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Confession box inside an italian church.
Apr 14, 2023

Commentary: Blame the Mockingbird, She Started It.

I have a confession to make. I saw the Broadway play “To Kill A Mockingbird” recently.

Federal Trade Commission building in Washington
Apr 13, 2023

Commentary: FTC Proposes Nationwide Ban on Non-Compete Agreements

The FTC announced a proposed rule that, if enacted, would amount to a near-total ban on the use of non-compete agreements and leave employers with fewer legal means of protecting their confidential and proprietary information.

Spencer Farris
Mar 10, 2023

Commentary: I’m Sorry Dave, I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That

In a mechanically operated dystopian future, robot lawyers are our only hope. They will argue our case to the Supreme Robot Counsel, assuming they can get past the metal detectors and rise above their own anti-robot sentiment. In short, we should make nice with them now.

Amy S. Westermann
Mar 9, 2023

10 Things to Know: Procedural Practice Tips for Litigating Appeals Before the State Tax Commission Administrative Tribunal

The appeal process provides an avenue for taxpayers to challenge their assessment through litigation and helps to ensure no taxpayer pays more than his or her fair share of property taxes.

Spencer Farris
Feb 13, 2023

Commentary: Tell the Whole Truth? I’ll do Better Than That.

My high school coach told me that for every advantage you gain, there are disadvantages. I remember this clearly — as a bench warmer, I wasn’t distracted by playing when the coach was philosophizing.

Feb 10, 2023

Commentary: New Federal Protections for Pregnant and Nursing Employees Coming in 2023

The 2023 Consolidated Appropriations Act will impose new federal requirements on employers with respect to accom-modations for pregnancy- and childbirth-related conditions and nursing mothers.

Amy S. Westermann
Feb 9, 2023

Commentary: Overview of Reassessment and the Appeal Process before the State Tax Commission Administrative Tribunal

Historically, Americans have acknowledged our nation was founded in part on the principle that the governed have a fundamental right to challenge, through due process, the actions of those who govern.

Spencer Farris
Jan 17, 2023

Commentary: The more things change, the more they become different

I just had the Monday-est of Mondays. I was loafing through my morning routine, walking the dog in the cold, pretending to work out, and having breakfast.

Diane Minear
Jan 12, 2023

Commentary: My experience with affirmative asylum law

During the interview, attorneys are not allowed to question their client or mitigate the applicant’s responses. The attorney may submit a short closing statement or submit the closing in writing.

Spencer Farris
Dec 21, 2022

Commentary: A free gift for free.

I am multilingual. Folks know this because I tell everyone all the time, almost like someone announces that they are vegan.

Woman holding paper with text Me Too on grey background
Dec 14, 2022

Commentary: The Speak Out Act and its potential impact on employers

Five years after the beginning of the #MeToo movement, sexual assault and harassment in the workplace remain an issue.

Gavel, legal image
Nov 30, 2022

Commentary: How affirmative action cases at the Supreme Court could impact K-12

The final decisions could have important implications not only for colleges and universities but also for public school districts.

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