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  • First Week at the Firm: How to Make a Great Impression


    Welcome to "First Week at the Firm," a new FindLaw feature for beginning associates, focused on helping you navigate the transition into firm life. We hope you'll enjoy this new series and come back regularly for more insider tips. Finally land the firm job you've been dreaming of? Congrats!......

  • 3 Mistakes Lawyers Make Responding to ESI Requests


    Electronic discovery is the name of the game these days as more and more people and companies store their stuff in the form of bytes, not pages. That means that lawyers need to know how electronic discovery works (and in some places, that's an ethical requirement). Even so, nobody's perfect,......

  • Ellen Pao Verdict: What Does it Mean for Women at Work?


    The gender discrimination trial that captured the attention of Silicon Valley, if not the whole nation, came to a close this Friday after weeks of testimony. Ellen Pao's lawsuit against a storied venture capital firm highlighted what many saw as the subtle forms of discrimination and exclusion that keep women......

  • Ellen Pao Loses Gender Discrimination Suit on 3 of 4 Counts


    The verdict is in on the Ellen Pao discrimination case. Sort of. Earlier this afternoon, a San Francisco jury returned verdicts in favor of defendant Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers on three of four counts. On the fourth count, the jury failed to reach the required nine votes out of......

  • Get to Know a Judge: Thomas Ambro, A Voice for Liberalism, Bankruptcy


    Judge Thomas Ambro joined the Third Circuit in 1999, as a Clinton appointee. A graduate of Georgetown University for both undergrad and law school, he previously worked in the law firm of Richards, Layton & Finger for 34 years. In private practice, Ambro focused on bankruptcy and business law.......

  • Kansas, Arizona Petition for Cert in Voter Registration Case


    Several months after the Tenth Circuit struck down Arizona and Kansas' proof of citizenship voter registration lawsuit, the states have asked the Supreme Court to hear the case. The Tenth had rejected a suit by the two states which sought to force the Election Assistance Commission to include a......

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  • Justices revive ex-UPS worker's pregnancy bias lawsuit

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:10:25 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court gave a former UPS driver another chance Wednesday to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Justices seem divided over EPA mercury limits

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 18:59:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants that contribute to respiratory illnesses, birth defects and developmental problems in children.

  • Justices side with ex-UPS worker who claims pregnancy bias

    Wed, 25 Mar 2015 17:01:03 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is giving a former UPS driver another chance to prove her claim of discrimination after the company did not offer her lighter duty when she was pregnant.

  • Major trials prompt calls for cameras in federal courtrooms

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 21:02:27 GMT

    BOSTON (AP) — High-profile cases playing out in federal court are prosecuted on behalf of the American public, but the public has been largely barred from watching them. In Boston, reporters have mobbed the trial of Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev but can't take photos or videos inside the courtroom. The same was true of the New York trial and conviction last month of Khaled Al-Fawwaz for conspiracy in the 1998 bombings of two U.S. embassies in Africa. In both cases, the public had to rely on the drawings of courtroom artists. Some are calling on the courts to reconsider the camera ban.

  • US high court limits investor suits over deceptive comments

    Tue, 24 Mar 2015 19:20:11 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A unanimous U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that investors can't sue companies for making misleading statements of opinion prior to a public stock offering, even if those statements turn out to be wrong.

Political News

  • High court sends back ruling on Virginia redistricting

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:58:50 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court must take another look at its ruling that Virginia state lawmakers packed too many black voters into one congressional district, the U.S. Supreme Court said Monday.

  • Ohio governor's panel weighs more state oversight of police

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:58:17 GMT

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The panel commissioned by Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) to study police and community relations in Ohio is looking at whether state oversight of police officers should be increased.

  • US officials: 1 dead after car tries to ram Fort Meade gate

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:52:00 GMT

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A firefight erupted Monday when two people in a car tried to ram a National Security Agency gate at Fort Meade, killing at least one person, according to preliminary reports cited by two U.S. officials.

  • 2 US agents charged with fraud during Silk Road inquiry

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:51:14 GMT

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two former federal agents have been charged with stealing digital currency during their investigation into an online black market that allowed users to buy and sell drugs and other illegal items.

  • Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer

    Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:48:34 GMT

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge is considering the legality of a Pennsylvania law that is intended to protect crime victims but whose opponents including a convicted cop-killer say restricts free speech.