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  • Ghana’s economy expanded in the first three months of 2015, growing by 4.1 per cent in contrast to the same period last year during which the economy grew negatively by 3.8 per cent. Source:
  • NAIROBI, June 17 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Wednesday. – – – – – EVENTS: *KENYA – The central Bank auctions 182-day and 364-day Treasury bills worth a total 7 billion shillings. GLOBAL MARKETS Asia share markets turned […]
  • VANCOUVER, June 16 (Reuters) – Having escaped the ‘group of death’, it is now do-or-die for the United States and Australia after advancing to the knockout round of the Women’s World Cup on Tuesday. Source:
  • LONDON, June 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The cost of violence around the world reached a record $14.3 trillion in 2014, equivalent to the combined economies of Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom, a global security report said on Wednesday. Source:
  • The petition of the day is: Renzi v. United States 14-1082 Issue: (1) Whether legislative fact-finding by an individual Member of Congress is a legislative act protected by the Speech or Debate Clause; (2) whether a Member of Congress’ official actions to develop, evaluate, and draft legislation that are undertaken prior to the formal introduction […]
  • Columnist Zach Abramowitz tries to find out how much money lawyers are passing up by choosing to to pursue a career in law in the first place. Source:
  • * The season finale of Veep offered a fun lesson in constitutional law. [PrawfsBlawg] * When the Supreme Court hands down Obergefell, will it punt the case by acknowledging a new layer of scrutiny? [Slate] * Kash Hill on Hulk Hogan’s suit against Gawker. Is a sex tape newsworthy if the guy’s bragging about his […]
  • After last week’s movie, we felt like we needed a shower. And after a good scrubbing, we decided to go back to a tried-and-true good-bad movie genre: the blockbuster monster movie. Summer is rife with them: Jurassic World? Avengers: Age of Ultron? Sharknado 3? Speaking of Sharknado, we have some exciting things planned for Shark […]
  • A pair of states seek to improve the funding of their state-administered loan repayment programs for public interest lawyers. Source:
  • LawProfBlawg wants to know: what’s the point of the bar exam? Source: