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Friday, October 12, 2018


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Chief Justice Roberts refers ethics complaints against Kavanaugh to 10th Circuit



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Washington Supreme Court strikes down state death penalty as racially biased




Lawsuits target law reviews at Harvard and NYU, saying they favor women and minorities




DoNotPay app aims to help users sue anyone in small claims court--without a lawyer







Bryan Garner on Words



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How do you say certiorari? Your mission is to identify the traditional, standard pronunciation of legal language, even if it sounds stodgy.


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Federal court in Texas declares Indian Child Welfare Act unconstitutional




Legally bombed: Young millennial lawyers, same old alcoholism




For Law Student Mental Health Day, ABA groups focus on ways to promote well-being




We need to talk about abortion, says author of 'Scarlet A'




Sotomayor expresses 'deeply troubling concern' about solitary confinement




Meet Justice Kavanaugh's four female law clerks, a hiring first






Will California’s new bail reform law stand? ABA files amicus brief




Average price of a JD drops as class sizes decline, costing $1.5B a year in lost tuition




Lawyer in Arkansas same-sex marriage case sues co-counsel, says he denigrated her work




Judge's suit claims she was retaliated against at work for her husband's political activity




Civility reboot: Can lawyers learn to be nicer to one another?



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