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Federal court grasps the ‘selfie’

While much of the English-speaking world was getting comfortable with – or being made uncomfortable by – its new understanding of the word “twerking” last month thanks to Miley Cyrus, the federal judiciary was welcoming another modern addition to its lexicon with somewhat less fanfare.

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Leopold and Loeb: A match made in hell?

On May 21, 1924, 19-year-old Nathan Leopold was out on a mission with his lover and equally brilliant partner, Richard Loeb. When they spotted Loeb’s 14-year-old cousin, Bobby Franks, walking home from an after-school basketball game, they offered him a ride. The Franks family never saw their son alive again.

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Law firms respond to ‘white-hot’ practice area

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Two years after the “bounty” provisions of the Dodd-Frank Act on financial reforms took effect, whistleblower matters remain a sizzling growth area for lawyers in employment or finance and securities practice areas — or, as is increasingly common, on a law firm interdisciplinary team that harnesses expertise from both fields.

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New case highlights clash of dueling public policies

Recent developments interpreting the protections and limitations of the Drivers Policy Protection Act signal that conflict may be on the way between the DPPA and Wisconsin’s Open Records Law – a reality that may require more resources expended by information-hungry entities and municipalities in their attempts to navigate both laws.

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