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ABA president urges Congress to prevent COVID-19 eviction crisis
ABA President Patricia Lee Refo is calling on Congress to immediately pass a renewed moratorium on housing evictions and provide essential economic relief to rental property owners.
AG Barr appoints special counsel to investigate illegality in probe of Russian election influence
U.S. Attorney General William Barr disclosed Tuesday that he has appointed Connecticut U.S. Attorney John Durham as a special counsel to investigate any illegality by officials in the federal probe into Russian election influence in 2016.
DOJ probed possible bid to pay for presidential pardon, unsealed opinion says

The Department of Justice has investigated whether an individual offered a substantial political contribution in exchange for a presidential pardon, according to a redacted opinion released Tuesday and unsealed by Chief U.S. District Judge Beryl Howell.

Afternoon Briefs: Former Trump adviser sues over FBI surveillance; ex-lawyer sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Former Trump campaign adviser sues over FBI surveillance

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for…

Trump lawyer says official who defended voting machines should be shot; AG Barr also sees no manipulation
U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the Associated Press on Tuesday that the Department of Justice has uncovered no evidence of widespread election fraud and no evidence of bad voting machines.
Litigant accused in strangulation death of suburban Chicago lawyer lands on most-wanted list
A lawsuit defendant wanted in the strangulation death of a lawyer in the Chicago suburb of Northbrook, Illinois, has been added to the 15 Most Wanted list of the U.S. Marshals Service.
Should immigrants here illegally be excluded from census? SCOTUS justices consider delaying decision
During telephone oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the justices appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from the census count.
Meet Sidney Powell, the conspiracy-minded lawyer who vowed to ‘release the kraken’ in election suits
Lawyer Sidney Powell, who promised to “release the kraken” in lawsuits challenging election results, got a jump-start on her career, earning her college diploma in less than two years and becoming a federal prosecutor at a young age.
ABA joins with dozens of law schools to address issues in police practices

The ABA’s expertise in developing model police practices and collaborating on projects will aid in implementing needed reforms throughout the United States.

You can help determine the ABA’s goals for the 117th Congress
Afternoon Briefs: Another Trump campaign loss in court; donor sues to get back $2.5M

Top Pennsylvania court tosses challenge to mail-in ballot law

Republican plaintiffs waited too long to file a lawsuit challenging a 2019 Pennsylvania law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting, the Pennsylvania…

DOJ rule change would allow some executions by firing squad and electrocution
The U.S. Department of Justice on Friday published a final rule change that would allow federal executions to be carried out in any manner allowed in the state where the death sentence was imposed.
SCOTUSblog co-founder sees ‘zero practical chance’ that ‘faithless electors’ will swing election for Trump

As court losses mount for President Donald Trump, his campaign may take another tack: Persuade presidential electors committed to President-elect Joe Biden to switch their votes to Trump. Will it work?

Afternoon Briefs: Trump pardons Michael Flynn; lawyer suspended for cyberattack knowledge

Trump pardons former national security adviser Flynn

President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that he has pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the…

Supreme Court considers Trump’s plan to adjust census based on immigration status

In Trump v. New York, the central question is whether President Donald Trump has the authority to exclude unauthorized immigrants from the base population number of the 2020 census that’s used for the apportionment of seats in the House of Representatives.

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