Philip Alito, the son of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito Jr., has left Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher to become a staff counsel to Republicans on a Senate investigative subcommittee. The Duke law grad and former clerk to Judge Brett Kavanaugh of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit is one of three counsels on the subcommittee, led by Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio.
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A new effort to limit the tenure of future U.S. Supreme Court justices launched Wednesday, with the aim of urging any would-be nominee to pledge to serve a single 18-year term.
A federal judge in Washington ordered the U.S. Department of State to produce emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private server every 30 days starting at the end of June.
In the elite world of multibillion-dollar Wall Street banks, the U.S. Department of Labor rarely looms large. That changed this week. The agency will play a key role in determining whether five megabanks that pleaded guilty to criminal charges can effectively participate in the $7 trillion pension fund market.
When are a company's actions not just unfair and deceptive, but also abusive? A new case against PayPal Inc., which will pay $25 million to settle charges that the company illegally signed up consumers for unwanted credit, sheds light on a murky legal standard created by the Dodd-Frank Act.
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A husband-wife team from two Washington law offices filed suit Wednesday challenging new government guidelines for adopting Native American children in the aftermath of a landmark 2013 U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
Former Ohio congressman Steven LaTourette, diagnosed last year with pancreatic cancer, is accusing the congressional medical office of negligence. As his administrative claims proceed, he wants a federal judge to allow him to record testimony in case he's too sick or no longer alive by the time he's permitted to file suit.