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Successful Marketing, New Year’s Resolutions, & Evidence Scholarship

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Un-Billable Hour, the Kennedy-Mighell Report, and Excited Utterance.

Cybersecurity, Cold Cases, and Trolling a Scientist

Three podcasts we're listening to this week: Digital Detectives, Up and Vanished, and The Story Collider.

In Law, the Gender Pay Gap Is Actually a Chasm

A new study of BigLaw partners found that women partners make 44% less than their male counterparts.

How to Identify and Avoid CEO Spoofing, Spear Phishing, and Social Engineering Attacks

With "CEO spoofing," sophisticated email scammers can compromise corporations and law firms by making them believe that requests for information or money come from the CEO themselves.

Good Luck Getting the Government Data You Need

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE) has begun denying FOIA requests under the logic that if they provide the data to a defendant, the defendant can then defend themselves, and that is, apparently, bad.

The Government Probably Should Not Have Warrantless Access to Your Browser History

The Intelligence Authorization Act currently making its way through Congress contains a provision that would allow federal law enforcement warrantless access to some browser history. Here's why that is an awful idea.

Briefs: Posner Gets Mad at Legal Jargon, BigLaw Rates Hit $2,000/Hour, Etc.

Judge Posner is at it again, mad as heck at fellow judges for using terms like "abuse of discretion."

Briefs: Non-Lawyer Ownership of Firms, Social Media Discovery Is a Mess, Etc.

Eyewitness Testimony, Statement Tampering, and False Memories We’ve all seen the studies about how eyewitness testimony is often ridiculously unreliable, but new research shows that your own memories can be manipulated by other people, even after you’ve reduced those memories to writing. This is currently a hot topic in the UK, where a very recently published […]

Briefs: ROSS Lands Its First Client, Yet Another Jobs Report, Etc.

You Might Need to Start Authenticating Social Media Screenshots A few weeks ago, a Louisiana appellate court issued a decision barring Facebook screenshots for lack of authentication. In a criminal case, the prosecutor sought to introduce Facebook posts of the defendant holding a revolver and making threats. The district court let the evidence in, but […]

Briefs: Google Wants to Fix Your Eyes, Being a Nice Boss Is Overrated, Etc.

Up Next for Google: Fixing Your Eyesight In news that will either thrill you or make you squirm with discomfort, Google has announced that it has patented a device to correct your vision. The catch? It involves injecting that device directly into your eyeball. The device, Forbes reports, is designed to help the focusing of […]