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  • Black Atty Hits DC Judge With Race Bias, Retaliation Suit

    A Black attorney for the District of Columbia was yelled at and demeaned by the administrative law judge she worked for after she complained the judge was hostile to Black staffers, according to a suit filed in D.C. federal court.

  • Judge Denies Recusal From Ex-Trump Aide's Retaliation Case

    A New York federal judge will not step away from a pregnancy retaliation suit brought by a former campaign aide for Donald Trump, saying her past role as an employer-defense attorney for Proskauer Rose LLP does not amount to bias that would sway her handling of the case.

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    'Citizen Trump' Not Beyond Accountability, Says DC Circuit

    The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday affirmed that former President Donald Trump does not have immunity from prosecution for allegedly interfering in the 2020 presidential election. 

  • Trump's Fans & Foes Warn Justices Against Narrow DQ Ruling

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders former President Donald Trump's potential disqualification from again being commander-in-chief, scholars and groups with wildly divergent views agree on this: If the justices take the easy route by deciding the case on narrow grounds, they'll put the nation and their own reputations on the road to ruin.

  • States Ask Justices To End Feds' Alleged Online Censorship

    The Biden administration is trying to "flip the First Amendment on its head" by arguing that the government has free speech rights that are being trampled by an order banning it from working with social media companies to combat disinformation, Louisiana and Missouri have told the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • Senate Confirms Schagrin Partner To International Trade Court

    The Senate voted 76-0 on Monday evening to confirm Schagrin Associates partner Joseph Laroski Jr. to the U.S. Court of International Trade, the second confirmation for this court in the past week. 

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    Feds Pay $1.2M To End Suit Accusing Judge Of Lewdness

    The U.S. Department of Justice will pay $1.2 million to resolve a suit from a former staff assistant who said a California immigration judge routinely subjected her to explicit, lewd comments and once told her he would "make her straight" if they had sex.

  • Music Publisher Asks Justices To Limit Copyright Damages

    Warner Chappell Music Inc. urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to limit the damages a plaintiff can recover in copyright ownership litigation to three years before a complaint is filed, arguing that the only time a party can extend that period is for instances involving fraud.

  • Ex-Ky. Prosecutor Convicted Of Trading Legal Favors For Sex

    A federal jury found a former Kentucky state prosecutor guilty of assisting a criminal defendant in exchange for sexual favors and explicit photos, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Saturday.

  • Judicial Watchdog Flags $10K Gift To Menendez's Defense

    A $10,000 contribution to Sen. Robert Menendez's legal defense fund by a federal judge's wife should be returned and the judge and his wife should apologize and promise not to make political donations, a judicial watchdog said Monday.

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    Hack Disrupts Pa. Courts A Week After Ga. Cyberattack

    A cyberattack Sunday night on the Pennsylvania court system's website has disrupted several public-facing services Monday, nearly a week after a similar incident tied up online systems in Fulton County, Georgia.

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    Ex-NJ Judge Joins Ansell Grimm To Start Mediation Practice

    Ansell Grimm & Aaron PC has added a retired New Jersey Superior Court presiding judge to launch and run the firm's mediation practice in the firm's Ocean, New Jersey, office.

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    Rape Questions Could Be Next Focus Of Bar App Reforms

    New Jersey will change its character and fitness questionnaire to ask less invasive questions of sexual assault survivors, after a Law360 inquiry about the form. With nearly every state asking would-be lawyers questions that could dredge up sexual traumas, some attorneys are calling for other states to follow New Jersey's lead.

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    BakerHostetler Brings On Ex-Federal Prosecutor In Atlanta

    BakerHostetler has built out its white collar and litigation team in Atlanta with the addition of a former federal prosecutor of over a decade, bringing expertise in working on cybersecurity, national security offenses and violent crimes.

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    Ex-White House Counsel Rejoins Gibson Dunn In DC

    Gibson Dunn & Crutcher LLP has welcomed back ex-White House counsel Stuart Delery to co-chair its crisis management and its administrative law and regulatory practice groups.

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    Longtime EDNY Judge Steps Into Private Practice At Bracewell

    Bracewell LLP has bolstered its government enforcement and investigations practice with a partner who served on the federal bench in the Eastern District of New York for more than 15 years and as director of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts for the past several years.

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    How Court Fees Can Keep Poor NYers From Inheriting Homes

    Inheriting property in New York means going through the state surrogate’s court system, where filing fees can run more than $1,000. While state law allows low-income residents to have their fees waived, legal aid attorneys say that courts sometimes refuse to apply it.

  • Ex-Trump Aide Peter Navarro Seeks To Stay Free Amid Appeal

    Former Trump White House adviser Peter Navarro argued Friday for remain out of custody pending appeal of his four-month sentence for refusing to comply with congressional subpoenas related to the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol, citing "close questions" about whether he should've been able to assert an executive privilege defense.

  • Fla. Prosecutors' Improper Comments Sink Drug Conviction

    A Florida state appeals court threw out a man's drug convictions on Friday due to "inflammatory and abusive" statements prosecutors made about him to the jury, finding the comments were improper to the point that he should get a new trial even though his defense attorney didn't object to the state's comments at the time.

  • 3rd Circ. Won't Overturn Fireworks Control IP Decision

    The Third Circuit has refused to overturn an earlier finding that lifted a preliminary injunction blocking Romanian company fireTEK from distributing a product that allegedly infringed a copyright on a U.S. rival's fireworks display communication protocol.

  • Counsel To LeClairRyan Trustee Seeks $13M In Final Fees

    Quinn Emanuel is seeking approval for more than $13 million in final fees and expenses for its role as special counsel in the LeClairRyan PLLC bankruptcy case.

  • Up Next At High Court: Donald Trump's Disqualification

    The U.S. Supreme Court will hold oral arguments in a special session Thursday to consider former President Donald Trump's bid to be reinstated to the Colorado primary election ballot.

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    Atlanta DA Admits To Romance With Trump Prosecutor

    Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis admitted Friday she is involved in a personal relationship with a special prosecutor hired to work on the Georgia election interference case against former President Donald Trump and his co-defendants, but said the "meritless" and "salacious" rumors raised by the defense do not justify disqualifying her from prosecuting the case.

  • Supreme Court Lets West Point Consider Race For Now

    The U.S. Military Academy at West Point can continue considering the race and ethnicity of applicants in its admissions decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Friday, leaving in place a policy the military claims helps its forces prepare for war while Students For Fair Admissions Inc. challenges it in court.

  • Meet The Attys Tackling The FCC's Digital Discrimination Rule

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and other business organizations have launched an anticipated challenge in the Fifth Circuit to the Federal Communications Commission's recently adopted directive against digital discrimination.

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    In the first installment of Law360 Pulse's career advice guest column, Meela Gill at Weil offers insights on how associates can ask for meaningful work opportunities at their firms without sounding like they are begging. 

  • Legal Sector Regulatory Reform Is Key To Closing Justice Gap Author Photo

    In order to improve access to justice for those who cannot afford a lawyer, states should consider regulatory innovations, such as allowing new forms of law firm ownership and permitting nonlawyers to provide certain legal services, says Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

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