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I run this joint. I like to write, talk, and think about law, professional development, technology, and whatever else floats my boat. I practice law in Birmingham, AL.

A Judge’s Mind or 5 Cognitive Illusions of Judges

  I recently got around to reading a whopper of an old law review article that I had been wanting to read for awhile entitled, “Inside the Judicial Mind.” From the introduction: …we conducted an empirical study to determine whether ...

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SOPA? CISPA? Whatever. The government’s long term strategy is NSTIC.

Show Notes: National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace The US Government’s plans for your anonymity and identity online. I’ll leave you with this video presentation of the NSTIC (which oddly feels as though it was prepared by Aperture Laboratories): [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATbQnT0MSlM&feature=player_embedded]  

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GPS, Drones, and Your Coming Complete Lack of Privacy in Public

Show Notes: https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/filenode/scotusjones.pdf – US v. Jones Holding Tom Goldstein, Reactions to Jones v. United States: The government fared much better than everyone realizes, SCOTUSblog (Jan. 23, 2012, 4:07 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2012/01/reactions-to-jones-v-united-states-the-government-fared-much-better-than-everyone-realizes/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katz_v._United_States – No right to privacy in public http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florida_v._Riley ...

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Encryption and the Fifth Amendment (Video)

  Here’s another video, this time dealing with claiming fifth amendment privilege in the face of being compelled to give up your passwords. Details on these cases can be found at these links. https://www.eff.org/cases/us-v-fricosu https://www.eff.org/sites/default/files/filenode/OpinionDoe22312.pdf

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Cicero on Conversation and Friendship

I had enrolled in The School of Life, an academy of “self-help” on Bloomsbury’s Marchmont Street, co-founded by philosopher Alain de Botton. For about £30 per session, students can take classes with resident “fellows” of the school on subjects such ...

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Marc Randazza: 1st Amendment Lawyer Exemplar

  If you’re in law school or a new lawyer, you might not have heard the name Marc Randazza just yet…But if you stick around legal, copyright, or technology blogs long enough you will.   I don’t know Randazza personally, ...

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Your Laptop is NOT Private at US Customs

  It’s a little rough around the edges, but here is a video on encryption, US border crossings, and electronic devices. It’s based off of this post from about year ago about the USA v. Cotterman case. I put it ...

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