American Bar Association

Ingraham tells WH spokeswoman on Trump judicial pick: 'That was a viral video nightmare'

Fox News host Laura Ingraham pressed White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders on Friday about one of President TrumpDonald John TrumpHouse …

Donald Trump

2017 Gifts for Lawyers

For a fun, retro-style gift, check out the $399 Qwerkywriter S.<p>Featuring a full set of typewriter-inspired key caps, the keyboard allows for up to …

Law

Watch a Trump Judicial Nominee Get Torn to Shreds Over His Total Lack of Qualifications

“Have any of you not tried a case to verdict?” seems like a strange question to be asking a panel of federal judicial nominees, but this is the …

Liberal View

A woman from New York could spend 90 years in prison for allegedly sending bitcoin to ISIS

• <b>Zoobiah Shahnaz allegedly sent cash to ISIS via cryptocurrencies.</b>• <b><br>The 27-year-old New Yorker funnelled $62,000 to the group via bitcoin and other currencies, according to the Department of Justice.</b>• <b><br>She is standing trial in New York and faces 90 years in prison if convicted.</b><p>A woman from New York could …

Business

Trump judicial nominee can't answer basic legal questions at hearing – video

US senator John Kennedy asked one of Trump's district court judge nominees, Matthew Petersen, a series of questions on basic law, and he was unable to answer them. Concerns have been raised over the suitability of the five nominees for the role, including Matthew Petersen. The American Bar …

Politics

Trump Is Radically Reshaping the American Court System as We Know It

Amid news that two of President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees had been summarily rejected by congressional Republicans lies a darker truth — that …

Roe v. Wade

Law School Is Hot Again as Politics Piques Interest

It’s cool to go to law school again.<p>After years of plummeting enrollment and hand-wringing over the value of a law degree, interest in law school is starting to rebound. The number of people applying to law school for next fall is up nearly 12% compared with the same period a year earlier, and …

Education

Hey, maybe Trump will nominate me for a federal judgeship

After seeing this video of one of Donald Trump’s nominations for a lifetime position as a federal judge in the US District Court, I feel that I am …

John Kennedy

Republicans’ greatest achievement in 2017 may be their quiet reshaping of federal courts

<i>Welcome to Mic’s daily read on Donald Trump’s America. Want to receive this as a daily email in your inbox?</i> <i>Subscribe here</i><i>.</i><p>Friday’s Dispatch: A …

Blake Farenthold

Law school enrollment shows loss and gain—both slight

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Law school enrollment shows loss and gain—both…<p>Law Schools<p>There’s a 0.7 percent decrease in law students at ABA-accredited schools …

Law

Pedestrian tickets lead to hundreds of suspended driver's licenses

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Pedestrian tickets lead to hundreds of suspended…<p>Criminal Justice<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>More than half the 2,000 people who received …

Law

Another lawsuit makes racketeering claims against state-legal marijuana business

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Another lawsuit makes racketeering claims…<p>Real Estate & Property Law<p>Another lawsuit has been filed alleging Racketeer Influenced and …

Cannabis

A top lawyer for the Texas attorney general resigns after criticizing 'pathetic' #MeToo claims

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• A top lawyer for the Texas attorney general…<p>Careers<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>A top aide to Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton resigned Thursday …

Law

Ethics case alleging disrespectful conduct by top Baltimore judge is dismissed after his resignation

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Ethics case alleging disrespectful conduct…<p>Judiciary<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>Maryland’s top court has dismissed a misconduct case alleging …

Law

Percentage of women and minorities at law firms increased slightly in 2017, NALP report says

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Percentage of women and minorities at law…<p>Law Firms<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>Nearly 35 percent of lawyers at major U.S. law firms are women, …

Law

Can news on social media be 'generally known'? ABA opinion considers confidentiality exception

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Can news on social media be 'generally known'?…<p>Legal Ethics<p>A lawyer can’t use information relating to the representation of a former …

