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Weekly Briefs: DC Circuit orders Mueller disclosures; House bill puts judicial finances online

DC Circuit orders disclosure of some Mueller report redactions

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday ordered disclosure of some redacted portions of the…

Imposter lawyer who filed document in Cosby case wins reversal of his conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned the false statements conviction of a man who posed as a lawyer to file a document in civil litigation between actor Bill Cosby and sexual assault accuser Andrea Constand.

‘The Practice’ vs. ‘Boston Legal’: How the original stacks up to the spinoff, part 2

In October, I reviewed The Practice. It’s now time to take a look at Boston Legal, compare the two related series and crown the better “legal TV” option. As was the case with The Practice, I am going into this viewing session blind; I'd never before watched an episode of Boston Legal. Let’s dig in.

2021 Gifts for Lawyers guide: Shop early and safely this Black Friday and Cyber Monday (gallery)

With supply chain slowdowns spanning the globe, it’s a good idea to start your holiday shopping early. If you’re on the hunt for the perfect present for the legal professional in your life, look no further. The ABA Journal presents our 2021 Gifts for Lawyers guide.

Viewers see pretrial process and mock trial in lawyer’s new show

Houston personal injury lawyer McDonald “Don” Worley has a new 12-episode show on Discovery ID that uses “bits and pieces” of real cases to show viewers the pretrial investigation process.

Discover the man behind ‘12 Angry Men’ and the real-life case that inspired him

Whenever the ABA Journal has conducted a survey to find the best legal movies or the best legal plays, 12 Angry Men has made the list. But the path to becoming a classic was not a simple one, and the man behind the script was not a simple man.

Judge remains on Santa’s ‘nice’ list despite tweeted order banning Elf on the Shelf

A judge in Cobb County, Georgia, is getting national attention after he tweeted a mock order banning the Elf on the Shelf in his jurisdiction.

Can real estate disclosure laws protect buyers from the supernatural?

Real estate agent Nancy Blaker Weber is no stranger to old ghost stories swirling around a grand Victorian house nestled on the banks of the Hudson River in Nyack, New York. Decades ago, the family living in it reported levitations, apparitions and other strange happenings. But that didn’t stop Blaker Weber from selling the home for a third time in June.

Emojis help make one case and destroy another; corruption defendant used winking emojis

Emojis helped prosecutors building a case against a Los Angeles city councilman but didn’t work as intended in a plaintiff’s employment discrimination case.

Hunt for Girardi Keese assets leads to some unusual recoveries and Erika Girardi appeal

Bankruptcy trustees seeking to recover assets from the Girardi Keese law firm and name partner Tom Girardi aren't content to focus only on big-ticket items.

‘The Practice’ vs. ‘Boston Legal’: How the original stacks up to the spinoff, part 1

In April, Screen Rant published its list of the 10 best legal drama shows of all time, ranked according to IMDb. After review, I realized two of the 10 were very closely related. Boston Legal was a spinoff of The Practice, and also according to IMDb, the byproduct is better than the initial offering.

New PBS documentary examines Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s legacy

Not long ago, PBS reached out to me regarding a new installment in their “American Experience” series, entitled Sandra Day O’Connor: The First. I was immediately interested; however, I had already started work on two other columns that would take precedent. Be that as it may, I hate to pass up an invitation from a respectable distributor. Consequently, I wanted to take the time to review the program, as I feel later is better than never.

It might be better to do away with SCOTUS after objectionable rulings, over one-third of Americans say

More than one-third of Americans say they would agree with the idea of abolishing the U.S. Supreme Court or stripping it of jurisdiction in some areas if its decisions are objectionable to most Americans or Congress.

Original ‘Law & Order’ is set to return with new episodes

The original Law & Order TV series will return to NBC for a 21st season, but little is known about the new episodes that will air.

Weekly Briefs: Britney Spears’ father suspended as conservator; would-be Reagan assassin will be freed of limits

Britney Spears’ father is suspended as conservator

Judge Brenda Penny of Los Angeles on Wednesday suspended Britney Spears’ father, Jamie Spears, from his position as conservator for the pop…

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