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16 Oct 8:55 pm
George Letsas (University College London - Faculty of Laws) has posted ‘The Positivist May Be Right’: Legal Conventionalism Revisited (Problema: Anuario de Filosofia y Teoria de Derecho, (2016) 10, pp. 63-89) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: This paper revisits Ronald Dworkin’s distinction between concurrent and conventional morality. The first part of the paper argues that this distinction is best understood as being about normative, not motivating, reasons. Thus understood, the challenge that the distinction poses to Hart’s social rule theory is… [read post]
16 Oct 8:38 pm
“History Will Judge John Roberts if His Court’s Steady Stream of 5–4 Pro-GOP Decisions Continues”: U.S. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Mazie Hirono (D-HI), and Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) have this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. [read post]
16 Oct 8:32 pm
“Trump Ripped For Comparing Scrutiny on Saudi Arabia to Kavanaugh Allegations: ‘Idiotic Beyond Words.'” Caleb Ecarma has this post at Mediaite. [read post]
16 Oct 8:30 pm
“The Heritage Foundation’s New, Secretive Clerkship Boot Camp Is Going to Further Trumpify the Courts”: Mark Joseph Stern has this jurisprudence essay online at Slate. More information about the program can be accessed here. No word yet on whether the program includes a Zillow research component. [read post]
16 Oct 8:22 pm
“Ruling: Kansas gun law no defense to federal firearm charges.” Roxana Hegeman of The Associated Press has a report that begins, “An appeals court on Tuesday upheld the firearms convictions against two Kansas men who mistakenly believed that a Kansas law can shield from federal prosecution anyone owning firearms made, sold and kept in the state.” You can access today’s ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit at this link. [read post]
16 Oct 8:21 pm
To: Twitter From: GrayZone, Inc. [read post]
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16 Oct 8:02 pm
“Lead Counsel for Harvard in Bias Trial Recalls His Run-Ins With Discrimination”: Anemona Hartocollis will have this article in Wednesday’s edition of The New York Times. [read post]
16 Oct 7:58 pm
On Tuesday, there was a drunk driving crash in Arden. According to WLOS ABC News Channel 13, the incident happened on Hendersonville Road at about 3:00 a.m. Very little information about the crash has been released, but we do know that the driver reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit a power pole. Initial reports indicate that there were downed power lines in the area.   First responders and crews rushed to the scene, where all four lanes of the roadway had to be closed between Heywood Road and Glenn Bridge Road. Duke energy was called out to work on the power lines.… [read post]
16 Oct 7:55 pm
Taking your first round of law school exams? Get the inside scoop on what to expect and how to prepare. You’ll learn about: Exam skills: How to approach your reading period, test day, and what to do when it’s time to write. Your grammar and vocabulary. What can possibly go wrong And what to do when it’s over. The speaker is Nina L. Hayden, Professor of Practice and Director of Academic Success and Bar Prep Services, Stetson University College of Law. The moderator is Erika N.J. Lessane, J.D. Candidate, Class of 2020, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Delegate… [read post]
16 Oct 7:53 pm
“Chief Justice Roberts Remarks at University of Minnesota Law School”: C-SPAN has posted this video online. [read post]
16 Oct 7:49 pm
NYT: An army of Democrats giving money over the internet has lifted the party’s House candidates to a strong financial advantage over Republicans in the final weeks of the 2018 midterm election, with Democrats in the most competitive House races … Continue reading → [read post]
16 Oct 7:41 pm
On October 3, Benjamin Wittes co-hosted an event with his Brookings colleague, Norm Eisen, on The State of Rule of Law in the U.S. Ben moderated a panel on national security and law enforcement with Lawfare contributor and long-time Department of Justice official Mary McCord; former head of the DEA Chuck Rosenberg; and Representative Adam Schiff, ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee. They spoke about the impact of today’s political environment on national security investigations in the Executive Branch, Congress’s conduct in this recent spate of such… [read post]
16 Oct 7:39 pm
IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 846-7550 Fax (208) 846-7520 For Immediate Release: 10/16/18 8:35 p.m. Please direct questions to the District Office ***FINAL UPDATE*** On Tuesday, October 16, 2018, at approximately 1:09 p.m., the Idaho State Police investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on southbound State Highway 55, near milepost 81, north of Banks in Boise… [read post]
16 Oct 7:38 pm
PETITION: Order a federal investigation into sex crimes committed by Bill Clinton, including the rape of Juanita Broaddrick. #TimesUp. [read post]
16 Oct 7:37 pm
LUIS BORN-SUNIAGA V. STATE OF FLORIDA – SPEEDY TRIAL; RECAPTURE PERIOD; PROCEDURE Review of a decision of the 4th District appeals court for conflict with decisions of three other districts. In November 2014, the defendant was arrested and charged with misdemeanor battery for attempting to prevent a neighbor from reporting a noise complaint. Months later, but still within the 175 day speedy trial window, the State filed an information charging felony witness tampering and misdemeanor battery in connection with the November 2014 incident. A warrant was issued but never served or… [read post]