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Published on: May 30th, 2019

“If You Believe That It Is Possible To Break, Believe That It Is Possible To Repair”

This year's Harvard Law School Class Day had many firsts: Roberta “Robbie” Kaplan ’88 was the first openly gay person to speak at the occasion, addressing the school’s first majority-woman graduating...
Published on: May 24th, 2019

When Accommodating Becomes Establishing

The United States has a long, honorable tradition of religious accommodation. When our law burdens the free exercise of religion, the government often allows targeted exemptions out of respect for...
Published on: May 24th, 2019

Pomp-Circumstance, Border Bother, Daubert Decision: The Morning Minute

TOUGH SPOT? President Trump-appointee Trevor McFadden has a decision to make, and it might not come easy. As a newly installed U.S. District judge in D.C., he now is charged with determining whether...
Published on: May 24th, 2019

‘Court-assisted terrorism’? How the powerful can muzzle free speech for about $300

On a chilly May afternoon, under a colorless sky, Joe Schiavo parked himself on a bench inside a leafy Old City pocket park that he once helped revive, while a 5,000-gallon fountain gurgled behind...
Published on: May 6th, 2019

How she went public with abuse allegations against New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman

Tanya Selvaratnam got the news around 7 p.m. on May 7, 2018, while at a dinner party. It came in the form of a text message from David Remnick, editor of the New Yorker, saying: The story is up....
Published on: April 29th, 2019

Airbnb Gets Broker's Retread NY Antitrust Suit Evicted

A Manhattan real estate brokerage already had its shot at Airbnb in federal court and missed, a New York state court judge said Friday in tossing the firm’s second proposed class action alleging the...
Published on: April 22nd, 2019

The Supreme Court will weigh a challenge to the citizenship question on the 2020 census

On April 23rd, almost a year after they heard arguments about a ban on travel from mostly Muslim countries, the justices will review a challenge to another Trump administration novelty. They will...
Published on: April 5th, 2019

LGBT progress seen in Lightfoot’s win, rise of ‘Mayor Pete'

“Mayor Pete,” as he’s known to his growing fan base, is running a surprisingly strong and well-funded campaign for president. Lori Lightfoot has just won a landslide victory to become Chicago’s mayor.
Published on: April 5th, 2019

Gigi Hadid Wants Court To Toss Copyright Infringement Claim Over Instagram Photo

The attorney representing supermodel Gigi Hadid is calling a New York company’s copyright infringement claim against her for posting a photo of herself on Instagram “meritless” and is ready to ask...
Published on: April 2nd, 2019

Gigi Hadid wants judge to toss lawsuit over paparazzi photo

Gigi Hadid claims the paparazzi agency suing her for using their photo on Instagram is trying to extort her for money. In documents obtained by The Blast, the 23-year-old supermodel’s legal team said...