North Korea vs. United States

In the past few weeks there has been a lot of talk regarding North Korea and nuclear war.  This current situation has given rise to the question, “Could the United States legally strike first?”  On one side of the fence, it is argued that the United States may act pre-emptively in anticipatory self-defense if the United States determines North Korea…

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“Churn that bill, baby!” – Billable Hours Controversy

There has been a lot of controversy over the hours some law firms charge their clients. Recently, an email has surfaced in a bankruptcy fee dispute with law firm DLA Piper that made clear the firm was intentionally running up their client’s bill. One email noted that the lawyer had “random people” doing research on a bankruptcy matter “in standard ‘churn that…

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Oklahoma Proposes Handguns For Teachers

We all remember the travesty of December 14, 2012 at Sandy Hook Elementary School, where 20 innocent children and 6 staff members were brutally murdered. Since then there has been a national debate on what measures can be taken to make schools a safer place. On February 4, 2013, Oklahoma Representative McCullough introduced House Bill 1062, proposed legislation which would allow school…

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