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Closing Arguments: Should two justices have recused themselves in John Doe case?

Brendan Fischer is general counsel for the Center for Media and Democracy, a group that often takes up liberal causes.

In July, the Wisconsin Supreme Court handed down a 4-2 decision that brought to a halt a John Doe investigation into whether Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign, during the 2012 recall election, worked illegally with outside groups. Two of the justices who ruled with the majority — David Prosser and Michael Gableman — had previously been asked to recuse themselves.

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Freshman year 2.0: Year 1 in the real world

Ms. Bradley is pictured with her mother, Christine Bremer Muggli of Wausau, also an attorney, on graduation day one year ago.

The nightmare is finally over. You know the one: It's the first day of law-school exams, and you realize that not only have you have slept through your alarm, you have also forgotten to attend class — throughout the entire semester. You wake up as you burst into the exam room, where your classmates have just finished typing their final answers. You have failed. You'll never be an attorney.

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What law firms need to know about ransomware, the latest cyber threat

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You arrive to work one morning and boot up your computer. Instead of seeing your usual background, an unusual message pops up on your screen. The message tells you that your files have been “locked” and the only way to unlock them is to transfer several hundred dollars’ worth of Bitcoin to the keyholder within a short period, maybe 48 hours.

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LEGAL LOOP: Are lawyer blogs ads?

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When blogging started to become commonplace a decade ago, it wasn’t something many lawyers concerned themselves with. Eventually, lawyers began to blog and many began to wonder whether blogs constituted lawyer advertising and thus required disclaimers.

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