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6th Circuit bans enforcement of Biden’s vaccine mandate for federal contractors against plaintiff states

A federal appeals court has ruled that President Joe Biden exceeded his statutory power when he required federal contractors to ensure that their employees are vaccinated for COVID-19, and that they wear face masks in areas of high transmission.

Text accusing exiting lawyer of sitting on her keister during maternity leave leads to second departure

An indignant lawyer blasted a colleague in a text for leaving her law firm following paid maternity leave. The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association was flooded with angry calls, texts and emails from members expressing outrage and demanding action.

Damages cap is unconstitutional as applied to woman sexually abused as a child, top state court rules

The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that a state cap on noneconomic damages is unconstitutional as applied to a woman who sued her childhood friend’s father for sexually abusing her during sleepovers when she was 11 and 12 years old.

Suspension recommended for judge who called defendant ‘Quick Draw’ and police officer ‘Mr. Know It All’

A longtime Ohio judge should be suspended for misconduct that included coercing two defendants to plead no contest and jailing a man for 30 days for commenting that the judge was making himself look stupid, according to an ethics board.

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.

Nicotine addiction costs vaping trial lawyer more than $2,100

A federal magistrate judge in Youngstown, Ohio, has sanctioned a suburban Cleveland lawyer more than $2,100 for vaping in the courtroom during the trial of an employment discrimination case.

Ohio lawyer is accused of tossing poop-filled Pringles can into parking lot of victims advocacy center

An Ohio lawyer has been accused in an ethics complaint of depositing his feces into a potato chip can and then tossing it into the parking lot of a victims advocacy center.

Weekly Briefs: Biden can’t grant student-debt relief, judge says; $32.3M malpractice award left in place

Judge strikes down student-debt relief

U.S. District Judge Mark Pittman of Fort Worth, Texas, ruled Thursday that the Biden administration’s plan to forgive some federal student-loan debt was an unconstitutional…

Voters maintain ‘the status quo’ in state supreme court elections—with 2 exceptions

Big money poured into state supreme court races that took place in 25 states Tuesday. But the makeup of courts in only two of those states changed in a way that's likely to have a significant impact.

Justice Jackson writes her first Supreme Court opinion, says justices should have heard death-penalty case

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson wrote her first Supreme Court opinion Monday—a dissent from the high court’s refusal to hear a death-penalty case.

Judge is removed after she is accused of presiding ‘in a manner befitting a game show host’

The Ohio Supreme Court has suspended a Cleveland municipal judge after a hearing panel concluded that she “ruled her courtroom in a reckless and cavalier manner” and “conducted business in a manner befitting a game show host.”

Claiming to have 4.3 trillion readers, the Onion supports parodist and its writers’ paychecks in SCOTUS brief

Updated: The satirical website the Onion deems itself to be “the single most powerful and influential organization in human history” in an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case of an Ohio man who was prosecuted for creating a parody Facebook page for the local police department.

Court can’t compel examination of juror’s electronic devices to look for misconduct, 6th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that a district court has no power to order an examination of a juror’s electronic devices to determine whether an outside influence affected the verdict.

2 law schools change names because of namesakes’ notorious pasts

Two law schools are officially changing their names after learning more about their namesakes’ long-ago conduct.

Weekly Briefs: Bias suit against Trump lawyer resolved; Montana no longer defies court order over birth certificates

Trump lawyer resolves rap-music bias suit

Alina Habba, a lawyer for former President Donald Trump, has resolved a race- and gender-bias lawsuit largely based on the rap music that she…

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