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  • U.S. SC created confusion with June patent decision, former Federal Circuit judge says

    Michel WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Paul Michel, the former chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, says the future of the nation’s economy is in jeopardy after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June that some software method and system patents are invalid....

  • The time may be right to salvage states rights

    With Washington immobilized by partisan gridlock, states find themselves in a better position than for decades to redress the balance of power and remind the feds that there is a 10th Amendment.

  • Q&A: Carmen Fowler LaBerge: I'm going to say it -- the battle for marriage is lost

    The leader of the Presbyterian Lay Committee offers a candid assessment of where the culture war stands and of the biggest challenge facing Christians in the year ahead.

  • The new Pottery Barn rule: Obama owns every problem

    President Obama's second term is proving that for the commander in chief, if it's broken, you own it.

  • Tampa Bay area law enforcement reviews diversity

    TAMPA, Fla (AP) — Tampa Bay area law enforcement agencies are taking a hard look at the makeup of their forces in the wake of last month's police shooting of unarmed Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Most of the region's departments have far fewer black and Hispanic officers than the...

  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their...

  • Lawyers for migrants? Administration says yes, no

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is arguing publicly in favor of legal representation for migrant children arriving unaccompanied at the border — even as his department takes the opposite position in court. Holder said Friday in a speech to the Hispanic National Bar Association...

  • Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. The Homeland Security Department is on pace to remove the fewest number of immigrants since 2007,...

  • Nebraska lawmakers say ridesharing firms welcome

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Ridesharing services are welcome to operate in Nebraska, but lawmakers also told service representatives at a hearing that the companies first must follow the state's rules and obey regulators. Members of the Legislature's Transportation and Telecommunications Committee on...

  • Warner says Senate should’ve taken up, passed House bill on patent reform

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The Senate was wrong for not passing the House’s patent reform bill, one U.S. Senate Democrat said. Virginia’s Mark Warner made the comments while campaigning earlier this week. Warner “I actually think the House bill was pretty good,” he said. “I wish the...

  • Amanda Todd suspect linked to dozens of cases

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — A prosecutor says a Dutch man suspected of possessing child pornography and blackmailing and harassing victims over the Internet with naked images of themselves may have victimized up to 40 people in the Netherlands and several dozen in other countries, including the United...

  • Chicago fighting motion to disqualify private firm it hired for opioid lawsuit

    Singer CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – A pharmaceutical company’s motion to disqualify the law firm the City of Chicago hired to represent it in its opioid lawsuit “is baseless and should be denied,” attorneys for the city and its counsel asserted earlier this week. In a document filed...

  • Home Depot faces class action over data breach

    CHICAGO (Legal Newsline) – An Illinois man has sued Home Depot Inc. after he claims a data breach at the store caused him and other class members damages. Kelsey O’Brien brought the class action against Home Depot for its failure to secure and safeguard its customers’ personal...

  • Justice at Stake says $3.1M spent on state Supreme Court primaries

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – Millions of dollars are being raised and spent in high court elections all across the county, according to a Thursday Justice at Stake press release. More than $3.1 million has already been spent this year on TV ads in state supreme court primaries and off-cycle...

  • Forever 21 named in data collection class action

    LOS ANGELES (Legal Newsline) – A Los Angeles resident is suing Forever 21 Retail Inc. for collecting personal identification information of customers to its California stores. In July, Tamar Estanboulian went to Forever 21 Retail’s store in Los Angeles, Calif., and proceeded to...



From the Weekly Standard

  • All Together Now

    Republican voters are down on the sluggish GOP officials they elected, and the officeholders whine about the unreasonable people who voted for them. Republican backbenchers complain about their...

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  • Millennial Mongers

    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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  • Voter Intensity Strongly Against Obamacare

    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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