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Supreme Court emphasizes what DC Circuit didn’t decide as it allows release of Trump records

The National Archives and Records Administration turned over hundreds of pages of presidential records to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol riot after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to block their release Thursday.

3 key steps to take to prep for the rise in antitrust investigations

From technology behemoths buying up dynamic startups to market-leading utility companies joining forces, there is a clear trend of market consolidation in the U.S. In the quest to curb the monopolization of industries, President Joe Biden signed an executive order in July promoting competition in the economy—which signals an upcoming increase in antitrust investigations for the legal industry.

Roberts, Kavanaugh votes key as SCOTUS upholds vaccine mandate for health workers but not for others

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday gave the Biden administration one loss and one win in its bid to impose vaccine requirements on health care workers and employees at larger companies.

ABA launches nationwide pro bono campaign to help families facing deportation

The ABA is offering volunteer lawyers a new opportunity to help families in 11 cities navigate their now-accelerated immigration court proceedings.

Did Gorsuch misstate the number of flu deaths? The transcript—not the justice—was wrong

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday issued a corrected transcript of Justice Neil M. Gorsuch’s oral arguments comment about flu deaths after some observers claimed that he overstated the numbers.

Will SCOTUS block vaccine mandates? Decision could come quickly

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday heard challenges to the Biden administration’s nationwide vaccine mandates for employees of large businesses and health care facilities that receive federal funds.

Chief Justice Roberts tasks judiciary with addressing three areas in year-end report

In an annual report released Friday, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. said the Judicial Conference of the United States will address three areas “that have been flagged by Congress and the press over the past year” but doesn't need any help from legislators.

Top 10 news stories from 2021

Every year, we like to take a look back at the news events and stories that most resonated with our online readers. This year, the Jan. 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol takes the top two slots, along with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' citation style, Judge Judy's career, COVID-19 vaccine litigation and law school rankings.

Inmates confined at home because of COVID-19 emergency need not return to prison when it ends, DOJ says

Federal prisoners who were placed on home confinement because of the coronavirus emergency don’t necessarily have to return to prison when it ends, according to an opinion by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Legal Counsel.

Weekly Briefs: Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal charge; Goodwin pushes back return-to-office date

Derek Chauvin pleads guilty to federal civil rights charge

Fired Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge of violating the civil rights of George Floyd,…

3 states accounted for most of this year’s low number of executions and death sentences, new report says

Death sentences and executions remain low and geographically isolated, according to a year-end report released Thursday by the Death Penalty Information Center.

Weekly Briefs: Emmett Till probe closed; Black couple’s suit says appraisal changed with pretend white homeowner

DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation

The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its reopened investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black youth tortured and shot…

DC Circuit rejects Trump’s bid to keep presidential records from House committee probing Capitol riot

A federal appeals court has ruled against former President Donald Trump in his bid to keep presidential records from the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riot.

US reinstates remain-in-Mexico program to comply with court order, expands people affected

The Biden administration on Monday began sending asylum-seekers to Mexico to await court hearings.

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.

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