See Lectures Aren’t Just Boring, They’re Ineffective, Too, Study Finds, a Science Magazine article describing research conducted by Prof. Scott Freeman and colleagues at University of Washington. H/T Ross Miller
If you are a fan of Breaking Bad — or simply looking for popular culture examples of egregious lawyer conduct — the Aizman Law Firm has prepared a list of 69 crimes committed by Saul, the lawyer in Breaking Bad. These fact situations of course raise additional legal ethics issues. H/T Ross Miller.
“Statement by Members of the Fordham Law Community on Justice for Michael Brown, Eric Garner and all Americans
We are members of the Fordham Law School Community and we are deeply troubled by the evident failures of our criminal justice system in recent days. The failure to bring either police officer to a public trial after the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, or Eric Garner in New York City is further painful proof that our nation’s criminal justice system is deeply broken.
The System Must Counteract Prosecutors’ Natural Sympathies
Paul Butler PAUL BUTLER, LAW PROFESSOR AND FORMER PROSECUTOR
Local Prosecutors Have Shown They Can Do the Job
Heather Mac Donald HEATHER MAC DONALD, MANHATTAN INSTITUTE
Set a Higher Standard for Police Use of Force
Trevor Burrus TREVOR BURRUS, CATO INSTITUTE
A Bad Idea With Unanticipated Consequences
Harvey Silvergate HARVEY SILVERGATE, CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER
Class actions pose challenges to lawyers who represent competing interests. – gwc
Public Citizen: NFL Concussion Plaintiffs Not Adequate Representatives of Class.
n a post fairness hearing supplemental memorandum filed today Public Citizen’s Allison Zieve argues as amicus curiae that concussion injury class plaintiffs Kevin Turner and Shawn Wooden cannot represent fairly and adequately the many conflicting interests among NFL players and retirees. The relatively limited pot of approximately $765 million has many potential claimants. Although Class Counsel, led by Chris Seeger tried to be fair and balanced it was an impossible task argues Zieve, quoting Justice Ruth Ginsburg in the landmark Amchem Prods., Inc. v. Windsor, 521 U.S. 591 (1997):
“The settling parties, in sum, achieved a global compromise with no structural assurance of fair and adequate representation for the diverse groups and individuals affected. Although the named parties alleged a range of complaints, each served generally as representative for the whole, not for a separate constituency.”