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Afternoon Briefs: DA wants to vacate 90 drug convictions; BigLaw firm targeted by law student climate group

90 convictions could be vacated after detective is charged

Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez in New York says his office has lost confidence in 27 felony and 63 misdemeanor convictions…

New York City can’t use tort law to sue oil companies over climate change, 2nd Circuit says

Federal law gives the Environmental Protection Agency, not federal courts, the authority to regulate greenhouse emissions in the United States, a federal appeals court ruled as it tossed a climate change lawsuit Thursday.

This NYC-based lawyer runs a talent agency for internet-famous animals

Loni Edwards is the founder and CEO of the Dog Agency, a talent management company that connects animal-focused social media accounts with commercial opportunities. Among her most influential clients: Tika the Iggy, Crusoe the Celebrity Dachshund, Harlow and Sage, and Toby Toad.

Afternoon Briefs: Georgia voting restrictions challenged; judge charged with terroristic threats

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Law firms have opportunity to join growing cannabis movement

While many practices have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic, cannabis law is among the few that have actually prospered, Amanda Ostrowitz said during a Wednesday afternoon event at the ABA Techshow 2021.

Afternoon Briefs: Strip club not eligible for PPP loans, court says; lawyer pleads not guilty in bank embezzlement plot

2nd Circuit says gentlemen’s club not eligible for PPP loans

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at New York has ruled that a Buffalo-area gentlemen’s club in New York…

In first merits opinion by Barrett, SCOTUS rules against environmental group seeking draft rule-making document

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 Thursday that draft rule-making documents were protected from disclosure under a Freedom of Information Act request by the Sierra Club.

Law firm’s fan account for presidential pets is ‘out of the Twitter doghouse’

A law firm’s Twitter fan page for President Joe Biden’s pets is “out of the Twitter doghouse” after a pun-filled letter was dispatched to the social media company’s general counsel.

Trained dogs should be allowed to comfort witnesses during court proceedings, ABA House says

The ABA House of Delegates resolved Monday to support the use of trained canines to comfort vulnerable witnesses during testimony.

Animal rights lawyer is accused of trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend

An animal rights lawyer in Evergreen, Colorado, has been arrested on a charge of solicitation to commit murder for allegedly trying to hire a hit man to kill her husband’s girlfriend.

Afternoon Briefs: Biden addresses environmental justice; scammers impersonate law firm

Biden climate orders address environmental justice

President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed executive orders to address climate change. Biden paused oil and gas leases on federal land and created a…

Biden executive orders affect Trump policies challenged in lawsuits

Executive orders, memoranda and proclamations signed by President Joe Biden on Wednesday aim to repeal many Trump administration policies that had been challenged in lawsuits.

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…

ABA helps animal shelters address challenges during COVID-19 pandemic

Last week, Katie Bray Barnett moderated the ABA’s ninth Animal Shelter Law Symposium, an all-day conference that concentrated on mitigating housing problems for pet owners, protecting animal shelters from liability and preparing effective foster home agreements during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Afternoon Briefs: Execution carried out despite COVID-19 claim; 9 charged in Flint water crisis

COVID-19 claim doesn’t stop execution of drug trafficker

Drug trafficker Cory Johnson was executed Thursday for his role in the slayings of seven people after the U.S. Supreme Court refused…

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