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Judge faces ethics charges for Facebook post defending cop who said accused spa shooter had ‘a really bad day’

A judge in Cherokee County, Georgia, is facing ethics charges for defending a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office who said an accused spa shooter had “a really bad day.”

Tort plaintiff alleges BigLaw firm conspired to spy on her with GPS devices, hidden camera

A former tort plaintiff has filed a $13 billion lawsuit that accuses Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz of conspiring with an insurer and private investigators to spy on her through illegally placed electronic devices.

DOJ files suit contending Georgia election law violates Voting Rights Act

The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that it filed a lawsuit challenging new voting procedures in Georgia as a violation of the Voting Rights Act.

New York court suspends Giuliani’s law license, cites false claims about election’s legitimacy

Rudy Giuliani’s law license was suspended in New York on Thursday for “demonstrably false and misleading statements” to bolster a narrative that the 2020 presidential election was stolen from former President Donald Trump.

A new evidence management tool aims to help public defenders process video and audio

Two University of Chicago alums and technologists have developed a technology platform known as JusticeText, an AI-powered evidence management tool primarily geared toward public defenders.

Afternoon Briefs: Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom exposure; DOJ inspector general will review leak subpoenas

Jeffrey Toobin returns to CNN after Zoom incident

Journalist and legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin has returned to CNN eight months after he masturbated during a break in a Zoom…

Justice Barrett parts ways with 3 conservative justices in ruling on reach of computer fraud law

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act doesn’t apply to a police officer’s search of a license plate database for an acquaintance who paid him more than $5,000.

Afternoon Briefs: MLB faces federal lawsuit for moving All-Star Game; entertainment lawyer starts singing career at 92

Atlanta business group sues MLB for moving All-Star Game

Job Creators Network, a conservative organization that represents small businesses, is suing Major League Baseball for moving the July All-Star Game…

Afternoon Briefs: Cops charged with selling crash info to lawyers; deal reached on McGahn testimony

Officers charged with selling crash info to lawyers

A retired New York police officer and two current officers were charged Tuesday with taking kickbacks from towing companies. Heather Busch, Robert…

Judge accused of assaulting cursing defendant wishes recording of incident had audio

A Georgia judge is facing an ethics complaint that accuses him of grabbing and pushing a shackled inmate who cursed at him.

Federal judge strikes down nationwide eviction moratorium for exceeding statutory authority

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has set aside a nationwide eviction moratorium that was set to expire June 30, ruling that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not have the authority under federal law to impose the moratorium.

Afternoon Briefs: 3 men face hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death; federal appeals nominees grilled on clients

3 men face federal hate crimes charges in Ahmaud Arbery’s death

Three Georgia men facing state charges of murder in the 2020 death of Black jogger Ahmaud Arbery have…

SCOTUS should hear case in which shackled defendant reenacted murder, with no defense objection, Sotomayor says

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor dissented Monday when the high court refused to hear a case in which a shackled defendant reenacted a murder during his sentencing, with no objection from his defense lawyer.

BigLaw partner is no longer listed on firm website after accusation of misrepresentation to federal court

A partner at Littler Mendelson in its Atlanta office is no longer listed on the law firm’s website after a company claimed that it was thrown “under the bus” because of the lawyer’s misrepresentation to a federal court.

Leaders of 62 BigLaw firms denounce voting restrictions; coalition is formed to challenge legislation

Law firms are getting involved in the controversy over voting restrictions, already passed in Georgia and under consideration in Texas.

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