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S&C's Cohen: Brown-Vitter Punishes Banks For Being Big
Cohen: Cyprus Is Not A Template For Future Restructurings
D.C. Court Wreaks Havoc on NLRB Pro-Worker Cases
Can You Patent Human Genes? ACLU Says No
Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Journalist Who Changed How SCOTUS Is Covered
Analysis of Oral Arguments in the Two Same-Sex Marriage Cases Before the Supreme Court
Weekly Brief: $350K in Wine Leads to $14M Lawsuit
Viewer's Guide to Gay Marriage Oral Arguments
Why Did Godzilla & James Bond Need Congress' Protection?
Justices Kagan & Sotomayor Do 180s On Video At High Court
With Probable Cause and Drug-Sniffing Dogs, Supreme Court Would Rather Keep Things Fluid
Hot Trends in Federal Enforcement on the Web in 2013 from Ifrah Law Partners
N.Y. Anti-Terror Law Diminishes Pursuit of Terrorism: Lawyer
Newsbreak: Your Rights
Newsbreak: Sexual Predators on Facebook and More
Weekly Brief: DOJ Memo Details Justification For Killing US Citizens
What Next for the NLRB?
Corporate Law Report: Managing Cyber Risks, BYOD, Obama's NLRB Crisis, Iran Sanctions, and More
Former Solicitor General Ted Olson Discusses 2013's Biggest Supreme Court Case—His.
Vagueness is a common problem in white-collar criminal cases. In many instances the line between legal and illegal conduct is blurry at best. This means that someone could face prosecution, a damaged reputation, loss of...more
Mar. 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia runs through the legal news for the week. The US Supreme Court hears oral arguments on two landmark civil rights cases focusing on gay marriage. Also, Italy's Supreme...more
Updating our entry on this issue posted during the last Congress, on March 21, 2013, lawmakers in the House and Senate reintroduced companion bills intended to curb government use of mobile users’ geolocation data. The...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more
On February 5, 2013, the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group of the U.S. House of Representatives filed a brief urging the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to hold that U.S. legislators and their aides cannot be forced...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports on some of the stories about courts, the law and lawyers in the news this past week:
• Court strikes down Obama recess appointments: The DC Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that President...more
Vice President Joe Biden met this week with government officials, victims of gun violence, retailers, media executives and firearm advocates on both sides of the issue as part of a task force designed to look for ways to...more
In the last post, I addressed the latest events in the case of Michael Misick, former Premier of Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI). Today's post is a continuation of that discussion and an update of a related post from earlier...more
Dec. 19 (Bloomberg Law) -- United States Senator Charles Grassley (R - Iowa) and Bloomberg Contributing Editor Neil Barofsky talk with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about HSBC's recent settlement with US authorities over claims...more
With Nov. 6 drawing closer, the nation waits to see who will win the upcoming presidential election: Barack Obama or Mitt Romney. Debates, campaign commercials and bitter rants on Facebook all compete for people’s attention...more
Minnesota employers should know that Minnesota’s “Voting Time Off” statute (section 204C.04) has changed since the last presidential election. Previously, employees who were eligible to vote were allowed up to two hours of...more
While record numbers of tweets were being sent during the Democratic National Convention in early September, several Twitter users were attracting the attention of the Secret Service.
Donte Jamar Sims was arrested...more
Attorney Steven Getman reports on a number of stories about the law and lawyers in the news this week:
• Addressing threats to an independent judiciary
• How colleges suppress free speech
Coverage of the Court in the news and blogs is light with the Court on its summer hiatus between terms. Bethany Krajelis of The Madison St. Clair Record reported on Republican leaders' petition for reconsideration of the...more
The United States has a long history of denying minorities their right to vote―of practicing racially-motivated disenfranchisement. In early 2011, Florida Governor Rick Scott continued this tradition by issuing an...more
June 28 (Bloomberg Law) -- Careen Shannon, attorney at Fragomen, Del Rey, Bernsen and Loewy, LLP, talks with Bloomberg Law's Lee Pacchia about the Supreme Court's ruling on the constitutionality of the new Arizona immigration...more
While the prosecution of former Senator Ted Stevens is long over, the fallout from the prosecutorial misconduct in that case continues. Congress is now considering legislation that attempts to ensure that federal prosecutors...more
This blogger will be the first to admit that I may have a slight television addiction. I’m routinely behind in my DVR watching (at least we’ve moved beyond the dark ages of the late 1990s when I had to record my...more
The Biblical parable is told about a flock of 100 sheep. One gets lost and the “good shepherd” leaves the remaining 99 and goes in search of the lost one until it is found and returned to the safety of the...more
The Obama administration has filed its third lawsuit against a state – this time South Carolina – for trying to deal with illegal immigration on a state level.
South Carolina’s law, like proposals in Arizona and Alabama,...more
The Federal Crimes Watch Daily is a daily newspaper that discusses current federal criminal issues written by a federal criminal defense attorney....more
A good number of people who complain about unfairly issued Red Notices argue that the charges underlying their Red Notices are politically motivated. Many times, the claim of political motivation is true.
For nearly a month, a group calling itself Occupy Wall Street has been protesting the influence that big businesses have over laws and government, as well as the alleged greed and corruption of businesses and wealthy...more
Here are some news items we thought would interest you.
• Two killed in a workplace shooting in California. According to media reports, an employee at a cement plant in Cupertino showed up at work this morning armed with...more
U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on July 14, 2011 declared a mistrial in the highly publicized criminal trial of William “Roger” Clemens, a former starting pitcher...more
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