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Last Build Date: Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:57:28 +0000

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Free Speech Case About Cash vs. Plastic Store Prices Gets a Supreme Court Review

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:05:13 +0000

The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide whether states can prohibit merchants from imposing a surcharge on customers who use credit cards.


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AM Roundup: Police Push Back at Scrutiny

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 12:58:37 +0000

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.


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What Corporate Lawyers Think About Millennials

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 22:31:30 +0000

For corporate counsel, the rise of the millennial and retirement of baby boomers is both a source of unease and optimism.


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Bankruptcy Judge Rebukes Squire Patton Boggs

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 19:02:24 +0000

A Texas bankruptcy judge is accusing law firm Squire Patton Boggs of lying to him in a debt restructuring case.


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Houston Bar Owner Sued by Justice Department Over Claims of Racist Cover Charges

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 17:15:09 +0000

The Obama administration is squaring off against a Houston bar in a civil-rights discrimination case.


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AM Roundup: Congress Overrides Obama

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 12:59:02 +0000

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.



Law Firm for Churches Launches in New York City

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 21:48:53 +0000

A new law firm has opened its doors near Times Square founded on the faith that churches, synagogues, mosques and other religious institutions in New York City could use some legal help.


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Alabama Chief Justice Denies Defying Rule of Law

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:10:48 +0000

Suspended Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore on Wednesday denied putting his antipathy toward gay marriage ahead of the rule of law.


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Judge in Facebook Terrorism Case Says Tongue-Lashing at Young Lawyer Wasn’t Personal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:39:07 +0000

An apologetic senior Kirkland partner apologized to a Brooklyn federal judge for not sending a more seasoned attorney to a hearing in a Facebook terrorism-related case.


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AM Roundup: Clean Power Plan on Trial

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:58:59 +0000

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.



At Judge Kozinski’s Movie Night, a Standing Ovation for Larry Flynt

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 20:02:18 +0000

When court ends for the day, U.S. Circuit Judge Alex Kozinski entertains a crowd with periodic movie nights.


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Instapundit Gets Reprieve from Law School After Incendiary Tweet

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:43:41 +0000

The law school that's home to InstaPundit's Glenn Reynolds isn't taking any disciplinary action against the prominent conservative blogger over his “run them down" tweet directed at Charlotte, N.C., protesters.


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Trump and Clinton on Stop-and-Frisk: Who Was Right?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:39:30 +0000

The clash over New York City's stop-and-frisk practices during the first presidential debate emerged as one of the most scrutinized moments.


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AM Roundup: Another Transgender Ruling

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:07:02 +0000

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.



Houston Shooting Suspect a ‘Disgruntled’ Lawyer, Authorities Say

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:42:35 +0000

The suspect in Monday's shooting in Houston that wounded nine people was a heavily armed, "disgruntled" lawyer who died at the scene, city officials said.


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New York City Considers Granting the Right to a Lawyer in Housing Court

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 22:16:34 +0000

New York City is weighing a plan that would entitle low-income residents in housing court a right to a lawyer.


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New California Law Allows Actors to Hide Their Age on IMDb

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:20:29 +0000

Actors who don't want casting directors and fans knowing their age can conceal their birthday information on entertainment sites like the Internet Movie Database under a new California law.


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AM Roundup: Obama Climate-Change Rule Faces Court Test

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:42:10 +0000

Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.


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‘Stop and Frisk’ a Local Police Question, Paul Ryan Says

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 22:29:03 +0000

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) waded into a controversy over "stop-and-frisk" police tactics, saying that the policy should be left up to local law-enforcement officials.


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Furious Judge Lashes Out at Facebook for Letting Rookie Lawyer Handle Terrorism Case

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 17:30:43 +0000

A routine hearing in Brooklyn federal court took a dramatic turn Thursday when a furious judge accused Facebook and its defense lawyers of failing to take seriously enough the issue of online terrorism promotion.


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