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Jan
2023
8

The Work That Real Estate Attorney Does

As you are on the verge of buying your house, it would probably be one of the best investments in your life. Along with that, you have to think about hiring an efficient real estate agent who can negotiate transactions and guide you through any legal process. Such an estate planning lawyer would help you to handle every transaction and dispute related to the property.

What Does The Law Cover

Anything that gets done with the sale and purchase of real estate property, including structures and lands, encompasses the real estate law. It constitutes every legal issue related to the structures and properties, including fixtures and appliances.

People who are real estate attorney specialize in real estate laws. Such lawyers ensure the proper maintenance of procedures during any sale or acquisition of the property. The real estate lawyers deal with estate planning, property taxes, law cover deeds, zoning, and titles.

Jan
2023
7

Seaton: A Redneck’s Disney Vacation

Oh look, it’s a new year. Did you miss me, dear readers? I sure missed you.

I said I was going on vacation in my last post of 2022 and I meant it. We’ve been trying to do family vacations since 2019 around the holidays when Dr. S and her sister swindled their parents into taking everyone to Hawaii after Christmas.

Then 2020 and COVID happened. It put a lot into perspective for my wife and I. We resolved to start alternating holidays with our parents because the time they get with the grandkids isn’t exactly extending, and we’re determined to maximize the minutes each gets with our children.

When my in-laws proposed going to St. Lucia after Christmas, Dr. S and I both said no. Beach vacations may be relaxing to some. When you’ve got a 7 year old who’s shy of his own shadow and a 9 year

Jan
2023
6

Short Take: More SCOTUS To Hate

“Hand downs” are back. Yay, you say? More likely, what are “hand downs,” a very fair question for anyone who isn’t paid to sit in the press section of the Supreme Court gallery. It’s when the justices announce their decision to the audience, summing up their rationale and conclusion. It’s not law, like the opinions themselves, but a tradition disappeared during the pandemic, when oral argument went livestream, justices got to feign asking questions in order to put on a play for the listening audience and the lay listening public got to hear argument they rarely understood or appreciated.

While the Court will resume hand downs, it will not do so by livestream, so that it will still only be heard by the audience in the room. Frankly, who cares? Why Linda Greenhouse, of course.

So why do I insist that the hand-downs matter? Because it is in those

Jan
2023
5

Tuesday Talk*: Sitting Next To Santos

My old Congressman, Tommy Suozzi, has an interesting op-ed about his replacement in the House as representative of the New York 3d District. Tommy says it pains him to see a con man sitting in his seat. Of course, it may not happen if there is no speaker elected, but that’s another problem. Assuming the new class gets sworn in today, it will include Santos, despite his stunning array of lies and potential campaign finance crimes

Assuming George Santos, if that really is his name, will get sworn in today provided a speaker is elected, there’s nothing to be done to stop it. As we learned when they tried to keep Adam Clayton Powell Jr. out, as long as someone qualifies constitutionally and was elected, he gets to sit. That he got there because of lies does not disqualify anyone from being in Congress.

But there remains a problem, one

Jan
2023
2

Turning 911 Calls Into Junk Science

In a deep dive, ProPublica tracks how Tracy Harpster, a deputy chief from Ohio, turned a pompous yet ridiculous claim of knowing “what a guilty father, mother or boyfriend sounds like” into a cottage industry and junk science.

Harpster tells police and prosecutors around the country that they can do the same. Such linguistic detection is possible, he claims, if you know how to analyze callers’ speech patterns — their tone of voice, their pauses, their word choice, even their grammar. Stripped of its context, a misplaced word as innocuous as “hi” or “please” or “somebody” can reveal a murderer on the phone.

It’s not as if there were any empirical basis for this absurd claim. After all, different people have different speech patterns. Different people react to situations differently. Different people use different words, different characterizations, different linguistic tics. But Harpster decided that he possessed some magic power

Jan
2023
1

Sins of Omission 2022 | Simple Justice

Over the past year, there are many posts left unwritten here. To my mind, there was usually a reason. Maybe it was something I had already written about over the 15 years of SJ’s existence. Maybe it was something that seemed premature to write about, a possibility of a post with too many unknowns to be ripe for discussion. Maybe it was something that many had already written about, such that it was just beating a dead horse. Maybe it was something to which I had no value to add. Maybe it just didn’t interest me.

For some, my failure to join in the chorus of people praising or condemning something meant I took a side, and it was the “other” side if it wasn’t the side they wanted, expected or demanded of me. The simplistic woke platitude if “silence is complicity.”

Dec
2022
30

Should I File a Multi-Class Federal Trademark Application?

The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) allows trademark applicants to include several goods and/or services spanning multiple classes on a single trademark application submission. There are both advantages and disadvantages to including multiple classes within one trademark application; Fundamentally, the key question an applicant must ask him/herself is what am I ultimately planning to sell under the banner of my trademark? Remember, one does not broadly own the categorical and exclusive right to a trademark; instead, a person’s right to a trademark is limited specifically to the goods services sold under the banner of the trademark. When submitting a trademark application to the USPTO, it is critical to balance the competing interest of covering all goods/services which are necessary to encompass the Brand without spending an excessive amount on government fees for classes of goods services which will never be actualized. This article will consider some of

Dec
2022
29

Policy Aside, Covid No Longer Justifies Title 42

It’s understandable that 19 states want to prevent the Biden administration from ending the Trump-era Title 42 Covid emergency immigration expulsions of people who are certainly eligible to apply for asylum and may very well prevail. And there is a pretty good chance that the Biden administration doesn’t so much want to end Title 42 expulsions, which would relieve the pressure to some extent at the border from cities and states dealing with the massive influx of immigrants in need of food, housing and care.

But it’s politically untenable for Biden not to do so, given his base of support, even if the calls for compassion conflict with the physical realities of far more bodies than beds. So Biden had to end the program in April 2022, even though there is no plan for dealing with the consequences, which fall heaviest on southern border states. Red states.

On petition for

Dec
2022
28

Short Take: Congressman-ish Santos | Simple Justice

I asked a neighbor of mine who had a Santos sign on his property what he thought. George Santos was elected my congressman, having beaten the Democratic nominee, Robert Zimmerman, pretty handily, replacing Tommy Suozzi as our representative. Why, I asked. He wasn’t the Democrat, was the answer my neighbor gave me. But did you know anything about Santos, who he was, what he stood for? “Nah. Who cared? He wasn’t the Democrat.”

As it turned out, George Santos wasn’t a lot of things.

Long Island Rep.-elect George Santos came clean to The Post on Monday, admitting that he lied on the campaign trail about his education and work experience — but insisting that the controversy won’t deter him from serving out his two-year term in Congress.

“I am not a criminal,” Santos said at one point during his exclusive interview. “This [controversy] will not deter me from having

Dec
2022
27

A Tangled Webb | Simple Justice

With a tip from Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, a cosmologist at the University of New Hampshire who described herself as “Jewish. queer/agender/woman/she” with an overactive twitter account seeking out and attacking people for their failure to live up to her woke demands, an article in Science accused James Webb of being unworthy of having a telescope named after him.

But as the telescope neared completion, criticism flared. In 2015, Matthew Francis, a science journalist, wrote an article for Forbes titled “The Problem With Naming Observatories for Bigots.” He wrote that Mr. Webb led the anti-gay purge at the State Department and that he had testified of his contempt for gay people. He credited Dr. Prescod-Weinstein with tipping him off, and she in turn tweeted his article and attacked Mr. Webb as a “homophobe.”

As it turned out, Webb wasn’t the person who did this and Prescod-Weinstein was simply factually wrong.