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  • Speaking in soft but plain words, Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., used his year-end report on Thursday night to urge lawyers who practice in federal courts to take steps to help improve the efficiency, and reduce the cost, of trying cases. Roberts also added some strong encouragement for judges who preside over federal civil […]
  • As Colorado “celebrates” its third year of marijuana legalization, marijuana enthusiasts gloat of the state’s sweeping success — but it comes with significant costs, as columnist Kayleigh McEnany points out. Source:
  • Ed. note: Happy New Year! Above the Law will be dark tomorrow, New Year’s Day. We’ll be back on Monday, January 4, 2016. * Everything you read about the Supreme Court is wrong. [The Hill] * Is it even possible for Bill Cosby to get a fair trial? [New York Personal Injury Law Blog] * […]
  • How could the NFL screw this up? When you look at it, probably pretty easily. Source:
  • So you’ve been good this year, really good – maybe you’ve done some 5ks, some 10ks, a 10 mile, a half marathon, even a full marathon? Hell – maybe you just kept on the damn treadmill a few times a month, and that’s more than you managed last year. Whatever your victories – large or […]
  • “Louie and the Nice Girl” Available on VK Taxi entered its second season high off of an upset win over All in the Family for the Outstanding Comedy Series Emmy (as well as Ruth Gordon’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series award for her guest spot due to weird Emmy rules), and having shed […]
  • I had a weird year, listening to music-wise. Where I usually spend the better part of a month refining my “best of” list, I just didn’t have it in me to go through my usual ranking and shuffling and re-ranking and reshuffling. And when I sat down to try to explain why each of my […]
  • NAIROBI, Dec 31 (Reuters) – The Kenyan and Zambian currencies are expected to come under pressure in the coming week, due to increased demand for the U.S. dollar following the Christmas and New Years holidays. Source:
  • Briefly: In The Huffington Post, Cristian Farias reports that the brief filed by the United States last week in Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle (which Lyle Denniston covered for this blog) has “made waves far beyond, eliciting a media maelstrom in Puerto Rico, impassioned responses from officials and even an appeal to the U.N.” In […]
  • LAGOS, Dec 31 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves declined by 15.61 percent year-on-year to $29.13 billion by Dec. 29, from $34.52 billion a year ago, data from the central bank showed on Thursday. Source:
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