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  • Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Michigan Democrats back Nessel for state attorney general

    Court Watch 04/14/2018

    Thousands of fired-up Michigan Democrats endorsed Dana Nessel on Sunday in a hotly contested race for state attorney general, backing the former prosecutor-turned-civil rights lawyer to wrest back control of an office the party last held 16 years ago...

  • Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Question of sales tax on online purchases goes to high court

    Intellectual Property 04/14/2018

    Online shoppers have gotten used to seeing that line on checkout screens before they click "purchase." But a case before the Supreme Court could change that.At issue is a rule stemming from two, decades-old Supreme Court cases: If a business is shipp...

  • Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Zuckerberg Flubs Details of Facebook Privacy Commitments

    Legal Business 04/13/2018

    Over two days of questioning in Congress, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg chief revealed that he didn’t know key details of a 2011 consent decree with the Federal Trade Commission that requires Facebook to protect user privacy.With congressional h...

  • Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Facebook to stop spending against California privacy effort

    Business Law 04/12/2018

    Facebook says it will stop spending money to fight a proposed California ballot initiative aimed at giving consumers more control over their data.The measure, known as the "California Consumer Privacy Act," would require companies to disclose upon re...

  • Lawyer tells Australian court Geoffrey Rush barely eating

    Lawyer tells Australian court Geoffrey Rush barely eating

    Criminal Law 04/06/2018

    Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has become virtually housebound, barely eats and wakes each morning with a "terrible sense of dread" since a Sydney newspaper alleged inappropriate behavior toward an actress, his lawyer swore in an affidavit.Lawyer ...

  • Court: Mexican family can't sue agent in cross-border death

    Court: Mexican family can't sue agent in cross-border death

    Court Watch 03/22/2018

    A federal appeals court says a U.S. Border Patrol agent who fired his gun in Texas and fatally wounded a teenager across the Mexican border cannot be sued by the teen's family.The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday in the case of 15-year...

  • Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

    Budget bill likely would end Supreme Court email search case

    Court Watch 03/22/2018

    The budget bill before Congress includes an update to federal law that makes clear that authorities with a warrant can obtain emails and other data held by American technology companies but stored on servers overseas.Passage of the Cloud Act probably...

  • Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Supreme Court takes up challenge by crisis pregnancy centers

    Employment Law 03/20/2018

    The Supreme Court is hearing arguments in a free speech fight over California's attempt to regulate anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.The case being argued Tuesday involves information required by a state law that the centers must provide client...

  • Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

    Supreme Court limits reach of tax crime statute

    Immigration Law 03/20/2018

    The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday to make it harder for the federal government to use a section of tax law to convict someone of obstruction.The government had interpreted a section of the tax code to give it a broad ability to charge someone with ob...

  • Supreme Court leaves in place ruling reviving Flint lawsuits

    Supreme Court leaves in place ruling reviving Flint lawsuits

    Corporate Law 03/19/2018

    The Supreme Court is leaving in place a ruling that revived two federal lawsuits stemming from the lead-tainted water crisis in Flint, Michigan.The Supreme Court declined Monday to get involved in the cases, leaving in place a decision by the U.S. Co...

  • French court issues mixed ruling in Facebook nudity case

    French court issues mixed ruling in Facebook nudity case

    Corporate Law 03/18/2018

    A French court ruled Thursday that Facebook failed to fulfill its contractual obligations by closing without prior notice the account of a user who posted a photo of a famous 19th century nude painting.But the Paris civil court also refused to order ...

  • Supreme Court agrees to hear immigration law detention case

    Supreme Court agrees to hear immigration law detention case

    Immigration Law 03/18/2018

    The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether federal immigration law gives the government the power to indefinitely detain any noncitizen it is considering deporting if the person previously committed certain crimes.The Supreme Court agreed Monday ...

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