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Jul 12, 2013

BLAWG LOG: The Zimmerman trial and CGI evidence

The Zimmerman trial nicely illustrates how messy trials can be.

Jul 5, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Is law school’s ‘Dude!’ ad the ‘lamest?’

Richmond School of Law is touting its selectivity and employment statistics in an ad that uses a text message format, complete with abbreviations and lingo.

Jun 4, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Hylton on Superman and the Rule of Law; O’Hear on habeas roundup

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the first appearance of Superman in Action Comics #1.

May 16, 2013

BLAWG LOG: O’Hear on Milwaukee: The most dangerous size

Last week, the U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics issued a new report compiling nearly two decades of data on gun crime, Firearm Violence, 1993-2011.

May 7, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Is there a ‘Lawyer Bubble?’

A new book by a former litigator at Kirkland & Ellis, one of the nation’s largest law firms, has delivered a frisson to the already rattled legal profession.

May 6, 2013

BLAWG LOG: A quick survey of blogs written by judges

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf made national news this week when he wrote on his blog, Hercules and the Umpire, about the frequent irrelevancy of the Supreme Court. “A lot of what the Supreme Court does is simply irrelevant to what federal trial judges do on a daily basis,” wrote Judge Kopf, who presides and blogs from Lincoln, Neb.

Apr 19, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Wagner on SCOTUS weighs in on forced blood draws; Scoville on Supreme Court ruling on Alien Tort Statute

In the wake of (Wednesday's) decision by the U.S. Supreme Court in Missouri v. McNeely, DUI defense attorneys across the land are doing the “happy dance.”

Mar 7, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Greer on frozen assets; Chmurski on 2nd Circuit’s ruling to impact sovereign debt market

Property law – who could forget the Rule Against Perpetuities, fee simple, remainders or Blackacre from your second semester at Marquette Law?

Feb 8, 2013

BLAWG LOG: Kloeden on ‘Landmark domestic violence ruling in China’; Hoffer on ‘Ending agricultural use assessment abuse’

Last weekend, a Beijing court granted a divorce on grounds of domestic violence, in a case which has garnered widespread attention and debate in China for the past year.

Jan 31, 2013

BLAWG LOG: McLeod on ‘Are unemployment insurance benefits taxable?’

It's tax time, and workers who collected unemployment in Wisconsin in 2012 are wondering whether they owe any taxes on their benefit payments. In short, they do.

Jan 16, 2013

BLAWG LOG: O’Hear on developments affecting right to counsel; Greipp on dogs and contracts

In three cases since 2010, the U.S. Supreme Court has seemingly strengthened the chronically anemic right to effective assistance of counsel.


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