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Afternoon Briefs: Former adoption lawyer sentenced; lawyer accused in real-estate fraud scheme

Ex-adoption lawyer sentenced for stealing fees

Disbarred adoption lawyer Steven Dubin of Holland, Pennsylvania, was sentenced Monday to 18 months in prison for pocketing retainer fees from client who thought…

Lawyer found with AR-15 in his car is charged with threatening to kill Democratic senators

A Pennsylvania lawyer has been accused of threatening to kill Democratic members of the U.S. Senate after his arrest with an AR-15 rifle in his car last month.

Pennsylvania DA is charged with sexually assaulting clients before his election

A Pennsylvania district attorney has been charged with sexual assault and indecent assault in connection with alleged coerced sex acts with five women who were his clients when he was in private practice.

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer regrets pepper-spray incident; ex-FBI lawyer avoids prison

Lawyer expresses regret after he is pepper-sprayed by mayor

A lawyer who was pepper-sprayed by the mayor of Portland, Oregon, has expressed regret for the incident that provoked the response.…

Judge apologizes after posting photo with her husband in Capitol rioter costume

A Pennsylvania judge says she exercised poor judgment when she posted a photo of her husband apparently dressed as a U.S. Capitol rioter dubbed the “QAnon Shaman.”

Supreme Court agrees to hear First Amendment case of suspended cheerleader

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether a school district can punish students for off-campus speech.

Trump campaign lawyer asks to withdraw from suit, says filing was used to incite violence

A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign is asking to withdraw from a Pennsylvania election lawsuit on the ground that “the client has used the lawyer’s services to perpetuate a crime.”

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS will consider cheerleader’s First Amendment case; former AG dies at 88

Supreme Court asked to weigh in on student’s discipline over social media

At its first private conference after the holiday break, the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this week whether…

Texas judicial conduct system and Washington bar association grapple with cyberattacks

Cyberattacks affected the work of the Texas Commission on Judicial Conduct and a website of the the Washington State Bar Association, according to two recent news stories.

Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.

Judge blocks ethics rule banning bias by lawyers, warns of arbiters deciding ‘who and what offends’

A federal judge in Philadelphia has cited the First Amendment in blocking a Pennsylvania ethics rule that bans lawyers from knowingly manifesting bias or engaging in discrimination in the practice of law.

Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS won’t decertify PA election results; 2 election suits by Sidney Powell are tossed

Supreme Court rejects challenge to Pennsylvania election results

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an emergency request to overturn election results in Pennsylvania that favored President-elect Joe Biden. Today…

Texas AG asks SCOTUS to overturn election results in 4 states via its original petition

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to accept a lawsuit that seeks to overturn the election results in the battleground states of Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

In election cases, Trump-appointed judges rule against Trump and allies, express skepticism

President Donald Trump’s campaign and those who support it have faced dozens of losses and skeptical judges, including some judges appointed by Trump.

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…

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