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Wife of Justice Thomas takes down Facebook page after promoting Trump’s Jan. 6 rally
The Facebook page for Virginia “Ginni” Thomas, the wife of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, was taken down after she promoted President Donald Trump’s Jan. 6 rally, which happened before his supporters stormed the U.S. Capitol.
Stanford law prof remembered as leading legal ethics scholar and advocate for access to justice
Deborah L. Rhode, a leading legal ethics scholar and strong advocate for enhanced access to justice, died last week.
Harvard 2L is remembered with acts of kindness by more than a thousand people
More than a thousand people have recorded their acts of kindness to honor a second-year Harvard Law School student who lost his battle with depression on New Year’s Eve.
Angry BigLaw lawyer goes viral as #guyonporch during riot
Perkins Coie senior counsel Peter Tracey has gone viral as #guyonporch for his angry denunciation of Trump supporters marching toward the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday.
Lawyer loses his job after posting video of himself outside Capitol during riot
Updated: Goosehead Insurance in Texas has fired associate general counsel Paul MacNeal Davis after he posted a video of himself outside the U.S. Capitol during the riot Wednesday.
Some liberals suggest Justice Breyer should retire after Democratic Senate wins in Georgia
Justice Stephen G. Breyer hasn’t indicated when he plans to retire from the U.S. Supreme Court, but some liberals say the timing should be sooner rather than later.
Judge Judy, in a rare interview, reflects on her iconic TV show as it reaches its final season
In 1987, Judge Judith Sheindlin of New York County Family Court terminated a couple’s parental rights to their two young children. The mother had shown no interest in raising them. Their father had been incarcerated for several years, and his release was many more away.
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…

10 New Year’s resolutions lawyers can make for resilience in 2021

Now is the time when people usually think about changes they can make to improve their lives—otherwise known as New Year’s resolutions. You can choose one or all of these 10 resolutions; it depends on how much you want to change your life.

What it’s like to argue before the Supreme Court during COVID-19
Jeffrey L. Fisher has argued more than 40 U.S. Supreme Court cases, and he relies heavily on the justices’ body language during arguments. But that wasn’t possible for his last three, which were conducted by phone because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Afternoon Briefs: New ACLU lawyer gets arrested; top Chicago lawyer resigns after video uproar

New ACLU lawyer is accused of firing gun at ex-wife’s car

A newly hired lawyer with the American Civil Liberties Union of Utah was arrested for allegedly firing a gun…

Check out our 9 favorite Instagram posts from 2020

It’s been quite a year, to say the least, and it’s hard to believe 2021 is just around the corner.

Over the last year, we’ve featured on our Instagram…

2 more federal judges are confirmed amid COVID-19 relief package negotiations

Two more federal judges were confirmed by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, as lawmakers rush to reach a deal on COVID-19 relief and government funding packages. President Donald Trump has now put in place 234 federal judges.

Former Washington state bar leader remembered as a champion for legal innovation
Paula Littlewood, a champion for legal industry innovation who led the Washington State Bar Association for more than a decade, died of cancer Monday.
Pardon me? A look at the broad, yet somewhat-murky clemency powers of a president

Presidents have long used the pardon power in ways that have resulted in outrage and controversy. One of the broadest, yet least-understood clauses in the U.S. Constitution, the pardon power has been the subject of renewed focus and attention, thanks to the parlor game of what President Donald Trump can or cannot do with regards to granting clemency.

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