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Gorsuch, in a show of independence, is out of Supreme Court’s clerical poolOpen in a New Window

Justice Neil M. GorsuchIn an early sign of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s independence and work ethic, he has decided not to join a labor pool at the Supreme Court… Read more in The New York Times.

 

We’re totally screwing up mindfulness at workOpen in a New Window

Woman in thoughtBeing mindful is a good way to get more out of life. It can be beneficial at work as well. Read more at Inc.com...

 

How Trump alienated the judiciaryOpen in a New Window

US Court BuildingA ruling against his executive order on sanctuary cities is the latest rebuke dealt to the president by a federal judge. Read more in The Atlantic...

 

After court adjourns, 9th circuit judge’s movie nights are a hitOpen in a New Window

Group watching movieIt’s movie night at the courthouse. Read more in the Los Angeles Times...

 

Could lower LSAT scores be a good thing for the legal profession?Open in a New Window

Campus from aboveA more diversified legal profession... could very well make legal services more accessible to more people for more causes. Read more in Pacific Standard...

 

Trump eyeing second Supreme Court seatOpen in a New Window

Justice KennedyTalk is already heating up that President Trump could have a chance to appoint a second person to the Supreme Court. Read more in The Hill...

 

How abolishing the death penalty led to more convictionsOpen in a New Window

Protestors - "Thou Shalt Not Kill", "Murder is Wrong. Hanging is State Murder"The lesson from Victorian England is that juries convict more often when death is not an option. Read more in The Economist...

 

Rise of the robot lawyer. How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTaxOpen in a New Window

Scales with chat bubblesNear the end of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Dick the Butcher offers a simple plan to create chaos and help his band of outsiders ascend to the throne... Read more in The Atlantic...

 

SCOTUS retirement talk focuses on pivotal Justice KennedyOpen in a New Window

Justice Anthony KennedyJustice Anthony Kennedy reclaimed his position as the man in the middle of the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more in Bloomberg Politics...

 

GOP bill would make medical malpractice suits harder to winOpen in a New Window

Woman being x-rayedLow-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice... Read more in The New York Times...

 

How the Federal Bar Assn. is inspiring students to improve the court systemOpen in a New Window

Michael J. NewmanRecently, I was honored to speak with Judge Michael J. Newman, who is a magistrate judge in the southern district of Ohio. Read more in EVERYDAY POWER...

 

Have you or your loved ones been hurt by this ad? Congressman wants to knowOpen in a New Window

Bob GoodlattePlaintiffs’ lawyers have long solicited clients through television advertisements that warn of a drug’s potentially harmful side effects. Read more in the MMO-Champion Blog... [article originally published in The Wall Street Journal]

 

Judges’ deaths highlight vulnerability in judicial securityOpen in a New Window

Tom CharronThe death of a judge in Chicago... and other tragedies over the years highlight one ever-present risk for those on the bench. Read more in the Daily Report...

 

Research: Over 90% of UK young lawyers are suffering from work-related stressOpen in a New Window

Busy shopping centerNew research has suggested that more than 90% of young lawyers have felt under “too much emotional or mental pressure” at work in the past month. Read more in legalcheek...

 

“Social media is killing us”Open in a New Window

Mansfield police carOften people find out about the death of a loved one on Facebook. Read more in the Mansfield News Journal...

 

Inadequate representation: justices consider case of an immigrant who received bad adviceOpen in a New Window

Court from aboveJae Lee's lawyer told him pleading guilty would protect him from deportation. The lawyer was wrong. Read more in The Economist...

 

The legal mind: the many places where law and psychology interactOpen in a New Window

The Legal MindWe love a good legal drama because it speaks to the darkest and most intriguing places in the human psyche. Read more in b-metro...

 

‘I’ll criticize judges,’ Trump says, hours after a scolding for doing just thatOpen in a New Window

Trump at National Republican Congressional CommitteeNot even a public scolding from Judge Neil M. Gorsuch could get President Trump to stop bashing federal judges. Read more in The New York Times...

 

The Legal Services Corporation, under Trump, faces new threat to existenceOpen in a New Window

Legal Services Corp.The Legal Services Corp., created in 1974 under the signature of President Richard Nixon, is once again on the chopping block... Read more in The National Law Journal...

 

How America’s courts can keep the government in checkOpen in a New Window

John MarshallThe judiciary’s power to strike down laws and executive actions as unconstitutional dates from 1803. Read more in The Economist...

 

Oklahomans voted to make the state’s criminal justice system less barbaricOpen in a New Window

Mary FallinIn November, Oklahomans voted overwhelmingly to reform their bogged-down criminal justice system. Read more in Slate...

 

Justice Sotomayor laments perception of judges as politicalOpen in a New Window

Justice Sotomayor U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said... she was saddened to see many people have lost confidence in judges and believe they are political. Read more in The Los Angeles Times...

 

The law’s emotion problemOpen in a New Window

False face...Justice Anthony M. Kennedy acknowledged — perhaps unwittingly — that our legal system relies on a particular theory of the emotions. Read more in The New York Times...

 

Florida Courts System launches social media to serve judicial branch missionOpen in a New Window

Social media iconsNot a decade too soon, Florida’s State Courts System is entering the social media age. Read more in The Florida Bar News...

 

How do Americans feel about the courts? Let Hollywood be the judgeOpen in a New Window

Film judgeOrder in the court - but maybe not in movie theaters. Read more at NPR...
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