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

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  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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MLK Day – From Birmingham

This Morning

Normally I take my son to his early school in the suburbs during the week. But he’s been sick this weekend with a fever so I took him downtown to my wife’s hospital this morning to stay in their on-site ...

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The Inverse of Informative


  Compare: I’ll be arriving at John F Kennedy airport on Friday evening; please meet the British Airways Concorde flight. Arr JFK Fri pm, pls mt BA Cncrd flt At first blush, I imagine many will lament the latter as ...

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True Victory is Victory Over the Self


  An old year falls, a new one rises. People will dedicate to change. They will tell themselves that this year will be different. They will commit to change their appearance, their friends, their family, their job. Goals will be ...

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Law Library of Congress Archiving Blawgs


  Maybe others were aware of this, but I was not. Starting in 2007, the Law Library of Congress began archiving blawgs: The collection has grown to more than one hundred items covering a broad cross section of legal topics.  ...

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When Strong Passwords Don’t Matter Part II


There is something compulsive about a telephone. The gadget-ridden man of our age loves it, loathes it, and is afraid of it. But he always treats it with respect, even when he is drunk. The telephone is a fetish. -Raymond ...

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Review: Solo By Choice

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  There’s a lot of noise being made about new lawyers going solo straight out of law school. Considering the dismal market for legal jobs, many new law grads are headed towards solo practice out of necessity. A large number ...

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Inside Baseball and Orwell’s 6 Rules for Clear Writing


  “Inside baseball” refers to using jargon, specialized knowledge, acronyms, first names instead of full names, or other such things when speaking and writing. Using shorthand of this sort is simply more efficient when among friends, colleagues, or other “insiders.” ...

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