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After suspension, Judicial Watch founder alleges legal ‘jihad’ to remove pro-Trump lawyers

Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has gone on the offensive after his 18-month suspension for ethics violations while representing a woman in a lawsuit against Voice of America.

Suit against Williams & Connolly partner seeks nearly $7M in unpaid taxes

A U.S. government lawsuit contends that a Williams & Connolly partner and another person in his household owe $6.985 million in unpaid taxes.

Weekly Briefs: DOJ urges SCOTUS to turn down citizenship case; cop asks second justice to block vaccine mandate

Don’t accept citizenship case, DOJ tells SCOTUS

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a brief Monday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to deny review in a case on citizenship rights…

DC Circuit rules against Trump on tax returns, says subjecting ex-president to laws is not ‘bug’ in system

A federal appeals court has ruled that a congressional committee can obtain tax returns for former President Donald Trump as part of its investigation into presidential audits.

Lawyer disbarred with espionage conviction shouldn’t regain law license, ethics panel says

A lawyer disbarred because of an espionage conviction shouldn’t be reinstated to law practice because she hasn’t proven that she can be trusted or that her mental health issues have been resolved, a hearing panel has concluded.

Weekly Briefs: Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress; suit targets Skittles ingredient

Steve Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before convicting Steve Bannon, a former adviser for former President Donald Trump, on two counts of…

Ex-DOJ official faces ethics charges for draft election letter that spurred threat of mass resignations

A former Department of Justice official who drafted a letter about election fraud concerns and alternate electors in Georgia is facing ethics charges for the allegedly false statements.

Second Amendment protects right to carry a handgun outside the home, Supreme Court rules

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down New York’s requirement that “proper cause” must be shown to obtain a concealed-carry gun license.

2 law firms add dozens of lawyers through mergers with smaller firms

Two larger law firms have announced mergers with smaller firms that add dozens of lawyers and expand their footprints.

Rudy Giuliani faces ethics charges in DC over failed election arguments

Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, is facing ethics charges in Washington, D.C., as a result of his unsuccessful arguments in a federal lawsuit seeking to invalidate as many as 1.5 million votes in Pennsylvania.

Law firm partners accused of ethics violations for ‘anti-competitive’ employment contracts

The name partners of the law firm Tully Rinckey have been accused of ethics violations for allegedly adding anti-competitive terms to attorney employment agreements and impeding clients’ ability to follow departing lawyers.

Federal appeals court makes it easier to assert job bias claims over job transfer requests

An en banc federal appeals court on Friday lowered the bar for workplace discrimination claims based on job transfers that are forced or rejected.

New research examines attorneys’ sense of work value and health

Lawyers who perceive that they are most valued for their financial performance and productivity could be more likely to increase drug and alcohol use than those who feel valued for their professionalism and skills, according to a study released Friday.

Weekly Briefs: Michael Avenatti sentenced in money theft of Stormy Daniels; Reagan shooter released without restrictions

Lawyer Michael Avenatti gets more prison time

Suspended lawyer Michael Avenatti was sentenced Thursday to four years in prison for stealing nearly $300,000 in book-deal payments intended…

Georgetown Law retains incoming scholar despite his ‘lesser Black woman’ tweet

The Georgetown University Law Center won’t be firing the incoming leader of its constitutional center after determining that his controversial tweets happened before his Feb. 1 start date.

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