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Aug 13, 2012

Lawyer by day, historian by night

Baltimore lawyer and history buff Stan Haynes published his first book in May. “The First American Political Conventions” chronicles the history of the nomination process and how Baltimore played a pivotal role. ...

Aug 10, 2012

Holy superhero law book Batman!

Look! Up in the sky! It's a bird! It's a plane! No — it's a law book! ...

Aug 3, 2012

From ‘Juiced’ to bankrupt

Jose Canseco, the man famous for starting the clock on one of baseball’s darkest hours, is in the news again. ...

Jun 15, 2012

How Scalia thinks you should interpret the law

When Supreme Court justices aren’t interpreting our nation’s laws or deciding on the fate of health-care reform, they aren’t just kicking back and watching marathons of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” after work. Well, maybe they are, but they are also writing books. And in Justice Antonin Scalia’s newest book (which he co-authored), he is […]

May 30, 2012

Bookworm: Getting organized doesn’t have to be overwhelming

Somewhere on the top of your desk, you keep a calendar. The calendar is next to a few important files you need for work. You stash a dedicated pen with the documents, just so it’s handy, and you’ve paper-clipped some notes there, just as a reminder. You’ve even color-coded the folders. And if you could […]

Jan 11, 2012

Bookworm: The care and feeding of new veteran hires

In a normal weeks’ time, you get many applications from many job-seekers. That’s no surprise in any economy, but what caught your eye this week was that the number has soared. Veterans are returning to the civilian workforce in waves, and they’re reaching out to you for employment. Fortunately, you might have a place for […]

Dec 29, 2011

Top 5 On the Record posts of the year

An insider’s perspective on the U.S. Supreme Court was the most-read On the Record blog post of 2011. Readers also checked out a judge’s sense of humor in the Jewish Times bankruptcy case, why “Huckleberry Finn” shouldn’t be censored and the age-old debate on the value of law school. The most-read blog posts of 2011 […]

Oct 18, 2011

Bookworm: Learn to pay attention to what really counts

The phone rang. You were interrupted, but you barely noticed. That’s because you were looking online for information on a project due that afternoon. You were also eating lunch when you answered the phone at the same time you replied to a colleague’s email at the same time you texted your spouse. You’re light on […]

Aug 24, 2011

Bookworm: Eddie Brown’s biography is memorable

Sell or stay? Stay or sell? In times like these, when the market resembles a cheap yo-yo, you don’t know which to do. Should you sell your stocks before they drop further, or sit tight? Should you buy now that prices are down, or is that just throwing money away? The market’s a bear these […]

Aug 23, 2011

Author’s letter is focal point in ‘The Help’ suit

JACKSON, Miss. — A handwritten letter from author Kathryn Stockett has become the focal point of a lawsuit over her bestselling novel “The Help,” which has been made into a box office hit. A housekeeper who works for Stockett’s brother claims her likeness was used in the book without permission. “The Help” is based on […]

Aug 15, 2011

Book collector claims to have evidence that Butch Cassidy survived

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Did Butch Cassidy, the notorious Old West outlaw who most historians believe perished in a 1908 shootout in Bolivia, actually survive that battle and live to old age, peacefully and anonymously, in Washington state? And did he pen an autobiography detailing his exploits while cleverly casting the book as biography under another […]

Jul 25, 2011

Bookworm: An insider’s look at the early days of Google

The meeting is at 4. You’re giving a presentation. It’s not done. But you know what to do: You go online, type a few words into a rectangular box, hit “enter” and — ta da! — find what you need and save your own bacon. Oh, and you also find the annual migratory patterns of […]

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