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Accused Plotter of Embassy Bombings Dies Days Before Trial

Mon, 2015-01-05 09:48
An alleged al Qaeda operative accused of planning the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies died on Friday, just 10 days before he was scheduled to stand trial in New York City.

Study: Law School’s Practice-Ready Program Produced Better Grads

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:47
A program at the University of New Hampshire School of Law that coaches students on taking depositions, drafting motions and doing legal tasks has succeeded in turning out ready-to-practice lawyers, a study says.

Why Police Aren’t the Only Ones Adopting Body Cameras

Mon, 2015-01-05 07:00
It's not just law-enforcement agencies that are adopting body cameras. Private-sector service workers from security guards and repo men to electricians and real-estate agents are embracing the devices too.

AM Roundup: In Boston Bombing Trial, Dueling Portraits of Defendant

Mon, 2015-01-05 05:01
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Minimum-Wage Fights to Move from States to Cities

Fri, 2015-01-02 13:56
The nation’s battle over raising the minimum wage is set to shift largely to cities like Los Angeles and New York over the coming year, pitting business groups against local governments weighing measures to address sluggish wage growth for the lowest-paid workers.

Dershowitz: ‘I’m an Innocent Victim of an Extortion Conspiracy’

Fri, 2015-01-02 12:43
Attorney Alan Dershowitz is swinging back at what he describes as fabricated claims, alleged in a U.S. court document, that he was involved in a prostitution ring connected to the Jeffrey Epstein sex scandal.

Massachusetts May Sue Drug Makers Over Painkiller Marketing

Fri, 2015-01-02 09:52
Maura Healey, the attorney general-elect in Massachusetts, is considering legal action against drug makers in hopes of thwarting the abuse and misuse of opioid painkillers.

Shoplifting Mom Ordered to Explain to Her Kids Why Stealing is Wrong

Fri, 2015-01-02 07:31
A 36-year-old Ohio woman who allegedly used her two young daughters to help her shoplift from a Wal-Mart was ordered by a judge to write a letter to her children explaining why it's wrong to steal.

AM Roundup: Obama Pivots to Lawmakers

Fri, 2015-01-02 05:34
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Supreme Court to Post Filings Online — But Still Prohibit Cameras

Thu, 2015-01-01 10:40
The U.S. Supreme Court, long a technological laggard in providing public access to its records and proceedings, will begin posting all court filings online as soon as 2016, Chief Justice John Roberts said Wednesday in his year-end report on the federal judiciary.

Maryland Death-Row Inmates Win New Year’s Reprieve

Wed, 2014-12-31 12:38
States that get rid of their death penalties are often stuck with a conundrum: what to do with those folks already on death row?

Pay, Pot and Pets: Laws That Take Effect in 2015

Wed, 2014-12-31 11:32
The onset of a new year if often about resolutions of restraint. But 2015 will also be a story of more -- including more pay and more not-quite-as-illegal pot.

Harvard Law Professor: Feds’ Position on Sexual-Assault Policies Is ‘Madness’

Wed, 2014-12-31 10:35
A veteran Harvard law professor called the federal government's push to reform college sexual-harassment policies "madness" and said history would prove it wrong on the law.

Cybersecurity 2015: Are We Near End of Big Retail Hacks?

Wed, 2014-12-31 08:35
Cybersecurity emerged as a much bigger risk for companies in 2014, and is likely to be a hot topic again in 2015.

AM Roundup: Seattle Police Bristle at New Orders

Wed, 2014-12-31 05:54
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news

Wage-Law Enforcer: ‘Jaw-Dropping’ Violations Demand Tougher Action

Tue, 2014-12-30 15:24
David Weil, who oversees the U.S. Labor Department’s powerful Wage and Hour Division, recently spoke to The Wall Street Journal about his job. Mr. Weil's division enforces the Fair Labor Standards Act, the federal law that sets standards for minimum wage and overtime pay and covers most workers.

A Chat With Jim Harbaugh’s Lawyer: Weil Gotshal’s Jeff Klein

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:36
The biggest sports story of the week so far was made official Tuesday at the stroke of noon, when the University of Michigan announced it had found its man -- former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh -- to lead a Wolverine football team that had fallen on hard times in recent years. The Law Blog caught up with Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP's Jeff Klein, who represented Mr. Harbaugh in the negotiations.

Lawyer Offers Scholarship to Teens Who Admit to Drunk Driving

Tue, 2014-12-30 12:07
A criminal defense lawyer in Colorado is offering a $1,000 college scholarship to a high school senior who divulges to him personal accounts of driving while intoxicated.

Brasstown ‘Possum Drop’ Will Go On — Sans Live Possum

Tue, 2014-12-30 10:12
An Appalachian community is going forward with its annual Possum Drop this New Year’s Eve -- but minus the furry star of the show.

The FCPA in 2014: A Record Fine, But Little Legal Change

Tue, 2014-12-30 09:17
U.S. authorities scored a record-breaking fine as they enforced the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act this year, but lawyers said they didn’t see much of the ballyhooed targeting of individuals in bribery cases.
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