We continue our Friday round-up of what is newest, best and brightest at FindLaw.com. Below, you will find this week’s offerings from various areas of FindLaw’s unique content, including: core content, legal blogs, news and case law. Take a look at what’s next:

Legal Blogs

  • Defense of Marriage Act Dropped by Obama: FindLaw’s Law and Daily Life reports on the announcement by Attorney General Eric Holder that the administration will no longer defend the DOMA in court proceedings. Learn more about the consequences for pending cases challenging the Defense of Marriage Act.

  • Can Employees Refuse to Work for Political Beliefs?: The Arizona shooting of Representative Gabrielle Giffords was a tragic and emotional event, which is why, despite being trained to handle disasters, local firefighter Mark Ekstrum refused to go to scene of the shooting at the Safeway parking lot. FindLaw’s Free Enterprise advises employers on accommodating employee’s political beliefs.
  • Will JabberJury.com Render Litigators Obsolete?: Asked and answered by FindLaw’s Strategist. The newest rage in online dispute resolution is JabberJury, where a jury of your peers helps you solve important disputes such as: is Arnold Schwarzenegger a better actor than a platypus?
  • Elisa Baker: Zahra Baker Stepmom Indicted: FindLaw’s Blotter continues to follow the nationally discussed story of the disappearance and death of 10-year-old Zahra Baker in North Carolina. This week her stepmother, Elisa Baker, was indicted on charges of second degree murder for the death of her step-daughter.

Case Law

  • Bruesewitz v. Wyeth, (U.S. Supreme Court): On a 6-2 vote, the Supreme Court has issued an opinion ruling that vaccine makers cannot be sued in state courts for vaccine defects that arise out of the product’s design. Read the opinion from this case, which began with a series of DPT shots given to Hannah Bruesewitz when she was an infant, in 1992.

– Compiled by Tanya Roth, FindLaw Portal Team

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