Debra Cassens Weiss

Senior Writer (Web)

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Debra Cassens Weiss, a senior writer for the web, joined the ABA Journal staff in 1986. She was previously the managing editor, an assistant managing editor and news editor. She had worked as a news researcher for WMAQ-TV in Chicago, as a reporter and editor at the City News Bureau of Chicago, and as a newscaster at WMRO and WAUR radio (Aurora, Ill.). Weiss has a JD from DePaul University College of Law and a BA in English from the University of Illinois.

Recent Articles

Afternoon Briefs: Sotomayor sees ‘pall of uncertainty’ in capital case; judge backs park proselytizing
Feb 24, 2020, 04:55 pm CST

Chevron replaces BakerHostetler partner accused of ‘shaking his behind’ in front of opposing lawyer
Feb 24, 2020, 02:30 pm CST

Harvey Weinstein is convicted on two sexual assault charges
Feb 24, 2020, 12:20 pm CST

Cop who left incoherent man at county border isn’t liable for death, 5th Circuit says in substitute opinion
Feb 24, 2020, 11:50 am CST

Supreme Court to consider case of Catholic foster-care agency that won’t place children with LGBT couples
Feb 24, 2020, 11:35 am CST

Judge retires after he is accused of appointing his son to more than 200 indigent cases
Feb 24, 2020, 10:15 am CST

Sotomayor questions quick decisions when the US wants to lift injunctions
Feb 24, 2020, 10:10 am CST

Over 70 former Reinhardt clerks urge judiciary to change reporting procedures and training
Feb 21, 2020, 12:04 pm CST

5th Circuit blocks Mississippi’s ban on abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected
Feb 21, 2020, 11:18 am CST

State supreme court rules for man charged with theft for removing GPS planted on his car by cops
Feb 21, 2020, 10:40 am CST

Jerry Sandusky prosecutor and ex-Penn State general counsel are disciplined for actions in the case
Feb 21, 2020, 10:30 am CST

Roger Stone gets 40-month sentence after Justice Department clashed with prosecution team
Feb 20, 2020, 12:46 pm CST

Some Tennessee death-row inmates opt for electric chair over lethal injections
Feb 20, 2020, 12:29 pm CST

Lawyer who withdrew cash from trust account with ATM card gets suspended
Feb 20, 2020, 11:51 am CST

5th Circuit withdraws opinion in which Trump appointee criticized lawyer for appeal to gay bias
Feb 20, 2020, 09:56 am CST

UpCounsel website for freelance lawyers announces it will continue running under new ownership
Feb 19, 2020, 03:19 pm CST

Ex-felons in Florida who can’t afford fees and fines are entitled to vote, 11th Circuit says
Feb 19, 2020, 12:32 pm CST

Op-ed by Harvey Weinstein lawyer spurs prosecutor complaint and gag order
Feb 19, 2020, 10:38 am CST

Federal judge announces resignation amid scrutiny over reprimand for sexual harassment
Feb 19, 2020, 10:00 am CST

Afternoon Briefs: Trump’s ‘clemency blitz’ helps Blago; federal judges to discuss Roger Stone case
Feb 18, 2020, 04:37 pm CST

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