Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline pending additional climate-impact review

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Home Daily News Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline pending… Environmental Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 9, 2018, 4:17 pm CST A federal judge in Montana on Thursday blocked construction of the Keystone XL pipeline connecting Canadian oil sands fields to Texas refineries, citing the need for additional review of the impact on climate … Continue reading “Judge blocks Keystone XL pipeline pending additional climate-impact review”

Boards of trustees approve Michigan State University College of Law merging with MSU

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Home Daily News Boards of trustees approve Michigan State… Legal Education By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted November 9, 2018, 3:32 pm CST An entrance to Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan/Katherine Welles (Shutterstock.com). Despite its name, Michigan State University College of Law is a separate entity from Michigan State University. But that may change … Continue reading “Boards of trustees approve Michigan State University College of Law merging with MSU”

Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting

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Home Daily News Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot… Election Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 9, 2018, 2:27 pm CST Ballots are still being counted in some tight races in Florida, Georgia and Arizona, even as lawyers head to court to challenge the procedures being used. In Florida, there are tight … Continue reading “Who won these races? Lawyers sue over ballot counting”

Following contempt finding in accommodation lawsuit, LSAC ordered to pay attorney fees

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Home Daily News Following contempt finding in accommodation… Disability Law By Stephanie Francis Ward Posted November 9, 2018, 1:34 pm CST Shutterstock.com. After finding the Law School Admission Council in contempt for violating a consent decree regarding disability accommodations on the Law School Admission Test, a federal magistrate on Monday ordered the organization to pay … Continue reading “Following contempt finding in accommodation lawsuit, LSAC ordered to pay attorney fees”

Sessions limits use of consent decrees to reform police in one of his last acts as AG

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Home Daily News Sessions limits use of consent decrees to… Attorney General By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 9, 2018, 10:45 am CST Former U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions/Gage Skidmore. Before his ouster on Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions approved guidelines that limit the Department of Justice’s use of consent decrees to overhaul police departments … Continue reading “Sessions limits use of consent decrees to reform police in one of his last acts as AG”

Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital after breaking three ribs

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Home Daily News Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 9, 2018, 9:10 am CST Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. ABA Journal file photo by Sam Kittner. Updated: Three broken ribs aren’t stopping Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg from getting some work done. Ginsburg was released from the … Continue reading “Justice Ginsburg is released from the hospital after breaking three ribs”

How can we reform legal education? Try spotlighting the outcomes

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Home Daily News How can we reform legal education? Try spotlighting… Legal Education By Mary Juetten Posted November 9, 2018, 8:15 am CST Shutterstock.com. I am happy to be back after an unexpected hiatus because of a summer car accident. The silver lining is that with more time came additional research and conversations about the … Continue reading “How can we reform legal education? Try spotlighting the outcomes”

Trump administration will deny asylum to immigrants who cross the border outside ports of entry

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Home Daily News Trump administration will deny asylum to… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 8, 2018, 6:11 pm CST Photo courtesy of nito/Shutterstock.com. The Trump administration plans to deny asylum to certain immigrants who cross the border illegally under an interim rule change set to be published in the Federal Register on … Continue reading “Trump administration will deny asylum to immigrants who cross the border outside ports of entry”

Supreme Court mandate on disability standards for death penalty was ignored, ABA amicus brief argues

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Home Daily News Supreme Court mandate on disability standards… U.S. Supreme Court By Lorelei Laird Posted November 8, 2018, 6:06 pm CST Shutterstock The American Bar Association filed an amicus brief Thursday in the case of a defendant who’s at the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time, arguing that a lower court flouted the … Continue reading “Supreme Court mandate on disability standards for death penalty was ignored, ABA amicus brief argues”

9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision to end program is likely ‘arbitrary and capricious’

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Home Daily News 9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision… Immigration Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted November 8, 2018, 5:04 pm CST Shutterstock.com A federal appeals court on Thursday affirmed a nationwide injunction that bars the Trump administration from phasing out a program protecting immigrants brought to the country illegally as minors. The … Continue reading “9th Circuit keeps DACA in place, says decision to end program is likely ‘arbitrary and capricious’”

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