Bid to dismiss Flynn charges appears to be a ‘corrupt and politically motivated favor,’ report says

The U.S. Department of Justice’s bid to dismiss charges against President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser appears to be a “corrupt and politically motivated…

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En banc court rules Florida can require felons to pay fines before voting; 5 Trump appointees join majority

An en banc federal appeals court has ruled that Florida did not violate the Constitution by requiring felons to pay fines, fees, costs and restitution…

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Well-known lawyer was shot and killed by his son, who then killed himself, family friend says

A well-known Florida personal injury lawyer was shot and killed Wednesday by his oldest son, who also shot the lawyer’s girlfriend before killing himself, according…

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Assistant attorney general loses job after reports surfaced of racist social media posts

An assistant attorney general in Texas lost his job last week after reports surfaced that he referred to Black Lives Matter protesters as “terrorists” and…

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Skadden is latest firm to announce layoffs; experts say more law firms will follow

As several law firms announced layoffs this week, consultants warned of more bloodletting ahead. One consultant spoke of overcapacity among nonequity partners. Others said staff…

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Surveyed midlevel associates discuss snacks, decor, boring work and burnout

Midlevel associates waxed philosophical, critiqued office food and decor, and discussed burnout in verbatim comments collected in an American Lawyer survey. “Life’s a garden, dig…

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