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5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit

As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Eleventh Circuit? It runs the gamut from the rural Alabama, north to the cosmopolitan Florida coast, with a heavy dose of swamp in between, so there are a lot of things to be......

CPO Justin A. Wilson awarded the Navy Cross

Chief Petty Officer Justin A. Wilson, a corpsman with the 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command was awarded the Navy Cross yesterday at Camp Pendleton. CPO Wilson is the first sailor in MARSOC’s history to be awarded the Navy Cross, according to DVIDS; Wilson, who was born in Beloit, […]

Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Scores

Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation's leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test.

5 Apps for Working from Home This Holiday Season

This week is Thanksgiving, and you're going to be out of the office, but you're not really going to be out of the office, are you? Let's face it: Come Friday, you're going to be back on your computer, billing furiously. Even so, you'll still be at home, trying desperately......

Michèle Flournoy takes a powder

I know I predicted that Michèle Flournoy would be the next Secretary of Defense, but the Washington Post says that she took her name out of the running, because anyone with a measure of common sense doesn’t want to get their fingerprints on that train wreck; Flournoy, who co-founded the Center for a New American […]

5 Things to Be Thankful for in the Seventh Circuit

As we give thanks this year, we wondered, what is there to be thankful for in the Seventh Circuit? Partly it's that we never stop to consider the court beyond its opinions (and partly it's a slow news week in the Seventh). When we crunched the numbers, we found out......

HarperCollins Forms Partnership With JetBlue

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HarperCollins has established a new partnership with JetBlue. Henceforth, the content platform on JetBlue’s Fly-Fi (a special inflight Wi-Fi program) will feature content from HarperCollins books. For this month, passengers will be able...Show More Summary

Fraternities at California school suspended after waving of dildos during march against sexual assault

Leaders of the Greek community at San Diego State University have suspended all activities at the school’s fraternities indefinitely following reports that some frat members waved dildos and cursed at students who were protesting sexual assaults. This comes days after the University of Virginia suspended all campus fraternities — but only until Jan. 9 — […]

5 Non-Times New Roman Fonts Courts Use in Their Opinions

A while ago, we offered some advice on typography and typesetting, much of which we learned from reading Matthew Butterick's excellent book Typography for Lawyers. But we'd be remiss if we focused exclusively on the lawyer-end of readability. What about the courts? As the Seventh Circuit has made clear, it's......

RBG Undergoes Emergency Heart Surgery, Resting Comfortably

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is resting comfortably and recovering after undergoing emergency heart surgery earlier today. Last night, during one of her legendary workouts with her personal trainer, she experienced discomfort and was taken to the hospital. This morning, she had a stent put in to alleviate blockage in her......

Pest Control Out Of Control

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Would Your Company Benefit From Immigration Reform?

Some have criticized President Barack Obama's immigration plan as unconstitutional. Others argue that it doesn't go far enough. But for most people, the bottom line is the bottom line. Instead of pondering politics, they are wondering if the immigration overhaul, and other efforts that have been tossed around Congress, will......

My Smartphone Just Got Android 5.0 Lollipop: First Impressions

Man, this is a beautiful update. Android L/Lollipop (5.0) represents the biggest overhaul of the operating system since the jump from Gingerbread (2.x) to Ice Cream Sandwich (4.0). We talked about the visual overhaul after previews of the new "Material Design" interface leaked, and were especially intrigued by rumors of......

NYT Columnist's Faulty Attack on Elizabeth Warren's 'Rage'

New York Times columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin has earned a reputation over the years for being friendly with the Wall Street giants he covers. If you read his bizarre rant against Senator Elizabeth Warren, it's not hard to see why.

Atheists Lack Standing to Challenge Colo. Day of Prayer

Every year since 2004, Colorado's governor has recognized a "Colorado Day of Prayer." This isn't terribly unusual in itself; since 1952, Congress has established a "national day of prayer" and most other states do the same thing. But the Freedom from Religion Foundation doesn't like it. They object to the......

What medicine can learn from the Secret Service failure

I was listening to the news on my way to work recently, and heard a story about the review conducted after the well-publicized security breach at the White House. Like many people, I was shocked when the story of the fence-jumper first broke. How was it possible that some guy with a knife managed to get over […]

Bye Bye Bingham: What Associates Should Do in a Firm Merger

Congrats Morgan Lewis: you've now an even bigger BigLaw firm. Last week, Morgan Lewis acqui-hired most of Bingham McCutchen, bringing on 525 lawyers and staffers, as well as 226 partners from the now-former firm. The move expands Morgan Lewis to around 2,000 lawyers in 28 offices, reports the ABA Journal.......

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