A suit by Harvard and MIT challenging a new Trump administration policy barring foreign students from the U.S. if colleges offer online-only instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic will be decided July 15, after the schools told a judge Friday that briefly pausing the directive to buy time won't work.
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Trump Student Visa Policy Set For Up-Or-Down Ruling July 15

A suit by Harvard and MIT challenging a new Trump administration policy barring foreign students from the U.S. if colleges offer online-only instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic will be decided July 15, after the schools told a judge Friday that briefly pausing the directive to buy time won't work.

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180 Schools Back Harvard, MIT In Trump Visa Policy Fight

A slew of universities and colleges urged a Massachusetts federal court Friday to block a Trump administration policy barring foreign students from the U.S. if institutions offer online-only instruction during the coronavirus pandemic, calling the directive "abrupt," "arbitrary" and "devastating" for schools and students.

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Pair Charged In Ghosn Escape Can't Get Bail Over Flight Risk

The father and son accused of smuggling former Nissan Motor Co. head Carlos Ghosn out of Japan are too great a flight risk and failed to make a strong enough case against the foreign charges to warrant their release during their extradition case, a judge in Massachusetts said Friday.

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Contractor Billed Gov't For Disney World Trips, Feds Say

A former U.S. Department of Defense contracting officer hired an associate for a no-show job and took her on dozens of trips to Disney World and other vacation spots on the government's dime, federal prosecutors in Boston said Friday.

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Republican Hopeful Tests Mass. Justices' Pandemic Ballot Fix

Massachusetts' top appellate court wrestled Friday with whether an alleged violation of the electronic ballot signature collection program it detailed in an April decision could keep a Republican congressional candidate's name from going before voters in September's primary.

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SUPREME COURT REVIEW

Feature

The Firms That Won Big At The Supreme Court

Supreme Court oral arguments are always a high wire act. This term, a global pandemic, a docket of hot-button cases and an experiment with remote technology took the challenge to new heights. Here’s a look at the law firms that argued the most, and how they fared.

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Feature

Breaking Down The Vote: The High Court Term In Review

A docket packed with divisive cases. Experiments in remote oral arguments. Defining moments for the court’s new swing justice. Here, Law360 takes a data dive into the numbers behind this historic court term, when the unexpected reigned supreme.

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Feature

The Majority Of One: How Roberts Is Shaping The Court

The 2019 term has removed all doubt: Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. is the power broker on the U.S. Supreme Court. But unlike past swing justices, the nation's top jurist puts the reputation of the court before his own conservative instincts and is willing to compromise when he needs to.

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EXPERT ANALYSIS

New Pharma Co. Defenses For 'Innovator Liability' Claims

Under the so-called innovator liability theory, a handful of states have permitted plaintiffs who took generic medication to sue the manufacturer of the branded form of the drug — but pharmaceutical companies have recently had success fighting such claims with three key strategies, say attorneys at Winston & Strawn.

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Opinion

Let's Create An Ethical Obligation For Attys To Fight Racism

In this moment of national recognition of historical institutional racism, the American Bar Association must implement a model rule that explicitly declares efforts to fight racism and advance equality to be a matter of attorneys' ethics and professional conduct, say Marc Firestone at Philip Morris International and David Douglass at Sheppard Mullin.

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LEGAL INDUSTRY

Firms Wanted PPP Money, But Will It Prevent More Cuts?

Law firms accounted for a large portion of the recipients of federal bailout funds designed to save small businesses during the coronavirus pandemic, but some observers speculate that, for a number of those shops, the funds won't be enough to prevent future cuts if COVID-19 continues to drag down the market.

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Law Firm Leaders' 3 Biggest Worries For The Rest Of 2020

After a wildly tumultuous first half of 2020, law firm leaders are now preparing to take on whatever the second half of the year has in store. Here, leaders share their biggest worries for the remaining six months of the year.

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Brown Rudnick IP Litigation Team Leaves To Start New Firm

The head of Brown Rudnick LLP's patent litigation practice has decamped with his team and clients in tow to launch his own firm in New York City, walking away with virtually all of Brown Rudnick's Manhattan-based patent litigation group.

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Miller Canfield Lays Off Attorneys Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Miller Canfield Paddock & Stone PLC has instituted layoffs and furloughs of attorneys and other employees amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.

