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Today, 22 March 2012, the defense presented its last witness (former Manila Mayor Lito Atienza) before the Senate, acting as an impeachment court, takes a break. Even before the trial...
Over at Volokh, Orin Kerr takes a look at the US Supreme Court's recent decisions about effective assistance of counsel in the context of plea bargaining. The two cases deal with scenarios that are familiar in the context of legal...Over at Volokh, Orin Kerr takes a look at the US Supreme Court's...
London is calling... Applications for the 21st Century Law Practice Summer Program in London (a partnership between Michigan State University Law and the University of Westminister Law) are due March 25 (though if you miss the deadline, email me at...London is calling... Applications for the 21st...
The allegation is that before he left a former partner used Dropbox and thumbdrives to take copies of 70,000 client files. While understandably the firm is suing him, should the clients be concerned at the apparent ease with which this...The allegation is that before he left a former partner used...
Ex-Juror Who "Friended" Defendant Faces Jail for Bragging on Facebook About Dismissal From Jury Duty
By now, attorneys should know to advise their clients to watch out for Friend requests from jurors during a trial. The latest debacle concerning jurors use of social media involves a juror “friending” a party and then bragging about his resulting dismissal from the panel. For that...
Cooperation and collaboration were key themes of a Friday [March 16] panel at the Legal Marketing Association's annual conference, held this year in Dallas. The panelists on "Marketing & IT? You Can't Have One Without the Other" explored how to create a partnership between the two law firm units...
Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, March 22, 2012: Graham James sentence may be appealed Ontario court to rule Monday on prostitution laws Lawyers Practicing Primarily in New York Must Work for Attorney-Owned Firms, Ethics Opinion Says Charges laid...
One of the satisfying moments that recurred regularly in Star Trek, the Next Generation, was Captain Jean-Luc Picard's simple executive gesture and the words, "Make it so." A lot of magic thinking was bound up with that. The United States Supreme Court, however, has recently told...
As we reported last month, in January the Commission released its Fifth Report and Order (5th R&O) in its long-running proceeding aimed at modernizing the Emergency Alert System. The 5th R&O has now been published in the Federal Register, which establishes the effective date for the...
Gene Patents and Myriad in Light of Prometheus - The Big View, and Comments from Biotech Patent Lawyers on Prometheus, and Myriad
Biotech patent bloggers are starting to weigh in on the Prometheus decision rejecting a claim to a patent for providing medical advice. The Genomics Law Report includes thoughtful commentary and concludes - I'd say - that Myriad's patent claims are dead in terms of any ability to exclude...