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Cartoon Caption: Will Lady Justice lose on a peel?

Cartoon Caption Contest Posted Feb 22, 2017 01:00 pm CST By Sarah Mui Tweet Suggest a caption for this cartoon about a blind Lady Justice unknowingly racing toward a stray banana peel while two lawyers look on. The winner of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules for inmate whose expert said race could predict violence

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Feb 22, 2017 09:26 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled 6-2 on behalf of a death-row inmate whose own expert witness testified he is statistically more likely to … Continue reading

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Judge sanctions Cooley and its client for late-produced documents, says it’s unclear who is to blame

Law Firms Posted Feb 22, 2017 07:00 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A federal judge in Norfolk, Virginia, has imposed sanctions on the Cooley law firm and its client in a patent infringement case for failing to turn … Continue reading

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Alabama inmate seeking death by firing squad loses bid for SCOTUS review; two justices dissent

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Feb 21, 2017 03:02 pm CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of an Alabama death-row inmate who is seeking execution by firing squad. Justice Sonia … Continue reading

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ABA Techshow keynote to harness maverick trio

ABA Techshow Posted Feb 21, 2017 02:15 pm CST By Victor Li Tweet The keynote address for ABA Techshow 2017, traditionally one of the best-attended and most highly anticipated sessions, will not feature one speaker as in years past. Instead, … Continue reading

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ABA will submit judicial rating for SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch

Supreme Court Nominations Posted Feb 21, 2017 01:56 pm CST By Stephanie Francis Ward Judge Neil Gorsuch. Tweet The ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary is in the process of evaluating the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Judge Neil … Continue reading

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Deportation priorities will expand to include those convicted of even minor crimes

Immigration Law Posted Feb 21, 2017 11:52 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The federal government will expand an Obama administration policy that prioritized deportations by focusing on those who commit serious crimes, according to guidance memos released on … Continue reading

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Norton Rose and Chadbourne announce merger

Law Firms Posted Feb 21, 2017 10:35 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Norton Rose Fulbright and Chadbourne & Parke announced on Tuesday that they will merge into a firm with more than 4,000 lawyers in 32 countries. In … Continue reading

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ABA president ‘staunchly supports’ the LSC, said to be on a hit list of programs that could be cut

ABA Posted Feb 21, 2017 09:30 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss ABA President Linda Klein. Photo courtesy of the office of the president. Tweet ABA President Linda A. Klein of Atlanta has issued a statement saying the association “staunchly … Continue reading

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Mayer Brown partner who dealt with personal tragedies backs a flexible path to partnership

Law Firms Posted Feb 21, 2017 08:00 am CST By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A Mayer Brown equity partner who advocates for a flexible path to partnership cites her own experience as the reason why it is needed. Joanna Horsnail … Continue reading

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