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  • Obama's bold new policy on Cuba

    It takes a lot to shake the jaded White House press corps. So when I walked into the briefing room last Thursday and a reporter friend greeted me with "Wow, this is a legacy day," when another reporter observed that Obama was ending his sixth year with...
  • Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill

    Cuba policy draws critics, new battles on Capitol Hill
    Bipartisan cheer for the release of a man with Maryland ties who was held in Cuba for more than five years quickly gave way to political rancor Wednesday that presaged coming battles over the dramatic new relationship President Barack Obama outlined...
  • Obama opens relations with Cuba, easing half-century standoff

    WASHINGTON The United States will restore diplomatic relations with Cuba in the most sweeping changes to U.S.-Cuba policy since President Dwight Eisenhower severed ties with its communist rulers and the two countries faced each other in the most dangerous...
  • Business groups cheer Obama's move to normalize Cuba relations

    President Obama's decision to start normalizing relations with Cuba gives American business a fresh opportunity on an island once known as a travel hub for the U.S. jet set. The policy changes, which may foreshadow the end of a half-century of gridlock,...
  • Diverse allies rally for Microsoft in overseas data fight

    Corporate lobbyists, news organizations and academics joined forces with Microsoft Corp on Monday in the software company's legal battle with the U.S. government over access to customer data stored overseas. The diverse set of interests filed briefs with...
  • Amazon, HP, eBay join Microsoft bandwagon in warrant case

    SEATTLE As extensively telegraphed by Microsoft, the company's cast of supporters in its legal fight over a warrant seeking a customer's emails just got much bigger. Microsoft was joined by Amazon.com as well as Silicon Valley stalwarts Hewlett-Packard...
  • Businesses look for investment pledge at U.S.-China trade talks

    U.S. businesses are hoping for a pledge from American and Chinese officials at talks in Chicago next week to move ahead quickly on a planned investment pact between the two countries. Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade meetings on Dec. 16 through...
  • Who bankrolls the Illinois Supreme Court?

    Who bankrolls the Illinois Supreme Court?
    I and several other lawyers across Illinois contributed hundreds of thousands of dollars to the organization Campaign for 2016 to educate the public about why Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier should not have been retained in last month's...
  • Special Report: Elite law firms spin gold from getting cases before Supreme Court

    On a March morning in 2011, lawyer Ted Boutrous approached the lectern at the U.S. Supreme Court. Boutrous represented the world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart , in one of the most anticipated business cases in years. A trial judge had certified a class...
  • Chamber of Commerce forms its own elite law team

    Advocacy groups have long played an important role in Supreme Court litigation, crafting amicus or "friend of the court" briefs in significant cases. The American Civil Liberties Union and consumer-oriented Public Citizen regularly make such filings. But...
  • Will Supreme Court endorse discrimination against pregnant workers?

    In some ways, the pregnancy discrimination case argued today at the U.S. Supreme Court has turned out to be a beautiful thing. Groups that are usually at each other’s throats over reproductive rights are working together to persuade the justices...