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What Is More Important Than Winning?

Lost among all the other news of the past month, a story slipped through the cracks that deserves recognition. A story about the integrity of Spanish runner Ivan Fernandez Anaya.  Two weeks ago, on December 2, Spanish athlete Iván Fernández ...

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Customer Service…or Whatever

My wife and I walked into a local Starbuck’s. It was moderately full but there was only one other couple in line. I placed our order after the couple in front of us (tall, skinny chai; extra hot) and sat ...

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President Lincoln On Practicing Law

Surprisingly, Slate managed to highlight something interesting this week in their new history blog. Notes from the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln, likely in preparation for a lecture to be given to a congregation of new lawyers. The ...

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Taking the Oath

  I’ve taken an Oath before, when I first swore in as an attorney. This week, I took a second one: I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of ...

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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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MLK Day – From Birmingham

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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Becoming A Good Lawyer Requires Failure

So, as I’m sure most of you probably already know, Joseph Rakofsky has once again emerged from the shadows to test the bounds of reason, good sense and the law by filing…whatever the hell this is. If you’re not familiar ...

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When Strong Passwords Don’t Matter

Someone, most likely Congressman Anthony Weiner, sent out a picture of a man’s genitalia to the wide world of Twitter. It has resulted in an explosion of coverage in the US media in the past few days. Congressman Weiner’s response to the ...

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