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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.......

Chuck Schumer Slams Media for Being “Negative” and “Sensationalistic”

After his speech at the National Press Club on Tuesday, in which he said that the Democrats failed the middle class by supporting Obamacare—which focused on the “wrong problem”—Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) then blasted the media for being too “negative” and “sensationalistic.” According to Politico, Schumer blamed the media for creating a cynical midterm narrative […]

Did A DOJ Official Just Try To Distance The Agency From The NSA's Bulk Records Collection Program?

15 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

A very interesting statement was made by an unnamed DOJ official while defending the US Marshals' flying cell tower spoofers. It's something I didn't catch the first time through, but something that should be examined more closely. A...Show More Summary

NBC News Produces ‘Peter Pan’ Special

NBC News’ Peacock Productions has produced a behind-the-scenes look at next’s week’s “Peter Pan Live!” “The Making of Peter Pan Live!” airs tonight at 8pmET/PT and takes viewers behind the preparations the special, which stars Allison...Show More Summary

‘Unfinished Business’ Redband Trailer: Vince Vaughn Invades Europe In The Name Of Business

Here's the decidedly NSFW redband trailer for the international comedy starring Vince Vaughn. A relentless businessman with his own company, he heads to Germany with his only two employees (Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco) to clinch a make-or-break deal. Show More Summary

KXLY Faces Backlash Over Report About Felon Giving Money Away

KXLY first reported a Spokane man, who wanted to remain anonymous, was giving out cash on the street. Then, the Spokane ABC station did a check on the guy and discovered he had multiple convictions for fraud and theft and was on parole...Show More Summary

Which Retailers Have the Most Social Influence?

15 hours agoMedia / Publishing : eBookNewser

Klout has long fancied itself the definitive measure of social media influence. While in more recent years, the validity and value of the Klout score has been called into question, the company continues trying to prove naysayers wrong. To wit, Klout and parent company announced the inaugural Klout 50 in October. Show More Summary

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