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    • NSA Abuses Never End

      The instances of reported abuse of our country’s laws by our Intelligence services seems never-ending. The National Security Agency, or NSA is at the top of the list when it comes to violations of our laws and even its own rules and procedures that are allegedly designed to protect our privacy. Pursuant to a court order in a case brought by the ACLU, the NSA is required to pr ...

      Jonathan Turley- 10 readers -
    • Upheaval In A Culture Can Increase Suicides - Application To Legal-Sector Despair

      " ... suicides among indigenous youth, across the globe, are common ... where tribe members have seen the upheaval of their culture, which produces in the indigenous a lack of self-confidence and grounding about who they are." - An observation by James Anaya, the United Nations special rapporteur for indigenous rights, as cited by Charles Lyons, "Suicides Spread Through a Bra ...

      Jane Genova/ Law And More- 4 readers -
  • Counsel, That's Not Your Normal Speaking Voice, Is It?

    … This is a couple of weeks old, so avert your eyes if you object to that. Also avert them if you are a male lawyer with a really deep masculine-sounding voice, because this may make you cry like a little girl: a study has found that lawyers with deep voices are less likely to win. Reported in New Scientist magazine (and summarized here…

    Lowering the Bar- 3 readers -
  • Lawyers, Law Students - One Size Doesn't Fit All For Drinking Problem

    … " There is also growing recognition that alcohol problems come in wide varieties, driven by a complex mix of genetics, life experiences and differences in how the brain handles stress and seeks rewards. As a result, experts say, the most effective treatments are highly individualized." - Melinda Beck, "A Prescription to End Drinking…

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  • Court Suggests Plaintiff Could Have Grounded His Brain

    … A statement in a judicial opinion that isn't necessary to the holding is called a dictum (pl. dicta), and isn't technically binding (though it may or may not be persuasive). Here's a good example of that from a 1976 federal case (thanks, Daniel). In Searight v. New Jersey, the plaintiff alleged that in 1962 the state had "unlawfully injected him…

    Lowering the Bar- 1 readers -
  • The CIA Lost Its Soul and Took Ours With It

    … This past week’s news reports of the Senate report on the CIA Torture program were both distressing and enlightening. I was dismayed to not only read what the full extent of the CIA’s Torture program was, but also when I read pundits and former CIA officials claim that rectal rehydration was merely a medical procedure! I was further discouraged…

    Jonathan Turley- 5 readers -
  • Stella Mednik, Alleged Drunk Driver And Much More - Increasingly Typical

    … "Stella Mednik, 34, [immigration lawyer], of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, has been hit with a slew of charges including drunk driving, criminal possession of a controlled substance, four counts of serious injury, leaving the accident scene and refusal to take a breath test, sources say." - New York Post, December 11, 2014. Here is that coverage…

    Jane Genova/ Law And More- 72 readers -
  • One Marshmallow or Two?

    …://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/2014/12/one-marshmallow-or-two.html Bar Exam Preparation, Exams - Studying, Miscellany, Science, Study Tips - General | Permalink TrackBack URL for this entry:$MTTrans> http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341bfae553ef01b7c7187f68970b Listed below are links to weblogs that reference One Marshmallow or Two?: Comments Post a comment…

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  • Lonely Lawyers/Law Students - No, It Isn't Just The Holidays, It's A Disease

    … " ... the research [by John Cacioppo] shows that the lonely brain is structurally and biochemically different than the non-lonely brain, and these underlying differences are not merely symptoms, but the cause of additional problems." - David DiSalvo, "Study: Loneliness Isn't A Symptom, It's A Disease," in Fortune, November 30, 2014. Here…

    Jane Genova/ Law And More- 12 readers -
  • Are You Even Listening To Me? Well, Scientifically . . . No

    … Are You Even Listening To Me? Well, Scientifically . . . No Now this is a study that any parent, particularly mothers, can verify with field research. A group of neuroscientists from the Universities of Pittsburgh, California-Berkeley and Harvard, and led by Kyung Hwa Lee have found that pre-teenage and teenage brains actually appear…

    Jonathan Turley- 5 readers -
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