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Afternoon Briefs: Sheriff bans masks for deputies; judicial panel won’t centralize COVID-19 insurance suits

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court allows eased voting requirements in Rhode Island and notes state support

Practice Management

More work shifted to law partners as demand for legal services dropped, new report says

Judiciary

Commission learns of ‘heartbreaking’ diagnosis after investigating reports of judge’s erratic behavior

Judiciary

Judge accused of referring to juror as ‘Aunt Jemima’ should get interim suspension, commission says

Copyright Law

Neil Young sues to stop Trump campaign from using his songs; will consent decrees stand in the way?

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor who filed OSHA complaint dies from COVID-19; Wells Fargo faces new class action

Privacy Law

Macy’s uses facial recognition software to identify customers on security cameras, lawsuit claims

Judiciary

Judge refuses to wear face mask and has ordered lawyers to remove theirs, public defender group says

Ethics

Lawyer who called female judge’s opinion ‘succubustic’ sues over potential ethics charges

Careers

Salaries and job rates up for 2019 law grads, reaching highest point since Great Recession

U.S. Supreme Court

Another ‘shadow docket’ decision? SCOTUS once again blocks relaxed election procedures

The Modern Law Library

Convicted of a crime that never occurred? It happens all too often, law prof says

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Progressive groups mull judicial possibilities; 2 law deans each donate $125K to help law students

Ethics

Suit claims anti-bias ethics rule infringes lawyer’s free speech rights

Legal Education

With scholarship ruse, law school assistant dean of admissions is accused of stealing $74K

Law Professors

Harvard law prof claims reporter sexually harassed him, twisted facts in ‘gullible man’ story

Public Health

More than 50 guests can attend New York weddings amid COVID-19 pandemic, federal judge rules

Law Firms

In expansion push, Dentons announces combination with law firm of nearly 100 lawyers

Law in Popular Culture

Netflix’s new Jeffrey Epstein docuseries explores conspiracy theories and crime cover-ups

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