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Nostrum Remedium Blog

Nostrum Remedium Blog

Miscellany on law, narrative, art, and memory

http://nostrumremedium.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America

    Law Reporters and the Origins of Legal Print Culture in America
    The University Press of Kentucky has published Kurt Metzmeier’s Writing the Legal Record: Law Reporters in Nineteenth-Century Kentucky. From the description:Any student of American history knows of Washington, Jefferson, and the other…
  • Feb 10

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence

    Hostis Humani Generis as the Narrative Basis of State-Sanctioned Violence
    The University Press of New England has published Sonja Schillings’s Enemies of All Humankind: Fictions of Legitimate Violence. From the description:Hostis humani generis, meaning “enemy of humankind,” is the legal basis by…
  • Jan 27

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument

    The Role of Gender in Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Argument
    Adam Feldman and Rebecca Gill have posted “Echoes from a Gendered Court: Examining the Justices’ Interactions During Supreme Court Oral Arguments” as a working paper on SSRN. The abstract:Supreme Court oral arguments are the…
Rank this Week: 889

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Expressions of interest, knowledge, and insight about the deeply important laws of evidence. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Nov 5

    Impeachment | Problem 33

    Impeachment | Problem 33
    P sues D for defamation. To prove that the defamatory statement was made, P calls W1 who testifies that he was in a group of P’s business colleagues when D told the group that P was a “con man.” During its case-in-chief, D…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
Rank this Week: 907

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges for corporate and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://www.presnellonprivileges.com
  • Jun 27

    Court Blocks Deposition of In-House Litigation Support Specialist

    Court Blocks Deposition of In-House Litigation Support Specialist
    In a FCRA putative class action, a Washington federal court quashed a deposition notice for a defendant–company’s litigation support specialist based in the legal department. The court treated her as the General Counsel’s…
  • Jun 19

    Baylor Univ. in Major Privilege Battle over Law Firm’s Investigation Document

    Baylor Univ. in Major Privilege Battle over Law Firm’s Investigation Document
    A significant privilege affray is unfolding over Baylor University’s retention of the Pepper Hamilton law firm to investigate Baylor’s handling of sexual-assault complaints. The question before the USDC in Waco is whether the…
  • Jun 14

    General Sessions and Executive Privilege

    General Sessions and Executive Privilege
    Over the last 24 hours, senators, reporters, and political pundits have generated lots of commentary over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ refusal to reveal his communications with President Trump during testimony before the Senate…
Rank this Week: 2600

Presnell on Privileges

Presnell on Privileges

Covers evidentiary privileges and outside counsel. By Todd Presnell.

http://presnellonprivileges.com/
  • Jun 27

    Court Blocks Deposition of In-House Litigation Support Specialist

    Court Blocks Deposition of In-House Litigation Support Specialist
    In a FCRA putative class action, a Washington federal court quashed a deposition notice for a defendant–company’s litigation support specialist based in the legal department. The court treated her as the General Counsel’s…
  • Jun 19

    Baylor Univ. in Major Privilege Battle over Law Firm’s Investigation Document

    Baylor Univ. in Major Privilege Battle over Law Firm’s Investigation Document
    A significant privilege affray is unfolding over Baylor University’s retention of the Pepper Hamilton law firm to investigate Baylor’s handling of sexual-assault complaints. The question before the USDC in Waco is whether the…
  • Jun 14

    General Sessions and Executive Privilege

    General Sessions and Executive Privilege
    Over the last 24 hours, senators, reporters, and political pundits have generated lots of commentary over Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ refusal to reveal his communications with President Trump during testimony before the Senate…
Rank this Week: 2400

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    The Want To Be Liked....

    The Want To Be Liked....
    is the worse vice in the world.Popularity does not equal competency.Not even close.To become comfortable with being unpopular, taking unpopular positions, is the most freeing activity you can do.My Father always said: Son, speak truth to…
  • Jun 1

    Morning Radio: The Full Dose

    Morning Radio: The Full Dose
    Thursday.On point.On the move.I've never been afraid of True Evil.  I've looked True Evil in the eyes a couple of times and wrestled with it. I've won my share of those fights too.  I tried to reason with True Evil a few times and…
  • May 30

    Morning Radio: Harp

    Morning Radio: Harp
    Tuesday.On point.Stationary.The reef looked harsh.And she was swimming in that direction.But she knew her sea, she knew the waters.She knew the shore.I did not see her until she appeared.Popped completely out of the water.  Right at the…
Rank this Week: 2586

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Nextpoint's Legal Technology Blog

Covers eDiscovery, social media archiving, and trial presentation solutions.

