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

Which judges are most likely to issue nationwide injunctions? Party of appointing president makes a difference
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Judge allows BigLaw partner’s suit alleging lawyer filed ‘highly inflammatory’ affidavit for use in negative news article
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Should ABA strike ‘nonlawyer’ from its vocabulary? Petition says it’s time
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After man is sentenced for threat to kill chief justice, ABA president says threats risk ‘very fabric of our democracy’
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Former DOJ official who alleged election fraud violated at least one ethics rule, ethics committee says
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Should Justice Sotomayor retire? Chemerinsky, White House haven’t joined calls for her to step down
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Federal judge who ‘despised obituaries written by funeral home hacks’ wrote his own
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Florida lawyer uses ‘unorthodox foreclosure auction’ tactics to ensure clients get deals on property, report says
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State affirmative-action bans decreased racial diversity by up to 47% at top public law schools, study finds
Apr 3, 2024, 03:23 pm CDT

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