On the Record

Jul 25, 2022

Supreme Court sketch artist says his term has ended

Today is Monday, the 32nd anniversary of Roseanne Barr’s infamous rendition of “The Star Spangled Banner.” Here are some other news items. — The aptly named Art Lien puts down his Supreme Court sketch pad. — Former U.S. Justice Department lawyer faces Trump-related ethics charges. — Federal judge calls North Carolina law against false campaign […]

Jul 18, 2022

Law banning illegal-immigration encouragement loses free speech challenge

Today is Monday, the 46th anniversary of Nadia Comaneci becoming the first Olympic gymnast to score a perfect 10. Here are some other news items. — U.S. appeals court strikes down as unconstitutional a law against encouraging noncitizens to enter the United States illegally. — Louisiana abortion ban remains on hold as judge seeks further […]

Jul 11, 2022

Snapchat post leads to student’s suspension, First Amendment challenge

Welcome to Monday, the 218th anniversary of Aaron Burr’s slaying of Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Here are some other news items. — U.S. appeals court revives Colorado student’s First Amendment challenge to suspension based on offensive Snapchat post. — Massachusetts’ high court upholds state’s mail-in voting law challenged by Republican Party chair. — Vir[...]

Jun 27, 2022

Ohio Supreme Court tells attorney the naked truth

Today is Monday, the 45th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s Bates v. State Bar of Arizona decision that bans on attorney advertising are unconstitutional. Here are some other news items. — Ohio Supreme Court indefinitely suspends attorney for driving while naked. — Alleged SS guard faces accessory-to-murder trial at 101 years old. — Virginia judge […]

Jun 20, 2022

Defense lawyer proves what great-grandfather couldn’t for Black teen in 1930s

Today is Monday, the 47th anniversary of the release of the movie “Jaws.” Here are some other news items. — Defense attorney’s great-grandson wins posthumous exoneration of Black teenager executed for 1930 murder. — First Amendment challenge to high school’s ban on T-shirts displaying guns heads back to district court. — Japan requires spousal consent, [&h[...]

Jun 13, 2022

Texas law might shield Uvalde information, news report says

Today is Monday, the 55th anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s nomination of Thurgood Marshall to the U.S. Supreme Court. Here are some other news items. — Texas law may shield release of information in crimes for which no one was convicted, such as the deaths in Uvalde, according to a news report. — Denial […]

Jun 6, 2022

Judge rejects Eighth Amendment claim of excruciating pain

Today is Monday, the 78th anniversary of D-Day. Here are some other news items. — Federal judge rejects condemned man’s cruel and unusual punishment argument. — Maine’s absence of a public defender’s office draws civil liberties concern. — Do you feel valued more for your financial or courtroom performance? — Pennsylvania county settles transgender woman&#[...]

May 23, 2022

Will the LSAT go away?

Today is Monday, the 88th anniversary of the deaths of Bonnie and Clyde. Here are some other news items. — Should law schools continue to require the Law School Admission Test? — Sole survivor of plane crash testifies at criminal trial. — Leaked survey reveals alleged gender bias, bullying and racial insensitivity by some federal […]

May 16, 2022

Disbarred lawyer runs for mayor of DC

Today is Monday, the 95th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in United States v. Sullivan that ill-gotten gains — in this case the sale of bootlegged liquor — are subject to income tax. Here are some other news items. — Washington’s next mayor could be a disbarred lawyer. — Indian couple sue their son […]

May 2, 2022

Law firm associates leaving at record rate, survey finds

Departures of associates leads news items, including UVA gets new counsel, defense lawyers object to Astroworld documentary, and a lack of tenants' attorneys.

Apr 25, 2022

It’s not just money when lawyers leave firms

Today is the 230th anniversary of the first execution by guillotine. Here are some other news items for Monday, April 25, 2020. — Attorney turnover is not just about the money. — Texas appeals court grants mother a stay of execution in daughter’s death. — Has Arizona’s attorney general caved to Trump in bid for […]

Apr 18, 2022

Unwelcome birthday party results in unexpected expense

Welcome to Monday, the 45th anniversary of Baltimore Orioles great Eddie Murray‘s first career home run. The Hall of Famer would end his 21-year career with 504 round trippers. Here are some other news items. — Jury awards $450,000 to Kentucky man thrown unwanted company birthday party. — No-knock warrants are granted with little judicial […]

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