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Mississippi asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in pending challenge to abortion law - 7/23/2021 02:16

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade in a pending case challenging the state’s ban…

Software to power your personal injury law firm - 7/23/2021 02:18

Each month since April, I’ve been focusing on practice-area-specific law practice management software. This type of software is becoming increasingly prevalent as the overall demand…

Justice Thomas gains power of chief justice as Roberts sides with liberal justices - 7/23/2021 07:45

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas isn’t the chief justice, but he gets one perk of the job when he is in the majority and…

Afternoon Briefs: 7 federal death penalty requests withdrawn; ex-lawyer sentenced for advice on supplements - 7/23/2021 07:32

DOJ withdraws death penalty requests The U.S. Department of Justice has withdrawn requests for the death penalty in seven cases, reversing the stance taken by…

Former LeClairRyan general counsel pleads guilty to obstructing probe of financial misconduct - 7/23/2021 05:22

The former general counsel for the defunct law firm LeClairRyan has pleaded guilty to obstructing an official proceeding for trying to thwart an investigation…

Judge permits prosecutors to use facial recognition to open accused Capitol rioter’s laptop - 7/23/2021 03:56

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday granted a Department of Justice request to place an accused U.S. Capitol rioter in front of his…

Software company CEO discusses challenges, benefits and evolution of sourcing outside counsel - 7/23/2021 02:54

Ari Kaplan recently spoke with Jim Delkousis, the founder and CEO of Persuit, a software platform that facilitates a competitive process for sourcing outside counsel.…

Democratic senators want to know more about over 4,500 Kavanaugh tips collected by FBI - 7/22/2021 06:52

Seven Democratic senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee want to know more about an FBI tip line that collected more than 4,500 phone calls…

Scabby the Rat receives a reprieve from the NLRB - 7/22/2021 05:23

The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that a union didn’t violate the law when it displayed a 12-foot inflatable Scabby the Rat on public…

Law firms see spike in fraudulent unemployment claims - 7/22/2021 04:10

A nationwide increase in fraudulent unemployment claims is reaching law firms, both large and small. Law.com spoke with several law firm administrators in Pennsylvania…

Bob Dylan’s ‘Hurricane’ is one of the most famous tales of wrongful conviction - 7/11/2019 12:00

I hate being on the road too early in the morning; sometimes it’s just you and a long stretch of highway until the sun rises.…

Chief justice considering possibility of ethics code for Supreme Court, Kagan reveals - 3/8/2019 05:37

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. is considering whether to create an ethics code for Supreme Court justices, Justice Elena Kagan told…

Congress should exempt Puerto Rico from shipping law, ABA House says - 8/7/2018 06:06

A nearly century-old shipping regulation is hampering Puerto Rico's economic and physical recovery in the wake of Hurricane Maria last year, and Congress should enact…

Plan to drop law school entry exam requirement withdrawn before ABA House vote - 8/7/2018 12:26

The ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar withdrew a resolution before the ABA House of Delegates on Monday that…

New membership model will mean lower dues, free CLE and customized content for ABA members - 8/6/2018 10:56

A new dues structure that starts in September 2019 was overwhelmingly approved by the ABA House of Delegates on Monday during the ABA Annual Meeting…

Bryan Stevenson calls on lawyers to get uncomfortable and deepen commitment to justice - 8/5/2018 02:13

Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative, urged his fellow attorneys to deepen their commitment to justice, be willing to get…

Why do experienced female lawyers leave? Disrespect, social constraints, ABA survey says - 8/4/2018 12:50

Women in law already face unique challenges, but for those practicing more than 20 years, the likelihood of continued longevity becomes even more stark.…

Would Scalia have shifted on death penalty if he’d heard pope’s decree? Maybe, Chicago cardinal says - 8/3/2018 09:04

Just hours after Pope Francis declared the death penalty “inadmissible” in all cases, Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago urged elected officials and leaders to…

Immigrant children begin appearing in court without lawyers or parents - 6/29/2018 12:10

Most immigrants facing deportation wouldn’t climb onto a table during their court hearings. But then again, most 3-year-olds don’t go to court without parents or…

FBI overestimated the number of encrypted phones while arguing for workarounds - 5/24/2018 12:00

The FBI has admitted that it overestimated—by potentially 550 percent, sources say—the number of cellphones investigators cannot access due to encryption. The miscount was…

Erwin Chemerinsky named to lead Berkeley Law - 5/17/2017 06:05

Erwin Chemerinsky has been selected as dean for the University of California Berkeley School of Law. Chemerinsky, the founding dean of University of California Irvine…

Amazon’s Alexa can now track billable hours - 5/10/2017 02:29

Corrected: As noted in its near-ubiquitous ad campaign, Amazon’s artificially intelligent virtual assistant, Alexa, can interact with users, give them important information like weather and…

Gorsuch, like Alito, will not join cert pool - 5/2/2017 07:58

The law clerks for Justice Neil M. Gorsuch have their work cut out for them. Gorsuch will not be joining the so-called cert pool, in…

Wrongly convicted man passes New York bar exam - 5/1/2017 01:00

Martin Tankleff, who was arrested at age 17 and would spend 17 years in prison for a wrongful conviction in the murders of his parents,…

Trump’s tax plan largesse extends to law firms - 4/26/2017 08:15

President Donald Trump’s tax blueprint unveiled Wednesday contains a provision that would benefit law firms. Under the plan, corporations that currently pay a tax rate…