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Report Excerpts: How Law-Enforcement Agencies Mishandled Sex-Misconduct Probes

Thu, 2015-03-26 09:31
A report by the Justice Department’s inspector general found federal law-enforcement agencies sometimes mishandle internal probes of sexual misconduct—including allegations of drug agents having sex parties with prostitutes in a foreign country. Here are key excerpts from the report.

Vote-a-Rama Drama to Hit the Senate Thursday

Thu, 2015-03-26 08:55
Amendment votes have generally been rare and hard-won in recent years around the U.S. Senate. Thursday might make up for that, with the Senate hold a marathon "vote-a-rama" session on amendments to the Republican budget.

AM Roundup: High Court Sides With Pregnant Workers

Thu, 2015-03-26 05:49
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

FTC Rules Against Napster Co-Founder in Jerk.com Case

Wed, 2015-03-25 17:00
In a five-to-zero vote, the FTC ruled that a website operated by Napster co-founder John Fanning had misled consumers.

Bergdahl Charges: What Does it Mean to Misbehave Before the Enemy?

Wed, 2015-03-25 16:31
Of the two charges that the U.S. Army leveled against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, it's not desertion that's the most serious alleged offense but the charge of "misbehavior before the enemy."

Sanctions Law A Powerful Tool For Prosecutors

Wed, 2015-03-25 14:04
Schlumberger has become the latest company to fall afoul of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, which gives U.S. presidents broad powers to impose sanctions on countries after declaring them a security threat.

Bergdahl Charged with Desertion and Misbehavior Before the Enemy

Wed, 2015-03-25 13:28
The U.S. Army has charged Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with misbehavior before the enemy and desertion for leaving his base in Afghanistan in 2009. The decision comes less than a year after the once-missing soldier was freed from Taliban captivity in a controversial prisoner exchange that led to a closely scrutinized investigation into his disappearance.

Legislation to Curb Civil Forfeiture Advances in States

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:48
Georgia lawmakers are set to vote on legislation intended to rein in the state's civil forfeiture procedures, part of a national push for more scrutiny and limits on asset-seizure programs that law enforcement officials say help curb drug crimes but critics say are prone to abuse.

Italian Court to Delay Decision on Amanda Knox

Wed, 2015-03-25 08:01
The long-awaited ruling out of Italy on Amanda Knox's murder conviction has been put on ice by the Italian court.

AM Roundup: Amanda Knox Awaits Fate

Wed, 2015-03-25 05:48
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Google’s Business and the FTC

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:27
Until recently, most of what was known about Google Inc.’s antitrust run-in with the Federal Trade Commission is that the agency declined to bring a suit. Such a move would have been one of highest-profile antitrust cases in recent years and would have challenged several elements of Google’s business.

Closing Arguments Pack Pao-Kleiner Courtroom

Tue, 2015-03-24 18:04
The two lawyers in the Pao-Kleiner trial went head-to-head in front of a packed gallery of 200 people, summing up a gender discrimination case that for the past four weeks has riveted Silicon Valley.

Students Ordered to Remove Flag Shirts Ask High Court to Hear Their Case

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:51
The Supreme Court is deciding whether to review a ruling against a group of white high school students from California who sued their school for making them remove their American flag shirts on a day when many classmates were celebrating their Mexican heritage.

Date Set for New Jersey Pension Showdown

Tue, 2015-03-24 12:23
A county judge in New Jersey late Monday set the calendar for a lawsuit centered on whether Gov. Chris Christie’s proposed budget contributes enough for the state’s pensions.

Jury Set to Hear Fiat CEO’s Testimony

Tue, 2015-03-24 11:40
A jury is set to hear Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne’s testimony in a lawsuit over a 4-year-old boy killed in a Jeep that caught fire, renewing scrutiny of fuel tanks in older sport-utility vehicles that regulators tied to 51 deaths.

EU’s Top Court Hears Facebook Data Privacy Case

Tue, 2015-03-24 09:34
The European Union’s top court heard arguments Tuesday in a case challenging the legal mechanism that lets Facebook Inc. and thousands of other firms transfer European personal data to U.S.-based servers.

Pao-Kleiner Closing Arguments: What to Look For

Tue, 2015-03-24 07:00
The six men and six women of the Pao-Kleiner trial jury on Tuesday have a lot to think about before they begin deliberating. We sum up the defining moments of the case.

AM Roundup: Did Justice Kennedy Tip His Hand?

Tue, 2015-03-24 05:45
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Former Weil Litigator Nominated as Caesars Bankruptcy Examiner

Mon, 2015-03-23 13:52
A former Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP litigator has emerged as a potential player in the drama surrounding the bankruptcy of Caesars Entertainment Corp.’s largest unit.

Legal Experts Say Canadian-Born Cruz Is Eligible to Serve as President

Mon, 2015-03-23 10:27
Legal experts say Sen. Ted Cruz's Canadian birthplace doesn't bar him from the presidency.
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