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Rise of the robot lawyer. How legal representation could come to resemble TurboTax

Near the end of Shakespeare’s Henry VI, Part 2, Dick the Butcher offers a simple plan to create chaos and help his band of outsiders ascend to the throne… Read more in The Atlantic.

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Inside New Orleans’ public defenders decision to refuse felony cases

How do 50 lawyers handle 22,000 cases? They can’t. New Orleans public defenders say the criminal justice system needs urgent reform. Watch this episode of 60 Minutes.

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SCOTUS retirement talk focuses on pivotal Justice Kennedy

Justice Anthony Kennedy reclaimed his position as the man in the middle of the U.S. Supreme Court... Read more in Bloomberg Politics.

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GOP bill would make medical malpractice suits harder to win

Low-income people and older Americans would find it more difficult to win lawsuits for injuries caused by medical malpractice… Read more in The New York Times.

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How the Federal Bar Assn. is inspiring students to improve the court system

Recently, I was honored to speak with Judge Michael J. Newman, who is a magistrate judge in the southern district of Ohio. Read more in EVERYDAY POWER.

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Have you or your loved ones been hurt by this ad?

Plaintiffs’ lawyers have long solicited clients through television advertisements that warn of a drug’s potentially harmful side effects. Read more in the MMO-Champion Blog. [article originally published in The Wall Street Journal]

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