Appeals Court: Employees Don’t Have a Right to Wear Dreadlocks

epa02772245 The Dalai Lama (R) inspects the dreadlocks of Collingwood Australian rules footballer Harry O'Brien during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel in Melbourne, Australia on 09, June 2011 2011. The Dalai Lama is currently touring Australia. EPA/JULIAN SMITH AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND OUT

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Appeals Court: Employees Don’t Have a Right to Wear Dreadlocks
Banning employees from wearing their hair in dreadlocks isn’t racial discrimination, a federal appeals court ruled.

AM Roundup: Assange Arrest Warrant Upheld
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

How Sweet It Is: Lawsuit Accuses Honey Nut Cheerios of Deceptive Health Claims
A lawsuit against General Mills Inc. alleges that consumers have been duped into thinking Honey Nut Cheerios is healthy.

FBI Agent Who Posed as AP Reporter Broke No Rules, Justice Department Watchdog Says
An FBI agent in Seattle who posed as an Associated Press reporter in 2007 during an investigation didn’t violate agency policy that existed at the time, the Justice Department’s inspector general said in a new report.

Appeals Court Skeptical of Pence’s Anti-Syrian Refugee Directive
Gov. Mike Pence’s directive restricting Syrian refugee resettlement in Indiana came under withering scrutiny Wednesday from a federal appeals court weighing its constitutionality.

AM Roundup: Prisoners Go on Strike
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

University of Chicago Law School Shouldn’t Be a ‘Safe Space,’ Say Professors
University of Chicago law professors have been outspoken critics of ‘

After Bar Exam Scoring Mishap in Georgia, a Class-Action Lawsuit
A California software company faces a lawsuit over the recent bar exam scoring mishap in Georgia.

AM Roundup: Greenberg Trial Gets Underway
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

Appeals Court Rules Against Lawyer Suspended for Shielding Social Security Number
A federal appeals court ruled against a lawyer who claimed that a Maryland law requiring him to disclose his social security number violated his privacy rights.

Scholars Say Impeaching IRS Commissioner Would Set Dangerous Precedent
As House Republicans weigh impeachment proceedings against IRS commissioner John Koskinen, a group of constitutional scholars are urging lawmakers to hold back.

Yelp Not Liable for One-Star Review, Appeals Court Rules
Yelp Inc. has beaten back an attempt to hold the San-Francisco-based company liable for negative reviews posted on its site.

AM Roundup: Inmate Populations on the Rise
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

Female Partners at Chadbourne Respond to Discrimination Suit
[wsj-responsive-image P=”” J=”” M=”” caption=”” credit=”Getty Images” placement=”Header” suppressEnlarge=”false” ignorerespwidth=”553″ ignorerespheight=”369″ ]Late last month, Washington, D.C., litigator Kerrie Campbell filed a federal sex discrimination lawsuit Wednesday against Chadbourne & Parke LLP, a 300-lawyer firm based in New York. The lawsuit, filed as a potential class action on behalf of the 26 female partners Chadbourne has had […]

Clement, Dinh and Co. Take Their Practice to Kirkland
Paul Clement, Viet Dinh and their team of appellate lawyers at Bancroft PLLC have picked up stakes and moved to Kirkland & Ellis LLP, the firm said on Monday.

Former Canadian Leader Stephen Harper Joins Dentons
Former Canadian prime minister Stephen Harper is teaming up with the world’s largest law firm as he forges a new consulting career.

AM Roundup: Oregon Occupation Trial Set to Begin
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

Max Weber-Quoting Judge Assails ‘Dehumanized’ Deportation Case
In an opinion Friday, Seventh Circuit Judge Diane Wood laid into the government’s handling of a deportation case by invoking German sociologist Max Weber.

Judge Denies Boston Police Union Bid to Block Deployment of Body Cameras
Boston’s police union has lost a bid to block a mandatory body-camera pilot program that it claimed would threaten the safety of officers wearing them and violate their collective bargaining rights.

Not So Dramatic? Former AG Gonzales Disputes Comey’s Hospital Story
A dramatic 2004 encounter at the sickbed of Attorney General John Ashcroft was a defining moment in the careers of Alberto Gonzales and James Comey. Now Gonzales is saying that public accounts of the hospital tale are inaccurate.

AM Roundup: McDonnell Corruption Case Closed
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

Private Banking Perks in Peril for Wealthy Lawyers
[wsj-responsive-image P=”” J=”” M=”” caption=”” credit=”Getty Images” placement=”Header” suppressEnlarge=”true” ignorerespwidth=”553″ ignorerespheight=”369″ ] The life of a lawyer can be an exhausting carousel of stress and hourly-billable demands. The money is an upside. And for the profession’s elite, so is access to the concierge-style service offered by private banking. The perk of private banking, though, may […]

Authorities in Ohio Urge Addicts to Turn in Their Drugs
Cincinnati-area prosecutors have a message to local drug addicts: We want your heroin.

AM Roundup: Class Action Setback for Uber Drivers
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

California Judge Restores Voting Rights of Man With Traumatic Brain Inury
A former NPR producer with a traumatic brain injury must be allowed to vote, a California judge ruled.

Subway ‘Footlong’ Case Goes Before Federal Appeals Court
Judges weigh objections to the settlement of a class-action complaint over the size of Subway subs.

Clinton Cites Tense Law School Admission Test as Lesson in Controlling Emotions
Democrat Hillary Clinton offered an unusually personal and reflective take on how and why she controls her emotions, relating a story about being heckled by men while she was waiting to take the law-school entrance exam.

DNC Cuts Ties With ‘Donald Ducks’
Donald Ducks could pose trademark and copyright issues by running afoul of Disney’s intellectual property rights

Bridgegate Ruling Poses Question: When Is Free Information Dangerous?
Information may want to be free, but sometimes it’s better off locked up. That was the bottom line from a federal appeals court ruling Wednesday that blocked the disclosure of alleged “unindicted co-conspirators” in the 2013 George Washington Bridge lane-closure scandal.

AM Roundup: Cosby Sex-Assault Trial Set for June
Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news.

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