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Afternoon Briefs: Texas justice has COVID-19; 7th Circuit win for strip clubs seeking payroll loans

Texas Supreme Court justice tests positive for COVID-19

Texas Supreme Court Justice Debra Lehrmann said Thursday she and her husband, Greg, have tested positive for COVID-19. The couple got tested…

Judge admonished for comments about parents ruining their child, a ‘nothing case’ and ‘everlasting life’
A California judge has received a public admonishment for making inappropriate remarks about litigious parents and referencing religion during a family law proceeding.
Afternoon Briefs: Judge orders shelter for homeless people; state must release execution drug info

Judge orders LA to find shelter for homeless near freeways

On Friday, U.S. District Judge David Carter ordered the county and city of Los Angeles to find shelter for…

Judge shot in ambush attack is eager to return to bench
A Mississippi judge shot in an ambush attack two months ago hopes doctors will clear him to return to the bench in a few weeks.
BigLaw partner will argue whether Flynn should be held in contempt and if charges should remain
U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of Washington, D.C., has appointed Debevoise & Plimpton partner John Gleeson to make arguments in connection with a possible attempt to hold Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, in criminal contempt of court.
Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state stay-at-home order issued by health official
The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that the health official who issued the order should have followed rule-making procedures that involve the legislature in decision-making.
How hosting a national pandemic summit aided the Nebraska courts system with its COVID-19 response
When the novel coronavirus began sweeping across the U.S. earlier this year, Nebraska’s judicial system was better prepared to rapidly adjust its operations than some of its counterparts in other states.
Websites for Texas courts are shut down after ransomware attack
Websites for appellate-level courts in Texas were shut down Friday because of a ransomware attack that was discovered in the early-morning hours of May 8.
Judge faces ethics charges for reality TV show featuring courtroom domestic violence cases
A judge in Miami-Dade County, Florida, is facing ethics charges for allowing the producers of a reality TV show to film actual domestic violence cases in her courtroom.
6th Circuit rules Kentucky church can host in-person services; federal judge allows it statewide
The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at Cincinnati ruled Saturday that the Maryville Baptist Church in Louisville, Kentucky, may host in-person church services while an appeal of its case is pending.
Chief Justice Roberts turns down request for probe into federal appeals judge’s retirement
U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. has turned down a request to assign a federal appeals court to investigate the circumstances surrounding the retirement of Judge Thomas Griffith of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
State justice blasted for saying COVID-19 surge was at meat plant, not among ‘regular folks’
Wisconsin Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is facing a torrent of criticism for her remark about an outbreak of COVID-19 during Tuesday oral arguments on the legality of an extended stay-at-home order.
Afternoon Briefs: Group wants bar passage standard delayed; Justice Ginsburg leaves hospital

Group asks for suspension of two-year bar passage standard for ABA-accredited law schools

Citing the coronavirus pandemic, the Society of American Law Teachers has asked to suspend an ABA accreditation…

Afternoon Briefs: Kentucky travel ban overturned; Wisconsin justices consider stay-at-home extension

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky travel ban

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ruled Monday that Kentucky’s restrictions on out-of-state travel are unconstitutional. The travel ban allowed travel outside the state…

ABA rates DC Circuit nominee ‘well qualified’ after finding him ‘not qualified’ for trial bench
U.S. District Judge Justin Walker has a new and higher rating from the ABA as he appears before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday for a hearing on his nomination the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

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