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In honor of MLK Day

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https://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles_Gen/Letter_Birmingham.html

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WARNING: INTERNET SCAM DIRECTED TO LAWYERS

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I have come to learn that there are various internet scams directed to lawyers.   In sum, the scam goes like this: the lawyer is contacted by a person purporting to represent a manufacturer who asks the lawyer to draft a ...

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The Importance of an Otherwise Mundane Discovery Order to the Preservation of Democracy

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I believe that in order to combat the surge of authoritarianism and chaos that will come with Trump’s impending presidency it is essential for long-established democratic institutions to continue to function properly. ...

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A Strike Against Local Efforts to Regulate Policy on Federal Lands

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For those concerned about what the next administration will do with our federal lands, this opinion will not give comfort. Any local efforts to protect federal lands will come up against the constitutional problems explained ...

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Standing Rock / Dakota Pipeline Controversy Explained

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https://ecf.dcd.uscourts.gov/cgi-bin/show_public_doc?2016cv1534-39 For those interested in finding out the facts surrounding the Dakota Pipeline controversy and reading an unbiased recitation of the actions of the pipeline ...

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Trump Can’t Read

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In addition to being a vile bigot, Donald Trump’s latest racist comments about the judge overseeing his Trump University case suggest that he also is functionally illiterate.   While Trump complains that he should have ...

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Eye Witness Accounts of Michael Brown’s Shooting are Likely to Be Flawed

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It is not surprising that accounts differ as to what happened to Michael Brown in the seconds after he met Darren Wilson on August 9.  E3Ts982S5cz This is true not only because witnesses to Mr. Brown’s death may have ...

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The 10th Circuit Provides Historical Context for A Mineral Rights Dispute

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Once in a while, a court will provide an interesting history lesson in an opinion in order to give some context to its ruling on a dispute.  This opinion by a panel of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in Entek GRB, LLC v. ...

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The Fourth Amendment in a Changing Society

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Today the United States Supreme Court held that under the Fourth Amendment police must obtain a warrant before searching data contained in a suspect’s cell phone seized pursuant to an arrest.  The Fourth Amendment is a ...

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The Central Park 5 and Shredded Fish

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Two cases I believe are worth noting this week: The civil proceedings involving the infamous “Central Park 5” case looks to be coming to a close with a tentative settlement between the City of New York and five ...

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