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Biden has an opportunity to reform and diversify federal courts

We have seen that courts can be an instrument for social and political change; they can be the sword and the shield. But they best serve justice when they are inclusive—a perennial challenge for the federal judiciary.

Afternoon Briefs: Georgia voting restrictions challenged; judge charged with terroristic threats

News Roundup

Biden’s first judicial picks include DC Circuit nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, said to be SCOTUS contender

President Joe Biden announced 11 judicial nominees Tuesday, including three Black women nominated for federal appeals courts.

Afternoon Briefs: No-mask lawyer’s lawsuit tossed; suit alleges 60-plus mistaken-identity arrests

Judge tosses case for lawyer’s refusal to wear mask

Judge Lawrence Knipel of New York City has tossed a car-crash lawsuit because of a lawyer’s refusal to wear a face…

Secret camera recordings can be used against nanny at trial, state supreme court says

A divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled Thursday that secretly recorded audio can be used against a nanny accused of assaulting three young children.

Law gives Congress more authority in vote count than Constitution allows, op-ed says

Rioters who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 were acting on the mistaken belief that Congress had the power to determine the winner of the presidential election, a belief that was rooted in a law passed in 1887, according to a March 18 op-ed.

Conservative SCOTUS justices question abortion decisions but delay action on Mississippi’s viability cert petition

Five conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices have questioned abortion precedent in their decisions, but it’s unclear how far they would go to undermine or overrule Roe v. Wade.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge allows DNA collected from suspect via fake survey; judge resigns amid probe of texts

Judge allows DNA collected in fake police survey

A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that prosecutors can use DNA collected from a licked envelope in the prosecution of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven…

Federal appeals judge blasts landmark libel ruling, says it enhances power of overwhelmingly liberal media

A federal appeals judge on Friday called on the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn the landmark libel ruling New York Times Co. v. Sullivan while chastising his colleagues for trying to stretch the decision’s actual malice standard “like a rubber band.”

Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

Go-to law schools are named

Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on Law.com’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the…

Who’s the greatest justice of all time? SCOTUSblog lets readers decide with March Madness brackets

SCOTUSblog is letting readers vote on the greatest U.S. Supreme Court justice of all time through its “SCOTUS bracketology,” a March Madness-style tournament, that begins with a “Supreme 16.”

Short-handed New Jersey federal courts have 6 vacancies and a huge case backlog

New Jersey federal courts are “in the throes of a crisis” as judicial vacancies have gone unfilled, trials have been delayed and cases are piling up, according to the New York Times.

Children’s court judge is charged with possession of child pornography

A Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, children’s court judge was charged Wednesday with possession of videos and images depicting the sexual abuse of toddlers and boys.

Afternoon Briefs: ACLU wants lawyer’s libel lawsuit tossed; Dershowitz gives limited advice in MyPillow CEO suit

ACLU seeks dismissal of lawyer’s libel suit

The Georgia Supreme Court has agreed to consider whether a lawyer’s libel lawsuit against the American Civil Liberties Union may go to trial.…

Federal judiciary seeks 79 new judgeships, money to improve courthouse security

The Judicial Conference of the United States on Tuesday recommended that Congress create 79 new judgeships, including two on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals at San Francisco.

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