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672 ABA Journal 11th Circuit Court articles.

Gorsuch, Thomas question ‘offended observer’ standing in rejected police prayer-vigil case

Justices Neil Gorsuch and Clarence Thomas suggested Monday that an “offended observer” does not have standing to sue for an alleged establishment clause violation, when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a police prayer-vigil case.

Weekly Briefs: Legal jobs increase in January; 11th Circuit doesn’t rule out execution by firing squad

Legal industry adds 2,400 jobs

The legal services sector added 2,400 jobs in January, according to preliminary and seasonally adjusted figures released Friday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

11th Circuit upholds school’s ban on transgender students using bathrooms corresponding with gender identity

Updated: In a decision that creates a circuit split, a federal appeals court has upheld a Florida school district’s policy that bans transgender students from using bathrooms that correspond with their gender identity.

Supreme Court will decide criminal cases involving co-defendant’s statement, improper venue

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to decide two cases involving criminal defendants and their rights under the Sixth Amendment.

Judge didn’t have jurisdiction to appoint special master in Trump documents case, 11th Circuit says

U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon of the Southern District of Florida didn’t have jurisdiction to consider former President Donald Trump’s request for a special master to review documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida, a federal appeals court has ruled.

2 federal appeals judges boycotting Yale Law clerks see progress in campus tolerance for conservative views

Two conservative federal appeals judges who previously announced plans to boycott Yale Law School clerks said they are seeing progress in tolerance for differing viewpoints at a university event Wednesday.

Federal judge blocks Florida’s ban on ‘woke’ instruction by public universities

A federal judge in Florida has barred Florida education officials from enforcing provisions in a law that ban advancement of critical race theory by professors at public colleges and universities.

11th Circuit judge pokes fun at Federalist Society critics in convention remarks

A federal appeals judge poked fun at a Democratic senator, Above the Law bloggers and other critics of the Federalist Society during opening remarks at the conservative group’s annual convention Thursday.

Supreme Court rejects Sen. Lindsey Graham’s bid to block his testimony in Georgia election probe

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday denied Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham ’s request to block a subpoena for his testimony before a Georgia grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

A sign of rapprochement? Federal appeals judges boycotting Yale Law will speak at school

Two conservative federal appeals judges who are boycotting Yale Law School graduates have offered to discuss free speech issues in a panel discussion at the school.

Justice Thomas gives Sen. Lindsey Graham temporary reprieve on testifying before grand jury

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas on Monday stayed an order that required Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina to testify before a grand jury investigating 2020 election interference.

Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before Georgia grand jury, with some exceptions, 11th Circuit rules

Republican U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina must testify about efforts to “cajole” or “exhort” Georgia election officials in connection with the 2020 election, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Yale Law School touts dedication to a ‘vibrant intellectual environment’ after complaints of cancel culture

Yale Law School has said it has taken several concrete steps to reaffirm its commitment to free speech in a message to alumni posted after critics expressed concern about a cancel culture environment.

Supreme Court rejects Trump’s ‘narrow, technical’ request in Mar-a-Lago classified documents case

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday refused to reinstate a federal judge’s order requiring classified documents seized from the residence of former President Donald Trump to be reviewed by a special master.

Second federal appeals judge boycotts Yale Law School grads; others anonymously indicate plans to do so

Updated: A second federal appeals judge has said she will no longer hire Yale Law School graduates as law clerks because of concerns about the “stifling of debate” at the school.

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