The US wants to copy Europe's strict data privacy law – but only some of it  CNBC

Lawmakers, lobbyists and CEOs in the U.S. are looking to trying to pick out the best parts of the EU's privacy law called GDPR – and ditch what they see as the ...


Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Laws, U.S. Judge Rules  The New York Times

Qualcomm abused its position as a giant of the semiconductor industry to harm competition and overcharge cellphone makers, a federal judge has ruled, striking ...


GOP Vermont governor to allow abortion rights bill to become law  CNN

Republican Vermont Gov. Phil Scott intends to allow a comprehensive abortion rights bill to become law, as other states led by Republican governors across the ...


Leslie Marshall: Alabama law banning abortions won’t stop abortions and is wrong – Here’s why  Fox News

Alabama Republican Gov. Kay Ivey's recent signing of legislation to give her state the toughest anti-abortion law in the nation won't stop women and girls there ...


Cops must not let the rule of law go up in smoke  Boston Herald

The new world of recreational marijuana has changed the legal landscape and significantly blurred the lines of the law. In many cases, what was illegal a few ...


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signs 'sanctuary' state law  Fox News

Local authorities in Washington will be barred from asking about someone's immigration status under a new “sanctuary” policy that expands similar ...


Michigan AG: Lame-duck ballot drive law is unconstitutional  Detroit Free Press

LANSING — Michigan's attorney general said Wednesday that a Republican-enacted law making it harder to put proposals on the ballot is unconstitutional.


The Fight Over a Landmark Digital Privacy Law  The New York Times

Good morning. (Want to get California Today delivered to your inbox? Here's the sign-up.) When California's landmark data privacy law passed last year, ...


Federal judge slams Mississippi over new law banning abortions after six weeks  CNN

Jackson, Mississippi (CNN) A federal judge in Mississippi expressed deep skepticism on Tuesday about a state law that bans abortion as early as six weeks of ...


Nevada Assembly Votes To Relax Abortion Requirements  NPR

Bucking a national trend toward more restrictions on abortion, the Nevada law relaxes certain abortion requirements. Every Republican voted against the ...


The ‘Save Chick-fil-A’ Law: Latest Salvo In LGBTQ Culture War  Forbes

Topline: Chick-fil-A has increasingly become fast food's ground zero in the culture wars, as conservative Texas lawmakers stand poised to pass a so-called Save ...


What Jewish law really says about abortion  JTA News

Ephraim Sherman. May 22, 2019 5:10 pm. Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue gather in front of the U.S. Supreme Court building during the Right To ...


Maryland bill mandating 50% renewable energy by 2030 to become law, but without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature  Baltimore Sun

Half of Maryland energy will come from renewable sources by 2030 under a bill that is now set to become law — without Gov. Larry Hogan's signature.


The Am Law Second Hundred Is Out And Looks Just As Negative As We've Come To Expect  Above the Law

Let's start with the positives. Revenue was generally up and profits per partner enjoyed a modest boost. The bad news, of course, is that this still resulted in the ...


Trump tax returns: New York passes law to allow Congress to obtain them  Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

The state Legislature has approved a bill that would let Congress get President Donald Trump's state tax returns. Gov. Cuomo is likely to sign it.


News Michigan has a new fireworks law, here's what you need to know 10:51 AM  WXYZ Detroit

With Memorial Day on the horizon, Michiganders will be once again shooting off fireworks during the holiday to celebrate.


Is There Any Point To Law School Anymore?  Above the Law

While law schools across the country face accreditation issues and graduates face career stagnation, is it possible that the whole law school endeavor has lost ...


DealBook Briefing: Qualcomm Violated Antitrust Law  The New York Times

The company suppressed competition in the smartphone chip market and then charged excessive licensing fees, a federal judge has ruled.


Equal pay becomes Colorado law. Here’s what it means for companies.  The Denver Post

Gov. Jared Polis has signed equal pay legislation into law, but it won't go into effect for another 19 months, leaving Colorado employers time to limit their legal ...


Mnuchin: 'I am not violating the law' by refusing to hand over Trump's tax returns  CNN

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Wednesday rebuffed claims by House Democrats that his refusal to comply with a congressional request for President ...


