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833 ABA Journal District of Columbia articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor resigns over Nazi social media post; judge blocks asylum restriction

Prosecutor resigns over shared Facebook post

A Texas prosecutor resigned Monday after she shared a Facebook post that appeared to compare protesters with Nazis. Assistant District Attorney Kaylynn Williford of…

Afternoon Briefs: Another law firm cuts pay; officer fired in shooting death of Breonna Taylor

Another law firm cuts pay for lawyers and staffers

Holland & Hart is reducing profit distributions to equity partners and cutting pay for salaried lawyers by 15%. Staff members who…

Former BigLaw partner agrees to suspension after insider trading conviction
A former partner at two large law firms has agreed to a three-year suspension after his conviction for insider trading.
Lethal force laws reexamined after police killings; is reasonableness standard too easy?
Lawmakers in several states are considering revisions to police lethal force laws following the deaths of George Floyd and others during encounters with officers.
Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman is suspended for switching sides after leaving the group
Updated: Judicial Watch founder Larry Klayman has been suspended for 90 days and ordered to take a continuing legal education course on conflicts of interest.
Judge refuses to sanction women suing Jones Day for gender bias
A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to sanction former female associates who filed a $200 million lawsuit against Jones Day for alleged gender bias.
Lawyer gets suspended for pursuing lawsuit of more than $67M over lost pants
The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has suspended a former administrative law judge who claimed in a lawsuit that a dry cleaners owed him more than $67 million for losing his pants.
Afternoon Briefs: DC protesters sue over park ouster; 21 federal courthouses damaged

DC protesters sue over their ouster from Lafayette Square

Protesters and Black Lives Matter D.C. allege in a lawsuit that their ouster from Lafayette Square on June 1 violated their…

En banc 4th Circuit revives emoluments lawsuit against Trump
The en banc 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Richmond, Virginia, has revived a lawsuit claiming that President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution’s ban on presidents accepting emoluments from foreign states.
BigLaw partner will argue whether Flynn should be held in contempt and if charges should remain
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., has appointed Debevoise & Plimpton partner John Gleeson to make arguments in connection with a possible attempt to hold Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, in criminal contempt of court.
ABA rates DC Circuit nominee ‘well qualified’ after finding him ‘not qualified’ for trial bench
U.S. District Judge Justin Walker has a new and higher rating from the ABA as he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for a hearing on his nomination the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Group’s request for probe into federal judge’s retirement gets a boost
Updated: The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has taken a preliminary step that could lead to a review of the circumstances surrounding the retirement of one of the court’s judges.
Afternoon Briefs: 10th Circuit strikes down voter ID law; social distancing could mean long elevator lines

10th Circuit strikes down Kansas voter ID law

The 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Denver has struck down a Kansas law that required a birth certificate or…

For some law students, clinic work during COVID-19 feels more real than ever before

Clinical law students across the country say their work helping clients remotely is now much different and more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it comes closer to real-life lawyering than ever before, according to some law professors who direct the clinics.

Do anti-mask laws make us all criminals? Lawyer who challenged this law sees issues
Are people who don masks to protect themselves during the COVID-19 epidemic breaking the law?

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