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How to develop your horse sense with equine law

In this new episode of the Modern Law Library podcast, Julie Fershtman introduces Ashley Alfirevic of ABA Publishing to the world of horse sense and the liabilities of pony rides.

‘People at home have got to start paying attention,’ says Texas lawyer on COVID-19 front lines

On April 3, personal injury lawyer Jim Mullen departed from his wife and toddler for a three-week assignment as a temporary nurse at a Level 1 trauma center in New York City. He completed his first shift—7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.—this past Sunday morning. He spoke to the ABA Journal shortly afterward and answered 10 questions.

ABA Board of Governors backs limited practice for recent law school grads as they await bar exam

The board is urging states to adopt emergency rules authorizing limited practice with lawyer supervision for recent graduates if the coronavirus pandemic causes cancellations of July bar exams.

Afternoon Briefs: Amazon GC’s leaked notes may lead to lawsuit; ABA legal ed section’s council seeks ideas

Amazon GC badmouthed protest organizer in leaked notes

Amazon general counsel David Zapolsky badmouthed fired warehouse employee and protest organizer Christian Smalls, according to internal notes of a meeting leaked…

DC Circuit allows federal executions to proceed, with Trump appointees in majority
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit lifted an injunction Tuesday that had prevented the federal government from carrying out executions of four inmates during a review of a new lethal injection procedure.
Lawyer is charged for front-porch Pink Floyd performance, says he was unaware of gathering crowd
A New Jersey lawyer is facing charges for performing Pink Floyd songs on his front porch Saturday night while a group of about 30 people watched from his yard.
Wrongful death suit alleges Walmart failed to protect employee who died from COVID-19
The family of a suburban Chicago Walmart employee who died from COVID-19 filed a wrongful death lawsuit Monday alleging that the store failed to take steps to protect its workers.
Administrative law judge is accused of insubordination and suspended for footnotes
A Florida administrative law judge was suspended by his agency for five days because of footnotes.
SCOTUS blocks deadline extension for absentee ballots in Wisconsin
The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a deadline extension on Monday evening for absentee voting in Wisconsin elections, ruling after the state’s supreme court barred the governor from postponing the Tuesday election.
Afternoon Briefs: Chinese human rights lawyer released; AG Barr orders increased home confinement

Chinese human rights lawyer is released from prison

Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Quanzhang has been released from prison after nearly five years in custody, according to his wife, Li…

NCBE announces more bar exam dates, and 1 state has allowed supervised practice; will more follow?

While law students advocate for diploma privilege, and a growing number of deans are asking state supreme courts to consider supervised practice for 2020 graduates, the National Conference of Bar Examiners plans to proceed with administering the bar exam.

Closure orders spark lawsuits from NRA, anti-abortion protesters and others
Across the nation, business owners, the National Rifle Association, would-be churchgoers and anti-abortion protesters are among the plaintiffs suing over state shutdown orders.
2 judges resign after pleading guilty to felonies of attempted underwear theft and tax evasion
A New York judge who pleaded guilty in an attempted panty theft last year has resigned from the bench, as has another New York judge accused of failing to file tax returns for 10 years.
SCOTUS rules traffic stop justified after check showed truck owner had revoked license
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that an officer had reasonable suspicion to make a traffic stop after a registration check showed the owner had a revoked driver’s license.
Supreme Court delays oral arguments for April because of coronavirus concerns
The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it is delaying April oral arguments because of COVID-19 concerns.

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