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Language lecture is among Supreme Court chief justice’s greatest impeachment trial moments
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is out of the Senate limelight after the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump ended with an acquittal Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS lacks State of the Union majority; judge reverses No More Deaths convictions

Which Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union?

Only four justices attended the State of the Union on Tuesday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was there, even…

How safe is your right to vote?

A book by a University of Baltimore law prof tells the story of historical efforts of voter suppression and the modern-day dangers that face voters now. In this new episode of the Modern Law Library, Gilda R. Daniels talks to Lee Rawles.

This state appears likely to abolish the death penalty after Senate vote
The Colorado Senate on Friday passed a bill to repeal the death penalty, sending the measure to the House where it is expected to win approval.
Dershowitz: Quid pro quo to win election isn’t impeachable when politician thinks it’s in the public interest
President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz argued Wednesday that a president can’t be impeached for a quid pro quo that is intended to help him win an election when he thinks winning is in the public interest.
Afternoon Briefs: Political climate motivates would-be lawyers; Avenatti trial begins

Is the ‘Trump Bump’ still a thing?

Politics continue to play a role in law school applicants’ decision-making processes, according to recent surveys from Kaplan Test Prep, but less so…

DOJ environmental chief tells courts he inadvertently let his law license lapse
A top Department of Justice lawyer is notifying courts that he inadvertently let his Washington, D.C., law license lapse around Oct. 1, a mistake he didn’t discover and correct until Dec. 9.
7th Circuit is aghast at ‘obduracy’ of Board of Immigration Appeals, which refused to implement its decision
The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Chicago didn’t mince words in a Jan. 23 opinion chastising the Board of Immigration Appeals for defying its remand order and concluding the appeals court had ruled incorrectly in the case.
What’s all this I hear about lawyer lawsuits? Trump lawyer Sekulow may have misheard ‘FOIA lawsuits’
An impeachment defense lawyer for President Donald Trump appeared incensed at the suggestion that Democrats didn't want to delay impeachment by pursuing “lawyer lawsuits” to obtain information.
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…

Trump lawyer Dershowitz acknowledges many disagree with his take on ‘high crimes and misdemeanors’
Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus and a member of President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, acknowledges in a New York Times interview that most constitutional scholars disagree with his interpretation of “high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Afternoon Briefs: Youths’ climate-change suit tossed; Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz join Trump legal team

9th Circuit tosses youths’ climate-change suit on standing grounds

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco dismissed Friday a climate-change lawsuit filed on behalf of…

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

GAO report concludes White House violated law by withholding Ukraine aid

The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office has concluded the White House broke the law when it withheld funds for security…

Sen. Kamala Harris calls for halt to advancement of judicial nominees; is it happening?
Updated: On Wednesday, U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, called for a halt to the advancement of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees during the impeachment proceedings against him.
Appeals court directs all California cities to follow ‘sanctuary state’ law
All California cities must follow the “sanctuary state” law, which restricts local law enforcement cooperation with federal immigration agents, an appeals court ruled Friday.

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