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Investment Management Update- 2014 Election Impact
Trial by Jury: Why It Matters in a Democratic Society
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Karl Rove's Efforts to "Buy" Courts Harmed America, Says Legendary Attorney
Crisis at the Border Shows Problems in US Immigration Law
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
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Schoenbrod: SCOTUS Ruling Helps EPA Deal With a "Stupid Statute"
ATL Law School Rankings: All About The Jobs
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A More Perfect Union: Why Punish Russia for Crimea?
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How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
Law Prof: The Clean Air Act Needs a Reboot
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In This Issue:
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- Rocky Road Ahead For FY2016 Appropriations Bills
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