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Supreme Court Sticks to Precedent in Spider-Man Toy Case

Mon, 2015-06-22 09:27
An inventor of a Spider-Man toy gadget will remain bound by a web of precedent on patent royalties, after the Supreme Court on Monday declined to overrule a 50-year-old decision that had come under heavy criticism.

Previewing the High Court’s Upcoming Lethal-Injection Ruling

Mon, 2015-06-22 08:46
Sometime before the end of the month, the U.S. Supreme Court is slated to issue its ruling in Glossip v. Gross, one of the most significant challenges in years to the way the death penalty is administered. We take a look at possible outcomes.

Prediction Panel: Chief Justice Roberts Will Surprise (Again)

Mon, 2015-06-22 07:20
As we wait for the Supreme Court to render its decision in the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, we asked a panel of experts to give use their predictions.

Women Making Progress in Law Firms, but Still Behind

Mon, 2015-06-22 07:11
Women have long been under-represented in the top ranks of law firms. New data suggests progress may be on its way.

Supreme Court’s Ruling on the Affordable Care Act: What to Expect

Mon, 2015-06-22 06:16
The latest Supreme Court review of the Affordable Care Act defies easy explanation. But let us be your guide through the weeds.

AM Roundup: Insurers, Hospitals Brace for Obamacare Ruling

Mon, 2015-06-22 05:44
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

N.Y. Is Poised to Let Pregnant Women Sign Up for Obamacare Coverage

Fri, 2015-06-19 13:20
New York is poised to become the first state to allow women who become pregnant to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act – even after the open-enrollment period has passed.

Legal Uncertainty Could Follow A Gay Marriage Defeat

Fri, 2015-06-19 10:57
An unanswered question in the battle over same-sex marriage is what happens if the Supreme Court decides that gay couples don't have a constitutional right to marry.

Civil-Rights Groups, Teachers Union Clash Over ‘No Child Left Behind’

Fri, 2015-06-19 10:40
Civil-rights groups and the country’s largest teachers union are at odds over the role of testing as Congress moves to fix the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, also known as No Child Left Behind, setting up a battle among Democratic-aligned groups that could make it tough to forge a bill that will garner necessary votes for passage

Federal Law Complicates Case for Putting Justice Ginsburg on $10 Bill

Fri, 2015-06-19 08:22
Accompanying the hullabaloo over the Treasury Department's plan to bump founding father Alexander Hamilton from his starring spot on the $10 bill is speculation about which woman will be featured on the redesigned currency. A legal blog suggests Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. One complicating factor, though, is that she's alive.

AM Roundup: Hastert Lawyer Denounces ‘Unconscionable’ Leaks

Fri, 2015-06-19 05:43
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Kleiner Says It Tried ‘Very Hard’ to Settle With Ellen Pao

Thu, 2015-06-18 18:10
Kleiner Perkins tried “very hard” to settle with Ellen Pao outside of court and “it just wasn’t possible,” senior partners John Doerr and Beth Seidenberg told Bloomberg in their first interview since the much-watched Silicon Valley sex-discrimination trial.

Appeals Court Blesses Google-Generated Evidence

Thu, 2015-06-18 14:25
Satellite images produced by Google can be used as evidence in a criminal case, a federal appeals court held Thursday, in the latest example of judges blessing machine-made proof.

Deputy U.S. Attorney Richard Zabel to Move to Hedge Fund Elliott Management

Thu, 2015-06-18 09:38
Preet Bharara’s right-hand man in the Manhattan U.S. attorney’s office, Richard B. Zabel, is leaving the government to become general counsel at hedge fund Elliott Management.

‘Mindfulness’ Movement Spreads to Legal Field

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:49
Attorneys reconsider the profession’s “Rambo’” image in favor of a more meditative, laid-back style.

Confederate License Case: Key Excerpts from the Opinions

Thu, 2015-06-18 08:28
The Supreme Court ruled that states can turn down specialty license plates because a proposed logo or message may be offensive to the public. Law Blog culls key excerpts from the majority and dissenting opinions.

AM Roundup: Second Circuit Revives Post-9/11 Detainee Claims

Thu, 2015-06-18 05:54
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Russia’s Data Law Will Hurt Its Economy — Think Tank

Thu, 2015-06-18 05:45
A law that goes into effect on 1 September requiring foreign Internet companies to store the personal data of their Russian users within the country's borders will cost the country’s economy a once-off $5.7 billion, and further knock-on effects as industries which rely on global data flows suffer.

Pao Should Pay Kleiner $276,000, Judge Says in Tentative Ruling

Wed, 2015-06-17 20:37
Ellen Pao should pay nearly $276,000 to her former employer, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, to defray its costs of a six-week sex-discrimination trial, a San Francisco judge ruled Wednesday.

Ralph Nader Readies Opening of Tort Museum

Wed, 2015-06-17 08:52
Ralph Nader is hoping to reel in tourists with a museum dedicated to the subject of tort law.
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