Philadelphia DA plans to end ‘mass supervision’ by cutting length of probation and parole

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Home Daily News Philadelphia DA plans to end ‘mass supervision’… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 22, 2019, 4:54 pm CDT Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner announced Thursday that his office will seek lower terms of probation and parole when making sentencing recommendations and negotiating plea deals. Krasner already has sought shorter sentences, … Continue reading “Philadelphia DA plans to end ‘mass supervision’ by cutting length of probation and parole”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is in; what happens now?

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Home Web First Mueller’s report is in; what happens now? Executive Branch By Lorelei Laird Posted March 22, 2019, 4:50 pm CDT Special counsel Robert Mueller. Special counsel Robert Mueller submitted his report to Attorney General William Barr late Friday, as the Washington Post and New York Times reported. No information about its contents was … Continue reading “Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report is in; what happens now?”

MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers

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Home Daily News MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup… Advertising Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 22, 2019, 2:27 pm CDT Images from the MillerCoors v. Anheuser-Busch lawsuit. MillerCoors is asking a court to order the maker of Bud Light to stop running ads implying that Miller Lite and Coors Light have corn … Continue reading “MillerCoors sues over Bud Light corn syrup ad that had ‘nefarious purpose’ to mislead consumers”

Citing unsafe jail conditions and judge’s order, sheriff resigns along with her deputies

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Home Daily News Citing unsafe jail conditions and judge’s… Criminal Justice By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 21, 2019, 4:33 pm CDT Supriya07/Shutterstock.com. An Oklahoma sheriff who battled with a judge over what she thinks to be dangerous jail conditions announced her resignation Monday. But Sheriff Terry Barnett of Nowata County is not the only … Continue reading “Citing unsafe jail conditions and judge’s order, sheriff resigns along with her deputies”

Indiana AG’s party behavior violated ‘heightened duty of ethical conduct,’ complaint says

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Home Daily News Indiana AG’s party behavior violated ‘heightened… Legal Ethics By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 21, 2019, 2:37 pm CDT An ethics complaint accuses Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill of inappropriately touching an Indiana lawmaker and three legislative staff members at a bar party, where he also made “rude and sexually suggestive comments.” … Continue reading “Indiana AG’s party behavior violated ‘heightened duty of ethical conduct,’ complaint says”

Are ‘Obama judges’ really the reason for Trump’s 60-plus court losses? Blame this instead

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Home Daily News Are ‘Obama judges’ really the reason for… Administrative Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 21, 2019, 12:54 pm CDT President Donald Trump. Frederic Legrand – COMEO/Shutterstock.com. President Donald Trump has derided “Obama judges” after courtroom losses, but there are other elements at play, according to a Washington Post analysis. One major … Continue reading “Are ‘Obama judges’ really the reason for Trump’s 60-plus court losses? Blame this instead”

Devin Nunes sues Twitter, says it’s a ‘portal of defamation’ because of its political agenda

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Home Daily News Devin Nunes sues Twitter, says it’s a ‘portal… Internet Law By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 20, 2019, 4:15 pm CDT U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif. Photo by U.S. Congress, via Wikimedia Commons. Republican California congressman Devin Nunes has sued Twitter and three of its users for $250 million for alleged defamatory … Continue reading “Devin Nunes sues Twitter, says it’s a ‘portal of defamation’ because of its political agenda”

Justice Thomas breaks 3-year silence in oral arguments

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Home Daily News Justice Thomas breaks 3-year silence in oral… U.S. Supreme Court By Debra Cassens Weiss Posted March 20, 2019, 3:03 pm CDT U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas surprised courtroom observers when he asked a question during oral arguments Wednesday in a case alleging repeated prosecutor bias … Continue reading “Justice Thomas breaks 3-year silence in oral arguments”

Is there an optimum age to go to law school?

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Home Daily News Is there an optimum age to go to law school? Question of the Week By Elissa Gray Posted March 20, 2019, 2:09 pm CDT Image from Shutterstock.com. The typical trajectory for a lawyer’s education is a high school diploma to an undergraduate degree to a JD. With this life plan, you can … Continue reading “Is there an optimum age to go to law school?”

Cartoon Poll: What sketchy caption deserves to get framed?

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Home Daily News Cartoon Poll: What sketchy caption deserves… Cartoon Caption Contest By Jackson A. Thomas Posted March 19, 2019, 4:18 pm CDT Which caption truly captures this artful courtroom scene? We brushed through about 130 submissions and just can’t draw our own conclusion. Vote in the poll to help us pick the winner. The … Continue reading “Cartoon Poll: What sketchy caption deserves to get framed?”

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