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'GST's profit resistant law will protect consumer's interests'NC attorney general tells DeVos he is investigating Charlotte School of LawConservationists alarmed by Trump Interior nomineeUS bombings in Syria and Afghanistan A new stage in the repudiation of international lawConservationists alarmed by Trump Interior nomineeLobbyist who worked in Bush administration tapped to be Trump's deputy Interior secretaryAfter 100 Days of Trump, America's Gotten Corruption FatigueTrump appeals to NRA members' interests at Atlanta conventionThe mayor owns six properties in the city. Is that a problem?Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'Negotiation and Mediation: Is that a Law Student's Cup of Tea?New York Law JournalNew York Law JournalPlaintiffs, law firms argue who should lead class action against AntheraEditorial: Lawmakers should fix double standard in lobbying law

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Opinion: Does Business Have a Pal in Neil Gorsuch?
The National Law Journal (registration)April 5, 2017

As one leading example, business interests are encouraged by Gorsuch's dissenting opinion in the case of TransAm Trucking v. Administrative Review Board, Department of Labor. ... Gorsuch's crabbed reading of the law focused narrowly on several words of ...more »

Enforceable and Effective Attorney-Client Agreements
Connecticut Law TribuneApril 5, 2017

On the other hand, if there is only a potential conflict of interest — i.e. the interests of the clients are not currently adverse but could conceivably become so — then the attorney or law firm may be able to represent the clients after full ...more »

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'GST's profit resistant law will protect consumer's interests'
Daily PioneerApril 29, 2017

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has claimed that by making provision of profit resistant law for the first time in GST the Narendra Modi Government has protected consumer's interests. The BJP State spokesperson and the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha ...more »

NC attorney general tells DeVos he is investigating Charlotte School of Law
Charlotte ObserverApril 29, 2017

N.C. Attorney General Josh Stein's office has written to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, informing her of its investigation of the troubled for-profit Charlotte School of Law. The April 12 letter, signed by Special Deputy Attorney General Harriet ...more »

Conservationists alarmed by Trump Interior nominee
KPNX 12 News TVApril 29, 2017

Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said it's concerning that Bernhardt's law firm has a financial interest in the Cadiz water project, which would involve pumping groundwater from an aquifer in the Mojave ...more »

US bombings in Syria and Afghanistan A new stage in the repudiation of international law
World Socialist Web SiteApril 29, 2017

The Trump administration's unprovoked April 7 cruise missile attack on Syria, followed closely by the dropping of the largest non-nuclear weapon in its arsenal on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, signals a new period of breakdown in international law ...more »

Conservationists alarmed by Trump Interior nominee
USA TODAYApril 29, 2017

Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said it's concerning that Bernhardt's law firm has a financial interest in the Cadiz water project, which would involve pumping groundwater from an aquifer in the Mojave ...more »

Lobbyist who worked in Bush administration tapped to be Trump's deputy Interior secretary
The Desert SunApril 29, 2017

Ileene Anderson, a senior scientist with the Center for Biological Diversity, said it's concerning that Bernhardt's law firm has a financial interest in the Cadiz water project, which would involve pumping groundwater from an aquifer in the Mojave ...more »

After 100 Days of Trump, America's Gotten Corruption Fatigue
RollingStone.comApril 28, 2017

That's why the U.S. has constitutional prohibitions, laws and norms aimed at eliminating the possibility of government officials using their positions to line their own pockets when they are obligated act in the interest of the public. But the ethical ...more »

Trump appeals to NRA members' interests at Atlanta convention
New York Daily NewsApril 28, 2017

As the first sitting President to address the gun lobby's annual convention in more than three decades, Trump made it clear he's in their corner as the NRA looks to undermine current gun laws and block any new ones. “The eight year assault on your ...more »

The mayor owns six properties in the city. Is that a problem?
Press & Sun-BulletinApril 28, 2017

New York State law prohibits cities from entering into contracts involving elected officials' interests, but municipalities are free to put more stringent conflict of interest laws on the books, said Martha McCluskey, professor at SUNY Buffalo Law ...more »

Judge won't hear gay adoptions because it's not in a child's 'best interest'
USA TODAYApril 28, 2017

He said in the order issued Thursday that “as a matter of conscience” he believes that “under no circumstance” would “the best interest of the child be promoted by the adoption by a practicing homosexual." Kentucky state law allows gay couples to adopt ...more »

Negotiation and Mediation: Is that a Law Student's Cup of Tea?
Mediate.comApril 28, 2017

Even though negotiation and mediation do not require a detailed knowledge about any law subject unlike moot but it is only during or after the third year do law students start showing any interest in these domains. This piece reflects my personal ...more »

New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

Both parties filed modification petitions. A trial was held to determine if custody and modification order modifications were in the children's best interests. Father was currently granted sole legal and physical custody of children, visitation to mother.more »

New York Law Journal
New York Law Journal (registration)April 28, 2017

Both parties filed modification petitions. A trial was held to determine if custody and modification order modifications were in the children's best interests. Father was currently granted sole legal and physical custody of children, visitation to mother.more »

Plaintiffs, law firms argue who should lead class action against Anthera
Legal News LineApril 28, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – Two plaintiffs and law firms are battling it out in court to be named the lead in a class action lawsuit filed against a pharmaceutical company. In Brian Clevlen's class action against Anthera Pharmaceuticals and a ...more »

Editorial: Lawmakers should fix double standard in lobbying law
Bend BulletinApril 28, 2017

An initial opinion from the Legislative Counsel's office didn't give the governor what she expected, but the ethics commission came through last week, declaring that the law applies to those who go to work for private interests, not government interests.more »

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