“Someone could have put their hand in the window and unlocked the door and taken the kids” [Lenore Skenazy/Free Range Kids; related stories here and here; similar, Illinois Policy] Police warn that plan in Scotland to provide state guardian...Show More Summary
There have been several proposals for manned missions to Mars. Some proposals include a colony; most don't. It's obvious that animals have evolved to live on Earth and not in space, and it will take quite a bit of adjustment to get comfortable...Show More Summary
Late in 2013, the LA Times published information from applications processed by the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department that showed the agency was generally unconcerned by past misconduct and illegal behavior by applicants -- especially if those applicants were former police officers or prison guards. Show More Summary
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
From the status of the U.S. conflict in Afghanistan to whether the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate is a tax or a penalty, the "government may not always say what it means or mean what it says," a federal district judge in Washington said on Thursday.
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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......
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......
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......
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......
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......
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......
Columnist Zach Abramowitz explores the concept of Moneyball for litigation.