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Cake incident was ‘breaking point’ for marginalized general counsel, her $20M bias lawsuit says

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Home Daily News Cake incident was ‘breaking point’ for marginalized… In-House Counsel By Debra Cassens Weiss April 30, 2019, 1:58 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The former general counsel of data analytics company ExlService Holdings has filed a lawsuit contending that she was marginalized, micromanaged and disrespected by the company’s overwhelmingly male leadership. Former general … Continue reading “Cake incident was ‘breaking point’ for marginalized general counsel, her $20M bias lawsuit says”

Trump orders asylum-seekers to pay application fees, requires hearings within 180 days

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Home Daily News Trump orders asylum-seekers to pay application… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss April 30, 2019, 11:28 am CDT President Donald Trump. Photo by Shealah Craighead via the White House and Wikimedia Commons. On Monday, President Donald Trump imposed new restrictions on asylum-seekers and people who cross the border illegally. In a memo, … Continue reading “Trump orders asylum-seekers to pay application fees, requires hearings within 180 days”

Jobs for Class of ’18 overall see ‘modest increase’ but with fewer graduates than last year

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Home Daily News Jobs for Class of ’18 overall see ‘modest… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward April 29, 2019, 4:36 pm CDT Photo by metamorworks/Shutterstock.com. There was a slight uptick in law firm, government and public interest jobs for the Class of 2018, according to employment outcomes released Monday by the ABA’s Section of … Continue reading “Jobs for Class of ’18 overall see ‘modest increase’ but with fewer graduates than last year”

Cartoon Caption: Is the queen’s lawyer all smoke and mirrors?

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Home Daily News Cartoon Caption: Is the queen’s lawyer all… Cartoon Caption Contest By Jackson A. Thomas April 29, 2019, 2:47 pm CDT Mirror, mirror on the wall, does the queen’s lawyer have some magic tricks up his sleeve to win the case, or is he just reflecting on it? Send us your best caption … Continue reading “Cartoon Caption: Is the queen’s lawyer all smoke and mirrors?”

Dispute over White House aide’s hush agreement should be tossed from federal court, DOJ argues

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Home Daily News Dispute over White House aide’s hush agreement… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss April 29, 2019, 12:39 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The U.S. Department of Justice has asked a federal judge to toss a lawsuit filed by a former White House communications aide who is seeking to prevent enforcement of a … Continue reading “Dispute over White House aide’s hush agreement should be tossed from federal court, DOJ argues”

Trump re-election campaign has topped $8M in legal fees in 2 years

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Home Daily News Trump re-election campaign has topped $8M… Election Law By Amanda Robert Posted April 26, 2019, 3:54 pm CDT President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign has spent more than $8 million in legal fees since he took office in 2017. In ABC News’ analysis of campaign finance records, the Trump campaign spent nearly $1.7 … Continue reading “Trump re-election campaign has topped $8M in legal fees in 2 years”

Parental rights of prisoners get a shield of protection

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Home Daily News Parental rights of prisoners get a shield… Criminal Justice By Eli Hager, The Marshall Project Posted April 26, 2019, 3:24 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The state of Indiana is on the verge of enacting a law that will make sure parents in prison don’t have their parental rights terminated because of … Continue reading “Parental rights of prisoners get a shield of protection”

Number of prisoners hits 9-year low, but some states are resisting the trend

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Home Daily News Number of prisoners hits 9-year low, but… Criminal Justice By Nicole Lewis, the Marshall Project Posted April 26, 2019, 2:36 pm CDT The number of people in U.S. prisons fell to a nine-year low of just under 1.5 million last year, a 1.3 percent decrease, according to a report released recently by … Continue reading “Number of prisoners hits 9-year low, but some states are resisting the trend”

New program will pay some law school admittees to defer studies and work in public interest

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Home Daily News New program will pay some law school admittees… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted April 26, 2019, 2:08 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. Weil, Gotshal & Manges recently announced a program that funds yearlong public interest positions for individuals admitted to a handful of prestigious law schools who are willing to … Continue reading “New program will pay some law school admittees to defer studies and work in public interest”

Parole requests don’t get an automatic thumbs-down from Brooklyn district attorney

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Home Daily News Parole requests don’t get an automatic… Criminal Justice By Tom Robbins, the Marshall Project Posted April 26, 2019, 1:54 pm CDT Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez announced that his office will “cease our previous practice of ordinarily opposing parole.” Photo from Shutterstock.com. In 1996, when Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez was just … Continue reading “Parole requests don’t get an automatic thumbs-down from Brooklyn district attorney”

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