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  • Ignorance of the law isn't an acceptable defense, even for police

    It's already too easy for police to stop motorists they consider suspicious using the pretext of a minor violation of traffic laws. Law enforcement will enjoy even more leeway under Monday's misguided Supreme Court decision upholding the legality of stops...
  • The Legal Case for Publishing Sony Emails

    On Sunday, media outlets received letters from famed attorney David Boies, representing Sony Pictures Entertainment, urging them to destroy or ignore the trove of hacked documents and emails from the hacking attack on the studio. While his letter...
  • U.S. top court backs police in car brake-light confusion case

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that a police officer in North Carolina lawfully stopped a car with a faulty brake light - and then found a stash of cocaine in the vehicle - even though driving with one working light is not illegal in the state....
  • Lehman trustee petitions Supreme Court over Barclays dispute

    The trustee handling the liquidation of the brokerage unit of Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc filed a petition with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday seeking review of the business's cash assets awarded to Barclays Plc . Lehman, once Wall Street's fourth-...
  • Supreme Court permits 'reasonable mistakes' by police in searches

    WASHINGTON The Supreme Court on Monday upheld a North Carolina car search, in an 8-1 decision that provides more wiggle room for law enforcement officers who make a "reasonable" mistake about the law. With conservative and liberal justices all but...
  • Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case

    Orthodox Jews back scarf-wearing Muslim in Abercrombie & Fitch case
    Seven Orthodox Jewish groups, a Muslim civil rights organization and a public interest law firm supporting religious freedom filed briefs this week with the U.S. Supreme Court supporting a Muslim teenager who was denied a job at Abercrombie & Fitch...
  • Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court

    Baltimore County tapped outside firm to take pension battle to Supreme Court
    Baltimore County shelled out as much as $42,000 for a $350-an-hour Florida lawyer to appeal a long-running pension dispute to the Supreme Court. It lost, and now the county may be on the hook for millions of dollars. While Councilwoman Vicki Almond, a...
  • New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail

    New York Times reporter James Risen may be offered deal to avoid jail
    The Justice Department is considering offering New York Times reporter James Risen a deal that could enable him to avoid jail time over refusing to testify in a national security investigation and save face for prosecutors under increasing pressure for...
  • High court to decide whether young murder convicts can seek freedom

    The Supreme Court agreed Friday to decide whether young murderers who are serving life terms in prison deserve a chance to seek their freedom in parole hearings. The court said it will rule in the case of Louisiana man who was sentenced to life in...
  • U.S. corporations winning fight over human rights lawsuits

    A landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision in 2013 that made it all but impossible to sue foreign companies in U.S. courts for alleged roles in overseas human rights abuses is proving to be a boon for U.S. firms too, court documents show. In the roughly year...
  • U.S. justices to hear Louisiana inmate's appeal over sentence

    The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a Louisiana inmate's appeal of a sentence to life in prison without parole that he received after he was convicted, at the age of 17, of killing a friend 30 years ago. In the case of George Toca, the...