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

Afternoon Briefs: Execution carried out despite COVID-19 claim; 9 charged in Flint water crisis
Jan 15, 2021, 04:31 pm CST

New York attorney general sues over NYPD’s alleged use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters
Jan 15, 2021, 12:44 pm CST

BigLaw firm cuts more than 130 jobs in offices overseas
Jan 15, 2021, 11:21 am CST

Who will defend Trump in second impeachment trial? ‘He’s not going to get the A team,’ one prof says
Jan 15, 2021, 10:57 am CST

Then-AG Sessions and DOJ were ‘driving force’ behind policy leading to family separations, report says
Jan 15, 2021, 09:50 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Law dean Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban; safe injection site shot down
Jan 14, 2021, 04:38 pm CST

Illinois lawmakers pass sweeping overhaul to criminal justice system
Jan 14, 2021, 03:34 pm CST

Lawyer shocked with stun gun at courthouse cites racial bias, says he will appeal conviction
Jan 14, 2021, 01:34 pm CST

Could Trump face charges for speech before Capitol riot? Experts differ on Brandenburg impact
Jan 14, 2021, 12:06 pm CST

Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats
Jan 14, 2021, 09:49 am CST

Former Michigan governor is charged in Flint water crisis; is conviction a longshot?
Jan 14, 2021, 09:25 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: AG official resigns after Capitol march robocall; 157 law deans condemn election lawyers
Jan 13, 2021, 04:40 pm CST

As House impeaches Trump for second time, some say Senate trial after his presidency is unconstitutional
Jan 13, 2021, 03:43 pm CST

Riot fallout leads 1 law firm to dump Trump businesses, others to suspend PAC contributions
Jan 13, 2021, 03:18 pm CST

ABA plea doesn’t stop the execution of the only woman on federal death row
Jan 13, 2021, 12:16 pm CST

Supreme Court reinstates requirement for women seeking abortion drug to get it in person
Jan 13, 2021, 09:44 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: 3 federal executions delayed; BigLaw partner resigns after sex harassment claim
Jan 12, 2021, 04:52 pm CST

Law firms may be at ‘tipping point’ for change because of COVID-19 pandemic, new report says
Jan 12, 2021, 03:06 pm CST

Wife of Justice Thomas takes down Facebook page after promoting Trump’s Jan. 6 rally
Jan 12, 2021, 12:49 pm CST

Pro-Trump lawyer is tossed from defamation case for ‘mendacity’ and ‘surprising incompetence’
Jan 12, 2021, 12:10 pm CST

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