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Bridgegate Prosecutor Paul Fishman Joins Arnold & Porter

Former New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman, one of 46 federal prosecutors forced out by the Trump administration last March, is joining Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer in New York.       

How the Supreme Court's Internet Tax Case Was Built 'From the Ground Up'

"We built the case from the ground up," Goldstein & Russell founder Tom Goldstein said at a Georgetown University Law Center panel discussion. "We designed the legislation. Got the legislation passed. We went into court. We told the courts that 'hello, we want to lose.'"       

Opioid Judge Allows Some Discovery, Motions to Go Forward in MDL

U.S. District Judge Dan Polster in Cleveland told lawyers in the multidistrict litigation to come up with a plan by March 16 over the scope and timing of a “litigation track.       

'Roe' Is the Scaffolding on Which a Slew of Liberties Are Built

Any rollback of 'Roe' or its subsequent affirmations would have a ripple effect, weakening not just the right to abortion, but a range of other rights that protect our diverse life choices.       

Want to Improve Law Firm Diversity? Hint: Start Upstream

A new initiative in Colorado focuses on the pipeline of entry-level diverse candidates to address the perennial complaint from employers that only a limited pool of diverse candidates exists.       

Report: Trump's Judicial Nominees Have Most 'No' Votes So Far

An analysis from the Pew Research Center shows an increase in senators' opposition to judicial nominations.       

Key Moments From Civil Division Nominee Jody Hunt's Senate Hearing

Hunt, a career DOJ attorney who served as U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions' chief of staff last year, was asked by lawmakers about the special counsel's Russia investigation, the AG's almost-resignation, the firing of U.S. attorneys last year and more.       

DOJ's Rod Rosenstein: 'You Definitely Won't Hear This on Cable TV'

Rod Rosenstein, the deputy U.S. attorney general, spoke Friday at the 32nd Annual ABA National Institute on White Collar Crime.       

MDL Sought for Bitcoin Cases Dismissed Under SCOTUS Decision

Plaintiffs firm Edelson PC has asked a federal judicial panel to consolidate class actions brought over the 2014 collapse of the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox after a federal judge last year dismantled its case under the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court of California.       

US Appeals Court Ruling Highlights 'Evolving Nature' of Title VII Protections

“A lot of the majority's decision deals with the evolving nature of Title VII. As society evolves, the interpretation that the courts are called upon to make becomes more sophisticated."       

Case Linking Talc, Mesothelioma Dropped on Eve of Seattle Trial Over Mesothelioma Claims

Plaintiff's lawyers who allege that baby powder caused a woman's mesothelioma have voluntarily dismissed their case against Johnson & Johnson less than a month before a scheduled trial.       

Facing Ethics Scrutiny, NLRB Strikes Vote That Overruled Obama-Era Decision

The National Labor Relations Board on Monday retreated from its drive to overturn the Obama-era expanded "joint employment" standard, as questions mounted over whether a Trump-appointed member of the board violated ethics rules when he participated in a pending case.       

Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Trump's 2-for-1 Regulations Executive Order

U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss wrote the plaintiffs, two advocacy groups and a union, did not have standing to bring the challenge, but his opinion may not be the end of the case.       

Five Key Moments From the Supreme Court's Union-Fee Arguments

Justice Neil Gorsuch didn't show any cards, and Justice Sonia Sotomayor called out the Justice Department's Noel Francisco for the abandoning earlier positions. Here are five moments from Monday's arguments in Janus v. AFSCME.      ...

WhatleyKallas, Nonprofit Consumer Group Go After CVS for Mandatory Mail-Order Program

National health care law firm WhatleyKallas is once again teaming up with Consumer Watchdog to bring lawsuits, this time against CVS Health, over mandatory mail-order drug programs that allegedly discriminate against HIV/AIDS patients.       

Rule Change Would Mandate Acceptance of Citizen Complaints in Local Courts

A New Jersey Supreme Court committee has proposed a series of rule changes that, if adopted, would make it clear that private citizens can file criminal complaints, including those alleging official misconduct against public officials, in municipal court.       

Latham Adds Alston & Bird Litigator to Booming ITC Practice

Jamie Underwood is the second addition to Latham's ITC practice in the last six months.       

Commentary: Our Founding Fathers Would Support Fair-Share Fees. History Shows Us Why

In a case currently before the court, all eyes are watching whether the justices will heed the Framers' interpretation of the First Amendment, or will they eschew constitutional originalism in favor of political jockeying.       

What Makes Chief Justice Roberts Lose His Cool

Listen to the exchange that made the Supreme Court's even-tempered chief justice flare up during oral argument.       

US Supreme Court, Rejecting Trump Petition, Lets DACA Program Continue

The Trump administration lost its bid Monday in the U.S. Supreme Court to terminate quickly an immigration program that allows hundreds of thousands of immigrant children, many now adults, to remain in the country lawfully.       

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