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New York extends eviction protections in wake of SCOTUS decision blocking federal ban

New York has become the first state to extend its eviction moratorium since the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the federal ban on evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic late last month.

Lawyer who once represented Stormy Daniels wins mistrial on charges he stole from clients

Suspended California lawyer Michael Avenatti has won a mistrial in his federal wire fraud trial on charges that he stole millions of dollars in settlement money from clients.

Weekly Briefs: First Black woman to clerk at SCOTUS dies; judge allows Dominion defamation suits

Trailblazing lawyer Karen Hastie Williams dies at 76

Lawyer Karen Hastie Williams died last month at age 76. She was the first Black woman to clerk at the U.S. Supreme…

Biden’s new picks for solicitor general and Manhattan US attorney once clerked for AG Garland

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.

House committee can access some Trump financial records from accounting firm, judge rules

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Wednesday that a House committee can access some financial records for former President Donald Trump and his company through a subpoena issued to his accounting firm.

Arrest is made in fatal stabbing of lawyer in his New York City office

A dissatisfied client has been charged in the stabbing death of a lawyer found fatally stabbed in his New York City law office last week.

ABA House encourages prosecutors to collect and publish case data

The ABA Criminal Justice Section proposed a resolution to the House of Delegates during the ABA Hybrid Annual Meeting on Tuesday that focuses on improving prosecutors' collection of case data.

Police want to speak with disgruntled client after divorce lawyer is killed

Police are investigating the killing of a New York divorce lawyer found dead in his New York City office Thursday.

Use of racketeering statute against singer R. Kelly, whose trial starts this week, may be ‘uncharted territory’

The 2019 indictment against singer R. Kelly shows the flexibility of the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act, according to G. Robert Blakey, the emeritus professor at the University of Notre Dame’s law school who helped draft the law.

Biden nominates first openly LGBTQ woman to a federal appeals court

President Joe Biden’s sixth round of judicial nominees includes a Vermont Supreme Court justice who would be the first openly LGBTQ woman to serve on a federal appeals court.

Investigators conclude Cuomo sexually harassed women; ‘the typical rules did not apply,’ says one employee

A report by investigators appointed by New York Attorney General Letitia James has found that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed multiple women, including former and current state employees.

Hackers accessed at least 80% of email accounts in New York federal prosecutors’ offices, DOJ says

Hackers accessed at least 80% of email accounts used by employees in the four U.S. attorney’s offices in New York over a period of more than seven months last year, the U.S. Department of Justice revealed Friday.

US sells one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album to satisfy forfeiture judgment of ‘Pharma Bro’

Federal prosecutors in New York have sold a one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album to help satisfy a forfeiture judgment against “Pharma Bro” Martin Shkreli, a former drug company CEO convicted of securities fraud.

Biden’s initial US attorney picks include historic firsts

President Joe Biden and his administration on Monday nominated eight lawyers to lead U.S. attorney’s offices, most of whom would be the first Black or female prosecutors to lead their districts.

Public defenders say modified ShotSpotter coordinates were used to implicate client; is it a widespread problem?

Gunshot detection technology known as ShotSpotter has been used as evidence in 190 court cases even as some critics raise questions about the technology.

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