Eric Fryar

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The Supreme Court Could Turn the Patent System--and Business--Upside Down

Sometimes the trick isn't how strong your argument is but where it's heard.<p>The Supreme Court hears a patent case today that could significantly change the way legal patent battles take place. Depending on the outcome, the result could be barricades for so-called patent trolls. But it might also put …

Take Care

On this week's episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie begin their run of shows with Easha on leave and discuss a fascinating new lawsuit …

Alternatives to Evernote

Evernote is one of the most feature-rich note-taking apps available today. Sam once called it “one of the most awesome bits of software ever made.” …

Popular Mac Writing App 'Ulysses' Makes iPhone Debut

Ulysses saw its first universal app for iOS hit the App Store today, bringing the popular distraction-free Mac writing software to the iPhone for the first time.<p>Ulysses Mobile for iPhone and iPad features cross-platform iCloud synchronization, Spotlight integration, iPad Pro optimizations, and …

Mac Power Users Session Sketchnote

Lawyers and AI: Saying Susskind is Wrong

"<i>Richard Susskind writes the same book every five years. He just updates the examples.</i>"<br>The above would be offensive if it were not a joke frequently …

Paperless Law Office Protocols

After deciding to go paperless, or to get everyone at your firm on board, you’ll need to create a set of procedures or protocols. Andrew Kucera, who …

Democrats’ Bad-Faith Attacks on Neil Gorsuch and ‘Money in Politics’

They couldn’t amend the Constitution, so they want a judge who will do it for them.<p>Supreme Court justices are supposed to interpret the Constitution …

Texas Lawmaker Proposes Constitutional Right to Own Bitcoin

A Texas lawmaker has put forward a proposed constitutional amendment that would protect the right to own and use digital currencies like bitcoin in …

The First Amendment Red Herring In The Net Neutrality Debate

Since the transition in January, progressive tech policy groups have worked overtime to shield the Obama Administration’s net neutrality rules from President Trump’s deregulatory scythe. These rules, adopted by the Federal Communications Commission in 2015, prevent broadband Internet providers from …

Yet Another Assault On Freedom Of Contract And Property Rights

Once cornerstones of America, freedom of contract and property rights are being reduced to rubble by federal, state, and local officials. A case arising out of an ordinance passed in Seattle is illustrative of the trend.<p>On January 1, a new law took effect there, mandating that landlords rent …

Fourteenth Amendment

Legal Experts: Lawsuit Over Trump's DC Hotel Conflicts Is Uphill Climb

A lawsuit filed Wednesday by a Washington D.C. restaurant and bar alleging that the Trump International Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue has an unfair …

Preet Bharara’s Ouster Sparks Speculation About Probes

Departure raises questions about whether the Manhattan U.S. Attorney’s office will continue its aggressive pursuit of public-corruption investigations<p>For the past few years in New York politics, a single name has sparked simultaneous fear and adulation: Preet.<p>Referenced most often on a …

Trump reportedly tried to call ousted US Attorney Preet Bharara before firing him

Bharara contacted Justice Department headquarters for authorization to speak to the president on Thursday, according to detailed account from the law enforcement source. When he apparently did not receive it, he called back the woman who had contacted him to say he did not want to talk to Trump …

Paralegals can save legal system from overpriced lawyers: Cohn | The Star

We need major reforms to a legal system that now amounts to rough justice. As long as lawyers charge extortionary rates — compounded by high overhead …

Law Society

Justice Thomas on why the Foreign Commerce Clause does not make Congress “the world’s lawgiver”

By Ilya Somin<p>Ilya Somin<p>Email Bio<p>The Supreme Court recently refused to hear <i>Baston v. United States</i>, a case involving the scope of the Foreign Commerce Clause, which gives Congress the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations.” Justice Clarence Thomas filed a forceful dissent to denial of …

Clarence Thomas