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Afternoon Briefs: Last equal pay claim against Jones Day is tossed; law students’ quest for refunds is rejected

Judge tosses last equal pay claim in suit against Jones Day

A federal judge on Wednesday tossed the last equal pay claim by the last plaintiff in the gender…

Lawyer who said disbarment would be an ‘honor’ gets his wish
A Washington, D.C., lawyer who told ethics regulators that disbarment would be an “honor” will no longer be allowed to practice law in the district.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge irked by ‘60 Minutes’ interview; Caesars sues insurers for pandemic losses

Federal judge warns of trying Capitol riot case in media

U.S. District Judge Amit Mehta of the District of Columbia on Tuesday warned prosecutors about trying a U.S. Capitol riot…

Afternoon Briefs: Garland confirmed as attorney general; lawyer charged in Capitol riot ready for steak dinner

Garland is confirmed as US attorney general

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday confirmed Judge Merrick Garland as the next U.S. attorney general by a 70-30 vote. Garland, a judge on…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge orders negotiation on ‘race-norming’ claim in NFL case; judiciary considers amicus disclosure

Judge tosses challenge to ‘race-norming’ in dementia tests

U.S. District Judge Anita Brody of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has dismissed a lawsuit challenging “race-norming” in dementia tests used to…

Afternoon Briefs: States ratified ERA too late, judge says; US supports school in cheerleader’s SCOTUS case

Federal judge rules ERA ratified too late

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Contreras of the District of Columbia has ruled that the last three states to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment…

Afternoon Briefs: Election lawyer referred for court discipline; public defender waiting list declared unconstitutional

Lawyer refers election lawyer for discipline

U.S. District Judge James Boasberg of the District of Columbia has referred a Minneapolis lawyer to a court grievance committee for possible discipline after…

Illinois will end cash bail, require police body cameras in criminal justice overhaul signed by governor
Democratic Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Monday signed into law an overhaul of the criminal justice system, saying the reforms are a substantial step toward dismantling systemic racism.
Jones Day can be sued for retaliation over press release statements, judge rules in former associates’ suit
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has allowed two former Jones Day associates to add a claim to their bias lawsuit that the law firm retaliated against them through a press release.
This judge is getting mentioned as Merrick Garland’s likely replacement, possible future SCOTUS nominee
U.S. District Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson of Washington, D.C., is a leading contender to replace Judge Merrick Garland and a possible future nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, according to a Washington Post commentary.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer regrets pepper-spray incident; ex-FBI lawyer avoids prison

Lawyer expresses regret after he is pepper-sprayed by mayor

A lawyer who was pepper-sprayed by the mayor of Portland, Oregon, has expressed regret for the incident that provoked the response.…

Supreme Court orders dismissal of emoluments cases against Trump as moot
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ordered the dismissal of two cases that contended that President Donald Trump was violating the emoluments clauses by accepting payments to his businesses by foreign governments and states.
Afternoon Briefs: Appeals court vacates ‘dirty power’ rule; court employee accused of online threats

DC Circuit Court vacates ‘dirty power’ rule

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit effectively ended the Trump administration’s plan to weaken climate change policies Tuesday…

Courts discuss security after warning of potential protest threats
Courts across the country are discussing security after a news report said pro-Trump groups were considering storming courthouses.
Federal judge will mull election suit sanctions, says courts aren’t for ‘symbolic political gestures’
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., who found it difficult to think that an election lawsuit was “meant seriously,” will consider whether to refer the case to a court grievance committee.

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