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www.mediaite.com
2 weeks ago
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BREAKING: Judge Merchan Finds Trump In Contempt

Former President Trump threatened with jail time by Judge Juan Merchan for violating gag order. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Donald Trump Gets Tenth Contempt Violation, Along With Ticket To Jail Redeemable Any Time

Donald Trump was held in contempt of court for violating a gag order during his trial in Manhattan. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
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Trump Gets Held In Contempt

Justice Juan Merchan held Donald Trump in contempt of court for violating a gag order, fined him $1,000 per violation, and ordered the removal of offending posts. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Donald Trump Tries To Avoid Future Contempt With Bizarre Request

Trump attempted to bypass legal procedures by asking the judge to join his bookclub and review articles supporting his case. [ more ]
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#donald-trump
Slate Magazine
3 weeks ago
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The Rule of Law Finally Comes for Donald Trump

A former president, Donald Trump, was held in criminal contempt, a historical first in U.S. presidential history, with fines imposed for violating court orders. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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The Gag Order Pt. 10

Trump's trial shenanigans continue, potential violation of gag order, Columbia students' exam concerns, conservative judges' boycott, Drake and Kendrick's feud legal implications [ more ]
Truthout
1 week ago
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More Than 100K Sign Petition Calling for Judge's Removal From Trump Docs Case

The number of signatures on the petition doubled after Cannon suspended the trial date indefinitely. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
1 week ago
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Trump's strategy to delay cases before the election is working

Two major legal victories for Trump delay criminal trials until after 2024 election. [ more ]
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#supreme-court
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Exposing The Wild Ethical Lapses Of The Supreme Court Is Good For Your Career

Investigative journalism uncovers Supreme Court justices receiving undisclosed lavish gifts, influencing decisions and prompting the Court's first code of conduct. [ more ]
ABA Journal
2 weeks ago
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Chemerinsky: SCOTUS winds up term with rulings expected on major cases about government power, accountability

Significant cases involving scope of government power and accountability are pending at the Supreme Court, notably Trump v. United States. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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Amid Cases on Abortion and Trump, Roberts Reflects on Supreme Court's Work

Oral arguments are crucial in the Supreme Court's decision-making process, shaping both the outcome and rationale of cases. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
1 week ago
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Harris Warns of Supreme Court's Future Rulings: I Worry About Fundamental Freedoms'

Vice President Kamala Harris warns about Supreme Court's potential to limit civil rights and personal freedoms for Americans. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Supreme Court's Shadow Docket Is Making Life Tougher For Justice Department Attorneys

The shadow docket has increased workload for US Solicitor General's office, prompting the need to add more attorneys in 2024. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
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In The Trump Immunity Case, The Supreme Court Is Not Writing A 'Rule For The Ages'

The Supreme Court decides cases and does not write rules for the ages. Legislatures draft broad laws governing conduct generally, while courts rule narrowly based on the facts before them. [ more ]
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#legal-ethics
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Federal Judge Given Slap On Wrist After Handcuffing Innocent, Crying Child

Federal judges cannot forcibly handcuff children in courtrooms, and there were no consequences for this atrocious behavior. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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The First Law Of Whoever Smelt It, Dealt It

The unpleasant New York courtroom for Donald Trump's trial and the targeting of Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson highlight systemic issues. [ more ]
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#sentencing
WIRED
3 weeks ago
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Binance CEO Changpeng Zhao Sentenced to Four Months in Prison

Changpeng Zhao, founder of Binance, sentenced to four months in prison for violating US law on money laundering. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Judge Gets Brutally Honest With Defendant Asking For Leniency With A 'Hell No'

Judge rejects leniency plea, labels crime as close to treasonous, and gives harsh sentence for attempted transmission of classified information. [ more ]
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Above the Law
3 weeks ago
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TikTok Has A High Hurdle To Jump In Court

Congress voted to effectively ban TikTok, creating a legal battle regarding First Amendment rights and national security implications. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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Opinion | Jail for the Chief? There's a Better Punishment.

