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Judge apologizes for ‘deplorable’ letters he wrote to college newspaper about gay people and AIDS
A municipal court judge in Maumee, Ohio, is apologizing for two anti-gay letters to the editor he wrote as a student at Ohio State University in the 1990s.
Afternoon Briefs: Teen blogger denied murder case evidence; Aerosmith drummer loses comeback case

Judge denies 16-year-old aspiring lawyer’s request for murder evidence

A 16-year-old aspiring lawyer and true crime blogger lost a bid Thursday to access evidence in the Texas murder case that…

Overturning 2016 precedent, Florida top court says jury unanimity not needed for death penalty
The Florida Supreme Court on Thursday overturned a 2016 decision and ruled that judges may impose the death penalty even when jurors do not unanimously recommend it.
Defendant challenges ‘classic dragnet search’ for Google cellphone data within robbery radius
A bank robbery defendant who was arrested based on Google location data is seeking to suppress the evidence under a challenge to the broad warrant that authorized the disclosure.
CEO discusses the disrupting, displacing and deconstructing of legal services
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Varun Mehta, the new CEO of Factor, formerly Axiom Managed Solutions, an organization focused on performing complex legal work at scale.
‘Not Built for Us’: Winner of the Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction

The following short story by Yvette Butler, a lawyer who promotes economic security for survivors of domestic violence, was the winner of the ABA Journal’s seventh annual Ross Writing Contest for Legal Short Fiction.

Afternoon Briefs: Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues over Hillary Clinton gripe; court order doesn’t stop deportation

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sues Hillary Clinton for ‘Russian asset’ comment about unnamed candidate

Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, a 2020 Democratic presidential primary candidate, has filed a defamation suit against Hillary Clinton…

Bank called police when bias lawsuit plaintiff tried to deposit his settlement checks, lawsuit says
A plaintiff who settled a race discrimination lawsuit against his employer alleges TCF Bank called the police when he tried to deposit his settlement checks and withdraw some of the money.
9 major climate change cases that could shape the fight to save the planet

Climate change, which has surfaced as a major issue in the 2020 presidential election, is a growing practice area in environmental litigation. Everyone involved (even the U.S. government, which has…

Lawyer Jose Baez sues ex-client Rose McGowan over her claims of plea pressure, Weinstein ‘shadiness’
Updated: Lawyer Jose Baez has filed a defamation suit against a former client—actress and Harvey Weinstein accuser Rose McGowan—over her claims that Baez pressured her into a plea deal in a cocaine case and was involved in Weinstein “shadiness.”
Former BigLaw office manager is accused of using firm’s credit card for spending spree of over $400K
Federal prosecutors allege that a former Morrison & Foerster office operations manager spent more than $400,000 on the firm’s credit card to make personal purchases and transfer money to his PayPal account.
Asylum-seekers have a right to federal court review of expedited removal orders, ABA amicus brief says
The ABA filed an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday in support of a Sri Lankan who faced political persecution and is challenging a policy that says asylum-seekers are not entitled to federal court review of expedited removal orders.
What’s all this I hear about lawyer lawsuits? Trump lawyer Sekulow may have misheard ‘FOIA lawsuits’
An impeachment defense lawyer for President Donald Trump appeared incensed at the suggestion that Democrats didn't want to delay impeachment by pursuing “lawyer lawsuits” to obtain information.
Why you should insist on diversity in your law practice

How women are perceived matters. As partners like to remind associates, when it comes to making it, perception is reality, writes author and lawyer Suzie Scanlon Rabinowitz.

Judge’s home allegedly burglarized by man previously in his courtroom
A South Carolina magistrate whose home was burglarized over the weekend had previously granted bail to the suspect in a different case.

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