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Symposium: Criminal remedies for political misconduct

Randall D. Eliason teaches white-collar criminal law at The George Washington University Law School and is a contributing columnist at the Washington Post. The line between political mischief and criminal corruption can be blurry. It’s a treacherous area, because criminal prosecution can easily become a weapon wielded against political opponents. In part to minimize such…
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Overview of the court’s criminal docket for OT 19 – sizeable...

The Supreme Court has already granted review in 50 cases for the term that opens on Monday, October 7. More will be granted when the court returns for its “long conference” (following the summer recess) on October 1. By my broad definition (which includes immigration and civil-related-to-criminal cases), 20 of the 50 cases already granted…

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This Week Has Been A Long Year — See Also

TRUMP LOSES AGAIN IN COURT: But the dissent tells you how the Republicans plan to save him. WHITE HOUSE COUNSEL SLAMMED BY FORMER CLASSMATES: This usually only happens to Jones Day lawyers, but Pat Cipollone comes from Chicago Law by way of Kirkland. HERE'S SOME MORE DUNKING ON CIPOLLONE: Noted liberal cuck... Ilya Somin, can't…
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A Bad Look By Quinn — See Also

SINCE WHEN SHOULD A FIRM OUTING COST YOU VACATION TIME? What's worse is when they change the vacation time rules without telling you. AMY WAX: Still has a job, somehow. YOU SAY TOMATO, PROSECUTORS SAY MURDER: Lawyer accused of murdering a man who allegedly hit is Benz with a golf ball. IN A WAY, THIS…

PwC NewLaw Boosts Team As Legal Function Advisory Service Grows

The NewLaw arm of Big Four firm PwC, has hired Alan Angell, a partner from pioneering City boutique Fincap Law, to be part of its ...

Symposium: The calm before the storm for religious-liberty cases?

Mark Rienzi is President of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, a law professor at The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, and a visiting professor at Harvard Law School. He is counsel in many of the cases described below, either for a party or as an amicus. The views expressed here are…
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Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether federal courts have the authority to impose partial filing fees on habeas petitioners, whether a federal removal statute is unconstitutional under the suspension clause as applied to the respondent, whether the Uniform Code of Military Justice allows prosecution of…
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Oregon Hemp Litigation: Failure to Pay for 10,000 Pounds of Seeds Alleged

As we predicted, litigation concerning hemp production continues to rise. At this point, it is the rare week that we do not see at least one new lawsuit on the state or federal docket– and that is just in Oregon. Given the extraordinary growth in hemp licensure and cultivation nationwide, it seems the courts will…
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Is Bankruptcy Protection on the Horizon for Cannabis Businesses?

As most of us know, bankruptcy is just not an option for the cannabis industry or those even affiliated with it. To date, courts have generally ruled that debtors who work in the cannabis industry or derive meaningful income from cannabis activity (directly or indirectly) cannot use bankruptcy. This is in response to the U.S.…

Automated Vehicles: Challenges to Full Scale Deployment – By Simmons Wavelength

Automated Vehicles: Challenges to Full Scale Deployment By Simmons Wavelength’s Head of Strategy and Policy, Sophia Adams Bhatti Introduction The automated vehicle (AV) market is ...
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House Judiciary Committee hears testimony on public access to the court

A subcommittee of the U. S. House Committee on the Judiciary held a hearing yesterday on public access to the federal courts – the second hearing on ethics, accountability and transparency in a 21st-century federal judiciary. Chaired by Rep. Hank Johnson, D-Ga., the subcommittee took expert testimony from a variety of witnesses, including two district…
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Wednesday round-up

Briefly: Ariane de Vogue reports at CNN that “[t]he Justice Department told the Supreme Court late Monday night that the Trump administration acted lawfully when it decided in 2017 to wind down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children from deportation.” At Bloomberg…

Fostering Student Success: Part I Challenges Posed by Changing Times and Changing Culture

By Sara J. Berman, Director of Academic and Bar Success Programs at the AccessLex Institute’s Center for Legal Education Excellence; SSRN author page https://ssrn.com/author=2846291 Law school culture is shifting; the days of the hundred percent final exam are giving way to a culture that emphasizes routine midterms, quizzes, polling, and other formative assessment.  This is…

Kim Kardashian’s Law School Journey Continues — See Also

Kim Kardashian Is Giving Barbri Some Free Press: And they're helping her pass contracts. Who Do Liberals Want On The Supreme Court? A list. Fallout From LSAT Changes: A lotta people canceled their scores. FedSoc Pride Day: Ugh. Law School Wish Fulfillment: An essay.
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Navigating the Use of CBD Oil as a Food Claim, September 10 and 11: Harris Bricken Presents!

This Wednesday, September 11, our own Vince Sliwoski will present at a marquee food industry event in Chicago. The topic will be “Navigating the Use of CBD Oil as a Food Claim.” This stand-alone presentation will occur alongside presentations from regulatory counsel at Whole Food Markets, Sargento Foods, Nestle USA, Non GMO Project and the…
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This week at the court

On Tuesday, the justices are expected to release orders from their October 11 conference and will hear oral argument in Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico v. Aurelius Investment, LLC. On Wednesday, the court will hear oral argument in Kansas v. Garcia, Rotkiske v. Klemm and Mathena v. Malvo. On Friday, the justices will meet for…

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Is Everybody Back At School Now? — See Also

BLUEBOOK TYPO! Lemme say that again, THERE'S A TYPO IN THE BLUEBOOK and now we can all feel better about ourselves. A LAWYER WHO IS ALSO A PROSTITUTE: No, like, literally this time. UMM, DID ANYBODY ELSE NOTICE NEW MEXICO ABOLISHING THE MARITAL PRIVILEGE? Seems like, I dunno, a pretty big deal. JUDGE WANTS TO…

SCIENCE

WALL Is Back On Hold

Federal judge blocks Trump's WALL, this time on national emergency grounds.
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New SCOTUSblog Android app now available

Since fall of 2017, court watchers with Apple devices have been able to access SCOTUSblog content – posts, case pages, stat packs, special features, videos, the court’s calendar and more – on the go via our free iOS app. We are excited to announce the launch of a companion app for Android users, available now…
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Petitions of the week

This week we highlight petitions pending before the Supreme Court that address, among other things, whether a school district’s decision to educate a child with disabilities outside the regular classroom violates the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act’s mainstreaming mandate and whether a court evaluating prejudice under Strickland v. Washington may hypothesize that the jury may have disbelieved…
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BREAKING NEWS: Washington State Bans Flavored Vapor Products

On October 9, 2019, the Washington State Board of Health (“BOH”) voted to adopt emergency rules banning flavored vapor products, including marijuana products, in Washington State. The ban is effective as of October 10 and will run for 120 days. It’s not as if we didn’t see this coming. On Monday, Hilary Bricken wrote on…