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Judge says narrow drafting dooms bid by Trump campaign to arbitrate bias suit

A narrowly drafted arbitration clause in a confidentiality agreement doesn’t require arbitration of a bias suit filed by a former Trump campaign staffer, according to a New York judge.

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Bill proposes greater accountability for New York prosecutors who break the law
In 2013, ProPublica published a series of reports finding that New York prosecutors are almost never punished for misconduct that can land innocent people in prison or let the guilty go free.

That could change in the coming days.

Trump Organization accuses Omarosa’s book publisher of tortious interference with hush agreement
Lawyers for the Trump Organization have dispatched a letter to the publisher of Omarosa Manigault Newman’s tell-all book, Unhinged: An Insider Account of the Trump White House.
Special counsel team is so secretive it won’t disclose Shake Shack order
Journalists are so interested in Robert Mueller and his legal team that public sightings are tweeted, and even their food orders draw interest.
5th Circuit stays judge’s ruling requiring automatic release of indigent misdemeanor suspects
A federal appeals court on Tuesday stayed a portion of a federal judge’s ruling that required the automatic release of misdemeanor defendants in Harris County, Texas, if they were unable to pay bail.
Jurors in Paul Manafort trial ask for new definition of reasonable doubt

Judge T.S. Ellis III told jurors that reasonable doubt is a doubt based on reason, and the government is not required to prove guilt beyond “all possible doubt.”

Funding your legal tech initiative through an initial coin offering

Ari Kaplan: Why is Legaler funding its access to justice initiative through an initial coin offering?

Stevie Ghiassi: Fundraising has seen a significant shift to companies actually raising money directly from their communities.

Judge tosses Georgetown law grad’s suit over school job fair ban
A federal judge in Texas has tossed a $5 million lawsuit against Georgetown University’s law school by a graduate who claimed he was barred as an employer from a school hiring fair because of discrimination and retaliation.
Bankruptcy court in Montana confirms Chapter 11 plan that pays $20M to clergy abuse victims
The federal bankruptcy court in Montana has confirmed a Chapter 11 plan for the Diocese of Great Falls-Billings that pays $20 million to victims of clergy sexual abuse.
DOJ is challenging Tennessee ethics opinion on prosecutors’ obligations to disclose evidence

The Justice Department has picked a fight with an obscure ethics agency in Tennessee about how much evidence—called “discovery”—federal prosecutors should have to hand over to defense attorneys there.

It’s…

Judge weighs contempt after paper publishes redacted information about alleged school shooter

A judge in Broward County, Florida, is considering a motion to hold the South Florida Sun Sentinel and two of its reporters in contempt of court for publishing redacted information…

Judge orders change to cause of death for civil rights lawyer

The cause of death for a civil rights lawyer in Albuquerque, New Mexico, should be changed from “suicide” to “undetermined,” a state judge has ruled.

Judge David Thomson of the…

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones loses a soapbox after FCC seeks fine against pirate radio station

The pirate radio station used by Alex Jones to promote his conspiracy theories is no longer broadcasting over the airwaves after the Federal Communications Commission moved to enforce a fine…

Prominent Indiana lawyer is shot and killed; client in civil case is a suspect

A prominent lawyer was shot and killed at his Indiana home on Wednesday and police have arrested an 83-year-old man in connection with his death.

The slain lawyer is 64-year-old…

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