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1371 ABA Journal Pennsylvania articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Former Trump adviser sues over FBI surveillance; ex-lawyer sentenced in Ponzi scheme

Former Trump campaign adviser sues over FBI surveillance

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page has filed a $75 million lawsuit against the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for…

Afternoon Briefs: Another Trump campaign loss in court; donor sues to get back $2.5M

Top Pennsylvania court tosses challenge to mail-in ballot law

Republican plaintiffs waited too long to file a lawsuit challenging a 2019 Pennsylvania law that allowed no-excuse mail-in voting, the Pennsylvania…

‘Calling an election unfair does not make it so,’ 3rd Circuit says
A federal appeals court on Friday rejected a bid to decertify Pennsylvania’s election results by President Donald Trump’s campaign.
Afternoon Briefs: Judiciary committee will get new top Dem; top Pennsylvania court rejects 5 election suits

Feinstein steps down as top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California is stepping down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee after criticism…

Trump campaign’s legal strategy has faltered partly because of legal ethics, law prof says
The Trump campaign's legal strategy is faltering partly because of ethics rules requiring lawyers to be candid with courts and avoid frivolous claims, according to a law professor who teaches legal ethics.
Trump campaign appeals after federal judge tosses suit, calls one claim ‘Frankenstein’s monster’
The Trump campaign on Sunday filed a notice of appeal after a federal judge tossed its lawsuit challenging Pennsylvania’s differing approaches to errors on mail-in ballots.
Afternoon Briefs: Peremptory challenge curbs allowed; more federal courts halt jury trials

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…

Resignation of judge who called juror ‘Aunt Jemima’ is ‘binding and irrevocable,’ judicial court says
The Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline has said a judge who referred to a juror as “Aunt Jemima” can’t change his mind about resigning.
Judge rejects plea to sanction Kirkland for associate’s voicemail to lawyer for Trump campaign

A federal judge has denied a motion to sanction Kirkland & Ellis for an associate’s voicemail to a Philadelphia solo practitioner who represents the Trump campaign.

In an order on…

In first federal court appearance since 1992, Giuliani argues lack of observer access despite dropped claim
Updated: Lawyer Rudy Giuliani appeared before a judge to argue a Pennsylvania election case Tuesday, marking the first time since 1992 that he has appeared in federal court, according to PACER records examined by Law.com.
Afternoon Briefs: Trump campaign loses ballot access case; ex-Knicks player wins appeal

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…

Cellphone entrepreneur donates $15M to law school
The John F. Scarpa Foundation, which was formed by the founder of the American Cellular Network Corp., has donated $15 million to Villanova University’s Charles Widger School of Law.
Lawyer for Trump campaign complains of ‘abusive’ voicemail from Kirkland associate, asks to withdraw
A lawyer representing the Trump campaign in a federal election case in Pennsylvania asked to withdraw from the representation Monday, a day after she sought sanctions against Kirkland & Ellis for an associate's “abusive” voicemail message.
Supreme Court puts off action on Trump-related cases; is it waiting for the clock to run out?

The U.S. Supreme Court does not appear to be in a rush to decide legal matters related to President Donald Trump. It’s possible the Supreme Court is “allowing the clock to run out,” according to one news organization.

3rd Circuit won’t interfere with Pennsylvania ballot count, while Trump campaign trims another suit
A lawsuit challenging late-arriving ballots in Pennsylvania suffered a defeat in a federal appeals court Friday, while a different Pennsylvania lawsuit was trimmed so much that it might no longer have the potential of affecting election results.

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