Fri.May 17, 2019

Seibert-Fohr on the Independence of Judges and Their Freedom of Expression

Media Law Prof Blog

Ania Seibert-Fohr, University of Heidelberg, has published The Independence of Judges and their Freedom of Expression: An Ambivalent Relationship. Here is the abstract. Judges posting tweets on Twitter, writing columns in newspapers and pronouncing their views in public lectures

Casetext’s New ‘SmartCite’ Citator Is Its Clever Answer to Shepard’s and KeyCite

Media Law

Knowing whether a case is good law is elemental to legal research. To do this, lawyers have long relied on citator services such as Shepard’s from LexisNexis and KeyCite from Westlaw.

Trending Sources

Flynn told Mueller that people tied to Trump and Congress tried to obstruct probe, Evidence of more obstruction of justice services. This is witness tampering a very serious crime.

Communications And Entertainment Law Blog

"Former national security adviser Michael Flynn told investigators that people linked to the Trump administration and Congress reached out to him in an effort to interfere in the Russia probe, according to newly-unredacted court papers filed Thursday. The court filing from special counsel Robert Mueller is believed to mark the first public acknowledgement that a person connected to Capitol Hill was suspected of engaging in an attempt to impede the investigation into Russian election interference.

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Another Legal Tech Startup Is Shutting Down

Media Law

Last week, I reported that legal tech startup Tali will be shutting down, effective June 30. Now I have another shut-down to report — SupportHound , a spousal support calculator for Oregon attorneys that used real cases to calculate how much and how long a spousal support award should be.