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School financing and the supermajority requirement

The financing of public school buildings has been a topic of interest since the early days of Idaho statehood, owing largely to the requirement imposed at that time by the Idaho Constitution that public debt payable from property taxes requires ...

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Planning to elope? There’s software for that

Younger workers have upended archaic conventions that governed work hours and office décor, and now they’re prompting a change in the way weddings take place. A small but growing Boise company has seized the opportunity in this cultural change. Simply ...

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Watch for insurers misusing professional services endorsement (access required)

The marathon is over. After seemingly endless negotiations with the other party, you’ve reached an agreement and you’re ready to start construction. This isn’t your first project, and you know that despite the parties’ best intentions, there is a real ...

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The economic impact of DACA (access required)

Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced the rescission of DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which provided a legal avenue for approximately 800,000 children to contribute to America. These Dreamers, as the DACA beneficiaries are known, were brought ...

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Successful hiring has always been an art; now it’s a science, too

Smart hiring has always been an art, but now it’s also a science, thanks to analytical and training tools that help hiring managers sort through electronic applications, administer testing and training, and perform other functions. For this issue of Workforce, ...

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Fastest way to malpractice case? Don’t listen (access required)

Surveys of public opinions about lawyers consistently show pretty depressing results.However, surveys and polls cannot possibly capture the depth and variations of people’s attitudes toward lawyers. The general survey questions gloss over all the important nuances and are not helpful ...

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Profile of a fraudster

We are all aware of the seven key questions that help us understand a situation and the context of a situation: the who, what, why, when, where, how, and how much? When applying these key questions to fraud-related stories, it ...

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Idaho’s noncompete law is bad news

The good news is, Idaho made the front page of the New York Times! The bad news is, it wasn’t exactly flattering coverage. The article was decrying Idaho’s new law on noncompete agreements that depresses wages and stifles innovation. The ...

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Mastering the adversarial opposing counsel (access required)

In the idyllic view of a trial, one often pictures scenes from classic movies that portray two lawyers in a professional sparring match, each party making an articulate, compelling argument for his side. They both use their intellect, their persuasion, ...

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