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Our New Favorite Federal Jurist Punches Up Opinions With Pop Culture References

Federal judge binge-watches shows and can't stop thinking about them when he's at work.

Lawyers Should Prepare for Two Seasonal Divorce Spikes

Are you a family lawyer that handles divorces? If so, the findings that were presented at the annual meeting of the American Sociological Association may be of interest of you. Apparently, divorce could have a correlation with the seasons. It's old news that divorces spike after the winter holidays. But......

Should You Use Microsoft Bookings to Manage Your Calendar?

If you’re looking to modernize the way you schedule appointments, you might want to check out Microsoft Bookings. The new Office 360 application out of Redmond lets you schedule and manage appointments online. Bookings eliminates the need for clients to call in to schedule a check-in, or to ping pong......

Federal Courts Have No Jurisdiction to Expunge Convictions

A federal district court in Brooklyn has no authority to expunge a valid conviction of a woman who said her arrest record had prevented her from securing a job as a health aide. The Second Circuit opinion did take sympathy on the woman and suggested that Congress should consider allowing......

BigLaw Partner Confused for Ryan Lochte's Attorney

Jeffrey Ostrow, a partner at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, has some pretty big name clients. Intel comes to him for legal advice, as do Marvell, Spotify, and Cisco. But as the chair of Simpson's IP practice, his work doesn't usually get him invited onto the evening news. So imagine......

FindLaw Launches New Michigan Codes Section

Here's some good news for legal professionals in Michigan: FindLaw just launched its new Michigan Compiled Laws and Constitution section, bringing you the best source for Michigan laws this side of Great Lakes. So if you're looking for information on anything from Michigan's social services laws to its rules......

Leavenworth’s Spygate

Last week that the Department of Justice announced some seismic changes around the federal prison system. Obama’s DOJ said it would stop contracting with private prisons, a decision that will reduce and eventually phase out the federal...Show More Summary

This Is the Best Opinion About Inflatable Rats You'll Ever Read

'Rats. This case is about rats.' And so begins Seventh Circuit Judge Frank Easterbrook's finest judicial opinion, his Marbury v. Madison, his Brown v. Board of Ed., his Fisher v. Lowe. Well, maybe that's going a bit far. But for a case about rats, this one from Easterbrook is......

The Ultimate Impact of Sex Robots

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the internet. Technology continues to advance to help humans in so many countless ways. And now we are getting to the point that we are not simply dealing with cold machines, but we are dealing......

Who Are the Most Transformative Women GCs in America?

Can the corporate law department transform the legal profession? Yes. And it is. In-house law departments are leading the change in legal technological innovation, reimagining how legal services are delivered, and even reshaping the face of the legal industry itself. To celebrate those efforts, ALM and Inside Counsel have......

CA Supreme Court Bans Dredges for Mining Gold

This is bad news for gold miners who invested in expensive equipment designed to suck up tons of earth. Today, the California Supreme Court ruled that despite federal rules allowing citizens to mine for gold on federally owned land, state rules that ban certain mining practices trump those federal rules.......

What Tools You Need to Survive Law School

Some helpful hints to help you organize your upcoming education, courtesy of tech columnist Jeff Bennion.

NLRB Decides that Gradate Students can be Covered by NLRA

Today, the NLRB issued its long-awaited decision in Columbia University. As expected, the Board--in a 3-1 decision--reversed Brown University (which was just the latest in a number of cases flip-flopping on this issue) to conclude that graduate students can be...

Techdirt Podcast Episode 87: An Interview With Kim Dotcom's Lawyer

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Ira Rothken is a lawyer on the front lines of many major legal battles relating to copyright and piracy, including defending Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and, most recently, taking up the defense of Kickass Torrents operator Artem Vaulin. Show More Summary

Incredulous Judge Tosses Lawsuit Accusing Starbucks of Putting Too Much Ice in Cold Drinks

A federal judge has thrown out a lawsuit accusing Starbucks Corp. of misleading customers about the ice-to-product ratio of its cold beverages.

The Pink Ghetto: If You Look ‘More Like A Dominatrix Than A Wannabe Lawyer,’ You’ll Get More Callback Interviews

We're examining the way women in law school and law practice are treated based on their age and the way they look.

‘Comply Or Die’ Policing Claims A Hearing-Impaired Victim

This issue isn't about "sensitivity" training or "political correctness," it's about getting police officers to follow the law.

FBI Apparently Made Darkweb Child Porn Site Faster During Its Hosting Of Seized Server

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Another FBI/Playpen/NIT case has moved to the point of a motion to dismiss. The lawyer for defendant Steven Chase is arguing the government should abandon its prosecution because the FBI's activities during its conversion of child porn...Show More Summary

10 Things To Know About Executive Compensation

What is it like to practice in the area of executive-compensation law?

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