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Entrepreneurs: William P Forni, Esq., Helpful Tips for Lawyers, Creative Types and Small Business Owners

Johnathan Cardillo | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business
Johnathan Cardillo

"I grew up on Cape Cod in MA, my father passed away when I was pretty young. My mother, June, is a bit of a feminist, so I would say that early on I definitely gained a sense of social justice, empathy, compassion and respecting all different people sans judgment."

IPO for All or How to Create Your Own Currency

Victoria Silchenko | Posted 06.26.2015 | Business
Victoria Silchenko

Okay, let me state upfront that I am completely biased when it comes to running a compelling business: for I believe if you happen to live in the 21st century, your company's stock should be worth money, and you should be able to turn around and sell it.

College Daze

Jerry Zezima | Posted 06.23.2015 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As soon as my lawyer gets out of jail, I am going to file a classless action lawsuit against the makers of "National Lampoon's Animal House" for theft of intellectual property.

The Hidden Truth About Law School Employment Stats

Tamesha Keel | Posted 06.23.2015 | College
Tamesha Keel

The perception of law graduates is that they are standing solemn holding a law degree, resumes, and a heavy burden of loan debt they can't pay off. However, this isn't the case for all graduates. Many are becoming savvier and using their versatile J.D. beyond the traditional practice of law.

Supreme Court Readies Blockbuster Rulings

Reuters | Posted 06.21.2015 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, June 21 (Reuters) - Tensions are building inside and outside the white marble facade of the U.S. Suprem...

It's A Problem When FIFA Breaks The Law. It's Also A Problem When It Doesn't

Megan Corrarino | Posted 06.15.2015 | Sports
Megan Corrarino

These patterns of legal exceptionalism are part of the same culture in which systemic, ongoing corruption flourished. Shining a light on overt corruption is an important part of combating the human rights harms associated with FIFA events. But corruption is only part of the story.

Real Alimony Reform

Fred Silberberg | Posted 06.15.2015 | Divorce
Fred Silberberg

Those who follow me on Huffington Post and elsewhere are aware that I am an advocate for the reform of laws concerning alimony or spousal support. I ...

Senate Resolution Celebrating Second Founding Is Just the Beginning

Doug Kendall | Posted 06.11.2015 | Politics
Doug Kendall

Even 150 years later, it's clear that the wounds of the Civil War are not completely healed. But despite these historical and political rifts, there is one thing that can and should unite all Americans, as it has united Senators Leahy and Lee and a unanimous Senate: The wisdom and importance of the constitutional changes wrought by the Civil War and Reconstruction.

Bridging Technology and Law to Bring Perpetrators

Mark S. Ellis | Posted 06.09.2015 | World
Mark S. Ellis

"Citizen journalists" typically use social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Google and Twitter to disseminate real-time news and first-hand accounts of sometimes startling events.

6 Tools to Help Protect Children from Sexual Abuse

Stacey Steinberg | Posted 06.05.2015 | Parents
Stacey Steinberg

In light of the Duggar abuse scandal, protecting children from sexual abuse is on many parents' minds. Avoiding all risk is unlikely, but there are steps parents can take to minimize their child's risk of sexual abuse. These tools will also help children get help if victimization occurs.

YouTube Star Fights to End Revenge Porn (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 06.04.2015 | Politics
Shira Lazar

YouTube fans know Chrissy Chambers as one half of the singing duo BriaAndChrissy, whose music and comedy-themed channel has racked up an impressive 350,000 subscribers.

The Trials of Freedom: The First Slave Freed by Lincoln - 20 Years before the Civil War

O'Brien Browne | Posted 06.03.2015 | Books
O'Brien Browne

Carl Adams' book, Nance: Trials of the First Slave Freed by Abraham Lincoln, has just been honored with the Illinois State Historical Society Award of Merit for Scholarship and Creativity. I recently interviewed Adams at his home in Stuttgart, Germany.

Outrage of the Month: Industry Lawsuit Threatens FDA's Regulation of Drugs

Michael Carome, M.D. | Posted 06.02.2015 | Politics
Michael Carome, M.D.

