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Mike Scarcella
Works at The National Law Journal
Attended The Johns Hopkins University
Lives in Washington, D.C.
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  • The National Law Journal
    Staff Writer, 2008 - present
  • The Sarasota Herald-Tribune
    Staff Writer, 2002 - 2008
  • The Baltimore Sun
    Staff Writer, 2001 - 2002
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"...As I look back over a misspent life, I find myself more and more convinced that I had more fun doing news reporting than in any other enterprise. It is really the life of kings."
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Mike Scarcella, an editor and writer at The National Law Journal in D.C., is a Baltimore native and fixed-gear cyclist. He's still waiting to get the word "defenestration" into an article. Contact him at mscarcella@alm.com and follow him on Twitter @MikeScarcella.
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Baltimore Sun headline confirms I once threw a perfect game in high school.
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It's not last call just yet for Flying Dog Brewery.
A federal appeals court on Thursday revived a craft beer maker's claims that Michigan liquor officials violated the First Amendment by blocking the sale of t...
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Prosecutors on Thursday filed new charges against seven members of #99Rise  who were arrested for disrupting arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court last month. #SCOTUS  
Prosecutors on Thursday filed new charges against seven individuals arrested for disrupting arguments at the U.S. Supreme Court last month. The defendants we...
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Dallas #Mavericks  owner Mark Cuban files an amicus brief challenging the feds in an insider trading case. 
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Alan Gross, the American contractor freed after five years of detention in Cuba, is taking a lawsuit against the federal government to the U.S. Supreme Court. Gross wants the high court to review whether the government can be held responsible for injuries he and his wife claimed they suffered while he was detained in Cuba.

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Alan Gross, the American contractor freed after five years of detention in Cuba, is taking a lawsuit against the federal government to the U.S. Supreme Court.
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"While some police departments have ruled that they cannot share any documents whatsoever, a handful of key disclosures in recent weeks — including the cleanest version of the NDA released to date — together shed new light on the FBI’s involvement in cell-site simulator deployments nationwide." #StingRay  
A handful of key disclosures in recent weeks shed new light on the FBI’s involvement in cell-site simulator deployments nationwide.
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A judge has ruled against an Atlantic City gentleman's club that brought a lawsuit against state transportation agencies after the club's brochures were removed from Garden State Parkway service plazas, Courthouse News Service reported. http://www.nj.com/atlantic/index.ssf/2015/02/ac_strip_club_loses_federal_lawsuit_over_brochures.html #GardenState  
Bare Exposure argued its First Amendment rights had been violated
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Daily Document: Federal judge shields docs in #Wikileaks  investigation

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The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved Loretta Lynch’s nomination to be U.S. attorney general, clearing the way for a vote in the full Senate in...
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National Law Journal special report on the law schools that supply the largest numbers of associates to the country's largest firms.

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Our report on the law schools that supply the largest numbers of associates to the country's largest firms.
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Nothing energizes an appellate brief writer like a proposal to shorten the length of appellate briefs. Not surprisingly, a federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of opinions—mostly negative.
A federal rule proposal to reduce the word limit for main appellate briefs prepared on a computer from 14,000 words to 12,500 words has triggered a wealth of...
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News: FEC clears Hillary Clinton and Ready for Hillary of campaign finance allegations 
The Federal Election Commission has cleared Hillary Clinton and supporters of her would-be presidential run of allegations of campaign finance violations.
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