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Men Accused of Sexual Harassment (or Worse)?

Who are the men who have been accused of sexual misconduct and have had their lives and careers affected? We’re beginning with Harvey Weinstein because that’s when #MeToo began to gain traction and women (and some men) began to realize that they could speak about how they had been harassed, or even raped, without fear that they would be treated the way that Juanita Broaddrick , Paula Jones, and Kathleen Willey were treated.

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Timeline for the Las Vegas Massacre?

It’s been confusing because the Las Vegas police announced a timeline of events, then they revised it. And then they revised it again.

Using forensic analysis, the New York Times has put together a timeline of events from more than 30 different videos taken during the shooting. This gives us the best answer so far for when things happened, but 3 weeks later, we still have almost no information about Stephen Paddock – who he was, why he decided to kill a lot of people.

It’s ludicrous that they expect us to believe that he funded an extravagant lifestyle with gambling. The only way you’re getting rich from gambling is if you own the casino. Since he didn’t, he must have been the luckiest guy in the world…and the most secretive. Usually after a mass murder, the news is full of information about the killer, but it’s like Paddock led an undercover lifestyle. The few details we know, plus the weird silence on everything else about him have made some people wonder if he was doing something fishy for the government and now they have to keep that quiet.

Elections to Watch in 2017?

Voters went to the polls in 2016 and returned two “surprise” results. (Surprises to the media, surprises to the so-called elite who think they know what’s best for the rest of us, not so surprising to the rest of us) – BREXIT and the election of Donald Trump as president of the US.

What elections have the possibility of being major game changers in the coming year?

First, the Dutch general election on March 15. Geert Wilders and his Party for Freedom is ahead in the polls right now. He has campaigned to stop the “Islamisation of the Netherlands”.

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Similarities Between Melania Trump’s and Michelle Obama’s Speech?

Michelle Obama and Melania Trump both spoke about learning values from their parents. Both said that we need to teach future generations that they can achieve their dreams through hard work. They also both talked about treating others with respect and keeping your promises (your word is your bond.)

If the Obama administration had demonstrated treating people with respect, or had shown young people that hard work brings success, or even acted as though promises were something more than hot air, Melania wouldn’t have needed to talk about any of this at all.

Instead there is more division among Americans than we’ve seen in decades. Young people have bleak futures where they are saddled with debt from student loans but have poor chances at getting a good job.  And, we have been fed a constant stream of lies by Obama and the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton.

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Scheduled Speakers for the Republican National Convention? (Monday)

Monday’s theme is Make America Safe Again…

Watch the live stream on C-SPAN

Or the RNC You Tube feed

Monday’s speakers are:

Find your delegates:

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Protest live stream

Top Legal Blogs?

October 5 was the first Monday in October and that means that mans the Supreme Court of the United States has finished their summer recess.

SCOTUS Blog does one thing – it’s all Supreme Court, all the time. It’s pretty comprehensive and even has a section to describe the cases in plain English for those of us who don’t speak legalese.

If you just want brief summaries of what’s happening, you can follow their Twitter feed.

Wall Street Journal Law Blog: Supreme Court covers news stories relating to the Supreme Court. The WSJ also has sections for news stories about Law School (Currently – Scores on this year’s bar exam may be the worst in decades), Constitutional law (Wisconsin Court says sex offenders can photograph children in public), Lawyers and Law Firms (New York weighs plan to let foreign attorneys practice in the state), State Legislation (In Ohio, residents fight for the right to mow), and Intellectual Property (Restaurants can finally sing Happy Birthday, To You without worrying about hefty royalty fees. Servers who are tired of singing “fake” birthday songs rejoice. And hope this means bigger tips.)

Find Law: Supreme Court of the United States This section of their site is meant for legal professionals but it’s not that hard to follow for anyone interested in the Court’s goings-ons.

If you’re in a SCOTUS mood now, here’s the trailer from the 1981 movie, First Monday in October. It’s about a fictional first female justice on the Court. The movie had been planned for release in February 1982 but President Ronald Reagan, the first of his name, appointed the actual first female Supreme Court justice, Sandra Day O’Connor on July 7, 1981 so the movie release was moved up to August 1981.

Now that we’ve had our break, time to move on to some general legal blogs.

Above the Law offers insider comments on current legal events.

American Constitution Society posts news stories related to Constitutional law. It’s a good way to get insight that the TV News talking heads won’t provide.

Overlawyered is published by the Cato Institutue, a public policy research organization dedicated to the principles of individual liberty, limited government, free markets and peace.

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And here are some that focus on specific subjects:

Cruise Law News It offers breaking news with legal commentary on what’s happening in the cruise ship industry.

Dashboard Insights covers the auto industry and its unions.

All About Advertising Law is a mystery. I feel like the title is trying to tell me what it’s about. I think that after decades and decades of potentially getting all my ad media via subliminal messaging, the title is too straightforward for me to understand.

Trademarkology covers trademarks and branding with a touch of humor.

Art Law Report covers law relating to museums and visual arts.

BeLabor the Point is about employment law. Some of the weirdest stories (short of Florida Man news stories) are here.

Election Law Blog so you can enjoy the sometimes important, sometimes petty legal wranglings of politicians trying to decide how they will let you exercise your voting rights.

There are a lot of others. If you have a favorite, whether it’s general law or just about criminal law that happens on Thursdays in the Florida Panhandle, leave me a link and if I like it, I’ll add it to the list.