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Afternoon Briefs: Harvey Weinstein gets 23 years; Sen. Rand Paul keeps $582K verdict in neighbor assault suit

Harvey Weinstein gets 23-year prison sentence

Former film producer Harvey Weinstein, 67, was sentenced Wednesday to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women. The minimum sentence was…

Judge retires after he is accused of appointing his son to more than 200 indigent cases

An Alabama judge has retired following the filing of a judicial misconduct complaint that alleged he appointed his attorney son to more than 200 indigent defense cases.

Judge Kim Chaney…

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Avenatti is convicted for trying to extort Nike; Alabama bill would mandate vasectomies

Stormy Daniels’ ex-lawyer Michael Avenatti is convicted

Michael Avenatti, the former lawyer for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, was convicted Friday for trying to extort millions of dollars from Nike.…

Afternoon Briefs: 2-time SCOTUS litigant gets settlement; at-large judge elections upheld in voting rights case

Florida man wins $875K settlement after two trips to the Supreme Court

A Florida man who won twice in the U.S. Supreme Court will get an $875,000 settlement for his…

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS lacks State of the Union majority; judge reverses No More Deaths convictions

Which Supreme Court justices attended the State of the Union?

Only four justices attended the State of the Union on Tuesday. Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. was there, even…

Age bias suit by fired general counsel claims CEO complained about financial drain of older workers
The former general counsel for a W.R. Berkley Corp. subsidiary claims that the real reason the company fired him in June 2018 was because of his age.
Courthouse canines, part of a one-of-a-kind statewide program, don antlers and see Santa
Alabama wants to raise the woof for its courthouse dog program.
Afternoon Briefs: House seeks grand jury info to determine Trump’s truthfulness; billionaire storms out of court

Top lawyer for House tells court that grand jury info could help determine whether Trump lied

The top lawyer for the U.S. House of Representatives told a federal appeals court…

Judge rules woman who joined ISIS is not US citizen based on birthright citizenship exception
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled from the bench Thursday that an Alabama woman who joined the Islamic State group and traveled to Syria is not a U.S. citizen because of an exception to the Constitution’s grant of birthright citizenship.
Afternoon Briefs: Andrew Yang didn’t last long in BigLaw; suit against Taylor Swift revived

Andrew Yang lasted only five months in BigLaw

Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang left Davis Polk & Wardwell in 2000 after spending only five months as an associate. He had…

‘Gate money’ for released prisoners is usually chump change

Some formerly incarcerated people say it’s often not enough to meet their basic needs

Woman who lost fetus after being shot is charged with manslaughter; shooter isn’t charged

Updated: A woman from Birmingham, Alabama, has been indicted on a charge of manslaughter for the death of her fetus in a shooting by another person.

Marshae Jones, 27, was…

In states where inmates can vote, few exercise their right to cast ballots
When Sen. Bernie Sanders championed voting rights for prisoners during a CNN town hall, he spotlighted an intensifying national debate about why going to prison means losing the right to vote.
What I got for Father’s Day: Reflecting on parenthood, the law and justice

Attorney William Horton says his family is probably a bit different than most. And that difference has changed him, as a lawyer, as a citizen and as a human being.

Alabama governor signs chemical castration law; it’s not the first state to authorize it
On Monday, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey, a Republican, signed into law a bill that requires sex offenders whose victims were younger than age 13 to receive chemical castration as a condition of parole.

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