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  • NAIROBI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: * TANZANIA – Tanzania may release rebased gross domestic product GDP data to use 2007 from 2001. * SOUTH AFRICA – South […]
  • The petition of the day is: Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. 14-144 Issue: (1) Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from any requirement of viewpoint neutrality; and (2) whether Texas engaged in “viewpoint discrimination” by rejecting the license-plate design proposed […]
  • NEW YORK, Oct 30 (Reuters) – Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states on doctors and nurses returning from West Africa’s Ebola outbreak are creating a “chilling effect” on Doctors Without Borders operations there, the humanitarian group said on Thursday. Source:
  • Kirkland continues to raid rivals, offering eye-popping pay packages. Source:
  • * Using children’s books to describe the legal academy. It also works for law firms. Like The Monster at the End of This Book (affiliate link), about an associate who fears and reviles an overbearing partner and then learns (about 8 years in) that they’ve had the monster within them all along. [lawprofblawg] * In […]
  • A jurist who knows his pop culture references. Source:
  • ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE, Oct 30 (Reuters) – President Barack Obama hopes Maine officials make science-based decisions on quarantines for healthcare workers returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but has said it is up to state officials to determine their own policies, the White House said on Thursday. Source:
  • The Supreme Court has long ignored Justice Felix Frankfurter’s warning to stay out of the political thicket. It regularly hears challenges to redistricting cases (not to mention lots of other types of election cases), raising issues from the one-person, one-vote rule to vote dilution under the Voting Rights Act, to racial and partisan gerrymandering claims. […]
  • Why are large law firms so stingy when it comes to making new partners? Source:
  • * Nigeria grappling with Islamist insurgency (Adds opposition reaction, paragraphs 11-12, context) Source: