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U.S. Judge Kevin Duffy dies of COVID-19 complications

Inmates, lawyers, arbitration clauses round out roundup

In this photo provided by Karen Kaiser, Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy poses for a picture at his retirement party at the Federal Courthouse in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was 87. (Courtesy of Karen Kaiser via AP)

Judge Kevin Thomas Duffy at his retirement party at the federal courthouse in New York on Sept. 19, 2016. Duffy, a longtime judge who presided over three major New York terrorism trials in the 1990s, died Wednesday, April 1, 2020, of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was 87. (Courtesy of Karen Kaiser via AP)

Welcome to Monday, what would have been the 2020 Maryland General Assembly‘s final day if everything had gone according to the original plan.

Here are some news items to get the week started:

— A tribute to a “no-nonsense” federal judge who died of complications of COVID-19.

— Federal court in California rejects motion to order inmates’ release to stanch viral spread.

— Do today’s fledgling lawyers work as hard as their bosses did?

— Are plaintiffs’ lawyers drowning companies in the arbitration clauses they created?

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