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1. Story submitted by Friend of TLR @ouij: The White House will be addressing the important issue of Justin Beiber’s proposed deportation in the near future. As of this podcast, about 134,000 people have signed the petition asking the White House to revoke Justin Beiber’s green card and send him back to Canada. (If I knew any Justin Beiber songs I’m sure there’s a decent pun to be made somewhere here.) The text of the petition reads:
We the people of the United States feel that we are being wrongly represented in the world of pop culture. We would like to see the dangerous, reckless, destructive, and drug abusing, Justin Bieber deported and his green card revoked. He is not only threatening the safety of our people but he is also a terrible influence on our nations youth. We the people would like to remove Justin Bieber from our society.
2. Via Ed Walters: the National Legal Research Teach-In is entering its 22nd year serving as a platform for law librarians to share ideas with other law librarians and legal instructors. We’re linking to their page here and encourage those of you interested in legal pedagogy to take a look through the archives or consider submitting something for this year’s Teach-In since the deadline for submission was extended until February 21.
3. The MLB is moving for an immediate dismissal of A-Rod’s challenge to the arbitration decision suspending him for 162 games (already reduced from 211 games in the initial decision). In its motion, the MLB points to the implicit policy of not allowing the courts to substitute their judgment for the judgment of the labor lawyers selected by the parties.
4. After our brief discussions of Google Glass, we thought we should point out the new promotion from Google showing off a redesign of Google Glass. I’m not as excited about it as the authors are, but the podcast is a good opportunity to me to talk a bit about my relatively short experience with Glass.
5. I’m shamelessly stealing this intro right from the ABA because I couldn’t write it any better: “tonight, 22 alleged bootleggers are going to party like it’s 1999” because Prince today dropped his $22 million lawsuit for a bootleg video of a concert that began showing up on social media websites a few weeks ago. Prince’s lawyer said they’re aware of how badly people are craving for as much Prince material as possible, but they would prefer people, you know, give them money for it.
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