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Understanding the Law
Explaining court cases, statutes, and executive actions across the country, providing valuable analysis of the facts and legal impact on the public.
Congressional Democrats introduce a new bill, the Equality Act, which seeks to amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and provide sweeping protections for sexual and gender minorities across America. ...[Continue Reading]
Jawbone sues Fitbit claiming Fitbit stole highly confidential information from Jawbone when it “poached” Jawbone’s former employees and encouraged them to take information with them, and that there is a violation of the patents Jawbone has on activity and fitness bands resulting in a call for cease-and-desist and injunction in production of Fitbit trackers. ...[Continue Reading]
After the Department of Labor releases its Administrator’s Interpretation No. 2015-1, questions are still present regarding what this means for workers. ...[Continue Reading]
Massachusetts introduces new legislation that will prevent children from sitting in the front passenger seats. ...[Continue Reading]
U.S. Supreme Court will decide if representation should reflect the number of eligible voters or overall population ...[Continue Reading]
Despite many states’ efforts to place moratoriums on the death penalty, North Carolina lawmakers take a step toward resuming executions for the first time in nine years by passing House Bill 774, dubbed the “Restoring Proper Justice Act.” ...[Continue Reading]
Boston Marathon bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, receives the death penalty, but America is still in the dark on where he will wait out the interminable appeals process ...[Continue Reading]
Lawsuits against those involved in writing the Pi Kappa Phi book would likely invoke First Amendment protections. ...[Continue Reading]
The number of music copyright infringement cases has significantly increased in the last decade. ...[Continue Reading]
Employees working for private companies have limited options for pursuing their employers over Facebook-related firings. ...[Continue Reading]
Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke are not the first musicians to get into legal trouble for copying another artist's work, whether intentionally or unintentionally. ...[Continue Reading]
Two employees who were fired by the City of Charlotte for Facebook posts may have First Amendment claims. ...[Continue Reading]