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Afternoon Briefs: Suits accuse Facebook of ‘buy or bury’ approach; House bill makes PACER records free

State and FTC lawsuits accuse Facebook of stifling competition

Facebook is accused of stifling competition in two lawsuits filed Wednesday. One suit was filed by the Federal Trade Commission, and…

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.
Afternoon Briefs: Student loan reprieve extended; did Giuliani infect state lawmakers?

One more month of student loan forbearance announced by Education Department

Student loan forbearance has been extended through Jan. 31, the U.S. Department of Education announced Friday. The offering started…

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.
Supreme Court will decide legality of work requirements for Medicaid recipients
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to decide whether the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services lawfully authorized Arkansas and New Hampshire to test work requirements for Medicaid recipients.
Joe Lieberman reflects on 50 years in law and politics, ‘recounts’ Bush v. Gore

As far as the 2000 election, “not all the lawsuits that I thought were plausible, and should be filed, were filed,” says Joe Lieberman, a former longtime senator from Connecticut and nominee for vice president in the 2000 election.

Trump administration officials appear to defy court orders, setting a bad precedent, prof says
Judges seem unprepared from the defiance of Trump administration officials who appear to have repeatedly defied court orders, according to a political science professor who researches judicial decision-making.
SCOTUS vacates judge’s ruling that allowed restrictions on religious services in California

The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday vacated a decision that allowed restrictions on religious services in California and told a trial judge to reconsider the case. The court’s order told U.S. District Judge Jesus Bernal to reconsider his decision.

Chemerinsky: COVID-19 ruling reveals much about the new Supreme Court
We are accustomed to major U.S. Supreme Court decisions in late June as the term winds to a conclusion; rarely, however, is there a blockbuster ruling a few minutes before midnight the night before Thanksgiving. But the court’s ruling Nov. 25 in Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn, New York v. Cuomo is quite important and tells us a great deal about the new court.
Afternoon Briefs: 25 former DC bar leaders decry election suits; ousted 1L presses due process claim

25 ex-DC bar leaders decry election suits

Twenty-five former presidents of the District of Columbia Bar are criticizing lawyers who attacked the electoral process through unfounded allegations of voter fraud…

Should immigrants here illegally be excluded from census? SCOTUS justices consider delaying decision
During telephone oral arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday, the justices appeared skeptical of President Donald Trump’s plan to exclude immigrants in the country illegally from the census count.
Lawyers involved in the gun debate are primed for the Supreme Court to take the next big case

As fatal police shootings and gun violence ravage Black communities, and mass shootings and active shooter drills have become ingrained in the American experience, local and state governments have countered the threat by creating more gun laws. As gun rights groups have fought those laws in the courts, it’s become a common refrain that trial judges are flouting the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v. Heller and undermining Second Amendment rights.

Friends remember Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her longtime association with the ABA

Over the years, Ginsburg received various ABA honors, including the Margaret Brent Award in 1993. In June of that year, President Bill Clinton announced her nomination to the Supreme Court. The nomination hearings were in July, and the Brent Award ceremony, which she attended, was in August. The same month, she took her seat on the Supreme Court.

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