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Afternoon Briefs: Judge prevented from fixing jobless system; state will stop sharing COVID-19 data

Separation of powers stops Florida judge from ordering unemployment system fix

Leon County Circuit Judge John Cooper said Thursday that Florida law and the Constitution’s separation of powers doctrine is…

New York bar reports minor increases in women’s court participation since 2017
Not much has changed in the three years since the New York State Bar Association released a landmark report highlighting the scarcity of female attorneys in lead roles in court cases in the state, according to a new study published Thursday.
‘I forgot’ isn’t acceptable excuse for missing oral arguments, 2nd Circuit tells lawyer
A New York lawyer who failed to show up for oral arguments will have to pay his opponent’s attorney fees for the time that he wasted at the courthouse.
Afternoon Briefs: Kentucky travel ban overturned; Wisconsin justices consider stay-at-home extension

Federal judge strikes down Kentucky travel ban

U.S. District Judge William Bertelsman ruled Monday that Kentucky’s restrictions on out-of-state travel are unconstitutional. The travel ban allowed travel outside the state…

New York limits bar exam to in-state graduates because of coronavirus concerns
Because of space concerns related to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the New York bar exam will now be administered at law schools there. And for now, applications are limited to people who graduated in the state.
For some law students, clinic work during COVID-19 feels more real than ever before

Clinical law students across the country say their work helping clients remotely is now much different and more difficult because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, it comes closer to real-life lawyering than ever before, according to some law professors who direct the clinics.

Closely watched gun-rights case tossed as moot by SCOTUS; Kavanaugh urges new cert grant
The U.S. Supreme Court won’t decide a closely watched case that could have been used to extend the right to have a gun to outside the home.
Do anti-mask laws make us all criminals? Lawyer who challenged this law sees issues
Are people who don masks to protect themselves during the COVID-19 epidemic breaking the law?
Afternoon Briefs: Sick lawyer is back at work after speakerphone mistrial; judge tosses Twitter suit

Lawyer who tried to question witness by speakerphone recovers from COVID-19

An ill lawyer who tried to continue with a trial via a courthouse speakerphone, despite a fever and…

‘People at home have got to start paying attention,’ says Texas lawyer on COVID-19 front lines

On April 3, personal injury lawyer Jim Mullen departed from his wife and toddler for a three-week assignment as a temporary nurse at a Level 1 trauma center in New York City. He completed his first shift—7 p.m. to 7:30 a.m.—this past Sunday morning. He spoke to the ABA Journal shortly afterward and answered 10 questions.

NCBE announces more bar exam dates, and 1 state has allowed supervised practice; will more follow?

While law students advocate for diploma privilege, and a growing number of deans are asking state supreme courts to consider supervised practice for 2020 graduates, the National Conference of Bar Examiners plans to proceed with administering the bar exam.

2 judges resign after pleading guilty to felonies of attempted underwear theft and tax evasion
A New York judge who pleaded guilty in an attempted panty theft last year has resigned from the bench, as has another New York judge accused of failing to file tax returns for 10 years.
Where and how are criminal defense lawyers making headway on COVID-19 bail motions?

“Releasing a few people at a time, after litigating pretrial release conditions, is frankly too slow. It’s important work but not nearly enough. Once the coronavirus enters a detention center, it’s too late; it will spread like wildfire,” says Aaron Littman, a clinical teaching fellow at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Afternoon Briefs: Find COVID-19 resources on new ABA website; law firms aid coronavirus fight

ABA coronavirus task force launches website with resources

The ABA Task Force on Legal Needs Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic is providing lawyers with resources on a new…

New York bar exam planned for September; Hawaii postpones exam, too
The New York Court of Appeals announced Tuesday that the bar exam will take place shortly before or after the Labor Day holiday. Also, Chief Judge Janet DiFiore is looking into supervised practice for law school graduates.

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