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Will State Travel Bans Hold up to Constitutional Scrutiny?

With the aim of stunting the spread of COVID-19, a number of states have taken measures to limit travel in and out of their territories, raising questions about how effective those policies are, and, in some cases, their legality.


Government Makes Drastic Changes to Legal Processes Amid Pandemic

With personal interactions being kept to a minimum, governments, courts and agencies across the country have taken extreme measures to protect the public interest and ensure a smooth transition back to functional society on the other side of the COVID-19 health crisis.


ABA Offers Guidance as Law Schools Shutter Classrooms Over Pandemic

With seemingly no quadrant of civilization unaffected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, aspiring lawyers have also been forced to deal with the ramifications of its proliferation. As such, many students are facing disruptions to their legal education as schools are taking precautionary measures to limit campus interaction.


Sotomayor Punts on 'Faithless Electors' Case Due to Potential Conflict

Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has removed herself from a case involving Electoral College law due to her relationship with Polly Baca, one of its challengers. So reports NBC News.


Number of Inmates Serving Life Sentences Exceeds All Prisoners in 1970: Report

A new report from The Sentencing Project claims there are more individuals in prison serving a life sentence right now than the entire prison population, nationwide, in 1970.


Google’s Top Lawyer to Headline TECHSHOW 2020

Virtual Law, artificial intelligence and Mary Shen O’Carroll, Google’s director of legal operations, technology and strategy, are among some of the highlights of an upcoming four-day-long legal technology exhibition.


Questions Swirl About Iranian Student Sent Packing at Logan Airport

The controversy surrounding deported Iranian student Shahab Dehghani has again put federal law enforcement’s treatment of non-citizens in the spotlight.


'Cannabis Policies for the New Decade' and How They’ll Impact Crime, the Economy

A package of bills dealing with the controversial future of marijuana use and legalization were the focus of a recent congressional meeting as states across the nation continue to weigh their options about how to individually deal with the drug.


Constitutional Divvying of War Responsibilities in Sights of Pols, Experts

Just days after the targeted killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, and the subsequent flaccid response by the middle eastern country, Speaker Nancy Pelosi called for a resolution aimed at limiting President Donald Trump’s military actions in the region.


Admissions Up, Diversity Down: Law School Enrollment Data

Law school admissions for J.D. programs rose 1.2% in the Fall 2019 to 112,882, according to information from the American Bar Association (ABA). This represents an increase of 1,321 students from 2018 to 2019.


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