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NY Bill Would Suspend Two-Fail Bar Exam Rule For Pandemic

New legislation would allow New York public defender and government law graduates who have twice failed the bar exam to continue to practice under supervision for the duration of the state's ongoing coronavirus state of emergency.

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Chicago Federal Court Extends Remote Hearings To Mid-Sept.

The Northern District of Illinois' latest COVID-19 safety order entered Friday extends remote hearings into mid-September and keeps an early August target date for jury trials to resume, and the court's two clerk's offices will reopen to the public on Monday.

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LA Labor Partner Accused Of Sexually Harassing Associate

The head of the labor and employment practice at Los Angeles-based law firm Ivie McNeill Wyatt Purcell & Diggs APLC is facing allegations he engaged in an extended campaign of "creepy" behavior toward an associate that peaked with a "nightmarish" incident during a work trip overseas.

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DOJ's DuCharme Named Acting US Attorney For EDNY

U.S. Department of Justice official Seth DuCharme has been tapped as acting U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of New York, U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Friday, replacing Richard Donoghue, who is in turn taking DuCharme's old job.

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Study Noting 'Racial Tension,' 'Nepotism' Shakes Philly Courts

Court leadership in Philadelphia County on Friday vowed to take action following the release of a damning report from an outside consultant detailing "a culture of nepotism, mistrust and racial tension that is constantly brewing" for staff and judges alike.

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Flynn Case Paused, DC Circ. Weighing Judge's En Banc Bid

The D.C. Circuit hit the brakes Friday on a panel's recent ruling instructing a federal judge to immediately grant the government's request to end the prosecution of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn as the full appeals court considers whether to rehear the matter.

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GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

A new survey showed that corporate counsel are divided on whether they think recent work-from-home adjustments will continue or be reversed once the pandemic wanes, and a separate report revealed that more attorneys are getting comfortable with litigation funding. These are some of the stories in corporate legal news you may have missed in the past week.​

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In Case You Missed It: Hottest Firms And Stories On Law360

For those who missed out, here's a look back at the law firms, stories and expert analyses that generated the most buzz on Law360 last week.

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Podcast

Law360's Pro Say: Absolutely (Not) Immune

The U.S. Supreme Court ended its term with a bang this week, rejecting President Donald Trump's claim that he was absolutely immune to a subpoena for his financial records by New York state prosecutors who are pursuing a criminal investigation.

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Client Says Hagen Berman Pulled Fast One On Special Master

A Minnesota woman told a Pennsylvania federal court that Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP used clients' protected information as "a sword and a shield" to hide its alleged wrongdoing in its report provided to a special master, who was investigating the firm's bid to drop clients suing GlaxoSmithKline and others for birth defects caused by thalidomide.

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Brown Rudnick

Cohen Milstein

Day Pitney

Debevoise & Plimpton

Dorsey & Whitney

Duane Morris

Edelson PC

Fish & Richardson

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Foley Hoag

Genova Burns

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Gibson Dunn

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Goodwin

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Harvey & Binnall

Hodgson Russ

Hogan Lovells

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Miller Canfield

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Skadden

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Thompson Coe

Tucker Law Group

Vedder Price

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Wilkinson Walsh

Williams & Connolly

WilmerHale

Wilson Sonsini

Winston & Strawn

COMPANIES

Airbnb Inc.

American Bar Association

Apple Inc.

Association of Corporate Counsel

Booking.com BV

Brooklyn Law School

CITGO Petroleum Corp.

Cato Institute

Center for Justice

Comcast Corp.

Daimler AG

Endo International PLC

Facebook Inc.

Ford Motor Co.

Fordham University

General Electric Co.

Getty Images Inc.

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Google Inc.

Harvard University

Infinite Global

International Business Machines Corp.

Johnson & Johnson

Lake Whillans

Legal Services NYC

Lucky Brand Dungarees Inc.

Mazars LLP

Merck & Co. Inc.

Nissan Motor Co. Ltd.

Novartis AG

Pfizer Inc.

Philip Morris International Inc.

Sanofi-Aventis

Spotify Technology SA

Tenneco Inc.

The Brattle Group Inc.

Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Worldwide Inc.

Waze Mobile Ltd.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics

California Supreme Court

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Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

European Commission

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