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Criminal Justice

Defendants should get initial appearance before judge within 24 hours, report says

News Roundup

Weekly Briefs: Trump business misrepresented assets, New York AG says; judge apologizes for weed scolding

Criminal Justice

Impact of pretrial detention falls more heavily on minorities and low-income people, new report says

Immigration Law

Immigration court system needs independence from the DOJ, ABA representative says at congressional hearing

U.S. Supreme Court

Challenge to Texas abortion law faces more delays after SCOTUS allows certified question

Sixth Amendment

Video testimony violated defendant’s Sixth Amendment right of confrontation, top state court rules

Lawyer Pay

Milbank smashes the associate pay scale with yet another raise

Public Defenders

New Mexico has 1/3rd the number of public defenders necessary to meet caseload, study finds

U.S. Supreme Court

‘Opening the door’ rule violated defendant’s rights under Sixth Amendment’s confrontation clause, SCOTUS says

Lawyer Wellness

Can lawyers who are natural pessimists learn to channel optimism? Speaker at well-being conference says it’s time to try

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court emphasizes what DC Circuit didn’t decide as it allows release of Trump records

Law Professors

Penn Law dean will seek university sanctions against law prof for her ‘derogatory public statements’

Trials & Litigation

Judge who described pro-Trump lawyer as ‘mendacious or incompetent’ ruled too quickly, top state court says

U.S. Supreme Court

Gorsuch is the only SCOTUS justice who isn’t wearing a mask on the bench; did he refuse Roberts’ request?

Law Firms

Cooley is praised for refusing to fire associate disliked by Elon Musk because of past SEC work

Law Firms

Ropes & Gray is accused of ‘unrelenting’ workload that caused UK barrister’s meltdown at work

Practice Management

MyCase CEO says remote work is ‘here to stay’

Legal Rebels Podcast

How this contracts platform uses AI to help users manage and analyze key documents


Federal judges who hired law clerk accused of racist statements won’t face misconduct complaints

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court will hear case of praying football coach

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