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DA’s husband faces charges for pointing gun at protesters on their porch
The husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is facing misdemeanor charges for pointing his gun at protesters on their porch.
Execution rate is 17 times greater for killers of white rather than Black victims, study says
Killers of white people are executed at a rate 17 times greater than killers of Black victims, according to a new study building on the work of a law professor who analyzed racial disparities in the Georgia death penalty.
Quinn Emanuel seeks fee amounting to $18,500 per hour; will judge approve it?
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan is asking to be paid $185 million for representing insurers suing the federal government for compensation under the Affordable Care Act.
Lawyer suspended after paying clients from own funds for phony case outcomes
A lawyer has been suspended after falsely telling four clients that he had resolved their cases and then paying them amounts ranging from $10,000 to $424,000 from his personal funds.
Chemerinsky: How will SCOTUS handle future issues related to the COVID-19 crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a great deal of litigation. A few cases already have reached the U.S. Supreme Court. What can be learned from them, and what does this tell us about the court’s likely handling of future cases arising from the pandemic?

Calls for police reform and racial justice spur a flurry of resolutions before the ABA House
The ABA House of Delegates responded forcefully to calls for police reform at this year's annual meeting, passing resolutions calling for a curtailing of the qualified immunity doctrine blocking civil lawsuits and for heightened oversight of law enforcement through a national use-of-force database.
States should postpone in-person bar exams during COVID-19 pandemic, ABA House says
A resolution urging state courts of last resort to defer in-person bar exams during the COVID-19 pandemic and develop alternate plans to license candidates was adopted Tuesday by the ABA.
Incoming president-elect calls on lessons learned from Detroit riot in speech to House of Delegates
Reginald Turner has spent the past few months comparing the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic, calls for police reform and resulting unrest to the anxiety he experienced during the 1967 Detroit riot, he told the House of Delegates on Tuesday.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump accused of violating disability law; CoreCivic settles suit over recorded attorney-client calls

Lawsuit seeks sign language interpreters at Trump’s COVID-19 briefings

The National Association of the Deaf alleges in lawsuit that President Donald Trump is violating Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act…

2 teens honored for returning lawyer’s lost wallet containing about $500
Two teenagers from Vicksburg, Mississippi, were honored by the city Monday for returning a lawyer’s lost wallet containing credit cards and about $500 in cash.
Appeals court won’t use word ‘grandfathering’ because of racist origins
The Massachusetts Appeals Court has taken a stand against the word “grandfathering” in a footnote highlighting its racist origins.
After SCOTUS tribal decision, inmates file appeals, prosecutors hand off cases
Oklahoma’s criminal justice system has been roiled by a U.S. Supreme Court decision last month that found that Tulsa and other parts of eastern Oklahoma are a reservation for the Muscogee (Creek) Nation.
Netflix’s ‘Trial by Media’ could help expose problems inherent in pretrial publicity

I went to law school to become a criminal defense attorney. I wasn’t a punk kid, but I had…

Data on police deadly force should be tracked, ABA House urges
Amid the national debate on police brutality and racial injustice, the ABA House of Delegates adopted a resolution Monday calling for greater oversight of law enforcement, including more comprehensive data collection about deadly force incidents and excessive force complaints.
Children should be protected from unreasonable restraints, seclusion and searches, ABA House says
The well-being and rights of children and youth were addressed in three resolutions approved by the ABA House of Delegates at the annual meeting on Monday.

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