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  • LONDON, Sept 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – More than half of schools in the northeast Nigerian state of Borno are closed with millions of children unable to start school this year due to the ongoing threat of Boko Haram, the United Nations children’s’ agency said on Friday. Source:
  • * WilmerHale Made A Big Boo-Boo: An attorney at the firm accidentally sent privileged material to the Wall Street Journal. Keep that poor sap in your thoughts — promising legal careers have been destroyed over lesser offenses. * Nicely Done Shearman & Sterling: The Biglaw firm is rolling out a brand new — and very […]
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  • The state of Missouri today urged the Supreme Court to stay out of the dispute over two of the state’s abortion requirements. Last week, Planned Parenthood asked the justices to reinstate a lower court’s order blocking the state from enforcing those requirements, arguing that the requirements are identical to two Texas regulations that the Supreme […]
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  • Trump’s Chief of Staff is using Brutal Master Gary Cohn to marginalize Trump’s looniest economic advisor. Source:
  • The Small Firm Center will greatly expand its capacity to deliver practical guidance, expert insight, and valuable resources for solo and small firm attorneys looking to grow and optimize their practices. Source:
  • ABUJA, Sept 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Listening to her young daughter read aloud from a bright yellow diary in their home in Nigeria, Rebecca Samuel struggled to hold back tears. But these were tears of joy, rather than sorrow. Source:
  • LONDON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – More loading programmes emerged on Thursday, though Nigeria’s Bonny Light and Erha were still pending due to force majeure and maintenance. Some Angolan cargoes traded, but deals remained limited by what some said were too-high differentials. Source:
  • [This post was updated at 12:48 p.m. to include more thorough discussions of Byrd v. United States, McCoy v. Louisiana, Rosales-Mireles v. United States, Hall v. Hall and the trio of cases consolidated under Dalmazzi v. United States.] This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from its September 25 conference, adding 11 new cases (for […]
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