118 ABA Journal Maine articles.
A lawyer who was once the highest-paid public defense lawyer in Maine is facing a state lawsuit contending that she and her law firm misrepresented the hours that they worked on behalf of indigent defendants.
Dec 13, 2021 11:36 AM CST
DOJ closes Emmett Till investigation
The U.S. Department of Justice has closed its reopened investigation into the 1955 murder of Emmett Till, the 14-year-old Black youth tortured and shot…
Dec 10, 2021 3:17 PM CST
Progressive prosecutors are reopening investigations of deadly police shootings that resulted in no charges under their predecessors, spurring pushback from police unions.
Dec 2, 2021 11:55 AM CST
‘Copyright troll’ lawyer is suspended in NY
A New York appeals court has suspended a lawyer once deemed a “copyright troll” because of the large number of Nov 5, 2021 3:16 PM CDT
Maine’s vaccine mandate for health care workers, which doesn’t allow religious exemptions, is being enforced after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to intervene Friday.
Nov 1, 2021 9:56 AM CDT
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer on Tuesday refused to block a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for Maine health care workers that did not include an exemption for religious exemptions.
Oct 20, 2021 11:18 AM CDT
President Joe Biden’s new nominees for U.S. solicitor general and for U.S. attorney in Manhattan, New York City, both clerked for U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland when he was a federal appeals judge, and both clerked for U.S. Supreme Court justices.
Aug 12, 2021 9:05 AM CDT
A Maine church and Christian residents of a county in Missouri have failed in their lawsuits challenging COVID-19 restrictions that have since been lifted.
Aug 3, 2021 9:38 AM CDT
A criminal defense lawyer in Augusta, Maine, has to wear a mask in his client’s jury trial this week after the state’s top court refused to consider his claim that the face covering would prejudice jurors.
Jul 20, 2021 1:08 PM CDT
A prominent defense lawyer in Maine has asked to withdraw from nearly 200 court-appointed cases after the state’s public defense agency opened an investigation into her firm.
Jul 13, 2021 3:00 PM CDT
Judge strikes down CDC eviction moratorium
U.S. District Judge J. Campbell Barker of Tyler, Texas, has struck down a moratorium on most residential evictions by the U.S. Centers for…
Feb 26, 2021 3:10 PM CST
California bar responds to disparate impact allegation regarding facial recognition technology
After receiving a Feb. 10 demand letter to remove facial recognition technology from the remote bar exam on…
Feb 17, 2021 4:45 PM CST
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more lawyers have worked remotely from home and practiced law primarily through electronic means. Some of these lawyers live in a different state than where they are licensed to practice law.
Dec 16, 2020 2:45 PM CST
The Maine agency responsible for hiring lawyers for poor defendants has repeatedly hired lawyers and staff members with criminal backgrounds and disciplinary issues, according to an investigative report.
Oct 8, 2020 12:15 PM CDT
At least 837 attorney-client calls were recorded by Maine jails in the last year in a “massive breach of attorney-client privilege,” according to an investigative report.
Jul 15, 2020 4:25 PM CDT
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