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  • Next in the gavel hall of shame — step forward Staffordshire University law school

    It claims to offer students the opportunity “to develop advocacy skills in an authentic courtroom setting” — so why the auction room hammer? The latest academic institution marketing team to make a hash of real-life legal procedure is camped out at Staffordshire University. And, yes, it’s the usual balls-up with a gavel — and it comes just two months after we highlighted a simil ...

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  • Private property and the Pilgrims

    There is much to be thankful for on Thanksgiving. One lesson of the holiday that we should try not to forget is how the Pilgrims were saved from starvation and misery by private property rights. Economist Benjamin Powell summarizes the story here: Many people believe that after suffering through a severe winter, the Pilgrims’ food shortages were resolved the following spring w ...

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  • Now BBC’s veteran legal man Rozenberg goes photo-bombing

    Days after bagging yet another honorary doctorate, the Law in Action presenter photo-bombs the post-judgment steps scene at “Plebgate” libel trail Auntie’s legal man gets everywhere. One moment Joshua Rozenberg — the presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Law in Action — is accepting his fourth honorary doctorate; the next, he’s photo-bombing the Andrew Mitchell “Plebgate” libel trial.

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  • European Parliament Resolution on Google

    The European Parliament voted 384 – 174 today in favor of a “resolution on Supporting Consumer Rights in the Digital Single Market.” The text of the resolution: Stresses that all internet traffic should be treated equally, without discrimination, restriction or interference, independently of its sender, receiver, type, content, device, service or application; Notes that t ...

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  • Survey Finds Millennials are Most Flexible Generation in Workforce

    News release: “As more Millennials finish school and move into the workforce, commercial real estate is adapting to the different work styles and preferences of three different generations. A Coldwell Banker Commercial Affiliates survey released today delves into the differences and similarities of where and how Millennials (ages 18-34), Gen Xers (ages 35-49) and Baby Boomers ...

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  • In the news

    I hope that you had a good Thanksgiving yesterday (or a good Thursday, if you are not in the U.S.). And that means that now we start the holiday buying season. If you are shopping today on Black Friday, hopefully you are getting some good deals. For example, I see that Apple is giving away gift cards with many Apple products if you purchase them today in a store or online, but ...

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  • Tort Reform Causes Worse Health Outcomes for Boston Patients

    In the state of Massachusetts, there is a $500,000 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases, except in special circumstances or when there has been a substantial and permanent loss of a bodily function as a result of medical negligence. Many states have similar caps in place limiting he ability of medical negligence victims to recover full compensation, even ...

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  • Suzanne Côté Takes Justice LeBel’s Chair at the Supreme Court

    On the eve of Justice Louis LeBel‘s retirement, the PMO has announced his replacement. A Gaspésienne. A woman. A litigator in private practice at Osler’s Montréal office. Suzanne Côté. In every way a safe appointment, which has already been warmly received, and which raises none of the delicate difficulties of the previous announcement concerning Justice Marc Nadon.

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  • Happy Thanksgiving To You Our Wonderful Readers

    On this Thanksgiving Day, we want to take a bit of a time out to express those things related to cannabis for which we are thankful. Just to be clear, we are focusing on cannabis, not because we think cannabis takes priority over everything else (because it does not), but merely because this is a cannabis blog. So, with that caveat, here goes: 1.

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  • WSJ: Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Scores

    Following up on my previous posts: Wall Street Journal, Law School Deans Question Sharp Drop in Bar Exam Scores: Law schools are turning up the heat on the nation’s leading bar exam group over what they say is an inexplicable drop in student scores on the most recent test. Dozens of law school deans across the country attached their names to a letter sent to the National ...

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  • HRW: First FGM trial in Egypt ends in acquittals

    [JURIST] Two men in Egypt were acquitted for charges relating to female genital mutilation (FGM) [WHO backgrounder] on Thursday. Since the law banning FGM was amended in 2008, this is the only case of FGM that resulted in trial. The charges stemmed from the death of a 13 year-old girl [Guardian report] who died last year of an allergic reaction to penicillin, after her fathe ...

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  • Gamso - For the Defense

    skip to main | skip to sidebar It's Thanksgiving. Squanto. Pilgrims in silly hats. That long table Ours was a a small gathering this year, just five of us (and the dog). We ate well, drank decent wine (there will be more with the leftovers tomorrow, had good conversation, took family photos to send to friends. (Not posting here, sorry.) We are I have to say very lucky.

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