Marijuana will remain on the federal list of Schedule I drugs, next to heroin and LSD. After a five day evidentiary trial, the District Court for the Eastern District of California denied a motion to dismiss an indictment involving marijuana growing, which challenged the classification was unconstitutional. Under the......
Forget Bird Law; Weed Law is one of the hottest legal fields right now. As more states turn slowly towards legalization -- 23 states and D.C. allow medical marijuana, while four have fully legalized it -- many lawyers are looking to specialize in this growing (no pun intended) market. So, do you......
Can a court use circumstantial evidence, along with blood and breath tests, to conclude that a driver was above the legal limit for alcohol intoxication? That's the question the California Supreme Court answered earlier this month, and it answered in the affirmative after Ashley Coffey challenged her driver's license suspension......
When I was in law school, course materials repeatedly referred to "Google or Bing," as in, don't use them for legal research. It was a combo that was, literally, laughable. Bing? Almost no one used Bing back then. And that's a problem, according to the European Union. With Google......
The nation's largest retailer, of both discount goods and guns, doesn't have to include a proposal from shareholders in its proxy materials, the Third Circuit ruled on Tuesday. A lower court had ruled that Walmart violated securities law when it refused to include a proposal by a shareholder and......
Why you gotta be so rude, Preet?
There's been lots of talk lately about China's "Great Cannon" -- the DDoS tool that China used to launch a massive attack on GitHub a few weeks ago. Much of the research on this tool was provided by Citizen Lab. That report is great and interesting. Show More Summary
University of Washington School of Law: Fair Use In The Digital Age: The Ongoing Influence of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose's "Transformative Use Test" (aka Campbell at 21) Opening Keynote Address: Professor Pam Samuelson: Possible Futures of Fair Use Campbell had a “transformative” impact on fair use law. Show More Summary
Lawyers represent 11 percent of this list. Which legal eagles soared into the Time 100?
Two years ago, we were among those who noted how odd it was to see the MPAA in court arguing in favor of fair use, since the MPAA tends to argue against fair use quite frequently. The legal geniuses at the MPAA felt hurt by our postShow More Summary
There is no more fundamental a legal concept than service. It is the event that places a litigant on notice of the pendency of a claim or request, and triggers the timing for a response.
Be careful, because if you lean too far on the stool one way for too long, then you will eventually fall over.
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I remember the time that a favourite client of mine gave me a schooling in the art of legal writing – and proofreading. A retired lawyer (and the consummate gentleman), he had retained me to draft revisions to a fairly complex Last Will and Testament. Show More Summary
The Wikileaks release of tens of thousands of Sony documents includes revelations about opposition to the copyright treaty for the blind, political fundraising, concerns about fair use in treaties, strategies to fund screening roomsShow More Summary
For someone supposedly tech savvy...
Carly Fiorina, whose claim to fame was basically presiding over HP while the company's value dropped in half, has made it clear that she's planning to run for President, despite her sole political experience being losing a Senate race in California against Barbara Boxer. Show More Summary
“The top is eroding and the bottom is growing." Even as class sizes get smaller and tuition gets lower, the law school brain drain continues. America's best and brightest won't be fooled into studying law when the job market is still so unstable, but others have been. Show More Summary
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.
Two days ago, we posted on a West Virginia Supreme Court decision that told non-resident plaintiffs the closing time refrain “you don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here.” OK, we took some liberties there, but the non-resident plaintiffs who had gone shopping in a non conveniens forum could not stay even after poking around for two years. Show More Summary