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Sexual harassment lawsuit roils Silicon Valley – Denver Post

The legal fight offers an inside peek at the firm’s jet-setting ways, internecine fights over board of director seats at “portfolio” companies and the cost of social snubs. The lawsuit was filed by Ellen Pao, a 42-year-old Harvard Law School … Continue reading

Scotch Whisky Association challenges Scotland’s minimum alcohol price law – BBC News

The law, which was overwhelmingly backed by MSPs earlier this … legislation breached EU trade rules by distorting the drinks market, and that the key legal test on alcohol minimum pricing at EU level is if it is a proportionate … Continue reading

Law Review: Language is loser in ‘Obamacare’ ruling – Philadelphia Daily News

Roberts, clearly looking for a way to uphold the law, at first concluded it was not a tax … dwelled on speculation that the chief justice had delivered both a legal opinion and a political compromise. So concerned was Roberts … Continue reading

Horne upbeat on political future despite FBI inquiry, GOP snub – USA Today

The office represents and provides legal advice to state agencies and enforces … Horne had a successful career as a construction law litigator. When he ran for political office, he said he took an 80percent pay cut. In 1976, the … Continue reading

Circumcision in Germany legal, parliament rules – GlobalPost

The main political parties have criticised the ruling by a Cologne court and Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government has promised a new law to make clear doctors or … practice of circumcision itself. The legal row drew attention worldwide including from … Continue reading

It’s legal: cops seize cell phone, impersonate owner – Ars Technica

Penoyar rejected Roden’s privacy arguments on similar grounds. Mobile phones exist in a constitutional grey area. The law has well-developed doctrines protecting the privacy of our desktop computers, landline telephones, and filing cabinets. But modern …

Dispute over Pennsylvania voter ID law intensifies – Philadelphia Daily News

HARRISBURG – The legal and political dispute over Pennsylvania’s voter identification law showed every sign of widening into a brawl Wednesday. Civil liberties groups suing to upend the law contended in court briefs that as many as a million or … Continue reading

Undocumented immigrant’s law license bid backed by California state Attorney General – Contra Costa Times

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the controversial case, and it invited Harris’ legal views on whether state or federal laws forbid licensing an undocumented immigrant. “No law or policy prevents this court from admitting Garcia to the State … Continue reading

Best Legal Departments 2012: Best of the Rest – Law.com

Two years ago NetApp Inc. started restructuring its law department to better support … Within a year the new legal chief had not only revamped the department but drafted a formal pro bono policy to encourage lawyers to get involved … Continue reading

Legal experts: YouTube’s removal of Romney ad may abuse law | The Daily Caller – Daily Caller

The ad, called “Political Payoffs and Middle Class Layoffs … “Fair use” describes the section of federal copyright law that covers circumstances where it is legal to use small portions of copyrighted works without obtaining permission …