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Gay Marriage at the Supreme Court: Previewing the Arguments

Mon, 2015-04-27 09:10
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether the Constitution gives same-sex couples the right to marry.

Latham & Watkins Tops the AmLaw 100 For the First Time

Mon, 2015-04-27 04:42
Congratulations Latham & Watkins LLP; you're the new top dog of the law-firm world.

AM Roundup: Kennedy May Hold Key to Gay-Marriage Case

Mon, 2015-04-27 04:41
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Accused Columbia Student Files Gender-Bias Suit

Fri, 2015-04-24 12:08
Since last year, more than two dozen male college students accused of sexual misconduct have taken their schools to court over their handling of complaints against them. Joining the list is Paul Nungesser, a Columbia University senior accused of rape by a classmate who became famous for walking around campus with a symbolic mattress on her back.

Cleary Gottlieb Lands Atop 2014 M&A Heap, With Assist from DOJ

Fri, 2015-04-24 11:36
The demise of Comcast Corp.’s $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. is a blow to both companies’ advisers. But on Wall Street, one firm’s  misfortune is another’s gain. After Comcast dropped the deal under antitrust scrutiny, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP, which advised Time Warner Cable’s independent directors on the deal, falls from its perch atop the 2014 “league table” rankings for U.S. deals by dollar value, replaced by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP.

AM Roundup: Two Probes Too Much for Comcast

Fri, 2015-04-24 05:23
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Kleiner Perkins Is Seeking Nearly $1 Million in Legal Fees From Ellen Pao

Thu, 2015-04-23 16:16
Pao's legal team said it is considering a proposal that would waive the fees if the former junior partner doesn't pursue an appeal in her gender discrimination case.

Attorney Who Defeated Pao Sex-Bias Suit Now Defending Twitter

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:47
The employment lawyer who defeated Ellen Pao's discrimination lawsuit against venture-capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has landed another high-profile Silicon Valley gender-bias case.

Whistleblowers Claim More Misconduct at U.S. Marshals Service

Thu, 2015-04-23 14:05
The head of the Senate Judiciary Committee said Thursday a number of purported whistleblowers have come forward alleging new instances of misconduct at the U.S. Marshals Service.

Google Sued by Job Candidate for Age Discrimination

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:39
A 64-year-old Florida tech worker filed an age-discrimination lawsuit against Google on Wednesday, claiming the company passed on him after a job interview because of his age.

J.P. Morgan, Skadden Lose Out Big If Comcast Deal Falls Apart

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:37
If Comcast Corp.’s planned $45 billion takeover of Time Warner Cable Inc. falls apart, J.P. Morgan would lose its second-place spot in the 2014 M&A rankings.

Law School Applicant Pool Still Shrinking

Thu, 2015-04-23 12:21
The dramatic drop in law school applicants -- a 40% decline between 2005 and 2014 -- has many wondering when demand for a law degree would finally rebound. Not this year. Not this year, at least.

Senate Confirms Loretta Lynch as Next U.S. Attorney General

Thu, 2015-04-23 11:15
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The Senate on Thursday confirmed Loretta Lynch as the next attorney general, voting 56-43 to approve her for the nation's top law-enforcement job. Read the full WSJ story here.

‘Flash Crash’ Trader Arrest Exposes Regulatory Shortcomings

Thu, 2015-04-23 09:27
Tuesday’s arrest of London-based futures trader Navinder Singh Sarao is raising fresh questions about regulators’ ability to monitor markets.

Corn Seed Theft Trial a New Test for Surveillance Law

Thu, 2015-04-23 07:33
The criminal trial of a Chinese executive accused of stealing high-tech U.S. corn seeds is turning into a battle over the federal government’s use of an anti-spying law to fight industrial espionage.

AM Roundup: Barry Bonds’s Conviction Overturned

Thu, 2015-04-23 05:44
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Justices Skeptical Whether Crop Program Has a ‘Raisin’ D’être

Wed, 2015-04-22 15:08
The Supreme Court seemed less than convinced that it's constitutional for the government to be able to seize a portion of a farmer's crop to reduce supplies and prop up prices.

Flaw in iPhone, iPad Apps Could Allow Hackers to Steal Data

Wed, 2015-04-22 12:30
A flaw in as many as 1,500 iPhone and iPad apps from companies including Alibaba and Citrix could allow hackers to steal passwords or payment-card data, according to research released this week.

Mitch McConnell Launches Senate Debate on Controversial NSA Program

Wed, 2015-04-22 11:09
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell took steps that would allow the Senate soon to consider the reauthorization of a National Security Agency phone records program.

Detroit Bankruptcy Judge Says Historic Case Should Have Been Televised

Wed, 2015-04-22 09:39
The federal judge who oversaw the city of Detroit's bankruptcy case says he would have supported allowing the media to live broadcast the high-stakes proceedings -- but no one asked.
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