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6th Circuit says man can’t sue judge who had affair with his wife during child-support case
A Michigan judge who admittedly had an affair with the wife of a man in a child-support case before his court won't have to face a federal civil rights case, a U.S. appeals court has ruled. Calling the conduct of now-former Wayne Circuit Judge Wade McCree "often reprehensible," a three-judge… More
YouTube restores video of protest at eviction lawyer’s seminar
A California lawyer known for his work for landlords seeking to cash in on San Francisco's hot real estate market was interrupted by protesters at a 2014 seminar on eviction law. After a two-minute video of the incident was posted on YouTube, Daniel Bornstein made a takedown demand… More
Defense lawyers say feds’ refusal to screen inmate-attorney email frustrates right to counsel
Because of budgetary and time constraints, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn have discontinued a once-common practice of having firewall lawyers screen inmate email to weed out communications between defendants and their lawyers before prosecutors could view them. That has led to an ongoing dispute between defense lawyers and the U.S. Attorney's… More
Law school applications down 37 percent since 2010; first-year class could be smallest in 40 years
Those hoping that a multiyear trend of declining law school applications and admissions would come to an end this year are confronting disappointing statistics. Applications for the class that begins law school this fall are down 8 percent following double-digit declines the two previous years, according to statistics compiled by… More
Longtime attorney gives up practice to help lawyer-patients deal with ‘spirit-killing’ profession
After 30 years in practice, Alan Levin was ready for a change. A divorce and therapy helped the Chicago lawyer take a new direction in life. Now 66 and remarried, he gave up his successful law practice, went back to school and set up a counseling… More
Second federal appeals court rules on health-care law, setting up a same-day circuit conflict
The Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld a key interpretation of the Obama administration’s health-care law just hours after a contrary ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. At issue is Section 36B of the Internal… More
2 men get time in conspiracy to bribe federal judge overseeing $65M money-laundering case
Two men who pleaded guilty to charges that they and a third Mexican citizen tried to bribe a Texas federal judge overseeing a $65 million money-laundering case have been sentenced to a year and a day by a visiting federal judge from Louisiana. Francisco Colorado Jr. and Ramon Segura Flores… More
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