Top ABA officials will visit hurricane relief sites in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands

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Home Daily News Top ABA officials will visit hurricane relief… American Bar Association By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 29, 2018, 4:48 pm CDT Flags of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Shutterstock. ABA President Hilarie Bass and President-elect Robert M. Carlson will be visiting the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Monday … Continue reading “Top ABA officials will visit hurricane relief sites in Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands”

California law gives consumers new rights to prevent collection and sale of online data

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Home Daily News California law gives consumers new rights… Privacy Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 29, 2018, 4:22 pm CDT Titima Ongkantong / Shutterstock.com A new data privacy law in California will give consumers the right to obtain data collected about them, the right to request deletion of the data, and the right … Continue reading “California law gives consumers new rights to prevent collection and sale of online data”

Supreme Court to weigh double jeopardy issue that could impede state cases after presidential pardon

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Home Daily News Supreme Court to weigh double jeopardy issue… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 29, 2018, 1:52 pm CDT Steven Frame / Shutterstock.com The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider whether to overturn a long-standing rule that allows federal and state prosecutions for the same offense. The cert … Continue reading “Supreme Court to weigh double jeopardy issue that could impede state cases after presidential pardon”

Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?

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Home Daily News Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood… ABA By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 29, 2018, 1:35 pm CDT Eric Holder. Gregory Reed / Shutterstock.com Former Attorney General Eric Holder will receive the Thurgood Marshall Award from the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on Aug. 4 during the ABA … Continue reading “Former AG Eric Holder to receive Thurgood Marshall Award at ABA meeting: Will he run for president?”

Immigrant children begin appearing in court without lawyers or parents

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Home Daily News Immigrant children begin appearing in court… Immigration Law By Lorelei Laird Posted June 29, 2018, 7:10 am CDT tlegend / Shutterstock.com Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without parents or lawyers. Nonetheless, that was the situation … Continue reading “Immigrant children begin appearing in court without lawyers or parents”

Never predictable, Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves legacy in conservative, liberal decisions

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Home Daily News Never predictable, Justice Anthony Kennedy… U.S. Supreme Court By Mark Walsh Posted June 28, 2018, 4:40 pm CDT U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Photo from collection of the Supreme Court of the United States, via Wikimedia Commons. Speculation about the retirement of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy has been rampant since President … Continue reading “Never predictable, Justice Anthony Kennedy leaves legacy in conservative, liberal decisions”

With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?

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Home Daily News With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 28, 2018, 2:34 pm CDT Rena Schild / Shutterstock.com In his 30 years on the U.S. Supreme Court, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy affirmed a right to abortion even as he provided a swing vote on abortion … Continue reading “With Kennedy off the Supreme Court, will Roe v. Wade be overturned?”

How do you read your news? What publications do you read?

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Home Daily News How do you read your news? What publications… Question of the Week By Sarah Mui Posted June 27, 2018, 3:02 pm CDT Rawpixel.com / Shutterstock.com What is your media diet? Last week at Above the Law, New York City litigator Matthew W. Schmidt suggested that lawyers take stock of how they stretch … Continue reading “How do you read your news? What publications do you read?”

Federal judge tosses nuisance suits seeking to hold oil companies liable for climate change

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Home Daily News Federal judge tosses nuisance suits seeking… Environmental Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 26, 2018, 4:29 pm CDT Chevron Refinery in Richmond, California. BP, ConocoPhillips, Exxon Mobil and Royal Dutch Shell have also been named in this litigation. Todd A. Merport / Shutterstock.com. A federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed … Continue reading “Federal judge tosses nuisance suits seeking to hold oil companies liable for climate change”

Leaders from 34 BigLaw firms call for an ‘army of lawyers’ to help immigrants and make a pledge

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Home Daily News Leaders from 34 BigLaw firms call for an… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted June 26, 2018, 3:49 pm CDT ilkercelik / Shutterstock.com Corrected: Leaders from 34 major U.S. law firms have pledged to help reunify families separated after crossing the border and help make sure people who have legitimate claims … Continue reading “Leaders from 34 BigLaw firms call for an ‘army of lawyers’ to help immigrants and make a pledge”

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