Month: December 2020

Embrace The 21st Century

December 31, 2020

Notes to my (legal) self.

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Prosecutor Live-Tweets Trial Against Pro Se Defendant

December 31, 2020

Spoiler alert: The state is going to win.

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Lin Wood Is Having Himself A Day On Twitter

December 31, 2020

There’s a whole lot to unpack on here.

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February argument calendar includes immigration, voting-rights cases

December 31, 2020

The Supreme Court on Thursday released the calendar for its February argument session, which begins on Feb. 22, 2021. Like the argument calendar for January 2021, the session is relatively light: It is slated to feature eight hours of argument over six days, but with the very real prospect that two cases will be removed […]

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Morning Docket: 12.31.20

December 31, 2020

* An appellate court was divided about whether a lawyer should be given slack for missing a filing deadline because of COVID-19. The judges not giving this attorney a break are real “juristicklers”… [Texas Lawyer] * A West Virginia lawyer has been disbarred for attempting to barter sex in exchange for handling a stripper’s divorce […]

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The Biden Administration Is Already Breaking Promises On Immigration

December 31, 2020

Advisors say it will take months to cancel ‘Remain in Mexico,’ despite Biden promises to end it on ‘day one.’

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Trusts And Estates In The Year 2020

December 31, 2020

More than ever, I am like a broken record, repeating, urging, and advocating that all individuals execute last wills and testaments, powers of attorney, and healthcare proxies. More than ever, I am like …

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Thursday round-up

December 31, 2020

Here’s a round-up of Supreme Court-related news and commentary from around the web: My Joe Biden Story (Linda Greenhouse, The New York Times) What’s To Come For The Supreme Court (Here and Now, WBUR) The Next Big Patent Eligibility Push Is On at the Supreme Court (Scott Graham, The National Law Journal) Happy new year! […]

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Missed deadline complicates Trump’s plan for census data, despite court’s ruling that allowed him to move forward

December 31, 2020

Twelve days after the Supreme Court allowed the Trump administration to proceed with a plan to change how census numbers are used to determine congressional representation, the Census Bureau confirmed that it would not meet a key year-end deadline to provide state-by-state population counts to the president. Instead, the bureau indicated on Wednesday, it aims […]

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