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ABA submits testimony urging LSC funding be restored to at least 2010 levels
The Legal Services Corp.'s funding should be restored "at least" to inflation-adjusted 2010 levels, ABA President Hilarie Bass said in testimony submitted to a U.S. Senate subcommittee Wednesday.

“The federal government has a definite role in promoting equal justice and justice for all,” her written testimony says. “The federal role in promoting equal civil justice is funding the Legal Services Corporation.”
Federal judge finds King & Spalding’s reasons for firing associate ‘incredibly hard’ to believe

A federal judge told King & Spalding on Tuesday that she finds its stated reasons for firing an associate “incredibly hard” to believe and she was planning to deny its…

Ex-Fisher & Phillips partner gets life sentence, says he spoke ‘telepathically’ with slain wife

Former Fisher & Phillips partner Claud “Tex” McIver was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for the fatal shooting of his wife from the back seat of the SUV…

Do you believe you are fairly compensated for your work?
This week, we noted a Martindale Legal Marketing Network survey of 6,900 solo and small-firm lawyers in which 68 percent reported they felt they were fairly compensated for their work.
Federal judge rules Trump can’t block Twitter users because of political views
A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled the First Amendment bars President Donald Trump from blocking people from his Twitter account because of their political views.
‘I am not a racist,’ lawyer says after viral rant about Spanish-speakers

A New York lawyer who ranted about Spanish-speaking employees on a viral video says in a Twitter apology he is “deeply sorry” for his behavior.

Aaron Schlossberg said seeing himself…

Judge orders NY man out of his parents’ home, says he isn’t entitled to 6 months’ notice

A judge in upstate New York has ordered a 30-year-old man to leave his parents’ home, even as he praised his legal research.

Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood, a trial-level…

ABA announces winners of the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards

The ABA announced winners of the 2018 Silver Gavel Awards for Media and the Arts, which recognize outstanding efforts to foster the public’s understanding of law through media.

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Was this a gay panic defense? Legal experts weigh in on controversial verdict
That a Texas man avoided murder and manslaughter penalties in his conviction for killing a neighbor has spurred a debate: Did he get away with the controversial “gay panic” legal defense?
White House says Trump will sign bill rolling back Dodd-Frank banking regulations
Thirty-three Democrats joined all but one Republican in the House on Tuesday to pass a bill rolling back banking regulations passed in 2010 to prevent bank practices that could lead to their collapse.
Gitmo military commissions should end or be reformed, says report shared with Congress in ABA letter
A panel of experts in national security and military law recommends either ending or reforming the military commissions being used to try terrorism suspects at U.S. Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to a report the ABA shared in letters sent to two Congressional committees Tuesday.
Judge rules that transgender teen Gavin Grimm is protected by Title IX and the Constitution

A federal judge in Virginia cited the Constitution and education law in refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender former high school student who wanted to use…

How Nixon used a law firm stint to resurrect his political career and win the presidency (podcast)
After losing both the 1960 presidential election and the 1962 California governor’s race, Richard Milhous Nixon vowed at a press conference: “You won’t have Nixon to kick around anymore” and seemed to have written the epitaph to his political career. He left for New York and became a partner in a white shoe law firm. Yet six years later, he would win the White House, in no small part because of that firm.
Judge’s racially demeaning language merits suspension, investigative panel says
An investigative panel is recommending that a Florida judge be suspended for 30 days for making “inappropriate racially disparaging remarks.”

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