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Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr sees lack of confidence in justice system; will students reconsider law school?

AG Barr says ‘witches’ brew’ of extremist groups caused violence

U.S. Attorney General William Barr said at a press conference Thursday that many African Americans lack confidence in the American…

Afternoon Briefs: Chief justice says pandemic teaches humility; bioweapons charge for alleged spitting

Pandemic teaches humility, chief justice tells grads in video remarks

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. told graduates at his son’s high school on Saturday that the…

Afternoon Briefs: Man who recorded Arbery video faces charges; Flynn judge asked for response

Official explains charges against man who recorded Arbery video

The charges brought against the man who recorded the fatal shooting of black jogger Ahmaud Arbery represent a significant expansion…

SCOTUS blocks release of Mueller grand jury materials to House committee
On Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked the House Judiciary Committee from seeing grand jury materials referenced in the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller.
BigLaw partner will argue whether Flynn should be held in contempt and if charges should remain
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., has appointed Debevoise & Plimpton partner John Gleeson to make arguments in connection with a possible attempt to hold Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, in criminal contempt of court.
Afternoon Briefs: Over 2,100 ex-prosecutors call for AG Barr’s resignation; ‘patient zero’ lawyer tells his story

AG Barr should resign, say former DOJ officials

U.S. Attorney General William Barr should resign, according to an open letter signed by more than 2,100 former Justice Department officials. The…

DOJ moves to drop Michael Flynn prosecution despite guilty plea; Trump had tweeted support
The U.S. Department of Justice filed a motion Thursday to dismiss the criminal case against former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn after a review by a federal prosecutor appointed by U.S. Attorney General William Barr.
Afternoon Briefs: Boies Schiller fires LA lawyers and staffers; tweets to Barr turn hostile

Boies Schiller fires associates and staff in LA

Boies Schiller Flexner has fired several associates and staff members in Los Angeles who were left behind after 13 partners they worked…

AG Barr says Justice Department may support lawsuits if states go too far in COVID-19 constraints
U.S. Attorney General William Barr said Tuesday the Department of Justice will consider supporting lawsuits when states go too far in restricting commerce and civil liberties in the fight against COVID-19.
Trump and his 3,500 suits: Prosecutor and author reveals in interview his portrait of ‘Plaintiff in Chief’

Former federal prosecutor and author James D. Zirin illuminates more than 45 years of Trump’s legal disputes in his new book, Plaintiff in Chief: A Portrait of Donald Trump in 3,500 Lawsuits. Zirin recently answered some questions from Robin Lindley, a Seattle-based writer and lawyer.

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.
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…

Afternoon Briefs: EPA relaxes pollution rules during COVID-19 crisis; Title IX doesn’t protect trans athletes, DOJ says

EPA relaxes pollution enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it would relax enforcement of environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EPA said…

COVID-19 stimulus bill includes more than $1B for criminal justice needs
Updated: The $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes more than $1 billion for criminal justice needs, including protective gear for prisons and teleconferencing equipment for the federal judiciary.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawsuits challenge shutdown orders; judge ordered to stop hearings

Suits challenging shutdown orders fail in two states

Lawsuits challenging shutdown orders in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have so far been unsuccessful.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sunday denied a…

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