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Gov. Brown Nominates Leondra Kruger to Supreme Court

Leondra Who? Leondra Kruger, that's who. Kruger was nominated by Governor Jerry Brown to fill the seat vacated by Justice Joyce Kennard, who retired in April. Kennard's seat has been vacant since then, requiring various justices of the courts of appeal to sit in on cases in order to fill......

The Ferguson Grand Jury Decision Proves 'The System' Still 'Works'

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Many people may have hoped this would be one of those rare exceptions, but to anybody paying attention, the Ferguson grand jury's decision to give Officer Darren Wilson a pass on the shooting of Michael Brown was a foregone conclusion. Show More Summary

Key Passages from Police Officer Darren Wilson’s Testimony

Testimony released after a Missouri grand jury declined to indict police officer Darren Wilson in the death of an unarmed teenager provides a first look through Mr. Wilson’s eyes into what happened that day. The officer has remained silent and out of public view since he shot Michael Brown on Aug 9 in the St. Show More Summary

Why Attorney Websites Are A Waste Of Time For Most Law Firms

How can you better spend money on marketing and client development? Not with a website.

Dealmaker Joseph Calabrese Talks Move to Latham & Watkins: "It'll Be A Build"

The entertainment lawyer tells THR what's next for the top firm's growing Los Angeles presence read more

Report On UK Terrorist Murder: MI5 Absolved, Facebook Guilty

3 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

We've just written about new counter-terrorism measures announced by the UK Home Secretary. In her speech, she concluded with this clear statement of future intentions if the Conservatives win a majority in the UK's General ElectionShow More Summary

Thanks for Nothing California

This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog. This is the official week in the United States for giving thanks. Counting your blessings. Welcoming family and friends to your home. Christmas might get top billing, but Thanksgiving is all about feeling warm and fuzzy. Show More Summary

Advice to Clients in Wake of Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

Now that the grand jury in Ferguson, Missouri has decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson for the death of Michael Brown, there were protests, and there will be more protests. As a lawyer, you might be representing one of any number of groups affected by the protests, whether they're......

1 Week to the New Chief: Montana's Sidney Thomas Takes Top Spot

It's been a heck of a ride with Chief Judge Alex Kozinski at the top of the Ninth Circuit, but with his seven-year term coming to a close, prepare for a different, more subdued, albeit equally able chief: Judge Sidney R. Thomas. The ageist numbers game that comprise the rules......

Happy TechGiving!

FindLaw columnist Eric Sinrod writes regularly in this section on legal developments surrounding technology and the Internet. With modern air travel, it is possible to visit family members and dear friends who live in other parts of the country for Thanksgiving. Indeed, Thanksgiving week is the busiest time of year......

ABA Blawg 100

3 days agoIndustries / Law : 43(B)log

Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).

Grumpy Posner Removes Judge From Case for Grumpiness, Errors

Judge Richard Posner is known for his way with words, especially his ability to criticize deserving parties in a caustic, humorous, and legally sound manner. So on first glance, it may seem strange that he'd criticize a district court judge for his "tone of derision that pervades his opinion" before......

Same Sex Couples Ask Tex. Judge to Lift Stay, Allow Marriages

Thanks to some intrepid journalism by FindLaw blogger (and native Texan) Brett Snider, we've obtained a copy of the plaintiffs' motion to lift the stay on the injunction against Texas' same-sex marriage ban. That's a lot of prepositions. Way back in February, the U.S. District Court for the Western District......

No Qualified Immunity for School District's Firing of Whistleblower

Qualified immunity? For a claim of employment retaliation for whistle-blowing? Believe it or not, that's the defense Philadelphia School District mounted after a federal district court denied its motion for summary judgment in this employment retaliation case. Francis Dougherty, a former employee, was fired after she told the news media......

Obamacare Subsidies Case: No Court or Congress Fix Likely?

By now, you probably know what the Obamacare subsidies case is all about. We've written about it plenty, after all. The outcome of the case will depend on what remedy the Court chooses to fashion to deal with what seems like an obvious drafting error -- the provision that limits......

WordPress 3.x Security Warning: Malicious Code Hidden in Comments

That annoying comment might be more than spam telling visitors how to solve their intimacy issues, or how to make easy money at home. Instead, it may be malicious code that could hijack your site, lock you out completely, and even take over your server as a whole -- a......

Reign in Those Investors, Uber: Leave PR to the PR People

America is still murmuring about Emil Michael, the Uber executive who developed a case of foot-in-mouth disease at a dinner party last week. BuzzFeed reported that Michael wanted to create a team within Uber to dig up dirt on journalists critical of the ridesharing service and publicly embarrass them. That......

Jackson Lewis Ditching Billable Hours for Associates

The life of the BigLaw associate is centered around billable hours, and get about 2,000 of them in a year. Who hates them? Associates hate to keep track of them and meet them. Clients always think they're being cheated. And all of their spouses hate hearing about it. Seems like......

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