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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.


Clear Erosion of Justice from Overreliance On Plea Bargains: Report  

The practice of plea bargaining is increasingly commonplace in the U.S. criminal justice system, but the findings of a newly published, years-long study indicate the practice may be doing more harm than good when it comes to delivering actual justice.


Alternative Legal Services Providers Enjoy Explosive Growth, Adoption: Report  

Alternative legal services providers (ALSPs) enjoyed tremendous growth as law firms and corporations alike appear poised to continue to utilize their products. To that end, a new study from Thomson Reuters Institute, the Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford and the Center on Ethics and the Legal Profession at Georgetown Law delineates just how popular the alternative services sector has become over the last two years.


ABA Midyear Meeting Tackles Test Taking, Ethics, Hot-button Topics  

Representatives from the bar threw their support behind a new code of ethics for U.S. Supreme Court judges while at the same time kicked to the curb a proposal to make law school admissions exams optional. These hot-button topics, along with a slew of other considerations, were addressed at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) 2023 Midyear Meeting held from Wednesday, Feb. 1, to Monday, Feb. 6, in New Orleans.


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