Law Firms in the Baltic : Latvia Lithuania and Estonia

James Swift at The Lawyer in The Baltic triangle writes about law and pan-Baltic law firms in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. He observes, inter alia, that:

“Rightly or wrongly, the Baltic States – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – are viewed as one. With a combined population of less than seven million it is no surprise; and for investors, entering into one Baltic country is usually a prelude to entry into the others.

The effect of this has been that, over the past five years, law firms with ambition have increasingly felt pressure to align ¬≠themselves with firms in neighbouring states to show the unity and reach that international investors expect.”

Read the entire quite lengthy and informative article.

Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law

Beyond the shouting, what the law really says about religion
by Charles C. Haynes, First Amendment Center, January 20, 2010

“Because good news is all too rare in our culture wars, Americans should welcome a common-ground agreement released this week titled ‘Religious Expression in American Public Life: A Joint Statement of Current Law.’

Drafted by a diverse group of religious-liberty advocates, educators and scholars, the document represents the first-ever consensus on how the law addresses the role of religion in the public square in the United States.”

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Bill Gates of Microsoft Uses Twitter Account to Unveil New Gates Notes Website

Jennifer Van Grove at Mashable gives us the scoop that:

Bill Gates Uses Twitter Account to Unveil New Website

“Now it appears that Bill Gates joined Twitter with calculated intentions. After passing 100,000 followers in eight hours (now he has nearly 250,000 fans), the Microsoft visionary used his now-popular account to announce a new web project: The Gates Notes.”