Justice Juan Merchan found Donald Trump in contempt of court with potential jail sanctions for violating orders, emphasizing the importance of upholding the rule of law. [ more ]
#data-breach
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Morning Docket: 05.02.24

Contempt fines in Trump trial. Challenges to Trump immunity arguments. Bankruptcy firm files for bankruptcy. Data breach suit tossed. Acting Labor Secretary's operations despite confirmation refusal. Licensing suspension denied. [ more ]
ABA Journal
2 weeks ago
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Data breach suit against ABA tossed by federal judge

Data breach lawsuit against ABA dismissed by federal judge. [ more ]
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#columbia-university
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Judges Boycotting Law Schools? Actually, That's Just Clerkship Hiring.

The misuse of power by judges in boycotting Columbia University law graduates undermines judicial neutrality and public trust. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Judges Boycotting Columbia Defend Decision Based On Outright Lie

Federal judges boycott Columbia University to pressure cultural changes. [ more ]
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Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
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Supreme Court lets Texas keep enforcing age-verification law for porn sites

The US Supreme Court denied blocking a Texas law requiring age verification on porn sites, affecting Pornhub and other sites, with potential impact on First Amendment rights. [ more ]
#abortion-rights
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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How Appealing Weekly Roundup

Legal intricacies in defining 'song'; Implications of key court cases on sensitive issues like abortion rights. [ more ]
time.com
2 weeks ago
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Arizona's Democratic Governor Signs Bill to Repeal 1864 Ban on Most Abortions

Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a repeal bill overturning a Civil War-era abortion ban in Arizona, with a potential effective date after the legislative session. [ more ]
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www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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Supreme Court Allows, for Now, Texas Law Restricting Access to Porn

The Supreme Court did not block a Texas law requiring age verification for minors' online access to pornography. [ more ]
Fast Company
1 week ago
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Oklahoma judge halts enforcement of anti-ESG law

The judge in Oklahoma blocked a state law prohibiting pension systems from investing with companies limiting investments in oil and gas. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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First Trump Supreme Court Nomination Wish List Is Out And It's Properly Horrifying

Conservative legal minds are pitching Trump on Supreme Court picks, favoring showmanship over traditional qualifications. [ more ]
#accountability
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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New York Judge Pleads Guilty To Selling Cocaine, Leaves The Bench

A town court justice in New York, not an attorney, resigned after pleading guilty to drug-dealing charges, highlighting the importance of accountability and ethics in the judicial system. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
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Victims of harassment by federal judges often find the judiciary is above the law

Federal judiciary employees face challenges in reporting abuse by judges and lack protections under civil rights laws. [ more ]
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Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Morning Docket: 05.03.24

Free speech and legal implications intersect in various controversial cases. [ more ]
www.theguardian.com
2 weeks ago
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Arizona Democrats to make final push to repeal near-total abortion ban

Arizona Democrats aim to repeal near-total abortion ban, seeking bipartisan support for bill approval. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Supreme Court Justices Aren't The Only Ones Failing To Report Lavish Trips

Dozens of federal judges failed to disclose luxury travel, highlighting a lack of transparency and potential conflicts of interest. [ more ]
euronews
3 weeks ago
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Georgians protest against what they call 'the Russian law'

Critics fear Georgia's proposed foreign influence transparency law could undermine democracy and the country's EU aspirations. [ more ]
LGBTQ Nation
3 weeks ago
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Donald Trump's success before the Supreme Court is a scary preview of his second term

Conservative Supreme Court justices may be leaning towards granting presidential immunity, potentially allowing a president to act above the law. [ more ]
#legal-system
New York Post
2 weeks ago
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Dems use the legal system to target the right - yet give the left a pass

Laws are selectively enforced against political foes like Trump, ignoring infractions by Democratic allies. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Morning Docket: 05.08.24

Aileen Cannon delays classified documents case due to overwhelming motions. [ more ]
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Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Are You Kidding Me? - See Also

