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Are millennials job hoppers? In-house lawyers vary on the answer based on their generation

In-House Counsel Posted Sep 30, 2016 02:38 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The perception that millennials are more likely than their elders to jump to new jobs is playing out in a survey of in-house lawyers. Surveyed baby boomers … Continue reading

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Alabama chief justice is blocked from office for a second time

Legal Ethics Posted Sep 30, 2016 11:38 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore. Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore has once again been blocked from his post for ethics violations stemming from his refusal to comply … Continue reading

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Florida Supreme Court approves mandatory tech CLE classes for lawyers

Legal Ethics Posted Sep 30, 2016 08:45 am CDT By Victor Li The Florida Supreme Court has approved a rule requiring state lawyers to take technology-related CLE courses. On Thursday, the court issued a short opinion (PDF) adopting the bar … Continue reading

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SCOTUS accepts case of autistic child to rule on education benefits for kids with disabilities

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Sep 30, 2016 07:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of an autistic child who is attending private school because his parents were dissatisfied with the … Continue reading

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10 Questions Live: How lawyer Phillip Stone brought Sweet Briar College back to life

10 QUESTIONS LIVE Posted Sep 29, 2016 04:56 pm CDT Sweet Briar College is well into its second year of its second life. In March 2015, the school’s board of directors announced its decision to close the school down, citing … Continue reading

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Law banning ballot selfies violates First Amendment, federal appeals court says

First Amendment Posted Sep 29, 2016 02:53 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Illustration by Sam Ward A federal appeals court has overturned a law that banned New Hampshire voters from taking and posting selfies of their marked ballots. The … Continue reading

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Does ban on merchant labeling swipe fee a ‘surcharge’ violate free speech? SCOTUS to decide

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Sep 29, 2016 12:38 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide the constitutionality of laws barring merchants from calling extra fees for credit-card use a “surcharge.” At issue … Continue reading

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Supreme Court accepts sanctions case involving two lawyers representing Goodyear

Trials & Litigation Posted Sep 29, 2016 12:05 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday accepted combined cases challenging a $2.7 million sanction for discovery misconduct imposed against Goodyear Tire & Rubber and two lawyers … Continue reading

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Supreme Court to consider law banning disparaging trademarks

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Sep 29, 2016 10:27 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to decide the constitutionality of a law that bans registration of disparaging trademarks. The court will decide the issue … Continue reading

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Chemerinsky: What to look for in the new Supreme Court term

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Sep 29, 2016 08:45 am CDT By Erwin Chemerinsky Erwin Chemerinsky. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Supreme Court will begin its new term on Oct. 3 with only eight justices, and the … Continue reading

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