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368 ABA Journal Wisconsin articles.

Afternoon Briefs: Bankruptcy classes more popular; John Pierce representing teen in Kenosha shootings

More law students are taking bankruptcy classes

Some law professors are reporting the demand for their bankruptcy classes is booming. Ronald Mann, a Columbia Law School professor, told Thomson Reuters…

Afternoon Briefs: Lawyer denies ‘monstrous’ harassment; US appeals judge dies from COVID-19

Kentucky lawyer says sexual acts were consensual

A Kentucky lawyer accused of “monstrous and inhuman” sexual misbehavior says two former employees who sued him for harassment consented to “touching…

Court upholds conviction of ‘Making a Murderer’ lawyer for violating restraining order
A lawyer who represented a defendant profiled in the Making a Murderer Netflix series is facing his own legal troubles.
This new justice’s swearing in will happen during a 100-mile ultramarathon
Jill Karofsky plans to be sworn in as a Wisconsin Supreme Court justice Saturday during a break in a 100-mile ultramarathon.
Afternoon Briefs: AG Barr defends Portland response; protesters call Black district attorney a racist

Attorney General Barr defends sending federal agents to Portland

Testifying before Congress on Tuesday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr denied that he was giving special breaks to President Donald Trump’s…

Fans of baseball will be missed this upcoming season—but not their legal headaches

The national pastime, played in empty stadiums, at long last gets underway on Thursday. The cheer of the crowd will be sorely missed. But the absence of fans will also spare Major League Baseball teams from legal headaches that can arise when the seats are filled.

SCOTUS blocks judge’s order easing Alabama voting restrictions
The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday night blocked a judge’s ruling that eases absentee voting requirements in Alabama for an upcoming election.
Afternoon Briefs: Prosecutor resigns over Nazi social media post; judge blocks asylum restriction

Prosecutor resigns over shared Facebook post

A Texas prosecutor resigned Monday after she shared a Facebook post that appeared to compare protesters with Nazis. Assistant District Attorney Kaylynn Williford of…

Federal judge is publicly admonished for statements about SCOTUS chief justice and GOP
A federal judge has been publicly admonished after he wrote a law review article calling Senate testimony by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. “a masterpiece of disingenuousness.”
Afternoon Briefs: California law schools announce fall online classes; law protects monuments, state AG says

2 California law schools announce plans for fall online classes

Because of COVID-19 concerns, fall 2020 classes will be online at the University of California at Irvine School of Law…

Lawyer accused of spitting on protester, kneeing officer in groin is charged with hate crime, felony battery
A white Wisconsin lawyer accused of spitting on a black protester and kneeing a police officer in the groin is facing criminal charges in connection with the two incidents.
Lawyer accused of spitting on protester, shoving another and kneeing officer in groin
A Wisconsin lawyer was arrested twice over the weekend for allegedly spitting on a protester, shoving another and kneeing a police officer in the groin.
Afternoon Briefs: SCOTUS declines case on mandatory bar; FBI’s top lawyer resigns amid pressure

Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to mandatory bar dues

The U.S. Supreme Court declined Monday to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s requirement that all lawyers join the state bar association…

Wisconsin Supreme Court strikes down state stay-at-home order issued by health official
The Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the state’s stay-at-home order Wednesday, ruling that the health official who issued the order should have followed rule-making procedures that involve the legislature in decision-making.
State justice blasted for saying COVID-19 surge was at meat plant, not among ‘regular folks’
Wisconsin Chief Justice Patience Roggensack is facing a torrent of criticism for her remark about an outbreak of COVID-19 during Tuesday oral arguments on the legality of an extended stay-at-home order.

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