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NABE News - March 2016

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Federal Judiciary continues to resist allowing cameras in court

Cameras in front of courthouse... the Judicial Conference of the United States has once again voted not to expand a pilot program that allowed for video coverage in federal courtrooms. Read more in The National Law Journal...

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American lawyers have an Atticus Finch complex and it’s killing the profession

Atticus FinchAt the beginning of every law school semester, I asked my students why they wanted to go to law school. Read more in Quartz...

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Control of state courts becomes top political battleground

Senator FitzgeraldMuch attention is being paid to the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy, but equally partisan battles are being waged for control of state courts around the nation. Read more in The Associated Press...

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SCOTUS ruling leaves Keller alone – for now

SCOTUS Friedrichs caseA possible threat to mandatory state bar groups' ability to collect dues from lawyers who don't want to pay for a bar's political or lobbying expenses was removed—for now, at least—by the U.S. Supreme Court March 29. Read more at BloombergBNA...

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Law school grad loses suit against Thomas Jefferson School of Law

Law school decisionA jury in San Diego ...rejected claims by a law graduate, Anna Alaburda, that the Thomas Jefferson School of Law enticed her to enroll by using misleading graduate employment figures. Read more in The New York Times...

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For Fla. women lawyers, high stress equals unequal pay

Woman in library with booksWomen have made their way into law firms and courtrooms... But that doesn’t mean they are happy. Read more in The Miami Herald...

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Japanese lawyers don’t have enough lawsuits to keep them busy

Japanese street crossingJapan is struggling with an unlikely problem: Its people aren’t litigious enough. [Note: To read this story, paste this URL into your browser: http://www.marketwatch.com/story/japans-lawyers-have-an-odd-problem-not-enough-lawsuits-2016-04-04]

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The most terrifying part of my drug addiction? That my firm would find out.

CocktailThe morning before I got sober, my breakfast consisted of nearly a bottle of red wine and a few thick lines of cocaine. Read more in The Washington Post...

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Justice O’Connor the gamer

O'Connor Video GameJustice Sandra Day O’Connor ... has many achievements to her name, including ... video game impresario. Read more in The New York Times...

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The jury is out on the effect the UBE has on minorities

students taking examThis July, New York and the District of Columbia will administer the Uniform Bar Exam ... joining 19 other jurisdictions that either currently administer the test or will within the next year. Read more in BloombergBNA...

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