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Check out the first submissions for our Peeps in Law 2017: Rogue Peep contest (gallery)

Law in Peepular Culture Posted Mar 29, 2017 11:35 am CDT By Lee Rawles Tweet The first entries for our ninth annual Peeps in Law diorama contest have arrived! Check out the gallery below to see who your competition is … Continue reading

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Federal judge approves $97M settlement to replace lead water pipes in Flint

Environmental Law Posted Mar 29, 2017 10:55 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A federal judge on Tuesday approved a settlement in which the state of Michigan will disburse up to $97 million to replace lead water pipes in … Continue reading

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New York’s ban on surcharges for credit card use is a regulation of speech, Supreme Court says

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Mar 29, 2017 09:55 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A law prohibiting merchants from imposing surcharges for credit card use—while allowing discounts for cash purchases—is a speech regulation that should be examined under the … Continue reading

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Bill overturning internet privacy protections is sent to President Trump

Privacy Law Posted Mar 29, 2017 09:19 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Congress has approved and sent to President Donald Trump a bill that removes privacy protections that required internet service providers to get customers’ permission before marketing … Continue reading

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Wineries challenge Minnesota cap on use of out-of-state grapes

Constitutional Law Posted Mar 29, 2017 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Two Minnesota wineries are challenging a Minnesota law that requires their wines to contain more than 50 percent of state-grown grapes. The Alexis Bailly Vineyard and … Continue reading

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Trump argues supremacy clause shields him from ‘Apprentice’ contestant’s state suit while in office

Constitutional Law Posted Mar 29, 2017 07:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Lawyers for President Donald Trump plan to argue in a suit by a former The Apprentice contestant that the president is immune from a civil suit … Continue reading

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Law firms brace for Brexit Article 50 repercussions

International Law Posted Mar 29, 2017 06:30 am CDT By Victor Li Tweet The Brexit process is officially underway. On Wednesday, United Kingdom formally triggered the Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, which allows members of the European Union … Continue reading

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2nd Circuit allows sex bias suit based on gay stereotyping; concurrence argues for broader decision

Labor & Employment Posted Mar 28, 2017 04:20 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The Thurgood Marshall U.S. Courthouse in New York City. Tweet A federal appeals court is allowing a sex discrimination lawsuit by a gay man who claimed … Continue reading

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Supreme Court lets stand ruling in favor of ABA in blind man’s LSAT disability suit

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Mar 28, 2017 03:24 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a ruling in favor of the ABA in a suit by a blind man who claimed accreditation … Continue reading

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Former Brooklyn prosecutor is accused of forging judges’ signatures to obtain wiretaps

Privacy Law Posted Mar 28, 2017 03:18 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A former Brooklyn prosecutor has pleaded not guilty to charges that she forged judges’ signatures to wiretap the cellphones of two people. The indictment against former … Continue reading

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