Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy

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Detroit files plan to emerge from bankruptcy (via AFP) The city of Detroit filed a plan Friday to emerge from the biggest municipal bankruptcy in US history and reverse a decades-long decline by slashing debt, improving services and cleaning up miles of blight. Saddled with more than $18 billion in debt and a tax base depleted by decades of population More...

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By Law & Industry Daily News Services On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge

NJ Supreme Court disciplines judge for aiding girlfriend (via NJ.com) The New Jersey Supreme Court has disciplined a state judge for asking the Nutley school board to help pay for summer camp for his girlfriend’s More...

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By Andrew Scot Bolsinger On Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
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Democrat Jones-Sawyer seeks massive audit of California courts

In response to growing concern, especially vocal among the Alliance of California Judges, Assembly member Reggie Jones-Sawyer, D-Los Angeles, requested an audit on Feb. 11 of the state Administrative Office of the More...

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By Kelly Riddell │The Washington Times On Friday, January 24th, 2014
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Eric Holder: U.S. investigating big banks and voter fraud

No financial institutions are too big to indict, the new voter identification law that was presented in Congress needs to be strengthened, and the National Security Agency’s controversial policy of collecting More...

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By Michael Cohn On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Federal Court Rejects Challenge to Obamacare Subsidies

A federal district court judge has ruled in favor of the federal government in a lawsuit that claimed the Internal Revenue Service did not have the authority under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act More...

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By Michael Cohn | Accounting Today On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Court Rules in Favor of IRS on Obamacare Tax Credits

January 15, 2014 Michael Cohn Displayed with permission from Accounting Today A federal district court judge has ruled in favor of the federal government in a lawsuit that claimed the Internal Revenue Service More...

By Law & Industry Daily News Services On Friday, January 17th, 2014
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Lawyer gets 3 years in $1.35M investment fraud; some of the money helped him run for judicial office

A onetime Georgia judge was sentenced Friday to more than three years in federal prison for defrauding investors of $1.35 million. Authorities say former part-time DeKalb Recorder’s Court Judge Michael Rothenberg More...

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By Dave Neal │The Inquirer On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Court orders Yelp to unmask anonymous reviewers

A Virginia court has ordered customer reviews website Yelp reveal the names of seven of its anonymous reviewers. The order follows a lawsuit filed by a firm called Hadeed Carpet Cleaning, which suspected that some More...

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By Jane Genova On Monday, January 13th, 2014
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Busts for Illegal Weed Remain Good Business for Lawyers

The softening of state law and public opinion about marijuana might have terrified some lawyers. After all, they might have developed a niche practice defending those possessing and/or selling weed on the black More...

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By United Press International On Sunday, January 12th, 2014
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U.S. Supreme Court takes on eight more cases

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