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Afternoon Briefs: Man at Pelosi’s desk among those charged in Capitol riot; Dominion sues Sidney Powell

Labor & Employment

COVID-19 spurred more than a thousand workplace lawsuits in 2020, class action report says

Law Firms

Among those calling for Trump’s removal are Crowell & Moring and more than 6,500 lawyers

Personal Lives

Angry BigLaw lawyer goes viral as #guyonporch during riot

Trials & Litigation

Trump and allies drop 4 Georgia election lawsuits; state officials deny settlement claim

Partners

Second BigLaw partner on Trump’s Georgia phone call leaves his law firm

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: Riot review won’t exclude Trump; sanctions bid against election lawyers targets ‘paranoia’

Attorney General

Judge Merrick Garland is Biden’s pick for attorney general; rule of law ‘is not just some lawyer’s turn of phrase’

Trials & Litigation

Trump campaign lawyer asks to withdraw from suit, says filing was used to incite violence

Careers

Lawyer loses his job after posting video of himself outside Capitol during riot

Cybersecurity

Federal court documents and DOJ emails compromised in cybersecurity breach

U.S. Supreme Court

Some liberals suggest Justice Breyer should retire after Democratic Senate wins in Georgia

Judiciary

Judges are stressed by their decisions, and 20% have at least one depressive symptom, survey finds

Law in Popular Culture

Judge Judy, in a rare interview, reflects on her iconic TV show as it reaches its final season

Constitutional Law

Calls mount to use 25th Amendment to remove Trump; how would it work?

Rule of Law

ABA president condemns mob assault on Capitol as Rep. Gohmert asks SCOTUS to stop Pence

Judiciary

Suspension imposed after appeals judge is accused of making himself a beneficiary of ex-client’s will

Election Law

Federal judge will mull election suit sanctions, says courts aren’t for ‘symbolic political gestures’

News Roundup

Afternoon Briefs: First female judge will head Cook County Criminal Court; 2 firms cancel merger

Intersection

There will be blood: COVID-19, coup d’etat and capital punishment

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