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  • Can Law Firms Sue NSA for Data Breaches? Lawyers Say Good Luck

    By Cogan Schneier

    Hackers may have used NSA tools to execute this week’s global cyberattack, but lawyers say it would be nearly impossible for the victims, which include law firms, to sue the agency.

  • Should Ginsburg Recuse in SCOTUS Travel Ban Case?

    By Tony Mauro

    Dozens of GOP House members are calling on Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse herself from the high-stakes case because of negative comments she made about Donald Trump before he was elected president. While Ginsburg may not be forced to withdraw, one law professor said she "has only herself to blame for the optics."

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Regulation

  • Law Firm, Fighting CFPB Subpoena, Urges Court to End 'Fishing Expedition'

    By C. Ryan Barber

    A California law firm on July 21 blasted a recent subpoena from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as "nothing more than an unwarranted and impermissible fishing expedition," in a brief that also called for eliminating the agency on the grounds that its independent, single-director structure violates the Constitution.

  • Pardon Me? While Trump Has Questions, There Are Few (Solid) Answers

    By ALM Staff

    President Donald Trump is reportedly mulling the scope of his power to pardon everyone around him—and possibly himself—in the Russia investigation that Special Counsel Robert Mueller III leads. (His lawyers said that talk wasn't happening.) All of this means questions remain about pardon power. Here's a snapshot of some of the commentary from around the web.

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Litigation

  • SEC Whistleblowers in Line for Windfall, and FTC Probes Amazon: Roundup

    By C. Ryan Barber

    The Trump administration is touting the number of federal regulations that are on the chopping block. Exxon Mobil Corp.'s suing the U.S. Treasury Department over a $2 million fine for violating Russia sanctions. The Federal Trade Commission's looking at Amazon.com's discounting practices. And financial regulators appear to be pulling back on a plan to restrict Wall Street bonuses. This is a weekly roundup from ALM and around the web.

  • Is Washington, DC, the Nation's Next 'Food Court'?

    By Cogan Schneier

    A nonprofit group represented by a longtime plaintiffs lawyer is challenging Mott's applesauce in a case that could be a sign of things to come.

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