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California Right-to-Die Lawsuit Likely to be Dismissed

Fri, 2015-07-24 14:55
A San Diego judge indicated that he intends to dismiss a lawsuit against the state brought by three terminally ill patients seeking to strike down a California law that forbids a physician from prescribing lethal doses of “aid-in-dying” drugs to speed up their deaths.

Former Indiana Deputy Clerk Sues Over Right to Refuse to Marry Gay Couples

Fri, 2015-07-24 08:30
A former county clerk staffer in Indiana who says she lost her job for refusing to issue a marriage license to a gay couple is claiming in a federal lawsuit that she's a victim of religious discrimination.

AM Roundup: Banks Scrutinized in Soccer Scandal

Fri, 2015-07-24 05:52
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Law School Promises Free Tuition to All of its Students*

Thu, 2015-07-23 11:37
A law school in Indiana is offering students an unbeatable price -- a year of law school tuition free. There is a catch, though.

Why the Prison Population Is Graying

Thu, 2015-07-23 09:37
Aging society is driving the growth in the population of older prisoners, a coming study finds.

AM Roundup: China Targets Rights Lawyers

Thu, 2015-07-23 05:52
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

State AGs Press Phone Companies to Make it Easier to Block Robocalls

Wed, 2015-07-22 15:04
State attorneys general are putting pressure on phone companies to offer more sophisticated call-blocking services to their customers.

Land Deal Could Save Mount Soledad Cross

Wed, 2015-07-22 12:42
A decades-long constitutional battle over the fate of a 29-foot cross at the Mount Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego could be coming to a close thanks to a land deal struck by the federal government.

Appeals Court Rejects Facebook Challenge of Search Warrants

Wed, 2015-07-22 10:55
A New York state appeals court in Manhattan has rejected Facebook Inc.'s effort to challenge court-ordered search warrants that required the company to secretly turn over information about hundreds of users to New York City prosecutors conducting a massive Social Security fraud investigation.

AM Roundup: Prosecutors Drop Case Against Barry Bonds

Wed, 2015-07-22 05:42
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Lawyers Push to Diversify Major Corporate Legal Departments

Tue, 2015-07-21 11:32
The National Asian Pacific American Bar Association kicked off a new "20x20" initiative to help land 20 Asian-American lawyers into the ranks of Fortune 500 general counsel by 2020.

AM Roundup: Chattanooga Shooting Puts Focus on Online Gun Sales

Tue, 2015-07-21 06:48
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

Defense Lawyer Seeks to Distance Dewey Ex-Chairman from Accusations

Mon, 2015-07-20 10:17
A key prosecution witness in the Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP trial said Monday that he never discussed improper accounting practices with Dewey’s former chairman, Steven Davis, one of three defendants accused by the Manhattan district attorney’s office of orchestrating a financial fraud at the now-defunct law firm.

AM Roundup: Dodd and Frank Talk Wall Street Reform, Five Years Later

Mon, 2015-07-20 06:40
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

50 Cent Blames Bankruptcy on Expensive Lawsuits

Fri, 2015-07-17 14:14
Rapper 50 Cent says it’s not a lavish lifestyle that prompted this week’s bankruptcy filing. Instead, he’s pointing to the more than $20 million that two legal disputes have cost him.

Police Release Update in Case of Murdered Law Professor

Fri, 2015-07-17 11:32
Nearly a year after Florida State law professor Dan Markel was gunned down at his home in Tallahassee, local police have released a rare update in the unsolved case.

What Your Face Looks Like Could Be a Matter of Life and Death

Fri, 2015-07-17 08:39
Criminal defendants who have faces that look less trustworthy are more likely to receive harsher sentences, according to a new study.

AM Roundup: UK Surveillance Legislation Struck Down

Fri, 2015-07-17 05:52
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

JetBlue Passenger Who Alluded to ‘Bomb’ Loses Defamation Case

Thu, 2015-07-16 14:47
A federal appeals court ruled that JetBlue Airways Corp. and an airline employee can't be held liable for misinterpreting the grousing of a frustrated passenger as a bomb threat.

Key Excerpts from Wisconsin Court Ruling Ending Scott Walker Probe

Thu, 2015-07-16 12:43
Wisconsin's highest court on Thursday terminated a yearslong investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign, clearing the Republican presidential contender and conservative groups backing his earlier gubernatorial bid of any wrongdoing while castigating the special prosecutor leading the campaign-finance probe. Here are key passages from the state Supreme Court's opinion.
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