Attorney General says new law covering petition drives is unconstitutional  WILX-TV

Dana Nessel's legal opinion carries the weight of law unless the Michigan Supreme Court overrules her.


New York Passes Law To Release President Trump's State Tax Returns to Congress  Newsweek

The New York State Assembly passed a bill on Wednesday to make six years of President Donald Trump's state tax records available to Congress. The TRUST ...


Mississippi abortion law 'smacks of defiance,' judge says  POLITICO

District Judge Carlton Reeves suggests he is likely to block the law.


What Alabama abortion law could mean for Indiana  Indianapolis Star

With the most conservative Supreme Court in years now seated, state after state has passed the most restrictive laws against abortion in decades. But Indiana?


Elite Law School Posts 1L Grades, But 4 Days Later… Oops  Above the Law

It turns out that for some Georgetown University Law Center 1Ls, the final grades posted to their student transcripts might not be correct. Sources at the law ...


Ethan's Law: Parents push for safe gun storage law after son's death  CBS News

Ethan's Law states unsafe storage of a firearm resulting in injury or death of a minor is a crime.


Another Judge Rules That Trump Has to Obey the Law  Mother Jones

Donald Trump has lost another one: A federal judge on Wednesday rejected President Trump's request to block his longtime lender, Deutsche Bank, from ...


New Colorado law caps insulin copays to $100 a month  FOX 31 Denver

DENVER -- Gov. Jared Polis signed into law Wednesday a measure aimed at addressing the cost of insulin.


VIDEO: Actor Paul Rudd supports 'Ethan's Law'  WFSB

Avengers actor Paul Rudd posted his support for the gun safety storage proposal known as "Ethan's Law." This is video from the Ethan Song Acts of Kindness ...


GOP Vermont governor to allow sweeping abortion rights bill to become law | TheHill  The Hill

A sweeping abortions-rights bill is set to become law under Vermont Gov. Phil Scott (R). The Vermont legislature recently passed a measure that would ban the ...


How Atlanta Law Firms Fared in the Am Law 200 Rankings | Daily Report  Law.com

The four Atlanta-based firms on the list outpaced the Second Hundred in revenue and PEP growth.


Law School Welcomes 23 Students for Intensive Summer Pre-law Program  University of Arkansas Newswire

The University of Arkansas School of Law admitted 23 students from 11 undergraduate institutions for its annual Summer Pre-law Program, known as SPPARK.


A trespass law aimed at protesters challenged in court  KATC Lafayette News

NEW ORLEANS (AP) – A state law that carries a possible five-year prison sentence for anyone convicted of trespassing in the area of a pipeline should be ...


No Wall Can Fill Holes in the Law  The Wall Street Journal

Physical barriers divert the flow of migrants across the border. Stanching it will take new asylum policies.


Legislation preventing police from making traffic stop arrests could become law  KXAN.com

After multiple attempts failed, the legislative language that would prohibit police officers from making arrests during traffic offense stops might become Texas law ...


Watch Georgia DA refuse to enforce new abortion law  MSNBC

A new wave of anti-abortion laws is sparking more than 500 protests across the country, with organizers flooding statehouses, courthouses and city streets in an ...


Lawmakers change Trump tax law that hit Gold Star families with 'kiddie tax'  NBC News

Alabama Sen. Doug Jones and other senators take aim at 'Widow's Tax' which penalizes Gold Star families after fixing Trump tax law.


The 2019 Am Law 200: At a Glance | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Two firms dropped from the Am Law 100 to the Second Hundred this year: Shook, Hardy & Bacon and Husch Blackwell. Meanwhile, four firms moved into the ...


Actor Paul Rudd posts video endorsing Ethan's Law  WTNH.com

Actor Paul Rudd has endorsed Ethan's Law, a bill named for a Guilford teenager that calls for strengthening safe gun storage laws.


Only A Small Number Of Law Schools Are At Risk Under The ABA's New Accreditation Standard  Above the Law

A few days ago, the ABA's Section of Legal Education announced that it has revised the law school accreditation rules. Under the revised Standard 316, a law ...


