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

Weekly Briefs: Skirts-only dress code gets rehearing; ex-judge reprimanded for ‘sexual innuendo’
Oct 22, 2021, 04:07 pm CDT

Supreme Court will hear Texas abortion case on expedited basis but refuses again to block the law
Oct 22, 2021, 02:26 pm CDT

Orrick extends program of embedding associates at nonprofits
Oct 22, 2021, 10:22 am CDT

2 law firms promise jobs to underserved students before they enter law school; tuition is free
Oct 22, 2021, 09:29 am CDT

9th Circuit tosses Massage Envy settlement, says judge must consider warning signs of lawyer collusion
Oct 22, 2021, 09:08 am CDT

DOJ lifts Trump-era case quotas for immigration judges
Oct 21, 2021, 12:54 pm CDT

What is the starting pay for public defenders? Low salaries discourage applicants
Oct 21, 2021, 12:16 pm CDT

2 lawyers plead guilty in Molotov cocktail attack on cop car; prosecutors seek terrorism enhancement
Oct 21, 2021, 11:28 am CDT

Judge is charged with felony menacing in incident involving ‘AR-15 style rifle’
Oct 21, 2021, 10:42 am CDT

Lawyer is disbarred after disciplinary review board alleges an ‘egregious ethics history’
Oct 20, 2021, 03:47 pm CDT

Supreme Court seems to be ‘reshaping itself in Justice Thomas’ image,’ op-ed says
Oct 20, 2021, 02:22 pm CDT

Top state court rules against public defender who sued ACLU for calling him ‘crooked’
Oct 20, 2021, 12:51 pm CDT

Do worker COVID-19 vaccine mandates have to offer religious exemptions? Courts differ; Breyer declines to act
Oct 20, 2021, 11:18 am CDT

First-generation college grads find fewer jobs after law school than their peers, new NALP data says
Oct 20, 2021, 10:04 am CDT

Judge is suspended once again for social media posts—this time for soliciting hurricane donations
Oct 20, 2021, 09:05 am CDT

Arnold & Porter ‘slipped’ discovery documents into database without notice, referee says
Oct 19, 2021, 03:34 pm CDT

Typo in 1928 Supreme Court opinion created ‘reign of error,’ law prof says
Oct 19, 2021, 01:18 pm CDT

Trump suit says executive privilege can’t be waived by Biden in Capitol records fight
Oct 19, 2021, 12:25 pm CDT

SCOTUS considers expediting request to hear Texas abortion case, orders quick responses
Oct 19, 2021, 09:39 am CDT

Breyer explains reason for late-night opinions, comments on once-secret summary reversal custom
Oct 18, 2021, 03:16 pm CDT

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