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Inventing to Nowhere

Although it is very much part of a PR campaign, the new documentary Inventing to Nowhere is also really well done.  Now streaming online:

Standard Of Review: Serial Brings Legal Storytelling Into The 21st Century

Everyone is talking about the Serial podcast; does it live up to the hype?

Hollywood's Secret War On Net Neutrality Is A Key Part Of Its Plan Stop You From Accessing Websites It Doesn't Like

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We already wrote about the MPAA's plan to break the internet by trying to twist a portion of the DMCA to force ISPs to remove DNS entries, making sites effectively disappear off the internet. However, one key element to this actually...Show More Summary

Appeals Court Finds Gun Ban for Committed Man Unconstitutional

In the first legal ruling of its type, a federal appeals court in Cincinnati on Thursday deemed unconstitutional a federal law that kept a Michigan man who was briefly committed to a mental institution decades ago from owning a gun.

Cuba Opening Could Mean Mother Of All Property Disputes

Exiles and U.S. corporations claiming billions of dollars worth of Cuban property might finally begin the process of getting it back.

Lawyer Won't Have to Pay Up After Issuing $1 Million Challenge on TV

Appeals court says "offer" made on NBC's "Dateline" was merely a figure of speech read more

The Top 10 Strategist Blog Posts of 2014

The 10 most popular posts of 2014 on FindLaw's Strategist blog ran the gamut -- from things you could learn from Frank Underwood to a judge beating a public defender (not in a battle of wits; like, with his fists). Did your favorite post make the cut? Read on to......

NLRB Modifies Union Election Rules, With Dissent

Just in time for the new year, the National Labor Relations Board has announced changes to its representation case procedures. That's just a fancy, lawyer-talkin' way of referring to union elections conducted by the NLRB at the union's or employer's request. The thrust of the new rules is to streamline......

BlackBerry Classic Has Arrived; We've Got Deja Vu x2

You miss that QWERTY keyboard, don't you? You're not alone. Many of us do, which is why BlackBerry keeps releasing new keyboard-equipped models, including two entrants this quarter alone -- the Passport and the Classic. We've talked about the Passport -- behemoth phablet meets QWERTY taskmaster at a premium price......

The Ultimate Holiday Guide: 65 Last-Minute, Lawyerly Gift Ideas

Did you know it's a week until Christmas? Yeah, we couldn't believe it either. And the problem is that we still have outstanding gifts to buy. Not "outstanding" as in "amazing," but as in, "we haven't bought them yet." Perusing the FindLaw archives to get some gift ideas, we discovered......

CFPB Sues Sprint Over 'Cramming' That Cost Customers Millions

The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has filed a lawsuit against Sprint, alleging the company illegally billed wireless customers for millions of dollars in unauthorized charges through a practice known as "cramming." The lawsuit is the third such action the government has taken to combat "cramming" charges on cellphone bills......

Oral Arguments in Warrantless Cell Tower Location Data Requests Case

This is an early contender for a Supreme Court case -- assuming, of course, one of the parallel cases in a burgeoning circuit split doesn't make it onto the High Court's docket first. The facts are relatively unremarkable: Aaron Graham and Eric Jordan were convicted of robbery after prosecutors used......

Sandy Hook Lawsuit Says Gun Maker, Distributors Liable for Deaths

Victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are suing a gun manufacturer and its distributors for those killed and injured in the tragedy. According to Slate, at least nine families and one teacher have joined the lawsuit filed Monday, which will attempt to hold Bushmaster, the manufacturer of......

Lots of Amici Join EEOC in Abercrombie Religious Discrimination Case

In October 2013, the Tenth Circuit determined that Abercrombie & Fitch, the nation's No. 1 purveyor of that weird cologne smell in the mall, didn't violate Title VII of the Civil Rights Act when it refused to hire a Muslim job applicant for wearing a hijab in contravention of Abercrombie's......

Blind Melon Guitarist Embarks on New Life as Corporate Lawyer

Two decades ago Rogers Stevens was playing lead guitar for Blind Melon, the alternative rock band best known for its hit single "No Rain". Now he's a labor and employment lawyer at Ballard Spahr LLP.

Prison Guards' Overtime Suit Dismissed, Despite Novel Arguments

The Sixth Circuit today batted away a labor suit brought by the Michigan Corrections Organization, a union of prison correction officers, against the Michigan Department of Corrections. The federal appeals court had no trouble affirming the district court's dismissal for absence of a cognizable federal claim. It took the time,......

10 Nifty Gift Ideas for the Law Student in Your Life

Those law students are so needy. Coming back home after final exams, they'll be a psychological wreck. So what's better than reminding them of the law they just forgot with some cool law-related gifts? OK, so maybe that shouldn't be all that you get them, but come on: A trick......

24 Privacy Authorities Worldwide Call For More Mobile App Privacy

Last week, the increased focus of national data protection authorities on the processing of personal data through mobile apps was again confirmed in an open letter from a group of data protection authorities.

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