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Hurricane Maria shuts down federal courthouses; Sotomayor can’t reach some family members

Justice Sonia Sotomayor said on Thursday that she has not heard from half her family in Puerto Rico since Hurricane Maria struck the island.

Speaking at the Newseum, Sotomayor said…

Travel ban will reportedly be replaced with more targeted restrictions, may impact SCOTUS case
President Donald Trump's travel ban is set to be replaced--possibly as soon as this weekend--but he must still approve the plan, according to published reports.
Pepperdine Law grad donates record $8 million to the school

Laure Sudreau, a 1997 graduate of Pepperdine University School of Law, has donated $8 million to fund its global justice program.

The gift, which comes with naming rights, is the…

Lawsuit against NFL says convicted Patriots star Hernandez had severe CTE

The estate of Aaron Hernandez filed a lawsuit on Thursday that claims the late New England Patriots football star had severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy when he committed suicide following a…

What really makes a rainmaker successful?
Ari Kaplan speaks with Jim Cranston, a principal with LawVision Group, a law firm consultancy focusing on growing firm revenue; strengthening lawyer confidence; and maintaining client loyalty.

Ousted Alabama justice runs for Senate with calls for judicial impeachment for gay-rights rulings

Former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was twice ousted from the state supreme court, but that hasn’t stopped his determination to serve in public office.

Moore is currently the front-runner…

Federal judge tosses challenge to statute banning unauthorized practice of law

A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit (PDF) by an employers’ association that wanted to provide legal services to its members in North Carolina through its own staff…

Justice Department reportedly asks Skadden for information about Manafort-related work

The U.S. Justice Department has reportedly asked Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom for information about its work on behalf of the former government of Ukraine, which was led by…

The legal education model is out of touch, writes new ABA commission member

Legal education is too complex, expensive and disconnected, and the American Bar Association has an “effective monopoly” on law school accreditation, according to Gillian Hadfield, a member of the organization’s…

SEC discloses hackers accessed EDGAR system and may have traded on the information

The Securities and Exchange Commission disclosed on Wednesday evening that its EDGAR corporate filing system was hacked in 2016.

The hack of nonpublic information “may have provided the basis for…

Is Posner’s ‘baffling’ book an ethics breach? Chief judge objects to release of internal memos
Retired Judge Richard Posner of the Chicago-based 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals apparently ruffled colleagues’ feathers and raised ethics questions when he released internal materials in a new book on the treatment of pro se litigators.
Top Illinois court affirms ex-police sergeant Drew Peterson’s murder conviction in hearsay challenge

The Illinois Supreme Court has upheld use of hearsay–including statements by a missing fourth wife–that helped convict former Chicago-area police sergeant Drew Peterson for the murder of his third wife.

Major product announcement expected at Clio Cloud Conference 2017

Highlighted by a major product announcement by CEO Jack Newton during his planned keynote address, the 2017 Clio Cloud Conference will get underway Monday morning in New Orleans.

The conference,…

California sues to stop construction of Trump’s border wall

California filed a lawsuit on Wednesday to stop construction of the border wall advocated by President Donald Trump as a key campaign promise.

The suit claims the administration did…

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