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Trump nominee to DC Circuit was rated ‘not qualified’ by ABA for trial court judgeship
President Donald Trump's new nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit is U.S. District Judge Justin Walker, a short-time judge who received a "not qualified" rating for the trial court last year from the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary.
US agencies have to stop transferring, promoting alleged sexual harassers, report says
Majority members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights are recommending that the federal government take more steps to curb sexual harassment in its own workplace.
Meet the groups helping to get women elected

Rebecca Dallet took her first seat on the bench during a mock trial in her high school government class. She spent the morning next to the judge, watching him and the impact he had on people who appeared before him.

May 14, 1969: The Spectacular Fall of Abe Fortas
Afternoon Briefs: Ex-BigLaw partner gets home jailing for COVID-19 risk; lawsuit sees immigration-court safety risk

Ex-BigLaw partner released from prison for COVID-19 risk

A Manhattan federal judge has ordered former Locke Lord partner Mark Scott to be released to home confinement because he has a…

FBI secret wiretap applications had errors and made assertions lacking factual backup, audit says
FBI secret surveillance applications contained errors and assertions that were not backed up by required documentation, according to findings of an audit by the U.S. Department of Justice’s inspector general.
Judge says US failed to promptly release detained immigrant children from ‘hotbeds for contagion’
A federal judge in Los Angeles has found that the federal government failed to promptly release immigrant children from detention facilities that are “hotbeds for contagion.”
Afternoon Briefs: EPA relaxes pollution rules during COVID-19 crisis; Title IX doesn’t protect trans athletes, DOJ says

EPA relaxes pollution enforcement during coronavirus pandemic

The Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday that it would relax enforcement of environmental rules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The EPA said…

COVID-19 stimulus bill includes more than $1B for criminal justice needs
Updated: The $2 trillion COVID-19 stimulus bill passed by the Senate on Wednesday includes more than $1 billion for criminal justice needs, including protective gear for prisons and teleconferencing equipment for the federal judiciary.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawsuits challenge shutdown orders; judge ordered to stop hearings

Suits challenging shutdown orders fail in two states

Lawsuits challenging shutdown orders in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire have so far been unsuccessful.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Sunday denied a…

Lawsuits over coronavirus quarantines are unlikely to succeed, experts say

Lawsuits challenging COVID-19 quarantines and restrictions on public gatherings may be doomed to failure. Experts said the government has broad powers to handle a public health crisis.

Afternoon Briefs: Mueller indictment of Russian firms tossed; ex-juvenile delinquent now a lawyer

Judge tosses indictment of Russian firms at prosecutors’ request

U.S. District Judge Dabney Friedrich granted prosecutors’ request Monday to toss an indictment against two Russian companies accused of…

Afternoon Briefs: McGahn case to be heard by full DC Circuit; judge blocks food-stamp rule

Full DC Circuit to hear cases on McGahn subpoena, border wall

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has granted en banc review of two cases…

US falls out of top 20 in Rule of Law Index, while global declines continue
For the first time, the United States fell out of the top 20 countries for adherence to the rule of law in an index compiled by the World Justice Project.
Grand jury secrets in Mueller report should be turned over to House, DC Circuit rules

A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that the House Judiciary Committee is entitled to see grand jury materials referenced in the report by former special counsel Robert Mueller.

The U.S.…

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