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Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS sets a record; CUNY law student goes missing

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Still no SCOTUS opinions in argued cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has set a record by failing to issue opinions in argued cases this term. Usually, the high court issues a handful of decisions by now, according to Adam Feldman of the Empirical SCOTUS blog. (The Associated Press)

Search for missing law student continues

Family and friends are searching for a missing first-year law student at the City University of New York. Jordan Marshall Taylor, 29, was last seen Jan. 6 at the Hustle Barbershop. His phone and wallet were found at different locations 3 miles apart. (, the Rockland/Westchester Journal News, NBC New York)

32 Lewis Brisbois lawyers head to new firm

Thirty-two cybersecurity and data privacy lawyers are leaving Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith to join labor and employment firm Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete. The new hires are located across 17 cities in 12 states. (Reuters, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete press release)

Once again, SCOTUS leaves NY restrictions in place

The U.S. Supreme Court has once again left in place gun restrictions in New York while litigation continues. On Jan. 18, the high court declined the emergency request by gun dealers seeking to block several Democratic-based measures, including age requirements for buyers of semi-automatic rifles. About a week before that, the Supreme Court kept in place New York’s concealed-carry restrictions. The latest case is Gazzola v. Hochul. (Reuters, Law360, New York attorney general press release)

3rd Circuit considers changing midnight filing deadline

The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Philadelphia has proposed changing the midnight deadline for electronically filed documents. The new rule would require the documents to be filed by 5 p.m. Eastern time; those that are filed later would be dated the next day. The 3rd Circuit’s chief judge has backed an earlier deadline as a way to improve work-life balance. Critics say the change would create problems for appellate lawyers, who sometimes work at atypical hours. (, Reuters)

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