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Fake News Thought Police

“Fake news” is currently a hot topic in, well, the news. We Tracked Down A Fake-News Creator In The Suburbs (NPR) Fake News and the Internet Shell Game (NYT) Trump’s fake-news presidency (WaPo) At the same time as fake news ...

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Historical Growth Rate of Lawyers in USA – Chart

As people seem to enjoy charts, here’s another one. What we have here is the number of lawyers in the United States (as per available data) contrasted with the population of the United States. While US population growth has been ...

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Publius & Brutus: The Gun Debate

  In the wake of the horrific tragedy of the Newtown shootings, President Obama is set to unveil new firearm control tomorrow. Firearms evoke a wide rage of opinions from people. Many people favor stricter regulations on the availability of ...

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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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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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Magna Carta Day

Via the Legal Writing Prof Blog: Although calendars have changed over time, the date on which King John signed Magna Carta was June 15, 1215. So today we can celebrate its 796th anniversary! In the history of legal writing, Magna Carta is, as ...

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Pay Your Student Loans – Or Else

So I guess the Department of Education has their own SWAT Teams now? They can issue their own search warrants and subpoenas? The U.S. Department of Education issued the search and called in S.W.A.T for his wife’s defaulted student loans. ...

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