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South Dakota fought off attack on judiciary

When the judiciary comes under attack, it is important to convince the business community that they have the strongest interest in a stable court system. That was the lesson that Thomas Barnett, executive director of the State Bar of South ...

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Campaign committee discussion sparks exchange

At the May 7 Board of Governors meeting, President Thomas J. Basting Sr. ad-dressed the impact of a recent initiative, the Judicial Campaign Integrity Committee. In the aftermath of another contentious Supreme Court race where less than 20 percent of ...

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Make some green promoting green practices

Lawyers can make some green by advising clients on how to go green. As the ties between conservation and economic interests become more apparent, businesses will find themselves incorporating environmental factors into their business plans. Lawyers will have to be ...

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Justices adopt multijurisdiction petition

After wrestling with a petition to clarify multijurisdictional practice in Wisconsin for almost two years, the state Supreme Court pinned down amendments to the Chapter 20 rules on April 24. Specifically, the justices defined the circumstances that will not allow ...

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Danger to bystander is insufficient

In a tragic accident, Jonathon Horst, 2 years old at the time, was severely injured when his father backed up a John Deere lawnmower over him. The blades of the lawn tractor were operating while the vehicle was in reverse. ...

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Green laws are germinating

A couple of environmental lawyers have read the tea leaves and say that laws designed to promote conservation and curb climate change will be in place soon. For starters, states are taking action. Two states considered leaders are California and ...

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Supreme Court adopts MJP petition

After wrestling with a petition to clarify multijurisdictional practice in Wisconsin for almost two years, the State Supreme Court pinned down amendments to the Chapter 20 rules. Specifically, the justices defined the circumstances which will not allow for a non-resident ...

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