Author Archives: Jen Wolf

Golf, law, and the 2016 Masters Tournament

The game of golf is loved by many, tolerated by others, and affirmatively disliked by the rest. – John Minan Round 1 of  the 80th Masters Tournament is under way today in Augusta. We know this from the sudden appearance … Continue reading

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COP21 – The Paris Agreement

The Conference of Parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change, or COP21, was held in Paris, France, November 30-December 11, 2015. After two weeks of fierce negotiations, nearly 200 countries adopted by consensus a new plan, known as … Continue reading

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New open crime data portal from City of Atlanta

The City of Atlanta announced today the launch of a new open crime data portal from the Police Department. This searchable database will provide easy access to the most commonly requested Part 1 crime statistics. As new datasets become available, … Continue reading

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First Monday in October – U.S. Supreme Court October Term 2015

It’s the first Monday in October which means the U.S. Supreme Court is back in session with the justices on the bench today to hear oral arguments. Here are a few resources to help you better follow the 2015 Fall … Continue reading

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On this day in history: Thurgood Marshall

On this day in 1967, Thurgood Marshall was sworn in as the first African-American justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. By the time of his swearing-in, Marshall was already a towering figure in the national spotlight because of his long … Continue reading

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National Voter Registration Day 2015 – Resources

Today, we reaffirm our enduring belief in the democratic process and set out to fulfill the most sacred and significant duty we have as Americans: to make our voices heard. — President Barack Obama, September 21, 2015 It’s National Voter … Continue reading

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Breaking down the new Alphabet

Yesterday, most everyone found out that Google, the Internet search giant, had formed itself a new parent company called Alphabet. The official announcement came in a blog post from Google’s co-founder Larry Page. Under the new Alphabet umbrella, Google’s core … Continue reading

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