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Ala. Supreme Court Orders Halt to Same-Sex Marriages

Just when you thought it was safe to get a same-sex marriage in Alabama, the Alabama Supreme Court -- and not just Chief Justice Roy Moore -- issued a 148-page opinion yesterday ordering some of the state's probate judges not to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The petition for......

Video: Behind?the?Supreme?Court?Challenge?to?ObamaCare

The?Supreme?Court?will?determine?the?fate?of? billions?of?dollars?of?federal?subsidies?in?the?latest?challenge?to?the? Affordable?Care?Act,?King?v.?Burwell.?Watch the video.

Voicemail – The Forgotten Form of ESI Evidence

With so much emphasis on e-mail production in e-discovery cases, it is no wonder that other equally compelling forms of ESI evidence sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Voicemail can be powerful, but its pitfalls are numerous.

There Is No Way That Hillary Clinton Didn't Know She Was Supposed To Use A Government Email Account

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As you may have heard, the latest political "scandal" involving a major Presidential contender comes via the NY Times reporting that when Hillary Clinton was Secretary of State, she refused to have a government email address, and conducted all her work via a personal email account. Show More Summary

DOJ Invites The ATF To The War On Drugs, Grants It Power To Process Its Own 'Drug-Related' Forfeitures

11 minutes agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

If you love our nation's stupid Drug War and our government's legalized theft system d/b/a asset forfeiture… well, it's highly unlikely that you read this blog with any regularity. If you don't like either of those, then here's more bad news for you. Show More Summary

DOJ Releases Reports on Ferguson PD, Michael Brown Shooting

The Department of Justice issued two reports Wednesday: one finding that police in Ferguson, Missouri, engaged in a pattern of conduct that routinely violated residents' civil rights, and another detailing the fatal police shooting of Ferguson resident Michael Brown. Citing the results of the Michael Brown investigation, the DOJ......

9th Cir. Won't Enjoin Sunnyvale, Calif.'s Gun-Control Ordinance

By now, we know that states and local governments can't unduly burden an individual's right to own a gun. That hasn't stopped governments from coming up with other ways to enact meaningful gun regulations, though. In addition to making bullets more expensive, cities and states have enacted laws limiting the......

King v. Burwell Oral Arguments: 'Such,' Coercion, and Kagan's Clerks

Cases of statutory interpretation are rarely as sexy as those involving constitutional issues. But King v. Burwell is among the most important cases of this term, and the Supreme Court heard oral arguments today. If the justices agree with the petitioners, then one of the three legs of the Affordable......

Same-Sex Marriage Arguments at Supreme Court Set for April 28

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court on Thursday announced a date for arguments in its coming blockbuster case on same-sex marriage: Tuesday, April 28.

Which Law Firms Are Considered Some Of The ‘Best Companies to Work For’?

Which firms had pay that was high enough, perks that were good enough, and environments that were nurturing enough to make the cut?

How is Your Cyber Resilience?

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) recently described “cyber resilience” as an organization’s ability to recover critical IT systems and resume normal business operations in the event of a cyberattack...

Avoiding Union Avoidance

There is a really interesting article over at the Washington Post which looks at some of the problems of dwindling unionization. The article comes at a time when another Wisconsin bill is set to undermine even more labor rights. Wha...

Subprime Credit Card Company Ordered to Pay $3M by CFPB

Pursuant to a consent order entered into with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Continental Finance Company must refund $2.7 million to approximately 98,000 customers and pay a $250,000 penalty to the Bureau.

OMG! – A Simple Error in Preparing a UCC-3 Termination Statement May Result in the Loss of a $1.5 Billion Lien

The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that a secured creditor’s $1.5 billion security interest was invalidated due to an error in the preparation of its UCC-3 termination statement.

E-Discovery and Information Management: New Email Retention Policy for New York State Heightens the Need to Timely Serve Preservation Demands and Prevent Destruction of Key E-Mails in Litigation

According to recent media reports (1), New York State has now implemented the 90-day email retention policy that was previously announced by the Cuomo Administration in June 2013...

Clapper: The Attacks We Didn't Prevent In The Past Can't Be Prevented In The Future If Section 215 Is Allowed To Die

1 hour agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over a decade has passed since the 9/11 attacks, and the intelligence community still won't let the attack it didn't prevent be laid to rest. It is exhumed over and over again -- its tattered remains waved in front of legislators and...Show More Summary

3 Seats Left at Mass Tort Success Course

What mass tort cases should your firm be involved in now? Find out in the Four Days To Mass Tort Success Course March 20th through the 23rd in Fort Lauderdale. Only three seats are left. There are two emerging Mass Torts that you can act on immediately. Show More Summary

Misuse of Canada’s Copyright Notice System Continues: U.S. Firm Sending Thousands of Notices With Settlement Demands

The launch of the Canadian copyright notice system earlier this year raised serious concerns as Rightscorp, a U.S.-based anti-piracy company, sent notices that misstated Canadian law and demanded that users pay to settle claims. TheShow More Summary

DoJ won’t charge Darren Wilson, excoriates Ferguson in report

3 hours agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

Confirming expectations, the U.S. Department of Justice has announced that it will not file federal civil rights charges against the police officer who shot Michael Brown following an altercation on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. [CBS]...Show More Summary

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