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Legal Ethics

Judge candidate gets law license suspension for attack ads; dissenters cite free-speech protection

Judiciary

In just-released video, Posner calls chief justice a ‘terrible’ manager, blasts ‘stupid’ opinions

U.S. Supreme Court

Lock up or toss out the flag-burners? Trump tweet highlights a difference with Scalia

Trials & Litigation

Judge tosses suit claiming wrongful death defendant was defamed on law firm website

U.S. Supreme Court

Alito warns of ‘constitutional fault lines’ in Federalist Society speech

U.S. Supreme Court

ABA brief in disparaging trademarks case says denied registration doesn’t eliminate all protection

First Amendment

Reporters could bolster First Amendment with libel cases against Trump, libel defense lawyer says

Religious Law

City Ten Commandments display violates establishment clause, 10th Circuit rules

Constitutional Law

ACLU: Trump will face its ‘full firepower’ if he doesn’t reverse course on unconstitutional plans

Election Law

DC federal court upholds limits on state political parties’ use of soft-money donations

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS refuses to reinstate ban on campaign activities in Ohio that could intimidate voters

Tort Law

Jurors find Rolling Stone defamed UVa associate dean in later-retracted article about gang rape

Verdicts & Settlements

After $140M jury award, Hulk Hogan settles Gawker lawsuit for at least $31M

National Pulse

Is cyberbullying free speech?

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will consider constitutionality of law banning sex offenders from social media

ABA

ABA group will publish article calling Trump a ‘libel bully’

First Amendment

Oregon civil rights lawyer files First Amendment suit over surveillance of his Twitter account

Election Law

DA’s office flip flops on whether Justin Timberlake is being investigated for ballot selfie

American Bar Association

ABA official expressed concern but didn’t ban report calling Trump ‘a libel bully,’ spokeswoman says

Trials & Litigation

Suit claims lawyers used ‘stooge defendants’ to get courts to order scrubbing of bad online reviews
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