Mon.Jun 14, 2021

What it is like to complete the BPTC

SimplyLawJobs

Introducing Miroslava. Miroslava Dimitrova is a Legal Solutions Specialist at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, who undertook the Bar Professional Training Course.

California Cannabis Tenant Improvements: Top 7 Issues

HarrisBricken

Every single business that wants a cannabis license in California needs to buy or lease property, because licenses are tied to properties.

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Grammar Giggle – I’ll Explain This Best To My Ability!

ProofThatBlog

This was in a local breaking news post I received. I initially caught the “best to their ability” error–which should be “to the best of their ability”–and noticed that the last part of the last sentence could be rewritten to make much more sense.

Switzerland voters reject three environmental laws

JURIST

Swiss citizens voted against three environmental laws Sunday, rejecting proposed initiatives that sought to improve their long-term quality of life. The first initiative sought to ensure clean drinking water and healthy food by eliminating subsidies for the use of food pesticides and antibiotics.

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Building a 5-Star Online Reputation for Your Business

Speaker: Brent Werbeck, GetMoreReviews Co-Founder

Trying to figure out how to turn your happy customer’s comments into 5 star reviews may seem like a daunting task. From internal feedback to Google reviews, what is "really" the way to go? Join Brent Werbeck, Co-Founder of Get More Reviews, in this discussion of how to foster and grow your business's 5-star online reputation.

Fairfax Board Member Rails Against The Dangers Of “Excessive Individualism” In High School Graduation Speech

JonathanTurley

There has been a great deal of controversy over the graduation address of Fairfax County school board member Abrar Omeish to the Justice High School in Falls Church on June 7th.

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Wisconsin Student Accused Of Arson In Hoax Hate Crime

JonathanTurley

Viterbo University in Wisconsin has been the scene of protests for months over alleged hate crimes committed on campus. The police however has charged a student, Victoria Unanka, with what it says was a hoax hate crime involving the setting of a fire in her dormitory.

UN expert urges UAE government to release human rights defenders

JURIST

A UN rights expert expressed serious concern on Thursday with the 10-year imprisonment of five human rights defenders in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), calling for their immediate release.

‘Zero-Tolerance’ Policies on Homeless Draw Criticism from Advocates

The Crime Report

Are efforts to help the homeless by diverting them to mental health services doing more harm than good? Over the weekend, several advocacy organizations based in Venice, Ca.,

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Spain protesters gather in Madrid to challenge pardon of Catalan separatists

JURIST

A crowd of 60,000 Spaniards took the streets of Madrid Sunday in order to protest the government’s pardon of 12 Catalan separatist politicians who led the 2017 unilateral independence movement.

Process Serving Made Easy: Serve in All 50 States Using One Platform

Speaker: PROOF

PROOF has revolutionized service of process. Using our online platform, create serve requests nationwide and receive live updates with mapped verification of each attempt. PROOF’s technology provides users with complete transparency from start to finish.

How the FBI Caught the Unabomber

The Crime Report

When FBI agents led a shackled, unkempt Ted Kazcynski out of his Montana cabin in 1996, they brought to an end the longest and most expensive manhunt in the agency’s history.

Court limits new trials for people with felon-in-possession convictions

SCOTUSBlog

Share A defendant convicted of being a felon-in-possession of a firearm under 18 U.S.C. § 922(g) after the Supreme Court’s 2019 decision in Rehaif v.

“McConnell signals GOP would block Biden Supreme Court pick in ’24”

HowAppealing

“McConnell signals GOP would block Biden Supreme Court pick in ’24”: Jordain Carney of The Hill has this report

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Justices reject sentencing reductions for some crack-cocaine offenders

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court unanimously ruled on Monday that people convicted of certain low-level crack-cocaine offenses are not eligible for sentencing reductions under the First Step Act, a 2018 law that made some criminal-justice reforms retroactive.

Wills, Trusts, and Estates: The Essentials of Wealth Management

Speaker: Vi Pham, Attorney at Law

Wealth management is a guaranteed practice: as paralegals, it's essential that you know the complexities of wealth management in order to ensure that your client's rights are protected to their fullest extent. Join Vi Pham, Attorney and educator, in this exclusive webinar that will leave you feeling brushed up and ready. This seminar meets the requirements of the NALA Certifying Board for continuing legal education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential.

