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Russian who pleaded guilty to conspiracy sentenced to 18 months

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Home Daily News Russian who pleaded guilty to conspiracy… Criminal Justice By Amanda Robert Posted April 26, 2019, 12:31 pm CDT Maria Butina. Photo from Shutterstock.com. Maria Butina was sentenced to 18 months in prison Friday for conspiring to be a Russian agent in the U.S. without registering with the Justice Department. The Russian gun … Continue reading “Russian who pleaded guilty to conspiracy sentenced to 18 months”

AG Barr to testify over Mueller report before House and Senate next week

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Home Daily News AG Barr to testify over Mueller report before… Attorney General By Amanda Robert Posted April 26, 2019, 11:49 am CDT Special counsel Robert Mueller and U.S. Attorney General William Barr. Photos from Wikimedia Commons. U.S. Attorney General William Barr is expected to testify before House and Senate panels on special counsel Robert … Continue reading “AG Barr to testify over Mueller report before House and Senate next week”

4 years after Orange County jailhouse informant scandal, investigation closes with no penalties

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Home Daily News 4 years after Orange County jailhouse informant… Criminal Justice By Lorelei Laird Posted April 26, 2019, 6:30 am CDT Orange County public defender Scott Sanders (right) leveled explosive allegations that prosecutors maintained a secret database and planted jailhouse informants next to high-value defendants. AP Photo. In March 2015, the California Attorney General’s … Continue reading “4 years after Orange County jailhouse informant scandal, investigation closes with no penalties”

Equal Rights Amendment will get a hearing before House Judiciary Committee next week

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Home Daily News Equal Rights Amendment will get a hearing… Report from Governmental Affairs By Aimee Sala, ABA Governmental Affairs Office Posted April 25, 2019, 4:25 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock. The House Judiciary Committee expects to hold the first hearing on the Equal Rights Amendment in 36 years on Tuesday, April 30, committee chairman … Continue reading “Equal Rights Amendment will get a hearing before House Judiciary Committee next week”

Public defenders ask to step down from Parkland shooting case

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Home Daily News Public defenders ask to step down from Parkland… Public Defenders By Amanda Robert Posted April 25, 2019, 3:44 pm CDT Photo by Katherine Welles/Shutterstock.com. Two public defenders representing Nikolas Cruz—the suspect in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting that left 17 people dead and another 17 injured in 2018—unexpectedly requested to be removed … Continue reading “Public defenders ask to step down from Parkland shooting case”

Cooley Law gets new dean with academic support background

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Home Daily News Cooley Law gets new dean with academic support… Law Schools By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted April 24, 2019, 4:12 pm CDT James McGrath, a professor and associate dean at Texas A&M University School of Law, has been tapped to serve as president and dean at Western Michigan University Cooley Law School. The … Continue reading “Cooley Law gets new dean with academic support background”

When Trial is Too Expensive for Law Firms

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Who bears trial expenses?  The lawyers, at least initially.  Ultimately, costs and attorneys’ fees are deducted from any judgment or settlement.   The text of the letter tells recipients that “Judge Goodwin has set a series of aggressive deadlines designed to push your case towards a trial.” Good, right? That’s what most plaintiffs want, I suspect. … Continue reading “When Trial is Too Expensive for Law Firms”

Trump administration directs officials to defy congressional subpoenas

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Home Daily News Trump administration directs officials to… Trials & Litigation By Amanda Robert Posted April 24, 2019, 1:35 pm CDT President Donald Trump. Photo by Shealah Craighead via the White House and Wikimedia Commons. Another Trump administration official is refusing to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, despite a congressional subpoena … Continue reading “Trump administration directs officials to defy congressional subpoenas”

Federal judge sides with female inmates who filed class action suit over widespread sleep deprivation

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Home Daily News Federal judge sides with female inmates who… Eighth Amendment By Amanda Robert Posted April 24, 2019, 12:32 pm CDT No more 2:30 a.m. pill calls, 4 a.m. breakfasts or noisy overnight maintenance in jails in one San Francisco Bay Area county, a federal judge ruled Monday. In a preliminary injunction order, District … Continue reading “Federal judge sides with female inmates who filed class action suit over widespread sleep deprivation”

Criminal defense attorney and county court judge settle suit over alleged retaliation

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Home Daily News Criminal defense attorney and judge settle… Ethics By Amanda Robert Posted April 23, 2019, 4:09 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A Houston criminal defense attorney who recorded a Galveston County judge saying he “overworks” cases and lacks experience has settled his lawsuit against the judge. In March 2018, Andrew Willey sued Judge … Continue reading “Criminal defense attorney and county court judge settle suit over alleged retaliation”

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