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James T. Foley Courthouse, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York

Policy Denying Electric Wheelchairs to Inmates Upheld

By Joel Stashenko |

The New York state prison system's policy of denying disabled inmates the use of mechanized wheelchairs does not violate prisoners' rights, a federal judge has ruled.

Fig & Olive restaurant in Washington, D.C.

Lawsuits Mount Against Restaurant for Food Poisoning

By Zoe Tillman |

On Aug. 31, Venable LLP associate Elizabeth Lowe dined out with a client at the downtown Washington restaurant Fig & Olive. Her meal included croquettes with truffle oil. Two days later, she said, she fell violently ill and was hospitalized.

Waiting outside the U.S. Supreme Court on June 22, 2015.

Supreme Court Confronts Secret Changes to Opinions

By Tony Mauro and Marcia Coyle |

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Monday a series of policy changes that respond to public complaints about secret changes to the justices' decisions, hiring "line-standers" for high-profile oral arguments and "link rot" in the court's rulings.

King & Spalding associate Ethan Davis outside the U.S. Supreme Court after arguing his first case before the court, Ocasio v. United States.  October 6, 2015.

Associate Reflects on 'Intensity' of High Court Debut

By Zoe Tillman |

The hour before King & Spalding associate Ethan Davis stood up to argue in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday was "the worst," he said.