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Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS justice’s wife stands by stolen-election views; district attorney’s daughter arrested in his stabbing

Natural Disasters

Law firms, courts deal with aftermath of Hurricane Ian

Trials & Litigation

Trump doesn’t have to detail claims about planted documents to special master, judge says

Ethics

California bar announces probes of 2 prominent lawyers after report on mishandled settlement funds

Associates

Summer associates praise their ‘lifestyle firms,’ even as some midlevels describe them as ‘veritable sweatshops’

Supreme Court Report

Supreme Court ready to tackle free speech, affirmative action and election law in new term

Tort Law

2nd Circuit gives Trump chance to avoid rape defamation suit with ruling on employee status

Law Firms

Are pushed-back start dates for associates making a comeback? One law firm confirms deferrals

Trials & Litigation

Smith & Wesson is accused of marketing guns to ‘disturbed young men’ in suit by July 4 victims

Access to Justice

Utah’s reforms offer model for serving low-income and indigent people, report suggests

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: Supreme Court poised to sharply advance the law to the right

Trials & Litigation

Texas attorney general avoids subpoenas with court ruling, alleged dodge of process server

Constitutional Law

Lawyer who says student-loan forgiveness leaves him worse off sues to block program

U.S. Supreme Court

My Kavanaugh tips were never investigated by the FBI, say Akin Gump partner and others

Ethics

Pro se lawyers must follow ‘no-contact’ rule, new ABA ethics opinion says

Career & Practice

Working remotely is now a top priority, says new ABA report highlighting lasting shifts in practice of law

Constitutional Law

California’s ban on private immigration detention facilities violates supremacy clause, 9th Circuit rules

Law in Popular Culture

Flight of the Fugitive: Why do we love watching suspects on the run?

Ethics

Suspension ordered for lawyer accused of sending ‘abusive and aggressive’ emails

Juries

Court can’t compel examination of juror’s electronic devices to look for misconduct, 6th Circuit rules

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