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Former FBI lawyer sues over disclosure of her texts criticizing Trump and discussing personal matters

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Home Daily News Former FBI lawyer sues over disclosure of… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss December 11, 2019, 12:04 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Former FBI lawyer Lisa Page has sued the bureau and the U.S. Department of Justice for releasing her text messages with former FBI agent Peter Strzok, with whom she … Continue reading “Former FBI lawyer sues over disclosure of her texts criticizing Trump and discussing personal matters”

Judge faces salacious allegations of courthouse sex, a threesome request and courthouse drinking

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Home Daily News Judge faces salacious allegations of courthouse… Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss December 11, 2019, 2:20 pm CST Photo from the Kentucky Court of Justice. A Kentucky judge is denying salacious allegations in an ethics complaint that accuses her of hiring a former church pastor because of their sexual relationship, then engaging in … Continue reading “Judge faces salacious allegations of courthouse sex, a threesome request and courthouse drinking”

Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Delaware requirement for political balance on top courts

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Home Daily News Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss December 9, 2019, 10:14 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a challenge to a Delaware constitutional provision requiring balance between Republicans and Democrats on the state’s top courts. The court granted … Continue reading “Supreme Court agrees to hear challenge to Delaware requirement for political balance on top courts”

Broke Ass Phone had First Amendment right to use its name on sign, appeals court rules

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Home Daily News Broke Ass Phone had First Amendment right… First Amendment By Debra Cassens Weiss December 5, 2019, 11:37 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A divided appeals court has ruled that the word ass when used in the phrase “broke ass phone” is neither obscene nor immoral, and a business using that name had … Continue reading “Broke Ass Phone had First Amendment right to use its name on sign, appeals court rules”

Latest figures show why many law grads struggle with debt; which schools had highest and lowest debt-to-income ratios?

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Home Daily News Latest figures show why many law grads struggle… Law Schools By Debra Cassens Weiss December 5, 2019, 1:32 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Most law students earn less money per year after graduation than the amount they borrowed for law school, according to the latest figures from the U.S. Department of Education. … Continue reading “Latest figures show why many law grads struggle with debt; which schools had highest and lowest debt-to-income ratios?”

Meet Paul Skalnik, one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in American history

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Home Daily News Meet Paul Skalnik, one of the most prolific… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss December 6, 2019, 12:15 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Paul Skalnik learned about the benefits of being a jailhouse informant when he was in the Harris County Jail in Texas in 1978 for passing bad checks. Skalnik had … Continue reading “Meet Paul Skalnik, one of the most prolific jailhouse informants in American history”

Prosecutor’s closing remarks about defense lawyers lead to new trial for murder defendant

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Home Daily News Prosecutor’s closing remarks about defense… Prosecutors By Debra Cassens Weiss December 6, 2019, 2:07 pm CST A man who spent 13 years in a South Carolina prison for murder is entitled to a new trial because of the prosecutor’s “blatantly improper” remarks during closing arguments, the South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled. … Continue reading “Prosecutor’s closing remarks about defense lawyers lead to new trial for murder defendant”

Represented by Larry Klayman, George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin and their lawyer

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Home Daily News Represented by Larry Klayman, George Zimmerman… Trials & Litigation By Debra Cassens Weiss December 5, 2019, 11:25 am CST Trayvon Martin’s mother, Sybrina Fulton, appears at a 2012 rally after George Zimmerman shot and killed her son. Fulton is one of the named defendants in Zimmerman’s lawsuit. (Photo by Ira Bostic / … Continue reading “Represented by Larry Klayman, George Zimmerman sues family of Trayvon Martin and their lawyer”

New ABA ethics opinion emphasizes ethical responsibilities of departing lawyers and law firms

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Home Web First New ABA ethics opinion emphasizes ethical… Ethics By David L. Hudson Jr. December 4, 2019, 11:05 am CST Image from Shutterstock.com. Lawyers who leave their firms and their departing firms have ethical obligations toward the clients of the departing lawyers. These include the duty of communication and the responsibility to enact reasonable … Continue reading “New ABA ethics opinion emphasizes ethical responsibilities of departing lawyers and law firms”

Judge admits telling suspect to treat women as if ‘holding a feather’ to show ‘you’re the man’ and in control

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Home Daily News Judge admits telling suspect to treat women… Judiciary By Debra Cassens Weiss December 4, 2019, 12:04 pm CST Image from Shutterstock.com. A New Jersey judge says he has “undertaken an education and enlightenment path” after giving controversial advice to a domestic violence suspect facing multiple charges. Judge Steven Brister was accused in … Continue reading “Judge admits telling suspect to treat women as if ‘holding a feather’ to show ‘you’re the man’ and in control”

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