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“Tis the season to be jolly” — but not if you’re studying law 1. Deadlines The work doesn’t stop for law students over the Christmas period, with dissertation deadlines and exams conveniently set for as soon as you get back in January. 2. Packing With 70% of your suitcase filled with textbooks, even packing for the journey home is problematic. 3.
With just over two weeks left in the 2014 calendar year, the Senate finally made up its mind about the tax extenders bill. The bill, which extends the life of a number of tax breaks through 2014, passed the Senate 76 to 16. Only 60 votes were needed for approval. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) referred to the bill as “quite literally the best we could do.
I just read Judge Schwab’s opinion holding that Obama’s executive action on immigration is unconstitutional, and, well, yikes. I don’t say yikes because of the constitutional argument that Ilya has covered, although I tend to agree with Ilya that this part of the opinion is pretty unpersuasive. Instead, I was astonished by the legal contortions that Judge Schwab undergoes to g ...
Wall Street Journal op-ed: Why Does Uncle Sam Hate American Expats?, by Neil Gandal (Tel Aviv University, Department of Economics): It’s not easy to be an American living abroad these days, and some are even giving up U.S. citizenship. The reason is ill-considered legislation most people never heard of: the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act.
I recently ran across a press release in my feeds from a legal marketing company sharing word of work they were doing in the legal technology arena. I was going to share word of what they were doing on Twitter. Before doing so I went to look up the Twitter handle of the communications person who sent out the release. I wanted to give them a shout out and personal attribute.
On 7 November 2014 the Polish Parliament passed the Act on the Facilitation of Business Activity which substantially amends the existing Act on Personal Data Protection. As we previously reported, this new Act requires an administrator for information security to be given an independent position within the data controller’s organization.
Ed. note: This is the latest post by Above the Law’s guest conversationalist, Zach Abramowitz, of blogcasting platform ReplyAll. You can see some of his other conversations and musings here. I first read SportsAgentBlog.com when I was a 1L. Maybe it was one too many viewings of Jerry Maguire, but I really wanted to be a sports agent.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 "On Judicial Reputation: More Questions for Judge Posner." Ronald K.L. Collins has this post ...
[JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that parts of US President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration [JURIST report] are unconstitutional. Judge Arthur Schwab found that the president's action exceeds the scope of executive authority: "The court holds that the Executive A ...
I have made long argued in my column as well as numerous blog postings that our country is legally bound to prosecute people responsible for ordering torture during the Bush Administration. There is no question that water boarding is torture as recognized by President Obama, Attorney General Holder, the United Nations and virtually every expert in this field.
It shouldn’t come as any surprise to you that, before December 2014, the United States tortured its detainees. However, when the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released a 525-page excerpt of its findings on the US detainee program last week, there was still a genuine sense of shock about the extent of that torture.
We have big news coming from the Tampa Bay area today. There were three major announcements regarding companies based in this area: As you know, there has been some major activity in the Florida homeowners insurance market this last quarter. For those of ...
As The Post noted yesterday, the families of the Sandy Hook victims have sued the manufacturer, distributor and seller of the rifle used in the murders. But the claim is likely to go nowhere, because of the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act. I’d like to talk about this briefly here, starting with the big picture and then turning to the specific statutory language. 1.
Nancy Johnson and Dean Steve Kaminshine at the groundbreaking ceremony for the College of Law’s new building The College of Law and the profession of law librarianship was hit by a tremendous loss this week. Nancy Johnson, who retired as Associate Dean for Library and Information Services and Professor of Law in 2012, passed away on December 13, 2014.
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Home > Copyright > Hot Off the Press: The December Issue of Our Socially Aware Newsletter Is Now Available The latest issue of our Socially Aware newsletter is now available here. In this issue of Socially Aware, our Burton Award-winning guide to the law and business of social media, we look at several topics surrounding the proverbial online thumbs up, including the em ...
After years of the United States Election Assistance Commission having NO commissioners, tonight in a flurry of acti ...
Newsweek: How Google and Apple Make Their Taxes Disappear, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): Around the world, countries are desperately seeking ways to stop multinational companies from earning profits within their borders without paying taxes on them, while stashing trillions in tax havens like the Cayman Islands.
Home > New Case > Oklahoma law limited damages for uninsured motorists is unconstitutional As part of tort reform, Oklahoma passed a law that precluded uninsured motorists from recovering damages for pain and suffering and other non-economic damages. The Oklahoma Supreme Court struck down this law as a special law in Montgomery v. Potter.
If you entered a time machine a few months ago and came out today to read this post, you missed a lot. The Kansas City Royals made the World Series. Grammy Award winning rapper Eve wed entrepreneur Maximillion Cooper at Cala Jondal Beach in Ibiza, Spain. And a big-time Ebola scare. Yeah, that Ebola scare was really something.