Legal Research Blog
Jemar Barksdale will serve between six and twenty-three months of home confinement following his guilty plea – he was one of the ACORN workers who falsified voter registration cards in Pennsylvania. He will also need to pay ACORN $574 in restitution because he forged the registration cards.
Scientific American has an interesting podcast discussion on the effectiveness of the broken windows crime theory. Check out the full transcript below or listen to the podcast here.
As real estate, securities, and capital market work in the United States dwindles, experienced attorney are beginning to look for opportunities abroad. But lawyers are not just being pushed by the downturn in the US, they are also being pulled by increased marketing of Middle Eastern cities and the promise of adventure. David Ech, a Kirkland & Ellis partner in Hong Kong, says that the US economy is providing firms with an opportunity to bring the best talent into the international market.
The jury will return at 4pm CST today to hear closing arguments in the case of Lori Drew, the woman charged harassing a teen girl over MySpace. The teen, Megan Meier, committed suicide.