Same-Sex Marriage On Trial

For 150 minutes on April 28, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear history-­making arguments over the hotly contested issue of same-sex marriage, which made its way to the justices with remarkable speed. Here are five things to watch as Supreme Court hears arguments in historic cases.

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  • Eric Holder's Long Goodbye

    By Mike Sacks

    Attorney General Eric Holder Jr., who's led the U.S. Justice Department since 2009, said farewell on Friday to staff in an address from the Great Hall. "This is my third going away. But I promise it's the last one." He ended his remarks with: "I love you all madly. Thank you." His successor, Loretta Lynch, takes over on Monday.

  • Comcast Pulls Plug On Deal

    By Jenna Greene

    Facing stiff regulatory resistance, Comcast Corp. and Time Warner Cable Inc. on April 24 abandoned their $45 billion merger more than a year after the deal was announced.

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Regulation

  • 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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Litigation

  • Challenges For Lynch at Main Justice

    By Mike Sacks

    Loretta Lynch, the first black woman to serve as attorney general, will take control of the U.S. Department of Justice on April 27 amid escalating tension between law enforcement and black communities across the country.

  • Verdicts & Settlements

    A summary of this week's notable decisions.

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