Emailed Threats Conviction Reversed by Appeals Court

Not waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the same issue, a federal appeals court panel on Monday invoked the First Amendment in nullifying the conviction of a Utah man on charges of sending an interstate threat.

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  • Ex-Commerce GC Kerry Takes Cybersecurity Role at Sidley

    By Andrew Ramonas

    Cameron Kerry, who stepped down last year as the U.S. Department of Commerce's general counsel, has accepted a position at Sidley Austin advising chief legal officers and other corporate executives on privacy and cybersecurity issues.

  • Civil Rights Advocate Debo Adegbile Joins Wilmer

    By Tony Mauro

    Debo Adegbile, whose nomination to lead the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division was blocked in the Senate, joins Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr. The U.S. Supreme Court advocate and former NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund acting president will work in Wilmer's New York office.

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  • First Biosimilar Drugs Challenge Unfolds in Federal Circuit

    By Jenna Greene

    In the first appellate challenge to a new regulatory path for creating generic versions of biologic medicines derived from living organisms, advocates for Sandoz Inc. and Amgen Inc. on Wednesday faced tough questions from a three-judge panel at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

  • EEOC Settles HIV Discrimination Case

    By Jenna Greene

    A Popeye’s Chicken franchisee that allegedly refused to hire a man because he was HIV-positive settled disability discrimination charges with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, agreeing to pay $25,000. Cases alleging HIV bias are a small portion of the EEOC’s docket, yielding generally modest settlements, but the litigation is meant to send a message.

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  • GM Seeks To Block Deposition of Former In-House Attorney

    By Amanda Bronstad

    General Motors Co. is asking a federal judge overseeing more than 100 ignition-switch lawsuits to halt discovery in a Georgia case in which one of its former senior attorneys faces deposition as soon as November.

  • Grant Pays Lawyers to Represent Undocumented Children

    By Karen Sloan

    For unaccompanied children seeking asylum in the United States, having a lawyer can make the difference between winning permission to stay and deportation. That harsh reality was true even before the recent wave of Central American children began surrendering on the Southwest border. Now the Justice Department is addressing the problem.

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