SoLi summit and its facilitators seek to spur innovation in legal profession and education

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Home Daily News SoLi summit and its facilitators seek to… Legal Technology By DAVID HUDSON Posted April 27, 2018, 5:38 pm CDT Creating connections and collaborations between people across the legal world, including academics, practitioners, legal technology experts, and others. Moving the legal profession and legal education into the 21st century and beyond. Those are … Continue reading “SoLi summit and its facilitators seek to spur innovation in legal profession and education”

Judge tosses Manafort’s suit challenging ‘unmoored’ jurisdiction grant to Mueller

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Home Daily News Judge tosses Manafort’s suit challenging… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 27, 2018, 2:35 pm CDT A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has tossed a lawsuit filed by former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort challenging the broad grant of jurisdiction given to special counsel Robert Mueller. U.S. District Judge … Continue reading “Judge tosses Manafort’s suit challenging ‘unmoored’ jurisdiction grant to Mueller”

Would-be judge facing trial for ruling in traffic cases is found dead

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Home Daily News Would-be judge facing trial for ruling in… Obituaries By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 27, 2018, 1:12 pm CDT Shutterstock.com. A would-be judge who was facing a trial Monday for ruling in three traffic cases has been found dead in her home in suburban Chicago. Rhonda Crawford, 46, was free on bond. … Continue reading “Would-be judge facing trial for ruling in traffic cases is found dead”

ABA president Hilarie Bass backs funding of at least $482M for Legal Services Corp.

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Home Daily News ABA president Hilarie Bass backs funding… ABA By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 27, 2018, 12:45 pm CDT ABA President Hilarie Bass/Photo by Len Irish. Federal funding for the Legal Services Corp. has shrunk since fiscal year 2010 despite a study finding a justice gap experienced by low-income Americans, ABA President Hilarie … Continue reading “ABA president Hilarie Bass backs funding of at least $482M for Legal Services Corp.”

Was Brown v. Board of Education correctly decided? These judicial nominees won’t answer

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Home Daily News Was Brown v. Board of Education correctly… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 27, 2018, 11:48 am CDT The front page of the Russell (Kansas) Daily News on May 17, 1954, announcing that school segregation is outlawed. (Library of Congress). For around 60 years, conservative and liberal judicial nominees praised the … Continue reading “Was Brown v. Board of Education correctly decided? These judicial nominees won’t answer”

Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korea over death of their son

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Home Daily News Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korea… International Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 27, 2018, 9:13 am CDT Shutterstock.com. The parents of University of Virginia student Otto Warmbier have sued North Korea for the death of their son, who was detained for the alleged theft of a poster. The suit … Continue reading “Parents of Otto Warmbier sue North Korea over death of their son”

Which lawyers spend the most time on pro bono? ABA surveyed 47,000 for the answer

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Home Daily News Which lawyers spend the most time on pro… Pro Bono By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 26, 2018, 3:59 pm CDT Eighty-one percent of lawyers surveyed said they provided pro bono services at some point in their careers, while just over half said they provided such services in 2016, according to a … Continue reading “Which lawyers spend the most time on pro bono? ABA surveyed 47,000 for the answer”

Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill to protect special counsel; is it constitutional?

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Home Daily News Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 26, 2018, 2:14 pm CDT Special counsel Robert Mueller. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday approved a bipartisan bill to protect the special counsel from firing. Four Republicans joined Democrats to advance the bill, report USA Today, the Hill, … Continue reading “Senate Judiciary Committee approves bill to protect special counsel; is it constitutional?”

ABA president applauds Justice Department decision to keep immigrant education program during review

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Home Daily News ABA president applauds Justice Department… Immigration law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted April 25, 2018, 3:19 pm CDT ABA President Hilarie Bass/Canadian Press Images Michael Desjardins. ABA President Hilarie Bass is applauding the Justice Department’s decision to keep in place a legal information program for detained immigrants during a review of its … Continue reading “ABA president applauds Justice Department decision to keep immigrant education program during review”

E-recycling advocate loses appeal, must spend 15 months in prison

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Home Daily News E-recycling advocate loses appeal, must spend… Copyright Law By Jason Tashea Posted April 25, 2018, 3:12 pm CDT The Microsoft headquarters campus in Redmond, Washington. Katherine Welles / Shutterstock.com E-recycling advocate Eric Lundgren has lost his appeal and will have to serve 15 months in prison. A three-judge panel of the Atlanta-based … Continue reading “E-recycling advocate loses appeal, must spend 15 months in prison”

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