Young Veterans and Small Businesses

More young veterans are leaving the military to pursue entrepreneurial opportunities in small businesses, according this recent Wall Street Journal report.  The article lists many reasons behind the uptick--including the increase in franchise opportunities and advanced training and education opportunities.  But part of the explanation is more nuanced, as captured in this quote: 'In the Marines, you…

5th Circuit Cell Phone Wiretap Reversal

Late last week the 5th Circuit withdrew a recent ruling that "severely curtailed the authority to wiretap phones that move outside of a court’s jurisdiction," as previously discussed here.   In a landmark ruling the appellate court had held that either the phone or the listening device used to intercept the phone call must be in…

An Aging Population and the Law

The United Nations released a report on Tuesday warning that most countries are not prepared to handle their swelling elderly populations.  Regardless of whether this conclusion is overstated, the United States is undoubtedly in the midst of tremendous change as baby boomers start to retire and as elderly individuals live longer due to…