Criminal Activity and Your IP Address

encryption machine

  This week, the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) brought news about criminal investigations in relation to an individual computer’s IP address. First, some background. IP and TOR For the unaware, an Internet Protocol address (IP address) is a numerical label ...

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Bad Motion v. Good Motion: Motions to Compel


The Honorable Randy Wilson, a District Judge out of Texas recently had an article in the Advocate juxtaposing two Motions to Compel. The Bad: In this motion, the movant gives a background of the dispute and then lists the specific Document ...

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There Has Never Been a Better Time to Be a Lawyer


Roughly one year ago, I put up a post entitled Georgetown Law Dean, Millennials and Unrealistic Expectations at the ABA, that touched on the downward trends in the legal job market. (I also called a double-dip recession – holla) In ...

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Wal-Mart Efficiency With Neiman Marcus Feel


[In the future] The lawyers who succeed will combine Wal-Mart Efficiency With Neiman Marcus Feel. So says Thomas Morgan, a law professor from George Washington University, to the Florida Board of Governors and the Young Lawyers Division board at their recent joint ...

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Flash Mob Riots: Crime in the Age of Twitter

bus burning

Crime, in the age of Twitter, comes to appear as a form of cartel – that needs busting. – Will Davies, Research Fellow at Oxford University, in reference to the on-going riots in London. Much has already been written about the ...

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The Anticipation of Being Re-Tweeted

pc game

I previously wrote about the gamification of social media services in a piece entitled: You’re Being Played By Twitter. The article touched on the use of engagement statistics and feedback loops in order to draw users deeper into the services ...

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Two Strategies for Effective Written Advocacy


The Legal writing Prof Blog has mention of a short article in The Missouri Bar’s newsletter, Precedent, on persuasive writing for generalist judges. Judges in general jurisdiction courts also may not initially be as familiar as counsel with the substantive law that will decide the ...

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Not Going Through the Motions

babu tired

The baby was crying again. It’s 5:15 AM this morning or 2 hours sitting on the tarmac in Boston or rushing through LaGuardia or flying over West Virginia or pulling into the driveway at home at 12:30 am. Mixed up ...

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