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Jellum on Parrillo on Salarization Impact on Government Legitimacy (AdLaw Bridge Series)

Over at the Journal of Things We Like (Lots) — aka Jotwell, which I explain further here  — Linda Jellum has a solid reviewof Nicholas Parrillo ‘s terrific book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (2013). The Law and Society Association provides a great summary of the book: Against the Profit Motive traces […]

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What the Supreme Court’s Inaction in King v. Burwell (Obamacare Reg Challenge) Means

This morning the Supreme Court issued orders from its October 31st Conference. At this Conference the Court considered the cert petition in King v. Burwell, the challenge to a critical Obamacare regulation that “extend[s] tax-credit subsidies to coverage purchased through exchanges established by the federal government under Section 1332 of the Patient Protection and Affordable […]

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Spotlight on ABA Academy’s Cybersecurity Core Curriculum, by Nina Hart

This year marks the inaugural season of the ABA Academy’s Cybersecurity Core Curriculum.  The Curriculum is a series of programs addressing the cybersecurity risks facing lawyers, best practices for prevention and incident response, and lawyers’ legal and ethical obligations to clients regarding data security. The next event in this series, “Moving Target: Cybersecurity Legal Requirements […]

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Drones on Parade

At the end of September, six commercial companies were effectively granted permission to use drones to film and take photographs, unlike every other commercial drone operator, whose use of drones remains banned. The FAA, an agency tasked by Congress primarily with maintaining the safety of the public skies, is now in the business of granting commercial […]

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Want Your Medical Record? It’ll Cost You.

Who owns medical records? Technically, the records themselves are the property of the physicians and hospitals that compile them. But the law has long recognized that patients also have rights to those records. Most significantly, under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule, a provider must, upon request, give a patient a copy of her medical records. But, to […]

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It’s Deductible?! That’s Outrageous!

It seems like every time a corporation announces a settlement with the government, someone expresses outrage upon learning that a corporation’s payment may be deductible.  How dare the government subsidize bad behavior by allowing a corporation to reduce its taxes?  Take a look at this Newsweek story, for example. The deductibility of settlement payments actually […]

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US Courts Seek Public Comment on Proposed Amendments to Court Rules, by Shannon Allen

The United States Courts (“USC”) announces public hearings of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee and seeks comment on proposed amendments to the Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure.  The USC requested that these proposals be circulated to the bench, bar, and the public for comment.  The Advisory Committees on Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, […]

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Bridging the Gap Between Science and Law

I recently returned from the 2014 Public Health Law Conference, a fantastic event held every two years in Atlanta and hosted by the Network for Public Health Law, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Presentations at the conference covered a wide range of issues from Ebola (the […]

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The Rise of the 1L Leg-Reg Course

There is a growing trend among law schools to add Legislation and Regulation (“Leg-Reg”) to the required first-year curriculum.  Professor Edward Richards keeps a running list of the schools that offer some sort of legislation or administrative law course in the 1L curriculum, and to date at least 27 schools require a 1L course in […]