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  • Will he go gentle into that good night? Of course not! Source:
  • While not the most exciting civilian—being a frequent fixture on the eDiscovery vendor circuit and giving out Tootsie Rolls at legal tech shows in New York—Redactor is indispensable in keeping sensitive metadata from spilling out and ruining a partner’s lunch. His black matter gazerbeam will annihilate basic text and even eviscerate microbial signs of useless […]
  • As the leaves change for the fall in Washington, the Justices may cast their thoughts back to their own days studying Federal Courts in law school, when they consider Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co. v. Owens on the second day of the Term. The question presented could have come straight out of a law-school exam. […]
  • Briefly: Congratulations to Deputy Solicitor General Edwin Kneedler, the recipient of the 2014 Service to America Award for career achievement. Lillian Cunningham of The Washington Post covers the awards. In The National Law Journal (subscription or registration required), Tony Mauro reports on a recent speech in Nebraska by Chief Justice John Roberts, who (among other […]
  • Brace yourselves, played-out memes about exams are coming. Sean Bean’s biggest worry may be portraying a convincing death for whatever character he’s playing at the time, but for those of us in law school the big nasty is always going to be exams (or job interviews, which I’d prefer not to talk about at the […]
  • ABUJA, Sept 26 (Reuters) – Nigeria’s Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau, or a man claiming to be him, has been killed at least three times so far, according to the military, yet each time he apparently returns in the group’s numerous jihadist videos. Source:
  • NAIROBI, Sept 26 (Reuters) – The following company announcements, scheduled economic indicators, debt and currency market moves and political events may affect African markets on Friday. – – – – – EVENTS: SOUTH AFRICA – Treasury holds its weekly auction of inflation linked bonds. SOUTH AFRICA – Energy department announces adjustments to fuel prices for […]
  • The petition of the day is: Battles v. United States 13-1309 Issue: Whether, when the district court disposes of a motion for a new trial while an appeal is pending in the court of appeals, a defendant must file a second notice of appeal in order for the court of appeals to have jurisdiction to […]
  • Faced with a court order to allow voters in Ohio to start casting ballots next Tuesday for this year’s general election, state officials on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to temporarily block that requirement, and to consider taking on the dispute itself immediately. A federal judge, with approval from the U.S. Court of Appeals for […]
  • Two conflicting federal trial court rulings on same-sex marriage — one in Texas in favor, one in Louisiana against — will be heard by the same panel of appellate judges, but in separate hearings, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ordered on Thursday. The order moves along the constitutional controversy in a […]