Exposing judicial corruption may lead to unexpected recognition and rewards.
Challenges faced by Columbia graduates for protesting highlight potential consequences for standing up for rights. [ more ]
#arizona-senate
www.mercurynews.com
2 weeks ago
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Arizona Legislature repeals Civil War-era abortion ban

Democrats in Arizona Senate secure votes to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban, with 2 Republican votes joining. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
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GOP-led Arizona Senate secures enough votes to repeal 1864 abortion ban

Democrats secure votes to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban in Arizona Senate. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
2 weeks ago
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Arizona Senate repeals near-total 1864 abortion ban in divisive vote

Arizona Senate repeals 1864 abortion ban in a 16-14 vote, expected to be signed into law swiftly by Governor Katie Hobbs. [ more ]
time.com
2 weeks ago
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Arizona Democrats Get Enough Votes to Repeal 19th Century Abortion Ban

Democrats in Arizona Senate vote to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban, potentially allowing for modern abortion laws. [ more ]
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#arizona
Truthout
2 weeks ago
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Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs Repeals 1864 Near-Total Abortion Ban

Arizona Gov. Katie Hobbs signed a bill repealing a 160-year-old anti-abortion law, reinstating a 15-week abortion ban instead. [ more ]
Fast Company
2 weeks ago
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Arizona's governor signs the repeal of an 1864 abortion law. Here's what's next

The repeal of a Civil War-era abortion ban in Arizona marks a historic moment and a step forward for reproductive rights advocates. [ more ]
www.npr.org
3 weeks ago
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Arizona lawmakers vote by a narrow margin to repeal Civil War-era abortion ban

The Arizona Senate voted to repeal a Civil War-era ban on abortion after a court ruling revived it, amidst uncertainty due to delayed effective date. [ more ]
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Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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AI's Impact On Law Firms Of Every Size

Generative AI can revolutionize legal professions by aiding in drafting documents, boosting efficiency, and widening technological utilization. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Biglaw Associate Shot, Killed After Attempting To Help Angry McDonald's Customer

A lawyer was shot and killed in Houston after intervening in a dispute at a McDonald's. [ more ]
Slate Magazine
3 weeks ago
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Sure Sounds Like the Supreme Court Is About to Give Trump a Big Win!

Trump faces multiple ongoing federal and state trials while running for president. [ more ]
www.esquire.com
1 week ago
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Trump's Georgia and Florida Trials Are Delayed by Judges

Room for judicial bias in legal cases.
Legal proceedings are subject to influence and manipulation. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
2 weeks ago
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The Judge Deciding Google's Fate

Judge Mehta's thorough understanding of antitrust laws and attention to detail led to significant rulings impacting major corporations. [ more ]
www.aljazeera.com
3 weeks ago
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China's revised state secrets law has come into force. Here's what to know

Taiwan warns citizens against traveling to China due to a new law that could punish regular business activities. [ more ]
#justice-system
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Everything's Coming Up Milhouse For Trump

Trump's legal battles delaying prosecution of election crimes may prolong resolution. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Brooklyn Lawyers Are Helping People Get Suited For Reentry

Having access to a suit can significantly impact an individual's reintegration into society after being in the justice system. [ more ]
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#supreme-court-rulings
Slate Magazine
2 weeks ago
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The Bogus Legal Theory Driving America's Gun Violence Crisis

The U.S. Supreme Court's decisions on gun rights have been influenced by originalism, leading to challenges in implementing gun safety regulations. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Morning Docket: 05.07.24

Law firms incorporating coaching support for attorneys with ADHD. [ more ]
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Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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TikTok Plans To Fight Censorship, Mouthy Politicians Make It Very Easy For Them

Congress targeted TikTok for divestment instead of addressing data privacy concerns from other tech giants. ByteDance claims divestment violates free speech. [ more ]
#abortion-ban
Slate Magazine
2 weeks ago
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The Six-Week Abortion Ban in Florida Is Only the Beginning

