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  • Law Firm Social Media: Different Approaches for Twitter and Facebook


    Lawyers can't ignore social media anymore. Facebook can be a way to reach potential clients, for example, while a strong Twitter account could help increase your profile in the legal community. At the same time, social media is not "one size fits all." Attorneys need to understand the differences......

  • Spotlight on Laptop Security, Protecting Client Files


    When a thief stole a lawyer's laptop, in retrospect the attorney partially blamed himself. He left it in plain sight on a countertop, where the burglar could easily see it through the glass door of his house. The lawyer had also left a light on in the house to......

  • A Primer on Relevance and Proportionality


    Rodney King, that unexpected voice of reason in a wilderness of social chaos, put it this way: "Can't we all just get along?" It's a catchphrase that can serve in the most complex situations, including discovery disputes. A judge may not quote Rodney, but the admonition still rings true......

  • Highlights From Day 1 of Gorsuch's Confirmation Hearing


    You don't get to the Supreme Court without passing through the crucible of a Senate confirmation hearing -- and sometimes you don't get to the Supreme Court even then. But Neil Gorsuch, President Trump's SCOTUS nominee, survived the first day of his hearing relatively unscathed. Here are the highlights,......

  • Police Get Search Warrant for Everyone Who Googled a Fraud Victim's Name


    Do not Google these words: "Douglas" and "passport photo." If you do, you could find yourself on the wrong end of a search warrant. The Edina Police Department has obtained a search warrant for anyone who Googled that name in connection with a theft of $28,500 from a Minnesota......

  • Ninth Circuit Splinters Over Trump Travel Ban Rehearing


    A three-judge panel in the Ninth Circuit upheld an order blocking President Trump's first travel ban last month. The administration subsequently reissued a new executive order replacing the first and voluntarily dismissed its appeal to the earlier injunction. That should be the end of that debate, right? Not exactly.......

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  • Trump warns GOP of political costs of rejecting health bill

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:28:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday warned House Republicans they would lose their seats in next year's midterm elections if they failed to back the GOP health care overhaul and fulfill a long-promised goal to undo Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act.

  • France investigates jobs given interior minister's daughters

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:27:29 GMT

    PARIS (AP) — The French financial prosecutor's office opened a preliminary investigation Tuesday into a report that Interior Minister Bruno Le Roux hired his two daughters for 24 temporary parliamentary jobs.

  • The Latest: Gorsuch says during hearing 'no man' above law

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:26:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch (all times local):

  • The Latest: Britain bans laptops on flights from 6 countries

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:40 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — The Latest developments related to the U.S. government move to bar passengers in eight Muslim-majority countries from bringing laptops and other electronics onboard direct flights to the United States (all times local):

  • Hungary toughens border defense a year after migrant pact

    Tue, 21 Mar 2017 16:19:08 GMT

    TOMPA, Hungary (AP) — A year after the European Union struck a deal with Turkey to stem the flow of migrants into Europe, asylum-seekers are still finding their way into Hungary — and the country's populist government is doubling down protection of its border with Serbia with a new fence and controversial asylum rules.