The Law School That Does The Very Best At Getting Its Graduates Jobs  Above the Law

According to American Bar Association data for the Class of 2018, which law school placed the highest percentage of its most recent graduating class in full-time ...


Colorado changed its laws around sex ed. Here's what you need to know.  Chalkbeat Colorado

Colorado law will now require students who receive sexual education to learn about consent in school, as well as "safe haven" laws.


Breaking Down the Law: New HOV guidelines  News3LV

We're breaking down the law with Matthew Hoffman of Battle Born Injury Lawyers. Today, we're talking about HOV lanes. Check out the video above.


RNC paid $2 million to law firm employing former White House counsel Donald McGahn  The Washington Post

The Republican National Committee last month paid $2 million to a law firm that employs the former White House counsel Donald McGahn and serves as the ...


Mississippi federal judge to hear case on state's new fetal heartbeat law  Fox News

A federal judge who struck down Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban last year will hear arguments Tuesday on a new law that prohibits abortion once a fetal ...


Impact of Operation Stonegarden on local law enforcement in the RGV  KGBT-TV

Questions surrounding Operation Stonegarden, a federally funded grant that involves the collaboration of federal, state and local law enforcement in an effort to ...


Police might have broken the law by raiding a reporter’s home. Here’s how they justify it.  The Washington Post

Amid national outcry, San Francisco Police Chief William Scott is on his heels after raiding a reporter's home for refusing to disclose the name of a source.


Abortion ban: Trump isn’t on board with Alabama abortion law  Vox.com

The president tweeted that he believes in abortion in the cases of rape, incest, or when a pregnant person's life is in danger.


The 2019 Am Law 200 Elites: Revenue, Profits and Value | The American Lawyer  Law.com

Irell & Manella is second in revenue and value per lawyer among other Second Hundred firms that crack the top 20s.


What Pleases Trump Has the Force of Law  The Atlantic

No president I know of has asserted a blanket power to reject any request that doesn't suit him—until Donald Trump.


Local family sues doctor, but CA law makes it difficult for others  KSBY San Luis Obispo News

A Paso Robles family is suing a local doctor after they say surgery on their loved one went fatally wrong. Sadly, they are not alone. A study by Johns Hopkins ...


How Corporations Get Around Local Labor Laws  CityLab

Thanks to a recent Supreme Court ruling, more and more companies are using forced arbitration to undermine state and local labor laws.


Some Hollywood movie productions stop work in Georgia after abortion law passed  CNBC

CNBC's Julia Boorstin reports on how Hollywood movie productions are boycotting Georgia after the state passed an abortion law forbidding termination of a ...


Hong Kong’s Last Governor Calls Extradition Law ‘Worst Thing’ Since 1997  Bloomberg

Chris Patten said Hong Kong's proposed extradition law would break China's “one country, two systems” promise and risks undermining the territory's rationale ...


Sunshine Law debate: Hamblen commission mulls crackdown on cameras at meetings  GoVolsXtra

Hamblen County commissioners could vote tonight on a new rule to banish cameras to the back of the room at commission meetings.


How We Calculated the Am Law 200 | The American Lawyer  Law.com

The Am Law 200, a ranking of the 200 highest-grossing law firms in the United States, is reported by ALM business of law journalists and researchers. The first ...


While teaching, Elizabeth Warren worked on more than 50 legal matters, charging as much as $675 an hour  The Washington Post

Warren's campaign released a list of cases Wednesday night on her website, revealing a far higher number than previously disclosed.


For Those Looking to Crack the Am Law 200, Focus Is Key | The American Lawyer  Law.com

A number of firms are knocking on the door of the Second Hundred thanks to commitment to a strategic plan that is delivering major growth.


Ruby rush: Myanmar gem hunters exploit law change  FRANCE 24

Mogok (Myanmar) (AFP). Burrowing deep underground, thousands of informal miners risk their lives to find gleaming red gems as a law change spurs ...


Jake Bloom's Exit Marks End of an Era in Entertainment Law  Hollywood Reporter

Amid a legal fight with ex-client Johnny Depp, one of the most influential attorneys steps down as the balance of power shifts.


