PM Lars Løkke Rasmussen greets LA leader Anders Samuelsen for the start of new government talks. Photo: Ólafur Steinar Gestsson/Scanpix Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen on Monday welcomed the leaders of the Liberal Alliance and the Conservatives to his official residence to discuss the creation of a new three-party coalition government. In an unexpected move, Rasmussen invited the two support parties to formally join his Venstre government in a new “three-leaf clover” setup. “I know that a four-leaf clover is the one that brings good luck. But there are more three-leaf clovers, and that is very good symbolism. Because if we create a new government, it won't be for the few but for the many,” he said at Venstre's national meeting over the weekend. Rasmussen's centre-right Venstre party holds only 34 out of 179 seats in parliament and needs the support of the anti-immigration Danish People's Party (DF), the libertarian-leaning … [Read more...] about Danish PM invites support parties into government
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In a Facebook post on Tuesday, police said that they brought Elwood R Gutshall III into custody, and a blood draw showed that his blood-alcohol content was .217 percent, more than twice the state’s legal limit of .08. The police announcement was sure to point out it was a “legal blood draw.” After all, drunk lives matter.Gutshall was charged with DUI Highest Rate, driving under DUI suspension, as well as traffic violations. The arrest took place on March 19. Gutshall’s shirt, which was green and had a four-leaf clover design on it, may have been in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, which was two days earlier, although the shamrock associated with the day has three leaves, not four.[Image via Newville Police Department] … [Read more...] about Take One Guess What This Man Was Charged With?
The place where a trial court's jurisdiction over a case on appeal meets the competing jurisdiction of the appellate court over that same case is a busy intersection. It is often hard to tell when the trial court no longer has the jurisdiction to make rulings in a case that has been appealed. That power was the issue in two rulings from Business Court Judge Robinson, one in a published Opinion, in SED Holdings, LLC v. 3 Star Properties, LLC, 2016 NCBC 62, and the other in an unpublished Order in that case which followed several weeks later. The General Rule And Its ExceptionThe "general rule", as observed by Judge Robinson, is that "an appeal divests the lower court of jurisdiction." Op. ¶33. So you would think that once an appeal is filed (and docketed) that the trial court is powerless. But, that's not so:the lower court nonetheless retains jurisdiction to take action which aids the appeal, and to hear motions and grant orders, so … [Read more...] about Does Petition For Discretionary Review Divest Trial Court Of Jurisdiction?
A Tie with Bite: The shark-print tie—is there anything that says “I’m a lawyer” better than this? Lee Allison Co.’s signature print is too whimsical to be offensive—a few of the sharks carry briefcases. Plus it’s made so well from woven silk that it will never be mistaken for a cheap gag. Each tie comes in an elegant signature gift box with your own personal message handwritten on a gift card. The tie is $90, bow tie $52; leeallison.com, 773-276-7172.Photo by Tom NowakBling to Your Ears: CLE can be music to the ears thanks to the new iPod Nanos preloaded with audio programs in practice areas like real estate, health law and tax law. And while you’re rockin’ out to the sounds of ERISA regulations and remaindermen, keep up your stylish appearance with tricked-out earbuds. Shuga Buds come studded with genuine Swarovski crystals in colors such as red, green, gold and blue. (And the name sure is fun to say. Go ahead, say it: Shuga … [Read more...] about Law’some Gifts!
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Politics Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Politics | High Stakes for House Freshmen: The Office Lottery Supported by ByEmily Cochrane Nov. 30, 2018 WASHINGTON — Colin Allred of Texas brought his pink quartz from the campaign trail. Sharice Davids of Kansas dropped to the floor for a lightning round of push-ups. And Chrissy Houlahan of Pennsylvania, in her lucky jeans, paused to rub a colleague’s bald head for an extra boost of support. (“He’s got a lucky head,” she said later of Max Rose of New York.) Of everything the 85 newly elected representatives had endured in the last two weeks of congressional orientation — welcoming parties, the maze of Capitol Hill tunnels, leadership elections — the lottery on Friday had perhaps the highest stakes. Who gets the best office? Forget coveted committee assignments and … [Read more...] about High Stakes for House Freshmen: The Office Lottery