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Will Trump be indicted in Mar-a-Lago documents case? His lawyers see possibility, object to special master request

Updated: Lawyers for former President Donald Trump mentioned the possibility of an indictment in a letter resisting a special master’s request for information about the declassification of documents seized at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Judge criticizes Gibson Dunn and Facebook for alleged effort to ‘obstruct and delay’ discovery

A federal judge wants additional briefing on the type of sanctions that he could consider against Facebook and its law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in multidistrict litigation alleging privacy violations by the social media platform.

‘Alternative suspects,’ unreliable evidence support new trial for Adnan Syed of ‘Serial’ podcast fame, prosecutors say

Baltimore prosecutors are asking a judge to vacate the murder conviction of Adnan Syed, whose case was featured on the Serial podcast.

Federal judge orders district attorney to write apology letters to families of murder victims

A federal judge has ordered Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to write apology letters to the families of the victims of a double murder after concluding that supervisors in his office made misleading statements to the court.

Rape victim sues after police use her sexual-assault DNA to arrest her in unrelated crime

A rape victim who was arrested based on DNA evidence that she provided to police has filed a lawsuit against the city and county of San Francisco and police officials.

Thomson Reuters releases new version of online legal research platform Westlaw

Thomson Reuters has unveiled the latest iteration of Westlaw, its widely used online legal research platform. Westlaw Precision was introduced Wednesday and is the company’s first new version in more than four years.

DOJ court filing says Bass Berry lawyer ‘lacked professional courtesy’ in discovery dustup

The U.S. Justice Department is complaining that a defendant in a whistleblower kickback case has filed a “premature and baseless” motion asking a court to resolve discovery disputes that “relate largely to the word choices the United States used in responding that it does not have documents or information responsive to the various requests.”

Unclean hands and executive-privilege scope debated after judge requires special master in Trump case

Updated: Legal experts are expressing surprise about two aspects of U.S. District Judge Aileen M. Cannon’s decision to appoint a special master to review documents seized from former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.

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…

Top St. Louis prosecutor is reprimanded for discovery missteps, misstatements in then-governor’s prosecution

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner was reprimanded Tuesday for her handling of a 2018 investigation into then-Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens for alleged invasion of privacy.

Lawyer accused of trying to file fake news article doesn’t show up for sanctions hearing

A lawyer accused of fabricating a news article from a fake publication called the Saudi Sun didn’t show up for a Friday hearing to consider whether he should be sanctioned.

Massachusetts high court tells defense counsel when to stay quiet about confidential information

Massachusetts’ highest appellate court has instructed lawyers about when to stay quiet about evidence that could incriminate their clients.

Mom is charged with aiding daughter’s illegal abortion after prosecution obtains Facebook messages

A Nebraska woman has been charged with performing or attempting an illegal abortion after prosecutors obtained Facebook messages indicating that she had obtained abortion pills for her daughter and then helped bury the fetus.

Federal judge sanctions Cooley lawyer for ‘hubris and disregard of procedural rules’

A federal judge in Philadelphia has ordered a Cooley lawyer to pay the legal fees of his client’s opponent for filing an unsolicited 61-page “submission” with evidentiary materials after advising the court that he did not plan to present further testimony.

How could mistaken release of cellphone data affect Texas lawyer for Infowars founder Alex Jones?

Because of a mistaken cellphone revelation, the Houston lawyer representing Infowars host Alex Jones in a Texas defamation lawsuit could have exposed himself to malpractice claims by his client, legal disciplinary action by the state and sanctions in a separate case in Connecticut.

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