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Ex-federal prosecutor charged in alleged road-rage stabbing no longer works at this BigLaw firm

A former federal prosecutor accused of stabbing a driver in a road-rage incident Tuesday is no longer working at Barnes & Thornburg, the law firm that he joined in the spring.

Criminal charges add twist to Trump lawyers’ disciplinary cases

“Lawyers take an oath, and they have a responsibility that’s not just to their client but to the larger legal community, to the profession and to democracy. When you have lawyers who are working against the rule of law [it’s important] to bring a comprehensive system of accountability,” says Michael J. Teter, the managing director of the 65 Project.

25 federal district courts have always had white judges

Twenty-five out of 94 federal district courts have never had a judge of color, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis.

Are defendants in Georgia case against Trump entitled to removal? These standards apply

U.S. District Judge Steve C. Jones of the Northern District of Georgia on Monday promised to rule “quickly but reasonably” on a bid by former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows to remove the criminal racketeering case against him from Fulton County, Georgia, to federal court.

Giuliani sanctioned for providing ‘blobs of indecipherable data,’ few documents in discovery

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., entered a default judgment Wednesday against lawyer Rudy Giuliani for failing to provide meaningful discovery to two Georgia poll workers who sued him for defamation after he falsely accused them of election fraud.

Alston & Bird resolves dispute over legal advice during pandemic

Law firm Alston & Bird has resolved a federal lawsuit over its regulatory advice on the imports of hand sanitizing wipes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Judge who pointed AR-15 at officer avoids ethics case with resignation

A Georgia magistrate judge who admitted pointing an AR-15 rifle at a sheriff's officer has ended the ethics case against him by resigning, according to the Georgia Supreme Court.

Meet Kenneth Chesebro, ‘the brains’ behind Trump’s fake elector scheme

A lawyer accused of crafting a fake elector strategy on behalf of former President Donald Trump was once a registered Democrat who worked after his graduation from Harvard Law School for his liberal mentor, Laurence Tribe.

Appeals judge kicked off bench; ‘the judiciary has no place for dishonest persons,’ top state court says

The Georgia Supreme Court has removed a state appeals judge from office after concluding that he took advantage of an elderly client and used campaign cash for a vacation.

Judge assigned to Trump’s criminal case in Georgia once worked for DA

The state court judge appointed to preside in the Georgia racketeering case against former President Donald Trump once worked for Fani T. Willis, the current Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney who obtained the indictment.

Georgia indictment bolstered by broad state law on racketeering

The Georgia district attorney who obtained an indictment of former President Donald Trump is known for her use of the state’s broad racketeering law.

These lawyers are charged along with Trump in Georgia RICO indictment; is ‘partisan shift’ to blame?

The Georgia racketeering indictment against former President Donald Trump on Monday charges 18 other people, including eight lawyers.

Weekly Briefs: Hunter Biden prosecutor elevated to special counsel; Charles Ogletree dies

Hunter Biden prosecutor given special counsel status

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland announced Friday that he has appointed the U.S. attorney investigating Hunter Biden, the son of President Joe Biden,…

Georgia judge takes jabs at Trump as he refuses to block potential election-interference indictment

A judge in Fulton County, Georgia, ruled Monday that former President Donald Trump and a fake GOP elector in the state can’t quash a special grand jury report on election interference, can’t block a potential indictment, and can’t get the district attorney tossed from the case.

Weekly Briefs: Wire-transfer fraudsters fool 3 law practices; Quinn Emanuel discloses cyberattack

Unwitting money transfers to fraudsters yield reprimands

Three North Carolina lawyers have been reprimanded for separate incidents in which they or their staff members mistakenly transferred real estate money or…

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