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Federal judge rules against family planning organizations in funding lawsuit

July 17, 2018

Via: Jurist

A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia ruled Monday that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) was not required to engage in a formal notice-and-comment rule making procedure before shifting the criterion for […]

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Beware of Summer Jobs That Abuse Clock-In Rules

July 16, 2018

Via: FindLaw

With unemployment near record lows, an increasing number of teens are entering the workforce in the form of summer jobs. Excited to line their pockets with a little change, these new workers are eager to please employers and often don’t […]

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Can I Be Charged Twice for the Same Offense?

July 5, 2018

Via: FindLaw

No, right? While most of us are generally familiar with the concept of double jeopardy — the legal precept that prohibits multiple prosecutions or punishments for the same crime — not all of us know the particular ins and outs. […]

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Meet the Real Justice League: 10 Entrepreneurs Helping Average People Navigate the Legal System

June 27, 2018

Via: Entrepreneur

The problem of U.S. citizens getting poorly treated by the justice system is acute. One particularly shocking report found that 86 percent of civil legal problems among low-income Americans fail to achieve adequate legal redress. Enter a new breed of […]

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The DOL Fiduciary Rule Explained

June 25, 2018

Via: Investopedia

Here’s the latest installment in the long, strange tale of the Department of Labor (DOL) fiduciary rule, originally scheduled to be phased in from April 10, 2017 to Jan. 1, 2018. As of June 21, 2018, the U.S. 5th Circuit […]

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Want to Be a Diplomat? Go to Law School

June 1, 2018

Via: FindLaw

Like so many things, becoming a diplomat is easier said than done. Well, that’s true for most people. If you were born a Kennedy, it might be that easy. For the rest of us, it’s sometimes a tricky political path. […]

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The path forward for the legal technician model

May 11, 2018

Via: ABA Journal

On Easter Sunday, my husband woke me at 4 a.m. because his eyes were red and his vision clouded. Although it was painful, it was not an emergency-room situation, so we waited until the urgent care center opened. There, he […]

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How can we fight to reduce bias? 6th Circuit judge shares her thoughts

May 10, 2018

Via: ABA Journal Top Stories

Studies have shown that implicit bias is something that affects everyone to some degree. So what steps can legal professionals at all ranks take to make the justice system fairer and more equitable? In this episode of the Modern Law […]

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Checklist for Licensing Intellectual Property

April 27, 2018

Via: FindLaw Free Enterprise

You get patents, trademarks, and copyrights so that someone doesn’t steal your ideas. But those intellectual property protections can also make some money if someone wants to use your ideas. Licensing your intellectual property can be lucrative, but it can […]

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Federal judge reverses Trump administration decision to end DACA

April 25, 2018

Via: Jurist

The US District Court for the District of Columbia on Tuesday vacated the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation […]