Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Polluted drinking water all over the nation.





Family dispute mediation today.  Should be interesting. It's being held at a boxing gym and newly licensed mediator requires a doctor's letter that participants can go ten rounds.






So now America is facing a crisis regarding polluted drinking water all over the country. Pesky EPA only slowed things down over the years corporate greed has won out after all. Wasn't that agency something Perry (Ooops) wanted to end?




House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton

By DAVID M. HERSZENHORN

Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the Select Committee on Benghazi issued its report.


Top Administration Prosecutor Idaho Threatens Prosecution For Those Who “Spread False Information or [Engage] In Inflammatory Statements” Regarding Alleged Rape By Sudanese Teens

by jonathanturley
U.S. Attorney for Idaho Wendy J. Olson, was appointed by President Obama in 2010.There is a disturbing threat from an Obama Administration official that the Administration could prosecute those who “spread false information or inflammatory statements about the perpetrators" in an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants in Idaho.  The remarks of  United States Attorney Wendy J. Olson has triggered concerns over the criminalization of speech.

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1. Are you touching your phone right now?


You are, aren't you?

survey of 94 Android users found that "the average person swipes, taps and pinches their display about 2,617 times a day." That's from an average of 76 "sessions" per day.

Huh. Maybe smartphones are going to catch on after all. [Daily Mail]

2. Speaking of phones, here is 18 years of BlackBerry's value:



Before I say this, I want to emphasize that I am actually quite optimistic about the future of law. But I think it's worth asking whether the legal industry is somewhere in the middle of that second spike. After the release of the iPhone (that dip in the middle), it looked like BlackBerry might survive—for a while. Of course, looking back you can see what happened.

But then, what's the iPhone for the legal industry?


3. Easy document assembly with Google Docs


I'm going to write up an updated tutorial for Lawyerist, but I recently discovered a pretty simple, easy way to assemble documents using Google Forms, Google Sheets, Google Docs, and an add-on for Google Sheets calls AutoCrat. I postedlinks to sample documents, the add-on, and an existing tutorial in our forum.

If you don't already have a way to assemble documents, this is a great way to get started. (Although you might want to listen to this episode of our podcast, first.)

bella


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