Judges and lawyers can’t be friends? That’s what a Florida appellate court ruled last week, upholding a defendant’s motion to disqualify a trial judge based on the judge’s Facebook friendship with the prosecutor assigned to the case. Make sure to check out Richard Shane and Jose Ferrer’s post on the case below. Also on the Network, fresh off his speech at the DNC, Bill Clinton headed over to Solar Power International to talk to advocates of renewable energy industries; Luke Hagedorn has the details in his post. Total posts on the Lexblog Network today: 141.
- Independent Contractor vs Employee Relationship: A Stripper’s Story – Anderson lawyer Trey Mills of Trammell Law Firm on his South Carolina Injury Law Journal
- Racial Bias During Jury Selection – Nashville lawyer Rob McKinney on his Nashville Criminal Law Report
- BPI Sues Mickey Mouse for $1.2 Billion over “Pink Slime” – Seattle food safety attorney Bill Marler on the Marler Blog
- 3 Reasons Why Googlers Rarely Read Anything Past Page One – Philadelphia marketer Richard Gorman, owner of Direct Response, on the DuetsBlog
- Presidential Advice: Win the War of Public Opinion – Kansas lawyer Luke Hagedorn of Polsinelli Shughart on his blog, Renewable Energy Law Insider
- The Case for Shorter Blog Posts – Dallas, Texas lawyer coach Cordell Parvin on the Cordell Parvin Blog
- Census Bureau Releases 2011 Poverty Data–Downward Trends Continue – Dan Lesser of The Shriver Center on their blog, The Shriver Brief
- Markey Introduces Mobile Device Privacy Act – from Hunton & Williams’s Privacy and Information Management Practice on their Privacy and Information Security Law Blog
- Party Hosts, Time to Card Your Guests – Dallas lawyer Angel Reyes of Reyes Browne Reilley in his Angel Reyes Blog
- Florida Court: Lawyers And Judges Should Not Be Facebook Friends – Richard D. Shane and Jose Ferrer of Bilzin Sumberg on the firm’s New Miami Blog
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