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Should Federal Judges Have to Turn over Their Medical Records?

Mon, 2014-09-29 12:00
The federal judiciary is revamping its judicial conduct and disability rules, and the proposed reforms tackle a tricky subject: How to treat allegations that a judge is no longer capable of performing her duties.

Trial in $40 Billion Lawsuit Against AIG Bailout Begins

Mon, 2014-09-29 11:50
WASHINGTON--A $40 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government for its crisis-era bailout of American International Group Inc. got under way in federal court Monday, with a lawyer for the insurer's shareholders accusing the government of unlawfully seizing a majority stake in the insurer. Famed litigator David Boies called the deal a "grab" of a 79.9% equity stake at an "extortion interest rate" in an unlawful attempt to punish AIG's shareholders.

New Law in California to Crack Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Mon, 2014-09-29 09:49
Associated Press
California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses. Gov. Jerry Brown on Sunday signed the law requiring California colleges and universities that receive funds from the state for student assistance to adopt the new rule and educate students on the distinction between consensual sex and assault.

Global Law Firms Chart Slow But Steady Growth

Mon, 2014-09-29 08:47
Well, now it's official: the ever-expanding Baker & McKenzie has retaken the title of the world’s biggest law firm.

The AM Roundup: Winning Asylum Grows Tougher; EU To Explain Apple, ​Greenberg Challenges AIG Bailout

Mon, 2014-09-29 07:05
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news:

After Bar Exam Scoring Snafu, Would-be Lawyers Get Crushing News

Fri, 2014-09-26 16:23
What's worse than failing the bar exam? Getting told you passed and then finding out hours before your attorney swearing-in ceremony that you actually didn't make the cut.

Fact-Checking Cartman’s Claims about the Redskins Trademark

Fri, 2014-09-26 12:49
South Park’s mockery of the Washington Redskins controversy offers a good lesson in trademark law.

Holder to Ban Use of ‘Bad Lawyer’ Waivers in Plea Agreements

Fri, 2014-09-26 10:43
Federal prosecutors will no longer will ask criminal defendants who plead guilty to waive their right to appeal over bad legal advice.

Partner at Wall Street Firm Sues City Over ‘Occupy’ Arrest

Fri, 2014-09-26 08:49
A 74-year-old partner at a Wall Street law firm is claiming in a federal lawsuit against New York City that he was falsely arrested for talking to an Occupy Wall Street protester at a demonstration last year.

AM Roundup: What’s in Store for Holder’s Successor; Ride-Sharing Services Face Legal Threat

Fri, 2014-09-26 05:41
AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Judge Imposes ‘Staggering’ Civil Sanction Against Wyly Bros.

Thu, 2014-09-25 15:01
A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday imposed one of the largest sanctions against an individual defendant, ordering Texas businessman Sam Wyly and his deceased brother's estate to pay what could ultimately total $400 million in civil tax-fraud penalties.

FBI Director ‘Concerned’ About New Smartphone Encryption

Thu, 2014-09-25 12:08
FBI Director James Comey on Thursday said he's bothered by moves by Apple Inc. and Google Inc. to market privacy innovations on smartphones that put some data out of the reach of police, saying agency officials have been in touch with both companies.

Meet the Top Picks to Replace Eric Holder as Attorney General

Thu, 2014-09-25 10:23
Whenever President Barack Obama names a replacement for departing Attorney General Eric Holder, he’s likely to choose from among his top loyalists.

A Look Back at Eric Holder’s Tenure as Attorney General

Thu, 2014-09-25 10:01
Highlights from Attorney General Eric Holder's long tenure as the nation's top law enforcement officer.

Eric Holder Had Long-Running Fights With Republicans

Thu, 2014-09-25 09:23
Few members of President Barack Obama's cabinet inspired as much enmity among Congressional Republicans as Attorney General Eric Holder, who is announcing plans to resign.

Eric Holder to Step Down as Attorney General

Thu, 2014-09-25 08:13
Attorney General Eric Holder is expected to announce his resignation Thursday afternoon, according to a Justice Department official.

Billionaire Vinod Khosla Can’t Block Surfers From Martin’s Beach, Judge Rules

Thu, 2014-09-25 07:21
In a showdown of California archetypes, a Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that venture capitalist billionaire Vinod Khosla couldn’t block access to a Bay Area beach that is popular with surfers.

AM Roundup: Judge Denies Request to Move Tsarnaev Trial; U.S. to Pay Navajo Nation $554 Million

Thu, 2014-09-25 05:53
AM Roundup: Law Blog rounds up the morning's news.

Appeals Court Reverses Judge on Wisconsin ‘John Doe’ Probe

Wed, 2014-09-24 15:13
A federal judge's decision to halt a secret investigation into Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign activities was a mistake, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Authors Group Will Ask Justice Department to Probe Amazon

Wed, 2014-09-24 13:24
A group of authors protesting’s ongoing contract negotiation with publisher Hachette Book Group plans to ask the Justice Department to investigate the retailer’s business practices.
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