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Come gather 'round legal scholars, for a conference on Dylan

Law professors, law students, judges and lawyers will convene at Fordham University School of Law early next month for a two-day conference examining Bob Dylan and the law.

D.C. judge thwarts ex-prosecutor's suit over leaked ethics probe

A federal judge in Washington threw out a former federal prosecutor's suit alleging the Department of Justice violated his privacy and speech rights in leaking information about an internal ethics investigation to the press.

Calif. jury issues $3.52M verdict against Wells Fargo over discriminatory lending

A jury has awarded $3.52 million in damages to a class of Los Angeles homeowners who sued Wells Fargo & Co. for lending discrimination.



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Longest-running NYSE arbitration ends with 1st Circuit confirmation of award

Former employees of an investment-banking firm that collected a $14.7 million arbitration award don't get "another bite at the apple" just because they didn't pursue all available options before the award's confirmation, a federal appeals court has held.

Calif. court enjoins school district from seeking photo IDs of petition signers

Several parents who sued the Compton Unified School District last month have won a preliminary injunction ruling in the first case to be brought under California's "parent trigger act."



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THIS WEEK'S ISSUE

THE PRACTICE

Voir Dire

Expensive free donuts; some long overdue housekeeping at the NJ Legislature; a journey from janitor to judge; and an intimate crowd of thousands gets quashed in this week's column.

OPINION

Silencing amicus curiae

Government's initial motion to prevent the filing of 'friend of the court' briefs in Rubashkin case was unusual and troubling.

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