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Afternoon Briefs: Slower-paying law students wait-listed; ‘tiger mom’ law prof back in the news

U.S. Supreme Court

Law profs abound on Biden’s new commission to study changing the Supreme Court

Pro Bono

Former death row inmate thanks God and his lawyers for his release after 30-plus years in prison

Evidence

Minnesota’s unique ‘spark of life’ doctrine allows evidence about George Floyd’s life during former officer’s trial

Ethics

Lawyer agrees to disciplinary probation for failing to supervise alleged embezzling employee

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Judge’s husband heads to prison; Stephen Miller’s new legal group to sue over Biden policies

Trials & Litigation

Judge rules for Trademark Express owner in suit alleging unauthorized practice

Family Law

In 325-page opinion, en banc 5th Circuit splits on preference for tribes in Native American adoptions

Disability Law

11th Circuit decision ‘effectively closes the internet’s doors to the blind,’ plaintiff’s lawyers say

Law in Popular Culture

New PBS documentary shows how one man’s legacy changed the trajectory of American race relations

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: DA wants to vacate 90 drug convictions; BigLaw firm targeted by law student climate group

Education Law

Student loan payoff program draws homebuyers to Illinois

Juries

Evidence of jury racial bias in civil trial requires hearing, 6th Circuit says, citing ‘crackhead’ assumption

First Amendment

Suit says disciplinary counsel was wrongly fired for pro-Trump tweets about Muslims

Judiciary

Breyer says expanding Supreme Court could erode trust, proponents should ‘think long and hard’

The Modern Law Library

Increasing revenue while cutting down on billable hours? ‘AI for Lawyers’ says it’s possible

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Judge admonished partly for remote hearing impatience; ABA files brief opposing rigid cash bail

Immigration Law

Woman is eligible for asylum because domestic abusers persecuted her for feminist opinions, 9th Circuit says

Law Schools

As Florida Coastal tries to get student loan funds reinstated, ABA seeks teach-out plan

Ethics

Lawyer resigns from bar after he is accused of forging prosecutor’s signature

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