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Barr plans to release redacted Mueller report by mid-April; will Trump get privilege review?

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Home Daily News Barr plans to release redacted Mueller report… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 29, 2019, 5:01 pm CDT Attorney General William Barr and special counsel Robert Mueller. Attorney General William Barr plans to release a redacted version of the report by special counsel Robert Mueller by mid-April, “if not sooner,” … Continue reading “Barr plans to release redacted Mueller report by mid-April; will Trump get privilege review?”

Proposed lactation-room legislation should cover all courthouses, ABA president urges

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Home Daily News Proposed lactation-room legislation should… Legislation & Lobbying By Amanda Robert Posted March 29, 2019, 3:40 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. ABA President Bob Carlson sent a letter to the congressional sponsors of the Fairness for Breastfeeding Mothers Act of 2019, expressing the association’s support for the legislation–with a caveat. U.S. Senators Steve … Continue reading “Proposed lactation-room legislation should cover all courthouses, ABA president urges”

Facebook ad algorithms made housing bias worse, HUD lawsuit says

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Home Daily News Facebook ad algorithms made housing bias… Internet law By Ariana Tobin, ProPublica Posted March 29, 2019, 1:19 pm CDT Photo by Seasontime/Shutterstock.com. The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced Thursday it is suing Facebook for violating the Fair Housing Act by allowing advertisers to limit housing ads based on race, gender … Continue reading “Facebook ad algorithms made housing bias worse, HUD lawsuit says”

Clerical error could send man back to prison after 13 years of freedom

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Home Daily News Clerical error could send man back to prison… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 29, 2019, 12:37 pm CDT A Connecticut man freed from state prison in 2006 might have to give up his freedom after an audit found that he was not turned over to serve a 16-month federal … Continue reading “Clerical error could send man back to prison after 13 years of freedom”

Judge strikes down expansion of association health plans that does ‘end-run’ around health law

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Home Daily News Judge strikes down expansion of association… Health Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 29, 2019, 11:38 am CDT A federal judge said Thursday the Trump administration had tried to do “an end-run” around the Affordable Care Act when it expanded the availability of “association health plans” with fewer health protections and … Continue reading “Judge strikes down expansion of association health plans that does ‘end-run’ around health law”

SCOTUS blocks execution of man denied Buddhist adviser; decision was different in Muslim case

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Home Daily News SCOTUS blocks execution of man denied Buddhist… Death Penalty By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 29, 2019, 9:30 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. On Thursday, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the execution of a Texas inmate who wasn’t allowed to bring his Buddhist spiritual adviser into the execution chamber with him. The … Continue reading “SCOTUS blocks execution of man denied Buddhist adviser; decision was different in Muslim case”

ABA legal ed section finds Puerto Rico law school back in compliance with accreditation standard

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Home Daily News ABA legal ed section finds Puerto Rico law… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted March 29, 2019, 9:22 am CDT The University of Puerto Rico. Photo by y Ashig84, via Wikimedia Commons. The University of Puerto Rico School of Law has taken “concrete steps” to demonstrate compliance with an accreditation standard … Continue reading “ABA legal ed section finds Puerto Rico law school back in compliance with accreditation standard”

Under AG Barr, phone surveillance program began in ‘92 without legal review, IG finds

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Home Daily News Under AG Barr, phone surveillance program… Privacy Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 28, 2019, 5:04 pm CDT There is no evidence that the U.S. Department of Justice ever fully addressed legal questions surrounding the bulk collection of phone records in 1992 by the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to a report … Continue reading “Under AG Barr, phone surveillance program began in ‘92 without legal review, IG finds”

Have we been pronouncing ‘gerrymandering’ wrong? This man’s descendants think so

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Home Daily News Have we been pronouncing ‘gerrymandering’… Legal History By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 28, 2019, 2:01 pm CDT As the U.S. Supreme Court considered the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering Tuesday, another question lurked beneath the surface. Is gerrymandering pronounced with a soft or hard letter “g”? Gerrymandering was coined from a political … Continue reading “Have we been pronouncing ‘gerrymandering’ wrong? This man’s descendants think so”

Have you adapted your law practice for an aging population? If so, how?

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Home Daily News Have you adapted your law practice for an… Question of the Week By Stephen Rynkiewicz Posted March 27, 2019, 3:20 pm CDT It stands to reason that elder law will provide new opportunities for lawyers. Yet elder law covers a wide range of practice specialties, which makes this emerging discipline hard to … Continue reading “Have you adapted your law practice for an aging population? If so, how?”

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