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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.

Afternoon Briefs: Iowa governor lifts ex-felon voting ban; gun licensing challenge reinstated

Iowa governor restores voting rights for many ex-felons

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on Wednesday signed an executive order restoring voting rights for many felons who have completed detention, probation and…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm reveals ‘stay gap;’ full DC Circuit will hear Michael Flynn case

Allen & Overy reveals its ‘stay gap’

Allen & Overy is the first major law firm to disclose its “stay gap”—the difference in retention between minority and white lawyers. Black,…

California federal court joins others in delaying jury trials amid rise in COVID-19 cases

A recent surge in COVID-19 cases prompted the federal court in San Francisco to announce Thursday that it would postpone jury trials until October.

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw firm announces layoffs; judge’s TRO blocks Mary Trump book

Katten converts some furloughs into layoffs

Katten Muchin Rosenman has decided to lay off some employees it had furloughed as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm is…

State chief justice urges courts to ‘provide equal justice for all’ and join ‘a battle for the nation’s soul’

The first black Connecticut Supreme Court chief justice sent a letter to employees of the state’s judicial system Tuesday, urging them to “double and even triple our efforts to provide equal justice for all those that we serve.”

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