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Putin's Internet Trolls Are Stoking The Vitriolic Fire By Posing As Trump Supporters

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the last year we've repeatedly noted how Putin's Internet propaganda efforts go well beyond flinging insults in news story comment sections. Thanks to whistleblowing by the likes of Lyudmila Savchuk, we learned how Putin employs...Show More Summary

Reports Of Chaos At Day 1 Of The D.C. Bar Exam

21 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

When things go topsy turvy during the biggest exam of your life, we are here to listen to your complaints.

LawFact of the Day: Family Law

22 hours agoIndustries / Law : Wise Law Blog

Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Wednesday July 27, 2016. Today we are talking about Family Law. A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jul 27, 2016 at 6:55am PDT The first same-sex marriage in Ontario occurred on January 14, 2001. Show More Summary

Morning Docket 07.27.16

23 hours agoIndustries / Law : Above the Law

Volkswagen settlement clears first hurdle. [San Francisco Chronicle] The top 50 litigation firms. Well, this is arguable. [Law360] Law firm sues 20-year-old who wrote up her experience on Facebook. [Houston Press] Cooley nabs MoFo's patent team. Show More Summary

Choice of Ways Doctrine Reviewed in Premises Liability Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Graham v. Mohegan Sun, No. 3:14-CV-0908 (M.D. Pa. June 14, 2016 Kosik, J.), the court denied a landowner Defendant’s request for summary judgment in a trip and fall case. In this matter, the Plaintiff allegedly fell on a well-worn, but informal dirt path through grass on the premises. Show More Summary

Summary Judgment Denied in Lycoming County Slip and Fall Case

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In a recent decision out of the Lycoming County Court of Common Pleas in the case of Goldy v. Woodlands Bank, No. 15-01334 (C.P. Lycoming Co. May 31, 2016 Gray, J.), Judge Richard A. Gray denied a landowner Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment in a trip and fall case. Show More Summary

This Is What It Was Like To Take Part In The Failed Turkish Coup, In The Words Of The Plotters

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A year ago, we wrote about an interesting new organisation called Bellingcat. Although it's not clear what kind of project it should be called, it's easy to understand what it does: it takes publicly-available information from many sources, and tries to piece together the jigsaw puzzle of contemporary events. Show More Summary

EU Data Protection Official Says Revised Privacy Laws Should Ban Backdooring Encryption

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

The EU's "Cookie Law" is a complete joke and waste of time. An attempt to regulate privacy in the EU, all it's really served to do is annoy millions of internet users with little pop up notices about cookie practices that everyone just clicks through to get to the content they want to read. Show More Summary

Bill Clinton’s Love Song

It was, to be sure, a very long speech. Maybe not as long as the last very long speech, but it felt even longer because it was a speech styled not as a rip-snorting political message, but a slow-burn love letter, maybe in the style of J. Show More Summary

Non-Sequiturs: 07.26.16

A judge who drank alcohol "on court premises" now has a lot of free time to drink in comfort elsewhere. [Legal Cheek] A fascinating research paper on how the media is leading everyone astray by portraying the Islamic State as lawless -- their key to holding land is based in large part on their imposition of legal institutions. Show More Summary

Non-Spanish-speaking teacher sues after being denied job teaching Spanish

A third-grade teacher “says the Miami-Dade County School Board discriminated against her by not hiring her for a job. One requirement of the position? Teaching an hour of Spanish per day….Her complaint says the school could have given...Show More Summary

July 27 roundup

It’s against the law to run a puppet show in a window, and other NYC laws that may have outlived their purpose [Dean Balsamini, New York Post] L’Etat, c’est Maura Healey: Massachusetts Attorney General unilaterally rewrites state’s laws to ban more guns [Charles Cooke, National Review] Appeal to Sen. Show More Summary

MIT Media Lab Launched Disobedience Award, Funded By Reid Hoffman

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, Joi Ito, director of the MIT Media Lab (and a very sharp thinker on a variety of topics related to innovation) announced a really cool new award that the lab was putting together: a Rewarding Disobedience award, for $250,000,...Show More Summary

[Updated] Wikileaks Leak Of Turkish Emails Reveals Private Details; Raises Ethical Questions; Or Not...

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Important Update: Michael Best has now come out and said that it was actually he who uploaded the files in question, which he got from the somewhat infamous (i.e., hacked the Hacking Team) hacker Phineas Fisher. Through a somewhat convoluted...Show More Summary

The 2016 Election Is The Best Entertainment Of My Lifetime

I thought things couldn't possibly get any more exciting than they did last week at the RNC. And then yesterday happened.

Anti-Vax Film Distributors Threaten Critic And Autistic Rights Advocate With Defamation

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Any time we discuss the segment of our population that is still, despite all evidence to the contrary, pushing anti-vaccination conspiracy theories out into the ether, the comments section is inevitably invaded by these proponents. I...Show More Summary

Speaking Of The Supreme Court, Have You Seen Who Scott Walker Nominated?

For just a taste of the kind of white men (and they will be, exclusively, white males) Trump will bring, take a look at who Scott Walker just appointed to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Law Review Article Puts Respected Appeals Court Judge on Trial

One of the country's most respected federal appeals court judges is the subject of a withering law review article that strives to paint him as a legal fabulist.

The Ghosts of Shelby County

During his “I’m With Her (More or Less)” speech at the Democratic National Convention on Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders made a vitally important argument about the 2016 campaign: That it’s about more than who the president for the next four years will be; it’s about who will be on the Supreme Court for years to come. Show More Summary

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