ABA Journal

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

After his last firm dissolved, lawyer reinvents himself as conservative civil liberties warrior
Aug 4, 2021, 04:07 pm CDT

Federal magistrate judge sanctions lawyers for election suit that was ‘one enormous conspiracy theory’
Aug 4, 2021, 01:45 pm CDT

This law school had the widest gap between student debt and graduate earnings
Aug 4, 2021, 11:59 am CDT

ACLU intends to pursue suit after Biden administration continues expelling those arriving illegally
Aug 4, 2021, 09:51 am CDT

New Jersey man gets prison time for posting federal judge’s home address on Twitter and Facebook
Aug 3, 2021, 01:08 pm CDT

Investigators conclude Cuomo sexually harassed women; ‘the typical rules did not apply,’ says one employee
Aug 3, 2021, 12:06 pm CDT

7th Circuit sees no constitutional problem with Indiana University’s COVID-19 vaccine requirements
Aug 3, 2021, 10:39 am CDT

Cases challenging expired COVID-19 church restrictions fail in Supreme Court and 8th Circuit
Aug 3, 2021, 09:38 am CDT

Zoom agrees to $85M settlement in litigation over privacy and ‘Zoombombings’
Aug 2, 2021, 03:28 pm CDT

Federal appeals court upholds Judicial Watch’s $2.3M judgment against its founder
Aug 2, 2021, 01:05 pm CDT

Hackers accessed at least 80% of email accounts in New York federal prosecutors’ offices, DOJ says
Aug 2, 2021, 10:12 am CDT

These BigLaw firms plan to mandate vaccines; one will deactivate building IDs for noncompliance
Aug 2, 2021, 09:33 am CDT

Weekly Briefs: Fewer than half of Americans approve of SCOTUS; ex-judge denies raping secretary
Jul 30, 2021, 06:25 pm CDT

Treasury must provide Congress with Trump’s tax returns, Justice Department says in legal opinion
Jul 30, 2021, 03:20 pm CDT

McDonald’s investor suit alleges Morgan Lewis rushed probe of then-CEO
Jul 30, 2021, 02:10 pm CDT

Federal prosecutor alleges retaliation for complaints about discrimination and racist statements
Jul 30, 2021, 12:15 pm CDT

3rd Circuit judicial council rejects bias allegations against two federal appeals judges
Jul 30, 2021, 09:00 am CDT

‘Making a Murderer’ subject Steven Avery loses appellate bid for new-trial hearing; his lawyer is undeterred
Jul 29, 2021, 01:42 pm CDT

Federal judge bashes Kramer Levin lawyers, even as he denies sanctions for their conduct
Jul 29, 2021, 11:27 am CDT

11th Circuit rules for Southern Poverty Law Center in defamation suit over hate group designation
Jul 29, 2021, 09:34 am CDT

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