Law

How Syracuse inmate won his murder trial without a lawyer: 'That dummy showed us'

The 38-year-old, ninth-grade dropout successfully defeated a career prosecutor in an unprecedented trial in the Easter morning 2000 shooting death of …

Justice

How the 2018 midterms could end the nightmare of Trump

It is slowly dawning on Republicans and the right-wing media echo chamber that President Trump’s assault on democratic norms and the rule of law, his betrayal of his own populist campaign themes (with tax cuts for the rich and Medicaid spending cuts, for example), his misogynist and xenophobic …

Opinion

Gillibrand snags GOP backing for new Hill harassment overhaul

Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand is winning significant new Republican support in her campaign to combat sexual harassment in Congress.<p>The New York Democrat on Thursday unveiled a proposal backed by eight GOP senators — including Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Texas) — that would overhaul Capitol Hill's …

Politics

After backlash, animal shelter fires security robot, “effective immediately” | Ars Technica

San Francisco SPCA used Knightscope robot for a month to mitigate vandalism.<p>As of Thursday morning local time, a San Francisco animal adoption agency …

Robots

Chinese ownership is raising questions about the editorial independence of a major U.S. magazine

When a Chinese company buys a major American magazine, does the publication censor its coverage of China? There is only one example so far, and the results are discouraging. In 2014, a Hong Kong-based investment group called Integrated Whale Media purchased a majority stake in Forbes Media, one of …

Opinion

British troops breached Geneva conventions in Iraq, high court rules

Court says soldiers subjected civilians to cruel and inhuman treatment in cases that may determine how a further 628 claims are dealt with by MoD<p>British troops breached the Geneva conventions and subjected Iraqi civilians to cruel and inhuman treatment by hooding them and taking turns to run over …

Law (UK)

Teen Punched at Planned Parenthood Says ‘I Love You’ to Attacker

We all know we should “turn the other cheek.” Few of us ever do. That’s why the reaction of one pro-life teenager to a woman who punched her in the …

Conservative View

Was Brendan Dassey's confession coerced? SCOTUS review a 'long shot' in 'Making a Murderer' case

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Was Brendan Dassey's confession coerced?…<p>U.S. Supreme Court<p>Brendan Dassey.<p>Lawyers for Brendan Dassey say they will continue to pursue …

Law

White House Withdraws Controversial Federal Judge Nomination

One day before the five-year anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School killings, the White House withdrew the nomination of a federal judge …

Chuck Grassley

Secret court settlements are a scourge on society

<i>David A. Dana is Kirkland & Ellis professor of law at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law. Susan P. Koniak is professor of law at Boston University School of Law.</i><p>Our courts and our legislators are guilty. Over the past few weeks, we have seen how our legal system has empowered and encouraged sexual …

Opinion

Trump's Biggest Win In 2017 Is His Judicial Confirmations

He's gotten more circuit court judges on the bench than any other president in a first year in office. Many oppose abortion rights and are anti-LGBTQ.<p>WASHINGTON ― Almost a year into his job, President Donald Trump’s biggest accomplishment isn’t any specific legislation that’s passed or executive …

Roe v. Wade

Senate confirms former Texas Solicitor General to powerful appeals court

WASHINGTON -- The Senate Thursday confirmed former Texas Solicitor General James Ho to a powerful appeals court overseeing Texas cases.<p>The Senate’s …

Government

Three Big Constitutional Lessons of 2017 That Are Not Fully Appreciated

Posted in: Constitutional Law<p>The year that is winding down brought many legal twists and turns at the highest levels of the federal government, and …

Law

Anger issues, impulse disorder could explain 'baffling phenomenon' of lawyers who shoplift

• Home<br>• Daily News<br>• Anger issues, impulse disorder could explain…<p>Legal Ethics<p>Shutterstock.com.<p>Experts offer differing assessments of the reasons why some …

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