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Another Client Close to Firing Boies After Weinstein Revelations

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Now even a pro bono client feels compelled to fire David Boies after revelations of the famed litigator’s role in attempting to hide Harvey Weinstein’s alleged history of sexual harassment and assault.

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Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

Wall Street Penalties Have Fallen in Trump’s First Year, Study Says

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In its latest fiscal year, Wall Street’s top regulator sought the smallest amount of penalties since 2013, a drop that could show a softer approach to policing wrongdoing, Bloomberg reports.

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Here’s How Trump Is Rapidly Reshaping the Judiciary

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The plan called for concentrating on appellate openings, to avoid clogging the Senate with too many nominees for the district courts, where legal philosophy is less crucial, The New York Times reports.

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AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

AT&T Would Win a Fight With DOJ Over Time Warner Deal, Analyst Says

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AT&T and the Justice Department could be on their way to a major court battle, which one analyst believes the company stands a strong chance of winning, CNBC reports.

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GCs Taking the Heat in Congressional Grilling of Social Media Giants

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Sen. Mark Warner chided Facebook General Counsel Colin Stretch for his “I will have to come back to you on that, sir” reply to a question on cross-checking fake accounts.

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Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

Mueller Pierced Manafort’s Attorney-Client Privilege Once, May Try the Tactic Again

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Judge rules, “When a person uses the attorney-client relationship to further a criminal scheme, the law is well established that a claim of attorney-client or work-product privilege must yield to the grand jury’s investigatory needs.”

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Why Roy Moore’s Law-School Professor Nicknamed Him ‘Fruit Salad’

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Former law school classmates and professors of Roy Moore — the candidate likely to become the next U.S. senator from Alabama — shared stories with The New Yorker about the student who one professor nicknamed “Fruit Salad.”

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First Amendment Lawyer: Courts Should Protect Media from Trump Threats

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President Donald Trump’s threats against NBC for news coverage he didn’t like are not unprecedented, says Dallas First Amendment lawyer Paul C. Watler of Jackson Walker LLP.

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Trump’s Legal Team Isn’t Playing Well Together

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Tensions have been building since lawyer Ty Cobb joined the White House legal team last summer to deal with the Russia investigation, reports Bloomberg Law.

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‘It Will Be Momentous’: Supreme Court Embarking on New Term

‘It Will Be Momentous’: Supreme Court Embarking on New Term

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When the Supreme Court convenes for a new term Monday, it will face of docket that includes controversial cases involving voting rights, religious liberty, protection from discrimination, and privacy in an increasingly monitored society, reports The Washington Post.

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Tree Trimming Firm Pays Biggest Fine in U.S. Immigration Case

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A tree trimming company has been handed the largest penalty imposed in a United States immigration case, totaling $95 million, after pleading guilty to employing illegal immigrants, Reuters reports.

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What Every In-House Attorney Needs to Know About Federal Contracting

Event, Oct. 17, 2017
The “What Every In-House Attorney Needs to Know About Federal Contracting” course is a one-day, fast-paced instruction that combines the basics of federal government contracting with the nuts and bolts of compliance issues, subcontractor issues, and hot topics in the industry.

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Big New York Law Firm Faces Questions on Work With Manafort

Big New York Law Firm Faces Questions on Work With Manafort

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The Justice Department recently asked law firm Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for information and documents related to its work on behalf of a client of Paul Manafort, reports The New York Times.

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Register for the Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute

Register for the Healthcare Enforcement Compliance Institute

Event, Oct. 29-Nov. 1, 2017
The event will give participants the opportunity to go beyond legal analysis, learn how to implement systems that ensure the law is followed, and gain practical advice from experts in a one-of-a-kind forum

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How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

How Supreme Court Justices Could Avoid Issuing a Verdict on Trump’s Travel Ban

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Getting rid of the case would allow the justices to avoid second-guessing the president on a matter of national security or endorsing an especially controversial part of Trump’s agenda, the AP reports.

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Ethics Expert on Trump Lawyer’s Steakhouse Disclosures: He Blew It

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“Incompetent,” “unethical” and “bizarre” were some of the words lawyers and ethics experts used to characterize a loud, public conversation Trump lawyer Ty Cobb had in a restaurant about the Russia investigation.

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ADA Website Wars Coming to a Retailer Near You

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A federal judge in Florida found that a grocery chain’s website was inaccessible to visually impaired individuals and thus violated the ADA because features such as the website’s online coupons and pharmacy could not be accessed using a screen reader.

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Despite EPA’s Insistence, Clean Power Plan Remains ‘The Law Of The Land,’ Democratic State Officials Insist

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The battle over the Clean Power Plan has intensified as Democratic state officials are publicly locking horns with the U.S. EPA over the legal advice that he has given to states that oppose the Obama-era carbon-cutting plan, reports Forbes.

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Church-State Debate Surfaces in Hurricane Harvey’s Wake

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Three small Texas churches recently sued the Federal Emergency Management Agency, alleging the government’s disaster relief policy violates the Constitution by denying faith groups the right to apply for funds.

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Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

Federal Judge Excoriates Sen. Menendez Prosecution Team

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The judge overseeing the bribery trial of Sen. Robert Menendez ripped into prosecutors Thursday for trying to focus on what he called “tabloid’’ details, reports The Washington Post.

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