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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

Trials & Litigation

Lawyer with over $543K in student debt gets reprimand vacated after telling court of financial hardship


Judge disparaged lawyer, apparently unaware of livestream: ‘Can you imagine waking up next to her every day?’

Criminal Justice

Local police used fake DNA reports in bid to win confessions, state attorney general says

Mind Your Business

Antitrust in the Biden administration: 3 key steps to take to prep for the rise in investigations

News Roundup

Weekly Briefs: Judge charged with tax fraud; man who got pig heart had criminal past

Sentencing/Post Conviction

Judge is assigned to civil cases after saying 148 days in jail is ‘plenty of punishment’ for sexual assault

Access to Justice

Nonlawyer-owned alternative legal services provider receives Arizona’s approval to integrate with a law firm

Criminal Justice

Top Baltimore prosecutor is indicted for allegedly lying to get money for Florida home purchases


Disbarment recommended for Tom Girardi, lawyer whose law firm was portrayed in ‘Erin Brockovich’ movie

Midyear Meeting

ABA Midyear Meeting will now take place entirely online

U.S. Supreme Court

Roberts, Kavanaugh votes key as SCOTUS upholds vaccine mandate for health workers but not for others


‘Shameful!’ Judge blasts cancer patient for failing to maintain his lawn

Criminal Justice

Former jail guard convicted of sexual assault can rejoin military or go to jail, judge says

Constitutional Law

Students who sued for an adequate civics education lose in 1st Circuit

Criminal Justice

Lawyer on university faculty is charged with insider trading

Law in Popular Culture

Lawyer denies trying to get TV station to cover his personal movie in exchange for interview


In US News’ 100 Best Jobs of 2022 list, how does being a lawyer stack up?

Immigration Law

ABA launches nationwide pro bono campaign to help families facing deportation

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