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New York City Considers Granting the Right to a Lawyer in Housing Court

New York City is weighing a plan that would entitle low-income residents in housing court a right to a lawyer.

The Legal Standing Of ‘Stop And Frisk’

As they say: those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.

Man Arrested For Parodying Police Department's Facebook Page Sues City, PD Over Rights Violations

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Because an Ohio police department couldn't handle being (momentarily) mocked, it's now being sued by the man officers arrested after he created a spoof of the department's Facebook page. Earlier this year, Anthony Novak parodied theShow More Summary

More Prominent Prosecutors Leaving For Private Practice

Some recent notable moves from government to private practice.

Medical Marijuana And Escape From L.A.

How long must Los Angeles continue on with its limited medical marijuana access?

Should Lawyers Wear Black Lives Matter Pins in Court?

The Black Lives Matter movement has certainly struck a chord with many lawyers, from Supreme Court justices to public defenders. Over the last Supreme Court term, for example, Justice Sonia Sotomayor has repeatedly called out perceived abuses in the criminal justice system. But support for BLM isn't always well received......

ABA Dodges a Bullet, Won't Lose Law School Accreditation Powers

The American Bar Association won't lose its ability to accredit new law schools, at least not in the immediate future. The Department of Education informed the bar association law week that it was rejecting a recommendation that it suspend the ABA's power to accredit new law schools for a......

DHS Offers Its Unsolicited 'Help' In Securing The Internet Of Things

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's generally agreed that the state of security for the Internet of Things runs from "abysmal" to "compromised during unboxing." The government -- despite no one asking it to -- is offering to help out… somehow. DHS Assistant Secretary...Show More Summary

Katy Motiey: Overcoming Obstacles And Building Relationships Through Loyalty Leads To Success

This GC's immigrant experience shaped her desire and focus to go to law school very early on.

Movie Theater Security Guards Assault Women, Claim They Were Pirating Movie

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's well-known that the big studios and the MPAA like to indoctrinate movie theater employees into believing that there's a horrible menace of people trying to pirate movies in the theaters, and that in some cases, they even hand out money to employees who "catch" pirates in the act. Show More Summary

New California Law Attempts To Fight Hollywood Ageism By Censoring Third-Party Websites

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Actress Junie Hoang may have lost her legal battle against IMDb for revealing her age, but the California Assembly is ensuring she'll win the war. Hoang sued IMDb for $1 million, claiming the publication of facts without her permission had resulted in her being a victim of Hollywood ageism. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: VPN Unlimited Subscription

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Protect up to 5 of your devices from prying eyes with a $29 lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited. You'll have access to servers in 39 countries with unlimited bandwidth and an unlimited high-speed connection. Check out their answers...Show More Summary

This Week In Legal Tech: First Look At New Machine Learning Tool To Prevent Drafting Mistakes

A substantive mistake in a legal document can put a law firm at risk of both reputational and financial damages.

Advertiser's self-voting on positive reviews as "helpful" may be false advertising

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Vitamins Online, Inc. v. HeartWise, Inc., 2016 WL 5106990, No. 13-CV-982 (D. Utah Sept. 19, 2016) Following up on its previous opinion, the court rules again about the possible falsity of reviews posted in exchange for undisclosed gifts of the reviewed product. Show More Summary

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