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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

Could construction-permit fees be exempt from takings analysis? Supreme Court to decide
Sep 29, 2023, 02:40 pm CDT

Supreme Court to consider laws that block social media from removing certain content and users
Sep 29, 2023, 02:00 pm CDT

6th Circuit upholds bans on transition treatment for transgender minors
Sep 29, 2023, 10:20 am CDT

Man is accused of sending hundreds of threatening emails and voicemails to judges, public officials
Sep 28, 2023, 04:45 pm CDT

Michigan judges can’t disregard pronoun preferences of parties and lawyers, new rule says
Sep 28, 2023, 03:26 pm CDT

Lawyer sanctioned for being ‘rude, demeaning and obnoxious’ in depositions
Sep 28, 2023, 01:49 pm CDT

Did Polsinelli violate $14M flat-fee deal to provide ‘legal counsel’? 3rd Circuit rejects claim
Sep 28, 2023, 12:30 pm CDT

Ex-federal prosecutor charged in alleged road-rage stabbing no longer works at this BigLaw firm
Sep 28, 2023, 10:04 am CDT

En banc appeals court allows Title IX suit by student assaulted off campus, cites prior violence reports
Sep 28, 2023, 08:49 am CDT

Retired Judge Posner must face suit alleging he failed to pay leader of his pro se center
Sep 27, 2023, 02:36 pm CDT

Proskauer settles suit claiming 1 contract clause caused client’s $636M loss
Sep 27, 2023, 11:21 am CDT

Judge rips lawyers for ‘egregious’ repetition in opinion finding Trump liable for inflating finances
Sep 27, 2023, 09:10 am CDT

Lawyers avoid mandatory religious liberty instruction, for now
Sep 26, 2023, 03:50 pm CDT

Judge sanctions Buchalter over $147K for ‘unsupported arguments’ and misleading assertions
Sep 26, 2023, 02:42 pm CDT

Supreme Court rejects Alabama’s bid to avoid crafting second Black-opportunity voting district
Sep 26, 2023, 11:12 am CDT

How federal appeals judges’ opinions change as they get older
Sep 26, 2023, 09:41 am CDT

Lawyers who lied about capital contribution, cursed on hot mic among those sanctioned in Illinois
Sep 25, 2023, 03:53 pm CDT

Opioid special master who mistakenly hit ‘reply all’ asked to step down
Sep 25, 2023, 02:26 pm CDT

Justice Kagan sees need for SCOTUS ethics code, comments on why courts overturn things ‘willy-nilly’
Sep 25, 2023, 11:17 am CDT

‘Congenial’ and ‘reasonable’ judge tells police he doesn’t remember alleged shooting spree
Sep 25, 2023, 09:40 am CDT

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