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Chemerinsky: These 4 lesser-known SCOTUS decisions are sure to spawn more litigation

ABA Top Stories - Wed, 2015-08-05 06:30

Although the Supreme Court’s decisions on marriage equality and the Affordable Care Act deservedly got the most media attention, other cases will more likely affect…

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As workers’ social media comments clash with employer expectations, the NLRB takes center stage

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 14:45

Once upon a time, workers throughout the U.S. talked to their family and friends in person, on landline telephoned or even through letters sent via…

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After some ado over class attendance, ABA House backs changes in law school accreditation standards

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 14:45

The ABA House of Delegates concurred Tuesday with the action of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar’s governing council to…

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Former worker sues Safeway, says it did not stop customer’s sexual harassment

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 13:15

A former deli counter worker at the Safeway Inc. supermarket chain is suing the company over a customer’s alleged behavior toward her last year.


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Protections against domestic and sexual violence must be extended to all, ABA leaders say

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 12:50

The ABA’s House of Delegates addressed the hot-button issue of sexual violence with three resolutions passed on Tuesday.

Resolution 109A was the first of…

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Sirius XM Radio pays $1.3M to settle suit over unpaid internships

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 12:20

In the latest fallout from a wave of class litigation over unpaid internships at major corporations, Sirius XM Radio Inc. has agreed to pay as…

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Law schools should refine debt counseling and cut education costs, says report adopted by ABA House

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 11:30

The ABA House of Delegates on Tuesday adopted the recommendations of the Task Force on the Financing of Legal Education in its passage of…

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Restore college-funding eligibility for prisoners, ABA leaders urge Congress

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 09:48

The ABA’s House of Delegates easily passed a resolution Tuesday urging Congress to restore Federal Pell Grant eligibility for prisoners with qualifying needs.


California Offers $10-Million Grant for EV Charging Stations

ENR - Construction Law - Tue, 2015-08-04 09:43
By 2020, up to 1 million zero-emission vehicles will be able to travel the entire length of the state.
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Judge overturns Idaho ‘ag gag’ law barring undercover videos at agricultural facilities

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 09:41

A federal judge in Idaho has found that Idaho’s so-called “ag gag” law violates the First Amendment.

U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill ruled on…

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ABA must ‘change rapidly to be relevant,’ President-elect Linda Klein says

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 09:27

On Tuesday morning, the ABA House of Delegates elected Linda Klein of Atlanta as ABA president-elect for 2015-2016.

In her brief speech, she called…

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EPA's Final Clean Power Plan Gives States More Flexibility

ENR - Construction Law - Tue, 2015-08-04 08:21
Some construction groups say plan will cost jobs and affect the reliability of the electric grid, but others say that the technologies exist to help states comply.
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A 21st Century State of Mind

ENR - Construction Law - Tue, 2015-08-04 08:09
State building programs are aiding New York’s transformation into a 21st Century economy.
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6th Circuit criticizes lawyer’s ‘outlandish’ comparisons, tosses challenge to lawn mowing fine

ABA Top Stories - Tue, 2015-08-04 03:45

A federal appeals court has tossed a homeowner’s suit claiming his due process rights were violated when he was charged $600 by city of Howell,…

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Avvo founder tells lawyers to ‘get rid of UPL’ if they want innovation and access to justice

ABA Top Stories - Mon, 2015-08-03 18:45

At the close of the first day of the ABA’s House of Delegates meeting, the Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services presented talks…

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Paulette Brown announces ambitious plans as she assumes the ABA presidency

ABA Top Stories - Mon, 2015-08-03 16:40

Introducing Paulette Brown, outgoing ABA president William Hubbard joked that Brown clearly has the strength and stamina to take up the presidency—because if you…

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Bar licensing groups urged to tread carefully when asking about mental health

ABA Top Stories - Mon, 2015-08-03 11:46

Over some opposition, the ABA’s House of Delegates passed a resolution Monday urging lawyer licensing entities to focus on behavior rather than diagnoses when asking…

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Construction Spending Up Slightly in June But Soars From 2014

ENR - Construction Law - Mon, 2015-08-03 09:28
Commerce Dept. reports volume up a tiny 0.2% from May, but gains 12% from June 2014 total.
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‘Justice is our calling,’ outgoing ABA President Hubbard says, remembering Charleston

ABA Top Stories - Mon, 2015-08-03 09:24

Outgoing ABA President William Hubbard opened his speech to the House of Delegates by contrasting the association’s Magna Carta festivities on June 15 with…

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel relates education, community policing to fighting crime

ABA Top Stories - Mon, 2015-08-03 08:11

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was upbeat as he opened the House of Delegates session at the 2015 Annual Meeting.

Emanuel related core civic issues—economic revitalization…

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