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Afternoon Briefs: Bill would allow law school to ax segregationist’s name; Cipollone said to be material witness

Judiciary

May federal judges be members of the ABA or the Federalist Society? Draft ethics opinion says yes and no

LGBTQ Legal Issues

5th Circuit denies transgender prisoner’s request to use female pronouns, change court records

Law Firms

BigLaw partner is accused of sexual harassment by ousted CEO of Grammys organization

The Modern Law Library

The court of public opinion: Why litigation PR is a critical component of a case

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Kim Kardashian West finishes year of legal studies; guilty plea for man’s viral ice cream video

Civil Rights

Amtrak apologizes after Sherrilyn Ifill says conductor asked her to give up her train seat

Law Firms

Law office employee is accused of stabbing manager over accounting mistake

Criminal Justice

Convicted murderer who presented evidence of his lawyer’s racist views wins 9th Circuit appeal

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court rejects fast-track review of health care law, making review before election unlikely

Constitutional Law

Trump lawyer Dershowitz acknowledges many disagree with his take on ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS adds cases on wayward presidential electors, contraceptive coverage exemptions

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Youths’ climate-change suit tossed; Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz join Trump legal team

Criminal Justice

Homeless man who lives in cardboard boxes says state law gave him the right to defend his home

Criminal Justice

Felons in Florida must pay all fees and fines before they can vote, state’s top court says

Law Firms

BigLaw firm to merge with New York-based law firm

Trials & Litigation

BigLaw firm sues Missouri for alleged failure to pay full incentives for jobs it created

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Government agency says withholding Ukrainian aid broke law; dog banned from trial

Law Firms

A dozen Boies Schiller lawyers join new boutique law firm

Law Firms

Confidence in the economy is dropping among law firm leaders, new survey finds

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