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Congress Overrides Obama Veto for 1st Time, Passes Sponsors of Terror Act

For the first time, Congress overrode one of President Obama's vetoes and enacted the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorists Act. So reports The New York Daily News.


Supreme Court: Election Districts Must Be Determined By Population

The U.S Supreme Court has held that the number of people, not the number of eligible voters, should help determine election districts. So reports The New York Times.


Administration Insiders Shortlist Five Likely Supreme Court Nominees

On the condition of anonymity, people close to the Obama administration have shortlisted five sitting federal judges whom the President is likely to nominate to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice Scalia’s death. So reports the Washington Post.


Little Sisters of the Poor Like Their Chances in High Court

Counsel for a group of nuns that oppose mandatory coverage for birth control expressed confidence in their case against government, citing prior rulings and the nature of their healthcare plan.


SCOTUS Eliminates Potential Vehicle for Thwarting Class Actions

In a case that’s being considered a significant blow to big companies, the U.S. Supreme Court held that a class action against a telemarketing firm could proceed despite the firm’s offer to pay the main plaintiff the maximum amount he could collect if he won the case. So reports The Wall Street Journal.


Broken Justice: A Glance at DNA Exonerations in the U.S.

There have been 337 post-conviction DNA exonerations since 1989, according to recently released information from the Innocence Project. Steven Avery’s rape case, featured in the popular and controversial Netflix series “Making a Murderer,” is one such instance and his wrongful arrest and conviction was the first domino in a long chain of judicially complex proceedings.


Tips for Preventing Holiday Celebrations from Getting Too Tipsy

It’s that time of year when friends, families and co-workers get together to celebrate successes, relationships and sometimes, just surviving another year. No matter the reason for the festivity, it’s the wise employer who plans the get-together that doesn't result in liability for the raucous behavior of staffers or other invitees.


Boies, Schiller Pays Associates Bonuses in the High Six Figures

For at least the second year, the New York based litigation firm Boies Schiller & Flexner paid a couple of its associates bonuses as high as $350,000. So reports Above The Law.


Providing Legal Services to Refugees, Asylees is No Small Task

As the world and the U.S. grapples with the waves of displaced civilians fleeing violence in the Middle East, many have expressed concerns ranging from domestic security to the economic impact of those relocating and even the importance of exhibiting basic compassion.


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