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Chemerinsky: The most significant Supreme Court cases of 2021

Although 2021 certainly had important developments in the U.S. Supreme Court, there also was a sense of it being a year of waiting for the blockbuster cases to come in 2022 on abortion rights, the Second Amendment, and separation of church and state. As we look back at the court in 2021, what was most significant?

Judge refuses to toss Dominion’s $1.6B defamation suit against Fox News

A Delaware superior court judge has refused to dismiss a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox News over the network’s election fraud claims.

DOJ suit over redrawn voting districts in Texas ‘puts other states on notice’

The U.S. Department of Justice sued Texas on Monday to block redrawn voting districts for congressional and statehouse elections.

Federal judge orders pro-Trump lawyers to pay $175,000 penalty after sanctions

A federal judge has ordered Sidney Powell, L. Lin Wood and other lawyers aligned with former President Donald Trump to pay $175,000 in sanctions for their conduct in a lawsuit seeking to overturn Michigan election results.

Judicial nominee apologizes for tone of social media posts; conservative group buys ads to oppose him

Voting rights lawyer Dale Ho said during his judicial confirmation hearing Wednesday he regretted his tone and “overheated rhetoric” on social media.

Lawyers call on members of the profession to defend voting rights

“We’re lawyers. If we’re not speaking up for this issue, who will?” says Lauren Stiller Rikleen of Lawyers Defending American Democracy, a group pushing for more attorneys and firms to take action against the restrictions.

Lawyers and staffers at just 3 BigLaw firms gave more money to Trump than Biden

Lawyers and staff members at top law firms overwhelmingly favored President Joe Biden and Democratic Party organizations in campaign contributions than former President Donald Trump, according to a law professor’s analysis.

Weekly Briefs: ‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended; law grad who married Japanese princess fails bar

‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended in NY

A New York appeals court has suspended a lawyer once deemed a “copyright troll” because of the large number of

DOJ suit claims voting law in Texas harms those who need ballot assistance, seek mail-in ballots

The U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit against Texas on Thursday that challenges provisions of its new voting law.

Trump’s executive privilege bid could be hindered because of his use of campaign funds

Former President Donald Trump’s bid to block congressional subpoenas could face a roadblock because his campaign funds were used in an effort to subvert President Joe Biden’s election victory.

Judicial candidates face sanctions as races turn aggressive; Texas voters jump on the bandwagon

Texas voters on Tuesday passed a state constitutional amendment that allows the State Commission on Judicial Conduct to investigate and take disciplinary action against judicial candidates who are not currently judges.

Weekly Briefs: US renews ABA status as law school accreditor; lawyer gets NBA scoring gig

Law school accreditor status of ABA recognized for another five years

The ABA was approved for renewal of recognition as the accreditor of law schools, the U.S. Department of Education…

CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom had circulated proposed suit seeking to overturn election

The president and CEO of a conservative Christian legal group played a behind-the-scenes role in a lawsuit filed by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton in a bid to overturn…

Justice Department lawyers threatened mass resignations if Trump appointed loyalist to pursue election claims

Top Justice Department lawyers and White House counsel Pat Cipollone threatened mass resignations during a White House meeting in which they opposed President Donald Trump’s plan to install a loyalist as acting attorney general to help him overturn the election results through voter fraud investigations.

Supreme Court will consider Sen. Cruz’s challenge to campaign loan restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider a First Amendment challenge to a campaign finance law that restricts repayment of candidates’ personal loans to their campaigns.

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