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Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm reveals 'stay gap;' full DC Circuit will hear Michael Flynn case

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Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’

Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black, Asian and minority ethnic lawyers leave the firm seven months earlier on average than white lawyers, while Black lawyers leave two years and five months earlier than white lawyers. ( International, Reuters)

Full DC Circuit will reconsider judge’s Michael Flynn scrutiny

The en banc U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will consider whether a federal judge can scrutinize prosecutors’ decision to drop the case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. A panel ruled in June that U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., should not have appointed a lawyer to argue against dropping the case. (The Washington Post, the National Law Journal)

Judge tosses lawsuit to block court reopening in New York City

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit seeking to halt resumption of in-person court appearances for nonemergency criminal matters in New York City. U.S. District Judge Andrew Carter Jr. of the Southern District of New York said federal courts can’t dictate state court procedures. (The New York Law Journal, Law360)

Judge blocks public charge rule during COVID-19 pandemic

U.S. District Judge George Daniels of the Southern District of New York has blocked the Trump administration’s public charge rule curbing green cards and visas for people on public benefits. He cited evidence that the policy deters immigrants from seeking COVID-19 tests. Daniels ruled in a suit by the state and the city of New York, as well as Connecticut and Vermont. (Law360, the Associated Press, New York attorney general press release, Daniels’ July 29 decision)

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