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Trump praises Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s ‘sterling credentials’ as he nominates her to the Supreme Court
President Donald Trump announced on Saturday that he is nominating U.S. Circuit Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by the Sept. 18 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
Afternoon Briefs: Weil Gotshal special bonuses tied to hours; Trump sued by his niece

Weil Gotshal bonuses could reach $50K for top billers

Weil Gotshal & Manges is breaking from the ranks by tying special bonuses to hours worked and raising the top amount…

Divided DC appeals court announces bar exam waiver as 1 option for licensing
A divided District of Columbia Court of Appeals granted Thursday what it describes as an "emergency examination waiver" admission to practice law with various restrictions.
Recusal a controversial issue for Lagoa after ruling keeping many Florida felons from voting
A recent recusal decision by potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee Barbara Lagoa has raised questions about how she would deal with the issue if she is nominated and confirmed.
Private equity firm purchases law practice management platform Rocket Matter
A private equity firm based in New York has acquired Rocket Matter, one of the leading practice management platforms in the legal industry since its launch more than a decade ago.
Dec. 8 ‘safe harbor’ deadline is a critical date in nightmare election scenarios
Delayed election results could lead to a constitutional crisis that involves the Electoral Count Act of 1887 and differing vote certifications.
How losing RBG could shape criminal justice for years to come

Juvenile lifers, victims of police misconduct and immigrants convicted of minor crimes are among those with a lot at stake before the changing court

How to empower working moms during the coronavirus pandemic
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Carolyn Elefant, an attorney who focuses her practice on energy and environmental matters and the author of several books, including Solo by Choice: How to Be the Lawyer You Always Wanted to Be.
Afternoon Briefs: Facebook sued over Kenosha killing; GC says she was fired for failing to soften criticism

Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse sued

The partner of Anthony Huber, a man killed in Kenosha, Wisconsin, protests, is among four plaintiffs suing Facebook, militia groups and Kyle Rittenhouse,…

Lawyer censured for sexual innuendos in conversations with judge and judicial assistant
A Colorado lawyer has been publicly censured for sexual innuendos in speaking with a magistrate judge and judicial assistant.
What I learned from Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Last week, we lost a giant—a giant who stood just a little more than 5 feet tall and who made the world a better place for all of us. She will be remembered for many of the legal theories and opinions she espoused during her 27 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, but more than anything else, she will be remembered for the critical role she played in advancing equality for women.
Wells Fargo alleges ‘gamesmanship’ by lawyer who sued after manager reportedly called him N-word
A lawyer who sued Wells Fargo after a branch manager allegedly called him the N-word is engaging in “obvious gamesmanship” by trying to characterize an isolated incident as racial discrimination by the corporate entity, according to a Wells Fargo court filing.
Meet Joan Larsen, a former Democratic volunteer, who is another potential SCOTUS nominee

U.S. Circuit Judge Joan Larsen, a conservative judge on President Donald Trump’s short list of possible U.S.…

Disbarred lawyer is convicted even though twin took responsibility for the crime
A disbarred lawyer faces up to five years in prison after jurors convicted him Friday of faking an order in a child custody case involving his twin brother.
Federal judge tosses lawsuit alleging 558 ADA suits were racketeering enterprise
A federal judge in Atlanta has said he will sanction a lawyer who filed a RICO suit against two lawyers who filed hundreds of lawsuits against businesses for violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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