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Case Thoughts: Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt

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Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt is the first abortion case before the Supreme Court in more than 20 years (the last was Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey in 1992). The question here is whether a 2013 Texas law known as HB2 places an “undue” burden on a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.

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Thoughts on the Supreme Court case Zubik v. Burwell

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One of the most closely watched cases of the 2015-16 term, Zubik is the latest (the Supreme Court ruled on Burwell v. Hobby Lobby in 2014) battle between religious liberty and the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate. Zubik is a consolidated case for seven legal challenges that involve religious nonprofit corporations objecting to the government’s accommodation to the mandate.

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Why is D.C. the Best Cycling City?

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Washington, D.C. is undoubtedly the best city for cyclists. Although D.C. doesn’t have the best weather, there are several other reasons why D.C. is a great city for biking.

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E-Discovery: Why Should Lawyers Embrace It? ESI Special Master Craig Ball Says Evidence is More Than Paper

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Electronic discovery (E-Discovery) is often times a complex process when preparing materials for an investigation or trial. The process is not only complex, but it may require that you go through an immense amount of electronically stored information (ESI) such as emails, documents, presentations, databases, voicemail, audio files, video files, social media and web sites.

Nationally recognized ESI special master and attorney Craig Ball takes a few moments to speak with Washington Lawyer Magazine’s Jeff Leon about some E-Discovery basics, implications, and the importance of geolocation.

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Alarming Equal Pay Statistics and 7 Ways You Can Help Reduce It

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“When all people know their country is invested in their success, we are all better off. Together, we must rid our society of the injustice that is pay discrimination and restore the promise that is the right of every American: the idea that with hard work, anyone can reach for their dreams and know no limits but the scope of their aspirations,” said President Obama.

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MLB Opening Day 2016: What will D.C. Bar baseball fans be doing?

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D.C. Bar member who are fans of baseball tell us what they will be doing on the big Opening Day. 

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#Practice360 Encryption: Its Time Has Come

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Lawyers tend to cringe when they hear the word “encryption.” To most lawyers, encryption is a dark art, full of mathematical jargon and incomprehensible to the average human being.

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#Practice360 The Ethics of Communicating With Clients Online

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This is an article written by Nicole Black, director of MyCase.com. In this article, Ms. Black discusses cloud computing and the ways attorneys can confidentially store client information as long as they "exercise reasonable care in choosing their legal software providers." 

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Moving beyond Initiative Measure 71 to create a fairer, more effective criminal justice system

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By Marc A. Schindler and Jason Ziedenberg, Justice Policy Institute

The passage of Measure 71 represents important and much needed progress for District of Columbia residents. D.C voters have clearly shown that they do not want their criminal justice system to focus on the arrest or prosecution of people for marijuana use or possession.

However, we need more than reform to our drug laws to make the system fairer, keep communities safe, and help more people who have been involved with the justice system successfully transition back to their communities.

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3 Benefits of Putting Your Law Firm Marketing on Autopilot

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Did you know that you can create systems that will allow you to publish, syndicate and distribute each piece of content on a consistent ongoing basis? 

Gerry Oginski a NY Medical Malpractice & Personal Injury Attorney and is the author of “Secrets of Lawyer Video Marketing in the Age of YouTube” gives great tips!

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