“Defenders Turned Judge Picks Navigate GOP Wary of Knowledge Gaps”

HowAppealing

“Defenders Turned Judge Picks Navigate GOP Wary of Knowledge Gaps”: Madison Alder of Bloomberg Law has this report

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Justices request government’s views on Harvard affirmative-action dispute

SCOTUSBlog

Share The Supreme Court on Monday asked the federal government to weigh in on whether the justices should once again wade into the battle over affirmative action.

“Mississipi’s People Should Choose its Abortion Laws; When I face the Supreme Court, I will seek to vindicate democratic principles”

HowAppealing

“Mississipi’s People Should Choose its Abortion Laws; When I face the Supreme Court, I will seek to vindicate democratic principles”: Lynn Fitch , Attorney General of Mississippi, will have this op-ed in Tuesday’s edition of The Wall Street Journal

As the Pandemic Wanes, Rising Gun Violence Tests Nation

The Crime Report

With reopenings underway across the United States as the COVID-19 pandemic recedes, cities are now contending with an ongoing crisis of crime and violence that shows little signs of slowing as businesses reopen and cities strive to revitalize tourism during the peak summer season, The Associated Press reports.

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“Senate Confirms Top Biden Judge as McConnell Threatens Future Nominees; As Ketanji Brown Jackson became the president’s first appellate judge, Senator Mitch McConnell suggested he would block a Biden Supreme Court pick in 2024 if Republicans gained the majority”

HowAppealing

“Senate Confirms Top Biden Judge as McConnell Threatens Future Nominees; As Ketanji Brown Jackson became the president’s first appellate judge, Senator Mitch McConnell suggested he would block a Biden Supreme Court pick in 2024 if Republicans gained the majority”: Carl Hulse of The New York Times has this report. Ann E. Marimow of The Washington Post reports that “ Senate confirms D.C. Circuit nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson to replace Merrick Garland.”

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Weird Dreams, Reading Fiction May Lead to Higher Intelligence

LegalReader

Neuroscientist suggests having strange dreams may break limited thinking and increase intelligence.

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“Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants; Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups”

HowAppealing

“Judges Halt Race and Gender Priority for Restaurant Relief Grants; Approvals for thousands of Restaurant Revitalization Fund applicants were rescinded after court orders struck down a policy that favored historically underserved groups”: Stacy Cowley of The New York Times has this report

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The morning read for Monday, June 14

SCOTUSBlog

Share Each weekday, we select a short list of news articles, commentary, and other noteworthy links related to the Supreme Court. To suggest a piece for us to consider, email us at roundup@scotusblog.com.

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“Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton; Guzman’s candidacy adds a new dynamic to the primary that is already unfolding between incumbent Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush”

HowAppealing

“Eva Guzman, former Texas Supreme Court justice, joins GOP primary challenge against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton; Guzman’s candidacy adds a new dynamic to the primary that is already unfolding between incumbent Ken Paxton and Land Commissioner George P. Bush”: Patrick Svitek of The Texas Tribune has this report.

Confounding Its Critics: The Supreme Court Issues A Line Of Inconveniently Non-Ideological Opinions

JonathanTurley

Fred Schilling, US Supreme Court. Below is my column in the Hill on decisions issued by the Supreme Court in recent weeks and how they have served as a retort to those who are calling for court packing or major changes in the institution.

“SJC upholds dismissal of Somerville mayor’s lawsuit against Barstool Sports”

HowAppealing

“SJC upholds dismissal of Somerville mayor’s lawsuit against Barstool Sports”: Travis Andersen of The Boston Globe has this report on a ruling that the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts issued today

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Several minutes into 9th Circuit online hearing, lawyer realizes he’s arguing the wrong case

ABAJournal

Social Security claimants lawyer Chad Hatfield didn’t realize his goof until several minutes into an argument last Monday before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of…

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“The Supreme Court Molded Joe Biden; He could now have a chance to shape it”

HowAppealing

“The Supreme Court Molded Joe Biden; He could now have a chance to shape it”: Peter Nicholas of The Atlantic has this report

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How To Responsibly Share Your Inheritance With Your Family

Blumberg

As grandparents, we know how much you love your grandchildren. The retirement phase of life allows many older adults to spend time with their favorite young people. While they may be young now, it’s natural to be concerned about their financial future.

“McConnell says he’ll block Biden’s Supreme Court nominee in 2024 if GOP controls Senate; Republicans blocked Garland nomination in 2016, backed Barrett in 2020”

HowAppealing

“McConnell says he’ll block Biden’s Supreme Court nominee in 2024 if GOP controls Senate; Republicans blocked Garland nomination in 2016, backed Barrett in 2020”: Tyler Olson of Fox News has this report

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