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Man held over jihadist murders of French police couple after 'DNA found on their computer'

French police arrested a man on Monday in connection with the jihadist murder of a police couple after his DNA was allegedly matched to traces found in their home near Paris, legal sources said. It also claimed that the 24-year-old has...Show More Summary

Tour de France champ Chris Froome fails doping test, faces possible suspension

Froome was found to have double the legal limit of an asthma drug in a September doping test

Sessions must stop telling lies about marijuana

2 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

Congress just gave the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment, which bars the Department of Justice from using federal funds to prosecute people buying or selling medical marijuana in states that have legalized it, a temporary reprieve until Dec. 22....

New NIST forensic tests to ensure high-quality copies of digital evidence

Data found on a suspect's computer, cell phone or tablet can prove to be crucial evidence in a legal case. A new set of software tools developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) aims to make sure this digital evidence will hold up in court.

Exit polls shows black women overwhelmingly endorsed Doug Jones

Democrat Doug Jones pulled a surprise win for the Alabama Senate seat against Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, who's been accused of sexual misconduct and said America was last "great" when slavery was legal. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Why people on Twitter are giving black women the credit for Roy Moore's defeat

Democrat Doug Jones pulled a surprise win for the Alabama Senate seat against Trump-endorsed Republican candidate Roy Moore, who's been accused of sexual misconduct and said America was last "great" when slavery was legal. SEE ALSO:Show More Summary

Tips for Protecting Your Small Business

Whereas big businesses tend to have a variety of well-staffed departments devoted to the legal, physical and digital protection of their business, small business owners often must take a more hands-on approach to protecting their operations. Show More Summary

At the country's biggest cannabis county fair, legalization is met with a mixture of relief and fear

There's no better place to see the transition from prohibition to legalization than the Emerald Cup, which has gone from a funky, muddy festival to a professionalized, branded event that draws hundreds of cannabis farmers out of the Northern California hills and thousands of their fans.

How Jones Day Cornered the Market on SCOTUS Clerks

The unprecedented Jones Day spree is a testament to the cachet of Supreme Court clerks and the unspoken presumption that all of them or almost all emerge from the nation's highest court polished and ready to take on whatever legal task is handed them.       

Canada will sell legal pot for $7.77 a gram

4 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

As Canada gears up to legalize marijuana in July of next year, Ottawa agreed to sell weed at $7.77 a gram-$10 in Canadian dollars-which will only add to the country’s deficit. … it will have to invest an estimated $544,3 million just to set up a system to sell legal pot, which will only...

Labor Department Proposes Legalizing Wage Theft

The Labor Department is moving quickly to establish a new rule that would make tips the property of restaurant owners instead of workers. This week, President Donald Trump’s administration proposed getting rid of an existing rule that makes tips the property of servers that restaurant owners cannot take away. Under the new proposal, restaurant owners who […]

Court Tosses Cop's Attempt To Sue Twitter And Facebook For Someone Killing Cops In Texas

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Presumably prestigious law firm 1-800-LAW-FIRM is winning some cases somewhere. But it's not having any luck with its dubious legal theories related to social media companies and "material support for terrorism." The firm hasn't racked up any wins in these cases (as far as I'm aware). Show More Summary

December 13 roundup

4 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Cakes and coercion: “Endorse the state’s right to coerce speech or conscience and you have ceded a principle that can so easily come back to haunt you.” [Andrew Sullivan, New York mag] “The legal course has some advantages. You can use...Show More Summary

Trump’s lawyer calls for a special counsel investigation of alleged corruption at FBI and Justice Department

One of President Trump's personal lawyers called Tuesday for a special counsel to investigate alleged corruption at the FBI and Justice Department. Jay Sekulow, a member of the legal team counseling Trump on special counsel Robert S. Mueller III's wide-ranging Russia probe, said Tuesday that a second special counsel should be appointed to focus on FBI […]

Professional Identity And Professionalism

Benjamin V. Madison III (Regent), Professional Identity and Professionalism: This article discusses the difference between the professional identity formation movement in legal education and the older professionalism movement. Discusses approaches at different schools to derive values, methods to cultivate such values, and potential to help new lawyers have a strong...

The Limited License Legal Technician Is the Wave Of The Future In Law

ABA Journal, The Limited License Legal Technician Is the Way of the Future of Law: [T]he Washington State Bar Association’s Limited License Legal Technician [LLLT] program [FAQ]... is currently the only paraprofessional program of its kind, fully operational, within the United States. Many states offer court facilitators, but their...

Soda Taxes As A Legal And Social Movement

David A. Dana (Northwestern) & Janice Nadler (Northwestern), Soda Taxes as a Legal and Social Movement: In the last few years, several local governments have adopted new soda taxes. Other localities currently are considering adopting such a tax. In this Article, we consider whether soda taxes are becoming a more...

Every Silver Lining Has A Cloud: Defensive Pessimism In Legal Education

Emily Zimmerman (Drexel) & Casey LaDuke (Virginia), Every Silver Lining Has a Cloud: Defensive Pessimism in Legal Education, 66 Cath. U.L. Rev. 823 (2017): Defensive pessimism is a strategy that involves setting low expectations and reflecting extensively on what could go wrong in connection with a future event in order...

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