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Big Law Rushed to Sue Over ICE's Policy for International Students During COVID. Now Trump Officials Are Dropping It.

1 hour 49 min ago

Big Law firms, including Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Crowell & Moring, Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher, had challenged the policy in court.

         

Ghislaine Maxwell Denied Bail Ahead of July 2021 Trial Over Alleged Role in Jeffrey Epstein Sex Trafficking Ring

2 hours 39 min ago

After a hearing of more than two hours, U.S. District Judge Alison J. Nathan of the Southern District of New York denied the request to wait out the trial from a Manhattan hotel, agreeing with prosecutors' fears that Maxwell, who holds citizenship in three countries, represented an "extreme" risk to flee and escape extradition back to the United States.

         

Law Schools See Late Applicant Boost After Spring COVID-19 Slowdown

4 hours 4 min ago

The combination of a new online version of the LSAT and recent college graduates looking to ride out a tough job market in law school has helped the national applicant pool recover to its previous size.

         

Ahead of the Curve: Yet Another Law School Naming Controversy

4 hours 10 min ago

This week's Ahead of the Curve looks at the push by law students and faculty at the University of New Hampshire School of Law to strip Franklin Pierce from the school's moniker. Plus, New York law schools are working together to combat racism on campus.

         

California Defendant Asks: Should Prospective Jurors Wear Face Masks?

4 hours 13 min ago

The question over face masks and prospective jurors has hit California courts, where voir dire begins Wednesday in an asbestos trial in Oakland. One defendant unsuccessfully petitioned the California Supreme Court to clarify the rules.

         

US Judge Swiftly Rejects 'Phony' Settlement for Weinstein Victims

6 hours 22 min ago

New York Attorney General Letitia James' office had announced the agreement June 30, touting it as a win for all women who were abused by Weinstein and faced sexual harassment and intimidation while working at his former film studio, The Weinstein Co.

         

High-Rate Work Went to the Largest Law Firms Last Year, But Discounts Are Now Rising

6 hours 39 min ago

The largest 50 firms by attorney head count commanded 77% of M&A work, according to a new report.

         

How Trump's Judicial Nominees Paved the Way to Restart Federal Executions

7 hours 1 min ago

President Trump's judicial nominees on the D.C. Circuit, Seventh Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court all handed down rulings on the administration's reinstatement of the federal death penalty.

         

Legal Departments Are Expanding Use of Alternative Fee Arrangements

8 hours 13 min ago

"Legal departments are more creative in breaking a matter down to its component parts in order to find ways to get at least a little predictability on what they are going to spend," Kristina Satkunas, director of strategic consulting at LexisNexis CounselLink in Richmond, Virginia, said.

         

The Seventh Circuit Struggles With Applying 'Monell'

8 hours 38 min ago

Under a federal statute, Section 1983 of the Civil Rights Act of 1871, individuals may sue state officials for violations of constitutional rights.

         

States vs. Vendors: Are Some Risk Assessment Tools Better Than Others?

11 hours 3 min ago

While some states would never consider a risk assessment tool created by third party, others say developing their own proprietary instruments is unnecessary and, given the resources required, unrealistic. Researchers are split on if state, vendor distinction even matters.

         

U.S States' Risk Assessment Tools, 2nd Circuit's Final Word, Too Much AI?: The Morning Minute

12 hours 4 min ago

Here's the news you need to start your day.

         

Hogan Lovells' Katyal, Others to Prosecute Officers Charged in Floyd Death

17 hours 56 min ago

It's rare for such established partners as Katyal to join a prosecutor's office on a temporary basis for one case. But Floyd's violent death in police custody led to an explosion of protests across the world and to law firms reexamining their own roles in fighting racial injustice and police brutality.

         

Juul Seeking Broad Order to Exclude Look-Alike E-Cigarettes

Mon, 2020-07-13 21:02

The company is asserting design patents against more than 40 rivals who market nicotine cartridges as compatible with the Juul system. One expert says it could prove challenging to protect both the functionality of Juul's cartridges and its design aesthetics.

         

On Eve of Publication, Upstate NY Judge Denies Bid to Block Book on President Donald Trump's Family

Mon, 2020-07-13 20:43

Robert Trump failed to meet the burden of demonstrating "imminent, irreparable harm to him," Dutchess County Supreme Court Justice Hal Greenwald found, using bold type to emphasize the final two words.

         

Clifford Chance Unveils LGBT, Other Global Diversity Targets

Mon, 2020-07-13 20:01

The firm has set ethnicity and LGBT targets for the first time, as well as gender, with different regions aiming for individual increases.

         

Wachtell, Weil and Latham Land Roles in Largest US M&A Deal of 2020

Mon, 2020-07-13 17:32

Deals are down over 50% in 2020, but the $21 billion merger between Analog Devices and Maxim Integrated Products is a welcome shot in the arm.

         

The Talent in Deloitte's New Legal Business Practice Has ALSP Roots

Mon, 2020-07-13 17:22

Deloitte announced the launch of a new Legal Business Services practice on Monday that includes the talents of several former ALSP or legal technology professionals. As the Big Four continues to aggressively pursue new legal expertise, ALSPs could find themselves dealing with a shallower talent pool.

         

En Banc 2nd Circuit Won't Eye Decision Allowing Federal Funding to Be Withheld From States and Locales Over Sanctuary Policies

Mon, 2020-07-13 16:14

The ruling laid bare sharp differences between the judges appointed to the court by Democrats and its ascendant conservative majority, bolstered by four judicial appointments of President Donald Trump.

         

Long Island Lawmaker Proposes Bill That Would Allow New Yorkers Over 75 to Opt Out of Jury Duty

Mon, 2020-07-13 16:11

The proposal is sponsored by state Sen. James Gaughran, D-Suffolk, who said the issue was raised to him through a constituent. The person had been served with a jury notice, but was concerned about being around people due to the coronavirus pandemic, said the Long Island Democrat.

         

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