On May 7, Amarin Pharma filed an unusual lawsuit against the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), arguing that the agency's drug regulations violate the company's First Amendment free-speech rights. If Amarin prevails in its litigation, the repercussions for patient and public health will be dire.

Diversity in the Legal Profession Begins With Law School

Tamesha Keel | Posted 05.28.2015 | Education
Tamesha Keel

Title VII of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 created the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission to ensure equal, employment advancement for all and makes employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin illegal.

Stop Feeding the Patent Trolls

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 05.26.2015 | Technology
Kendrick Nguyen

For years, patent litigation has drained small businesses of resources that would otherwise be used for research, investment and job creation.

Kauai Official in Switzerland Urges Syngenta to Drop Lawsuit Blocking Enforcement of GMO Pesticide Law; Syngenta Replies, 'There Is No Lawsuit'

Judah Freed | Posted 05.22.2015 | Green
Judah Freed

At the annual shareholders meeting of the Syngenta Corporation in Basel, Switzerland, Kauai County Council member Gary Hooser urged the transnational chemical giant to withdraw from its lawsuit against the Hawaiian island county.

Is the Fourth Amendment Irrelevant to Law Enforcement? Three Ways Courts Can Make It Matter

Evan Bernick | Posted 05.18.2015 | Politics
Evan Bernick

What can be done to ensure that police officers are held accountable for Fourth Amendment violations? The only way to ensure police officers are appropriately sanctioned for violating people's rights and victims are made whole is consistent judicial engagement.

Who Will Save the Savior Sibling?

Maura Dickey | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics
Maura Dickey

If we are going to treat children as if they are merely made of harvestable parts, then we should also establish legal standards that provide an independent advocate for the savior sibling.

Sobering Lessons From the Lone Juror in the Etan Patz Case

Dan Simon | Posted 05.15.2015 | Crime
Dan Simon

The Hernandez case confirms the adage that "confession is the queen of evidence." Even without a shred of physical evidence, an almost unanimous jury voted for conviction based on a 33-year-old statement, given by a man suffering from a personality disorder and limited intelligence.

President Obama Don't Fail Us Historically...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.10.2015 | Denver
Wade Norris

The TPP, if he pushes it through, against the wishes of many in his own party, it will be a terrible legacy for us in terms of jobs, wages, and most importantly the environment.

The Great Writ: How Medieval Law Explains the Horror of Guantanamo Bay

Jacob Schuman | Posted 05.11.2015 | Politics
Jacob Schuman

Mohamedou Ould Slahi and over 100 other men remain at Guantanamo, held indefinitely without effective legal recourse. So long as it remains open, the detention camp poses a threat to liberty around the world, as there is nothing to stop a President from seizing and imprisoning there anyone for any reason at all.

Justice Holmes, Meet Dr. Turing: Law Is Computation

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 05.07.2015 | Technology
Oliver R. Goodenough

The legal technology industry has already picked some of the low hanging fruit of legal sub-processes, like company formation, will drafting, and legal research. Once we express legal formulations themselves in computational terms, figuring out the implications for a particular set of facts becomes a quick exercise in technology.

GM and Its No Good, Very Bad Year

Rena Steinzor | Posted 05.01.2015 | Business
Rena Steinzor

With the announcement that GM Chief Executive Officer Mary Barra received the outsized compensation of $16.2 million in 2014, what should have been a year of humiliation and soul-searching for that feckless automaker instead ended on a disturbingly self-satisfied note.

Law and Psychology: Jurors Face the Heart of Conflict

Mindy Utay | Posted 06.27.2015 | Media
Mindy Utay

In cases like Holmes and Tsarnaev, we ask ordinary citizens to go beyond their assumptions and biases, manage their conflicting emotions and take on the difficult task of determining punishment for two heinous crimes that cry out for retribution.

An Inconveniently Moral Argument for the Death Penalty in the Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Case

Rajesh Sampath | Posted 06.24.2015 | Crime
Rajesh Sampath

Searching for new philosophical justifications of the death penalty is not the task of the jury.