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Another day, another survey

Should you ever get tired of law practice, you can always get a job as an internet survey interviewer. My email is replete with press releases commemorating the various holidays that invariably crop up, and just an invariably, there is ...

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Gone phishing

It looked innocent, like it always does. The subject line to the message said, “[So and so] has shared a document with you.” The body text was routine: “[So and so] has invited you to view the following document.” And ...

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When the rubber no longer meets the road

Ocracoke Island in the Outer Banks of North Carolina has been home to some notable criminals. Pirates such as Blackbeard (a/k/a Edward Teach) and Calico Jack roamed the area; Teach made Ocracoke his headquarters. Or if you want to hear ...

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Headline of the Day

The people who make online stories and online journalism their thing will tell you: Don’t write a clever headline for the web version of a story. Search engine optimization (the system that allows Google and other search programs to index ...

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‘Crisis’ in bankruptcy judgeships looms (access required)


The Judicial Conference of the United States is asking Congress to create four new bankruptcy judgeships across the country and to make 14 temporary seats permanent. Failure to do so will result in a “debilitating workload crisis,” warns James C. ...

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