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1037 ABA Journal 2nd Circuit Court articles.

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

Florida legislation puts naming rights in universities’ hands

Thanks to pending legislation, Florida State University College of Law may soon rename B.K. Roberts Hall, which recognizes a former state supreme…

Afternoon Briefs: RBG says she’s cancer-free; ‘Eat a bowl of dicks’ lawyer had acknowledged stress

Justice Ginsburg says she is cancer-free

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has told CNN that she is cancer-free after being treated for a malignant tumor on her…

SCOTUS goes into the new year with a loaded plate as impeachment trial looms

The U.S. Supreme Court has multiple high-profile cases on its docket this term, including cases to be argued in early 2020 on state aid to religion, abortion and President Donald Trump’s desire to shield his personal finances from government subpoenas.

Chemerinsky: 2019 was all about setting up the blockbuster year 2020 promises to be
The past year was unusual in the U.S. Supreme Court because the justices handed down only a few blockbuster decisions but then filled their docket with a stunning number of cases of potentially great significance to be decided in spring 2020. Interestingly, the court could have taken many of these cases in the October 2018 term for decisions in June 2019, but it did not do so.
Afternoon Briefs: 2nd Circuit says no to nullification; law prof claims pariah treatment

2nd Circuit directs federal judge to bar jury nullification argument

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court directed U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill to bar defense lawyers from making a jury…

Lawyer who reacted to judge’s question with incredulity is ousted from 2nd Circuit courtroom
A New York lawyer was ordered to leave a federal appellate courtroom Wednesday, just days after he was in the news for losing his bid to cancel a restaurant’s registered trade dress because it was demeaning to goats.
2nd Circuit refuses to block House committees’ subpoenas for Trump bank records
A federal appeals court on Tuesday refused to block subpoenas by two House committees for President Donald Trump’s banking records.
SCOTUS stays order requiring Trump’s accounting firm to give his financial records to House
The U.S. Supreme Court issued Monday a stay of a federal appeals court mandate requiring President Donald Trump’s accounting firm to give Congress financial records relating to Trump and his businesses.
Afternoon Briefs: Ginsburg misses oral arguments; judge tosses lawyer’s defamation suit over neo-Nazi label

Ginsburg contracts stomach bug

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg missed oral arguments Wednesday because of an illness. A court spokeswoman said Ginsburg stayed home because of a stomach…

Afternoon Briefs: Another EEOC charge filed against DLA Piper; PACER costs will go down—for some

Third woman files EEOC charge against DLA Piper

A fired administrative assistant, Andrea Ivan, alleges in an EEOC charge that she was fired from DLA Piper because rainmaking partner Louis…

Afternoon Briefs: Trump must provide tax returns, court says; DA accepts gift cards in exchange for community service

Trump loses bid to block turnover of tax records, plans U.S. Supreme Court appeal

President Donald Trump can’t block a subpoena for his private tax records from New York prosecutors…

Afternoon Briefs: Trump couldn’t be prosecuted even if he shot someone, lawyer argues; Kellogg’s to pay $20M

Sitting president can’t be prosecuted even if he shot someone, Trump lawyer argues

A sitting president couldn’t be investigated and prosecuted by New York authorities even if he shot someone…

Judge refuses to block subpoena for Trump tax returns; stay is immediately sought
A federal judge refused to block enforcement of a subpoena Monday for President Donald Trump’s tax returns by Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance, who is investigating hush money payments made by Trump’s personal lawyer to two women before the 2016 presidential election.
Lawyer who sued Trump business associate is suspended for ‘campaign to extort a settlement’ and judicial insults
A New York lawyer has received a one-year suspension for allegedly trying to “extort” a settlement using improperly obtained materials in a suit against a former business associate of Donald Trump.
2nd Circuit resurrects lawsuit against Trump hotel, properties
A federal appeals court has revived the first lawsuit President Donald Trump faced over claims that his business interests violate the U.S. Constitution.

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