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  • The petition of the day is: Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins 13-1339 Issue: Whether Congress may confer Article III standing upon a plaintiff who suffers no concrete harm, and who therefore could not otherwise invoke the jurisdiction of a federal court, by authorizing a private right of action based on a bare violation of a federal […]
  • WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Canada will donate a small quantity of an experimental Ebola vaccine developed in its government lab to the World Health Organization for use in Africa, the country’s health minister said on Tuesday. Source:
  • * Ghana delays academic year for tertiary institutions (Adds Canada to donate Ebola vaccine) Source:
  • The final pair of matchups for the first round of the ATL Lawyer Letter Bracket. Source:
  • * Intellectual property lawyer chastised for plagiarism. Repeatedly. As they say, it’s like O. Henry and Alanis Morissette had a baby and named it this exact scenario. [Retraction Watch] * Legislator blocks an award to a wrongfully convicted man who served 11 years in prison because he thinks the guy should just feel lucky that […]
  • Commentary In sports, a “streak” can say a lot about talent, endurance — and plain luck. Cal Ripken, Jr., of the Baltimore Orioles set a major league baseball record by playing in 2,632 consecutive games. The University of Connecticut’s women’s basketball team owns the longest string of victories in the college basketball ranks — ninety […]
  • Is it possible for a lawyer to be too smart for his own good? Source:
  • The University of Texas, renewing its defense of its freshman class admissions policy, contended on Monday that the ongoing court battle has become nothing more than an “ideological struggle” over well-established Supreme Court precedent allowing some use of race in selecting new students. The brief was in response to a request by a white applicant […]
  • Is this partner’s firm-wide email message funny, or offensive, or both, or neither? Source:
  • CAPE TOWN, Aug 12 (Reuters) – Guinea and Sierra Leone have been ordered to move their African Nations Cup qualifiers next month to neutral territory following the outbreak of the Ebola virus in west Africa, which has killed more than 1,000 people. Source: