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Great Scott! “Back to the Future” is now officially Back to Past. Recently the world celebrated Oct. 21, 2015—the then-futuristic date that Marty McFly travels to in the 1989 sci-fi classic “Back to the Future Part II.” The occasion gave ...

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Chalk one up for InfiLaw (access required)

The oft-criticized InfiLaw System, corporate purveyor of bottom-tier legal education for debt-ridden students, doesn’t get many wins. But the pariah of academia recently scored a victory against a group of its own disenchanted alumni. The grads alleged in a federal ...

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CShhhhOL (access required)

Here’s a bit of disappointing, though not entirely unexpected, news for those of us who were hoping to have a peek at the Charleston School of Law’s financials. The two law professors who are suing the school, Allyson Stuart and ...

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Got y’all’s goat (access required)

We have all heard lawyers referred to as bloodsuckers before, but not so much in a literal sense. But here it is, Halloween on the horizon, and one Florida attorney has given us here at Sidebar some fodder, taking the ...

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You’ll shoot your eye out (access required)

The Minnesota Court of Appeals decided last week that a BB gun is a firearm for purposes of Minn. Stat. sec. 609.165, subd. 2, subd. 1b(a), which — you guessed it — prohibits ineligible persons from possessing a firearm. At ...

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Protecting the pope (access required)

Carolinas lawyer Eric Mills knows all about protecting intellectual property. But it turns out that he’s also not bad at looking after political and religious leaders. Mills, a member of the Coast Guard Reserve, travelled to New York City in ...

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Crash Course part Deux (access required)

As you have may have noticed by now, Sidebar—along with 25 other reporters who cover courts and the like—recently spent a couple of days at the University of South Carolina School of Law’s Media Law School, a crash course on ...

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Boston beef (access required)

Former Boston axeman Barry Goudreau must be feelin’ pretty satisfied right about now. Our sister paper to the north, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, recently reported that Goudreau fended off the bulk of the trademark infringement claims that Boston rock band founder ...

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