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Former judge’s law license revoked (access required)

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has revoked a law license from a former Milwaukee County juvenile court judge who had pleaded guilty to federal charges of transmitting child pornography. The state Supreme Court ruled on Nov. 25 that the seriousness of ...

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Ex-prosecutor’s age discrimination suit rejected by jury (access required)

A federal court jury has rejected a discrimination lawsuit by a veteran former Philadelphia homicide prosecutor over his 2018 termination by District Attorney Larry Krasner. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that jurors deliberated for less than two hours on Nov. 21 before ...

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School district to pay $15.75M over teen’s asthma death (access required)

The mother of a 13-year-old girl who died from an asthma attack at a Southern California school will receive $15.75 million from the school district, their lawyers announced. The Yucaipa-Calimesa Joint Unified School District in San Bernardino County agreed to ...

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3 top law schools quit U.S. News rankings (access required)

The University of California, Berkeley, School of Law on Nov. 17 joined the law programs at Harvard and Yale in pulling out of U.S. News & World Report’s rankings over concerns that they punish efforts to attract students from a ...

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Suits settled over FBI posing as AP reporter (access required)

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press will get a $145,000 settlement following a pair of lawsuits filed after an FBI agent posed as a reporter for The Associated Press and created a fake story. The long-running Freedom of ...

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No criminal charges expected from Giuliani raid (access required)

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani will not face criminal charges over his interactions with Ukrainian figures in the runup to the 2020 presidential election, federal prosecutors revealed in a letter to a judge on Nov. 14. Prosecutors with the ...

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Prosecutor: Iowa teens killed Spanish teacher over bad grade (access required)

Two Iowa teenagers killed their high school Spanish teacher last year because of frustration over a bad grade, prosecutors said on Nov. 1 in court documents that for the first time reveal a possible motive. The documents were filed ahead ...

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Federal judge rules in favor of bikini baristas over dress (access required)

A Washington city’s dress code ordinance saying bikini baristas must cover their bodies at work has been ruled unconstitutional by a federal court. The ruling followed a lengthy legal battle between bikini baristas and the city of Everett over the ...

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Facebook photo of ballot results in felony charge (access required)

A Wisconsin man accused of posting his marked election ballot on social media has been charged with a felony that carries possible incarceration if he is convicted in what a prosecutor calls a “test case.” Paul Buzzell, 52, of Mequon, ...

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Judge censured for DUI, lying to police (access required)

A Northern California judge has been publicly censured for misconduct after he crashed his SUV while driving under the influence of alcohol, attempted to leave the scene of the crash, and lied to bystanders and police officers, the state Commission ...

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