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818 ABA Journal Georgia articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Another state plans remote bar exam in July; Texas AG sues electric company over huge bills

So far, 9 jurisdictions have plan for remote bar exam in July

California’s July 2021 bar exam will be remote, the California Supreme Court announced Friday. The first testing day,…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack get plea offers; Harvard Law profs launch equality journal

Lawyers charged in Molotov cocktail attack mull plea offers

Two lawyers charged in a Molotov cocktail attack on an unoccupied police car are reviewing plea offers, according to a…

Prisoner who filed pro se appeal of his enhanced sentence wins Supreme Court review
An inmate convicted for breaking into 10 storage lockers has persuaded the U.S. Supreme Court to review his mandatory minimum sentence under the Armed Career Criminal Act.
District attorney is accused of dropped-charges bribery, lying about fantasy statements
A district attorney in Paulding County, Georgia, has been charged with bribery for allegedly dropping charges against the client of a prosecutor in a neighboring county in the hopes of influencing the prosecutor’s decision in a pending case.
Pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood posts addresses of ethics board members after he learns of bar probe
A lawyer who advanced stolen election claims on behalf of former President Donald Trump is asking an “Army of Patriots” to investigate the State Bar of Georgia’s disciplinary board.
After filing election suits, pro-Trump lawyer L. Lin Wood is asked to undergo mental health evaluation
The State Bar of Georgia has asked lawyer L. Lin Wood Jr., a supporter of former President Donald Trump, to take a mental health examination after he got kicked off a defamation case for “surprising incompetence” in election litigation.
Lawyer is arrested in Capitol assault after Facebook bragging
Updated: A Georgia lawyer who was arrested Friday for alleged participation in the U.S. Capitol riot Jan. 6 had bragged on Facebook about taking control of the Capitol “in a hand to hand hostile takeover," prosecutors say.
Georgia lawyer in Capitol assault says mob was patriotic and heroic
Americus, Georgia, lawyer McCall Calhoun was among the first people to enter the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Trump and allies drop 4 Georgia election lawsuits; state officials deny settlement claim
President Donald Trump, his campaign and its allies have dropped four lawsuits challenging Georgia election results.
Second BigLaw partner on Trump’s Georgia phone call leaves his law firm
Fox Rothschild partner Alex Kaufman has left his law firm after being present during President Donald Trump’s Jan. 2 phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.
Suspension imposed after appeals judge is accused of making himself a beneficiary of ex-client’s will
The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended a state appeals judge with pay during an ethics investigation.
Foley & Lardner announces partner has resigned after her involvement in Trump’s Georgia call went public
Updated: A Foley & Lardner partner who participated in the Saturday phone call between President Donald Trump and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger is no longer with her law firm.
Oops! Lawyer files election lawsuit ‘under plenty of perjury’

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s election process is attracting attention because of a typo near the end of the complaint. The verification paragraph said the lawyer verifies “under plenty of perjury” that the facts in the suit are true.

For first time in history, federal government carried out more civilian executions than all 50 states
Ten federal inmates were executed this year as a result of a push by the Department of Justice, putting the total number of federal executions above that of all 50 states combined.
Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.

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