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More Bloodletting at Legal Services

Civil legal aid groups that receive money from the Legal Services Corp. estimated that they will cut 163 lawyers and 230 other employees this year after Congress trimmed the agency’s...

FREE webinar: Topics in Digital Law Practice

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is offering a FREE online course called Topics in Digital Law Practice starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET. The course is...

Brief of the Week: When to go with 'Doe'

Federal courts are no strangers to parties claiming “Doe” or “Roe” fictitious names. But a man who was denied “Doe” status is urging the Supreme Court to set out ground...

DOJ Defends Keeping Bin Laden Death Photos Secret

The U.S. Justice Department has asked a federal judge to keep secret photos showing the death of Osama bin Laden, saying the images are classified because of their potential to...

NDLS Events

Networking to Get Your First Law JobMon, January 30, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 1315Job Searching in OklahomaTue, January 31, 12:30pm – 1:30pm Room 1310Applying to take the Bar Exam: An...

Free CALI Course: Topics in Digital Law Practice

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) is offering a FREE online course called Topics in Digital Law Practice starting Friday, February 10, 2012 at 2pm ET.This course is designed...

Court trims California slaughterhouse law

A unanimous Supreme Court decided Monday that the federal law governing the operation of slaughterhouses pre-empts efforts by California and other states to require humane treatment of “downer” or nonambulatory...

Justices Say GPS Tracker Violated Privacy Rights

The Supreme Court on Monday ruled unanimously that the police violated the Constitution when they placed a GPS tracking device on a suspect’s car and monitored its movements for 28...

France senate passes genocide denial ban

The French Senate passed a bill that, including the World War I-era killings of more than one million Armenians by Turkish soldiers. The measure has sparked animosity in Turkey, which...

Intellectual Office: A Special Report

The America Invents Act shifts the U.S. from a system where a patent is awarded to the first person who comes up with an invention to one where it’s awarded...

Don’t Stop at SOPA

SOPA and PIPA are (almost) dead. Now can we talk about the law that already exists? By Mark P. McKenna Slate.com, January 20, 2012