American Bar Association website for Military Families

May 19, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment

The ABA has a website devoted to providing legal information and services to military families. 

Thanks to bespacific.com

Authenticating Online Sources

May 6, 2011 at 9:00 am | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment

The Volokh Conspiracy had an interesting a post today about Griffin v. State, decided by Maryland’s highest court on April 28 describing how the authentication rules play out with regard to online sources.

French bill on burqas and niqabs

July 19, 2010 at 8:32 am | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment

Recent French bill prohibiting covering one’s face in public:

2nd circuit decides attorney advertising case

March 15, 2010 at 11:49 am | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment

Link to Alexander v Cahill.

Transcript of McDonald argument

March 4, 2010 at 10:36 am | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment

Transcript of the recently argued Supreme Court case McDonald v City of Chicago.

Patriot Act and Amendments — made clear

November 19, 2009 at 12:59 pm | Posted in Law in the News, US Government | Leave a comment
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With all the proposed amendments to the Patriot Act, one can surely lose their way through it all!  Thankfully, the Center for Democracy and Technology made a PDF chart of the current law and proposed amendments.  Check it out and clear your confusion.

Thanks to ALA online.

Rule 1

October 23, 2009 at 10:25 am | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment
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From the Legal Blog Watch:  “As a law student learning trial practice, and later as a young lawyer, I recall being instructed numerous times about “Rule 1,” i.e., “When the judge agrees with you, stop talking!” 

Obviously, the lawyer in this story never learned about Rule 1 or simply forgot about it.

Thanks to Legal Blog Watch and Simple Justice.

Uniform bar exam?

October 14, 2009 at 9:17 am | Posted in Bar Examination Resources, Law in the News | 2 Comments
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Above the Law and the Adjunct Law Professor Blog both blogged about a story that appeared in the October 12th National Law Journal.  The story explains that 10 states have signed on and will switch to a uniform bar exam developed by none other than the National Conference of Bar Examiners.   For those that don’t know the NCBE folks, they write the MPRE. 

Don’t be scared though.  New York and a handful of other states have decided not to go with the uniform bar exam format.

The FRCP is important

September 24, 2009 at 3:36 pm | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment
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At least that’s what one Florida judge believes.  After receiving a poorly written order to show cause from plaintiff’s attorney, the judge ordered the attorney to, among other things, read the FRCP.  You can read more about it here.

Thanks to Above the Law.

Justice O’Connor not in favor of judge elections

September 15, 2009 at 3:42 pm | Posted in Law in the News | Leave a comment
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Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor recently spoke to an audience at the Seattle University School of Law about her opinion on electing state judges. You can read the Seattle Times article here.

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