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Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Patient billed about $230K for surgery after $1,300 estimate is protected by contract law, state supreme court says
May 25, 2022, 12:50 pm CDT

Second loss for Rep. Madison Cawthorn: 4th Circuit revives claim that he is an insurrectionist unfit for office
May 25, 2022, 11:08 am CDT

Nonlawyer paraprofessionals couldn’t jointly own law firms under revised licensing proposal in this state
May 25, 2022, 09:12 am CDT

House reverses course on renaming federal courthouse to honor Black judge
May 25, 2022, 08:58 am CDT

BigLaw partner’s hourly billing rate of nearly $2,500 draws objection from bankruptcy trustee
May 25, 2022, 08:31 am CDT

US law allowing hemp products legalized potlike intoxicant delta-8 THC, 9th Circuit says
May 24, 2022, 09:48 am CDT

Diversity on state supreme courts shows little improvement, report finds
May 24, 2022, 08:56 am CDT

Florida law banning social media censorship is likely unconstitutional, 11th Circuit says
May 24, 2022, 08:55 am CDT

County judge in Texas is arrested for alleged cattle theft
May 24, 2022, 08:54 am CDT

Supreme Court decision is an impediment for defendants who ‘lost the lawyer lottery twice’
May 23, 2022, 12:16 pm CDT

Federal judge orders US to keep in place Title 42 immigrant ousters tied to pandemic
May 23, 2022, 10:11 am CDT

‘We are done,’ federal judge says, declares mistrial after questioning defense claim
May 23, 2022, 08:58 am CDT

What happened to convicted cop’s missing wife? Suspended lawyer can’t tell, judge rules
May 23, 2022, 08:21 am CDT

Is prison time a possibility under restrictive abortion laws? One state authorizes life sentences for medical doctors
May 23, 2022, 08:20 am CDT

Justice Thomas’ wife urged Arizona lawmakers to choose ‘clean slate of electors’ after Trump’s loss
May 20, 2022, 03:14 pm CDT

Weekly Briefs: McDonald’s, Wendy’s sued over burger ads; ICE is ‘a domestic surveillance agency,’ report says
May 20, 2022, 02:12 pm CDT

Supreme Court justices get around-the-clock security after leak of draft abortion opinion; 25 state AGs call for action
May 20, 2022, 10:17 am CDT

Federal court will investigate leak of survey describing alleged bias and bullying by judges
May 20, 2022, 09:14 am CDT

Was there a go-between in the murder of law prof Dan Markel? Defense offers alternative theory
May 19, 2022, 03:27 pm CDT

Federal judge strikes down sign law requiring transgender bathroom warnings
May 19, 2022, 01:16 pm CDT

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