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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. — ...

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Maryland lawyer wins limited Fifth Amendment victory in ethics case

A Maryland lawyer who invoked the Fifth Amendment during a bar counsel investigation into ethical violations will get the chance to present mitigating factors to a judge following a new ruling from Maryland’s highest court. The lawyer, Edward A. Malone, ...

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High court dismisses ethics complaint, says lawyer relied on bar counsel

Maryland’s top court Monday unanimously dismissed bar counsel’s allegation that a District of Columbia attorney had engaged in the unauthorized practice of law in the state, saying the lawyer had in fact followed the Office of Bar Counsel’s instructions to ...

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Texting instructions during deposition lands attorney in trouble

Welcome to Monday, the 58th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy‘s assassination. Here are some news items. — Florida Supreme Court suspends lawyer who texted instructions to client during deposition. — Lawyer who said he thinks “like a criminal” has ...

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Disbarments, complaints against Maryland lawyers hit years-old lows, panel finds

The number of Maryland attorneys hit with an ethical complaint registered a 20-year low in fiscal year 2021 and the number of lawyers disbarred was the lowest in a dozen years in FY2021, which ended June 30, the state’s Attorney ...

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