How will deans improve bar passage rates to meet new standard?

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Home Web First How will deans improve bar passage rates… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward May 23, 2019, 3:54 pm CDT Before the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar implemented a tighter bar passage standard May 17, it posted a memo, naming law schools that would likely … Continue reading “How will deans improve bar passage rates to meet new standard?”

Food truck restrictions, including GPS requirement, can stand, state supreme court rules

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Home Daily News Food truck restrictions, including GPS requirement,… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss May 23, 2019, 3:51 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A cupcake entrepreneur has lost her constitutional challenge to Chicago’s food truck regulations before the Illinois Supreme Court. The state high court rejected constitutional claims by Laura Pekarik, who operated a … Continue reading “Food truck restrictions, including GPS requirement, can stand, state supreme court rules”

Judge placed on leave pending investigation into shooting of estranged husband

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Home Daily News Judge placed on leave pending investigation… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss May 23, 2019, 12:28 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. A Pennsylvania judge is on leave during an investigation into whether she was justified in shooting and wounding her estranged husband. A court spokesperson said Wednesday that Magisterial District Judge Sonya … Continue reading “Judge placed on leave pending investigation into shooting of estranged husband”

Homeless veterans bill would ensure legal services are available ‘when they are needed most,’ ABA says

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Home Daily News Homeless veterans bill would ensure legal… Military & Veterans By Amanda Robert May 23, 2019, 11:50 am CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. ABA President Bob Carlson urged the Senate’s Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on Tuesday to support bipartisan legislation that would implement new strategies for removing barriers that prevent homeless veterans from receiving … Continue reading “Homeless veterans bill would ensure legal services are available ‘when they are needed most,’ ABA says”

Another judge rules against Trump in subpoena battle; this time fight is over bank records

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Home Daily News Another judge rules against Trump in subpoena… Constitutional Law By Debra Cassens Weiss May 23, 2019, 10:20 am CDT President Donald Trump. Frederic Legrand – COMEO/Shutterstock.com. President Donald Trump has lost a subpoena fight in federal court for the second time this week. In the latest loss for Trump, a federal judge … Continue reading “Another judge rules against Trump in subpoena battle; this time fight is over bank records”

Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo helped raise $250M to promote judges and causes

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Home Daily News Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo helped raise… Lobbying & Legislation By Debra Cassens Weiss May 23, 2019, 7:30 am CDT Leonard Leo, executive vice president of the Federalist Society, has had a visible role recommending conservative nominees for the federal bench. But his influence extends further, the Washington Post reports. Leo “is the … Continue reading “Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo helped raise $250M to promote judges and causes”

Multistate suit challenges federal ‘conscience’ rule over health care refusals on religious grounds

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Home Daily News Multistate suit challenges federal ‘conscience’… Health Law By Debra Cassens Weiss May 22, 2019, 3:47 pm CDT The state of New York is leading a coalition of 23 state and local governments in a lawsuit challenging a federal “conscience” rule that expands the ability of businesses and individuals to refuse to provide … Continue reading “Multistate suit challenges federal ‘conscience’ rule over health care refusals on religious grounds”

Reprimands upheld for ex-judge accused of groping women, disparaging prosecutors

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Home Daily News Reprimands upheld for ex-judge accused of… Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss May 22, 2019, 12:59 pm CDT A special court of review has upheld two reprimands for a now-former Texas judge accused of groping three women at a party, making disparaging remarks about prosecutors, and making a child custody ruling without a … Continue reading “Reprimands upheld for ex-judge accused of groping women, disparaging prosecutors”

Former ABA president dies at 85; he was ‘a champion’ for the rule of law and open government

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Home Daily News Former ABA president dies at 85; he was ‘a… Obituaries By Debra Cassens Weiss May 21, 2019, 2:30 pm CDT Former ABA President Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte. ABA Journal file photo by Matthew Coughlin. Talbot “Sandy” D’Alemberte—a former ABA president who championed the rule of law throughout the world—died Monday at age 85. … Continue reading “Former ABA president dies at 85; he was ‘a champion’ for the rule of law and open government”

Judge says parents may use frozen sperm of deceased cadet son to produce child

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Home Daily News Judge says parents may use frozen sperm of… Science & Engineering By Debra Cassens Weiss May 21, 2019, 12:56 pm CDT The parents of a West Point, New York, cadet who died in a skiing incident can use his preserved sperm as they see fit, including for “procreative purposes,” a New York … Continue reading “Judge says parents may use frozen sperm of deceased cadet son to produce child”

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