Legal Briefs: This Week in Law

September 30, 2013

New Jersey judge rules that state is unconstitutionally denying federal benefits to same-sex couples.  (New Jersey)

Court rules that a judge may not moonlight as a comedian. (NY Daily News)

Egyptian court orders a ban on Muslim Brotherhood’s activities and freezes its assets. (The Guardian)

Adoptive couple given custody of Baby Veronica.  (CBS News)

Companies who engaged in “astroturfing” (i.e., producing fake reviews for businesses) reach settlement with New York Attorney General.  (Bloomberg)

Revelation of additional comments by federal prosecutors about the New Orleans police leads to a mistrial in the Danziger Bridge case.  (The Economist)

Laws against female toplessness are challenged, along with the underlying rationales for such laws.  (The Atlantic)

Recent Article 32 proceeding involving rape allegations highlights the flaws of military hearings.  (NY Times)

Indian woman seeks to enforce the country’s law against pre-natal gender testing.  (Al Jazeera)

Can you tell a story about law school in six words? (Wall Street Journal)

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