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WASHINGTON – Thousands of cots line the suite-level hallways of FedEx Field, temporary housing for 3,500 National Guardsmen from around the country who are here as part of a contingent of 7,500 guardsmen helping provide security for Friday’s inauguration. The post Arizona Guard members wield ladles and spatulas for inaugural security appeared first on Cronkite News - Arizona…
01.20 / 04:54
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Less than one percent of news and information on Facebook is fake, according to the social…
01.20 / 02:51
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On December 8, President-elect Donald Trump named CKE Restaurants CEO Andrew Puzder to serve as Secretary of Labor in his upcoming administration. Mr. Puzder, also an attorney, has consistently been a vocal critic of the proliferation of government regulation during President Obama’s tenure.  There is no shortage of Obama administration labor law regulations that the… Continue Re…
01.20 / 02:40
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Like our Washington D.C. metropolitan area based colleagues at Bloomberg BNA, Big Law Business will be off on Friday, January 20 for the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States. Meet us back here on Monday for more tales of the business of law. See you back here then.   &…
01.20 / 00:38
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The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Thursday that it has named Jennifer Diamantis as its new chief of the Office of Market Intelligence, a unit within the enforcement division that handles tips and complaints from the public. Diamantis has been serving as acting chief since Vincente L. Martinez, now at K&L Gates, departed this…
01.19 / 23:25
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We're taking part in Copyright Week, a series of actions and discussions supporting key principles that should guide copyright policy. Every day this week, various groups are taking on different elements of the law, and addressing what's at stake, and what we need to do to make sure that copyright promotes creativity and innovation. One of the biggest pitfalls in copyright policymaking is to treat creators of copyrighted content as a monolithic entity with identical interests and…
01.19 / 22:48
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In the Tax Justice Digest we recap the latest reports, blog posts, and analyses from Citizens for Tax Justice and the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy. Here's a rundown of what we've been working on…
01.19 / 21:04
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BY ARTHUR S. LEONARD | Does a transgender employee who seeks coverage under her employer’s benefit plans for breast augmentation surgery have a legal remedy if her claims are denied? US District Judge Sidney A. Fitzwater ruled on January 13 that a trans woman employed by L-3 Communications Integrated Systems may pursue a sex discrimination […] The post Trans Employee Can Sue If Surgery Benefits Refused appeared first on Gay City N…
01.19 / 20:56
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The ability to lead a successful team of attorneys is a basic cornerstone of excelling as a law firm. But what does it take to lead and how to do you overcome…
01.19 / 20:07
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No -- we aren't back to pre-recession numbers of exam takers, but it just might be a…
01.19 / 20:06
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As the world prepares itself for a new presidential administration, no one knows for sure what the future holds. But the lawyers at Crowell & Moring took a hard look at the potential litigation landscape in 2017 and compiled their findings in a new report. The report, here, covers a lot of ground, but we …
01.19 / 19:43
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You just don't see this kind of lawsuit every day; let's keep an eye on…
01.19 / 17:39
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Gavin Grimm's mom hopes President Donald Trump will resist the bigotry of his supporters who want to roll back trans rights. In the fourth piece in the series, “Waking Up in Trump’s America,”  Deirdre Grimm explains the anxieties of being the parent of a transgender teenager as anti-trans animus and legislation revs up nationally after the election of Donald Trump.  Across the country, states are gearing up to push bills that are explicitly aimed at rejecting the humanity of transge…
01.19 / 17:14
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It's way more complex than simply 'repeal and replace,'" Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) told CNBC's Squawkbox Thursday. "It's a fun little buzzword, but it's just not that…
01.19 / 17:03
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Updated: Charlotte School of Law has backed away from a teach-out plan, and its students will no longer receive federal student aid, the U.S.…
01.19 / 17:02
abajournal.com
Tomorrow, Donald Trump will become our President. There are a lot of people who can and should be afraid of that. LGBTQ folks. Anyone not in the country legally. Good people. Anyone who would rather not see the United States default on its debt. China. One group that should be uniquely afraid: federal workers. Republicans…
01.19 / 16:26
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Friday’s edition of the Federal Register contains new environmental rules for dentists, labeling requirements for hard cider, and a shift on catfish standards.Here’s what is happening:Hard cider: The Department of the Treasury is moving forward wit…
01.19 / 16:02
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Ari BermanHe will be the most dangerous on issues where the Obama administration has been the most…
01.19 / 15:23
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Katha PollittJust as the pro-choice movement is getting proactive, Washington will get even more…
01.19 / 15:22
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* The Seventh Circuit -- in an opinion by Judge Diane Sykes, a top-tier SCOTUS possibility under President Trump -- just struck down Chicago ordinances regulating shooting ranges as violative of Second Amendment rights. [ABC News] * Speaking of firearms, law professor Fredrick Vars has an excellent proposal for preventing gun suicides. [Washington Post] * Possible good news for legalizing sports betting in New Jersey: the U.S. Supreme Court wants to hear from the solicitor general on…
01.19 / 13:59
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