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  • 5 Creative Ways to Dress Your Law Office for Success


    You may make a great first impression on your potential clients, what kind of impression does your law office make? If your office looks like every other lawyer's office, your potential clients could be underwhelmed. Everybody has seen the diplomas on the wall, the fake potted plants, and the......

  • In-House Counsel: Is Transgender Discrimination on Your Radar?


    In a two-part series in Inside Counsel, Jeff Beemer of Dickinson Wright PPLC talked about transgender discrimination as one of the an up-and-coming issues for the EEOC. Indeed it is, and even though you might not think about it, transgender discrimination most likely falls into Title VII's prohibition on gender......

  • Lawyers and Metadata: Navigating an Ethical Minefield


    "Metadata" entered the lexicon thanks to the Edward Snowden revelations, prompting explainers on what the heck it is. The prefix "meta" is self-referential; metadata is data about data. To put it in a less confusing way, metadata is extraneous information about data. You've got a document, and the content of......

  • N.Y.'s Top Judge Calls for Grand Jury Reform


    Following the Eric Garner and Michael Brown grand jury non-indictments, many of us wondered why grand juries are still hanging around. The Constitution requires only that the federal government use grand juries to indict criminal suspects, and yet 23 states still require the use of these bodies for serious felonies.......

  • 2 Law Schools to Adopt ABA's LSAT Elimination Provision


    Have you heard? You don't have to take the LSAT to get into law school anymore! Cue the articles about how "some schools" -- two -- are eliminating the requirement and how pretty soon no one will have to take the LSAT. Sort of. As Bloomberg Business reported Tuesday, the......

  • Net Neutrality: FCC Votes to Regulate ISPs as 'Common Carriers'


    As expected, FCC commissioners voted 3-2 today to regulate Internet service providers (ISPs) as "common carriers" under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. (It also voted to override state laws against municipal broadband, but that's another story entirely.) The vote was split along party lines, with the commission's......

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  • Bangladesh arrests suspect in killing of American blogger

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:48:50 GMT

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladeshi security officials arrested a suspect Monday in the killing of an American writer who was a prominent critic of extremist Islam and was hacked to death last week as he walked with his wife in Dhaka, a government spokesman said.

  • Russia's FM: Killing of Nemtsov 'heinous,' will be probed

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:45:01 GMT

    GENEVA (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was a "heinous crime which will be fully investigated."

  • Israel says it foiled Gaza smuggling ring helping Hamas

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:39:39 GMT

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it has foiled a ring that smuggled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Hamas to rebuild its infrastructure following last year's war.

  • Child porn court case closed against German ex-lawmaker

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has closed a child porn case against a prominent former German lawmaker in exchange for a 5,000-euro ($5,600) payment.

  • Los Angeles police kill man in struggle captured on video

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:13:06 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a fatal encounter captured on video, three Los Angeles police officers shot and killed a man on the city's Skid Row during a struggle over one of the officers' guns, authorities said.

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  • Ukraine's leader urges peacekeeping mission for the east

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:37:10 GMT

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president has a signed a decree opening the way to a formal request for international peacekeepers to be stationed in eastern regions where government forces are battling Russian-backed separatists.

  • Child porn court case closed against German ex-lawmaker

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:36:53 GMT

    BERLIN (AP) — A German court has closed a child porn case against a prominent former German lawmaker in exchange for a 5,000-euro ($5,600) payment.

  • US Army head warns of defense cutbacks in Britain

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:25:32 GMT

    LONDON (AP) — The U.S. Army chief of staff says cuts in British defense spending may undermine the nation's ability to be an effective ally in future military operations.

  • Fighting in eastern Ukraine displaces Donetsk's soccer team

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:19:58 GMT

    LVIV, Ukraine (AP) — The sleek stadium, built six years ago and host to some of Europe's biggest soccer matches, is silent. It sits in the middle of the city of Donetsk, a war zone controlled by pro-Russian separatists battling Ukrainian troops.

  • Namibian president wins African leadership prize

    Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:19:33 GMT

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba has won the 2014 Ibrahim Prize for African leadership, the first African leader deemed worthy of the honor since 2011.

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