Law

A Constitutional Puzzle: Can the President Be Indicted?

WASHINGTON — The Constitution does not answer every question. It includes detailed instructions, for instance, about how Congress may remove a president who has committed serious offenses. But it does not say whether the president may be criminally prosecuted in the meantime.<p>The Supreme Court has …

James B. Comey

Shifting reasons for dismissing employees can cause employer legal headaches

President Trump faces continuing political complications from the shifting explanations he and his staff have given for the recent termination of FBI …

San Diego

Liberal Constitutional Lawyer SLAMS Investigation into Russian Meddling

Getty Images<p>Alan Dershowitz made an interesting claim regarding Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 …

Robert Mueller

Judge Dismisses 25 Lawsuits Against D.C. Metro

<b>BALTIMORE (WJZ) –</b> A Federal Judge has dismissed more than two dozen lawsuits against the D.C. Metro and The District of Columbia over a deadly …

The Supreme Court's big ruling on 'patent trolls' will rock businesses everywhere

Tech companies and app developers everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief after Monday's major Supreme Court ruling on a topic that's close to their hearts: Patents. More specifically, patent lawsuits — a rising number of which analysts say are bogus and threaten to strangle new startups and …

U.S. Supreme Court

Ruling on patent lawsuits could have big impact in Delaware

A recent Supreme Court decision on patent lawsuits could make a big impact in Delaware.<p>The Wilmington News Journal reports …

U.S. Supreme Court

New Jersey Muslim group sues for mosque on Ramadan eve

<b>(CNN) —</b> A Muslim community group in New Jersey has filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Bayonne, alleging anti-Muslim bias as the reason the city's zoning board denied an application for a mosque.<p>The suit, filed this week on the eve of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, comes after a …

News

Emanuel: Feds should not commandeer local cops

Dana Bash asks Rahm Emanuel if he would order Chicago police to comply with a potential new federal law requiring local police to enforce federal immigration law

Rahm Emanuel

Cloud Security Alliance Releases Guidance for Securing Connected Vehicles

Article ByCatlin M. Meade Kurt WimmerCovington & Burling LLPInside PrivacyThe increasing connectivity of vehicles has raised questions about how to …

Internet of Things

New Republican Bill Makes Suing Cops For Civil Rights Violations Really Tough

The Back the Blue Act would also make it a federal crime to assault or kill a police officer.<p>WASHINGTON ― A pair of bills introduced in the House and the Senate would make assaulting law enforcement officers a federal offense and suing cops for civil rights violations more difficult.<p>Under the Back …

Justice

DC sniper to be resentenced after judge overturns life-without-parole rulings

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A federal judge in Virginia overturned the two life sentences of Washington-area sniper Lee Boyd Malvo on Friday, more than a decade after he was originally sentenced as a teenager.<p>US District Court Judge Raymond Jackson, in a rare move, sent Malvo's case back to state courts in …

Crime

Why a small town in Texas had Samsung's ear

<b>Welcome to Marshall, Texas. Nestled in the pine forests near the Louisiana border, the town of around 20,000 has a quaint central shopping district dotted by boutique stores. In October it hosts a party celebrating fire ants - a stinging pest that bedevils the region's man and beast. In winter,</b> …

Patents

Trump lost travel ban fight before it began

<b>(CNN) —</b> In announcing the first travel ban in January, President Donald Trump said, "This is the 'Protection of the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States.' We all know what that means."<p>As it turns out, we do. It means that you are trying to implement a ban on Muslims entering …

Opinion

Fyre Festival Lawsuits Advance on Dual Civil, Criminal Tracks

A petition to consolidate civil class action lawsuits against Fyre Media and company co-founders Billy McFarland and Ja Rule will come before a panel …

Fyre Festival

Religion and the Re-classification of Islam

Air travel is not what it used to be. In the 1980s and 1990s, you could accompany your relatives or friends to the terminal, sit and talk with them …

Religion

Kulbhushan Jadhav row: Application filed in Pakistan SC for immediate execution of ex-navy officer

<b>Islamabad:</b> An application for the immediate execution of former Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on …

Kulbhushan Jadhav

‘America’s Got Talent’ Refuses to Air Tyra Banks Segment Mentioned in Lawsuit

<i>‘America’s Got Talent’</i> has decided NOT to air a segment featuring <b>a couple who sued the show on Tuesday.</b>The couple alleges that host Tyra Banks …

America's Got Talent

How Appealing

Friday, May 26, 2017<p><b>15 years of "How Appealing" -- reader mail:</b> Today's email is from Peg Durkin, a former Philadelphia attorney who is the head of …

Poor, Poor Michael ‘Lock Her Up’ Flynn Is Being Treated Like a Criminal

The most vulnerable figure in the Russia investigation right now is former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Bloomberg’s Eli Lake devotes a …

Michael Flynn

We asked legal experts if Greg Gianforte can serve in Congress if he's convicted of assault in reporter 'body-slam' case

A day after Montana Republican Greg Gianforte won his state's seat in the US House of Representatives, questions swirled about the fate of his term, before it even begins.<p>Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault on Wednesday after a reporter said he was "body-slammed" by Gianforte while the …

Greg Gianforte

What The Recent Supreme Court Decision Means For Network-1 Technologies

On May 22, the US Supreme Court delivered an important decision that is seen as unfavorable for patent owners.<p>Network-1's stock has been selling off …

Patents

Trump’s Travel Ban “Drips with Intolerance” on Its Way to the Supreme Court

In a ruling, on Thursday, that left in place a lower court’s stay on President Donald Trump’s travel ban, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit went well beyond saying that the White House’s case was mistaken, misguided, or just inadequate. Instead, Chief Judge Roger Gregory …

Travel Ban

Travel Ban Challengers Demand Trump Hand Over Rudy Giuliani's 'Muslim Ban' Memo

The development comes a day after an appeals court said the president's executive order "drips with religious intolerance."<p>A team of lawyers challenging President Donald Trump’s travel ban in Detroit asked a federal judge there to compel the Trump administration to turn over a memorandum that …

Muslim Ban

For-Profit Colleges Sue To Stop Rule That Protects Students Of Failed Schools

Federal regulations that aim to protect and refund student loan borrowers defrauded by their schools could end before they even go into place, thanks …

Education

Cisco paying $57M in lost case against SRI

Along with its setback in a patent dispute against Arista Networks, Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) lost its bid for a new trial in a case brought by SRI …

Fortune 500

Sir Cliff Richard 'awarded £1MILLION damages from police' after being named as suspected paedophile

Sir Cliff Richard has won damages from police believed to be worth more than £1million after he was named as a suspected paedophile.<p>The veteran …

Crime

Editorial: Supreme Court ruling puts patent trolls in their place

Patent trolls are almost as plentiful and harder to kill than cockroaches. Give the Supreme Court credit for taking a big step last week to put them …

Patents

County taxpayers in Idaho to cover about $2.7M from lawsuit

An Idaho county's taxpayers will need to cough up about $2.7 million to cover a lawsuit its officials lost against a former employee who had been …

Law doesn't do enough to protect reporters

<b>(CNN) —</b> Among the boatload of federal criminal laws that Congress has enacted, there's a growing category of laws that enhance punishment for crimes against certain groups of people based upon their status or employment. And given the news out of Montana, it seems like it may be time for Congress …

Opinion

Copyright Troll Piracy ‘Witness’ Went Back to the Future – and Lost

Since the early 2000s, copyright trolls have been attempting to squeeze cash from pirating Internet users and fifteen years later the practice is …

Back to the Future