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10 States Seek Calif. Gay Marriage Delay; Suit to Be Filed in N.Y.

Updated: Opposing forces are gearing up to fight a major battle over the right of same-sex couples to marry, centered on the recent decision by the California Supreme Court that…

Guerrilla Gardeners Tiptoe Around Law to Beautify—and Eat

In addition to commonplace concerns like weeds, weevils and adverse weather conditions, urban gardeners in far-flung locations including Miami, Southern California, London and Berlin face a significant additional challenge. At…

Did China Copy U.S. Commerce Secretary’s Laptop Computer?

A U.S. investigation is under way to determine whether China secretly copied a top American official’s government laptop computer during a trip late last year, subsequently using the information in…

No Fifth in this Courtroom, Where NYC Cops are On Trial

It looks like an ordinary courtroom. But there’s no jury box, because there are no juries. And the Fifth Amendment doesn’t apply.

That’s because those put on trial are New…

Supreme Texas Win for FLDS Moms: State Shouldn’t Have Taken 400-Plus Kids

Updated: Texas illegally removed more than 400 children from a ranch run by a religious sect that advocates polygamy and sent them to foster homes last month, a majority of…

New York Agencies Told to Recognize Out-of-State Gay Marriages

A directive from the governor’s office tells state agencies in New York to recognize gay marriages legally performed elsewhere.

Citing a state appellate ruling, the legal counsel for Gov. David…

Illicit Beer Bottle Caps Bring Feds Down on Calif. Brewer

A beer brewer in a small California town named after a founding citizen and state senator, Abner Weed, has incurred the wrath of federal regulators by his tongue-in-cheek use of…

Law School Dean to be Ohio AG on Interim Basis

The governor of Ohio is replacing the state’s former attorney general, Marc Dann, with Nancy Hardin Rogers, the dean of Ohio State University’s law school.

She will serve until a…

Minn. AG Fires Staff Lawyer Critic

A staff lawyer who had criticized her boss, Minnesota attorney general Lori Swanson, over claimed ethics issues related to the filing of two lawsuits against mortgage foreclosure rescue companies has…

Our Client: Osama bin Laden’s Ex-Driver—and the Rule of Law

A 2004 telephone call from a law professor and a military lawyer in 2004 led to a startling shift in practice for two Seattle business litigators at Perkins Coie.

Soon…

WiFi-Sensitive Individuals Claim ADA Violation

The city attorney in Santa Fe, N.M., is investigating claims that wireless Internet signals are a violation of the Americans With Disabilities Act because they can cause an allergic reaction.

DC’s New AG Axes 10 Attorneys, Increases Oversight

The days of blue jeans and considerable lawyer autonomy are reportedly over at the Washington, D.C., attorney general’s office.

Although he hasn’t decided for sure whether he’ll stay in the…

Texas to Appeal Decision Calling for Return of 468 FLDS Kids to Parents

Told by an appellate court yesterday that government officials illegally removed up to 468 children from the custody of parents living at a ranch run by a fundamentalist religious group,…

NYC Seeks to Discipline 7 Cops in Bell Police Shooting Case

Officials have filed administrative discipline charges against seven New York City police officers, including several who were not indicted in a separate criminal case, over the death of Sean Bell.

Conn. Ethics Counsel’s Fake Letter Helped Get Ethics Chief Axed

An in-house lawyer for the State Ethics Commission in Connecticut reportedly fabricated a letter purporting to be from a parking lot attendant that helped get her boss, ethics chief Alan…

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