New SCOTUS Term Begins Today

FYI – The Supreme Court of the United States begins its new term today. More than likely few of us will ever stand before the court or have any real dealings with highest judicial office in the land. However, that ...

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Site News: Three Months In

Bit of navel gazing here, back to our regularly scheduled posting shortly. Today marks 3 months of An Associate’s Mind! A few things all happened at the same time this week so I thought I’d highlight them: This is the 100th post. ...

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Sumo King on Litigation

Via Wrath of the Sumo King: Big Boss:  “Cheer up, you did what you could, the Client panicked” Me:  “The day you stop taking it hard that you got fcuked at trial is the day you need to shoot yourself”

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Columbia Law Prof Tim Wu on Net Neutrality

Still trying to get up to speed on the whole net neutrality situation? Check out the intro above for a recap of the basics — it ran during the last Engadget Show as part of our interview with Columbia law ...

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Dickens in Lagos

Not law related, but a great read. Provides perspective when you think you might have it rough. If you’re reading this – you don’t. Two years ago in Rangoon, I met a toothpick-thin, boisterous young Burmese man called Somerset. He ...

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How Not to Be An Annoying Young Manager

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ceHLpa2cR_U&feature=player_embedded] Wharton Professor Peter Cappelli talks about ways younger supervisors can manage older workers productively. H/T to Entry-Level Rebel.

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You Don’t Own Anything: Vernor v. Autodesk

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Corynne McSherry over at the EFF’s Deeplinks Blog posted a breakdown of a recent decision from the Ninth Circuit in the matter of Vernor v. Autodesk, D.C. No. 2:07-cv-01189-RAJ (PDF download of opinon). In a triumph of legal formalism over reality, the ...

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