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A Clerk’s Tribute to Justice Scalia

Posted by George Butterfield on February 24, 2016 in Uncategorized

Danielle Sassoon wrote her tribute to Justice Scalia here.

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Statements of the Supreme Court Justices on Antonin Scalia

Posted by George Butterfield on February 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Read them here.

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Justice Ginsburg’s Tribute to Justice Antonin Scalia

Posted by George Butterfield on February 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

“From our years together at the D.C. Circuit, we were best buddies,” she wrote.   Read the full article here.

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Is There a Relationship Between Birth Order and Political Ideology?

Posted by George Butterfield on February 1, 2016 in Uncategorized

In a recent article in the Law & Society Review, Birth Order, Preferences, and Norms on the U.S. Supreme Court, Kevin McGuire assesses the influence of childhood birth order on the Justices’ later ideological preferences and approaches to jurisprudence. Looking back at the past fifty-five Justices (1900-2010), McGuire begins by finding a correlation between their [...]

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Nebraska court cases will be available online for the public

Posted by Troy Johnson on December 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

In a press release from the Nebraska Judicial Branch there was an announcement that – Free online access to the official published judicial opinions of the Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of Appeals will be available to the public beginning January 1, 2016. The opinions of the Nebraska Supreme Court and Nebraska Court of [...]

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Yale Finds Error in Legal Stylebook: Harvard Did Not Create It

Posted by Troy Johnson on December 10, 2015 in Uncategorized

Harvard has been known as the creator of the Bluebook. This article in the New York Times discusses how some legal scholars have come to a different conclusion.

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One Person, One Vote

Posted by George Butterfield on December 8, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments in a voting rights case that has the potential to shift political power from urban areas to rural ones, a move that would provide a big boost to Republican voters in many parts of the nation. The case, Evenwel v. Abbott, No. 14-940, will address a question [...]

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Be Brief About It

Posted by George Butterfield on December 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

A local lawyer is ditching legal briefs to make some briefs of his own. Michael Stageman, a 31-year-old defense attorney, is designing his own brand of men’s underpants. The main selling point: A pouch that keeps the man-parts separate from the legs. “It’s incredibly liberating,” Stageman said. “It feels amazing, like the first time I [...]

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Nebraska Libraries: How Are They Doing?

Posted by George Butterfield on November 24, 2015 in Uncategorized

Here are the numbers, from the Nebraska Library Commission. Nebraska’s 264 officially recognized public libraries were visited by about 8.2 million Nebraskans last year, attendance that’s been fairly steady in the last decade and statistically higher per capita than a majority of states. More Nebraskans are attending a growing number of library programs, and more [...]

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Lawyers Have Lowest Health and Wellbeing of all Professionals

Posted by George Butterfield on November 23, 2015 in Uncategorized

Lawyers working in firms, from top-tier to sole practice, have the lowest health  and wellbeing of all white-collar workers; not only that, they are the highest  users and abusers of alcohol and nicotine, a study has found. Read the full article and get information on the study behind these conclusions here.

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