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Cyclist Lance Armstrong's nationally broadcast admission of doping may have been therapeutic for him, but it invited multiple lawsuits and could reignite interest from prosecutors. Why did Armstrong come clean after so many years of denial?

Tinkering with a Tax Revolt
Passed by voters in 1978, Prop. 13 kicked off a nationwide antitax crusade--and hog-tied public finance in California for a generation. Now an aging group of reformers thinks the Legislature and the public are ready to fix Prop. 13's unintended consequences.

Taking Mediation Online
Online dispute resolution platforms offer mediation on the Internet.

Reel Law

Using Data for Strategy
Law professor Daniel Martin Katz talks quantitative legal prediction.


Stepping Up for Pro Bono Needs
Pro bono directors are seeing an uptick in hours.

Tablets, Phablets, and Apps
New products make the tablet market a lot more interesting.

Class Action

Editor's Note


Expert Advice: The Duty to Cooperate
When an employer investigates misconduct in the workplace, employees have a duty to cooperate with the inquiry.

MCLE: Drafting Around Good Faith
Every California contract contains an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. So when the parties want to vest unfettered discretion in a decision maker, specific language is required.

Discipline Report

In Pro Per: The Joy of Advocacy
A lawyer recalls representing her client in his bid for freedom.

Books: The Man Who Seduced Hollywood
This biography delves into the storied career of entertainment lawyer Greg Bautzer who also dated Hollywood stars, such as Lana Turner and Joan Crawford.

Books: Judging Addicts
Rebecca Tiger’s history and analysis of drug courts in the United States.

Books: The Lawyer Bubble
Steven Harper’s book draws parallels between the failure of American law schools and the collapse of some of the biggest law firms.

Legally Speaking: The Progressive
A conversation with former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold on the war on terror, the Obama presidency, and how the Senate has changed.

Roundtable-Class Action: Class Action
An update with Dechert;
Goodwin Procter;
Young & Logan;
Manatt, Phelps & Phillips;
Robins; Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi;
and Rutan & Tucker.

Roundtable-Class Action: Participants

In House: Making the Case for Compliance
For general counsel who manage by consensus, successfully implementing a compliance program can be especially difficult.

The Supremes: The Supreme Court on Adoption and the Indian Child Welfare Act
What the Supreme Court's ruling in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl says about the Indian Child Welfare Act.

The Supremes: The Supreme Court's Devastating Decision on the Voting Rights Act
The impact of the Supreme Court's decision on the Voting Rights Act are immediate, long-term, and monumental, says Santa Clara law professor Margaret Russell (Shelby County v. Holder).