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CISPA, and the size of the Anglosphere vs. US politics

I’m interested in the ways the US derives rents from being a major imperial power. One way this happens is through the widespread use of English as international language. For example, people born in the US can travel and work … Continue reading

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Court-appointed lawyers and the complexity of the legal system

There’s no shortage of horror stories about the lawyers (public defenders and otherwise) who are appointed to represent indigent criminal defendants. They are grossly underpaid and overworked, and as a result they can routinely be found sleeping through trials, skipping … Continue reading

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Day laborers at $1200 a week

I don’t usually read the fluff on Above The Law — I’m there to find out about pay cuts and layoffs — but today I saw this account of a laid-off attorney taking a short-term contract doc review gig. The … Continue reading

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