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Weekly Briefs: Accused ‘my guns are bigger’ judge resigns; Texas district attorney resigns, takes the Fifth

Judiciary

Many federal judges want clerkship diversity but say the topic is rarely addressed in court, new study says

U.S. Supreme Court

Justice Jackson’s second SCOTUS opinion is also a dissent to court’s refusal in death-penalty case

Civil Procedure

Judge didn’t have jurisdiction to appoint special master in Trump documents case, 11th Circuit says

Judiciary

2 federal appeals judges boycotting Yale Law clerks see progress in campus tolerance for conservative views

Supreme Court Report

Is designer’s refusal to create website for same-sex wedding free speech or illegal discrimination?

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will consider challenge to Biden’s student-debt relief program, puts case on fast track

Criminal Justice

Lawyer and co-defendant behind robocalls with false ballot information are ordered to register voters

Law Firms

Hogan Lovells lawyer says she was fired after defending Dobbs, discussing abortion impact and genocide

Trials & Litigation

Nicotine addiction costs vaping trial lawyer more than $2,100

Layoffs

Citing ‘overcapacity,’ Cooley lays off 150 lawyers and professionals

U.S. Supreme Court

Chemerinsky: An important week of arguments in the Supreme Court

First Amendment

7th Circuit rejects First Amendment challenge to Indiana fetal-remains law

Ethics

‘You mean we have to feed these people?’ Remark part of judge’s ‘habitual intemperance,’ ethics complaint says

Lawyer Pay

Cravath mostly matches Baker McKenzie bonuses; what about the class of 2015?

Storytelling

‘Show the Brief’: Lawyers can be better communicators by bringing visuals to their briefs

U.S. Supreme Court

SCOTUS legal counsel defends Alito dinner with evangelical couple, says leak report is ‘uncorroborated’

The Modern Law Library

Can change really come from within? These 13 prosecutors think so

Lawyer Pay

Boies Schiller deems its higher bonuses ‘extraordinary’ and ‘extra-extraordinary;’ top amount is $165K

Access to Justice

Georgetown Law launches fellowship program to improve public access to courts through technology

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