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162 ABA Journal State Government articles.

Ethics opinion gives NY attorneys green light to advise on, partake in cannabis

The New York State Bar Association has announced in an ethics opinion that lawyers may provide legal services to clients in compliance with the state’s new recreational marijuana law.

To protect homeowners and renters still affected by COVID-19, ABA and White House team up on new initiative

The ABA is working with the White House on a new initiative to protect renters and homeowners who remain affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and related economic instability.

Texas attorney general faces ethics probe over election suit; former AG Barr fares better in DC

Asked to probe two high-profile officials, disciplinary authorities in Texas and Washington, D.C., took different tacks.

Suit claims law firm leader began firings after complaining about employees’ support for Trump

A lawsuit filed in Minnesota state court has alleged that the leader of a law firm ordered the firing of two employees for supporting former President Donald Trump and then ousted three partners who told him that his actions violated state law.

This firm is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccines with legal filings and warnings

The New York law firm Siri & Glimstad is fighting mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations with litigation and warning letters dispatched to schools and employers.

Oklahoma attorney general abruptly announces resignation; his office is sorting out tribal case decision

Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter announced his resignation Wednesday—a day after the Oklahoman submitted questions to him about an affair with a state employee.

What is the potential impact of the abortion case before the Supreme Court?

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision Monday to review Mississippi’s ban on most abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy has raised hopes and fears that Roe v. Wade will be overturned and its viability standard eliminated.

Afternoon Briefs: DNA on murder weapon isn’t from executed man; lawmakers embrace firing-squad executions

DNA suggests murder was carried out by someone other than executed man

DNA tests on a murder weapon and a bloody shirt are not a match with the man executed…

Parking lot tiff between judge and politician’s son leads to ethics investigation

A parking lot tiff between a judge and the son of a former House of Representatives speaker in Arkansas has led to an ethics investigation by the Arkansas Judicial Discipline and Disability Commission.

After ransomware attack on state attorney general’s office, hackers begin posting documents

Hackers have posted documents that are said to be stolen from the Illinois attorney general’s office, including documents labeled “judgments entered,” “shakedown cases” and “state prisoners.”

District attorney is removed from office under rarely used state law

A North Carolina district attorney was removed from office Tuesday in a process that began with an affidavit filed by a grassroots group of victims’ families.

Florida man sentenced to federal prison after posing as immigration attorney

A Florida man who posed as an immigration attorney has been sentenced to 20 years and nine months in federal prison.

Former prosecutor’s behavior was ‘troubling’ but not criminal, investigation finds

An investigation into a former Suffolk County, Massachusetts, prosecutor has found that his behavior with female interns was “troubling” and violated the expectations of his office but didn’t break the law.

Company donates 1.2M eggs to food banks as part of lawsuit settlement

The Hillandale Farms Corp. is donating 1.2 million eggs to food banks in New York to settle a state price-gouging lawsuit.

Afternoon Briefs: Uber ordered to pay $1.1M to blind passenger; state supreme court overturns mask mandate

Uber must pay $1.1M after drivers discriminated against woman who is blind, arbitrator says

Uber has been ordered to pay a San Francisco woman—who is blind and uses a…

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