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  • Who Wins in Politics v. Prosecutor?


    Keri Borzilleri, a Baltimore prosecutor, was a loyal public servant. She had worked for the city for nine years and had been a champion for the people and her employer. When her boss ran for another term, Borzilleri had his back like a soldier. But he lost, and she......

  • Posner Back on Track in Pro Se Case


    Richard Posner, now a retired and controversial jurist, is back in court. When Posner suddenly quit the federal court of appeals, court watchers wondered why. Then he self-published a book that left no question: he was disillusioned with the judiciary. One critic called it a trainwreck, but whatever. Now......

  • Bribing the Judge Didn't Pay


    Sometimes, a routine traffic stop turns into something more serious. One day in Puerto Rico, it led to the end of a judicial career and 10 years to think about it. Judge Manuel Acevedo-Hernandez wasn't even driving when police pulled over the car. His friend was driving. The problem......

  • Improve Your Legal Career With a Sponsor


    In the final scene of the last Star Wars movie, a promising Rey holds out a light saber to Luke Skywalker like a protege reaching for her master. Moviegoers won't know how that relationship turns out until "The Last Jedi" is released in December, but it will definitely balance......

  • Maritime Law Protects Sailors From Asbestos


    Maritime law applies to a different world, one where ships and sailors live. But if the "special solicitude for the safety and protection of sailors" goes further ashore, machine makers may have a problem. In re. Asbestos Products Liability Litigation, a federal appeals court said manufacturers may be liable......

  • How Nondisclosure Agreements Make Weinsteins Possible


    The 'casting couch' was just part of the furniture in Hollywood long before Harvey Weinstein soiled the industry. Weinstein's behaviour has been an open secret so long they joked about it at the Oscars years ago: "Congraulations to you five ladies who no longer have to pretend to be......

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  • Trump cries foul on judges, but he's ahead of Obama

    Thu, 19 Oct 2017 09:08:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says Democrats are holding up his judicial nominees, but almost nine months into his presidency, he has had more judges confirmed than President Barack Obama did in the same time period, and his numbers aren't far off those of other recent presidents.

  • Shock, anger over Weinstein at NY women filmmakers event

    Wed, 18 Oct 2017 02:46:06 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Anger, shock, unity and solidarity: Those were the prevailing emotions on Tuesday at a Manhattan event for women filmmakers, writers and actors, where the Harvey Weinstein scandal wasn't far from anyone's mind.

  • Book's challenge: Can you do squats like Justice Ginsburg?

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:33:34 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Personal trainer Bryant Johnson hears it all the time: Four more years.

  • Kagan: Not having to get door 1 plus of new status

    Tue, 17 Oct 2017 01:22:52 GMT

    CHICAGO (AP) — Justice Elena Kagan says one advantage of no longer being the most junior member of the Supreme Court is that she no longer has to answer the door when someone knocks as the nine justices are meeting.

  • Sotomayor: Judging brings emotions, but keep them in check

    Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:45:17 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor told college students in New York City that she sometimes feels "great turmoil" inside when she is hearing arguments on the bench, but works hard to keep her emotions and personal biases in check.

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