Prop 8 judge to teach at UC-Berkeley

By |2010-12-31T11:18:07+00:00December 31st, 2010|Uncategorized|

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, noted for striking down California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, will teach at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law following his retirement at year's end.

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Rights group urges EU to hold nations accountable for CIA rendition programs

By |2010-12-30T22:28:59+00:00December 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The EU has failed to hold member states legally accountable for their involvement in the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) [official website] extraordinary rendition program [JURIST news archive], according to a report [text, PDF] published Monday by Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website]. In its report, entitled "Open Secret: Mounting Evidence of Europe's Complicity in Rendition and Secret Detention," AI said that limited progress has been made in holding governments accountable, mostly as a result of mounting evidence of certain...

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ACLU calls on AG to investigate Bush for torture

By |2010-12-30T05:03:15+00:00December 30th, 2010|Uncategorized|

[JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Thursday published an open letter [text, PDF] to US Attorney General Eric Holder [official profile, JURIST news archive], urging him to investigate former president George W. Bush...

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Cravath Takes on Harrisburg Bankruptcy Work Pro Bono

By |2010-12-29T17:48:29+00:00December 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

After five law firms pitched Harrisburg City Council to help the financially beleaguered city through a potential bankruptcy, one of the council members said in media reports the city would look to negotiate the proposed hourly rates, which ranged by f...

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After amicus flood, Court will take up Microsoft patent case

By |2010-12-29T14:51:43+00:00December 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

Justices agreed Monday to hear Microsoft Corp.'s challenge to a nearly $300 million patent infringement judgment against it, which the company claims is the largest patent verdict ever upheld on appeal.

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Howrey Loses Another Partner — This Time, to Dechert

By |2010-12-29T13:57:42+00:00December 29th, 2010|Uncategorized|

In another defection from Howrey, Michael Cowie, until recently a partner in the firm's antitrust practice, has joined Dechert as a partner. He is a former director at the FTC.

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