The ABA has a website devoted to providing legal information and services to military families.
Thanks to bespacific.com
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.
Recent French bill prohibiting covering one’s face in public:
Link to Alexander v Cahill.
Transcript of the recently argued Supreme Court case McDonald v City of Chicago.
Tags: amendments, Patriot Act
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.
Tags: Rule 1, trial practice
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.
Tags: Bar Exam, bar examination, MPRE, NCBE, New York State Bar Exam, uniform bar exam
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.
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.
Tags: judge elections, Sandra Day O'Connor
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.