How Neil Gorsuch Became the Next Supreme Court Justice, Why Republicans “Went Nuclear,” and What This Means for America By Matthew Harvey On Friday, April 7, 2017, Neil Gorsuch became the 113th Judge to serve on the Supreme Court of the United States. His confirmation has been mired in controversy, with the phrase “going nuclear,” …

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  • April 7, 2017
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Peeps in Law: Dan White on-trial for the Murder of Harvey Milk & George Moscone Every year the American Bar Association Journal hosts “Peeps in Law,” a diorama contest featuring famous scenes recreated with Peep marshmallows. Find the gallery of Peeps here: http://www.abajournal.com/gallery/peeps2017/ 2017’s Peeps in Law features a Stone | Dean entry—our first—which recreated the scene …

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  • April 5, 2017
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If you build it, they will come: The Steps to Starting a Successful Business By Alex Knaub, Law Clerk This article was prompted by a frustrating conversation I had with one of my more-imaginative friends. Changing the names to protect the guilty (and the frustrating), leaves us with Steve Poppyseed. Steve is a fine young man; …

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  • March 30, 2017
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March Legal Roundup By Matthew Harvey & Marleigh Green Only the best news in Business, Employment, Insurance, and Law from California and around the globe. Business Modern Appealing Clothing, a fashion boutique based in San Francisco, California, has filed a lawsuit against first daughter Ivanka Trump’s brand for unfair competition. “Citing California law, the suit …

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  • March 30, 2017
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When a Stranger Calls, They Could Be Scamming You By Marleigh Green If you own a phone—especially if you own a business—you’ve probably gotten a call from a telemarketer. Telemarketers, in-large-part, are harmless salespeople; however, in recent times, diabolical schemes have been drawn-up by nefarious folks using a telemarketing-system. While telemarketing scams have existed for …

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  • March 28, 2017
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Litigants Need Lawyers: The Pitfalls of Pro Per Plaintiffs By Leslie Blozan, Esq. Litigators enjoy trials, or at least they enjoy winning trials. Trial practice is generally known to be one of the more stressful specialties within the legal profession. Within the framework of civil procedure rules and rules of evidence, practitioners understand the technicalities …

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  • March 24, 2017
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