The plaintiff alleges that it misappropriates an iconic phrase from a 1972 disco hit. read more
Photography Is Not A Crime is in the middle of another police department vs. citizen feud and this one, like the last, is based on dubious "crimes" and a police department's disingenuous legal response to being slammed with phone calls as a result of its own actions. Show More Summary
I posted a link to a draft of this paper (when it had a different title). It’s now been published in the Notre Dame Law Review, and here’s the final version. [...] The post The Misbegotten Judicial Resistance to the Daubert Revolution appeared first on The Volokh Conspiracy.
Sullivan & Cromwell, arch-rival of Cravath, just announced bonuses -- did S&C beat CSM?
This firm's lawyers are super hot, and now you can get them at a discount!
Please share widely and repost with attribution. This content is licensed CC BY-SA 3.0. Comments, suggestions, and criticism are welcome. Originally posted at To Promote the Progress? Early Monday morning, Wikileaks released a second set of documents pertaining to the ongoing Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations. Show More Summary
An advocacy group for lawyers is challenging how the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia admits out-of-state lawyers to the court's bar. The National Association for the Advancement of Multijurisdiction Practice, a public benefit corporation based in Los...
A smart non-legal job to take if you're facing unemployment.
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) delivered an early Christmas present to the U.S. business community Tuesday night: an $85 billion budget deal that keeps the specter of a government shutdown away until at least October 2015....
Prominent health care specialist Thomas Bulleit has quit Hogan Lovells to join Ropes & Gray as a partner, where he will head the Boston-based firm's health care practice in Washington. Bulleit’s focuses on legal and regulatory compliance across multiple industries,...
One day after Microsoft Corp. weighed in on the legal diversity gap, new demographic numbers released on Wednesday show some small measure of progress for minority lawyers--but potential storm clouds for female attorneys.
Are this firm's bonuses higher than the market rate? Just a tad, for some.
We've written a few times recently about the importance of ECPA reform, to bring a woefully out of date law into the 21st century. Specifically, we've urged people to sign this White House petition in favor of ECPA reform. That petition closes soon, and it's still a bit short of the 100,00 goal. Show More Summary
An ethical issue for law students: should you report de minimis cheating?
Back during the summer, we wrote about how the FBI was increasingly using malware to spy on people (though they apparently tried to avoid using it with technically savvy people to avoid having its capabilities "discovered"). However,...Show More Summary
From Dave Freeman, via Simon de la Rouviere:Let me tell you a little story about innovation and creativity. Years ago, I worked on a wiki-based project to find the first instance of ideas/techniques in video games (like the first game to use cameras as weapons, or the first game to have stealth as a play element). Show More Summary
The dispute isn't over -- after pulling the Beastie Boys' "Girls" from one viral advertisement, the toy company could also find itself facing claims over music from Daft Punk and others in more ads. read more
Uruguay recently adopted the most far-reaching legalization of marijuana attempted by any nation in recent decades: The passage of a landmark marijuana legalization measure Tuesday means Uruguay is set to become the first country inShow More Summary
Organizers at a church in Neath, Wales don’t mind rules requiring the donkey-riding Mary in a childrens’ Nativity play to be wearing a crash helmet, or as the case may be “riding hat.” They say the eight-year-old’s costuming can readily be arranged to conceal the anachronistic headgear during the Christmas procession. Show More Summary
Do you have a right to read the laws that govern you, or is that a privilege you should have to pay for? PublicResource.org thinks it's a right, and has been publishing digital versions of various laws and codes not...