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by chancery
Wed Jul 17, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: General Politics
Topic: Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and wife indicted for misuse of campaign funds
Replies: 164
Views: 8126

Re: Duncan Hunter (CA-50) and wife indicted for misuse of campaign funds

The government's brief that Bob linked to in the quote below contains the following: "Hunter professes a lathering antipathy against him from local media, but bases this on only a handful of editorials by a single newspaper." I'm not sure exactly what a "lathering antipathy" is, but it's a vivid ima...
by chancery
Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: 2020 Census Citizenship question
Replies: 350
Views: 10041

Re: 2020 Census Citizenship question

The title is not incorrect, due to a quirk in SDNY practice under which a paper captioned "notice of motion" serves most of the purposes of a "motion" under FRCP 7. Filing a separate paper captioned "motion" is a mild gaucherie in almost all circumstances. This practice is not typical of federal cou...
by chancery
Tue Jul 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 549
Views: 15586

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Popehat has put up on The Atlantic what looks to me (IANACrL) like a good explainer, and tweeted an interesting discussion about a possible challenge to the search of Epstein's NYC town house. https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/jeffrey-epstein-indictment-hes-out-luck/593512/ https://t...
by chancery
Mon Jul 08, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 549
Views: 15586

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Popehat tweets that “THIS federal defense attorney knows that a deal only binds the office extending it unless it says otherwise VERY EXPLICITLY, which would require extensive negotiation and high-level approval.” Popehat also posted a link to a blog post quoting the Justice Department’s policy, whi...
by chancery
Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY
Replies: 549
Views: 15586

Re: DOJ Investigation: Re Jeffrey Epstein Plea Deal; 2008 SDFL; 2019 SDNY

Popehat has cited 18 U.S. Code § 3299, which seems to provide that there that there is no statute of limitations for child abduction and sex offenses. https://twitter.com/Popehat/status/1148237734462414849 Look at the file number: 19 -crim-490. What I want to know is this - what is the statute of li...
by chancery
Tue May 28, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Economy
Topic: Online Grocery Shopping
Replies: 41
Views: 2267

Re: Online Grocery Shopping

Addie wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 12:43 pm
About time. We miss you :grouphug:
magdalen77 wrote:
Tue May 28, 2019 11:33 am
Hi, I decided to check in.
:thumbs:
by chancery
Tue May 28, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5014
Views: 301510

Re: Rest in Peace

Tony Horwitz, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and best-selling author known for embedding himself in the worlds he wrote about, whether joining a slaughterhouse assembly line or an army of Confederate battlefield re-enactors, died on Monday in Washington. He was 60. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/0...
by chancery
Thu May 02, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Comments solicited Family v $80B company
Replies: 42
Views: 1155

Re: Comments solicited Family v $80B company

:yeah: And figuring out the "unwitty diversities" of diversity jurisdiction is easy (it's written down, if you know where to look, although it's not all in one place, or two or three), compared to assessing where to bring the litigation, and whether you're better off in federal or state court. And t...
by chancery
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:52 am
Forum: Unions & Labor Issues
Topic: Unionizing Rideshare Workers/Uber, Lyft
Replies: 22
Views: 1216

Re: Unionizing Rideshare Workers/Uber, Lyft

If they start building union benefits in, customers will stop using it and the vicious circle will go the other way. If a driver wants full time and benefits, lots of liveries and taxi companies are still in business and competing. Perhaps we live in different parts of the country, but in the NYC r...
by chancery
Fri Apr 12, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1637
Views: 64864

Re: Michael Avenatti

This just keeps getting worse and worse and worse. I don't think I can ever remember coming across one at this level before. Not so sure about that. I believe that worse ones have occurred, but law firm debacles don't seem to linger for long in popular memory. Marc Dreier, a New York former lawyer ...
by chancery
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 937
Views: 57568

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

Patrick Smith, a fine writer who is a commercial pilot, has been publishing interesting pieces about all aspects of aviation since 2002. On April 6 he posted an interesting take about one aspect of the Ethiopian 737 Max crash at his blog, Ask The Pilot: http://www.askthepilot.com/ethiopian-737max-cr...
by chancery
Thu Apr 11, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1637
Views: 64864

Re: Michael Avenatti

If the LA Times report is on the money - and the accusations proven - Avenatti would appear to be even more of a set of skidmarks on the underwear of the legal profession than we could possibly have imagined: If he's convicted of that, he should be hung hanged in public. By his balls. And there I w...
by chancery
Wed Apr 10, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1637
Views: 64864

