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The Real ID Act: What to Know

The Real ID Act: What to Know

Security measures have revolutionized across the country in federal buildings and airports. Protecting citizens and ensuring their safety is a top priority of Congress and Department of Homeland Security (DHS). To hold safety up to new standards, the Real ID Act (the...
Social Media Issues in Civil Litigation

Social Media Issues in Civil Litigation

Its safe to say that social media has taken over the world we know today. From everyday life of individuals to advertising campaigns, social media is everywhere. Because of this is, it is now a tool utilized in civil litigations. Without a second thought, people often...
Drones and the Law: What You Need to Know

Drones and the Law: What You Need to Know

The popularity of drones for both commercial and recreational use has soared over the last decade. Highly maneuverable drones that are capable of lifting multi-pound payloads into the air have been available for about a decade. In that time, the designs and...
Criminal Proceedings In A Digital Era

Criminal Proceedings In A Digital Era

The Justices had the unenviable job of making the constitution — a document ratified in 1789 — apply to smart devices and criminal proceedings that include them. It’s an incredibly tricky task that requires a lot of cognitive gymnastics and hypotheticals...
Law Librarians

Law Librarians

The once-quiet law firm library has transformed in recent years into a hothouse for business development research. But that also means firms’ library staff members are billing less of their hourly work to clients and coping with shrinking staff budgets. All those...
What Does The Masterpiece Cake Shop Ruling Mean?

What Does The Masterpiece Cake Shop Ruling Mean?

I wrote in a blog a little while back about the Masterpiece Cake Shop case that SCOTUS had to hear and that we were getting ready to witness what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object—that is, when first amendment rights conflict with...
Traits of Top Defense Lawyers

Traits of Top Defense Lawyers

In the event that you should ever need a defense lawyer, it can be intimidating to start Googling with little direction in mind. Finding the perfect defense lawyer for you and your particular case is a tall order for a mere search engine, but between some of their...
Laws To Help Americans Eat Better

Laws To Help Americans Eat Better

It’s old news—America is overweight. The US has been struggling with an obesity epidemic for decades now, and for all the millions of dollars we spend on weight loss programs and gym membership, we sure don’t have a lot to show for it. The consequences of this...
Uber’s Self Driving Car Accident and the Law

Uber’s Self Driving Car Accident and the Law

Uber is in hot water again after one of their self-driving cars hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona. Forty nine year old Elaine Herzberg was crossing a highway with her bicycle when the Uber failed to stop for her and hit her at full speed. Although the car...
Right To Try Laws: Undermining the FDA?

Right To Try Laws: Undermining the FDA?

Recently, the US Congress voted on a set of laws colloquially known as the “right to try laws.” Put most simply, these laws would allow terminally ill patients to participate in trials for drugs and cures that have not yet been cleared by the FDA for general...