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Professor who was one of first to write about the ‘law school scam’  brings Title VII claim

Paul Campos, a University of Colorado Boulder law professor known for his writings about the legal academy being based on an unsustainable economic model, has filed a federal complaint against his employer alleging discrimination and retaliation.

Supreme Court OKs state’s corporate consent-to-jurisdiction law, but door is ajar for future challenges

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Pennsylvania law that requires companies to consent to personal jurisdiction in state courts if they do business there.

Supreme Court rejects ‘independent state legislature’ theory, rules state courts may review congressional maps

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 6-3 on Tuesday that state courts have the power to review congressional maps created by state legislatures.

How could alternative licensure alter lawyer labor supply? Law prof’s research may have answers

If jurisdictions eliminate the bar exam as an entry to attorney licensure, the labor supply of lawyers would increase by 16%, according to new research by an associate professor at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis.

How Rule 29 motion could save Trump in classified documents case; what are other possibilities?

Lawyers for former President Donald Trump could obtain an unappealable victory in the classified documents case if a motion for a directed verdict of acquittal is granted during the right stage of the criminal trial.

Gorsuch’s Title 42 statement is ‘a remarkable jeremiad against COVID mitigation policies,’ law prof says

Justice Neil Gorsuch issued a lengthy statement criticizing “rule by indefinite emergency edict” Thursday, when the U.S. Supreme Court issued an order related to a COVID-19-pandemic-era immigration policy.

Questions remain after manslaughter charges in New York subway killing

There are still plenty of questions surrounding the killing of a homeless man on a New York City subway May 1. The Manhattan district attorney’s office in New York has filed second-degree manslaughter charges against 24-year-old Marine veteran Daniel Penny, but the debate continues over the delayed response by police and prosecutors.

Techniques to recover environmental DNA are ‘like catnip’ for law enforcement, law prof says

Wildlife geneticists were able to recover and analyze trace amounts of human DNA lingering in the environment, raising concerns among privacy advocates who think that the tool could be misused.

Copyright case against Ed Sheeran based on ‘an extremely common chord progression,’ law prof says

Civil rights lawyer Benjamin L. Crump told jurors in Manhattan, New York City, in opening statements Tuesday that he has “a smoking gun” showing that singer Ed Sheeran copied the Marvin Gaye song “Let’s Get It On” when he wrote “Thinking Out Loud.”

Alito ‘packed a lot of grievance’ in dissent as Supreme Court allows access to abortion pill—for now

Justices Samuel Alito and Clarence Thomas dissented from the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Friday to allow continued full access, for now, to the abortion medication mifepristone. But Alito spoke only for himself in a written dissent; Thomas did not indicate the reason for his dissent.

Northwestern law prof’s federal case is ‘the definition of vexatious and wasteful,’ judge says in ordering sanction

A federal judge in Colorado has ordered a professor at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law to pay attorney fees as a sanction for a federal action that is “the definition of vexatious and wasteful.”

One mifepristone decision ‘runs roughshod’ over procedural issues, the other ‘is no better,’ law profs say

At least one law professor has said the competing abortion pill decisions issued Friday suffer from the same defect: The plaintiffs lack standing.

ChatGPT falsely accuses law prof of sexual harassment; is libel suit possible?

A law professor was surprised to hear that he had been accused of sexual harassment during a class trip to Alaska sponsored by his law school, the Georgetown University Law Center.

Alan Dershowitz can’t pursue defamation suit against CNN, despite its ‘foolishness’ and ‘apathy,’ judge says

Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz can’t pursue his lawsuit contending that CNN defamed him by mischaracterizing his remarks during the first impeachment trial of then-President Donald Trump, a federal judge in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has ruled.

Studies supporting mismatch theory are replete with ‘demonstrably incorrect’ assumptions, law prof says

Studies supporting an “academic mismatch” theory claim that students are harmed by racial preferences, but the data doesn’t support that assertion, according to a professor at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

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