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Weekly Briefs: DOJ opposes Purdue Pharma bankruptcy deal; California bill bans ‘stealthing’

DOJ seeks to stop Purdue Pharma bankruptcy plan

The U.S. trustee for the Justice Department has filed a motion to halt a judge’s approval of a controversial bankruptcy plan for…

Dershowitz: Texas abortion bounty approach could be adopted in states that want to ban handgun ownership

Alan Dershowitz, a professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, is suggesting a political response to the Texas abortion law that offers $10,000 to private citizens who sue those who help secure abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy.

Pot smell didn’t provide probable cause for juvenile’s arrest, top state court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that marijuana and cocaine seized after police arrested a juvenile should be suppressed because the pot smell emanating from the vehicle in which she was a passenger didn’t provide probable cause for her arrest.

AG Garland announces limits on federal monitors overseeing police department consent decrees

Monitors overseeing police departments as a result of federal consent decrees and lawsuit settlements will have their powers curbed as a result of changes implemented by U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland.

Suppliers of unwashed poppy seeds face suits over overdose deaths and injuries

Lawsuits are being filed around the country on behalf of people who brewed tea with unwashed poppy seeds in search of a home remedy for anxiety, arthritis or diarrhea.

Should federal officers get immunity for lies and beatings? SCOTUS is asked to decide

Three cert petitions ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rule that federal law enforcement officers and those who serve with them on joint task forces were not entitled to absolute immunity for violating constitutional rights of three people.

Do lawyers make simple things difficult?

Are we windbags? Do we waste too much time on trivialities?

Day Pitney lawyers for gunmaker seek report cards, disciplinary records of slain Sandy Hook children

Updated: Day Pitney is raising eyebrows for subpoenas seeking academic, attendance and disciplinary records of five slain Sandy Hook schoolchildren as it defends a lawsuit against gunmaker Remington Arms Co.

Judge accused of eating evidence apparently kills himself before FBI agents enter home for arrest

A Maryland judge facing a federal charge of child exploitation apparently killed himself before FBI agents entered his home to arrest him Friday.

Weekly Briefs: ABA president remembers 9/11; female judges in Afghanistan live in fear

ABA president calls for spirit of cooperation in Sept. 11 statement

The ABA joins all of America in remembering the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, said…

Jenner & Block settles with landlord in dispute over rent payments during pandemic

Jenner & Block has settled a rent dispute with the landlord for its Chicago building that stemmed from unused office space during the COVID-19 pandemic.

DOJ sues to block Texas abortion law, cites conflict with federal constitutional duties

The U.S. Department of Justice sued the state of Texas on Thursday in a bid to block its law that bans abortions at about six weeks of pregnancy.

Litigator calls ‘trickery’ allegations ‘ludicrous’ in spat with NFL team’s ex-general counsel

The litigator who led a National Football League investigation into sexual harassment at the Washington Football Team is denying a claim by the team’s general counsel that she used “trickery” to learn the details of a 2009 confidential settlement, according to redacted legal filings unsealed Wednesday.

Supreme Court will resume in-person oral arguments, but the public can’t attend

The U.S. Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it will resume in-person oral arguments when its term begins Oct. 4, but members of the public will not be allowed to be there.

John Pierce, lawyer for Jan. 6 Capitol riot defendants, is planning his return

After being described as missing in action by federal prosecutors, John Pierce, who represents many Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol riots defendants, told the court in Wednesday filings that he expects to be “fully operational” sometime next week.

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