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Judge Bars Anti-Abortion Group From Releasing Video... Raising Serious First Amendment Questions

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

What is it with judges and prior restraint lately? A judge in a Los Angeles Superior Court has issued a temporary restraining order blocking an anti-abortion group from releasing a video. And, yes, obviously, anything involving abortion...Show More Summary

New Zealand Prime Minister Admits Drug Prices Will Rise Under TPP -- Leaves Out The Part About More People Dying

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As we're in the middle of crunch time for the final TPP negotiations, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key has finally admitted what many experts have been saying for years -- that under the TPP, drug prices will undoubtedly rise, because it extends monopoly protections on important medicines. Show More Summary

Google To French Regulators Looking To Expand 'Right To Be Forgotten' Globally: Forget About It

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Earlier this summer we wrote about some ridiculous demands coming out of France, asking that Google expand the "right to be forgotten" globally. As you hopefully already know, last year, a European court came out with a troubling ruling...Show More Summary

DA Claims He'll Charge Drone Operators Near Wildfires For Murder

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Should someone who flies a drone near a wildfire be charged with murder if someone dies in that fire? At least one California District Attorney is insisting he's going to bring such charges should that situation occur. It's wildfire season out here in California, and the story of the summer seems to be about drones and wildfires. Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Zendure A8 Pro 25600mAh External Battery

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Having a backup battery on hand is never a bad idea. The Zendure A8 Pro 25600mAh External Battery is a compact and durable external battery capable of charging up to 4 of your devices. Each USB port detects your devices and works to tailor its charging to each device. Show More Summary

After Holder's Departure, Fight Over Fast and Furious Docs Continues

Eric Holder's departure as attorney general hasn’t eased tensions between the U.S. Department of Justice and House Republicans over access to documents about how DOJ responded to a congressional inquiry into the botched gun sting Operation Fast and Furious.       

Schumer, Grassley Spar Over Pace of Judicial Nominations

Sens. Chuck Schumer, D-New York, and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, exchanged barbs on the Senate floor on Thursday over the pace of judicial confirmations. Grassley blocked Schumer's request to immediately confirm three New York federal district court nominees whose votes have been pending since early June.       

Windows 10? Whatever...

Windows 10? Yawn. If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious. In terms of user interface, they got it right – with Windows XP. Show More Summary

Amicus supporting rehearing in MTM v. Amazon

2 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

IP Professors, with excellent assistance from Cathy Gellis.

Bad Dog's Bad Drug-Sniffing Skills Are Good Enough for 7th Cir

Lex, the drug-sniffing dog, has been a very bad boy. No, Lex didn't bite anyone. He never peed on the carpet or tore apart an officer's shoe. Rather, Lex sniffed drugs on just about everyone he encountered -- whether there were drugs present or not. Lex's nose was just about......

Clients Want Artificial Intelligence and They Want It Soon-ish

Move over pink brains, the new legal smarts are contained within circuit boards and transistors, not flesh -- or so techno-futurists claim. Those same voices are now loudly predicting the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice. Of course, machine intelligence is nothing new. Commentators have long said technology will......

Think Twice Before Using Crowdfunding and Litigation Investments

We're in the middle of a crowdfunding golden age. Individuals have raised thousands of dollars to make potato salad ($55,000), create inflatable Lionel Richie sculptures ($12,500), and conduct a squirrel census ($9,000). When it comes to fundraising, it seems like people are just giving money away. Should lawyers and litigants......

Weed Lawyers Can Be Weed Sellers, Washington State Bar Says

The Evergreen State just got a little greener, at least for lawyers. The Washington State Bar Association gave attorneys the, ahem, green light to use weed and operate marijuana-related businesses, just three years after Washington voters legalized recreational use. This makes Washington the first state to not only allow attorney......

Wills Can Be Amended After Death, Cal Supreme Court Rules

Finally, that LLM you got in Zombie Law is about to pay off! The California Supreme Court ruled on Monday that wills may be amended post-mortem. That's a drastic shift from the categorical bar against modifying an unambiguous will. Of course, those wishing to amend their wills after death won't......

In-House Counsel Hate California. Here's Why

California dreams are often more like nightmares for many in-house counsel. In-house counsel have a largely negative view of the state's litigation and regulatory climate, according to a new survey by the law firm Archer Norris. In-house lawyers perceive litigation as a greater risk in California than other states. The......

Moneyball for Litigation? A Conversation with Premonition’s Toby Unwin

Columnist Zach Abramowitz explores the concept of Moneyball for litigation.

Non-Sequiturs: 07.30.15

Donald Trump's lawyer responds to the flap over his spousal rape comments. Sort of. Not really. [Funny or Die] Does the Supreme Court need an ethics code? And yes, yes it does. [The Faculty Lounge] James Woods is suing a Twitter troll...Show More Summary

Radio Music License Committee Settles Antitrust Suit Against SESAC – What Does It Mean For The Radio Industry?

Yesterday, it was announced that the Radio Music License Committee (RMLC) settled its lawsuit with SESAC.

Déjà Vu All Over Again: Peter Kalis Of K&L Gates Strikes Back At Law360

Peter Kalis has some sick burns for Law360, which he claims "is not taken seriously as a journalistic organ."

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