By Brian Whitehead | [email protected] | San Bernardino SunPUBLISHED: May 4, 2018 at 11:31 am | UPDATED: May 4, 2018 at 1:21 pm An iconic piece of San Bernardino’s past is being auctioned off to make way for San Bernardino’s future. The famed merry-go-round from which the Carousel Mall draws its name will be sold to the highest bidder Friday, May 11, as knickknacks and souvenirs from the shuttered shopping center are removed in anticipation of the area’s renaissance. “I’m saddened to see the Carousel Mall, what used to be the Central City Mall, on its last leg, in its final days,” Councilwoman Virginia Marquez said by phone Thursday, May 3. “But (the auction) does make room for the revitalization of the downtown area, which is the face of San Bernardino. “We have to have a balance of maintaining some kind of historical preservation,” Marquez added, “but also being mindful that we have to move forward with what’s … [Read more...] about Carousel Mall: Here’s how you can own a piece of San Bernardino history
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Sliding image banners, also called ‘image sliders’ or ‘carousels’, at the top of law firm websites have become one of the most popular site features. They’re sleek, modern, and easy to integrate into nearly any Web site. Everyone is doing it, but should you? Let’s discuss the pros and cons so you can make an educated decision on whether or not a sliding banner is appropriate for your law firm website.The general idea behind a slider is to provide several key points that all relate to one another. It’s a great way to clearly display your firm’s ideals. For example, you could highlight the success of your firm on one slide of the slider and your experience on another. You might even include a review from a satisfied client on the third. These three topics all relate to the quality of your firm. They immediately educate potential clients of your firm’s capabilities.However, all sliding banners are not created equal. There are many ways … [Read more...] about Sliding Banners: Eye Candy or Conversion Killers?
Podcast transcript: This ABA Journal podcast is brought to you by WestlawNext, the legal research platform chosen by over 40,000 legal organizations for their tradition of editorial excellence combined with the most advanced technology. Learn more at WestlawNext.com.Stephanie Francis Ward: This August will mark the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights March on Washington. Much has changed since then, but many say more needs to be done. I’m Stephanie Francis Ward and that’s what we’re discussing today on the ABA journal podcast.Joining me are David Coar, a recently retired Northern District of Illinois judge and an Alabama native who in 1970 began his legal career with the NAACP legal defense and education fund; Julius Chambers, a North Carolina lawyer who over the years has argued and won numerous landmark Civil Rights cases; and Eleanor Holmes Norton, a lawyer and a Washington, D.C., congresswoman who was the first woman to head the Equal Employment Opportunity … [Read more...] about Why Leading Civil Rights Lawyer Advised Susan Rice Against Law School (Podcast with Transcript)
Ivan Cholakov / Shutterstock.comThe U.S. Supreme Court has ruled against a frequent flier who sued after Northwest Airlines revoked his “platinum elite” status.In a unanimous ruling (PDF) by Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr., the court ruled against Rabbi S. Binyomin Ginsberg of Minnesota on pre-emption grounds.Ginsberg had filed a $5 million class action asserting that his elite status was eliminated as a cost-cutting measure tied to Northwest’s merger with Delta Air Lines. The airline, however, had alleged he made frequent complaints over a six-month period, including nine instances of his bag arriving late at the luggage carousel. A provision in Northwest’s frequent flier agreement allowed cancellation for abuse of the program, as determined by the airline.Alito said the Airline Deregulation Act pre-empted Ginsberg’s state-law claim for breach of the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing. The federal law provides that states can’t enforce … [Read more...] about SCOTUS rules against frequent flier suing over revocation of elite status
Creative appearance was a plus for two winning entries in Nixon Peabody’s annual cook-off.The law firm holds the contest as a team-building exercise. This year, a Washington Post reporter served as one of the judges and wrote about the results.Nine winners of food categories were named, while a “best in show” category honored presentation. The two best in show winners were a cake topped with a Ferris wheel and a carousel made out of Rice Krispies treats.The Post published three of the winning recipes. Washington, D.C., managing partner Jeff Lesk, who won for a kale and mango salad, said staffers and lawyers alike participate in the contest. “It’s one of these great equalizers,” he told the Post. … [Read more...] about Cook-off at Nixon Peabody is ‘one of these great equalizers’