'Girls Gone Wild' Lawsuit Triggers Free Speech Battle

By |2010-10-31T06:04:53+00:00October 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|

Four women's lawsuit against the producer of the "Girls Gone Wild" videos has prompted a free speech battle over whether the women's identities should be kept under wraps.

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Peru judge reinstates parole for US woman held for involvement with rebel group

By |2010-10-30T16:43:23+00:00October 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A Peruvian judge on Saturday reinstated the parole of Lori Berenson [advocacy website], a US citizen held since 1995 for collaboration with a Marxist rebel organization. Berenson has served three-quarters of a 20-year sentence, making her elig...

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New Century settlement a $14.4 million payday for Bernstein Litowitz

By |2010-10-28T02:01:11+00:00October 28th, 2010|Uncategorized|

A federal judge in California on Monday approved more than $14.4 million in attorney fees for Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossman as lead plaintiffs' counsel in a $125 million shareholder settlement involving bankrupt New Century Financial Corp., one ...

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Supreme Court takes up Arizona school tuition case

By |2010-10-27T23:12:15+00:00October 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Wednesday in Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on the constitut...

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Squire Sanders, Hammonds Partners Approve Merger

By |2010-10-27T19:11:44+00:00October 27th, 2010|Uncategorized|

After more than two months of official talks, British firm Hammonds and Squire, Sanders & Dempsey have agreed to merge in the latest trans-Atlantic law firm combination.

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Supreme Court hears arbitration, death penalty cases

By |2010-10-26T21:03:15+00:00October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website; JURIST news archive] heard oral arguments [day call, PDF; merit briefs] Tuesday in AT&T Mobility v. Concepcion [oral arguments transcript, PDF; JURIST report] on whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) [text], which provides for judicial facilitation of private dispute resolution through arbitration when the transaction involves interstate commerce, preempts states from enforcing alternate solutions when arbitration clauses are considered unconscionable. The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held [opinion, PDF] that...

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DC Circuit orders further review of Guantanamo detainee release order

By |2010-10-26T15:21:04+00:00October 26th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday ordered further review [opinion, PDF] of a lower court decision to release Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Mohamedo...

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Fla. Judge Faces Hearing for Misconduct

By |2010-10-25T18:47:33+00:00October 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|

A Florida judge has admitted that he violated campaign rules, took jewelry from a juvenile offender with unpaid court costs and served as his mother's lawyer while a judge.

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