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It turns out that 2011 is turning into a banner year for special elections to fill Congressional vacancies. From Craigslist and Twitter picture misfires, sex scandals, and the now old fashioned "I'm taking another position" have opened up several seats this year.
It’s no secret that among those suffering from the poor economy, one surprising group has emerged as particularly hard it by the downturn – law school graduates. The news is littered with lawyer sob stories. From recent graduates working at prestigious firms who’ve been laid off or gone under, to those who months or even years after graduation cannot find work as a attorneys, everyone is hurting and no one knows when, or if, the market for those holding law degees will get better.
Next year, thanks to the Legal Services Act 2007, the United Kingdom will have one of the most liberal jurisdictions for non-lawyer investment in law firms. Known as "The Act," the new British law will have many dimensions, including improved consumer complaint mechanisms.
If you haven’t been following the on-going saga between the Bowl Championship Series (BCS), which is a selection system that creates five bowl match-ups for Division I college football, and opponents of the system, let’s get up to speed quickly. The BCS has been under scrutiny since its inception in 1998.
Over the past couple years, unemployment has stricken the country, and the legal profession is no exception. Our Legal Channel Blogger Dan Buri wrote about how job recovery is not likely to come soon in the legal realm. And a 2008 California bar passer, who was top of her class at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, is now suing her alma mater saying she was misled by the US News and World Report on the school’s employment statistics which she based her decision on to attend that school.
On Thursday, June 9, 2011, Alabama Governor Robert Bentley signed into law what is arguably the most controversial state immigration law in this country to date. That’s right, even more controversial than the often publicized Arizona SB 1070, which is the Arizona immigration law that has captured both the nation’s and the Supreme Court’s attention.
Among my more eccentric friends is a guy I've recently come to think of as "Mr. Gold." He has invested his small savings into precious metals. He is exceptionally pleased by any positive fluctuation in the silver or gold markets and posts on Facebook almost weekly to update his FB friends on the value of gold and silver.
San Rafael, CA: A manager and employee of a San Rafael pizza parlor both pleaded guilty to vandalizing a rival's business a block away. Timothy Tucker, 32, and Sean Clymer, 25, who worked at Extreme Pizza, admitted to defacing nearby Pizza Orgasmica. They used spray paint to scrawl dollar signs and "Go home."
Former Major League Baseball star Barry Bonds recently finished a very public federal trial on his alleged use of steroids and his alleged lies under oath about this alleged use. At the end of the trial, which finished in April, the jury failed to reach a verdict on the perjury charges that he lied to a federal grand jury in 2003.
A 15 year old girl sits in a chair in the corner, as far away from the bed as she can get. She’s scared. She has her back to wall so at least one side feels protected. She desperately wants to get clean—to wash away what he did to her. She knows what just happened shouldn’t have. She’s not sure how her life got her here, but she knows she wants to leave this room right now.
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