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225 ABA Journal Delaware articles.

Pot smell didn’t provide probable cause for juvenile’s arrest, top state court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that marijuana and cocaine seized after police arrested a juvenile should be suppressed because the pot smell emanating from the vehicle in which she was a passenger didn’t provide probable cause for her arrest.

Lawyer finds two words that doom billion-dollar case

A lawyer with a BigLaw firm was able to thwart a billion-dollar qui tam case against the Lennar Corp. when she found a California real estate developer’s name on a change-of-counsel form.

Tesla’s board failed to appoint general counsel who could keep Elon Musk in line, unsealed suit alleges

Tesla’s board of directors failed to secure a general counsel who could curtail “erratic” tweeting Tesla CEO Elon Musk, according to a shareholders’ derivative lawsuit unsealed Friday.

Afternoon Briefs: Law deans want to delay employment reporting; Edelson parody videos tout untraditional mold

Law school deans want more time for reporting employment outcomes

Citing the COVID-19 pandemic, law school deans have asked the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…

Afternoon Briefs: BigLaw partner faces architect’s suit; Weinstein accusers will receive compensation

Suit claims Orrick partner didn’t fully pay for architect’s work

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe partner Jeannie Shin is facing a lawsuit by an architecture firm claiming that she illegally copied…

Oops! Lawyer files election lawsuit ‘under plenty of perjury’

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s election process is attracting attention because of a typo near the end of the complaint. The verification paragraph said the lawyer verifies “under plenty of perjury” that the facts in the suit are true.

Standing issue keeps SCOTUS from ruling on state requirement for politically balanced courts

A Delaware lawyer didn’t have standing to challenge a state requirement for political balance and major-party judges on the state’s top courts, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled.

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Delaware requirement for political balance on top courts

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Delaware constitutional provision requiring balance between Republicans and Democrats on the state’s top courts.

ACLU sues state police, alleging they’re acting as immigration authorities

Pennsylvania State Police troopers have routinely violated the law by stopping and holding people based solely on their Latino appearance, terrifying drivers and passengers while usurping federal authority to investigate supposed immigration violations, the ACLU claims in a federal lawsuit filed recently.

State supreme court calls out BigLaw lawyer for failing to stanch evasive client’s ‘deposition fiasco’

A Sullivan & Cromwell partner has been called out by the Delaware Supreme Court for failing to put an end to his client’s misbehavior that resulted in a “deposition fiasco.”

Plaintiffs seeking more school funding are using states’ own performance requirements to win

Parents and school districts have been suing over school funding, using state-mandated performance standards to argue that states aren’t living up to their end of the bargain—and they’re winning.

Former BigLaw attorney sentenced to prison for stealing $600K from church

A lawyer living in Wilmington, Delaware, has been sentenced to prison for stealing $600,000 from a historic Harlem church in a real estate transaction.

John Shasanmi was sentenced Friday to…

3rd Circuit strikes down requirement for Democratic and Republican balance on top courts

A Delaware constitutional requirement for political balance between Republicans and Democrats on top state courts violates a First Amendment right to political association, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

The…

Democrats pepper Kavanaugh with written questions, including if he had a gambling problem

Some Democrats are sending Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh extensive written follow-up questions after his more than 20 hours of testimony during Senate Judiciary Committee hearings last week.

Lawyer is suspended and forever banned from overseeing law firm financial records

The managing partner of a Delaware law firm has been suspended and permanently banned from maintaining or overseeing his law firm’s financial records after the state supreme court concluded he didn't learn his lesson about the need to supervise bookkeepers.

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