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Daily Deal: Pay What You Want Absolute Python Bundle

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Pay what you want to for the Absolute Python Bundle. If you beat the average price, you get all 5 courses. You'll learn the basics of how to code with Python by exploring tuples, dictionaries, decision statements, and more. Other courses cover TensorFlow and Selenium WebDriver. Show More Summary

Bankruptcy Options For Student Debt Could Possibly Change Under The Trump Administration

Will desperate law school graduates in need will finally be able to get a fresh start on their lives?

DOJ Urges Judge to Reject $10.8M Class Action Settlement as Unfair

Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand hinted last week that DOJ may become more involved in reviewing settlements.       

Even If The Russian Troll Factory Abused Our Openness Against Us, That Doesn't Mean We Should Close Up

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Last week, we wrote about the Mueller indictment of 13 Russians and three Russian organizations for fraud in trying to sow discord among Americans and potentially influence the election by trolling them on social media. If you haven't...Show More Summary

Biglaw Merger Creates New 1,000 Lawyer Firm

After months of speculation, two firms with complementary energy practices merge.

Germany's Speech Laws Continue To Be A Raging Dumpster Fire Of Censorial Stupidity

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Germany's new law, targeting hate speech and other unpleasantness online, is off to a roaring start. Instead of cleaning up the internet for German consumption, the law has been instrumental in targeting innocuous posts by politicians and taking down satirical content. Show More Summary

Justices Embrace Narrow View of Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Protections

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday narrowed the scope of whistleblower protection under the Dodd-Frank Act, ruling unanimously that employees must first report alleged securities violations to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.       

Law Firms Should Provide Student Loan Assistance To Their Associates

Offering relief from student loans would allow large law firms to project a much gentler image.

Science Fiction Law — Still Reeling: Minority Report, Sixteen Years Later

Michigan Law Professor Nicholson Price is teaching an interesting seminar this semester merging science fiction and legal analysis.  We agreed that his students should write blog posts and that I would publish the most worthy on Patently-O.  The first post comes from Lauren Kimmel and is focused on stopping future crimes. – DC Guest Post by Lauren […]

Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Workers

But representatives of workers don't buy it. Thanks again to Aaron Halegua for the latest. rb

Obtaining Student Loan Discharges Under The Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program Could Be Harder For Attorneys

Expect a big inquisition from the Department of Education since they are potentially discharging hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The Case Against the Bell Coalition’s Website Blocking Plan, Part 7: The Likely Expansion of the Block List to Non-IP Issues

The case against the Bell coalition website blocking proposal has already identified at least two sources of likely expansion and over-blocking: expanding the scope of piracy sites and the over-blocking of legitimate sites that has frequently occurred with site blocking systems around the world. Show More Summary

Schneider on Negotiating While Female

Andrea Schneider (Marquette) busts some myths about women negotiating salaries in her new article (SMU L. Rev.), just posted on SSRN, Negotiating While Female. Here's the abstract: Why are women paid less than men? Prevailing ethos conveniently blames the woman...

Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folks

Southampton Law School (southeast of London is searching for two positions: Pay transparency & gender pay differences: devising an effective regulatory framework -closing date: 28/02/2018. Addressing the impact of new forms of work on gender equality - closing date: 28/02/2018....

Canada Releases Most of the Updated TPP Text…But the Side Letters Are Still Missing

The Canadian government and other TPP partners released the text of most of the CPTPP yesterday. The release contained few surprises as the TPP remains intact and a new annex identifies the suspended provisions. The list of suspended...Show More Summary

More Than Half Of U.S. States Now Pushing Their Own Net Neutrality Rules

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Large ISP lobbyists, the FCC and agency head Ajit Pai are going to be rather busy for the foreseeable future. In the wake of the agency's extremely unpopular net neutrality repeal, consumer groups note that 26 states (27 including a new effort in Kansas) have now taken action to protect net neutrality themselves -- with more efforts on the way. Show More Summary

Morning Docket: 02.21.18

Lawyers for Brendan Dassey of Making a Murderer have filed a writ of certiorari, asking the Supreme Court to review a decision made by the en banc Seventh Circuit that upheld his conviction for murder. Earlier, a federal magistrate overturned his conviction and a panel of the Seventh Circuit affirmed. Show More Summary

Choice of Law Analysis Reviewed by Western Federal District Court of Pennsylvania

yesterdayIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In the case of Alley v. MTD Products, Inc., No. 3: 17-CV-3 (W.D. Pa. Dec. 20, 2017 Gibson, J.), the court denied summary judgment filed by the Defendant in this products liability case involving alleged injuries from a snowblower. This...Show More Summary

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