Juror faints after watching graphic video of lawyer accused of trading sex for legal services

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Home Daily News Juror faints after watching graphic video… Juries By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 3:55 pm CDT Shutterstock.com. Jurors considering the fate of a former Texas lawyer accused of trading sex with clients for legal services were so taken aback by a video of one rough sexual encounter on Tuesday that … Continue reading “Juror faints after watching graphic video of lawyer accused of trading sex for legal services”

Immigration backlog grows as Trump administration curtails administrative closures

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Home Daily News Immigration backlog grows as Trump administration… immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 3:07 pm CDT Shutterstock.com. The Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration extends to increased opposition to administrative case closures in which judges indefinitely pause lower-priority deportation cases. Prosecutors with U.S. Immigration and Customers Enforcement appealed less … Continue reading “Immigration backlog grows as Trump administration curtails administrative closures”

Revived under Obama, Pell grants for prisoners program expires soon

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Home Daily News Revived under Obama, Pell grants for prisoners… Criminal Justice By Nicole Lewis, The Marshall Project Posted March 30, 2018, 2:30 pm CDT The Rev. Vivian Nixon remembers the first time she met with the Justice Department to brainstorm about ways to keep people from returning to prison once they got out. It … Continue reading “Revived under Obama, Pell grants for prisoners program expires soon”

Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules in tentative decision

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Home Daily News Coffee must carry cancer warning, California… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 1:32 pm CDT A California judge has tentatively ruled that coffee sold in the state must carry a cancer warning label. Judge Elihu Berle based his decision on a state law that requires businesses with … Continue reading “Coffee must carry cancer warning, California judge rules in tentative decision”

Foley & Lardner, Gardere announce merger

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Home Daily News Foley & Lardner, Gardere announce merger Law Firms By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 11:05 am CDT Foley & Lardner and Gardere Wynne Sewell will merge effective on Sunday. The combined firm will have about 1,100 lawyers and revenues of $830 million, a figure that puts the merged firm among … Continue reading “Foley & Lardner, Gardere announce merger”

Jurors acquit widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman

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Home Daily News Jurors acquit widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 10:24 am CDT A memorial outside the Pulse nightclub in August 2016 in Orlando, Florida./John Panella (Shutterstock.com.) Federal jurors in Orlando, Florida, on Friday acquitted the widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman Omar Mateen on a … Continue reading “Jurors acquit widow of Pulse Nightclub gunman”

Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as 9th Circuit’s ‘liberal lion,’ dies at 87

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Home Daily News Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as 9th Circuit’s… Obituaries By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 30, 2018, 8:51 am CDT Screenshot of Judge Stephen Reinhardt/CSPAN. Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as the “liberal lion” of the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, has died. Reinhardt was 87, report BuzzFeed News, the Los … Continue reading “Judge Stephen Reinhardt, known as 9th Circuit’s ‘liberal lion,’ dies at 87”

Federal Circuit rules Google infringed copyright, may owe billions

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Home Daily News Federal Circuit rules Google infringed copyright,… Copyright Law By Jason Tashea Posted March 30, 2018, 8:00 am CDT   Google Headquarters, Mountain View, California. achinthamb / Shutterstock.com In a decision that could ripple through the software industry, a federal appeals court determined that Google violated Oracle’s copyright by using its open-source code. … Continue reading “Federal Circuit rules Google infringed copyright, may owe billions”

Sessions says US attorney is reviewing FBI conduct, second special counsel not needed now

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Home Daily News Sessions says US attorney is reviewing FBI… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 29, 2018, 5:55 pm CDT Attorney General Jeff Sessions/Shutterstock.com. Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Republican lawmakers in a letter on Thursday that there is no need—at this time—to appoint a special counsel to investigate the FBI’s handling … Continue reading “Sessions says US attorney is reviewing FBI conduct, second special counsel not needed now”

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