New ABA report surveys cryptocurrency regulations

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Home Daily News New ABA report surveys cryptocurrency regulations Securities Law By Jason Tashea Posted March 15, 2019, 4:45 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. The ABA Business Law Section released a major report on digital assets and crypto-currency regulation on Wednesday. The 353-page document titled “Digital and Digitized Assets: Federal and State Jurisdictional Issues” provides … Continue reading “New ABA report surveys cryptocurrency regulations”

Upcoming Sandra Day O’Connor biography reveals her opinion on Alito, outreach to Thomas

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Home Daily News Upcoming Sandra Day O’Connor biography… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 15, 2019, 4:00 pm CDT Retired Justice Sandra Day O’Connor privately commented that her replacement was dismantling her legacy, according to a new O’Connor biography scheduled for release on March 19. O’Connor, known as a swing justice, believed … Continue reading “Upcoming Sandra Day O’Connor biography reveals her opinion on Alito, outreach to Thomas”

Why do juries acquit police officers of brutality? Experts offer differing explanations

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Home Daily News Why do juries acquit police officers of brutality?… Juries By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 15, 2019, 12:00 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. Some jury verdicts in favor of police officers accused of brutality or wrongful shooting deaths have left some observers scratching their heads. Why did jurors acquit despite video or … Continue reading “Why do juries acquit police officers of brutality? Experts offer differing explanations”

Rejected students sue for return of application fees at colleges embroiled in admissions scandal

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Home Daily News Rejected students sue for return of application… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 15, 2019, 10:55 am CDT Image from Shutterstock. A would-be class action lawsuit seeks the return of admission fees paid by applicants to eight colleges that didn’t detect bribes allegedly paid to their coaches in a … Continue reading “Rejected students sue for return of application fees at colleges embroiled in admissions scandal”

Executions halt in California may lead to suits, though it hasn’t carried out death penalty in years

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Home Daily News Executions halt in California may lead to… Death Penalty By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 15, 2019, 9:29 am CDT Shutterstock California Gov. Gavin Newsom placed a moratorium on executions Wednesday, though the state hasn’t put an inmate to death since 2006. California is one of 11 states that have the death … Continue reading “Executions halt in California may lead to suits, though it hasn’t carried out death penalty in years”

Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker over marketing practices, top state court says

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Home Daily News Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker… Advertising Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 15, 2019, 7:00 am CDT Photo from Shutterstock.com. The maker of the Bushmaster semi-automatic rifle can be sued over alleged marketing practices that violate the state’s unfair trade practices law, the Connecticut Supreme Court has ruled … Continue reading “Families of Sandy Hook victims may sue gunmaker over marketing practices, top state court says”

District attorney says testing rape kits is ‘our moral imperative’

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Home Daily News District attorney says testing rape kits… Criminal Justice By Amanda Robert Posted March 14, 2019, 3:42 pm CDT Shutterstock.com. In less than four years, the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office’s national rape kit testing program has led to 186 new arrests and 64 new convictions, including 47 felony sexual assault convictions. Manhattan District … Continue reading “District attorney says testing rape kits is ‘our moral imperative’”

Boeing’s legal troubles over airplane grounding could just be taking off

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Home Daily News Boeing’s legal troubles over airplane grounding… Aviation & Space Law By Amanda Robert Posted March 14, 2019, 2:53 pm CDT Nearly three dozen lawsuits have been filed against Boeing since its 737 Max 8 aircraft operated by Lion Air crashed in Indonesia on Oct. 29, killing all 189 people aboard. Now that … Continue reading “Boeing’s legal troubles over airplane grounding could just be taking off”

Willkie Farr co-chair placed on leave after he’s charged in college cheating case

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Home Daily News Willkie Farr co-chair placed on leave after… Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 13, 2019, 4:48 pm CDT Gordon Caplan. Photo from Willkie Farr & Gallagher. Gordon Caplan, the New York City-based co-chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher, has been placed on leave a day after he was accused of … Continue reading “Willkie Farr co-chair placed on leave after he’s charged in college cheating case”

Trump has filled 1 in 5 appellate judgeships with confirmation of Neomi Rao to DC Circuit

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Home Daily News Trump has filled 1 in 5 appellate judgeships… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 13, 2019, 4:11 pm CDT On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, a month after she apologized for insensitivity in college articles she wrote … Continue reading “Trump has filled 1 in 5 appellate judgeships with confirmation of Neomi Rao to DC Circuit”

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