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Prosecutors target credit card thieves overseas

Justice Department officials are seeking a tougher law to combat overseas credit card trafficking, an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries.

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Mobile numbers stabilize, with wearable tech poised for growth

Of all the technology trends, lawyers have adapted to mobile devices the most readily, and the results of two recent surveys confirm that lawyers continue to adopt mobile technologies into their practices,

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Commentary: Greatest win for gay marriage is just two words

Judge Richard Posner’s opinion is uncharacteristically lengthy, but its most memorable words are just two: “Go figure.” With each decreasingly plausible effort to defend prohibitions on same-sex marriages, that may remain the best response.

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Court hears arguments over gay marriage’s impact

The three judges on the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals — two of whom have ruled in previous cases in favor of gay rights — reserved many of their most pointed questions at the defenders of state bans in Idaho, Nevada and Hawaii.

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Possible ruling on fees could impact bankruptcy lawyers

The successful reorganization of Asarco LLC, whose creditors were paid in full, presents the U.S. Supreme Court with an opportunity to rule on an issue dear to all bankruptcy lawyers: Can a bankruptcy court award compensation for successfully defending fee requests?

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Health care tax rule to get rehearing after split appeals ruling

The full U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington will rehear a case on Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act tax subsidies, granting a government request in a move that may reduce chances of a new Supreme Court showdown over a central element of the Affordable Care Act.

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Voter ID trial seen as test for restoring U.S. oversight

A trial that started Tuesday in Corpus Christi over the legality of a voter ID statute may return the state to U.S. supervision of its treatment of minority voters, restoring what the Supreme Court took away last year.

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