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  • Practice pointer: do not appear as a client’s defense attorney at trial when there is an outstanding warrant for your arrest. Source:
  • MAIDUGURI, Nigeria, May 29 – At least seven people died and 12 were injured when twin bomb blasts by suspected Boko Haram militants struck a wedding party in northeast Nigeria’s Borno state on Friday, locals said. Source:
  • The ATL Law School Rankings are out. Here’s what’s wrong with them. Source:
  • * U.S. pledges greater military assistance (Adds comment by UK foreign secretary) Source:
  • LONDON, May 29 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Food shortages threaten some 200,000 people in northern Cameroon after cross-border raids by Islamist sect Boko Haram forced people to flee their homes and fields, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday. Source:
  • I don’t remember when or why I decided to learn everything about rock and roll. It’d be a nice sentimental story if there was an identifiable eureka moment, but there probably wasn’t. I definitely remember thinking I used to play air guitar to Clash records in the garage, but all memory gets apocryphal if you […]
  • The finals of the Darpa Robotics Challenge are almost upon us! The culmination of years of research and engineering will play out before us on the 5th and 6th of June in Pomona, California. At stake, 2 million dollars for the winner and the title of the most rescue-ready robot. The purpose of the challenge […]
  • 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: