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Afternoon Briefs: Teen blogger denied murder case evidence; Aerosmith drummer loses comeback case

Judge denies 16-year-old aspiring lawyer’s request for murder evidence

A 16-year-old aspiring lawyer and true crime blogger lost a bid Thursday to access evidence in the Texas murder case that…

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

Kim Kardashian West completes first year of legal studies

Kim Kardashian West says she has completed her first year of legal studies in a four-year apprenticeship program that can…

Afternoon Briefs: Texas no longer accepting refugees; new San Francisco DA announces round of layoffs

New refugees no longer welcome in Texas, governor says

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced in a letter released Friday that the state will not take new refugees under a federal…

Appeals court rejects comptroller’s attempt to label bikini-latex clubs as ‘sexually oriented businesses’
Bikini-latex clubs in Texas were handed a win Thursday, after a Houston court rejected an appeal arguing that latex-clad entertainers are considered nude under the law.
Lawyer indicted after he’s accused of trying to strangle magistrate girlfriend
A Houston-area attorney was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday after being accused of trying to strangle his girlfriend—a county magistrate—last summer.
Federal appeals court approves diversion of military funds to border wall construction
The Trump administration can now tap $3.6 billion in military construction funds to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.
Oops! Cops backtrack after touting big marijuana bust
Florida resident Aneudy Gonzalez is a free man after spending nearly a month in jail for hauling what was alleged to be more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana in a U-Haul.
Over 200 federal lawmakers urge SCOTUS to reconsider Roe; DOJ takes narrower stance
More than 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief Thursday that encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overrule Roe v. Wade when it decides a case on a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.
First Amendment defense claims could threaten ‘revenge pornography’ statutes
Afternoon Briefs: Alex Kozinski returns as litigator; judge blocks firm’s defamation suit against ex-partner

Alex Kozinski returns to the 9th Circuit on the other side of the bench

After retiring in 2017 amid allegations of sexual misconduct, former Judge Alex Kozinski is returning…

Meet Paul Skalnik, one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in American history
Paul Skalnik learned about the benefits of being a jailhouse informant when he was in the Harris County Jail in Texas in 1978 for passing bad checks.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge who won’t perform same-sex marriages gets warning; hemp growers no longer seen as suspicious

Judge gets public warning after claiming religious exemption to performing same-sex weddings

A Texas justice of the peace who refuses to perform same-sex weddings has received a public warning from…

ABA amicus brief urges SCOTUS to follow precedent in Louisiana abortion case
The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that urges the justices to reverse an appellate decision upholding a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.
Malpractice suit claims BigLaw firm revealed too much information in discovery
A malpractice lawsuit filed against Littler Mendelson claims that the law firm gave too much information to a client’s opponent during discovery in a dispute over overtime pay.
Lawyer accused of bringing gun to law office that fired her

Updated: A Texas lawyer is accused of bringing a handgun last Friday to the Denton law office that had just fired her.

Police arrested Petrina Thompson, 53, and charged her…

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