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Lofaso on Workers Rights and Natural Human Rights

Anne-Marie Lofaso (West Virginia) has just posted on SSRN her article, Workers Rights as Natural Human Rights, which is to be published in the University of Miami Law Review. The abstract: We live in an increasingly polarized world: one summed...

Standard Of Review: An Open Letter To NBC To Renew ‘Trial & Error’

Trial & Error undoubtedly improved over the course of its first season, and it deserves a second.

Response To Facebook Video Of Murder Is The Call For An Actual 'Godwin's Law'

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Anyone familiar with internet culture will be familiar with Godwin's law. It goes roughly something like this: the longer a discussion goes on on the internet, the higher the probability that a comparison to Hitler or the Nazis will be made. Show More Summary

Power Niche Marketing: 6 More Things Not To Do

Continuing from my previous article, here are some more things that are almost certainly a waste of time in terms of business development (or, at the very least, not the best use of your time). Spending a ton of time writing a great article for publication. There are two things that will likely happen here: […]

Law Firm Marketing: How To Test Your Marketing Campaigns

Getting your law firm’s marketing message just right can help boost conversion rates and positively impact your profits....

NSA Makes Pitch For Section 702 Approval While Its 702 Requests Aren't Being Approved By The Court

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Section 702 -- the statute that allows the NSA to collect internet communications and data in bulk -- is up for renewal at the end of this year. The NSA, thanks to Ed Snowden, faced more of an uphill battle than usual when renewing Section 215 (bulk metadata collections). Show More Summary

Daily Deal: Degoo Premium 2TB Backup Plan

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Everyday computer users are juggling huge amounts of data, so it makes sense that you're taking care of that data responsibly. With the $60 Degoo Premium 2TB Backup Plan, you get unlimited lifetime access to secured data storage. You...Show More Summary

Bullying At Work: Are You Vulnerable?

A major common theme: powerlessness or a big workplace power differential.

Law School Graduates Would Rather Die Than Fail The Bar Exam

You are not alone. It is possible to overcome bar exam failure.

Australia's Copyright Agency Keeps $11 Million Meant For Authors, Uses It To Fight Introduction Of Fair Use

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Even though stories of copyright collecting societies failing to distribute the monies that they collect to artists abound -- we wrote about one just a few weeks ago -- this doesn't seem to discourage others from continuing to bend the rules somewhat. Show More Summary

Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017

In a largely bi-partisan vote, the US House of Representatives has passed H.R. 1695, the “Register of Copyrights Selection and Accountability Act of 2017.”  The Bill was introduced by Judiciary Committee Chair Bob Goodlatte (R-Va), and co-sponsored by Ranking Member John Conyers (D-Mich), among others.  The 378-48 vote included 46 Democratic Nays.  It is unclear whether […]

How Trump Should Handle Liberal Judges

If Trump wants a successful presidency, he must narrowly tailor executive action to fit judicial reality.

I Can’t Be Bought For Some Cigars — But For A Vacation To Bermuda…

Whether they like it or not, in-house lawyers must be holier than the Pope.

Veterans Have a Right to Bring Class Actions, Court Rules

A special veterans' court has the ability to hear class actions, an appellate court found.

Predicting White-Collar Crime

Affluent people commit white-collar crimes? Tell me more!

Meet The Conservative Republican Who’s Trying To Torpedo Tort Reform

Houston trial lawyer Mark Lanier has won $14 billion in verdicts, gives money to Republicans -- and is working to scuttle federal tort reform.

AT&T Unveils A Fake 5G Network In The Hopes You'll Ignore T-Mobile Is Kicking Its Ass

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

To be clear: fifth generation (5G) wireless should be really impressive when it actually arrives, providing significantly faster mobile broadband speeds at lower latencies. The catch: the 5G standard hasn't even been created yet, and any real deployment of the ultra-fast technology isn't expected to even seriously begin until 2020. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 04.27.17

Guess who gets to take advantage of President Donald Trump's new tax plan? Lawyers and their law firms -- which are largely organized as pass-through entities -- will likely benefit greatly, as they'll be able to reduce their tax rate from 39.6 percent to 15 percent. Show More Summary

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