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These days, people from all walks of life get tattoos. But in Columbus, Georgia, it was illegal to give them on Sundays, until recently. No one knows for sure what led to the law, but some suspect that it was what’s known as a “blue law,” a term for state and municipal regulations that prohibits commerce on Sundays, when lawmakers thought people should be in church.
Feb 24, 2020 3:35 PM CST
Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. has replaced a BakerHostetler partner accused of “shaking his behind” in front of the opposing counsel during a mediation last summer.
In a Feb. 20 Feb 24, 2020 2:30 PM CST
An Alabama judge has retired following the filing of a judicial misconduct complaint that alleged he appointed his attorney son to more than 200 indigent defense cases.
Judge Kim Chaney…
Feb 24, 2020 10:15 AM CST
Texas Southern University president leaves school with no blame for alleged law school misconduct
Texas Southern University is parting ways with its president without any claims of wrongdoing, which is…
Feb 21, 2020 4:50 PM CST
Accusations of sexual harassment against the late Judge Stephen Reinhardt, a federal appeals judge, have led to a call for action by dozens of his former law clerks. Seventy-two former Reinhardt clerks signed an open letter
seeking new procedures for reporting workplace misconduct by judges and supervisors, as well as improved training on sexual harassment.
Feb 21, 2020 12:04 PM CST
On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court suspended a prosecutor in the Jerry Sandusky child sex-abuse case and reprimanded the former general counsel of Pennsylvania State University, where Sandusky had worked as an assistant football coach.
Feb 21, 2020 10:30 AM CST
Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jerry Ting, the CEO and co-founder of Evisort
, an artificial-intelligence-powered contract-analysis system based in San Mateo, California.
Feb 21, 2020 9:38 AM CST
The new chair of the ABA Center for Innovation’s governing council says the center can play a key role in providing information and support to the various states examining changes to how they regulate the practice of law and utilize legal technology.
Feb 20, 2020 4:00 PM CST
George Zimmerman sues Buttigieg and Warren over tweets
The neighborhood watch volunteer acquitted in the murder of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin has filed a defamation suit against Democratic presidential candidates…
Feb 20, 2020 3:56 PM CST
A lawyer who made personal cash withdrawals from his lawyer trust account with an ATM card has been suspended for three years.
Feb 20, 2020 11:51 AM CST
Trump agrees he makes Barr’s job difficult but keeps tweeting
President Donald Trump acknowledged Tuesday that his tweets make U.S. Attorney General William Barr’s job more difficult, even as he…
Feb 19, 2020 4:28 PM CST
Less than three weeks after the online legal marketplace UpCounsel announced plans to shut down
, the company has announced that it will continue operations after all.
Feb 19, 2020 3:19 PM CST
A federal judge in Kansas City, Kansas, announced his resignation Tuesday, less than two weeks after members of Congress asked for more information on the judiciary’s response to a misconduct finding against him.
Feb 19, 2020 10:00 AM CST
All full-time employees of the ABA are now eligible for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program following a settlement in the association’s lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education.
Feb 18, 2020 3:36 PM CST
The bar passage rate for first-time test-takers has increased by nearly 5 percentage points, according to data released Monday by the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.
Feb 18, 2020 2:41 PM CST
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