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470 ABA Journal Louisiana articles.

Pandemic power plays: Civil liberties in the time of COVID-19

The power to respond to a public health crisis exists in the U.S. Constitution, state constitutions, regulations and case law. But the way they fit together is not always clear, especially in the wake of a modern-day global crisis.

In Gorsuch opinion, Supreme Court rules unanimous verdict is needed to convict

A unanimous verdict is needed to convict a defendant of a serious criminal offense, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Afternoon Briefs: Student loan deferment in stimulus bill; BigLaw lawyer removed from ventilator

Federal stimulus package extends student loan payment deferments for 6 months

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act, borrowers can now suspend federal student loan payments until Sept.…

Lawyer who interrupted deposition 145 times is ordered to pay $1,000 and attorney fees

A Louisiana lawyer who interrupted a deposition 145 times and made 106 objections will have to pay for the conduct.

Afternoon Briefs: Bar assault leads to suspension; lawyer reprimanded for punch threat

Former prosecutor suspended for bar assault

A New York appeals court has imposed a two-month suspension on a former prosecutor in New York County after his conviction for getting into…

Judge who admitted sending N-word texts should resign, Louisiana governor says

Louisiana’s governor is calling for the resignation of a judge who acknowledged using the N-word in text messages with a chief deputy with whom she once had an affair.

Supreme Court bars damages suit for border agent’s cross-border shooting that killed Mexican teen

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the family of a Mexican teen fatally shot by a U.S. Border Patrol agent can’t sue for damages over the cross-border shooting.

Recent changes in SCOTUS raise the stakes in upcoming abortion case

Every abortion case that reaches the U.S. Supreme Court has high stakes. The case that the justices will hear on March 4 is all the more momentous because of recent changes on the court.

5th Circuit withdraws opinion in which Trump appointee criticized lawyer for appeal to gay bias

An appeals court has withdrawn an opinion in which a Trump judicial appointee added a footnote criticizing a Mississippi lawyer for appearing to appeal to gay prejudice.

New Orleans Saints apparently helped shape priest pedophile list, lawyers allege

The New Orleans Saints apparently had a hand in determining which local priests were on a pedophile list, according to lawyers for sex abuse plaintiffs suing the Archdiocese of New Orleans.

Chemerinsky: Stakes are high as SCOTUS considers 2 major abortion cases

The abortion cases being heard March 4 are are the first to come before the court since Justices Neil M. Gorsuch and Brett M. Kavanaugh have joined the bench. The decisions in these cases may signal the future of abortion rights in the United States.

Afternoon Briefs: Judge and civil rights lawyer dies at 93; lawyer reminds court of Super Bowl continuance promise

Nathaniel Jones, civil rights lawyer and appeals judge, dies at 93

Former civil rights lawyer and federal appeals judge Nathaniel Jones died Sunday at age 93. Jones was on the…

Over 200 federal lawmakers urge SCOTUS to reconsider Roe; DOJ takes narrower stance

More than 200 members of Congress filed an amicus brief Thursday that encouraged the U.S. Supreme Court to reconsider and possibly overrule Roe v. Wade when it decides a case on a restrictive Louisiana abortion law.

Sotomayor voices concerns in case stemming from court staffer’s suicide note about pro se appeals

A court staffer’s suicide note and the response by an appeals court in Louisiana led U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor to raise due process concerns in a statement Monday regarding cert denial in a prisoner’s case.

ABA amicus brief urges SCOTUS to follow precedent in Louisiana abortion case

The ABA filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday that urges the justices to reverse an appellate decision upholding a Louisiana law that requires physicians who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a local hospital.

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