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22 Oct 8:13 pm
My local Columbus Dispatch has this fascinating new article highlighting an uptick in federal prosecution in the Southern District of Ohio. The piece is headlined "Surge in prisoners prompts federal court to contract with northwest Ohio jail," and here are... [read post]
22 Oct 7:53 pm
Trace Mayer is a well-known Bitcoin commentator and investor. He is mainly publishing his “Bitcoin Knowledge Podcast” right now. His latest price analysis on that Podcast using the relation between present price and 200 days moving average as an indicator makes a lot of sense in my humble view. I recommend listening. I was interested to find out his first posts about Bitcoin. So I looked at his old “” website. He comes from an interest in gold as an investment, which explains this domain name. The first article on that particular site about Bitcoin… [read post]
22 Oct 7:50 pm
I am an optimist by nature and I have remained skeptical of  dark forecasts which predict the future based on one dominant trend  (AI comes to mind) while ignoring multiple factors that are likely to moderate or change an expected trajectory.  Imagine my surprise and delight to read about a  recent study on the future of work that predicted that both lawyers and librarians are two of the careers  which are expected to experience increased demand through 2030. The Future of Skills” Employment in 2030 was produced as the result of a… [read post]
22 Oct 7:42 pm
"Why Tillman's Experts Show He is Wrong": Michael Stern has this post at his blog, "Point of Order." [read post]
22 Oct 7:39 pm
I was struck by remarks made by FDIC Vice Chair Thomas Hoenig in a speech to an international conference earlier this month about the "moral hazard" presented by insured deposits and how regulators ought to confront that moral hazard. Luckily for me, credit union consultant Marvin Umholtz also noted Hoenig's address and I'll defer to Marvin, who expresses himself better than I. The following is from Marvin's "Hot Topics" email newsletter (to subscribe, email Marvin at In October 11, 2017 remarks presented to the International Association of Deposit… [read post]
22 Oct 7:33 pm
"A Dearth of Female Attorneys at Supreme Court Oral Arguments": Adam Feldman has this post at his "Empirical SCOTUS" blog. [read post]
22 Oct 7:32 pm
Today, I cut a weekend beach trip short to come to Macon to attend a one-day meeting and seminar for a group of Georgia DUI lawyers. My family returned home later, but I traveled up I–16 to a farm in Macon. Instead of the typical hotel ballroom environment, we met at a farm cabin on some property owned by a middle-Georgia personal injury lawyer. Chief among the lessons learned today was that I should be doing personal injury. Beyond that, I picked up a few valuable tips on regarding the inner workings of the Georgia Court of Appeals. One of the day’s speakers was Hon.… [read post]
22 Oct 7:30 pm
“Why does Rice play Texas?” President John F. Kennedy, Sept. 12, 1962, Rice University It should be clear by now that when it comes to sheer lobbying power expressed in terms of money and access, Big Tech has put the creative community up against it.  And not only has Big Tech put their collective boots on our necks, they have joined in the MIC Coalition cartel for the express purpose of crushing any opposition. We must properly and grimly assess the opposition and our resources.  I would not say that the odds are in our favor, but the odds are what they are and… [read post]
22 Oct 7:28 pm
"Trump's Lawyer a Poor Fit for Federal Bench": Kenneth Jost has this post at his blog, "Jost on Justice." [read post]
22 Oct 7:18 pm
It’s been six weeks since drug maker Allergan announced that it had assigned to the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribe the patents on Restasis, an Allergan drug challenged both in IPR proceedings and in Hatch-Waxman proceedings in federal district court.  The unorthodox agreement was intended to shield the patents from IPR proceedings (and thus restrict the challenge to district court) as the Mohawks would seek to dismiss the IPR proceedings based on the tribe’s sovereign immunity.  Although Allergan  suffered a setback last week when the federal court invalidated the… [read post]
22 Oct 7:17 pm
