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Good news for jobless law school grads: The producers of an upcoming TV show are recruiting for “mock trials/courtroom showdowns.” Tech Law Advisor’s Kevin Heller, who spotted this ad on craigslist, suggests it may be for “The Partner,” an “Apprentice”-like show in which contestants will compete to make partner … Reforming the death penalty in order to revive it, a Massachusetts commission has proposed a system of checks so arduous that CrimLaw blogger Ken Lammers wonders if anyone could be convicted. Among 10 proposed improvements: restrict the law’s application to only the most heinous crimes; require “scientific” evidence such as DNA or fingerprints; insist that such evidence clear a review board; allow separate juries for determining guilt and sentencing; raise the bar to “no doubt;” and make death sentences easily reversible … An inmate’s civil rights were not violated when medical workers in a Louisiana jail demanded a court order to fulfill her abortion request, an appeals court has ruled. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals dubbed reasonable the jail’s policy of requiring court orders for elective medical procedures … A British law banning sex among minors is headed to trial. London’s high court has cleared the way for a challenge of the 1956 Sexual Offences Act, which lawyer Gareth Roberts claims conflicts with privacy and anti-discrimination protections guaranteed by the European Convention on Human Rights. Roberts is counsel for an unnamed teenage boy who was convicted last year of having consensual sex with a 15-year-old girl … Meanwhile, a former judge in Canada pleaded guilty to sexual charges involving girls under 18. David William Ramsay also entered a guilty plea to one count of breach of trust. – Lori Patel

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