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Colin Samuels
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In-house counsel by vocation, fencing armorer and fantasy soccer league commissioner by avocation, husband to one, father to one, and cautionary example to all.
In-house counsel by vocation, fencing armorer and fantasy soccer league commissioner by avocation, husband to one, father to one, and cautionary example to all.

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A few thoughts on the occasion of Ed.'s passing.

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Very, very neat. If redone for today's London, though, I suspect that "C" would be for "Curry Shop".

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If only I were a Texas voter. The Lone Star State deserves a legal star as judge. Those of you who can vote in Texas should know that Mark deserves your vote.

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Mental Floss (https://twitter.com/#!/mental_floss/status/101270451317248001) tweets: London Chronicle, Aug 10, 1776: "Advice is received Congress resolved upon independence the 4th of July; and, it is said, have declared war"

I suppose this explains why on July Fourth we celebrate Independence Day and on August Tenth the British have a holiday called "What the Hell? Day".

I suppose because iTunes, Google Music, Pandora, and Amazon MP3 combined are insufficient, I'm now trying Spotify. Thus far, the flexibility is impressive. Just as a test, I searched for a somewhat obscure old favorite and then added two tracks from a well-known live album and one from my own drive; I rearranged the order of the four tracks and it all played beautifully. When I have some time, I'll explore a bit more to see whether this could be the all-in-one solution I've wanted.

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I'm listening now to a pair of podcasts concerning the ongoing News International phone hacking scandal (http://goo.gl/DJDVE). In the first, Charon QC is joined by his usual "Without Prejudice" colleagues, Carl Gardner and David Allen Green, and guest John Cooper QC to discuss the scandal and the authority of the select committee formed by the government to investigate. In the second, Charon and American lawyer Peter Friedman discuss the US' FCPA and the FBI investigation of Rupert Murdoch's companies now underway.

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The 62d post in my "A Round Tuit" series is up this morning (http://goo.gl/EO29f), covering some of the notable legal blogging from the past week or so. Amongst the topics are the dis-Grace-ful Anthony trial and ludicrous "Caylee's Law" proposals, the News of the World phone hacking scandal in the UK, copyright protection for monkey photography, and thoughts on justice and injustice in our legal system.

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Above the Law is looking for a second in-house columnist to join Mark Herrmann: http://goo.gl/v5F1v Herrmann is an undisputed authority on the ins-and-outs of in-house existence and demonstrates this in every one of his "Inside Straight" columns. I should put in for the job to tell the other side of the story and be the voice of those in-house counsel who don't know what the hell they're doing.

If today's announcement from former PM Gordon Brown expands the News of the World scandal from that paper to additional Murdoch-owned properties, it's time for Americans to start asking hard questions of the Wall Street Journal and his other U.S. holdings. We can't take it for granted that this was limited to the worst of the British tabloid press.
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