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Dissenting in case in which he broke his silence, Thomas sees 2nd-class status for Second Amendment

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Jun 27, 2016 04:06 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Justice Clarence Thomas broke a 10-year silence during oral arguments in February when he questioned whether any constitutional right, besides a Second Amendment right, could be … Continue reading

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Cartoon Contest: Heads or tails? Submit your caption

Cartoon Caption Contest Posted Jun 27, 2016 03:30 pm CDT By Lee Rawles Submit your proposed caption for a chance to win our July contest and see your caption and credit printed in an upcoming issue of the ABA Journal. … Continue reading

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UK law firms scramble to provide answers for Brexit questions

International Law Posted Jun 27, 2016 02:35 pm CDT By M. A. Stapleton The uncertainty surrounding life and laws in the United Kingdom following the vote to leave the European Union has left law firms scrambling, and at the moment … Continue reading

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Law Scribbler: Acclaimed same-sex marriage advocate Evan Wolfson joins Dentons

Law Scribbler Posted Jun 27, 2016 01:45 pm CDT By Victor Li Photo of Victor Li by Saverio Truglia. When the Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that same-sex couples had a fundamental right to marry, it marked the culmination of … Continue reading

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Legality of using predictive data to determine sentences challenged in Wisconsin Supreme Court case

Sentencing / Post-Conviction Posted Jun 27, 2016 01:07 pm CDT By Sony Kassam The Wisconsin State Capitol. In Wisconsin, 34-year-old Eric Loomis was arrested in February 2013 for driving a car that had been used in a shooting. Loomis, a … Continue reading

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Are you up on the latest legal news? Take the ABA know-it-all quiz

ABA Know It All Posted Jun 27, 2016 10:01 am CDT Do you fancy yourself the legal news guru around the office? Do you enjoy trivia? Are you interested in companywide bragging rights? If you answered yes to any of … Continue reading

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Supreme Court tosses conviction of former Virginia governor, clarifies reach of bribery law

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Jun 27, 2016 09:37 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned the conviction of former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell in a decision interpreting the meaning of “official action” in the federal … Continue reading

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Supreme Court overturns Texas abortion clinic regulations

U.S. Supreme Court Posted Jun 27, 2016 09:10 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Developing: The U.S. Supreme Court has overturned two provisions of a Texas law regulating abortion clinics, finding they place an undue burden on access to abortion. … Continue reading

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How to get out of the office and make exercise part of your routine (podcast)

Asked and Answered Posted Jun 27, 2016 08:30 am CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward In This Podcast: Kandis Gibson Kandis Gibson, an intellectual property litigator, is a senior associate with Foster, Murphy, Altman & Nickel in Washington, D.C. She’s also … Continue reading

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ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation powers

American Bar Association Posted Jun 24, 2016 02:00 pm CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward A Department of Education panel on Wednesday recommended that the ABA’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one year, on the basis that … Continue reading

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