Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Supreme Court’s Role In The Judicial System

We stumbled upon Katie Couric’s recent video interview of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in which she addresses (among other topics) her 35-page dissent to the recent Supreme Court’s opinion in the Hobby Lobby case.  And it got us thinking that it may … Continue reading

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More On Judicial Transparency

We’ve written a number of times about the benefits of judicial transparency.  In an interview published in the July 2014 issue of the ABA Journal, U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit Judge Richard A. Posner weighs in.  Judge … Continue reading

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Attorney Tip #6 – Be Upfront

When a client brings you a matter that will likely result in fees higher than the matter’s value, do you advise him/her of that fact?  If you hesitated to respond “yes,” even in the slightest, this tip is for you: … Continue reading

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STFU? Does Judicial Blogging Harm The Legal System?

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard Kopf and author of the blog, Hercules and the Umpire, recently made national headlines for his post titled, Remembering Alexander Bickel’s passive virtues and the Hobby Lobby cases.  In the post, Judge Kopf addressed the political … Continue reading

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If It Can Happen To Dan Rather . . . It Can Happen To You

In Chapter 10 of his memoir, Rather Outspoken: My Life In The News, famed news reporter Dan Rather discusses his 2007 breach of contract lawsuit against CBS for removing him from the CBS Evening News anchor chair.  Mr. Rather’s experience … Continue reading

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