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Fla.'s Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional: Federal Dist. Court

Florida's ban on same-sex marriage was struck down in federal court Thursday as being a violation of constitutional rights, though the decision won't take effect immediately. In his ruling, U.S. District Court Judge Robert L. Hinkle found that Florida's prohibition on same-sex nuptials infringes on the "fundamental right" to......

Ginsburg's Interview With Marcia Coyle: 5 Interesting Points

Marcia Coyle, a long-time Supreme Court reporter and the author of a great book on the Roberts Court, sat down earlier this week with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in her chambers. This interview went a bit deeper than a lot of recent interviews, and covered a broad range of topics,......

A Lawyer's Guide to Burning Man: 5 Things You Should Know

We're quickly approaching that magical time of the year called Burning Man, when progressive artist-types leave town for a week. (Here in the San Francisco Bay Area, that means you can finally get a table for brunch in under an hour.) If you're a lawyer headed out to the Nevada......

Congress Members Ask FTC to Probe Alleged Outlet Store Switcheroos

Is your company engaging in false advertising? Are you sure? When was the last time someone from the marketing department walked through your door to make sure they were on the up-and-up? Maybe it's time you checked. The Federal Trade Commission is investigating "outlet stores" -- those low-priced colonies of......

Mirabile Dictu! Alternative Fee Proposals That Move Goalposts!

In-house columnist Mark Herrmann wants to know: why do outside law firms keep proposing such insulting alternative-fee arrangements?

Indian State Says You Can Be Jailed If They Think You'll Infringe Copyrights Or Share 'Lascivious' Content In The Future

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Over the weekend, Engadget had a post claiming that India has said it's illegal to "like" blasphemous content. The headline there somewhat misstates what's actually happening, but what's actually going on is no less ridiculous. It is...Show More Summary


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Why Is Ferguson’s City Leadership Not Racially Representative?

Protests in Ferguson, Mo., over the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager by police have highlighted a powerful political dynamic in the working-class suburb: Though Ferguson is heavily African American, its city leaders are nearly all white. Just one of the city’s six council members is black.

China Joint Ventures: You Are Not in Kansas Anymore

Many foreign investors still choose to enter the Chinese market through an equity joint venture, and the particular risks involved with this type of arrangement require careful planning.

AM Roundup: A Bumpy Trip for Self-Driving Cars; The Christie-Giuliani Connections

AP Law Blog rounds up the morning's news: Sharing More Than a Party: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has had a lot in common with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for a long time—two Northeast Republicans known for their tough talk, Italian-American roots and taste for the national spotlight. Show More Summary

No Respondeat Superior Liability For Criminal Acts of Employees

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Tort Talk

In its recent decision in the case of Spitsin v. WGM Transportation, 2014 Pa.Super. 162 (Pa. Super. July 29, 2014 Ford Elliott, P.J.E., Lazarus, J., Wecht, J.) (Op. by Wecht, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court agreed that an employer...Show More Summary

Morning Dockett: 08.25.14

New Yorkers, having been put to shame by the people in Ferguson, Missouri, marched in protest of the police killing of Eric Garner in Staten Island. [Wall Street Journal] Suge Knight was shot the morning before the MTV Video Music Awards. Okay, here’s a version of that sentence that will blow your mind:…

AM Roundup: Regulators to Finalize Safeguards for Large Banks; The Christie-Giuliani Connections

AP Law Blog rounds up the morning's news: Finalizing Safeguards: U.S. regulators are expected to finalize safeguards next month that large banks hold enough safe assets—such as cash or those easily convertible to cash—to fund their operations for 30 days if other sources of funding aren't available. Show More Summary

California Lawmaker Votes To Kill Uber... Then Caught Driving Drunk Just Hours Later

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

It's a little early in the data to tell for sure, but there are some early indications that ride services like Uber and Lyft decrease cases of drunk driving by making it that much easier for intoxicated people to get somewhere without getting behind the wheel themselves. Show More Summary

Assorted Stupidity #65

Bad places to hide: (1) ponds, (2) bushes in which wasps have previously hidden. List will likely grow. Did police refer to the latter case as a "sting operation"? Of course they did. That happened in the UK, as you...          Related Stories Assorted Stupidity #64 Assorted Stupidity #63 Assorted Stupidity #62  

A warning sign

Making the rounds, from Reddit: “Please do not enter the dangerous area beyond this gate! You quite possibly will be hurt, then you will sue. … [This sign] will be ‘Exhibit 1?.” Tweet Tags: wacky warnings A warning sign is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

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Federal Law Ordering US Attorney General To Gather Data On Police Excessive Force Has Been Ignored For 20 Years

2 days agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

Are police officers getting worse or is this apparent increase in excessive force nothing more than a reflection of the increase in unofficial documentation (read: cameras) and public scrutiny? What we do know is that as crime has gone down, police forces have escalated their acquisitions of military gear and weapons. Show More Summary

Seton Hall Forum

Announcing The Ninth Annual Seton Hall Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum Friday, October 24, 2014 The Forum is designed to provide junior scholars with commentary and critique by their more senior colleagues in the legal academy and, more broadly,...

Making hash of Halbig

We live in a golden age of Supreme Court coverage, and then there’s Linda Greenhouse [David Henderson on Michael Cannon] Tweet Tags: New York Times, ObamaCare, Supreme Court Making hash of Halbig is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system

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