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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.
Georgia lawyer in Capitol assault says mob was patriotic and heroic
Americus, Georgia, lawyer McCall Calhoun was among the first people to enter the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
When it comes to cross-examination, is less more?
Is cross-examination an art? Is it a science? Whatever it is, do most lawyers know how to handle it effectively?
How law firms can be—and stay—effective during the COVID-19 crisis
As it has done to other professions within the business community, the coronavirus pandemic has severely disrupted normal functioning in the field of law. From closed courtrooms to quarantined clients, we are dealing with a new and challenging set of issues. But with the right planning and a strategic approach, we can overcome these obstacles and continue to effectively serve our clients.
Afternoon Briefs: Man at Pelosi’s desk among those charged in Capitol riot; Dominion sues Sidney Powell

So far, more than 50 people face local and federal charges in Capitol riot

So far, 13 people are facing federal charges in connection with rioting at the U.S. Capitol…

COVID-19 spurred more than a thousand workplace lawsuits in 2020, class action report says
At least 1,005 workplace lawsuits filed in 2020 stemmed from the COVID-19 pandemic, and more are expected in 2021, according to Seyfarth Shaw’s 17th Annual Workplace Class Action Litigation Report.
Among those calling for Trump’s removal are Crowell & Moring and more than 6,500 lawyers
At least two law firms and more than 6,500 lawyers are calling for removal of President Donald Trump following an assault on the U.S. Capitol by his supporters on Wednesday.
Angry BigLaw lawyer goes viral as #guyonporch during riot
Perkins Coie senior counsel Peter Tracey has gone viral as #guyonporch for his angry denunciation of Trump supporters marching toward the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Trump and allies drop 4 Georgia election lawsuits; state officials deny settlement claim
President Donald Trump, his campaign and its allies have dropped four lawsuits challenging Georgia election results.
Second BigLaw partner on Trump’s Georgia phone call leaves his law firm
Fox Rothschild partner Alex Kaufman has left his law firm after being present during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Afternoon Briefs: Riot review won’t exclude Trump; sanctions bid against election lawyers targets ‘paranoia’

US attorney doesn’t rule out Trump charges

Acting U.S. Attorney Michael Sherwin of Washington, D.C., on Thursday promised a criminal review of “all actors” in the assault on the U.S.…

Judge Merrick Garland is Biden’s pick for attorney general; rule of law ‘is not just some lawyer’s turn of phrase’
Updated: President-elect Joe Biden has picked Judge Merrick Garland to be the next U.S. attorney general.
Trump campaign lawyer asks to withdraw from suit, says filing was used to incite violence
A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is asking to withdraw from a Pennsylvania election lawsuit on the ground that “the client has used the lawyer’s services to perpetuate a crime.”
Lawyer loses his job after posting video of himself outside Capitol during riot
Updated: Goosehead Insurance in Texas has fired associate general counsel Paul MacNeal Davis after he posted a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday.
Federal court documents and DOJ emails compromised in cybersecurity breach
The federal courts and the U.S. Department of Justice have announced that they were apparently affected by a hack of widely used network management software known as SolarWinds.

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