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By a vote of 256-146 Tuesday afternoon, the American Bar Association House of Delegates approved Resolution 10G, urging “the highest court or bar admission authority of each jurisdiction to cancel and to not administer any in-person bar examination during the COVID-19 pandemic until and unless public health authorities determine that the examination can be administered [...]

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In a court filing released Monday, the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said that the prosecutor has expanded the inquiry into President Trump’s now defunct charity beyond the original claims of illegal hush money payments and is investigating other potential criminal actions. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has been investigating claims since [...]

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The US Federal District Court for the Southern District of New York threw out portions of a rule promulgated by the Trump administration Monday that sought to limit the scope of a federal aid package that mandated paid leave for employees impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In April, as part of the response to the [...]

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New Jersey District Judge Esther Salas called for better protection of the privacy and safety of judges in a video statement released Monday describing the tragic killing of her son, who died protecting his parents from a gunman who was targeting Salas. The shooting happened on Sunday, July 19, while Salas and her son Daniel [...]

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The US Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a decision that would have required the federal government to return more than $479 million to six states that argued that the federal government had illegally collected a fee from them under the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”). Texas, Kansas, Louisiana, Indiana, Wisconsin, and Nebraska challenged the [...]

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In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said  that President Donald Trump would take action in the coming days on Chinese software companies doing business in the United States, citing national security risks and the privacy of Americans. Pompeo said Chinese software companies such as TikTok and [...]

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The US Judicial Conference Committee on Codes of Conduct announced Thursday that it has withdrawn proposed ethical guidance aimed at limiting the ability of judges to join groups in the US legal community deemed to be ideologically-oriented. The proposed guidance was first released in January and opened to comment by current judges. The guidance was [...]

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The Law School Admissions Council (LSAC), the company that administers the Law School Admission Test (LSAT), has announced that it has lost the test scores of 140 test takers due to a computer error. According to a statement made to Reuters Thursday by LSAC spokesperson Melissa Harris Thirsk, an issue occurred with the online submissions [...]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has dismissed a challenge to Governor Tom Wolf’s statewide moratorium on foreclosures and evictions. The decision issued Friday leaves in place an order that protects renters from losing their homes for failing to pay rent during the pandemic. The state Supreme Court dismissed the case per curiam, with only Justice Wecht [...]

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