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767 ABA Journal articles on District of Columbia.

8 states file brief supporting the government’s attempt to deny abortions to immigrant minors

Eight states described as having “a legitimate and substantial interest in preserving and promoting fetal life” have weighed in on a lawsuit seeking to clear the way for immigrant minors…

New Supreme Court cookbook shares recipes and more

The U.S. Supreme Court often issues opinions that offer food for thought. Now, there is a new cookbook available that includes recipes associated with justices and their families.

The book,…

Federal judicial nominee who couldn’t define ‘motion in limine’ withdraws

A federal judicial nominee has withdrawn after a viral video clip of his confirmation hearing showed him struggling to define “motion in limine” and “the Daubert standard.”

Matthew Spencer Petersen,…

Clip of judicial nominee who can’t define motion in limine goes viral

A clip of a federal judicial nominee struggling to define legal terms and concepts, such as motion in limine and the Daubert standard, has received more than 5.5…

Former Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett to rejoin University of Chicago Law School

Valerie Jarrett, who served as senior adviser to President Barack Obama, will return to the University of Chicago in January as a distinguished senior fellow with the law school.

Previously,…

Judge refuses to block Trump’s pick in leadership dispute at federal consumer agency

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has refused to block President Donald Trump’s appointment of an acting director to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

U.S. District Judge Timothy Kelly…

Libyan militant is convicted of terrorism in Benghazi attacks but is acquitted of murder

A Libyan militia leader was convicted Tuesday in Washington, D.C., on terrorism charges in the 2012 Benghazi attacks, but he was acquitted of murder.

Jurors convicted Ahmed Abu Khattala on…

Federal consumer agency official sues Trump, maintains she is acting director
Updated: The deputy director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau argues she is acting director of the agency in a lawsuit filed Sunday night against President Donald Trump.

Leandra English says the Dodd-Frank Act makes her temporary director of the agency after the resignation of Richard Cordray.
Federal judge issues gag order in case involving Manafort and Gates

A federal judge in Washington, D.C., has imposed a gag order restraining public comments by lawyers, parties and potential witnesses in the government’s conspiracy case against Paul Manafort and his…

Police bodycams make little impact on use of force, new study says

Police-worn body cameras fall short of their promise, according to a new study.

The Lab @ DC, a team of behavioral and data scientists from the office of Washington mayor…

Temporary restraining order puts suspension of Cowboys’ Elliott on hold again

A federal court on Tuesday granted a temporary restraining order (PDF) that again blocks a six-game suspension imposed against Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott by the National…

Putting crime scene DNA analysis on trial

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced last week that it is launching a new study of certain types of DNA analysis used in criminal prosecutions. These methods,…

National African-American museum unveils displays of Justices Thomas, Marshall

Roughly a year after opening, the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington D.C. has a new exhibit concerning Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas’s rise to the…

North Korea, Venezuela among three countries added to new, more tailored travel ban
The Trump administration on Sunday night announced restrictions on nationals from three additional countries, including North Korea, along with those from five out of six Muslim-majority countries on the president's original list.
Attorneys general in 37 states urge insurance industry to do more to curb opioid epidemic

Attorneys general for 37 states recently sent a letter to the health insurance industry’s main trade group, urging its members to reconsider coverage policies that may be fueling the…

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