Rep. Speier opens up on her abortion, slams Alabama law  CNN

Democratic Rep. Jackie Speier opens up about her own abortion and slams the wave of anti-abortion laws for depicting women as "chattel".


Top Dallas Law Enforcement Officials to Meet With Gay Community  NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Top law enforcement officials will meet with members of the LGBTQ community in the wake of several attacks and murders of transgender women in the city.


Former U.S. Attorney Convicted Of Stalking, Will Give Up Law License  Above the Law

The long legal career of Richard Thompson is officially over. The once-prominent lawyer was the former U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, but ...


Adios, democracy? How Netanyahu's proposed legislation would damage rule of law  The Times of Israel

An Israeli constitutional expert says that as the PM seeks to protect himself from prosecution, his suggested changes to the Basic Laws would be a human rights ...


GOP tax law included surprise tax hike for college students  Inside Higher Ed

Tax-cut law rushed to passage in 2017 included increase in taxes on students with college scholarships. Lawmakers say they plan to introduce fix this week.


The Law Schools Where The Most Graduates Got Jobs At Large Firms (2018)  Above the Law

Do you like money? Of course you do, you've got student loans to pay off. Do you like prestige? Obviously, you're a Type A law student. If you're like the majority ...


Crowd at Trump's rally cries 'Lock Them Up' about law enforcement officials  MSNBC

WaPo's Philip Rucker and Robert Costa, former US Attorney Mimi Rocah, and MSNBC's Donny Deutsch on the new rallying cry for Trump supporters targeting ...


Men who impregnate women don’t face any consequences in the new abortion laws  The Washington Post

That means more men like my father, who abandoned his family decades ago.


UGA and GSU Law Schools Top Bar Pass Rankings | Daily Report  Law.com

Georgia bar exam pass rate for first-time takers continued to inch up.


Alabama abortion law has uncanny resemblance to Bangladesh's | TheHill  The Hill

The only difference between the Bangladeshi law and the Alabama law is that in Bangladesh, the pregnant woman who seeks an abortion can also face ...


NRA helps sheriffs fight gun laws in Second Amendment 'sanctuaries'  USA TODAY

In a rural pocket of New Mexico, Sheriff Ian Fletcher fights back against new state firearm laws he calls unconstitutional, decrying “out-of-state gun control ...


Everything you need to know about the abortion ban news  The Washington Post

Several states have passed anti-abortion legislation this year. Here's a rundown of what it all means.


Kansas Paid Outside Law Firms $899000 In Losing Effort To Defund Planned Parenthood  KCUR

A day after Kansas notified Planned Parenthood in May 2016 that it would cut off its participation in Medicaid, the nonprofit group sued to block the move.


Georgetown Law Exam Hypo Based On Plane Crash That Killed Georgetown Law Student  Above the Law

On March 10th, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed, killing 157 people. The accident is still under investigation, with the Boeing 737 MAX jet being pulled out of ...


Full-day kindergarten bill for Colorado signed into law  KKTV 11 News

DENVER (KKTV) - This fall the state of Colorado is offering funding to families for full-day kindergarten after Gov. Jared Polis signed HB19-1262 into law on ...


A Philosopher of Law on the Dangers of Trump’s Plan to Pardon American War Criminals  The New Yorker

Isaac Chotiner interviews Scott Shapiro, a professor of law and philosophy at Yale and the co-author, with Oona A. Hathaway, of “The Internationalists: How A ...


Affidavit: Nacogdoches woman led law enforcement on vehicle chase through town  KTRE

Officers with the Nacogdoches Police Department arrested a 24-year-old woman Tuesday after she led law enforcement on a vehicle pursuit through the ...


Alabama Abortion Law Could Make Its Way To The Supreme Court  NPR

Gov. Kay Ivey has signed into law the nation's toughest anti-abortion law. It bans abortions except in cases of a serious health risk to the mother. There is no ...


Worried by Iran tensions, U.S. lawmakers seek end to law of 'endless war'  Reuters

Rising tensions between the United States and Iran prompted some Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to call for the repeal of a law that ...


North Carolina GOP Looks To Ram Through Anti-Abortion Law  TPM

North Carolina state Rep. Sydney Batch (D) had planned to take off work this week as she recovered from a recent mastectomy procedure to treat her breast ...


