US law and business press ~ Indiscreet law clerks, promissory note for legal fees, live recording law held unconstitutional Maryam Shad at 5:49 AM ET
In Tuesday's US law and business press, the Legal Times reports that more than 90 prominent lawyers are criticizing law clerks who gave behind-the-scenes details about Bush v. Gore to Vanity Fair.... The ABA Journal reports on a CT appeals court ruling that a law firm's promissory note for payment of legal fees delivered to a client the day after his trial began was signed under duress and unenforceable.... The New York Law Journal reports that a NY federal judge has ruled that a federal law prohibiting the unauthorized recordings of live concerts is unconstitutional.... The Legal Intelligencer reports that a class has again been certified to include approximately 10,000 Pennsylvanians who complain that their Kia Sephia cars were fitted with defective braking systems.... FindLaw's Writ features University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry's argument that Congress should require a paper trail for electronic votes.
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