Blog Posts in October, 2016

  • 31-Oct-2016

    No More Supreme Court

    The Senate is fully within its power to let the Supreme Court literally die out.” Cato Institute, October 26, 2016 The United States of America has had an incredible run. Our American experiment has performed admirably well in the past 200 plus ...
  • 28-Oct-2016

    No More Judges

    Imagine no more judges. On-line legal services companies are increasingly advocating for the use of algorithms to resolve legal disputes. No human in the decision making process. What could possibly go wrong? Three times the number of claims are ...
  • 25-Oct-2016

    Live to Fight Another Day

    There is a saying in family law, “marriages end, families do not” which rings as a reminder to parties with children, that despite your divorce you will never truly be “rid” of your former spouse. You have to work together to ...
  • 23-Oct-2016

    Looks Like We’re Going to Have a Woman President

    Even Karl Rove threw in the towel today. Everyone but the misogynist who-would-be Chief and his entrenched minions see the hand writing on the wall. The axe will fall on November 8 and the United States of America will have its first woman president. ...
  • 19-Oct-2016

    Man Without a Booth

    For well better than a decade, a distinguished older gentleman has been collecting our parking fares as we exit the garage in Atlanta. We hand him our ticket, he calculates the cost, you hand him your payment, and he raises the gate so that you can ...
  • 16-Oct-2016

    Man vs. Machine; Battleground Courthouse

    There was a recent piece on 60 Minutes about advances in artificial intelligence where computers have advanced to the point of being capable of learnong and can react and respond to their environments. It is fascinating stuff, but it also reminds me ...
  • 13-Oct-2016

    La Ti Da

    The aggressive lawyer is integral to the composition of our modern adversary system. The idea is, each side has an aggressive lawyer that makes the other side look as sleazy as possible and the judge tries to figure out who disgusts him the least? As ...
  • 11-Oct-2016

    Locker Room Talk

    What passes for man talk these days? We are told that asserting that you just walk up to women and just kiss them, you don’t even wait, and that you grab their genitals is normal, natural, common. It’s just locker room talk. It’s ...
  • 5-Oct-2016

    Sometimes it is Rocket Science: Service of Process on Defendants in a Foreign Country

    As you probably know, we handle a lot of international family law issues from international divorce to division of international property to international custody to international child abduction. In short, at The Manely Firm, we do a lot of ...
  • 2-Oct-2016

    Bring Your Daughter to Work Day? Bite me.

    This is a post about “mansplaining” and misogyny in the courtroom. This is a post dedicated to all the women out there who come in and crush it in the courtroom, oftentimes in heels or itchy pantyhose, oftentimes after dropping their ...

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