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Law dean sues University of Cincinnati over ouster, seeks reinstatement

Law Profs Posted Apr 24, 2017 03:02 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Tweet Jennifer Bard, the University of Cincinnati College of Law dean who in March was placed on administrative leave after faculty members discussed a vote of no … Continue reading

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Cartoon Caption: Does this lawyer think his witness is all smoke and mirrors?

Cartoon Caption Contest Posted Apr 24, 2017 12:15 pm CDT By Jackson Thomas Tweet Let’s take a closer look and inspect your best caption for this month’s cartoon. The winner of our May challenge will see their caption and credit … Continue reading

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Can ‘dreamers’ be deported? Sessions says it’s possible, though Trump has sympathy for them

Immigration Law Posted Apr 24, 2017 12:13 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Jeff Sessions. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons. Tweet President Donald Trump has stressed that “dreamer” immigrants protected by an Obama administration program can “rest easy” … Continue reading

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Arkansas prepares for double execution after federal judges deny stay requests

Death Penalty Posted Apr 24, 2017 09:36 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Arkansas is preparing to execute two inmates on Monday evening after federal judges refused to grant stays. Arkansas is seeking to execute Jack Jones and Marcel … Continue reading

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Lawyer who represents man dragged from flight now represents mom in airline stroller incident

Aviation & Space Law Posted Apr 24, 2017 09:07 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Thomas Demetrio. Tweet Chicago lawyer Thomas Demetrio now represents a second unhappy airline passenger. Demetrio announced Monday that he represents a mother shown in an … Continue reading

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Are schools that fail to teach children to read violating their constitutional rights? (podcast)

Asked and Answered Posted Apr 24, 2017 08:30 am CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Tweet The 14th Amendment has been used to secure civil rights for a multitude of groups. But does it give children a constitutional right to literacy? … Continue reading

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Judge ‘inexplicably’ threatened private school over custody disagreement, appeals court says

Family Law Posted Apr 24, 2017 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A New York judge should not have reopened settled issues in a custody case after the parents were unable to agree on physical custody of their … Continue reading

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Defense lawyer in rape case tells jurors that women are good at lying; defendant is acquitted

Criminal Justice Posted Apr 24, 2017 07:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A defense lawyer in a Tennessee rape case is under fire for telling jurors during closing arguments that women are especially good at lying. Lawyer Steve … Continue reading

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When should lawyers bet on themselves? Sometimes clients will give you the answer

Legal Marketing Posted Apr 22, 2017 10:00 pm CDT By Victor Li Tweet Avvo went all-in on the gambling metaphor for this year’s Lawyernomics conference. As conference-goers learned, however, there’s a difference between making a calculated, smart bet and recklessly … Continue reading

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Lawyers: Don’t be afraid to double down on data

Legal Marketing Posted Apr 21, 2017 09:24 pm CDT By Victor Li Tweet On Friday, during the first full day of the Avvo Lawyernomics conference, attendees got a steady stream of two topics that, for many lawyers, were among the … Continue reading

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