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District attorney is removed from office under rarely used state law

A North Carolina district attorney was removed from office Tuesday in a process that began with an affidavit filed by a grassroots group of victims’ families.

Afternoon Briefs: 3 men face hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death; federal appeals nominees grilled on clients

3 men face federal hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Three Georgia men facing state charges of murder in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have…

Pennsylvania bar president resigns after he’s charged with patronizing a prostitute

Pennsylvania Bar Association President David Eric Schwager resigned Tuesday, the same day that he was charged with patronizing a prostitute who allegedly tried to extort him.

Evidence supports RICO conviction of man who said his gun ‘burst out’ before shooting judge, appeals court says

A federal appeals court on Wednesday upheld the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act conviction of a man accused of shooting a Texas judge as part of racketeering conspiracy that involved stolen credit and debit card numbers.

Doctrine protecting officers for split-second decisions is blamed for more police killings

Many criminologists say a doctrine established by the U.S. Supreme Court three decades ago is partly to blame for the high number of people killed by police in the United States.

Afternoon briefs: Search of Giuliani’s home is ‘legal thuggery,’ says his lawyer; top legal officer earns $50.9M

Search of Giuliani’s home is ‘legal thuggery,’ his lawyer says

Federal agents searched lawyer Rudy Giuliani’s New York City apartment and office early Wednesday. Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, told the…

Former New York AG Eric Schneiderman is suspended for abusing women

Former New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will be suspended from law for one-year for physically abusing two women during long-term relationships and a third woman, a lawyer, during a…

Chief deputy DA in Vegas writes column criticizing Disney wokeness and spurs Twitter backlash

The chief deputy district attorney in Clark County, Nevada, has been labeled a “Disney Karen” after he wrote a newspaper commentary criticizing Disney World for political correctness.

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Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer for accused Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ less offensive; charge dropped against Boies Schiller partner

Lawyer for accused US Capitol rioter says ‘biatch’ is less offensive

A lawyer for accused U.S. Capitol rioter Richard “Bigo” Barnett of Gravette, Arkansas, has said his client didn’t use…

Lawyer gets 5-year suspension for firing gun into colleague’s law office

A lawyer who practices in Portland, Oregon, has received a five-year suspension for firing six bullets into the law office of a colleague, narrowly missing the law firm manager who was in the building.

Afternoon Briefs: DOJ will probe Louisville, Kentucky, police; Coca-Cola reviews outside counsel diversity policy

DOJ will investigate Louisville, Kentucky, police practices

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Monday that the Department of Justice is investigating whether the Louisville, Kentucky, Metro Police Department uses unreasonable…

Detainee’s quest for information on secret CIA interrogation site will get Supreme Court review

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether the state-secrets privilege protects information about a secret CIA jail in Poland in a lawsuit by a suspected terrorist.

Afternoon Briefs: Coca-Cola GC leaves after 8 months; wrongly jailed man challenges $4K bill for confinement

Coca-Cola GC who backed diversity initiative leaves job

Bradley Gayton has resigned from his post as general counsel at Coca-Cola to become a “strategic consultant” to the company. Gayton

A look at HBO Max’s ‘Q: Into the Storm,’ QAnon, conspiracies and sovereign citizens

Back in late 2018, my best friend, Frank, sent me a text message with one line of letters: “WWG1WGA.” That was my introduction to QAnon, but sadly, it wasn’t my last exposure.

Juvenile can get life without parole for murder without finding of permanent incorrigibility, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a defendant can be sentenced to life without parole for a homicide committed as a juvenile without a separate finding of permanent incorrigibility.

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