Category Archives: Legal Ethics

"The Music Man" and the Law @LawLibCongress

Jim Martin of the Law Library of Congress investigates legal issues raised in the iconic film The Music Man here in a post for the blog In Custodia Legis. Mr. Martin points out, for example, One law that appears very early in the movie is when the train that Harold Hill is riding enters Iowa. At that point the conductor announces that “cigarettes illegal in this state,” and removes a cigarette from the hand of one of the passengers. I figured that was just part of the script but the movie is partially correct.  At the time the movie is set, sometime shortly before World War I, Iowa did indeed ban the sale of cigarettes. Title 33, Chapter 47 of the Iowa Code of 1913 governed the sale and possession of tobacco products in the state. Section 8867 specifically prohibits the sale of cigarettes and papers used to make cigarettes. This provision was adopted in 1896. Very entertaining reading... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Florida Opens Door To Military Spouse Practice

The Florida Supreme Court has adopted new rules to facilitate practice by military spouses we adopt these proposed amendments to the Rules Regulating the Florida Bar and the Rules of the Supreme Court Relating to Admissions to the Bar. The….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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House Stationery Is the New Black

Image is critical. You know this. It’s embedded in every design decision you make for your practice.The post House Stationery Is the New Black appeared first on Attorney at Work... To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Sanction First; Hearing Never

The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney without a hearing based on a federal conviction This attorney discipline proceeding involves a lawyer who, in the words of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, “concocted….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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Davies on A Grand Game Introduction, or the Rise and Demise of "Sherlock Holmes"

Ross E. Davies, George Mason University Law School; The Green Bag, has published A Grand Game Introduction, or the Rise and Demise of 'Sherlock Holmes' at 2 The Newspapers 25 (2018). Here is the abstract. On April 12, 1904, “Sherlock Holmes” became a registered trademark of Parker Brothers, one of the biggest makers of card games, board games, and the like in the United States. Of course, that did not mean that Parker Brothers controlled the great man’s name outright. Rather, it meant the U.S. Patent Office had granted the company the right to use the name in the category of “games played with cards.” According to the official report of the registration, Parkers Brothers had been using the words “Sherlock Holmes” in connection with “games played with cards” since February 15, 1904. To the best of my knowledge, that settles the incept date of the first Sherlockian game. (A few days later, Parker Brothers also….. To continue reading this legal news please click Read full information...

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