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Ex-con resigns as law clerk at Michigan Supreme Court following criticism

A former inmate convicted for robbing a store and shooting at a police officer has resigned his new job as a law clerk for a Michigan Supreme Court justice.

10th Circuit upholds sanctions for lawyers who filed election suit on behalf of every US voter

A federal judge had the inherent power to order sanctions against two lawyers for their lawsuit alleging that a voting machine company, Facebook and other defendants violated the constitutional rights of every person registered to vote in the 2020 presidential election.

Weekly Briefs: Same-sex marriage bill sent to Biden; lawyer pleads guilty after swinging belt caught on video

Bill protecting gay marriage is sent to Biden

The U.S. House of Representatives approved a marriage equality bill Thursday that requires states and the federal government to recognize same-sex…

Judge observes that suspect in antisemitic attack ‘has removed his pants to show the court his backside’

A suspect charged with ethnic intimidation for yelling slurs outside a historic Michigan synagogue showed his disdain for the judge in an unrelated case during an online hearing Tuesday.

Lawyer and co-defendant behind robocalls with false ballot information are ordered to register voters

An Ohio judge has ordered a lawyer and a co-defendant to register voters in Washington, D.C., for sending robocalls with false information about mail-in ballots to minority neighborhoods in Cleveland before the 2020 presidential election.

Judge is accused of falsely claiming assault in dispute over bike rental

Updated: A Michigan judge has been accused of falsely claiming that the owner of a bicycle shop assaulted her during a dispute over the rental of a bicycle.

Voters in these states added abortion rights to their constitutions Tuesday

Voters in Michigan, California and Vermont approved state constitutional amendments Tuesday that protect abortion rights.

Last-minute election lawsuits target absentee ballots; Florida clashes with DOJ over monitors

Election litigation was heating up in battleground states as voters went to the polls Tuesday. Lawsuits were filed over undated absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, unmailed absentee ballots in Georgia, and plans to hand count ballots in Arizona and Nevada.

It isn’t contempt if ‘we’re just mean people’ and disparaging comments caused no harm, lawyer argues

A Texas lawyer acknowledged during a contempt hearing Monday that his law partner’s pleadings “may be aggressive and even unkind to the court sometimes.”

Lawyer is acquitted on tax and wire-fraud charges for wiring $6.5M in client funds to Swiss bank account

Federal jurors acquitted an Oakland County, Michigan, lawyer Tuesday who had been accused of wiring $6.5 million in client money to his Swiss bank account. Jurors acquitted tax lawyer Jeffrey Freeman of Birmingham, Michigan, on charges of tax evasion and wire fraud.

6th Circuit rules against county that seized homes for unpaid taxes, didn’t refund the surplus value

A county in Michigan violated the takings clause when it seized title to homes to satisfy tax debts without giving the owners compensation for their homes’ value above the amount owed, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Judicial candidate faces charges after video shows him swinging belt at girlfriend

A judicial candidate in Michigan has been charged with misdemeanor domestic assault after an office worker recorded him removing his belt and swinging it multiple times toward his girlfriend while in his Muskegon, Michigan, apartment.

Who filed phony document in Trump Mar-a-Lago search case?

An inmate with a history of mental illness could be the source of a phony document filed in the federal case involving the search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida.

Weekly Briefs: ABA supports marriage equality law; Stanford offers new model for legal ed loans

ABA president calls on Senate to support Respect for Marriage Act

ABA President Deborah Enix-Ross is calling on members of the U.S. Senate to vote for the Respect for Marriage…

Michigan chief justice, seen as online court innovator, tapped to lead nonprofit organization

Following 10 years on the Michigan Supreme Court, Bridget McCormack is leaving her position as the chief justice and joining the American Arbitration Association’s International Centre for Dispute Resolution, where she will be the president and CEO.

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