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  • This month’s hand-plucked and running-tested 75-85/150-170 BPM playlist is brought to you in part by Pitchfork’s Top 200 Tracks of the 90s list, plus a few picks from Spotify’s handy New Music Tuesdays playlist, plus the usual smattering of other special nice running time, metronome-tastic tracks. As always, tl;dr to cut straight to the list! […]
  • At The Wall Street Journal’s Law Blog, Jess Bravin reports that “Hawaii may figure prominently” in the Court’s decision in Evenwel v. Abbott, the Texas “one person, one vote” case, “because for nearly half a century, the Aloha State has had the high court’s permission to ignore transients when drawing its political maps.” And at […]
  • May 29 (Reuters) – Oil producer Afren Plc said its noteholders agreed to subscribe for further notes up to $369 million, adding $93 million in net cash proceeds to the amount it announced in April. Source:
  • * Holders of company’s 2016 notes, 2019 notes and 2020 notes have agreed to subscribe for further new senior notes up to maximum level permitted of $369 million Source:
  • * Wider recapitalisation programme to be completed by end of July 2015 Source:
  • The petitions of the day are: Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Braun 14-1123Issue: Whether the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits a state court from certifying a class action, and entering a monetary judgment in favor of the class, where the court permits the use of extrapolation to relieve individual class members of their […]
  • Reader poll: Who is the real prick here? Source:
  • * Nebraska banned the death penalty. Does this signal a new conservative opposition to the practice? Well, is there a way this can make private prison lobbyists more money? Because then, yes. [FiveThirtyEight] * The best way to sway a Supreme Court justice? Represent clients that the justices have financial stakes in. [Fix the Court] […]
  • Highlights of the year that was in law schools. Source:
  • When reading this book, lawyers that are tired of their soul-sucking firm jobs will be able to fondly reminisce about the days of yore when they were bright-eyed and bushy-tailed 1Ls. Source:
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