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As omicron COVID-19 cases surge, several courts pause jury trials

A California federal court said Wednesday it would suspend in-person jury trials following similar announcements by other state and federal courts amid the surge in omicron COVID-19 cases.

Some states seek to eliminate racial bias in jury selection with peremptory-challenge changes

Some states are changing the rules for peremptory challenges—and in one case, eliminating them altogether—in an effort to eliminate racial bias in jury selection.

Weekly Briefs: New charges against lawyer accused of staging his shooting; Christian florist settles

Suspended lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces new charges

Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh, previously charged in an alleged scheme to have himself killed for insurance money, is facing 27…

Infowars host who called Sandy Hook shooting a ‘giant hoax’ loses suits because of discovery abuse

Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is liable by default in three defamation lawsuits filed over his claims that the December 2012 mass shooting at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, was a “giant hoax.”

Day Pitney lawyers for gunmaker seek report cards, disciplinary records of slain Sandy Hook children

Updated: Day Pitney is raising eyebrows for subpoenas seeking academic, attendance and disciplinary records of five slain Sandy Hook schoolchildren as it defends a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington Arms Co.

Biden’s latest judicial picks include a voting rights lawyer nominated to the 2nd Circuit

President Joe Biden’s latest round of judicial picks includes a voting rights lawyer nominated to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York. Biden announced five judicial nominations Tuesday, which brings his total nominees to 24.

Longtime lawyer is investigated in shooting outside his law office; ‘a number of attorneys’ carry guns

A Connecticut real estate lawyer is under police investigation following a fatal shooting Monday evening in the parking lot outside his law firm's office in Litchfield, Connecticut.

Goldberg Segalla is sued over alleged leak of woman’s personal information on PACER

A fashion model has filed a lawsuit alleging that Goldberg Segalla exposed her Social Security number and other personal information in a PACER filing.

Yale prof claims she was wrongly fired after tweeting about Trump, Dershowitz, shared psychosis

A law and psychiatry professor is alleging that she was fired by the Yale School of Medicine because of her critical comments about former President Donald Trump’s mental health and the likelihood that Alan Dershowitz had taken on “Trump’s symptoms by contagion.”

Relax with our favorite long reads of 2020

Throughout the year, the ABA Journal publishes in-depth features on the business of the legal profession, developments in the law, lives that have been impacted by the justice system and the ways society influences—and is influenced by—the law. What follows are some of our favorite features from 2020.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer sentenced in veterans charity thefts; lawyer accused in romance scams

Lawyer gets prison time for stealing from veterans charity

Former Connecticut lawyer Kevin Creed was sentenced Monday to 3½ years in prison for stealing about $1.4 million from a veterans…

‘Death by Cop’: A judge joins the brother of a Black man killed by police to promote racial healing

On a cold December morning in the town of New Milford, Connecticut, Officer Scott Smith was driving an unmarked police car along Route 202 looking for Franklyn Reid, who was wanted on some warrants. Smith, who is white, spotted Franklyn, who is Black, near a gas station.

DOJ suit accuses Yale of discriminating against Asian and white applicants

The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit accusing Yale University of racially discriminating against many Asian and white applicants by considering race at multiple stages of its admissions process and racially balancing its classes.

Prosecutor working on probe of Russia inquiry resigns; will findings be released before election?

A federal prosecutor working on an inquiry into the origins of the government’s probe of Russian election influence has resigned from her position without explanation.

New York announces reciprocity agreements with 9 jurisdictions while it plans online October bar exam

New York has announced reciprocity agreements with some jurisdictions also offering the October online bar exam, which will use National Conference of Bar Examiners testing materials.

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