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    Justice Breyer’s Cell Phone Interrupts SCOTUS Case

    Though cell phones are strictly forbidden in the U.S. Supreme Court courtroom, this week Justice Stephen Breyer was busted when his cell phone rang during oral arguments. Breyer quickly reached down to silence the phone, and his...

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    Lawyer’s Wife Loses Federal Dog Elevator Lawsuit

    The wife of a prominent Chicago bankruptcy attorney lost her bid to secure a dog-free elevator in her condo building. Holly Geraci filed the discrimination lawsuit in March 2015, claiming her fear of dogs should be honored...

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    NRA Looks To Take Advantage Of Courts’ Rightward Shift

    Heartened by the confirmation of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, the National Rifle Association has launched the first in a series of planned court challenges to California gun control laws that were put in place...

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    Billion Dollar Lead Paint Lawsuit Won’t Go Away

    In California, a lawsuit targeting three lead paint manufacturers is at 17 years and counting. Plaintiffs are 10 California cities and counties, mounting an unusual lawsuit under the perennial “nuisance theory.” They won a victory in 2014,...

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    Death Row Cases Rife With Bad Lawyering, Harvard Group Warns

    One lawyer drunk in court, another struggling with mental illness, and several who missed deadlines, failed to visit clients and continued their representation despite the appearance of conflicts of interest: this is the kind of ineffective lawyering...

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    Chobani Sues InfoWars Firebrand Alex Jones

    Chobani has filed a lawsuit against right-wing conspiracy site InfoWars and its outspoken founder Alex Jones for claiming the yogurt company was “importing migrant rapists,” and helped cover up a sexual assault case. Chobani’s CEO Hamdi Ulukaya...

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    Mistrial For Four In Cliven Bundy Case

    Two men were found guilty related to an armed standoff between government agents and activists at Cliven Bundy’s Nevada ranch, but a federal jury in Las Vegas deadlocked on charges for another four men. They all participated...

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    SCOTUS Hangs GM Out To Dry In Ignition-Switch Case

    The Supreme Court rejected a request from General Motors Co. to review a lower-court ruling that will allow some victims’ families to sue over defective ignition switches. That will expose the company to up to $10 billion...

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    Ousted Law School Dean Sues

    Jennifer Bard has filed a lawsuit against the University of Cincinnati College of Law, where she served as dean until a faculty vote of no confidence placed her on administrative leave in March. Bard was hired in...

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    Thousands of Cybersecurity Jobs Left Unfilled

    Analysts say that somewhere between 100,000 and 350,000 vacant cybersecurity positions are waiting for qualified candidates. The exponential growth of global hacking has caused a skyrocketing demand for the positions, which start at around $80,000 per year...

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