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Trump’s travel ban ‘drips with religious intolerance,’ says en banc appeals court; injunction sticks

Home Daily News Trump’s travel ban ‘drips with religious… Immigration Law Posted May 25, 2017 01:39 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia. Tweet An en banc federal appeals court on … Continue reading

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Top criminal court in Texas exonerates former judge convicted in 2011 bribery case

Home Daily News Top criminal court in Texas exonerates former… Criminal Justice Posted May 25, 2017 12:35 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet Former Texas Judge Suzanne Wooten no longer has a criminal record, despite her 2011 conviction on … Continue reading

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Trump orders Justice Department probe of US leaks in Manchester bombing probe

Home Daily News Trump orders Justice Department probe of… Terrorism Posted May 25, 2017 11:10 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss President Donald Trump/Shutterstock Tweet President Donald Trump on Thursday ordered the U.S. Justice Department to investigate leaks about Britain’s … Continue reading

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As law school class sizes decreased, the number of ABA-accredited law schools remained mostly flat

Home Daily News As class sizes shrank, the number of ABA-accredited… Law Schools Posted May 25, 2017 10:56 am CDT By Stephanie Francis Ward Shutterstock Tweet For nearly 40 years starting in 1971, law schools had an average first-year class … Continue reading

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DA goes on Facebook to protest light sentence given to confessed rapist

Home Daily News DA goes on Facebook to protest light sentence… Sentencing/Post-Conviction Posted May 25, 2017 10:31 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet A California judge suspended most of the three-year sentence for a 20-year-old man accused of raping … Continue reading

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ABA seeks summary judgment in suit over lawyers dropped from loan forgiveness program

Home Daily News ABA seeks summary judgment in suit over lawyers… Education Law Posted May 25, 2017 08:50 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The ABA filed a motion for summary judgment on Wednesday in its lawsuit against the … Continue reading

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PayPal sues Pandora over the letter ‘P’

Home Daily News PayPal sues Pandora over the letter ‘P’ Trademark Law Posted May 25, 2017 08:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss PayPayl’s logo, left, and Pandora’s logo. Images from court documents. Tweet PayPal claims in a trademark infringement … Continue reading

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Suit blames teen’s suicide on scared-straight interrogation for sex-encounter recording

Home Daily News Suit blames teen’s suicide on scared-straight… Tort Law Posted May 25, 2017 07:00 am CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss The police interrogation took place at Naperville North High School. Wikimedia Commons. Tweet The parents of a suburban … Continue reading

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Sessions reportedly did not disclose meetings with Russians on security clearance application

Home Daily News Sessions reportedly did not disclose meetings… Attorney General Posted May 24, 2017 06:14 pm CDT By Lorelei Laird U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions/Gage Skidmore Tweet U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak at … Continue reading

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Law firm leaders report lawyer oversupply and ‘chronically underperforming lawyers’

Home Daily News Law firm leaders report lawyer oversupply… Law Firms Posted May 24, 2017 04:26 pm CDT By Debra Cassens Weiss Tweet The continuing erosion of demand for legal services continues to be a threat to traditional law firms, … Continue reading

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