Election Law

  • Judge Loses Election, Vows To Ignore Result

    … Raphaelson continues to fight this result, the New Mexico Supreme Court will have to decide the matter. Based on the language in the constitution, she definitely has an argument. Judge vows to stay despite election loss [Albuquerque Journal] Courting Corruption: The Auctioning of the Judicial System [The Atlantic] Earlier: Non-Sequiturs 02.12.14 …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 11.03.14

    … Instapundit] * Things are bats**t insane — literally — at this Utah courthouse. [Gawker] * The D.C. Circuit gives the EPA its way on cross-state air pollution. [Breaking Energy] * Election monitors from the Justice Department: possibly coming to a jurisdiction near you (including Bergen County, New Jersey, where I grew up). [BuzzFeed] * Can…

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  • California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster

    … California Employers: Remember Voting Time Obligations and Poster I'm a bit late with this reminder: At least 10 days before the November 4 election, employers in California must post this notice. Employers also must give employees up to two hours off to vote if they are unable to vote outside of work hours. Here is information from the California Secretary of State about the law. …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.27.14

    … trademark infringement. [Legal Cheek] * Crazy pro se guy slapped down in Canada. [Lowering the Bar] * While almost everyone else is seeing lower applications, USC Law saw a 5 percent bump. [USC Gould School of Law] * Stanford and Dartmouth in hot water over election law charges in Montana. Apparently piercing the imaginary veil of non-partisanship in judicial elections is the problem and not the whole idea of judicial elections in the first place. [Montana Standard] …

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  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.14

    … to be killed by Ebola, even if you were in the same bridal shop.” [Cleveland.com] * Chanel is suing What About Yves for trademark infringement. The question Professor Colman asks is whether “we really want a trademark ‘protection’ regime in which mark ‘owners’ can prevent creative, non-confusing uses of ‘their property.'” [Law of Fashion] * One…

    Joe Patrice/ Above the Lawin Florida- 2 readers -
  • Morning Docket: 10.20.14

    … * The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to enforce its strict voter identification law during the upcoming election, but Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, hero to the masses, wrote a rather scathing dissent in opposition. [New York Times] * Michael Millikin, GM’s beleaguered GC, will be stepping down from his position while the Justice Department…

    Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Lawin Texas- 2 readers -
  • Morning Docket: 10.15.14

    … undergrad school to attend. [Courier-Journal] * Amal Alamuddin changed her name to Amal Clooney on her firm’s website. It’s as if she wants to rub the fact that she’s a human rights lawyer who just got married in everyone’s face. [New York Daily News] …

    Staci Zaretsky/ Above the Lawin Texas- 2 readers -
  • Non-Sequiturs: 10.03.14

    … * Apparently, heckling Carmelo Anthony can cost you your job. [Dealbreaker] * There’s nothing the Supreme Court can do to stop cops who want to take a long time to release you from a stop, even if the Court wants to. [Simple Justice] * I think we should just ask John Roberts to tell every state precisely how they are allowed to discriminate…

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  • What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

    … makes it troubling that the panel doesn’t address it, even to mention the third possibility. Will Baude is an assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, where he teaches constitutional law and federal courts. His recent articles include Rethinking the Federal Eminent Domain Power, (Yale Law Journal, 2013), and Beyond DOMA: State Choice of Law in Federal Statutes, (Stanford Law Review, 2012). …

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  • Why Do Conservative Justices Hate Voters?

    … on Ohio preventing the state from scaling back early voting from five weeks to four weeks. No opinion was given, but it’s likely that the conservative justices applied a narrow reading to voting rights protections under the Equal Protection clause and Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act, according to Professor Rick Hasen. Shocker. I get…

    Elie Mystal/ Above the Law- 3 readers -
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