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  • Attorney General Eric Holder delivers the keynote address at the annual NAACP convention, Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

    Eric Holder tells NAACP he will examine states' 'stand your ground' laws

    U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. on Tuesday vowed to take a "hard look" at a new generation of "stand your ground" self-defense laws enacted in Florida and nearly two dozen other states, although legal analysts predicted he would face an uphill fight in repealing the statutes.

  • BOOK REVIEW: When the legal elect show their bias

    As a 2007 Carnegie Foundation report titled "Educating Lawyers" explained, law schools are "hybrid institutions" emerging both from "the historic community of practitioners" and from "the modern research university," and over time "their academic genes have become dominant." This led to a "disconnect" between the legal academy and "the world of practical law," and it had consequences.

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