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Legal Hurdles May Thwart Prosecution in Michael Brown Killing

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 08.25.2014 | Crime
Brian Levin, J.D.

With two parallel investigations -- one state, one federal -- proceeding into the tragic August 9 killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown by Ferguson, Missouri, police officer Darren Wilson, a key issue in both investigations will be whether the officer had a reasonable fear that he was facing serious bodily injury or death.

Death Threats, Freedom, Transhumanism, and the Future

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.25.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

The next time you read a controversial opinion article, instead of talking about "lynching" the author or what "gauge" shotgun you're going to use when you shoot him, maybe present a better idea to solve the problems he's trying to address.

What Is the Kerner Commission and Why It Should Be Revisited in Light of Ferguson

James Meyerson | Posted 08.18.2014 | Politics
James Meyerson

What we must remember always -- and something I have told many juries in the past -- is that the most powerful person in the world, on a day-to-day basis, is not the president of the United States. No, it is a police officer.

A Surprising Success Story: Jobs and the Arts and Humanities

Christine Henseler | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Christine Henseler

As the world gets bigger and the world's problems become more complex, employers seek more critical, comprehensive, and creative leaders. And the Arts and Humanities provide just that.

A Look Back

Mike Farrell | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Mike Farrell

Has America's moral arc bent toward justice over the last half century? By some measures, it appears not.

Free at Last! How to Spend Your Post-Bar Exam Days

Stacy Slotnick | Posted 08.08.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Slotnick

Ignore bar exam white noise. Have faith you studied and did your level best. Never look back, unless you've concocted a sturdy and reliable time machine that allows you to adjust your answers accordingly.

6 Tips for Becoming a Startup Company Lawyer

Betterment.com | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business
Betterment.com

If you're a lawyer at a firm and you're thinking about transitioning in-house at a startup or younger company, one thing is clear: You're in good company.

Baggage Culture and Why Embracing Transhumanism Doesn't Come Easy

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 08.07.2014 | Technology
Zoltan Istvan

For many thousands of years now, the human race has been indoctrinated to submit to orthodoxy and to cower before authority, and to swallow endless nonsense from both.

Women In Law: Tackling The Female-Inclusion Path

Carol Evans | Posted 08.06.2014 | Women
Carol Evans

What we've learned about the challenges female lawyers face can be applied to careers in accounting, consulting, higher education, medicine and more

Your Safety Is a Barrier to Trade

James Thornton | Posted 08.05.2014 | Green
James Thornton

Europe and the U.S. already have some of the most advanced legal systems in the world, why can't chemical safety fall under their jurisdiction?

Freedom's Martyr: The Story Of Aaron Swartz

Sean Smith | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics
Sean Smith

Aaron lived for liberation of information. Aaron lived to free information, and eventually died for it.

Civil Rights Clash: Transhumanists Prepare to Challenge an Anti-Cryonics Law in Canada

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics
Zoltan Istvan

British Columbia has a law on the books that prohibits the marketing or sale of services for cryonics. The stage is being set for a civil rights clash. Cryonicists say they will challenge the law in court, citing it as a human rights violation that threatens their ultimate transhuman goal of trying to live indefinitely.

Dave Jamieson

This Congressman Wants To Give You The Right To Sue Union Busters

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If your boss tramples on your right to organize in the workplace, Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) believes you should be able to sue for da...

Progress on Nobody's Timeline but Yours: Corinn's #LaunchLikeABoss Story

Emilie Aries | Posted 07.25.2014 | Women
Emilie Aries

Corinn is a California native and advocate for survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence. Ultimately, it's her goal to become a prosecutor fo...

Alena Hall

Meet The Lawyer Who Decided To Battle Racism Outside Of The Courtroom

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 07.24.2014 | Impact

Throughout his early academic and professional career, Anurag Gupta, 30, felt consumed by his passion to help resolve international ethnic inequality....

Add Up Your Edibles and Calculate Your Concentrates -- The New World of Michigan Medical Marijuana

Michael Komorn | Posted 07.22.2014 | Detroit
Michael Komorn

Edibles will no longer be some hazy, undefined grey area under the MMMA. They will be regulated and counted toward a patient's allowable 2.5 ounces. How did the lawmakers decide to calculate the weight of edibles?

Working as a Defense Attorney Shouldn't Mean Political Suicide

Michael Shammas | Posted 07.15.2014 | Crime
Michael Shammas

Advising the accused is not a politically popular job. But it is a necessary one. To criticize defense attorneys, the chief checks against prosecutorial abuse, is to promote a judicial system of error by stigmatizing a key motivator for better prosecution.

ENDA Was Awful Before Hobby Lobby

Noah Baron | Posted 07.09.2014 | Politics
Noah Baron

ENDA is to employment nondiscrimination what civil unions are to marriage -- a token, but ultimately simply another reminder that LGBT persons are regarded as less-than, and that discrimination against us is regarded as more legitimate than it is against nearly any other group in the United States today.

Establishing a Solid Legal Foundation for Your Business: Trademarks

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Before a trademark application is filed, a thorough and professional search should be conducted to rule out the likelihood of a competing mark already in commerce.

East Asia's Burning Constitutional Controversies

Ryan Mitchell | Posted 07.09.2014 | World
Ryan Mitchell

The most intense ongoing conflict is the one centered on Hong Kong's dramatic recent protest movement calling for open nominations in the general elections that are scheduled to take place in 2017.

Handcuffs or Rocket-Booster? Crafting Joint Venture Agreements that Launch Your Business Forward

Jack Garson | Posted 07.08.2014 | Business
Jack Garson

Businesses team up to pursue work all the time. These joint ventures take many forms and names, from teaming agreements, to partnership agreements, to...

More Reasons Not to Drink and Drive

Saul Segan | Posted 07.08.2014 | Crime
Saul Segan

The laws continue to increase in severity. Mandatory sentencing for DUI is far more widespread than the old days. Now, something has been added to the mix. The ignition interlock.

The Insanity of the Death Penalty

Howard Falco | Posted 07.07.2014 | Crime
Howard Falco

We have a legal, justice and prison system that takes care of protecting society from those who demonstrate themselves as a threat. We just don't have to go the last step of stepping into vengeance and hatred.

The Hall of Fame and Dead Kentucky Lawyers

Don McNay | Posted 07.06.2014 | Business
Don McNay

It was a session of the Kentucky Bar Association, but it felt like a wake. A reasonably large crowd came to hear about the downbeat topic of attorney suicides. Two years ago, a number of Kentucky attorneys took their own lives.

Understanding Legal Contracts for Entrepreneurs: What Do I Need and Why Do I Need It?

Genavieve Shingle | Posted 07.02.2014 | Business
Genavieve Shingle

Let's be real, legalese, contract language - total snoozefest - and sounds a bit scary too, right? And what does it even mean? Presenting: Unders...