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Federal appeals court rules for ex-inmate who sued over longtime solitary confinement

A federal appeals court has ruled for a former inmate in Delaware who alleged that his seven-month solitary confinement worsened his schizophrenia and bipolar disorder in violation of the Eighth Amendment.

Convicted welfare fraudster had no Second Amendment right to own gun, 3rd Circuit says

A man who pleaded guilty to understating his lawn-mowing income to obtain $2,458 in food stamps had no Second Amendment right to own a gun, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday.

Liberal Philadelphia DA is impeached by Pennsylvania House; what are the allegations?

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted to impeach progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner on Wednesday in a vote that largely followed party lines.

Last-minute election lawsuits target absentee ballots; Florida clashes with DOJ over monitors

Election litigation was heating up in battleground states as voters went to the polls Tuesday. Lawsuits were filed over undated absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, unmailed absentee ballots in Georgia, and plans to hand count ballots in Arizona and Nevada.

Election litigation brings developments in 2 Pennsylvania cases; what else is pending?

Election litigation is heating up in advance of the midterm elections next week—bringing developments in two Pennsylvania cases.

Expect litigation over absentee ballots, and expect delays in the vote count, Common Cause warns

Absentee voting is facing a double wallop as the Nov. 8 midterm elections approach. Voting in advance of Election Day has been restricted by new state laws that make it more difficult to obtain and cast absentee ballots. And the validity and counting of some of those ballots are likely to be challenged in litigation.

Stressed about holiday parties? Think about skipping them, says lawyer in recovery

As we head into the holiday season, consider what you want your celebrations to look like, rather than meeting everyone else’s expectations, says a lawyer who has been sober for almost two decades.

Lawyer is sanctioned for lifting passages from opponents’ motion; copying was ‘neither slight nor subtle’

A lawyer who copied part of her opponents’ motion into her own legal filing will have to pay more than $8,400 as sanctions, a federal judge in Pennsylvania has ruled.

How lawyers can unlock the potential of the metaverse

The metaverse is all the rage these days. Users can enter a virtual world where they can interact with people from all parts of the physical world, play games, engage in commerce and do a lot of other things. Some law firms have also seen the potential.

Supreme Court vacates ruling allowing counting of undated ballots; Dr. Oz had urged that result

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday vacated a federal appeals court ruling that allowed the counting of mail-in ballots in undated envelopes in a local judicial race in Pennsylvania.

Weekly Briefs: Judge tosses challenge to ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law; gun-makers win dismissal of Mexico suit

Challenge to Florida’s ‘Don’t Say Gay’ law gets tossed

A federal judge in Tallahassee, Florida, has tossed a challenge to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education law, which critics have…

Federal judge orders district attorney to write apology letters to families of murder victims

A federal judge has ordered Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner to write apology letters to the families of the victims of a double murder after concluding that supervisors in his office made misleading statements to the court.

Lawyer who moved from Ukraine to US now has opportunity to help others facing similar situations

An immigration attorney started doing pro bono work for Ukrainian immigrants in February, shortly after Russia invaded the country.

Ex-judges ordered to pay more than $200M to victims of juvenile detention corruption scheme

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered two former Pennsylvania judges who orchestrated the “kids for cash” corruption scandal to pay more than $200 million to hundreds of their victims.

State supreme court rules against attorney who alleged defamation and forced resignation from firm

A Delaware attorney has lost his appeal in a case involving claims that he was defamed and forced to resign from his law firm.

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