As ABA cuts hit entities and outside legal groups, one committee loses 97% of funds

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Home Daily News As ABA cuts hit entities and outside legal… ABA By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted July 31, 2018, 4:35 pm CDT The ABA is experiencing shrinking pains as it sheds staff and cuts budgets of some of its entities in response to dropping revenues caused by a decline in dues-paying members. Among the … Continue reading “As ABA cuts hit entities and outside legal groups, one committee loses 97% of funds”

While number of lawyer jobs have been decreasing, law school applications are up 8%

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Home Daily News While number of lawyer jobs have been decreasing,… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted July 31, 2018, 2:40 pm CDT Tero Vesalainen / Shutterstock.com Law school applications have increased by 8 percent, and some schools are reportedly concerned about over over-enrollment. “Because the demand was so strong, some schools are finding … Continue reading “While number of lawyer jobs have been decreasing, law school applications are up 8%”

Travel ban waivers are wrongfully denied, class action lawsuit alleges

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Home Daily News Travel ban waivers are wrongfully denied,… Immigration Law By Lorelei Laird Posted July 30, 2018, 3:02 pm CDT Protest rally at the U.S. Supreme Court on June 26. Jerome460 / Shutterstock.com Dissenting from Trump v. Hawaii, the “travel ban” case, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote that there’s reason to believe … Continue reading “Travel ban waivers are wrongfully denied, class action lawsuit alleges”

Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com

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Home Daily News Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting… Internet law By Jason Tashea Posted July 30, 2018, 12:45 pm CDT Lenscap Photography/Shutterstock.com. The estate of the late recording artist and actor Prince is suing an Englewood, New Jersey-based domain broker for cybersquatting the prince.com website. Filed last Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for … Continue reading “Prince’s estate files lawsuit over cybersquatting of prince.com”

Judge allows lawsuit claim that US added citizenship question to census for discriminatory reasons

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Home Daily News Judge allows lawsuit claim that US added… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted July 27, 2018, 1:15 pm CDT Maria Dryfhout/Shutterstock.com A federal judge in Manhattan ruled Thursday that the Constitution’s enumeration clause gives the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross the authority to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, but … Continue reading “Judge allows lawsuit claim that US added citizenship question to census for discriminatory reasons”

Government reunites many but not all immigrant families by deadline

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Home Daily News Government reunites many but not all immigrant… Immigration Law By Lorelei Laird Posted July 26, 2018, 3:31 pm CDT Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Updated: At the arrival of the July 26 deadline for reuniting immigrant families forcibly separated by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, the federal government … Continue reading “Government reunites many but not all immigrant families by deadline”

What is an emolument? Judge gives term a broad definition in refusing to toss lawsuit against Trump

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Home Daily News What is an emolument? Judge gives term a… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted July 25, 2018, 1:11 pm CDT The Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C./W. Scott McGill (Shutterstock.com) A federal judge in Maryland has denied another motion seeking to dismiss a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump accepted unconstitutional … Continue reading “What is an emolument? Judge gives term a broad definition in refusing to toss lawsuit against Trump”

Do you have self-care routines?

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Home Daily News Do you have self-care routines? Question of the Week By Sarah Mui Posted July 25, 2018, 11:35 am CDT Ljupco Smokovski / Shutterstock.com Many lawyers complain about their stress and anxiety—perhaps you do as well. But what are the concrete steps you take to manage stress and anxiety? In the August issue … Continue reading “Do you have self-care routines?”

State commission calls blood-spatter testimony in murder case ‘not … scientifically supported’

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Home Daily News State commission calls blood-spatter testimony… Evidence By Pamela Colloff, ProPublica Posted July 24, 2018, 4:00 pm CDT Mrspopman1985/Shutterstock.com. An influential state commission said the blood-spatter analysis used to convict a former Texas high school principal of murdering his wife in 1985 was “not accurate or scientifically supported” and the expert who testified … Continue reading “State commission calls blood-spatter testimony in murder case ‘not … scientifically supported’”

9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional right to openly carry a gun, distinguishes en banc decision

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Home Daily News 9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional… Second Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted July 24, 2018, 3:10 pm CDT zimmytws/Shutterstock.com. A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a 2-1 decision that the Second Amendment protects the right to openly carry a gun for self-defense outside of the home. The San Francisco-based 9th … Continue reading “9th Circuit panel finds a constitutional right to openly carry a gun, distinguishes en banc decision”

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