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90 ABA Journal Idaho articles.

Happy the elephant’s quest for personhood heads to top state court; rice and lakes also file suit

New York’s top court will hear the case of Happy the elephant’s bid for personhood and release from the Bronx Zoo in New York City on May 18.

Idaho lawmakers pass abortion bill copying Texas; what can abortion-rights states do?

Lawmakers in Idaho have approved an abortion bill modeled after Texas legislation that allows private citizens to enforce it.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS will hear tribal, wetlands cases; a victory for University of Florida profs in free speech case

SCOTUS will consider reach of McGirt

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider the reach of its 2020 decision McGirt v. Oklahoma, which held that a large part of eastern…

Defense lawyer in Idaho murder case accuses Mormon church counsel of communicating with client

A recent motion filed by the court-appointed lawyer for Lori Daybell—who is charged in Idaho with first-degree murder in the deaths of her children and has been found not fit to stand trial—claims she had a phone conversation with one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' outside counsel, who advised they could help, but instead shared what she said with the prosecuting attorney.

Law prof’s federal discrimination suit against University of Idaho allowed to go forward

A U.S. district judge last week denied the University of Idaho’s motion for summary judgment on gender and race discrimination claims brought by a Black female law professor who claims she was unfairly denied an associate dean position and a stipend.

Afternoon Briefs: Senator airs suspicions of ‘fake’ Kavanaugh probe; prosecutors sue senior living chain

Senator wants to know whether FBI probe of Kavanaugh was ‘fake’

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland should help facilitate Senate oversight into whether the FBI conducted a “politically constrained and…

Former inmate’s suit says appointed lawyer was ineffective and unlicensed in this state

A former Washington inmate claims in a lawsuit that he pleaded guilty to two felony charges after getting bad advice from an appointed lawyer who wasn’t licensed in the state.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer is accused of $20M money laundering scam; BigLaw firm trims salary cuts

Lawyer is charged in alleged $20M cryptocurrency scam

Lawyer Scott Hughes, 44, of Newport Beach, California, has been accused of helping launder at least $20 million in an alleged cryptocurrency…

2020 state of the profession report shows dearth of lawyers in rural areas, attorney debt struggles

Some states with the highest amount of lawyers per capita also have rural areas with few, if any, attorneys, according to the 2020 ABA Profile of the Legal Profession.

Afternoon Briefs: Trump sued over census policy excluding immigrants; judge swears in 37 new US citizens

Trump faces federal lawsuit over new policy of excluding immigrants from 2020 census

The city of Atlanta, several nonprofit organizations and naturalized citizens sued President Donald Trump on Thursday over…

University of Idaho law prof alleges more mistreatment in an amended Title VII complaint

A year after suing the University of Idaho for civil rights violations, Shaakirrah Sanders, the law school’s first Black full professor, filed an amended complaint earlier this week with some new allegations.

Deal to acquire Concordia law school no longer in place; dean says news was big surprise

The Concordia University School of Law in Idaho will close, following months of uncertainty for the Boise institution.

Supreme Court declines to block sex reassignment surgery for transgender inmate

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Thursday night to stay court-ordered sex reassignment surgery for a transgender inmate.

Fighting for compensation in a state that offers no relief to the wrongfully convicted

ABA urges top state court to consider death penalty policy, constitutional challenges in drug records case

The ABA filed an amicus brief with the Idaho Supreme Court on Friday that urges justices to consider the association’s position on issues related to public records about the lethal injection drugs used in death penalty cases.

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