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  • ACLU asks court to halt voter ID law

    A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional in April, but the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the law last month after Wisconsin appealed, so the ACLU filed a motion to the highest court.

  • Garlock, counsel for asbestos claimants fighting over $2.5M attorneys fee request

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – The Official Committee of Asbestos Personal Injury Claimants, or ACC, has requested more than $2.5 million in fees and $175,632 in expenses in response to its work in the Garlock Sealing Technologies bankruptcy case – an amount Garlock has objected to....

  • Texas company suing Acer, Olympus, others for patent infringement

    MARSHALL, Texas (Legal Newsline) – A Texas company is suing popular laptop maker Acer, camera company Olympus and two other companies for patent infringement. DataTech IP LLC, based in Plano, Texas, filed the lawsuits in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. The...

  • Scott Walker-prosecutor dodges new questions about ethics; Special prosecutor requested

    Chisholm By Stuart Taylor Jr., AMERICAN MEDIA INSTITUTE MILWAUKEE (Legal Newsline) – Milwaukee district attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, has criminally investigated Wisconsin Republican Governor Scott Walker and his political allies since 2012. The so-called “John Doe investigation”...

  • Turbine manufacturer proved removal of asbestos case was proper, federal judge rules

    NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A Louisiana federal judge has denied an asbestos claimant’s motion to remand, ruling that the defendant sufficiently proved it was acting according to the government’s specifications. Judge Lance M. Africk issued the Sept. 23 order in the United States District...

  • Class action filed against Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating labor laws

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – A Maryland woman is suing Digicon Corporation for allegedly violating the Fair Labor Standards Act. Jacqueline R. Thompson brought her individual action against Digicon to redress its violation of its statutory obligation to pay her overtime compensation, in...

  • N.C. AG will chase $1.5M judgment in Legal Helpers Debt Resolution bankruptcy

    RALEIGH, N.C. (Legal Newsline) – Legal Helpers Debt Resolution, a Chicago-based company, was banned from providing debt-relief services in North Carolina as part of a court judgment announced by North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on Monday. The judgment was approved in Wake County...

  • Early voting increases, despite setbacks

    Despite a Supreme Court decision this week to delay early voting in Ohio, an increasing number of states nationwide are embracing initiatives to allow voters to cast ballots before election day.

  • Chicago court hears arguments in Holocaust case

    CHICAGO (AP) — A federal appeals court in Chicago heard arguments Tuesday about whether lawsuits accusing Hungary's national bank and railway of stealing cash, art and other assets from Hungarian Jews during the Holocaust should proceed through U.S. or Hungarian courts. More than 500,000...

  • GAO says Obama administration can't bail out insurers without Congress

    The ruling could end up provoking a showdown between the White House and Congressional Republicans over Obamacare that has the potential to affect health insurance premiums.

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would seek a...

  • Cruise line won’t let diabetics snorkel, ADA class action claims

    MIAMI (Legal Newsline) – A man has filed a class action lawsuit against NCL Corporation claiming it discriminates against diabetics and others and doesn’t let them participate in snorkeling excursions. From March 16 through March 23, Gregory Paul sailed aboard the Norwegian Dawn,...

  • Court mulls legality of firing for pot use off job

    DENVER (AP) — Pot may be legal in Colorado, but you can still be fired for using it. Now, the state's highest court is considering whether workers' off-duty use of medical marijuana is protected under state law. Colorado's Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a case involving Brandon...

  • Oklahoma judge rules against Obamacare

    Another federal judge has ruled to narrow subsidies to buy health insurance under Obamacare, making it more likely the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a case championed by conservatives.

  • PTO hosts AIA ‘roadshows’ to increase understanding

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is hosting “roadshow” events across the country in an effort to increase understanding of the America Invents Act. The AIA, signed into law in 2011 and its central provisions put into effect in March 2013, switched the...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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