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Trampled Walmart Shoppers and Fired Freight Drivers Among Top November Verdicts

From trampled Walmart shoppers to fired freight drivers, here are some notable verdicts from November.

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And the Winner of the 2020 Election is… Decriminalization Advocates

While much of the world has focused on the horserace between Donald Trump and Joe Biden, a winner did emerge on Election Day 2020: advocates who support the decriminalization of drugs and proponents of recreational and medical marijuana.

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Prosecutors Pen Letter Pledging Not to Charge Abortion Providers, Women

As Congress considers filling the seat vacated by late justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg—and speculation about what might happen to precedents set after Roe v. Wade abounds—prosecutors and attorneys general across the country have pledged not enforce laws criminalizing abortion.

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DOJ Sends $1.8B to Crime Victims

The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) issued more than $1.8 billion in awards to organizations across the country supporting victims, the Justice Department announced. The funds were disbursed to state assistance and compensation entities focused on aiding victims in the near-term, right after a crime, and in the long-term as they work toward rebuilding their lives.

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Law Student Mental Health Campaign Focuses on Mindfulness, Overcoming Stress

Mental health in the legal industry will take center stage as several wings of the American Bar Association (ABA) are hosting early October events in honor of Law Student Mental Health Day.

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dead at 87, Fight to Fill Vacancy Begins

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died on Friday at the age of 87. So reports CNN.

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Sierra Club Sues EPA As It Celebrates 50 Years of Protecting the Environment

The Sierra Club, along with a coalition of other environmental advocates, is suing the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) over what it claims is a dangerous new policy related to leaked methane. The Sierra Club argues that leaked methane is a greenhouse gas far more potent than carbon dioxide.

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On 100th Anniversary of 19th Amendment, ACLU Fighting Disenfranchisement

The 2020 presidential election has been wrought with uncertainty and political bickering over how to safely and fairly conduct one of the most complicated voting operations in our nation’s history. At the same time, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is calling for a concerted effort to fight the disenfranchisement of women they claim is still going on 100 years after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

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Mass. Group Plans Challenge of State’s Flu Vaccine Mandate

A Massachusetts-based group going by “Flu You Baker” is reportedly planning a class-action lawsuit to challenge the state’s flu shot requirement. So reports Boston.com.

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New ABA Pres. Issues Call to Action as COVID Ups Demand for Legal Services

Patricia Lee Refo has taken over the American Bar Association’s (ABA) top post as the legal trade group hosted its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 4. Refo picks up the gavel from Judy Perry Martinez and will serve as ABA president, while the organization tapped Reginald M. Turner to be president-elect during the virtual event.

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