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My Smartphone Just Got Android 5.0 Lollipop: First Impressions

Man, this is a beautiful update. Android L/Lollipop (5.0) represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system since the jump from Gingerbread (2.x) to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). We talked about the visual overhaul after previews of the new "Material Design" interface leaked, and were especially intrigued by rumors of......

Atheists Lack Standing to Challenge Colo. Day of Prayer

Every year since 2004, Colorado's governor has recognized a "Colorado Day of Prayer." This isn't terribly unusual in itself; since 1952, Congress has established a "national day of prayer" and most other states do the same thing. But the Freedom from Religion Foundation doesn't like it. They object to the......

Did A DOJ Official Just Try To Distance The Agency From The NSA's Bulk Records Collection Program?

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A very interesting statement was made by an unnamed DOJ official while defending the US Marshals' flying cell tower spoofers. It's something I didn't catch the first time through, but something that should be examined more closely. A...Show More Summary

After A Temporary Show Of Enthusiasm, Government Lapses Back Into Not Caring About The Militarization Of The Nation's Police

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's an idea that almost makes sense, provided you don't examine it too closely. America's neverending series of intervention actions and pseudo-wars has created a wealth of military surplus -- some outdated, some merely more than what was needed. Show More Summary

Just Say No to Internal Checkpoints. Preferably After Breathing Helium.

Needless to say (I hope), don't just drive through them, don't do anything crazy, and for God's sake, don't turn into a mindless demon and charge through a hail of gunfire in a hopeless attempt to kill an armed police...          Related...Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 11.26.14

Ed. note : Above the Law will have a reduced publishing schedule on Friday, November 28, while we recover from turkey-induced comas. Holy backfire Batman! Florida desperately wanted to display a nativity scene in the State Capitol because it's more important than making real laws. Show More Summary

ATL Gives Thanks For Its Advertisers

Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.

DOL Jobs Website

The US Department of Labor is promoting an interesting website targeted at all aspects of the employment process. "FindYourPath" is a one-stop website that allows employers to find available workers, permits individuals to identify jobs, and shares relevant news on...

The View From Up North: Tragedy In Ferguson, Missouri

On a day-to-day basis the American racial divide is still a canyon, broad and deep. How can we fix it?

Canadian Newspaper Under Investigation For Violating Ban On Publishing Names Of Child Pornography Victims

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A Canadian newspaper is under investigation for violating a court-ordered ban on publishing the names of child pornography victims. The Chronicle Herald covered the sentencing of a young man on child pornography distribution charges but included the name of his victim, Rehtaeh Parsons. Show More Summary

Season’s Greetings From Your Loan Servicer

No one wants to hear from their loan servicer during the holidays. No one.

Illinois Bar Exam Board Grants Nursing Mom Extra Time to Complete Test

The Illinois bar exam board is giving a nursing mom an extra two hours to complete the test after initially denying her request for more breastfeeding accommodations.

Associate Bonus Watch: 2 More Firms Announce, But Which Bonus Scale Did They Match?

What will the controlling bonus scale be now that Davis Polk has beaten the market?

Law Firms: If You’re Syndicating Your Content, Do These 3 Things Right Now

What are your thoughts, questions, concerns, or ideas regarding content syndication for your blog?

Mark Cuban Again Illustrates He Has No Idea What Net Neutrality Is Or Why It's Important

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

To be very clear, there are some subjects Mark Cuban has a very good understanding of, ranging from his support of patent reform and his helpful goal of improving antiquated film release windows to highlighting the SEC's disdain for the 14th and 4th Amendments during his fight over insider trading allegations. Show More Summary

Social Media Use in the Sales & Marketing of Prescription Drugs CLE

This event will offer participants insights into new guidelines and best practices from the perspectives of Gretchen Fritz (AGC @ Daiichi Sankyo), Robert Trotta (Attorney @ Axiom) and Linda Pissott Reig (Partner @ Buchanan Ingersoll....Show More Summary

The Feds Should Charge Darren Wilson

Following the news that a St. Louis County grand jury failed to indict Darren Wilson for the shooting of Michael Brown, attention turned to the possibility of a federal charge against Wilson. Attorney General Eric Holder quickly announced...Show More Summary

Back In The Race: Failing Twice

When you make a mistake, intelligent people try not to repeat it. But some people just have to learn the hard way.

Justice Ginsburg Undergoes Heart Procedure to Treat Coronary Blockage

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg underwent heart surgery Wednesday after doctors discovered a blockage in her right coronary artery, the Supreme Court said.

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