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AM Roundup: No Charges in Tamir Rice Case

Tue, 2015-12-29 05:46
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Debt Collection Law Firm Settles ‘Lawsuit Mill’ Complaint

Mon, 2015-12-28 13:14
A Georgia law firm accused by a federal regulator of operating an illegal debt-collection lawsuit mill has settled the charges. The firm agreed to pay a $3.1 million penalty without admitting any wrongdoing.

‘Bluebook’ Critics Incite Copyright Clash

Mon, 2015-12-28 09:26
A copyright clash is heating up between the Ivy League publishers of The Bluebook and legal activists who are preparing to post online what they describe as a simpler, free alternative to the "bible of legal citation."

AM Roundup: Texas Gears Up for New Open-Carry Handgun Law

Mon, 2015-12-28 05:49
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Happy Holidays from Law Blog!

Thu, 2015-12-24 13:22
After a year of arguments, indictments disbarments and judgments, it's time for some merriment. Or at least some decent Christmas-themed legal satire.

Judge Not Sold on San Bernardino’s Bankruptcy Exit Plan

Thu, 2015-12-24 09:12
As San Bernardino, Calif., tries to heal from the horror of this month's terrorist mass shooting, one of the nation's poorest cities is grappling with a less frightening but pressing crisis: getting out of bankruptcy.

AM Roundup: France’s Constitutional Emergency

Thu, 2015-12-24 05:52
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

In Remembrance: Houston’s ‘King of Torts’ Joe Jamail

Wed, 2015-12-23 12:48
Joe Jamail, a Houston trial lawyer who won five verdicts of at least $100 million, died Wednesday. He was 90 years old.

Early Signs Pointing to Increase in Law School Applicants

Wed, 2015-12-23 07:35
In the last five years enrollment at U.S. law schools fell by more than 20%, going from a record high to a decades-long low. But amid the soul-searching, second-guessing, finger-pointing and cries of alarm, law schools are starting to see something unfamiliar — an increase in demand.

AM Roundup: Kim Dotcom Eligible to Be Extradited

Wed, 2015-12-23 04:45
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Prediction: Which States Will Gain, and Lose, House Seats in 2020

Wed, 2015-12-23 04:03
Election Data Services, a political consulting firm in Manassas, Va., tallied the rates of state population change from 2010 to 2015 and projected them forward to 2020. If those trends hold up, 15 states would gain or lose districts after the 2020 census.

Cohen Defense: Law SEC Used Doesn’t Apply to Me

Tue, 2015-12-22 14:10
As lawyers for Steven A. Cohen try to hash out a deal with the Securities and Exchange Commission over allegations related to insider trading at the hedge-fund billionaire’s firm, they are raising an unexpected defense: The law the SEC used to bring its case against Mr. Cohen doesn’t even apply to him.

Ruling Upholding Offensive Trademarks Could Give Redskins a Boost

Tue, 2015-12-22 12:15
In a First Amendment ruling that could give a boost to the Washington Redskins' legal battle over its name, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the government can’t reject trademarks for being disparaging or offensive.

Pandora, Music Rights Holders Settle Royalty Rate Dispute

Tue, 2015-12-22 10:12
After brutal battles, long-term deals are stuck, resulting in higher royalties for artists.

Texas Public Colleges Can’t Ban Guns From Dorms, Says State AG

Tue, 2015-12-22 09:51
Earlier this year Texas passed a new law permitting licensed gun owners to carry concealed weapons on public campuses with some exceptions. The state's attorney general is warning universities not to try to stretch those exceptions too far.

AM Roundup: SEC Pares Back Case Against Cohen:

Tue, 2015-12-22 05:55
Law Blog rounds up the morning's legal news.

Pa. Governor Can Delay Executions, State High Court Rules

Mon, 2015-12-21 15:05
Pennsylvania's highest court on Monday upheld a moratorium on the state death penalty imposed by Gov. Tom Wolf, ruling the governor didn't breach his authority.

Apple CEO Tim Cook Defends iPhone Encryption

Mon, 2015-12-21 09:40
In a “60 Minutes” interview, Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook pushed back against criticism of phone encryption, saying heightened terrorism concerns haven't changed his view about the value of keeping some phone data exempt from prying.

After Arrest, Martin Shkreli Speaks Out

Mon, 2015-12-21 06:58
Pharmaceutical executive Martin Shkreli has been one of the most controversial figures on Wall Street—even before he was arrested Thursday for allegedly cheating investors in his former hedge funds. Mr. Shkreli spoke with the Journal’s Rob Copeland about the case against him

Chinese Man Challenges Gay Marriage Ban

Mon, 2015-12-21 06:50
A Chinese man is challenging local officials to allow him to marry his male partner, the latest move in a series of efforts to advance gay and lesbian rights in China.
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