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Draft Agreement on European Patent Judiciary: New Developments

A while ago, we pointed out that one of the biggest developments in the EU legal order is the work going on to create a new European-wide jurisdiction for disputes concerning European and Community patents. At present no EU patent… … Continue reading

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Working group recommends changes to prevent workplace harassment in the judiciary

Following reports of sexual harassment involving a federal judge published by the Washington Post last December, several current law clerks and I believed that the federal judiciary’s policies were ineffective and needed significant change. As current clerks, however, we are … Continue reading

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Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group report

The Federal Judiciary Workplace Conduct Working Group consisting of federal judges and senior Judiciary officials was set up last December at the request of Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr. after an Appeals court judge was accused of sexual harassment. … Continue reading

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The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Marbury

I just returned from Mount Vernon, where I found several items of interest for my Bushrod Washington research.  (More on that next week). One nifty item that I picked up in the gift shop is a replica of George Washington’s … Continue reading

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“Time’s Up” Legislation Passes Judiciary Committee; Will It Pass the Senate?

Earlier this week, the Judiciary Committee (by a 25-16 vote) approved of Senate Bill 132, being labelled by it’s proponents as the “Time’s Up” bill but covers both harassment and discrimination cases. I covered an announcement of this a while … Continue reading

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