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Ex-Rep Who Ran On Campaign Finance Reform Indicted for Fraud  

Former Rep. Terrance John “TJ” Cox of California is facing a 28-count indictment for his alleged role in a far-reaching fraud scheme that includes campaign contribution impropriety, according to a newly unsealed indictment out of the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Eastern District of California.


Job Market for New Lawyers On Fire: NALP

Newly minted lawyers are enjoying some of the most favorable employment conditions on record, according to fresh data from the National Association for Law Placement (NALP).


ABA Annual Meeting to Honor Pols, Tackle Pressing Social Issues  

The American Bar Association’s (ABA) upcoming 2022 Annual Meeting will be filled with pressing social issues, lifetime service awards and a spotlight on the safety of those working in the legal profession, according to the event’s announcement.


Breyer Out, Brown in Punctuates Beginning of SCOTUS Recess

The Supreme Court is heading into the summer calm after a flurry of high-profile activity, perhaps none as notable as its recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which overturned a woman’s constitutional right to an abortion.


Title IX Turns 50: A Legislative Look At What Comes Next  

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the landmark federal legislation that shaped gender equality law for the last five decades in the U.S., turned 50 last week. Legal scholars, education experts and athletes reflected on the impact of the law and considered what else can be done to improve equality in the U.S.


Yale Law Gun Experts Point to Legislation, Litigation to Reduce Gun Violence  

Three Yale Law School professors who have done extensive research on gun violence have called for a refocusing on the issue in light of the horrific mass shooting that took place last month in Uvalde, Texas.


U.S. 'Adversaries' Take Center Stage in DOJ Cyber Security Panel  

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) has been forced to address a “dramatic” surge in cybercrime from bad actors spanning the globe, and it has called upon its allies abroad and the private sector back home to help it combat the spike.


Who Won the ABA's Pro Bono Publico Awards?

A pair of Texas lawyers and a trio of law firms providing humanitarian aid are among the 2022 winners of the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Pro Bono Publico Award, given each year to lawyers, law firms and legal institutions serving the nation’s disadvantaged and poor.


Russian War Crimes, Landmark Verdicts Among Top May Verdicts  

A lot happened in the legal world in May. Here are some of the most notable verdicts during the month. 


Years-long Legal Wrangling Between USWNT, Federation Ends with Goal

The legal battle over equal pay for U.S. soccer players came to a historic climax last week as the United States Soccer Federation and both the men’s and women’s national teams established new collective bargaining agreements running through 2028.


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