The Legal Advocate

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Excited Utterance: April 27, 2017

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The Legal Advocate’s semi-regular roundup of legal news and views you might have missed.

The Fitbit murder: one more “brave new world” way technology is changing the conduct of legal investigations, trials, and outcomes. (CNN)

Justice Breyer finds out the hard way he gets four bars on the bench. (Washington Post)

A first for the nation: an ABA-accredited law school shutters its program. (Los Angeles Times)

Tongues are already wagging about the next SCOTUS nominee. (The Hill)

Speaking of the Supreme Court, have you listened to “More Perfect,” a wonderful little podcast series about curiosities of the Court, yet? (WNYC)

Slippin’ Jimmy McGill takes one step closer to Saul Goodman—and in the process acquires a fool for a client. (New York Times)

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