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Today’s college coaches are clobbering the 1st Amendment. Social media is being banned; student-athletes are being muzzled. Minnesota, Purdue, Connecticut, Clemson, Florida State … they’re just a few of the transgressors .
Birthers ... you’ve heard of them.
Voting agers .... probably not.
Voting agers (my own term) believe the voting age should be lowered to 16. They’re not as noisy or influential as other political agitators, but they’re very much...
In my last post , I wrote about The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) and its recently released documentary, Can We Take a Joke ? . Can We Take a Joke? delves into comedy on college campuses and, to a larger extent, entertainment comedy...
Freedom can suffer a dangerous tunnel vision. It happens when the fight for one freedom censures or devalues a counter freedom.
One of my freedom heroes - The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) - wants comedy audiences to lighten...
Last week, a Michigan federal judge rejected the EEOC’s claim that Title VII covers transgender status or gender identity as protected classes.
In EEOC v. R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes (E.D. Mich. 8/18/16) [pdf] , the agency pursued...
Given that on December 1, 4.2 million exempt workers will transition to non-exempt status , it is timely that the Richmond Times-Dispatch though to share 9 mistakes employers make in paying hourly/non-exempt workers . I’ve added numbers 10, 11,...
According to Employment Law 360 , the U.S. Department of Labor has agreed to pay $7 million to settle claims that it failed to pay overtime to thousands of its employees:
“This is the agency that goes around fining all the private employers for...
Anytime vs. Any Time
Is there a difference? YES! And I see the mistake a lot. And it’s not pretty when it’s in 100-point type staring you in the face. Grammarly can help you understand the difference.
No one wants to see this error at...
As a first-year law student, you’ll face a gauntlet of challenges: Con Law, case briefings, the Socratic method, to name a few. To conquer these challenges, you’ll need some words of wisdom.
So we recently asked a number of experienced...
George Washington, writing in 1783, sends us this political message:
My fellow Americans. Quit all this damned* divisiveness! Stop being so malicious and mean-spirited!
But there’s a little talked...
Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps
Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2016. The reported stories reflect: 7 guilty pleas or convictions in pending cases; over 21 years of newly imposed sentences for people involved in Ponzi schemes; at...
Ivory towers should keep flawless law.
Take a step over the higher ed line, and some laws start to unravel.
Herd yourself to a designated "zone."
Strap on your Twitter muzzle . ...
Attorneys often find themselves at the center of jokes, and in April during National Humor Month, we asked you to share your favorite lawyer joke. Most of you who commented embrace being the ‘butt’ of so many jokes; although a few of you admitted...
Legal work requires being able to identify and recognize patterns in patterns in information – or data – quickly and efficiently. For some, the term data visualization may be a foreign concept, yet is vastly important to others, but what exactly...
60 minutes of pleasure reading.
For law school students, it’s a waste.
During law school, I never wasted 60 minutes on pleasure reading. If a book didn’t have “Casebook” or “Bluebook” or “Law” in the...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske . Law360, Chicago (July 27, 2016, 8:38 PM ET) -- Lawyers work an average of 64 hours of pro bono work annually, up eight hours from two years ago, according...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Melissa Maleske .
For as long as lawyers have existed, their writing has been a subject of scorn. Philosopher Jeremy Bentham described lawyers’ writing as “excrementitious...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Jonathan Petts and Rohan Pavuluri, Upsolve .
Law360, New York (July 27, 2016, 10:16 AM ET) -- In accounting, consumers have TurboTax to complete personal tax returns. In...
The article below has been republished in full courtesy of Law360, written by Andrew Strickler .
Law360, New York (July 26, 2016, 11:16 PM ET) -- The percentage of BigLaw management seats and equity partnerships held by women ticked up again last year...