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DOJ Takes Contentious Pretrial Detention Dialogue Abroad  

Representation from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) embarked on a three-day trip to Africa to discuss hot-button criminal justice issues like pretrial detention with more than 20 governments on the continent.


Legal Community Points Spotlight On Mental Health 

The legal community continues to grapple with a slew of mental-health-related challenges as suicidal thinking, substance abuse and other obstacles threaten the profession. For that reason, during the month of May, which is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, legal advocates, law firms and others in the legal community have again taken the opportunity to shed light on the issue and work toward mitigating these dangers.


Law Day Survey: Lack of 'Civility' in U.S. Governance is Media's Fault

A new survey released in conjunction with the annual Law Day celebration indicates Americans see a startling lack of “civility” in the U.S. As such, the 2023 American Bar Association (ABA) Survey of Civic Literacy also found respondents participating in the survey pointed to the media as the chief culprit.


Coalition of States Accusing Google of Antitrust Violations Just Got Bigger  

The federal government’s sprawling antitrust lawsuit against Google is getting bigger as nine new states signed on to the legal action recently, per an announcement from the U.S Department of Justice (DOJ).


First-time Bar Takers See Drop In Passage Rate Across the Board  

First-time bar passage rates were down in nearly every measurable demographic, according to newly released data from the American Bar Association (ABA).


Accelerated Rate of Female Incarceration A Growing Concern for Reform Advocates  

There are six times the number of women incarcerated now than there were in 1980, sounding alarm bells for prisoners’ rights and criminal justice reform advocates.


Leaky Music Icons, Guilty Ice Cream Sellers Among Top March Verdicts 

March's most notable verdicts include leaky music icons, guilty ice cream sellers, and bath path killers.


Simplification: Feds' Proposed Way to Bolster Access to Justice  

Federal officials rolled out a new report aimed at improving access to justice for individuals of every economic demographic through “simplification” of the legal system.


Advocates, Lawmakers Push Gender Equality Legislation to Commemorate Equal Pay Day  

President Joe Biden brought together gender equality advocates as he called for the passage of Paycheck Fairness Act during the White House’s commemoration of Equal Pay Day 2023.


Cardona: 'Stop Worshiping at the False Altar' of Rankings Data  

U.S. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona did not mince words when it came to discussing the future of law school rankings as he lambasted the “unhealthy obsession with selectivity” he says they create.


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