CDC and the Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry discovered the crabmeat was likely contaminated during preparation and packaging. Maine officials recommend packages of Hardie’s Crabmeat purchased between June 15 and Aug.… [read post]
22 Oct 6:12 pm
Even with Labor Day in the rear view mirror and children returning back to school, it doesn’t mean that everyone is content to remain at home. Since the pandemic kept much of our wanderlust at bay, there’s still an urge amongst many to hit the road even past the summer months. Combined with more business re-openings, more people will also take to the skies for business travel, which often means renting a car. Although using a rental car is convenient, it does come with its fair share of risks. Read on to learn about tips for protecting yourself if you rent a car and what to… [read post]
22 Oct 6:10 pm
Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks produced by Citterio and purchased at Trader Joe’s or other retailers after linking Salmonella infections to the product. Three Minnesotans have been identified as part of this outbreak. The patients became ill between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. One was hospitalized for two days, and all have recovered. All three cases report consuming Citterio Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks purchased at different Trader Joe’s locations. Health officials… [read post]
22 Oct 5:58 pm
State health officials advise Minnesotans not to eat Citterio brand Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) officials are warning Minnesota consumers not to eat Premium Italian-Style Salame Sticks produced by Citterio and purchased at Trader Joe’s or other retailers after linking Salmonellainfections to the product. Three Minnesotans have been identified as part of this outbreak. The patients became ill between Sept. 20 and Sept. 29. One was hospitalized for two days, and all have recovered. All three cases report consuming Citterio Premium… [read post]
22 Oct 5:58 pm
A New Orleans city councilman with a prior DUI is being accused of a second one after he was allegedly found asleep behind the wheel of his running vehicle. 39-year-old Jared Brossett has been on the New Orleans City Council for 7 years. He is currently running for a seat in the upcoming election. Last year, Brossett was in a car accident that resulted in a DUI charge. He was permitted to enter a diversion agreement instead of being criminally prosecuted, and he went to rehab. Continue reading → [read post]
22 Oct 5:33 pm
Steven D. Schwinn, University of Illinois Chicago School of Law The Supreme Court today declined to halt the Texas abortion ban, S.B. 8, but expedited appeals by abortion providers and the Biden administration in two separate orders today. Today's actions... [read post]
22 Oct 5:25 pm
Earlier this month, the United States was reelected to the United Nations Human Rights Council after a three year absence. The term of the United States will begin in 2022, along with Cameroon, Eritrea, and the United Arab Emirates. The... [read post]
22 Oct 5:24 pm
“Eunice Lee an Active Questioner on First Day Hearing 2nd Circuit Arguments; Lee, the first former federal defender ever to serve on the influential appeals court, peppered attorneys in three appeals, foreshadowing a potentially-outsized role in addressing unsettled areas of criminal law”: Tom McParland of New York Law Journal has this report. [read post]
22 Oct 5:20 pm
“There is no middle ground in the Mississippi abortion case. The court must overrule ‘Roe.'” Law professor Sherif Girgis has this essay online at The Washington Post. [read post]
22 Oct 5:11 pm
In some Washington drug cases, a court may impose alternative sentencing if doing so is in the defendant’s and community’s best interests. Defendants may be eligible for a drug offender sentencing alternative (“DOSA”) if they meet certain conditions under RCW 9.94A.660(1). One of the conditions is that the defendant may not have received a DOSA “more than once in the prior ten years. . .” RCW 9.94A.660(1)(g).   If the high end of the standard sentence range for the offense is greater than one year, the court may order prison-based DOSA, in… [read post]
22 Oct 5:02 pm
“Author John Grisham and Supreme Court Thrillers: You may wonder what Grisham and his book have to do with the U.S. Supreme Court, but there are connections.” Tony Mauro has this post at his “The Marble Palace Blog.” [read post]
22 Oct 4:36 pm
[A Magistrate Judge has just issued a Report and Recommendation recommending that the case be dismissed, on the grounds that the allegations were substantially true.] The detailed recommendation from Magistrate Judge Sarah Cave (which District Judge Gregory Woods will now consider) came in Flynn v. CNN (S.D.N.Y.). The plaintiffs (the  brother and sister-in-law of the retired Lieutenant General, who served briefly as President Trump's National Security Advisor) prevailed on some issues: The Magistrate Judge concluded that they weren't limited public figures, and that CNN's… [read post]
22 Oct 4:28 pm
In working with employers are various sizes, backgrounds, sophistication, and industries, I’ve seen a lot of confusion and simple misunderstandings about what constitutes employee discipline and how to properly document employee performance issues or discipline.  This Friday’s Five reviews five common misunderstandings about discipline and documentation: Misconception #1: If there was no formal write-up put in the employee’s file, then the action does not constitute disciplinary action. There is no legal definition of what constitutes a write-up.  Likewise,… [read post]
22 Oct 4:12 pm
"But while people are leaving organized religion in droves, Americans are still hungry for spiritual nourishment.... Astrology and other psychic services are booming, and the pandemic has only accelerated the trend of consumers seeking out mysticism. Psychedelics fit perfectly into this new framework.... 'Our religious and spiritual institutions have become hollowed-out shells. They’re bereft, in a way, and a lot of people want something more than that—an affirmation to their intuition that there’s something beyond ordinary day-to-day life,' says [ethnopharmacologist… [read post]
22 Oct 4:10 pm
"... they returned to clean waterways with schools of fish untouched by predators for decades. The city has since implemented an ambitious plan to interweave green and urban ­areas, including creating wildlife corridors so that every resident will live within a 10-minute walk of a park by 2030. 'It doesn’t have to be a concrete jungle,' said Anbarasi Boopal, the co-CEO of Animal Concerns Research and Education Society, Singapore’s wildlife rescue center. 'Singapore has a huge potential to be a new model for where greenery, animals and people can learn to live in close… [read post]
22 Oct 4:09 pm
 ... I'm making soup. What are you up to? [read post]