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7 min ago | Post-gazette.com
The state Supreme Court is considering arguments as to whether electronic voting machines that do not produce simultaneous paper records of each vote cast violate the Pennsylvania Election Code. The 24 petitioners in the matter, whose case was argued by Michael Daly of Drinker Biddle & Reath, are seeking a declaratory judgment that would direct Carol Aichele, secretary of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, to decertify the direct-recording electronic voting systems.
2 hrs ago | JD Journal
Summary : The American Lawyer's 2014 Summer Associates satisfaction survey reports that Choate Hall & Stewart received nearly perfect scores on all assessments by summer associates, and that Foley Hoag tied with Choate Hall for the Number 1 spot. Choate Hall & Stewart made its summer associates a happy group this year.
3 hrs ago | Bloomberg
Ropes & Gray LLP hired U.S. federal prosecutor Patrick Sinclair as a partner for its Hong Kong office, as banks and other companies in Asia face increased scrutiny over graft and other misconduct. Sinclair, who was deputy chief of the general crimes section in the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of New York , joined the Boston-based law firm on Sept.
7 hrs ago | Daily Kos
Shot down in March by a Senate vote that included seven Democrats, Debo Adegbile announced Monday that he has withdrawn his nomination for Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, the chief of the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division, and returned to the private sector. He is joining the law firm of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
10 hrs ago | Minnesota Lawyer
Aaron Fahrenkrog is a wannabe chemical engineer-turned-trial attorney who is gaining notice for his patent trial work at the Minneapolis firm of Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi. "An engineer working on patent cases is not unique," said Christopher Larus, Fahrenkrog's supervisor at Robins Kaplan.
12 hrs ago | The New Zealand Herald
A judge refused to extend a timeout Monday in Detroit's bankruptcy trial after a deal with a major creditor removed another opponent from the city's plan to exit the largest bankruptcy case in U.S. history. A bond insurer, Financial Guaranty Insurance, said it needs more time to craft trial strategy after another insurer ironed out a settlement with Detroit.
12 hrs ago | Crain's New York Business
The amount Alibaba is paying lawyers for help on its IPO this week. The China-based company has hired Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for advice on federal and New York state securities laws.
14 hrs ago | CFO
It's been a little more than two years since Congress passed the Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act, a law intended to make it easier for smaller companies to obtain access to capital. Title 1 of the act created the so-called IPO on-ramp, consisting of provisions that make it simpler and less costly for emerging growth companies-defined as those with less than $1 billion of annual gross revenue-to go public.
Candidates for public office often seek out endorsements from political or civic groups or even individuals viewed as having influence in a community. But whether those endorsements affect voter outcome depends on the race, the candidates involved and how voters were leaning in the first place, observers of politics say.
"We therefore live in a period where the prevailing Zeitgeist is at least receptive to the notion that we do not have to be identical ethnically or linguistically." - Dr. Fernand de Varennes In an era where right-wing millionaires use their obscene wealth to finance arch-reactionary legal firms like Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to craft deceptive causes of action to destroy academic freedom , students' access to experienced instructors, and workers' rights in the shape of the horrific Vergara decision , it's somewhat hard to recall that occasionally the law is used to help, rather than harm, the remaining institutions of public education.
According to the Southern Poverty Law Center, the League of the South is forming a uniformed paramilitary unit. More below the orange puff of burnt gunpowder.
A former partner at McDermott Will & Emery in Miami has been sentenced to 13 months in federal prison for failing to file multiple tax returns. Steven Siff, 56, was taken into custody immediately after his sentencing in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, reports the Sun-Sentinel .
Obesity has been called a major health crisis and a national epidemic. Health authorities, including prominent spokespeople like Michelle Obama and the Surgeon General, have sounded the alarm, and the media have responded with a bombardment of stories about the state of the nation's waistline.
Helen Quick, a partner at Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP, left, and Al Berkeley, an angel investor and former chairman of the NASDAQ. Every entrepreneur knows that getting funded is not an easy task.
Data from an ovarian cancer registry presented at the European Society for Gynaecological Oncology annual meeting reinforce comprehensive tumour profiling as a 'game changer' for oncologists. The preliminary report from the Caris RegistryTM demonstrated significantly longer post-profiling survival in patients with ovarian, fallopian tube or primary peritoneal cancer who were given treatments that their tumour profile showed were likely to benefit them compared with patients who were treated with drugs that profiling suggested would be less effective.
ANC chairperson and parliamentary speaker Baleka Mbete has withdrawn her complaint to the press ombud that an amaBhungane article in July 2013 about her was defamatory and unfair. The article, published in the Mail & Guardian , described the finding by investigators from a prominent New York law firm that a R26-million share allocation to her constituted bribery by the mining house Gold Fields.
Updated: Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:05 pm
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