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GPS ankle monitors can call and record people without consent; are they an invasion of privacy?

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Home Daily News GPS ankle monitors can call and record people… Privacy Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 9, 2019, 11:39 am CDT Photo by M-SUR/Shutterstock.com. GPS electronic monitoring devices made by a company called the Track Group can call and record people who are required to wear the ankle monitors because they are … Continue reading “GPS ankle monitors can call and record people without consent; are they an invasion of privacy?”

A ‘budding bromance’? These 2 justices mostly agree in SCOTUS decisions so far

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Home Daily News A ‘budding bromance’? These 2 justices mostly… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 8, 2019, 2:20 pm CDT The U.S. Supreme Court’s newest justice, Brett M. Kavanaugh, has sided with Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. in all but one of 25 official decisions. USA Today notes the justices’ … Continue reading “A ‘budding bromance’? These 2 justices mostly agree in SCOTUS decisions so far”

DC Circuit bars release of grand jury materials to author; are there implications for Mueller report?

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Home Daily News DC Circuit bars release of grand jury materials… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 8, 2019, 11:23 am CDT Special counsel Robert Mueller and Attorney General William Barr. Photos from Wikimedia Commons. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that judges don’t have inherent … Continue reading “DC Circuit bars release of grand jury materials to author; are there implications for Mueller report?”

6th Circuit dissenter warns of ‘tyranny;’ majority upholds abortion ultrasound law

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Home Daily News 6th Circuit dissenter warns of ‘tyranny;’… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 5, 2019, 11:25 am CDT A divided federal appeals court has upheld a Kentucky law requiring doctors who perform abortions to perform ultrasounds that include audio of the heartbeat. Circuit Judge John Bush, an appointee of President Donald … Continue reading “6th Circuit dissenter warns of ‘tyranny;’ majority upholds abortion ultrasound law”

Former Willkie co-chair plans to plead guilty in college cheating scandal

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Home Daily News Former Willkie co-chair plans to plead guilty… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 5, 2019, 1:30 pm CDT Gordon Caplan. Photo from Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Gordon Caplan, the former co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, says he will plead guilty in the college admissions scandal. Prosecutors had accused Caplan … Continue reading “Former Willkie co-chair plans to plead guilty in college cheating scandal”

Recent Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy Billions and Impacts Bankruptcy Law

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The recent U.S. government shutdown ended up costing the American economy billions, according to a report from CNN.com, which was published on March 27, 2019. This shutdown began in December of 2018 and ended in January of 2019. President Trump wanted $5.7 billion in government funds to be earmarked for the construction of a southern border … Continue reading “Recent Government Shutdown Cost U.S. Economy Billions and Impacts Bankruptcy Law”

Now in the court of a-peels: A copyright dispute over a banana costume

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Home Daily News Now in the court of a-peels: A copyright… Copyright Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 5, 2019, 7:00 am CDT If you search the internet for banana quotes, you’ll find this one, reportedly uttered by Microsoft founder Bill Gates: “Intellectual property has the shelf life of a banana.” That quote may … Continue reading “Now in the court of a-peels: A copyright dispute over a banana costume”

Ernst & Young entity acquires Thomson Reuters’ business; should law firms worry?

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Home Daily News Ernst & Young entity acquires Thomson Reuters’… Business of Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 5, 2019, 6:30 am CDT EY, the corporate entity that includes the Big Four accounting firm Ernst & Young, has announced an agreement to buy the legal managed services business Pangea3 from Thomson Reuters. The Artificial … Continue reading “Ernst & Young entity acquires Thomson Reuters’ business; should law firms worry?”

Senate GOP invokes ‘nuclear option’ to speed confirmation of federal district judges

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Home Daily News Senate GOP invokes ‘nuclear option’ to speed… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 4, 2019, 3:40 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Senate Republicans invoked a procedure known as the “nuclear option” on Wednesday to cut debate time on nominees for federal district courts and many executive branch nominees. As a result … Continue reading “Senate GOP invokes ‘nuclear option’ to speed confirmation of federal district judges”

Would millennial lawyers trade pay for better work-life balance? A significant percentage say yes

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Home Daily News Would millennial lawyers trade pay for better… Careers By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 4, 2019, 3:01 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Of the percentage of millennial lawyers who responded to a new survey, 47.1% say workloads have increased since compensation increases for associates rippled across BigLaw. And a significant portion of … Continue reading “Would millennial lawyers trade pay for better work-life balance? A significant percentage say yes”

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