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March 5, 2015
Do you have a treasured keepsake in your office?

Many of us like to have tiny objects or touchstones on our desks or in our offices, some of which date back to the beginning…

March 5, 2015
Reed Elsevier is dismissed from suit claiming malware rerouted law firm website visitors

Legal publisher Reed Elsevier has been dismissed as a defendant from a suit by two law firms that claimed their website visitors were routed to…

March 5, 2015
Alabama’s top court defies federal court and bans gay marriages, asks what’s love got to do with it

The Alabama Supreme Court has declared it is not bound by a federal judge’s ruling striking down gay marriage in the state, and neither are…

March 5, 2015
Can police use ‘inadvertently shed’ DNA without a warrant? SCOTUS won’t hear case raising the issue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday denied cert in a case challenging the warrantless use of DNA left on the arms of a chair at…

March 5, 2015
Federal court issues injunction to lift Nebraska’s same-sex marriage ban

A Nebraska federal judge issued an injunction on Monday that ordered the state to give same-sex couples marriage licenses. The preliminary order goes against a…

March 5, 2015
Traffic stops by Ferguson cops are expected to be targeted in Justice Department report

An upcoming Justice Department report will criticize police in Ferguson, Missouri, for traffic stops in which blacks are disproportionately ticketed and arrested, sources tell the…

March 5, 2015
This law school charges more than $60K; tuition is up 13% in 3 years at top BigLaw feeder schools

Ten elite law schools charge more than $55,000 in tuition, but one stands out for breaking the $60,000 mark. That law school is Columbia, which…

March 5, 2015
Former partner with Asperger’s alleges bonus bias, solicitation of prostitutes by colleague

A former law firm partner with Asperger’s syndrome alleges in a lawsuit that his firm, Patterson & Sheridan, failed to curb discriminatory actions by one…

March 5, 2015
Lawyer’s claustrophobia ADA suit survives motion to dismiss

A Philadelphia lawyer who claimed her law firm failed to accommodate her claustrophobia may proceed with her lawsuit, a federal judge has ruled. U.S. District…

March 5, 2015
Legal incubator dubbed ‘Project Lemonade’ gets $400K grant from MacArthur Foundation

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has awarded a $400,000 grant to an Illinois legal incubator for recent law school graduates. Administered by…

March 5, 2015
Submit your diorama for Peeps in Law 2015: Game of Peeps

Winter is leaving … who will claim the Sugar Throne? It’s now the seventh year for our Peeps in Law diorama contest. And we can’t…

March 5, 2015
Federal judge: NFL commissioner and arbitrator erred in suspending ex-Vikings player Adrian Peterson

Agreeing with the NFL Players Union that a new personal conduct policy for the football league did not apply retroactively, a federal judge on Thursday…

March 5, 2015
Are you smarter than a robot? Lawyers, surgeons make list of jobs being replaced by computers

In past years, blue-collar jobs were most threatened by automation. But white-collar jobs–including lawyer jobs–are also on the line, Forbes reports. IBM’s Watson…

March 5, 2015
Can DNA be used to generate sketch of possible suspect? Cops in South Carolina give it a try

Police in Columbia, South Carolina, have released a sketch of a suspect in a 2011 double murder, even though there were no eyewitnesses and no…

March 5, 2015
Should vaccination be required by law?

After the recent measles outbreak, even more attention has been focused on the debate over vaccines and the declining rate of childhood vaccination in many…

March 5, 2015
SCOTUS smiles on nondentist teeth whiteners, allows antitrust action against dentistry board

A North Carolina dental regulatory board made up mostly of dentists doesn’t have state-action immunity in an antitrust action, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.…

March 5, 2015
Is a fish a ‘tangible object’? Not in this case, SCOTUS rules in parsing post-Enron law

The U.S. Supreme court has ruled for a fisherman who contended a law barring the destruction of evidence does not cover an attempt to hide…

March 5, 2015
Chemerinsky: SCOTUS gets another look at the Affordable Care Act

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 4 in one of the most important cases of the term, King v. Burwell, which could determine…

March 5, 2015
Hear ye, hear ye: Our March cartoon contest is now accepting entries

In this month’s legal-themed cartoon, at first glance it appears this judge is holding a royal court or is suffering from some sort of king…