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Kelo v. City of New London And The Limits of Eminent Domain: An Interview With Ilya Somin

Just how bad was the Supreme Court's ruling in Kelo? Very bad, as Professor Ilya Somin explains in his new book.

Stand with Postal Workers and Tell the Postmaster General to Do the Same

The American Postal Workers Union (APWU) is asking everyone to show their support for postal workers and a vibrant, public U.S. Postal Service. In support of that goal, APWU is asking supporters to fill out an online postcard that they will print out and mail to Postmaster General Megan Brennan.

Chattanooga Station Rejects Marriage Equality Ad

WRCB has placed itself in the conversation about gay marriage by not placing itself in the conversation about gay marriage. The Chattanooga NBC affiliate announced Friday it would not air a commercial produced by an organization that...Show More Summary

LGBT-Themed Children’s Book on Kickstarter

7 hours agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

Children’s book author Jase Peeples is trying to raise $10,000 on Kickstarter to fund an LGBT-themed children’s book. “Square Zair Pair” is set in the land of Hanamandoo and tells the story of how a village rejects a gay “Zair” couple,...Show More Summary

US Government Making Another Attempt To Regulate Code Like It Regulates International Weapons Sales

7 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

When code is treated like weapons, bad things happen. Governing bodies have previously treated encryption as weaponry, ensuring that only the powerful will have access to strong encryption while the general public must make do with weaker or compromised variants. Show More Summary

Fatima Robinson, Harvey Mason Jr., & Stephen Oremus Board ‘The Wiz Live!’

NBC has rounded out its creative team for The Wiz Live!, which airs on December 3. Fatima Robinson has signed on as choreographer, Grammy-winner Harvey Mason Jr is set as music producer and Tony and Grammy winner Stephen Oremus willShow More Summary

USDA sanctions 3 Brothers Produce, other PACA violators

The U.S. Department of Agriculture has imposed sanctions on four produce companies for failure to pay Perishable Agricultural Commodities Act reparation awards, according to a USDA news release.

‘A Girl Like Grace’ LA Film Festival Clip: Grieving, Bullying & Consequences

EXCLUSIVE: Here’s a clip from the coming-of-age pic A Girl Like Grace, starring newcomer Ryan Destiny as a teen dealing with her best friend’s suicide. When some of her high school classmates target her for bullying, she turns to the...Show More Summary

Ken Howard To Seek Re-Election As President Of SAG-AFTRA

Ken Howard will seek re-election as president of SAG-AFTRA. Howard was first elected president of SAG in 2009, won reelection in 2011, and after SAG and AFTRA merged, was elected president of the merged union. "I love my work – both as an actor and as SAG-AFTRA President," he said in a statement. Show More Summary

Hit British Series ‘Doc Martin’ Getting U.S. Adaptation By Marta Kauffman & Electus

Electus’ Ben Silverman has teamed with Grace And Frankie creator Marta Kauffman to adapt the popular ITV medical dramedy series Doc Martin for the U.S. market. Produced in the U.K. by Buffalo Pictures in association with HomeRun Productions, Doc Martin centers on successful surgeon Dr. Show More Summary

Eisenstadt on Causation in Criminal/Employment Cases

Leora F. Eisenstadt (Temple, Fox School of Business), has just posted on SSRN her interesting article, "Causation in Context", which critiques the Supreme Court's application of similar causation standards to employment discrimination and criminal law cases. The abstract is below:...

How to Know Anxiety

When will anxiety turn into a friend you can rely on?

How Can Boutiques Compete With BigLaw? Technology!

As BigLaw firms fall, "boutique" firms rise in their place. "Boutique" is just a fancy name for a small law firm that emphasizes a few practice areas. It's not just the increased cost of BigLaw firms that has enabled boutiques to become popular, though. As Bloomberg reports, it's technology that......

Interoperability via Direct Exchange: A Brief Update Mid-2015

By DAVID C. KIBBE, MD Over the past three years it has been my good fortune to work with talented individuals and organizations dedicated to making sharing of health information ubiquitous, secure, inexpensive, and easy to use. Quietly and without much fanfare, they have built both technical and trust infrastructures that reach almost 40,000 health

MTA Begins Training On New 7 Line Extension

With the debut of the 7 line extension to 34 Street-Hudson Yards nearing, the MTA has started to train staff on the new extension. Here is more on that training: MTA New York City Transit has started training tower operators, train dispatchers and train operators how to safely route and operate trains to and from […]

SCOTUS Reverses 'Facebook Threats' Conviction

Anthony Douglas Elonis made statements on Facebook threatening his ex-wife, a local school, the local sheriffs, and the FBI agents who came to question him about all these threats. Maybe that's how it happened. Or maybe Elonis was merely practicing his "rap lyrics" and exercising his constitutional rights in the......

The Best Scanner Under $300

The paperless office. Like the flying car and the sassy robot sidekick, it's something we've been promised for years, but something science has consistently failed to deliver. Lawyers are up to their ears in paper as much as they ever were, and while our tablets and iDevices let us browse......

KXAS Comes Out Even. Adds One Reporter, Subtracts One

Ray Villeda is leaving KXAS while Meredith Yeomans is starting her third week at the Dallas-Fort Worth NBC Affiliate Villeda, who is leaving for New York sister station WNBC, worked in Hartford, Conn. before coming to KXAS in 2011. It’s...Show More Summary

Young In-House Attorneys Honored: What You Can Learn

The Association for Corporate Counsel, a bar association for in-house attorneys, has honored its "Top 10 30-Somethings" at its May CLE training. These young in-house lawyers are good examples of the changing roles facing in-house counsel, as companies begin looking to their legal departments for more than just legal......

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