A round-up of legal stories from Legal Times' sister publications and other news agencies across the country.
By Zoe TillmanJanuary 16, 2014Originally published on Legal Times
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Profiling:The New York Times reports the U.S. Department of Justice is set to adopt rules limiting profiling by barring federal agents from considering religion, sexual orientation, gender and national origin in investigations.
Innocence:The New York Law Journal reports that an appellate court has, for the first time, ruled that defendants can challenge convictions on the ground of “actual innocence.”
Clawbacks: Claims are mounting against former Dewey & LeBoeuf partners who did not sign the $71 million settlement with the bankruptcy estate in 2012. The Am Law Dailyhas the story.
Legalization: A new poll by The Washington Post shows the majority of District residents now support legalizing marijuana for personal use. City lawmakers are currently considering a proposal to decriminalize possession of small quantities of pot.
Retaliation:The Recorder reports an appellate court in California extended a new standard adopted by the California Supreme Court for proving workplace discrimination.
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