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19 Feb 2:30 pm
CAPITALISM: THE UNKNOWN IDEAL. Does Anyone Really Believe Free Market Fundamentalists Are ‘Running the Show?’ (Classical economics reference in headline.) [read post]
19 Feb 2:30 pm
Baltimore police and the mayor’s office will launch coordinated efforts in four neighborhoods attempting to simultaneously improve crime and grime, but Commissioner Michael Harrison warned there’s limits to what this type of operation can achieve. Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young said Wednesday that the neighborhoods selected for the Clean and Safe Initiative were chosen by ... [read post]
19 Feb 2:26 pm
Over at the New Yorker, satirist Andy Borowitz warns that Mexican border agents have been "on alert to prevent any recipients of Trump’s pardons from crossing into their country." Mexico's President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, Borowitz reports, commented that "They’re... [read post]
19 Feb 2:22 pm
THE CORBYNIZATION OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY CONTINUES APACE: Of Course Bernie Sanders Has a Jeremy Corbyn Problem — His indifference to anti-Semitism among some of his prominent supporters is a blot on his candidacy. [read post]
19 Feb 2:20 pm
by Dennis Crouch Arctic Cat Inc. v. Bombardier Recreational Prods. Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2020) This case involves the notice requirement for collecting back-damages in patent cases.  35 U.S.C. 287(a) creates a system for limiting back-damages in instances  where a patentee fails to mark its patented articles as patented. In the event of failure so to mark, no damages shall be recovered by the patentee in any action for infringement, except on proof that the infringer was notified of the infringement and continued to infringe thereafter, in which event damages may be recovered only… [read post]
19 Feb 2:19 pm
Google just announced on Twitter the release of some subtle but useful improvements to its Change of Address tool within its Google Search Console platform. The improvements would provide the following benefits: Validate that the top 5 URLs of the moving domain are being redirected: Making sure every URL redirects properly to its new address is a critical part of this process. Having proper redirects prevents the loss of traffic and ensures that potential users have access to your site during this transition. Add a reminder of the moving process within the Search Console platform:… [read post]
19 Feb 2:18 pm
ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland General Assembly will again grapple with the practicality and the implications of allowing individuals to remove non-convictions from their records, with advocates continuing to push for an expansion of the state’s expungement law. Senate Bill 589 and House Bill 1336 would allow crimes an individual was not convicted of to be expunged even when ... [read post]
19 Feb 2:18 pm
The Mille Lacs Band Tribal Court is looking to hire a part-time judicial law clerk. We are set up so that the individual can work remotely through secure connections, if need be. This is one of the busiest tribal courts I’ve experienced. Extremely competent and friendly judges and staff.OPEN DATE: Jan 21, 2020CLOSE DATE: Until filledSUMMARY: The part–time Law Clerk is responsible for assisting the Tribal Court judiciary with legal research, drafting of court decisions and special court development projects. Work will be… [read post]
19 Feb 2:14 pm
DISPATCHES FROM THE EDUCATION APOCALYPSE: The Nietzchean “Will to Power” Meets the Puritans. [read post]
19 Feb 2:12 pm
New Hampshire slip and fall cases arise when a person suffers injuries after slipping and falling as a result of a dangerous or hazardous condition on another’s property. Slip and falls inside buildings typically occur because of unsafe conditions such as broken tiles, torn carpeting, insufficient lighting, narrow or steep stairs, or wet floors. Outdoor slip and fall accidents are often the result of dangerous conditions related to ice and snow, potholes, broken steps, or other hidden hazards. New Hampshire land and building owners have a responsibility to make sure their… [read post]
19 Feb 2:10 pm
Ramon Antonio Alvarado-Cubas Fatally Injured in Charlotte, NC Apartment Complex Shooting. (Stock Photo: Did negligent security contribute to the shooting death at a Charlotte apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. LOCAL NEWS A man was fatally injured after a shooting at a Charlotte, North Carolina apartment complex early Sunday morning, February 16, 2020.   As reported by, “[p]olice… [read post]
19 Feb 2:09 pm
ANNAPOLIS — Lawmakers will consider a $2.6 billion increase in sales tax revenue as a way to pay for the state’s share of a generational change in public education funding. The plan, expected to be introduced in the House of Delegates Thursday, calls for an expansion of the sales tax to most services while lowering the ... [read post]
19 Feb 2:09 pm
Columbus Court Apartments Shooting, Tampa, FL, Leaves One Woman Injured. ( Did negligent security contribute to the shooting at a Tampa apartment complex and are justice and compensation available to the victim?  Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. LOCAL NEWS A woman was shot at a Tampa, Florida apartment complex parking lot Tuesday night, February 18, 2020.   As reported by, “[t]he shooting happened in the parking lot of the Columbus Court Apartments, 2802 Statelite Ct. around 10:30 p.m.”… [read post]
19 Feb 2:08 pm
Julia T. Malahi Fatally Injured in Cartersville, GA Motel Shooting. (Stock Photo: Did negligent security contribute to this Cartersville motel shooting death and are justice and compensation available to the victim’s family? Read Our Legal Take below to find out what legal options are available. LOCAL NEWS A woman was shot and killed at a Cartersville, Georgia motel Tuesday night, February 18, 2020. As reported by, the shooting happened “at the [a] motel on Frank Harris Parkway.” is reporting, “[p]olice… [read post]
19 Feb 2:07 pm
What is a DSO (Domestic Support Obligation)? Section 101(14A) of the Bankruptcy Code defines a domestic support obligation as “a debt that accrues before, on, or after the date of the order for relief . . . including interest that accrues on that debt as provided under applicable non-bankruptcy law . . that is – A.  owed to or recoverable... [read post]
19 Feb 2:06 pm
Access online the contents of the 2020 Winter Edition of Appellate Issues. a publication of the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers: Via this link. The volume contains write-ups of many of the programs featured at the November 2019 Appellate Judges Education Institute Summit in Washington, DC. Added bonus — I wrote one of the articles (but the table of contents doesn’t currently mention who wrote what, so good luck finding it). [read post]
19 Feb 2:06 pm
Many people suffer injuries at the gym. Maine gym injuries can range from mild, such as pulling a muscle, to more serious injuries causing lifelong disabilities. These injuries can have serious consequences and can result in long-lasting financial, physical, and psychological damages. Individuals who suffer injuries at a Maine gym, yoga studio, fitness club or CrossFit club should contact an attorney to discuss their rights and potential remedies. Before becoming a member, gyms often require individuals to sign a liability waiver. Waivers typically favor the gym and serve to protect… [read post]
19 Feb 2:05 pm
For one brief, beautiful moment, it seemed like nothing could ever be a crime of violence. But the pendulum is swinging back and now everything is becoming a crime of violence once again. In United States v. Nikolla, 17-2206-cr (2d Cir. Feb. 19, 2020), the Second Circuit held that threatening violence in furtherance of an extortion plan, in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 1951(a), is categorically a “crime of violence” under the force (or elements) clause of 18 U.S.C. § 924(c). In Nikolla, the defendant pled guilty to several charges, including a § 924(c) offense,… [read post]