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On Again, Off Again Arizona Execution Lasts Two Hours

Who could've predicted this? Perhaps anyone who has been watching the string of executions that have been carried out over the past few months -- a series of cruel and unusual science experiments using novel combinations of drugs often sourced from unregulated compounding pharmacies. Isn't this exactly why death row......

Why You Should Consider Firm Culture in Your Employment Decisions

Being the neurotic law student you are, you've probably already started thinking about OCI even though it is still July. Considering the state of the legal market in the past few years, that's a good thing. Also given the market, we OCI starts up, we would suggest applying to......

Gambling With Death

Abolitionists have ample reason to believe a Supreme Court decision declaring the death penalty unconstitutional is within their grasp. After another botched execution this week, it must look like the day is coming ever closer.

Why Does The Author's Guild Refuse To Even Acknowledge Views Of Authors Who Disagree With It?

20 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Could the organization calling itself the "Authors Guild" (from its behavior, better understood as a lobbying arm for big publishing houses) get more fearful and brittle? In response to a typically lopsided AG blog post yesterday, in...Show More Summary

Hey, I'm Appearing on FOX Tonight

I will appear for a few minutes tonight (Thursday) on the John Stossel show to talk about some ridiculous laws. The show was taped last week and is on tonight at 9 pm Eastern (and various other times depending on...          Related Stories A Week of Weird-Law Posts at The Volokh Conspiracy Guest-Blogging at The Volokh Conspiracy The Guano Islands Act and So Forth  

Non-Sequiturs: 07.24.14

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Have you all called the Breaking Bad law firm number yet? Because it works, so go for it! [Legal Cheek] How to make airlines more profitable: make everyone sit on bicycle seats! [Lowering the Bar] Ilya Somin explains why the D.C. Circuit’s interpretation in Halbig isn’t absurd. Show More Summary

Arizona’s Botched Execution

On Wednesday afternoon, in a ritual that has become increasingly—indeed almost numbingly—familiar, the state of Arizona administered a secret drug protocol that took almost two hours to kill a man. Joseph R. Wood III was sentenced to death in 1991 for shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend Debra Dietz and her father, Eugene. Show More Summary

In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple

There is an interesting article over on that discusses a class action case that was just certified against technology giant Apple which alleges that the company failed to provide its workers sufficient time for meals and rest breaks in...

Yet Another Court Rules That Digital Data Is Not Property

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Back in March, we reported on an interesting case where a UK court ruled that information stored electronically is not property. Now senior judges in New Zealand have agreed (found via @superglaze), as the Lexology site explains: Jonathan...Show More Summary

Mandatory Law Firm Retirement, Succession Planning, And You

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

How many law firms are prepared to deal with the void left by retiring partners?

The Biggest Winners of New EPA Rules? States That Oppose Them

The EPA’s draft carbon rule seeks a 30% reduction in emissions and encouraged a switch from coal to natural gas - a switch that will greatly reward gas-producing states.

Is The Death Penalty Worth It?

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Can we stomach the splatter? Conservative columnist Tamara Tabo argues that the death penalty isn't worth defending.

Hollywood Docket: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit

A roundup of entertainment law news including the "Godzilla" fraud fight, a Lionsgate shareholder lawsuit and Fox's UK "Glee" problems. read more

Meeting Follow-Up: Start With a Thank You and Go From There

Ran across an interesting article on JDSupra Business Advisor by Josh Beser. He offers good advice on how to follow up after meetings, so they don’t end up having been a waste of time. First, he tells a story about meeting with an unhappy associate and how he gave free advice. And then sometime later,... Continue Reading

Consolidation Options For Law School Grads

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

With a little foresight, law school students can select the proper loan and create a repayment plan that is best aligned to their career and lifestyle post-graduation.

Revolving Door: Main Architect Of PIPA (Senate Version Of SOPA) Now... Lobbying For The MPAA

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A couple of years ago, we wrote about an interview with disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, in which he explained one of his most effective strategies in getting legislation in his favor. The key trick: find key staffers working for elected officials and tell them they had a job waiting for them whenever they wanted it. Show More Summary

FTC announces settlement with "official" ticket seller that wasn't

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Details at the FTC's site. I was interested in this because usually the FTC leaves alone cases in which a business victim is a likely plaintiff; it makes sense to use government resources to go after defendants who otherwise would be ignored. Show More Summary

Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House

European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON—The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over his useShow More Summary

AirBnB Users Need To Help Themselves To Some Basic Real Estate Law

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Landlord-tenant law doesn't stop just because you are using the internet.

Donziger Defense Lawyers Hit Pay Dirt in Menopause Drug Litigation

A pair of lawyers who defended plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger in a racketeering case now stand to get $21.8 million in fees from their work on menopause drug litigation.

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