Top 10 news stories from 2021
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Every year, we like to take a look back at the news events and stories that most resonated with our online readers. This year, the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol takes the top two slots, along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' citation style, Judge Judy's career, COVID-19 vaccine litigation and law school rankings.
“Goosehead Insurance in Texas has fired associate general counsel Paul MacNeal Davis after he posted a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday.”
“A Georgia lawyer who was arrested Friday for alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6 had bragged on Facebook about taking control of the Capitol “in a hand to hand hostile takeover,” prosecutors say.”
“U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas went rogue on the Bluebook when he embraced an appellate lawyer’s suggestion for dealing with ‘citation baggage’ that comes with some quoted material.”
“The U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday impeached President Donald Trump for a second time, saying his behavior before the U.S. Capitol riots last week amounts to ‘incitement of insurrection.’”
“Five law schools repeated last year’s results when they snagged the top spots in rankings released Tuesday by U.S. News & World Report.”
“The New York law firm Siri & Glimstad is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations with litigation and warning letters dispatched to schools and employers.”
“A law dean has revealed that her Jan. 19 retirement announcement was precipitated by her reference to herself as a ‘slaveholder’ during a faculty meeting.”
“People with law school loans could benefit if President Joe Biden authorizes a plan to forgive all or a portion of student debt, but it could exclude those who owe private lenders and impose limits based on income, experts say.”
“During a nearly hourlong phone interview from her winter home in Naples, Florida, Judy Sheindlin, 78, held court on several topics. In a warm and immensely entertaining manner, Sheindlin reflected on her program and what lies ahead.”
“Social Security claimants lawyer Chad Hatfield didn’t realize his goof until several minutes into an argument last Monday before the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco.”