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County supervisors want Basha out of juvenile dependency courtWatchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, ResponsibilitiesRealty Law DigestKaine, Schiff press Trump on legal justification for Syria strikeDemocracy 21 Says Ethics Rules Require Kushner to Recuse Himself from All China MattersLegislators, fix law that allowed Mesquite police to hide info about son's death while in custodyAkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM requestAkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM requestThe Broad Institute is testing the limits of what 'nonprofit' meansReader View: New solar law protects consumersAG Shapiro declines to join challenge to revised Trump travel banHoosick Falls cuts ties with law firm behind controversial settlement agreementFree speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appealGuilty MenClass Action Lawyers in Target Case Hoard the Settlement Pie

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Ban on nonlawyer investment in law firms doesn't violate right of association, 2nd Circuit rules
ABA JournalMarch 27, 2017

“Even were we to assume, given the evolving nature of commercial speech protections, that [the Jacoby & Meyers law firms] possess some such First Amendment interests,” Carney wrote, “the regulations at issue here are adequately supported by state ...more »

Trump's Interests vs. America's, Blind-Trust Edition
The AtlanticApril 3, 2017

Besides, with so much of his fortune derived from highly visible real-estate and branding deals, some lawyers note that no trust would fully blind him from knowing where his financial interests lie; they say the only way to fully protect against ...more »

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County supervisors want Basha out of juvenile dependency court
Davis EnterpriseApril 26, 2017

Only Supervisor Don Saylor of Davis voted against the motions, both of which were brought by Supervisor Matt Rexroad of Woodland, who had argued that Basha is biased and not acting in the best interests of children. ... She also read a letter from CASA ...more »

Watchdog Group Sees Conflicts In Jared Kushner's Vast Wealth, Responsibilities
NPRApril 25, 2017

The legal hurdle involves China, because foreign business interests there are controlled by the Chinese government. The federal conflict-of-interest laws cover not only Kushner's own holdings but also his spouse's holdings — in this case, trademarks ...more »

Realty Law Digest
New York Law Journal (registration)April 25, 2017

A plaintiff purchaser moved for leave to amend its complaint and for partial summary judgment granting specific performance of a contract of sale, requiring the defendant seller to transfer his 71.34 percent interest in the subject real property to the ...more »

Kaine, Schiff press Trump on legal justification for Syria strike
The HillApril 25, 2017

Days after the strike, Trump sent a letter to Congress saying the action fell under his legal authority to protect U.S. interests. "I acted in the vital national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, pursuant to my constitutional ...more »

Democracy 21 Says Ethics Rules Require Kushner to Recuse Himself from All China Matters
YubaNetApril 25, 2017

The letter pointed to Kushner's “unprecedented White House portfolio, your role as adviser to President Trump, your relationship with the President as his son-in-law and your family's very substantial foreign and domestic business interests” in calling ...more »

Legislators, fix law that allowed Mesquite police to hide info about son's death while in custody
Dallas NewsApril 25, 2017

And it mirrors similar cases in which statutes regulating release of medical or government records have been applied not to protect privacy, but to stifle whistleblowers, protect corporate interests, or cover up potential misconduct. A law now pending ...more »

AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM request
NasdaqApril 25, 2017

Within the last week alone, the management of AkzoNobel has held face-to-face meetings with shareholders at an Investor Day followed by an extensive international shareholder roadshow and today's Annual General Meeting (AGM). This dialog will ... The ...more »

AkzoNobel strongly supports Chairman in response to EGM request
GlobeNewswire (press release)April 25, 2017

One of these rights is for shareholders representing at least 10% of issued share capital to request a general meeting as qualified by Dutch law. According to Dutch law, this includes meeting standards of reasonableness and fairness and a 'legitimate ...more »

The Broad Institute is testing the limits of what 'nonprofit' means
STATApril 25, 2017

In fact, a nonprofit may not confer a “private benefit” to a corporation. Private benefit is defined 15 as “non-incidental benefits conferred on disinterested persons that serve private interests.” The law says that any private benefit must be ...more »

Reader View: New solar law protects consumers
Santa Fe New MexicanApril 25, 2017

As the president and chief executive officer of the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, I am thrilled the governor has made this legislation into law, because it has the interests of the small business community at heart. At the United States ...more »

AG Shapiro declines to join challenge to revised Trump travel ban
Pittsburgh Post-GazetteApril 25, 2017

“I was proud to be a leader amongst state attorneys general in the first legal battle over the president's travel ban. That successful effort was always about defending the rule of law and the interests of Pennsylvanians,” Mr. Shapiro said in the ...more »

Hoosick Falls cuts ties with law firm behind controversial settlement agreement
WNYTApril 25, 2017

HOOSICK FALLS - During an emergency meeting Monday night, the Hoosick Falls Village board voted to cut ties with a Glens Falls law firm that negotiated two controversial versions of a failed settlement agreement with Honeywell International and Saint ...more »

Free speech advocates rush to oppose Idaho's ag-gag law in 9th Circuit appeal
Twin Falls Times-NewsApril 24, 2017

“The Animal Legal Defense Fund urges the court to choose sides and elevate the right of free speech over rights of liberty, privacy and property,” the IDA said. “This is fundamentally not a decision to be made by the judiciary — it is a decision for ...more »

Guilty Men
The American InterestApril 24, 2017

The office of Prime Minister has been eliminated; the President, once titular, now has sole and unsupervised authority to appoint and dismiss most judges, all ministers and other high officials, as well as issue decrees with the force of law, dissolve ...more »

Class Action Lawyers in Target Case Hoard the Settlement Pie
Competitive Enterprise Institute (blog)April 24, 2017

The law protects class members from class counsel picking favorites. Rule 23, which governs the procedure and conduct of class action lawsuits brought in federal courts, requires that when there are groups of class members with conflicting interests ...more »

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