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  • The petition of the day is: BP Exploration & Production Inc. v. Lake Eugenie Land & Development, Inc. 14-123 Issue: Whether the court of appeals erred in holding – in conflict with the Second, Seventh, Eighth, and D.C. Circuits – that district courts can, consistent with Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 and Article III […]
  • Arguing that the Ninth Circuit panel that ruled against the Nevada ban on same-sex marriage last week did not appear to have been selected by a neutral process, a private group in that state on Monday asked the full Ninth Circuit to reconsider that ruling to assure that the group got a fair hearing. The […]
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  • Acting swiftly on a holiday afternoon, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit cleared the way for same-sex couples in Idaho to begin seeking marriage licenses as of noon (Eastern time) on Wednesday. The three-judge panel acted Monday without waiting for the arrival of some of the briefs it had summoned on that […]
  • * Florida State QB Jameis Winston is still in a heap of legal trouble and it turns out his best legal move might just be to drop out. It’d save him the trouble of getting demolished by Mississippi State. [Sports Illustrated] * A follow-up on the Yale Law/Colombia Prostitution/Secret Service/Obama scandal. An amateur poet was […]
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  • The JOBS Act created new tools for companies to publicly advertise securities deals online. As a result, thousands of new deals have hit the market and hundreds of millions in capital has been raised, spurring a wealth of new business development opportunities for attorneys. Fund deals, startup capital raises, PIPE deals and loan syndicates are […]
  • We get to look inside what law school's trade organization actually wants kids to think about law school, and the floor model falls laughably far from the reality. Source:
  • LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) – Investors are rethinking their exposure to emerging markets, focusing on countries likely to weather lean times with manufacturing exports to the United States while avoiding those that have thrived on sending commodities to a now slowing China. Source: