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Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Says He Researched ‘Real Manchurian Candidate Stuff’

A former Pentagon lawyer scheduled to testify today before the Senate Armed Forces Committee told the New York Times he researched psychological studies about the effects…

Wife of 9th Circuit Chief Judge Says Her Husband Is ‘Not Into Porn’

Updated: The wife of Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says her husband “is not into porn” and the few racy materials…

What’s the Most Outrageous Juror Conduct You’ve Seen?

In Australia this week, a judge stopped a drug conspiracy trial that had already gone on for 66 days after the jury foreman admitted that…

Supreme Court Rules Guantanamo Detainees Have Habeas Rights

Updated: The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a stunning defeat to the Bush administration in a ruling that gives detainees at Guantanamo Bay a right to challenge their detention in…

Son of 9th Circuit Chief Judge Says He Maintained Racy Website

Updated: The son of Alex Kozinski, the chief judge of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, says he maintained the website with sexually explicit pictures that was…

More than 30 Thacher Lawyers Quit in Last 6 Months

Ten U.S. partners and about 24 associates of Thacher Proffitt & Wood have voluntarily left the New York-based firm during the past six months, in…

Stanford Law School Drops Letter Grades

Stanford University has become the third elite law school to drop letter grades.

Under the new system Stanford students will receive grades of honors, pass, restricted credit and no credit,…

The Winning Speech!

We let ABA Journal readers vote on three finalists for the five-word speech that assistant managing editor Molly McDonough would deliver at the Webby Awards ceremony, which was held Tuesday…

Jury Can Learn Bratz Doll’s Creator Used ‘Evidence Eliminator’

A California federal judge has ruled that the jury hearing a dispute between the makers of Barbie and Bratz dolls can hear testimony that Bratz’s creator used computer software called…

Online Social Networking Lessons for Lawyers

Updated: If you don’t know what online social networking is, let alone LinkedIn and Plaxo, you’re surely not unique among the legal profession.

But you need to know, says Robert…

Associate Advice: Start Early on Client Development, Stay Late at the Office

It’s never too early for new associates to start working on client development, according to an article written by a law firm partner.

Thomas Coyne of Thompson Hine in Cleveland…

Lawyer Bans Opponent from Hotel in Hard-Fought IP Case

Concerned that sensitive documents might be delivered to the wrong legal counsel, a corporate client in a hard-fought federal case reportedly contracted with the hotel at which its own attorney…

Lawyers Defend Long-Distance Supervision of Overwhelmed Associate

Two lemon-law lawyers accused of failing to adequately supervise an overwhelmed associate faced skeptical judges on Maryland’s highest court on Friday.

Lawyers Craig Kimmel and Robert Silverman of Pennsylvania, founders…

South Florida Law Firm’s Website Worries Ethics Experts

A full-time adviser to the Miami-Dade County mayor in South Florida also happens to be a lawyer.

And, on the website for Gazitua Letelier, the law firm…

Name Your Favorite Over-the-Top Summer Associate Activity

It’s summer associate season, time to hear about extravagant parties and wooing of top law school talent by star-hungry firms. Blogger Deb Weiss alerted us that…

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