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If you think criticizing staff is a good strategy … It’s not.

Parties regularly present their arguments and defenses of conduct and mergers to the Front Office of the Bureau if staff has recommended a challenge. A surprising number of these presentations begin with a recap of “how we got here” that includes various complaints about the investigating staff. Common complaints have included: the investigation is taking …

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Announcing TED Masterclass: TED’s official public speaking course

We’re excited to announce the release of TED Masterclass — TED’s official public speaking course. Delivered via mobile app, the course is guided by TED’s Head Curator, Chris Anderson, and is designed to help you identify, develop and share your best ideas as a TED-style talk. Based on Anderson’s book TED Talks: The Official TED …

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Genealogy sites give law enforcement a new DNA sleuthing tool, but the battle over privacy looms

Home In-Depth Reporting Genealogy sites give law enforcement a new… Feature By Jason Tashea November 1, 2019, 4:20 am CDT Photo illustration by Brenan Sharp/Shutterstock In 1996, Christopher Tapp confessed to the rape and murder of 18-year-old Angie Dodge in Idaho Falls, Idaho. He was convicted and sentenced to 30 years in prison, but there …

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Oregon law professor plants seeds of change in climate change law

Home In-Depth Reporting Oregon law professor plants seeds of change… Environmental Law By Darlene Ricker November 1, 2019, 4:00 am CDT University of Oregon School of Law professor Mary Wood. Photo courtesy of the University of Oregon. University of Oregon School of Law professor Mary Wood, a former hazardous waste lawyer, never foresaw that she …

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Protecting the Courts: Unfair attacks on judges undermine judicial independence, the rule of law

Home In-Depth Reporting Protecting the Courts: Unfair attacks on… President’s Letter By Judy Perry Martinez November 1, 2019, 3:50 am CDT Photo of Judy Perry Martinez © Zack Smith As lawyers, we can never say it enough: An independent judiciary is an essential element of American government and democratic systems around the world. The judicial …

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Letters From Our Readers

Home In-Depth Reporting Letters From Our Readers Letters From Our Readers November 1, 2019, 3:40 am CDT Shutterstock Redesigned Journal Way back when, in prehistoric times, I was the associate publisher of the ABA Journal. We embarked on a redesign of the magazine, as you just did in the September-October issue. It was 30-plus years …

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Surmounting hidden disabilities: Challenges need not be barriers

Home In-Depth Reporting Surmounting hidden disabilities: Challenges… MY PATH TO LAW By Emily Cox November 1, 2019, 3:10 am CDT Emily Cox: “Law school is difficult no matter who you are, but it can be particularly rough when you have a disability.” Photo courtesy of Emily Cox. Being placed in my school’s special education program …

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A prosecutors’ leadership retreat in Berlin offers a stark reminder to remain vigilant

Home In-Depth Reporting A prosecutors’ leadership retreat in Berlin… Character Witness By Miriam Aroni Krinsky November 1, 2019, 3:00 am CDT Photo of Miriam Krinsky courtesy of Fair and Just Prosecution Character Witness explores legal and societal issues through the first-person lens of attorneys in the trenches who are, inter alia, on a mission to …

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The Bail Project pays defendants’ bail as part of a plan to end money bail entirely

Home In-Depth Reporting The Bail Project pays defendants’ bail… Criminal Justice By Lorelei Laird November 1, 2019, 2:40 am CDT Photo courtesy of the Bail Project On the Bail Project’s very first day in the Los Angeles County courts, it may have helped to keep an innocent man out of prison. The 33-year-old defendant, who …

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