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Nevada ratifies Equal Rights Amendment decades after deadline

Legislation & Lobbying Posted Mar 23, 2017 05:00 pm CDT By Terry Carter Tweet Nevada’s legislature has ratified the Equal Rights Amendment decades after the deadline for doing so, although it brings the tally to two states shy of adoption … Continue reading

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ABA testifies on ‘well-qualified’ rating of Judge Gorsuch: ‘Our task was to cast a wide net’

Supreme Court Nominations Posted Mar 23, 2017 04:30 pm CDT By Lee Rawles Nancy Scott Degan, chair of the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. Tweet After an exhaustive review … Continue reading

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Fake asylum claims lead to federal prison sentence for immigration lawyer

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 23, 2017 04:17 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Tweet An Illinois lawyer known for helping Syrian and Iraqi immigrants win asylum received a 15-month federal prison sentence Wednesday, after being found guilty of making false … Continue reading

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Gorsuch confirmation hearings, Day 4: He is portrayed as empathetic, yet bad for the little guy

Supreme Court Nominations Posted Mar 23, 2017 03:44 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Nancy Scott Degan and Shannon Edwards testify for the ABA Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary. U.S. Senate photo. Tweet The Senate Judiciary Committee wrapped up … Continue reading

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Democrats to filibuster Neil Gorsuch nomination to Supreme Court, Schumer says

Supreme Court Nominations Posted Mar 23, 2017 03:01 pm CDT By Victor Li Tweet If Judge Neil Gorsuch is to be confirmed as the next associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, he will likely have to survive a Senate … Continue reading

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Twitter user charged with aggravated assault for sending strobe image that gave journalist a seizure

Criminal Justice Posted Mar 23, 2017 02:16 pm CDT By Lorelei Laird Tweet A Maryland man has been criminally charged after sending a tweet with an animated image of a strobe light to a journalist who has epilepsy, the Washington … Continue reading

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Despite significant rise in US News & World Report rankings, law school dean placed on leave

Law Schools Posted Mar 23, 2017 01:45 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Tweet Jennifer Bard, dean of the University of Cincinnati College of Law, has been placed on administrative leave after faculty members discussing a vote of no confidence. … Continue reading

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Federal judge blocks law that bars foreign-born citizen’s marriage

Posted Mar 23, 2017 01:15 pm CDT By Terry Carter Shutterstock photo. Tweet A federal judge in New Orleans has granted a preliminary injunction against enforcing a law that kept a foreign-born U.S. citizen from marrying because he has no … Continue reading

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DLA Piper to leave Georgia after Tbilisi office defects to Dentons

Law Firms Posted Mar 23, 2017 12:45 pm CDT By Victor Li Tbilisi, Georgia. Tweet DLA Piper will withdraw from Georgia after losing all 11 of its lawyers based in the republic to rival Dentons. As Legalweek reported Wednesday, DLA … Continue reading

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Legal staffing company acquires competitors from accounting firm

Business of Law Posted Mar 23, 2017 11:30 am CDT By Victor Li Legalpeople founder and president Jim Kosciolek. Photo courtesy of Jim Kosciolek. Tweet A Chicago legal staffing firm has acquired an accounting firm’s contract attorney business. On Wednesday, … Continue reading

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