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  The Blawgosphere was abuzz early today with news that Google “has quietly added state and federal case law and patent search to its Google Scholar search service,” as well as a “How Cited” citator service. The quote’s from Et Seq., the Harvard law School Library Blog. (See also, TaxProf Blog  and 3 Geeks and…

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Since the 1990s, the EB-5 investment-based immigration visa program has made it possible for investors to immigrate to the United States by providing funds for a project or company that will result in the creation of permanent jobs within the country. The current EB-5 program expires in September of 2015, and there has been some…

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Major banks agreed to pay $20 billion to settle mortgage-related legal disputes, in Wall Street’s latest bid to put alleged abuses of the home-lending process in the rearview mirror. Bank of America will pay $3.6 billion to Fannie Mae as well as repurchase certain mortgage loans made from 2000 through 2008 for $6.75 billion, a…

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Donald Trump has announced a plan to sue the television station Univision for $500 million after Univision decided not to air the Miss Universe pageant as a result of controversial comments Mr. Trump made regarding immigrants. Trump is claiming that the contract with Univision is “iron-clad” and contains no exceptions that would allow the television…

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 The City’s recent decision to give federal authorities any illegal immigrant youths booked for a felony is coming under fire. San Francisco has long prized itself on being a sanctuary city, meaning illegal immigrants can access city services without fearing deportation. But last year, Mayor Gavin Newsom imposed a change in city policy after media…

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