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Juvenile court judge charged with possession of child pornography faces additional charges

A juvenile court judge who was charged with possession of child pornography in Wisconsin will now face additional federal charges.

Maker of Snapchat can be sued for speed filter used by youths before fatal crash, 9th Circuit rules

A federal appeals court has ruled that Snapchat isn’t protected from liability by Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act in a case alleging that three youths died in a car crash after using the app’s speed filter.

Colorful judicial writing style undermines legitimacy of opinions, law prof argues

Judges who write colorful opinions that are lively and engaging are undermining the integrity of the judicial role and the legitimacy of opinions, a law professor has argued in an upcoming law review article.

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…

Afternoon Briefs: Judge allows DNA collected from suspect via fake survey; judge resigns amid probe of texts

Judge allows DNA collected in fake police survey

A judge in Wisconsin has ruled that prosecutors can use DNA collected from a licked envelope in the prosecution of Raymand Vannieuwenhoven…

Wife’s warnings before death can’t be used in husband’s murder trial, top state court rules

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that a dead woman’s earlier warnings that her husband may kill her can’t be used as evidence in his retrial for murder.

Children’s court judge is charged with possession of child pornography

A Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, children’s court judge was charged Wednesday with possession of videos and images depicting the sexual abuse of toddlers and boys.

California nonprofit pushes states to make jury instructions more broadly available

Since his early days as a lawyer, Wisconsin criminal defense attorney Chad Lanning has been troubled that the state’s jury instructions were not freely available to the legal community or the general public. As Lanning rose to leadership in the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, he turned to Public.Resource.Org’s Carl Malamud for assistance in raising concerns about the issue.

Prosecutor is accused of making secret sex videos with 2 women, including a criminal defendant

A Wisconsin prosecutor has been charged with making secret sex videos that were found on an iPad seized from his home during an investigation of his relationship with a criminal defendant.

Afternoon Briefs: NRA files for bankruptcy; Boies Schiller partner is arrested

NRA files for bankruptcy, plans Texas move

The National Rifle Association announced Friday that it is filing for bankruptcy, leaving New York and moving to Texas to reincorporate there as…

Oops! Lawyer files election lawsuit ‘under plenty of perjury’

A lawyer who filed a lawsuit challenging Georgia’s election process is attracting attention because of a typo near the end of the complaint. The verification paragraph said the lawyer verifies “under plenty of perjury” that the facts in the suit are true.

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…

Was SCOTUS unanimous in tossing Texas’ election suit on standing ground? Alito a cipher

The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday evening refused to allow Texas to file a lawsuit directly with the court that challenged the election results in four other states.

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.

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.

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