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487 ABA Journal 3rd Circuit Court articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Law dean Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban; safe injection site shot down

Law dean Erwin Chemerinsky opposes Trump Twitter ban

Twitter and Facebook had the right to remove posts by President Donald Trump that amounted to incitement, but a total ban on…

Supreme Court agrees to hear First Amendment case of suspended cheerleader
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a school district can punish students for off-campus speech.
Standing issue keeps SCOTUS from ruling on state requirement for politically balanced courts
A Delaware lawyer didn’t have standing to challenge a state requirement for political balance and major-party judges on the state’s top courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.
In election cases, Trump-appointed judges rule against Trump and allies, express skepticism
President Donald Trump’s campaign and those who support it have faced dozens of losses and skeptical judges, including some judges appointed by Trump.
‘Calling an election unfair does not make it so,’ 3rd Circuit says
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a bid to decertify Pennsylvania’s election results by President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Ban on therapy to change sexual orientation in minors violates First Amendment, 11th Circuit rules
A federal appeals court on Friday blocked two ordinances on First Amendment grounds in Florida that ban licensed therapists from providing “conversion therapy” to minors.
Trump campaign appeals after federal judge tosses suit, calls one claim ‘Frankenstein’s monster’
The Trump campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge tossed its lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s differing approaches to errors on mail-in ballots.
In first federal court appearance since 1992, Giuliani argues lack of observer access despite dropped claim
Updated: Lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared before a judge to argue a Pennsylvania election case Tuesday, marking the first time since 1992 that he has appeared in federal court, according to PACER records examined by Law.com.
Biden names former Alito clerk as White House counsel
President-elect Joe Biden has named a former law clerk for U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. as his White House counsel.
3rd Circuit won’t interfere with Pennsylvania ballot count, while Trump campaign trims another suit
A lawsuit challenging late-arriving ballots in Pennsylvania suffered a defeat in a federal appeals court Friday, while a different Pennsylvania lawsuit was trimmed so much that it might no longer have the potential of affecting election results.
Barrett will join Supreme Court to hear blockbuster religious freedom case

The justices are reviewing Philadelphia’s decision to exclude Catholic Social Services, an agency of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, from its foster care system over the church agency’s refusal to abide by the city’s nondiscrimination policy.

Additions to Trump’s SCOTUS short list include 3 GOP senators, 2 judges rated ‘not qualified’
Three Republican senators are among 20 lawyers added to President Donald Trump’s U.S. Supreme Court short list, which was released Wednesday.
Afternoon Briefs: Another firm trims salary cuts; lawyer is accused of writing $400K in bad checks

Kelley Drye trims some salary cuts

Kelley Drye & Warren is reducing 10% pay cuts to 5% cuts for associates, special counsels and staff earning more than $100,000. Reductions…

Judge doesn’t have qualified immunity for alleged sex harassment, 3rd Circuit says
A federal appeals court has ruled that a Pennsylvania judge does not have qualified immunity for allegedly coercing a probation officer into sexual relations and continuing to harass her when the relationship ended.
Foster care agencies that contract with the government shouldn’t discriminate, ABA says in amicus brief
When contracting with the city of Philadelphia to provide foster care services, Catholic Social Services must adhere to the government’s nondiscrimination policies, the ABA told the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday.

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