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N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts director to retire



NCAOC Director John W. Smith

Judge John W. Smith, director of the N.C. Administrative Office of the Courts,

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Rollback of renewable-energy standards dies in Colorado Legislature



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Josh Ford, lead installer and co-owner of Namaste Solar, with installer Kevin Gillette, put

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Workplaces keep on shrinking — even for the status driven



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Workplaces are getting tighter and tighter

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U.S. Government Allowed to Keep Kim Dotcom Money

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On Friday, the U.S. government won its biggest ruling yet in its ongoing legal campaign against Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom and his cohorts. A federal judge is allowing prosecutors to seize an estimated $67 million in assets tied to Megaupload on the basis that he’s a “fugitive.”

U.S. Government Turns Attention to Kim Dotcom’s WifeU.S. Government Seeks to Keep Megaupload Money Because Kim Dotcom Is a ‘Fugitive’

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Google Trumpets Victory Over MPAA in Mississippi

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In a potentially big court ruling, Google has gotten a Mississippi federal court to issue a preliminary injunction against Jim Hood, the state attorney general.

Hood has been probing the web giant for facilitating the distribution of infringing content and goods. The investigation exploded into public view during the fallout from the Sony hack when stolen documents related to “Project Goliath” were exposed. The documents showed how the MPAA worked with leading law enforcement officials throughout the nation to get tough on Google, had advance knowledge of subpoenas and even drafted a Hood letter to Google.

In December, Google applied for a preliminary injunction, and while the

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Marvin Gaye Family Says Jury Has Been "Poisoned" by ‘Blurred Lines’ Trial Testimony

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As the Blurred Lines trial enters its second week, attorneys for Marvin Gaye‘s children are seeking relief from what they argue are prejudicial statements from the Robin Thicke side that have already “poisoned, perhaps irreparably” the jury.

The trial explores whether Thicke and Pharrell Williams committed copyright infringement on compositions owned by the Gayes, and while the jury has been lucky enough to be treated to song medleys, deconstruction of a big pop hit and some discussion about the inner workings of the music industry, there’s an issue lurking in the background that potentially clouds the proceedings.

Originally, the Gaye family

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New York employers hash out workplace medcial marijuana policies



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New York is the 23rd state to craft a medical marijuana law.

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AG says nearly $2M recovered for thousands of WNY’ers



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How court challenges to the Affordable Care Act could affect your business

This Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will once again hear arguments challenging the legality of aspects of the Affordable Care Act, often known as Obamacare.

In fact, the case, King v. Burwell, presents a legal challenge that could potentially undermine the entire structure of the law.

If successful, the challenge could potentially send premiums soaring and throw the country’s medical insurance environment into chaos. Employers and individuals should keep a close watch.

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The case focuses on the language of the Affordable Care Act that allows the federal government to provide subsidies to individuals who purchase health insurance on an exchange “established by the states.” But 34 states declined to establish a state exchange. In these states, purchasers of insurance instead use the federal government’s healthcare exchange.

The issue before the Supreme Court is whether or not the subsidies provided to individuals purchasing insurance in

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How Black America Rallied to Stop the Racist Film The Birth of a Nation

After New York, the film sailed into Boston in April. “The center of the fight has been Boston,” The Crisis reported in June. There, William Monroe Trotter, editor of the Boston Guardian, met the Hollywood machine head-on. His brief arrest following one disturbance outside the theater showing the film made national headlines. With editorials and speeches, at rallies, at hearings at City Hall and at the state capitol, he fought to have the film banned, then stunned everyone when more than 2,000 people turned out to protest the film.

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