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Federal judge: EPA failed to prepare implementation plans for ozone standards
A judge in the US District Court for the Southern District of New York found Tuesday that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) failed to prepare good neighbor implementation plans, as required by the Clean Air Act, for the 2008 ozone National (More)
The Life of a Disabled Bar Examinee
Editor's Note: This article has been updated at the author's request to reflect that the University of Miami School of Law Dean referenced is Dean Janet Stearns and that other students have come forward with similar experiences with her. I woke up o (More)
The Twice-Rescheduled and Newly Reformatted Pennsylvania Bar Exam Presents an Unfair and Unequal Moving Target
On Wednesday, July 9, 2020, the Pennsylvania Board of Law Examiners (PABOLE) notified me and the other 1,200 applicants preparing for the Pennsylvania Bar Exam that for the second time in just seventy days, they would be altering the test that will d (More)
Federal appeals court rules EPA erred in finding counties met federal ozone limits
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Friday that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) erred in finding that certain counties were meeting current federal ozone limits. The EPA was ordered to reconsider the design (More)
Universal Diploma Privilege and Reciprocity: The Ethical Choice for 2020 Graduates
The diploma privilege movement is beginning to pick up steam around the country as the risks become clear and the harm to graduates comes home to roost. The movement has eloquent and intelligent defenses popping up all across the country. I won’t pre (More)
Illinois bar applicants seek diploma privilege amid pandemic
Applicants to the Illinois Bar filed a petition with the Supreme Court of Illinois on Monday seeking admission by diploma privilege instead of taking a bar exam.The state of Illinois has put forth several measures to mitigate the harmful effects (More)
We Aren’t Willing to Leave Any Bar Applicants Behind
When we embarked on our law school journeys three years ago, we did so with the knowledge that we would have the same opportunity that so many others have had to be licensed shortly after graduation.COVID-19, unfortunately, changed everything. It (More)
Florida governor signs abortion parental consent law
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis on Tuesday signed a bill into law that requires written parental consent for all minors having abortions and makes it a third-degree felony to violate the law.The bill was passed in February of this year after the st (More)
US Air Force investigates use of Air National Guard surveillance aircraft at protests
The US Air Force announced on Thursday that their inspector general would be opening an investigation into whether reconnaissance aircraft had been improperly deployed to surveil protests in Washington D.C. and Minneapolis earlier this month.The (More)
Federal appeals court refuses to block Illinois order capping religious services at 10 individuals
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit refused Tuesday to block enforcement of the Illinois COVID-19 order capping the number of individuals attending a religious service at 10.Two churches contended that Executive Order 2020-38 violates (More)
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