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Afternoon Briefs: Execution carried out despite COVID-19 claim; 9 charged in Flint water crisis

Criminal Justice

New York attorney general sues over NYPD’s alleged use of ‘excessive force’ against protesters

Law Firms

BigLaw firm cuts more than 130 jobs in offices overseas

Criminal Justice

Who will defend Trump in second impeachment trial? ‘He’s not going to get the A team,’ one prof says

Immigration Law

Then-AG Sessions and DOJ were ‘driving force’ behind policy leading to family separations, report says

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Law dean Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban; safe injection site shot down

Criminal Justice

Illinois lawmakers pass sweeping overhaul to criminal justice system

Criminal Justice

Lawyer shocked with stun gun at courthouse cites racial bias, says he will appeal conviction

First Amendment

Could Trump face charges for speech before Capitol riot? Experts differ on Brandenburg impact

Court Security

Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats

Environmental Law

Former Michigan governor is charged in Flint water crisis; is conviction a longshot?

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: AG official resigns after Capitol march robocall; 157 law deans condemn election lawyers

Constitutional Law

As House impeaches Trump for second time, some say Senate trial after his presidency is unconstitutional

Law Firms

Riot fallout leads 1 law firm to dump Trump businesses, others to suspend PAC contributions

The Modern Law Library

‘White Fright’ author discusses historical lynch mobs and the attack on the Capitol

Ethics

Lawyers must use caution when responding to negative online reviews, new ethics opinion says

Death Penalty

ABA plea doesn’t stop the execution of the only woman on federal death row

Technology

Arizona will implement Thomson Reuters’ digital evidence platform statewide

U.S. Supreme Court

Supreme Court reinstates requirement for women seeking abortion drug to get it in person

Legal Rebels Podcast

Law firms should not rush lateral hiring, due diligence expert says

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