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Chicago police have shot 262 people in 6 years; about 80% were black men, newspaper reports

Criminal Justice Posted Aug 26, 2016 03:25 pm CDT By Victor Li Chicago police have been involved 435 shootings over the last six years, killing 92 and wounding an additional 170. And four out of five people shot by Chicago … Continue reading

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Mike Pence once authored a comic strip about law school

Law Students Posted Aug 26, 2016 12:15 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Donald Trump’s running mate, Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, has made no secret of the fact that he didn’t like law school, telling one interviewer that he wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Arizona AG asks for mass dismissal of multiple ADA cases; calls lawyer’s tactics ‘systemic abuse’

Disability Law Posted Aug 26, 2016 12:05 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward In a move that concerns some in the disability community, the Arizona attorney general’s office on Wednesday filed a motion to dismiss more than 1,000 cases focused … Continue reading

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Rapper goes to law school in pursuit of stability

Careers Posted Aug 26, 2016 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A hip-hop artist whose 2015 album Unorthodox made the iTunes hip-hop/rap Top 40 is now a first-year law student at University of Southern California Gould School of Law. … Continue reading

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10 Questions Live: How Kristen Clarke is fighting voter suppression

10 Questions Live Posted Aug 25, 2016 04:30 pm CDT By Lee Rawles With Election Day drawing ever nearer, Kristen Clarke and her co-workers are gearing up to make sure that no eligible voter is turned away from the polls. … Continue reading

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Judge tosses law firm’s suit claiming client raised a ruckus, causing lost business

Law Firms Posted Aug 25, 2016 11:15 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A Manhattan judge has tossed a lawsuit claiming an unhappy personal-injury client trespassed and defamed law firm managers during two visits to its office. Judge Carol Edmead … Continue reading

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Law firms may bill for work of unpaid interns, ethics opinion says

Legal Ethics Posted Aug 25, 2016 09:15 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Some labor and law-student groups are criticizing a New York ethics opinion that says law firms may bill clients for the work of unpaid student interns. The … Continue reading

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Rise of ramen noodles as jailhouse currency shows ‘punitive frugality’ of prisons, study author says

Criminal Justice Posted Aug 25, 2016 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Prisoners are so unhappy with the quality and quantity of prison food that they have begun relying on ramen noodles as a form of money in the … Continue reading

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Does Airbnb have a legal responsibility to end bias by its hosts?

Real Estate & Property Law Posted Aug 25, 2016 07:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Does the law require Airbnb to police discrimination by hosts offering accommodations on its website? The answer is unclear, but Airbnb could voluntarily act … Continue reading

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Some Kentucky restrictions on judicial-campaign speech violate First Amendment, 6th Circuit says

First Amendment Posted Aug 24, 2016 03:30 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss A federal appeals court has struck down some restrictions on what Kentucky judicial candidates can say while running for political office. The Cincinnati-based 6th U.S. Circuit Court … Continue reading

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