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’Project Posner’ — Trick or Treat? At www.projectposner.org, you can find all of the opinions of a legend in legal jurisprudence — 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Richard Posner — in a single searchable database. The site explains ...

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No surprise: Hollywood is a dog-eat-dog world This little tidbit came in last week from the Associated Press: The owners of a Rottweiler and other dogs have sued a company called Hollywood Paws for failing to help turn their pets ...

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Schiltz says his investiture was ‘cool’ Almost 20 years to the day after Patrick Schiltz headed to the U.S. Supreme Court to clerk for Justice Antonin Scalia, Scalia headed to Minnesota to swear Schiltz in as a U.S. District Court ...

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Students scavenge for constitutional clues For those whose taste for brainteasers was not satisfied by the release of the blockbuster movie the Da Vinci Code, Bar Buzz submits the following tidbit. University of Minnesota Law School Associate Dean Jim Chen ...

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Going global with the MSBA The Minnesota State Bar Association is offering its members the opportunity to get away from it all next spring. Cruises of China and the Yangtze River, the Western Mediterranean and Rome, and the Greek Isles ...

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A million bucks worth of justice — or more The Legal Times reports the intriguing information that the richest U.S. Supreme Court Justices are Ruth Bader Ginsberg, its only woman, and David Souter, its only bachelor. In the justices’ financial ...

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A little innocent fun It’s nearly fall, so it’s time for a ball. And right on cue comes the 6th Annual Innocence Ball sponsored by the Innocence Project of Minnesota. This years event — “Jammin’ for Justice” — will be ...

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Snakes in a courtroom Bar Buzz hasn’t seen the movie Snakes on a Plane and doesn’t plan to but understands from the relentless publicity that it involves an FBI agent bringing a witness to court to testify against a gang ...

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Perhaps St. Thomas should have planned a luau … The University of St. Thomas last week held a swanky reception and dinner at the Minneapolis Club to officially announce the establishment of the Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the ...

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Ten more reasons to dispense with ‘Top 10’ lists Bar Buzz was sifting through its press releases last week when one from William Mitchell College of Law caught our eye. The release was sent on Aug. 10, the same day ...

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