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Voters’ Distrust of Legislators Drives Agency Lawmaking

Do you trust Congress to make laws with your best interests at heart? If your answer is no, you are not alone: In late 2017, only about 35 percent of Americans trusted Congress, compared to 45 percent for the executive … Continue reading

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Partisanship Drives State Agencies’ Resistance to Federal Regulation

The vertical fragmentation of regulatory authority in the U.S. political system creates numerous opportunities for conflict between federal and state governments. In the context of energy policy, one such opportunity arises from the dual authority of the states and federal … Continue reading

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Divorce Drives Litigant into Depression and Bankruptcy

You may have heard of the “good divorce”, a concept explored by Psychology Today in 2009 where they suggested that “it is possible if you know how to do it”. Unfortunately, as a divorce lawyer I rarely see the good … Continue reading

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Another Reason Business People Need to Manage their Attorneys: The Legal Industry’s Definition of “Productivity” Drives Unnecessary Work

The attorney’s definition of “productivity”? How many hours did I bill the client and get paid for? It’s that simplistic. And it’s that one-sided — in favor of the lawyer — and against the client. Consequently — according to conventional … Continue reading

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Good Faith and Flash Drives

/* /*]]>*/ In U.S. v. Leon, 468 U.S. 897 (1984), the U.S. Supreme Court articulated what is often referred to as the "`good faith' exception to the exclusionary rule." In Leon, the Court explained that since "the exclusionary rule is … Continue reading

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