Former Kentucky lawyer Danny Butler was given an eight-year prison sentence for stealing $1.3 million from his clients to cover gambling debts. So reports the Courier Journal.
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Andrew Schmuhl was handed two life sentences, plus 98 years in prison, after committing a brutal home invasion. So reports The Washington Post.
The American Bar Association has amended Rule 8.4 of its Model Rules for Professional Conduct to prohibit “harmful verbal or physical conduct that manifests bias or prejudice toward others.” Louisville attorney and columnist Bridget Bush is calling foul, expressing concerns that the new rule is a violation of the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment. So reads a column in the Courier-Journal.
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