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Afternoon Briefs: Judge’s husband heads to prison; Stephen Miller’s new legal group to sue over Biden policies

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Husband of appeals judge goes to prison

Suspended lawyer Charles McCullough, the husband of a Pennsylvania appeals judge, reported to prison Tuesday after he was convicted of stealing $50,000 from an elderly widow. McCullough is married to Patricia McCullough, who is running for a seat on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Charles McCullough, a former county councilman, was convicted of using his power of attorney to take money from the widow for campaign contributions and for a charity where Patricia McCullough was the executive director, according to an account of earlier news coverage by the Associated Press. (The Associated Press via How Appealing,

Stephen Miller forms group to sue over Biden policies

Former White House senior adviser Stephen Miller has formed a new legal group called America First Legal to challenge executive actions by the Biden administration that it believes to be illegal. The group will work with state attorneys general and Republican lawyers to act as a counterweight to the American Civil Liberties Union. (The Wall Street Journal via How Appealing, Axios, Fox News, America First Legal statement)

Former lawyer is now top NBA gamer

Lawyer-turned-gamer Vincent Valerio says people thought he was crazy when he quit his job at a New York City law firm to pursue his gaming passion. Now he is “laughing all the way to Milwaukee,” where he has been drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA 2K eSports league, according to Twenty-two of the league’s 23 teams are owned by NBA franchises—and only about 150 people are team members. Valerio goes by the name “Big Perm” in the gaming world. (

New Wyoming law funds suits to protect coal industry

A new Wyoming law provides $1.2 million in funds to sue states that curtail Wyoming’s ability to export coal or that hasten the closing of the state’s coal-fired power plants. Gov. Mark Gordon signed the bill into law Monday. (Reuters Legal)

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