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2342 ABA Journal Florida articles.

High-profile killings of unarmed Black people spark calls for reform
Judge’s response to noisy courthouse visitors leads to reprimand recommendation
A Florida judge who waved his arms and shouted at noisy courthouse visitors, then threatened one lawyer in the crowd with contempt, is facing a recommendation for a public reprimand.
In apparent first, teachers union sues Florida governor to stop schools from reopening during COVID-19 crisis
A teachers union sued Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and the state education commissioner on Monday in a bid to block the reopening of schools.
Top Florida court suspends lawyer over communication with condo association treasurer
A Florida lawyer has been suspended after sending a string of disparaging emails and text messages to the treasurer of a condo association.
Afternoon Briefs: Michael Flynn judge seeks rehearing; Florida judge’s nude photos at issue

Judge asks full DC Circuit to reconsider Flynn order

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan wants another chance to persuade a federal appeals court to allow him to scrutinize a prosecution…

Florida lawyer wears full hazmat suit to court amid COVID-19 crisis
Miami lawyer Samuel J. Rabin Jr. decided not to take any chances when he went to the federal courthouse recently for his client’s sentencing hearing amid the novel coronavirus crisis.
Afternoon briefs: TRO lifted against Mary Trump publisher; Jeffrey Epstein associate arrested

Appeals court lifts TRO against Mary Trump publisher

A New York appeals court on Wednesday lifted a temporary restraining order that blocked Simon & Schuster from publishing a tell-all book…

In light of COVID-19 public health interests, 2 more states opt for online bar exams
Massachusetts and Florida announced Wednesday that they will administer remote bar exams because of COVID-19 concerns.
Afternoon Briefs: PACER gets a redesign; SCOTUS turns down border wall case

PACER is redesigned to be easier to use

PACER, the federal judiciary’s website for electronic court filings, has gotten a redesign. The site has new navigational tools, simplified instructions…

Afternoon Briefs: California law schools announce fall online classes; law protects monuments, state AG says

2 California law schools announce plans for fall online classes

Because of COVID-19 concerns, fall 2020 classes will be online at the University of California at Irvine School of Law…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge won’t block book by Trump’s niece; ex-BigLaw lawyer wants harassment lawsuit tossed

Judge tosses bid to block Mary Trump’s book

A New York judge has ruled that he doesn’t have the authority to block publication of a book by Mary Trump, the…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer pleads guilty in adoption scheme; prosecutor who quit in Roger Stone case gets new job

Lawyer pleads guilty in illegal adoption scheme

A lawyer and former assessor in Maricopa County, Arizona, pleaded guilty Friday to human smuggling and communications fraud in connection with an

The new world of litigating workplace disputes with social media

Social media has undoubtedly changed the way we communicate, receive news and stay connected in our personal lives. But social media is a headache, once we consider legal and compliance best practices when such interactions in the workplace go awry.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump signs policing order; rogue worker tweets from court’s Twitter account

Trump signs executive order encouraging chokehold limits

President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that encourages better policing practices. The order allocates discretionary grants to police departments that seek…

Afternoon Briefs: Judicial council halts statewide COVID-19 bail schedule; Amazon pauses police use of facial recognition tech

California ends statewide bail policy enacted to stop COVID-19 spread in jails

The California Judicial Council voted Wednesday to end a statewide emergency bail schedule enacted in early April in…

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