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  • The federal Armed Career Criminal Act (ACCA), 18 U.S.C. § 924(e), is a severe repeat-offender statute. It provides that a federal firearms offender who has three prior convictions from “any court” for “a violent felony” must be sentenced to a mandatory minimum fifteen-year imprisonment term. Subsection (2)(B) of the statute then defines “violent felony” as […]
  • * Ebola clauses becoming more common in shipping contracts Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/uQCh0cYfick/idAFL5N0SQ2IR20141104
  • * Surrounded by instability, Chad hopes to weaken Boko Haram Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/ozO_5VvcFw8/idAFL6N0ST4KE20141104
  • NAIROBI, Nov 4 (Reuters) – – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Tuesday. – – – – – EVENTS: KENYA-Central Bank of Kenya due to set rates GLOBAL MARKETS Asian stocks dipped on Tuesday with latest signs of slower growth in […]
  • The petition of the day is: Federal National Mortgage Association v. Sundquist 13-852 Issue: Whether a state can restrict a national bank’s exercise of its fiduciary powers in connection with real property in that state if the bank is authorized to act as a fiduciary by the Comptroller of the Currency and not prohibited from […]
  • WASHINGTON, Nov 3 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama will meet with his national security and health advisers in the Situation Room on Tuesday for an update on the Ebola response, the White House said on Monday. Source: http://feeds.reuters.com/~r/reuters/AfricaNigeriaNews/~3/dB4od8w6hOE/idAFL1N0SU01320141104
  • The transcript in Zivotofsky v. Kerry is here. The transcript in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund is here. Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/scotusblog/pFXs/~3/vVtVoZ-F6FI/
  • How are the goals of law firm websites changing? Source: http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/abovethelaw/~3/CLilFFJ_iqs/story01.htm
  • A new class action lawsuit alleges that on LinkedIn “any potential employer can anonymously dig into the employment history of any LinkedIn member, and make hiring and firing decisions based upon the information they gather, without the knowledge of the member, and without any safeguards in place as to the accuracy of the information that […]
  • * Floridian women lawyers got their wish: Bad Judge, plagued by bad ratings, is getting canceled. [Daily Business Review] * A round-up of write-ups about today’s oral arguments in the Israel / Jerusalem passport case. [How Appealing] * Interesting reflections from Professor Glenn Reynolds on the controversial catcalling video. [USA Today via Instapundit] * Things […]