SCOTUS Grants Catholic Groups Short-Term Reprieve From Contraception-Coverage Mandate

The U.S. Supreme Court last week issued a four-sentence-long order temporarily excusing a group of Catholic nuns and a manager of healthcare plans for Catholic groups from having to comply with the portion of Obamacare that requires employers to provide insurance that covers contraception. So Reuters reports.

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Clifford Chance Keeps Candidates’ Education Info Secret From Staff Interviewers

To annul possible bias in favor of hiring graduates from highbrow schools, the UK offices of the internationally renowned law firm Clifford Chance keep staff who are conducting final interviews with potential recruits in the dark about where the candidates were educated. So reports the British newspaper The Independent.

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Law Firms' 'Non-Equity Partner' Ranks Swell

A 55-year-old attorney at White & Case, who recently filed for bankruptcy, is a prime example of the plight of today’s “non-equity partners.” That's according to The New York Times.

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SCOTUS Rules Patent Holders Must Prove Infringement

In the first of six patent-related cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this term, the Supreme Court justices ruled 9-0 in favor of medical devices manufacturer Medtronic, Inc. in its patent infringement suit against privately-owned Mirowski Family Ventures, LLC.

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