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Jodi Arias trial is a big revenue generator for media

May 2, 2013
The high-profile prosecution of a Phoenix-area woman has cost taxpayers nearly $1.7 million in legal fees. But local and national media outlets have seen a ratings boost due to the coverage.
Posted In: Jodi Arias, Crime, Law, media, news media

Is law school worth the price?

Apr 19, 2013
For Trevor Morrison, about to become dean of top-tier NYU Law, it's worth the price of admission. (That's $51,500 a year, by the way).
Posted In: college, Law

Sequester may slow federal court proceedings

Mar 27, 2013
The public lawyers who defend the nation's poor in federal court worry sequester cuts could slow the wheels of justice.
Posted In: sequester, Law, lawyers

Lawyers' emails reveal the obvious: Attorneys' overcharge

Mar 26, 2013
Call it "churning," or "feather bedding." A suit against the world's largest law firm reveals blatant efforts to juice up legal bills.
Posted In: Law, lawyers

Roadkill: Not the best way to get dinner

Mar 22, 2013
Montana legislators debate whether drivers who hit large game like deer should be allowed to take the carcass home. But there's not much edible meat on an animal hit full speed.
Posted In: Law, wildlife

Federal government takes on domestic drone legislation

Mar 22, 2013
This week, the Senate Judiciary Committee has been looking into the use of drones in America and how they might affect privacy. The federal government is working on new rules that could expand permits for drones in the coming years.
Posted In: drones, Law, Tech

Should cops be able to read all your old text messages?

Mar 20, 2013
When you send a text message or an email, should your Internet or phone company hang onto them in case the police ever want to take a look?
Posted In: text messages, privacy, Law

The CALM Act: No more loud commercials

Dec 13, 2012
Advertisers who turned up the volume to catch the attention of television watchers finally annoyed enough people that Congress outlawed the ploy.
Posted In: television, commercials, Law

Need grows for bilingual lawyers

Aug 8, 2012
Though it remains a tough job market for recent law school graduates, patent fights that involve products made in Asia are driving a need for bilingual attorneys.
Posted In: Law, lawyers

History and pedigree do not guarantee survival for Dewey

May 29, 2012
Dewey & LeBoeuf filed for bankruptcy protection last night. In the last half century, large corporate law firms have enjoyed an enormously lucrative run. Although in the last four to five years revenue has flattened out.
Posted In: bankruptcy, Law, recession

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