Re: Michael Avenatti

I happened to turn up a bankruptcy case in which a creditor was allowed to challenge a divorce decree as a fraud on the court and on its rights. https://cases.justia.com/federal/appellate-courts/ca10/14-1391/14-1391-2015-12-17.pdf?ts=1450375660 It's interesting, but not particularly applicable here,...
by chancery
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1637
Views: 64864

Re: Michael Avenatti

SLQ wrote:
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:13 pm
It’s not just they take priority. Child support and spousal support are nondischargeable. That’s in bankruptcy. Not sure about CA receivership law.
Oh sure, but does nondischargeable mean that they can't ever be challenged as a preference or otherwise abusive to third parties?
by chancery
Wed Apr 10, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Michael Avenatti
Replies: 1637
Views: 64864

Re: Michael Avenatti

IAAL, but not an expert in either bankruptcy or divorce. However, I’ve seen press reports stating that Avenatti had agreed to monthly child support and maintenance payments that exceed $150k/month. That figure might have seemed supportable based on his publicized lifestyle and the level of professio...
by chancery
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Dr Seuss Estate Vs Star Trek Parody
Replies: 3
Views: 296

Re: Dr Seuss Estate Vs Star Trek Parody

I dunno, review by the Second Circuit strikes me as an improbable and Seussical result. ;)
by chancery
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:58 pm
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 937
Views: 57568

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

Doomed Boeing Jets Lacked 2 Safety Features That Company Sold Only as Extras By Hiroko Tabuchi and David Gelles March 21, 2019 As the pilots of the doomed Boeing jets in Ethiopia and Indonesia fought to control their planes, they lacked two notable safety features in their cockpits. One reason: Boe...
by chancery
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: For those of you in Oregon
Replies: 5
Views: 484

Re: For those of you in Oregon

A cousin in Texas was happy with the lawyer referral she received from a local battered women's service. I would suggest inquiring about rosters of recommended lawyers at local agencies for abused spouses.
by chancery
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!
Replies: 187
Views: 6328

Re: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!

Neither setting is from the Tudor period, not even close. :oops: :oops: I noticed that. ;) If Ye Love Me, you will state the correct time period. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JoEtQtxXdXA Hmm, I’d say that the Handel and Purcell settings both belong to the lengthy British baroque era, but I'm not...
by chancery
Sun Mar 03, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!
Replies: 187
Views: 6328

Re: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!

ETA: I was curious.... Coronation anthem A coronation anthem is a piece of choral music written to accompany the coronation of a monarch. Many composers have written coronation anthems. However the best known were composed by George Frideric Handel. Handel's four coronation anthems use text from th...
by chancery
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!
Replies: 187
Views: 6328

Re: FOGBOW INDITED FOR MURDER, you knew this day would come!

Maybe we should file a motion to dismiss for failure to state an offense. Or for failure to end the sentence. It's the sentence that never ends, it goes on and on.... Wait a minute folks, we may have been misreading this powerful paper. “Indite,” sometimes spelled endite or endyte, is a word in its...
by chancery
Mon Feb 18, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: I HATE HOSPITALS AND SURGERIES, BUT ... Gonna Be Putting up With Both For a Few Days
Replies: 148
Views: 4218

Re: I HATE HOSPITALS AND SURGERIES, BUT ... Gonna Be Putting up With Both For a Few Days

Dr. Caligari wrote:
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:48 am
Realist, wishing you a complete, speedy and pain-free recovery.
Princess, wishing you the strength to get through this tough time.
All good thoughts to you both. :bighug:
:thumbs: :bighug:
by chancery
Tue Jan 22, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Kamala Harris 2020
Replies: 130
Views: 4815

Re: Kamala Harris 2020

Freepers can't agree. Didn't RimJob ban birthers? http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3721731/posts?q=1&;page=201 Tink, thank you for the link to that thread, which I read with nostalgic pleasure. It's interesting that none of the participants seems to be a veteran of the classic period of fre...
by chancery
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Rest In Peace - Friends of TheFogbow
Replies: 112
Views: 7287

Re: Rest In Peace - Friends of TheFogbow

This is sad news. It’s hard to believe that we’ve lost him.

May he rest in peace.
by chancery
Tue Jan 08, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: US v. Veselnitskaya: 18 CR 904: SDNY: Obstruction
Replies: 12
Views: 502

Re: US v. Veselnitskaya: 18 CR 904: SDNY: Obstruction

*** NMgirl, Thanks for the kind words. I've always admired your invariably thoughtful and witty posts too. Your early post quoting P.G. Wodehouse on "being gruntled" confirmed my initial impression that you were someone who we needed at TFB. And thanks also for that thread supplying context for the...

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