Dear Friends/Colleagues/Readers – BeSpacific has been nominated again this year in the The Expert Institute’s – Best Legal Tech Blogs category. It will take less than one minute to complete your vote, and it really does count. The research conducted to publish this blog every day requires considerable research on a wide range of subject matter to enable me to post expert, focused and actionable information and resources relevant to your work. BeSpacific is one person, and has no employer or organizational relationships or sponsorship. (The collies do get credit for… [read post]
22 Oct 7:05 pm
Via LLRX – Open Educational Resources (OER) Sources 2018 – Costs continue to rise for students who are pursing college and post graduate degree programs. By leveraging best practice sites, services and non-traditional options to expand knowledge, skills and abilities in many disciplines, students can choose from a wide range of options to complete their respective goals. This guide by Marcus Zillman is a comprehensive listing of useful open source educational resources, sites, e-books and courses on the Internet that can assist you in optimizing your learning opportunities. [read post]
22 Oct 7:02 pm
Via LLRX – Stay Up To Date With These Legal Technology Blogs – Attorney, legal tech expert, blogger and author Nicole Black suggests reading and subscribing to subject specific blogs to both stay abreast of growing changes in legal technology and to meet attorney ethical obligations specific to 28 jurisdictions. [read post]
22 Oct 7:00 pm
The Washington Post (Oct. 18, 2017): U.S. judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen, by Maria Sacchetti: Federal District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the U.S. government to allow an undocumented, pregnant minor in its custody to have... [read post]
22 Oct 6:54 pm
NY Times: Body Cameras Have Little Effect on Police Behavior, Study Says by Amanda Ripley and Timothy Williams: After a series of high-profile police shootings, police departments across the nation turned to body cameras, hoping they would curb abuses. But … Continue reading → [read post]
22 Oct 6:52 pm
The Food and Drug Law Institute’s (“FDLI”) Drug Quality and Security Act (“DQSA”) conference is just a few weeks away, and spaces are going fast! The conference will be held on November 15, 2017, in Washington, D.C. Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.’s Karla L. Palmer will be chairing the conference. Panels of key government regulators and industry experts will explore current issues surrounding the DQSA’s Title I (Compounding Quality Act) and Title II (Drug Supply Chain Security Act) four years after implementation. Title I has had a… [read post]
22 Oct 6:50 pm
“The collections housed in The Rare Book and Special Collections Division amount to nearly 800,000 books, encompassing nearly all eras and subjects maintained in well over 100 separate collections. All of these collections offer scholarly documentation about the western and American traditions of life and learning. The Division’s collection of nearly 5,700 incunabula (fifteenth-century imprints) is the largest such grouping in the Western Hemisphere. Our Americana collections include more than 16,000 imprints from 1640 to 1800, including the Columbus letter of 1493. The… [read post]
22 Oct 6:47 pm
Effective January 17, 2017, the Commissioner of Social Security has changed how and under which circumstances the Appeals Council will consider evidence submitted to it.  Amending 20 C.F.R. §§ 404.970 and 416.1470 accomplished these changes.  [81 FR 90987.]  (These two regulations are identical except for the fact that 20 C.F.R. § 404.970 deals with Title II claims, and 20 C.F.R. § 416.1470 pertains to Title XVI claims.  The changes made by the Commissioner are the same with both regulations.) So, how have these regulations changed? … [read post]
22 Oct 6:39 pm
Credit Counseling Or Bankruptcy Source: Flickr People often get to a place where they simply can’t pay their bills, especially in today’s economy which is not particularly sympathetic toward the poor or even the middle class. Inflation has impacted nearly every facet of daily life including food, gas, rent, clothes, utility bills and more. At Continue Reading›› The post Credit Counseling Or Bankruptcy appeared first on Articles for the Law And Injury Niche. [read post]
22 Oct 6:09 pm
When you get right down to it, fear is probably the biggest obstacle to job hunting or marketing success. No one likes rejection but if you plan to ask someone in your network for job leads or business referrals, the odds are very high that you will experience rejection. In sales, for example, it may […] [read post]