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MSBA Legal News Digest

Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Are you a little anxious about all the Ebola mania? Over the past few weeks I've made a conscience effort not to include anything in LND regarding Ebola. Not because I don't think it's important, but because I didn't want to add to the hype and fear being blasted in the media. But this week, I found several informative, not scary, articles on the subject that could be useful. You'll find these law-related articles scattered throughout this week's edition of LND.

Minnesota Legal News

  • ACLU releases data showing racial disparities in low level arrests in Minneapolis: ACLU
  • Minn. Law Enforcement Prep For Possible Ebola Cases: CBS Minnesota
  • Demoted police captains sue Minneapolis chief: Star Tribune
  • More Than 2 Million License Plates Scanned at Mall Of America in Past 90 Days: KSTP
  • City attorney: Minneapolis can’t stop use of "Redskins" nickname: Minnesota Lawyer
  • Plus: Statement on facility use agreement with Minnesota Vikings; and Auditor finds no right or wrong in Minnesota State's firing of Todd Hoffner

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Bar and Association News

  • Still time to apply for a MSBA ADR Section grant: MSBA Sections
  • Representing Their Communities: A Conversation With Hmong Elected Officials: MNAPABA
  • Advising the Disadvantaged – Part 1: MNCLE
  • Revisiting Chevron Deference: A look at recent decisions remolding the doctrine: MSBA Sections
  • Practice Hacks - Law Practice by Design: MSBA Sections
  • Plus: Sign up for the Green Line Crawl on Nov. 11; and 2014-2015 ABA Magna Carta Video Competition

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Legal Blogs

  • The Lucasfilm Empire Strikes Bock Beer: Trademarkology
  • Halloween and the Workplace: 'Things That Go Bump in the Night': LexisNexis
  • Tips from Taylor Swift: Zen & the Art of Legal Networking
  • Seven Steps for Employers to Address the Ebola Threat (Step 1: Don't Panic!): World of Employment
  • Alter Egos: Where Fiction Becomes Labor Law And Vice Versa: The Labor Dish
  • Plus: 4 Legal and Employee Issues to Consider for Holiday Functions; and Tips for How Women Lawyers Can Chart a Different Course

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The Profession

  • Supreme Court Promulgates Amendments To The Rules For Admission To The Bar: MN Courts
  • LegalZoom products will be sold at a discount through Sam's Club: ABA Journal
  • New from Avvo: On-Demand, Fixed-Fee Legal Advice: Law Sites
  • Is the Legal Profession Showing Its Age? The Legal Whiteboard
  • 13 Things Keeping General Counsel Up At Night: Above the Law
  • Plus: Three Supreme Court Justices Return to Yale; and Managing Your BigLaw Career From the Start

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National Legal News

  • Facebook sues lawyers alleging they contributed to fraud: USA Today
  • Ebola cases could spur lawsuits: Associated Press
  • U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws: Reuters
  • Report Reveals Wider Tracking of Mail in U.S.: New York Times
  • Le Divorce: The New Yorker
  • Plus: Anywhere But Here; and Ebola outbreak: Sierra Leone angry at Australia visa ban

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