How Trump's Cabinet Now Undermines The Rule Of Law  Forbes

The President and his Cabinet are engaged in a coordinated assault on the rule of law and the Constitution.


Law schools will face tougher sanctions if too many graduates fail bar exam  AZCentral

The accrediting body for the nation's law schools has approved tougher standards for schools where too many graduates fail the bar exam. After more than two ...


Ulster County Legislature OKs 'Skip the Straw' law  The Daily Freeman

KINGSTON, N.Y. — The Ulster County Legislature has adopted a local law that would make single-use plastic drinking straws an on-demand commodity at ...


Law's Looming Skills Crisis  Forbes

Law is a one trillion dollar global industry. It is growing steadily even as it is failing to keep pace with accelerating change affecting affecting its clients.


Bayer hires law firm to probe Monsanto data collection  Reuters

BERLIN (Reuters) - Bayer on Tuesday hired law firm Sidley Austin to investigate a Europe-wide data collection scheme run by its Monsanto unit, which targeted ...


This Retro Shirt Will Make You Look Like Jude Law This Summer  The Wall Street Journal

As Dickie Greenleaf in 'The Talented Mr. Ripley,' Jude Law had a Riviera wardrobe as covetable as his charm. Here's how to purloin his look.


Recent T14 Graduate Spent Extra Six Figures On Law School Because Of U.S. News Rankings  Above the Law

I felt like I needed to go to the best school in order to give myself the best job opportunities coming out. For me, it was a toss-up between Penn and Temple.


Shreveport councilwoman wants repeal of saggy pants law  WIVB.com - News 4

SHREVEPORT, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – A Shreveport city councilor is setting her sights on reversing the city's ban on "saggy pants."


The 2019 Am Law 200: By the Numbers | The American Lawyer  Law.com

To better understand what the past year meant for the Am Law 200, we took a closer look at the numbers. In this interactive graphic, we've highlighted some of ...


Retired Justice Kennedy promises message of civility at American Law Institute’s annual meeting  SCOTUSblog

“This award will inspire me in future years to bring again the message of civility and decency and progress to all of those who, like you, revere the law,” retired ...


Allouez may be reimbursed $60,000 per year for law enforcement calls to Green Bay prison  WBAY

ALLOUEZ, Wis. The Village of Allouez may be reimbursed up to $60,000 per year for law enforcement calls to the Green Bay Correctional Institution.


Law School Accreditor Raises Bar-Passage Standard  Inside Higher Ed

After years of debate and false starts, the American Bar Association's accrediting arm on Friday toughened its requirement on the rate at which a law school's ...


Carolyn Hax: Grieving in-laws want to tag along on widow’s family vacation  The Washington Post

You can say no gently or, just putting it out there, invite them along if you want to.


Seeing Lawyers in Crisis, Some Blame the Billable Hour  Law.com

Alan Levin hears it all the time in his therapy practice: Lawyers say they're wracked with stress over targets for billable hours. Being short on hours often feels ...


Arizona governor signs law regulating short-term rental 'party houses' — but does it do enough?  AZCentral

Gov. Doug Ducey signed a bill allowing for more regulations of short-term rental operators, like Airbnb and VRBO, in Arizona.


Scott will let abortion legislation become law, spokesperson says  vtdigger.org

Gov. Phil Scott will allow H.57, a law with expansive abortion protections, pass into law. Photo by Mike Dougherty/VTDigger. Gov. Phil Scott will let an abortion ...


Democratic 2020 hopefuls seize on Georgia and Alabama abortion laws to boost campaigns  Washington Examiner

Democratic presidential candidates are seizing on new laws restricting abortion in states such as Alabama and Georgia as an opportunity to propose abortion ...


How is this illegal? Old laws may seem silly, but can pose serious consequences  KHQ Right Now

SPOKANE, Wash. - Imagine you buy a home that you plan on passing down to your children, and to every generation after theirs.


The Worst Law School Exam Question Ever — See Also  Above the Law

Well, This Is A Terrible Hypo: Seriously, people are the worst. What's A Ranking Have To Do With It? Well, a lot of extra student loans for starters. The Latest In ...