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  • Is Following a Judge on Twitter Ex Parte Communication?


    You follow a judge on Twitter. (There's plenty of them to be found.) He tweets about life on the bench. You tweet about cats and the occasional courtroom victory. The judge even retweets you on occasion. If this tweeting takes place while you have a case pending before the......

  • Do You Sleep in on Weekends? This Can Damage Your Health


    When you have to chose between sleep and work, work wins. That leaves many lawyers with huge sleep deficits. After a deadline crunch leaves you working ten hours a day or more, six days a week, many esquires try to catch up by sleeping in all weekend long. But......

  • How to Start a Solo Law Practice: 5 Tips to Get Started


    Many attorneys have successfully hung their own shingle, but it can be daunting to do this on your own. Part of the appeal of BigLaw is that someone else will make the big decisions for you. But this also means micromanagement and other crimes against your independent nature. Here......

  • Uber Drivers Score Another Win in the 9th Cir.


    Another win was secured for Uber drivers in O'Connor et al v. Uber Technologies Inc. as the Ninth Circuit denied the company's request to appeal the recent order approving the class certification in a lawsuit by drivers who wished to be categorized as employees. The ruling means that drivers......

  • Why Your Employees Leave -- and How to Keep Them Around


    When an employee quits, it's not just a worker walking out the door, its years of training and investment. Hiring replacement employees is expensive and time consuming, requiring you to invest resources in job search and training -- resources that could be better spent on the firms' practice. Retention......

  • Who's Hughes? Roberts Discusses Former Chief Justice, FDR Foil


    A conservative Chief Justice who repeatedly stands in the way of a progressive, Democratic president, while leading a divided, unpopular Supreme Court. No, it's not Chief Justice Roberts, though the parallels are clear. It's Charles Evans Hughes, Roberts's counterpart from 1930 to 1941, who repeatedly held back President Franklin......

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  • Police: Postal worker harassed Muslim woman in NYC

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:56:57 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police say a postal worker bumped into and spit on a Muslim woman before threatening to burn down her place of worship.

  • Chicago officer charged with murder in killing of black teen

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:54:59 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — A white Chicago police officer who shot a black teenager 16 times was charged with first-degree murder Tuesday, a day before the deadline a judge set for the city to release a squad-car video of the killing that officials fear will spark unrest.

  • Police: Autopsy findings confirm 18-year-old killed self

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:52:10 GMT

    NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) — An autopsy report shows that an 18-year-old who exchanged gunfire with police in suburban St. Louis died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound and was not hit by any officer's bullets.

  • The Latest: Prosecutor: Minnesota case will go to grand jury

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:45:04 GMT

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest in the investigation into the fatal shooting of a black man by Minneapolis police that has sparked more than a week of demonstrations (all times local):

  • Convicted spy Ronald Pelton freed from federal custody

    Tue, 24 Nov 2015 21:43:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former National Security Agency employee convicted of selling defense and communication secrets he gained during his career has been released from federal custody 30 years after his arrest.

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