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Do Cops Get It Wrong?

Absolutely.  I won’t go into all the conscious and unconscious biases cops have.  (But if you Google “witness lineup issues” or read Balko’s blog in the Washington Post you can see a lot of it.)  But what about when there … Continue reading

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Are Laws Limiting Magazine Capacity To 10 Rounds Constitutional?

A federal district court has refused to issue a preliminary injunction blocking Sunnyvale, California’s ban on magazines with more than 10 rounds. (Fyock v. City of Sunnyvale (N.D. Cal. Mar. 5, 2014).) A large part of the court’s rationale was that … Continue reading

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big vs little

There is always an argument about whether clients are well served by choosing big law firms.  Well, Bloomberg BusinessWeek did a long article in May 2013 where it discussed how big firms are cratering.  A couple of things stood out … Continue reading

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And you thought a short contract was best

Do you remember the Hobbit?  The contract Bilbo made with the dwarves seemed quite short didn’t it?  In case you forgot, this is what it said:  “For your hospitality our sincerest thanks, and for your offer of professional assistance our … Continue reading

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Takeaways from the Trayvon Martin Case

I was recently interviewed by attorney Stephen Kunen about the famous Trayvon Martin case in Florida. Read the interview here.

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Shareholder’s rights

So you own 70% of your company and 3 others each own 10%. So you can do what you want right?  WRONG!  In every state I’m admitted in (VA, DC & MD) minority shareholders have rights. Among other things, they … Continue reading

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What’s the ultimate compliment for a lawyer?

I’ll tell you:  it’s when another lawyer who was on the other side of a case calls you up and sends you a good case.  Not a bad case or a bad client, but a good case with a good … Continue reading

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An article worth reading.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/26/opinion/greenhouse-a-work-still-in-progress.html?ref=opinion&_r=0

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The U.S. Supreme Court sometimes makes new law and I don’t notice.

In this case, apparently they ruled that, confronted by police, in order to have your 5th Amendment right to remain silent honored, you must speak.  Apparently you must speak and affirmatively invoke your right to be silent and to have an … Continue reading

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Bilbo Baggins contract with the Dwarves analyzed.

This lawyer clearly has too much time on his hands but it makes for a fun read and illustrates a number of very valid legal points. http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/01/hobbit-contract-legal-analysis

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