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Welcome to Monday, a day to remember a great American with a dream. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Martin Luther King Jr.– The suicide rate among lawyers is alarming.

– Documentary on legal opposition to same-sex marriage ban opens at Sundance.

– Does Hollywood have an edge before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals?

– Litigation does not survive plaintiffs’ deaths in Minnesota.

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Yellow SubmarineWelcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of the U.S. release of The Beatles’ “Yellow Submarine” album.

– I heard a great new investment tip: Lawsuits.

– NSA’s lawyer offers unreserved defense of surveillance program.

– Arkansas school-desegregation litigation nears settlement after 25 years.

– Alabama attorney general proposes expediting death-penalty appeals.

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FootballWelcome to Monday, the last day of the college-football season. Here are some news items to kickoff the week.

– A registered sex offender seeks admission to the Kentucky bar.

– Texas mayor ignites church-state controversy.

– States propose solutions to problems in public-defender systems.

– A columnist becomes a casualty of the gun debate.


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800px-Happy_Holidays_(3116643221)Happy Monday, happy holidays and welcome to the penultimate law blog roundup of the year. Here are a few links for you to enjoy while you “work” today. (Don’t worry, I won’t tell anyone.)

– Ron Miller breaks down the defense lawyer’s statement from a verdict we wrote about in the fall.

Brown v. Board of Education: Originalist opinion?

– Speaking of the Supreme Court, the Federal Evidence Review says it is “not a matter of ‘if’ but ‘when’ the Supreme Court will reconsider the application of the Confrontation Clause to expert testimony that is based on statements of others who do not testify.” (HT: SCOTUSblog.)

– Here’s “Incarceration Nation” at a glance.

– For all of the law school students reading, here’s are some tips on how to get past a bad exam.

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Welcome to Monday, the 240th anniversary of the Boston Tea Party. Here are some news items to get the week started.

Boston Tea Party– Is the first person appropriate before the Supreme Court?

– Ikea faces wrenching allegations.

– Employers should take stock of this case.

– This lawsuit has lasted longer than many marriages.

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Today is Monday, the 159th anniversary of the publication of Alfred Tennyson’s “Charge of the Light Brigade.” Here are some news items to get the week started.

Charge of the Light Brigade– New York Times profiles lawyer assigned to manage a bankrupt Detroit.

– Ex-San Diego mayor faces sentencing today.

– Victims of forced sterilization seek reparations in Virginia.

– Federal appeals court will consider constitutionality of California law requiring DNA collection from every person arrested.

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Welcome to Monday, the start of a week to be thankful for family, friends, fowl and football. Here are some news items to get the festivities started.

– Skier Bode Miller competes in a cross-country custody clash.

– Ten years ago this month the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in Maryland v. Pringle: a traffic-stop case involving attorneys with names you will recognize.

Yemeni court will decide if a couple can or can’t elope.

– Everything you wanted to know about the judiciary but were afraid to ask.


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Welcome to Monday, the 85th anniversary of the premiere of Steamboat Willie (aka Mickey Mouse). Here are some news items to get your week started.

Steamboat Willie
– Are you banking on the Volcker Rule?

– Will California toss out law permitting “no fault” evictions?

– Litigation means never having to say you’re sorry.

– Washington attorney manages scandal and law firm.