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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."

Legal Services Sector Stagnant After a Weak 2014

blogs.wsj.com — The legal services sector shed 1,400 jobs in January, a small shift that keeps total employment in the 1.1 million range, where it remained throughout 2014, the Labor Department said Friday. The sector includes lawyers, paralegals, legal consultants, process servers, notaries and patent agents, among other occupations. In the wider economy, U.S.

U.S. Prisons Grapple With Aging Population

wsj.com — Thomas Maree-Bey was in his 40s when he began his sixth stint in prison in 2007. "I was one of those hardheaded ones who didn't want to do anything but at the end of a sword," said Mr. Maree-Bey, now 50 years old, who works as an executive assistant at a nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

Justice Names Acting Chief of Public-Corruption Unit

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Mar 06, 2015

Average annual cost of incarcerating a federal inmate in fiscal 2014: $30,619.85 ($83.89 per day) s3.amazonaws.com/public-inspect…

Mar 06, 2015

Severe pain caused by compounded pentobarbital, “while regrettable,” would not result in an 8th Amendment violation media.ca8.uscourts.gov/opndir/15/03/1…

Mar 06, 2015

Interesting Miranda case involving non-native speaker. Also: good discussion of conflict b/t state and fed courts ca10.uscourts.gov/opinions/14/14…

Mar 06, 2015

Supreme Court Audio: Six Highlights From King v. Burwell Arguments on.wsj.com/1AOPf2g via @brkend

Mar 06, 2015

RT @johnson_carrie: Join me at 4pm EST when I'll be fielding questions about the Justice Department civil rights findings in #Ferguson reddit.com/r/IaMa

Mar 05, 2015

RT @RMFifthCircuit: .@adamliptak What is the argument against same day (not live) audio? Courts of appeals do it without incident.... anyone? @WilliamBaude ?

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