The Waiting Game: Lined Up For the Gay Marriage Cases

Facing each other in two parallel lines along the U.S. Supreme Court's sidewalk awaiting Tuesday's same-sex marriage oral arguments were a woman and a man with paths that could only have met at One First Street.

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  • Morning Wrap: Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! | 7th Circuit Upholds Assault Rifle Ban

    By Mike Sacks

    If it's Tuesday morning, April 28, it's the day the Supreme Court takes up the gay marriage cases. The Seventh Circuit upholds an Illinois town's ban on assault rifles. And the Federal Circuit will go en banc in a trademark dispute over a music group's name. This is a roundup of legal news from ALM and other publications.

  • A Federal Judge and His Lost iPhone on a Utah Mountain

    By Zoe Tillman

    U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss was formally sworn in to the D.C. federal court bench on Friday. His friend and former colleague Seth Waxman regaled the room with a story of Moss' efforts two years ago to track down his lost phone on a Utah mountain.

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  • FCC Resistance Dooms Comcast Deal, Lawyers Say

    By Jenna Greene

    Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable are expected to pull the plug on their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced. A lawyer involved in the process said the companies could not persuade the Federal Communications Commission that the merger offered sufficient benefits for consumers.

  • Company That Tracks Consumers in Stores Settles FTC Charges

    By Jenna Greene

    A company whose technology allows retailers to track customer movements through their stores agreed on Thursday to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it misled consumers about privacy choices. The case prompted sharp dissents from the agency's two Republican commissioners.

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  • The Waiting Game: Lined Up For the Gay Marriage Cases

    By Mike Sacks

    Facing each other in two parallel lines along the U.S. Supreme Court's sidewalk awaiting Tuesday's same-sex marriage oral arguments were a woman and a man with paths that could only have met at One First Street.

  • Batter Up! Partner Scores Win for Girls Softball League

    By Amanda Bronstad

    When the parents of a girls’ softball league in Los Angeles grew tired of watching their daughters practice in the parking lots while nearby fields leased to a boys’ league sat unused, they came up with a plan: They sued.

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