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A super-duper analysis of Justice Antonin Scalia

Since joining the U.S. Supreme Court in 1986, Justice Antonin Scalia has been famous for his strident dissenting opinions. This year’s just-concluded term offered some of Justice Scalia’s most withering ripostes ever. For Scalia scholars, they yield further evidence that ...

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Lawyers reinvent careers with virtual law firms

Attorney Nakia Gray’s website greets visitors with a simple message: “Welcome to my digital world.” But unlike many lawyers, Gray’s online presence is the home base of her firm rather than simply an extension of her physical office. Burned out ...

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Commentary: Not every Title IX complaint merits investigation

University investigations under Title IX into allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment are creating increasing controversy. Recently, Laura Kipnis, a tenured professor at Northwestern University’s School of Communications, wrote an account for The Chronicle Review detailing her experiences as ...

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Commentary: A letter to new prosecutors

It’s that time of year when social media becomes flooded with pictures and posts from new law school graduates, all who will soon embark on different careers. Each year, a sizeable percentage of these graduates will become prosecutors in different ...

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Commentary: To recruit workers, go where they go

As our industry enters into its busy season, thousands of students are graduating from high schools and colleges. At the same time, you cannot read headlines today without seeing something about the next generation of workers and the construction industry’s ...

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Point-and-click medicine

A woman is rushed to the emergency room with abdominal pain and, while being examined, her heart races out of control and she suffers a fatal stroke. Unbeknownst to the ER doctor, the woman had previously been diagnosed with tachycardia. ...

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Commentary: Don’t let your business get stuck in a stall

The lifecycle of a business generally has three marked phases: the introductory phase, the growth phase, and then (after reaching the peak of growth), a phase of decline. Over the years, I have seen way too many businesses get stuck ...

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Keeping Your Balance: How businesses, individuals can keep data safe

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Organizations need a strong security strategy to keep their data safe from loss or hacking. Data breaches cause companies and individuals to lose millions of dollars each year and have become an increasingly common occurrence. Even the IRS recently reported ...

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Baseball’s new way to steal signs

Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow watches pitchers workout during spring training baseball in Kissimmee, Fla., in this file photo. Federal law enforcement authorities are investigating whether the St. Louis Cardinals illegally accessed a computer database of the Astros. The aim was obtaining information from the front office headed by Luhnow, a former top aide who helped transform St. Louis' scouting operation to a sabermetrics-based system, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press. AP Images

Espionage is nothing new in sports. The New England Patriots were fined $250,000 and Coach Bill Belichick was fined $500,000 for videotaping New York Jets coaches’ signals back in 2007. Sports spying includes everything from surreptitiously listening in to athletes’ ...

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Commentary: High court rejects EEOC’s pregnancy bias guidance

On March 25, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered a major rebuke to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by unanimously rejecting the EEOC’s most recent, and supposedly comprehensive, guidance on pregnancy discrimination enforcement. The rebuke was delivered in Young v. United ...

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