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Constitutional Law

Extortion Letter of a Different Kind – This One’s from Uncle Sam!!

So I have openly railed against copyright and trademark trolls using extortionate letters to extract unreasonable settlement amounts from folks accused of infringing on their intellectual property. In fact, I have a whole website devoted to the topic: www.extortionletterinfo.com. But Wednesday’s Newsday had a cover story about Long Island Railroad disability pension fraud that revealed […]

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General

Mandatory Pro Bono For Lawyers Is Wrong

NY Court of Appeals Judge Jonathan Lippman and his blue-ribbon panel appointed by him have decreed yesterday that new lawyers seeking admission to the Bar in the State of NY will have to do 50 hours of free legal services for the needy. Its’ a wrong and bad idea. There I said it. What is […]