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Young Lawyers Turn to Public Service

Posted by Troy Johnson on August 19, 2010 in Uncategorized

Many graduates who had expected to work at big law firms are reconsidering their career options. Full article in the NYT.

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Electing Judges: Justice for Sale?

Posted by Troy Johnson on August 17, 2010 in Uncategorized

An alarming new study says spending on state Supreme Court elections has more than doubled in the past decade. The radio program “On Point” on NPR had a show on electing judges. Overview of show: Americans widely bemoan the influence of big money in their politics. Now, let’s look to the courts. A new study, out this week, [...]

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Law School Rankings

Posted by George Butterfield on August 10, 2010 in Uncategorized

Report of the Special Committee on the U.S. News and World Report Rankings Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Hon. Martha Daughtrey (United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit); Tracy Giles (Giles & Lambert); Dean Phoebe Haddon (University of Maryland School of Law); Pauline A. Schneider (Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe); [...]

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A Survey of Electronic Research Alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw in Law Firms

Posted by Troy Johnson on August 5, 2010 in Uncategorized

There is a paper at SSRN that describes a survey of law firm librarians in 2010 that identified electronic research database alternatives to Lexis and Westlaw and ranked them by subscription frequency. The full abstract and paper can be seen here.

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The F.B.I. v. Wikipedia

Posted by George Butterfield on August 4, 2010 in Uncategorized

Wikipedia displays the seal of the F.B.I. in it’s online article. The F.B.I. didn’t like this so they wrote a letter to Wikipedia telling them to take it down. You can read the letter here. Wikipedia responded that the F.B.I. has misinterpreted the law and that they will not take down the seal. You can [...]

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Doubts on New Health Law

Posted by George Butterfield on August 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

Raising serious questions about the constitutionality of a key part of President Obama”s new health care reform plan, and finding no Supreme Court decisions specifically on the issue, a federal judge on Monday ruled that the state of Virginia’s court challenge to the plan  may go forward.  U.S. District Judge Henry E. Hudson of Richmond, VA, rejected [...]

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