Florida's six-week abortion ban will significantly limit access, forcing patients to seek services in other states.
The six-week ban may be a precursor to laws establishing fetal personhood, impacting IVF and contraceptives.
The idea of a six-week ban was conceived by Janet Folger Porter to challenge reproductive rights and promote fetal personhood. [ more ]
www.nytimes.com
3 weeks ago
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Arizona Legislature Will Consider Repeal of 1864 Abortion Law

Arizona lawmakers are considering repealing a historic abortion ban that sparked controversy and political rifts in the state. [ more ]
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Ars Technica
2 weeks ago
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TikTok and its Chinese owner sue US government over "foreign adversary" law

TikTok and ByteDance sued the US government to block the law requiring TikTok to be sold to a non-Chinese firm. [ more ]
Sacramento Bee
2 weeks ago
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TikTok sues U.S. over sell-or-ban law. What the lawsuit means for California's 16 million users

TikTok and ByteDance are challenging the constitutionality of a law requiring ByteDance to sell TikTok or face a nationwide ban. [ more ]
#legal-profession
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Conservative Former Judge Blames Lawyers For January 6 Insurrection

January 6 insurrection partly attributed to lawyers' actions. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
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My Early Days In Recovery

Brian Cuban shares his journey through addiction in the legal profession and advocates for recovery. [ more ]
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Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Fist-Fighting, Cop-Pushing Judge Gets Let Off Hook Easy

New York judge facing censure after engaging in a street brawl with neighbors and involving in matters with an attorney. [ more ]
ABA Journal
2 weeks ago
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Judge should be censured for street brawl, conflict of interest, New York judicial conduct commission says

A New York judge is recommended for censure due to a street brawl and a conflict of interest with an attorney. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Looks Like The YSL RICO Case Would Have Been A Lot Shorter If It Were In Texas

Prosecutors using rap lyrics as evidence in criminal cases can be problematic due to potential ghostwriters and artistic exaggeration. [ more ]
Washington Post
2 weeks ago
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Conservative judges say they will boycott Columbia University students

Conservative federal judges threaten not to hire law clerks from Columbia University due to the institution's handling of pro-Palestinian protests. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Kim Kardashian Visits The White House To Advocate For Criminal Justice Reform

Kim Kardashian continues advocacy for criminal justice reform despite break from legal studies. [ more ]
The Nation
3 weeks ago
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The Student Crackdown Didn't Start Last Week. Months of Repression Got Us Here.

US college campuses witnessing a surge in pro-Palestine student activism amidst continuous crackdown on supporters, sparking concerns among legal scholars. [ more ]
Above the Law
3 weeks ago
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Rumors Of The LSAT's Demise Were Greatly Exaggerated

The LSAT remains a dominant standardized test in law school admissions, but the GRE is gaining acceptance among law schools. [ more ]
ABA Journal
3 weeks ago
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ABA should consider impact of rape-disclosure questions on bar applications, 3 senators tell association

The ABA is urged to investigate the impact of rape-disclosure questions on bar applications by three senators. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Finals Postponed At Columbia Law Due To Ongoing Protests

Final exams at Columbia Law School postponed due to protests for student safety and well-being. [ more ]
Above the Law
1 week ago
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Judge Removed After Trying To Beat Prosecutors At Their Own Job, Etc.

Commission on Judicial Performance in California removes Judge Tony R. Mallery for multiple counts of misconduct. [ more ]
Above the Law
2 weeks ago
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Hostile Takeover: How A Legal Copywriter Feels About AI

Generative AI, like ChatGPT, is transforming content production, impacting law firms and necessitating a balance between AI assistance and human creativity. [ more ]
The Atlantic
1 week ago
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What Would Trump Really Do on Abortion?

Trump plans to shift abortion regulation to states if reelected, but experts doubt he will remain passive, likely exercising broad executive authority to limit access. [ more ]
www.housingwire.com
2 weeks ago
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National Fair Housing Alliance, Asian real estate group claim Florida law violated Fair Housing Act with SB 264

Lawsuit filed in Florida against Senate Bill 264 for violating Fair Housing Act. [ more ]
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