http://www.nextpoint.com/blog/
  • Jun 14

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support

    How to Get the Best Out of Your Litigation Support
    Litigation support can deliver a real boost to your firm’s productivity and free up time to focus on delivering great legal work product. When done right, it can be the key to winning new clients, gaining strategic advantage in…
  • Jun 5

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense

    Use the eDiscovery Cost Estimator to Predict Review Expense
    So you’ve got some impending litigation, and you know it’s going to involve pretty substantial document review. You probably have a lot of questions, like: How much will my document review cost? How many reviewers will I…
  • Mar 8

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation

    8 Essential Attorney Tech Tools for Trial Presentation
    Effective trial attorneys know how storytelling aids can play a major role in supporting an argument in the courtroom. Recent technology has made these tools more convenient, portable and affordable. Mike Ko, owner of Groundworks…
Rank this Week: 2781

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Feb 4

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne

    1st Objection to Admissibility of an Exhibit: Improper Foundation Witne
    In a trial, any piece of evidence (i.e. document, diagram, photo, police report, summary) offered by any party requires a particular foundation procedure to establish that the exhibit is reliable and relevant.  Since I personally have…
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
Rank this Week: 1943

Pendleton Judicial Training…

Pendleton Judicial Training Updates

The official repository of the "Minnesota Judicial Training Updates," which provides judicial tips for judges and attorneys.

http://www.PendletonUpdates.com
  • Jan 15

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip

    The “Rule of Primacy”, The Cornerstone to Effective Trial Advocacy: Plus Some Bonus Acting Tip
    RULE OF PRIMACY: Following the “Rule of Primacy” is one of the easiest (yet most overlooked) ways for attorneys to improve their trial performance. If you’re a young attorney with aspirations of becoming the next Clarence…
  • Dec 10

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED

    SNAPCHAT AS EVIDENCE: THE SMOKING GUN OFTEN OVERLOOKED
    Greetings to all my cold Minnesota friends (cold hands but warm hearts). I’m writing this post from my winter home in Scottsdale, AZ where it’s currently a balmy 66 degrees. (sorry I couldn’t resist). Since writing my last…
  • Oct 8

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?

    The Depressed Lawyer – Why are so many lawyers so unhappy?
    The following post is a reprint of a May 2, 2011 “Psychology Today” article written by Tyger Latham, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Washington, DC.  He counsels individuals and couples, many of…
Rank this Week: 1921

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 4811

Nebraska Litigation & Trial…

Nebraska Litigation & Trial Advisor

Covers trials and appeals, depositions, and discovery. By Lamson, Dugan and Murray, LLP.

http://nebraskalitigationadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3791

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack…

Houston Criminal Lawyer Jack Carroll

Reviews some of his Texas and Federal criminal cases, criminal defense experience, and nuances in criminal law.

http://jackbcarroll.com/houston-tx-lawyer/criminal-trials/
  • Jun 30

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have

    Why Legal Representation Is a Must-Have
    When you are accused of a crime, it is your legal right to have representation. There is no reason for you to face the criminal justice system alone. Hiring a criminal justice lawyer [...]
  • Jun 20

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense

    Why Experience Matters in Your Criminal Defense
    Knowledge does not equal skill. This rule applies to many facets of life, but is most important when your freedom hangs in the balance. The law can be interpreted in many different ways. [...]
  • Feb 19

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County

    A Potential Child Porn Indictment Storm is Brewing in Montgomery County
    Amongst some of the more “in the know” criminal defense lawyers in Houston, there’s been some off the record discussion about an expected storm of internet child pornography cases coming out of Montgomery County, TX. Most…
Rank this Week: 2350

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Expert Witness Guru's Blog

Covers rulings, news and marketing strategies for expert witnesses.

http://expertwitnessguru.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment

    Fall protection expert witness helps car hauler survive summary judgment
    A fall protection expert witness recently came to the rescue of a car hauler suing a truck manufacturer for negligence and helped him survive summary judgment. Although the expert did not have any formal education on fall protection, the…
  • Feb 24

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement

    Product design expert witness allowed to testify on “ultimate issue” of infringement
    In this patent infringement suit regarding the design of a particular inner garment (Branovations, Inc. v. Ontel Products Corp.) the Florida district court ruled that simplicity of technology may negate need for expert testimony, but does not…
  • Feb 23

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie

    Prosecution for pedicure – infectious disease expert witness testifie
    An infectious disease expert witness was recently called on board in Hoff v. Steiner Transocean, Ltd. to testify about the source of infection on the Plaintiff’s feet, which, Plaintiff asserted, was caused by a pedicure he had on a…
Rank this Week: 2918