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Feras Morad: Star Student Falls Out Of Window, Cop Shows Up To Help — Shoots Him Dead Instead

Feras Morad was a top student who aimed to get into Harvard Law School. He was already a debate team champ with a national ranking. Just 20-years-old, with a 3.9 GPA at a community college and also an Army cadet, Morad never had any trouble with the law. Show More Summary

This Canadian judge wants “Holocaust denial” style laws restricting debate about residential schools

This Canadian judge wants “Holocaust denial” style laws restricting debate about residential schools The Truth and Reconciliation Commission into Canada’s residential schools has been chaired by Manitoba Justice Murray Sinclair, who recently said something depressing and disturbing. Show More Summary

D.C. Bar Members Elect President in Closest Vote Ever

In an election separated by a mere 35 votes, Annamaria Steward, a law school associate dean, won the District of Columbia Bar presidency over media lawyer Laura Possessky, the bar said Monday. "It absolutely is the closest race in our history," D.C. Bar spokeswoman Cynthia Kuhn said.       

Violent Threats Can Be OK: Supreme Court

What's in a threat, if it's not meant to be serious? That was the Supreme Court's reaction today to a Pennsylvania man found guilty in 2011 of threatening his estranged wife, local schools, and law enforcement officers on Facebook, the Wall Street Journal reports. Writing for the majority, Chief Justice...

Tribal School Gains 'Historic' Waiver From No Child Left Behind Rules

13 hours agoNews : Huffington Post

The Miccosukee Indian School has received a waiver under the No Child Left Behind Act, making it the first individual school to be granted flexibility in meeting the strict requirements of the federal law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan...Show More Summary

Banning Philosophical Exemptions to Vaccination While Keeping Religious Ones Makes No Sense

Forty-eight states in America have laws allowing children who attend public school to do so without being vaccinated—if they have religious reasons. In 19 of those states, you can also avoid vaccination if your exemption is based on philosophical reasons. Every other kid, save those with medical

Vince Vaughn believes guns should be allowed in schools

In a revealing interview with British GQ for their July issue, Vince Vaughn opened up about many topics, including his thoughts on gun laws in America. The magazine has posted a preview of the interview on their site. On the topic of Americans’ rights to own guns, Vaughn said: "I support people having a gun in public full stop, not just in your home. Show More Summary

In a first, tribal school wins its own waiver from No Child Left Behind

A tribal school in Florida has been granted relief from the most onerous provisions of No Child Left Behind, making it the first tribal school in the nation to win its own waiver from the nation’s main federal education law.Read full article >>

Contract Attorneys Push for Better Pay, Working Conditions

When Valeria Gheorghiu graduated from Vermont Law School in 2006, becoming a temp attorney was not a career option that even crossed her mind. Passionate about worker’s rights and using the law for activism, Ms. Gheorghiu worked at South Jersey Legal Services and later at the Workers’ Rights Law Center of New York before launching her own practice.

High court throws out conviction for Facebook threats

Elonis was prosecuted for making illegal threats after he posted Facebook rants in the form of rap lyrics about killing his estranged wife, harming law enforcement officials and shooting up a school.

Kenny Bartley on the run from the law…again

The last we heard from Campbell County High School shooter Kenny Bartley, he was leaving his native Tennessee to go live with his psychologist and her family in Virginia. That was in February. In April an arrest warrant was issued for Bartley because his ankle monitor indicated Bartley had been allegedly using alcohol, a violation […]

#EndThePain: Black Students Stand Arm In Arm With Police Officers At Brunswick High School

A group of mostly black students at Brunswick High School in Ohio set out to show that stereotypes are not always accurate. The students joined arms with local law enforcement officers to stand united against negative images of both black youth and police officers in the media. Show More Summary

This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Posts

Would Tenure Have Saved Blockbuster? Above The Law 2015 Top 50 Law School Rankings Tax Court OKs Use Of Crummey Trust To Give $1.6 Million Tax-Free To 60 Beneficiaries, Despite No-Contest Clause The Atlantic: Why It Pays To Be A Jerk Charleston Law School Lays Off Seven Additional Faculty, Announces...

When a school is not a school: Linda Cliatt-Wayman at TEDWomen 2015

3 days agoNews : TED Blog: News

On her first day as a principal in a North Philadelphia school, Linda Cliatt-Wayman was determined to lay down the law and set clear expectations. She called her students into the auditorium and told them how things would go at that school. But one voice interrupted her. “Miss,” called out a girl named Ashley, “why do [ … ]

BREAKING: Hastert Made Payments to Hide Allegations of Sexual Misconduct From His High School Coaching Years

There are stories wrongly called “bombshells.” This one, though, is a…real bombshell. The LA Times: Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying an individual from his past to conceal sexual misconduct, two federal law enforcement officials said Friday. One of the officials, who would not speak publicly about the federal charges in Chicago, said [...]Show More Summary

Dennis Hastert Paid To Hide Sexual Relationship With Student: Official - NBC News

3 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid a man to conceal a sexual relationship they had while the man was a student at the high school where Hastert taught, a federal law enforcement official told NBC News on Friday. -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. Show More Summary

The Gilded Lilly: A Cautionary Tale

Anyone who's taken high school trig may remember the sine graph that shows a repeating wave measured on a horizontal axis. (Bear with me here.) Maybe that year, you also took physics and came across Newton's third law of motion: "For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction." In [...]

Weekly Legal Education Roundup

Above the Law, The Cruel Grading System Of Low-Ranked Law Schools Above the Law, Law Schools + The Internet = Embarrassing Screenshots Margaret Barry (Vermont), Jon Dubin (Rutgers) & Peter Joy (Washington University), Clinical Education for this Millennium: The Third Wave Margaret Barry (Vermont), Practice Ready: Are We There Yet?,...

Everything Wrong With The Above the Law Rankings

The ATL Law School Rankings are out. Here's what's wrong with them.

Megan Fox Might Go To Law School

If you see Megan Fox walking around your law school, don't be too surprised.

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