Lawyers’ “Billing Judgment … Demonstrates an Extraordinary Dedication to Containment of Cost …” – Reason.com

“… and renews this court’s faith in conscientious billing practices.” With a few exceptions as noted above, the court finds that the requested fees are reasonable and certainly, there is no “padding” of billable hours by counsel. Counsel themselves did not bill for all the work performed in this case. For example, J. Christian Adams … More Lawyers’ “Billing Judgment … Demonstrates an Extraordinary Dedication to Containment of Cost …” – Reason.com

Judge rules Flint residents can sue federal government over water crisis | TheHill

A federal judge this week said residents of Flint, Mich., can sue the federal government over its response to the city’s drinking water crisis. Judge Linda Parker of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan said Thursday the government is not immune from a lawsuit. She did not rule on whether federal employees … More Judge rules Flint residents can sue federal government over water crisis | TheHill

60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Authorities said the 60 includes 53 medical professionals tied to some 350,000 prescriptions and 32 million pills. The operation was conducted by the federal Appalachian Regional Prescription Opioid Strike Force, launched last year by the Trump administration. Authorities said arrests were being made and search warrants carried out as they announced the charges at a … More 60 people charged in illegal prescription opioid crackdown

Supreme Court strikes down protective labor law, April 17, 1905 – POLITICO

The case quashed a labor law which barred employees from working for more than 60 hours a week or 10 hours a day. In a 5 to 4 decision, the court rejected the argument that the law was necessary to protect the health of bakers. In crafting the majority opinion, Justice Rufus Peckham wrote: “A … More Supreme Court strikes down protective labor law, April 17, 1905 – POLITICO

Barr makes major reversal in ruling some asylum seekers could be held indefinitely – CNNPolitics

On October 12, 2018, the attorney general “directed the Board of Immigration Appeals to refer Matter of M-S- for his review,” according to a Justice Department fact sheet. Barr’s ruling could likely affect thousands of migrants apprehended at the border, many of whom are seeking asylum and would be subject to expedited removal. “Basically if … More Barr makes major reversal in ruling some asylum seekers could be held indefinitely – CNNPolitics

In ‘FUCT’ fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

The justices did some verbal gymnastics to get through about an hour of arguments without saying the brand’s name. Chief Justice John Roberts described it as the “vulgar word at the heart of the case.” Justice Samuel Alito called it “the word your client wants to use.”And Justice Stephen Breyer called it “the word at issue.” The case has … More In ‘FUCT’ fashion brand case, justices avoid saying word

Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

U.S. District Court Judge Sharon Gleason in a decision late Friday threw out Trump’s executive order that overturned the bans that comprised a key part of Obama’s environmental legacy. Presidents have the power under a federal law to remove certain lands from development but cannot revoke those removals, Gleason said. “The wording of President Obama’s … More Judge restores Obama-era drilling ban in Arctic

It’s Time to Panic About Who’s Watching Us

The next decade will be marked by the rise of technologies that are deeply dependent on the most intimate information about our lives. I’m talking about things like artificial intelligence, wearable sensors, genetic sequencing, drones and tiny cameras everywhere. Then there’s the emerging dynamic of the tech industry, in which a small number of all-powerful … More It’s Time to Panic About Who’s Watching Us

Felicity Huffman: Prosecutors want prison time for actress who pleaded guilty in college admissions scam – CNN

Prosecutors will be asking for jail time for all defendants, according to a law enforcement official with knowledge of the investigation. The defendants are facing anywhere between six to 21 months in prison if convicted or if they plead guilty, the official added, though the exact sentence would depend on a number of factors. USC, … More Felicity Huffman: Prosecutors want prison time for actress who pleaded guilty in college admissions scam – CNN

As Baby Powder concerns mounted, J & J focused marketing on minority, overweight women

Many of the ovarian cancer lawsuits have blamed the disease on perineal use of J&J cosmetic talcs – a claim supported by some studies showing an association between such use and increased cancer risk. The most recent cases have alleged that J&J’s talc products contained asbestos, long a known carcinogen. In an investigation published Dec. … More As Baby Powder concerns mounted, J & J focused marketing on minority, overweight women