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On the Record

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Of jelly beans and bored jurors

Trial lawyer/jury consultant Anne Reed offers this tasty morsel for trial lawyers (and anyone else who feels duty-bound to repeat themselves): “The Jelly Bean theory of keeping jurors’ attention.” “When you need jurors to understand new and complicated facts or ...

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Ensuring athletes get a sporting chance

Yesterday’s ruling by track and field’s world governing body against a double-amputee sprinter who sought to race in the Olympics reminded me of a Maryland high school wheelchair athlete’s legal quest. Oscar Pistorius, a South African who runs with the ...

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Show goes on for ‘Law of 24′

Despite the writers’ strike in Hollywood effectively halting production of the Fox Network television show “24,” the academic show must go on for the Georgetown law professor who is teaching a counterterrorism law course based on the series. The course, ...

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Law blog round-up

Some links to start your workweek: -Brian Higgins over at the Maryland Intellectual Property Law Blog has some nice compilations of 2007 stats on IP suits in Maryland-based federal courts. -“Life’s Short, Get a Divorce” lawyer takes it off for ...

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Ronald Reagan Day?

How about this one: there’s a joint resolution in the Maryland Senate proposing Ronald Reagan Day, “a day for Marylanders to pay tribute” to the late president. The sponsors that are hoping to win one for the Gipper: Sen. Andrew ...

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