February 17, 2020

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  • Outlooks, Techniques, and Words

    (This essay was first published in Medium on February 12, 2020.) This essay is a reflection by a law school teacher and corporate lawyer about learning from the design disciplines. It describes how design influences the author’s understanding of and approach to legal documents, his use of visual methods in doing legal work and engaging with

  • Stanford Law’s Robert Weisberg on Roger Stone Sentencing and Independence of the DOJ

    Last November, long-time advisor to President Trump, Roger J. Stone, was convicted in federal court of seven felonies for obstructing a congressional inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election including lying to investigators under oath and trying to block the testimony of a witness whose account would have exposed his lies. Here, Stanford Law

  • The Hundredth Anniversary of Women’s Suffrage: A Celebration of Partial Progress

    2019 marked the 100th anniversary of the Congressional vote on the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution that grants women the right to vote. The celebration  did not attract the public attention that the accomplishment deserves, perhaps partly because the public lacks full appreciation of the struggle it required.  That point first came home

  • Saudi Crackdown on Dissent Violates Kingdom’s International Legal Obligations

    (This article was first published in Just Security on January 29, 2020.) Although it’s a longstanding practice, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s targeting of political dissidents has increasingly reached the front pages in the past few months. From the November federal indictment of Twitter employees accused of accessing more than 6,000 Twitter accounts, including those of prominent dissidents,

  • Stanford Law’s Shirin Sinnar on the Travel Ban, Three Years On

    Monday, January 27, marked the three-year anniversary of President Trump’s executive order on Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States, commonly referred to as the “Muslim travel ban.” Here, Professor Shirin Sinnar, an expert in national security and civil rights, shares her views on the current version of the order, challenges

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  • Department of Defense to Address Sexual Assault in the Military

    Northville, MI (Law Firm Newswire) June 26, 2019 - Acting Defense Secretary Patrick M. Shanahan announced in a memo that the Department of Defense has created the Sexual Assault Accountability and Investigation Task Force to investigate the pervasive issue of sexual assault in the military and to improve the processes surrounding it. Shanahan said that the task force was established out of necessity after the “unacceptable” results of the 2018 Report on Sexual Assault and Harassment in military academies. The task force intends to review policies and processes surrounding sexual assault and make recommendations on how to better them as

  • Corrections Officer Who Fell While Going to Her Car to Retrieve an Item Gets Benefits

    Pennsauken, NJ (Law Firm Newswire) June 25, 2019 – The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court ruled that a fall on ice by a corrections officer while on the way to her car to retrieve a hygiene item occurred during the performance of her regular or assigned duties, entitling the officer to an accidental disability pension. Kristy Bowser, a corrections officer, learned she would be working a second shift at the Mercer County Correctional Center (MCCC). During the second shift, she went to her car to retrieve a feminine hygiene product. While walking to her car in the

  • Attorney Eric Traut on Costco Shooting Controversy and Obtaining Video Footage from Inside Large Retail Chains

    Corona, CA (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - After the contested death of a nonverbal individual left a community reeling, personal injury and wrongful death attorney Eric Traut of Traut Firm has insight into the steps that the family must take in order to get the available evidence from the Costco retail security cameras before it is too late. In April, Traut was able to obtain previously shielded retail footage by court order from a home improvement store following the life-altering injury of an employee resulting in a unanimous verdict on behalf of the person who was injured. The

  • Mortgage Lender Executive Admits Role in Nearly 9 Million Dollar Embezzlement Scheme

    New York, NY(Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 – A top executive at a Long Island-based mortgage lender pleaded guilty to several charges in connection with an $8.9 million embezzlement scheme. Edward E. Bohm, former president of sales at Vanguard Funding, was charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud. The 41-year-old was also an undisclosed owner of the company. Bohm faces a prison sentence of up to 30 years along with restitution and criminal forfeiture. However, he is expected to receive a shorter sentence like his co-conspirators who pleaded guilty to the same charges. “Fraud charges of

  • Student in School Bus Hospitalized After Crash With Tractor-Trailer

    Tampa, FL (Law Firm Newswire) June 24, 2019 - In September 2018, an 8-year-old student was injured in a school bus crash with an overturned semi-truck. The accident occurred on State Road 60 in Plant City, Florida at the intersection of Horton Road. The crash was caused by the Hillsborough County School District bus driver pulling in front of the truck causing the tractor-trailer to overturn. The bus driver then failed to stop in time, crashing into the semi-truck. The student, who attends Knights Elementary School, was transported to the hospital for treatment. The boy was the only student on