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Nominations Open for 2021 American Legal Technology Awards

Nominations open today for the second annual American Legal Technology Awards, a competition launched last year to honor exceptional achievements in legal technology. Awards will be given in eight categories: access to justice, court, enterprise, individual, technology, law department, law firm, and startup. Deadline for nominations is Aug. 31, 2021. Self-nominations are welcome. Finalists will be announced in October, and winners announced Nov. 1-10. The ALTA awards were launched last year by T...
Tags: Law, Uncategorized, Louisiana, Lawyerist, Sam Glover, Emory University, Martin, Alta, Suffolk University Law School, Tacoma Wash, Tom Martin, Ed Walters, Northwestern University School of Law, Vanderbilt Law School, Dan Lear, Amanda Brown


"Do You Live in a Political Bubble?/Enter your address to see the political party of the thousand voters closest to you."

I'm seeing that at the NYT. I didn't need to use the little device they had set up. I know I live in a deep blue cocoon. So let's read some text: “People aren’t choosing to live near neighbors who share their party affiliation” said Alan Abramowitz, a professor of political science at Emory University. “They’re segregating based on lifestyle choices.” The alignment of lifestyle and politics reflects the sorting of Democrats and Republicans by income and education, in addition to race. While memb...
Tags: Real Estate, Law, United States, Emory University, Ann Althouse, Partisanship, Alan Abramowitz


Guest Post by Prof. Holbrook: Whose Law Controls On Sale Prior Art in Foreign Countries?

Guest post by Timothy R. Holbrook, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law, Emory University. The America Invents Act (AIA) effected a sea change in U.S. patent law.  One of the most significant changes was to shift the U.S. from a “first to invent” to a “first inventor to file” system for allocating priority.  This move is reflected in the restructuring of 35 U.S.C. § 102, the provision that defines prior art for assessing whether an invention is novel and non-...
Tags: Supreme Court, Law, Congress, United States, Missouri, AIA, Patent, Emory University, Federal Circuit, Holbrook, Hallmark Cards Inc, Pfaff, Helsinn, Tim Holbrook, Timothy R Holbrook, Helsinn Health Care S A


"So why has the news that a synagogue in the Netherlands stopped posting the time of services upset me above all?"

"Because it is vivid proof that anti-Semitism is driving Jews underground in the West. For some time now, many kippah-wearing Jews have adopted the habit of wearing baseball caps when visiting Europe. Young people think twice before wearing Israeli-flag T-shirts when they wander the streets of Paris. Or before carrying a backpack with the name of their Jewish youth group prominently displayed.... During a trip to Berlin, a friend gave me directions to an out-of-the-way synagogue. After some intr...
Tags: Europe, Crime, Law, Berlin, Judaism, Paris, Netherlands, Anti-semitism, Emory University, Ann Althouse, Deborah Lipstadt, Europe Young, Monsey New York The Atlantic


"The only way to assuage my feelings of isolation are to absorb all the traditions, classes, make them mine, me theirs. Taken separately, they’re unacceptable and untenable."

Wrote Barack Obama to his girlfriend Alexandra McNear, in one of the excerpts from letters, dated 1982 to 1984, that were released from the collection at Emory University, reported at WaPo.“I must admit large dollops of envy for both groups, my American friends consuming their life in the comfortable mainstream, the foreign friends in the international business world,” Obama writes McNear in one letter. “Caught without a class, a structure, or a tradition to support me, in a sense the choice to ...
Tags: New York, Law, Obama, Relationships, White House, Barack Obama, Socialism, Cultural Appropriation, Boxing, Alex, Emory University, WaPo, McNear, Multiculturalism, Ann Althouse, First Lady


"Skewed Justice: Citizens United, Television Advertising, and State Supreme Court Justices’ Decisions in Criminal Cases"

The title of this post is the title of this notable new report authored by Joanna Shepherd and Michael S. Kang which I learned about via an email The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy. Here is the text of that email, which provides a summary of the report's contents: The explosion in spending on television attack advertisements in state supreme court elections accelerated by the Citizens United decision has made courts less likely to rule in favor of defendants in criminal appeal...
Tags: Justice, Law, United States, Citizens United, ACS, Emory University, Shepherd, United States Supreme Court, Douglas A Berman, Caroline Fredrickson



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