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US Attorney for Oregon, expressing "significant concerns about the state's current regulatory framework," plans summit in response to new AG enforcement policy

Billy J. Williams, the United States Attorney for the District of Oregon, has this fascinating new newspaper commentary under the headlined "U.S. Attorney: A call for transparency and action on marijuana." Here is most of what it says: Earlier this … Continue reading

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Wyoming Supreme Court holds that Agent under Power of Attorney had authority to consent to arbitration in nursing home admission contract

  It is not uncommon for nursing home admissions contracts to include provisions requiring the resident to consent to binding arbitration of any dispute. In this recent case in Wyoming, the question was the enforceability of an optional arbitration clause. … Continue reading

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Candid confession of error on mandatory minimums from former Idaho Attorney General and Chief Justice

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Attorney Sidebar: Professionalism

I don’t think there’s any question that professionalism is down from what it was in my younger days. Some of this hostility exists because of the pressure of more lawyers trying to get more business. I never address the court … Continue reading

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Attorney Sidebar: Public Perception of Lawyers

The public perception of lawyers has greatly diminished in quality. It would be interesting if someone could do a study to see what the difference in lawyers then and now is. I think for the most part, they’re probably better. … Continue reading

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