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282 ABA Journal South Carolina articles.

Lawyer who says student-loan forgiveness leaves him worse off sues to block program

Updated: An Indiana lawyer who will have part of his student debt forgiven through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program has filed a lawsuit challenging student-debt cancellation by the Biden administration.

Judge agrees to reprimand after outbursts directed at plaintiff’s attorney, scheduling clerk

A South Carolina magistrate judge has been reprimanded after telling a plaintiff’s lawyer to “get the f—ing wax out of his ears.”

In an Aug. 31 opinion, the South…

Federal judge’s $216K, contingency-fee separation agreement with county leads to public reprimand

A federal judge in South Carolina has received a public reprimand after entering into a separation agreement with his former county employer that paid him for future nonlegal advice and a 1.5% contingency fee for work on opioid litigation.

South Carolina bill would ban internet information on abortions; tech companies may face competing laws

Technology companies could face a “disparate patchwork” of laws regulating abortion information in the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision overturning Roe v. Wade, according to the Washington Post.

Weekly Briefs: Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress; suit targets Skittles ingredient

Steve Bannon convicted for contempt of Congress

Jurors deliberated for less than three hours before convicting Steve Bannon, a former adviser for former President Donald Trump, on two counts of…

Once-prominent lawyer Alex Murdaugh is indicted for murders of his wife and son

Updated: Once-prominent South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was indicted Thursday for the murders of his wife and younger son.

Litigation over abortion bans begins at state level; judges block laws in 5 states

Updated: Supporters of abortion rights are taking their battle to state courts after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday.

Judge allows counterclaim alleging Brown Rudnick ‘radically’ exceeded its fee estimates

A federal judge in Boston has refused to dismiss a counterclaim alleging that Brown Rudnick overstaffed an arbitration case, causing it to “radically” outpace fee estimates.

Weekly Briefs: SCOTUS approval rating plummets; Trumps lose deposition appeal

SCOTUS approval rating drops 10 percentage points

Only 44% of the public approves of the way that the U.S. Supreme Court is handling its job, according to a Marquette University…

Lawyer recently charged in Jan. 6 riot is fired from his law firm

A Charleston, South Carolina, lawyer charged last week with entering the U.S. Capitol during the Jan. 6, 2021, riot has been fired from his personal injury law firm.

Judges who approve no-knock warrants rarely question police requests, Washington Post probe finds

Police requests for no-knock warrants are rarely questioned by judges who are supposed to review the applications to ensure protection from unreasonable searches, according to an investigation by the Washington Post.

Weekly Briefs: BigLaw firm settles ‘mommy track’ suit; ban on scraped court data challenged

Morrison & Foerster settles ‘mommy track’ suit

Morrison & Foerster has settled with two remaining plaintiffs in a lawsuit contending that the law firm discriminates against lawyer moms. In…

South Carolina announces it can conduct executions by firing squad

South Carolina now has the ability to carry out executions by firing squad, the South Carolina Department of Corrections recently announced.

Should reversal rates for potential SCOTUS nominees matter? They are relatively low for these judges

Reversal rates could become an issue in U.S. Supreme Court nomination hearings, but they should be taken with a grain of salt.

Potential SCOTUS nominee Childs helps others succeed; is ‘typical corporate lawyer’ work a problem?

U.S. District Judge J. Michelle Childs, a potential U.S. Supreme Court nominee, wins high praise from lawyers who practiced before her and those who worked with her. But some liberal critics see her work for a management-side labor law firm as a negative.

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