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Baltimore police settlement clauses run afoul of lawyers’ ethics, brief argues

The non-disparagement provision in Baltimore police misconduct settlement agreements limits attorneys’ ability to speak about past representation and impacts their ability to represent subsequent victims, says Ajmel A. Quereshi, co-director of Howard University School of Law Civil Rights Clinic. (File photo)

Baltimore’s non-disparagement provisions in police misconduct settlement agreements violate the Maryland Attorneys' Rules of Professional Conduct, according to an appellate brief filed in support of a challenge to clauses.

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Chicago’s law department under review after police scandal

Rahm Emanuel

CHICAGO  — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is on the defensive again, dealing with the fallout from a judge’s opinion accusing a top city lawyer of hiding evidence in another case involving a fatal police shooting. Unlike the earlier setbacks that ...

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D.C. circuit reviewing judge’s alleged misconduct

WASHINGTON — A council of federal judges in Washington will look into a misconduct complaint against a conservative judge who is alleged to have made racially discriminatory comments. Judge Edith Jones of the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of ...

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