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1962 ABA Journal Health Law articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Michael Cohen sent back to jail; former state chief justice’s suit against actor can proceed

Trump’s former personal lawyer returns to jail after refusing home confinement terms

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s former personal lawyer, was returned to jail Thursday after refusing to sign a…

Courthouses in this state grapple with rise in judges and staff testing positive for COVID-19
Several courthouses across Georgia shut down this week as judges and staff tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Another state cancels its July and September bar exams because of COVID-19 concerns
In light of COVID-19 concerns, Kentucky canceled on Thursday its July and September bar exams, which would have been in-person tests. The state now plans to use the National Conference of Bar Examiners remote test, which is scheduled for early October.
Harvard, MIT sue to stop new rule prohibiting visas for international students taking online courses
Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on Wednesday brought a federal lawsuit challenging a COVID-19-related immigration rule, which prohibits visas for international students taking online courses.
Some states are devoted to in-person July bar exams, despite health risks from COVID-19

As various states cancel in-person July bar exams because of COVID-19 concerns, others appear undecided or even committed to keeping things as is—even in places experiencing significant infection increases.

Supreme Court upholds exemption allowing employers to skip contraceptive coverage
The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld Trump administration rules that allow employers to nix contraceptive coverage for employees based on religious or conscience objections.
Ignore COVID-19 guidelines at your disciplinary peril, Georgia judges told
Georgia Supreme Court Chief Justice Harold Melton warned state judges Monday that they could face judicial discipline if they continue to ignore COVID-19 health guidelines.
Hughes Hubbard lays off lawyers, staffers after receiving paycheck protection loan
Hughes Hubbard & Reed has laid off some associates and staff members after receiving a paycheck protection loan from the federal government.
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.
Harvard Law student sues for spring 2020 tuition; some lawyers doubt he will prevail

Annual tuition at Harvard Law School is $65,875, and a student there thinks he should get at least some of that back. With the school’s June announcement that the fall 2020 term will be online, Abraham Barkhordar, a rising 2L at Harvard, has filed a suit demanding that tuition should be discounted.

In advancing dignity rights, the ABA has a unique potential to change the world

“While lawyers do indispensable work throughout the human rights community, as I hoped to do, it is something else again for the entire legal profession, as represented by the ABA, to advocate human rights. That was power.”

Dozens of BigLaw firms are getting paycheck protection loans; which ones made the list?

Boies Schiller Flexner is among dozens of larger and more profitable law firms that received paycheck protection loans. Boies Schiller received between $5 million and $10 million. What other firms also received loans of up to $10 million?

County subpoenas partygoers who didn’t cooperate in COVID-19 contact tracing
Officials in Rockland County, New York, issued subpoenas last week when people who attended a party refused to cooperate with COVID-19 contact tracers.
SCOTUS blocks judge’s order easing Alabama voting restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked a judge’s ruling that eases absentee voting requirements in Alabama for an upcoming election.
Legal industry adds jobs for a second month after huge April loss
The legal industry added 7,500 jobs in June, the second month of job gains after a huge loss in April.

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