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Klobuchar’s law prof husband is hospitalized with COVID-19

Democratic U.S. Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota has announced that her law professor husband, John Bessler, has tested positive for COVID-19 and is hospitalized in Virginia.

Klobuchar said in a…

Tenured law professor who lied to IRS will return to teaching
A tenured bankruptcy and corporate finance law professor who lied to the Internal Revenue Service will keep his job at the University of Minnesota.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump agrees he makes AG Barr’s job difficult; fired BigLaw lawyer denies harassment

Trump agrees he makes Barr’s job difficult but keeps tweeting

President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his tweets make U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s job more difficult, even as he…

Judge who sealed documents about her beach property gets reversed by appeals court
A Connecticut appeals court has vacated a judge’s order sealing two documents about a beach property that she owned in Maine after a law professor stepped in to argue for their release.
Afternoon Briefs: Equifax hack traced to Chinese military; law prof is under coronavirus quarantine

Chinese military personnel are charged in Equifax hack

Four members of the Chinese military have been indicted in the 2017 hacking of Equifax that gathered names, birth dates and Social…

Finance law prof gets probation for not paying taxes after being accused of embezzling millions of dollars
A bankruptcy and corporate finance law professor, who recently pleaded down his federal wire and mail fraud charges to a failure to pay taxes misdemeanor, was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation.
Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer can’t avoid pro bono appointment, AG Barr wants Apple to unlock gunman’s iPhones

Lawyer appointed to pro bono case can’t avoid representation, federal judge rules

A Connecticut lawyer appointed as pro bono counsel in a prisoner’s civil rights case doesn’t qualify for an…

New York Times defamed me with clickbait headline, Harvard Law prof alleges in lawsuit
Lawrence Lessig, a professor at Harvard Law School, has filed a lawsuit that says the New York Times defamed him with a sensationalized clickbait headline that read: “A Harvard Professor Doubles Down: If You Take Epstein’s Money, Do It in Secret.”
A better bar exam? Law profs weigh in on whether test accurately measures skills required for law practice

Some lawyers say that little has changed with bar exams nationwide, and there are still concerns about whether the test accurately evaluates skills needed to practice law. Others have argued that today’s technology could handle many methods of bar exam testing than seemed impossible in 1980.

Director of wrongful convictions center is struck and killed by pickup truck
Karen Daniel, a former co-director of Northwestern University’s Center on Wrongful Convictions and a law professor, was struck and killed Dec. 26 by a pickup truck while she was walking her dog in the Chicago suburb of Oak Park.
Afternoon Briefs: 2nd Circuit says no to nullification; law prof claims pariah treatment

2nd Circuit directs federal judge to bar jury nullification argument

On Wednesday, a federal appeals court directed U.S. District Judge Stefan Underhill to bar defense lawyers from making a jury…

Fast track: A 4-time Olympian takes her luge experience to the classroom

Fear and luge are not compatible. Cameron Myler—a four-time Olympian who spent countless hours lying on her back on a tiny sled, feet stretched out in front of her, hurtling down an icy track without brakes—would know. “Luge is not a good sport if you are afraid,” says Myler, a co-vice-chair of the ABA Business Law Section’s Sports Law Committee.

Harvard law prof pitched the idea of withholding impeachment articles; is it constitutional?
After the U.S. House of Representatives voted Wednesday to impeach President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the articles of impeachment may temporarily be withheld from the U.S. Senate.
3 law profs testify Trump committed impeachable offenses; a fourth isn’t a fan but sees ‘slipshod’ process
Three law professors told the House Judiciary Committee in opening statements Wednesday that President Donald Trump has committed “high crimes and misdemeanors” meriting his impeachment.
House impeachment report says Trump abused power; these 4 law profs will testify in next step
The House Intelligence Committee concludes in an impeachment report released Tuesday that President Donald Trump put his personal interests above that of the United States and national security by pressuring the Ukrainian president, Volodymyr Zelensky.

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