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After DOMA ruling, legal quagmire for same-sex couples (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court ruling earlier this year striking down part of a statute barring the recognition of same-sex marriage under federal law has created confusion on the ground as same-sex couples begin applying for benefits they still may not be qualified to receive.

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Supreme Court’s ‘Miranda’ ruling leaves lawyers guessing (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court’s splintered ruling allowing a witness’ pre-arrest silence to be introduced at trial — its latest decision carving out more of the contours of defendants’ well-known right to remain silent — seemed at first blush to be a devastating blow to defense attorneys and their clients.

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Supreme Court: Lawyers can’t use license info to get clients (access required)

The litigation exception to a federal privacy law did not allow four trial attorneys to obtain the personal information of drivers for the “predominant purpose” of soliciting new clients for consumer lawsuits, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

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Jury’s still out on whether vacant post is accommodation (access required)

Leaving unresolved a question that has split the circuits and perplexed employment attorneys, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to decide whether the Americans with Disabilities Act requires an employer to reassign a disabled employee to a vacant position that would have otherwise been filled by a competitive process.

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