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Labor Day is part of Summer Vacation

Sep 1, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

If Labor Day falls before the start of the school year, it is a part of summer vacation.

Today in 1957: Strom Thurmond ends his record-breaking 24 hour filibuster

Aug 29, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

On August 29, 1957, Strom Thurmond ended his filibuster against the 1957 Civil Rights Act after 24 hours and 18 minutes — the longest filibuster to date.

Searching Secondary Sources More Efficiently

Aug 29, 2014 By: Ben Petersburg

Finding the document you need within Secondary Sources may take time. Here are some tips to make this process easier.

Ridesharing: Regulatory landscape

Aug 29, 2014 By: Lauren Jones

Well-known transportation network companies like Lyft, Wingz, Sidecar, and Uber, that make mobile apps for ridesharing, are creating regulatory headaches for many municipalities

Elephant matchmaker

Aug 29, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

Zoo operator, rather than elephant donor, possessed right to determine how and to what extent elephant would be used for breeding purposes,

Same-sex marriage returns to the Supreme Court

Aug 28, 2014 By: Jeremy Byellin

Going into the Supreme Court’s 2014 October Term, there are four separate petitions requesting the Court to tackle the issue of the constitutionality of state same-sex marriage bans.

Eminent Domain Mastodon

Aug 28, 2014 By: Legal Solutions

After alleged taking of property for use for a highway, claimant was owner of unearthed mastodon skeleton and was entitled to damages for conversion thereof.

Westlaw Journals weekly round-up

Aug 27, 2014 By: Melissa Sachs

Highlights from the past week’s litigation news headlines over at the Westlaw Journals blog include stories about the Obamacare subsidies, a Delaware

Changes in Washington Practice (#19) / Family Law Appeals

Aug 27, 2014 By: Ferd H. Mitchell

This complex issue of appeals has been addressed in the family law context by Scott J. Horenstein in the 2013-2014 pocket parts to Family and Community Property Law, volumes 19 to 21 of Washington Practice.

Managing Courts’ Social Media Footprint

Aug 27, 2014 By: Jackie Black

Effective management of social media is an issue many courts are facing today, and is expected to broaden in scope in future years.