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*Prosecutor resigns over shared Facebook post*

A Texas prosecutor resigned Monday after she shared a Facebook post that appeared to compare protesters..
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ABA President Judy Perry Martinez said Wednesday the ABA is “deeply concerned” by China’s new national security legislation, which is designed to curb..
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An administrative law judge and government lawyer have been suspended from law practice for participating in an email chain with a group of lawyers calling…
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Massachusetts has postponed its bar exam until October, and it will be a remote test because of COVID-19 concerns and seating limitations, the state announced…
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U.S. District Judge Cormac J. Carney has stepped down from his post as chief judge for the Central District of California because of a controversial…
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A federal appeals court affirmed a decision Tuesday to grant bail to two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police…
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There are many important implications to the U.S. Supreme Court's stunning decision June 15 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act prohibits employment…
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A federal judge has been publicly admonished for critical statements in a law review article about the policy positions of the Republican Party and “a…
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*Katten converts some furloughs into layoffs*

Katten Muchin Rosenman has decided to lay off some employees it had furloughed as a result of the…
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The Oregon Supreme Court approved temporary diploma privilege Monday, for in-state graduates and people who graduated from ABA-approved law schools with..
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 Tuesday that a generic word with “.com” at the end is eligible for trademark protection if consumers don’t perceive…
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St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kimberly Gardner said Monday she is investigating after husband and wife lawyers brandished a handgun and a rifle at protesters..
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*Developing:* The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Montana's decision to ban religious schools from a scholarship program violates the establishment..
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President Donald Trump’s tax blueprint unveiled Wednesday contains a provision that would benefit law firms.

Under the plan, corporations that..
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Martin Tankleff, who was arrested at age 17 and would spend 17 years in prison for a wrongful conviction in the murders of his parents,…
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The law clerks for Justice Neil M. Gorsuch have their work cut out for them.

Gorsuch will not be joining the so-called cert pool, in…
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*Corrected:* As noted in its near-ubiquitous ad campaign, Amazon’s artificially intelligent virtual assistant, Alexa, can interact with users, give them..
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Erwin Chemerinsky has been selected as dean for the University of California Berkeley School of Law.

Chemerinsky, the founding dean of University of..
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The FBI has admitted that it overestimated—by potentially 550 percent, sources say—the number of cellphones investigators cannot access due to encryption.The..
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Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without..
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Just hours after Pope Francis declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged elected officials and leaders..
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Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark.
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Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, urged his fellow attorneys to deepen their commitment to justice, be willing to..
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A new dues structure that starts in September 2019 was overwhelmingly approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday during the ABA Annual Meeting…
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The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that…
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A nearly century-old shipping regulation is hampering Puerto Rico's economic and physical recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year, and Congress should..
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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is considering whether to create an ethics code for Supreme Court justices, Justice Elena Kagan told…
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The U.S. Department of Justice is arguing that the Affordable Care Act must be struck down in its entirety because of Congress’ decision to lower…
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*PACER is redesigned to be easier to use*

PACER, the federal judiciary’s website for electronic court filings, has gotten a redesign. The site..
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The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that police generally can’t search the contents of a cellphone seized during an arrest, unless they get a..
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The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau violates the separation of powers because it concentrates..
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The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge to the federal government’s new lethal injection procedure.

The court rejected cert Monday..
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The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected an emergency application to allow all voters in Texas to use mail-in ballots.

The Supreme Court rejected a..
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It may often seem like most, if not all, of your contacts on social media are complaining about wearing face masks, having to social distance…
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*Developing:* The U.S. Supreme Court has struck down a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.

A concurrence by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. provided..
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*2 California law schools announce plans for fall online classes*

Because of COVID-19 concerns, fall 2020 classes will be online at the University of..
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A federal appeals court in a pair of rulings held Friday that the Trump administration’s diversion of military money to build a wall between the…
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The Concordia University School of Law in Idaho will close, following months of uncertainty for the Boise institution.

The Idaho Statesman reported..
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A Texas man who was shown on video in an altercation with a county judge and a hardware store employee over an order to wear…
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The union that represents New Jersey state troopers is suing New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal to stop his plan to publicly release the names…
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Chicago lawyer Joel Brodsky, best known for representing an Illinois police officer convicted of murdering one of his ex-wives, should be suspended for two..
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A former California state and federal trial judge told Congress Thursday that COVID-19 has opened the judiciary to new technology, and he doesn’t expect..
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A former Fox Rothschild partner who was sentenced to federal prison for insider trading is free to practice law again, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled…
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The Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina’s law school will be barred from filing lawsuits if conservatives on the university’s..
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*Judge tosses bid to block Mary Trump’s book*

A New York judge has ruled that he doesn’t have the authority to block publication of a…
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William Neukom, a former ABA president and founder of the World Justice Project, will be awarded this year's ABA Medal, the association announced..
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Law firms responding to survey questions about a hypothetical recession became more willing to take tough measures as the COVID-19 crisis worsened, according to..
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A Virginia judge has dismissed Twitter from a $250 million defamation suit filed by Republican California congressman Devin Nunes that targeted parody accounts..
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