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  • State Senate approves driving-while-texting ban, but your boss will be happy to note that it’s still fine to talk on your cell phone while you drive.  [Post-Gazette]
  • The State Senate delays vote on Republican-backed Marcellus Shale regulation that would preempt municipalities from making their own drilling ordinances.  [NPR] This would definitely make life easier for lawyers in all those firms opening new oil and gas law departments.
  • The Anti-Antagonist wonders whether practitioners are aware of all of the places mediation can help their practice: in divorce, conflicts among nonprofits (which, from what I’ve seen, should all just have a couple mediators and a psychiatrist on their boards of directors), employment and workplace drama (ditto), business conflicts, elder care, and probate quarrels.  [Ipso Facto]