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Thu, 16 Mar 2017 15:23:14 +0000A budget proposed by President Donald Trump would eliminate funding for the Legal Services Corp., which funds civil legal aid to the poor.
Thu, 16 Mar 2017 04:09:59 +0000Hawaii U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson Wednesday put on hold President Donald Trump's revised travel ban, which temporarily blocked travelers from six majority-Muslim countries. Here are five things to know about the ruling.
Tue, 14 Mar 2017 00:33:03 +0000The firing of U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was the talk of New York on Monday, but New York's top two Democrats had nothing to say about it.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 14:52:10 +0000A bill to curb class-action lawsuits cleared the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 14:00:49 +0000Travis LeBlanc, the former head of enforcement at the Federal Communications Commission, has joined Boies Schiller Flexner.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 21:59:13 +0000President Donald Trump’s new interior secretary withdrew a decree issued in the final hours of the Obama administration that would have phased out lead bullets and fishing tackle on wildlife refuges. Secretary Ryan Zinke said in a document signed Thursday that the order was issued without ”significant communication, consultation or coordination” with stakeholders. “Given these […]
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 17:01:11 +0000A look back at Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's time as a conservative college journalist at Columbia University.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 22:04:35 +0000The federal judiciary is mulling a plan hatched by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that he thinks might save the civil jury trial from the brink of extinction. The idea would be to make jury trials the default standard in civil cases instead of requiring a litigant to formally demand that a jury hear the […]
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 19:18:07 +0000A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a Minnesota ban on wearing political insignia at polling places, throwing out a lawsuit by tea-party groups that alleged they were victims of selective enforcement. A three-judge panel of the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the law itself wasn’t unconstitutional and said the plaintiffs failed to produce […]
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:01:33 +0000U.S. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman has a message for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and FBI Director James Comey: You're out of order!
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 14:33:13 +0000Orrick is losing intellectual property litigator Neel Chatterjee to Goodwin.
Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:09:23 +0000A federal judge in Chicago ruled that a blind man can bring a discrimination suit against McDonald's Corp. over the company's alleged policy of excluding pedestrians from its drive-thru windows.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 17:43:30 +0000A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday dealt a serious legal blow to an effort to make radio broadcasters pay performance royalties to oldies rock bands.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 18:43:45 +0000President-elect Donald Trump has a new ally in the legal defense of his executive order restricting travel from seven countries: the state of Texas. Texas’ Republican attorney general on Wednesday filed court papers endorsing Mr. Trump’s travel ban as a “lawful exercise” of executive authority and attacking legal challengers for trying to “interfere with the president’s national-security […]
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:49:13 +0000Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC, a 90-lawyer plaintiffs' firm known for suing big companies and banks, has positioned itself as an early courtroom foe of President Donald Trump.
Tue, 14 Feb 2017 15:42:20 +0000For the first time in the nearly eight years that he's commanded the most powerful federal prosecutor’s office outside of Washington, Mr. Bharara is trying a case himself.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 21:09:09 +0000President Donald Trump’s criticism of courts that ruled against his administration recently has generated conflicting views among the nation’s federal judges. Appointed for life, federal judges are typically loath to criticize a sitting president, whose representatives frequently appear before them in court. Four judges agreed to comment on Mr. Trump’s treatment of the courts with […]
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 16:41:00 +0000A judge ruled that a Georgia woman didn't have “any legal duty” to pay for her daughter’s college tuition bill before declaring bankruptcy, deepening the fracture between judges on whether financially struggling parents can help their children pay for college.
Tue, 07 Feb 2017 18:05:21 +0000A federal appeals court is expected to hear arguments Tuesday on whether President Donald Trump should be allowed — at least for the time being — to enforce his immigration travel ban. A federal judge weighing a lawsuit brought by Washington State and Minnesota ruled last week that the legal case against the White House’s […]
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 22:54:19 +0000A contentious law school-accreditation rule was voted down Monday.