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  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama spoke to French President Francois Hollande on Tuesday about the status of the investigation into the recent deadly shootings in Paris and about supporting peaceful elections in Nigeria, the White House said. Source:
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  • How do Americans react when they learn that one of the most important events in their lives is surrounded in a media blackout? Source:
  • On Wednesday morning, after opinions are released at ten o’clock, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the issue of how difficult it will be to prove discrimination in home sales or rentals, in the case of Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. The Inclusive Communities Project. Arguing for […]
  • * ♫If you wannabe happy for the rest of your life…♫ be a tax lawyer. After all, they’re like rock stars. [Vault] * Possibly the world’s most expensive sex. It doesn’t involve Ashley Dupré, but it does involve the American health care system. [Daily Telegraph] * A possible preview of Justice Alito’s upcoming dissent in […]
  • Opening the federal courthouse door slightly to state death-row inmates whose lawyers sloppily miss a deadline, the Supreme Court ruled on Tuesday that a new lawyer ought to be available to take up the cause, even if that is years later. The Court fell well short of promising that a different lawyer would win a […]
  • Grab a beer and let’s settle in to watch the State of the Union. Source:
  • Jan 20 (Reuters) – Oil producer Afren Plc is reviewing its capital expenditure budget and talking with lenders to amend credit facilities and defer a $50 million amortisation payment, due to the slump in oil prices. Source:
  • “Oooooo I’m bad!” Which law school did this controversial Snapchat come from? Source:
  • You had to know that the result was foreordained when the first page of Justice Stephen Breyer’s opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals USA v. Sandoz summarized the question presented as whether the Federal Circuit should review fact findings that a trial judge makes in the course of construing the claims of a patent under a de […]