First, the Justice Department brought an antitrust suit against publishers in the e-book market. Bob Kohn, a lawyer who wanted to file a brief opposing the settlement, was told by the judge that the brief could  be no longer than 5 pages. So, what he did was file a 5 page comic strip/graphic nonfiction book which explained why the settlement was not in the public interest in a very understandable way  [and followed the format requirements of the court rules.]  Lawyers are  increasingly using visual presentations for juries, but this brief brings that change into the space lawyers use to communicate with each other. Maybe it’s time to untether legal documents from words .

Second,  federal court judge Richard Posner supported the decriminalization of marijuana[“I don’t think that we should have a fraction of the drug laws that we have. I think it’s really absurd to be criminalizing possession or use or distribution of marijuana.”.] Who is Judge Posner? He is a conservative judge[a free market fixes all problems] and a legal scholar [author of 40 books].  If Judge Posner supports the decriminalization of marijuana, then  legalizing marijuana has become the default position in the USA. Why? A good question, I think because of $ to be saved and to be made.” More on this subject to come

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