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Juror shortages lead to curbs on peremptory challenges
Judges in Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania, are allowed to ban or reduce peremptory challenges in civil cases to avoid running out of potential…
Nov 20, 2020 4:06 PM CST
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Judge delays execution after lawyers contract COVID-19
U.S. District Judge Randolph Moss has delayed the federal execution of Lisa Montgomery because her lawyers contracted COVID-19 after visiting her in prison.…
Nov 19, 2020 4:15 PM CST
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Bankruptcy judge approves opioid deal
U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain in New York has approved a settlement between the government and Purdue Pharma, a maker of OxyContin, to resolve…
Nov 18, 2020 4:17 PM CST
“We have all gone above and beyond to ensure that we are creating relationships with our students and mechanisms for ensuring they have the ability to contact us, to learn from us, to ask the questions they have,” says L. Song Richardson.
Nov 18, 2020 9:00 AM CST
Top Pennsylvania court rules against Trump campaign
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has reversed an appellate order that gave observers from the Trump campaign closer access to the ballot count in…
Nov 17, 2020 4:48 PM CST
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Several states stop jury trials
A surge in COVID-19 cases has led several states to suspend jury trials. They include New York, Maryland, Texas, New Mexico and Wyoming. (The Nov 16, 2020 4:38 PM CST
For those students who did not land an entry-level job at a BigLaw firm, the circle is truly vicious as they attempt to launch their careers in an unwelcoming and unstructured environment, write Jonathan Greenblatt and Bryan Parker of Legal Innovators.
Nov 16, 2020 8:52 AM CST
Law students pledge not to work for Trump election firms
A group of law students and new lawyers is circulating a pledge not to work or interview with law firms…
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