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Identity Theft Plagues Prisoners

blogs.wsj.com — Ex-offenders have trouble finding jobs and housing, opening bank accounts and obtaining loans, under the best of circumstances. An increasing number of them have a new worry: Identity theft. We report in The Wall Street Journal that a raft of federal prosecutions has uncovered tax-fraud schemes involving the theft of U.S.

Identity Theft, Tax Fraud Snares Prisoners

wsj.com — A raft of federal prosecutions has uncovered tax-fraud schemes involving the theft of Social Security numbers of U.S. prisoners, in many cases by corrections employees.

Corruption Currents - WSJ

blogs.wsj.com — Conventional wisdom has it that companies oppose the new whistleblower program administered by the Securities and Exchange Commission primarily on the grounds that it will undermine internal compliance programs. But in a recent survey of board members, only 15% cited that as their main concern with the program.

Foreign Firms Often Lose Out on Attorney-Client Privilege

wsj.com — Few things in U.S. law are as sacrosanct as the attorney-client privilege. But when foreign companies show up in U.S. courts, they sometimes find it doesn't apply to them. In a handful of recent lawsuits, U.S. judges have ruled that communications between in-house lawyers and companies in China, India, the Netherlands and Russia enjoyed no protection from disclosure.

Jury Notes: A Growing Point for Appeals

wsj.com — Eight years ago, 36-year-old Latasha Shaw was beaten and stabbed to death by a mob that prosecutors in Rochester, N.Y., said included more than a dozen people. A witness testified that Terrance Mack hit Ms. Shaw in the head with a bottle and pinned her as others bore down on her.

Federal Court Says Alabama Official Must Allow Gay Marriage

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Conflicts Mount Between State and Federal Courts

wsj.com — When Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore ordered probate judges to disregard a federal court order striking down the state's ban on gay marriage, he said that federal courts have no dominion over state courts.

Meet the Qualcomm Lawyers

blogs.wsj.com — What happens when a U.S. company comes under scrutiny by Chinese antitrust authorities enforcing a law that is less than a decade old? They figure it out as they go, according to one lawyer familiar with the legal efforts of Qualcomm Inc., which just inked a historic settlement with Chinese authorities, agreeing to pay $975 million to end the two-year-old antitrust probe.

Canada’s Top Court Backs Doctor-Assisted Suicide

wsj.com — OTTAWA-Canada's top court on Friday said Canadians have a right to end their lives with the help of a doctor, in a ruling that bolsters legal arguments advanced by right-to-die advocates in the U.S. and abroad. In an unanimous 9-0 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada said the country's criminal ban on physician-assisted suicide "unjustifiably infringes" on Canadians' constitutional rights.

Canada’s High Court Approves Physician-Assisted Suicide

blogs.wsj.com — Canada's highest court ruled Friday that citizens have a right to end their lives with the assistance of a doctor. The Supreme Court of Canada ruled that a law that makes it a crime to aid a person in committing suicide has no "force or effect to the extent that they prohibit physician‑assisted death for a competent adult person."
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Mar 26, 2015

People who lean their seats back on trains and planes are basically saying, my comfort is more important than yours and I'm not sorry.

Mar 25, 2015

Another appeals court (8th Cir.) holds the good-faith exception applies to warrantless use of GPS tracker... media.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/15/03/1…

Mar 25, 2015

Two Supreme Court Justices Tell House Subcommittee That the U.S. Criminal-Justice System Isn’t Working on.wsj.com/1FzgjdF via @WSJ

Mar 24, 2015

10th Cir: No bond for immigrants who are convicted, serve their sentence and then are detained pending deportation ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/14/14…

Mar 24, 2015

"The state of Israel does not conduct espionage against the United States or Israel’s other allies." wsj.com/articles/israe…

Mar 24, 2015

RT @R_Wall: German air accident bureau plans to send team of 3 investigators to assist probe wsj.com/articles/germa…

Mar 20, 2015

RT @NY1: BREAKING: A judge has denied a request for the release of records from the Garner grand jury. ny1ne.ws/LyM33E pic.twitter.com/d2f31Q1pvh

Mar 18, 2015

This private NY law school is offering to match what prospective students would pay at their home state public school blogs.wsj.com/law/2015/03/18…

Mar 18, 2015

Federal appeals court tosses Calif. drug mule case, citing destruction of video evidence by the government cdn.ca9.uscourts.gov/datastore/opin…

Mar 18, 2015

"By far the most likely outcome of a U.S. death sentence is that it will eventually be reversed." washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-c…

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